MICAT 2016 Exam Pattern
Updated on Dec 23, 2015 - 6:07 p.m. IST by Urvashi Dalal
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MICAT 2016 Exam Pattern - As per the official announcement, MICAT 2016 was a computer-based test only, conducted on December 13, 2015 and MICAT II was held on February 14, 2016. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be conducted on Dec 20, but in a press release on August 20, the exam date was changed to Dec 13, rest all other dates were same. The MICAT 2016 Exam Pattern is prescribed by the official exam conducting body, which is MICA Ahmedabad for admissions to its PGDM in Communication.


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It is important for the candidates to know about the MICAT 2016 Exam Pattern before appearing in the exam to know the questions and pattern of the exam. 

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MICAT 2016 Exam Pattern:

Mode of MICAT 2016 exam

From 2015, as per the official notification MICAT 2016 is completely online. The online test will assess candidates on topics like Thinking Abilities, Written Communication Abilities, General Awareness about contemporary social and business issues, including areas relevant to media, marketing, advertising & current affairs and Analytical & Verbal Abilities.

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The duration of the MICAT exam is 125 minutes or 2 hours and 5 minutes. The duration to complete MICAT Paper I is 35 minutes and for  Paper II is 90 minutes. It is important for the students  to complete the exam within the time frame as no extra time would be provided.



MICAT exam is divided into 2 sections, and the second section is further divided into three parts. The Section I is subjective which consists of 4 descriptive questions on writing arguments, story writing and essay writing.

Section II is divided into 3 parts. Part 1 is a Psychometric Test, Part 2 is Reasoning and Verbal Ability and Part 3 will be a General Knowledge section, where students will have questions related to latest happenings and news.

Number of Questions

Section I consists of 4 descriptive questions. The Paper II Section 1 is the Psychometric Test, which includes 30 statements. Reasoning and Verbal Ability has 35 questions and General Knowledge section has 25 questions. Hence, the total number of questions is 94.

Marking Scheme

MICA does not declare the total marks of the exam. There is no negative marking for the Section I and the Paper I of Section II. The Paper 2 and Paper 3 have 25% negative marking in case of wrong answers. 


The application process started from September 10 and ended on December 7, 2015. After the exam is over, the result were announced on December 23, declaring the names of the candidates who were shortlisted for the further selection procedure GE/PI rounds. The final result will be declared on March 2016.




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I got 89%ile in XAT but only 83%ile in CAT. Will they consider my XAT score instead of CAT? And how much will I have to score in MICAT 2, say with a decent attempt of the descriptive section?

Sampriti Student Expert 4th Feb, 2020
Your XAT scores would be considered during the final selection if you've applied through both CAT and XAT. Meanwhile if you manage to score above 50 in MICAT then considering your XAT percentile, which is very good, you can easily get through if you perform well in the subsequent selection rounds. For the descriptive test the best attempt was to answer all the 4 questions. The first 2 being of 10 Mark's each and the 3rd and the 4th questions being of 20 and 30 respectively. So if you managed to do atleast the first 3 questions then that would be even better and can assure you a higher chance of final selection. The final selection is based on the following criteria

CAT/XAT percentile = weightage is 20%

MICAT = 30%

Group Discussions/Group Exercise = 20%

PI = 30%

i have score of 95 in cat and i was thinking how much should i score in micat to assure a call??

Pranav Mishra 26th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Your percentile in CAT is great congratulations for it, Now the marks you should need to score for getting a call will be 50+ to make yourself in a good position for getting admission, Although there are students who got less than 50 marks in MICAT and get a call but it is not a safe score for MICAT, So I would suggest you to score above 50 in MICAT exam for making yourself in a safe side for admission.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


my cat percentile is below 70, is there any chance that i will be further considered if i score well in micat?

Pranav Mishra 17th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As far as last year cutoff is concerned which is 78 percentile in CAT you have no chance. Getting good score in MICAT can get you a call till 75 percentile at some conditions but getting less than 70, In my opinion there is no chance, However MICA also accept XAT score so, if you have good percentile like 75-80 in it than you have a chance to convert it.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


My CAT percentile is 79. Ill be taking micat 2. Will I have any chance to compete after good micat scores despite my low cat percentile?

Harshita Gupta 16th Jan, 2020


During the selection process, CAT will have 20% weightage and MICAT will have 30% weightage. So, if you score well, your chances may increase. Your academic scores and your performance in GD and PI also matter when it comes to admission.

Please check the link below to understand how the admission process works after MICAT:


Hope this helps!


where is the exam center for micat in mumbai?

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 27th Nov, 2019


According to test center of MICAT,test will be conducted in CBT across 48 cities in different parts of India.Cnadidates can choose maximum three centre from the list of centre.For having centre at Mumbai Candidates can go for cities with MUMBAI AND NAVI MUMBAI..MICAT qualified candidates will have to appear for GROUP DISCUSSION AND PERSONAL INTERVIEW ROUND for admission..

Refer to below mentioned link for more details regarding MICAT:


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