MICAT Exam Pattern 2018

MICAT Exam Pattern 2018MICAT Exam Pattern 2018 - The exam pattern of MICAT 2018 was announced by MICA Ahmedabad, the exam conducting body. The MICAT exam pattern 2018 tells about the type of questions asked in the exam, marking scheme, time duration, total number of questions and other information related to the exam. MICAT II 2018 will be conducted on February 17, 2018. MICAT II 2018 will be a computer-based test of 2 hours and 45 minutes duration carrying around 140-150 descriptive and objective questions. MICAT I 2018 was conducted on December 17, 2017. The candidates can get the complete details about the exam pattern of MICAT in this article. 

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Here is the exam structure of MICAT 2018.


Highlights of MICAT Exam Pattern 2018





Duration of the Test

2 Hours 45 Minutes


Total Number of Sections



Total Number of Questions



Negative marking for wrong answer

(VA, QA, GA and DCR section)

0.25 per cent (1/4th of the total marks allotted to a question)

MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern



No. of Questions

Time Allotted

Section I

Descriptive Test


35 Minutes



Section II

Verbal Ability (VA)



 1 Hour 45 Minutes

(105 minutes)

Quantitative Ability (QA)


General Awareness (GA)


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)


Section III

Psychometric Test (DT)


25 Minutes

Marking Scheme: There is no negative marking for Descriptive and Psychometric sections. The section which includes VA, QA, GA and DCR has a negative marking, which will result in a deduction of 0.25 percent of the allotted marks.


Total Number of questions: The total number of questions in MICAT II 2018 will be around 140-150 divided into different sections.


The exam pattern of MICAT 2018 is dynamic and every year MICA adds different sections or elements in the test. MICAT II 2018 is expected to follow the same trend. MICAT I exam pattern saw some significant changes like Psychometric test section was asked in the last, GA had 25 questions compared to 22 last year and maximum marks for a question were mentioned in the Descriptive test section. However, the overall structure was same this year.


MICAT Syllabus 2018The MICAT 2018 syllabus is as follows:


Psychometric test is a qualifier. Candidates who qualify on the Psychometric test can be assessed for the following sections:

  • Verbal Ability (VA)

  • Quantitative Ability (QA)

  • General awareness (GA)

  • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)

Practicing from MICAT Sample Paper 2018 will bring insights about the MICAT exam pattern and syllabus.


The application form of MICAT 2018 is available from January 3, 2018, for MICAT - II. 


There will be 39 MICAT 2018 exam centres across India. Candidates who register for the exam will be able to download the MICAT 2018 admit card from February 9, 2018 for MICAT II. Candidates need to carry the admit card at the exam centre to appear for MICAT 2018 exam.


MICA has declared the result of MICAT-I 2018 on January 3, 2018. The result of MICAT–II 2018 will be announced on February 26, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the MICAT 2018 selection procedure comprising Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The total number of seats for the PGDM-C programme is 180.



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