MICAT Exam Pattern 2018

MICAT Exam Pattern 2018MICAT Exam Pattern 2018: The exam pattern of MICAT 2018 has been announced by MICA Ahmedabad, the exam conducting body. The candidates planning to appear for the test should know about the MICAT 2018 exam pattern before appearing for the test. Knowing MICAT exam pattern 2018 will help candidates to know more about the type of questions, marking scheme, time duration, total number of questions, etc. It is a computer based test of approximately 165 minutes duration carrying around 140 descriptive and objective questions. The MICAT – I exam will be held on December 17, 2017 and MICAT – II will be conducted on February 17, 2018. The candidates can get the complete details about the exam pattern of MICAT in this article.

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Based on last year’s exam pattern, we bring to you the expected structure of MICAT 2018.


Highlights of MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern





Duration of the Test

2 Hours 45 Minutes


Total Number of Sections



Total Number of Questions

Around 140


Negative marking for wrong question

(VA, QA, GA and DCR section)

0.25 per cent

MICAT Exam Pattern



No. of Questions

Time Alloted

Part I

Psychometric (P)


25 Minutes



Part II

Verbal Ability (VA)




1 Hour and 45 Minutes

Quantitative Ability (QA)

25 - 27

General Awareness (GA)


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)


Part III

Descriptive Test (DT)


35 Minutes

Duration – The total duration of MICAT 2018 is two hours and 45 minutes or 165 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 per cent of the allotted marks.


Number of questions: The total number of questions in MICAT 2018 is to be 140. There are 25 questions each in Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and General Awareness section. In Divergent-Convergent Reasoning section, the number of questions are 30. Psychometric Test section is expected to have 35 question. There will be 4 question in Descriptive Test section.


The exam pattern of MICAT 2018 is dynamic and every year MICA adds different sections or elements in the test. This year too, the MICAT exam pattern may undergo change based on the discretion of the conducting authorities. However, the overall structure is expected to remain same.


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 insigts about the MICAT exam pattern and syllabus.


The notification has been released by conducting body, MICA on September 15 along with the important dates of MICAT 2018. The application form of MICAT 2018 will be available from September 26, 2017 for MICAT - I. The registration process for MICAT-II 2018 will begin from January 3, 2018.


There are around 27 cities in India, where MICAT 2018 exam centres are located. Candidates will be able to download the MICAT 2018 admit card from December 11, 2017 and February 9, 2018 for MICAT - I and MICAT - II respectively. Candidates need to carry their admit card at the exam centre to appear for MICAT 2018 exam.


MICA will declare 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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