MICAT Syllabus 2018

MICAT SyllabusMICAT Syllabus 2018 - MICAT or MICA Aptitude Test is a computer based test conducted by MICA Ahmedabad for admission to its flagship PGDM-C programme. The exam is conducted twice to select students based on their best score among two. Although MICA, the conducting body of MICAT does not release any official syllabus, based on past years’ exam pattern and question types, the experts have shared the tentative MICAT syllabus 2018. According to the analysis of previous years’ MICAT, aspirants can identify the important and pertinent topics or areas in each section which must the prepared by them in order to succeed in MICAT 2018. Since there is no fixed MICAT 2018 syllabus, experts suggest that the aspirants must prepare all important areas to maximise the number of attempts as well as score. This article of Careers360 brings to you the tentative syllabus, exam pattern and other details of MICAT 2018.

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Before going through MICAT syllabus 2018, let us understand the exam pattern of MICAT 2018. MICAT is a computer based test of 2 hours and 45 minutes duration carrying around 140 descriptive as well as objective type questions from 6 sections. The following table brings to you the tentative MICAT 2018 exam pattern:

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MICAT Exam Pattern

Features

Details

Sections

6 sections:

  • Psychometric Test

  • Verbal Ability

  • Quantitative Ability

  • General Awareness

  • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

  • Descriptive Test

Total Number of Questions

Approximately 140

  • Psychometric Test: 35

  • Verbal Ability: 25

  • Quantitative Ability: 25 – 27

  • General Awareness: 25

  • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning: 30

  • Descriptive Test: 4

Time allotted

165 Minutes

  • Psychometric Test: 25 Minutes

Verbal Ability

1 Hour and 45 Minutes

Quantitative Ability

General Awareness

Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

Descriptive Test: 35 Minutes

Question Types

Descriptive and Objective type questions

Marking Scheme

25 per cent marks for ‘Wrong attempt’ in VA, QA, GA and DCR section.

Now we bring to you the syllabus or the important topics to be prepared under each section of MICAT 2018.

 

MICAT Syllabus 2018

 

Below mentioned is the detailed MICAT 2018 syllabus:

 

MICAT Syllabus - Psychometric Test

 

It is compulsory to attempt all the questions in this part. This section will include MCQs or multiple choice questions. As per the last year exam, the first set of MCQs asked which of the following three choices describe your behavior in the best way. The second set of questions had six statements each, where these statements had to be ordered according to the test takers priorities. This section is expected to have 35 questions. This section basically analyses the test takers’ behavioral and characteristic traits through Psychometric questions. 

 

MICAT Syllabus - Verbal Ability

 

This section is designed to check the Grammar and Vocabulary of a candidate. The penalty for incorrect answers will be 25 per cent of the marks allotted to the question. The important topics for Verbal Ability are listed as follows:

  • Pronouns

  • Tenses

  • Articles

  • Vocabulary

  • Reading Comprehension passage, etc.

The total number of questions asked will be 25 in Verbal Ability section.

 

MICAT Syllabus - Quantitative Ability

 

There will be a negative marking of 25 per cent of the allotted marks. The important topics for Quantitative Ability are listed as follows:

  • Algebra

  • Arithmetic

  • DI

  • Geometry

  • Numbers

  • Set Theory

  • Trigonometry, etc.

The total number of questions in the Quantitative Ability section will be around 25 – 27.

 

MICAT Syllabus - General Awareness

 

In this section, candidates must focus on the current affairs. Aspirants must enhance their knowledge about Business, Economics, Companies and their owners. There will be a deduction of 25 per cent of the allotted marks for the incorrect answer. The important topics for General Awareness are listed as follows:

  • Business, Brands and Media

  • Current Affairs

  • Company and Owner

  • Geography

  • Advertising and Marketing

  • News Presenters

  • Sports News

  • Politics

  • Indian Constitution

  • Literature

  • Science & research

  • History, etc.

The total number of questions asked are expected to be 25 in General Awareness section.

 

MICAT Syllabus - Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

 

The aspirants will have to prepare for verbal reasoning, word association and statement assumption. There will be a negative marking of 25 per cent of the allotted marks. The important topics for Divergent-Convergent Reasoning are listed as follows:

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Sequence and Series

  • Statement – Assumption

  • Visual Reasoning

  • Word Association, etc.

The total number of questions in the Divergent-Convergent Reasoning section will be around 30.

 

MICAT Syllabus - Descriptive Test

 

In this section, the questions will be descriptive in nature. This section will test the creative writing skills of the test takers. There is no negative marking in this section. The total number of questions asked is expected to be four in the Descriptive Test section.

 

The MICAT 2018 exam centres were located in around 39 cities all over India. The application form of MICAT - I 2018 was available from September 26, 2017, and the application process for MICAT – II 2018 started from January 3, 2018. Candidates could download the MICAT 2018 admit card on December 11. MICAT – II 2018 admit card was available for download from February 9, 2018. The result of MICAT - I 2018 was announced on January 3, 2017. The result of MICAT – II 2018 will be released on February 26, 2018, in the form of scorecards.

 

 

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