MICA to Accept MAT, CMAT and ATMA Scores for Admission 2014-16
MICA has recently announced the MICAT 2014 exam. Unlike the last year, where only the CAT and XAT scores were accepted by the B-School as a measure of shortlisting the candidates for MICAT, this time the other national MBA entrance exams like MAT, CMAT and ATMA.
This is a first for MICA to accept the scores of so many MBA entrance exams for the final admission of its flagship programme, Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communication (PGDM-C). Careers360 was unable to contact MICA admission authorities.
Admissions open for 2014-16 batch at Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmadabad (MICA). To apply click here.
MICA Admissions over the years
Earlier, the MICA admissions were conducted only through CAT scores. In 2009, when CAT became computer based and faced technical snags, MICA could not rely on the CAT scores and started its own MBA entrance exam, MICA Admission Test or MICAT.
In the year 2011, when the computer based CAT stabilized and did not face much technical glitches, MICA went back to accept CAT scores once again. Moreover, according to the Supreme Court verdict, the B-schools had to accept scores of any of the 5 national MBA entrance exams namely CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA or JMET. Since MICA was familiar with the format of CAT, it chose to accept CAT scores and MICAT was conducted additionally.
In 2012, MICA announced the acceptance of XAT scores along with that of CAT. According to the MICAT Chairperson, the objective of accepting XAT scores was to increase the diversity pool among the candidates.
The following table will give you the MICA admission trend of the past 5 years.
MICA Admission Trend
Admission through CAT
Introduction of MICAT
CAT followed by MICAT
Admission through CAT and XAT
Admission through CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA and GMAT
The MICAT 2014 exam and the MICA admission for 2014-15 were announced on Sunday, September 1, 2013. The MICAT 2014 exam will be conducted in either February or March 2014. The exact date is yet to be announced. The last date to apply for MICAT 2014 is Friday, January 31, 2014.