MICA announces renewed selection criteria for MICAT 2016

MICA announces renewed selection criteria for MICAT 2016The MICAT 2016 exam was taken by 5,251 candidates on December 13, 2015. The result was declared on December 23, which has shortlisted 536 candidates for the GE-PI rounds scheduled to be conducted from January 16 to 18, 2016 in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

The application for MICAT – II, the second test conducted by MICA for the PGDM (C) 2016-18 admission for the candidates who were not shortlisted for MICAT 2016 has started from January 4, 2016. The last date of application is January 31.

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The number of test cities for MICAT – II has been increased to 18 from 14. The new cities added in MICAT - II are Bhubaneswar, Pune, Patna and Visakhapatnam (Vizag). The final selection list will be announced before January 31, 2016. Out of 536 candidates, those who do not get selected for final admission will have the chance to apply for MICAT – II before the application process ends. MICA mentions, “Out of the 536 candidates called for Phase I GE & PI, those who receive the confirmed admission offer will be intimated on or before January 31, 2016 (i.e. before the applications for MICAT - II close). All those who do not get a confirmed admission offer at the end of Phase I, shall become part of the pool of Phase II and a combined merit list shall be prepared based on the selection process.”

MICA has changed the selection procedure in order to make the process more inclusive and convenient to the candidates. The new selection criteria are given below:

Criteria for shortlisting through MICAT:

MICAT consists of 6 sections: Psychometric Test, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, Divergent-Convergent Reasoning and Descriptive Test.

a. Psychometric test is a qualifier.

b. Those who qualify on the Psychometric test will be assessed for MICAT sections on Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning.

c. Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in each of the sections namely: Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning shall be evaluated on Descriptive Test.

d. Those who qualify in psychometric and on the basis of relative performance in b) and c) subject to a minimum cut-off in each of the sections will be shortlisted for GE and PI.

GE and PI

a. For all those who meet a minimum cut off on GE-PI evaluation and are selected by the panel, a composite score will be created based on the following weightages:

MICAT: 50%
GE: 20%
PI: 30%

b. After the first round of GE-PI, confirmed Offers will be made to the candidates who fulfill the following criteria:

i.   Unanimous recommendation by the 3 member panel of PI.

ii.  At least 4 or more on a 5 point scale in GE

iii.  At least 4 or more on a 5 point scale in PI

iv.   Are amongst top 10% of the candidates on MICAT (all sections excluding psychometric) scores out of all the candidates who appear in MICAT

Amongst top 10% of the candidates on CAT/XAT/GMAT percentile/ scores out of all the candidates who appear in MICAT.

c. Out of the candidates shortlisted for GE-PI on the basis of MICAT - I, all those who do not get a confirmed offer will become part of the pool of those who appear in MICAT – II.

d. Final merit list (combining candidates appearing for GE – PI in both Phase I and Phase II) will be prepared after considering

i.  The relative performance in CAT*/XAT*/GMAT score (as applicable)* and

ii.  Composite score obtained in point no. a)

*CAT = 1.26 (XAT) and XAT = CAT/1.26

After the declaration of the shortlist of December 23, the candidates had raised their concern owing to the lack of score cards and shortlist criteria. Although the score card has not been made available for MICAT – I takers, the institute claims to have made changes in the selection process in order to make it more inclusive and convenient to the candidates.

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