MICAT 2016 on December 20 in computer based format; Application from September 10
MICA, Ahmedabad has announced the admission for the Post Graduate Programme in Management-Communication (PGDM-C) for the academic year 2016-18. The admission will take place through MICA Admission Test or MICAT 2016. This year, MICAT 2016 has undergone major changes in terms of exam format, eligibility exams and selection procedure. MICAT, which is generally conducted in the month of February or March has been preponed this year and will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2015 in computer based format. Till last year, MICAT was held in paper pencil based format.
Note: MICAT 2016 has been rescheduled to December 13, 2015. Read here the full report.
Changes introduced in MICAT 2016
According to MICA, there have been 4 major changes introduced in this year’s admission process.
The selection process for PGDM-C 2016-18 will happen twice.
MICAT will be held only in the computer based format in 14 cities across India
First phase Group Exercise & Personal Interview (GE-PI) will be conducted at Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai and the second phase GE-PI at MICA, Ahmedabad only.
Let us have a detailed look at the MICAT 2016 notification.
Eligibility: The candidates should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized institute or university. Final year Bachelor’s Degree students are also eligible to apply. Applicants should take one of the 3 MBA entrance exams, CAT 2015, XAT 2016 and GMAT (2012) onwards. Till last year, MICA also accepted applications through MAT, CMAT and ATMA scores as well.
Application Procedure: The application procedure is completely online. The candidates have to visit the official website of MICA to apply. Last year, the application fee was Rs. 1875. It is expected that the fee amount will be same this year as well.
Exam Pattern: MICAT 2016 will be held in a computer based format. Like last year, it is expected to be a mix of objective as well as subjective questions. The areas of the exam include Divergent Thinking Abilities, Written Communication Abilities, General Awareness about contemporary social and business issues, including areas relevant to media, marketing, advertising & current affairs and Analytical & Verbal Abilities. The test also includes psychometric profiling to assess the candidate’s leadership potential.
Selection Procedure: On the basis of MICAT 2016 performance, applicants will be shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) to assess a candidate’s overall personality, clarity in thought, ability to work in a team, knowledge, determination, maturity and fit into the culture of MICA.
Commenting on the revised admission process, Dr. Shubhra Gaur, Chairperson-PGDM Admissions said “By having the selection process twice - in December-January and Feb-March - we intend to provide more opportunities to MICA aspirants. Also, by conducting the GE-PI process in four cities, we aim to increase MICA's reach for aspirants from different parts of the country, while also reducing costs and stress levels for aspirants. We believe this will facilitate us getting a high quality intake. I wish all the very best to the aspirants!”
Important Dates: The following table brings to you the important dates of MICAT 2016.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
MICA Admission Test (MICAT)
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Call letters for GE-PI
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
GE-PI (at Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai)
Friday, January 15 to Monday, January 18, 2016
Confirmed Admission Offer
Sunday, January 31, 2016
The dates for the second phase of GE-PI rounds will be announced later.
Stay tuned to bschool.careers360.com for more news on MICAT 2016.
First published on August 18, 2015.
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Questions related to MICAT
If I score 600 on GMAT and score 40+ on MICAT (with well-written essay), can I expect a call from MICA? PS: I want to join the 2021-23 batch and by then, would have 3 years of work experience in marketing and branding. Please help, and thank you in advance :)
Let me get this straight. There is no specific cutoff for MICAT Exam. In past, students have got calls for interview even at 45 scaled score and have not got any call even at 55 scaled score. Some of my acquaintances have even got calls at around 45 scaled score, 72 percentile in CAT and but they had exceptional writing skills. So it all depends on how your profile looks overall, not only on individual test scores.
MICAT 2 raw score 45.5, scaled 56.5 CAT PERCENTILE - 85.14 Based on ghis what are the chances gor getting shortlisted?
Score is moderate which will make difficult to get an admission. Moderate because your rank is close to cutoff value. as college cutoff list is not available it is difficult to say in which you can apply. Cutoff list will be released prior to counselling so keep an eye on it. Be attentive and keep taking updates so that you don't miss any information.
For more details , please go through the link given:- https://media.careers360.com/articles/micat-cutoff
Hope it helps!
I got 89%ile in XAT but only 83%ile in CAT. Will they consider my XAT score instead of CAT? And how much will I have to score in MICAT 2, say with a decent attempt of the descriptive section?
CAT/XAT percentile = weightage is 20%
MICAT = 30%
Group Discussions/Group Exercise = 20%
PI = 30%
i have score of 95 in cat and i was thinking how much should i score in micat to assure a call??
Your percentile in CAT is great congratulations for it, Now the marks you should need to score for getting a call will be 50+ to make yourself in a good position for getting admission, Although there are students who got less than 50 marks in MICAT and get a call but it is not a safe score for MICAT, So I would suggest you to score above 50 in MICAT exam for making yourself in a safe side for admission.
I hope the above information is beneficial for you.
All the best.
my cat percentile is below 70, is there any chance that i will be further considered if i score well in micat?
As far as last year cutoff is concerned which is 78 percentile in CAT you have no chance. Getting good score in MICAT can get you a call till 75 percentile at some conditions but getting less than 70, In my opinion there is no chance, However MICA also accept XAT score so, if you have good percentile like 75-80 in it than you have a chance to convert it.
I hope the above information is beneficial for you.
All the best.