MICAT 2022-2024

MICAT (MICA Admission Test) is a qualifying examination for admission to the PGDM programs offered by MICA Ahmedabad. The exam is conducted biannually and administered by MICA (Mudra Institute of Communication), Ahmadabad. The Notification for the MICAT 2022-2024 batch & exam has been released on the official website. MICAT 1 will be held on December 4, 2021, whereas the exam date for MICAT 2 is January 29, 2022. The candidates can appear for both exams. The better score is considered at the next stage of the selection process. MICA offers 50% weightage to MICAT exam and other 50% weightage to CAT/XAT/MICAT scores.

About MICAT 2022-2024

MICAT is quite different from other MBA Entrance Exams. It will have three different sections with their own time limits.

Part 1: Psychometric test

Part 2: Aptitude Test (Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, and Divergent-Convergent Thinking)

Part 3: Descriptive Test

Key Points to Remember :

The exact pattern of MICAT is not available currently as the MICAT 2022 - 2024 Notification has not been released. The pattern for MICAT has remained relatively stable and no major changes are anticipated.


Highlights of MICAT 2021

Part 1 (Psychometric Test)

30 Minutes

Part 2 (Aptitude Test)

105 Minutes

Part 3 (Descriptive Test)

30 Minutes 

Total

165 Minutes


MICA Ahmedabad holds the MICAT Exam twice in a year before releasing a shortlist of candidates for the Group Exercise and Personal Interview process. The first MICAT 2021 Exam (dubbed MICAT 1) will be conducted on December 4, 2021 while the MICAT 2 will be conducted on January 29, 2022.  Candidates can attempt both MICAT Exams and the higher score will be considered for the cut-off.

Courses Offered through MICAT

MICAT is held for selecting candidates for admission in MICA Ahmedabad. The flagship course that accepts the MICAT Score is the PGDM-C course or the diploma course in Communication. MICA has carved a niche for itself in generating business stalwarts in the domain of strategic management and digital marketing. The applicants of MICAT are extremely serious about pursuing masters from MICA and the total number of MICAT test takers had been more than 5000 last year. As the number substantially drops from the number of aspirants appearing for CAT, XAT or NMAT, clearing MICAT becomes fairly easier for candidates and no part of their dream of getting into a prestigious b-school is compromised. The selection process of MICA is held once or twice for one academic session of two years. The cycles mainly shuffle between December to January and Feb to March. MICA is extremely welcoming towards students who take MICAT additionally and keeps them on the frontline as compared to traditional CAT or GMAT aspirants.

The PDGM-C (Post graduate diploma in Communication) focuses on developing strategic marketing professionals. MICA Ahmedabad is acknowledged to be one of the best colleges in the field of marketing and the PGDM-C focuses on grooming business leaders who focus on creative thinking, consumer-centricity, communication, and community outreach according to MICA's Program Summary of PGDM-C.

MICAT is held specifically for MICA Ahmedabad's selection processes. This increases the difficulty level of the exam since the only candidates that appear are serious aspirants for MICA Ahmedabad.

MICAT Notification 2022-2024

The MICAT 2022-24 official Notification contains some of the essential details such as the timeline of the selection process for the 2022-2024 batch including the registration window and the exam date. Some details about the MICAT Exam Pattern and the MICAT Selection Procedures are available on the official MICA website. The tentative exam schedule of MICAT 1 and 2 is mentioned as under:

EVENTS

DAYS AND DATES

MICAT I

MICAT I Registration opens

14 October 2021

MICAT I Registration closes

November 20, 2021 at 11:50 pm

MICAT I Issue of Call Letters/Admit Card

December 1, 2021

MICAT I

December 4, 2021

MICAT I Score

December 21, 2021

MICAT II

MICAT II Registration opens

November 23, 2021

MICAT II Registration closes

January 16, 2022. at 11:50pm

MICAT II Issue of Call Letters/Admit Card

January 25, 2022

MICAT II

January 29, 2022

MICAT II Score

February 18, 2022

GE & PI Shortlist

February 18, 2022

GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad

March 2022 (Date will announced soon)

GE & PI at Bangalore

March 2022 (Date will announced soon)

GE & PI at Delhi

March 2022 (Date will announced soon)

GE & PI at Kolkata

March 2022 (Date will announced soon)

GE & PI at Mumbai

March 2022 (Date will announced soon)

Final results

First week of April 2021

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MICAT Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for MICAT is quite similar to other MBA Entrance Exams with one significant difference. Candidates applying through MICAT are expected to give one of CAT/XAT/GMAT as well in order to be eligible for further processes. The major eligibility criteria for candidates to be eligible for MICAT are:


 

MICAT 2022 Registration

The MICAT 2022 registration for MICAT 1 has been started. The application and registration for MICAT is completely online and the candidates need to provide the following details:



With these details, the candidate will be able to complete the MICAT Registration after paying the application fee.

MICAT Exam Fees

The test fees for MICAT is 2100/- for each attempt. The application fee for the MICAT Exam must be paid online with an option of offline payment. The online options for payment of the application fee of MICAT 2022 are:



The offline options available for payment of the MICAT 2022 Application fee are expected to be:



If the candidate wishes to pay by cash, they need to click on the Payment through SBI button in the payment options and print the Challan generated. The Challan has 3 parts with one part to be kept with the candidate, one part to be submitted at MICA Ahmedabad and one part that will be taken by the bank when the payment is made.

MICAT Exam Pattern

MICA Ahmedabad has released the MICAT 2022-2024 Notification but has not given details regarding the number of questions in the sections so we have to study the exam pattern of last year's MICAT Exam. The overall exam pattern has been tabulated below:

Section No of Questions
Part 1 Psychometric Test 150
Part 2 Verbal Ability 25
Quantitative Ability 25
General Awareness 25
Divergent-Convergent Thinking 30
Part 3 Descriptive Test 4

Read in detail : MICAT Exam Pattern

MICAT has a combination of subjective and objective questions. There is also no negative marking in any section except Section 2 due to the nature of the sections themselves. Section 2 is quite similar to the aptitude section of other MBA Entrance Exams.

MICAT Syllabus

The MICAT Exam has 3 sections as mentioned above. The section-wise MICAT Syllabus is discussed below:


Psychometric Test - MICAT Syllabus

The Psychometric test is entirely subjective and there is no fixed syllabus as it asks questions to find out about the candidate personality.


Aptitude Section - MICAT Syllabus


This is a section that is somewhat similar to other MBA Entrance Exams. While it does not have a clearly defined syllabus, the major topics can be identified quite easily. The Verbal Ability section contains three main topics:



The Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation section in MICAT contains:



The Convergent and Divergent Thinking section is a combination of logical reasoning and verbal reasoning. Some of the major topics in this section of MICAT are:


How to Prepare for MICAT

The difference between MICAT and other MBA Entrance Exams emphasizes that preparation for MICAT is somewhat tricky. The first thing that each candidate needs to do is to understand exactly what is tested in the MICAT Exam. The major pain points for the candidates during MICAT Preparation could be the Descriptive section as it is completely different from any of the sections in other MBA Entrance Exams.


The best mode of preparation for this section would be to go through previous MICAT papers and the sample papers that MICA Ahmedabad has uploaded on their website. This will give the candidate an idea of the kind of questions that could be asked in the MICAT Exam. Apart from this, attempting as many MICAT Mocks would also be helpful in your MICAT Preparation.


 

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