MICAT 2 2020 Exam Analysis

MICAT 2 took place today, January 25th between 9 am and 11:45 pm. The conduct of the exam was smooth. No technical glitches were reported. The overall pattern remained the same as MICAT 1. There wasn’t any new type of questions.

Section Name

Number of Questions

Sectional Time Limit (min.)

Section 1: Psychometric Test

150

30

Section 2: Descriptive Test

4

30

Section 3: Aptitude Test

105

105

Verbal Ability

25

No specific time limit

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

25

No specific time limit

General Awareness

25

No specific time limit

Divergent and Convergent Thinking

30

No specific time limit

Total

259

165

MICAT 2 2020 Analysis: Psychometric Section

The number of psychometric questions remained the same as MICAT 1. There were total 150 questions with a time limit of 30 minutes. Candidates did not have much time to ponder their choices but rather had to select the options that came to their mind first.

MICAT 2 2020 Analysis: Descriptive Test

The section comprised four questions. In the first question, the candidate was asked to state 3 arguments in support of the topic “Environment is a resource meant for consumption”. Similarly, in the second question, the candidate was asked to state 3 arguments against the same topic. The third question asked the candidate to suggest three points in which young professionals can stay off the environmental controversy. The fourth question was picture-based story writing. The choice of the sequence of pictures was available to the candidate. The section essentially tested the creative thinking and writing ability of the candidates. All the questions here were very easy for a prepared test taker.

MICAT 2 2020 Analysis: Aptitude Section

In the aptitude test, the sections remained the same. The Aptitude section overall was of a similar level as the previous years and hence the cut off would not vary too much.

MICAT 2 2020 Analysis: Verbal Ability

The Verbal Ability questions were easy. The grammar questions this time were asked in fill in the blanks type. Furthermore, there were vocab-based questions, as well. The vocabulary questions fell into easy to moderate difficulty bracket. There were five questions in the RC section. The RC passage was roughly around 500 words and was based on the dynamics of reading. All the questions of the RC section were inference based.

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Synonym & Antonym (Contextual)

4

Easy- Moderate

Fill in the blank (Idioms & Prepositions)

6

Moderate

Statement Correction & Completion

4

Moderate

Para Jumble

6

Moderate

Reading Comprehension

1 Passage (5 questions)

Easy- Moderate

Total

25

Easy- Moderate

MICAT 2 2020 Analysis: Quantitative Ability

The section consisted of 25 questions. A good percentage of questions in this section were from Arithmetic. The overall difficulty level was moderate. Overall, an attempt of 15-18 questions in this section will be considered as a good attempt.

Topic

Subtopic

No. of questions

Level of difficulty

Algebra

Series

2

Moderate

Inequalities

1

Easy

Average

1

Easy-Moderate

Linear equation

1

Easy

Arithmetic

PLD

2

Easy- Moderate

Ratio

2

Easy- Moderate

Mixture

1

Moderate

TSD

2

Easy- Moderate

TSD (Boats and streams)

1

Easy- Moderate

Modern Mathematics

Sets

1

Moderate

Set Theory

1

Easy- Moderate

PnC

2

Moderate

Geometry

Trigonometry

4

Easy- Moderate

Circle

1

Easy- Moderate

Data Interpretation

Bar graph

3

Easy- Moderate

Total

-

25

Moderate

MICAT 2 2020 Analysis: General Awareness

GK section of this year's MICAT-II test was on expected lines. The section was a mix of questions from Current Affairs and Static GK. The areas covered were business & economy (dominated by logos, brands, taglines and companies), national, international, sports & miscellaneous and Geography. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. An attempt of 12 - 15 questions will be considered a good attempt.

The sectional details are as given below:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Current Affairs (National & International)

4

Easy to Moderate

Business and Economy

11

Easy to Moderate

Miscellaneous

4

Difficult

Geography

3

Moderate

Sports

1

Difficult

Awards and honors

2

Moderate

Total

25

Moderate

MICAT 2 2020 Analysis: Divergent Convergent Thinking

This section had 30 questions. The section had questions from easy to moderate level as mentioned in the table below and overall difficulty level of the section was at par with previous year’s paper.

The sectional details are as given below:

S.no

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

1

Visual Reasoning (Missing Figures, Analogy, Odd one Out)

12

Easy

2

Word Associations

9

Moderate

3

Statement Assumption

6

Moderate

A candidate with very good writing skills and a CAT score above 85%ile could expect a call at a score of 50-52.

MICAT 2019

MICAT 2 was held on 9th February 2019 while MICAT 1 was held on 1st December 2018. It was held as a Computer Based Test as they have been since 2015. The paper pattern of MICAT 2020 is expected to be the same as the paper pattern of the MICAT 2019 Exam.

Section Name Number of Questions Sectional Time Limit (min.)
Section 1: Psychometric Test 27 25
Psychometric Test 27 25
Section 2: Aptitude Test 105 105
Verbal Ability 25 No specific time limit
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 25 No specific time limit
General Awareness 25 No specific time limit
Divergent and Convergent Thinking 30 No specific time limit
Section 3: Descriptive Test 4 35
Total 136 165

The MICAT Exam is slightly tricky because getting a high score in the Aptitude test does not guarantee you an interview call. All it does is ensuring that the candidate clears the cut off in that section. The Psychometric test as well as Descriptive Test is also evaluated before deciding the final list of candidates. Due to this, it is difficult to determine the MICAT Cut Off. With a good descriptive test, candidates with 44 marks also had calls while candidates with 50 did not get a call due to their descriptive test.

MICAT 2018

MICAT 2018 was held on 17th December 2017 and 17th February 2018. The number of questions in the Psychometric section was lower in MICAT 2018 compared to MICAT 2019. The MICAT 2018 paper pattern is given below:

Section Name Number of Questions Sectional Time Limit (min.)
Section 1: Psychometric Test 36 25
Psychometric Test 36 25
Section 2: Aptitude Test 105 105
Verbal Ability 25 No specific time limit
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 25 No specific time limit
General Awareness 25 No specific time limit
Divergent and Convergent Thinking 30 No specific time limit
Section 3: Descriptive Test 4 35
Total 145 165

Similar to MICAT 2019, the cut off is difficult to determine but candidates with scores over 50 would stand a good chance of getting a call as long as they did well in their descriptive test.

Read complete MICAT 2018 Exam Analysis

MICAT 2017

MICAT 2017 was held on 11th December 2016 and 12th February 2017. The MICAT Paper Pattern remained exactly the same as in MICAT 2018. The paper pattern is as follows:

Section Name Number of Questions Sectional Time Limit (min.)
Section 1: Psychometric Test 36 25
Psychometric Test 36 25
Section 2: Aptitude Test 105 105
Verbal Ability 25 No specific time limit
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 25 No specific time limit
General Awareness 25 No specific time limit
Divergent and Convergent Thinking 30 No specific time limit
Section 3: Descriptive Test 4 35
Total 145 165

Any candidate who receives over 50 in the MICAT Exam should be relatively confident of the getting the call for GE-PI if their descriptive test went well.

Conclusion

One of the most important things that each candidate needs to prepare for is the Descriptive test. MICAT puts quite a bit of emphasis on the creativity shown in this section and it can act as the deciding factor for candidates who have cleared the cut off. Based on the score in this section, the decision on whether the candidate will get a GE-PI call.


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