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As per the official announcement, from 2015, MCAT 2016 is completely online. The online test will assess candidates on topics like 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.
MICAT 2016 will be a computer-based test only, to be conducted on December 13, 2015.
The MICAT 2016 Exam Pattern is prescribed by the official exam conducting body, which is MICA Ahmedabad for admissions to its PGDM in Communication.
Candidates should know about the MICAT 2016 Exam Pattern before appearing in the exam about the questions and pattern of the exam. The exam will be conducted in 14 centers across India, which will be provided to the candidates after filling up the application form.
The duration of the MICAT exam is 125 minutes or 2 hours and 5 minutes. The duration to complete MICAT Paper I is 35 minutes and for Paper II it is 90 minutes. It is important for the students to complete the exam within the time frame as no extra time would be provided.
MICAT exam is divided into 2 sections, and the second section is further divided into three parts. The paper I is a Subjective paper, which is designed to test the Argument writing, Story writing, and Essay writing skills of the candidates. The total number of questions in this paper is 4 and the total time frame for it is 35 minutes. There is no negative marking for this paper, as the answers will be judged on a subjective basis and on the basis of their originality, understanding of the topic and other qualities associated with writing skills.
Section II is divided into 3 parts. Part 1 is a Psychometric Test, Part 2 is reasoning and Verbal Ability and Part 3 will be a General Knowledge section, where students will have questions related to latest happenings and news.
Part II of Paper II contains questions of reasoning and verbal ability. As the name suggests this part will test the candidate’s abilities to face questions that will command to be answered with logic and reason. Similarly, the questions testing verbal ability will assess the candidate’s skill and capability in that particular section. This part will consist of 35 questions and marking a wrong answer will mean losing 25% of a mark.
Section I consists of 4 descriptive questions. The Paper II Section 1 is the Psychometric Test, which includes 30 statements. Reasoning and Verbal Ability has 35 questions and General Knowledge section has 25 questions. Hence, the total number of questions is 94.
MICA does not declare the total marks of the exam. There is no negative marking for the Section I and the Paper I of Section II. The Paper 2 and Paper 3 have 25% negative marking in case of wrong answers.
Part III of Paper II contains what is called the questions from General Knowledge. The field from where the questions will be asked can be varied and are wide and it is required for all candidates to have basic knowledge about the happenings of India and the World. Awards, Politics, Social challenges, changes, the news about the economy, all the relevant information of the filed of Communication, Media and Advertising including Marketing are only a few of the fields that can be questioned in this section. The total number of questions in this section is 25. In this section too wrong answers will lead to losing 25% of a mark.
The application process will be completely online too that will end on December 4, 2015. After the exam is over, the result will announce the names of the candidates who are shortlisted for the further selection procedure.
Paper I Paper II
Subjective: 4 Descriptive Questions Objective: 90 Questions No. Of Questions
Argument Writing Part I Psychometric Test 30
Story Writing Part II Reasoning and Verbal Ability 35
Essay Writing Part III General Knowledge 25