MICAT 2019 Important Dates

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 23 Oct, 2018 15:47 IST

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About MICAT 2019

The MICAT or MICA Admission Test is a PGDM-C entrance exam organised by MICA Ahmedabad. The exam is designed to test a candidate's aptitude and orientation towards communication as a profession. MICAT is a computer-based exam, which is conducted in two phases. MICAT-I will be conducted on 2nd December 2018, and MICAT-II will be held 9th February 2019. Since MICA is among the top b-schools in India, especially for communication management, there are a lot of job opportunities after MBA from MICA that you can explore.

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MICAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Every year, MICA Ahmedabad conducts this entrance test to offer admission to deserving candidates in its Post Graduate Diploma Management in Communications (PGDM-C). Before applying for MICAT 2019, candidates should definitely check MICAT eligibility criteria.

MICA, Ahmedabad has started the MICAT-1 Registration process on 23rd August 2018 and will close it on 20th November 2018. 

The conducting authority i.e  MICA, Ahmedabad has not set any age limit to apply for MICAT 2019, but a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline is a must for the candidates willing to apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria of MICAT includes age limit, educational qualification, and other requirements that you must fulfill to take the entrance exam. 

MICAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria in Detail

Candidate applying for MICAT 2019 must meet the academic eligibility criteria of MICAT which has been prescribed by the exam conducting authority. The MICAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria are mentioned below:

Age Limit in MICAT 2019:

  • As per MICAT 2019 eligibility criteria, there is no age limit for candidates who are going to appear in the online entrance exam.

Academic Eligibility Criteria of MICAT 2019:

  • Candidates should have passed their Bachelor’s degree (with the 10+2+3 system) or any equivalent examination in any subject, which is recognised by Association of Indian Universities (AIUs).

  • Candidates who are in their final year can also apply. However, they must submit the proof of graduation completion within the specified time period.

  • Foreign candidates are also eligible to apply. However, they must keep a foreign passport and have a GMAT score of 600+.

  • Non-Resident Indians can apply with GMAT scores (2018 onwards).

Qualifying Examination in MICAT 2019:

Reservation of Seats in MICAT 2019:

  • MICAT does not provide any kind of seat reservation for candidates from different categories.

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MICAT 2019 Syllabus

There is no official MICAT Syllabus is released by the conducting authority i.e MICA, based on  MICAT Previous Year Question Papers and Sample Paper, Collegedekho experts have curated below the section-wise topics. Almost every management exam has the same syllabus but MICAT is slightly different. Apart from quantitative ability, verbal ability, and general awareness. It has a psychometric test, divergent and convergent thinking, and descriptive test. In order to qualify in this examination, candidates have to prepare for this in an organised and systematic manner.

Candidates preparing for MICAT must cover every topic thoroughly in order to score well in the exam. MICAT is not conducted only to offer admission to PGDM-Communications programme of MICA Ahmedabad but it is also a test of candidates' overall ability and skills. So, the candidates who have decided to give the exam in the upcoming section must start preparing ASAP after checking the MICAT 2019 Syllabus.

MICAT Section-wise Syllabus

Psychometric Test: Candidates must try and answer all the questions asked in this section. Through Psychometric Test, candidates’ characteristics and behavioural traits are tested in the exam.

Verbal Ability: This section tests candidates' Grammatical skills and Vocabulary, and questions are based on topics such as:

Sentence correction Tenses Pronouns Synonyms and antonyms
Fill in the blanks Analogies One word substitution Jumbled paragraphs and sentences
Articles Vocabulary Idioms and Phrases Reading Comprehension passage
English usage or Grammar      

Quantitative Ability: This section tests candidates' mathematical skills, and the questions are based on topics like:

Numbers Ratios and Proportion Trigonometry Geometry
Heights & Distance Profit & Loss Percentages Time-Speed-Distance – Work and time
Averages HCF – LCM Geometric Progression Arithmetic progression
Number system Arithmetic mean Geometric mean Harmonic mean
Median Mode Number Base System Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Venn Diagram Probability Permutations & Combinations Vectors
Binomial Expansion Coordinate geometry Logarithm Calendar
Maxima & Minima Progression      

General Awareness: In this section, candidates’ knowledge about current affairs is tested. So, you must enhance your knowledge to score well in this particular section. Questions are mostly asked from the following areas:

Business Current Affairs Companies Geography
Marketing Advertising Sports Politics
Indian Constitution Authors and Literature Science & research History
Media Finance    

Divergent-Convergent Reasoning: This section tests candidates' Reasoning ability, and questions are based on:

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Sequence and Series

  • Statement – Assumption

  • Visual Reasoning

  • Word Association

Descriptive Test: In this section of the exam, Descriptive questions are asked, which evaluate candidates' creative writing skills. To perform well in this section, candidates must develop a flair to write creatively.

Read about how to attempt the MICAT 2019 exam and tips to crack the psychometric test here.

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MICAT 2019 Exam Pattern

MICAT is a computer-based exam, which is conducted in two phases. While the first phase exam is conducted in the month of December, the second phase exam is held in the month of February. In order to score good marks in the entrance test, candidates must know the exam pattern of MICAT 2019. The exam pattern of  MICAT 2019 comprises of the type of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam, marking scheme, duration of the test. The applicants must read in detail about the MICAT 2019 Exam Pattern before they fill in the MICAT 2019 application form for the examination.

The question paper of MICAT comprises of both objective and subjective questions. Through the MICAT 2019 exam pattern, candidates get a fair idea about the overall format of the exam. One should also be well adept with the MICAT syllabus 2019 to crack the exam.  

  • The question paper of MICAT 2019 is divided into 3 main parts, which has 3 Sections.

    • Section A- Psychometric Test

    • Section B- It has 4 sub-sections i.e

      • Verbal ability(VA)

      • Quantitative Ability(QA) and Data Interpretation(DI)

      • General awareness(GA)

      • Divergent and Convergent Thinking(DCR)

    • Section C- Descriptive Test.

  • In MICAT question paper, there are 25 questions each in VA, QA & DI, GA, and DCR whereas the Psychometric Test has a total of 35 questions. The Descriptive Test carries only 4 questions. 

  • The total duration of the exam is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

  • The MICAT 2019 exam paper will consist of approximately 140 questions.

  • The question paper will be in English language only.

  • There is negative marking of  0.25 marks for every incorrect answer which is applicable only on Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking Sections.

Highlights of MICAT Paper Pattern 2019

Highlights Details
Examination Mode Online (Computer Based Mode)
Time Duration         2 hours and 45 Minutes
Number of Sections 3
Total Number of Questions 140
Negative Marking 0.25 for VA, QA, GA, and DCR 

Detailed MICAT Exam Pattern 2019

Sections Subjects Number of Questions Time Duration
Section I Psychometric 35 25 minutes
Section II  Verbal Ability (VA) 25 1:45 minutes
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DA) 25
General Awareness (GA) 25
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) 30
Section III Descriptive Test  4 35 minutes
Total   140 2 Hour 45 Minutes

MICAT Marking Scheme 2019

  • In the exam, 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer

  • There is no negative marking for the Descriptive section and Psychometric section.

  • The sections including Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking have a negative marking. 0.25 percent is deducted of the allotted marks.

In order to get well-versed with the MICAT exam pattern, interested applicants must also practice MICAT Mock Test and MICAT Previous Years Questions here.

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MICAT – II Exam Analysis (February 2018)

MICAT-II for admission to MICA Ahmedabad's two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications was successfully conducted on 17th February, 2018 in a computer-based format. The examination was divided into three parts. The first part was the Descriptive Test. The second part of the exam was divided into four sub-sections i.e Convergent and Divergent thinking, General Awareness, Verbal Ability, and Quantitative Ability. The third part was Psychometric Test. Overall, MICAT II was on expected lines with no major changes in the pattern. The paper, however, seemed a bit lengthy and candidates found some questions slightly unusual. One noticeable difference in MICAT-II was that the GK section was dominated by business GK, which wasn't the case in MICAT I.

Part I Analysis - Descriptive Test

In this section, candidates had to attempt four questions within 35 minutes. This section tested candidates based on their analytical and descriptive writing ability as well as creative skills. The first three questions seemed related to each other, as the topic was based on ‘Start-ups’. In the first two questions, students were supposed to write three points in favour of the topic, three points against the topic. Both the questions carried a weightage of 10 marks each. The third question carried 20 marks and it required students to write a 3-point guideline that would enable start-ups to become established companies. The fourth question was allocated 30 marks and it consisted of four pictures. As part of the question, students were required to write down a particular pictorial combination and explain it with the help of a story.

Part II Analysis 

The time allotted to solve this section was 1 hour 45 minutes. Candidates had the option to navigate between different sections. For every correct answer, 1 mark was awarded and there was a penalty of 0.25 for every wrong answer. No marks were deducted for unattempted questions.

Section 1 - Divergent and Convergent Thinking (30 Questions)


No. of questions

Difficulty Level

Word Combination questions



Missing Picture(Visual Reasoning)


Easy to Moderate

Data Sufficiency






Section 2 - General Awareness (25 Questions)


No. of questions

Difficulty Level

Current Affairs and Politics


Easy to Moderate

Banking and Finance





Moderate to Tough

Business, Brands, Media


Moderate to Tough

Misc. GK



Section 3 - Verbal Ability (25 Questions)


No. of questions

Difficulty Level

Fill in the blanks- Grammar based


Easy to Moderate

Idioms (Contextual)


Easy and Tough




Parajumble (4 sentence)


Moderate to Tough

Reading Comprehension

1 Passage (5 questions)

Easy to Moderate

One word substitution



Sentence Correction



Text Completion



Section 4 - Quantitative Ability (25 Questions)


No. of questions

Difficulty Level







Number system



Set Theory









Part III - Psychometric Test

This section was compulsory and it had no negative marking. It was mandatory to attempt all the questions in this part. 


Number of questions

Personality trait


Choosing from two arguments


Ranking Response to a situation


With inputs from Career Launcher

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MICAT 2019 Preparation Tips

If you are preparing for popular management entrance exams like CAT, IIFT, MAT or XAT, preparing for MICAT 2019 exam is not a difficult task. For example, you need not devote extra time to the General Aptitude section, as the same is common in all the popular management entrance exams including MICAT 2019. However, MICAT is quite different from other management entrance exams, and the candidates must note that MICAT has a Descriptive part for which the candidates must pay utmost attention. The Descriptive part of MICAT exam involves story writing, essay writing, and psychometric test.

If you wish to improve in the descriptive part of MICAT exam, it is advisable to write an essay or a story on different topics associated with the syllabus of MICAT exam. If you are appearing for December or February session of MICAT exam, it is advisable to start your MICAT 2019 preparation as early as possible. You can appear for either December or January session of MICAT exam or both.

For the better MICAT 2019 preparation, it is better to have complete awareness of MICAT 2019 syllabus. After checking the syllabus, it is better to practice MICAT mock test or MICAT previous year question papers to identify your performance in different sections of MICAT exam. Practicing mock test or previous year question papers of MICAT will help you in identifying the areas to improve in terms of exam preparation.

In order to help the candidates preparing for MICAT 2019 exam, we have come up with a bunch of preparation tips for MICAT 2019 exam preparation. We hope that these exam tips will clarify all your doubts pertaining to the MICAT exam preparation strategy.

Section-Wise Preparation Strategy for MICAT

MICAT aspirants must focus on each section of MICAT 2019 exam, and the candidates must have complete awareness of MICAT 2019 syllabus. Here is the detailed section-wise preparation strategy for MICAT 2019.

Creative Writing

The name of section creative writing itself denotes that the creative writing skills of candidates play a vital role. In the creative writing section of MICAT exam, you must express your imaginative and creative skills based on the theme and topic given. If you're not good at writing, you need to practice by writing on different topics. Before expressing your creative thoughts on a topic, you must know whether the given topic is abstract-based or knowledge-based.

Abstract topics need creativity, and some of the examples of abstract topics are:

  • Haste makes Waste

  • There is no right way to do a wrong thing

  • Smart Work vs Hard Work

  • Every cloud has a silver lining

  • Ethics and Values are Utopian Words

The above topics are just for reference purpose, and there is a strong possibility that these topics will come in MICAT exam.

The knowledge-based topics need facts, and the topic may depend on the current happenings in the economy across the country or world. In order to gain knowledge on such topics, it is advisable to read newspapers, magazines, articles on different websites, blogs, etc. The more you refer, the more knowledge you can gain. The knowledge-based topics in MICAT exam may be asked from different areas like psychology, history, politics, business/economy etc. You can ask your friends to give feedback on your essays so that you can improve.

Story Writing

Story writing is not a difficult task if you think positively. Many students feel uncomfortable with story writing section, and there is no need to feel worried about this section. In the MICAT exam, examinees will be given four pictures, and they must frame a story based on the pictures given.

As far as stories are concerned, there is a traditional pattern for the same. One must focus on a strong introduction to the story, and a sensible conclusion. Refer to some of the short stories or picture-based stories available on the internet to have an idea of story pattern. Observe the pictures given carefully, and sharpen your creativity to weave a story.

Your story must have a good introduction, and you must create an impression in the mind of the examiner with opening lines of the story. You must continue the same tempo until the conclusion of the story. The ending of the story must be convincing and sensible.

There is no instance that the pictures given in MICAT will dry up your ideas. Every story is based on a theme, and you must understand the theme of the story by observing the pictures first.

In order to attain perfection in story writing section of MICAT, you must observe different pictures in magazines, newspapers, comics, etc. and try creating a story. The more your practice, the better you perform.

Psychometric Test

The role of creative skills is limited in the Psychometric Test section of MICAT exam. The attitude of the candidates reflects in the answers they give in the psychometric test. While taking the psychometric test, you must have an open mind, and make sure that you are giving honest answers. The psychometric test in MICAT exam gives a detailed account of strengths, weaknesses, moral values, and personality of the examinees. There is nothing like right or a wrong answer in the psychometric test. Most of the questions are based on situational judgment, career goals, life goals, etc. You need to practice some psychometric tests available on the internet to analyse your personality.

While taking a psychometric test, you must understand each question carefully. It is advisable to read each question twice or thrice, as most questions may be confusing or logical. The better your practice, the better you perform.

Convergent & Divergent Thinking

Questions in the convergent and divergent section of MICAT exam are unpredictable. The questions in this section are based on logical reasoning. The questions may be in the form of statement-conclusion based, word association, puzzle, and visual reasoning. In order to improve your skills in logical reasoning, you must practice many mock tests. You need to get a practice book on logical reasoning and start practicing as early as possible. There are many books for MICAT 2019 exam preparation available in the market and online stores.

While answering each question in the mock test, you need to analyse the answers carefully. If you mark a wrong answer, analyse the mistake and come up with a correct solution or answer. The more you practice and analyse, the better you perform in the convergent and divergent section of MICAT exam.

Quantitative Ability

Quantitative Ability section of MICAT exam does not need extensive preparation, and one must focus on basic concepts associated with the topic. If you understand the concept carefully, you can easily solve the questions. Therefore, it is advisable to build a strong base on the basic concepts of Quantitative Ability. Without awareness of basic concepts, it is very difficult to answer the questions. Some of the tips that will be helpful to candidates are:

  • It is advisable to list down all the formulas associated with quantitative ability.

  • Revise the formulas in regular intervals so that you get perfection.

  • It is better to practice mock tests regularly and analyse your mistakes or weak areas.

  • If you are weak in a particular area, learn from previous mistakes and solve at least 50-70 questions in the same area.

  • Give importance to only those mock tests that have mixed variety of questions.

  • Be careful with calculation part. In order to get perfection in this area, learn tables (at least until 25), the square root of at least the first 10 natural numbers and cubes & score until 30.

  • Apart from the above, some of the other areas that you must focus on are Probability, Number Systems, Geometry, Functions, Graphs, Tables, and P&C. It is advisable to solve basic questions on these topics so that you will get perfection.

Verbal Ability

Verbal ability section of MICAT exam involves both verbal and non-verbal questions. Therefore, you must focus on both and attain perfection in the same. There are numerous ways to prepare, and the aspirants must read newspapers, articles, magazines that have a rich content. Pick up the difficult or complex words from the articles, and search for the meaning in dictionary or Google. While learning a word, you must remember meaning, synonyms, and antonyms of the specific word. Later, try to frame some sentences by using the specific word.

There are specific books available for Verbal Ability in the market and online stores. If you get one book, it will be useful for multiple exams. The book contains meanings, mock test, synonyms, antonyms, comprehensions, etc. The more your practice, the better you perform in the MICAT exam.

General Awareness

A good preparation in General Awareness section of MICAT exam will not only be helpful in attaining a good score but will also be helpful in MBA admission interviews. You need to refer to newspapers regularly to stay updated about the latest happenings around the world. You must refer to the latest current affairs (at least one or two months), and most of the questions will feature latest current affairs. Internet is the key resource, and you can get information on all the latest happenings across the globe.

What Should Be Your MICAT Preparation Strategy?

  • Before starting the preparation for MICAT 2019 exam, you must divide the MICAT 2019 syllabus into two parts – subjects you are good at and subjects where you're seeking improvement.
  • Based on the division, start focusing on subjects that you understand better first. It helps you in revising the syllabus fast.
  • Next, focus on subjects in which you need improvement. Devote enough time to understand the concepts and practice mock tests.
  • Refer to different sources such as books, study materials, the internet, etc.
  • A healthy mind is important for good preparation, and you must keep your mind fresh to enable better preparation.
  • Practicing mock test will give you an idea of exam pattern, the nature of questions and time management. Therefore, focus more on practicing mock tests to attain perfection.
  • Lastly, be confident so that you achieve a better score in MICAT exam.

Last Minute Tips & Tricks

Getting anxious prior to taking an entrance exam is completely normal, but you can overcome your fears by adopting some measures suggested below:

Don't Start Any New Topics

This pointer is applicable to all entrance exams. You should avoid starting any new chapter when the exam is just few days away. If you've already appeared for CAT and if you are preparing for exams like XAT and SNAP, then you just have to revise the Quant, VA, DI & LR and GK sections. In the last week, your focus should be on revision and not starting a fresh topic.

Prepare for Online Format

Since MICAT is conducted in online mode, your basic computer skills should be in place. You may also get used to the Computer-based format of test taking by practicing mock tests online. The more mock tests you take, more comfortable you will be on the exam day.

Solve Previous Question Papers

One of the best ways to become familiar with the exam structure as well as the question types is through solving previous question papers of MICAT. You must try and solve as many papers as you can to get used to the exam pattern.

Keep Documents Ready

Keep yourself ready for the exam day by keeping all the necessary documents handy. Those who are yet to download their MICAT Admit Card should do the same now. The admit card is an important document that has details such as test venue, timing, and instructions for exam day. Also, keep some ID proofs that you will be required to show at the exam venue. You must report at the test center as per the schedule.

Also Read: Section-wise Preparation Strategy for MICAT

Important Instructions for MICAT 2019

  • The candidate who comes without a valid admit card will not be allowed to appear for the examination.
  • Unfair means and practices during the examination are not entertained and a strict legal action can be taken. Further, any textual material (written or printed), (including bits of paper or any unwanted material) is not permitted inside the examination hall.
  • Electronic gadgets like calculators, digital watches, cell phones, geometry box, log tables, slide rules etc. are not allowed inside the examination hall. Therefore, the candidates are advised not to carry any of these devices to the examination center.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the exam hall. Also, tea, coffee, snacks or cold drinks are not allowed inside.

We hope that this explanation of MICAT 2019 preparation strategy was helpful to you.

All the Best!

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MICAT 2019 Result

MICA Ahmedabad is expected to announce the MICAT I result on the 18th December 2018 and the MICAT II results on  the 19th February 2019. The result of MICAT 2019 will be completely based on the candidates’ performance in the entrance examination. MICAT 2019 result will be declared after taking into account the performance of the candidate in each section of the exam. Based on the marks scored, candidates are shortlisted for the next step of admission process i.e MICAT 2019 Selection Process which is comprised on Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI).

The result of MICAT 2019 can be viewed through online mode. Candidates will be able to get their results by providing their Application Number. Candidates will be able to view their MICAT results online by entering their login credentials – User ID and Password. Once the admission process is over, MICA prepares a final merit list of shortlisted candidates. The final list of candidates for admission through MICAT II 2019 will release on 25th March 2019.

MICAT 2019 Result- Important Dates

MICAT 2019 Events


MICAT -I Result Date

18th December 2018

MICAT – II  Result Date

19th February 2019

GE &  PI Shortlist 

19th February 2019

GE & PI at Delhi and Kolkata

7th, 8th & 9th March 2019

GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad

12th & 13th March 2019

GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai

16th, 17th & 18th March 2019

Final Results

25th March 2019

How to Check MICAT 2019 Results

Applicants may follow the steps mentioned below to check their result

  • Log on to the official website www.mica.ac.in
  • Click on the link 'PGDM-C Final Merit List'.
  • You will be redirected to a page where you have to enter your Application No. and click on the tab 'Get Result'.
  • Your result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and save your MICAT 2019 Result.
  • Take a print out of the result for future reference.

Details on MICAT 2019 Result

MICAT result displays the following details:

  • Total scores

  • Qualifying status

  • Candidate’s name

  • Roll number

  • Candidate’s photograph

  • Candidate’s signature

  • Stamp of MICAT conducting authority

Calculation of MICAT Result 2019

  • It is compulsory for candidates to qualify the Psychometric test section.

  • There is no negative marking is applicable for Psychometric and Descriptive sections.

  • The negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable only on Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking Sections.

  • Every incorrect response in Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking Sections the 0.25 negative marking is applicable.

Calculation of MICAT 2019 Scaled Scores/Normalized Scores:

  • The score secured individually by an applicant in each sub-section of MICAT exam (MICAT-I/MICAT-II) e.g. Verbal Ability will be converted into a Normalized Score.

  • The normalized scores will be calculated separately for each sub-section.

  • The Scores will be normalized using appropriate statistical methods by considering scores of all qualified candidates up to the applicable stage 

  • Normalized Scores calculation formula: Score of Verbal Ability of the applicant/ Maximum score obtained by any candidate those who are appeared in the MICAT examination. Multiplied by Maximum Possible Score in the Verbal Ability section of MICAT examination.

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MICAT Selection Process 2019

MICAT Selection Process is held once both MICAT I and MICAT II are conducted by MICA Ahmedabad. The selection procedure of MICAT 2019 will start from 7th March 2019 Whereas Personal Interview(PI) and Group Exercise(GE) round will take place 7th to 18th March 2019 in different cities of India such as Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The final result of MICAT 2019 will be announced on 25th March 2019.

After the declaration of MICAT 2019 result, candidates will know whether they have qualified for participation in the next round of MICAT 2019 selection procedure or not. Those who clear MICAT 2019 cut-off become eligible for the MICAT selection procedure. Those candidates who fail to meet the cutoff, they would not qualify for the next round. On the basis of their performance in MICAT, candidates are shortlisted for further admissions rounds of MICA.

MICAT 2019 Selection Procedure- Important Dates

MICAT 2019 Events


GE &  PI Shortlist 

19th February 2019

GE & PI at Delhi and Kolkata

7th, 8th & 9th March 2019

GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad

12th & 13th March 2019

GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai

16th, 17th & 18th March 2019

Final Results

25th March 2019

MICAT Selection Procedure 2019

The selection process of MICAT has three steps that candidates have to follow in order to get admission in MICA, Ahmedabad.

Step 1: CAT/ XAT/GMAT Score

  • The candidate should appear for one of the three exams, CAT/ XAT/ GMAT, to become eligible to take MICAT.

Step II: MICAT Examination

  • The next stage for candidates to get shortlisted for admission rounds is appearing for MICAT. In the examination, candidates are evaluated on the basis of 3 sections: Section 1-Psychometric (P), Section 2- Verbal Ability (VA), Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General Awareness (GA), Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT), and Section 3- Descriptive Test (DT).

Step-III: Group Exercise and Personal Interview

  • Those who are shortlisted based on their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT & MICAT, are then invited for both GE & PI. In this step, Candidates who appear in the selection procedure of MICAT 2019, they need to get at least 3.5 or more in the group exercise while in the personal interview, candidates will have to score at least 4 or more in the personal interview.

Preparation of Shortlisted Candidates for GE & PI Round

  • Firstly, candidates need to qualified in the  Psychometric test.

  • The candidates who qualify on the Psychometric test, their relative performance on CAT/XAT/GMAT will be considered. It totally depends on the minimum cut-off set for any of these given exams.

  • After those who will qualify on CAT/XAT/GMAT performance, their score of MICAT section B i.e Verbal Ability (VA), Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General Awareness (GA), Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT) will be considered.

  • Now, those who will qualify above two steps on the basis of scaled/ normalization scores will move towards this step. It is the evaluation of the Descriptive test i.e Section of MICAT 2019 Exam Pattern.

  • Candidates who meet the parameters which are mentioned above, they will be shortlisted for GE and PI rounds. GE & PI rounds will be held in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.

  • The list of GE & PI is prepared on the overall Score of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT scores.

Preparation of Final Merit List MICAT 2019

After all the above steps are complete, a merit list will be prepared on the following parameters

  • Candidates are unanimously approved by the panelists who took their personal interview.

  • Candidates must score at least 3.5 or more on a scale of 5 in Group Exercise

  • Must score a minimum of 4 or above in Personal Interview

Final Merit List is Prepared Basis the Following Weightage:

Scores of CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT (2016 onwards) 20%
MICAT Score (Best of Two Scores is Considered) 30%
GE 20%
PI 30%
Total 100%

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MICAT Cut-Off 2019

The cut-off of MICAT 2019 will be released after result declaration for the candidates who have appeared in the entrance exam. MICAT 2019 cut off marks are the minimum marks that are required by candidates in order to qualify for the next round. After taking the entrance test, candidates must view the overall marks/percentile required to be selected for the further admission rounds. Candidates must note that in case they fail to score the minimum marks, then they will not be shortlisted for further rounds of selection process.

MICAT 2019 is conducted in two phases - MICAT-I and MICAT-II in online mode by MICA, Ahmedabad. The result of MICAT-I is expected to be announced in the month of January 2019, however, the result of MICAT-II is likely to be released in the month of February 2019. Once the results of MICAT I and MICAT II are announced the final cut-off list will be released and MICAT 2019 cut-off will be based on the result of the appeared candidates. After that, MICAT selection process for PGDM-C admissions will take place.

Note: Only qualified candidates who meet MICA's cut-off criteria will be called for the final round of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

MICAT Cut-Off 2019 Important Dates



Exam Date

MICAT – I (1st  December 2018)

MICAT – II (19th February 2019)

Declaration of Result

MICAT - I (18th December 2018)

MICAT – II (19th February 2019)

Cut-off Release

After Result Declaration

Steps to Check MICAT 2019 Cut-Off

To check the cut-off of MICAT 2019, test-takers should follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • If the cut-off of MICAT 2019 is released by the examination authority, then the same will be provided on this page.

  • By visiting this page, candidates can view the MICAT 2019 cut-off.

  • After the MICAT 2019 cut-off is released, candidates will know minimum marks that are required to qualify for the next round.

  • Candidates meeting the minimum marks will be shortlisted for further rounds of selection process.

Factors Determining MICAT Cut-Off

After taking the entrance exam, appeared candidates must know the parameters on which the cut-off of MICAT depends. Following are the factors that determine MICAT cut-off:

  • Overall difficulty level of the entrance exam

  • Total number of registered candidates

  • Previous year cut-off

  • Maximum marks obtained by the candidates

  • Reservation norms

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Best Books for MICAT 2019

With the kind of competition candidates face in the entrance exam, preparing from the MICAT best books has become a big requirement for the candidates planning to appear for MICAT 2019. The exam pattern of MICAT 2019 is divided into various sections that tests candidate’s Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, General Awareness, and Divergent & Convergent thinking, hence, to prepare and achieve good scores in MICAT 2019, candidates must choose right set of books and study material.

Various books are available in the market for MICAT preparation and candidates preparing for MICAT should look for books that not only covers a particular section but contains the topics from other sections as well. Additionally, the books of MICAT should have sample papers or questions along with its solutions for practice.

How to Select the Best Books for MICAT 2019

  • While selecting the best books for MICAT 2019, candidates must ensure that book covers whole syllabus of MICAT 2019.

  • Candidates must remember to check the year of publication and edition of the preparation books.

  • Candidates must ensure that the books they select contains sample papers of MICAT along with the solutions.

  • The books selected for preparation should be easy and comprehensible to read.

Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum Cat 2018 by Sarvesh. K.Sharma

Best Books for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Verbal Ability by R.S.Aggarwal

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Proficiency in Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh

  • Mastering the Verbal Ability for Cat Common Admission Test by Ajay Singh

Best Books for Psychometric Test

  • How To Pass Psychometric Tests by Andrea Shavick

  • Psychometric Tests For Dummies by Liam Healy

Best Books for Reasoning

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S.Aggarwal

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MICAT Question Paper/Sample Paper

MICAT previous year question papers can be extremely useful if you're appearing for the entrance exam. MICAT is conducted for admission into Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications course at MICA Ahmedabad. The entrance exam is conducted in two phases – MICAT I and MICAT II. In order to prepare well for the entrance exam, you can either solve the MICAT Previous Year Question Papers or you can also attempt MICAT Sample Questions.

The previous year question papers for MICAT is available on the official website of MICA Ahmedabad. Candidates can download and solve the MICAT Sample Questions for free from this page. With the help of these questions, candidates will have an idea about the types of questions that can be asked in the entrance exam. By practicing the sample paper of MICAT 2019, the candidates can also get an insight into the exam pattern of questions asked in MICAT 2019.

Download MICAT Sample Questions

Note: These are questions are simply for your reference and not indicative of the actual paper.

How to Download MICAT Sample Paper

Candidates can refer to the below-mentioned steps to download MICAT sample paper:

  • Click on the link provided to download MICAT sample questions.

  • Once you click on the link, you will be directed to a new page.

  • A PDF of MICAT sample questions will appear on your screen.

  • Download the same and start practicing.

Advantages of Solving MICAT Sample Papers

  • MICAT sample papers will keep you in sync with the style of MICAT question paper.

  • By practicing MICAT sample papers, you will be able to understand the difficulty level of the exam.

  • Practicing the sample papers can also help you identify your weak and strong points so that they can improve accordingly.

  • You will also learn how to manage your time, which will improve your speed in the process.

  • Solving sample papers builds confidence and improves question-solving skills.

Preparation Tips for MICAT 2019

The following MICAT preparation tips will make the entrance exam preparation easy and hassle-free if you're appearing for the test. One of the best ways to prepare for the exam is to solve previous year question papers or sample papers for practice and to know the kind of questions that can be asked in the exam. To know more, explore the following links to take your preparation to the next level.

How to Prepare for MICAT

MICAT Mock Test 

Tips to Crack MICAT Psychometric Test

MICAT Paper Analysis

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MICAT Admit Card 2019

MICAT (I) admit card 2019 is going to be released by MICA, Ahmedabad in online mode. The admit card of MICAT (I), will be available from 26th November 2018 for all the candidates who have successfully registered for the entrance exam. MICAT (I) is scheduled to be held on 1st December 2018 and the  result of MICAT (I) is expected to be released on 18th December 2018. Candidates must note that the MICAT (I) admit card will be first released for the exam that is scheduled to be conducted on 1st December 2018, whereas, MICAT (II) admit card will be available for download from 4th February 2019 onwards for the entrance that is scheduled to be held on 9th February 2019. Therefore, candidates who will be appearing in both the tests will have to download separate MICAT 2019 admit cards for both.

The admit card of MICAT 2019 is an important document that mentions candidate details, photograph, signature, test centre details, exam timing and other instructions. In order to download the admit card of MICAT 2019, candidates will have to enter their MICA ID and Password. Along with the admit card of MICAT 2019, candidates will also be required to carry a photo ID proof.

Note: Before downloading the MICAT 2019 admit card, candidates must also cross-check all the details mentioned in it.

MICAT Admit Card 2019 – Important Dates



MICAT I Admit Card 2019

26th November 2018

MICAT I Exam Date

1st December 2018

MICAT II Admit Card 2019

4th February 2019

MICAT II Exam Date

9th February 2019

How to Download MICAT Admit Card 2019

To download the MICAT admit card 2019, candidates must follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Click on the official website of MICA, i.e www.mica.ac.in

Step 2: A login page will be displayed on the screen.

Step 3: Candidates will have to enter the required login credentials i.e. User ID and Password and click on the login button.

Step 4: After entering the requisite details, candidates can access the admit card of MICAT 2019.

Step 5: Before downloading the MICAT 2019 admit card, candidates must also check for all the information mentioned on the admit card.

Step 6: After checking all the details, candidates can download and take at least two printouts of MICAT 2019 admit card.

Important Instructions Regarding MICAT Hall Ticket 2019

  • No candidate will be allowed to take MICAT 2019 without the admit card.

  • Candidates who come to the exam centre without the MICAT 2019 admit card and ID proof will not be permitted to take the exam.

  • Candidates must go through the instructions given on the MICAT 2019 admit card.

  • Before downloading the admit card, candidates must cross-check all the details mentioned on the MICAT 2019 admit card.

  • Candidates must ensure that the MICAT 2019 hall ticket is not folded/distorted.

  • Candidates must keep the MICAT 2019 admit card safe for future reference.

Details Mentioned on 2019 Admit Card

The following details will be mentioned on MICAT admit card 2019:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Address of MICAT exam centre

  • Roll number of the candidate

  • Photograph of the candidate

  • Signature of the candidate

  • Date and time of the entrance exam

  • Test day guidelines

ID Documents Required with MICAT 2019 Admit Card

Along with the admit card of MICAT 2019, candidates are required to bring any one of the following identity proofs on the day of the entrance exam:

  • Pan Card

  • Driving License

  • Voter ID

  • College/ Institute Identity card (recent)

  • Aadhaar Card (UID)

Discrepancy in the MICAT Admit Card 2019

Before appearing for MICAT 2019, candidates must cross-check all the details mentioned on the MICAT 2019 admit card/hall ticket. If any discrepancy is found, then candidates have to inform the concerned authorities as soon as possible.

FAQs on MICAT Admit Card 2019

1. Will I get entry into the exam hall without the admit card of MICAT 2019?

Candidates will not be allowed to take the exam without the MICAT 2019 admit card and ID proof.

2. How will I get my MICAT admit card 2019?

To access the admit card of MICAT 2019, candidates will have to visit the official website and download the admit card by entering their login credentials i.e. User ID and Password.

3. Till when should I keep the MICAT admit card 2019?

Candidates must keep the admit card of MICAT safe until the completion of the admission process.

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How to Apply for MICAT 2019

MICAT is conducted in two phases i.e. MICAT I and MICAT II. MICA has opened the MICAT-I registration till November 20, 2018. Candidates can apply online to appear in MICAT-I on December 2, 2018. For MICAT II, the registration process will begin from December 20, 2018  and the last date for filling it will be January 30, 2019. 

The application form of MICAT is available online. Interested candidates will have to check the MICAT 2018 eligibility criteria before applying.

Candidates must note that they will have to register on the official website first to proceed for filling the application form. Once, the candidates successfully complete the registration process, they will be allotted a system generated user ID and password which will be sent to their registered email ID. With these login credentials, the candidate can fill the application form and submit it before the last date of registration.

Established in 1991, MICA Ahmedabad is the conducting body of MICAT, which offers admission to candidates in Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Communications (PGDM-C). Every year, MICA organises this national-level entrance test for candidates aspiring to pursue a career in the field of Management-Communications.

MICAT 2019 Application Dates




Registration Process Start Date for MICAT – I

23rd August 2018

 Registration Process End Date for MICAT – I 

20th November 2018 


Registration Process Start Date for MICAT – II 

20th December 2018

Registration Process End Date for MICAT – II 

30th January 2019

Pre-requisite Details for MICAT Application Form

  • A valid email address and contact details

  • A computer system /laptop with good internet connectivity 

  • A recent photograph in the prescribed size and format

  • Mark-sheets or Degree certificates (10th, 12th and graduation or any other higher qualification).

  • Credit/debit/Net banking details, in case the payment of MICAT fees is online.

  • The scores of any of the appeared Management entrance exams like CAT/ XAT/ GMAT.

Step by Step Process to Apply for MICAT 2019

The application form is different for New applicants and for Already registered applicants. Candidates need to click on their category:

  • New registration, 
  • Already Registered users

Step 1: Registration:

  • Visit the Official Website of MICA i.e https://www.mica.ac.in/

  • Click on the link 'PGDM-C 2019-2021 Admissions Open Apply Online' tab.

  • After clicking on the appropriate link, there are two options for MICAT 2019 registration i.e New registration and Already registered users.

  • Clicking on 'New registration' tab, the instructions page will appear.

  • Read Carefully the instructions page, Click on the 'I Agree' tab to accept the Terms & Conditions.

  • Now, fill the details such as applicant name, mobile number, email address, security code, and password, agree to the terms & conditions.

  • Upon final submission, a confirmation page appears with User ID and Password.

Step 2: Fill the Application Form:

  • In this Step, you have to fill the following details mentioned below:

  • Personal details such as  Date of Birth, Gender, Age, Nationality, Marital status, Parents’ Name, and Correspondence Address, postal address.

  • Next, you have to fill Contact details, choice of center (The applicant has the provision of selecting 3 MICAT Exam Centers and also the GE/P center)

  • Education details such as class 10, Class 12, Graduation details, Master/PG Details, Experience details etc.

  • Management exam score such as CAT/XAT/GMAT.

  • After that, you have to upload scanned images of your recent passport sized photograph in the prescribed format.

Step 3: Payment of Fee:

  • You are required to pay the requisite application fee through online/Cash(SBI Bank Only)/Demand Draft.

  • MICAT Application Fee is INR 1985/- for all categories .

For Online Payment:

  • In online mode, payment can be made by using Debit Card/ Credit Card.

  • You can be also be transferred the application fees to MICA account via Net banking option.

For Offline Payment:

The offline payment of MICAT Application Form can be done into two ways via Cash and Demand Draft.

By Cash:

  • You can pay the application fee by cash, click on 'Payment through SBI Bank' tab .

  • After that, applicants need to take a print out of the SBI bank Challan.

  • Note: The Challan will be divided into three parts. After paying the application fees at an SBI Bank branch in your city, the bank will return two parts of the Challan i.e the copy for the candidate and the second is the MICA copy which should be sent to the MICA application center.

By Demand Draft:

  • Applicants can also pay the application fee of MICAT through the demand draft that must be drawn in favour of “MICA” payable at Ahmedabad.

  • After successfully payment of the application fee, applicants required to send the Demand Draft, along with a printout of the Payment Advice Form, to the following address: Admissions Office, MICA, Shela, Ahmedabad – 380 058, India

Step 4: Submission of Application form:

  • After filling the complete MICAT application form, applicants must cross-check all the details filled in the application form to avoid errors in the Admit Card. 

  • If you wish to edit some information, click on 'Edit tab'

  • After that, click on 'Submit tab'.

  • Take a printout of MICAT 2019 filled application form for your records.

Note: While filling the MICAT 2019 application form, please update your CAT 2018/ XAT 2018 and GMAT 2017 score on before 30th January 2019.

MICAT 2019 Application form for Already Registered Users:

  • For already registered users, the MICAT-II registration form will open on  20th December 2018. It will be smaller application form and will require fewer details.

All applicants who successfully register can download MICAT 2019 Admit Card from 26th November 2018 onwards. It will be available on the official website of MICA.

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MICAT 2019 Mock Test

To ace the MICAT preparation, candidates must make a proper exam strategy and practice MICAT mock tests on a regular basis. There are various sources online that offer free mock tests for MICAT. The mock tests of MICAT will help the candidates broaden their knowledge about the exam and will help in recognising their weak and strong areas. Taking mock tests also improves time management skills and helps in identifying the questions that should be attempted first. With the help of MICAT mock tests, candidates also become familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus of MICAT. In order to practice the MICAT test series, you should also go through these helpful MICAT Preparation Tips.

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How to Access MICAT Mock Test with Solutions at CollegeDekho

The steps to access the MICAT Mock Test are mentioned below:

  • Create a Login account at CollegeDekho in order to take the mock test for MICAT.

  • After successful login, you can start taking the exam.

  • After completing your exam, click on the 'Submit ' tab.

  • Once you submit the exam, your exam score will be displayed on the screen.

Importance of MICAT Mock Test

  • Mock tests are important because they help you become familiar with the test-taking environment.

  • With the help of mock tests, you get a fair idea of how the actual exam looks like.

  • By solving mock tests, you can analyse the effectiveness of your preparation and work on areas that need improvement.

  • Another advantage of taking MICAT mock tests is that you learn to manage your time well, which is an important factor during the exam.

Quick Look at MICAT Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme 2019

Candidates preparing for MICAT must know the exam pattern and marking scheme of the entrance exam. Take a quick look at the MICAT exam pattern and marking scheme given below:

  • MICAT is conducted in online mode (Computer-Based Mode).

  • There are 3 sections in the entrance test.

  • Candidates appearing for the entrance exam must complete their exam within 2 hours and 45 minutes.

  • There is no negative marking for the Descriptive section and Psychometric section.

  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 for Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking.

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MICAT 2019 Answer Key

MICAT Answer Key provides answers to all the questions asked in the examination. With the help of MICAT Answer Key, candidates can find out how they have performed in the exam. All they have to do is compare their responses with the answers given in the Answer Key and calculate their probable scores to get an idea of their performance in the entrance exam.

Candidates can get access to the answer key of MICAT through official as well as unofficial sources. MICA Ahmedabad releases the official MICAT answer key on its website and some coaching institutes also release their answer keys. After analysing the MICAT answer key 2019, you can also check the step-by-step process of MICA Ahmedabad selection criteria here.

As soon as the answer keys are available, candidates should check the same to know how they performed. MICAT is conducted on a national level for admission to MICA's flagship PGDM-C programme. This exam is conducted in two phases – once in December, and the second time in February. We've provided a Detailed Exam Analysis of MICAT conducted in December and February for the previous admission cycle.

MICAT 2019 Answer Key- Important Dates



MICAT -I 2019 Exam Date

1st December 2018

MICAT-I 2019 Answer Key

To be Announced

MICAT-I 2019 Result

18th December 2018

Steps to Download MICAT Answer Key

  • Click on the link 'MICAT – I Answer Key'.

  • The answer key is released in the form of a PDF.

  • Download Answer Key as per your paper code.

  • Compare your answers with the responses in the Answer Key and calculate your estimated scores.

Marking Scheme of MICAT 2019 Answer Key

Category Marking
Correct Answer 1 Mark
Incorrect Answer 

No negative marking for the Descriptive section and Psychometric section.

The sections including Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking have a negative marking. 0.25.

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided above is based on MICAT 2018. It will be updated as and when an official notification on MICAT 2019 is available.   

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MICAT Conducting Body

Established in 1991, MICA, Ahmedabad is the only residential institute in the country, and perhaps in the Asia-Pacific region, which is dedicated to building leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication. MICA Admissions Test (MICAT) is MICA's mandatory entrance examination, which candidates are expected to take in addition to having appeared in one of these AICTE mandated examinations: CAT/XAT/GMAT. MICA's two-year flagship Post-Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C) grooms business leaders with a focus on innovative thinking, strategic marketing, and community outreach, creative and communications. The main aim of MICAT is to judge the overall abilities and skills of the candidates.

MICAT 2019 Important Dates

MICAT 2019 Events


Registration Process Start Date for MICAT – I

23rd August 2018

 Registration Process End Date for MICAT – I 

20th November 2018 

Issue of MICAT- I Admit Card

26th November 2018

MICAT – I Exam Date

1st December 2018

MICAT -I Result Date

18th December 2018

Registration Process Start Date for MICAT – II 

20th December 2018

Registration Process End Date for MICAT – II 

30th January 2019

Issue of MICAT- II Admit Card

4th February 2019

MICAT – II Exam Date

9th February 2019

MICAT – II  Result Date

19th February 2019

GE &  PI Shortlist 

19th February 2019

GE & PI at Delhi and Kolkata

7th, 8th & 9th March 2019

GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad

12th & 13th March 2019

GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai

16th, 17th & 18th March 2019

Final Results

25th March 2019

MICAT 2019 Exam Centers

Ahmedabad Dhanbad Navi Mumbai
Aizawl Guwahati Mumbai
Ajmer Gurgaon Muzaffarnagar
Aligarh Gwalior Nagpur
Allahabad Hyderabad Noida
Bareilly Indore Panjim
Bangalore Jaipur Patna
Bhopal Jammu Pune
Bhubaneswar Kanpur Raipur
Chandigarh Kochi Ranchi
Chennai Kolkata Trivandrum
Dehradun Lucknow Vadodara
Delhi Meerut Visakhapatnam

Contact Details

MICA Shela, Ahmedabad - 380 058,

Gujarat, India

Phone no: +91 2717 308250 +91 2717 308349

Important Dates

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MICAT 2018 Important Events Dates
Exam Date 23 Aug to 20 Nov, 2018
Admit Card 26 Nov, 2018
Exam Date 01 Dec, 2018
Declaration of Result 18 Dec, 2018

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