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MICAT 2024 - Exam Dates, Registration (Open for Phase II), Admit Card (Out for Phase 1), Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated By Bipasha Ray on 30 Nov, 2023 13:39

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About MICAT 2024 (Phase I Admit Card Out)

The MICAT 2024 Phase I admit card has been released on the official website on November 29, 2023. Phase II for MICAT 2024 registration started on November 23, 2023, on the official website at and close on January 16, 2024, at 11:50 PM. The MICAT 2024 application form for Phase I ended on November 21, 2023, at 11:50 PM. The MICAT 2024 exam for Phase I is scheduled to be conducted on December 2, 2023, while MICAT-II will be held on January 27, 2024.

The MICAT admit card 2024 for Phase II will be released on January 24, 2024. The scorecard for MICAT-I will be available on December 21, 2023, while the scorecard for MICAT-II is set to be released on February 15, 2024. The GE & PI shortlist will be released on February 15, 2023.

MICAT 2024 exam will be administered in two phases for admission into the 2024-26 batch of PGP courses. The best of the two scores (Phase I & Phase II) will be considered by the MICA for selecting candidates for PGDM courses in top MBA colleges in India. The final selection list will be prepared on the basis of a student's cumulative performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT, MICAT, and GE-PI.

The MICAT or MICA Admission Test is a management entrance exam organized by MICA Ahmedabad for admission to its PGDM-C & PGDM courses. It is a computer-based exam, conducted twice yearly in December and January. MICAT tests a candidate's aptitude and orientation toward communication as a profession. Since MICA is among the top B-schools in India, especially for communication management, there are a lot of job opportunities after an MBA that you can explore. Read further to know everything about MICAT 2024!

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What is MICAT 2024?

MICAT 2024 is a management entrance exam that is conducted by Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad. The exam provides admission to MICA's flagship two years long PGDM-C program, also known as, Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications. MICAT is conducted twice a year for aspirants, i.e. in the months of December and February. The better of the two MICAT exam performances will be considered for shortlisted candidates for admission to the MICA, Ahmedabad.

MICAT is a computer-based test that comprises both objective and subjective questions. The question paper is divided into 6 distinct parts arranged into 3 sections, which are:

  • Section A - Psychometric Section
  • Section B - Descriptive Test
  • Section C - Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Divergent & Convergent Thinking

Section A (Psychometric Test) acts as the initial gatekeeper on the basis of which candidates will be evaluated in sections B and C. If a candidate doesn't qualify for Section A, he will not be evaluated on the consequent sections. Those who clear sections A and B, will be evaluated in Section C. MICAT test-takers qualifying for all three sections will be shortlisted for Group Exercise and Personal Interview.

MICAT 2024 Highlights

Given below are the highlights of MICAT 2024:



MICAT 2024 Full Form

MICA Admission Test

MICAT 2024 Conducting Body

MICA Ahmedabad

Frequency of Exam

Twice a Year (December & January)

MICAT 2024 Mode of Exam

CBT (Computer Based Test)

MICAT 2024 Medium of Instruction


MICAT Sections

  • Section A - Psychometric Section
  • Section B - Descriptive Test
  • Section C - Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Divergent & Convergent Thinking

MICAT 2024 Exam Duration

2 Hours 15 Minutes (Reduced from 2 Hours 45 Minutes)

Exam FeesINR 2,100
Test Cities48
Courses Offered
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C)
MICA Seat Intake 2024
  • PGDM: 36
  • PGDM - C: 180

MICAT 2024 Exam Dates

All the important dates of the MICAT 2024 exam have been mentioned below.

MICAT 2024 Event

MICAT-I Schedule

MICAT-II Schedule

MICAT 2024 Registration Begins

September 14, 2023

November 23, 2023

MICAT 2024 Registration Ends

November 21, 2023, at 11:50 PM

January 16, 2024, at 11:50 PM

Issue of MICAT 2024 Admit Card

November 29, 2023 (Out)

January 24, 2024

MICAT 2024 Exam

December 2, 2023

January 27, 2024

MICAT 2024 Scorecard Releases

December 21, 2023

February 15, 2024

GE & PI Shortlist

February 15, 2024

GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad

March 1, 2024

GE & PI at Bangalore

March 5 to 6, 2024

GE & PI at Delhi

March 10, 11 & 12, 2024 

GE & PI at Kolkata

March 16 to 17, 2024

GE & PI at Mumbai

March 21 to 22, 2024

MICAT 2024 Final Results Release

First Week of April 2024

MICAT 2024 Conducting Body

Established in 1991, The Mudra Institute of Communications, 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 offers various post-graduate certificate courses in the area of Strategic Marketing and Communication either as fully residential courses or as online courses. It also offers a doctoral program called the Fellow Program in Management (Communication).

MICA has three residential programs - Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Communications), Post Graduate Diploma in Management, and Crafting Creative Communication. MICA's two-year flagship Post-Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C) grooms business leaders with a focus on innovative thinking, strategic marketing, community outreach, creativity, and communications.

MICA Admissions Test (MICAT) 2024 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. Candidates with a valid score in MICAT/CAT/XAT/GMAT are shortlisted for the Group Exercise and Personal Interview and then further selected for final admission.

MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

The MICAT eligibility criteria 2024 are defined by MICA to select candidates for its flagship PGDM-C and other programs. Candidates who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply for the MICAT 2024 exam. 

  • Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's degree (10+2+3 system) for seeking admission to the Post-graduate Programmes (PGP), both PGDM (C) and PGDM.

  • Candidates can also obtain an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

  • Candidates who are taking the final examination for a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.

  • Candidates are more likely to be shortlisted if they exhibit the ability for communicating, evaluating, and/or conceiving ideas that spur action and produce effective business results. 

MICAT 2024 Registration

The MICAT 2024 application process for Phases I & II has ended. To fill out the application form for MICAT 2024, candidates had to visit the official website. After registering successfully for the exam, candidates receive their respective login IDs and passwords via email.

The MICAT 2024 registration process involves the following steps:

  1. Candidates are required to click on the category ‘New Registration’ and complete the registration process.
  2. Next, candidates must fill out the MICAT application form after completing the registration. 
  3. Fill out your personal details, reference details, academic information, upload your photograph and signature, and choose your exam center preference.
  4. After this, the applicants need to pay an application fee of Rs. 2100.
  5. Finally, they need to submit the application form online.

If you applied and appeared in MICAT-I or not, and whether you want to apply for MICAT-II, will determine the processes to apply for MICAT-II. You must perform the steps listed below in both cases:

For Candidates who have Applied & Appeared in MICAT-I

  • Click on your category ‘Already Registered User’ and complete the registration process.
  • Next, fill out the MICAT application form.
  • Pay the application fee of Rs. 2100 and submit the application online.

For Candidates who have Not Applied and Appeared in MICAT-I

  • Click on the category ‘New Registration’ and complete the registration process.
  • Next, fill out the MICAT application form.
  • Pay the application fee of Rs. 2100 and submit the application online.

MICAT 2024 Application Form Fees 

Candidates can pay the application fee for the MICAT 2024 exam either online or offline.



MICAT Application Fee 2024

INR 2100/-

Mode of Payment

Candidates can pay through any one mode:

  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Pay the application fee in cash against the SBI Challan at any nearest SBI branch
  • Through DD, drawn in favor of 'MICA' payable at Ahmedabad

MICAT 2024 Syllabus

MICAT 2024 will consist of 3 sections:

  • Section A: Psychometric Test
  • Section B: Descriptive Test
  • Section C: Divergent and Convergent Thinking; Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and General Awareness

The MICAT syllabus 2024 comprises the following topics:


Topics Covered in MICAT 2024

Psychometric Test

Personality Factors, Personality Traits, Career Goals, Life Goals, Behavioural Patterns, Situational Judgements, etc.

Descriptive Test

Written test covering topics such as essays, arguments (for and against), personal opinions, and stories based on provided photographs to assess students' aptitude for creative writing

Verbal Ability

Includes questions that assess candidates' reading proficiency employing passages, reading, comprehension, inference, conclusion, summary, vocabulary, etc.

General Awareness

Evaluates the candidates' understanding of topics such as art, culture, significant historical events, awards and honours, static GK, and other topics with both national and international importance.

Divergent and Convergent Thinking

Contradictions and Equivalence, Argument-Premise and Conclusion, Inference, Relationships and Analogies, etc.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

Numerically based questions on basic algebra, ratio and proportion, simple and compound interest, mensuration, statistical estimation, graphs, numerical Information, geometry, etc.

MICAT Exam Pattern 2024

The MICAT Exam Pattern has not seen significant changes over the years. However, for the year 2022, the examination time was reduced from 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes, and it will be the same for 2024. It is essential to be aware of the MICAT exam pattern 2024, in order to score well in the exam.


Section Name

Number of Questions


Section A

Psychometric Test


30 minutes

Section B



25 minutes

Section C

Divergent & Convergent Thinking


80 minutes

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation


Verbal Ability


General Awareness



2342 hours 15 minutes

Best Books to Prepare for MICAT 2024

The list of best books for MICAT 2024 preparation that will help you prepare for the MICAT 2024 exam effectively has been provided below.

Name of the Book


Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT

Sarvesh K Verma

Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT

Ajay Singh

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude (QA) for CAT

Arun Sharma

How to Pass Psychometric Tests

Andrea Shavick

MICAT 2024 Exam Centers

Provided below are the MICAT 2024 Exam centers for the entrance exam.



Navi Mumbai





































MICAT 2024 Result

MICA, Ahmedabad releases the results for MICAT Phase I and Phase II on its official website. MICAT 2024 Result will be released in the first week of April 2024. Test-takers can follow the given steps to check their MICAT result 2024:

  • Log on to the official website
  • On the homepage, click on the link available to access the result.
  • You will be redirected to a page where you have to enter your login credentials.
  • Click on the 'Login' tab after entering the required credentials and your scorecard will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and save your MICAT 2024 scorecard.
  • Take a printout of the result for future reference.

The result is prepared on the basis of a candidate's cumulative performance in MICAT and GE-PI. Based on the marks obtained, students will be shortlisted for the next step of the selection process which comprises Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI).

MICAT 2024 Expected Cut Off

MICAT cutoff 2024 will be released by MICA on its official website after the Phase II exam result declaration. MICAT 2024 cutoff marks are the minimum marks that candidates must score to qualify for the MICAT 2024 GE & PI rounds. Those who fail to score the minimum marks will not be selected for further selection rounds. The final MICAT cut-off 2024 will be based on several factors related to the exam. Check out the expected MICAT Cutoff 2024 in the table below.


Expected Marks

Total Marks

Divergent Convergent Thinking

8.5 - 12 Marks

30 Marks

Quant and DI

6.5 - 7.5 Marks

25 Marks

Verbal Ability

8 - 10 Marks

25 Marks

General Knowledge

5.5 - 6.5 Marks

25 Marks

MICAT 2024 Selection Process

MICAT 2024 Selection Process includes the Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview for which candidates are selected based on their performance on the CAT, XAT, GMAT, and MICAT exams. Preparation of a shortlist for candidates for the GE and PI rounds includes the following aspects:

  1. Section A of MICAT 2024, the Psychometric Test, is a qualifying section.

  2. The relative performance on the CAT, XAT, and GMAT will be taken into consideration for those who qualify on the psychometric test. Candidates that achieve a minimum cut-off in the total percentile for the CAT, XAT, or GMAT will be taken into consideration.

  3. Section B of MICAT 2024 will be evaluated for those who meet the requirements based on their performance on the CAT, XAT, or GMAT.

  4. MICAT 2024 Section C scores will be evaluated for those who meet the requirements based on relative performance and who meet a minimal cutoff in Section B's normalized scores. Each component will have a separate cutoff.

  5. Candidates who meet the criteria in points a, b, c, and d above (based on relative performance and subject to a minimum cut-off in normalized scores under Section C of the MICAT) will be shortlisted for GE and PI rounds. Candidates who have been shortlisted will be called for GE and PI in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

(The list of candidates for GE and PI is created using a composite score formula that employs 50% CAT, XAT, GMAT scores, and 50% MICAT scores).

MICAT 2024 Selection Criteria

The following weightage will be considered for creating the final result or composite score for admission:

MICAT Scores Calculcation





MICAT 2024


Group Exercise


Personal Interview


MICAT 2024 Contact Details

Given below are the contact details for MICAT 2024:


MICA Shela,

Ahmedabad - 380 058,

Gujarat, India

Phone No.

+91 2717 308250

+91 2717 308349

Important Dates

MICAT 2024 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 14 Sep to 21 Nov, 2023
Admit Card Date 29 Nov to 02 Dec, 2023
Registration Date 23 Nov to 16 Jan, 2024
Exam Date 02 Dec, 2023
Exam Date 27 Jan, 2024
Declaration of Result Date 21 Dec to 31 Dec, 2023
Declaration of Result Date 15 Feb, 2024

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FAQs about MICAT

What is MICAT?

MICAT is an entrance exam conducted by MICA Ahmedabad for admission to its PGDM courses.There are two rounds of selection exams for each year. While the MICAT I exam is held in December every year the MICAT II takes place in February of the following year.

How many times is MICAT conducted in a year?

MICAT is conducted twice every year, once in December and once in February. So if you have missed the first exam date you can take it again when MICA-II  will be conducted. Also if you feel your performance was not up to the mark for admission to MICA, you can re-take the test.

Is MICAT a tough exam?

The difficulty level of MICAT usually ranges from Easy to Moderate with only some of the questions found to be difficult by most of the candidates. Often the paper is lengthy which makes it challenging for the students to complete the examination paper.

How many seats are available in MICAT?

There are a total of 180 seats PGDM-C and 36 PGDM seats in MICA Ahmedabad for which admissions are done through MICAT scores. You can understand that the competition is very high with the limited number of seats for the courses, therefore it is essential to prepare extremely well to get the most coveted seat in MICA Ahmedabad.

Are CAT scores required along with MICAT scores for admission?

Yes, a candidate must submit their score in CAT, XAT or GMAT when applying for MICA in addition to appearing for MICAT. Even though the scores are needed to be submitted there is no weightage given to the scores in the computation of the composite score used for ranking. 


How many candidates appear for MICAT every year?

On average, around 5,000 to 6,000 students appear for MICAT every year. However, only 700 to 800 students are able to crack the test by securing the required cut-off MICAT scores. Only 15-18% of the students make it to the second round of the selection process of the institute.

Is MICAT tougher than CAT?

MICAT and CAT are both very different exams. While MICAT focuses more on testing the creativity of a candidate, CAT is more about testing a candidate's analytical and numerical ability. MICAT evaluates the ability to solve questions quickly while CAT focuses on the question-solving technique. That being said, the difficulty level of CAT is surely higher than that of MICAT.

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