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MICAT is a computer-based exam, which is conducted in two phases. While the first phase of the exam has been conducted on December 5, 2020, the second phase exam will be held in February. In order to score good marks in the entrance test, candidates must know the exam pattern of MICAT 2021. The exam pattern of MICAT 2021 comprises 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 2021 Exam Pattern before they fill in the MICAT 2021 application form for the examination. MICAT duration has been reduced to 2 hours 15 minutes from 2 hours 45 minutes(last year).
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The question paper of MICAT comprises both objective and subjective questions. Through the MICAT 2021 exam pattern, candidates get a fair idea about the overall format of the exam. One should also be well adept with the MICAT syllabus to crack the exam.
The question paper of MICAT 2021 is divided into 3 main parts, which has 3 sections.
Section A- Psychometric Test
Section B- Descriptive
Section C- It has 4 sub-sections i.e
Quantitative Ability (QA)
General Awareness (GA)
Divergent and Convergent Thinking(DCR)
In the MICAT question paper, there are 20 questions each in VA, QA, GA and DCR. The Psychometric Test has a total of 150 questions. The Descriptive Test carries only 4 questions.
The total duration of the exam is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The MICAT 2020 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.
Exam date: 20 Feb, 2021
|Examination Mode||Online (Computer Based Mode)|
|Time Duration||2 hours and 15 Minutes(Reduced)|
|Number of Sections||3|
|Total Number of Questions||140|
|Negative Marking||0.25 for VA, QA, GA, and DCR|
The section-wise exam pattern of MICAT 2021 is as follows. Candidates can check the section-wise number of questions as well as the duration given for each section of the question paper in the table given below.
Number of Questions
Divergent & Convergent Thinking
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
|234||2 hours 15 minutes|
The marking scheme for MICAT 2021 is given in the table below. Candidates must note that this marking scheme applies only to the Section C (including Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking of) of the question paper.
Marks for Correct Answer
|+1 mark per correct answer|
Negative Marking for Incorrect Answer
|-0.25 marks per incorrect answerr|
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 per cent is deducted of the allotted marks.
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MICAT is conducted in the English medium only.
MICAT has negative marking only in the VA, QA, GA and DCR sub-sections of Section B. 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer in these sections.
The candidate is awarded 1 mark for each correct answer in MICAT.
No, each section of MICAT contains a different number of questions and hence have different weightage.
MICAT has a mix of both types of questions. Section A and B of MICAT both contain subjective type questions while Section has objective type questions.
Yes, MICAT has a time limit for every section. Candidates get 25 minutes for the Psychometric Test, 35 minutes for the Descriptive Test and 1 hour 45 minutes are reserved for Section B.
The total time duration of MICAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
MICAT has a total of 140 questions combined across all of the sections.
The different sub-sections in the third section or Section C of MICAT are Divergent and Convergent Thinking, Verbal Ability, General Awareness and Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation.
MICAT has a total of three sections named Section A, Section B and Section C. Section A and Section B are Psychometric Test and Descriptive Test while Section C is further divided into 4 sub-sections.