MICAT Exam Pattern 2020

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 25 Jun, 2019 13:27 IST

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MICAT 2020 Exam Pattern

MICAT is a computer-based exam, which is conducted in two phases. While the first phase exam is going to be conducted in the month of December, the second phase exam will be held in the month of February. In order to score good marks in the entrance test, candidates must know the exam pattern of MICAT 2020. The exam pattern of  MICAT 2020 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 2020 Exam Pattern before they fill in the MICAT 2020 application form for the examination.

The question paper of MICAT comprises of both objective and subjective questions. Through the MICAT 2020 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 2020 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 the 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 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.

Highlights of MICAT Paper Pattern 2020

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 2020

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 2020

  • 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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