MICAT Selection Process 2021

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 19 Jan, 2021 18:44

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MICAT 2021 Selection Process

Now since MICAT I result has been released, MICA Ahmedabad will begin with the MICAT 2021 selection process for Phase 1. As a part of MICAT 2021 selection process, the Personal Interview (PI) and Group Exercise (GE) rounds will be conducted at the MICA campus.

Those who clear the MICAT 2021 cut-off will be eligible for the MICAT selection procedure. Those candidates who fail to meet the cut-off would not qualify for the next round, On the basis of their performance in MICAT, candidates are shortlisted for further admissions rounds of MICA. The final merit list which will be on the basis of MICAT score, group discussion, and personal interview will be released by the end of March 2021.

Table of Contents

MICAT 2021 Selection Process Important Dates

 MICAT 2021 Detailed Selection Process

MICAT 2021 Shortlisting of Candidates

 MICAT 2021 GE and PI Process

Important Points for GE and PI

 Preparation of Final Merit List for MICAT 2021

Weightage for MICAT 2021 Selection Process

MICAT Selection Process


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MICAT 2021 Selection Dates

MICAT 2021 selection process will begin soon after the results of MICAT II 2021 are announced on February 14, 2021. MICAT I 2021 results have already been announced on December 22, 2020. Check the important dates related to the MICAT 2021 Selection Process given in the table below.

MICAT 2021​ Events


GE &  PI Shortlist 

February 19, 2021

GE & PI for MICA Ahmedabad

March 9, 10, 2021

GE & PI for Bangalore & Mumbai Campus

March 13, 14, 15, 2021

GE & PI for Delhi & Kolkata Campus

March 19, 20, 21, 2021

Final Results

Last week of March 2021

MICAT 2021 Detailed Selection Process

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 2020, 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. 

MICAT 2021 Shortlisting of Candidates

The steps that involve the shortlisting of candidates for GE and PI are given below

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

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

  • After those who qualify in 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, which is a section of MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern.

  • Candidates who meet the parameters mentioned above 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 based on the overall score of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT scores. 

MICAT 2021 GE and PI Process

GE PI stands for Group Exercise and Personal Interview. Those who qualify MICAT entrance exam are then shortlisted for MICAT 2021 selection process. The shortlisted candidates are then called for the GE PI rounds which assess the candidate's overall personality. The following parameters are taken into account while evaluating a candidate's performance

  • Ability to work as a part of a team
  • Determination
  • Knowledge
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Communication skills

Important Points for GE and PI in MICAT 2021

Some of the important points regarding MICAT I GE and PI are given below 

  • The first phase will take place in Ahmedabad.

  • The second phase of GE and PI will take place in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

  • Candidates who are shortlisted for GE PI receive call letters.

  • After the GE and PI process, the final merit list is released.

Preparation of Final Merit List for MICAT 2021

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

  • Candidates are unanimously approved by the panellists who take their personal interview.

  • Candidates have to 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.

Weightage for MICAT 2021 Selection Process

Final Merit List is Prepared Basis the Following Weightage

Scores of CAT, XAT and GMAT (2019 onwards)20%
MICAT Score (Best of Two Scores is Considered)30%

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FAQs about MICAT

Is there a maximum age for selection in MICA?

No, there is no maximum age limit for selection in MICA.

Can I use my previous year MICAT scores for selection?

No, MICAT scores are only valid for a single academic year. Candidates cannot use their previous year scores for admission.

Is MICAT compulsory for selection in MICA Ahmedabad?

Yes, all of the candidates interested in admission in MICA have to qualify in MICAT for selection.

What is the weightage of components in the final score calculation of MICAT?

The weightage is 20%, 30%, 20% and 30% for CAT/XAT/GMAT score, MICAT score, GE and PI respectively in the final composite score calculation of MICA.

Is there a provision for normalization of scores in MICAT?

Yes, a candidate's scaled scores are normalized before they are considered for the final selection process of the institute.

What is the criteria to qualify for the GE / PI round of MICAT selection?

Candidates are shortlisted for the GE and PI rounds of MICAT selection based on their qualifying the minimum sectional cutoffs of various sections of MICAT.

What are the different factors considered in the calculation of final merit list for MICAT selection?

A candidate's CAT / XAT / GMAT scores, MICAT scores, and GE / PI scores are considered when calculating the final composite score for selection in MICAT.

How are selections carried out for MICA?

Candidates who fill an online application for MICA have to appear for MICAT for the selection. Candidates also have to submit their CAT, XAT or GMAT scores in the application. Candidates who qualify on the basis of entrance test have to appear for a GE / PI round. The selection is based on the overall performance of the candidate.

Is it necessary to submit CAT scores for selection in MICA?

Apart from CAT, a candidate can also submit their XAT or GMAT scores. However, it is mandatory to submit the score of any of these three examinations.

Is there a CAT sectional cutoff for admission in MICA?

No, there is no provision of clearing CAT sectional cutoff for MICA admission. Candidates only have to clear the overall cutoff and qualify in MICAT for selection.

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