MICAT Selection Process 2019

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 19 Feb, 2019 16:51 IST

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MICAT 2019 Selection Process

MICAT 2019 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 from 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 cut-off, 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 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/ normalisation scores will move towards this step. It is the evaluation of the Descriptive test, which is a section of MICAT 2019 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.

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 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

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%


1. Why is it that CAT/XAT scores are asked at the time MICAT II application and not during the MICAT I application?

  • At the time of conducting MICAT – I, the results of these entrance exams are not usually available and hence the scores are not asked. Those who appear for MICAT – I need to update their CAT/XAT/GMAT scores as and when they are available within the given deadline.
  • For those appearing for MICAT – II, the scores are asked since they are already available by then.

2. Do students with low CAT score like 70 percentile have the chance of being shortlisted if their MICAT exam goes well.

  • MICA does not consider performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT for the purpose of shortlisting for GE-PI or for the purpose of computation of the composite score.
  • The shortlisting for the GE-PI process is based purely on the candidate’s performance in MICAT.
  • As explained, CAT/XAT/GMAT performance has no bearing on the process of shortlisting of GE-PI. Those appearing for MICAT – II are called for the GE-PI process based on their performance in MICAT – II only.
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