MICAT Selection Process 2020

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 25 Jun, 2019 13:53 IST

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MICAT 2020 Selection Process

MICAT Selection Process is held once both MICAT I and MICAT II have been conducted by MICA Ahmedabad. The selection procedure of MICAT 2020 will start after the exam has been conducted and the Personal Interview (PI) and Group Exercise (GE) round will take place in different cities of India such as Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Bangalore.

After the declaration of MICAT 2020 result, candidates will know whether they have qualified for participation in the next round of MICAT 2020 selection procedure or not. Those who clear MICAT 2020 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 2020 Selection Procedure - Important Dates

MICAT 2020​ Events


GE &  PI Shortlist 

Third week of February 2020

Final Results

Third week of March 2020

MICAT Selection Procedure 2020

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.

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/normalization scores will move towards this step. It is the evaluation of the Descriptive test, which is a section of MICAT 2020 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 2020

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, XAT and GMAT (2016 onwards) 20%
MICAT Score (Best of Two Scores is Considered) 30%
GE 20%
PI 30%
Total 100%

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