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MICAT (MICAT - 2017)

Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC / ST / SC - Rs.1965
Important Dates
Registration Date
Jan 03, 2017
Admit Card Date
Feb 01, 2017
Test Date
Feb 12, 2017
Result Date
Feb 20, 2017

MICAT 2017 - Counselling Updates

MICAT Selection & Counselling Procedure
MICAT Selection & Counselling Procedure
December 12, 2016 08:41 PM

The selection process after Mudra Institute of Communications Admission Test (MICAT) involves three steps as follows:

First Step: CAT 2016, GMAT (2015 onwards) and XAT 2017 scores. This means that the candidate must appear for any of these three examinations to be eligible to take MICAT.

Second Step: MICA Admission Test (MICAT) needs to be taken by each candidate. This test consists of six sections namely Psychometric (P), Quantitative ability (QA), Verbal ability (VA), Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR), General Awareness (GA) and Descriptive Test (DT).

How are candidates shorlisted for Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interviews (PI)?

The qualifying test is the Psychometric test. If a candidate qualifies in the same, he/she is assessed for VA, QA, GA and DCR sections of MICAT.

Further, if you qualify all sections with a minimum cut-off scaled score, the candidate is further evaluated on the Descriptive Test or DT.

If you qualify in all the above-stated tests, then you will be eligible for GE and PI round. The list will be prepared basis the scores of a candidate in MICAT 1 and/or MICAT 2 - the scores of which are better.

Third Step: Shorlisted candidates will appear for GE and PI.

Next, you may wish to know how the merit list is prepared:

A. The basis of merit list includes the following:

  • Unanimous recommendation by all the present panel members of PI.
  • A score of minimum 3.5 or more on a 5 point scale in Group Exercise
  • A score of minimum 4 or more on a 5 point scale in Personal Interview

B. If criteria mentioned in point A is met, a composite score will be created based on the following weightage:

Criteria Weightage
GE or Group Exercise 18%
PI or Personal Interview 30%
CAT/GMAT/XAT Score 2% (Scaled Scores)

Short listed candidates will be called for GE and PI at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.

How are Scaled Scores Calculated?

The score obtained individually by a candidate 'X' in a particular component of MICAT-1/MICAT-2 , for example in Verbal Ability (VA) will be converted into Scaled Score using the following sample formula:

Scaled Score in VA of a candidate 'X' in MICAT-1/MICAT-2 = (Score in VA of the candidate 'X' / Maximum obtained by any candidate amongst the candidates who have appeared in MICAT-1/MICAT-2 in VA) which will further be multiplied by Maximum possible Score in VA in MICAT-1/MICAT-2.

Similarly Scaled Scores will be calculated for all the MICAT-1/MICAT-2 components using sample formula., for VA, GA, QA, DCR and DT.

Total MICAT-1/MICAT-2 score will be calculated using Scaled Scores for each of the MICAT components


  • XAT/1.26=CAT
  • Formula for GMAT conversion will be determined later

Documents Required for MICAT Counselling:

  • Original counseling letter
  • Score card
  • Original Admit card
  • Class 10th & 12th Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • 4-6 Passport Size Photographs
  • Bank draft as per the guidelines mentioned on MICAT prospectus