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

MICAT Counselling FAQ

1) What are the placement status?

For several years, MICA has a record of 100%. The details can be availed of from the Placements Section on the official website.

2) Is the course a degree or Diploma course?

PGDM-C is an AICTE DIPLOMA which has been recognized equivalent to the MBA by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

3) How are applicants shortlisted for the second stage of selection process?

Applicants are shortlisted based on the following process:-

i.Psychometric test is a qualifier.

ii.Those who qualify on the Psychometric test shall be assessed for MICAT sections on Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning.

iii.Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score** in each of the sections namely: VA, QA,GA and DCR shall be evaluated on Descriptive Test.

iv.Those who qualify on the basis of a, b and c as mentioned above and on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score in DT shall be considered for short listing for GE and PI. Shortlist will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-1and /or 2 or better of the two scores if a candidate has taken both MICAT-1 and MICAT-2.

4) What is the fee structure of PGDM (Communications )?

The programme cost for the PGDM-C for two years, including tuition fee, residential charges (Boarding and Lodging) etc is Rs. 14, 50, 000 (approx.)*

5) What are various course specializations at MICA?

The list is as follows:

a)Brand Management

b)Media Management

c)Digital Communication Management

d)Advertising Management

e)Marketing Research and Analytics

f)Social Change Leadership.

6) What is the annual intake under PGDM-C?

The maximum intake for PGDM (C) is 180 students.

7) What are the other “ON CAMPUS” activities at MICA?

MICA always encourages the students for extra-curricular activities for overall development. A number of events are run by the informal as well as formal student committees throughout the year.

8) Are there any student exchange learning programs which are being run with the foreign universities?

Yes. The details can be seen under the International section on the official website.

9) What is psychometric test?

Psychometric tests are a standard and scientific method used to measure individuals' mental capabilities and behavioural style. Psychometric tests are designed to measure candidates' suitability for a role based on the required personality characteristics and aptitude (or cognitive abilities).

10) What are contact details of MICA's admission helpline?

You can e-mail your queries to (admissionenquiry@micamail.in), or call+91-2717-308313 during office hours on working days.