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MICAT Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

MICA admission test, MICAT will be a multidimensional computer based examination,  in areas such as:-

  • Divergent Thinking Abilities,  
  • Written Communication Abilities,  
  • General Awareness about contemporary social and business issues,  
  • Including areas relevant to  
  • media,  
  • marketing,  
  • advertising &  
  • current affairs and  
  • Analytical & Verbal Abilities.
  • The Admission test also includes psychometric profiling to assess the candidate’s leadership potential.

MICAT had two sections :-
Section 1 - 35 minutes

The first section of MICAT had four subjective-type questions, related to  :-

  • Divergent Thinking Abilities & Creativity Potential.
  • The Questions will be on writing argument, story and essay writing.
  • There is a No negative marking.

Section 2 - 90 minutes
i)  Psychometric Test-

  • This section is compulsory and tests the candidate’s aptitude and personality.
  • This section had 30 questions .
  • There is a No negative marking.

ii) Reasoning and Verbal Ability -

  • This section had 35 questions of the following type:
  1. Visual Reasoning
  2. Data Sufficiency
  3. Statement-Conclusion
  4. Word Combination
  • There was negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer

iii) General Knowledge -

  • 25 questions on general knowledge and current affairs related to advertising, marketing, films and media.  
  • This section also had negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Total Duration:- 125

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 3
No. Of Unit 6
No. Of Chapter 54
  1. Visual Reasoning
  1. Critical Reasoning
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements and Conclusions
  3. Statements & Inferences
  4. Statements Assumptions
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects
  1. Politics
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Business
  4. Sports
  5. Institutions of India
  6. Defence & Space
  7. Indian Judiciary
  8. Awards & Honours
  9. Literature
  10. Economics
  11. Indian Constitution
  12. International Relations
  13. Science and Technology
  14. Movies
  15. Who's who
  16. Indian Agriculture
  17. Current Affairs
  18. History
  19. Geography
  20. Indian Industries
  1. Arguments
  2. Story Writing
  3. Essay Writing

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Revision of Class XI and XII concepts
Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.  
Time management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Duration : 125 Minutes

Important Instructions

1. The MICA Hall Ticket will be available online on the official website of the Institute.
2. MICAT Admit Card will be available only to those candidates who have successfully submitted the application form.
3. Admit card is an important document and the candidates are required to produce it to the invigilator in the exam hall.
4. Hall Ticket for MICA Test will contain information of the candidate, the exam and the venue.