MICAT 2020 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
MICAT 2020 Exam Pattern will be released by MICA Ahmedabad. No new change in MICAT Paper Pattern has been notified as yet. MICAT 2020 will be conducted on December 7, 2019 in online mode. The exam is held twice a year (MICAT I and MICAT II). Best of the two scores are considered for final admission.
|MICAT Syllabus||MICAT Admit Card||MICAT Practice Paper|
|Examination Mode||Online (Computer Based Mode)|
|Time Duration||2 hours and 45 Minutes|
|Number of Sections||3|
|Total Number of Questions||144|
|Negative Marking||0.25 for VA, QA, GA, and DCR|
The MICAT Exam Pattern includes details related to different sections in the exam, number of questions, time duration as well as marking scheme. While the first phase exam is conducted in December and the second phase exam is conducted in January 2020. The main aim of MICAT is to judge the overall abilities and skills of the candidates based on the following six sections such as:
In MICAT question paper, there are 25 questions each in VA, QA, GA, and DCR whereas the Psychometric Test has a total of 35 questions. The Descriptive Test carries only 4 questions. The exam comprises of both objective and subjective questions. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
|Sections||Subjects||Number of Questions||Time Duration|
|Section I||Psychometric||35||25 minutes|
|Section II||Verbal Ability (VA)||25||1:45 minutes|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DA)||25|
|General Awareness (GA)||25|
|Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)||30|
|Section III||Descriptive Test||4||35 minutes|
|Total||-||140||2: 45 Minutes|
Ques. What is the mode of test?
Ans. Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Ques. Can a candidate use their own computer and give the test?
Ans. No, one has to necessarily go to the test venue allotted and appear for the test there.
Ques. Can I take the test from any computer?
Ans. No, a candidate will have to take the test on a pre-assigned center allotted in the MICAT Admit Card and will not have a choice to choose his or her venue and the assigned computer in the test center.
Ques. When & how many times is MICAT conducted in a year?
Ans. MICAT is conducted in two phases. MICAT-I will be held on December 7, 2019 while MICAT-II is scheduled for January 25, 2020.
Ques. Can a candidate appear in both the MICATs?
Ans. Yes, a candidate is eligible to appear in both exams but has to fill two separate application forms by paying the registration fees and as per the timelines. Shortlist will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-I and /or II or better of the two performances if a candidate has taken both MICAT-I and MICAT-II.
Ques. How is the computer-based format different from the paper-based format?
Ans. The format of the test is more or less the same except that a candidate reads the question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer, instead of reading on a paper booklet and using a pencil to darken the ovals on an OMR sheet. The subjective section of the MICAT will have to be typed out as per the instructions.
Ques. What does a Computer Based Test look like?
Ans. MICAT trial test will be available on the official website for candidates to get familiarised with the functionality and navigation of the actual Computer Based Test, closer to the examination dates.
Ques. What is the pattern for MICAT, GE, and PI?
Ans. The MICAT has been designed comprehensively to assess analytical and verbal ability, logical reasoning, divergent thinking, written communication skills, creative potential and general awareness about contemporary social and industry-related issues, including areas covering media, marketing, advertising, and business. All psychometric questions are compulsory.
Group Exercise (GE): A group exercise is a team-based evaluation process wherein candidates will be judged on their performance with their allotted group members. There will be no screening after the GE. All those who have appeared for GE will also appear for PI. Personal Interview (PI).
Ques. What is a psychometric test?
Ans. 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).
Ques. Am I allowed to carry a calculator or mobile to the test venue?
Ans. No, you are not allowed to carry a calculator or mobile to the exam hall.
Ques. Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc. for MICAT?
Ans. Yes, but no electronic devices are allowed in the examination hall/room.
Ques. Are there any breaks during the test?
Ans. There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, test takers can take unscheduled breaks if they want during the test session. An unscheduled break means a break during which the test clock does not stop. If a test taker chooses to take a break, the actual time spent on the break will be deducted from the time allocated to complete the test. No extra time will be given to complete the test. During the break, the test taker must leave the testing room. Upon re-entering the testing room, the test taker must show a valid ID.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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