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MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Updated On - January 3rd 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern has been released by MICA Ahmedabad. No new change in MICAT Paper Pattern has been notified as yet. MICAT 2018 is scheduled for February 17 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 Admit Card is available for download.

MICAT Exam is divided into 2 broad areas. Paper 1 contains 4 descriptive type questions and Paper 2 contains objective types of questions. Brief about MICAT Exam Pattern is given below:

Highlights of MICAT Exam Pattern
Mode of examinationOnline
Number of papers2
Number of sections 6
Total questions140
Nature of questionsSubjective and Objective
Language of examEnglish
Duration of exam2.5 hours
MAT Marking Scheme

Paper 1- No negative marking

Paper 2- -0.25 marks for an incorrect answer

MICAT 2018 SyllabusMICAT Previous Year Papers

Detailed MICAT 2018 Paper Pattern

Mode of MICAT 2018 Exam

MICAT 2018 will be held in online mode (Computer Based Test) only. The exam will be held to test the following abilities of the candidates:

  • Thinking Abilities
  • Written Communication Abilities
  • General Awareness and current affairs
  • Analytical & Verbal Abilities 

MICAT 2018 Exam Duration

Candidates will be given 2 hours 5 minutes (125 minutes) to complete the test. It is mandatory for the applicants to complete the exam in given period of time as no extra time will be allotted in any situation. The duration of Paper 1 of MICAT 2018 is 35 minutes and Paper 2 is 90 minutes.

MICAT 2018 Distribution of Questions

MICAT 2018 comprises of 2 papers- Paper I and Paper II. Paper I contains Descriptive type of questions and Paper II contains Multiple Choice Questions. Paper II is further sub-divided. Read the details below:

Paper INo. of QuestionsPaper IINo. of Multiple Choice Questions
Argument Writing4 Descriptive type of QuestionsPart IPsychometric Test35
Story WritingPart IIReasoning and Verbal Ability35
Essay WritingPart IIIGeneral Knowledge25
Part IVVerbal Ability25
Part VQuantitative Ability25-27
Part VIDivergent-Convergent Reasoning30

Check MICAT 2018 Result


MICAT 2018 Marking Scheme

The competent authority has not announced the total marks of the exam. However, there is no negative marking in Paper 1 and Part 1 of Paper 2. But, if a candidate marks wrong answer in Part 2 and Part 3 section of Paper 1, then 1/4th marks will be deducted.

MICAT Paper 1

MICAT Paper 1 contains 4 descriptive types of questions based on Argument writing, Story writing and Essay Writing Skills. The candidates will be given only 35 minutes to attempt this paper. There is no negative marking in this section. Therefore, candidates must attempt all the questions to score good marks.

MICAT Paper 2

  • MICAT Paper 2 is divided into 3 parts. The first part is a Psychometric Test containing 30 statements. There is no negative marking in this part and hence candidates can attempt all the questions.
  • The Part II of Paper 2 contains questions on reasoning and verbal ability. This section contains 35 questions. There is negative marking in this section and a 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The Part III of Paper 3 contains questions from General Awareness. The questions can be asked from wide range of topics such as Awards, Politics, Social Challenges, Economy, Communication and Media and Advertising. There will be total 25 questions and 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

MICAT Paper Analysis

MICAT Paper Analysis gives the details of MICAT Previous Year Papers in terms of the difficulty level, important topics, number of section, no of questions from each section. Below the candidates can find links to MICAT Paper Analysis:

MICAT Question PaperMICAT Paper Analysis
MICAT 2015 Phase IClick to Check
MICAT 2015 Phase IIClick to Check
MICAT 2016 Click to Check
MICAT 2017 Paper 1Click to Check

By now, MICAT Exam Pattern must be clear to all you aspirants. MICAT 2 2018 will be held on February 17 in 39 cities across India. MICA has declared the result for MICAT 1 on January 3 and MICAT 2 on February 26, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will appear for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. While preparing the final merit list, 30% weighatge if allotted to MICAT Score.


*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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