MICAT 2019 SELECTION PROCESS
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The selection procedure of MICAT 2019 will commence March 7, 2019. All the candidates who clear the entrance exam, they will be shortlisted for MICAT 2019 selection procedure. They will have to participate in group exercise and personal interview which is part of MICAT selection procedure 2019. The personal interview and group exercise will take place March 7 to March 18 in different cities. The final result of MICAT 2019 will be declared on March 25.
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Candidates who demonstrate aptitude for expressing, assessing, and /or conceiving ideas that move people to action and achieve business results tend to stand a better chance of being shortlisted. MICA selection is a 3-step process as detailed below:
Each candidate must have taken at least one of the three exams: CAT/ XAT/GMAT (CAT 2018 / XAT 2019 / GMAT (2017 onwards).
Note: Kindly update your score options in the online application form which you would like to submit (i.e. CAT 2018, XAT 2019 & GMAT 2017 onwards). After receiving your CAT score, XAT Registration No. and GMAT score, please update the details on our website on or before 30th January 2019. (please mention your XAT Registration no. only and we will collect the score from XLRI).
All candidates are assessed on MICAT, which consists of 3 sections
All the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT & MICAT shall appear for both Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI).
Preparation of Shortlist of the candidates for GE & PI
This is one of the three steps of the MICAT 2019 selection process. This GE-PI process is basically group exercise and personal interview. After the results of MICAT are declared, candidates are selected on its basis. The selected candidates are called for this GE-PI process.
This round basically focuses on assessing the candidates’ overall personality. This overall personality has many parameters. A candidate is tested and judged on the following barriers.
Some of the important things about GE-PI round are mentioned below:
(Combined weight age based on MICAT, Group Exercise and Personal Interview):
After all the three steps of the MICAT 2019 selection procedure are done, candidates are evaluated and a composite score of every individual is prepared.
Some of the important things about the composite score so prepared are mentioned below:
Conditions for receiving confirmed offers at the end of GE-PI round:
Completion of these three rounds marks the completion of theselection procedure of MICAT 2019. The candidate who will successfully fulfill clear all these three rounds and meet the required benchmarks sets by the university will be sent confirmed offers.
The conditions and requirements set for receiving the confirmed offers are:
All the candidates who will meet these conditions will be send confirmed offers at the end of GE- PI process phase-I. The confirmed offers will include an invite regarding the GE- PI process phase - II. It will also contain details regarding the GE - PI phase II schedule.
All those candidates who appear in GE & PI are considered for the final merit list MUST be RECOMMENDED by majority of the panelists of PI.
*Calculation of Normalized Scores:
Scores will be normalized using appropriate statistical methods by considering scores of all qualifying candidates up to the stage applicable to the candidate. Normalized scores will be calculated for each sub section separately.
Ques. What is the weightage of CAT/XAT marks in MICA conversion?
Ans. There is no weightage accorded to performance in CAT, XAT, GMAT in the computation of the composite score used for ranking. CAT/XAT/GMAT are the qualifying examinations to be eligible for admission to MICA. However, those who are given confirmed offers (known as ‘spot offers’ earlier) need to be amongst top 10 percent of the candidates based on their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT out of all the candidates who appear in MICAT.
Ques. Why is it that CAT/XAT scores are asked at the time MICAT II application and not during the MICAT I application?
Ans. At the time of conducting MICAT – I, the results of these entrance exams are not usually available and hence the scores are not asked. Those who appear for MICAT – I need to update their CAT/XAT/GMAT scores as and when they are available within the given deadline.
Ques. Do students with low CAT score like 70 percentile have the chance of being shortlisted if their MICAT exam goes well.
Ans. MICA does not consider performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT for the purpose of shortlisting for GE-PI or for the purpose of computation of the composite 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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