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MICAT 2019 Syllabus; Section-wise Syllabus & Pattern for Paper 1 - 2

Updated On - August 28th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

Candidates who are aiming to take admission at MICA, Ahmedabad can go through MICAT 2019 syllabus as it will give them an idea of the topics and subjects which they need to prepare. MICAT 2019 Syllabus is set on the similar lines as that of other top management exams like CAT, MAT, etc. No major changes have been notified in MICAT Syllabus & Pattern for this year. MICAT is all set to be conducted on December 1, 2018 in online mode.

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Although no official MICAT Syllabus is released by the conducting authority, based on MICAT Previous Year Papers and paper pattern, we have curated below the section-wise topics. The paper is divided into 2 broad areas. Paper 1 contains 4 descriptive type questions and Paper 2 contains objective types of questions. The sectional distribution of questions is as follow:

Paper INo. of QuestionsPaper IINo. of Multiple Choice Questions (approx)
Argument Writing4 Descriptive type of QuestionsPart IPsychometric Test35
Story WritingPart IIDivergent-Convergent Reasoning35
Essay WritingPart IIIGeneral Knowledge25
Part IVVerbal Ability25
Part VQuantitative Ability25-27


MICAT 2019 Syllabus for Paper 1

Writing Ability is one of the major areas where a candidate’s ideas can be approached right at its source. 

  • It judges candidates based on their views on a particular topic.
  • In this part, the candidate will be given a topic and the candidate will have to write both for and against the topic.
  • But the conclusion has to be one dimensional that has to either support or oppose the motion. Not taking a stance would mean that one would not be marked for the essay writing and will also show lack of conviction in the ideas portrayed. 
  • The next question in this section is based on a picture composition.
  • On the basis of pictures given in the question, the candidates have to write a story.

MICAT 2019 Syllabus for Paper 2

MICAT Syllabus is designed to assess analytical aptitude, differing thinking, written communication skills, and general awareness about the communications industry. Based on candidate’s performance in MICAT and CAT/XAT/GMAT, they will be invited for Group Exercise and Personal Interview to MICA campus, Ahmedabad.

The syllabus for MICAT is divided into 2 parts. First part comprises a Psychometric Test. The second part includes questions on Reasoning, GK, Verbal ability, Quants and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning.

MICAT Syllabus for Part 1: Psychometric Test

This section essentially differs from other management entrance examinations. Some of the key aspects of the Psychometric test are discussed below for the reference of all aspirants.

  • The duration of the test is 30 minutes.
  • The Psychometric test is usually divided into 3 different sets of questions.
  1. First set had 30 statements from which candidates need to pick the 10 best qualities associated with their own personalities.
  2. Candidates have to choose from a set of 2 arguements and give rating on the basis of closeness to their personality.
  3. In the third set, candidates to give rating on the scale of 1 to 6 for the responses under a certain scenario in terms of their priority.
  • The paper primarily aims to assess candidates’ personality and verify whether he/she is fit to be part of MICAT.
  • The exam is designed to check candidates’ thought process and understanding of various problem solving principles.

MICAT Syllabus for Part 2

The number of questions lie between 140-150. All questions are in MCQ format. The details for each section is mentioned below. 

  1. MICAT Syllabus for Reasoning

Reasoning which forms a major part of any other Management examination and MICAT is no different. Candidates can reallly score well in this section if they apply good analytical skills.

  • The topics included in this section are Visual Reasoning, Word Association, Data Sufficiency and Statement Conclusion.
  • It consists of 35 questions with 5 answer options for all the questions.
  • The candidates are judged on their analytical abilities in this section.
  1. MICAT Syllabus for General Awareness

MICA trains its students not only in management abilities but also according to the current demands and requirements of the world. The questions pertain to topics such as advertising, general global awareness, general knowledge, marketing and media. This section consists of 25 questions with 4 options for every question. Some of the topics that candidates can focus upon during their preparation would be 

Punch line of companiesTop officials of big companies
Major corporate eventsFamous award and prizes
World RecordsBooks and authors
GeographyInternational organizations
Important quotationsSocial issues
Politics -
  1. MICAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability

This section examines a candidates Grammar and Vocabulary. There is a penalty of .25 marks for each incorrect answer. Important topics to cover in this section include :

Contextual usageAnalogies
AntonymsFill In the Blanks
Jumbled paragraphsSentence Correction
Foreign language words used in EnglishSentence completion
Sentence correctionOdd one out
IdiomsOne word substitution
Different usage of same word -
  1. MICAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability
Ratios and ProportionPercentages
In-equations Quadratic and linear equationsAlgebra
Profit & LossAverages
Partnership (Accounts)Time-Speed-Distance
Work and timeNumber system
HCF & LCMGeometric Progression
Arithmetic progressionArithmetic mean
Geometric meanHarmonic mean
Number Base SystemBODMAS
MensurationAllegation & Mixtures
WorkPipes and Cisterns
Simple Interest & Compound InterestSet Theory
Venn diagramInstallment Payments
Permutations CombinationsTrigonometry

MICAT 2019 Exam Pattern

MICAT is held twice a year. Best of the scores are considered for admission. Along with the syllabus, knowledge about MICAT Exam Pattern is equally important. Read the detaisl below:

Number of papers2
Total questions144
Nature of questionsSubjective and Objective
Language of examEnglish
Duration of exam2 hours and 45 Minutes
MICAT Marking Scheme

0.25 for VA, QA, GA, and DCR 

*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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