MICAT 2019 Preparation Tips, Guidelines & Exam Pattern

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    MICAT Preparation Tips help the candidates to prepare for the exam in better way. The exam is held twice a year (MICAT I and MICAT II) and consists three stages viz.

    • Stage 1:CAT/ XAT/GMAT (Best of the two scores are considered for final admission),
    • Stage 2: MICAT II 2019, scheduled for February 09, 2019  CheckMICAT Exam Pattern
    • Stage 3: GE & PI

    Latest: MICAT II Registration is open till January 30, 2019. Apply Now

    Total of 144 Objective and Subjective type questions will be asked in the exam. The whole examination will be of 2 hours and 45 minutes. It contains three sections namely:

    • Section A: Psychometric Test
    • Section B: (has 4 sub-sections) - Verbal ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General awareness; Divergent and Convergent Thinking
    • Section C: Descriptive Test. Download Free Sample

    Before starting preparation, candidates must gather all the necessary information of MICAT Syllabus. Preparing according to the prescribed syllabus and focus on important topics which cover high marks in the exam. 

    Candidates must go through Previous year question papers to score well in the exam. It will help the candidates to know the pattern of paper. Given below some of the most helpful ATMA Preparation Tips. The aspirants of MICAT 2019 can go through an exclusive guide on MICAT preparation in this article.

    MICAT Exam Pattern

    The next session of MICAT is scheduled February. The exam is held online in two sessions. The question paper is divided into 3 main parts. MICAT Exam Pattern is given below for your reference:

    PartsSectionsNo. of QuestionsTime Allotted

    Part I

    Descriptive Test


    35 Minutes

    Part II

    Psychometric Test


    25 Minutes

    Part III

    Verbal Ability


    105 Minutes

    Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


    General Awareness


    Divergent-Convergent Reasoning


    MICAT Preparation Tips

    It is imperative for the candidate to know the sections wise focus of the exam in order to perform well. Although the exam does not demand tedious preparations and long hours of cramming data, candidates should try and set their minds in the way the exam demands. Given below are some tips and section-wise preparation guide to help candidates prepare for the exam.

    1. Creative Writing

     This section of the paper has always been unpredictable. Here, the candidates get to attempt questions based on essay writing, story writing, and argument writing.

    Essay Writing – Here, the candidates will be asked to write an essay on a topic which concerns trends of modern life, culture, current affairs, etc.

    Story Writing – In this section, candidates will be given a set of pictures and will be asked to frame a story based on these pictures.

    Argument Writing – In this section, a topic will be provided and the candidate will be asked to write their opinion against it or in favor of it.

    Preparation tips for Creative Writing:

    1. The key to perform well in the writing section is to read and practice a lot. Editorials, magazines, blogs, novel, etc. help the candidate to broaden their vocabulary and expression of thoughts.
    2. It is a good habit to write while preparing. Not only does this help in increasing the writing speed, which is crucial in a limited time test, but it also weeds out grammatical errors.
    3. Candidates should avoid using abbreviations and short-hand writing. A legible handwriting and a clear train of thoughts are a must for this section.
    4. Candidates should also practice cursive writing, as a good handwriting is always as plus.
    5. MICA values creativity over matter, candidates should not force it on the paper, but rather maintain a constant flow of ideas.

    2. Psychometric Test 

    This is one of the sections which does not require any hard preparation. The section of MICAT will contain questions which provide the candidate with a situation and candidates have to write their reaction.

    Preparation tips for Psychometric Test:

    1. This section expects candidates to write their honest reactions or opinions on the given situation. Candidates can find different psychometric tests online to get to know what kind of questions are asked.
    2. Be honest with the answers. Focus on what you would do in the situation rather than what answer sounds the most appealing.

    3. Reasoning and Verbal Ability 

    This section of MICAT contains a variety of questions, from Word Association and Venn diagrams to Arithmetic related topics such as Time and Speed, Time and Work, Average, Allegations and Mixtures, and Profit and Loss. This is one of the easier sections as candidates easily get the study material for this. The difficulty level can be regarded as moderate.

    Preparation tips for Reasoning and Verbal Ability:

    1. Candidate should brush up his/her knowledge of proverbs.
    2. TIME and IMS can help in this section.
    3. Word association is one of the high scoring part of this section, candidates should practice a lot of such questions in order to be quick in answering them.
    4. This is one of the sections where a working knowledge of mathematics comes in handy.
    5. The section for Verbal Ability will contain questions on Basic Vocabulary, fill in the blanks, Para jumbles and Para completion, etc. Candidate should brush up on nursery rhymes, common English sayings, etc.
    6. Reasoning Section will contain questions like Visual Reasoning, Seating Arrangements, Family Tree, etc. These questions check the analytical thinking of the candidate. There are many online sample papers that are filled with these questions. Candidates should keep solving them to get a better grip on such questions.

    4. General Awareness 

    This section focuses on contemporary social and industry, queries related to media, marketing, advertisements, business, etc.

    Preparation tips for General Awareness:

    1. Candidates must have a proper knowledge of various brands, taglines, celebrity endorsers, films, related awards, mergers, acquisitions, etc.
    2. Candidate should regularly watch news, read articles, and be in touch with what trend is going on in the country.
    3. Candidate should join prep groups on social sites, as it keeps them up to date.

    MICAT Preparation Books

    The following are some of the MICAT Preparation Books the candidate can refer while preparing for the MICAT exam

    • How to Prepare for DI? By Arun Sharma
    • Word Power Made Easy
    • High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin
    • How to Prepare for Quantitative Analysis? By Arun Sharma
    • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations By Abhijit Guha
    • Pearson Guide for DI and LR by Nishit K. Sinha
    • How to Prepare for LR? By Arun Sharma

    MICAT Sample Paper

    As a part of MICAT preparation it is important for the aspirants of MICAT exam to practice and analyze the previous years’ MICAT papers or MICAT Sample papers.

    Here is a list of MICAT Sample Papers that the candidates can refer to as a part of MICAT Preparation.

     MICAT Sample Paper 1Download
    MICAT Sample Paper 2Download
    MICAT Sample Paper 3Download
    MICAT Sample Paper 4Download
    MICAT Sample Paper 5Download
    MICAT Sample Paper 6Download
    MICAT Sample Paper 7Download



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