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MICAT 2 2018 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - February 19, 2018

The second test – MICAT II – was held on February 17, 2018. As compared to MICAT I, considerably lower number of students appeared for the test.  All students reported receiving the same paper. However, the order and options of questions were jumbled. The test’s on-boarding process was smooth. Check MICAT Cut off 2018

  • General Awareness and Quantitative Ability sections were tougher than the rest. Check MICAT 2018 Paper Analysis
  • The overall difficulty level can be termed from easy to moderate.
  • The exam was conducted on computer-based mode across 27 cities in India.
  • No technical glitches were reported for the exam.
  • Shortlisted candidates will appear for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds from March 8-18. These rounds are common for both MICAT I & II aspirants. Check MICAT Selection Procedure

How to Check MICAT 2018 Answer Key?

The answer key will be released separately for MICAT I and MICAT II exam. The answer key can be downloaded from the official MICAT website. Answer key will be available in the PDF format and students can calculate rough scores or proximate scores with the help of the answer key.

The code for each of the question paper set must be matched with the answer key set before downloading the answer key.

MICAT 2018 Marking Scheme

The rules of the MICAT marking scheme are applicable to both MICAT I and MICAT II exam. As per the marking scheme detailed by MICAT following can be observed:

  • 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • 0.25 marks are deducted from the total score for every incorrect answer.

How to Check MICAT 2018 Answer Key?

  1. Visit the official website of MICAT i.e. www.mica.ac.in
  2. Click on the link “MICAT 2018 Answer key.”
  3. A new web page will open up, that will contain the answer key links of different sets.
  4. There are 4 sets: A, B, C and D.
  5. Students can download the answer key independently for each set.

MICAT 2018 Paper Analysis

MICAT 2 Analysis 2018 - Descriptive Test

  • This section tested the analytical and writing ability along with the creative quotient of the candidates.
  • The first three questions were on the topic ‘Public opinion is vital for policy-making’.
  • In the first question, candidates had to write three points in favor of the topic and in the second question, they had to write three points against the topic.
  • The third question was to write 200 words in either in favor or against the topic.
  • It was specifically mentioned in the instructions that the stance could not be neutral.

MICAT 2 Analysis 2018 - Psychometric Test

  • This was a compulsory section with no negative marking.
  • The aim of this section was to get an idea of the candidates’ personality traits.
  • The first 10 questions asked the candidates to select the option closest to their personality.
  • In the next 16 questions, candidates had to select one among two statements closest to their personality.
  • The last ten questions consisted of six statements each.
  • Here, a test taker had to rank the statements according to their choice.
  • According to MICA, candidates whose choices reflect leadership skills will have a higher chance of getting shortlisted.

MICAT 2 Analysis 2018 - Logical Reasoning

This section had 30 questions with a majority (19 questions) from Verbal Logic. Other topics included Data Sufficiency and Visual Reasoning. Questions on Word Association were on trickier lines. One of the questions on Statement-Assumptions were vague in nature.

MICAT 2 Analysis 2018 - General Knowledge

  • This section had a majority of the questions from business awareness and the topics included logos, taglines, CEOs, mergers & acquisitions, recent appointments among others.
  • Current affairs questions on national and international events, politics, court judgements, enquiry committees were also asked.
  • No questions were asked of books-authors and history.
  • Some of the questions were asked in the match the column format.

MICAT 2 Analysis 2018 - Verbal Ability

This section carried mix of questions from the topics like Vocabulary, Grammar, Jumbled Sentence among others. There was one Reading Comprehension passage which carried five questions. While the vocabulary and grammar questions were tricky, Jumbled Sentence questions were very easy.

MICAT 2 Analysis 2018 - Quantitative Ability

This section was dominated by Arithmetic. The other major topic was Data Interpretation. The difficulty level of this section was higher than usual.


MICAT 2018 Cut off

MICAT 2018 cut off will be declared as part of the MICAT selection process in the month February 2018. The final result will be released on February 28, 2018 and the cut off will be declared on the same day by coaching institutes as MICA does not release any official cut off.

MICA does not declare an official cutoff for PGDMC. Final selection will be reached upon by calculating the composite score based on 50% of CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT score. MICAT Cut off 2018 might range between 59-61. The expected MICAT Cut off 2018 is given below:

SectionNo. of questionsSectional cut off/ number of questions to attempt
Psychometric test35All questions are compulsory
Verbal ability2515-16
Quantitative ability25-277-8
General awareness256-7
Divergent- convergent reasoning309-10
Descriptive test46
Overall140-14459-61

MICAT 2018 Selection Procedure

The selection process of PGDM-C involves three steps:

Step 1- A candidate has to take at least one of these three exams- CAT (2016), XAT (2017) and GMAT (2015 onwards).

Step 2- Candidates will have to appear for the institute’s entrance exam- MICAT. They will be assessed upon Psychometric (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General awareness (GA), Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT), and Descriptive Test (DT).

Step 3- Based on their performance in the MICA Admission Test (MICAT), candidates are shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI). The selection rounds will be held in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.

Check MICAT Selection Procedure 2018


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