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MICAT 2019

Last Updated - January 29, 2018

MICAT 2019 is a university level entrance examination conducted by Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), Ahmedabad. It offers admission to courses in Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDMC). MICAT is conducted twice in a year as MICAT-I and MICAT-II. Candidates will have to take at least one of the three eligibility exams: CAT, XAT and GMAT to appear in MICAT.

Nearly 8000 students register each year to compete against a total of 180 seats. Check below all important highlights of MICAT 2019 exam.

  • MICAT-I 2019 is expected to take place in the third week of December 2018 while MICAT-II will be held in the third week of February 2019.
  • The official notification for the same has not yet been released.
  • MICAT Application Form 2019 will be made available in the online mode only.
  • Separate forms will be issued for both, details of which have been mentioned r in the article.
  • Candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility norms required to appear for the exam.
  • MICAT Admit Card will release a few days prior to the respective exam.
  • It is an online exam, with both the papers having different exam pattern.
  • MICAT Result for paper-1 will release in January while result for paper-2 will release in February 2019.

Based on MICAT scores, candidates are further shortlisted for Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. Find all details regarding the exam further in this article.

MICAT 2019 Highlights

MICAT Full FormMICA Admission Test
TypeNational Level Screening Test
PeriodicityTwice a year
CoursePGDM-C (Graduate Diploma in Management – Communication)
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
Conducted byMudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad
MICAT EligibilityMinimum 50% in bachelor’s degree
MICA Contact Details02717 308 250 |

MICAT 2019 Important Dates

Tentative dates for registration, admit card, exam and results for MICAT 2019 are as mentioned below.

Registration starting date4th week of September 20181st week of January 2019
Registration closing dateLast week of November 20181st week of February 2019
Issue of call letter/admit card2nd week of December 20182nd week of February 2019
Exam date3rd week of December 20183rd week of February 2019
Declaration of Result1st week of January 2019Last week of February 2019
Shortlisting for Group Exercise and Personal InterviewLast week of February 2019
GE-PI Ahmedabad (MICA)1st week of March 2019
GE-PI (Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai)2nd week of March 2019
Final ResultsLast week of March 2019

MICAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

For admission in MICAT, candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must apply with their scores of CAT 2018 / XAT 2019 /GMAT (2017 onwards).
  • They must hold Bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Those candidates who are appearing in the final year graduation examinations are also eligible to apply.
  • Foreign Nationals/ NRI’s need to have a valid GMAT Score (600+) taken after 2012 and a passport.

MICAT 2019 Application Form

MICAT 2019 Application Form can be filled and submitted through online mode only at the official website. The registration for paper-1 shall take place from September 2018 till November 2018 while that for paper-2 will be held from 1st week of January till first week of February 2019.

Candidates will first need to register themselves on the official website in order to proceed for filling in the application form. Follow these steps to fill MICAT Application Form.

  • Visit the official website of MICA
  • Click on the link ‘MICAT 2019 Registration’
  • Fill details such as Applicant name, mobile number, email address, security code and agree to the terms & conditions
  • Note down your User Id and Password
  • Login as “existing user” and fill the application form
  • Details in the form include Personal details, postal address, education details, experience details, test city.
  • Upload a photograph in the requisite format & size.
  • Submit your MICAT Application Form and pay the application fee
  • Take a print out of the submitted form and keep it safe for future reference

MICAT 2019 Registration Fee

  • The registration fee of MICAT 2019 is INR1965.
  • The payment can be done through Credit Card, Demand Draft and Counter Payment (cash payment in MICA admission office).
  • The DD should be drawn in the favour of ‘MICA’ payable at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

MICAT 2019 Admit Card

Admit cards for MICAT 2019 will be issued to the candidates in 2nd week of December 2018 for MICAT-I and in 2nd week of February 2019 for MICAT-II. Admits cards will be issued against successful online registration at the official website.

Selected candidates will be required to download their admit cards from the official website. MICAT Admit Card is a mandatory document to be carried at the exam center along with a photo identity proof. Follow these steps to download MICAT Admit Card.

  • Visit the official website of MICAT
  • Log-in using registered id and password which was auto-generated during the registration process
  • Click on the admit card link
  • Enter your application number and Date of Birth
  • MICAT 2018 Admit Card will be displayed
  • Download the Admit Card and take printout for further use

MICAT 2019 Exam Centers

MICAT 2019 will be conducted across 39 centers in India.

MeerutNavi MumbaiMumbai

MICAT 2019 Exam Pattern

MICAT will be held twice a year following a particular admission cycle. The candidates will be tested on Psychometric, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, Divergent-Convergent Reasoning and Descriptive Test. Check below the highlights of MICAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Mode of examinationOnline
Number of papers2
Number of sections6
Total questions140
Nature of questionsSubjective and Objective
Language of examEnglish
Duration of exam2.5 hours
MAT Marking SchemePaper 1- No negative marking Paper 2- -0.25 marks for an incorrect answer

MICAT 2019 exam will comprise 2 papers to be completed in 125 minutes (Paper-1: 35 minutes and Paper-2: 90 minutes). MICAT-I consists of descriptive type questions while MICAT –II comprises objective questions. Distribution of questions in both he papers has been tabulated 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

As per MICAT Marking Scheme, there is no negative marking for Paper-1 while any wrong answer in Paper-2 attracts a penalty of 0.25 marks. 

MICAT 2019 Result

MICAT Result will be announced online on the official website. The result for MICAT-I will be released in the first week of January 2019 and for MICAT-II in the last week of February 2019. Candidates can check their scores on the website by using their login credentials.

Follow these steps to check MICAT Result:

  1. Log on to the official website of MICAT
  2. Enter your MICA ID and Password
  3. Click on Result tab
  4. Enter your Roll Number, Date of Birth and Application number
  5. MICAT Score Card will be displayed on the computer screen
  6. Download it for further use

MICAT Cut Off 2019

MICA does not declare an official cut off for PGDMC. Final selection of the candidates depends on the composite score based on 50% of CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT score. MICAT Cut Off 2018 might range from 59-61. The expected MICAT Cut Off 2019 is given below:

SectionNo. of QuestionsSectional Cut offs/Number of questions to attempt
Psychometric Test35All questions are mandatory
Verbal Ability2515 - 16
Quantitative Ability25 - 277 - 8
General Awareness256 - 7
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning309 - 10
Descriptive Test46
Overall140 - 14459 - 61

MICAT 2019 Selection Procedure

Once MICAT 2019 Result is declared, selected candidates will be invited for GE/PI at various MICA campuses. The list for the same will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-1and /or 2 or better of the two scores if a candidate has taken both MICAT I and MICAT II. Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for GE/PI based on the total MICAT scaled score.

MICAT scorecards and GE/PI call letter can be downloaded by logging from the official website. Short listed candidates will be called for GE and PI at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

The list of shortlisted candidates for Group Exercise and Personal Interview will be declared in last week of February 2019. Final results based on the candidate's MICAT total score and GE/PI performance will be declared in the Last week of March 2019. The final merit list of candidates selected for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDMC) in MICA will be prepared based on the candidates score in

 a) CAT 2018/XAT 2019/GMAT 2017 (onwards)

b) MICAT-I and MICAT-II scores

c) Performance in GE/PI.


Ques. Can I appear for both MICAT-I and MICAT-II?

Ans. Yes. One can appear in both MICATs. The best of two exams score will be considered.

Ques. Is there separate application form for MICAT-I and MICAT-II?

Ans. Yes. Candidates need to fill in separate application form for both exams.

Ques. Can I register for MICAT-2 later if I am not appearing for MICAT-1?

Ans. Yes you can register later for MICAT-II. You can give both or either of them. Shortlisting of GE/PI candidates will be done on the basis of MICAT-1and /or 2 or better of the two scores if a candidate has taken both MICAT-1 and MICAT-2.

Ques. What is the mode of examination for MICAT?

Ans. MICAT is a computer based exam and conducted online only.

Ques. What are the CAT and MICAT cut offs for MICA?

Ans. According to some reports, CAT cut-off used to be 90 percentile till 2009 but the new rules don't talk about any cut-off. One is just required to appear for CAT before MICAT.

To get a general idea, there are 160 seats in MICA for which around 800 are invited for GE/PI. 6000-8000 candidates appear for MICAT every year which means that a candidate needs to be in the top 10% to get a call. That roughly translates to 90 percentile.

Ques. What is the weightage given to CAT/XAT/GMAt scores, MICAT scores and GE/PI scores for final selection to MICA?

Ans. MICA considers only 2% of the CAT and XAT score. 50% weightage is given to MICAT scores while 8% weightage is given to performance in Group Exercise (GE) and 30% weightage is given Personal Interview (PI).



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