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MICAT exam analysis

Last Updated - May 14, 2015

Mudra Institute of Communications entrance test is on February 15, 2015. It is not completely multiple choice question paper. MICAT is both subjective and objective paper. In order to clear the exam, one needs to show his/her creative ideas apart from doing quantitative aptitude, English and reasoning.

MICAT 2015 will consist of two sections. Duration of exam is 125 minutes. First section will be subjective consisting of four questions. It includes essay writing, story writing. Second section is categorized into three parts:- part 1 is a psychometric test, part 2 is reasoning and verbal ability, part 3 is general awareness.

Duration of exam and number of questions changes every year. MICAT analysis of last four years is given below:-

YearSectionsNumber of QuestionsDuration
2010Part I

  1. Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Ability/Logical Reasoning Data Interpretation
  4. Verbal Ability


Part II

Psychometric Test


Part III

Creative Ability Test

  1. 36
  2. 25
  3. 30
  4. 34

Total — 125


Part II — 125


Part III – 3

Part I – 90 minutesPart II — 30 minutesPart III — 30 minutesTotal — 150 minutes
2011Part I

  1. Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Ability/Logical Reasoning Data Interpretation
  4. Verbal Ability


Part II — Creative Writing Skills

  1. Essay Writing
  2. Story Writing


Part III — Psychometric Test

  1. 35
  2. 25
  3. 30
  4. 30

Total — 120

Part I & II – 135 minutesPart III — 30 minutesTotal — 165 minutes
  1. Divergent Thinking & Creative Potential
  2. General Awareness
  3. Written Communication Ability Test
  4. Psychometric Test


  1. 35
  2. 25
  3. 2
  4. 30

Total – 92

115 minutes
2013Section I – Arguments & EssaySection II

  1. Psychometric Test
  2. Reasoning and Verbal Ability
  3. General Knowledge
Section I — 3Section II

  1. 30
  2. 35
  3. 25

Total – 90

Section I — 35 minutesSection II — 90 minutesTotal — 125 minutes

In 2010 and 2011, there were sections on quantitative aptitude, verbal and reasoning. In 2012, there were questions on creative and intelligence. MICAT 2013 had questions from all the sections except quantitative aptitude.

Difficulty of exam is between moderate and difficult. Multiple choice questions on quantitative aptitude, verbal ability and reasoning section are comparatively easy than other MBA entrance tests. Creative ability is more important than preparation for other sections.

Following is the section wise topics analysis of the previous MICAT exams


Questions from this section are from

  • Clue and alternatives
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Missing Number
  • Word Association

Data sufficiency, statement and visual reasoning questions are generally easy. In 2013, it was a moderate section.

General awareness

Questions from this section are usually on media, advertising, marketing, films, general and social issues and general global awareness. Its difficulty level is usually moderate to tough.

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Quantitative Ability

This section asks questions from following topics:-

  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Mixture
  • Time & Speed
  • Series
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
  • Set theory
  • Integral Calculus
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation
  • Analytical Reasoning Sets

This section is comparatively difficult and tough from the rest parts.


Verbal ability

This section was easy to moderate difficulty level. It comprises of 2 reading comprehension and English usage from following topics:-

  • Sentence completion
  • Preposition
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Statement Assumption
  • Grammar & Semantics


Divergent Thinking and Creative Reasoning

It is second name for analytical reasoning section which came in MICAT 2012 exam. This section is tough.  Questions in this section are from topics:-

  • Word association
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Implicit Statement
  • Assumption


Essay/Story Writing/Positive and Negative Arguments

Creative ability questions changes every year. Essay writing and story writing questions are predominant. In 2013 exam, there was a statement based on which three questions were asked- first was to write five points in favor of the given statement, second was to write five points against the statement, third was to write an essay either in against or favor of the given statement.

Last four years essay topics are given below:-


MICAT 2010Tax Deduction to Women as they take care of educational and health needs of a family
MICAT 2011Trial by Media
MICAT 2012Larger states should be divided into smaller states
MICAT 2013Facebook is leading today's youth astray


Students are given a picture for story writing question. In MICAT 2013, there were nine pictures of zebra, flower, red fort, pulses, caricature of a book reading caterpillar, a pink dress, tree house, a set of playing blocks and bed. All of those were needed for writing.

Psychometric test

It is compulsory to attempt this section. It has no negative marking. It has three sets. First part consists of thirty questions and candidates need to attempt 10 questions out of these. It will describe their personality. Second part comprises of two arguments which candidates need to rank those according to their personality. In third part, candidates have to rank various responses on scale of 1 to 6.

What MICA expects from you

This entrance exam is designed to test analytical ability, verbal ability, logical reasoning, divergent thinking, written communication skills, creativity potential and general awareness of candidates. They need to be well read, creative, have innovative mind. They must be aware of current social and industry issues. They should have regular newspaper reading habit and msut have practice in analytical and creative writing.



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