MICAT 2020 – Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad, released MICAT admit card on mica.ac.in. MICAT 1 is due to be held on December 07 and candidates must carry admit card on the exam day. The institute has also opened registration for MICAT 2 and the exam will be held on January 25, 2019. MICA holds MICA admission test for intake of eligible candidates in PGDM and PGDMC programme. Check MICAT 2020 II and II exam dates, application process, admit card details, syllabus and more details from this page.
In order to appear in MICAT 2020 it is mandatory to have valid scores of CAT/ XAT/ GMAT. Candidates need to be aware of all the important events in regard with the MICAT I and II 2020. Candidates can refer to the table below and know all the MICAT 2020 important dates here.
MICAT 2020 Event Calendar
|Events||Dates for MICAT – I||Dates for MICAT – II|
|MICAT 2020 Registration starts||09 Oct 2019||26 Nov 2019|
|Last date to submit MICAT 2020 Applications||16 Jan 2020 (at 11:50 PM)|
|MICAT 2020 Admit Card download||03 Dec 2019||22 Jan 2020|
|MICAT 2020 Exam date||07 Dec 2019||25 Jan 2020|
|MICAT Result declaration 2020||23 Dec 2019||14 Feb 2020|
|MICAT GI & PI Shortlisting||14 feb 2019||14 feb 2019|
|GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad||02-03 Mar 2020||02-03 Mar 2020|
|GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai||05-07 Mar 2020||05-07 Mar 2020|
|GE & PI at Delhi and Kolkata||13-15 Mar 2020||13-15 Mar 2020|
|MICAT Final Result 2020||Last week of March 2020||Last week of March 2020|
MICAT 2020 Admit Card
The Institute issued MICAT Admit Card 2020 online at its official website, mica.ac.in. The user ID and password generated at the time of MICAT registration are needed to login and download MICAT 2020 admit card. Candidates need to carry a printed copy of the admit card on the day of the MICAT exam. The MICAT admit card consist of personal details of the candidate along with the exam details like reporting timings, address of the test centre details.
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Things to carry at MICAT 2020 Test Center:
Admit is a mandatory item to be carried in the Examination. In addition candidates need to carry the following documents :
- Two hard copies of Aadhar Card
- Scanned copy of Identity Proof for Verification
MICAT 2020 Application Form
MICA released the MICAT 2020 registration form online for all the interested and eligible candidates. The official website of MICA (mica.ac.in) hosts the application form. Candidates need to note that there is NO offline form available for the MICAT 2020. In order to apply online for MICAT 2020, the candidates need to register first. Then, they need to fill-in some details including the personal details, academic details, and more. Filling the application form also includes upload of photograph and signature along with the payment of the application fee.
MICAT 2020 Application Fee – Candidates need to pay an amount of Rs. 1985/- by online mode. Candidates can pay the fee in any of the following methods available to them.
|1. Net Banking|
|2. Credit Card|
|3. Debit Card|
|4. Demand Draft|
Documents required while filling the Application Form:
- E-mail ID
- Personal Details
- Active Phone number
- Educational Qualifications
- Scanned Image of Photograph
- Scanned image of Signature
- Net Banking Details
MICAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Applying for the MICAT candidates need to fufill the eligibility criteria laid down by the MICA. Fufilling the MICAT eligibility criteria includes certain criteria to be attained by the candidate including the nationality and educational qualifications. Candidates can go through the detailed MICAT 2020 eligibility criteria from below.
Nationality: Both Indian and NRIs can apply for MICAT 2020.
- Candidates must have appeared in one of the three exams CAT 2019 / XAT 2020 / GMAT (2018 onwards).
- Candidate must have valid Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) system or equivalent qualification in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Important Points to note
1. Candidates appearing for Final Examinations for their Bachelor degree or any other equivalent course can also apply for MICAT 2020.
2. Candidates who demonstrate aptitude for expressing, assessing, and /or conceiving ideas that move people to action and achieve business results tend to stand a better chance of being shortlisted.
MICAT 2020 Exam Centers
At the time of filling in details in the MICAT 2020 Application Form, the candidates have to select the test centre. List of the test centres for MICAT 2020 is provided in the table below.
What’s New in MICAT 2020?
Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) has incorporated the following changes in MICAT 2020 as compared to the past year’s trends. Candidates can check the changes below:
- Candidates can now apply for Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Communications (PGDM-C) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
- The new PGDM program will have an enhanced focus on Marketing, Branding, Design and Digital Transformation. Furthermore, the admission for the PDGM program will be in accordance with the ranks on the already declared merit list.
- In the MICAT 2020 Application Form, the candidates have the choice to opt for the PGDM-C and/or PGDM programme.
- Those who choose to opt for both the Programme will have to mark the programme of their first preference as priority 1 and the second programme of second preference as priority 2.
MICAT 2020 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for MICAT 2020 must be known to the candidate before starting the preparation for the same. This leads to giving an edge to the candidate before ths start of the exam. In order to prepare for the exam, it is important that a candidate must be well-familiar with the MICAT exam pattern.
- Mode of the exam: MICAT 2020 is a Computer based Test (CBT)
- Duration of the exam: The exam is of 2 hour 50 minutes
- Number of questions: It is expected that there shall be 145 number of questions
- Name of the sections: MICAT 2020 is divided into 04 sections. Section A is Psychometric (P),; Section B consist of Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General awareness (GA), Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT), and Section C consist of questions from Descriptive Test (DT)
MICAT 2020 Syllabus
MICA does not release any official syllabus for MICAT 2020. For preparation purpose you may refer to below given important topics:
MICAT 2020 Syllabus for Quantitative Ability
- Data Interpretation
- LCM & HCF
- Profit and Loss
MICAT 2020 Syllabus for Verbal Ability
- Reading Comprehension
- Fill in the blanks
- Jumbled sentences
- Error Correction
- Synonyms and Antonyms
MICAT 2020 Syllabus for General Awareness
- Science and Research
- Politics and Sports News
- Business Brands and Media
- Indian Constitution
- Current Affairs
MICAT 2020 Syllabus for Divergent and Convergent Thinking
- Visual Reasoning
- Data sufficiency
- Sequence and Series
- Statement Assumption
- Word Association
MICAT 2020 Important Books
In order to score good marks in MICAT 2020 candidates need to prepare with the best recommended books. Following are some important books which might help you prepare for the examination.
|Psychometric Test for dummies||Liam Healy||Buy Here|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma||Buy Here|
|Proficiency in Reading Comprehension||Ajay Singh||Buy Here|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Ajay Singh||Buy Here|
|Logical Reasoning||Arihant/ Arun Sharma||Buy Here|
MICAT 2020 Preparation Tips
No exam is difficult if your preparation is with full dedication and thorough study of important topics and sections to be covered in the Examination. MICAT includes 3 main sections so prepare according to the requirement of that particular section.
- Stick to the Syllabus. Prepare according to the Syllabus provided for MICAT 2020.
- Preparation must start early. Prepare your schedule accordingly and start following it on a daily basis.
- Study the Exam Pattern and prepare a strategy accordingly.
- Read newspaper daily to improve your General Knowledge
- Start working on your thought process.
- Improve your qualitative and quantitative skills.
- Study different topics for Essay writing part. Improve your writing skills and speed.
- Candidates must study and prepare by solving previous year Question Papers
- Practice Mock Tests for MICAT 2020.
- Prepare and practice from different resources available including books and Online information resources.
- Study from the best books available for preparation Offline and Online.
MICAT 2020 Result
As it is known that the MICAT is conducted in two different sessions, the result for both the sessions of MICAT 2020 is declared seperately at the MICA official website (mica.ac.in). Candidates are shortlisted for admission on the basis of their performance in MICAT-I and / or II or better of the two relative performance if candidate has appeared in both the sections. This is prepared on the basis on the Composite Score formula of 50% CAT / XAT / GMAT and 50% MICAT. Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in two MICAT’s are shortlisted for GE & PI based on the total MICAT score.
MICAT 2020 Cut Off
MICA does not release any official Cut-off List for MICAT 2020. Cut-off is basically minimum marks that candidates must secure in order to be eligible for the next round of MICAT 2020. Cut-off is based on section wise Scaled scores calculated using Normalisation Formula
MICAT 2020 Merit List Compilation
Merit for MICAT 2020 is prepared considering the following points:
- Majority recommendation by all the panel members of PI.
- At least 3.5 point or more in GE
- At least 4 point or more in PI
- After the completion of the above mentioned criteria A Final composite score is created on the basis of following weightage :
|CAT/ XAT/ GMAT||20%|
|MICAT (Scaled scores)||30%|
MICAT 2020 Selection Process
The candidates are shortlisted for admission in PGDMC and PGDM on the basis of the following criterion:
- Psychometric Test is a qualifier. Those who qualify this Test their CAT/ XAT/ GMAT relative performance is considered.
- Those who qualify based on the CAT/XAT cut-off or GMAT score is assessed for the following MICAT sections: Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General awareness (GA), and Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT).
- Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Scores for each of these sections (namely: VA, QADI, GA and DCT)
- Shortlist is prepared on the basis of MICAT-I and /or II or better of the two relative performance if candidate has appeared in both the sections. (This is prepared on the basis on the Composite Score formula of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT* and 50% MICAT). Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in two MICAT’s are shortlisted for GE & PI based on the Total MICAT score.
Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA)
Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) Established in 1991, conducts the Mudra Institute of Communication Admission Test (MICAT). It is the only residential institute in the country, dedicated in creating leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication. MICA offers a wide-range of academic programmes including three residential programs: the Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDM-C), Crafting Creative Communication (CCC) and Fellow Programme in Management-Communications (FPM-C). In addition, it also offers a wide range of Online programs.
micat 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : Yes, MICA prefers the incumbent candidates to have relevant work experience.
Ans : For MICAT-1: 2854 number of candidates applied for the test, whereas, for MICAT-2, about 4662 number of candidates applied.
Ans : For the previous year, it is not known, about 748 candidates were shortlisted in MICAT GE-PI round.
Ans : The placements at MICA are phenomenal. The average salary in MICA Placement 2019 has gone up to Rs.12.80 lakhs. The Institute has maintained a record of 100% campus placement by top recruiters for its flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C).
Ans : MICAT 1 and MICAT 2 are the same exams which are conducted by MICA. The Institute conducts the entrance exam twice a year which is known by the name of - MICAT 1 and MICAT 2. You can either register to appear once or can apply for both. Better of the two MICAT Scores is used for shortlisting.
Ans : For MICAT 2020, CAT 2019 score will be accepted.
Ans : Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) conducts the MICAT examination.
Ans : Candidates can apply for the MICAT examination on the official site i.e. mica.ac.in.
Official Website: mica.ac.in
For more information regarding MICAT 2020, download previous year’s Information brochure.