MICAT 2021: Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Important Dates, Selection

MICA Admissions Test 2021

MICAT exam is conducted by Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad(MICA) for its flagship PGDM program in Communication(PGDM-C) and regular PGDM. MICA was established in 1991 and is known in India for Strategic Marketing & Communication.

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MICAT 2021 Timeline

Particulars Tentative Dates
MICAT 1 Online Registration closes by 25th Nov 2020
MICAT 1 admit card 2nd Dec 2020
MICAT 1 exam 5th Dec 2020
MICAT 2 Online Registration 20th Jan 2021
MICAT 2 admit card 27th Jan 2021
MICAT 2 exam 30th Jan 2021

MICAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have completed graduation
  • The candidates in final year of graduation students can also apply.
  • The candidates must have a non-zero score in any one exam from CAT 2020, XAT 2021 or GMAT to appear for MICAT exam


MICAT 2021 Application Fee is Rs. 1985

MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The MICAT has 3 sections – Psychometric, General, Descriptive.

  • Section A – Psychometric Test – 30 minutes
  • Section B – Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General awareness; Divergent and Convergent Thinking – 1 hours 45 minutes
  • Section C – Descriptive Test – 30 minutes

The exam duration is of 2 hours 45 minutes


Section A – Psychometric Test

  • 150 questions are to be attempted in 30 minutes
  • There is no Negative marking
  • It is important to answer all questions in the Psychometric section
  • The unattempted question will be allotted 0 mark


Section B

  • 100 questions that are MCQ format – multiple-choice questions
  • +1 mark for the correct answer, -0.25 marks for an incorrect answer
Sub-section Questions
Verbal Ability 25
Quant & DI 25
General Awareness 25
Divergent Convergent Reasoning 26

Section C – Descriptive Test

Example – ‘Public opinion is vital for policymaking’ – Present 3 arguments for the statement.
(Provide about 250 words space to write)

MICAT Selection Process
  • The candidates appear for MICAT exam
  • Shortlisting for Group exercise and Personal interview
  • Merit list


*Students qualifying MICAT will be shortlisted for GE-PI i.e. Group exercise and Personal interview


Weightage for final selection

  • CAT or XAT or GMAT: 20%
  • MICAT: 30%
  • Group Exercise: 20%
  • Personal Interview: 30%

Read more: How to excel in MICA GE-PI

MICAT 2021 Syllabus

The students preparing for CAT exam will not require separate preparation for Section B.

There are free psychometric tests available on the internet that will help in the preparation of Section A

For Section C, one can check bestgdtopics.com to explore descriptive topics.


Click here to view MICAT sample question paper

MICAT 2021 Registration

MICA has 2 programs: PGDM-C and PGDM.

  • The candidates can opt for PGDM-C and/or PGDM program.
  • The candidates who want to opt for both the programs will have to mark the program of their first preference as priority 1 and the second program of second preference as priority 2.

The registration will begin from October 2020. The rest details will be updated after the release of an official document by MICA.


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