MICAT 2018 comprises Psychometric Test, Verbal Ability (VA), Quantitative Ability (QA), General Awareness (GA), Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) and Descriptive Test (DT). As per MICAT exam pattern, the exam will be held for 165 minutes duration. The question paper will be divided into three parts and carried 145 objective as well as descriptive type questions and was divided into three parts. There is no negative marking for Part I and III while Part II has a negative marking of 0.25 percent. MICAT assess a candidates creative, analytical and verbal skills as well as the overall intelligence of the candidates.

MICAT exam pattern

Number of questions
Time duration
Section 1
Descriptive Test
4 questions
35 minutes
Section 2
Divergent Convergent Reasoning
30 Questions
105 minutes
General Awareness
25 Questions
Verbal Ability
25 Questions
Quantitative Analysis
25 Questions
Section 3
Psychometric Test
36 Questions
25 minutes

MICAT Selection Procedure 2018

The selection procedure of MICAT 2018 can be divided into three parts –

  • First, the candidates must appear for CAT/ XAT/ GMAT exam. Only the candidates who have appeared for one of these exams are eligible for MICAT.
  • The second stage comprises MICAT 2018 exam. To appear for this exam, the candidates must fill and submit the application form within the specified dates.
  • In the third stage, Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) will be conducted. For GE and PI, the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of MICAT 2018 scores.

After the completion of the above-mentioned steps, the final result will be declared and the successful candidates will be allotted seats in the Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications (PGDM-C) offered by MICA. Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appears in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for GE & PI based on the total scaled scores.

Weightages for final composite scores

Category Weightages
GE 20%
PI 30%