MICAT 2018 - Exam Dates, Pattern, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility

About the MICAT Examination

MICAT 2018

  • MICA stands for Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. 
  • Offers the Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDM-C), Crafting Creative Communication (CCC) and Fellow Programme in Management-Communications (FPM-C).
  • MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) used for selection of PGDM-C 2019-2021 batch. It is conducted twice a year in over 48 cities across the country. Better of the two MICAT Scores is considered. A student may choose to write both MICAT I & II. Section A, B, and C of MICAT may not appear in the same order.

  • If a candidate has appeared for more than one exam (CAT, XAT and GMAT) the better of the two/ best of the three exams performance will be considered.

Selection tests and procedure


Kindly update your score options in the online application form which you would like to submit (i.e. CAT 2018, XAT 2019 & GMAT 2017 onwards). After receiving your CAT score, XAT Registration No. and GMAT score, please update the details on our website on or before 30th January 2019. (please mention your XAT Registration no. only and we will collect the score from XLRI).

  (ii)  MICA Admission Test (MICAT)

All candidates are assessed on MICAT, which consists of 3 sections

  • Section A: Psychometric Test

  • Section B: (has 4 sub-sections) - Verbal ability, Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation, General awareness; Divergent and Convergent Thinking

  • Section C: Descriptive Test.

(iii) Preparation of Shortlist of the candidates for GE & PI

  • Section A of MICAT (Psychometric test) is a qualifier.

  • Those who qualify on the Psychometric, their relative performance on CAT/XAT/GMAT will be considered. Candidates clearing a minimum cut-off in CAT /XAT total percentile/GMAT score shall be considered.

  • Those who qualify based on the CAT/XAT/GMAT performance, their Section B of MICAT will be assessed.

  • Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in *Normalized Scores of Section B of MICAT shall have their Section C of MICAT Assessed. Each section will have its own cut-off.

  • Those who qualify on the basis of a, b, c and d (on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Normalized Scores of Section C of MICAT) shall be considered for short listing for GE and PI. Short listed candidates will be called for GE and PI at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai. (GE & PI candidate list is prepared on the Composite Score formula of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT scores) 

(iv)  Final merit list preparation 

All those who meet the criteria described above, their final composite score shall be created based on the following weightage:

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%
  • MICAT: 30%

  • GE: 20%

  • PI: 30%

Important dates

Important Dates

  • Registration – Online
    August 23 2018-November 20 ,2018 11:50 pm
  • Admit Card Release
    November 26, 2018
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online
    December 01,2018
  • Result
    March 25, 2019

Form Fee MICAT 2018 :

MICAT Application Fee is Rs. 1985.

Modes of Payment

  • Online: Through Credit/Debit Cards (VISA/Master)
  • Create a demand draft (DD) of the test fees from any Bank in favour of MICA payable at Ahmedabad through BLUE DART courier along with Payment Advice Form to be filled and signed by the candidates.
  • Aspirants can take a printout of the Payment Advice form, sign and send it along with the DD to the MICA at the following address:

    Admissions Office, MICA, Shela,

    Ahmedabad - 380 058, India,

    Phone: 02717 – 308250 / 308313.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline.
  • Candidates appearing in final year of Graduation can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification.

Maximum Intake

The maximum intake for PGDM-C is 180 students. (It is likely to be substantially increased).

Exam Format
Online test

Test Subjects

  • Descriptive Test
  • Verbal Ability (VA)
  • Quantitative Ability (QA)
  • General Awareness (GA)
  • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)
  • Psychometric Test (DT)
    Parts Section No. of Questions Time Allotted
    Section I Descriptive Test 4 35 Minutes
    Section II
    Verbal Ability (VA)
    Quantitative Ability (QA)
    General Awareness (GA)

    Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)





    1 Hour 45 Minutes

    Section III Test (DT) 36 25 Minutes


MICAT 2017 exam was of 2 hours 45 Minutes duration.

MICAT Syllabus


MICAT syllabus for Quantitative Ability

In this section, candidates should prepare the following topics.

Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc.) Ratios and Proportion
Heights & Distance Percentages
Profit & Loss Averages, Time-Speed-Distance
Work and time Number system
HCF – LCM Geometric Progression
Arithmetic progression Arithmetic mean
Geometric mean Harmonic mean
Median and Mode Number Base System
Simple Interest & Compound Interest Venn Diagram
Probability Permutations & Combinations
Vectors Binomial Expansion
Coordinate geometry Logarithm
Calendar, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers Maxima & Minima Progression


MICAT syllabus 2018 for General Awareness

In this section, candidates are evaluated on their knowledge of GK and current affairs. Candidates should be well-acquainted with the current affairs of last one year or six months. The questions are mainly asked from the following topics.

Politics Finance
Business History
World records Sports
Science Geography
Literature Indian Constitution, Nation and states


MICAT syllabus for Divergent - Convergent Reasoning

This section comprises questions that are designed to assess the problem-solving approach of the candidates. Questions will be both from verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The questions are based on the below-mentioned topics.

Data Sufficiency Sequence and Series
Statement – Assumption Visual Reasoning and Word Association

These tests assess analytical, writing ability and creative skills of candidates. In Descriptive test questions will be based on pictures where candidates have to combine those and write a story out of it. Candidates will also get questions on letter writing.

Test Cities

  • Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Ajmer, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Faridabad,Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Muzaffarnagar, Nagpur, Noida, Panjim, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Surat, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam


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