MICAT 2019 – The registration for MICAT has been over on November 20, 2018. The Admit Card for MICAT 2019 1st Phase has been released on November 26, 2018. The Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad conducts the exam in two-phase in a year ie MICAT I & II. MICAT-II registration will start from January 03, 2019. The test conducts for admission to PGDM-C courses at the national level. The MICAT 2019 Exam Date is December 02, 2018 for MICAT-I 2019 and February 09, 2019 for MICAT-II. Candidates will get the final admission on the basis of marks in CAT/XAT/GMAT, written test, and GE & PI. For more information regarding MICAT 2019 eligibility, application form, pattern, syllabus, colleges, cut off, admit card, result and much more read the below article.
The PGDM-C course in MICA has evolved into one of the renowned and premier programmes in the country. According to the selection process, it is necessary that candidates appear for MICAT 2019 and CAT/XAT/GMAT as well.
MICAT 2019 Exam Date – Schedule of important dates regarding MICAT 2019 is available below. Have a look at the table and mark the important dates in your calendar.
|Opening date of Application Form||24 August 2018||03 Jan 2019|
|Closing date of MICAT 2019 Application Form||20 Nov 2018||30 Jan 2019|
|Release date of Admit card||26 Nov 2018||04 Feb 2019|
|MICAT 2019 Exam Date||
01 Dec 2018
|09 Feb 2019|
|Date of Result||18 Dec 2018||19 Feb 2019|
|GE and PI Shortlist||19 Feb 2019|
|Final MICAT 2019 Result||25 Mar 2019|
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MICAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for appearing in MICAT 2019 is as follows:
- It requires a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline. The course must be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
- Candidates in final year of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.
- Valid scorecard of MICAT 2019 and CAT/XAT/GMAT exam.
MICAT 2019 Registration
MICAT 2019 Registration Form has been released by Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. The application form is available online. Interested candidates have to check the eligibility criteria before applying. Candidate should keep all the important documents ready prior to the application form process. To complete the application process, you need to enter personal details, academic details, contact information, exam center choice, and finally upload the photograph in the prescribed format. After entering the correct details in MICAT 2019 application form proceed with fee payment. The amount to remit the application fee is Rs. 1985.
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MICAT 2019 Exam Centres
MICAT 2019 will be held in different cities across the country. Below you can find the complete list of exam centres that are going to be set up for the candidates to appear for the exam without any difficulty. You need to choose the exam centres while filling MICAT 2019 application form.
MICAT 2019 Exam Pattern
There are six parts in MICAT 2019 exam. You have to prepare for the paper as per the topics included in this examination. There are approximately 140-150 questions. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours and 45 minutes or 165 minutes in total.
Negative Marking – To score well in the examination you need to understand that the marking scheme is not generally disclosed. Though as per the research, subjective type questions and the Psychometric test questions do not have negative marking. Rest all the sections in the examination has negative marking. Most importantly, all questions of the Psychometric test are compulsory. Moreover, you need to answer it truly as there is not going to be any negative marking in it.
|Sections||No. of Questions (Expected)|
|Analytical and Verbal Ability||25|
|Logical Reasoning||25 – 27|
How to Prepare for MICAT 2019?
To prepare for MICAT 2019 you need to focus on both objective and subjective type of questions. You must prepare for MICAT 2019 section wise and topic-wise. This is not just going to make your preparation easy but also you will be able to cover all the topics and properly.
This is that part of the paper, which is unpredictable and completely random. Basically, your creative skills are put to test in this sections. You might be asked to write on any topics from politics to business and creative writing. Sometimes you have to write on a topic that might include two or three social events or issues.
Another part includes forming a story on the basis of 4 different images given to you. There is no set pattern to arrange the pictures and start the story. It’s all about your creativity and how far you can think. To score in this section you must read current trends and issues. Also, start reading short stories and understand the plot of the stories you read. Read articles and dive deep into it.
In this section, your must-read topics like business, marketing, current events, politics, brands, companies & taglines, start-ups, social films, advertising agencies, etc. You need to understand that general awareness can’t be gained in a day or two. Keep yourself updated on daily basis. Refer online blogs, newsletters, online news, magazines. Also get an idea about media and communication trends.
This section doesn’t have any right or wrong answer. You need to mark the responses as you feel like is correct. Your psychology and personality are going to be tested through this test of MICAT 2019. You don’t need to prepare for this part of the paper. It just tests and pinpoints your personality.
Preparation of Other Sections
If you are preparing for CAT/ XAT/ GMAT or other MBA entrance exams. In such a case you will be preparing yourself for the remaining sections of MICAT 2019. To score well in Quants you need to clear your basics. You need to focus more on probability, Venn diagrams, equations, etc.
For Analytical and Verbal Ability section you need to study para jumbles, fill in the blanks, para completion, etc. To cover other topics you should have hands-on practice of visual reasoning, word association, data sufficiency and much more.
Sample Paper to Prepare for MICAT 2019
Applicants who are preparing for the exam need to solve previous year question papers and take mock tests. This is going to prepare them for MICAT 2019 more properly. Moreover, you can solve sample papers and practice solving the questions in the limited time. For reference, we have provided a sample paper in the window below. You can download it and take a print out of it for solving the questions
MICAT 2019 Admit Card
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), will issue MICAT 2019 admit card on the official website. The admit card will contain details such as:
- Roll number
- MICAT 2019 exam date
- Exam centre name
- Address of examination centre
The candidates who have applied successfully for the entrance test will only get a chance to download the admit card. At the test centre, you have to carry the admit card along with a valid id proof. You must also preserve your admit card till the end of admission procedure.
MICAT 2019 Result
All the candidates who have taken the exam can check MICAT 2019 result from the official website of MICA for PGDM-C. The result will announce in the form of MICAT scorecard. To access it, you need to enter login ID and password in MICAT login form. Based on CAT/XAT/GMAT and MICAT scores, candidates have to appear for group exercise (GE) and personal interviews (PI). The result will contain the details like.
- Your name
- Your Roll number
- Marks scored by you in the exam
You must take a print out of it as MICAT 2019 result. You may need it during a selection process.
MICAT 2019 Cut Off
Applicants who have appeared for the exam need to score minimum cut off marks. The cutoff will announce later according to the guidelines and rules of MICA. On the basis of previous cut-offs, we have calculated the expected MICAT 2019 cut off. In the table below, you can see the expected cut off for MICAT 2019.
|Sections||No. of Questions (Expected)||Expected MICAT Cut off 2019|
|Psychometric Test||35||Compulsory to Attempt all Questions|
|Analytical and Verbal Ability||25||16-19|
|Logical Reasoning||25 – 27||16|
MICAT 2019 GE and PI Round Details
After the release of a result of the written examination, the eligible candidates have to attend group exercise and personal interview. The candidates will get admission on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT and MICAT 2019 scores. Further final round of selection which includes GE/PI will take place. The shortlisted candidates have to attend the GE/PI round at Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Mumbai centres.
MICAT 2019 Selection Procedure
The selection process includes 3 steps through which the candidate has to pass for final selection in the institute. Candidates who demonstrate an 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. They are available below.
1st Step: You have to appear for at least one of the three exams, i.e., CAT/ XAT/GMAT.
2nd Step: Next step includes appearing in the MICAT test where you have to perform in each of 6 sections. The result will announce thereafter, which will contain the marks scored by you.
3rd Step: MICAT 2019 merit list will release on the basis of marks scored by you in MICAT 2019 exam. The shortlisted candidates will be called for GE/PI rounds.
4th Step: The final selection is according to the marks in each of the step illustrated above.
MICAT 2019 Merit List
A separate merit list of MICAT 2019 will also release. It will contain details and information about selected candidates for final admission in MICA. The merit will publish after GE and PI round. It will contain the details of only those candidates:
- Recommended by all the panel members of PI
- An applicant getting a score of minimum 3.5 marks in GE (on the scale of 5 points).
- The candidate getting a score of minimum of 4 marks, on the scale of 5 in PI.
This is the complete criteria for the candidates whose names and details will have been on the merit list.
If the candidate falls under third category then a final composite score (FCS) will also release. It will publish on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT and MICAT, GE and PI.
The weightage of each section is as follows.
- CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%
- MICAT: 30%
- GE: 20%
- PI: 30%
About PGDM-C in MICA
The PGDM-C structure and planning are flexible. The curriculum renews annually in consultation with different specialized managers to ensure the activation of current practices and cases. The students are thus, exposed to the latest knowledge in all the relevant streams. MICA also maintains industry interaction through various activities like training, consultancy and joint research with its student bodies such as MICAMINDS, MICANVAS and the MICA Lecture Series (MLS).
MICA remains the best strategic, marketing and communication school in India. It is constantly revised and updated and it ranks favorably amongst the top management institutes in India. The students are trained and equipped to manage the entire strategic, marketing and communication processes of a business including commissioning research, seeking consumer insights, formulating brand and marketing strategies, evaluating media options, analyzing sales and distribution channels, advertising & data and information analytics.
The PGDM-C is a two-year residential programme where academic year begins in July and ends in March. The academic year has three terms of 12 weeks each. The summer vacation at the end of the first year is also there for industry internship. The internship provides the students with an opportunity to gain work experience in the area of interest. Placement activities start towards the end of the second academic year.
MICA’s PGDM-C students also have to go through a one-week pre-coursework orientation programme. The objectives of the orientation programme are to bring all the students to a common minimum level of understanding and hence developing a mutual understanding between them since they come from diverse academic backgrounds. It also works to reduce a load of basic management education in the two-year programme.
Placements of MICA
The main objective of MICA is to train & equip the students with an industry-aligned approach. It provides its students with the opportunity to work on numerous live projects with the industry along with summer internships. These opportunities increase the MICA student’s analytical and logical skills and they can hence apply their creativity to the major solutions. The major recruiters that visit the campus to hire students are:
- Axis bank
- Tata Steel
- IBM and many more.
For the batch of 2015-17, batch strength was 160 where the number of participating companies was 56. The average stipend was INR 59,630, the median stipend was INR 50,000 and the highest stipend was INR 2.4 lakhs. For 2014-16, the average salary was INR 11.60 lakhs per annum and the highest salary was INR 25.5 lakhs per annum.
The official website for MICAT 2019 is www.mica.ac.in.
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