MICAT 2019 will be conducted by Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. MICAT 2019 will be conducted twice in a year. Most probably the online Registration for MICAT I and II will start from last week of September 2018 and the first week of January 2019, respectively. The test will be held for admission to PGDM-C courses at the national level.The expected dates for MICAT-I 2019 is the third week of December 2018 and the third week of February 2019, for MICAT-II. The final admission will be provided 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. Candidates who are aspiring for MICAT 2019 test should first verify their eligibility criteria and then they should start filling the application form online. Schedule of important dates regarding MICAT 2019 is listed below. Have a look at the table and mark the important dates in your calendar.
|Opening date of Application Form||Last week of Sep 2018||1st week of Jan 2019|
|Closing date of MICAT 2019 Application Form||1st week of Dec 2018||1st week of Feb 2019|
|Release date of Admit cards||2nd week of Dec 2018||2nd week of Feb 2019|
|MICAT 2019 Exam Dates||3rd week of Dec 2018||3rd week of Feb 2019|
|Date of Result||1st week of Jan 2019||Last week of Feb 2019|
|GE and PI Shortlist||1st week of Mar 2019|
|Final MICAT 2019 Result||Last week of Mar 2019|
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 recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
- Candidates appearing for final examinations of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.
- 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.
- Applicant should also appear CAT/XAT/GMAT exams as during selection marks of any one of these exams will also be taken into consideration.
MICAT 2019 Exam Pattern
The MICAT 2019 exam will be divided into 6 parts. You have to prepare for the paper as per the topics included in this examination. there are approximately 14-150 questions which you need to attempt in the time duration of 2 hours and 45 minutes or 165 minutes in total. All questions of the Psychometric test are compulsory and you need to answer it truly as there is not going to be any negative marking in it. Given below is the name of sections along with the expected number of questions from each of 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. To score well in the examination you need to understand that the marking scheme is not generally disclosed but 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.
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 can’t be predicted and you might be asked anything to write on. 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 might be asked to write on a topic that might include two or three social events or issues.
Another part of it includes forming a story on the basis of 4 different images provided to you. There is generally, no set pattern to start the story and arranging the images. It’s all about your creativity and how far you can think. To score in this section you must be aware of 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 knowledge of business, marketing, current events, politics, brands, companies & taglines, start-ups, social films, advertising agencies, etc., will be tested. You need to understand that general awareness can’t be gained in a day or two. You need to keep yourself updated on daily basis. read online blogs, newsletters, watch the news, read magazines, and also get an idea of 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.
Other Important 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 Registration
MICAT 2019 Registration Form will be released by Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. The application forms will be available online. Interested candidates will 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 centre 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. 1965.
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 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 is going to be announced 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 are further shortlisted and called for the final round of selection which includes group exercise (GE) and personal interviews (PI). The result is going to contain the details like:
- Your name
- Your Roll number
- Marks scored by you in the exam
MICAT 2019 Cut Off
Applicants who have appeared for the exam need to score minimum cut off marks that are decided by MICA to be considered for the selection process. On the basis of previous cut-offs, we have calculated the expected MICAT 2019 cut off. In the table below, you can see the cut off that is being expected for the exam that is going to be conducted in the year of 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 will be called for group exercise and personal interview. The candidates are selected on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT and MICAT 2019 scores and are further shortlisted and called for the final round of selection which includes GE/PI. The shortlisted candidates will be called 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. They are listed 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 are assessed on 6 sections. The result is announced thereafter, which will contain the marks scored by you.
3rd Step: MICAT 2019 merit list is released 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 made considering the marks in each of the step illustrated above.
MICAT 2019 Merit List
A separate merit list of MICAT 2019 will also be prepared which will contain details and information of those candidates who will be finally selected and considered for admission in MICA. The merit will be prepared after GE and PI round and it will contain the details of only those candidates:
- Recommended by all the panel members of PI
- An applicant who will be able to score a minimum of 3.5 scores in GE (on the scale of 5 points) and
- The candidate who will be able to score a minimum of 4 scores, on the scale of 5 in PI.
This is the complete criteria for the candidates whose names and details will be entered in the merit list.
If the candidate falls under third category then a final composite score (FCS) will be prepared. It will be prepared on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT and MICAT, GE and PI.
The weightage of each section is given below:
- CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%
- MICAT: 30%
- GE: 20%
- PI: 30%
About PGDM-C in MICA
The PGDM-C structure and planning is flexible and is updated 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 because it is constantly revised and updated and it ranks favourably 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, analysing 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 is divided into three terms of 12 weeks each. The summer vacation at the end of the first year is reserved 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 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 highest salary was INR 25.5 lakhs per annum.
The official website for MICAT 2019 is www.mica.ac.in.
Insofar, official details of MICAT 2019 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as MICA releases information brochure, details will be updated here.
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