MICAT 2023: Phase 2 Admit Card (Out), Exam (Jan 28)

Exam Date

Jan 28, 2023

Result Date

Feb 17, 2023

Jan 25, 2023 | Management


MICAT 2023 phase II admit card was released on Jan 24, 2023. The phase II exam will be conducted on Jan 28, 2023, and the result for the same will be published on Feb 17, 2023. Candidates can find the detailed exam schedule for MICAT 2023 in the article below.

MICAT Exam Pattern 2023 MICAT Syllabus 2023

MICAT is conducted by MICA, Ahmedabad, twice yearly (MICAT I & MICAT II). Candidates who successfully qualify for the written exam are called for GE and PI rounds for final selection. MICAT exam is for candidates aspiring to pursue post-graduation in management and communication at MICA, Ahmedabad, formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.

MICAT will allow candidates to apply for PGDM-C (Communications) and PGDM. The management courses are highly sorted after and will help aspirants boost their academic credibility. Keep reading this article to find out more about the MICAT 2023 examination.

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MICAT 2023 Admit Card

MICA Ahmedabad has issued the admit card for MICAT- I on Nov 30, 2022. The conducting body released the MICAT-II admit card on Jan 24, 2023. An admit card is the most important document for the candidate because, without it, a candidate would not be allowed to appear for the exam. The admit card must be downloaded, printed out and must be carried to the examination hall along with other essential documents. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions provided with the MICAT 2023 admit card to understand the dos and don'ts for hassle-free conduction of the exam.

Read More: MICAT 2023 Admit Card

About MICAT Exam

Organized by the MICA University, Ahmedabad, MICAT is conducted for students aspiring to pursue PGDM-C and PGDM courses offered under the concerned University. MICA is focused on targeting courses like 'Strategy Marketing' and 'Communication' since 1991 and has been reputed to be one of the most well-established institutions in Ahmedabad.

MICAT-I and MICAT-II are online tests conducted across the country. MICA, Ahmedabad, was formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. MICA uses CAT/XAT/GMAT in the selection process for its PGDM/PGDM-C. The question paper comprises both subjective and objective-type questions. MICAT is a national-level test and is conducted twice every year. Candidates must clear MICAT 2023 to occupy their seats at MICA university in the coming year.

MICAT 2023 at a glance
Exam Name MICAT 2023
Full Form MICA Common Admission Test
Conducting Authority MICA, Ahmedabad
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Computer-based Test (CBT)
Exam Level National
Languages English 
Exam Duration 2 Hours 15 Minutes
Official Website www.mica.ac.in
Helpdesk 90991-27399

MICAT 2023 Exam Dates

MICAT 2023 phase 1 result was on Dec 21, 2022. MICAT 2023 phase 1 exam was conducted on Dec 3, 2022, while phase 2 exam is scheduled to be held on Jan 28, 2023. MICA conducts its operations under 3 important examination phases, MICAT-I, MICAT-II, and GE and PI round. Keep checking the website to not miss out on the dates.

After qualifying MICAT-I and MICAT-II, students would be shortlisted for the GE and PI round. Exam dates for MICAT 2023 for different campuses are different. Thus, be careful with the centres and the associated dates.

MICAT 2023 examination tentative dates are mentioned below:

MICAT 2023 Exam Dates
                   Events               Dates
MICAT-I Registration Opens on Oct 1, 2022
MICAT-I Registration Last Date Nov 19, 2022
MICAT-I Admit Card release date Nov 30, 2022
MICAT-I Exam Date Dec 3, 2022
MICAT-I Score Declaration Dec 21, 2022
MICAT-II Registration Opens on Nov 22, 2022
MICAT-II Registration Closes on Jan 17, 2023
MICAT-II Admit Card release date Jan 24, 2023
MICAT-II Exam Date Jan 28, 2023
MICAT-II Score Declaration Feb 17, 2023
GE & PI Shortlisting Feb 18, 2023
GE & PI Mar 7 - Mar 25, 2023
Final Results  Apr 2023

MICAT Counselling Dates (Campus Wise)

Once you clear the first two rounds, i.e. MICAT I and MICAT II, you will be shortlisted for the last phase of the selection process, i.e, the group exercise and the personal interview round. The GE & PI sessions are usually conducted on five campuses, the dates for each being different. Each candidate shall be allotted a venue and they need to appear on the said date for the GE and PI. The campuses for the last round are usually the following few.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata

MICAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Every examination has certain yardsticks to measure the eligibility of the candidates for appearing for it. If a candidate fails to fulfil even one of the stated conditions, the candidate is deemed unfit to sit for the test. Thus, it is very important for the candidates to go through the MICAT eligibility 2023 laid down by the organizing authorities of MICAT 2023 to ensure that they are qualified enough to appear for the test to avoid future hitches. Candidates who do not satisfy the MICAT eligibility criteria will not be able to appear for the examination.

The eligibility criteria, in brief, are stated below.

  • A Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an equivalent course from a recognized institution. 
  • The candidate has to have passed one of GMAT/CAT/XAT examinations.

Please note that the ones in the final year of their Bachelor's degree can also apply. They will need to produce the pass certificate and the required documents later as and when asked.

Read More: MICAT eligibility criteria

MICAT 2023 Application Form

MICAT 2023 registration process deadline was extended to Jan 17, 2023, till 11:50 PM. The Phase 2 registration process started on Nov 22, 2022. Scanned copies of a photograph and the signature of the candidate should be uploaded while filling the application form. MICAT 2023 registration process for Phase 1 began on Oct 1, 2022, and the last date to register was till Nov 19, 2022. 

MICAT 2023 Application Fee

A candidate has to pay the examination fee of INR 1985 to successfully enrol for the MICAT exam 2023. The MICAT application fees or the registration fees can be paid online through net banking, debit card or credit card.

How to Apply for MICAT 2023?

The steps one needs to follow for applying for MICAT 2023 are given below.

  • Step 1: First of all, a candidate needs to visit the official website of MICA, Ahmedabad i.e. mica.ac.in.
  • Step 2: Candidates need to find the "Apply Online" link and click on it.
  • Step 3: The candidate will then be redirected to the next window which will be the registration page. The candidates will be required to choose between the two given options. New applicants shall choose the 'New Registration' option whereas already-registered ones will need to choose the other one and log-in with the required individual credentials.
  • Step 4: After that, you have to click on new registration and it will take you to the page where you will be asked to fill the registration form with the requisite contact details. A username and password will be sent to the candidates' posts during this step.
  • Step 5: After receiving the credentials, a candidate can start filling out the MICAT application form with the academic and personal details after logging in with the given credentials. Candidates will also need to upload scanned images of their signature and their photograph.
  • Step 6: The last step will be to pay the application fee for MICAT. Post this step, the application form filled by the candidate will be considered complete. Now, a candidate will be able to download his/her application form PDF.

Read More: MICAT Application Form

MICAT 2023 Exam Centres

MICA conducts MICAT examinations across India in 48 cities as the official test centres. Candidates hold the liberty to choose up to 3 exam preferences based on their convenience and ease of accessibility. Candidates also need to choose their preferred city for GE & PI. The list of Exam Centres for MICAT 2023 shall differ a little from last year. Some of the exam centres where the test can take place are as follows.

Bangalore Noida
Chandigarh Bareily 
Delhi Kanpur
Hyderabad Aizwal
Mumbai Aligarh
Kolkata Kochi
Jammu Trivandrum
Pune Ranchi
Nagpur Varanasi 
Visakhapatnam Meerut
Guwahati Panjim

Read More: MICAT 2023 Exam Centres

MICAT 2023 Exam Pattern

MICAT-I and MICAT-II are both Computer-based Tests (CBT). The best of the two scores from MICAT-I and MICAT-II will be taken into consideration to shortlist the candidates for GE and PI. MICAT exam will comprise 3 sections which are given below.

  • Section A: Psychometry Test
  • Section B: Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, and Divergent & Convergent Thinking
  • Section C: Descriptive Test

Read More: MICAT 2023 Exam Pattern

MICAT 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus of the MICAT 2023 is almost similar to that of other management courses' entrance exams like CAT, XAT and GMAT. MICAT syllabus 2023 exam will be including topics like:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • General Awareness
  • Divergent and Convergent Thinking

Verbal Ability has topics like Reading Comprehensions(RCs), Grammar, Para-jumbles, Critical Reasoning, Misfit Sentence/Error Corrections, Summary Writing, Para-completion.

Quantitative Aptitude will have questions related to Ratio & Proportion, Percentages, Simple Interest (SI) & Compound Interest (CI), Permutations & Combinations, Probability, Time & Work, Distance & Time, etc.

The topics covered under Convergent and Divergent Thinking include Visual Reasoning, Word Association, Statement-Assumption, Sequence and Series, and Data Sufficiency. Apart from the common aptitude test, the candidates will be evaluated on their essay writing skills.

Read More: MICAT Exam Syllabus

MICAT 2023 Preparation Tips

A good amount of preparation is always required to get a good score in any exam. Similarly, in a competitive entrance exam like MICAT 2023, candidates need to focus on preparation methods catered to their needs so that they can prepare better for the test. Some common preparation tips are mentioned below, but it is always better to start early so that you can experiment with the preparation process and create your own preparation schedule.

  • Make a Schedule: For any plan to work out, it is always important to create a schedule. Thus, you need to ensure that you divide your time before the exam properly and with an equal amount of time to focus on each topic to be covered in the exam, giving more time for harder topics.
  • Use Reference Books: The importance of reference books is not realized until it is too late to prepare for the exam. Candidates need to understand that at least two different reference books per subject are a good method to make sure that they are covering all your bases. Read More about MICAT 2023 Reference Books.
  • Previous Year Papers: An easy of crack any particular examination is by referring to the question papers from the previous years. More often than not, the patterns of these papers are repeated and if you gather enough of these papers, you can easily find out about this pattern. Read More about MICAT Previous Year Papers.
  • Mock Tests: Mock tests are a preparation tool that is granted by the conducting authority for any particular examination. These tests are designed to simulate the exam hall atmosphere from your place of preparation so that you get an idea of what the exam day is going to be like. Utilizing such tools will not only allow you to prepare content-wise but also will allow you to prepare yourself mentally for the competitive atmosphere of the examination centre. Read More about MICAT 2023 Mock Test.

MICAT 2023 Results

MICAT 2023 Final Result is expected to be released on the official website on Apr 2023. The registered candidates can download the scorecard from the official website. Results for MICAT-I and MICAT-II will be published on the official website on Dec 21, 2022, and Feb 17, 2023, respectively. The scorecard comprises the overall score of the candidate scored in both tests.

Post the result declaration, qualified candidates will be invited for the GE & PI rounds at different campuses of MICA, namely Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. The GE-PI list for shortlisted candidates will be released on Feb 17, 2023, and the GE-PI will be conducted from Mar 7 - Mar 25, 2023.

How to Download MICAT Scorecard?

Candidates can follow the steps below to download the MICAT 2023 scorecard.

  • Step 1: A candidate has to visit the official website of MICAT exam
  • Step 2: He/she then has to find and click on the Result/ Scorecard notification for MICAT 2023. It will open in a new window
  • Step 3: Upon landing on that page, the candidate must log in with his credentials. The scorecard will be opened and it can be downloaded by the candidate in a PDF format.

Read More: MICAT Results

MICAT 2023 Cutoff

The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks needed for candidates to be able to secure a chance to attend the counselling rounds hosted by the authorities which will further move to admissions as per the choice of the candidate. The MICAT cut-off will be set based on a few determinants which are given as follows.

  • The difficulty level of the paper 
  • Number of applicants 
  • Number of seats available 

Candidates have to secure the minimum marks as per the reservation to be able to proceed to the next process of counselling. There is no formal release of the cut-off by the exam conducting body. Every round of interviews will have its own criteria to be fulfilled to be able to move to the next round of personal interviews, psychometric tests and personal interviews. The scores of these rounds will be calculated and admissions to PGDM courses will be provided based on the same. 

Read More: MICAT Cut Off

MICAT 2023 Selection Process

Only the candidates who will clear all the sections will be called for GE and PI. There are three steps involved in the MICAT selection process which are as follows.


Candidates who have given CAT 2022/ XAT 2022/ GMAT can apply for MICAT 2023.

Step II: MICAT (MICA Admission Test)

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of three sections below

  • Section A: Psychometric Test
  • Section B: Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Convergent and Divergent Thinking
  • Section C: Descriptive Test

Step III: GE & PI

For GE & PI, the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in CAT/ XAT/ GMAT and MICAT.

Candidate who will qualify Psychometric Test (qualifying in nature) will be further assessed on their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT. Thereon, they will be evaluated on Section B and Section C of MICAT 2023.

Post this, for GE & PI they will be having a weightage of CAT/ XAT/ GMAT and MICAT exam which will be counted as qualifying criteria which are as follows:

Selection for GE & PI
Exam Weightage

The final merit list will be created based on the following weightages:

Selection Weightages for final admission
Stages Weightage
Group Exercise 20%
Personal Interview 30%

MICAT 2023 Contact Details

In case of any questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 

Official Website: www.mica.ac.in

For General Queries
02717 - 308313/308250/90991-27399
[email protected]

For Technical Queries
Tel: 022-61087507
Email: [email protected]


Am I still eligible for MICAT if I haven't qualified CAT?

Candidates are eligible if they have appeared for either of the three exams: CAT, XAT and GMAT.

I have a bachelor's degree in English, am I still eligible for MICAT?

Candidates are eligible if they have a bachelor's degree in any subject or have an equivalent qualification from any institution recognized by the AIU or Association of Indian Universities. Candidates who are in the final year or the last year of their bachelor\'s degree are also eligible.

Where is the MICAT examination held?

The MICAT examination is held across 48 cities throughout the nation. Candidates can choose their examination center based on their preferred city or location.

How to pay the MICAT fees?

The fees for the MICAT examination can be paid through online mode, either by net banking or credit card or by debit card.

Can I carry only the admit card or do I have to carry other documents?

Candidates must take their admit card along with all necessary documents such as Aadhar card, Pan card, College or School ID, etc. The essential documents to be carried will be told to the candidates through mail, or in the time of application or in the admit card.

Does MICAT have a sectional cut off?

Yes, MICAT cut off does have a section-wise cut off for each of its sections.

What is the weightage given to CAT/XAT/GMAT in the final MICAT cut off selection process?

CAT/XAT/GMAT are awarded 30% of the total weight when preparing the final list for admission to MICA.

What is the formula used for preparing the candidate list for GE and PI round?

General Exercise and Personal Interview candidate lists are prepared on the composite score formula of 50% CAT/ XAT/ GMAT and 50% MICAT scores.


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