MICAT Exam Pattern 2021: Negative Marking, Scheme, Total Marks

Exam Date

Jan 13, 2021

Result Date

Feb 14, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Management


MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT). MICA, Ahmedabad conducts MICAT-I and MICAT-II across the country. The better of the scores in MICAT-I amd MICAT-II will be considered. The MICAT 2021 Exam was conducted on Jan 13, 2021 in various centers across India. The question paper comprises of both subjective and objective type questions. MICAT is a national level test and is conducted twice every year.

MICAT Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights

The MICAT Exam will be conducted in online mode for 105 marks approximately for a time duration of two hours and 15 minutes. The table below gives more details on the MICAT Exam Pattern 2021.

MICAT Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights
Details Description
Mode of Exam  Online
Duration of Exam 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Number of Sections 6 Sections
Total number of Questions 105 approximately
Negative Marking 0.25 for VA, QA, GA and DCR sections

MICAT Marking Scheme

The MICAT Exam Pattern 2021 specifies that there is no negative marking in the descriptive and psychometric section of the exam, whereas the other sections such as verbal ability, general awareness, quantitative ability and data interpretation and Divergent and Convergent thinking have a negative marking of 0.25 Marks i.e. 1/4 th of the alloted mark is deducted. 

MICAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Sections

The MICAT exam pattern 2021 consists of mainly 3 sections, each of which tests candidates on various topics. More details of the MICAT Exam Pattern has been listed in the section below. 

Section A: Psychometry Test

Psychometry Test is a qualifying in nature, those who qualify Section A, their performance on CAT, XAT, GMAT will be considered. There is no right/wrong answer but the test evaluates on the candidate's personality, thinking ability, strengths, and weaknesses. The questions will be based on the life and career goals, situations, etc.

Note: If the candidate has appeared for more than one exam (CAT, XAT, GMAT) the better of the two scores will be considered.

Section B: Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation etc. 

Syllabus for MICAT for Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking topics will be generic and as per other management exams. Those who qualify based on their performance in CAT, XAT, GMAT (2018 onwards), they will be assessed on the basis of Section B.

Section C: Descriptive Test

The test comprises of topics that the candidate has to present his/her views on. The candidate has to write an essay of about 250 words. Section C will be assessed for those candidates who qualify on the basis of performance in Section B. Candidates will need to qualify the minimum cutoff (normalized) specified.

Candidates who will qualify the above sections will only be shortlisted for GE & PI. Shortlisted candidates will have their GE& PI at various centres of MICA namely Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata.

MICAT Exam Pattern 2021 Section-wise
Parts Sections Number of Questions Duration  Negative Marking
Section A Psychometric Test 150 30 No
Section B Descriptive Test 4 25 No
Section C Verbal Ability 20 80 Yes.- 0.25 marks for each wrong answer
Quantitative Ability 20
General Awareness 20
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning 20

MICAT Preparation Books

Candidates can use the MICAT syllabus 2021 and MICAT Exam Pattern 2021 along with some of the books mentioned below to use while preparing for the MICAT Exam 2021. 

MICAT Preparation Books
Subject Name of Book  Publisher/ Author
Verbal ability Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
General Awareness Manorama Yearbook 2021 Manorama
Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation Universal's Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) Jain Prateek
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude RS Aggarwal
Current Affairs Yearly 2021 Current Affairs Yearly 2021 Arihant




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