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.
|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.
|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|
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.
|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|