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MICA Admission Test (MICAT)

MICA Admission Test (MICAT)


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  1. Important Dates
  2. Eligibility Criteria
  3. How to Apply
  4. Application Fees
  5. Exam Pattern
  6. Exam Centers
  7. Syllabus
  8. Admit Card / Hall Ticket
  9. Results
  10. Selection Procedure
  11. Contact Details

MICAT 2017 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Results

MICA Admission Test (MICAT) is an entrance exam conducted by the Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA) Ahmedabad for admissions to its MBA programs. The test is conducted by Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) for the candidates who have applied to the B-School through CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA or GMAT.

MICA Admission Test (MICAT) is a combination of subjective and objective exam.

Exam Name: MICA Admission Test

Commonly called as: MICAT Entrance Exam

Exam Type: PG Entrance Exam

Exam Category: University Level

The dates for MICAT 2017 have not been announced yet.

Important Dates

MICAT I Registration Commences 30th September 2016
Last date to apply 25th Nov 2016
Issuance of MICAT I Admit Card 2nd Dec 2016
MICAT 2017 Exam Date 11th Dec 2016
MICAT - I Score (Declare on the website) 19th Dec 2016
MICAT – II Registration opens 3th Jan 2017
MICAT – II Registration closes 31st Jan 2017
Issue of MICAT- II Admit Card 6th Feb 2017
MICAT - II 12th Feb 2017
MICAT – II Score(Declare on the website) 20th Feb 2017
GE - PI - shortlist 23 Feb 2017
GE - PI Ahmedabad (MICA) 9,10 & 11 March 2017
GE - PI all cities 17,18, 19 & 20 March 2017
Final results 31st March 2017

The above mentioned dates are subjected to change once official dates are announced.

Eligibility Criteria

To get eligible in MICAT entrance examination, the candidates are required to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates should be Graduates in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in aggregate. Candidates in their final year of their bachelor’s degree can also apply.
  • The candidates should apply through CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA or GMAT scores.
  • The minimum age limit to appear for MICAT 2017 is 20 years.

"Candidates who demonstrate an aptitude for expressing, assessing or conceiving ideas that move people to action and achieve business results, tend to stand a better chance of being shortlisted," states the official website.

How to Apply

THe official date for MICAT application is not yet declared.

To apply for MICAT, the candidates need to register themselves, and then pay the fees online. After that, the candidates need to log in and enter details for the online application form.

After successful registration, aspirants will receive an email containing the MICA ID and MICA password. This MICA ID will be used for all future correspondence. One can also use this MICA ID and MICA password to modify details online.

Click here to apply online

Application Fees

MICAT Application Fee is Rs 1965/-. This amount is non-refundable.

Exam Pattern

The test for MICA comprises of two booklets: Test Booklet 1 and Test Booklet 2.

Test Booklet 1 (Section I)

This section will have 4 descriptive questions. The questions are on writing arguments, essay and story. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

- There are multiple choice questions
- Questions will be related to media, marketing, advertising & current affairs.
- Each question will be of 4 marks where total marks are 700
- On every wrong answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted.

Test Booklet 2 (Section II)

The duration of this section 90 minutes. The section is divided into 3 parts which include Psychometric Test, Reasoning and Verbal Ability and General Knowledge. Candidates must note that all the questions are mandatory. If the candidates fail to answer anyone of them, then the answer sheet will not be evaluated.

Exam Centers

MICAT 2017 will be conducted at the following cities.

MICAT Test Cities
Ahmedabad Allahabad Bangalore
Bhopal Bhubaneswar Chandigarh
Chennai Dehradun Delhi
Gurgaon Guwahati Hyderabad
Indore Jaipur Kochi / Ernakulam
Kolkata Lucknow Mumbai
Nagpur Navi Mumbai Noida
Patna Pune Raipur
Ranchi Vadodara Visakhapatnam.


The details on the Syllabus for MICAT I and II for the 2017 session provided in this article are based on previous year’s trends. The latest syllabus for MICAT 2017 is yet to be announced. The topics and sub-topics of the MICAT 2017 can be described from the table below

Reasoning & Verbal Ability

Syllabus for MICAT I & II 2017
Visual Reasoning Data Sufficiency
Statement-Conclusions Word Combination

General Knowledge

Syllabus for MICAT I & II 2017
Advertising Marketing
Film And Media National Current Affairs
News Presenters Sports News
Politics Indian Constitution
Literature News About Power Sector In India
History Culture
Geography Economy
International Affairs Science & Research Advertising
Marketing Film And Media
National Current Affairs News Presenters
Sports News Politics
Indian Constitution Sports
Literature News About Power Sector In India
History Culture
Geography Economy
International Affairs Science & Research

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

The MICAT Admit Card will be sent via e-mail also uploaded on the official MICA website.
-> Issue of MICAT I Admit Card: December 2, 2016
-> Issue of MICAT II Admit Card: February 6, 2017

The admit cards will be available on the official website.

The Candidates need to carry the admit card along with a photo identity card (Passport, Driving license, College / Institute identity card, Aadhaar card, Pan Card, Voters ID Card) to the test centre.

At the time of Computer Based Test (CBT), it is mandatory to produce the photo identity card as described
here. MICA Authorized Person will verify and authenticate your Admit Card against the photo-id. The candidates are advised to preserve this Authenticated Admit Card for further selection processes.


The results of MICAT for the first part will be released in the month of January 2017, while the result of the second part will be put in March 2017. The complete result will be available on the official website of MICAT. The results will be also be sent to candidates at their registered email addresses. The candidates will also be able to check results online using their login credentials.

Selection Procedure

The MICAT selection procedure has three stages:

Step 1: The candidates must have appeared in one of the following exams - CAT, XAT or GMAT (2013 onwards).
Step 2: Appear for MICAT 2017.
Step 3: Based on the candidate’s performance in MICAT 2017, the candidates will be shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI). In the GE activity, the candidates are required to prove their potentiality in teamwork, clarify their thoughts and showcase their overall personality. While in the PI, the candidates are required to highlight their knowledge of the communication industry and rough skills according to the requirements of the Industry.

Preparation of Shortlist of the candidates for GE & PI

  • Psychometric test is a qualifier.
  • Those who qualify on the Psychometric test shall be assessed for MICAT sections on Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning.
  • Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score** in each of the sections namely: VA, QA,GA and DCR shall be evaluated on Descriptive Test.
  • Those who qualify on the basis of a, b and c as mentioned above and on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score in DT shall be considered for short listing for GE and PI. Shortlist will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-1and /or 2 or better of the two scores if a candidate has taken both MICAT-1 and MICAT-2.

Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for GE & PI based on the Total MICAT Scaled Score.

Contact Details

Shela, Ahmedabad - 380 058
Gujarat, India
Tel: +91 2717 308250
Fax: +91 2717 308349


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