The MICA Admission Test, commonly known as MICAT is an MBA entrance exam for admissions to the 180 seats of Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Communications (PGDM-C) at MICA Ahmedabad. MICAT II 2016 has been conducted on February 14, 2016. The result of MICAT II has been announced on February 23, 2016, and the students can check and download their GE/PI call letters. The score cards will be available from March 15, 2016.
This national level test conducted by MICA for PGDM-C 2016 admissions have done major changes in terms of selection cycle, exam pattern, aptitude test format and Group Exercise & Personal Interview (GE&PI) centres. The application process for the exam had started from September 10 and continued till December 7. Earlier the last date to apply was December 4. The admission process will be conducted twice. The first MICAT 2016 was held on December 13, 2015. The important dates for MICAT – II has been announced by MICA along with the result of MICAT 2016 on December 23, 2015. After the completion of the GE-PI rounds, held between January 16 and 19, during the audit of MICAT 2016 scores, the B-School had released another list of 23 candidates for the GE-PI rounds.
After the declaration of the result, the candidates who were not shortlisted demanded to see their score-cards. Although MICA had stated that according to its policy, score cards are not made available, on January 27, Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay, MICA Dean shared exclusively with Careers360 that the score cards will be shared with the candidates prior to the MICAT-II registration deadline so that they can decide whether or not to apply for the second test. The score cards have been finally declared on February 2, 2016. The merit list for the candidates appearing in the GE-PI rounds was declared on February 1, 2016. The MICAT-II registration deadline was extended to February 4 from the original deadline of January 31.
The exam has been conducted on December 13, 2015, in computer based mode only, across 14 cities. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be conducted on December 20, but in a press release on August 20, the exam date was changed to December 13, 2015.
The changes in MICAT 2016 announced by the officials are;
1. The admission process for PGDM-C 2016-18 will be conducted twice.
2. It is a must for the Candidates to have valid scores of at least one of the three eligibility exams: CAT 2015, XAT 2016 and GMAT (2012 onwards).
3. MICAT will be held only in the computer-based format in 14 cities across the country.
The First phase Group Exercise & Personal Interview (GE-PI) will be conducted at Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai and the second phase GE-PI at MICA Ahmedabad only.
Exam Name: MICA Admission Test
Commonly Known As: MICAT
Exam Type: National
Exam Category: PG
Conducting Institute: MICA
Here are the eligibility details for MICAT:
- A Bachelor’s degree, with the 10 + 2 + 3 system, or an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Candidates appearing for final examinations for bachelor’s degree were also eligible to apply. Candidates must also have valid scores of at least one of the entrance exams scores, mainly, CAT 2015, XAT 2016 and GMAT (2012 onwards).
Application Procedure: The registration process is completely online, and thecandidates have to apply along with an application fee of Rs 1965. The application form must be filled with correct information in the given fields. The overall application procedure has four steps- Register- Fill Form- Payment- Preview. The registration window for MICAT – II was held from January 4 to February 4, 2016.
Selection Process: The selection process for PGDM-C 2016-18 has three steps:
Step 1- Each candidate must have scores of at least one of the three exams: CAT 2015, XAT 2016 and GMAT (2012 onwards).
Step 2- MICA Admission Test (MICAT) to assess leadership potential of the applicant reflecting an aptitude for creative thinking, communication and consumer centricity.
The admission test will assess candidates in areas such as Divergent Thinking Abilities, Written Communication Abilities, General Awareness about contemporary social and business issues, including areas relevant to media, marketing, advertising & current affairs and Analytical & Verbal Abilities. The Admission test also includes psychometric profiling to assess the candidate’s leadership potential.
Step 3- Based on the performance in the MICA Admission Test (MICAT), applicants are shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) to assess a candidate’s overall personality, thought process, ability to work in a team, knowledge, determination, maturity and fit into the culture of MICA.
Candidates who could not get shortlisted for the GE-PI rounds could appear for MICAT – II scheduled on February 14, 2016. The GE-PI rounds will be held only in MICA Ahmedabad campus for MICAT- II takers.
Admit card: The Admit card for MICAT – was available for the registered candidates from February 8, 2016, late evening The candidates had to download the Admit Card and take a print out for the same to present at the time of test.
Sample Paper: The sample paper is provided by the exam conducting body- MICA Ahmedabad. Download it from free from the Careers360 Sample Paper Store.
Result: The result for MICAT 2016 has been announced on December 23, 2015. MICA had announced that the result will be announced on or before December 31, 2015. Owing to the candidates’ demand for score cards, MICA has audited the scores of the test takers of MICAT-I and has announced that the candidates can avail the score-cards by February 2, 2016. The shortlist status of the test takers to participate in the GE-PI rounds has been announced. The MICAT II result has been announced on February 23, 2016, and the final result will be declared on March 2016.
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- As per the exam pattern, the test is divided into 2 sections namely, Section I and Section II. The paper will be both objective and subjective in nature.
- Section I will have 4 descriptive questions and the duration to complete this section is 35 minutes. The questions in this section are on writing arguments, essay and story.
- The duration of Section II is 130 minutes, which will be divided into three sub-sections, including questions on Psychometric Test, Reasoning and Verbal Ability and General Knowledge.