MICAT 2023 Exam: Analysis (Out), Date, Result, Paper Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility

MICAT 2023 Exam: Analysis (Out), Date, Result, Paper Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Dec 3, 2022
MICA has conducted MICAT Exam 2023 on 3 December 2022 and on 28 January 2023 for both phases. Get details about MICAT 2023 Date, fees, registration, exam pattern and more.

MICAT 2023 Exam for phase 2 is conducted successfully on 28 January 2023. Candidates who have appeared for the phase 2 exam can now check MICAT Exam 2023 analysis here and review their performance and the question paper. As per the latest official update, MICAT 2023 phase 1 exam was conducted on 3 December 2022 and its result was declared by MICA on 19 December 2022. 

MICAT 2023 notification was released by Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad. Candidates who are interested in studying in MICA can appear for MICAT Exam and check the schedules, and apply for the exam online at mica.ac.in. As per the official update, the MICAT 2023 Exam date for phase two was 28 January 2023. After the completion of both these phases, the authority will prepare MICAT 2023 results based on the candidates' accumulative performance in the entrance exam and GE-PI round. If you appear for both exam phases, then your best score will be considered for the final selection round. Read more about MICAT Exam 2023, including dates, registration process, fees, eligibility, exam pattern, and more.

Important Dates
MICAT I 2023  -Dec 3, 2022MICAT II 2023  -Jan 28, 2023

Latest News on MICAT 2023

MICA has released the official notification for MICAT Exam 2023 on its website. The candidates who are thinking of appearing in the upcoming MICAT 2023 must be aware of the schedules below to avoid missing the deadline.

  • MICAT 2023 dates for second phase: 28 January 2023
  • MICAT II Admit Card 2023: 24 January 2023
  • MICAT 2023 dates for first phase: 3 December 2022
  • MICAT I Admit Card 2023: 30 November 2022
  • Registration Closes for MICAT II: 16 January 2023 (11:50 PM)
  • Registration Opens for MICAT II: 22 November 2022
  • Registration Closes for MICAT I 2022: 19 November 2022 (11:50 PM)
  • Registration Opens for MICAT I 2022: October 2022

MICAT 2023 Notification

MICA has released the notification regarding MICAT 2023 admission process for batch 2023-2025. MICAT is a CBT exam conducted for the selection of PGDM-C. It is conducted twice a year in over 48 cities across the country. MICAT I 2023 is scheduled to be held this year on 3 December 2022, while the phase 2 exam will be held on 28 January 2023.

MICAT 2023 Notification - Direct Link

What is MICAT?

MICA Admission Test, commonly known as MICAT, is an online MBA Entrance Exam for admission into the flagship PGDM-C course of MICA Ahmedabad. It is a unique exam that involves both subjective and objective questions. MICAT 2023 has three sections,

  • Section A: Psychometric Test
  • Section B: Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning
  • Section C: Descriptive Test

Apart from this, the candidates who are appearing in MICAT 2023 need to appear for any of these three exams, such as CAT, XAT, or GMAT. MICA Ahmedabad has declared the selection process and exam schedule of MICAT 2023 on its official website for the 2023-2025 batch. MICAT Exam 2023 will be conducted in two phases, and the best score in these two phases will be considered while shortlisting the candidates for the final selection round, the GE-PI round.

MICAT 2023 Highlights

Let us first look at the major highlights of the MICAT 2023 exam.

MICAT 2023 Exam


Exam Name


MICAT Full Form

Mudra Institute of Communication Admission Test

MICAT 2023 Conducting Body

MICA, Ahmadabad

Exam level


MICAT Exam Frequency

Twice in a year known as

MICAT 1 and


MICAT 2023 Application Process


MICAT Exam duration

2:15 hours

Type of questions

Subjective and objective

Exam centres


Weightage used in MICAT 2023 selection process


MICAT: 30%

GE: 20%

PI: 30%

Total seats in MICA

180 seats in PGDM - C

36 seats in PGDM

Programs offered at MICA

PGDM (C), and


Specializations offered at MICA

Advertising & Brand Management,

Digital Communication Management,

Marketing Analytics,

Media & Entertainment Management,

Development of Management & Social Enterprise

MICAT Exam Date 2023

Here are the important dates for the MICAT 2023 for MICAT I and MICAT II. Check all the important official schedules for MICAT Exam Dates 2023 and be prepared for the exam accordingly. 


MICAT I Dates 2023

MICAT II Dates 2023

Registration starts

October 2022

22 November 2022

MICAT 2023 Registration Last Date 

19 November 2022 at 11:50 PM

16 January 2023 at 11:50 PM

MICAT Admit Card Release Date 2022

30 November 2022

24 January 2023

MICAT Exam Date 2022

3 December 2022

28 January 2023

MICAT 2022 Score declaration date

19 December 2022 (previously it was 21 December 2022)

17 February 2023

MICAT 2023 Admission Date

Here are the admission dates for MICAT 1 and MICAT 2 exams. The GE and PI for MICAT 2 and MICAT 2 will be conducted on the same date.

MICAT 2023 Particulars


MICAT 2023 GE & PI Shortlist

17 February 2023

MICAT GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad

7 March 2023

MICAT GE & PI at Bangalore

17-18 March 2023

MICAT GE & PI at Delhi

10-12 March 2023

MICAT GE & PI at Kolkata

17-18 March 2023

MICAT GE & PI at Mumbai

24-25 March 2023

Final MICAT 2023 results

1st week of April 2023

MICAT 2023 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria to appear for MICAT Exam 2023 are given below. It is important to go through the MICAT 2023 Eligibility before applying for the exam.

  1. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  2. Candidates in their final year of graduation are eligible to appear for the MICAT 2023.
  3. Candidates who exhibit an aptitude for depicting, assessing, and developing ideas that move people to action and execute business results tend to stand a fairer opportunity of being shortlisted.

MICAT Exam Registration 2023

MICA has declared the official notification to submit MICAT 2023 application form. The entire process is online. Candidates can choose PGDM-C and/or PGDM programs while completing MICAT Registration. However, if the candidate chooses both programs, then one has to mark the program based on his/her preference as priority 1 and priority 2. Here are the steps to apply for MICAT 2023. Follow the steps to register for MICAT Exam successfully.

How to Apply for MICAT 2023?

Below are the steps to fill MICAT Application Form 2023 online from the official website of MICA

  • Step 1: Visit the official site of MICA
  • Step 2: Register for MICA 2023 on the home page.
  • Step 3: On the registration page, register for MICA by filling up the basic details such as your name, contact number, e-mail ID, and captcha. Once you have filled in the details, tick the 'I Agree' checkbox and click the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 4: A new screen will display your name and user ID. The same will be sent to your registered e-mail ID and contact number.
  • Step 5: After successfully registering for MICAT 2023, complete the application form by filling up other important details in the General Information Section. It includes personal information, Correspondence Address, Permanent Residential Address, Contact Details, Personal Photograph, and Signature. Click “Save & Continue”.
  • Step 6: Enter your scores obtained in the CAT/XAT/GMAT in the required space provided.
  • Step 7: After furnishing the details, select the program you wish to apply for at MICAT 2023. Select the exam centre as per your preference.
  • Step 8: Verify the details and click on the 'Submit button.
  • Step 9: The last and final step is the payment of the application fee for MICA 2023. Pay the required amount for MICAT 2023 exam through online mode/demand draft/SBI challan.
  • Step 10: After submitting the application fee, take a printout of the application form of MICAT 2023 that will be required later.

MICAT Registration Form Fees 2023

Here is the application fee for the MICAT 2023 exam that has to be paid online or offline.

MICAT Registration Fees 2023


MICAT Application Fee 2023

INR 2100/-

Mode of payment

(You can pay through any one mode)

Credit/Debit Card

Deposit the fee in cash against the SBI Challan at any nearest SBI branch

Through DD, drawn in favor of 'MICA' payable at Ahmedabad

MICAT Selection Process 2023

The selection process for PGDM-C and PGDM through MICAT 2023 exam is given below: Also, check MICAT 2023 Selection Process.

  1. Appear for one of the three exams: CAT/ XAT/GMAT
  2. Appear for MICA Admission Test (MICAT).
  3. GE & PI: Shortlisted candidates from MICAT 2023 will have to appear for both Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI).

Shortlisting Criteria for GE and PI for MICAT 2023

Given below are the criteria for selection into GE and PI for admissions into MICA.

  1. Applicants need to clear the psychometric test or section A of the MICAT Exam.
  2. After clearing the psychometric test, candidates’ relative performance will be calculated based on their CAT/XAT/GMAT scores. The minimum cut-off marks in CAT/XAT/GMAT will be considered.
  3. Candidates who clear as per their scores criteria in CAT/XAT/GMAT will then have to qualify the Section B of MICAT 2023.
  4. Those who clear the above two steps (qualify based on relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in scaled/normalized scores of section B of MICAT) will have to qualify for the Descriptive test, i.e., Section C of MICAT 2023. Each section will have its own cut-off.
  5. Those who will qualify as per the marks stated in the above points (based on relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in normalized scores of section C) will be called to appear for the GE and PI.
  6. The GE and PI list is prepared on the composite score formula of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% of MICAT 2023 scores.
  7. Here is the marks distribution weightage for the selection process of MICAT 2023.
  • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%
  • MICAT: 30%
  • GE: 20%
  • PI: 30%

MICAT Exam Pattern 2023

The Exam Pattern of MICAT 2023 has undergone a few minor changes, which are mentioned below.

  • MICAT Exam 2023 duration is reduced by 30 minutes making it a total of 2 Hours 15 minutes.
  • There are three sections with a total of 6 tests in the MICAT 2023.
  • First qualifying round is section A or the psychometric test.
  • A negative marking of 0.25 mark is for VA, QA, GA, and DCR.
  • There is no negative marking in the descriptive and psychometric sections in MICAT 2023.

MICAT Exam Section


Negative marking

Section A

Psychometric Test

No negative marking

Section B

Descriptive Test

Section C

Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCR)

0.25 negative marking

Verbal ability (VA)

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA)

General Awareness (GA)

MICAT 2023 Exam Pattern: Section-wise Weightage

The section-wise marks distribution for MICAT Exam 2023 is as follows:


Exam Section

Number of Questions (Expected)

Time (mins)

Part 1

Psychometric Test



Part 2

Verbal Ability



Quantitative Ability


General Awareness


Divergent- Convergent Thinking


Part 3

Descriptive Test



MICAT 2023 Syllabus

The Syllabus for MICAT is as follows:


Topics Covered in MICAT 2023

Psychometric Test

Include questions on Personality Factors, Behavioural Patterns, Career Goals, Life Goals, Situational Judgements, Personality Traits, etc.

Descriptive Test

Written test aimed to judge candidates’ flair for creative writing through questions like essays, Arguments (For and Against), Personal Opinions, provide story based on pictures given, etc.

Verbal ability

Includes questions judging candidates’ reading ability using passages, reading, comprehension, Inference, Conclusion, Summary, Vocabulary, etc.

General Awareness

Covers candidate knowledge of events of national and international significance, art and culture, historical events of significance, awards and honours, static GK, etc.

Divergent and Convergent Thinking

Questions based on Argument-Premise and Conclusion, Inference, Relationships and Analogies, Contradictions and Equivalence, etc.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

Numerically based questions on basic algebra, mensuration, statistical estimation, graphs, numerical Information, ratio and proportion, simple and compound interest, geometry, etc.

How to Prepare for MICAT Exam 2023?

The candidates who are preparing for MICAT 2023 must prepare for all the sections and chapters of this exam strategically. It is very important to make a time schedule for MICAT 2023 and be prepared for the exam accordingly. Practice many questions after completing each topic to gain conceptual clarity, which will gradually lead you to perfection. Also, Check: MICAT 2023 Preparation Tips.

MICAT Previous Year Question paper

The candidates preparing for MICAT 2023 must check previous years' question papers to get an idea of the topics covered in the exam. It will also help you to gain a better understanding of the chapters that you have already prepared. Previous year's question papers are the best study sources as they give valuable insight into the topics and chapters covered in the MICAT Exam. Download MICAT Question Paper and check your knowledge.

MICAT Sample Paper

To ease your preparations for the MICAT 2023 exam, you can view and practice MICAT Sample Paper as often as possible. The candidates will get MICAT 2023 sample paper on their official website. Below we have provided the direct link to download MICAT sample papers for your ready reference.

Best Books to Prepare for MICAT 2023

Below is the list of MICAT Books that you can follow to prepare for the MICAT Exam.



Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

High School English Grammar

Wren & Martin

Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT

Ajay Singh

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma

Practice Psychometric Tests: How to Familiarise Yourself with Genuine Recruitment Tests and Get the Job You Want

Andrea Shavick

How to Pass Psychometric Tests

Andrea Shavick

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT

Sarvesh K Verma

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude (QA) for CAT

Arun Sharma

Universal's Elementary Mathematics

Jain Prateek

MICAT 2023 Admit Card

Admit card of MICAT 2023 for Phase 2 is declared on 24 January 2023 on the official website of Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad. Additionally, MICAT 2023 admit card for Phase 1 was declared on  30 November 2022. Candidates who successfully registered for the MICA 2023 Exam can download their hall ticket now by using their login details. Here are the steps to download the MICAT admit card 2023.

How to download MICAT 2023 Admit Card?

Below are the steps to download MICAT Exam admit card.

  • Visit the official website of MICA.
  • Click on the admit card link for the MICAT Exam 2023
  • Enter your MICAT 2023 ID and password.
  • Enter the captcha, if any, and click on the submit button.
  • MICAT admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the call letter and take a printout of it.

Details Mentioned on MICAT 2023 Admit Card

After downloading the MICAT Exam call letter, verify all the details mentioned. In case of any discrepancy in the MICAT 2023 admit card, report it immediately to the concerned authorities. Here are the details that will be printed on the MICAT Admit Card 2023.

  • Candidate name and photograph
  • Candidate's Date of birth
  • Candidate MICAT log-in ID and Password
  • Exam Centre address
  • MICAT 2023 Exam Date and reporting time
  • Program name and session year
  • Space for candidate’s signature
  • Exam day instructions

MICAT 2023 Exam Centre

MICAT Exam 2023 for MICAT phase 1 and phase 2 is conducted in the following 48 cities across the country. MICAT 2023 Exam Centres can be chosen according to personal preference when filling out the application form. Once chosen, the candidate cannot change the centre preference.




Ahmedabad, Vadodara




Ajmer, Jaipur

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Noida



Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore,





Tamil Nadu







Dhanbad, Ranchi







Jammu and Kashmir



Kochi, Trivandrum

West Bengal



Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panjim, Pune





Andhra Pradesh


MICAT 2023 Analysis

BYJU'S Exam Prep experts have updated the MICAT Analysis 2023 for both phases. It contains all the details related to MICAT 2023 difficulty level, question types, and exam patterns based on the expert’s review and student feedback. The candidates who are appearing in MICAT 2023 for both two phases must check the analysis to evaluate their performance. Refer to the table below to get MICAT Analysis 2023 and section-wise difficulty level.

Exam Section

MICAT I 2023


Psychometric Test



Descriptive Test



Verbal Ability

Difficult & Lengthy

Moderate to Difficult

Quantitative Ability

Difficult & Lengthy


General Awareness

Moderate - Difficult


Divergent- Convergent Thinking



MICAT 2023 Result

The MICAT Result 2023 will be announced on the official website by MICA, Ahmedabad. MICAT 2023 Result includes the score of the candidate. Candidates who appeared for the MICAT 2023 on 3 December 2022 can download the MICAT Result and scorecard on 19 December 2022. However, the MICAT II Result 2023 will be declared on 17 February 2023.

Candidates appearing for the upcoming exam will be able to check the MICAT 2023 result by logging into the official candidate login. The result for MICAT Exam is released in three phases.

  • MICAT 2023 result is released after the completion of the MICAT 1 and MICAT 2 Exam written test to call the candidates to appear for the GE and PI round.
  • Final MICAT Result 2023 is released after conducting the GE and PI rounds.
  • Candidates can view MICAT 2023 Result in online mode only on the official website.

MICAT: Previous Years Stats

Each year, thousands of candidates apply for the MICAT Exam in both sessions. Many candidates appear in both phases of the MICAT to improve their scores. However, only a few of the candidates get the opportunity to appear for the GE and PI. Let us look at the MICAT previous year's statistics.

MICAT 2020: Previous Year Statistics

Note the table below to get previous years' data for MICAT Exam 2020



Total registrations for MICAT I 2020


Total registrations for MICAT II 2020


Candidates shortlisted for GE/PI


MICAT Previous Year Statistics 2018

Note the table below to get previous years' data for MICAT Exam 2018



Total registered candidates for MICAT I 2018


Total registered candidates for MICAT II 2018


Shortlisted for MICAT I GE and PI


Scholarship Offered by MICA

To provide assistance for the completion of both PGDM-C and PGDM, MICA offers scholarships to encourage students from varied backgrounds to get access to MBA courses from MICA. The criteria for MBA scholarship at MICA are based on students' academic performance and family income.

FAQs on MICAT Exam

  • As per the trends, MICAT 2023 is a national-level MBA exam conducted by MICA twice in a year. It is conducted to shortlist the candidates for PDGM courses offered by the MICA Ahmedabad campus.

  • The application fee for MICAT 2023 is Rs. 2100 for all categories of candidates. Note that, the candidates have to pay the registration fee online as the entire process of MICAT registration is online.

  • As per the latest official update of MICA, MICAT 2023 notification has been released. The candidates must check the above article to get all the official details and exam schedules of upcoming MICAT Exam 2023.

  • MBA programs offered at Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad, through MICAT are as follows:

    • PGDM-C
    • PGDM 
  • Yes, there is a negative marking in MICAT 2023 Exam only in Section C. There is no negative marking in the Descriptive and Psychometric sections. It is recommended to check all the details of MICAT Exam Pattern 2023 in detail.

  • You may contact the following for MICAT 2023

  • No, the GE and PI for MICAT Exam 2023 will be conducted only at the following venues:

    • MICA, Ahmedabad
    • Bangalore
    • Mumbai
    • Delhi
    • Kolkata
  • The stage-wise marks weightage for admissions into MICA are as follows:

    • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%
    • MICAT: 30%
    • GE: 20%
    • PI: 30%
  • There is no age limit to appear for the MICAT Exam. If the candidates fulfill the basic educational eligibility, they can appear for MICAT 2023 exam. Note that it is compulsory to have the score card of CAT/XAT/GMAT to appear in MICAT Exam.

  • MICA has declared the exam schedules of the MICAT Exam date 2023 on its official website.

    • MICAT I Exam Date 2023: 3 December 2022
    • MICAT II Exam date 2023: 28 January 2023
  • The pattern of MICAT 2023 is slightly different from the MBA entrance exams. MICAT has three different sections, which are as follows:

    • Section A: Psychometric Test
    • Section B: Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, and Divergent-Convergent Thinkin
    • Section C: Descriptive Test
  • MICAT is conducted in two phases:

    • MICAT I
    • MICAT II
  • The candidates must carry the below documents for the MICAT Exam 2023:

    • Admit Card
    • Aadhaar Card/Pan Card/Voter ID Card/Passport or Driving License.
  • Yes. it is compulsory to take the hard copy of the MICAT 2023 hall ticket on the exam day. The authority will not accept the digital copy of the MICAT Exam admit card for entry at the exam centre.

  • Yes, MICA offers scholarships for its students. Each scholarship amounts up to 25% of the annual fees of the program offered by MICA Ahmedabad.


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