MICAT Selection Process 2022: Phases, Qualifying Marks, Interview

MICAT Selection Process 2022: Phases, Qualifying Marks, Interview

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Nov 9, 2021
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MICAT Selection Process Overview

MICA Admission Test is a National Level Test conducted by MICA Ahmedabad for admission into MICA PGP courses. It is held in two phases: MICAT I and MICAT II. There is no difference between these two and the best of the two scores will be considered for the MICA admission process. 

The selection procedure of MICAT is divided into three stages: CAT/XAT/GMAT score, MICAT Test and GE-PI round. Although it is considered as one of the toughest exams of MBA/PGDM, the aspirant with persistent dedication and perseverance can easily cross all the hindrances coming his/her way.

Also, check the MICAT paper pattern in detail for a better understanding of the selection process. 

The MICAT selection procedure is a three-stage process. A glance at the points mentioned below:

  • Foremost, the candidate has to fill up the MICAT 2022 application form. The MICAT-I application form will be released by the first week of October 2021
  • Candidates can go to the official website of MICA-mica.ac.in to fill up the registration form followed by the application form
  • Then, appear for your exam on the scheduled date and then again, the interested candidates follow the same procedure for the MICAT-II. The MICAT-II registration generally opens in November 2021
  • Note: The MICAT-I application form has not been released yet. We’ll soon notify you as per the updates

MICA Admission Process Stage-1: CAT/XAT/GMAT Score

  • Each aspirant must assure that he/she has appeared for any one of the three exams: CAT/XAT/GMAT
  • Update your score options in the online application form of any exam which you wish to submit on the portal
  • XAT aspirants only need to submit their registration number. The authority will directly collect your score from XLRI

MICA Admission Process Stage 2: MICA Admission Test

The candidates are assessed based on the MICAT test which consists of three sections:

  • Psychometric Test
  • Descriptive Test
  • Four sub-sections: Divergent and Convergent Thinking, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI) and General awareness

Aspirants need to qualify these three above stated sectional tests to get selected for the GE-PI round. The sections of MICAT may not appear in the same order in both the MICAT I and II tests

Check detailed MICAT Syllabus 2021

MICA Admission Process Stage 3: GE & PI 

Group Exercise (GE)-Personal Interview (PI) Round is the last round of the MICAT selection process. 

  • The aspirants will be shortlisted based on their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT score and MICAT 2022 score
  • Composite score formula is prepared for GE-PI round- 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT 2022 score
  • The shortlisted candidates will need to appear for GE & PI round for the final selection

Preparation of Shortlisting of Candidates for GE-PI

Section A of MICAT 2022 i.e. Psychometric test is a qualifier. This means those who qualify for the Psychometric test, their relative performance on XAT/CAT/GMAT will be taken into consideration

  • The candidates who clear the minimum cut-off/percentile in CAT/XAT/GMAT test shall be considered for the further selection process. Check the MICAT cutoff marks
  • The candidates who qualify based on CAT/XAT/ GMAT performance, their section B of MICAT will be assessed
  •  The candidates who qualify based on the relative performance in Section-B, their Section-C will be assessed
  • The candidates who qualify in all of the sections shall be considered for shortlisting for the GE-PI round
  • The shortlisted candidates will be called for the GE-PI round at Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Mumbai

Final Merit List Preparation of MICAT 2022

  • The candidates who have applied for both PGDM-C and PGDM programmes, those candidates will be admitted according to the priority mentioned for the programme as well as the merit list prepared
  • According to the merit list, if the candidate is selected to his/her priority programme, then, his/her name will be withdrawn from the list of the candidates belonging to the programme of second priority
  • If the candidate wishes to accept the offer of admitting into the programme of second priority, then, he/she has to withdraw his/her name from the priority programme
  • For all the candidates who will be called for GE-PI, their final selection will be based majorly on the examiners of PI

Check MICAT Result details

MICAT 2022 Selection Process Weightage 


Assigned Weightage

CAT, XAT or GMAT Score


MICAT Score (Best of Two Scores is Considered)


Group Exercise (GE)


Personal Interview (PI)




MICAT Selection Process FAQs

  • There are a total of three sections in MICAT: Psychometric Test, Descriptive Test and a test that consists of four sub-sections: Divergent and Convergent Thinking, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI) and General awareness.

  • The candidate needs to appear for any one of the three exams: CAT/XAT/GMAT. They need to update their scores in the online application form.

  • It is expected that the online application form will be released by the first week of October 2021.

  • No, there is no upper age limit for being selected in MICA. Any graduate aspirant can appear for this exam.

  • The weightage of following components are: CAT/XAT/GMAT- 20%, GE- 20%, MICAT-30% & PI-30%.



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