MICAT 1 Exam Analysis 4 December 2021 for Batch 2022 - 24: Detailed Analysis, Difficulty Level

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : December 4th, 2021

The MICAT-1 2022 included a total of 234 questions distributed across six sections. As every candidate has a different aptitude level, they responded differently to the topic-specific questions in each of the parts. MICAT I 2022 saw a few changes in the paper pattern. The number of questions varied from last year. A total of 234 questions were asked in MICAT I 2022. The candidates could also navigate between the Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Divergent-Convergent Thinking, and General Awareness Sections as this section had a total of 80 minutes. We'll go over the following topics in-depth in this MICAT-1 exam analysis:

Table of Content

Overall, the difficulty level of MICAT-1 2022 (on December 4th, 2021) was Moderate to Difficult. The questions on the Verbal Logic in Divergent-Convergent Thinking were relatively easy when compared to other sections but all the sections had a difficulty level of Moderate to Difficult.

Important Highlights of MICAT 1 2022-24 Exam

  • The number of questions this year was 234.
  • The MICAT-1 2021 test got successfully conducted on December 4, 2021.
  • MICAT was CBT (Computer Based Test) paper.

MICAT 1 Exam Pattern

The topic-by-topic compartmentalization followed the sample test posted on the website.

The structure of the test was as follows:

 

Section

Number of Questions

Time (mins)

Part 1

Psychometric Test

150

30 

Part 2

Verbal Ability

20

80

Quantitative Ability

20

General Awareness

20

Divergent- Convergent Thinking

20

Part 3

Descriptive Test

4

25

NOTE:

  • There is NO NEGATIVE marking for questions from PT and DT sections.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect response from VA, QA, GA and DCT sections
  • For every correct response, +1 will be rewarded   

MICAT 1 Exam Analysis 2021: Difficulty Level (December 4, 2021)

MICAT-1 exam had a difficulty level of Moderate to Difficult. One thing to note in this paper was that the student would have spent a lot of time understanding the pattern of questions. In most of the questions, up to  8 options were provided which made the questions difficult to solve. 

MICAT 1 Exam Review 2021 (Section-wise)

The section-by-section evaluation of the MICAT-1 on December 4, 2021, is provided below.

MICAT 1 Exam Review Verbal Ability

This section had a difficulty level of Moderate-Difficult. Questions on Grammar and Vocab were of Moderate to difficult level. It seemed like the MICAT exam was inclined towards Literature as the passages were on Greek heroes, literature phrases, Crypto-currency, etc. A detailed topic-wise break-up of questions is mentioned in the table below:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Para Jumbles

2 (5 sentences)

Easy

Reading Comprehension – 1

2

Moderate - Difficult 
(Questions were inferential and had 8 options) (RCs were based on Crypto-currency, Greek Legends, Poem based, Philosophy)

Reading Comprehension – 2

2

Reading Comprehension – 3

5

FIB

2 (Words/Idioms Based)

Moderate - Difficult

Sentence Correction

2

Moderate

Vocab Questions

3

Moderate

MICAT-1 Exam Review Quantitative Ability 

This section was Moderate-Difficult in terms of difficulty level.  This section had 20 questions. In DI the set was easy to solve but the candidate might have found it difficult to read as the Bar and Table both were given and the candidate had to take the information from both of them thus making it a bit time-consuming. A detailed topic-wise break-up is given below. 

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Arithmetic

11

Moderate

Modern Maths

3

Moderate

Geometry

1

Moderate

Data Interpretation

1 Set (4 Questions)

Easy

MICAT-1 Exam Review Divergent-Convergent Thinking

This section was Moderate-Difficult in terms of difficulty level. The total number of questions was 20. Questions like Possible Average rainfall in the month of Nov etc were asked. The topic-wise break-up is given below:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Verbal Reasoning

Word Association

3

Moderate - Difficult

Paragraph Assumption Conclusion

3

Analogies

2

Odd one out

1

Non-Verbal Reasoning 

Visual Reasoning

4

Moderate - Difficult

Coding-Decoding

2

5 Questions Misc

MICAT-1 Exam Review Psychometric Testing

This section was Moderate to Difficult in terms of difficulty level. The focus was on the creativity and innovation skills of the candidate. 30 minutes were given to attempt 150 questions, so the candidate's speed had to be brisk. Most of the questions were rephrased and asked again to check the candidate's consistency in thoughts and answers.

MICAT-1 Exam Review Descriptive Test

This section was above moderate in terms of difficulty level. There were a total of 4 questions. In this section, a question was given on Homogenous cohorts. This question would have been difficult if the student is not aware of Homogenous cohorts. Creativity for picture-based questions was required. Some of the questions asked are discussed below: 

  • The first three questions were related to a statement given:
    3 points FOR
    3 points AGAINST
    3 points on Young Manager Decision-making
  • The fourth question had ‘4 Pictures’ Question (Fire Extinguisher, A man building a wall,  QR code, Horse)

MICAT-1 Exam Review General Awareness

This section was Difficult in terms of difficulty level. There were a total of 20 questions. The topic-wise break-up is given below:

  • Static GK- 10 Qs
  • Current GK- 10 Qs

The questions were more like the RCs as they had questions like Match the Following and questions on statements asking if the statements given about the question are true or not. Few questions asked were: ​

  • Match the Following - Journalist v/s Corresponding Channel, International Associations vs Countries
  • True & False - Statements were given on ZEE merger and acquisition, AIR India Statements, Mount Everest, Purpose of Cannes Film Festival 
    Brand  Associated with Tiger Woods, Taglines, Icons & Facts, History Questions regarding World War I

Expected MICAT-1 Cut Off 2021

The cut-off will vary. It is dependent upon the essay/subjective part. Someone can get a call at 32-33 and someone else with 40 might not if the subjective part isn't liked.

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  • The overall difficulty level of MICAT I 2022 was Moderate to difficult.

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