MICAT Notification 2019-21, Check Eligibility & other requirements!

By Sneha Shanti|Updated : August 30th, 2018

MICA (Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad) has released the notification regarding the admission procedure, for 2019 -2021 batch. MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) conducted for the selection of PGDM-C. It is conducted twice a year in over 48 cities across the country.

This year MICAT (1) is on December 1 (they had announced December 2 earlier, but changed it as it was clashing with IIFT 2019-21 test) and MICAT (2) is on February 9.

Click here to download the admit card.

These two MICATs are independent of each other and students can take the second one even without registering for the first one. Better of the two MICAT scores is considered for the final selection. Hence, a student may choose to write both MICAT I & II.

Timeline 2019-21


Days and Dates

MICAT – I Registration opens     

Thursday, August 23, 2018

MICAT – I Registration closes     

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:50 pm

Issue of MICAT- I Call Letters/Admit Card               

Monday, November 26, 2018

MICAT – I Exam

Saturday, December 01, 2018

MICAT -I Score  

Tuesday, December 18,2018

MICAT – II Registration opens    

Thursday, January 3, 2019

MICAT – II Registration closes    

Wednesday, January 30, 2019. at 11:50pm

Issue of MICAT- II Call Letters/Admit Card               

Monday, February 04, 2019


Saturday, February 09, 2019

MICAT – II Score              

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

GE & PI Shortlist              

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

GE & PI at Delhi and Kolkata       

Thursday-Saturday, March 7, 8 & 9, 2019

GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad    

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 12 & 13, 2019

GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai

Saturday-Monday, March 16, 17 & 18, 2019

Final results

Monday, March 25, 2019

Fee structure:

The fee details of 2018-20 batch.

The program cost for the PGDM-C for 2 years, including tuition fee, residential charges, (boarding and lodging) is Rs. 18,50,000 (approx.)

Application Fee: Rs.1985

Click here for MICA scholarship and selection criterion!

Selection Process:

MICA has a 3-step selection process:

First stage:

  • Each candidate must have taken at least one of the three exams: CAT/XAT/GMAT (CAT 2018/XAT 2019/GMAT (2017 onwards).
  • If a candidate has appeared for more than one exam (CAT, XAT and GMAT), the better of the two/best of the three exams performance will be considered.
  • After receiving the CAT score, XAT registration number and GMAT score, the details are needed to be updated on the official website of MICA on or before 30th January

Second stage:

MICAT Exam follows the following pattern:



Time allotted

No of questions

Step 1

Psychometric test

25 minutes


Step 2

Verbal Ability/ Quantitative Ability/General Awareness/Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

105 minutes


Step 3

Descriptive test

35 minutes


It is a must for the candidate to qualify the Psychometric test and only then the other sections of the test will be assessed.

There is no negative marking for stages 1 and 3. However, stage 2 has a negative marking of 1/4th of the allotted marks.

Stage three:

The candidates shortlisted based on their score in CAT/XAT/GMAT & MICAT will go ahead with the Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI).

Weightage of each stage:

Final composite score shall be created based on the following weightage:

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%
  • MICAT: 30%
  • GE: 20%
  • PI: 30%

Shortlisting of Candidates:

  • Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for GE & PI based on CAT/XAT/ GMAT and the total MICAT Score.
  • GE/PI candidate list is prepared on the composite score formula of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT scores and hence there can not be a specific MICAT cut off.

Last year’s application and selection data:

  • The total number of students who took MICAT (1) last year: 2854
  • The total number of students who took MICAT (2) last year: 4622
  • The number of students who were short-listed for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI): 748
  • Total number of seats: 180


Admission to the PGDM-C programme requires a bachelor’s degree, (10 + 2 + 3 system) or an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Candidates appearing for final examination towards a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.

Click here to apply for MICAT

This is how the scorecard of MICAT 2018-20 looked like:


Click here to access the sample paper for MICAT

All the best for your exams,

Team gradeup!


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