MICAT 2017 Exam Pattern

MICAT 2017 Exam PatternMICAT 2017 Exam Pattern: MICA Ahmedabad has prescribed the exam pattern of MICAT 2017, on the basis of which students have to prepare for the test. MICAT 2017 is a computer-based test, which will be conducted twice. The first test was conducted on December 11, 2016, and the second test was held on February 12, 2017. In this article, candidates can know all about MICAT 2017 exam pattern such as sections, test duration, number questions and marking scheme.

MICAT 2017 was conducted by MICA Ahmedabad for admissions to its programme PGDM- Communication. The test was divided into two parts- Section I and II, with both subjective as well as objective questions. Section I had four descriptive questions to be completed within 35 minutes. The questions in this section will be on writing arguments, essay, and story.

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The duration of Section II was 130 minutes. This section was divided into three sub-sections, including questions on Reasoning and Verbal Ability, Psychometric Test and General Knowledge. It is important for aspirants to check and practice for the test only as per the exam pattern of MICAT. Let us have a look at the test pattern:


As stated by the officials, "MICAT is a computer-based test and will be conducted twice for selection of PGDM-C 2017-2019 batch. In the test, MICA will assess candidates based on 6 sections: Psychometric (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability (QA), General awareness (GA), Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) and Descriptive Test (DT)." MICAT was held across 27 cities, which is increased compared to last year’s 14 test cities.


What does MICAT 2017 Computer Based Test look like?


MICAT trial test shall be available on the official website for candidates to get familiarised with the functionality and navigation of the actual Computer Based Test, closer to the examination dates. Let us have a look at the test pattern.


MICAT 2017 Exam Pattern (Section-wise)


Number of questions



Writing arguments, Essay and Story

4 descriptive questions

35 minutes


Psychometric Test, Reasoning, and Verbal Ability and General Knowledge.


130 minutes

Number of Questions

Section I consists of four descriptive questions. The Paper II Section 1 is the Psychometric Test, which includes 30 statements. General Knowledge section has 25 questions and Reasoning and Verbal Ability has 35 questions. Hence, the total number of questions is 94.


MICAT 2017 Marking Scheme


The total marks of the MICAT paper are not declared by MICA. There is no negative marking for the Section I and the Paper I of Section II. The Paper 2 and Paper 3 have 25 per cent negative marking in case of wrong answers.


How many times MICAT will be conducted?


MICAT 2017 was conducted twice on same exam pattern. An aspirant is eligible to appear in both the tests. Candidates who are not short-listed for the GE-PI process in MICAT- I are eligible to apply for MICAT-II. In addition, candidates who do not receive confirmed offers after MICAT- I are also eligible to apply for MICAT-I. A candidate is eligible to appear in both exams but has to fill two separate application forms by paying the registration fees and as per the timelines

MICAT 2017 was conducted on December 11, 2016 and February 12, 2017 for shortlisting candidates for the 180 seats of PGDM-C programme.


MICAT 2017 Exam Pattern FAQs:

MICAT 2017 Exam Pattern FAQs


After the test, MICAT II results will be announced in the form of score-cards on February 21, 2017, at 6.30 PM.


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