MICAT 2017 Selection Procedure

MICAT 2017 Selection ProcedureMICAT 2017 Selection Procedure- The selection procedure of MICAT 2017 is a three step process. The procedure is designed in a manner where at every stage; a candidate is shortlisted on the basis of certain factors, until the final stage. The selection procedure is defined by the officials- MICA Ahmedabad. Candidates can check all about MICAT selection process 2017 from the article below:

The selection process, in another word, MICAT admission process, underwent a few changes last year. The same has been followed for the academic session 2017-19 as well. The MICAT II score card was released on February 22. The final GE PI shortlist is expected to be declared in the last week of February. 

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Overall MICAT 2017 Selection Procedure

Step 1: Candidates with valid scores of any one of the national level entrance exam, namely, CAT, XAT, and GMAT, and have appeared in MICAT will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the test.


In the test, candidates will be assessed on factors like Thinking Abilities, Written Communication Abilities, General Awareness about to media, marketing, advertising & current affairs and Analytical & Verbal Abilities etc.


Step 2: Based on the Results of MICAT 2017, applicants will be shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) to assess a candidate’s overall personality, clarity in thought, ability to work in a team, knowledge, and determination.


Step 3: The shortlisted candidates will receive their call letters from the officials, which will have details about the GD-PI schedule.


For the first phase of the selection process, MICAT 2017 was held in 27 cities, and GE-PI will be held in four cities - Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Only the candidates who are shortlisted at the GD-PI rounds will be able to avail final admissions.


For shortlisting candidates, MICA will use the better of the two MICAT Scores. The shortlist process consists of a Group Exercise and a Personal Interview. 


The shortlist will be generated on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Candidates will be qualified on the basis of Psychometric test.

  2. After qualifying on the basis of Psychometric test, candidates will be assessed for MICAT sections on Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning.

  3. Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score in each of the sections namely: VA, QA,GA and DCR will be evaluated on Descriptive Test.

  4. Those who qualify on the basis of the above criteria and on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score in DT will be considered for short listing for GE and PI. Shortlist will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-1and /or 2 or better of the two scores if a candidate has taken both MICAT-I and MICAT-II.

The officials have described the MICAT 2017 selection procedure, as per which the merit list will be prepared as per the below-given steps.

  • Shortlisted and appeared for GE-PI rounds

  • Unanimous recommendation by all the panel members of PI.

  • At least 3.5 or more on a 5 point scale in GE

  • At least 4 or more on a 5 point scale in PI

The following table brings to you the parameters and weight-ages assigned for the final selection.


MICAT 2017 Selection Criteria


Weightages Assigned

MICAT 2017






CAT/XAT/GMAT scaled scores


How MICAT Scores are Calculated?


MICA calculates scale scores for shortlisting students for the selection procedure. The official process for calculating scaled scores is:

  1. The score obtained individually by a candidate 'X' in a particular component of MICAT-I/MICAT-II , e.g.. Verbal Ability (VA) will be converted into Scaled Score using the following sample formula for one of the components, i.e. ,VA:

    1. Scaled Score -VA of a candidate 'X' in MICAT-I/MICAT-II = ( Score -VA of the candidate 'X'/Maximum obtained by any candidate amongst the candidates who have appeared in MICAT-I/MICAT-II in VA) multiplied by Maximum possible Score in VA in MICAT-I/MICAT-II.

  2. Similarly Scaled Scores will be calculated for all the MICAT-I/MICAT-II components using sample formula in point i) namely: VA, QA, GA,DCR and DT.

  3. Total MICAT-I/MICAT-II score will be calculated using Scaled Scores for each of the MICAT components, namely: VA, QA, GA,DCR and DT



Short listed candidates will be called for GE and PI at MICA campus, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.


Timeline for MICAT 2017 selection procedure: The below table provides tentative timeline for the results and GE/PI process,

MICA 2017 Selection Process Timeline

MICA Admission Test (MICAT) - computer-based test in 14 cities

December 11, 2016 and February 12, 2017 

Call letters for GE-PI

February 27, 2017 (tentative)

GE-PI (at Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai)

March 9-21, 2017

Confirmed Admission Offer

March 31, 2017

As the officials conduct MICAT twice, the selection process is also conducted twice in the month of January and February.

  1. The selection process for PGDM-C 2017-19 will be twice.

  2. MICAT 2017 will be conducted in a computer-based format only in across 14 centres.

  3. First phase Group Exercise & Personal Interview (GE-PI) will be conducted only at Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai, and the second phase GE-PI at MICA, Ahmedabad.

MICAT is conducted by MICA Ahmedabad for admissions to its Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Communication (PGDM-C). The students are shortlisted for 180 seats of the programme.


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