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MICAT 2018 – NOTIFICATION, EXAM DATES, APPLICATION FORM, SYLLABUS

A brief on MICAT 2018:

MICAT 2018 Final Result has been declared on 31st March 2018. MICA Admission Test is the University level entrance examination which is conducted by the Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), Ahmedabad. MICAT 2018 is the qualifying examination for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Communications (PGDM-C). In order to take admission in aforesaid course, candidate must also have valid scores of any one of the entrance examination viz CAT, XAT and GMAT. MICAT is conducted twice i.e. MICAT-I and MICAT-II. All the interested candidates can get the details about MICAT 2018 from this article.

MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

The candidates fulfilling the below listed criteria will be considered eligible –

  1. Should have a Bachelor’s degree (pursued complying with the 10 + 2 + 3 system) or equivalent qualification in any discipline recognized by the Association of India Universities (AIU).
  2. Final year examination of their Bachelor’s or equivalent degree appearing candidates can also apply.
  3. Also, they will have to appear for either CAT 2016, XAT 2017 or should have GMAT score (2012 onward) before appearing for MICAT.

Note: Earlier MICAT was accepting scores of exams such as MAT/CMAT/ ATMA, however from now the scores of one of the three exams mentioned above will only be accepted by MICA.

Results

STEPS TO ACCESS THE MICAT RESULT

  1. The candidates need to either log in to the official website of MICAT or can click on the link given above.
  2. There will be a tab where Short-list for GE PI will be mentioned. The candidates will have to click on it.
  3. It will take them to a page where they will be prompted to enter their MICAT ID.
  4. Then, there will be a tab saying ‘Check’, the candidates will be required to click on it.
  5. On clicking, candidates will now be able to see if they have been short-listed or not.

The candidates who will be short-listed for Group Exercise and Personal Interview will be required to prepare for these final rounds of selection which will be held in the month of March 2018.

IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING MICAT 2018 RESULT

  1. The MICAT Result will solely be based on the performance of the candidate in MICAT . There is no other mode of evaluation and selection for it.
  2. The electronically generated information has no legal validity and hence any error in it is not legally arguable.
  3. MICAT will not be responsible for any candidate who is short-listed for the GE/PI rounds but fails to appear for the same on the given date.
  4. This result of MICAT does not in any way guarantee admissions into MICAT as the final selection process must be cleared by all for the purpose of admissions.
  5. Once the final selection rounds are over and the Final MICAT Result will be declared, the candidates must accept the offer at the earliest and also pay the required fee and confirm their admissions.

MICAT Application Form 2018

MICAT will conduct the admission process twice and the interested candidates can apply online for MICAT II. The candidates can also access the Application Form for MICAT II from the link above. The candidates must also ensure that they fill the details in the online application form carefully especially their score of any of the entrance test (CAT 2016/ XAT 2017/ GMAT) they would have taken. Thereafter, the requisite application fee should be paid by the candidates, either online or offline. The candidates must note that the option to edit the form will not be made available once the form will be duly submitted and the payment of application fees will be made.

The candidates who will opt to pay the application fees through DD will be required to take a print of the payment advice form, sign it and send the same along with the DD at the official postal address of MICA.

APPLICATION FEE

All the candidates intending to apply for MICAT Admission Test 2017 will have to remit a non-refundable application fees of Rs. 1965/- (for all the categories). This fees can be paid either in online mode using Master or Visa card or in offline mode through a DD taken from any Bank drawn in favour of “MICAT” payable at Ahmedabad. The candidates can also make counter payments via cash at various available counters in different cities..

How to Prepare for MICAT 2018?

The selection process adopted by MICAT for PGDM-C for the year 2017-18 is a three stage procedure, which is as follow –

Stage 1

Firstly every candidate have to appear for at least one of the 3 exams, namely CAT 2015, XAT 2017 or GMAT (2012 onwards).

Stage 2

Then they will have to take up MICAT Admission Test 2017 (MICAT).

Stage 3

The candidates for allotting admission will be shortlisted at this stage. Based on their performance in the MICAT, they will further be shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) to assess the candidate’s overall skill and potential to pursue PGDM-C. The GE offers the candidate with a platform to showcase the ability to work in a team, overall personality and thoughts clarity. Whereas PI, on the other hand helps in understanding a candidates knowledge about the communication industry and rough skills in line with the requirements of this industry.

Events Exam Dates (Announced)
MICAT-I Registration Starts 26th September 2017
MICAT-I Registration Closes 3rd December 2017 (Extended)
Issue of MICAT-I Call Letters/Admit Card 11th December 2017
Exam Date of MICAT-I 17th December 2017
Declaration of MICAT-I Results 3rd January 2018
MICAT-II Registration Starts 3rd January 2018
MICAT-II Registration Closes 5th February 2018 (11:55 PM)
Issue of MICAT-II Call Letters/Admit Card 9th February 2018
Exam Date of MICAT-II 17th February 2018
Declaration of MICAT-II Results 28th February 2018
GE-PI Shortlist 1st March 2018
GE-PI (Delhi & Kolkata) 8th – 10th March 2018
GE-PI (Ahmedabad) 13th & 14th March 2018
GE-PI (Bangalore & Mumbai) 16th – 18th March 2018
Declaration of Final Results 31st March 2018

The 14 test cities where MICAT 2017 will simultaneously be conducted are as follow:-

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Bhopal
  4. Chandigarh
  5. Chennai
  6. Delhi
  7. Guwahati
  8. Jaipur
  9. Jammu
  10. Hyderabad
  11. Kochi
  12. Kolkata
  13. Lucknow
  14. Mumbai

For Details visit: https://www.mica.ac.in/

MICAT Admission Test is a computer based test, which evaluates the skills and aptitude of the appearing candidates in areas relevant to media, marketing, advertising & current affairs and crucial for career in Strategic Marketing and Communication. The MICAT admission test also includes psychometric profiling that will help assessing the leadership potential of the candidates.

THE SPECIFICATIONS OF MICAT EXAM PATTERN

  1. There are two Papers, Paper I is a Subjective paper, which is designed to test the Argument writing, Story writing and Essay writing skills of the candidates. The total number of questions in this paper is 4 and the total time frame for it is 35 minutes. There is no negative marking for this paper, as the answers will be judged on a subjective basis and on the basis of their originality, understanding of the topic and other qualities associated with writing skills.
  2. Paper II consists of 90 objective type of questions. This paper is further divided into 3 parts. The first part of Paper II is a Psychometric test, that will have 30 statements and the candidates will be judged on the basis of their response to those statements. There is no negative marking for this particular part of Paper II.
  3. Part II of Paper II contains questions of reasoning and verbal ability. As the name suggests this part will test the candidates abilities to face questions that will command to be answered with logic and reason. Similarly, the questions testing verbal ability will assess the candidates skill and capability in that particular section.This part will consists of 35 questions and marking a wrong answer will mean losing 25% of a mark.
  4. Part III of Paper II contains what is called the questions from General Knowledge. The field from where the questions will be asked can be varied and are wide and it is required for all candidates to have basic knowledge about the happenings of India and the World. Awards, Politics, Social challenges, changes, the news about economy, all the relevant information of the filed of Communication, Media and Advertising including Marketing are only few of the fields that can be questioned in this section. The total number of questions in this section is 25. In this section too wrong answers will lead to losing 25% of a mark.

The time allotted for Paper II is 90 minute.

IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING MICAT EXAM PATTERN

  1. There will be a total number of 94 questions.
  2. The total time frame given to complete the MICAT Exam is 125 minutes, that is 2 hours and 5 minutes.
  3. This is a Computer-Based Mode.
  4. The total marks is not disclosed by MICAT.
  5. The candidates must complete the test within the given time frame as no extra time will be provided.
  6. The negative marking scheme for Part II and III of Paper II is 25% in case of a wrong answer.

The admit card for MICAT II will be available online on the official website of MICAT. However, the MICAT Admit Card will also be sent to the candidates via email & SMS. A link will also be available in this article and will be activated with the release of the admit card.

The candidates receiving the MICAT II Admit Card via email or have downloaded the file from the official website are required to print the admit card. Along with the MICAT Admit Card , the candidates are required to bring a Photo-Identity Card e.g. Passport, Driving License, College Identity Card or Aadhar Card, etc.

The candidates must note that it is important to produce the MICAT Admit Card while entering the exam hall. If they fail to do so, then they won’t be allowed to enter the exam hall. In the exam hall, the MICAT Authorized Person will be verifying the Admit Card against their Photo ID Card. The candidates are advised to preserve the admit card for further selection processes.

Once the candidates receive their Admit Card, they are advised to check their details properly to make sure it is error-free. If the candidates notice any errors, then the candidates must inform the MICAT officials immediately for corrections.

SOME FEATURES OF THE MICAT ADMIT CARD

  1. The Admit Card for MICAT II will contain the following details – exam date, exam time, exam venue, application and registration number and some other personal credentials.
  2. Candidates must preserve the admit card as sometimes it is also used at various stages of the admission process.
  3. In the exam hall, the candidates will be given attendance after their details on the admit card are cross-checked with the attendance sheet.
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