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MICAT 2021 Exam: All about Eligibility, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Admit Card

Nidhi Gupta

MICAT 2021 is an MBA entrance exam conducted by MICA, Ahmedabad, twice in a year for admission to its flagship two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications (PGDM-C) programme. The MBA entrance exam is conducted online for the aspirants in the months of December and February. The exam uses Psychometric profiling to assess the candidate vis-à-vis and a career in the Strategic Marketing and Communication management domains. MICAT 2021 registration process for Phase I is going to ends on 25th November 2020. Read on to find out all the information about MICAT exam eligibility, application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result, and selection process etc.

Eligibility Criteria for MICAT

MICA, Ahmedabad has set some rules which make it necessary for the aspirants to follow in order to appear for the MICAT Exams. The eligibility criteria for appearing in MICAT say that the aspirants must possess a valid CAT/XAT/GMAT score. Along with this, they should also have completed graduation with 50% aggregate marks. 

Also Read: Detailed Eligibility Criteria of MICAT Exam

MICAT 2021 Important Dates

MICAT exam is conducted twice in the year in the months of December and January. The exam carries a definitive timeline which is generally announced in the month of September for both the attempts. Aspirants can enroll for any of the two attempts to seek admission in MICA, Ahmedabad. This also makes it clear, the aspirants can formulate an exam preparation strategy to score high percentile in the exam depending upon the lean period in which they are free from the preparation of other MBA entrance exams.

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How to Register for MICAT 2021

Candidates can register for the MICAT exam through the official website of MICA Ahmedabad. The registration and application form is different for ‘New applicants’ and for ‘already registered users’. Those who wish to appear for the second attempt which is generally conducted in January, can apply through already registered users option. Applicants are required to provide both their personal and academic details in the application form. And only after the fee payment, the application form is deemed to be complete. 

Also Read: Step-wise registration process of MICAT

MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern

MICAT exam is conducted in online mode and comprises of 140-150 questions. Aspirants get timeframe of 165 minutes to solve the questions asked in the MBA Entrance Exam. In all, there are 3 sections in the exam. A table is provided below elucidating time allotted, and questions asked in each section:



No. of Questions

Time Allotted

Section I

Descriptive Test


35 Minutes



Section II

Verbal Ability (VA)



1 Hour 45 Minutes

(105 minutes)

Quantitative Ability (QA)


General Awareness (GA)


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)


Section III

Psychometric Test (DT)


25 Minutes

Also Read: Detailed Structure and Pattern of MICAT Exam

MICAT 2021 Exam Syllabus

Candidates aiming for the MICAT exam need to work hard on polishing their skills pertaining to Quantitative Ability section, General Awareness, Reasoning section and written ability section. The exam comprises of variety of topics. Aspirants can also practise for the MICAT exam using the sample paper available in the official website of the institute.

MICAT Sample Paper

Also Read: Section-wise MICAT Exam Syllabus

MICAT 2021 Test Centers

MICAT exam is held in various cities across India. All the major cities conduct the MICAT MBA entrance exam due to the widespread popularity and willingness of the candidates to appear in the exam. In all there are 48 cities wherein aspirants can appear for the MICAT Exam.

Also Read: List of MICAT Test Centers

MICAT 2021 Admit Card

Registered applicants can download MICAT Admit card using their login id and password. Please bring the following to the Test Center. Aspirants are advised to keep the printout of the admit card for further correspondence. Candidates are also required photo identity such as i) Passport, ii) Driving Licence, iii) College/Institute Identity Card, iv) PAN Card v) Voter ID card vi) Aadhar Card / E-Aadhar Card.  

Also Read: How to download MICAT Admit card

MICAT 2021 Result

The MICAT exam result is generally announced in March. The result of MICAT-I and MICAT-II conducted in December and February respectively is announced in March only. MICA does not announce separate results for the exams. Candidates can view and download their MICAT-I and MICAT-II score card from official MICAT website using their respective login ID and password.

Also Read: How to check MICAT Exam Result

MICAT Exam Analysis

MICAT Exam analysis is an important factor which aspirants look forward to for assessing their performance in the exam. The analysis talks about sections and the type of questions that were featured in the exam. MICAT exam analysis also talks about the expected percentile and the level of difficulty of the questions being asked in the exam.

Also Read: Detailed MICAT Exam Analysis

MICAT 2021 Selection Process

MICAT follows a five step selection process in which only the deserving candidates will be screened for the next round. The first step being, valid and acceptable score in the CAT/XAT/GMAT Exam which is to be followed by MICAT entrance exam. Thereafter, qualified candidates will be called for GD and PI. Only the ones who score well in these rounds will receive final call of selection by MICA.

The selection process of PGDM-C involves:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Exercise and Personal Interview at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.

Also Read: How to get selected in MICA, Ahmedabad

MICAT Institute Covered

The score of MICAT exam is accepted by MICA, Ahmedabad. As MICAT being an institute level MBA entrance exam that aims to screen best talent who aims to pursue PGDM-C.

Also Read: Why pursue PGDM-C from MICA, Ahmedabad

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