Exam Date


Application Date

2020-11-26 to 2021-01-21

Result Date

Exam Description


MICAT (Mudra Institute of Communication Admission Test)

Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) conducts MICAT twice a year for admission to its post-graduate diploma programme. MICA, Ahmedabad, was established in 1991 and is the only residential institute in the world, if not the Asia-Pacific region, dedicated to developing strategic marketing and communication leadership. The MICA Admissions Test (MICAT) is MICA's mandatory entrance assessment, which candidates must take in addition to one of the AICTE-mandated examinations: CAT/XAT/GMAT. MICA's flagship Post-Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C) is a two-year programme that prepares business leaders with a focus on innovative thinking, strategic marketing, community engagement, creativity, and communications. The key goal of MICAT is to assess the candidates' overall abilities and skills. MICA, Ahmedabad, administers the MICAT management entrance test. The exam is required for admission to the PGDM-C, or Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications, which is a two-year programme. MICAT is held twice a year, in the months of December and February, for aspirants. Shortlisted candidates will be considered for admission to MICA, Ahmedabad based on the better of the two MICAT exam results.


Entrance Exam Highlights

Exam Mudra Institute of Communication admission test
Organized by MICA, Ahmadabad
Category National Level Exam
Frequency Twice a year
Official Website https://www.mica.ac.in/
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Online
Total Questions 145 Questions
Negative marking yes
Languages English
Number of Seats 180 PGDM - C seats 
and 36 PGDM seats
No. of Participating Colleges 1
Score Validity One year


Important Dates for MICAT - II

Event Key Dates
MICAT–II Applications starts from November 26, 2020
MICAT–II Application form closes on January 20, 2021, at 11:50 pm
MICAT-II Call Letters Issue/Admit Card January 27, 2021
MICAT– II January 30, 2021
MICAT - II  Result Date February 14, 2021
GE & PI Shortlist List February 19, 2021
GE & PI at Ahmedabad March 9 & 10, 2021
GE & PI at MICA, Bangalore and Mumbai March 13,14 & 15, 2021
GE & PI at MICA, Delhi & Kolkata March 19, 20 & 21, 2021
Final results End of March 202


MICAT Eligibility Criteria:

  • To appear in MICAT the candidates must have appeared (or appearing) in CAT 2020/XAT 2021/GMAT (2019 onwards)
  • Candidate must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent (Any discipline) recognized by AIU (Association of Indian Universities)
  • Applicants who are pursuing in final year bachelor's degree can also apply for MICAT.


MICAT Application Form Process

  • Stage 1 – Registration
  • Stage 2 – Log in and fill in your personal information.
  • Stage 3 – Enter qualification details
  • Stage 4 – Enter CAT/XAT/GMAT scores
  • Stage 5 – Upload documents
  • Stage 6 – Fee payment - In favour of MICA payable at Ahmedabad, an application fee of Rs. 1985 must be paid online via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking or offline via DD.


MICAT Syllabus 2021

  • Logical reasoning
  • Verbal ability
  • Written communication skills
  • General Awareness
  • Social and Industry related issues


MICAT Exam Pattern 2021

Part Subject Total questions and Time Exam Instructions
I Psychometric 36 questions in 25 minutes All questions in the Psychometric section are important to address.
Any unattempted question will be allotted zero marks
II Descriptive 4 questions in 35 minutes The Descriptive section answers should be typed in the space given.
II Section 1: Divergent & Convergent Thinking 105 questions in 1 hour 45 minutes For each wrong answer, all sections here bear negative markings of 0.25 marks.
Section 2: General Awareness
No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
Section 3: Verbal Ability
Section 4: Quantitative Ability


MICAT Exam Centres 2021

Test Cities Test Cities Test Cities
Ajmer Kochi Udaipur
Aizawl Kanpur Varanasi
Aligarh Kolkata Surat
Ahmedabad Jammu Ranchi
Bareily Meerut Jamshedpur
Bhubaneswar Muzaffarnagar Faridabad
Bangalore Mumbai Jabalpur
Bhopal Navi Mumbai Ghaziabad
Allahabad Lucknow Rajkot
Chandigarh Nagpur Chennai
Dehradun Noida Jaipur
Guwahati Faridabad Hyderabad
Dhanbad Patna Vadodara
Gurgaon Pune Indore
Delhi Panjim Visakhapatnam
Gwalior Raipur Trivandrum

MICAT Selection Process


Step-II: MICA Admission Test (MICAT)

  • Section A: Psychometric Test
  • Section B: (Divided into 4 sub-sections) -
  1. Verbal Ability,
  2. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation,
  3. General awareness;
  4. Divergent and Convergent Thinking
  • Section C: Descriptive Test

Step-III: GE & PI

Parameters Weightage
Group Exercise 20%
Personal Interview 30%


MICAT II Admit Card 

The admit card for MICAT II 2021 was issued on January 27, 2021. The exam is scheduled for January 30, 2021. MICA Ahmedabad launched the MICAT I 2021 admit card on December 3, 2020. The MICAT 2021 admit card is a vital document that includes applicant information, a portrait, signature, test centre information, exam timing, and other instructions. Candidates must enter their MICA ID and Password in order to obtain the MICAT 2021 admit card. Candidates will be asked to bring photo ID evidence in addition to their MICAT 2021 admit card.


Steps to Download MICAT Admit Card 2021

Candidates must take the steps outlined below to obtain their MICAT admit card 2021.

  • Step 1: Go to www.mica.ac.in, which is MICA's official website.
  • Step 2: On the phone, you'll see a login tab.
  • Step 3: Candidates must enter their login credentials, namely their User ID and Password, and then press the login button.
  • Step 4: Candidates may access the MICAT 2021 admit card after entering the required information.
  • Step 5: Candidates must double-check all of the details mentioned on the MICAT 2021 admit card before downloading it.
  • Step 6: After reviewing all of the details, candidates should download and print at least two copies of the MICAT 2021 Admit Card.


MICAT 2021 Answer Key

The MICAT 2021 Response Key contains the answers to all of the exam's questions. Candidates will use the MICAT Answer Key to see how well they did on the test. To get an idea of their success on the entrance exam, they simply need to compare their responses to the answers given in the Answer Key and determine their likely scores.

MICAT response keys are available from both official and unofficial sources for candidates. The official MICAT answer key is published on the MICA Ahmedabad website, and some coaching institutes also publish their answer keys.


Steps to Download MICAT Answer Key

  • Select 'MICAT – I Answer Key' from the drop-down menu.
  • The solution key is available in PDF format.
  • Download the answer key that corresponds to your paper code.
  • Calculate your approximate scores by comparing your answers to the responses in the Answer Key.


MICAT II 2021 Result

The results of MICAT II 2021 were released on February 15, 2021. On January 30, 2021, the exam was held. Since the MICAT II 2021 results have been released, MICA will release the GEPI shortlist on February 19, and the MICAT 2021 interview process will begin on March 9 and will proceed on various dates for different campuses until March 21.

On December 22, 2020, at 6 p.m., the MICAT I 2021 results were published. MICAT I results were scheduled to be released on December 21, 2020, but they were postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The results of MICAT II will be announced on February 14, 2021. The MICAT 2020 scorecard will be determined by the candidates' results in the entrance exam.


MICAT 2021 Score Calculation

  • Qualifying for the Psychometric Test section is required of all candidates.
  • On the Psychometric and Descriptive pages, there is no negative marking.
  • Only the Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation sections, as well as the Divergent and Convergent Thinking sections, are subject to a 0.25 mark penalty.
  • The 0.25 negative marking applies to any incorrect answer in the Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation parts, as well as the Divergent and Convergent Thinking sections.


Steps to Check MICAT 2021 Results

Applicants may review their MICAT 2021 results by following the steps listed below.

  • Go to www.mica.ac.in to access the official website.
  • To access the result, go to the homepage and click the icon.
  • You'll be taken to a page where you'll need to enter your login details.
  • After entering the appropriate credentials, click the 'Login' tab, and your scorecard will appear on the screen.
  • Your MICAT 2021 scorecard can be downloaded and saved.
  • Make a copy of the outcome for future reference.


MICAT 2021 Cut Off

Following the announcement of the results for those who took the entrance exam, the MICAT 2021 cut-off will be announced. The MICAT 2021 cut-off marks are the minimum marks that candidates must achieve in order to advance to the next round of the MICAT. After taking the entrance exam, applicants must review their overall score/percentile in order to be considered for the next round of admissions. Candidates should be aware that if they do not meet the minimum requirements, they will not be considered for further rounds of the application process.

The final cut-off list will be released after the MICAT I and MICAT II results are revealed, and the MICAT 2021 cut-off will be based on the results of the appeared candidates. Following that, the MICAT admissions selection process for PGDM-C will take place.


Steps to Check MICAT Cut Off 2021

Test takers should follow the steps below to determine the MICAT 2021 cut-off:

  • If the MICAT 2021 cut-off is announced by the examination authority, it will be posted on this list.
  • Candidates can view the MICAT 2021 cut-off by visiting this location.
  • Candidates will know the minimum marks needed to advance to the next round after the MICAT 2021 cut-off is announced.
  • Shortlisted candidates who meet the minimum requirements will advance to the next round of the selection process.