MICAT 2023 - MICA Admission Test


MICA Admission Test (MICAT) is a national-level online entrance exam conducted by Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. The exam is conducted twice a year for the candidates interested in Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at MICA, and the best score of both is considered. The main program offered at this institute is Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Communication (PGDM-C). The exam duration was reduced from 2 hours 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 mins in 2020 due to the COVID precautions and continued to be the same for last year. The final selection will be based on the performance of candidates in CAT/GMAT/XAT, MICAT, Group Exercise and Personal Interview.


Qualification: The aspirants must have Bachelor’s Degree under 10 + 2 + 3 or 10 +2 + 4 pattern of any equivalent qualification in any AIU recognized discipline. The candidates currently in the last year of the Bachelor’s program are also eligible for application.

The applicants must be in possession of valid scores of CAT 2022, XAT 2023, GMAT (2021 onwards) to be eligible for MICAT.


Number of sections: 3 Section I (30 minutes) - Psychometric Test - 150 questions
Section II (80 minutes) - Verbal Ability (20 questions), Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (20 questions), General Awareness (20 questions), Divergent & Convergent Thinking (20 questions)
Section III (25 minutes) - Descriptive Test (4 questions)
Time 135 minutes
Total number of questions 234 questions
Marking scheme Each correct answer will carry +1 mark and incorrect answer will carry -0.25 Marks in the total except for the Psychometric test section.


The Syllabus for MICAT is similar to other MBA entrance exams like CAT or XAT.

Psychometric Test Personality Factors, Behavioural Patterns, Career Goals, Life Goals, Situational Judgements, Personality Traits etc.
Descriptive Test Essays, Arguments (For and Against), Personal Opinion and Story based on pictures given
Verbal Ability Passages, Reading Comprehension, Inference and Conclusion, Use of Appropriate Words, Jumbled Sentences, Summary, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, Corrections of grammatical errors, Antonyms & Synonyms, Idioms, and Vocabulary
Quantitative Ability Numebr: Number theory, Factors and Remainders, Divisibility, Number system, Surds and indices
Arithmetic:Percentages, Interest & Growth, Ratio & Partnership, Proportion & Variation, Profit & Loss, Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Time & Speed, Time & Work
Algebra:Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, Logarithm, Inequalities and Functions
Geomentry:Lines and Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles, Coordinate geometry, Trigonometry and Menstruation
Modern Maths:Permutation and Combination, Probability, Set theory and Sequence and Series
General Awareness Contemporary Events of National and International Significance, Art and Culture, International Affairs and Historical Events of significance
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning Puzzles, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Number Series, Seating Arrangement, Data Arrangement, Data Sufficiency, Caselets, Bars, Graphs, Tables, Venn Diagrams, Pie Charts, Syllogism

Important Dates

The MICAT 2023 application will be available on MICAT 2023

MICAT Registration Dates
MICAT 2023 Registration MICAT - I – Sep 29, 2022
MICAT - II – Nov 22, 2022
MICAT Registration Charges 2100 /-
MICAT 2023 Closing Date MICAT - I : Nov 19, 2022
MICAT - II : Jan 16, 2023
MICAT 2023 Exam Dates MICAT I : Dec 3, 2022
MICAT II : Jan 28, 2023
MICAT 2023 Result Dates MICAT I : Jan 16, 2023
MICAT II : Feb 17, 2023


Entrance Exam Likely overall cut off percentile
CAT 2022 80 - 85
XAT 2023 80 - 85
GMAT (Taken 2021 onwards) 80 (600 - 620+)

This is the expected cut-off based on past years, and actual cut-off for this year is subject to change. We will update additional details as we receive them from MICA/other trusted sources.

Expected Cutoff for MICAT

Section Expected Cut off
Divergent Convergent Thinking 8.5 - 12 Marks (out of 30 marks)
Verbal Ability 8 - 10 Marks (out of 25 marks)
Quant & DI 6.5 - 7.5 Marks (out of 25 marks)
General Knowledge 5.5 - 6.5 Marks (out of 25 Marks)
Overall Cutoff No specific cutoff considered

MICAT Merit List 2023 expected Cut off

Section Merit List Cut off
General Exercise 3.5 out of 5
Personal Interview 4 out of 5