MICA releases admission process details
Mudra institute of communications (MICA), which is one of the premier B-schools of India has announced the admission process details for their 2016-18 PGDM-Communication batch.

 Candidates interested in pursuing PGDM-C program at MICA will have to take at least one of the three eligibility exams: CAT 2015, XAT 2016 and GMAT (2012 onwards).Earlier MICA used to accept other scores also like MAT/CMAT/ ATMA, however from admission session 2016 onwards scores of one of the three exams mentioned above will only be accepted by MICA. Apart from this applicants must also take the MICA admission test (MICAT). 

 For the first time MICAT will be held only in the computer based format . The test would be conducted across the following 14 cities on Dec 13, 2015.

 Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Jaipur, Jammu, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

 Note - Based on the performance in the MICA Admission Test (MICAT), applicants are shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

 Eligibility Criteria 

 Bachelor's degree (in keeping with the 10 + 2 + 3 system) or an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Candidates appearing for final examinations towards a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.

 MICAT Test pattern

 MICA admission test (MICAT) will be a multidimensional computer based examination, which will assess candidates in areas such as Divergent Thinking Abilities, Written Communication Abilities, General Awareness about contemporary social and business issues, including areas relevant to media, marketing, advertising & current affairs and Analytical & Verbal Abilities. 

 The Admission test also includes psychometric profiling to assess the candidate's leadership potential.

 You can check out a sample MICAT paper using the following link http://www.mica.ac.in/images/downloads/MICATsample.pdf

 This time the selection process will be held twice ( December-January and Feb-March ).

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

 Important Dates

 Candidates will need to apply online at MICA's website. Application form will be made available from September 10, 2015 onwards. The last date for application is Dec 04, 2015. MICAT will be conducted on Dec 13, 2015. Call letters for GE-PI will be issued on Dec 30, 2015. The first phase of GE-PI will be conducted from Jan 15 to 18, 2016. The final results for the first phase of admission process will be declared on Jan 31, 2015. The timeline for the second phase of the selection process, shall be announced at a later date.