FAQs on MICA/MICAT
  1. What is the eligibility criteria?

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

  3. What is the fee structure of PGDM (Communications )?

  4. The programme cost for the PGDM-C for two years, including tuition fee, residential charges (Boarding and Lodging) etc is Rs. 14, 50, 000 (approx.)*

    * This is last year fee, it may be revised this year.

  5. Ideally speaking, who should join this program?

  6. Candidates interested in making a career in advertisement industry, brand management, media, PR agencies, Journalism etc should pursue this program.

  7. Can you give me the placement details?

  8. The following are final placement details for PGDM (C) 2013-15 batch ( placement details for 2014-16 batch are not available )

    1. 100% Placements achieved
    2. The highest CTC offered was INR 24 lakhs per annum
    3. The average salary offered was INR 11.37 lakhs per annum
    4. 43 PPOs/PPIs were offered by Companies
  9. Which entrance exam scores are accepted by MICA? Apart from these ( any one of them ) exams, do we need to take any other entrance exam?

  10. Each candidate has to take at least one of the three exams: CAT 2016, XAT 2017 and GMAT (2015 onwards).

    Yes, irrespective of performance in the examinations mentioned above, all applicants need to take MICAT.

  11. When will the MICAT exam be conducted ? How much is the application fee?

  12. MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and will be conducted twice for selection of PGDM-C 2017-2019 batch. Better of the two MICAT Scores will be considered ( for applicants who have taken MICAT twice ).

    • MICAT 1- Dec 11, 2016
    • MICAT 2- Feb 12, 2017

    MICAT Application Fee is Rs. 1965.

  13. Can you share the timelines for admission process into PGDM (C) 2017-19 batch?

  14. E V E N T D A T E
    MICAT – I Registration opens End of September or First Week October 2016
    MICAT – I Registration closes November 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm
    Issue of MICAT- I Call Letters/Admit Card December 02, 2016
    MICAT – I December 11,2016
    MICAT -I Score (Declare on the website) December 19, 2016
    MICAT – II Registration opens January 3, 2017
    MICAT – II Registration closes January 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm
    Issue of MICAT- II Call Letters/Admit Card February 06, 2017
    MICAT – II February 12, 2017
    MICAT – II Score(Declare on the website) February 20, 2017
    GE & PI Shortlist February 23, 2017
    GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad March 9, 10 & 11, 2017
    GE & PI all cities March 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2017
    Final results March 31, 2017
  15. What is pattern of the MICAT exam ? Can you share with me a sample MICAT paper?

  16. MICAT consists of 6 sections: Psychometric Test (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability (QA), General awareness (GA) , Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) and Descriptive Test (DT).

    You can go through a sample MICAT paper using the following link

    https://www.mica.ac.in/images/downloads/MICATsample.pdf

  17. What is psychometric test?

  18. Psychometric tests are a standard and scientific method used to measure individuals' mental capabilities and behavioural style. Psychometric tests are designed to measure candidates' suitability for a role based on the required personality characteristics and aptitude (or cognitive abilities).

  19. How are applicants shortlisted for the second stage of selection process?

  20. Applicants are shortlisted based on the following process

    1. Psychometric test is a qualifier.

    2. Those who qualify on the Psychometric test shall be assessed for MICAT sections on Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning.

    3. Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score** in each of the sections namely: VA, QA,GA and DCR shall be evaluated on Descriptive Test.

    4. Those who qualify on the basis of a, b and c as mentioned above and on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score in DT shall be considered for short listing for GE and PI. Shortlist will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-1and /or 2 or better of the two scores if a candidate has taken both MICAT-1 and MICAT-2.

  21. Can you share with me some preparation tips for MICAT?

  22. Students also need to practice essay writing.It is advised that students keep essay writing in mind when they do their reading comprehension exercises,focusing on expression of central idea, the idea flow, and the tools employed for effectively putting across ideas. A thorough awareness of social and political changes of the times will be an add on to present your case.

    In addition to this essay writing also needs to be practiced.

    It is advised that students keep essay writing in mind when they do their reading comprehension exercises,focusing on expression of central idea, the idea flow, and the tools employed for effectively putting across ideas. A thorough awareness of social and political changes of the times will be an add on to present your case.

    For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

    • Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits).

    • In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK.

    • Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions.

    • Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions

    In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.

    • Who is who
    • What is what
    • Science scan
    • Human body
    • Computers
    • Landmarks of history
    • The Universe

    While preparing for this section, it would be advisable for students to focus more on issues related to business, economics and politics related to business environment.

    Finally, OMET for MICAT and Sample MICAT paper ( available on MICA's website, link provided above ) are perhaps the best source for preparation. They come very close to the actual MICAT entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.