MICAT 2022 Analysis

MICA, Ahmedabad administered MICAT I on December 3, 2022

The exam had three sections with a time duration of 135 minutes.

Section A: Psychometric Test

Section B: Descriptive Test

Section C: Aptitude Test with four sub-sections

  1. Divergent & Convergent Thinking
  2. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  3. Verbal Ability
  4. General Awareness

A total of 150 questions were asked in the Psychometric Test and four in the Descriptive Test. There was no negative marking in the Psychometric Test and the Descriptive Test. Psychometric Test was compulsory though was only a qualifying test.

The Aptitude Test section had 70 questions with most of the questions having eight choices. Candidates were required to answer all these 70 questions in 80 minutes. The questions in this section carried 1 mark for each question and 0.25 for each incorrect response.


Section Number Section Name Total No. of Questions Time Allotted
A Psychometric Test 150 30 min
B Descriptive Test 4 25 min
C Divergent & Convergent Thinking 20 80 Min
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 20
Verbal Ability 20
General Awareness 20
TOTAL 234 135 min

Section-wise Analysis

SECTION A - Psychometric Test

A total of 150 questions were asked in the Psychometric Test. There are no right and wrong answers in this section. The test-takers are supposed to answer the questions with as per the applicability of the given situation to them.

Topic Type of Questions No. of Questions
Situation / Course of Action True / False 33
Personality Trait / Course of Action MCQs with 8 options 117

The following eight options were available in the MCQ type of questions.

  • Totally Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Somewhat Disagree
  • Somewhat Agree
  • Agree
  • Strongly Agree
  • Totally Agree

SECTION B - Descriptive Test

Question Type Topic Writing logic No. of Questions Marks Allocated
Argumentative Confusion Contracts Chaos Points in Favour 1 10
Points Against 1 10
Write three statements analysing the given statement Essay 1 20
Story This section consisted of four pictures. Students had to write down a particular pictorial combination (A-B-C-D or D-C-B-A or any such combination) and explain it with the help of a story Explanation with a story -- 30

This section tested the analytical and descriptive writing ability and creative skills of the test-takers. It had three Argumentative type questions and one-story type question.

In the Story question, the test-takers were shown four pictures and they had to choose an order of the pictures and write a story based on that.

The candidates had to complete this section in 25 minutes.

SECTION C - Aptitude Section

This section has four sub-sections which had 20 questions each. The total number of questions in this section was 80 and candidates were given a total of 80 minutes. The overall difficulty level of the section ranged from Moderate to Difficult.

Divergent and Convergent Thinking

Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Word Association 6 Moderate
Statement-Assumption 2 Moderate-Difficult
Analogies 3 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 7 Easy-Moderate
Visual Reasoning 2 Moderate
Total 20 Moderate

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Arithmetic 8 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra 1 Moderate
Geometry & Mensuration 2 Moderate-Difficult
Pure Maths (Permutations & Combinations, Probability, Co-ordinate Geometry, Statistics) 5 Moderate-Difficult
Data Interpretation 4-question set Moderate-Difficult
Total 20 Moderate-Difficult

Verbal Ability

Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 4 Moderate
Sentence Correction 3 Easy-Moderate
Para Formation Questions 3 Moderate
Fill in the Blanks with Phrases 2 Moderate
Para Summary 3 Difficult
Single-Word substitution 3 Moderate
Sentence Placement 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 20 Easy-Moderate

General Awareness

Topic Number of Questions Important Topics
Static GK 7 Logos, Taglines, HQs of UN agencies, Authors, Awards, Economics, etc.
Current Affairs 3

Students who clear the Psychometric Test, secure an overall score of 32 (+/-)2 in Section C and also fulfil the other criteria given by MICA can expect a call for the next round i.e., GE-PI round.

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