MICAT Syllabus 2023 (Available): Check Section-wise Latest MICAT Exam Syllabus

MICA Admissions Test 2023 ( MICAT )

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Updated on Mar 29, 2024 15:29 IST

MICAT Syllabus 2024: Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, does not release the MICAT syllabus along with the selection process and timeline. Since MICAT is conducted for admission to a specialised programme i.e. PGDM in Communications, the syllabus and exam pattern of MICAT is different from other MBA entrance exams. Apart from the typical aptitude test conducted for competitive entrance exam, MICA Ahmedabad has included Psychometric Test and Descriptive Test in the MICAT exam. Psychometric Test, that is Section A of the MICAT exam 2024, is a qualifier. While Sections B and C will be considered during merit preparation. Read all about the MICAT syllabus 2024, including the section-wise syllabus here.


Q:   When is the MICAT syllabus released?


Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, does not release MICAT syllabus. However, names of the section are released to help candidates prepare for the test. Candidates can prepare for the MICAT exam based on the general syllabus prescribed for each section of the exam. Psychometric test does not have a syllabus as it does not have any right or wrong answers; the section helps assessing a candidate's behaviour and approach towards the PG degree on offer. To prepare for the Aptitude section of the MICAT exam, candidates can refer to the books prescribed for any other MBA entrance exam.


Q:   Is there a separate syllabus for MICAT I and II?


Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, conducts MICAT exam in two phases every year. Candidates can appear for either of the exam phase or both the exam phases. MICA will assess the performance of all the test takers based on the best of two scores. The syllabus for MICAT I and II is same. Therefore, candidates can prepare for both MICAT I and II using an identical study material.

Candidates who plan to appear for both MICAT I and II must apply for both the exam phases separetly. Additionally, MICAT fees is to be paid for both the exam phases.


Q:   Can I appear for both MICAT I and II?


Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, conducts MICAT exam in two phases every year. Candidates can appear for either of the exam phase or both the exam phases. MICA is assess the performance of all the test takers based on the best of two scores. However, candidates appearing for both the exam phases will have to apply for the exam twice by paying the application cum examination fee. MICAT exam pattern for both first and second phase remains the same. Therefore, one can prepare for both the exam phases at once.


Q:   What is the duration of MICAT exam?


The duration of the MICAT exam may change from year to year. MICA, Ahmedabad, does not specify all the details of the MICAT exam pattern. However, based on the previous year's trends MICAT exam will have to be completed within a time frame of 135 minutes. These 135 minutes are divided across three sections, that is Psychometric Test, Descriptive Test, and Aptitude Test. Additionally, candidates need to take the section in the prescribed order only. However, the choice of navigation is provided within the Section-C whiel answering questions in the sub-sections.


MICAT Syllabus 2024: Sectional Overview

The MICAT question paper is divided into three sections. Out of the three sections, two are unique to MICAT. Here is a sectional overview of the MICA Admission Test.

  • Section A - Psychometric Test
  • Section B - Descriptive Test
  • Section C - VA, QA, GA and DRC

Given below is the syllabus of all three sections of MICAT 2024.

Q:   What sections are included in MICAT syllabus?


MICAT exam has a total of three sections. Out of these three sections, third section includes four sub sections to test candidate's aptitude. The overview of the sections in the MICAT exam is mentioned below:

  1. Psychometric Test
  2. Descriptive Test
  3. Aptitude Test
    1. Divergent-Convergent Reasoning
    2. Verbal Ability
    3. Quantitative Ability
    4. General Awareness

MICA does not release detailed syllabus for MICAT exam. However, the topics under the Aptitude exam syllabus are similar to that of any other competitive exam conducted for PG admission.


Q:   Is there any sectional time limit in MICAT?


Yes. MICAT exam has sectional time limit. Candidates have to complete a particular section within the specified time frame. MICA has designed MICAT with three sections. First section, that is a Psychometric Test, must be completed within a time limit of 30 minutes. Further, time limit for Section B, Descriptive Test, is set as 25 minutes. Candidates need to answer all four questions from Section-B within 25 minutes. The last section, i.e. Section-C has four sub-sections. The entire section C has to be completed within 80 minutes. While answering questions in section C, candidates could navigate across the sub sections.


Q:   Is there any negative marking in MICAT exam?


MICAT exam has three sections. All three sections have an indifferent marking scheme and pattern. All sections of MICAT does not have a negative marking. Section-A, Psychometric Test, is a qualifier test and does not have any negativbe marking. Similarly, Section-B, that is a Descriptive Test, does not have a negative marking. Negative marking of 0.25 marks prevail in the Section-C. Candidates marking an incorrect response in the thirkd section will lead to a deduction of 0.25 marks. Therefore, candidates are recommended to only choose an answer option in Section-C if they are sure of the answer. Guess work in Section-C may lead to decrease in the overall MICAT score.


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MICAT Syllabus 2024: Psychometric Test

  • Psychometric Test is the first section of the MICAT question paper. This section is basically a personality test, which tests the candidate’s thought process and problem-solving ability.

  • The candidates have to clear this section first to be able to get evaluated on their performance in the second and third sections.

  • This section of the MICAT exam is usually divided into three sets of questions.

  • In this section, two questions are presented in a form of arguments which they have to analyze and give a rating on the basis of closeness to their personality.

  •  The third question is a set of responses to be rated from 1-6 under the given circumstances.

Q:   What is a Psychometric Test in MICAT?


The Psychometric Test is a preliminary test to assesses a candidate's behavioral and psychological traits before their aptitude is assessed in the MICAT exam. The goal of this section is to determine whether a candidate is good fit for the programme offered by the institute. The questions in this section may have two options among true or false. Alternatively, candidates may find questions that have four options. Answers marked by a candidate in each question will help analyse candidate's readibility to pursue the course from MICA.

The psychometric section of MICAT is not a pass/fail test. However, candidates who do not perform well in this section will not be evaluated for further sections of the MICAT exam.


Q:   What are the type of questions asked in Psychometric Test of MICAT exam?


Psychometric test of MICAT exam helps in screening candidates for the programmes offered by Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. MICAT's Psychometric Test helps assess candidate's behavioural and psychological attributes to find whether an individual is right fit for the course or not.

Psychometric Test in MICAT involves 150 questions. These questions are objective type questions or onw word answer questions with two or more options. Candidates may find True/False type questions. MICA typically analyses the following attributes of a candidatre using the Psychometric Test:

  • Science v/s Art
  • Openness to Creativity
  • New Ideas
  • Deductive & Inductive Logic
  • Decision Making

Q:   Do I need to answer all questions in MICAT's Psychometric Test to qualify for the subsequent exam sections?


MICAT Psychometric exam has a total of 150 questions. Candidates may or may not answer all the questions. Psychometric Test is a qualifier exam. Candidates who do not answer all questions in the Psychometric Test may not get the section evaluated. Performance in the Psychometric test is not included while merit preparation for final selection. However, candidates who do not pass the Psychometric test are not considered for evaluation in the subsequent section of the MICAT exam. MICA will evaluate the candidate's readiness for the programme based on his/her responses in the Psychometric Test. Therefore, passing the Psychometric Test is crucial to get admission based on MICAT. One must answer all the questions in the test.


MICAT Syllabus 2023-24: Descriptive Test

The syllabus of this section of MICAT is not defined as the questions are asked from a field. This section of the MICAT exam contains three-four descriptive questions like essay writing, story writing and a passage arguing for or against a topic. A set of pictures will be given for candidates to create a story from it. So the candidates must read on current affairs for essay writing and fiction to develop creative writing skills for story writing.

MICAT Syllabus 2023-24: Aptitude Test

The syllabus of section C of MICAT includes the same topics as other MBA entrance exams, namely, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (also known as logical reasoning).

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Important Topics

Verbal Ability

Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Word Meaning, Para jumbles, Antonyms & Synonyms, Spelling, One-Word Substitution, Idioms, Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks, Verbal Ability

Quantitative Ability

Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Number system, HCF & LCM, Surds and Indices, Time-Speed-Distance, Logarithms, Modern Maths

General Awareness

Business, Art, Mass Media, Advertising, International Business, Brands, Sports, News, Economy, Entertainment, Books & Authors, Static GK

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

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Q:   What are the sub sections included in the Aptitude Test conducted under MICAT examination process?


MICAT exam has three sections. The third section of the exam, that is the Aptitude Test has four sub sections. These sub-sections are similar to the syllabus of other competitive exams. However, candidates can answer questions i9n section C only after they submit their responses from Section A and B.

The sub sections included in the Section C of MICAT exam are:

  1. Divergent-Convergent Reasoning
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Quantitative Ability
  4. General Awareness

Candidates can use CAT or CMAT books to prepare for the sub-sections under Section C of MICAT exam.


Q:   How many questions are there in Section C of MICAT exam?


Section C, or Aptitude Test of MICAT exam is divided into four sub-sections. The number of questions may change with each examination cycle. Based on the previous year's exam analaysis, there were a total of 70 questions in the Aptitude Test of MICAT exam. These 70 questions were divided into four sub sections in the following weight:

  1. Divergent-Convergent Reasoning: 20
  2. Verbal Ability: 20
  3. Quantitative Ability: 20
  4. General Awareness: 10

The Aptitude Test section of the MICAT exam had negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect response.


Q:   What are some important topics from Aptitude Test of MICAT exam?


MICA does not release a detailed syllabus for MICAT. However, MICA notifies the names of the sections with the release of the exam details. Sub-section wise important topics in Section C of MICAT exam are as follows:

Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

  • Puzzles
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Number Series
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Pie Charts
  • Syllogism

Verbal Ability

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Word Meaning
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para jumbles
  • Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Spelling
  • One-Word Substitution

Quantitative Ability

  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Number System
  • Surds and Indices 
  • HCF & LCM
  • Logarithms
  • Modern Maths
  • Time-Speed-Distance

General Awareness

  • Business
  • Art
  • Mass Media
  • Entertainment
  • Advertising
  • International Business
  • Brands
  • Sports
  • Static GK

Besides the topics mentioned above, MICAT exam may be dominated by any other topic. Therefore, candidates must prepare for any type of questions and topics as per the MICAT sections.


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