MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern - Duration, Marking Scheme, No. of Questions

Gareema Bali updated on : 06 Feb 2018

Check details on MICA Admission Test Pattern 2018 Here. Phase II of exam is due on February 17, 2018.

MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern

MICAT Exam Pattern 2018 – The candidates preparing for MICAT - II 2018 can check the exam pattern here on this page. It is important to prepare for the test according to the announced MICAT 2018 exam pattern. Candidates must go through the test pattern in order to have better understanding of the exam structure. Exam pattern provides details about the number of questions, sections, mode of exam, duration and other such details. MICAT is a computer based test which will comprise of two test booklets and the test will be divided into 6 sections. The duration of the exam will be of 2 hours 45 minutes. It is mandatory for the candidates to attempt and qualify the psychometric test. MICAT assesses candidate’s knowledge of Communication, Media & Advertising, Marketing industry and also their skills in writing and communicating. 

MICA will be conducting the phase II of exam on February 17, whose result will be announced on February 26, 2018. The candidates appearing for the test can go through every detail of MICAT 2018 exam pattern here on this page. 

MICAT Exam Pattern 2018

There will be two test booklets in the exam. The Paper I will contain Descriptive questions while the Paper II will contain Objective questions. The paper will be divided into six sections, namely,

  • Psychometric Test
  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Divergent - Convergent Reasoning
  • Descriptive test

The aim of MICAT exam is to check basic aptitude of the exam takers. The questions asked in the exam are generally of graduation level. For more clarity on the MICAT 2018 test pattern, the candidates can check the table below -



No. of Questions

Time Allotted

Section I

Descriptive Test


35 Minutes



Section II

Verbal Ability (VA)



 1 Hour 45 Minutes

(105 minutes)

Quantitative Ability (QA)


General Awareness (GA)


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)


Section III

Psychometric Test (DT)


25 Minutes

MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern - Sections in Detail 

Psychometric test - The Psychometric Test is designed to determine a candidate’s cognitive abilities, behaviour and personality traits of the candidates.There is no negative marking for this section and a total of 35 questions will be asked from this section. The exam takers must note that it is important to them to attempt all the questions of this section. Here, there will be three set of questions in this section. 

Descriptive Test - Duration of this section is 35 minutes and it aims at assessing a candidate’s analytical and descriptive writing ability and creative skills.

Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) - This section carries 30 questions based on Visual Reasoning, Logical Data sufficiency, statement-assumption etc.

General Awareness (GA) - Questions in this section are basically asked from business taglines, advertisements, slogans, corporate heads and other corporate topics such as brand and marketing campaigns.

Quantitative Ability (QA) -  This section will carry total 25 questions based on Data Interpretation, Mathematics, Geometry etc.

Verbal Ability (VA) - There will be 25 questions in this section from phrase replacements, error spotting, jumbled paragraphs, synonyms, double blanks and Reading Comprehension passage.

MICAT Exam Pattern 2018 - Marking Scheme

  • There is no negative marking for Descriptive and Psychometric sections.
  • The section which includes VA, QA, GA and DCR has a negative marking, which will result in a deduction of 0.25 percent of the allotted marks.

About MICAT and MICA Admission 

It is a national level exam which will be conducted across 39 cities of the nation. The name of allotted test centre will be given on the admit card of the candidates. MICAT II admit card will release on February 9, 2018. The candidates clearing this entrance test will then be called to attent GE-PI process from March 8 to 18 at various cities. The Institute will take into consideration various factors such as scores of MICAT, past academic record, profile of the candidates for shortlisting them and granting final admission to MICA's flagship PGDM-C program. 

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