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MICAT selection process
June 12 2024

Selection Process (Batch 2024-2026)

Candidates who demonstrate an aptitude for expressing, assessing, and /or conceiving ideas that move people to action and achieve business results tend to stand a better chance of being shortlisted.

MICA PGDM-C / PGDM selection process given below:

Merit List Preparation
Admission to MICA happens through a layered filtering process comprising of – CAT/XAT/GMAT performance; Performance in MICAT written exam and performance in GE and PI

Detailed below are the steps to preparation of the Final Merit List:

Step 1: Section A (Psychometric test) is first checked. This section is a qualifier.

Step2: Those who qualify through section A, their relative performance on CAT/XAT/GMAT is considered. A minimum cut-off in CAT /XAT total percentile/GMAT score shall be considered (Best of the three scores is considered.)

Step 3: Those who qualify based on the CAT/XAT/GMAT performance, their Section C (all sub-sections) of MICAT is be assessed.

  • Section C scores are normalized. The evaluation uses percentile and raw scores for each sub-section and requires a minimum cut-off.
  • Those who qualify through section C, their performance in Section B is evaluated.
    NOTE: Both Sections C & B have a sectional cut-off (percentile and raw scores).
  • Those who qualify through Steps 1, 2 and 3 will be considered for GE & PI short listing. Short listed candidates will be called for GE and PI at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata or Mumbai.
  • NOTE: GE & PI candidate list is prepared on the Composite Score formula of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT scores

Step 4: Candidates who appear in GE & PI MUST be RECOMMENDED by a majority of the panelists of PI to be considered for the final merit list

For all those who meet the criteria described above, their final composite score shall be created based on the following weightage:

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%
  • MICAT: 30%
  • GE: 20%
  • PI: 30% 



MICAT Selection Procedure Candidates who demonstrate a flair for expressing, assessing, and /or conceiving ideas that move people to action and achieve business results tend to face a far better chance of being shortlisted. MICA selection may be a 3-step process as detailed below: 

Step-I: CAT/ XAT/GMAT. Each candidate must have taken a minimum of one among the three exams: CAT/ XAT/GMAT (CAT / XAT / GMAT (onwards). Note: Kindly update your score options within the online form which you'd wish to submit (i.e. CAT, XAT & GMAT onwards). After receiving your CAT score, XAT Registration No. and GMAT score, please update the small print on our website on or before 30th January 2021. (please mention your XAT Registration no. only and that we will collect the score from XLRI).

Step-II: MICA Admission Test (MICAT). All candidates are assessed on MICAT, which consists of three sections Section A: test Section B: (has 4 sub-sections) - Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General awareness; Divergent and thinking Section C: Descriptive Test.

Step-III: GE & PI. All the candidates shortlisted on the idea of their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT & MICAT shall appear for both Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI). Preparation of Shortlist of the candidates for GE & PI MICAT – Calculation of Composite Scores (Combined weight age supported MICAT, Group Exercise and private Interview): After all the three steps of the MICAT selection procedure are done, candidates are evaluated and a composite score of each individual is ready .

Some of the important things about the composite score so prepared are mentioned below: The three rounds contribute to the composite score of candidate. Every round features a fixed weight age to be contributed within the composite score.

MICAT admission test : 50% GE (group exercise ): 20% PI (personal interview ): 30% The marks obtained by each candidate at every stage contribute less or more to the composite score. Conditions for receiving confirmed offers at the top of GE-PI round: Completion of those three rounds marks the completion of the choice procedure of MICAT. 

The candidate who will successfully fulfill clear of these three rounds and meet the specified benchmarks sets by the university are going to be sent confirmed offers. Must Read : Preparation strategy for MICAT

Anisha Mukhija

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