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MICAT 2021

MICAT 2021

MICA Admissions Test (MICAT) is an online entrance test conducted by Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), Ahmedabad, for its flagship course: Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C). The program focuses on Strategic Marketing and Communication and has several specializations. They include:

  • Brand Management
  • Advertising Management
  • Marketing Research and Analytics
  • Media Management
  • Digital Communication Management

MICAT exam is conducted in two phases. MICAT 2021 will be organized twice in a year in the month of December 2020 as MICAT 1 & January 2021 as MICAT 2. The exam will be organized by the Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA). 

Mode of examination: Computer Based Test (CBT)

MICAT 2021 Application Form:

  • MICAT 2021 Application Form is available only online on the official website.
  • Candidates must upload a passport size photograph & signature in the prescribed format.
  • Applicants must provide a valid Email ID and phone number for important exam updates.
  • Candidates must take a printout of the filled application form and keep it handy.

MICAT Admit Card 2021:

After the application process, candidates will be issued Admit cards for MICAT 2021. Selected candidates will be required to download admit cards from the official website and keep a printed copy with them which will be needed for the exam.

MICAT phase 1 was conducted in December of 2019 and the 2nd phase of the MICAT 2020 exam was successfully conducted on January 25th, 2020.

MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern:

Number of papers
Total questions
Nature of questions
Subjective and Objective
Language of exam
Duration of exam
2 hours and 45 Minutes
Negative Marking Scheme
0.25% for VA, QA, GA, and DCR 

The final result (composite score) for admission shall be created based on the following weightage: 

Percentage  Weightage on Admission
Group Discussion
Personal Interview


  1. How many Test Centres was MICAT 2019-2020 conducted in?
    MICAT 2019-2020 was conducted in 48 Test centers spread all across India.

  2. What is the number of seats in PGDM-C?
    The maximum intake for PGDM-C is 180 students.

  3. Will other MBA/PGDM colleges accept MICAT 2021 score?
    No, the exam is exclusively held for the admission to MICA.

  4. What is the MICAT exam pattern?
    MICAT exam has three different sections, namely- psychometric test, verbal ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, and Divergent- Convergent thinking, descriptive test.

  5. How much should I score in CAT/ XAT for admission in MICA?
    A percentile above 85 for both CAT and XAT is considered a good score for admission in MICA.

  6. What was the cut-off for MICAT?

    Entrance Exam

    Overall Cut off Percentile

    CAT 2018


    XAT 2019


    GMAT (Taken 2017 onwards)

    80 (Verbal & Quant)

Important Dates
Start Date
End Date

Application process

1st October 2020

10th October 2020

Last date to submit the application form

23rd November 2020

29th November 2020

Admit card availability

1st December 2020

6th December 2020

MICAT I exam

7th December 2020

7th December 2020

Result/ score (Tentative)

15th December 2020

15th December 2020

GE & PI shortlist at Ahmedabad

1st March 2021

7th March 2021

GE & PI shortlist at Bangalore & Mumbai

1st March 2021

7th March 2021

GE & PI shortlist at Delhi & Kolkata

8th March 2021

14th March 2021

Final result

22nd March 2021

28th March 2021

Fee Details
  • MICAT 2021 - 1985
Eligibility Criteria

  • To appear in MICAT, the candidates must have appeared (or appear) in CAT/ XAT 2020/ GMAT (2018 onwards). 

  • The candidates must also have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

  • Candidates appearing for final year Bachelor's degree examinations are also eligible to apply

ID proof details
  • A printed copy of admit card
  • Aadhaar Card/ PAN card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID

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