Apply for MICA PGDM-C 2019-21 | MICAT-I Registration Open

MICAT-I Registration Now Open

MICA has opened applications for the PGDM-C course from 23rd August. The MICAT will be conducted twice, once in December and MICAT-II in February. Candidates interested in taking the December attempt can register and apply by the 20th of November, 2018.

To Apply for MICAT-I use the given link MICAT-I Registration Link

Note: A candidate is eligible to appear in both exams but has to fill two separate application forms by paying the registration fees and as per the timelines. Shortlist will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-1 and /or 2 or better of the two performances if a candidate has taken both MICAT-1 and MICAT-2.

MICA PGDM-C (2019-2021) Application Schedule

MICAT – I Registration opens Thursday, August 23, 2018
MICAT – I Registration closes Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:50 pm
Issue of MICAT- I Call Letters/Admit Card Monday, November 26, 2018
MICAT – I Saturday, December 01, 2018
MICAT -I Score Tuesday, December 18,2018
MICAT – II Registration opens Thursday, January 3, 2019
MICAT – II Registration closes Wednesday, January 30, 2019. at 11:50pm
Issue of MICAT- II Call Letters/Admit Card Monday, February 04, 2019
MICAT – II Saturday, February 09, 2019
MICAT – II Score Tuesday, February 19, 2019
GE & PI Shortlist Tuesday, February 19, 2019
GE & PI at Delhi and Kolkata Thursday-Saturday, March 7, 8 & 9, 2019
GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad Tuesday & Wednesday, March 12 & 13, 2019
GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai Saturday-Monday, March 16, 17 & 18, 2019
Final results Monday, March 25, 2019

MICAT Application Fee:
MICAT – I Application Fee is Rs. 1985.


MICA PGDM-C Selection Process (Batch 2019-21)

The MICA selection is a 3-step process as detailed below:


Each candidate must have taken at least one of the three exams: CAT/ XAT/GMAT (CAT 2018 / XAT 2019 / GMAT (2017 onwards).

Step-II: MICA Admission Test (MICAT).

All candidates are assessed on MICAT, which consists of 3 sections

Section A Psychometric Test
Section B 4 Subsections –

  • Verbal ability
  • Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation
  • General awareness
  • Divergent and Convergent Thinking
Section C  Descriptive Test

Step-III: GE & PI: 
All the candidates shortlisted on the basis 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

  1. Section A of MICAT (Psychometric test) is a qualifier.
  2. Those who qualify on the Psychometric, their relative performance on CAT/XAT/GMAT will be considered. Candidates clearing a minimum cut-off in CAT /XAT total percentile/GMAT score shall be considered.
  3. Those who qualify based on the CAT/XAT/GMAT performance, their Section B of MICAT will be assessed.
  4. Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in *Normalized Scores of Section B of MICAT shall have their Section C of MICATAssessed. Each section will have its own cut-off.
  5. Those who qualify on the basis of a, b, c and d (on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Normalized Scores of Section C of MICAT) shall be considered for short listing for GE and PI. Short listed candidates will be called for GE and PI at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai. (GE & PI candidate list is prepared on the Composite Score formula of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT scores)

Final Merit List Preparation

All those candidates who appear in GE & PI are considered for the final merit list MUST be RECOMMENDED by majority of the panelists of PI.

  1. 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%

End Notes:

  • MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) used for selection of PGDM-C 2019-2021 batch. It is conducted twice a year in over 48 cities across the country. Better of the two MICAT Scores is considered. A student may choose to write both MICAT I & II. Section A, B, and C of MICAT may not appear in the same order.
  • If a candidate has appeared for more than one exam (CAT, XAT and GMAT) the better of the two/ best of the three exams performance will be considered.

*Calculation of Normalized Scores:

  1. The score obtained individually by a candidate in a particular sub-section of MICAT-I/MICAT-II, e.g. Verbal Ability will be converted into a Normalized Score.
  2. Scores shall be normalized using appropriate statistical methods by considering scores of all qualifying candidates up to the stage applicable to the candidate. Normalized scores will be calculated for each sub section separately.
  3. Total MICAT-I/MICAT-II score will also be Normalized using appropriate statistical methods.


  • Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for GE & PI based on CAT/XAT/ GMAT and the total MICAT Score.

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