MICAT Exam Pattern 2020

MICAT 2020 Exam Date: MICAT (I) – 7th December 2019 and MICAT (II) – 25th January 2020

Candidates can download their Admit Card from official website – www.mica.ac.in/

MICAT (I) 2019 Result (Tentative): 23rd December 2019

MICAT (II) 2020 Result (Tentative): 14th February 2020

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MICAT 2020 Exam Pattern

With the advancement in the digital world, the exam is conducted online. There will be a total of 144 questions in the review and candidate will have to be prepared for both the objective and subjective type of questions. The study uses the computer-based format where the candidate would need to click on the correct answer and subjective needs to be typed as per the instructions provided in the specific questions.

The total duration of the exam will be of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The sectional break-up of the exam is as follows: –

Name Number of Questions Time allocated
Psychometric 27 25 minutes
Descriptive 4 35 minutes
Divergent and Convergent Reasoning 30 105 Minutes
Verbal Ability 25
Quantitative Ability 25
General Awareness 25

The time management is the biggest challenge in MICAT entrance examination. It is mandatory to answer all the questions given in the exam paper as the test authorities may not evaluate the paper if the candidate has left even one question.  It should be noted that the paper will be divided into six sections and it’s essential for a candidate to observe them: –

  1. Verbal Ability section has 25 questions, and it is to test the comprehension, grammatical skills, and vocabulary. Candidate should be careful while answering the questions as there will be negative marking for each wrong answer.
  2. General Awareness section also has 25 questions and for this candidate should update himself with the knowledge about current affairs. Keep track of last six months current issues and make a habit of reading newspaper.
  3. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation section also have 25 questions, and this is to test candidate mathematical skills for this candidate should practice more and more to sharpen candidate mathematical skills. There is negative marking for each wrong answer, so the candidate needs to be careful while answering this.
  4. Psychometric Test consists of a total of 35 questions, and this is mandatory to answer all the questions for this section. There are no right or wrong answers in this section, so there is no negative marking for this section. It is to test candidate personality and behavioural traits. Candidate needs to be honest with candidate answers and be open mind. This test is the qualifier and candidates are selected based on this test only for the further rounds.
  5. Descriptive Test carries only four questions, and this is to test candidate creative writing. A candidate may daily write an essay about 250 words on any topic of candidate choice. There is no negative marking for this part.
  6. Divergent and Convergent Thinking consists of 30 questions to test a candidate’s reasoning and analytical skills. Candidate needs to carefully answer the questions for this as there is negative marking for each wrong answer.

The candidate is highly recommended to go through the sample papers to practice for the exam and looking at the sample papers will also give the candidate the idea of the questions asked in the exam. Candidate can find the sample papers in the official website. It should be remembered that the Psychometric test is a qualifier and only those candidates will be assessed for the other MICAT sections who have qualify on the psychometric test. Candidates are expected to give the spontaneous answers to the questions.

The candidate would need to work hard for MICAT score as it carries the 30% weighting in the final merit list. The Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds are followed post the MICAT exam, so the candidate should be prepared for these two rounds too.