MICA Admission 2021: MICAT Application (Started), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern & Syllabus Cut Off, Counselling Procedure

MICA Admission MICAT-I 2021 Application Form has been Released on 7th October 2020. The MICA is popularly known as Mudra Institute of Communications, this institute is located at Ahmedabad. MICA is an autonomous, non-profit institution, offers a wide range of academic programs including three residential programs: the Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDM-C), Crafting Creative Communication (CCC), and Fellow Programme in Management-Communications (FPM-C).

MICAT-I 2021 Registration has been Started. Every year, there are many of the candidates that may appear in this institute to complete their management program on the basis of their marks obtained in the MICAT examination conducted through authority.

From this article, applicants will get the detailed information of MICA important dates, application form, eligibility criteria, and admission procedure.

MICA Admission 2021 Notification – Application Released

New MICA Admission to MICAT-I 2021 Application Form has been Released on 7th October 2020. Click Here to Check Application Details.

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MICA 2021 Highlights

Exam Name MICA
Full-Form Mudra Institute of Communications and this institute
Exam Types PG
Exam Level  National level
Courses Offered PG & PGDM
Conducting Body Mudra Institute of Communications and this institute
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Exam Date 5th December 2020 (MICAT-I)
Exam Duration 2 hours and 45 minutes
Official website https://www.mica.ac.in/
Helpline +91 2717 308250 / +91 2717 308349
E-mail [email protected]

MICA Important Dates 2021

The MICA Important Dates has mentioned below for the candidates, those are going to fill the application form.

Events Dates (Announced)
Application process 7th October 2020
Last date to submit an application form 25th November 2020
Admit card availability 2nd December 2020
MICAT I Exam 5th December 2020
Result/ score 21st December 2020
GE & PI shortlist at Ahmadabad 9th & 10th March 2021
GE & PI shortlist at Delhi & Kolkata 13th, 14th & 15th March 2021
GE & PI shortlist at Bangalore & Mumbai 19th, 20th & 21st March 2021
Final result 31st March 2021

MICAT II:

Events Dates (Announced)
Application process 26th November 2020
Last date to submit an application form 20th January 2021
Admit card availability 27th January 2021
MICAT II Exam 30th January 2021
Result/ score 14th February 2021

MICA Application Form 2020

MICAT-I 2020 Application Form has been Started on 7th October 2020. on its official website and those applicants are wishing to get admission in their Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDM-C), Crafting Creative Communication (CCC) and Fellow Programme in Management-Communications (FPM-C) from this institute, they can fill the application form through online mode by following the procedure mentioned below.

  • First of all, candidates need to go on the official website of MICA
  • They have to click on the link ‘MICAT Registration’
  • In the application form, applicants have to fill the details such as Applicant name, mobile number, email address, security code and agree to the terms & conditions
  • Note down your User Id and Password 
  • Login as “existing user” and fill the application form
  • Details include Personal details, postal address, education details, experience details, test city, upload a photo in the requisite format & size.
  • They have to submit their MICAT Application Form and pay the application fee.
  • Take a print out of the submitted form and keep it safe for future reference.

Application Fee

MICAT Application Fee INR 1985
Mode of payment Credit/Debit Card
Deposit the fee in cash against the SBI Challan at any nearest SBI branch
Through DD, drawn in favor of “MICA” payable at Ahmedabad

MICA Eligibility Criteria

The MICAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria is given here which will clear your all the doubts.

  • Qualification: The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University.
  • Appearing Candidate: The students who are appeared in the qualifying examination are also eligible.
  • The students must have a valid GMAT, CAT, XAT score.

MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Here you will get the complete information about the MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern. The MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern will help you to get good marks in the entrance test.

  • Mode of exam: The Examination will be organized by the online mode.
  • Number of Questions: There will be a total of 144 Questions in the paper.
  • Duration of Examination: The Exam duration will be 2 Hours and 45 Minutes.
  • Number of Section: There will be a total of 3 Sections in the whole paper.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, the students will get 1 mark.
  • Negative marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Language: The paper will be in the English language.

Here in the table below, we are mentioning the section-wise number of questions and parts distributions.

Section Parts No. of Questions
Section A Psychometric test 35
Verbal Ability 25
Section B General Awareness 25
Quantitative Ability 25
Divergent- Convergent Reasoning 39
Section C Descriptive Test 4

ost Graduate Certificate Program in Crafting Creative Communication (CCC)

  • Admission to the CCC program requires a Bachelor’s degree (10 + 2 + 3 system) or an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Candidates appearing for final examinations towards a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.

For Fellow Programme in\Management – Communications (FPM-C)

  • Applicants must have a UGC/AIU/AICTE approved Post Graduate/Master’s Degree/equivalent qualification with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade in the field of management/communications/humanities/ or social science. Exposure and understanding of Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Advertising and/or Journalism shall be an added advantage.
  • The candidate should have also completed a UGC/AIU/AICTE approved three-year Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification after completing higher secondary (10+2) or equivalent. The Bachelor’s degree can be from any discipline (Engineering/ Science/ Social Studies/ Arts/ Commerce/ Communication/ Management/ or Media).
  • Foreign nationals and NRIs with non-Indian degrees that are considered equivalent (by UGC/AIU/AICTE) to the qualifications listed with GRE above are also eligible to apply for the program.

For Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGDM)

  • Admission to the Post-graduate Programmes (PGP) both, PGDM (C) and PGDM require a Bachelor’s degree (10 + 2 + 3 system) or an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Candidates appearing for final examinations towards a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.
  • 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.

Courses Offered through MICA

The Mudra Institute of Communications  offers various courses to the candidates such as,

  • Post Graduate Certificate Program in Crafting Creative Communication (CCC)
  • Fellow Programme in\Management – Communications (FPM-C)
  • Graduate Programme in Management (PGDM)

MICA Result 2021

MICAT-I 2021 Result/Scorecard will be released on 21st December 2020 on the official website and those applicants have given the examination, they can check their results through online mode by submitting the required details. As per marks obtained in the examination, applicants will call out for the counseling session.

MICA Merit List 2021

The merit list will be prepared through authority on its official website of Mudra Institute of Communications and those applicants will call out for the counseling session if they are shortlisted in the merit list. On the basis of marks obtained such as 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT. They must have At least 3.5 or more on a 5-point scale in GE and 4 or more on a 5-point scale in PI.

MICA Cut Off

Through the cut-off of the authority, the applicants will be selected for admission and it is the minimum marks and applicants must have this qualifying mark.

Sections No. of Questions No. of questions to attempt
Psychometric Test 36 Mandatory to attend all questions
Verbal Ability 25 19-20
Quantitative Ability 25 15-16
General Awareness 25 10-11
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning 30 19-20
Descriptive Test 4 6
Total 145 45-47 (Expected Overall cutoff)

MICA Admission Procedure

The following are the admission procedure of the Mudra Institute of Communications mentioned below for the candidates.

For Post Graduate Certificate Program in Crafting Creative Communication (CCC)

  • A transformation journey that provides a framework to discover or rediscover oneself. Empowering our learners to design communication that impacts the rapidly changing world.
  • The selection process is simple yet institutionalized. Every applicant is given the opportunity to take the written test. The written test is conducted through email with a stipulated time of 48 hours to complete the same.
  • Successful candidates are shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI) which will be held at Ahmedabad (MICA Campus), Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. The final selection of the candidates will be based on their overall performance.

For Fellow Programme in\Management – Communications (FPM-C)

  • Stage 1: Telephone interviews of eligible candidates.
  • Stage 2: The Shortlisted candidates appear for MICA’s FPM Admission Test. The FPM Admission Test is a three-day process organized on the MICA campus, comprising of the Written Test (WT), an Individual Presentation (IP) and a Personal Interview (PI).

Candidates appearing for the admission test will be provided lodging and boarding at the MICA campus.

Day 1:

Written Test (WT)

The Written Test will examine the candidate’s theoretical understanding of communication, the ability to investigate a communication phenomenon and the ability to interpret data and draw conclusions.

The WT will be descriptive in nature and is based on prescribed readings. Candidates shortlisted after the telephonic interviews will be sent the prescribed readings via email. They are required to read them critically. Candidates may bring copies of the readings to the WT as this is an open-book exam.

Day 2/3:

Individual Presentation (IP)

The candidate will be presenting the topic based on the submitted research proposal. S/he will be given 15 minutes to present to a panel of experts. Candidates will be required to make PowerPoint (PPT) presentations.

Personal Interview (PI)

The Personal Interview will follow the IP, where a panel of experts will assess the candidate’s personality and passion for research. Detailed test structure and timings will be sent to the candidates shortlisted for the FPM Admission Test.

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGDM)

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 selection is a 3-step process as detailed below:

Step-I: CAT/XAT/GMAT.

Each candidate must have taken at least one of the three exams: CAT/XAT/GMAT.

Note: Kindly update your score options in the online application form which you would like to submit (i.e. CAT, XAT & GMAT onwards). After receiving your CAT score, XAT Registration No., and GMAT score, please update the details on our website on or before January 16, 2020. (Please mention your XAT Registration no. only and we will collect the score from XLRI).

Step-II: MICA Admission Test (MICAT).

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

  • Section A: Psychometric Test
  • Section B: (has 4 sub-sections) – 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 GD & PI

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  • Section A of MICAT (Psychometric test) is a qualifier.
  • 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.
  • Those who qualify based on the CAT/XAT/GMAT. performance, Section B of MICAT will be assessed.
  • 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 MICAT assessed. Each section will have its own cut-off.
  • 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 shortlisting for GE and PI. Shortlisted 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).

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