MICA Selection Process

The selection process of MICA involves three steps. The process is described below:

Step-I: 

CAT/ XAT/GMAT.

Each candidate has to take at least one of the three exams: CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT (2016 onwards).

If a candidate has appeared in CAT and XAT or CAT and GMAT or XAT and GMAT or all three-CAT, XAT and GMAT, the better of the two/ best of the three exams performance will be considered.

Step-II: 

MICA Admission Test (MICAT).

All candidates are assessed on MICAT, which consists of 6 sections: Psychometric (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General awareness (GA), Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT), and Descriptive Test (DT).

MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and will be conducted twice for selection of PGDM-C 2018-2020 batch. Better of the two MICAT Scores will be considered.

Preparation of Shortlist of the candidates for GE & PI

  • Psychometric test is a qualifier.
  • Those who qualify on the Psychometric, their CAT/XAT/GMAT relative performance will be considered. (This is based on their relative performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT, subject to a minimum cut-off in CAT total percentile/XAT total percentile/GMAT score)
  • Those who qualify based on the CAT/XAT cut-off or GMAT score shall be assessed for the following MICAT sections: Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General awareness (GA), and Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT).
  • Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Scores for each of these sections (namely: VA, QADI, GA and DCT) and CAT/XAT cut-off or GMAT score shall have their Descriptive Tests evaluated.
  • Those who qualify on the basis of a, b,c and d as mentioned above and on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score in DT shall be considered for short listing for GE and PI. Shortlist will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-I and /or II or better of the two relative performances if a candidate has taken both MICAT-I and MICAT-II. (This will be prepared based on the Composite Score formula of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT).

Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for GE & PI based on the Total MICAT Scaled Score

Step-III: 

GE & PI: All the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT & MICAT shall appear for both GE & PI.

Preparation of Merit List:

  1. All those candidates who appear in GE and PI , and fulfill the following conditions will be considered for the merit list:
    1. Unanimous recommendation by all the panel members of PI.
    2. At least 3.5 or more on a 5 point scale in GE
    3. At least 4 or more on a 5 point scale in PI
  2. For all those who meet the criteria described in point a) (Step-III): a final composite score (FCS) shall be created based on the following weightage:
    CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%; MICAT: 30%; GE: 20%; PI: 30%; (Scaled Scores will be used for MICAT).
    Short listed candidates will be called for GE and PI at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.

Please Note:

MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and will be conducted twice for selection of PGDM-C 2018-2020 batch. Better of the two MICAT Scores will be considered.

Calculation of Scaled Scores:

  1. The score obtained individually by a candidate 'X' in a particular component of MICAT-1/MICAT-2 , e.g.. Verbal Ability (VA) will be converted into Scaled Score using the following sample formula for one of the components, i.e. ,VA:
    1. Scaled Score -VA of a candidate 'X' in MICAT-1/MICAT-2 = ( Score -VA of the candidate 'X'/Maximum obtained by any candidate amongst the candidates who have appeared in MICAT-1/MICAT-2 in VA) multiplied by Maximum possible Score in VA in MICAT-1/MICAT-2.
  2. Similarly Scaled Scores will be calculated for all the MICAT-1/MICAT-2 components using sample formula in point i) namely: VA, QADI, GA,DCR and DT.
  3. Total MICAT-1/MICAT-2 score will be calculated using Scaled Scores for each of the MICAT components, namely: VA, QADI, GA,DCR and DT

Note: The exact cut-offs mentioned above are based on previous years’ MICAT data. They depend on various factors like the applicants’ pool, the distribution of CAT and MICAT scores etc. which may change year to year. In view of this fact the Admissions Committee of MICA reserves the right of changing the same if deemed desirable in the light of the data.

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