Top Tips to Crack MICAT Exam



MICAT is conducted by MICA (Mudra Institute of Communication, Hyderabad) for admission to its various communication programs.  Mudra Institute is one of the premier communications management Institute in India.  The institute aims to develop professionals in the field of communication and management to cater the industry needs.   To be eligible for MICAT 2017, the candidates must have a valid CAT 2016/ XAT 2017 or GMAT (2013 onwards) score. MICAT 2017 will be held in 11 December, 2016.


Students seeking an MBA in Communications or MBA in Communications Management may find MICA’s PGDM- Communications Management program ideal for them.

MICAT tests the ability of a candidate in the following fields:
•    Analytical
•    Verbal
•    Logical Reasoning
•    Divergent Thinking
•    Written Communication Skills
•    Creativity
•    General Knowledge

The duration fort MICAT was 125 minutes in 2015

•    Section 1 - 35 minutes –(No Negative Marking)
It consists of 4 descriptive questions on writing arguments, story writing and essay writing

•    Section 2 - 90 minutes
1.    Psychometric Test (No Negative Marking)
2.    Reasoning and Verbal Ability (Negative Marking) - There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
3.    General Knowledge (Negative Marking) - This section has negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

However MICAT follows a very dynamic pattern both in terms of marks and duration. The difficulty level of MICAT varies from moderate to difficult.  Since the pattern of the question is unpredictable, candidates get very little chance to prepare themselves accordingly. However, one can practice previous years question papers and sample papers to get a hang on the exam.

For the Creative Writing section:

This section is completely unpredictable and candidates need to use their skills to attempt questions on essay writing, story writing and argument in favour or against.
•    Essay Writing:  Candidates need to write an essay on the given topic. Usually the topic includes current trend, culture and current affairs. Topics will usually revolve around issues that are discussed widely on various media and need opinion.  Candidates must continue the flow of writing without diverting from the point. The aim must be to establish a stand for or against the topic and support the same with logical explanation and examples.
•    Story Writing: Candidates will be given a set of 7-1o pictures with which they need to weave a story that is relevant to the pictures.  Candidates with the most creative outcomes will stand chance to score more in this area. Story must be interesting as well as logically correct.
•    Argument:  Candidates need to put forward their stand for or against the topic given, each candidate should put forth at least 5 point that supports the topic and 5 that does not. Candidates are required to put forth their best judgement both for and against the topic

MIC campus

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For Psychometric section:

This section is designed to test the candidate’s psychology and perspective and hence there are no negative marks for doing this section. This section will test the candidate’s view on various aspects of life. In this section, a single question shall be asked in different manner. This section usually contains three types of question in general:
•    A set of statement s will be provided out of which the candidates need to select around 5-8 of those which describes their p[personality in the best possible manner
•    A set of 2-3 arguments will be provided where the candidate again have top rate each and
•    A situation will be provided with various options and the candidates have to choose the one which they think suits the best for the situation
There is nothing much to suggest for this section, candidates should answer every question honestly and do not try to portray a different personality by answering something they do not believe in

Aptitude section:

This is one section where the question and marking pattern is frequently changed.  The major areas in this section includes topics like Time and Speed, Time and Work, Average, Allegations and Mixtures, and Profit and Loss, along with this candidates are also recommended to focus on Probability, Mensuration etc.

Only if you get through all these, you can go for the next round that is Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) round. Hence candidates are asked to prepare well, focus on their creativity and logical ability in order to crack the MICAT entrance exam.

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