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Selection Process and Timelines

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MICAT Application Fee is Rs. 1965.

Selection Process (Batch 2016-18)

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

Step I: CAT 2015, XAT 2016 and GMAT (2012 onwards).

Each candidate has to take at least one of the three exams: CAT 2015, XAT 2016 and GMAT (2012 onwards).

Step II: MICA Admission Test (MICAT).

All the candidates are assessed on MICAT which consists of 6 sections: Psychometric, Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness , Divergent-Convergent Reasoning and Descriptive Test.

  1. Psychometric test is a qualifier.

  2. Those who qualify on the Psychometric test shall be assessed for MICAT sections on Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning.

  3. Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in each of the sections namely: Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning shall be evaluated on Descriptive Test.

  4. Those who qualify in psychometric and on the basis of relative performance in b) and c) subject to a minimum cut-off in each of the sections namely: Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness, Divergent-Convergent Reasoning and Descriptive Test shall be shortlisted for GE and PI.

    Note: All the candidates shortlisted after MICAT shall appear for both GE & PI

Step III: GE and PI

  1. For all those who meet a minimum cut off on GE & PI evaluation and are unanimously recommended by the panel , a composite score shall be created based on the following weightages:

    MICAT: 50%
    GE: 20%
    PI: 30%

  2. After GE-PI at the end of Phase I, confirmed Offers will be made to the candidates who fulfill the following conditions:

    1. Unanimous recommendation by the 3 member panel of PI.

    2. At least 4 or more on a 5 point scale in GE

    3. At least 4 or more on a 5 point scale in PI

    4. Are amongst top 10 percent of the candidates on MICAT (all sections excluding psychometric) scores out of all the candidates who appear in MICAT

      Amongst top 10 percent of the candidates on CAT/XAT/GMAT percentile/ scores out of all the candidates who appear in MICAT.

  3. Out of the candidates shortlisted for GE-PI on the basis of MICAT - I, all those who do not get a confirmed offer shall become part of the pool of those who appear in MICAT – II.

  4. Final merit list (combining candidates appearing for GE – PI in both Phase I and Phase II) shall be prepared after considering

    1. The relative performance in CAT*/XAT*/GMAT score (as applicable)* and

    2. Composite score obtained in point no. 3a)

*CAT = 1.26 (XAT) and XAT = CAT/1.26

Admissions Calendar for MICAT - II**

E V E N TD A T E
MICAT – II Registration opens January 04, 2016
MICAT – II Registration closes February 04, 2016 at 11:59 pm
Issue of MICAT- II Call Letters February 09, 2016
MICAT – II February 14, 2016
GE & PI Second week of March 2016***
Declaration of Results March 2016***
Orientation Programme June 2016***
Session begins June / July 2016***

** MICA reserves the right to change, withdraw or introduce MICAT, GE & PI centres or any event dates mentioned above. Final centre allocation is subject to availability.

In the event of any unforeseen circumstances that may occur during MICAT - II Examination, decision of MICA’s Admissions Committee to conduct re-examination on the same day or otherwise shall be final and binding on the candidates.

Candidates are further advised to keep themselves available for re-examination, etc till 6:00 pm in the event of any such requirement.

*** Exact dates will be updated soon.

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