The selection process involves three steps. The process is described below:
Step-I: CAT 2016, XAT 2017 and GMAT (2015 onwards).
Each candidate has to take at least one of the three exams: CAT 2016, XAT 2017 and GMAT (2015 onwards).
Step-II: MICA Admission Test (MICAT).*
All the candidates are assessed on MICAT which consists of 6 sections: Psychometric (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability (QA), General awareness (GA) , Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) and Descriptive Test (DT).
Preparation of Shortlist of the candidates for GE & PI
Psychometric test is a qualifier.
Those who qualify on the Psychometric test shall be assessed for MICAT sections on Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning.
Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off in Scaled Score** in each of the sections namely: VA, QA,GA and DCR shall be evaluated on Descriptive Test.
d. Those who qualify on the basis of a, b and c 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-1and /or 2 or better of the two scores if a candidate has taken both MICAT-1 and MICAT-2.
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.
MICAT will be held in Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi / Ernakulam, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai , Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam.
Step-III: All the candidates shortlisted after MICAT shall appear for both GE & PI
Preparation of Merit List:
All those candidates who appear in GE and PI , and fulfill the following conditions will be considered for the merit list:
Unanimous recommendation by all the panel members of PI.
At least 3.5 or more on a 5 point scale in GE
At least 4 or more on a 5 point scale in PI
For all those who meet the criteria described in point a), a composite score shall be created based on the following weightage:
MICAT: 50%; GE: 18%; PI: 30%; and CAT/XAT***/GMAT****: 2% (Scaled Scores will be used for MICAT).
Short listed candidates will be called for GE and PI at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.
*MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and will be conducted twice for selection of PGDM-C 2017-2019 batch. Better of the two MICAT Scores will be considered.
**Calculation of Scaled Scores:
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:
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.
Similarly Scaled Scores will be calculated for all the MICAT-1/MICAT-2 components using sample formula in point i) namely: VA, QA, GA,DCR and DT.
Total MICAT-1/MICAT-2 score will be calculated using Scaled Scores for each of the MICAT components, namely: VA, QA, GA,DCR and DT
****Formula for GMAT conversion will be declared later
E V E N T
D A T E
MICAT – I Registration opens
End of September or First Week October 2016
MICAT – I Registration closes
November 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm
Issue of MICAT- I Call Letters/Admit Card
December 02, 2016
MICAT – I
MICAT -I Score (To be declared on the website)
December 19, 2016
MICAT – II Registration opens
January 3, 2017
MICAT – II Registration closes
January 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm
Issue of MICAT- II Call Letters/Admit Card
February 06, 2017
MICAT – II
February 12, 2017
MICAT – II Score (To be declared on the website)
February 20, 2017
GE & PI Shortlist
February 23, 2017
GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad
March 9, 10 & 11, 2017
GE & PI all cities
March 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2017
March 31, 2017
MICA reserves the right to change, withdraw or introduce MICAT, GE & PI centers 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 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.