MICAT 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

MICAT Latest Alerts/Notification/News

  • MICA will begin the MICAT 2021 Phase-2 registration process from 26th November 2020.Candidates who are seeking to secure admission in PGDM & PGDM-C programme at MICA can apply the application form for MICAT 2021 entrance exam by logging to the official we

  • Update on Nov 29, 2020
  • The last date to register for MICAT 2021 phase-2 is 20th January 2021 and the authority will conduct phase-2 examination on 30th January 2021

  • Update on Nov 29, 2020

Mudra Institute of Communication Admission Test [MICAT]

MICAT - Mudra Institute Of Communication Admission Test

MICAT entrance exam is a National level entrance examination for PG management program along with courses such as BBA and MBA. The admission possibilities for students taking up MICAT 2021 are for Post Graduate Diploma in Management Course (PGDM-C) streams along with their specializations. MICAT is a University exam that will be conducted by Mudra Institute of communication, Ahmedabad (MICA).

MICAT 2021 is a Common Entrance Exam held by Mudra Institute of communication, Ahmedabad for various PG B-School programs with major specializations in Communication and with other basic programs in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Operations Management and International Business etc.  This is applicable to all candidates who are looking for admissions in the desired institute. The MICA has its campuses and for the ones who meet the eligibility criteria can appear for this test. The application process for MICAT is affordable with sharing of exam scores with selected University campus of his/ her choice.

The MICAT 2021 exam will be conducted twice a year which is MICAT-1 in December and MICAT-2 in January via online mode for PG management Programs.  Later once the results are out the authority will help in getting into the desired business management course in Mudra Institute of communication, Ahmedabad (MICA).

Name of the Examination


Exam Conducting Authority

 Mudra Institute of communication, Ahmedabad (MICA)

Examination Level

University Level

Examination Mode

Offline (Pen & Paper mode)

Mode of Application


Course offered

UG and PG management courses

MICAT 2021 Exam Date

MICAT competitive exam is known for getting admissions PG Business Management and communication courses in MICA with specializations in that stream which will be held as per the schedule released by the concerned authority. The applicants are advised to keep a check on some of the tentative dates related to this entrance examination. Here are some of the details that the students will have to keep looking into so as to get updates on the schedule of MICAT 2021 which are mentioned below. MICAT is usually conducted twice a year in the month of December and January.

Important Events  MICAT- II

Dates (Tentatively)

MICAT Application form availability

Third week of November 2020

Late Date to submit the form

First week of January 2021

MICAT Admit Card Availability

Second week of January 2021

MICAT   Examination

Third week of January 2021

MICAT result announcement

Second week of February 2021

Shortlisting for GE and PI

March 2021

Final announcement of result

Last week of March 2021

MICAT 2021 Eligibility criteria

Students getting prepared to appear for MICAT 2021 should know about the conducting University who initiates for taking important decisions in their eligibility criteria. Analyzing  the specified criteria will benefit the aspiring students to know if they will be qualified or have the capacity to appear for the exam before filling the online application form. Here the students should understand that once the MICA committee decides that the student doesn’t fit to the set criteria then the application might be eliminated at any stage of admissions. 

Students applying for the entrance test must fulfill the eligibility criteria mentioned below in order to appear for the MICA Admission Test (MICAT) 2021 exam:

  • For Post Grad candidates, they should have completed degree in any relevant stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate.
  • The applicants should have also appeared and have valid score in entrance exams such as CAT/ XAT/ GMAT 2020

MICAT 2021 Application Form & fees

The MICAT aspirant students will have to follow some steps before applying for MICAT 2021, the application/ registration process for MICAT 2021involves a set of stages like: Registration,MICAT Password,getting Enrolment ID,Filling the Application andUploading scanned Photographs and other required Documents, Online paying of fees, etc.

Candidates must have an in-depth look into the details regarding MICAT 2021 Application Form:

Tentatively the MICAT 2021 Application Form will be made live and accessible from the Last week of November 2020 as announced by the MICA authority and the last due date for the submission of application form with fee will be in the first week of January 2021. MICAT 2021 Application form will be made accessible throughonlinemode on the official website.

The application form for MICAT-2 will be released from November 2021 and students can make sure that they are registered on time for taking up the entrance test.

Step 1: Registration

To register for MICAT 2021, the students will have to provide some of the basic details such as their name, date of birth, email-id, contact details, residence address, choice of stream , specializations, entrance exam details, exam center information, etc. and lastly press submit button.

After the giving in the form, students have to wait for certain time until they are informed about their program and stream specialization through email or SMS after which he/she will have to continue to complete all the other steps of application.

Step 2: Uploading Documents/ Photographs

The submission of documents and photographs is very vital while applying for MICAT and the students will have to upload their scanned copy of recent, passport-size photograph and their signature digitally as per the specifications asked in the form. The file size that needs to be submitted should be within the given size limit in the form.

Step 3: ApplicationSubmission

After the above two steps are completed a conformation pop-up will be displayed on the screen and the student should read it and click on ‘I accept the terms and conditions’.

The MICAT 2021 application form will appear on the screen and the aspirants will have to scrutinize all the details and try to modify it if necessary and then click on ‘Save and Print’

Students are recommended to take hard copy of the application receipt after the above steps are completed and a payment ID for reference which will be used for paying application fees.

Step 4: Payment of Fees

Application fees will have to be paid throughonline modeby usingdebit card/ credit card or net banking. The application fee for MICAT 2021 is INR 1985/-. The money once transacted becomes non-refundableat any given time. Payment link for MICAT 2021 application fees will be live only after the form has been submitted, and the students can continue to pay the fees.

Step 5: Confirmation of MICAT 2021 Application

After the transaction of MICAT application fee is done, students will get an online receipt to the contact details given by the student which shows the completion of registration process.

Students will also get a mail on their registered email ID where the students will get a document format file of the complete Application Form of MICAT 2021 attached and later they can access their registered accounts and print out the application form.

MICAT 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

While preparing to attend MICAT 2021 competitive entrance exam the students must be aware if there are any changes in the exam Pattern which will help them to know about the details like what is the mode of examination, marking criteria, important sections to concentrate on, if there is any negative marking, type of questions, total number of questions and sections, duration of exam etc. and will help them to have better focus on the entrance test.

MICAT 2021 is a 2 hour 15 min or 135 minutes of exam which is accessible in online (computer-based) mode exam for joining for management courses in National level. Here the students will have toattend 144 questions with each question carrying 1 mark. The exam paper has 3 sections to attend with categories where section- A has Psychometric test and Verbal Ability, section-B has General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and Divergent- Convergent Reasoning and section-C has Descriptive test. This exam has objective type question pattern i.e. Multiple choice Question, MCQ and for each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern


Exam Mode

Online (Computer-based)

Exam Medium


Type of questions


No of Questions


Exam Duration

135 mins

Negative marking

-0.25 marks for each wrong answer


MICAT 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for MICAT 2021 there isn’t any particular syllabus as specified by MICA but however the question paper will have questions diversified under 3 different sections as mentioned above. The specific topics will be announced later in the website.

MICAT 2021 Admit Card

 MICAT 2021 admit card/ hall ticket will be issued to the candidates who have registered themselves for the MICAT 2021 exam and have paid the application fees along with it. The admit cards will be released on the official website of the conducting body by the second week of January 2021.

Firstly, the student must log in to MICAT website and click on the ‘Admit card’ link and enter their login details and download the admit card/ hall ticket. He/she should carefully check the information mentioned on the admit card such as the name of the applicant, exam date, venue, time and contact details. Students should carry a valid photo ID proof issued by the Government of India to the exam center. They must pin in a recent passport size photograph on the hall ticket as they uploaded in the MICAT application form. It is a mandatory discipline for all MICAT applied students to carry their admit card at the examination center, if not he/ she will not be allowed to take up the examination without the hall ticket along with any one considerable ID proof.

Documents Required with MICAT 2021 Admit Card

In addition to MICAT 2021 admit card/ hall ticket the candidate shall also carry one more valid Photo Id proof to prove their identity such as: 

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar ID

MICAT 2021 Results & Score Card

MICAT results 2021 are tentatively to be announced by the second week of Feb 2021. The result as well as the rank list will be released on the official website of MICAT 2021.The MICAT merit list can be viewed using the login credentials.

MICAT 2021 results and merit list includes details such as student’s name, student’s MICAT registration number, roll number of the applicant, section-wise scores and overall scores. The final result with shortlisting of candidates  along with rank/ merit will be available on the website by the end of March 2021. The marks secured in MICAT 2021 will be valid for the academic year from 2021-23.

Steps to Download MICAT 2021 Results                                   

  • Visit the MICAT official website
  • Click on ‘MICAT scorecard’ tab
  • Enter your login credentials such as MICAT 2021 user ID and password

Lastly, Download and save the MICAT 2021 result and lastly take a print out

MICAT 2021 Counselling & Admission

MICAT Group exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI) rounds will be held in the second week of February 2021 for both sessions. To be qualified for admission, it is necessary for the students to qualify these rounds. Here in GE round, candidates will have to perform a group activity.

For PI round, communication skill, Knowledge, personality and last the passion for the course of the students will be evaluated with various tests and counter-questions by the panel. After going through all the process, qualified candidates will be further called for counseling.

The admission process for MICAT 2021 is conducted  in the month of March 2021 and the merit list will be on the basis of performance in GE & PI round.

In GE round, it is compulsory to score 3.5 or more on a 5- point scale whereas in PI round, candidates must score 4 or more on a 5- point scale. This also depends on majority of recommendations made by all panel members of PI round.

Lastly, the composite score will be evaluated on the basis of three rounds and for the final selection, CAT/ XAT/ GMAT score considered for 20%, MICAT- 30%, PI- 30%, and GE- 20%. In the final selection, students have to verify the important documents & fees at the institutions to complete admission procedure.

Cutoff Predictor

MICAT 2021 margin will be announced on the based on the student’s performance in the entrance test and their results that will get released via online on the official website of the University. Cut-down margin percentage is based on varied reasons and it is mandatory for applicants to outreach the margin criteria to qualify the examination & to further participation in various processes.

MICAT 2021 Admission Cut Off:                            

For increasing the chances to get admissions in the desired institute of management, the students should exceed the cut-off margin set by the University authorities. Students who clear the MICAT 2021 exam and match the cutoff margin announced by the Institute will later be called for the final round of selection. The cutoff might vary for different campus of MICA and the specialization depending upon different criteria.

MICAT 2021 will have Cut-Off standard score that the students will have to secure in order to qualify for the examination. Cut-off will be announced by the Mudra Institute of communication, Ahmedabad and the applicants should carefully evaluate all these standards and then appear for the entrance exam for their interested stream in that University.

Ask & Answers

How to fill Application form? 

Steps to fill Application form: 

  • Application form will be made available via online mode.
  • Aspirants are required to visit the official website in order to fill the Application form.
  • Basic step is that the candidate has to fill up all the details.
  • Then the candidates need to make the Application form fee payment which costs Rs 1965.
  • Payment has to be made via Credit card/ DD/ cash Payment in MICA office. 


Let me know the process of checking Result?   

Steps to check Result:

  • Aspirants need to visit the official website in order to check the Result.
  • The candidates can check the Result via online mode.
  • In the login page, Aspirants need to enter their user id and password.
  • Then they must click on the submit button. 
  • They can also download Result/Score card for future use.

I wanted to know the Exam pattern for PGDM- Communication program?

Exam Pattern for PGDM- Communication program: 

  • exam will be held online via Computer Based Test.
  • Exam Pattern comprises of 2 sections.
  • Exam will have both MCQs and subjective type questions.
  • Section-I of exam will have 4 descriptive type questions.
  • Section-II of exam will have total 94 questions (Psychometric Test- 30 statements , Reasoning & Verbal Ability- 35 questions and General Knowledge- 25 questions)
  • 35 minutes duration for section-I & 130 minutes duration for Section-II.

I want to get PGDM-C admissions, so what could be the Eligibility criteria? 

Eligibility criteria for PGDM-C program:

  • Qualification requirement: Aspirants should be qualified in their Graduation degree (10+2+3) in any branch from a recognized by AIU.
  • Final year graduation candidates can also apply for exam. 
  • Aspirants should have valid score in either of the following: CAT/XAT/GMAT.
  • These are the required MICAT Eligibility criteria.

I wanted to know the details on the weightage score for all the rounds in the Admission process? 

On the basis, Group Exercise and Personal Interview scores, the candidates will be getting admissions . Let us know the weightage score for all the rounds Admission Process:

  • For exam – 50% weightage will be given. 
  • For Group Exercise round - 18% weightage will be given.
  • For Personal Interview round - 30% weightage will be given.
  • Remaining 2% weightage will be provided to CAT/XAT/GMAT scaled scores. This is the overall Admission Process.

List of MICAT 2021 examination centres

At the time of filling the application for MICAT 2021 the candidates should select their preferred exam centers (city) for taking up the examination. MICAT 2021 exam center allotment for each registered candidate will be done based on choice of the candidate and the availability of seats. Exam centered details will be printed on the admit card/ hall ticket along with other details.

MICAT 2021 will be held by the MICA campuses located in cities of the country and few of them are: