MICAT Calculation of Scaled Scores: Formula Used, cut off
MICAT is the MICA institute specific entrance exam for admission to PGDM-C and is conducted by MICA. Apart from appearing in CAT 2020, XAT 2021 or GMAT, the candidates applying for admission to 2 years full time PGDM-C or PGDM programme at MICA will have to appear in MICAT-I in December, 2020 or MICAT-II in February 2021. MICAT commands 50% weightage in shortlisting at MICA, while 50% weight goes to CAT/XAT/GMAT score.
A candidate may choose to write both MICAT I & II. However, Section A, B, and C of MICAT may not appear in the same order. If a candidate has appeared for more than one exam (CAT, XAT and GMAT) the better of the two/ best of the three exams' performance will be considered.
MICAT exam raw scores for MICAT-1 and MICAT-II are further subjected to change with Scaled score using simple process.
Formula Used in MICAT Score Scaling
The sectional score obtained individually by a candidate ‘X’ in a particular component of MICAT-I/MICAT-II,e.g. Verbal Ability (VA) will be converted into Scaled Score using the following simple formula for one of the components, for example Verbal Ability:
- Step-1: Scaled Score -VA of a candidate 'X' in MICAT-I/MICAT-II = (Score -VA of the candidate 'X' /Maximum obtained by any candidate amongst the candidates who have appeared in MICAT-I/MICAT-II in VA) multiplied by Maximum Possible Score in VA in MICAT-I/MICAT-II.
- Step-2: Similarly Scaled Scores will be calculated for all the MICAT-I/MICAT-II components using sample formula in point i) namely: VA, QADI, GA, DCT and DT.
- Step-3: Total MICAT-I/MICAT-II score will be calculated using Scaled Scores for each of the MICAT components, namely: VA, QADI, GA, DCT and DT
MICAT Score Normalization
MICAT score Normalization is done as per following process:
- The score obtained individually by a candidate in a particular sub-section of MICAT-I/ MICAT-II, e.g. Verbal Ability will be converted into a Normalized Score.
- Scores shall be normalized using appropriate statistical methods by considering scores of all qualifying candidates up to the stage applicable to the candidate.
- Normalized scores will be calculated for each sub section separately.
- Total MICAT-I/MICAT-II score will also be Normalized using appropriate statistical methods.
MICAT Cut Offs
Final composite score to prepare merit list shall be arrived at based on the following weightages:
- CAT/XAT/GMAT Score: 20% weightage
- Performance in MICAT: 30% Weightage
- Performance in Group Exercise (GE): 20% Weightage
- Performance in Personal Interview (PI): 30% Weightage
The exact MICAT cut-offs depend on various factors like the applicants’ pool, the distribution of CAT and MICAT scores etc. which may change year to year.