MICAT Calculation of Scaled Scores

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January 27, 2024

MICAT Calculation of Scaled Scores: Cut Offs, Formula Applied

With both the MICAT 1 and MICAT II exams for MICA Admission 2024 over, Your performance in either of these two or both of the MICAT exams will decide your fate for getting selected to MICA Ahmedabad. MICAT is the MICA institute specific entrance exam for admission to PGDM-C and PGDM programmes offered by MICA and is conducted by MICA Ahmedabad. Apart from appearing in CAT 2023, XAT 2024 or GMAT, the candidates applying for admission to 2 years full time PGDM-C or PGDM programme at MICA have to appear in MICAT-I or MICAT-II. Performance in MICAT exam commands 50% weightage in shortlisting at MICA admission, while 50% weight goes to CAT/XAT/ GMAT score.

MICAT Exam & Scoring Pattern

MICA admission test, MICAT 2024 is a multidimensional computer based examination, which  assesses candidates in areas such as Divergent Thinking Abilities, Written Communication Abilities, General Awareness about contemporary social and business issues, including areas relevant to media, marketing, advertising & current affairs and Analytical & Verbal Abilities.


The Admission test also includes psychometric profiling to assess the candidate’s leadership potential. Total duration of the examination is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

MICAT Sectional Composition

MICAT-I and MICAT-II consist of same test sections. Following three sections are there in MICAT exam

Sections in MICAT-I & MICAT-II
Name of Sections
Sectional Time Duration
Section A:
Psychometric Test
30 Minutes
Section B: 
Aptitude Test with 4 Sub Sections:
1) Verbal ability;
2) Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation;
3) General Awareness; 4)Divergent and Convergent Thinking
1 hours 20 Minutes
Section C:
Descriptive Test
25 Minutes

MICAT Marking Scheme

  • Section C carries 1 mark per question. 0.25 for each incorrect response.
  • No Negative Marks for the Psychometric Test and the Descriptive Test
  • Exam Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Cut off for Section C: 25-26 Marks
  • Psychometric is the Qualifier Test

MICAT Scaled Score: Formula Used in MICAT Score Scaling

MICAT exam raw scores for MICAT-1 and MICAT-II are further subjected to change with Scaled score using simple process. 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

MICA does not believe in high cut offs but expects that the prospective candidate should be well-read, innovative and intelligent with an analytical bent of mind. MICAT, the own admission test of MICA is designed as a comprehensive test to assess analytical and verbal ability, logical reasoning, convergent & divergent thinking, written communication skills, creative potential and general awareness about contemporary social and industry related issues including areas covering media, marketing, advertising and business. Practice in analytical and creative writing would be useful to clear the MICAT cut offs.


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. 

Weightage in Shortlisting for Final Selection Round

MICA will shortlist the candidates after MICAT for GE & PI round on the composite score formula of with a weightage of 50% to CAT.XAT/GMAT score and 50% to MICAT score.

MICA Final Merit List Preparation for admission 2024

Final composite score to prepare merit list shall be arrived at, based on the following weightages:

  1. CAT/XAT/GMAT Score: 20% weightage
  2. Performance in MICAT: 30% Weightage
  3. Performance in Group Exercise (GE): 20% Weightage
  4. Performance in Personal Interview (PI): 30% Weightage

Better to Write Both MICAT Exams

  • A candidate should choose to write both MICAT I & II as it offers opportunity to improve your score
  • MICA considers the better of the two MICAT scores in its PGDM admission process
  • MICAT exam time duration is 2 hours 15 minutes and the test is divided into three sections namely A,B,C.
  • 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-I & II: Important Exam Dates & Admission Dates

MICAT 1 Exam 2024: Important Dates

MICAT I exam details with MICAT 2024 exam date, last date to apply and other MICAT 2024 dates for MICAT I for admission to MICA Ahmedabad PGDM 2024-26 batch are as below:  

Admission 2024 & MICAT I Exam Timeline
MICA Admission 2024 Important Dates
MICAT I: MICA Application start date
September 14, 2023
MICAT I: Last Date to Apply for MICA Admission
November 20, 2023
Issue of MICAT I Call Letters/Admit Card
November 29, 2023
MICAT I: MICAT Exam Date (MICA Institute level Exam)
December 2, 2023
MICAT I Result & Score Card Release
December 21, 2023
GE & PI Shortlist
February 15, 2024
GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad
March 1, 2024
GE & PI at Delhi
March 10, 11 & 12, 2024 
GE & PI at Bangalore
March 5 & 6, 2024
GE & PI at Kolkata
March 16 & 17, 2023
GE & PI at Mumbai
March 21 & 22, 2024
Final Admission Results by MICA
First week of April 2024

MICA Admission 2024 Calander with MICAT II

MICA Admission 2024 & MICAT II Exam Timeline
MICA Admission 2024 Important Dates
MICAT II: Registration opens
November 23, 2023
MICAT II: Last Date to Apply for MICA Admission
January 17, 2024
Issue of MICAT II Call Letters/Admit Card
January 24, 2024
MICAT II: MICAT Exam Date (MICA Institute level exam)
January 27, 2024
MICAT II Result and Score Card Release
February 15, 2024
GE & PI Shortlist
February 15, 2024
GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad
March 1, 2024
GE & PI at Delhi
March 10, 11 & 12, 2024 
GE & PI at Bangalore
March 5 & 6, 2024
GE & PI at Kolkata
March 16 & 17, 2023
GE & PI at Mumbai
March 21 & 22, 2024
Final Admission Results by MICA
First week of April 2024
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