MICAT Calculation of Scaled Scores


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October 15, 2020

MICAT Calculation of Scaled Scores: Cut Offs, Formula Applied

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 on December 5, 2020 or MICAT-II on January 30, 2021. MICAT commands 50% weightage in shortlisting at MICA, while 50% weight goes to CAT/XAT/GMAT score.


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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.  

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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:

  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

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. 

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