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September 15, 2023

MICAT Selection Process: Components & Weightages, GE-PI Process, Final Merit List

MICA will conduct final selection process for admission 2024 in the month of March 2024 after release of MICAT-I and MICAT-II results. MICA final selection process comprises GE & PI and will be conducted from March first week to third week, 2024 in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Read below the key components, steps and weightages awarded in MICA Selection process.


The selection process for PGDM-C and PGDM 2024-26 batch at MICA involves three stages:

  • Stage-I: Apply with CAT/ XAT/GMAT. Each candidate has to take at least one of the three exams: CAT/ XAT/GMAT. The application to MICA Ahmedabad for admission 2024 should be submitted online separately with the registration details of at least of the above three exams. MICA application fee of Rs.2100/- should be paid online.
  • Stage-II: Appear in MICA Admission Test (MICAT). All candidates who have applied for MICA Admission 2023 need to appear in computer based MICAT exam. They are assessed on MICAT score, which consists of 6 sections: Psychometric (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General awareness (GA), Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT), and Descriptive Test (DT).
  • Stage-III: Appear in GE & PI: All the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in CAT 2023/XAT 2024/GMAT 2022 onwards & MICAT shall appear for both GE & PI at designated centre on designated dates

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7 Step Guide for MICA Selection Process through MICAT 2024 Exam

MICA admission is open through MICAT-I and MICAT-II registration and application process. The Step by Step process for MICAT exam and MICA selection process 2024 is as below

Step-1: Apply for MICAT-I or MICAT-II or Both

  • MICAT-I Application is open till November 20, 2023
  • MICAT-II Registration opens from November 23, 2023
  • If the candidates apply for MICAT-I, and wish to imporove score, they need to apply again for MICAT-II to improve score
  • MICAT is mandatory Entrance Test for MICA Admission 2024
  • Common Application form for MICAT and MICA Admission

Step-2: Take CAT 2023 or XAT 2024

  • CAT 2023 is of 2 hours duration exam
  • XAT 2024 is of 3 hours 10 minutes duration exam

Step-3: Take MICAT-I Exam on December 2, 2023  

  • All the candidates who apply for MICAT-I have to appear in MICAT-I on December 2, 2023
  • MICAT-I will be conducted in 48 cities in India
  • MICAT is computer based objective type test of 2 hours 15 minutes duration
  • MICAT exam includes psychometric section, the descriptive section and an aptitude section with objective-type questions 

Step-4: Take MICAT-II Exam on January 27, 2024

  • MICAT-II is also of 2 Hours 15 Minutes duration
  • Exam composition is like that of MICAT-I

Step-5: Check MICA Shortlisting based on CAT/XAT & MICAT - Date: Feb 15, 2024

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for final selection round on Feb 15, 2024 
  • CAT/XAT cut off expected at 80 percentile
  • Shortlist to have weightage of 50% to CAT/XAT score and 50% to MICAT score

Step-6: Attend Group Exercise & Personal Interview in 5 Cities: Starts from March 1, 2024

  • Short listed candidates will be called for GE and PI at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.
  • GE-PI will be conducted from March first week to March last week 2024 in different cities

Step-7: Check MICA Final Selection Merit List & Admission Offers in April 1st Week, 2024

  • MICA Ahmedabad will generate final merit list for admission 2024 in April 2024
  • GE-PI will be awarded 50% weightage
  • 30% weightage is awarded to MICAT score; 20% to CAT/XAT score

MICA Admission 2024: Preparation of Merit List

All those candidates who appear in GE & PI, and fulfill the following conditions will be considered for the merit list:

  • Majority 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

Weightages in Final Merit List

For all those who meet the criteria, a final composite score (FCS) shall be created based on the following weightage: 

For CAT 2023, XAT 2024 & GMAT 2022 onwards
Scaled Scores will be used for MICAT
Group Exercise (GE)
May have multiple tasks
Personal Interview (PI)
Candidate expected to have good communication skill

GE-PI Centers

Shortlisted candidates in MICAT will be called for GE and PI at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.

MICAT 2024: Application fee

MICAT Application Fee is Rs. 2100/-. It includes the MICA application fee also.

MICAT Selection Process: Important Dates

Following are the key dates for MICA selection process 2024 through CAT, XAT, MICAT-I or MICAT-II

Step wise Activity for MICA Selection Process 2024
Important Dates
Application Submission
Last date to Register & Apply for CAT 2023; XAT 2024 or GMAT
CAT 2023: Sep 20, 2023
XAT 2024: Nov 30, 2023
GMAT: Remains Open round the year
Apply for MICAT for MICA Admission
MICAT-1: From Sept 14 to Nov 20, 2023
MICAT-2: From Nov 23, 2023 to Jan 16, 2024
Appear in MICAT-I or MICAT-II
MICAT – I Exam Date
December 2, 2023
MICAT-II Exam Date
January 27, 2024
Check MICAT -I Score
December 21, 2023 onwards
Check MICAT – II Score
February 15, 2024 onwards
Check GE & PI Shortlist
February 15, 2024 onwards
Prepare and Participate in GE-PI
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, 2024
GE & PI at Mumbai
March 21 & 22, 2024
Check Final admission results
April 2024, first week
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