MICAT 2018 - Exam Date, Seats, Eligibility

Last Date to Apply

MICAT 1: 3 December 2017
MICAT 2: 5 February 2018

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About MICAT 2018

MICAT 2018 conducted by Mudra Institute of Communication is a computer-based qualifying test for the PGDM-C admissions offered by Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), Ahmedabad.The last date to apply for MICAT is 5 February 2018.

  • The candidates must note that PGDM-C offered by MICA is equivalent to an MBA.
  • MICA Admissions in Post Graduation Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM- C) is done on the basis of the composite scores of the MICAT Test, Group Exercise, and Personal Interview. It is also mandatory for the candidate to appear in CAT 2017, XAT 2018 or GMAT
  • PGDM-C is a 2 Year Full-Time course which is approved by AICTE and the Association of Indian University. The overview of the PGDM-Communication course will be focused on the 3 aspects that are creativity in the thinking, Consumer centricity, Outreached Communications.

Latest Update: MICAT Final Merit List 2018 has been released by MICA. The candidates can check the same by following the link given below

MICAT Final Merit List Released!

MICAT 2018 Dates

MICAT will be conducted twice for selection of PGDM-C 2018-2020 batch. Better of the two MICAT Scores will be considered for the admissions.Following is the schedule of both the MICAT exams.




MICAT Application Process Begins

26 September 2017

3 January 2018

MICAT Application Process Ends

3 December 2017
(11:55 pm)

5 February 2018 at 11:55 pm

MICAT Admit Card / Call Letters

11 December 2017

9 February 2018

MICAT Exam Date

17 December 2017

17 February 2018

MICAT Scores

3 January 2018

26 February 2018

GE & PI Shortlisting

1 March 2018

GE  & PI at MICA Ahmedabad

March 2018

GE & PI  at all cities March 2018

Declaration of Final Results - Available Now!

31 March 2018

Orientation Programme

June 2018

Session begins

June/ July 2018

About MICA
: MICA is an autonomous institution established in Ahmedabad in 1991, offers admission to the given below Post Graduation Management Courses and Fellowship Programme:

  • The Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  • The Crafting Creative Communication (CCC)
  • Fellow Programme in Management-Communications (FPM-C)
  • Following given specializations are offered to the candidates in the 2nd year of PGDM-C program.
    • Brand Management
    • Advertising Management
    • Marketing Research and Analytics
    • Media Management
    • Digital Communication Management
    • Social Change Leadership
  • MICA PGDM-C Seats: 180 Seats (based on previous year)

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MICAT 2018 Eligibility criteria

Academic Qualification: Applicants must have completed their graduation (Minimum 3 years) in any stream following the 10+2+3/4 system or an equivalent qualification in any discipline. Final Year Candidates of the 3+ Year graduation courses are also eligible to apply.

  • Institutional Qualification: Applicants graduating Institute must be approved and recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Qualifying Exam: CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT(Taken after 2015).

Foreign Nationals/NRI: Applicants need to have a valid GMAT Score taken after 2012 and a passport.

MICAT 2018 Application form and Admit Card

Mudra Institute of Communications PGDM-C Applications for the session 2018-2020 will be filled in through online mode only. Candidates should visit the official website of MICA or click on the following link to fill the application form online.

MICAT Registration Form 2018 - Apply Online

MICAT Application Form Submission

The MICAT Application Form can be submitted through online mode only. Candidates should check the filled application form before final submission. Any changes cannot be done in the application form after final submission.

Payment of MICAT Application Fee

There are 3 Modes of the payment of the MICA fees stated below, the candidates can pay the application fees in any of the modes whether Online or Offline.

  • Online Modes: Debit Card, Credit Card and Internet Banking
  • Offline Modes: Demand Draft

MICAT 2018 Admit Card / Hall Ticket

MICAT 2018 Admit Card will be available online only. Applicants have to download the MICAT-1 Admit Card Online from the link given below.

Click here to Download MICAT Admit Card
(Link will be activated on 11 December 2017)

The candidates have to take a printout of the application form which is to be carried into the examination hall on the examination Day. MICAT Admit Card will contain the following details:

  • Exam venue
  • Unique Roll Number
  • Time of the exam

MICAT 2018 Fees

MICAT Application Form Fee: Rs. 1965

MICA Fee Structure for PGDM


Course Duration Full course fee
 PGDM-C  2 years (Full Time) Rs. 16,50,000* approx
*Including tuition fee, residential charges (Boarding and Lodging)   


MICAT 2018 Result and Counselling

Mudra Institute of Communications’ selection process will comprise the following given steps.

  • CAT/XAT and GMAT score
  • MICAT Exam
  • Group Exercises
  • Personal Interview

The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the composite scores of the MICAT Exam, Group exercises, and Personal Interview.

STEP 1:CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT: Every candidate has to take at least one of the three exams: CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT (2015 onwards).

STEP 2: MICAT Exam: There will be three sections in MICAT Exam, the candidates will have to go through the Psychometric, Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, General awareness, Divergent-Convergent Reasoning and Descriptive Test. However, Psychometric test will only act as a qualifier test.

The candidates who will qualify in MICAT exam will have to appear in GE and Personal Interview. Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for GE & PI based on the Total MICAT Scaled Score.

STEP 3: Group Exercises: All the shortlisted applicants have to go through the Group activity where they will be scored the Individual marks on the scale of 1 to 5.

STEP 4: Personal Interview:  Applicants will now go through the Personal Interview where a panel of 3 Anonymous bodies will assess them.

STEP 5: Based on the composition of the score scored by the applicants in MICAT, GE, and PI. The distribution of the weightage of marks carried by each of the steps is described as

  weightage %
MICAT Score 50%
GE 18%
Personal Interview 30%

STEP 6: 
Final Merit List will be prepared for the shortlisted candidates who are eligible to be the part of MICA Institute, The merit list will be made considering the given below points:

  • The relative performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT score 
  • The composite score obtained in MICAT, GE, and PI.

MICAT 2018 Exam pattern

MICAT 2018 question paper will consist of 6 sections namely:

  • Psychometric (P)
  • Verbal ability (VA)
  • Quantitative ability (QA)
  • General awareness (GA)
  • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)
  • Descriptive Test (DT)

There will be no Negative Marking

MICAT 2018 Sample Paper

MICAT 2018 Important details

MICAT Test Cities for the Computer Based Test

MICAT 2018 Exam will be conducted in the 36 given below test cities, applicants can check the details of MICAT 2018 Test Centres on their respective MICAT 2018 Roll Number.

Ahmedabad Bhubaneswar Guwahati Lucknow Patna
Aizawl  Chandigarh Hyderabad Meerut Pune
Ajmer Chennai Indore Navi Mumbai Raipur
Aligarh Dehradun Jaipur Mumbai  Ranchi
Allahabad Delhi Jammu Muzaffarnagar Trivandrum
Bareilly Dhanbad Kanpur Nagpur Vadodara
Bangalore Gurgaon Kochi Noida Visakhapatnam
Bhopal Gwalior Kolkata Panjim Jabalpur
Jamshedpur Faridabad Gandhinagar (Gujarat) Ghaziabad Rajkot
Surat Udaipur Varanasi - -


Test cities for GE and Personal Interview

  •  Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai.

MICA Placements 

MICA claims to give 100 per cent campus placements with the best corporate houses in India as well as abroad. The last batch of the year 2015 got 100% placement. 

A total of 157 students of a batch of 160 chose to be placed through the Institute's Campus Placements process. A total of 85 companies participated in the final placements, the same as last year.

  • The highest salary offered in last year's placement season was Rs. 25 lakh.
  • The average salary offered was Rs.11.3 lakh.
  • 3 students got overseas campus placement.

MICAT 2018 Contact

MICA, Telav Ghuma Road
Shela, Gujarat - 380058

For General queries: 02717 - 308313 / 308250
For Technical Queries: 022-61087525

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