MICAT 2019 Cutoff is the minimum marks which the candidate has to score to be eligible to participate in the subsequent rounds. Shortlist of candidates for the next round is on the basis of section-wise scores. MICAT II results will be out on February 19, 2019 and the final result on March 25, 2019. Some of the parameters for determining the MICAT 2019 Cutoff includes the total number of candidates, difficulty level of the exam, past year MICAT Cutoff trends.

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MICAT 2019 Cutoff

MICAT 2019: Important Dates

MICAT Schedule Important Dates
Issue of MICAT II Admit Card February 04, 2019
MICAT II February 09, 2019
MICAT II Score February 19, 2019
GE & PI Shortlist February 19, 2019
GE & PI at Delhi and Kolkata March 7-9, 2019
GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad March 12-13, 2019
GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai March 16-18, 2019
Final results March 25, 2019

Factors Determining MICAT 2019 Cutoff 

Though MICAT 2019 Cutoff are not out officially, some of the parameters while determining MICAT Cutoff 2019 are as follows:

  • The difficulty level of MICAT 2019 exam.
  • MICAT 2019 Cutoff trend of past years.
  • The total number of candidates who appeared for MICAT 2019 exam.

Ideal No. of Attempts in MICAT II

Ideal attempts across the sections based on difficulty level of MICAT February 2019 is as follows:

Sections No. of Questions Ideal attempt
Psychometric Test 36 Mandatory to attend all questions
Verbal Ability 25 15-17
Quantitative Ability 25 8-10
General Awareness 25 10-12
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning 30 15-17
Descriptive Test 4 Mandatory to attend
Total 145 55+ 

Expected MICAT February 2019 Cutoff

Please note that there is no specific cutoff for MICAT Exam. In past, students have got calls even at 45 scaled score and have not got calls even at 55 scaled score. Some students have even got calls at around 45 scaled score, 72 percentile in CAT and with exceptional Descriptive writing skills.

MICAT II was difficult as compared to MICAT I and hence aspirants should note that there will be different raw scores as cutoffs for MICAT I and MICAT II. Reason being lower raw score in MICAT II would lead to a higher scaled score, as compared to MICAT I.

MICAT Shortlisting is done on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT Score, MICAT Score and Quality of Descriptive Writing. 

However, as per past trends, following combination of CAT/XAT Scores and MICAT Scaled score should be good to get the call if you are above average in Descriptive Writing. 

  • 85+ Percentile in CAT/XAT and 45 scaled score
  • 80-85 Percentile in CAT/XAT and 50 scaled score
  • 70-80 Percentile in CAT/XAT and 55 scaled score

Ones with exceptional descriptive writing skills, may even get the call at 75-80 percentile in CAT/XAT with 45-50 scaled score.

Expected Sectional Cutoff for MICAT February 2019

Expected Sectional Cutoff mentions scaled score, and NOT the raw score.

Section Name Expected Cutoff
Verbal Ability  10 marks
Quant 6 marks
CDT 11 marks
GK 8 marks

MICAT 2019 Results

The announcement of MICAT I result was in online mode on December 18, 2018. Declaration of MICAT II results is on February 19, 2019. All the candidates who clear the entrance exam will have to participate in the MICAT Selection Procedure. The final MICAT 2019 results will be out on March 25, 2019.

Key points about MICAT 2019

The admission process for PGDM-C intake has the following key points:

  • The selection process for PGDM-C for the batch 2019-21 will happen twice a year.
  • Candidates will have to take at least one of the three eligibility exams: CAT 2018/ XAT 2019/ GMAT.
  • MICAT is a computer test which takes place in 48 cities across the country.
  • Group Exercise & Personal Interview (GE-PI) will be conducted at Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahmedabad and the second phase GE-PI at MICA, Ahmedabad only.
  • Those who qualify the CAT 2018/XAT 2019 or GMAT score, assessment for the following MICAT sections: Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General Awareness (GA), and Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT).
  • Those who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cutoff in scaled scores for each of these sections (namely: VA, QADI, GA, and DCT) and CAT 2018/XAT 2019 cutoff or GMAT score shall have their Descriptive Tests evaluated.
  • Candidates who qualify on the basis as mentioned above and on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cutoff in the scaled score in DT shall be considered for shortlisting for GE and PI. Shortlist will be on the basis of MICAT I/II or better of the two relative performances.
  • Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for the GE & PI based on the total MICAT 2019 Scaled Score.

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MICAT Selection Process

The selection process at MICA involves three steps:

  • Apply with CAT 2018/ XAT 2019/ GMAT: Each candidate has to take at least one of these three exams.
  • MICA Admission Test (MICAT): Assessing of candidates on MICAT, which consists of 6 sections in total. Psychometric (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General awareness (GA), Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT), and Descriptive Test (DT).
  • GE & PI: All the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in CAT 2018/XAT 2019/GMAT & MICAT shall appear for both GE & PI.

Preparation of Merit List 

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

  • Majority of the recommendations by 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.

For all those who meet the criteria, creation of final composite score on the basis of the following weightage: 

Parameters Weightage
CAT 2018/XAT 2019/GMAT 20%
MICAT 2019 30%
GE 20%
PI 30%
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for GE and PI at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.

MICAT 2019 is a multidimensional computer-based examination, which will assess the 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.

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