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MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern

MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern consists of two papers. MICAT 2018 is conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test).  Paper 1 contains 4 descriptive type questions and Paper 2 contains 90 objective types of questions.

There are total 94 questions asked in the MICAT exam. The candidates will be given 2 hours 5 minutes to complete the exam. The total marks are not disclosed by the competent authority. The candidates have to complete their paper in given period of time. MICAT 2018 exam will be conducted in English Language. There is no negative marking in Paper 1 and Part I of Paper 2. 25% marks will be deducted in case of wrong answer in Part II and PART III of Paper 2.

It is essential for the aspirants of MICAT 2018 to know the details of MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern and MICAT 2018 Syllabus which are detailed in the further sections of the article along with the MICAT Paper Analysis of the previous years.

MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern

It is very essential for an applicant to know the MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern as it helps him or her to know the type/number of questions, marking scheme, duration of the exam and syllabus of entrance exam.

Mode of MICAT 2018 exam

MICAT 2018 will be held in online mode (Computer Based Test) only. The exam will be held to test the following abilities of the candidates:

  • Thinking Abilities
  • Written Communication Abilities
  • General Awareness and current affairs
  • Analytical & Verbal Abilities 

MICAT Preparation tips & Sample Papers

MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern – Duration

The candidates will be given 2 hours 5 minutes (125 minutes) to complete the test. It is mandatory for the applicants to complete the exam in given period of time as no extra time will be allotted in any situation. The duration of Paper 1 of MICAT 2018 is 35 minutes and Paper 2 is 90 minutes.

MICAT 2018 Exam Pattern Section-wise Distribution

MICAT 2018 comprises of 2 papers- Paper I and Paper II. Paper I contains Descriptive type of questions and Paper II contains Multiple Choice Questions. Paper II is further divided into 3 sections Psychometric Test (Part I), Reasoning and Verbal Ability (Part II) and General Knowledge (Part III).

Paper INo. of QuestionsPaper IINo. of Multiple Choice Questions
Argument Writing4 Descriptive type of QuestionsPart IPsychometric Test30
Story WritingPart IIReasoning and Verbal Ability35
Essay WritingPart IIIGeneral Knowledge25

MICAT 2018 Marking Scheme

The competent authority has not announced the total marks of the exam. There is no negative marking in Paper 1 and Part 1 of Paper 2. But if a candidate marks wrong answer in Part 2 and Part 3 section of Paper 1, then 1/4th marks will be deducted.

MICAT Paper 1

MICAT Paper 1 contains 4 descriptive types of questions based on Argument writing, Story writing and Essay Writing Skills. The candidates will be given only 35 minutes to attempt this paper. There is no negative marking in this section. Therefore, candidates must attempt all the questions to score good marks.

MICAT Paper 2

  • MICAT Paper 2 is divided into 3 parts. The first part is a Psychometric Test containing 30 statements. There is no negative marking in this part and hence candidates can attempt all the questions.
  • The Part II of Paper 2 contains questions on reasoning and verbal ability. This section contains 35 questions. There is negative marking in this section and a 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The Part III of Paper 3 contains questions from General Awareness. The questions can be asked from wide range of topics such as Awards, Politics, Social Challenges, Economy, Communication and Media and Advertising. There will be total 25 questions and 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

MICAT 2018 Syllabus

There is no definite official MICAT Syllabus. However, some of the important sub topics of General Knowledge & Reasoning are mentioned below: Check the complete MICAT Syllabus.

General Knowledge1. Indian Constitution 2. Sports 3. Literature 4. News About Power Sector In India 5. History 6. Culture 7. Geography 8. Economy 9. International Affairs 10. Science & Research 11. Advertising 12. Marketing 13. Film And Media 14. National Current Affairs 15. News Presenters 16. Sports News 17. Politics
Reasoning and Verbal Ability1. Statement-Conclusions 2. Word Combination 3. Visual Reasoning 4. Data Sufficiency

MICAT Paper Analysis

MICAT Paper Analysis gives the details of the previous years’ MICAT Question Papers in terms of the difficulty level, important topics, number of section, no of questions from each section. Below the candidates can find the MICAT Paper Analysis for 2015 Phase I & phase II as well as the MICAT 2016 paper analysis.

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MICAT 2016 MICAT Paper Analysis



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