PGPCM: The admission procedure

There are 3 stages to admission into the PGPCM programme at MICA.

1] The CAT administered by the IIMs. The cut-offs mandated are around 90 percentile overall, 50 in DI/QA and 65 in VA. Why, because we believe in using CAT only as a screening process, and the real test lies ahead in the MICAT. Let me also dispel the common myth that you need an abnormally high percentile in English to get a MICA call. Not true! You will need just about 60-65 percentile in VA to get a MICA call.

2] The MICAT: Based on the number of applications that MICA receives, MICA will administer it’s own entrance test – the MICA Admission Test in various centers all over India. The MICAT is essentially a paper you cannot prepare for! It’s got a mix of verbal, quant and essays – to test your writing skills, your thinking an opinionating abilities. And of course, your creativity!

3] GE/PI: Successful candidates from the MICAT will be called to Ahmedabad for the final stage – the Group Exercise and Personal Interview! Details are given below.

A NOTE ON SPOT OFFERS:
From the 2008-2010 batch onwards, MICA has started the concept of spot offers. As in, if a candidate is found exceptionally good during the GE-PI stage, he is offered a spot offer by the institute. On the other end of the scale, people who are not found satisfactory enough are told they haven’t made the cut (while this might seem cruel, it’s not – people do not have to sit and ruminate over whether they’ve got through or not, and can focus on other exams and fees).

So let’s get into the details of the process, a little (after CAT, of course!)

Once you get a MICA call, you’re on equal footing. So whether you get 85.00 or 99.99 makes no difference. The only thing that matters while getting a call for the MICAT is the CAT percentile.

Details of the MICAT, GE and PI:

1] The MICA Admission Test aka The MICAT
2] The Group Exercise
3] The Personal Interview

Be sure to check out the past experiences of candidates on the PaGaLGuY links section of this blog, it will help immensely.

Any more questions about MICAT or the admissions procedure for the PGPCM? Mail us at micampaign@mica.ac.in!

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~ by micampaign on July 21, 2008.

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  6. Respected Sir/Madam,
    Can you please tell around which dates should we be expecting the MICAT calls. Also as you mentioned there would be no difference between 85-99%le(mine 90.83), then what criteria would be used for calling the candidates. Please reply as soon as possible. Thanks in advance.

  7. i got a call from mica.but my ge and interview is being held on the last day of the whole process.does that reduce my chances of being offered a seat in the institute,considering the on-the-spot admission offers?

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