Exam Analysis: MICAT, 2016 (MBA entrance preparation)

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Exam Analysis: MICAT, 2016 (MBA entrance preparation)

MICAT is the entrance exam through which a student can get admission in the course for a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications at Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.

MICAT (2016) was conducted on 13th December, 2015. The exam was computer-based and was conducted across multiple cities. This article will analyze MICAT 2016 and give you a brief idea about the exam.





 

Exam Analysis: MICAT (Paper)

All the students received the same set of question paper, without any changes in the order of questions. However, there were a lot of technical glitches in the paper. This affected students’ performance in the exams. Fortunately, answers marked by the students were saved and did not need to be attempted again. Some centres also reported power outages. However, post the failure, the student could begin the test from where he had left it. It is likely that MICA will address these issues and prevent any reoccurrence of the same in the years to come.

Exam Analysis: MICAT (paper pattern)

Exam Analysis: MICAT (paper pattern)

The question paper had two sections.
 

Section I

Total Time: 35 mins

This section tested the writing ability and creativity of the test-takers. Questions were descriptive and tested the student on essay writing, argumentative writing and creative writing. The first question dealt with writing an Essay. The topic given was ‘Environment is more important than Development.’ This question was further sub-divided into 3 questions. The first and second sub-question asked students to write 5 points each that were for, and against the topic. The third sub-question asked the students to write a 300 page answer that supported either of the two arguments of the topic. In this part, students had to write the answer, assuming that they were responding to the request of an editor. Instructions were clearly given saying ‘no marks would be awarded for a neutral viewpoint’.

The creative writing section had a drop-down menu that contained 4 images in a random order. These 4 images had to be arranged in a sequence, followed by a story that connected these images together, which was to be written by the candidate.

 

Section II

Total Time: 130 mins

In Section II, students had the option of navigating in and out of different sections.

 

A] Psychometric Test

Negative Marking: NO

All questions had to be compulsorily answered. Failure to answer a question would lead to disqualification. Questions in this section were of three types. The first set consisted of 30 statements out which 10 had to be selected by the candidate. These 10 questions were supposed to be selected based on their accuracy in describing the candidate’s individual personality. Selecting less than or more than 10 questions wasn’t allowed as unless the exact amount of questions were selected, the candidate couldn’t move on to the next question. The second set had a number of arguments, out of which the candidate had to select the one that best suited his personality. In the third set, the candidate had to select the responses to 6 different questions, with the selection of responses based upon priority.

 

B] Reasoning

Negative Marking: YES. 1/4th of the total marks for the question.

The difficulty level of this section was moderate to tough. The different types of questions, along with their levels of difficulties are shown in the following graph:

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Good Attempt: 21 questions

 

 

C] General Awareness

Negative Marking: YES. 1/4th of the total marks for the question.

The difficulty level of this section was moderate. There were extremely few questions on national/international affairs. The Questions majorly dealt with Brand Management, Financial heads, Abbreviations pertaining to the Business World, etc. A few questions were from History & Geography.

Good Attempt: 21 questions

 

D] Verbal Ability

Negative Marking: YES. 1/4th of the total marks for the question.

The difficulty level ranged from easy to moderate. The different types of questions, along with their levels of difficulties are shown in the following graph:

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Good Attempt: 25 questions

 

 

E] Quantitative Ability

Negative Marking: YES. 1/4th of the total marks for the question.

The difficulty level of this section was moderate. The different types of questions are shown in the following figure:

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Good Attempt: 21 questions

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