What is MICAT?
The pattern of MICAT along with the MICAT syllabus is different from other MBA Entrance Exams. Most of the MBA Entrance exams are made up entirely of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). However, MICAT has a paper pattern that asks objective, as well as subjective (creative writing for MICAT) questions. The marking scheme for each section isn’t usually disclosed. Although negative marking applies only to the objective questions (except Psychometric) and will not be applicable to any of the subjective questions.Prepare with courses curated by Top B-school mentors
MICAT Syllabus and pattern
What are the sections in MICAT?Confused? Get free mentor-ship by experts There are 3 main sections in MICAT namely:
- SECTION-A: Psychometric test
- SECTION-B: This includes 4 parts namely Verbal ability, Quantitative ability & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, and Convergent thinking.
- SECTION-C: Descriptive Test.
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- A fascinating section of MICAT is Essay Writing and Story Writing, which includes 4 questions with a duration of 35 minutes.
- This section is especially important since MICA wants to check your creativity, which can be showcased in plenty through this section.
This section is difficult to predict and, tests you on your creative skills.
Essay Writing:This question asks students to write on topics that are directly or indirectly based on daily happenings and issues. The topics usually refer to current affairs and social issues. Sometimes, the topic may be a combination of two or three issues as well. Therefore, make sure that you are well-read on a variety of different topics.
Now there is no specific method to prepare for it but read creative short stories. Reading different stories will give you an understanding of how different topics can be connected and weaved into a story. Once you have an idea, start practicing writing small stories. Ask your friend/classmate to give you random words/topics/images, from which you can then write a story. You can then evaluate your story and keep practicing in the same manner.
Arguments (in favor & against):In this question, one has to give merits (points in favor) and demerits (points against) on the given topic. The question usually asks students to write 5 points for each part.
Again, the only way to prepare for this is to have awareness about recent and current issues. Therefore, keep reading stuff. Also, while reading, make sure that you consider every aspect and viewpoint on a particular topic. Having an idea about different/opposing viewpoints will help you to generate the for and against points for this section.