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MICAT Exam Pattern 2020. Check Out the Details of Exam pattern Highlights, Section Wise exam pattern, and more.

MICAT released the MICAT 2020 exam pattern on September 25, 2019. The MICAT Exam pattern will provide comprehensive information to the students about the number of questions likely to be asked, exam time, marking scheme, structure, and mode of the exam. Those who are new to MICAT, the review is conducted twice in a year- MICAT I and II. MICAT I 2020 Exam will be held on December 7, 2019, while MICAT II will perform on January 25, 2020. Students must prepare well for the exam before the deadline. Knowing the exam pattern of MICAT in advance will add to candidates' preparation as they will know the topics to expect in MICAT 2020 exam and if there is any negative marking for an incorrect response. The main objective of the MICAT exam pattern 2020 is to enable applicants to plan an effective strategy to better score in the MICAT exam. To Know more information to follow this page.

| Updated: Dec 13, 2019, 14:45 IST

MICAT Exam Pattern 2020. Check Out the Details of Exam pattern Highlights, Section Wise exam pattern, and more.

MICAT Exam Pattern 2020. Check Out the Details of Exam pattern Highlights, Section Wise exam pattern, and more.

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MICAT Exam Pattern 2020 overview @mica.ac.in

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will organize through online mode (Computer Based Test).
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective type and subjective type.
  • Number of Questions: A total of 144 questions will ask in the exam.
  • Total Duration of Exam: The complete examination will be of 2 hours and 45 minutes. Thirty-five minutes will be given to section-I, while 130 minutes will give to Section-II.
  • Sections: It will comprise of six parts.
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking for Part 1 and 3. Part 2 has a negative marking of 0.25 percent of the total marks allotted.

MICAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

The MICAT 2020 exam pattern is given below in the table; Applicants can go through it to know the details. In MICAT 2020, candidates cannot navigate to any other section of the test during answering descriptive and psychometric parts. Also, candidates cannot navigate to descriptive and psychometric parts while attempting questions from Part II. Test- takers, however, can navigate between sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of part II. The Exam pattern will mention below the candidate get-go through the table, and it will be helpful for MICAT Entrance Exam 2020.



Mode of exam


Duration of the exam

2 hours 50 minutes

Total number of sections


Total number of Questions

105 approximately

Negative marking

¼ of the total marks allocated for a particular question will be deducted

MICAT Exam Pattern- Section- Wise 2020

The MICAT Exam Pattern includes the information related to different sections in the exam, number of questions, Exam time as well as marking scheme. While the first phase exam will conduct in December, and the second phase exam will do in January 2020. The main aim of MICAT is to judge the overall abilities and skills of the applicants based on the following six sections, such as:

  • Verbal Ability,
  • General Awareness,
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  • Psychometric Test,
  • Descriptive Test, 
  • Divergent and Convergent Thinking

The MICAT entrance exam divided into three sections. The table consists of the number of questions asked and the time duration allotted for each section as per the MICAT Exam Pattern. 



No. of Questions

Time Allotted

Section I

Descriptive Test


35 Minutes

Section II

i)Verbal Ability (VA)


ii?Quantitative Ability (QA)


iii)General Awareness (GA)


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)








1 Hour 45 Minutes

(105 minutes)

Section III

Psychometric Test (DT)


25 Minutes

MICAT exam will conduct in online mode. The MICAT question paper consists of about 94-105 questions to solved in 2.5 hours. The MICAT format of the issues in MICAT is both objective and descriptive. Read more about the MICAT exam pattern here:

The MICAT question paper will divide into three sections:

  • Section A: Psychometric Test
  • Section B: Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning
  • Section C: Descriptive Test



Number of Questions

Negative marking

Section A

Psychometric Test



- 0.25 marks for each wrong answer

Section B

Verbal Ability



- 0.25 marks for each wrong answer


Quantitative Ability



- 0.25 marks for each wrong answer


General Awareness



- 0.25 marks for each wrong answer


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning



- 0.25 marks for each wrong answer

Section C

Descriptive Test



Verbal Ability:

  • This section includes 25 questions, which tests Applicant comprehension, grammatical skills, and vocabulary and must note that 0.25 marks will deduct for each wrong item.

General Awareness:

  • This section consists of 25 questions in total. Applicants are tested based on their knowledge of current affairs. It attracts a negative marking of 1/2 marks for any incorrect answer.

Descriptive Test:

  • This part comprises four questions in total, which tests candidates writing abilities. Here Does not have any negative marking for descriptive test.

Quantitative Ability:

This section consists of a total of 25 questions that test students' mathematical skills. Quantitative ability attracts a negative marking of 1/2 marks for wrong answers.

Psychometric Test:

  • This section consists of 36 questions in total and attempting all of them is essential for candidates. This psychometric test examines candidates' personality and behavioral traits. Here there is no negative marking for this part.  

Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

  • Candidates have to answer 30 questions in this section, which judges candidates’ reasoning and analytical skills. 0.25 marks will deduct for any incorrect answer.

MICAT 2020 Marking Scheme 

  • As per the MICAT exam pattern of MICAT 2020, there is no negative marking for the Descriptive section and Psychometric part.
  • The following sections have a negative marking - Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking. 0.25 percent will deduct for every wrong answer.

Total number of questions in MICAT 2020

Candidates must note that there is no fixed number of items that asked in MICAT. Every year, the total number of questions asked in each section in the entrance exam varies. In 2018 MICAT - I, there was approximately 105 questions asked in the exam. MICAT exam pattern, therefore, keeps on changing every year.

MICAT exam pattern: Key points

  • Section A (Psychometric Test) is a qualifier. The candidates will be evaluated in sections B and C only if they clear Section A.
  • Those who will clear sections A and B will evaluate in Section C. 
  • If any candidate fails to qualify a section, they will not evaluate on the consequent part

MICAT 2020 – Previous Year Analysis

  • Sample Papers of MICAT 2020 will help the candidates to practice the type of questions that will ask in MICAT.
  • MICA does release the sample papers for MICAT ahead of the exam so that they can practice from it and get an idea of what type of questions will ask.
  • Shortlisted candidates will appear for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.



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