Friday, October 9, 2009

Prof Deval's answers for common admission queries


Here are the links which contain gyaan related to MICA admissions answered by Prof.Deval Kartik of MICA.

Compilation of 2007 thread can be found here.

Compilation of 2008 thread can be found here.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

MICAT Feb 22nd, 2009

MICAT this year will be a two and half hour test (150 minutes) starting at 9.00 am and ending at 11.30am.

You are required to be at the Centre by 8.15 am as you need to register, show all required documents etc.

Let me clarify some FAQs.

1. Psychometric: Choose the answer that is closer to what you do, if it is not exactly what you do. Someone has mentioned that s/he does this as well as that... In that case, what exactly do you do first. Tick the first response and not 'may be I could do this also' response.

2. Word association: Each one of you can give it a try and post it here. Help each other. MICA doesn't believe in spoon feeding.

3. General Awareness: Can be anything. Be aware, you don't need in depth knowledge of all things here.

4. Essays: Will check your language skills as well as logocal thinking skills.

5. Number of sections: Can't say anything right now. We all will know it at the same time.

6. MICAT duration: 150 minutes. Time given in mail is reporting time as each person needs to register by showing call letter (print of e mail), ID proof and give the draft. Hence you are required to come early.

Some more tips:

1. Weightage to handwriting in MICAT: Only one section needs us to see your handwriting. Hence 20% in case there are 5 section

Also, please remember that unless your handwriting is legible (not necessarily good), it will be a tough task to check your paper and that may work against you.

2. Marks for each section will be given in the paper. So you can figure out. Calls depend on number of applicants and their overall performance in MICAT.

All the best for the preparation.

P.S: These posts were by Prof.Deval in know more about mica go to the original thread here.

To prepare for MICAT go to Mica 2009 thread here or Target::MICA - orkut community


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What is MICAT?

MICAT is the entrance test conducted by MICA. It has 5 sections.

Section 1 - Matching Alternative Words
Section 2 - Psychometric
Section 3 - Sentence Completion, Matching contextual words, Sentence Correction, Paragraph Completion, RC
Section 4 - LA and QA
Section 5 - 3 essays and 1 precis writing

Now utsav has answered how to prepare for each section:
Section 1:

Well, if you look at the questions in the sample paper, it wasn't very much a game of good vocabulary as it was a test of word associations. One must understand the multiple uses of simple English words. Essentially, one must have a good command over the language, and that isn't the same thing as just having a good vocabulary

Section 2:
Psychometric Test: Don't try to cheat on this test by trying to portray yourself in a positive light. Just answer the questions truthfully. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers, we are just trying to understand you better. There are enough interlinked questions to find out who's trying to be a little extra smart

Section 3 and 4 :
If you have done decent amount of preparations for CAT, these two sections shouldn't be a problem. Just ensure that you have your basics in place

Section 5:
This is the best part, actually.
One really cannot prepare for this section. But what you must must do is be updated with current affairs. You might have an essay (As we had last time on Tata Nano) on something which is currently happening. Keep your eyes and ears open. Precise writing can be practised by taking any sufficiently long RC, reading it and writing a precise. Then go back to the RC and see if you have covered the main points and the central argument of the passage.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Previous MICAT Papers

Collection of MICAT Papers:

Official MICAT 2008 paper from MICA website.... Download here

Old MICAT papers
1) MICAT 2004 (Thanks to CheckEETS for posting this)
2) MICAT 2003
3) SIMCAT From IMS Training institute (Thanks to CheckEETS for posting this)
4) MOCK MICAT from Career Launcher
5) Some old MICA interview qns

CAUTION: All these are old papers, so use this only as a reference. Please refer to the original MICAT 2008 paper for your preparation :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Hi this Blog will be used to share all the required info regarding Mudra Institue of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA)...

Since MICAT is on February 22 lets not waste time in decorating this blog.. lets keep this blog as simple as possible and start sharing the information needed for MICAT...

There is obviously a mountain of information regarding MICA which would be really impossible for anyone to go through in go... so lets just take up the important info and post in this blog!!!!

Your comments/Suggestions are welcome :)