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MICAT 2018 Analysis

MICAT 2018 Analysis – Here we will look at the section wise analysis of previous year MICAT 2018 exam. Talking about the MICAT Exam Pattern and MICAT syllabus, there are 3 main sections. Section A is Psychometric Test, Section B is Descriptive Test and Section 3 has 4 subsections, and these are mentioned in the table below. Clearing the MICAT exam allows the aspirant to take admission in Mudra Institute of Communications, a prestige B-school in India. The dates for MICAT registration are already released and mentioned on their website. We would advise the candidates to apply as early as possible and not wait for MICAT last date of registration. Also, to clear the MICAT Cut off for MICAT 2021, it is suggestable to solve a bunch of MICAT sample paper to get the hang of the exam pattern.

Now, talking about the MICAT 2018 exam, the paper was of an overall moderate difficulty. Though the third section was relatively tougher, the difficulty level got compensated due to the first 2 sections being easier to overcome. Many students found out through their MICAT result that they scored well in Sections A and B, while they scored less in Section C. And this has been the trend since the last few years as well, with Section C being more difficult than other sections. With the MICAT Exam Date approaching closer, it is recommended that students focus on all the 3 sections and complete the preparation as soon as possible, so they have ample time to give mocks.

SectionNameNo. Of
Questions
Type of
Questions
Difficulty
APsychometric Test27MCQEasy
BDescriptive Test4Non MCQEasy
C
i. Divergent and Convergent Thinking30
MCQ
Hard
ii. Verbal Ability25Hard
iii. Quantitative Ability Data Interpretation25Hard
iv. General Awareness25Hard

Section-Wise In-Depth Analysis Of MICAT 2018 Analysis

Section A – PSYCHOMETRIC TEST

Let us first look at the Psychometric Test for MICAT 2018:

MICAT 2018 Analysis : This segment had 27 questions. There were no correct or incorrect answers in this segment. The students were presented with a list of 30 personal traits/characteristics in the first batch of questions. Students had to have 10 features that would best represent their characteristics. At the bottom of the 30 features, a text box was provided. The instructions for the question specified that it was appropriate to enter the 10 features separated by a comma. In the next set of questions (Q2-17), there were six choices about a specific personality attribute for each question. Any single choice had to be chosen by students. These questions asked one to select and score them in accordance with one’s character characteristics from a set of two reasons. On the left, one sentence was displayed, and on the right side of the screen was another. The six options from which students needed to mark their answer were:

  • Very Strongly agree with the statement on the right
  • Strongly agree with the statement on the right
  • Moderately agree with the statement on the right
  • Very Strongly agree with the statement on the left
  • Strongly agree with the statement on the left
  • Moderately agree with the statement on the left

In the third set of questions (Q 18-27), the students had to rank 6 action/response sentences in decreasing order of significance in the given question. Around ten questions were of this nature. This section was easy and less time consuming for those used to taking psychometric exams. It is advisable for students not to have preconceived ideas about which choice is the perfect answer. Instead, they were asked to honestly try to answer each question.

 

Section B - DESCRIPTIVE TEST

Now we will look at the Descriptive Test for MICAT 2018:

MICAT 2018 Analysis : The analytical and descriptive writing ability and creative skills of test-takers were evaluated in this segment. The total time given for these questions to be attempted was 35 minutes. They were linked to each other with the first three questions. Students indicated that ‘Equality is a fallacy’ was the topic for the first three questions. Students had to write three points each for the first two questions,’ for’ and ‘against’ the issue. These two questions each bore ten marks. In the third question, students had to write a 300-word answer to “suggest steps to build a fair society.” The question specifically specified that the points for the third question do not contain the points alluded to in the first two questions. This question was given twenty marks. In this segment, the fourth question consisted of four images. With the aid of a novel, students had to write down a specific pictorial combination (A-B-C-D or D-C-B-A or some such combination) and describe it. The photos were connected to a variety of old cars in a parking lot, red blood cells, a dried tree leaning against a brick wall and another leafy tree, and an emoticon conveying a confused condition in front of one of his eyes with a magnifying glass. The issue carried 40 marks.

Section C (4 Sub-sections)

Just like previous year papers, MICAT 2018 also had 4 sub sections under Section C of the exam. They are as follows:

(i) Sub-section 1: DIVERGENT AND CONVERGENT THINKING

Firstly, we will look at the Divergent and Convergent Thinking section for MICAT 2018:

The different types of questions asked were – 30 word-association, statement-assumption, data sufficiency, and visual reasoning questions were merged in the Reasoning portion. There was an easy-to-moderate degree of complexity in the non-verbal reasoning questions in the section.

TopicNumber of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Level
Word Association1510Moderate
Statement Assumption33Easy
Visual Reasoning88Easy
Logical Data Sufficiency42Moderate

(ii) Sub-section 2: VERBAL ABILITY

Secondly, we will look at the Verbal Ability section for MICAT 2018:

This section consisted of jumbled paragraphs, synonyms, double blanks, mistakes in sentences, completion of paragraphs, questions based on idioms, and a passage on Reading Comprehension. Like last year, this year there was only 1 RC passage present. On the easier side was the passage.

TopicNumber of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Level
Double Fill in the Blanks10moderate
Jumbled Paragraph54Easy
Identify the correct sentence22Easy
Idioms31Difficult
Reading Comprehension54Moderate
Complete the Paragraph11Easy
Grammar-based
correct response
11Easy
Preposition-based21Moderate
Antonym11Easy
Make the sentences11Easy
Synonyms32Moderate

(iii) Sub-section 3: QUANTITATIVE ABILITY AND DATA INTERPRETATION

Thirdly, we will look at the Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation section for MICAT 2018:

MICAT 2018 Analysis : The section had 25 questions, of which 18 were on quantitative capacity and 7 were on data interpretation. 10 Arithmetic questions dominated the Quantitative Skill section and then 6 Modern Math questions followed. Surprisingly, there was not a single problem with geometry or algebra. Two questions came from Numbers. Most of the problems were based on simple principles but were time-consuming. The section was, overall, moderate to difficult. Two sets were available on Data Interpretations. One package had a bar graph of the revenue of two firms and a benefit percentage table for those two firms. Whereas the other collection included a single line graph of the sales and output of one company and a table of the output sales ratios of two companies, including one of which produced sales and production figures. Both sets were very similar, and the calculation was the basis for all the questions. The level of difficulty was mild. 

TopicNumber of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Level
Number21Moderate
Algebra10Moderate
Arithmetic74Moderate
Sequence-Series20Difficult
Functions11Easy
Set Theory11Moderate
Trignometry21Moderate
Quadrilaterals21Moderate
Circles and Polygons11Moderate
Table32Moderate
Case33Easy

(iv) Sub-section 4: GENERAL AWARENESS

Lastly, we will look at the General Awareness section for MICAT 2018:

This segment this year was made up of 25 questions. Out of 25, 17 were concerned with national issues, while 8 were concerned with foreign issues. 18 issues were mostly of a static sort, while 7 were on current affairs. Overall, the section had the same degree of difficulty as last year’s MICAT. The Company, government, politics, ad agencies, laws and acts, and logos were the questions. It was possible to categorize 8 questions as easy; 13 were medium and 4 were difficult.

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