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MICAT 2020 Analysis – Here we will look at the section wise analysis of previous year MICAT 2020 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 2020 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. 

Section Name No. Of
Type of
A Psychometric Test 150 MCQ Easy
B Descriptive Test 4 Non MCQ Easy
i. Divergent and Convergent Thinking 30
ii. Verbal Ability 25 Hard
iii. Quantitative Ability Data Interpretation 25 Hard
iv. General Awareness 25 Hard

Section-wise in-depth analysis for MICAT 2020 Analysis:


Let us first look at the Psychometric Test for MICAT 2020:

MICAT 2020 Analysis : This segment had 150 questions. There are no correct or wrong answers to psychometric assessments. The answers are tested to gain insight into the mental capacities and processes of the respondents. Situations for which the candidate had to answer with True or False were posed by about 30 questions. Candidates had to select one of the following options:

  • Totally Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Somewhat Disagree
  • Somewhat Agree
  • Agree
  • Strongly Agree
  • Totally Agree


Now we will look at the Descriptive Test for MICAT 2020:

MICAT 2020 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 tried was 30 minutes. They were linked to each other with the first three questions. For the first three questions, the theme was ‘The environment is a resource for consumption.’ Students had to write three points each,’ for’ and ‘against’ the subject, for the first two questions. These two questions each bore ten marks.

In the third issue, students had to write a 300-word response to ‘suggest 3 forms in which young professionals could stay away from the controversy over the climate.’ On this issue, twenty marks were assigned. 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. 

Section C (4 Sub-sections)

Just like previous year papers, MICAT 2020 also had 4 sub sections under Section C of the exam. They are as follows:


Firstly, we will look at the Divergent and Convergent Thinking section for MICAT 2020:

MICAT 2020 Analysis : The different types of questions asked were – 30 word-association, statement-assumption, data sufficiency and visual reasoning questions were merged in the Reasoning portion. In general, questions used to have 5 options in this segment. However, like MICAT-I, MICAT-II had only 4 choices this year as well. There was a moderate degree of complexity in the non-verbal reasoning questions in the section.

(ii) Sub-section 2: VERBAL ABILITY

Secondly, we will look at the Verbal Ability section for MICAT 2020:

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. Only 1 RC passage was present, like MICAT-I. The passage and the questions were, however, slightly difficult.


Thirdly, we will look at the Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation section for MICAT 2020:

The section comprised 25 questions, out of which 22 were on quantitative skill and 3 were on data interpretation. 9 Arithmetic questions dominated the Quantitative Skill section. The segment was, overall, slightly more difficult than MICAT I. One collection was available on Data Interpretation. The set had a typical bar graph in which a break-up of the output quantity of 5 years of coffee and tea was produced.

(iv) Sub-section 4: GENERAL AWARENESS

Lastly, we will look at the General Awareness section for MICAT 2020:

The segment on General Awareness consisted of 25 questions. 10 were on national issues out of 25 questions, while 9 were also on international topics. 6 questions were of different kinds (logos, taglines, etc.). 18 questions were mostly of a static kind, while 7 were on current affairs. The section was more difficult overall than MICAT I. Business, government, politics, ad agencies, laws and acts, and logos were the questions. Four questions could be graded as simple, 14 as medium and 7 as difficult.

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