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MICAT II 2019: Detailed Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff

By: Sakshi Awasthi on February 11, 2019

MICAT II for the academic year 2019-20 has been successfully conducted by MICA, Ahmedabad on February 9, 2019. The candidates who appeared for MICAT II 2019 had a mixed reaction with the majority of the students reporting General Awareness and Quantitative Analysis as the most difficult section. The MICAT Exam Pattern remained unchanged and replicated MICAT I that was conducted on December 2, 2019.  

MICAT II Exam Analysis

MICAT II question paper carried three sections i.e. Psychometric, Descriptive and Miscellaneous (Including Divergent Convergent Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and General Awareness).

Following is the section-wise breakup of MICAT II examination:

S. No.


Number of Questions

Time Allocated




25 minutes




35 minutes


Divergent Convergent Reasoning


105 minutes

Verbal Ability


Quantitative Ability


General Awareness


MICAT II Expected Cutoff: Candidate who has qualified Psychometric Test and expecting a score of 46 to 49 in section 3(i) to 3(iv) can surely expect a call for GE & PI round at MICA, Ahmedabad.

Section-wise MICAT II 2019 Analysis:

Section 1: Psychometric Test:

  • The section carried 27 questions.
  • The first question had 30 personal characteristics and students were required to enter 10 characteristics that would depict their personality.
  • From question number 2 to 17, each question carried 6 options about a particular trait and the student had to select an option.
  • From question number 8 to 27, the students were required to provide 6 response sentences in decreasing importance order.

Section 2: Descriptive Test:

  • The section was framed to test the analytical and descriptive writing ability of the candidate.
  • The first three questions of this section were related to each other and were based on ‘Does social media presence leads to damage to reputation'.
  • In the third question, students were supposed to write a 300-words answer to ‘suggest steps to young professionals on enhancing one's reputation on social media'.
  • The fourth question comprised of four pictures and the students were required to explain the combinations of the picture with a story.

Section 3 (i): Divergent Convergent Reasoning:

  • The section carried 10 questions based on word association out of which 2 questions were difficult, 5 moderate and 3 easy.
  • Three questions were based on statement assumption which included 1 easy and 2 moderate questions.
  • The non-verbal questions were based on Visual Reasoning which included Analogy, complete the series, relations, arrangement etc.

Section 3 (ii): Verbal Ability:

  • This section carried questions on Double FIB, Jumbled Paragraph, Identifying the correct sentence, Antonym, Proposition based FIB etc.

Section 3 (iii): Quantitative Ability:

  • The section carried 25 questions which included 18 questions on quantitative ability and 7 questions on Data Interpretation.
  • Questions were based on various topics such as arithmetic, percentage, profit and loss, mixtures, time and speed, numbers, BODMAS, modern maths, algebra, inequalities, geometry etc.

Section 3 (iv): General Awareness:

  • The section carried 25 questions which included 17 National Issues, 3 International Issues and 5 miscellaneous topics.
  • 12 questions were static in the general awareness paper and 13 questions covered the general awareness topics.

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