MICA City Meet

Thanks to the counselor at T.I.M.E. Andheri, I got my hands on the highlights of the MICA City meet that took place in Mumbai this Sunday. Here is the highlight from a student –

To begin with, the session was not so good. Was a student run session and no faculty members present. They started with a video shot by MTV and introduced the institute and people, the course and amenities.

Regarding MICAT

Date: Not announced yet, tentatively late February or early March
Applicants of Indian origin should have taken CAT 2011. There is no such specification with CAT scores. An applicant scoring real bad in CAT can also take MICAT. Post calculating scores of both the test, based on the cumulative data, they shall decided the weightage of CAT and MICAT. No extra scores for work-ex. It may only help in PI rounds.

Test wont include quantitative ability and verbal reasoning as it has been covered in CAT. Reasoning- logical and verbal, Data sufficiency- logic, creative and lateral thinking (story writing, picture story, women empowerent), general knowledge, communication skills and psychometric tests will be a part of MICAT. The weightage to each section will not be disclosed. Their focus is that the student shall enter ‘un-prepared.’

There wont be any sectional cut-offs.

The paper changes every year so is always a surprise.

No. of students per batch is not decided but, shall be in the range of 160 (Current batch strength: 162)

Last years sample paper was presented but, will not be circulated. It had the questions related to the topics mentioned above.

GE- Egs. A set of newspapers from different circulations of the same date was given to a group of ten. They had to create a new one including parts of every newspaper; Chartpapers and sketchpens were given and asked to present- MICA! or to create a campaign for a social cause. Post the task, every applicant will be asked questions. If the applicant may or may not do well for the GE, he/she will be called for the interview and then the decision shall be taken.

Their suggestions-
1. Attempt all psychometric questions and be consistent.
For e.g. Q1. Do you like home food?- YES;
Q27. How often do you eat outside food? – REGULARLY.
(I guess these will be similar to those asked during an aptitude test conducted during school days. The concept is to get your personality out)
2. Read a lot- Helps expressing views
3. Read about the subjects offered in the course
4. Read the questions carefully

They can be reached on facebook, twitter, youtube, pagalguy; assure to respond at the earliest. Email: connect.mica@gmail.com

That’s all Ma’am. Answers to almost every question as ‘No Idea!’ Presence of a faculty would have made a difference. But sadly, there was none.

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