MICAT Analysis 2022 (Available) – 234 Qs, VARC Trickier, Descriptive Test Lengthier

MICAT Analysis 2022 – MICA Ahmedabad will conduct the MICAT 2022 for phase 2 on January 29, 2022. Candidates can refer to this page for a detailed analysis. For the preparation of MICAT 2022 phase 2, candidates can refer to this page for the analysis of phase 1 of MICAT 2022.

MICA had conducted the MICAT 2022 for phase 1 on 04 December 2021. In MICAT 2022 phase 1, the total number of questions was 234. MICAT 2022 consists of three sections which are the Psychometric test, Descriptive Test, and Aptitude Test. The aptitude section was further divided into 4 subsections – verbal ability & reading comprehension, quantitative ability & data interpretation, divergent & convergent thinking, and general awareness. In this article, the candidates can find the information on the expected exam pattern for MICAT 2022, exam analysis for each section in which the total number of questions, the difficulty level, ideal attempts, etc. are given.

MICAT Analysis 2022

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Candidates can refer to the below information for detailed exam analysis for phase 1 MICAT 2022 conducted on 04 December 2021.

The total number of questions was 234. The psychometric test had 150 questions, aptitude questions had 80 questions while the descriptive test had 4 questions.

Candidates were very surprised by the difficulty level of the exam because it was moderate to difficult. It was more difficult than the previous year’s papers.

The descriptive test was very lengthy. 4 long answers questions were asked in this section. Candidates have to write approximately 300 words in the answer to each question in a total of 25 minutes.

In the verbal ability section, the candidates got very confused because there were 8 options for each question.

The LOD of Quant and DI was moderate. Usually, the difficulty level remains easy to moderate in MICAT but this year the exam was difficult because of this many students are not happy.

SectionsTotal number of questionsTimeNegative Marking
Psychometric test150300
Descriptive Test 4250
Verbal Ability – Reading Comprehension2080(including all 4 sections)0.25
Quantitative ability – DI2080 (including all 4 sections) 0.25
General awareness2080 (including all 4 sections) 0.25
Divergent – Convergent Reasoning2080 (including all 4 sections) 0.25
  • Duration of the exam – 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Mode of Exam – Online
  • Sections – 3
  • Type of Questions – MCQs
  • Marking scheme – 0.25 marks will be deducted for the sections verbal ability & reading comprehension, quantitative ability & data interpretation, divergent & convergent thinking, and general awareness.

MICAT 2022 Analysis – Psychometric Test

The Psychometric test was relatively easy than the remaining sections. This section tests the candidate’s ability to think creatively and innovatively.

  • The total number of questions is 150.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • The time duration is 30 minutes.
  • Some of the question had options like agree, not agree, strongly agree, strongly disagree.
  • THen the other questions were true and false.

MICAT 2022 Analysis – Aptitude Test

There were 4 sections in the MICAT 2022 aptitude test – Verbal ability & reading comprehension, quantitative ability & data interpretation, divergent & convergent thinking, and general awareness. Candidates can refer to the below-mentioned information for detailed analysis.

For Verbal Ability –

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Para-Jumbles5 Easy
RC- 12 Moderate
RC- 22 Moderate
RC- 35 Moderate
Sentence Correction2 Moderate
Fill in the blanks 2 Moderate-Difficult
Vocabulary3 Moderate
  • Questions were inferential and had 8 options.
  • RC’s were based on cryptocurrency, Philosophy, Poem based, Greek legends.

For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation –

TopicNo. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Arithmetic11Moderate
Modern Maths3Moderate
Geometry1Moderate
Data Interpretation1 setEasy

For General awareness –

TopicNo. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Static GK10Moderate
Current GK10Moderate
  • The type of questions were of True and false and match the following.
  • Match the following has Journalist vs corresponding channel, International associate countries,
  • True and flase has Statements on Mount everest, Taglines, icons and facts, history questions, etc.

For Divergent – Convergent Reasoning –

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Verbal Reasoning –
Word Association3 Moderate-Difficult
Analogies2 Moderate-Difficult
Odd man out 1 Moderate-Difficult
Paragraph Assumption Conclusion3 Moderate-Difficult
Non- Verbal Reasoning –
Visual Reasoning4 Moderate-Difficult
Coding-Decoding2 Moderate-Difficult
Misc.5 Moderate-Difficult

MICAT 2022 Analysis – Descriptive Test

The MICAT descriptive test contains long answer questions that mean candidates have to write the answers in nearly 250-300 words. Candidates can refer to the following information for a detailed analysis of this section.

  • There were 4 questions in this sections, and the level of difficulty was moderate.
  • In the first 3 questions a topic was given, and candidates has to write about the topic from 3 different points of view i.e. for or in the support of topic, against the topic, and a young manager’s decision making.
    • 3 points for “for” (100 words)
    • 3 points for “against” (100 words)
    • 3 points on young Manager decision making (100 words)
  • The first topic was – Cultural diversity is celebrated in diverse thoughts. Second topic was – Efforts are made to assimilate the differences in mainstream. And the third topic was – Why desire diversity. All the topics of first 3 questions were similar.
  • The fourth question had 4 pictures – QR code, horse, a man building a wall, fire extinguisher. Candidates have to write a meaningful story using these 4 pictures. The LOD of this questions is easy.

MICAT 2022 Paper Pattern

The candidates can refer to the following information for the exam pattern of MICAT 2022. There is a decrease in the time duration this year –

  • Duration of the exam – 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Mode of Exam – Online
  • Sections – 3
  • Type of Questions – MCQs
  • Marking scheme – 0.25 marks will be deducted for the sections Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data interpretation and Divergent – Convergent Thinking.
SectionsTotal number of questions
Psychometric test150
Verbal Ability25
Quantitative ability25
General awareness25
Descriptive Test4
Divergent – Convergent Reasoning30

MICAT Last Year Analysis

The analysis of MICAT 2021 is given below –

The total number of questions is 234. The psychometric test had 150 questions, the descriptive test had 4 questions while the aptitude test, it had 80 questions.

SectionsTotal number of questionsLevel of Difficulty Ideal Attempts
Psychometric test150No correct or incorrect answer 
Descriptive Test 4Moderate
Verbal Ability20Easy to moderate12-13
Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation20Difficult8-10
General awareness20Moderate14-15
Divergent – Convergent Reasoning20Moderate – Difficult10-12

MICAT 2021 Analysis – Psychometric test

It is a screening exam that is being conducted before the actual exam of MICAT. The aim of a psychometric test is to analyze the candidate’s personality type, his/her strengths, and weaknesses.

  • It didnt had any deduction i.e. any negative marking.
  • This year it had 150 questions.
  • The time limit was 30 minutes.
  • It had 33 questions with true and false and 117 questions with 8 options.

MICAT 2021 Analysis – Descriptive Test

The Descriptive test evaluates the candidate’s creative ability to write. It had only four questions in it.

  • It has a total of four questions with a duration of 25 minutes.
  • The first three questions were actually linked to each other.
  • In the last questions the candidates needed to draft write-up of around 300 words.

MICAT 2021 Analysis – Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Arithmetic6Moderate
Algebra1Moderate
Statistics1Moderate
Distance1Moderate
Geometry2Moderate-Difficult
Pure Maths (Probability, Set Theory, Statistics)4Moderate
Data Interpretation5 setModerate-Difficult
Total20Moderate-Difficult

Here is the detailed analysis is given below –

  • In the arithmetic there were 6 questions which had 1 question of profit and loss, 1 of percentage, 2 of compound interest and simple interest, 1 of time and distance and the last one of partnership.
  • It had 1 statistic question which had mode in it.
  • It had 5 sets of Data Interpretation were of Moderate-difficulty.

MICAT 2021 Analysis – General awareness

SectionsNo.of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Static GK15Moderate
Current affairs5Moderate
Total20Moderate
  • It had topics like Brands taglines and logos, authors, awards, etc.

MICAT 2021 Analysis – Verbal Ability

TopicsNo of QuestionsDifficulty Level
RC 1 5Easy-Moderate
RC 24Moderate
Fill in the Blanks 2Easy
Sentence Correction2Easy
Para jumbles3Moderate
Synonym-Antonym2Difficult
Single-Word substitution1Moderate
Idioms1Easy
Total20Easy-Moderate

Here below the detailed analysis is given –

  • The first RC was based on the Climate Change.
  • The second RC was based on the Priming Effect.
  • There were 3 Parajumbles which were moderate,

MICAT 2021 Analysis – Divergent – Convergent Reasoning

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Word Association7Moderate
Statement-Assumption3Moderate-Difficult
Analogies2Easy-Moderate
coding-decoding3Easy-Moderate
odd one out1Easy-Moderate
Blood relation1Easy-Moderate
Logical Data Sufficiency1Easy-Moderate
Visual Reasoning2Easy-Moderate
Total20Moderate

You can look the detailed analysis –

  • There were 7 word association questions which were of moderate level.
  • There were 3 coding-decoding, 1 blood relation, and 1 odd one out question.
  • There were 3 statement and assumption questions which were of moderate difficulty.

Overall MICAT Analysis –

The candidates can refer to the over-analysis given below –

SectionsTotal number of questionsSectional Time-limit
Psychometric test15030 minutes
Descriptive Test 425 minutes
Verbal Ability2580 minutes
Quantitative ability2580 minutes
General awareness2580 minutes
Divergent – Convergent Reasoning3080 minutes
Total234 Questions135 Minutes

FAQs About MICAT Analysis 2021 – 2022

When will the MICAT 2022 will be held?

It is going to be held on 29 January 2022.

What was the number of questions in the Descriptive Test and what was the level of the MICAT exam?

The number of questions is 4 and the level of difficulty was of moderate level.

What was the type of the questions in MICAT Exam?

It had multi-choice questions.

What was the total duration of the MICAT exam?

The total duration of the MICAT exam is 135 minutes.

What is the total number of sections in the MICAT Exam?

It has 3 sections – Psychometric test, Descriptive Test, Aptitude Test which has Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, and Data interpretation and Divergent – Convergent Thinking.

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