Indian Institute of Mass Communication

Indian Institute of Mass Communication was inaugurated on 17th August, 1965, by the then Information and Broadcasting Minister, Indira Gandhi, and is ranked as the number one institution for media studies in India. IIMC has five centres in India namely, Aizwal (Mizoram), Amravati (Maharashtra), Dhenkanal (Odisha), Jammu (J&K), and Kottayam (Kerala).
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IIMC conducts a national level entrance exam every year in May for shortlisting students for the admission to all its campuses.
The various media courses that IIMC offers are:-
  1. Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English and Hindi)
  2. Post-Graduate Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism
  3. Post-Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Odia/Udru/Marathi/Malayalam) 
Here are some important information regarding the IIMC entrance exam
Exam Details Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Exam level Post Graduate
Mode Offline
Test Duration 120 minutes
Number of test cities 20
Exam email and Website
Helpdesk number 011-26741352
On the basis of the written exam scores the candidates who qualify it, are called for personal interview or for group discussion and personal interview. The PI or GD and PI are conducted as per the choice of the candidate for pursuing the course.
IIMC Important Dates
Event Dates
Release of Application Form April 30, 2020
Last Date to Withdraw Application September 18, 2020
Last date to Apply for IIMC Entrance Exam September 23, 2020
IIMC Entrance Exam October 18, 2020
Declaration of Results October 25, 2020
Personal Interview Scrapped (Due to delay in Admission Process)
The different programmes that are offered at different IIMC's are:
IIMC New Delhi
  1. PG Diploma in Journalism (English)
  2. PG Diploma in Journalism (Hindi)
  3. PG Diploma in Journalism (Urdu)
  4. PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations
  5. PG Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism
IIMC Dhenkanal
  1. PG Diploma in Journalism (English)
  2. PG Diploma in Journalism (Odia)
IIMC Amaravati
  1. PG Diploma in Journalism (English)
  2. PG Diploma in Journalism (Marathi)
IIMC Aizwal
PG Diploma in Journalism (English)
IIMC Jammu
PG Diploma in Journalism (English)
IIMC Kottayam
  1. PG Diploma in Journalism (English)
  2. PG Diploma in Journalism (Mayalam)
IIMC Eligibility for Entrance Exam
Those candidates who have passed their graduation in any discipline from a recognised university are eligible to appear in the IIMC entrance exam. Those candidates who have appeared in their graduation final year exam are also eligible for appearing in the entrance, but for their provisional admission they have to provide their provisional results.
There are 5 NRI seats also available for each course in every IIMC. Those candidates with NRI status/ or NRI sponsored quota, are eligible to apply for the IIMC entrance exam.
General Category: The candidates born on or after 01st August, 1994, are eligible for the IIMC entrance exam
SC/ST/PHD: The candidates born on or after 01st August, 1989, are eligible for the entrance
OBC- The candidates born on or after 01st August, 1991, are eligible to appear in the entrance of IIMC
IIMC Entrance Form Process
The candidates who wish to fill the IIMC form have to open the IIMC website for filling the form online. For the offline mode the form can be downloaded from the official website, filled in black ink and deposited at the given address. The candidates have to go for add-on application form, for appearing in more than one category of the entrance exam.
Those candidates who apply under the NRI quota have to fill the form under their respective category and if they wish to apply under the non-NRI quota, they have to apply in a separate form.
For General Category the form costs Rs. 1,500/-
For SC/ST/OBC/PHD- the form is of Rs. 1,000/-
Admit Cards
The candidates have to download their admit card from the official website which starts 15 days prior to the exam. No candidates can appear in the entrance without the exam hall ticket or otherwise admit card.
Thereafter the candidates have to appear for the entrance test for two hours.
Exam Information, Results, and Seat Allotment
The candidates can get their results with the help of registered email id and date of birth.
Although there is no specific syllabus for the IIMC entrance exam but candidates are suggested to be abreast with one year current affairs and general awareness. The GK will include major events and happenings in the world, and their impact on India.
They should be good in writing on social topics and must have good grammar as well. Mental aptitude of the candidates also gets tested in the questions such as, mark the odd word, re-arrange the sentences, give meanings of the similar words with different meanings, or explain the difference by using it in a sentence. 
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The IIMC entrance exam is the test of a candidate’s knowledge, speed, creativity, and skills.  
The exam is of offline mode and there is space provided in the question paper for the answers.
The written paper undoubtedly creates pressure in the candidates mind. To help ease it there is a glass of water already in the desk of the candidate, kept near the pasted roll-number slip.
Group Discussion, Personal Interview, Seat Allotment
Upon declaration of the results the candidates who qualify the written exam are called for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview. GD and PI also vary for the students opting for the type of course. For example, the students who qualify the PG diploma course in Journalism (English) will be called only for PI and no group discussion.
Once through the PI and or GD/PI, the final merit list is displayed and the students are requested to pay the first installment of their fees in Delhi or in the respective institution, for the seat allotment. In case, the seats remain vacant, the IIMC council will upload new merit list for the admission of students to their choice of IIMC.
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