Ritika SrivastavaAssociate Senior Executive, Editorial
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 registration will commence tentatively in the fourth week of May 2023. Candidates seeking admission to PG Diploma in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relation courses offered by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) must fill in the application form in online mode through CUET PG, when released. Candidates must ensure to fulfill the prescribed eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Whereas, admission forms for the regional courses offered by IIMC can be filled in both online and offline mode.
What is IIMC Entrance Exam?
The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) conducts the IIMC Entrance Exam, which is a computer-based test and is conducted on behalf of the National Testing Agency (NTA) along with the CUET (PG). The exam consists of MCQs and objective type questions. Students who clear the IIMC entrance exam have to appear for Personal Interview (PI) and those who clear both these rounds are admitted to various courses offered at IIMC. The courses offered at IIMC are given below:
|IIMC Campus||Courses Offered||No. of Seats|
|IIMC New Delhi||PG Diploma in Hindi Journalism||68|
|PG Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism (Bilingual- English & Hindi)||51|
|PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations (Bilingual- English & Hindi)||77|
|PG Diploma in English Journalism||68|
|PG Diploma in Urdu Journalism||17|
|PG Diploma in Digital Media||20|
|IIMC Dhenkanal||PG Diploma in English Journalism||68|
|PG Diploma in Odia Journalism||25|
|IIMC Amravati||PG Diploma in English Journalism||20|
|PG Diploma in Hindi Journalism||20|
|PG Diploma in Marathi Journalism||20|
|IIMC Aizawl||PG Diploma in English Journalism||17|
|PG Diploma in Digital Media||20|
|IIMC Jammu||PG Diploma in English Journalism||17|
|PG Diploma in Hindi Journalism||20|
|PG Diploma in Digital Media||20|
|IIMC Kottayam||PG Diploma in English Journalism||17|
|PG Diploma in Malayalam Journalism||17|
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Highlights
IIMC Entrance Exam (Indian Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam)
National Testing Agency (NTA) (CUET PG)
Online (Computer Based Test)
Admission to PG Diploma courses in Journalism
No. of Test Cities
25 cities across the country
Exam Helpdesk No.
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Dates
Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 exam
|Dates||Upcoming Exam Dates|
May '23 - Jul '23
Payment of Application FeeTENTATIVE
May '23 - Jul '23
IIMC Entrance Exam Application formsTENTATIVE
Jun '23 - Jul '23
Application Process For Journalism Courses in Regional LanguagesTENTATIVE
Correction in Application FormTENTATIVE
Entrance Examination for Odia, Marathi, Malayalam and Urdu Journalism CoursesTENTATIVE
Declaration of Results for Odia, Marathi, Malayalam and Urdu Journalism CoursesTENTATIVE
IIMC Entrance ExamTENTATIVE
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Application Process
Only Indian nationals are allowed to appear for IIMC Entrance Exam. However, five additional seats will be available in each course for NRI/NRI- sponsored candidates. The IIMC Entrance Exam application process is as follows:
Step 1: Fill IIMC Entrance Exam Application Form
Candidates will have to fill the application form for IIMC Entrance Exam via online mode on the official website of NTA. The applicant will be required to fill only one form, indicating all his/her course choices, making combined/cumulative payment of application fee.
Step 2: Pay the application fee
The examination fee details are as follows:
|Fee Payble By Candidates in INR (through: Net-Banking/ Debit Card /Credit Card / UPI/Wallet)|
|Category||Application Fee (for up to three Test papers)||Fees for additional Test Papers (Per test paper)|
|General||INR 800/-||INR 200/-|
|OBC-NCL/GenEWS||INR 600/-||INR 150/-|
|SC/ST/Third Gender||INR 550/-||INR 150/-|
|PwBD||INR 500/-||INR 150/-|
Note: Depending on the number of courses that one is applying for, a commensurate amount of application fee had to be paid through the payment gateway.
Step 3: Download IIMC Entrance Exam Admit Card
Aspirants will have to download their IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 admit card from the official website of NTA or CUET (PG). Candidates need to note that they will not be allowed to enter their examination hall if they are not carrying their valid admit card that has been issued by the college. Candidates will have to login in order to avail their admit card.
Step 4: Appear for the IIMC Entrance Exam
IIMC exam will be held at an all-India level. IIMC written test will be of two hours duration and there will be no standardised pattern for the exam. Candidates are advised to check the exam pattern, syllabus and marking scheme before appearing for the entrance exam. The IIMC Entrance Exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Step 5: Declaration of Entrance Exam Results
The results for IIMC entrance exams for Journalism, TV & Radio Journalism as well as Advertising and Public Relations courses will only be declared on the official website of NTA. Candidates can check their results using their registered email ID/roll number and their date of birth. The IIMC entrance exam 2023 result will be declared in the month of September.
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Indian nationals possessing a Bachelor‟s Degree awarded by a recognised university are eligible to apply. Students who had appeared/are appearing for Final year/semester examination of their Bachelor‟s Degree are also eligible to apply. If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing at least a Provisional markssheet/Certificate in original from their college / university (extendable in genuine cases after ascertaining the reasons). On completion of the course, the Diploma will be awarded only if the Original Degree Certificate is produced for verification at IIMC‟s office.
Date of Birth: General Category candidates should be born on 1.8.1998 or later (maximum 25 years as on 1st August 2023). For SC/ST/Differently abled candidates, the date of birth should be 1.8.1993 or later (maximum 30 years as on 1st August, 2022). For OBC category, date of birth should be 1.8.1995 or later (28 years as on 1st August, 2023).
NRI Quota: Five additional seats were available in each course for NRI / NRI-sponsored candidates. The eligibility criteria and age limits for NRI quota candidates were same as above. However, the applicants under NRI / NRI-sponsored quota could directly appear for an Online Interview applying/writing directly to the IIMC (NOT through NTA) by depositing an entry fee of US $50.
Reservations: (i)15% of the seats Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates (ii) 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates (iii) 27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List (iv) 10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General -EWS) candidates (v) Reservation for Kashmiri Migrant (subject to notification from Ministry of Education for Academic Session 2023-24).
Each category mentioned above will have 5% reservations for the candidates with 40% or more disability as defined in Section 2 (r) and 2(zc) of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016.
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Admission Process
The selection of candidates (other than NRI quota) will be solely based on their performance in the CUET conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). After the merit list issued by the NTA the IIMC will organize centralized counseling sessions to guide the students so that they may get their preferred programme and Centre. There will be no Interview and Group Discussion for admissions. The final category-wise and course-wise Rank List and admission will be decided on the basis of the candidates‟ overall score out of 100 marks. If two or more candidates secure equal marks, the candidate senior in age will be given preference in the rank list.
Step 1: Appear For Counselling
Once the result is announced by NTA, IIMC will issue the merit list and the students will have to fill a counseling form showing the preference of Programme and the centre. A list of candidates to be provisionally admitted to each course and at each campus will be prepared on the basis of the category-wise merit list, as per course/seat allocation criteria will be published on IIMC websites www.iimc.gov. The allocation of the Campus (applicable to English, Hindi Journalism and Digital Media) will be on the basis of Meritcum-Preference. Candidates are advised to rank all the Regional Campuses in the order of their preference at the time of counseling. In the event of a candidate leaving the choice of campus blank, IIMC will allocate the campus to the candidate on the basis of an alphabetical roster.
Successful candidates will be given maximum seven days‟ time to secure their admission by depositing the prescribed fees online along with necessary documents. Candidates claiming reservation under the Economically Weaker Section scheme should produce the Income & Asset Certificate issued by a designated authority in the prescribed format. Depending upon the number of admissions secured, further rounds of results would be announced. If any seats remain vacant in any of the campuses, the same shall be offeredto any of the interested candidates as per category-wise merit list. Reservation of seats will be as per Government of India orders/rules for SC, ST, Differently-abled and EWS.
Step 2: Pay the admission fee
The first installment of the course fee must be deposited within the prescribed time period. The second installment of tuition fees is to be paid by 15th February 2023. Late fee will be charged with fine at the rate of INR 20 per day after 15th February 2023. The names of the defaulters will be struck off the rolls on 15th March 2023 for failing to remit the fee along with late fee. Re-admission fee of INR 500 will be charged on re-admission after 15th March 2023. The right of re-admission is reserved with the Institute. The paidup installment(s) of fees shall not be refunded if a student discontinues the studies during the course.
Test Centres: It is mandatory for candidates to select three cities of their choice while filling Online Application Form for IIMC Admissions. Check the detailed list of IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 test centres.
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Syllabus
Indian Institute of Mass Communication has specified some broad topics for entrance exam. Get detailed information about IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly. The MCQs will cover the following topics/subjects:
- General Awareness of Indian Political and Economic Environment.
- International Developments (Political and Entertainment)
- Information Communication Technologies and its application in Media Industry.
- Indian history and Social Science
- Awareness of current Public issues.
- Mass Media and Society
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Pattern
There will be two separate Entrance Exams in two separate sittings on the same day. One for 4 courses other than regional language journalism, i.e., for PG Diploma in Hindi Journalism, PG Diploma in English Journalism, PG Diploma in Public Relations & Advertising and PG Diploma in Radio & Television. Another will be for Regional Language Journalism courses (Odia, Marathi, Malayalam and Urdu). Each Test will be of Two Hours (120 minutes) duration comprising 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on General Knowledge & General Aptitude including a few general questions from the field of Media & Communication carrying 100 marks. Given below is the IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 pattern:
|Course||No. of Questions||Time||Marks|
|Hindi Journalism, English Journalism, Radio & TV Journalism, Digital Media, Advertising & Public Relations||
The no. of questions will be 100 and divided into two parts
|Regional Language PG Diploma Journalism courses (Odia, Marathi, Malayalam and Urdu)||
The question paper will be descriptive and objective in nature. There will be Long, Short and Multiple-Choice question (MCQ) type questions.
Note: There will not be any interview or group discussion. Candidates will be selected purely on the basis of written test.
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Preparation Tips
While preparing for IIMC entrance exam, it is important for candidates to have a plan in mind. This is how candidates should prepare for IIMC entrance exam:
- Have a proper preparation strategy in place
- Know IIMC entrance exam pattern thoroughly and go through sample papers and syllabus for entrance exam.
- Pick the best journalism test books to prepare.
- The aim should be to score well in entrance exam
- Focus on your time management skills and improving speed of answering questions based on English and General Knowkedge.
- Solve as many sample papers and previous years' question papers as possible to know your strong and weak areas for the exam.
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Admit Card
IIMC entrance exam admit card will be available for download on the official website of the institute and the NTA. The hall ticket is a mandatory document that a registered student must produce at the time of entrance exam. The admit card for IIMC entrance exam would be issued for only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their application form.
IIMC Entrance Exam FAQs
Q. When the application process for IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 will start?
Q. Will the IIMC entrance exam be conducted offline or online?
Q. Does IIMC offer bachelor courses?
Q. Is the IIMC entrance exam easy?
Q. How to crack the IIMC entrance exam?
Q. What type of questions are asked in the IIMC entrance exam?
Q. Will I get the IIMC entrance exam admit card by post?
Q. Where can I get previous years' IIMC entrance exam question papers?
Q. When will the IIMC entrance exam cut-off be released?
Q. Is there an age limit to apply for the IIMC entrance exam?
Q. Do I have to give a personal interview if I clear the IIMC entrance exam?
Q. Can I pay the application fee online?
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Exam Analysis
IIMC Entrance Exam 2019 has been conducted. The exam difficulty of Journalism paper according to candidates who appeared for the entrance exam stated that the test was easy, questions were mostly current affairs based. The Radio & TV Journalism and PR & Advertising paper was difficult compared to last year. Shiksha gives you a detailed analysis for IIMC Entrance Exam 2019. This paper analysis will help candidates to find out the difficulty level, types of questions asked, and marking scheme for IIMC Entrance Exam 2019.
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Student Reaction
IIMC Entrance Exam 2019 is over now. According to students, the overall paper was moderate to easy. Shiksha reported live from an IIMC Entrance Exam centre in RK Puram where a total of 400 to 500 students appeared for English/Hindi Journalism paper and 404 students appeared for Radio & TV Journalism and 507 appeared for Advertising & Public Relations papers.
IIMC Entrance Exam 2019 is conducted for admission in all PG Diploma programmes offered at Indian Institute of Mass Communication
IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Contact Information
IIMC New Delhi - 011-26741073, 26741352, 26741062, Fax : 011-26742462, 26741268
IIMC Dhenkanal 06762-226194 & 226196, Fax: 06762-226195, 226197
Addresses of all the IIMCs:
IIMC New Delhi
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067
IIMC Dhenkanal, Orissa
Post Box No. 21, Sanchar Marg, Dhenkanal, Orissa 759001
IIMC Aizawl, Mizoram
Mizoram University Campus, Tanhril Post Box No. 190, Aizwal, Mizoram
IIMC Kottayam, Kerala
Ground Floor, Classroom Cluster, Mahatma Gandhi University Priyadarshini Hill PO Kottayam- 686560
IIMC Amravati, Maharashtra
IIMC Campus, Dr. Shrikant Jickhar Memorial Research Centre for Central Indian History & Culture Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (Maharashtra) 444602
IIMC Jammu, J&K
3rd Floor, Vikas Bhawan, Rail Head Complex Jammu Tawi