IIMC Entrance Exam 2022:Application Forms, Registration, Score Card, Cut Off, Counselling

Indian Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam 2021 ( IIMC Entrance Exam )

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Updated on Feb 24, 2022 07:48 IST

IIMC entrance exam application forms will be released in the first week of April 2022. The detailed instructions regarding the Entrance Examinations will be communicated by National Testing Agency, (NTA). Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply for various PG Diploma courses offered by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Those having a bachelor's degree awarded by a recognized university and students who have appeared / are appearing for final year/semester examination of their bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. The candidates have to apply online by filling up the online IIMC application form and by paying the application fee.  

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 through MCQs and objective type questions. Students who clear the IIMC Entrance Exam, are invited to appear for a Personal Interview (PI). Students who clear the two rounds are offered admission to the various courses offered at IIMC. The IIMC Entrance Exam will be conducted on behalf of the National Testing Agency (NTA). 

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IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 Highlights

Exam Name

IIMC Entrance Exam (Indian Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam)

Conducting Institute

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Type

National level

Exam Frequency

Annually

Application Mode

Online

Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Exam Date

July 2022

Exam Purpose

Admission to PG Diploma courses in Journalism

Exam Duration

2 Hours

Exam Fee

INR 1,000/- for each course (For General Category) and INR 750 for each course (For OBC/SC/ST/Differently-abled/EWS category)

No. of Test Cities

25 cities across the country

Exam Helpdesk No.

011-26741352

Official Website

http://www.iimc.gov.in/

IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 Important Dates

Given below is the tentative schedule for the entrance exam:

Event

Dates

Release of Application Form

1st week of April 2022

Last Date to Apply for IIMC Entrance Exam

1st week of June 2022

Release of Admit Card

2nd week of July 2022

IIMC Entrance Exam

4th week of July 2022

Declaration of Results

1st week of August 2022

Release of IIMC First Merit List 2022

3rd week of August 2022

Release of IIMC Second Merit List 2022

4th week of August 2022

IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 Application Process

Only Indian nationals are allowed to appear for IIMC Entrance Exam. However, five additional seats are 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 can fill the application form for IIMC Entrance Exam via online mode on the official website of IIMC. The Applicant is 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

Candidates can pay the below mentioned application fee.

Category

IIMC Entrance Exam Application Fee

General

INR 1,000 (for each course)

OBC/SC/ST/Differently-abled/EWS category

INR 750 (for each course)

Note: Depending on the number of courses that one is applying for, a commensurate amount of application fee should be paid through the payment gateway. 

Step 3: Download IIMC Entrance Exam Admit Card

Aspirants can download their IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 admit card from the official website of the college. 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 the admit card.

Step 4: Appear for the IIMC Entrance Exam

IIMC exam is held at an all-India level. IIMC written test is of two hours duration and there is 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 is 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. Candidates can check their results using their registered email ID/roll number and their date of birth. The IIMC entrance exam 2022 result will be declared once the entrance exam has been conducted.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 is such that only Indian nationals are allowed to take the IIMC entrance test for admission in PG Diploma courses. As per IIMC Entrance Exam eligibility criteria, only those candidates can apply for this entrance exam who possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from the recognized university. Apart from this, aspirants who have appeared or who are appearing for a degree exam can also apply for IIMC Entrance Exam.

Age Limit: Candidates are eligible to appear for IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 as per the below-mentioned requirements:

  • General Category: Aspirants born on August 1, 1996 or later are eligible to apply.
  • SC/ST/Differently abled: Aspirants born on August 1, 1991, or later are eligible to apply.
  • OBC Category: Aspirants born on August 1, 1993, or later are eligible to apply.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to Indian Institute of Mass Communication have to follow the process as under:

Step 1: After qualifying IIMC Entrance Exam appear for Group Discussion/Interview

Candidates who qualify for the written test, are called for an interview/group discussion round. Aspirants who apply for admissions to fill NRI/NRI sponsored seats do not have to appear for written examination but they have to appear for and clear the Group Discussion or Interview round, or both.

Step 2: Check IIMC Entrance Exam Result

A merit 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. The allocation of the Campus (applicable to English Journalism) will be on the basis of Merit-cum-Preference.

Step 3: Pay the admission fee

Successful candidates are given maximum seven days’ time to secure their admission by depositing the prescribed fees online alongwith the necessary documents. Candidates claiming reservation under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) scheme should produce the Income & Asset Certificate issued by a designated authority in the prescribed format. 

Note: Reservation of seats will be as per Government of India orders/rules for SC, ST, OBC, Differently-abled and EWS.

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 2022 test centres.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 Syllabus

Indian Institute of Mass Communication has specified some broad topics for entrance exam. Get detailed infornation about IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly. The MCQs will cover the following topics/subjects: 

  • General Awareness, including an understanding of the current trends in social-political-economic sphere
  • India's socio-political-cultural history, legal and Constitutional provisions, Rights of Citizens.
  • India's developmental issues – economy, infrastructure, health, education, environment, science and technology etc.
  • Global developments and their impact on India
  • Awareness about media scene in India
  • Reasoning, Aptitude and mental make up
  • Language and expression skill
  • Literature, Cinema and Cultural scene
  • Analytical and comprehension skills
  • Ethics and values
  • Social Consciousness
  • Lateral thinking capabilities
  • General awareness about the field of Media & Communication.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 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 2022 pattern:

Course No. of Questions Marks
For applicants of Four Courses other than Regional Language journalism courses

100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on General Knowledge & General Aptitude including a few general questions from the field of Media & Communication.

Questions will be bilingual — English & Hindi. 

100 marks
Regional Language PG Diploma Journalism courses (Odia, Marathi, Malayalam and Urdu)

100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on General Knowledge & General Aptitude including a few general questions from the field of Media & Communication

Questions will be in respective regional language. 

100 marks

IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 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 2022 Admit Card

IIMC entrance exam admit card will be available for download on the official website of the institute from the second week of July, 2022 onwards. 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.

Courses offered at IIMC

Given below are the courses offered by the college:

College

Course Offered

IIMC New Delhi

  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Radio and TV Journalism
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)

IIMC Dhenkanal

  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)

IIMC Amravati

  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)

IIMC Aizawl

  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)

IIMC Jammu

  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)

IIMC Kottayam

  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)

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IIMC Entrance Exam FAQs

Q. Is the IIMC entrance exam offline or online?

A. The IIMC Entrance Exam will be conducted online on behalf of the NTA. The IIMC Entrance Exam 2022 is expected to be held in the fourth week of July 2022.

Q. Does IIMC offer bachelor courses?

A. No. IIMC only offers postgraduate diploma courses.

Q. Is the IIMC entrance exam easy?

A. According to students, the 2021 IIMC entrance exam was in the range of average, which is neither too easy and nor too tough. The candidate, however, has to know the syllabus and its core subjects thoroughly in order to score well.

Q. How to crack the IIMC entrance exam?

A. It takes months of preparation and dedication in order to ace an entrance exam. The candidate needs to be thorough and should know the syllabus well enough.

Q. What type of questions are asked in the IIMC entrance exam?

A. Questions will be asked on general awareness, English language skills, comprehension skills, current affairs and much more.

Q. Will I get the IIMC entrance exam admit card by post?

A. No. The candidate will have to download the IIMC entrance exam admit card. To know how to download the IIMC admit card, click here.

Q. Where can I get previous years' IIMC entrance exam question papers?

A. Candidates can download the IIMC entrance exam question papers here.

Q. When will the IIMC entrance exam cut-off be released?

A. The IIMC entrance cut-off will be released after the declaration of results. 

Q. Is there an age limit to apply for the IIMC entrance exam?

A. Yes. For General category candidates, the date of birth should be 1/8/1996 or later. For SC/ST/Differently abled candidates, the date of birth should be 1/8/1991 or later. For the OBC category, the date of birth should be 1/8/1993 or later.

Q. Do I have to give a personal interview if I clear the IIMC entrance exam?

A. It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in person for the group discussion (GD) or personal interview in order to complete the admission process. Candidates who do not appear on the scheduled date will lose the chance to be admitted in the institute and the opportunity will be given to the next ranked candidate.

Q. Can I pay the application fee online?

A. Candidates can pay the application fee online by the payment gateway. 

IIMC Entrance Exam 2021 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 2021 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 

Read complete IIMC Entrance Exam 2019 Student Reaction here.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2021 Contact Information

Email: iimc1965@gmail.com

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

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