Mass Communication Entrance Exams in India: Dates, Pattern and Participating Colleges

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: January 04, 2021

India is home to many mass communication colleges that have been nationally and internationally recognised. Many of the top Mass Communication colleges in India offer admissions based on the performances in a University-level or State-level entrance test.

Entrance Exams for Mass Communication in India

Entrance Exam for Mass Comm. Colleges in India: The advent of different types of communication media in India has led to the development of various communication courses. Most of the universities offering mass communication courses take students on the basis of merit in class 12 exams (for UG courses) or on the basis of graduation marks (for PG courses). However, some of the top mass communication colleges offer admission on the basis of different institute-level and national-level entrance exams.

These mass communication exams in India are conducted once a year by the respective universities offering the courses. Check the details of these exams, duration, colleges accepting score and other details below.

Mass Communication Exams in India

Check out the list of mass communication exams in India conducted by various top colleges and universities in the nation.

Name of the Exam

Exam Date


Questions-Exam Duration

Conducting Body

Colleges Accepting Scores

Relevant Links

IIMC Entrance Exam

Fourth Week of May 2021


5 to 10 questions

2 hours

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)

  • IIMC Delhi
  • IIMC Amravati
  • IIMC Jammu
  • IIMC Kottayam
  • IIMC Aizawl
  • IIMC Dhenkanal


1st Week of May 2021


150 questions

1.5 hours

Xavier Institute of Communications

Xavier Institute of Communications


August-September 2021


100 questions

2 hours

IP College for Women, Delhi University

IP College for Women, Delhi University

ACJ Entrance Exam

2nd Week of May 2021


200 marks

2 hours+ 1.5 hours

Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

Asian College of Journalism, Chennai





150 questions

2.5 hours

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Jamia Milia Islamia Entrance Exam

May 2021


170 marks

3 hours

Jamia Milia Islamia University

Colleges affiliated to Jamia Milia Islamia University


2nd Week of May 2021


100 questions

1.5 hours

Andhra University

Institutes affiliated to Andhra University


First Week of May 2021


150 questions

2.5 hours

Symbiosis International University

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication


Last Week of April 2021


200 questions

2.5 hours

Manipal University

School of Communication, Manipal University

MASCOM Entrance Exam

Second Week of June 2021


200 marks

4 hours 15 minute

Manorama School of Communication

Manorama School of Communication


Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam

4th Week of May 2021


To be available soon

Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Muslim University

Also Read:Check out Which is Better: BJMC or BA in Journalism

There are some other top mass communication colleges that take students on the basis of merit in 10+2. Some of the institutes also conduct interviews and group exercises apart from merit lists in order to shortlist students for mass communication courses.

The selection procedure may vary for various mass communication courses. Admission to mass communication diploma courses is done on the basis of performance in class 12. Students can also apply for some of the diploma courses after passing class 10.

Also Read:Courses, Jobs and Scope in PR, Advertising and Corporate Communication

Top Mass Communication Colleges in India

Here are some of the other top colleges in India offering Mass Communication courses. To get admission in these colleges, you will simply have to fill the Common Application Form (CAF) and our expert counsellors will help you succeed. 

Sandip University, Nashik

Krupanidhi Group of Institutions, Bangalore

International School of Design - (INSD) Baner, Pune

Jagannath University, NCR Haryana, Bahadurgarh

Madhu Bala Institute of Communication & Electronic Media (MBICEM), New Delhi

University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Kolkata

Brainware University (BU), Kolkata

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VELS University), Chennai

Pearl Academy, Mumbai

Biyani Group of Colleges (BGC), Jaipur

Few of the above universities may also take students for journalism courses on the basis of their respective exams. Find out more about entrance exams and mass communication colleges at

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The admissions for this year at India Today Media Institute (ITMI), Noida are currently live. You can visit the official website of the institute and apply online directly from there. To submit your application form, you will have to pay and application fee amount of INR 1,200/-.

If you want to explore more options for Mass Comm, click here. For applying to these colleges the easiest way, you can fill out our Common Application Form and our expert counsellors will assist you in every step of the admission process. 

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