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SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Eligibility, Dates, Application Form, Result, Merit List

Tiyasa Khanra
Tiyasa KhanraUpdated On: July 06, 2022 03:08 pm IST

SIMC is expected to conduct the SIMC MA (MC) entrance test 2023 Phase I on January 30, via online mode. Read further below for more information:

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023

The Symbiosis Institute of Mass and Communication (SIMC) is expected to conduct the SIMC MA (MC) entrance test Phase I in January 2023, via online mode. The registrations are likely to begin in October 2022.

It is an entrance examination at the university level that will be conducted for applicants who aspire to seek admission to the mass communication curriculum. The SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test is conducted annually at the postgraduate level. The SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test takes place in two phases - Phase 1 (which includes the entrance test) and Phase 2 (which includes a Panel Interview and Written Ability Test). SIMC's MA Mass Communication program offers a diverse set of courses across communication theories and culture, film and television studies, digital multimedia, and digital technologies, and offers two specializations - Audio Visual, and Journalism.

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the most significant highlights of the SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: 



Name of the Exam

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication MA 

(Mass Communication) Entrance Test

Exam Conducting Body

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication




Mass Communication


2- Journalism and Audio Visual

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Duration of the Exam

120 minutes (2 hours)

Total Marks Allotted

150 marks

Type of Questions

Objective Type (MCQs)

Medium of the Exam


Application Mode


Application Fee

Rs. 1250

Negative Marking

No negative marks for wrong answer

Total Number of Seats


Official Website

Exam Purpose

For admission in Post Graduation level in Mass Communication with the following specialization which includes Journalism and Audio Visual.

Selection Criteria

MA (MC) Online Test, Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Written Ability Test

Also Read:List of MBA Entrance Exams in India 2022-23 - Schedule, Application, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Participating Colleges

Phase I of SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Important Dates

The most important dates related to Phase I and II of SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023 have been tabulated below:


Dates (Tentative)

Phase 1

Start date for registration of SIMC MA (MC)

October 2022

Last date for registration of SIMC MA (MC)

January 2023

Release of admit card

January 2023

SIMC MA Online Entrance Test

January 2023

SIMC MA Test Result

February 2023

Phase IIShortlist of Students for GE-PIWATFebruary 2023
Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test (GE-PIWAT)WAT: March 2023
GE-PI: March 2023
First Merit List DeclarationApril 2023
Last Date of Fee Payment of First Merit List (1st installment)April 2023

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility requirements for the SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023 before filling out the application form:

Indian Students

  • Graduate from any recognized University / Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes).

  • Applicants expecting their final year results can also apply. However, their admission will be provisional and subject to their proof of graduation with 50% marks or equivalent grade.

  • A candidate who has completed a qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

International Students

  • A student is eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if he or she holds a Foreign Passport.

  • A student is eligible to apply as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if he or she has a PIO card, and is a citizen of a country other than India.

  • A student is eligible to apply as a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) if he or she has appeared either for class 12th examination or Graduation outside India. 

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Application Form

By January 2023, applicants can fill out the application SIMC MA (MC) 2023 and pay the registration fees. 

  • The application Form process for SIMC MA (MC) will begin in October 2022.

  • The process for submitting the SIMC 2023 application form will be notified.

  • Interested applicants must visit the official SIMC website in order to access the application form.

  • Applicants are requested to complete the SIMC MA(MC) online application form prior to the final registration date.

  • Applicants must enter the true and correct data in the application.

Documents to keep ready before filling the SIMC MA (MC) Application Form 2023

  • Class X and XII Marksheet

  • Valid Email ID

  • Valid Mobile phone number

  • Bank details for online payment through:

  1. Debit card

  2. Credit card

  3. Net banking

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Application Procedure

The application procedure of M.A. (Mass Communication) at SIMC (PG) is a three-step process.

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit

  • Fill up the online application. The application form contains the details under the following tabs.

  1. Programme and Personal Details: 

  • Candidates are required to choose the programme details, such as the entrance exam you want to take and your preferred test cities. Candidates should keep in mind that they can only select three cities from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, and Bengaluru.

  • Personal information such as gender, date of birth, nationality, mobile number, and category must be submitted.

  1. Educational Details:

           Candidates have to fill their qualification details with respect to class X and XII

  • Name of school/college

  • Year of passing

  • Board and percentage

  • Undergraduate Course

  • Choose the degree

  • Specialization

  • Year of passing

  • Name of the college

  • Mention your address

  1. Family Details:

           Candidates must fill out information about their family in the SIMC MA (MC) 2023 application form.

  • Parents’ names

  • Occupation

  • Mobile number

  • Email ID

  1. Experience Details

Step 2: Make Payment

  • Pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 1250/-. You have the option of following payment mode: ONLINE PAYMENT THROUGH BILLDESK.

  • Credit/Debit/Cash Cards/Internet Banking Payment Through BillDesk Payment Gateway: Candidates may pay their SIMC application fee using any one of the available modes to Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC).

Step 3: Appear for SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test

Taking the SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test is mandatory for applying to SIMC's MA(MC) Programme.

SIMC MA (MC) Admit Card 2023

The SIMC MA (MC) Admit Card 2023 will be available on SIMC's official website at 

  • The SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Exam 2023 admit card will be available online.

  • Only candidates who have successfully paid the application fee are eligible to download the SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Exam 2023 admit card. 

  • Candidates can download their SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Exam 2023 hall ticket by entering their login credentials in the login dialogue box, 

  • It is mandatory for the candidates to carefully review the information on their SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Exam 2023 admit card. Any inconsistency in SM's admit card must be reported to the authorities. 

  • Candidates must bring their SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Exam 2023 admit card to the exam centre or else the aspirant's candidature will be cancelled.

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Exam Centres

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023 will be conducted in January at seven exam centres across the country. Five cities are on the list of test cities, including:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Kolkata
  • Bengaluru

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Exam Pattern

It is imperative for the candidates to check the SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Exam 2023 exam pattern to understand the types of questions that will be asked, the structure of the question paper, the marking scheme, and the number of sections, and so on.

Exam Duration: 2 hours

Total Marks: 150

Question Paper Type: Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking: No


Total Questions

Total Marks

Media & Culture



Current affairs and Contemporary Issues



Analytical & Logical Reasoning



General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability






SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Syllabus

The SIMC MA (MC) 2023 syllabus will enable the test-takers to be acquainted with the subjects and topics from which questions will be asked during the entrance examination. The SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Exam 2023 syllabus will be based on the undergraduate level exam or the prior qualifying exam, depending on the programme to which the individual is applying.



History of Mass Media and Social Media

General Awareness about Public Debates: Polity, Economy, International Relations & Developments

Understanding of Socio-Economic and Socio-Political aspects of Media

General orientation of Advertising & Public Relations sectors

Recent Development in Media Industry

History & Development of Entertainment Industry (Bollywood and Hollywood)

Aptitude & Language Capability

Analytical & Comprehension Skills

SIMC Pune MBA (CM): Selection Criteria

Candidates can check the selection criteria of MBA (CM) in the following points:

  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass and Communication will shortlist candidates on the basis of their SNAP Test scores.

  • The screened candidates will then have to be present for the GE-PIWAT process.

  • The final selection will be based on the performance in the above process.

  • A merit list will be released by the institute which will contain the names of selected students.

  • Foreign National/OCI/ PIO/NRI candidates are exempted from taking the SNAP Test. However, such candidates need to apply through SCIE.

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Selection Process

Firstly, SIMC considers the score in MA (MC) Online Entrance Test to shortlist candidates. Post clearing the SIMC MA(MC) online entrance test, the 2nd Phase involves appearing for GE-PIWAT. Here is what all you need to know about this process:

  • The process involves three components. Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Written Ability Test.

  • Group Exercise will include activities to assess aspirants in areas like innovation and creativity in problem-solving, team skills, time management, etc.

  • The Personal Interaction round will be to assess candidates on parameters such as interpersonal skills, communication skills, academic proficiency. course fitment etc.

  • The Written Ability Test will include questions to assess the creative analytical skills of the aspirant.

SIMC MA (MC) Online Entrance Test 2023 Result

SIMC MA (MC) online entrance test Phase I result will be released online on the official website, Candidates need to enter their User ID and password to check the result. Qualifier candidates of the phase I entrance test are eligible to take the GE and PI WAT. GE and PI WAT fall under the phase II of the admission process. On the basis of the performance of the candidates in phase I (entrance test) and phase 2 (GE PIWAT), the final admission is conducted. It is mandatory for the candidates to attend phase II of the admission process, or else the admission offer is not made.

Information mentioned in SIMC MA (MC) 2023 Result:

  • Candidate name

  • Candidate roll number

  • Photograph of candidate

  • Candidate’ score

  • The rank of the candidate

SIMC MA (MC) Cutoff 2023

The SIMC cutoff (MC) for 2023 is the minimum mark required for applicants to become eligible to appear for the next round of selection. It encompasses a group discussion, interview, and written ability test. The following are some of the factors that are taken into account when preparing the SIMC MA (MC) 2023 cutoff:

  • The difficulty level of the entrance exam

  • Total number of seats

  • Past years' cutoff trends

  • The total number of candidates who appeared in the exam

Seat Reservation for SIMC MA (MC) 2023

The Intake capacity of the MA(MC) programme is given below:

  • Master of Arts (Mass Communication): 60 seats

  • Journalism: 30 Seats

  • Audio Visual: 30 Seats

Reservation Criteria for the 2023-24 session have been provided below:

 1) Within the Sanctioned Intake:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC) - 15%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 7.5%
  • Differently Abled - 3%

2) Over and above the Sanctioned Intake:

  • Kashmiri Migrants - 2 seats
  • International Students -  15%

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2023: Exam Status

Candidates can check the essential details of SIMC MA(MC) 2023 in below-mentioned table:



Exam Status

  • The SIMC MA (MC) results will be made available online.
  • Candidates can access their SIMC MA (MC) results by logging in with their login credentials. 
  • The SIMC MA (MC) result includes the candidate’s score, name, roll number, photograph, and rank of the candidate
  • Candidates who pass the entrance exam will be required to participate in the next round of selection.

Also Read:Tips to Prepare for MBA Entrance Exams: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Best Books

For any doubts or questions, ask them at the Q & A zone or fill out the Common Application Form (CAF). Candidates can also call us at 1800-572-9877 to connect with our experts.


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Related Questions

Can 12th pass students be able to study MJMC?

-AnonymousUpdated on July 11, 2022 10:28 AM
  • 7 Answers
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

No, Class 12th passed students cannot apply for Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC) course. In order to be eligible for MJMC, you need to secure at least a Bachelor degree in any stream or BJMC from a recognised university.

For admission-related assistance, you can fill out our Common Application Form and avail expert assistance. You can also try our toll-free helpline number - 1800-572-9877  if you have any doubt and queries.

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