IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 20 Aug, 2018 16:57 IST

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About IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

Indian Institute of Mass Communication entrance exam is a national-level test, which is conducted for the candidates seeking admission in Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi & English), Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Radio and TV Journalism, Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations as well as Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia/ Urdu/ Marathi/ Malyalam).  IIMC entrance exam is conducted in offline mode and candidates who qualify the IIMC entrance exam 2018 have to appear for the interview and group discussion rounds.  

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IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria

IIMC entrance exam eligibility criteria is prescribed by the exam conducting authority for the candidates who wish to apply for the entrance exam. The eligibility norms of IIMC include requirements related to age limit, educational qualification, and qualifying marks of the candidates in their final exams and other aspects.

In order to take the exam, candidates must fulfill the IIMC eligibility norms as it is mandatory for all the appearing candidates. Candidates failing to meet the criteria of eligibility are not allowed to sit for the entrance test.

Note: The detailed IIMC entrance exam eligibility criteria is mentioned below:

In terms of Nationality:

  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the IIMC entrance exam.

In terms of Age Limit:

  • For General category, candidates born on August 1, 1993, or later are eligible to apply.

  • For SC/ST/PH category, candidates born on August 1, 1988, or later are eligible to apply.

  • For OBC category, candidates born on August 1, 1990, or later are eligible to apply.

In terms of Academic Qualification:

  • To apply for IIMC entrance exam, candidates must be graduates in any discipline from a recognised university or an institute.

  • Candidates should have scored at least 50% marks in their graduation.

  • Final year students waiting for their results can also apply for the entrance exam. However, such candidates must submit their final year mark sheets/certificates before August 31, 2018.

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IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Syllabus

In order to appear for IIMC entrance exam, candidates must know the syllabus of the entrance exam. The syllabus of IIMC entrance exam mentions the list of topics that candidates must prepare before taking the exam. With the help of IIMC entrance exam syllabus, candidates can get a thorough understanding of all the topics that need to be covered.

The course-wise syllabus of IIMC entrance exam 2018 is mentioned below.

For Journalism Programme

  • Analytical & comprehension skills

  • Ethics & values

  • General Awareness

  • Language capability including oral and writing skills

  • Aptitude & mental make-up

  • Sensitivity to social issues

For Advertising and Public Relations

  • Brand awareness

  • General awareness about development and public issues

  • Aptitude & mental make-up

  • Lateral thinking capabilities

  • Language capability

  • Analytical & Comprehension skills

  • Social Consciousness

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IIMC 2018 Exam Pattern

IIMC entrance test is a national-level exam conducted once in every year by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). The entrance exam is conducted in offline mode and the total time duration of the exam is two hours. Candidates willing to take IIMC entrance exam must note that there is no fixed pattern of the exam, although, the medium of IIMC question paper depends upon the course selected by the candidate.

The following table lists course-wise medium of the exam:

Course Name

Medium of Exam

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations

English & Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)

Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)

Marathi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Radio & Television Journalism

English & Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)

Urdu

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)

Odia

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)

Malayalam

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)

English

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How to Prepare for IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

If you're planning to take the IIMC entrance exam, then you must start your preparation well in advance. Starting your exam preparation beforehand will not only help you in scoring good marks but it will also help you in gaining confidence to face the examination. IIMC entrance exam is one of the most popular exams conducted by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. By appearing in this entrance exam, candidates can secure admission in postgraduate diploma in journalism/ radio & TV journalism/ advertising and public relation courses.

If you are one of those who plan to appear for the exam, then, you may include the following tips and tricks in your preparation plan.

Set Up a Study Plan:

Having a comprehensive study plan for IIMC exam preparation will help you manage your time and attain your targets. While preparing the schedule, you must ensure that your timetable is in tune with your schedule and daily needs. Therefore, set up a study plan for yourself that will help you crack the entrance exam.

Plan Your Exam Strategy:

Having a good preparation strategy is important to structure and manage your preparation time. A good exam strategy is to have a study schedule which is in inaccordance with the subjects you have to study and the time available for it.

Get the Right Study Material:

It is crucial for you to get the right study material when it comes to entrance exam preparation. In order to prepare well for IIMC entrance exam, you should have good books that help you understand the fundamental concepts of the subject-matter so that you can prepare easily and effectively.

Practice Through Mock Tests:

Mock tests incorporate all the exam related information in a sequential manner. It exposes you to a large variety of questions, which give a brief idea about the level of difficulty of the actual exam. By taking mock tests, you can prepare for IIMC entrance exam in a better way. By practising mock tests, you will know your strong areas and weak areas that require more attention.

Stay Fit and Take Rest:

It is of utmost importance to stay fit and healthy when it comes to entrance exam preparation. Along with the exam preparation, it is suggested that you exercise daily and sleep well to keep your mind and body fresh on the day of the exam.

Best Books for IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

Candidates preparing for IIMC entrance exam 2018 must take a look at the subject-wise books that are suggested below:

Handbook of Mass Communication (Theory and Practice) by V K Joshi

Manorama Year Book

Success Master: Journalism & Mass Communication Entrance Examinations

Popular Master Guide for Journalism & Mass Communication Entrance Examination by R Gupta

Mass Communication Journalism Entrance Examination of All Indian Universities by Arihant

Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis. General Knowledge Digest by TMH

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IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Result Declared

IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Result has been released by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication on 21st June 2018 at 5.40 PM. Candidates who appeared for the entrance test can view their results in online mode on the official website of IIMC i.e. iimc.nic.in. Candidates must note that IIMC releases the result separately for each course.

The result of IIMC entrance exam 2018 displays the roll numbers of all the candidates who qualified the entrance exam. By viewing the result of IIMC entrance exam 2018, candidates will be able to know whether they have qualified or not. Those candidates who qualify in the IIMC written entrance exam have to appear for the next round of admission that includes Group Discussion (GD)/ Personal Interview (PI).

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How to View IIMC Entrance Exam Result 2018

To view the result of IIMC entrance exam, candidates can follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of IIMC i.e. iimc.nic.in

  • After visiting the website, click on the link 'ENTRANCE EXAM RESULT 2018-19', under News and Announcements.

  • A new page will open where you have to click on the applied course.

  • IIMC entrance exam result will appear on the screen in the form of a PDF.

  • View your IIMC entrance exam result and keep it safe for future references.

Details Mentioned in IIMC Entrance Exam Result 2018

The following details are mentioned in the IIMC Result 2018:

  • Course-wise Roll number of the short-listed candidates

  • Documents to be carried at the time of selection process

  • Date and time of IIMC selection process

  • Address of IIMC selection process

IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Result-Important Dates

Events

Dates

IIMC Entrance Exam for PG Diploma in Journalism, Radio and TV Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations

May 27, 2018

IIMC Entrance Exam for Odia/Urdu/Marathi/Malayalam Journalism

May 26, 2018

IIMC Result Announcement

June 21, 2018

IIMC GD & PI

June 2018

Declaration of Final Selection

July 2018

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IIMC 2018 Selection Process

The IIMC 2018 selection process involves Group Discussion and Interview conducted by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Based on the IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Result, as well as GD & PI result, candidates are allotted seats. The IIMC selection process began on 2nd July.

A call letter mentioning the date, time, and venue, is sent to the qualifying candidates, inviting them for group discussion and personal interview. Afterwards, the conducting authority releases the final result, which includes the overall marks of the candidate in written exam, interview and group discussion. Candidates have to bring all original educational, caste & 10th certificates for DOB at the time of interview.

All those who have been shortlisted post the entrance exam have to appear for IIMC's group discussion and/or personal interview round as per the following schedule:

IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 GD/Interview Schedule

Events Dates
Odia Journalism 29th June, 2018
English Journalism  2nd July to 7th July, 2018
Hindi Journalism 2nd July to 5th July, 2018
Radio and TV Journalism 2nd July to 4th July, 2018
Advertising & Public Relations 2nd July to 5th July, 2018
Malayalam Journalism  To be announced
Marathi Journalism  To be announced
Urdu Journalism  To be announced

Documents Required During Interview

  • Class XII Certificate

  • Class X Certificate

  • IIMC Admit Card

  • Valid Photo ID

  • Category Certificate (if applicable)

  • Degree Certificate

Venue for Interview/Group Discussion- IIMC, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU New Campus, New Delhi- 110067

IIIMC First Admission List 2018

The first admission lists post the IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 has been released by Indian Institute of Mass Communication. The lists have been published for all post graduate diploma programmes offered at IIMC including Advertising & Public Relation, Radio & TV Journalism, English Journalism, Hindi Journalism, Odia Journalism, Malayalam Journalis, Urdu Journalism, and Marathi Journalism.

Test takers may check admission list for their respective programme by following the steps given below:

  • Visit IIMC's official website.
  • Click on the link, First List of All PG Diploma Courses 2018-19.
  • Next, you need to click on the programme name for which the admission list needs to be seen.
  • The admission list containing names and roll numbers of the shortlisted candidates will appear on your screen.

Shortlisted candidates must pay their respective tuition fees latest by July 20, 2018 in order to secure admission at the institute. The admission fee of IIMC can be paid either in online or offline mode.

IIMC Marks Weightage

The following table mentions the weightage given to entrance exam, GD and Interview:

Particulars

Weightage Given

IIMC Entrance Exam

75

GD and Interview

25

Total Number of Seats in IIMC

On the basis of a total number of seats, candidates are offered admission at various centers of IIMC.

Course Name

Medium of Exam

Number of Seats

PG Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations, New Delhi

English and Hindi

70

PG Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi) New Delhi

Hindi

62

Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu) New Delhi

Urdu

15

PG Diploma Course in Journalism (English)

English

Aizawl-15,

Amravati-15,

Delhi-62,

Dhenkanal-62,

Jammu-15,

Kottayam-15

Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi) Amravati (Maharashtra) Marathi

Marathi

15

Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam) Kottayam (Kerala)

Malyalam

15

PG Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia) Dhenkanal (Odisha)

Odia

23

PG Diploma Course in Radio & Television Journalism, New Delhi

English and Hindi

46

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IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Admit Card

IIMC entrance exam 2018 admit card is released by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. The admit card of IIMC is issued in online mode for the registered candidates. Candidates can access the IIMC admit card by entering their date of birth, mobile number or application number.

IIMC admit card mentions various details such as name of the candidate, address of the test center, and important exam instructions. For identity purpose, it is mandatory for candidates to carry the admit card along with the photo ID proof to the test center. Additionally, before downloading the admit card of IIMC exam, candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned on the admit card. In case there is a discrepancy in IIMC admit card, then, the same must be informed to the concerned authorities within the stipulated time frame to get the error rectified.

Note: The admit card of IIMC entrance exam has to be kept safely by the candidates until the completion of the admission process.

IIMC Admit Card 2018 – Important Dates

Events

Dates

IIMC Entrance Exam Admit Card

May 20, 2018

IIMC Entrance Exam for PG Diploma in Journalism, Radio and TV Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations

May 27, 2018

IIMC Entrance Exam for Odia/Urdu/Marathi/ Malayalam Journalism

May 26, 2018

How to Download IIMC Entrance Exam Admit Card 2018

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the admit card of IIMC entrance exam 2018:

  • Visit the official website of IIMC.

  • Select the course, enter Date of Birth, Mobile Number or Application Number.

  • After entering the details, click on the ‘Submit’ button.

  • The admit card of IIMC entrance exam will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download and print the IIMC exam admit card for future use.

Important Instructions Regarding IIMC Hall Ticket 2018

  • No candidate will be allowed to take the entrance exam without the admit card.

  • On the day of the exam, candidates must carry IIMC admit card along with an identity proof for verification.

  • Candidates should avoid tampering with the IIMC admit card.

  • Before downloading the admit card, candidates must cross-check all the details mentioned on the IIMC admit card.

  • Candidates must keep the IIMC admit card safe for future reference.

Details Mentioned on IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Admit Card

The following details will be mentioned on IIMC admit card:

  • Candidate’s Name

  • Date of examination

  • Photograph of candidate

  • Candidate’s father and mother name

  • Address of examination center

  • Candidate’s date of birth

  • Roll number

  • Signature of candidate

  • Timing of examination

ID Documents Required with IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Admit Card

Candidates must carry any one of the below mentioned photo IDs along with the admit card of IIMC exam 2018:

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Passport

  • Voter ID Card

  • Driving license

  • College/ Institute Identity Card

  • Pan Card

Discrepancy in IIMC Entrance Exam Admit Card 2018

The IIMC entrance exam admit card is an important document for taking the exam. Candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned on the admit card. In case there is any discrepancy in the admit card, then, the same must be reported to the officials for rectification.

FAQs on IIMC Admit Card 2018

1. Will I get entry into the exam hall without the hall ticket?

Candidates will not be allowed to take the exam without the hall ticket.

2. How do I get my IIMC hall ticket?

IIMC hall ticket is usually available in online mode and candidates have to download the admit card from the official website of IIMC.

3. What should I do in case of any error in my hall ticket?

In case of any discrepancy in IIMC hall ticket, candidates must contact the exam conducting authority immediately.

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How to Apply for IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

IIMC 2018 application form is available in both online as well as offline mode, and candidates are advised to fill accurate details in the application form.

As part of the IIMC application process, candidates have to pay INR 1000 as IIMC application fee in online or offline mode. The fee for IIMC entrance exam application form is INR 1,500 for general category and INR 1000 for other reserved category candidates.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Application Dates

Event

Dates

IIMC 2018 Application Form

March 20, 2018

Last Date To Submit the IIMC 2018 Application Form

May 10, 2018

IIMC 2018 Admit Card

May 20, 2018

The application form of IIMC can be filled in two ways - Online and Offline.

Online Mode

Step 1: Registration and Filling the Application Form

To fill the application form, candidates have to visit the official website of IIMC and click on ‘New Registration’. In order to register, candidates have to fill the following details:

  • Applicant details

  • Course details

  • Education details

  • Family details

  • Choice of IIMC exam center

Step 2: Uploading of Documents

After entering the details, candidates have to upload their Photograph and Signature as per the following specifications:

Document

File Size

Format

Photograph

10 KB – 20 KB

JPEG/JPG

200X230 pixels (preferred)

Signature

10 KB – 20 KB

JPEG/JPG

140X60

Step 3: Application Fee Payment

As part of the application process, candidates have to pay IIMC entrance exam application fee in online mode via credit card/debit card/net banking).

Category

IIMC Entrance Exam Application Fee

General

INR 1,500

SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD category

INR 1,000

Step 4: Submission of IIMC Entrance Exam Application Form

After filling the application form and making the payment, candidates have to submit their application form online. Additionally, candidates are advised to take a printout of the submitted form for future reference.

Offline Mode

In order to apply for IIMC entrance exam, candidates can fill the application form in offline mode. For this, candidates have to obtain the application form from the campus or official website and fill their personal details, academic details and contact details.

After filling the application form, candidates have to send their application form along with the demand draft (in favour of IIMC, New Delhi) of the required amount at the below-mentioned address:

The Additional Director General (T&A)
Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi-110067.

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IIMC Entrance Exam Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi is the conducting authority of IIMC entrance exam. It offers a variety of disciplines such as radio journalism, print journalism, photo journalism, development communication, television journalism, communication research, advertising and public relations. The main aim of the institute is to create a dynamic learning and working environment for its students who wish to make their career in the field of media and mass communication.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Important Dates

Events

Dates

Start Date for IIMC 2018 Application Process

March 20, 2018

Last Date for Submitting Application Form

May 10, 2018

IIMC Admit Card 2018

May 20, 2018

IIMC Entrance Exam for PG Diploma in Journalism, Radio and TV Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations

May 27, 2018

IIMC Entrance Exam for Odia/Urdu/Marathi/ Malayalam Journalism

May 26, 2018

IIMC 2018 Result Announcement

20th June 2018

IIMC 2018 GD & PI

June 2018

Declaration of Final Selection

July 2018

IIMC 2018 Exam Centers

Kottayam

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Maharashtra

Mumbai

New Delhi

New Delhi

Bihar

Patna

Chhattisgarh

Gujarat

Raipur

Mizoram

Ranchi

Maharashtra

Srinagar

Karnataka

Andhra Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

J&K

Tamil Nadu

West Bengal

Uttarakhand

Kerala

Jharkhand

Odisha

J&K

Assam

Chennai

Aizawl

Dehradun

Amravati

Dhenkanal

Bangalore

Guwahati

Bhopal

Kolkata

Ahmedabad

Hyderabad

Jammu

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Mass Communication
JNU new campus,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi – 110067, India.
Phone: 26742920/60
Fax: 91-011-26742462

Important Dates

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IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 Important Events Dates
Declaration of Result 20 Jun, 2018

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