The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) entrance exam is a gateway for aspirants seeking admission to various postgraduate diploma courses in journalism and mass communication. Conducted annually, the exam assesses candidates' aptitude in general awareness, language skills, and analytical abilities. The test typically includes sections on English language proficiency, general knowledge, and an essay or subjective writing component.
Candidates must stay updated on current affairs, media trends, and possess effective communication skills to excel. The selection process may also involve group discussions and personal interviews to evaluate candidates' suitability for the program.
|To be announced in March 2024.
|Online (Computer Based Test)
|2 hours (120 minutes)
|Number of Questions
|Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
|Application Start Date
|Application End Date
|Admit Card Download
|To be announced in March 2024
Online Registration: Visit the official website of IIMC and look for the application link. Complete the registration process by providing necessary details such as name, email, and contact information.
Fill the Application Form: After registration, log in using the provided credentials and fill in the application form. Input personal details, educational qualifications, and other required information. Upload scanned copies of your photograph and signature as per the specified guidelines.
Course Selection: Choose the specific postgraduate diploma course you wish to apply for within the field of journalism and mass communication.
Payment of Application Fee: Pay the application fee through the prescribed mode. Keep a copy of the payment receipt for future reference.
Submit the Application: Review the filled application form for accuracy and submit it online. Make sure to take a printout of the completed application form for your records.
Admit Card Download: Once the application process is complete, the admit card will be issued. Download and print the admit card, as it is a mandatory document for the entrance exam.
Prepare for the Entrance Exam: Begin your preparation for the entrance exam by focusing on the specified syllabus, which usually includes areas like general awareness, language skills, and writing abilities.
Appear for the Exam: Attend the entrance exam on the scheduled date and time. Be well-prepared and follow the instructions provided.
Further Selection Process: Depending on your performance in the entrance exam, you may be called for additional rounds such as group discussions and personal interviews.
Passport-sized Photograph: Upload a recent passport-sized photograph with specific dimensions as per the guidelines provided in the application form.
Signature: Scan and upload your signature following the specified format and size.
Educational Qualification Certificates: Provide scanned copies of certificates and mark sheets of your educational qualifications. This may include your undergraduate degree and any other relevant certificates.
Category Certificate (if applicable): If you belong to a reserved category (SC/ST/OBC), submit a scanned copy of the relevant category certificate as per the prescribed format.
Photo ID Proof: A government-issued photo ID proof, such as Aadhar card, passport, or driver's license, is typically required. Make sure to have both sides of the ID scanned.
Date of Birth Proof: A copy of your birth certificate or any official document indicating your date of birth is usually required.
Printout of Application Form: After submitting the online application, take a printout of the completed application form for your records.
Payment Receipt: If you paid the application fee online, keep a copy of the payment receipt or transaction confirmation.
Admit Card: The admit card issued after successful registration is a crucial document for the exam. Make sure to have a printed copy for the exam day.
For Journalism (English), Journalism (Hindi), Radio and Television Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations: A Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university is generally required.
For Journalism (Odia/Urdu/Marathi/Malyalam): A Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university with proficiency in the respective language.
For Journalism (English), Journalism (Hindi), Radio and Television Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations: The upper age limit is usually 24 years as of August 1 of the year of admission.
For Journalism (Odia/Urdu/Marathi/Malyalam): The upper age limit may vary, and candidates should check the official notification for specific details.
Final Year Students:
|Application Fee (INR)
|OBC-NCL / General EWS
|Handbook of Mass Communication (Theory and Practice)
|Mass Communication Theory, Principles, and Applications
|Success Master: Journalism and Mass Communication
|V. Vikrant Shukla
|General Awareness, Journalism and Communication Concepts, Current Affairs
|Manorama Year Book
|Manorama Year Book Editorial Board
|Current Affairs, National and International Events, Awards and Honors
|The Essential English Grammar
|English Grammar, Vocabulary Building, Error Correction
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
|Mathematics, Quantitative Reasoning, Data Interpretation