IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

IIMC Entrance Exam 2017IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 - The Indian Institute of Mass Communication will issue the application form for IIMC 2018 entrance exam for Post Graduate Journalism and Communication programmes which are offered at its six campuses. The entrance exam of IIMC 2018 will be conducted in offline mode tentatively in the last week of May 2018. The IIMC 2018 application form will be available both in online and offline mode from last week of March 2018 and the last date for submitting it will be in second week of May 2018. Before filling the form, candidates must ensure that they meet the requisite eligibility criteria of IIMC. Candidates who qualify the entrance exam of IIMC 2018, they will have to appear for an interview and a group discussion which is scheduled to take place tentatively in the last week of June 2018 and first week of July 2018. The weightage that is given to the written entrance exam of IIMC 2018, personal interview and grouo discussion is in the ratio 85:15. The final IIMC Result 2018 will be announced in second week of July 2018. The last date for deposition of first installment of fee will be third week of July 2018. Based on the rank of the candidate in IIMC entrance exam 2018, candidates will be offered admission at any of the six campus of IIMC.The PG Diploma in Journalism is offered in six languages, including English.The probable number of candidates who will be offered admission after they qualify all the stages of IIMC 2018 entrance exam at its six campuses are 433. Read the complete article that is given on this page to knaow all the information pertaining to IIMC entrance exam 2018. 

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Fast Facts for IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

Exam Name

IIMC Entrance Exam

Exam Type

National

Exam Category

PG Exam

Conducting Institute of IIMC 2018 Entrance Exam

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi

Rounds

Entrance Test, Interview/Group Discussion

Number of Seats offered

Around 184

Periodicity

Once a year

Time Allotted

2 hours

Total Marks

85

Application Fee

Rs. 1200 for General and Rs. 1100 for Reserved Category

Type of Questions

Descriptive

Mode of Exam

Offline

IIMC Important Dates 2018

 

The important dates of IIMC 2018 Entrance Exam include the complete schedule of the admission process beginning from the date of notification, start and end date for the application form, date for the entrance exam, announcement of the result. Canidates can keep track of the IIMC 2018 important dates so that they do not miss onto any event related to IIMC 2018 entrance exam. 

 

IIMC 2018 Exam Dates

Events

Tentative Dates (2018) -

Availablity of IIMC application form

Last week of March

Last date for submitting the application form

Second week of May 

Last Date for receipt of application form (offline applicants) at IIMC, New Delhi 

Second week of May 

IIMC Entrance Exam

Last week of May

Announcement of IIMC Result

Second or third week of June 

Group Discussion/Interview 

First week of July

Final selection announcement

July

Commencement of classes

August

Academic Programmes offered through IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

Candidates aspiring to pursue post-graduate diploma in journalism course at any of the campuses of IIMC can go through the table that is given below as it mentions the name of the course and the place where it is offered. 

 

Journalism Programmes offered at different campuses of IIMC 

S. No

Name of the Course

Place

1.

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)

IIMC New Delhi

2.

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)

IIMC Dhenkanal, Odisha

3.

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)

IIMC New Delhi

4.

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)

IIMC Amravati, Maharashtra

5.

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)

IIMC Kottayam, Kerala

6.

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Radio & Television Journalism offered in Hindi or English

IIMC New Delhi

7.

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations offered in Hindi or English

IIMC New Delhi

IIMC Statistics

 

The IIMC annual report for the academic year 2015-16 mentions that a total of 5,509 candidates applied for the IIMC entrance test. There was an increase of 15% in the PG applications compared to the preceding year. It is likely that there will be a surge in the IIMC applications for the various programmes. The course-wise breakdown of the IIMC applications last year is given below:

 

Breakup of applications for various programmes at IIMC

Courses Offered by IIMC

2017 Breakdown of IIMC Applications

Journalism

2175 (576 for Hindi Journalism and 1,599 for English Journalism)

Radio & TV Journalism

1416

Advertising and Public Relations

1847

Odia Journalism

71

IIMC Eligibility Criteria 2018

 

The eligibility criteria of IIMC 2018 includes parameters which the candidates have to meet with regard to academic qualification, age criteria, nationality. Candidates who will be applying for IIMC entrance exam 2018 must check and meet the eligibility criteria. 

 

IIMC 2018 Eligibility Criteria 

S. No

Eligibility Criteria

Specification

1

Nationality

Only Indian nationals are eligible for the PG Diploma Courses. However, five seats are available in each course for NRIs/NRI-sponsored candidates.

2

Academic Qualification

Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Candidates who are in their final year can also apply provided they submit a provisional certificate in original from their college/university before August 31, 2018, as proof of their passing the relevant degree.

3.

Age Criteria

For General Category- Candidate should be born on August 1, 1993, or later 

For SC/ST/PH Category-Candidate should be born on August 1, 1988, or later

For OBC Category- Candidate should be born on August 1, 1990, or later

4.

Reservation of Seats

As per Government of India Orders for SC/ST/PH/OBC candidates.

IIMC Application Form 2018

The application form of IIMC 2018 will be available tentatively from the last week of March 2018 in online and offline mode. The last date for filling the IIMC 2018 application form will tentatively be second week of May 2018. Candidates belonging to different categories can check the application fee for IIMC 2018 entrance exam in the table that is given below. 

 

Category wise fee for IIMC 2018 Application form 

S.No

Category

Fee in Rs

1.

General

Rs 1200

2.

SC, ST, OBC, PH

Rs 1100

How to fill Online application form of IIMC 2018?

Candidates can fill the IIMC 2018 application form in online mode. The steps that need to be followed while filling the IIMC application form  2018 in online mode are given below. 

 

 Steps to fill the Online IIMC Application form 

  • Candidates can click on the link that will be provided on this page to fill the online application form of IIMC 2018- Click here 
  • Mention all the requisite details like name, category, gender, course applied for etc.
  • Pay the application fee either through net banking or debit/credit card
  • Submit it the IIMC application form 2018.
  • Candidate will receive a confirmation mail at the registered e-mail id.
  • Candidates must take a printout of the filled application form of IIMC 2018 for future reference.

How to fill IIMC 2018 application form in offline mode?

 

Candidates have the option to download the application form of IIMC and they can also obtain it from the campus by paying cash.  

 

Filling the IIMC 2018 Application Form by Downloading it

  • Download the application form of IIMC 2018 
  • Fill all the personal, academic and contact details
  • Pay the application fee through the demand draft that has to be drawn in favour of “IIMC, New Delhi” 
  • Candidate must make sure that the details of the DD details are mentioned in the application form of IIMC. 
  • Candidates must mention their name behind the demand draft 
  • Candidates will have to send the filled in IIMC application form 2018 and the DD to IIMC, New Delhi. The filled application form of IIMC 2018 along with the demand draft has to be sent at the address that is given below:

       The Additional Director General (T&A),

       Indian Institute of Mass Communication,

       Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi-110067 

 

Obtaining the IIMC Application Form in Person or by Post

  • Application form of IIMC 2018 can be purchased in person on payment of the application fee through a demand draft only, drawn on any scheduled bank payable to Registrar IIMC at New Delhi, from IIMC New Delhi or IIMC Dhenkanal (Odisha).
  • If a candidate wants to purchase IIMC 2018 application form through post, he/she must make sure that postal requests must be in the form of a written request giving details like name, address with pincode and phone number along with the DD and a self-addressed stamped (Rs. 70/-) envelope (27 x 17 cm) to IIMC Delhi, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU New Campus, New Delhi - 110067
  • After receiving the application form, candidates must fill all the requisite details.
  • They must send the filled in application form to IIMC, New Delhi and IIMC Dhenkanal (Odisha)

Note: Candidates must note that they have to fill separate application forms for each PG Diploma programme they apply to. While filling the application form, candidates must indicate the preference of campus that will be allotted to them if they are selected.

IIMC Exam Centres 2018

 

The exam centres of IIMC 2018 are the venue where the IIMC entrance exam will take place.  While filling the application form, candidates can select the exam centre where they wish to take the entrance test. Though the candidate can fill the centre of his choice, the authorities reserve the right to call any candidate for the IIMC 2018 entrance examination at any centre at their own expense. 

 

Candidates must select the IIMC 2018 exam centre carefully as it will not be changed once it has been allotted. 

 

List of IIMC 2018 exam centers 

S.No

Exam Centre

State

1

Patna

Bihar

2

Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir

3

Jammu

4

Kolkata

West Bengal

5

New Delhi

Delhi

6

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

7

Ranchi

Jharkhand

8

Ahmedabad

Gujarat

9

Bangalore

Karnataka

10

Mumbai

Maharashtra

1

Nagpur

12

Kochi

Kerala

13

Aizawl

Mizoram

14

Guwahati

Assam

15

Bhubaneswar

Odisha

16

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

17

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

18

Hyderabad

AP & Telangana

19

Raipur

Chhatisgarh

Important:

  • The exam for Marathi language candidates will be conducted at Nagpur

  • The exam for Malayalam language candidates will be conducted at Kochi

  • The exam for Odia language candidates will be conducted at Bhubaneswar

  • The test for Urdu language candidates will be held at New Delhi, Bhopal, Jammu, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai

IIMC Admit Card 2018

 

The admit card of IIMC 2018 Entrance Exam will be available for downloading tentatively from second week of May 2018. Candidates can obtain the IIMC 2018 admit card by logging in. They will have to enter their Unique Registration ID, applicant number or date of birth to download the admit card of IIMC. The personal details of the candidate along with the exam date, time and centre will be mentioned on the IIMC Admit Card 2018. It is mandatory for candidates to carry the admit card to the test centre for identity purpose and they will have to produce at any time during the entrance exam. Admit card of IIMC 2018 entrance exam has to be kept safely by the candidates till the completion of the admission process. 

 

How to Prepare for IIMC Entrance Test 2018?

Candidates must first check the syllabus and understand the exam pattern to be able to prepare well for the IIMC 2018 entrance test.

 

IIMC Exam Pattern 2018

 

The IIMC entrance exam paper will consist of a total of 5 questions to be answered in 2 hours. The total marks are 85. There is no fixed pattern for the IIMC entrance exam.  

 

Programme Name and Medium of IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

Programme Name

Medium of test

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)

English

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)

Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Radio & Television Journalism

English and Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations

English and Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)

Odia

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)

Urdu

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)

Marathi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)

Malayalam

IIMC Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of IIMC 2018 comprises of the subjects and topics from where questions will be asked in the entrance exam. The objective to provide the IIMC 2018 syllabus is to help the candidates draw a strategy for the IIMC entrance exam. Candidates will be tested on the following parameters during the entrance test -

 

Syllabus for PG Diploma in Journalism:

General Awareness, including the understanding of social dynamics, awareness of public debates on matters of polity and economy, interest in social history, awareness about international developments influencing power equations in the world and their impact on India.

  • General Aptitude

  • Language Skills

  • Analytical & Comprehension Skills

  • Sensitivity to Social Issues

  • Ethics & Values

Syllabus for PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations:

  • General Awareness about Development and Public Issues

  • General Aptitude

  • Language Skills

  • Analytical & Comprehension Skills

  • Brand Awareness & Recall

  • Social Consciousness

  • Lateral Thinking Capabilities

Previous Years' Question Papers of IIMC Entrance Exam 

 

Candidates can solve the question papers of the past years of IIMC entrance exam. This will give them an idea about the kind of questions that might be asked in the entrance exam of IIMC. Candidates can download the sample papers that are given below and solve the questions. 


IIMC Entrance Exam Syllabus & Sample Papers 

S. No

Programme

Syllabus

1

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)

Click here to download

2

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)

Click here to download

3

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Radio & Television Journalism

Click here to download

4

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations

Click here to download

IIMC Question Papers 2017

Question Papers

Download Link

IIMC Journalism English 2017

Download here

IIMC Radio and TV Journalism 2017

Download here

IIMC Advertising & Public Relations Question Paper 2017

Download here

IIMC Question Papers (2015 and 2016)

Question Papers

Download Link

IIMC Radio & Television Journalism Question Paper 2015

Download here

Journalism Hindi & Journalism English 2016

Download here

Journalism Odia 2016

Download here

Radio and TV Journalism 2016

Download here

IIMC Advertising & Public Relations Question Paper 2015

Download here

IIMC Journalism Question Paper 2015

Download here

IIMC Odia Journalism Question Paper 2015

Download here

IIMC Result 2018

The result of IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 will be declared tentatively in the last week of June 2018. The roll numbers of all the candidates who have qualified will be listed in the IIMC 2018 result 2018. Candidates must cross check if they have qualified or not. The IIMC 2018 entrance exam result will be announced separately for each course. Qualified candidates will have to attend the interview and group discussion as scheduled by IIMC.

 

IIMC Selection Procedure 2018

Candidates who have qualified in the IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 will be sent call letters to attend the personal interviews as well as group discussions.  The call letters will mention the date, time, and venue of the interview. The IIMC 2018 selection process schedule will be announced along with the results. Weightage given to the written exam and interview/group discussion for final selection is 85:15.

 

Final admissions to each campus will be as per the choice of the candidates as indicated in their IIMC 2018 application forms.

 

Reservation of Seats

 

The reservation guidelines for the admissions are as per the orders of the Government of India. Five seats are reserved for NRIs/NRI-sponsored candidates, in each of the programmes, for which a separate application form has to be submitted.

 

Hostel Facilities at IIMC campuses

IIMC New Delhi has limited accommodation for outstation female students only. However, hostels at IIMC Dhenkanal, Aizawl, Amravati, Jammu and Kottayam have facilities for both male and female students.

 

IIMC PG Programmes and Seats

Programme Name

IIMC Campus

Number of seats

Fee structure

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)

IIMC Delhi

65

 

 

Rs 72,000

 

 

 

IIMC Dhenkanal

62

IIMC Aizawl

15

IIMC Amravati

15

IIMC Jammu

15

IIMC Kottayam

15

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)

IIMC New Delhi

62

Rs 72,000/-

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Radio & Television Journalism

IIMC New Delhi

46

Rs 1,32,000/-

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations

IIMC New Delhi

70

Rs 1,02,000/-

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)

IIMC Dhenkanal (Odisha)

23

Rs 39,000/-

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)

IIMC New Delhi

15

Rs 39,000/-

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)

IIMC Amravati (Maharashtra)

15

Rs 39,000/-

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)

IIMC Kottayam (Kerala)

15

Rs 39,000/-

Career Growth – What after IIMC 2018?

Candidates who complete their courses have the option to join as media professionals in newspapers, magazines, TV & Radio channels and websites. The institute also facilitates placements of the students in these areas. Candidates can become journalists, writers, editors, anchors, jockeys and more depending on their areas of interest.

 

FAQs related to IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

 

Question – I was born on July 31, 1990. Can I apply for the IIMC entrance exam?

Answer – No, you are not eligible for IIMC 2018 entrance test. As per eligibility criteria, candidates born on August 1, 1990 or later can apply for the test.

 

Question – How can I get the application form?

Answer – There are two methods to get IIMC Application form. You can either download the online application form or you can purchase it from the IIMC centres.

 

Question – Can I modify the changes after submitting the IIMC 2018 application form?

Answer – No, you cannot. There is no provision to make the changes in the application form once it is submitted. Therefore candidates are required to enter all the details very carefully.

 

Question – How can I pay Application form fee of IIMC 2018 entrance exam?

Answer – You can pay IIMC Application fee either in online mode through Net Banking/Debit/Credit cards or in offline mode by submitting the Demand Draft (DD).

 

Question – How to get IIMC 2018 admit card?

Answer – The IIMC admit card 2018 will be available for download tentatively in May – a few days prior to the exam. Candidates will have to log in and download the same to take a printout and carry it to the exam centre.

 

Question – Can I bring calculator to the exam centre?

Answer – No. Electronic devices such as calculators and mobile phones are strictly prohibited in exam centres. Anyone caught using these will be debarred.

 

Question – What if I answer more words than the prescribed limit?

Answer – As per the exam instructions, the word limit as indicated must be followed. You can write less than or equal to the prescribed number of words but not more than that.

 

Address of IIMC:

Indian Institute of Mass Communication

JNU New Campus,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi - 110 067, India.

Website: www.iimc.gov.in

 

Disclaimer: The article is according to information provided in the previous year's brochure. The same will be updated as and when the IIMC 2018 academic session information is released. 

 

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