How to Crack IIMC Entrance Exam

How To Crack IIMC Entrance Exam? –
The Indian Institute of Mass Communication will be conducting its entrance exam on last week of May for admissions to the various programmes offered at its various campuses.Since there is not much information on the syllabus, exam pattern and nitty-gritties of IIMC entrance exam, one of the burning question that crops up in every aspirant’s mind is, “How to crack the IIMC entrance exam?” In addition to the information about the books, syllabus to refer to, the IIMC entrance exam preparation also involves honing other skill sets such as writing, speaking, and ability to express views on various issues in an articulate manner. Practice in the form of previous year papers, mock tests are also given on this page. Careers360 presents the IIMC entrance exam preparation tips that cover all of this and more in this article.


IIMC 2019 entrance exam for different post graduate journalism programmes will be conducted in offline mode. The result of IIMC entrance exam 2019 will tentatively be announced in last week of May.


How to crack IIMC Exam? 

Aspirants must have the know-how of the syllabus, exam pattern before they start their preparation for the exam. The IIMC preparation guidelines are given below in easy steps to help candidates crack the exam.


Tip 1 – Know the IIMC Syllabus 


To draw a clear cut preparation plan for the entrance exam, it is imperative to have knowledge of the IIMC 209 syllabus. The syllabus is segregated programmes wise below for the benefit of the aspirants.


Syllabus for PG Diploma in Journalism

  • 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

Tip 2 - Understand the IIMC Entrance Exam Pattern 

An understanding of what the question paper comprises of allows candidates to prepare an exam day plan properly. IIMC 2019 exam pattern which specifies the type of questions that will be asked, mode of exam, marking scheme and duration of the exam is the next thing to know and understand. A look at the previous year question papers shows that IIMC entrance exam will be of two hours. The exam is offered in regional languages too. The table below specifies the details.


Medium of IIMC Entrance Exam Test

Programme Name

Medium of test

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)


Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (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)


Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)


Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)


Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)


While the past year papers show no fixed exam pattern for IIMC, it is seen that generally five questions will be asked and candidates have two hours to answer them.

Tips 3- Which books are good for IIMC Entrance Exam? 


The right booksand study material are good assets to help crack the IIMC entrance exam. While the newspapers are good sources for current affairs and events, some books that will aid in preparation for IIMC entrance exam are given below.


Reference Books for IIMC Entrance Exam

S. No 

Name of the books/ Publication 




Popular Master Guide for Journalism & Mass Communication Entrance Examination

R Gupta

Ramesh Publications


Handbook of Mass Communication (Theory and Practice)

V K Joshi



Mass Communication Journalism Entrance Examination of All Indian Universities




Success Master: Journalism & Mass Communication Entrance Examinations


Useful for all basic knowledge of the media, media related aspects, and general knowledge.


Manorama Year Book




Word Power made easy

Norman Lewis. General Knowledge Digest by TMH


Tip 4 – Use past IIMC Entrance Examination question papers to practice


Practice is the key to success in entrance exams. Merely studying is not enough. To incorporate all that is learnt, it is important that students put their knowledge to test. This is possible through practising with the help of previous year papers. This exercise helps in understanding the type of questions that may be asked, difficulty levels while honing time management skills of students. One important tip to crack the entrance exam of IIMC is the constant practice with the previous year papers.


IIMC Question Papers 2017, 2016, 2015

Question Papers




IIMC Journalism English 2017

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IIMC Radio and TV Journalism 2017

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IIMC Advertising & Public Relations Question Paper 2017

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IIMC Journalism Hindi 2017

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IIMC Journalism Odia

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IIMC Journalism Urdu

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IIMC Journalism Malayalam

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IIMC Journalism Marathi

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“All study and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – one of the important things is to ensure that one is healthy and in good spirits during preparation and while appearing for the exam. Anything less is detrimental to success in the exam. Some of the vital IIMC preparation tips are given below


Revise till you get it right

One step to ensure that preparation is to the best is to ensure constant revision. The reason is practice leads to perfection and that can make the difference. Once the topic is covered, practice, analyse and revise till you get it right.


During the fag end of the preparation of IIMC entrance exam 2019, candidates are also advised not to take up any new topic. The reason is that a new topic will require investment of precious time that could be used to revise the already known topics. More so, the last days are usually stressful. Learning a new topic at this stage may not lead to good results.


Where there is a will, there is a way


Self-motivation is one of the keys to success. Self-reliance and confidence can move mountains leave alone an entrance exam. If the will to succeed is kept alive, the way will be automatically chalked out. The key is to persist in finding the way through sheer willpower.


Work Hard, Remain focused and leave excuses behind


In the last few days before the exam, it is important to give that extra push on all fronts to crack IIMC entrance exam. There are two important rules which the candidates should keep in mind and they are: (i) Do not quit (ii) Do not forget rule number one. Remember that the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is to put in that little “extra”


Forget the Mistake, Remember the Lesson 


A significant aspect of preparation for IIMC entrance exam is to learn from the mistakes made during the course of preparation. The trick is to understand where it went wrong and more important - how to rectify it.         


A healthy you can walk that extra mile


It is important to be healthy, keep calm and ensure that the body is adequately rested. A tired mind or body can seldom cope well with any strain. So all candidates have to ensure they eat well, take enough breaks to rest their minds and body.                    


Plan your exam day


An exam day plan is important as it allows candidates to plan the day down to the precise minute. This means that candidates should think of how they plan to answer the question paper, how much time they should devote to any question and how to answer the ones they are not too sure of.


Another important aspect is to be prepared for the exam day by following the requisite guidelines. To be allowed to write the IIMC entrance exam, candidates must carry their IIMC admit card card and any one of the following photo identity proofs.

  • Voter Id Card

  • Passport

  • Driving License

  • Pan Card

  • Aadhaar Card

Candidates must also bring with them HB pencil and an eraser also.

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