IIMC Entrance Exam 2020
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IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 - Indian Institute of Mass Communication will release the official notification of IIMC 2020 entrance exam in the fourth week of April 2020. IIMC application form 2020 will be released in the fourth week of April 2020. Candidates will be able to submit the application form of IIMC till the third week of May in online mode. Before filling the application form, candidates must read the eligibility criteria of IIMC 2020. The admit card of IIMC 2020 will be available from the third week of May. Indian Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam or IIMC is an entrance exam to offer admissions to candidates in a postgraduate diploma programme in many specializations of Journalism. IIMC result 2020 will be released in the fourth week of June in the form of a scorecard. Candidates can go through this article to gather complete information on IIMC 2020 such as important dates, application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern result and much more.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 - Quick Facts

Particulars

Details

Name of the Exam

IIMC Entrance Exam

Category of the exam

Post Graduate Level Exam

Name of Exam Conducting Institute

Indian Institute of Mass Communication

Type of Exam

National Level Exam

Periodicity

Annually

Time allotted

Two hours

Total Marks for the test

75 marks

Mode of exam

Offline

Type of questions

Descriptive

Application Fee

Rs. 1500 for General and Rs. 1000 for Reserved Category

IIMC Important Dates 2020

The important dates of IIMC 2020 comprise of the complete admission schedule including the start and end date of the application process, the date for the release of the admit card, result date etc.

IIMC Entrance Exam Dates 2020

Event

Date

Notification for Entrance Exam 2020

Third week of April, 2020

Start Date for Application form of IIMC 2020

Third week of April, 2020

Last date to submit the IIMC application form 2020

Third week of May, 2020

Availability of IIMC Admit Card 2020

Fourth week of May, 2020

IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 for PG Diploma in journalism in Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Urdu

Fourth week of May, 2020

IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 for PG Diploma

  • Hindi, English

  • Radio & TV

  • Advtg & PR

Fourth week of May, 2020

Announcement of Result

Fourth week of July, 2020

Selection Process

Last week of June to Second week of July, 2020

IIMC 2020 first merit list

Second week of July, 2020

IIMC Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria of IIMC entrance exam 2020 comprises academic, age and other parameters which the candidates must meet before they start filling the application form.

A candidate must meet the below-mentioned Eligibility Criteria for IIMC 2020

  1. Academic Qualification:

  • Candidates must graduate in any discipline are eligible to apply to IIMC entrance exam 2020

  • Candidates who are in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for IIMC 2020 entrance exam. However, such candidates must provide an original certificate issued by the university or the college on or before August 31, 2020.

  1. Nationality:

  • Indian nationals can appear in IIMC 2020 entrance exam

  • Five seats are reserved in each course for NRIs and NRI sponsored candidates

  1. Reservation of seats

  • Seats will be saved for candidates according to the parameters laid down by the government.

  1. Age Criteria for candidates belonging to different categories

  • General Category: Candidates should be born on August 1, 1995 or later

  • SC/ST/PH Category: Candidates should be born on August 1, 1990 or later

  • OBC Category: Candidates should be born on August 1, 1992 or later

IIMC Application Form 2020

IIMC 2020 application form will be released in the third week of April in online mode. Candidates will be able to submit the application form till the third week of May 2020. Before filling the application form, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of IIMC 2020. IIMC 2020 online registration process is completed in seven simple steps:

Steps to fill IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form

Step 1: Click on the link to fill IIMC application form 2020

Step 2: Enter all the information in the application form such as personal, academic and contact details

Step 3: Pay the fee for the application form by using any one of the following modes:

  • Debit Card

  • Credit Card

  • Net Banking

Step 4: Click on the submit button after payment of fees

Step 5: A confirmation mail will be sent to the registered email address of the candidates

Step 6: Print the IIMC 2020 application form for future reference

IIMC 2020 Application Fee

S.No

Category

Fee

1

SC, ST, PH, OBC

Rs 1,000

2

General

Rs 1,500

IIMC Exam Centres 2020

Indian Institute of Mass Communication will conduct IIMC 2020 entrance exam in 20 cities across India in offline mode. While filling the application form of IIMC entrance exam, candidates have to select at least two cities where they can take the test. Candidates can check the table to know the complete list of IIMC exam centres:

IIMC Exam Centres 2020

Name of Cities

Name of cities

Ahmedabad

Aizawl

Amravati

Aurangabad

Bengaluru

Bhopal

Chandigarh

Chennai

Dehradun

Delhi

Dhenkanal

Guwahati

Hyderabad

Jammu

Kottayam

Kozhikode

Lucknow

Patna

Raipur

Ranchi

Srinagar

J&K

Entrance Test Centres for Indian Language Journalism

Name of the Indian Language

Place

Malayalam Journalism

  • Kottayam

  • Kozhikode

Odia Journalism

Dhenkanal

Marathi Journalism

  • Amravati

  • Aurangabad

  • Pune

Urdu Journalism

  • Bhopal

  • Delhi

  • Hyderabad

  • Jammu

  • Lucknow

  • Patna

  • Srinagar

Note: Click here to check date, time & venue for the entrance examination for all PG Diploma Courses 2020-21.

IIMC Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of IIMC 2020 entrance exam will include the total number of questions that are asked, exam duration, marking scheme so and other related information.

IIMC Entrance Exam Pattern

Particulars

Details

Type of questions

Descriptive

Mode of exam

Offline

Total number of Questions

Five

Total marks

75

Duration of IIMC entrance exam 2019

Two hours

Name of the Course and Medium in which IIMC Entrance exam 2020 will be conducted

Name of the PG Diploma Programme

Medium of the Exam

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)

Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Radio and Television Journalism

English and Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Journalism (English)

English

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Advertising & Public Relations

English and 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 (Marathi)

Marathi

IIMC Entrance Exam Syllabus 2020

Questions in the IIMC 2020 entrance exam will be asked from the below-mentioned topics

Syllabus of IIMC 2020 for Journalism Courses

  • General Awareness

  • Social and Cultural History

  • Constitutional provisions

  • General aptitude

  • Analytical questions and comprehension

  • Awareness about social issues

  • Questions on Ethics and Values

Syllabus of IIMC 2020 for Advertising and Public Relations

  • Questions on Aptitude

  • General Awareness

  • Comprehension

  • Analytical questions

  • Questions on various brands

IIMC Admit Card 2020

Authorities will issue the admit card of IIMC 2020 in the fourth week of May in online mode. IIMC admit card 2020 will be available at the official website of Indian Institute of Mass Communication in the form of a pdf. Candidates will be able to download the admit card of IIMC 2020 by using their login credentials.

How can I prepare for IIMC Entrance Exam?

To begin with the preparation, candidates should be familiar with the syllabus of IIMC entrance exam. Also, aspirants should have be well-versed in general knowledge pertaining to social and media history, economy, international developments and India’s relationship with the world. Some of the valuable tips that candidates should incorporate in their preparation are:

Develop a Reading Habit

Good writing is correlated with good reading. IIMC aspirants, therefore, should make a habit of reading magazines and newspapers as it will help them answer in a proper manner. Read as many magazines and newspapers as you can. In addition, do not stick to only publisher. Going through the newspaper and magazine from different publisher will help you to explore all the aspects of a topic. As a result, one can have a thorough understanding of the same.

Command over Language

IIMC offers journalism course in Hindi, English, Odia, Urdu, Marathi and Malayalam. Aspirants preparing for the entrance exam of IIMC in any of the above-mentioned languages should have a good command on it. One should also have good knowledge of grammar, questions on words that often confuse, such as homophones or homonyms.

Sample Papers

Practicing sample papers goes a long way in the preparation of IIMC entrance exam. The sample papers help candidates know important topics from which mostly questions are asked. Also, sample papers definitely help to develop clear the concept and prepare candidates well for the exam.

IIMC Result 2020

IIMC 2020 Result will be released in the third week of June 2020. Candidates will be able to download the result of IIMC 2020 by entering their login credentials. IIMC Result 2020 will be available in the form of a scorecard.

IIMC Entrance Exam Cutoff 2020

The cutoff of IIMC entrance exam 2020 is the minimum marks which the candidates must score to be able to participate in the next round of selection. The participated institute does not release IIMC cutoff, some of the important parameters which are taken into account while determining it are:

  • Difficulty level of the IIMC entrance exam

  • Total number of candidates who applied for the entrance exam

  • Total number of seats available in each programme

  • Past years cutoff trends

IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 - Course Offered

Name of the Course

Place

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)

New Delhi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)

Dhenkanal, Odisha

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)

New Delhi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)

Amravati, Maharashtra

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)

Kottayam, Kerala

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Radio and Television Journalism offered in Hindi or English

New Delhi

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Advertising & Public Relations offered in Hindi or English

New Delhi

IIMC Counselling 2020

The counselling process will continue the entire one week after the announcement of the IIMC result. During the counselling, document verification will be done. Candidates have to present at the centre with all the original documents at the time of counselling. After documents verification by the university, the seat allotment takes place.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • IIMC 2020 rank card

  • Candidate ID Proofs (Adhar card, voter id card, passport)

  • 2 candidate photography

  • Migration Certificate

  • Category Certificate

  • Original and photocopy of all Academic documents from class 10th to graduation (like mark sheet, passing certificates, degree.

IIMC Selection Procedure 2020

Candidates qualifying IIMC 2020 will be called for the selection process. For this session, the selection process will be conducted at the IIMC campuses. The round will begin after the declaration of IIMC 2020 Result. As per the IIMC 2020 selection process, shortlisted candidates will have to appear in Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. On the basis of the candidate’s performance, a final merit list will be formed containing the names of all the shortlisted candidates. The weightage will be given to the written entrance exam and the group discussion and interview will be 75:25.

IIMC Merit List 2020

The first merit list of IIMC 2020 will be available for candidates in the first week of July 2020. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in the entrance exam. IIMC 2020 merit list is different for the various postgraduate diploma courses that have been offered by the institute. Candidates whose names are given in IIMC merit list 2020, they will have have to confirm their admission by paying the necessary fees for the programme in which they have been offered admission.

IIMC Seats 2020 - PG Programmes and Centre wise Seat Intake

Centre Name

Programme

Seat Intake

Delhi

English

68

Hindi

68

Radio & TV

51

Advertising & PR

77

Urdu

17

Dhenkanal

English

68

Odia Journalism

25

Aizawl

English Journalism

17

Amravati

English Journalism

17

Marathi Journalism

17

Jammu

English Journalism

17

Kottayam

English Journalism

17

Malayalam Journalism

17


Total

476

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIMC Entrance Exam 2020

Question: How can I get admission in IIMC?

Answer:

To get admission in IIMC entrance exam 2020, candidates will have to clear IIMC entrance test. Post this, qualified students will have to take part in the selection process, which includes group discussion and personal interview.

Question: Is there any entrance exam for mass communication?

Answer:

Yes, there are many top mass communication exams, such as:

1) Symbiosis SET examination for mass communication 

2) XIC OET 

3) SRFTI entrance exam 

4) MASCOM entrance exam

Question: Is there any entrance exam for journalism?

Answer:

Yes, here's is the list of top journalism entrance exam:

1) JMI entrance exam 

2) GGSIPU CET exam 

3) DU BMMMC 

4) FTII, Pune 

5) Aligarh Muslim University entrance exam 

Question: Is the IIMC application form available online or in offline mode?

Answer:

Candidates can fill the IIMC application in online mode.

Question: What is the mode of payment of application form?

Answer:

Candidates can pay the fee for IIMC application form through debit credit card, net banking. They can also pay the fees through the Demand Draft (DD).

Question: In the application form, we need to fill the percentage but my board gives CGPA, what should I do?

Answer:

In case of CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks will be based on the procedure prescribed by the respective Board / University. So please contact your university/Institute/Board for details regarding this.

Question: How will I get to know the venue of the test?

Answer:

The exam centre details will be mentioned on the admit card, so please wait till you are able to download the same.

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ÑÍthesh 29th Dec, 2019

Hello Moksha!!

Exam for Odia/Urdu/Marathi/Malayalam Journalism will be on May 25,2020 and For Pg diploma courses will be on May 26,2020.Th applications for this entrance examination starts from April 17,2020  till May 01,2020.I hope this information may helps you a little bit.Good luck!!

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As your query is that you wanted to apply for IIMC entrance exam but somehow you didn't appeared for the exam and you are confused with what next. I would like to tell you that that there is no other possible way or any other alternative. If you want to pursue your Mass and Communication studies at an higher level you have to appear for the exam. So in my opinion it will be better to prepare for this one whole year and apply next year for the same. 

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Hi there so to answer your question let me tell you 

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