IIMC Exam Pattern 2020 - Indian Institute of Mass Communication defines the IIMC 2020 exam pattern. It is advised that candidates should refer to the IIMC exam pattern 2020, in order to make the process of preparation productive and quite easy. By referring to the Exam pattern of IIMC 2020, candidates get an overview of various aspects like mode of exam, type of questions to be asked, marking scheme, etc. Candidates will be given 5 descriptive types of questions to answer as mentioned under IIMC 2020 exam pattern. The maximum marks of the entrance exam are 75. IIMC Entrance Exam will be conducted in the fourth week of May. Candidates will be allotted a time span of 2 hours to complete the IIMC Entrance Exam. Candidates can refer the table given below so as to get insights of IIMC 2020 exam pattern.

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IIMC Exam Pattern 2020

IIMC Exam Pattern 2020



Mode of IIMC entrance exam

Offline (pen-and-paper) based


2 hours

Type of questions


Written test maximum marks


Interview round


Group Discussion


Note: According to the IIMC 2020 exam pattern, candidates need to go through the group discussion and interview round of 15 marks apart from IIMC entrance exam.

IIMC 2020 Exam Pattern - Points to be Remembered

  • Point to be noted that candidates will be tested upon various parameters like lateral thinking capability, aptitude & mental makeup, social dynamics, etc.

  • These parameters vary depending upon the course he/she has opted.

  • Each course has a different set of parameters in order to check the performance of the candidates.

  • Candidates will be given OMR sheet so that they can mark their answers by circling the correct answer.

Note: Candidates need to select at least two exam centres from the given exam centres. IIMC entrance test is conducted in 20 cities across the country.

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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)


Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Radio and Television Journalism

English and Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Journalism (English)


Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Advertising & Public Relations

English and Hindi

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)


Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)


Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)


Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)


IIMC Entrance Exam Syllabus 2020

Questions in the IIMC entrance exam 2020 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

Tips to crack IIMC Entrance Exam 2020

  • Candidates need to first check out the IIMC exam pattern 2020, this will let candidates know the difficulty level of the exam.

  • Then he/she should refer to the syllabus of the exam which includes topics like general aptitude, social consciousness, etc. so that they can prioritise the topics on the basis of difficulty level.

  • Candidates need to search and go for the best books like Handbook of Mass Communication (Theory & Practise) by V K Joshi, Mass Communication Journalism Entrance Examination of All Indian Universities by Arihant, etc. for better understanding and learning.

  • It is advised that candidates should practise the last year sample papers, as it will help the candidates know the type of questions they will need to answer. Also, they will get to know the important topics which they need to study first.

  • Last but not least, he/she must revise whatever he/she has studied so far so that they can remember all the important points.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIMC Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What are the maximum marks for the round of interview?


The maximum marks for the round of interview are 15, that candidate needs to attend.

Question: How many exam centres do candidates need to select?


Candidates need to select at least two exam centres on the order of their preference.

Question: Can a candidate make a request to have the answer sheet re-evaluated?


No, candidates cannot make a request for re-evaluation of the answer sheet but they can apply for a written request for verification of totaling.

Question: How many marks do the group discussion and personal interview carry?


The group discussion carries 10 marks and the personal interview carries 15 marks.

Question: Which section in the IIMC entrance exam carries the most weightage?


For each course, the sections are different. For example, for PG in English, there are various sections which carry 15 marks or 5 marks. For reference, candidates can attempt to solve last years’ question papers.

Question: What type of questions will be asked in the IIMC entrance exam?


Questions in the IIMC entrance exam will be based on general awareness, social history, current affairs and questions related to the course opted for.

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Questions related to IIMC Entrance Exam

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how to get addmission in masters program in iimc??

Siddhi Shenoy 10th Jan, 2020

Hello Sumit,

If you want to get admission in Masters program in IIMC, you need to answer an entrance exam conducted by IIMC. Also, to apply for this college, the candidate must have a graduation degree from any recognized University. Even the final year students are who are waiting to avail their results shall apply for the same. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and will be held for duration of 2 hours. You have to fill the entrance exam application form on the official website of IIMC. Based on the merit, students will be selected and called for a group discussion after which admissions will be given.

Good luck!


what are the dates for IIMC exam in 2020

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!!


I was very sad because i forget to apply entrance. Now what should can i do.

Shatabdi Singh 2nd Jul, 2019

Hello ,

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. 

Further, if any detail that you need or think we can help you with that you can let me know in the comment section below. 

I hope your query is solved.

Thank you.


Please somebody give me the previous year entrance questions paper of iimc...

Jesin J 31st May, 2019
Hello. For IIM Calcutta, in order to secure a seat for pgp program/mba, you should clear cat examination. The cat is an online test in which the level of difficulty varies every year. None of questions or question patterns are repeated.

I would suggest you to go through the basics and join a test series for preparation.

Hope this helps

All the best.

When will be the IIMC Admit Card 2019 available? Exams after 4 days, no response from website and contact numbers/email. Help!

Shivam Purohit 22nd May, 2019

Hi there so to answer your question let me tell you 

Archa, the IIMC conducts an entrance exam for the Post Graduate Diploma Courses every year. The institute is specially acclaimed towards the professional career in the Media Industry and hence it's recruitment for the PG Diploma Courses and Diploma Course in Development Journalism is selective and depends upon your performance and knowledge about the subject. It specialises in various fields of both Print and Electronic Media and offers a quality education in multi-languages. 

The Admit Card for all PG Diploma Courses has already been released in the official website of IIMC. You can check it in http://iimcdiplomacourses.asrb2014.org/AdmitCard.aspx with your registered Date of Birth, Mobile Number and URN. 

The Entrance Examination for Odia/Urdu/Marathi/Malayalam Journalism is on 25th May,2019 and for PG Diploma Course in Journalism Hindi/English, Radio and TV Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations is on 26th May, 2019. The Examination Pattern will be based on your knowledge and insight in General Awareness, Analytical and Aptitute Skills, Social Consciousness, Language Skills, ethics and values, Lateral thinking abilities and your understanding about the opted course. The examination timing for the Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Urdu, English, Hindi is from 9am-11am and Radio & TV, Advertising & PR is at 3pm-5pm. 

Please check the official website again for any other future updates and recheck your respective centre details. Do enquire again if neccessary. All the best Archa, good luck! 

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