About IIMC Entrance Exam 2020

Indian Institute of Mass Communication will conduct the IIMC entrance exam for the eight postgraduate diploma courses which are offered at its different campuses across the country.  IIMC 2020 entrance exam will be conducted in the fourth week of May 2020 in offline mode. IIMC application form 2020 will be released in online mode in April 2020. Candidates can fill the application form of IIMC 2020 till the first week of May. Aspirants must ensure that they meet the IIMC eligibility criteria before they begin the registration process. The admit card of IIMC 2020 will release for downloading in the third week of May. IIMC result 2020 for all the candidates who qualified the entrance exam will be announced in the fourth week of June 2020. Such candidates will have to take part in the next round of selection which includes group discussion, interview or both. Depending on the seats that are filled in different courses, merit lists for the IIMC entrance exam 2020 will be declared.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Indian Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Examination
Short Exam Name IIMC Entrance Exam
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level University Level Exam
Languages English, Hindi +3 More
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1500 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Number of Seats 184 Seats

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IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

15 Apr, 2020 - 01 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Online

17 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

25 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline

07 Jul, 2020 - 13 Jul, 2020 (Tentative)

Counselling | Mode: Offline


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IIMC 2020 eligibility criteria lay down the conditions related to academic qualification, age, a nationality which the candidates must fulfill before they fill the IIMC application form. Failure to meet the requisite eligibility criteria of IIMC 2020 will result in the rejection of the application form. 

Nationality of Candidates

IIMC eligibility criteria 2020 mentions the nationality of candidates eligible to appear for the entrance exam. 

    • Candidates who are Indian nationals, they are eligible to take up IIMC 2020 entrance exam 

    • There are five seats which will be in each course for NRI sponsored candidates as well as NRIs.

Educational Qualification

Requisite academic qualifications have to be met while registering for IIMC 2020 entrance exam. The eligibility criteria of IIMC 2020 also mentions the educational qualifications which candidates must meet: 

    • Candidates who are in the final year of their  graduation, they are eligible to take the entrance exam 

    • Candidates who have completed their graduation can also take the test. 

Note: Candidates must remember that if they are in the final year of their graduation, then they have to provide the original certificate which has to be issued by the institute or the college from where the candidate has passed. This has to be submitted at IIMC on or before August 31, 2020

Age Criteria for Different Categories

As part of IIMC eligibility criteria 2020, candidates belonging to different categories will have to ensure that they meet the age that is laid down by the authorities.   






Age criteria        






Candidate should be born on August 1, 1990 or later






Candidate should be born on August 1, 1992 or later       






Candidate should be born on August 1, 1995 or later      

Reservation of Seats for IIMC entrance exam qualified candidates 

At different campuses of IIMC, seats will be reserved for the candidates according to the guidelines that are laid down by the government.

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Other

Indian Institute of Mass Communication will release the application form of IIMC 2020 in April in the online mode.  IIMC application form 2020 is available until the first week of May. 

Fee of IIMC 2020 Application Form 












Rs 1500






Rs 1000     






Rs 1000






Rs 1000 






Rs 1000   

Steps to Fill Online Application Form 2020

The following steps need to be followed while filling the online application form of IIMC 2020. 

    • Click on the link that is provided to fill IIMC application form 2020

    • Provide all the academic, personal and contact details in the form 

    • Upload the requisite documents

    • Pay the fee by using any of the following modes of payment 

    • Net banking 

    • Debit Card 

    • Credit Card 

    • Submit the application form of IIMC 2020 after payment of fees

    • Candidates will receive a confirmation mail at their registered email address 

    • Print at least two copies of IIMC application form 2020

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1500
ST, OBC, SC Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1000

IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

General awareness-

General awareness: Unit 01
Understanding of social dynamics
General awareness: Unit 02
Understanding of social and cultural history
General awareness: Unit 03
Understanding of legal and constitutional provisions
General awareness: Unit 04
Understanding of rights of citizens
General awareness: Unit 05
Understanding of development issues especially health
General awareness: Unit 06
Understanding of education, ecology and economy
General awareness: Unit 07
International developments and their impact on India

Aptitude and mental make-up

Language capability including oral and writing skills

Analytical and comprehension skills

Sensitivity to social issues

Ethics and values

General awareness about development and public issues

Language capability

Brand awareness and recall

Social consciousness

Lateral thinking capabilities

The preparation tips of the IIMC entrance exam comprise the best books from which the candidates can study. IIMC entrance exam preparation tips also comprise solving past years question papers as this will help the candidates to get an idea about the type of questions that will be asked in the test.  Apart from the books and sample papers, the other vital tips which the candidates can follow so that they can crack the IIMC entrance exam with ease are:

    • Revise thoroughly 

    • Complete the syllabus 

    • Remain focused 

    • Work hard 

    • Learn from your mistakes 

    • Draw a plan for the exam day 

IIMC 2020 exam pattern, candidates get to know the medium in which they have to answer the questions, depending upon the course which they have opted for. 

IIMC exam pattern 2020 also states the total number of marks, type of questions that are asked, duration of the exam

IIMC 2020 Exam Pattern                                                                                                               


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Mode of IIMC Entrance Exam        






Total Marks   






Type of questions    






Total Questions Asked             




Medium in which different IIMC entrance exam will be conducted for various courses                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Name of PG Diploma Programme             


Medium of the exam             


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 (English)




Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)




Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)




Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)




Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)





Post Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)




Indian Institute of Mass Communication 2020 will be issued IIMC admit card 2020 in the third week of May in online mode. IIMC 2020 admit card is available in online mode. The admit card of IIMC 2020 can be downloaded by entering the application or mobile number, and the date of birth. After entering the requisite information, candidates get to see their IIMC admit card 2020 on the screen. Candidates have to check all the information that is mentioned on the admit card of IIMC 2020. It is mandatory for candidates to bring with them IIMC 2020 admit card to the exam hall. The admit card of IIMC 2020 is an important document that contains the name of the candidate, date and time of the entrance exam and exam day guidelines.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Mizoram Aizawl
Maharashtra Amravati
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Odisha Dhenkanal
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Kerala Kottayam
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Delhi New Delhi
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Chandigarh Chandigarh

Documents Required at Exam

  • Credit card with photograph
  • PAN card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Voter identity card
  • College or institute identity card

IIMC result 2020 will be announced in the fourth week of June for all the candidates who appeared in the entrance exam, which will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. IIMC 2020 result is in the form of the rank secured by the candidates in the entrance exam of the course for which they are looking forward to seeking admission. The roll number of all the candidates appeared in the IIMC result 2020 and such candidates have to appear in the next round of selection which is group discussion and interview. The final result of IIMC 2020 for all the programs will be declared in the second week of July.

Candidates whose roll number will appear in the result that will be announced by the institute, they will have to appear in the next round of stage which is the IIMC selection process. Candidates have to take part in the group discussion and interview as part of the IIMC 2020 selection process. The weightage that is given to the written exam and the interview is in the ratio of 75:25. Along with the result of the IIMC written exam, the authorities will be announced the date, time and venue where IIMC 2020 selection process takes place.

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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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