IIMC 2018 Admissions or Indian Institute of Mass Communication Admissions 2018 which is an Internationally known centre of education for training and research in Mass Communication invites applications for IIMC Entrance Exam 2018. The courses to which the admission will be determined are:- (i) Postgraduate diploma courses in Journalism (English, Hindi), (ii) Radio & Television Journalism, (iii) Advertising and Public Relations, (iv) Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia) Dhenkanal (Odisha), (v) Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu) New Delhi, (vi) Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi) Amravati (Maharashtra), and (vii) Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam) Kottayam (Kerala).

Latest: Application forms for IIMC Entrance Exam 2018 has been released, check the same from below.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2018

Candidates who are searching for Post Graduation colleges in Mass Communication can now apply for this admission. Candidates can fill the application form by visiting the official website.

Event Date
Sale of application forms begins 20 Mar 2018
Last date for sale and receipt of Application Form 01 May 2018
Entrance Examination for Odia/Urdu/Marathi/ Malayalam Journalism 26 May 2018
(9 am to 11 am)
Entrance Examination for PG Diploma Course in Journalism Hindi/ English, Radio & TV Journalism and Advertising & Public Relations 27 May 2018
Entrance Examination result announcement 02nd or 03rd week of June 2018
Interview dates Last week of June / 1st week of July 2018
Announcement of final selection 02nd or 03rd week of July 2018
Last date to deposit first instalment of fee 03rd week of July 2018
Last date to submit original documents 31 Aug 2018
Academic Session begins Last week of July or 1st week of August, 2018

Eligibility Conditions

Academic Qualification -Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Those who have appeared/are appearing for a degree examination are also eligible to apply. If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing at least a provisional certificate in original from their college/university before 31 August 2018, failing which the provisional admission will stand cancelled.

Age Criteria – Candidate must have born after 01 August 1993 or later (for SCs/STs/PH, 01 August 1988 or later and for OBC, 01 August 1990 or later).

Nationality – Only Indian nationals are eligible.

Application Procedure

Candidate can either fill the application form online and also pay the fee online or download the application form, fill it and send by post along with the Demand Draft.

Offline Mode– Candidate can download the application form from the official website. Candidates have to pay Rs. 1500/- for general category and Rs.1,000/- for SC/ST/OBC/PH category. The amount will be paid through a demand draft drawn in favor of “IIMC, New Delhi” as Entrance Examination fee on or before its last date by post or in person.

It is most important that the name of the applicant be written on the back of the Demand Draft. Downloaded application forms will be accepted subject to receipt of Demand Draft for Entrance Examination fee by the due date, otherwise, the application will be rejected.

Online Application process– You can either fill the application form using online at iimc.gov.in and pay the fee in online mode,

Note- The candidates would need to submit only one Application Form. one either for Journalism (Hindi) or the other for Journalism (English). because, there is one common written test for these. Similarly, the candidates would have to submit one application form for either Journalism (Urdu)/Journalism (Oriya)/ Journalism (Marathi)/Journalism (Malayalam). The written entrance examination for these above courses was conducted simultaneously. Therefore, there was a separate form for each.

Special Note- Completed application form with DD should reach official address before the date expires.

Application Fee

The following table describes the amount paid by the candidate who registered for IIMC Entrance Exam last year. The amount depended on the category. Let us check the amount paid last year:-

Category Online through net banking etc. Offline through DD
General Rs. 1500/- Rs. 1500/-
SC/ST/OBC/PH Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1000/-

Exam Pattern

The candidates will undergo a written test of 2 hours. The paper will be descriptive. Candidates usually get questions on ranging from current affairs to trending movies, review in a particular script to creating a short script at the moment. Questions may also have internal choices and candidate get to pick the answer he wants to attempt. The questions are 15-20 marks each. And the total marks for the written test is 85 marks. The 15 marks are awarded for appearing and clearing interview. The candidates will be tested on the following parameters:

a) For Journalism Courses

i) General Awareness, including understanding of social dynamics; interest in social history; awareness of public debates on matters of polity and economy; awareness about international developments influencing power equations in the world and their impact on India.  ii) Aptitude & mental make-up, iii) language capability & iv) Analytical & comprehension skills.

b) For Advertising & Public Relations

i) General Awareness, ii) Aptitude & mental make-up, iii) Language capability, iv) Analytical & Comprehension skills, v) Brand awareness & recall and vi) Quantification skills.

Exam Centres

Exam centers for IIMC 2018 are New Delhi / Ahmedabad / Aizawl / Amravati / Bengaluru / Bhopal / Chennai / Dehradun / Dhenkanal / Guwahati / Hyderabad / Jammu / Kolkata / Kottayam / Lucknow / Mumbai / Patna / Ranchi / Raipur / Srinagar.

Selection Process

Candidates who appear in the written examination will be ranked on the basis of the marks obtained. A shortlist based on merit will be prepared for each of the courses (including a separate shortlist for the reserved seats in each course). The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview/group.

The list of candidates to be admitted to the courses will be prepared on the basis of the combined marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and in the interview /group discussion. The weightage for the written examination and the interview / group discussion will be 75:25.

Seat Distribution

The mentioned table below describes the number of seats vacant in each course. From this table, you can analyze which course more scope.

Course New Delhi Dhelkanal Amravati Aizawl Jammu Kottayam
Journalism (Hindi) 62
Journalism (English) 62 62 15 15 15 15
Radio & TV Journalism 46
Advertising & PR 70
Journalism (Oriya) 23
Journalism (Urdu) 15
Journalism (Marathi) 15
Journalism (Malayalam) 15

Course Fee

Course Tuition Fee Tuition Fee for NRI Category
Journalism (Hindi) Journalism (English) Rs. 79,000 US $ 8,000
Radio & Television Journalism Rs. 1,45,000 US $ 12,000
Advertising and PR Rs. 1,12,000 US $ 12,000
Journalism (Odia) Rs. 43,000
Journalism (Urdu) Rs. 43,000
Journalism (Marathi) Rs. 43,000
Journalism (Malayalam) Rs. 43,000

Official Website: www.iimc.nic.in.

For more details on IIMC Entrance Exam 2018, download Prospectus.

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