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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 will soon invite 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).
IIMC Entrance Exam 2018
The important dates that have been mentioned are based on the data available from previous year official sources. According to which the application will be available in offline mode and in online mode as well. According to the brochure of the last year, the application forms were available from 01st week of April 2018 and could be obtained only till 01st week of May 2018.
|Sale of application forms begins||01st week of April 2018|
|Sale of application forms closes||01st week of May 2018|
|Last date for receiving application form with DD through post||01st week of May 2018|
|Entrance Examination for all Courses (Other than Urdu, Odia, Marathi and Malayalam)||04th week of May 2018|
|Entrance Examination for Journalism (Urdu, Odia, Marathi and Malayalam)||04th week of May 2018|
|Entrance Examination result announcement||02nd or 03rd week of June 2018|
|Interview dates||04th week of June or 01st 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||04th week of August 2018|
Academic Qualification – Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
Age Criteria – Candidate must have born after 1 August 1992 or later (for SCs/STs/PH 1 August 1987 or later and for OBC 1 August 1989 or later).
Nationality – Only Indian nationals are eligible.
The mentioned table below describes the number of seat vacant in each course as per last year. The seat matrix may vary for 2018 session. But here is the table for you to analyse which course more scope.
|Radio & TV Journalism||46||–||–||–||–||–|
|Advertising & PR||70||–||–||–||–||–|
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
Aptitude & mental make-up, General Awareness, Analytical & comprehension skills, Language capability, Sensitivity to social issues and Ethics & values
b) For Advertising & Public Relations
General awareness about development and public issues, Aptitude & mental make-up, Language capability, Analytical & Comprehension skills, Brand awareness & recall, Social Consciousness and Lateral thinking capabilities
Application forms may be available in online and offline mode both. Candidates would be allowed to exercise their choice of medium suiting their needs. Let us go through the options in brief.
Offline Mode– one medium is Offline Mode. What is meant by Offline mode is that IIMC Application forms would be available for purchase in person or by post. Last year, the candidates had to pay Rs.1200/- for general category and Rs.1100/- for SC/ST/OBC/PH category. The amount was paid through a demand draft drawn in favor of Registrar IIMC payable at New Delhi. The request for application forms was to be enclosed with a self-addressed stamp of Rs. 70/-) envelope (27×17 cm).
Online Application process– You can either fill the application form using online at iimc.gov.in and pay the fee in online as well or download the application form from iimc.gov.in, fill it and send it by post along with the Demand Draft.
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.
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. 1200/-||Rs. 1200/-|
|SC/ST/OBC/PH||Rs. 1100/-||Rs. 1100/-|
The selection is based on the written examination followed by a personal interview/group discussion. Both the tests carry their own weightage individually. The weightage given to the written entrance examination and the personal interview/ group discussion is 85:15. It simply means that the candidates will be measured upon their marks obtained in written test and personal interview. While for written test, the candidate will be awarded out of 85 marks for interview they will be awarded out of 15 marks. Combining both, the merit list will be displayed.
|Course||Tution fee||Course||Tution fee|
|Journalism (Hindi) Journalism (English)||Rs. 44,400/-||Radio & Television Journalism||Rs. 74,400|
|Advertising and PR||Rs. 59,400/-||Journalism (Oriya)||Rs.27,900/-|
|Journalism (Urdu)||Rs. 39,000/-||Journalism (Marathi)||Rs. 27,900/-|
|Journalism (Malayalam||Rs. 27, 900/||–|