The Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication conducts the entrance test for admission to the MA (Mass Communication) programs in the academic session 2018-20. The candidates who wish to take admission into the said Course has to appear for the SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2018. Only those candidates will be granted admission who fulfill the eligibility criteria as laid down by the authority and will appear for the entrance test.

Latest: The merit list of Shortlisted Candidates for PI-WAT SIMC MA(MC) has been announced. Interested candidates can check the same from this page.

SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2018


  • Journalism
  •  Audio Visual Production

The schedule for various events of SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2018 is provided in the table below:

MA (MC) Phase I
Events Dates
Online Registration Starts 21 Sep 2017
Registration Closes 03 Jan 2018
Last Date of Payment 05 Jan 2018
SIMC MA(MC) ObjectiveTest 21 Jan 2018
Entrance test Result 12 Feb 2018
Events Dates
Shortlist of Candidates for PI-WAT 16 Feb 2018
Panel Interview and Written Ability Test (PI-WAT) 24, 25 Feb 2018
Announcement of First Merit List 13 Mar 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment for First Merit List (1st installment) 22 Mar 2018
Orientation Programme 1st Week of June 2018

Quick Links

SIMC MA (MC) 2018 Admit Card

Downloadable Admit cards of all the eligible candidates is available on official website Candidates have to enter their “SIMC MA(MC) ID” & “Password” to download the admit card. All the candidates are advised to download their Admit Cards from the website OR through the direct link provided below before the last date.

Admit Card: Downloading admit card process is over..!!

SIMC MA (MC) 2018 Application Form

SIMC MA(MC) 2018 Application Form submission was started as per the schedule given above. Interested candidates must fill the SIMC MA(MC) online application form for Journalism and Audio Visual Production entrance examination before the last date.The application fee for entrance examination is non-refundable.SIMC MA(MC) Online Registration for 2018 exam consists of filling up the form, fee payment via DD or Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking.

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  • Candidate should be graduate with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for SC/ ST) from any recognised University/ Institution of National Importance.
  • The university should be approved by AICTE / UGC. Also, it should be registered under AIU.
  • Candidates in final year examinations can also apply.
  • A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).Candidate should be a graduate from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for SC/ST) at graduation level.

Note: Degree through correspondence is not accepted unless it is through IGNOU.

For International Candidates

  • A candidate is eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if he/she holds a foreign passport.
  • A candidate is eligible to apply as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if he/she has a PIO card, and is a citizen of a country other than India.
  • A candidate is eligible to apply for a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) if he/she has appeared either for the 10+2(equivalent to the Indian 10+2) examination or graduation outside India. It is mandatory for one of the two qualifying examinations to be given outside India.

Exam Pattern

SIMC MA(MA) is an online test with 4 sections of 2 hrs.

  • Mode of exam: Objective test
  • Types of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Duration of exam: 120 mins
  • Total marks: 150 marks
Sections Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
Media & Culture 40
Current affairs and Contemporary issues 40
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30

SIMC MA (MC) 2018 Result

SIMC MA (MC) Result for phase-I is now available on the website at after the successful completion of the entrance test. Candidates can also check their result from the link mentioned above.

Selection Process

The selection process for SIMC MA(MC) admission is based on 2 stages-

Stage1: Objective Exam

Stage2: Panel Interview and Written Ability Test (PI-WAT)

Final selection of candidates for SIMC MA(MC) will be done on the basis of score secured in both entrance exam and Panel Interview and Written Ability Test (PI-WAT).

Fees Structure

The Course fees mentioned in the table below is subject to be change over the period of the programme depending on Hostel and Mess fees.

 Courses  Fees at the time of admission   2nd semester onwards
Journalism ₹2,75,000 ₹2,25,000
Audio Visual production ₹2,97,500 ₹2,47,500

Seat Intake

The number of seats available for MA(MC) in SIMC is 60.

Media and Journalism Entrance Exams


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