IIMC 2020 Exam(Cancelled), Application Forms, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

    Megha Rohilla Megha Rohilla
    University Data Specialist

    IIMC Entrance Exam is a university-level test conducted by Indian Institute of Mass Communication for admission to PG Diploma courses in Journalism, PR and Advertising and Radio and TV Journalism offered at 6 campuses affiliated to the institute.IIMC 2020 Entrance Exam has been cancelled by Indian Institute of Mass Communication. The exam was previously scheduled to be conducted on August 04, 2020. But due to COVID -19 outbreak, no entrance exam will be conducted this year. Admission to all courses will be based on marks obtained in 10th and 12th and online interviews. Application forms also have been extended. Candidate can fill application forms till August 14, 2020

    • This year, the exam is expected to be held in the last week of July 2020(tentatively)
    • IIMC Exam 2020 will be conducted in both online and offline mode. 
    • Candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree program will be eligible to apply for the entrance test. 
    IIMC 2020 Exam DatesIIMC 2020 EligibilityIIMC 2020 Admit Card

    Highlights of IIMC Exam 2020

    Exam NameIIMC Entrance Exam
    Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Mass Communication
    Exam LevelUniversity Level
    Mode of ExamPen-paper based Test
    Duration of Exam120 minutes
    Courses OfferedPG Diploma in Journalism
    Number of Seats430
    Exam Helpline

    Contact: 011-26741352, 26742920, 26741073; Ext. 240

    Email: iimc1965@gmail.com

    IIMC 2020 Important Dates

    An official notification announcing the timeline to be followed by IIMC Exam 2020 has been released by the authority. The table below enlists all the important dates related to the exam:

    Application forms begin fromApril 30, 2020(Released)
    Last date to fill Application FormJuly 27, 2020
    Entrance Examination for Odia/Urdu/Marathi/ Malayalam JournalismAugust 4, 2020
    Entrance Examination for PG Diploma Course in Journalism Hindi/ English , Radio & TV Journalism and Advertising & Public Relationsto be notified
    Interview datesAugust 20 – 21, 2020
    IIMC Entrance Examination Result to be notifiedto be notified
    Last date for remitting feeSeptember 14, 2020
    Academic session beginsSeptember 2020

    Direct link to apply for IIMC Exam 2020

    IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Schedule

    Name of CourseDate(Postponed)Time
    PG Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi/English)May 26, 20209 am – 11 am
    PG Diploma Course in Radio & TV JournalismMay 26, 202012 noon – 2 pm
    PG Diploma Course in Advertising and Public RelationsMay 26, 20203 pm – 5 pm
    PG Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu/Odia/Marathi/ Malayalam)May 26, 20209 am – 11 am

    IIMC Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria


    • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
    • Five seats are available in each course for NRI/ NRI sponsored candidates.
    • NRIs/NRI sponsored candidates wishing to apply for both non-NRI and NRI categories must submit separate application forms for each category

    Age Limit:

    • For students from the general category, the date of birth should be August 1, 1994, or later.
    • For the SC/ST/handicapped students, the date of birth should be August 1, 1989, or later.
    • For OBC candidates' date of birth should be August 1, 1991, or later.

    Academic Qualification:

    • Bachelor’ s degree in any discipline.
    • Those appearing for their final year examinations can also appear for the entrance test, showing their final year mark sheet/provisional certificate by August 31, 2020.
    • If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing at least a provisional certificate in original from their college/university before 31 August 2019, failing which the provisional admission will stand cancelled.

    How to fill IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form?

    Online Mode

    Candidates can perform the following steps to fill the IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form:

    1. Visit the official website of IIMC iimc.nic.in
    2. Click on “Online Application form for all PG Diploma Courses 2020-20” in the news feed.
    3. Click on – ‘New Registration’
    4. Fill and upload all the details asked in the application form and then click on ‘Submit
    5. Pay the application fee using Netbanking/Credit Card/Debit Card.
    6. Candidates are advised to take a printout of the submitted form for future reference.

    Latest:Direct link to Apply for IIMC 2020- Apply Here

    Offline Mode

    1. Obtain the application form from the campus or official website.
    2. Fill in the required details such as personal details, academic details and contact details.
    3. Attach the completely filled application form along with the demand draft of the required amount.
    4. Send the application form and a demand draft of the application fee on or before May 01, 2020.

    The Additional Director General (T&A)

    Indian Institute of Mass Communication

    Aruna Asaf Ali Marg

    New Delhi-110067

    Payment of Fee

    The application fee can either be paid online or offline while purchasing the form from the campus or through a demand draft of the said amount.

    CategoryApplication Fee
    GeneralINR 1500
    SC/ST/OBC/PwDINR 1000

    Read More about IIMC Application Form 2020 

    Details asked in IIMC Exam 2020 Application Form

    The following details are asked in the IIMC Entrance Exam Application Form. Candidates must fill all the details carefully and accurately as any mistakes will result in the cancellation of the form.

    Details for Course Applied & CenterApplicant DetailsApplicant Guardian DetailsEducation Qualification Details
    Name of Post Graduate Diploma CourseName Of ApplicantGuardian's NameGraduation
    Choice Examination CenterDate of BirthGuardian's Mobile NoBoard/University
    Medium of ExamGenderProfession of GuardianPassing year
    Work Experience DetailsNationalityAnnual Family Income Percentage 
    Designation NameCategory-Name of School/College
    Name of InstitutionAddress-Name of the degree
    Duties performed Mobile Number--
    -E-mail id--

    IIMC Exam Pattern

    There is no fixed exam pattern for IIMC Exam. However, candidates are evaluated on the following aspects:

    For Journalism ProgrammeFor Advertising and Public Relations
    General AwarenessAptitude and Mental Makeup
    Analytical & Comprehension SkillsGeneral Awareness
    Aptitude and Mental MakeupAnalytical& Comprehension Skills
    Language CapabilityQuantification Skills
    International DevelopmentLanguage Capability
    -Brand Awareness and recall
    -Lateral thinking capabilities

    Read More about IIMC Entrance Exam Pattern & Syllabus 

    IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Admit Card

    IIMC Entrance Exam Admit Card can only be downloaded from the official website of IIMC. No candidate will receive the Admit card via e-mail or post. IIMC will release the Admit card to only those candidates who have successfully filled the application form with the payment of fees on time. The steps to download IIMC 2020 Admit Card are given below:

    1. Visit the official website i.e. iimc.nic.in
    2. Applicants need to select the course, enter Date of Birth, Mobile No. or Application No. correctly.
    3. Online Applicants need to select the course, enter the Unique ID, Date of Birth.
    4. Click the ‘Submit’ button and ‘Download Admit Card’ link will appear.
    5. Click on the link, ‘IIMC Admit Card’ will be displayed.
    6. Save and print the Admit Card to appear in the IIMC Entrance Test 2020.
    Information on Admit card
    Name of candidateAddress of examination center
    Candidate’s father and mother nameDate of examination
    Candidate’s date of birthTiming of examination
    Photograph of candidateRoll number
    Signature of candidateRegistration number

    Note: All candidates should bring with them HB Pencil and eraser etc. for the entrance examination. If any candidate does not have/ misplaced the unique ID number, immediately contact at 011-26742069 between 10 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Saturday.

      Read More about IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Admit Card  

      IIMC Exam 2020 Exam Centers

      IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 will be conducted in the following cities:

      Journalism (Hindi/English), RTV Journalism and Ad & PR   Regional Language Journalism
      AhmedabadDhenkanal MumbaiMarathi Journalism Amravati
      AizawlGuwahatiNew DelhiMumbai
      AmravatiHyderabadPatnaMalayalam Journalism Kottayam
      BangaloreJammuRaipurOdia Journalism  Dhenkanal
      BhopalKolkataRanchiUrdu Journalism JammuBhopalSrinagar
      Note: The Institute reserves the right to call any candidate for entrance examination at any centre (other than his/her choice) for administrative reasons.

      IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Result & Selection Process

      Indian Institute of Mass Communication will release tentatively on June 22, 2020. Candidates can check and download their result online from the official website. Steps to download the Score Card:

      1. Go to the official website of IIMC 2020
      2. Login using Registration number and Date of Birth
      3. View/download scorecard
      4. Print scorecard

      Facts related to IIMC Selection Procedure

      • 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 discussion from July 1 – 5, 2020 in New Delhi at the candidates’ own expense​
      • The weightage for the written examination and the interview/ group discussion will be 75:25.
      • Candidates passing the group discussion/ personal interview round will then be eligible to take admission at any college accepting IIMC entrance exam 2020 ranks/scores.
      • After all the admission rounds are conducted a merit list will be released by IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication) with names and other details of shortlisted candidates.
      • Final result will be declared on July 15, 2020 and academic session will begin from August 1, 2020.

      IIMC Seat Break up & Tuition Fee

      Name of CourseTuition FeeSeats Campus
      Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English)79,000/-62 Delhi
      Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi)79,000/-62Delhi
      Post-graduate Diploma Course in Radio & TV Journalism1,45,000/-46Delhi
      Post-graduate Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations1,12,000/-70Delhi
      Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Odia)43,000/-23Dhenkanal
      Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu)43,000/-15Delhi
      Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Marathi)43,000/-15Amravati
      Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Malayalam)43,000/-15Kottayam

      Scholarships Offered

      IIMC offers the following scholarships for its various programs:

      • The ‘Rati Aggarwal Scholarship’ will be awarded to a meritorious female student of the Hindi Journalism Course, based on her performance in the Entrance Exam.
      • The ‘Star TV Scholarship’ will be awarded to a meritorious student of Radio & TV Journalism, based on his / her performance in the Entrance Exam.
      • The ‘Achin Ganguly Scholarship’ will be awarded to two meritorious students of Advertising & Public Relations, based on their performance in the Entrance Exam & final result after completion of the Course.
      • The ‘Jaswinder Singh Memorial Scholarship’ will be awarded to two meritorious students, one each from Hindi Journalism and Radio & TV Journalism, based on their performance in the Entrance and First Semester Exams.

      *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

      Fee Structure

      • 1500


      • 1000


      • 1000


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      1 Comment
      Surydev kumar

      mai bjmj karna chahta

      09 Apr, 2020 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Suryadev, this course is not available in this institute.

      09 Apr, 2020 01:25

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