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IIMC 2020

The fourth merit list for Post Graduate Diploma courses 2020-21 has been declared by IIMC, Delhi ( Indian Institute of Mass Communication) on 24th November at their official wesbite. The successful applicants can check the merit list by visiting the official web portal of IIMC, iimc.nic.in.The applicants who are selected in merit list have to pay admission fees till 28th November, 2020 to secure their admission.
 
IIMC is an entry-level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication for the admissions in PG diploma courses in Journalism. IIMC stands for the Indian Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam. The exam will be conducted in Offline mode on the 26th & 27th of May this year.

IIMC 2020 Highlights:

Exam Name Indian Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Exam Level University Level
Mode of Exam Pen-paper based Test
Duration of Exam 120 minutes
Courses Offered PG Diploma in Journalism
Number of Seats 430

IIMC 2020 Schedule:

Event Date (Tentative)
Sale of application forms begins form April 17, 2020
Last date for sale and receipt of Application Form May 01, 2020
Exam Date for Odia/Urdu/Marathi/ Malayalam Journalism May 25, 2020
Exam Date for PG Diploma Course in Radio & TV Journalism, Journalism Hindi/ English and Advertising & Public Relations May 26, 2020
IIMC Entrance Examination Result Announced June 22, 2020
Interview dates July 1 - 5, 2020
Final Result July 15, 2020
Academic session begins 1st week of August 2020

IIMC Entrance Exam 2020 Schedule

Name of Course Date ( Tentative ) Time
PG Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi/English) May 26, 2020 9 am- 11 am
PG Diploma Course in Radio & TV Journalism May 26, 2020 12 noon - 2 pm
PG Diploma Course in Advertising and Public Relations May 26, 2020 3 pm- 5 pm
PG Diploma Course in Journalism (Urdu/Odia/Marathi/ Malayalam) May 26, 2020 9 am - 11 am

IIMC 2020 Admit Card:

The admit card for IIMC 2020 will be available for the candidates on the official website of the Institute. There will be no issue of any other source for the admit card. The admit card will be made available for only those students who have successfully completed their registration process.

Steps To Download IIMC 2020 Admit Card Online?

Step 1- Go to the official website of IIMC

Step 2- Select the right choices from the given options & give required data (course, DOB, Mobile No. or Application No)

Step 3- Those who are applying online need to log in via using their Unique ID & DOB

Step 4- After logging in click on the 'Download Admit Card’ link

View and save the admit card for the further use

Information on Admit Card:

1- Name of candidate

2- Address of examination center

3- Candidate’s father and mother name

4- Date of examination

5- Candidate’s date of birth

6- Timing of examination

7- Photograph of candidate

8- Roll number

9- Signature of candidate

10- Registration number

IIMC 2020 Syllabus:

The candidates are advised to go through the syllabus for the entrance exam before starting their preparation. The entrance exam will be covering the basics of Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations.
IIMC (The Indian Institute of Mass Communication) will be conducting the IIMC Entrance Exam 2020. This test is to select candidates for admission to around 184 seats across 6 institutes for all post-graduation programs. The application form can be submitted by both online and offline medium with the fee of INR 1200.
IIMC 2020 entrance exam does not have a standard pattern that can be followed but the candidates will be evaluated on the following topics in the exams.
a) For Journalism Courses- Candidates appearing for journalism entrance tests 2020 at IIMC will be judged on the following parameters:
1- General Awareness
2- Awareness of matters of politics and economy.
3- Understanding of social dynamics.
4- Social History.
5- International issues in the world and their impact on India.
6- Aptitude and mental make-up
7- Language proficiency.
8- Comprehension & analytical skills
b) For Advertising and Public Relations- For Advertising and Public Relations entrance exam, candidates will be judged on:
1- Brand awareness & recall
2- Aptitude & mental make-up
3- Language capability
4- Comprehension & analytical skills
5- Quantification skills
6- General awareness

IIMC 2017 Preparation Tips

IIMC (Indian institute of Mass Communication) is one of the most reputed institutes in the whole country. There are lots of candidates who apply for this exam and hence making it highly competitive in nature. IIMC provides quality education and excellent skills. To pass IIMC Entrance exams one needs to burn the midnight oil. These are the following tips you should follow to increase your chances to clear this exam.

Regular reading of Newspapers – You should read newspapers, magazines, editorials and articles related to current affairs. The editorial part of the newspaper ‘The Hindu’s highly recommended as it helps you to develop an opinion about a specific matter or an issue.
There is no need of buying subscriptions of newspapers and magazines as they are easily available on the internet.
Watch News channels – You should also watch TV News channel debates and discussions on politics and current affairs. Watching ‘Prime Time’ at NDTV by ‘Ravish Kumar’ and by ‘Arnab Goswami’ on Times now are also again highly recommended. They will also help you develop an opinion on an issue.
Interviews of famous personalities should also be watched, not only from the perspective of the guest personality but also from the anchor’s point of view.
Be Prepared for non-polity and economy issues – Just don’t be too occupied by the study of political and economy related current affairs. Keep your knowledge of Hollywood and Bollywood or cricket and other sports for that matter; refer to websites such as IMDB. Look at matters such as Grammy and Oscars Awards.
Check famous television channels of India and abroad (especially reality shows), their celebrities, their tagline, and the issue they cover.
Join Coaching Institutes if necessary – If you still have doubts and problems or not able to understand where to start from then you can join a coaching institute for your IIMC preparation. Join coaching institutes only if really required.

IIMC 2020 Exam Pattern:

There is no specific exam pattern for the IIMC 2020 entrance exam. However, the candidates need to focus on some topics to be eligible in the exam. These are General Awareness, Aptitude and Mental Makeup, Analytical & Comprehension Skills, Brand Awareness and recall, Lateral thinking capabilities etc. The exam will be continued for 120 mins.

IIMC (The Indian Institute of Mass Communication) will be conducting the IIMC Entrance Exam 2020. This test is to select candidates for admission to around 184 seats across 6 institutes for all post-graduation programs. The application form can be submitted by both online and offline medium with the fee of INR 1200.

The exam pattern for IIMC entrance constitutes a written exam followed by a personal interview/ group discussion round. The written exam holds 85% marks weightage whereas the personal interview/ group discussion holds 15% marks weightage.

Candidates must note that there will be a common entrance examination for admission to Hindi and English journalism courses at IIMC. Apart from this, there will be separate entrance exams for admissions to courses like Radio and TV journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, and Journalism (Odia) at IIMC.

IIMC 2020 is a pen-based written test consisting questions on general awareness, aptitude and language. The medium of the exam depends on the course opted by the candidate. PG Diploma in Journalism (Hindi) will have its question paper in Hindi and similar is the case for English and Oriya.

Question Pattern – The selection of students will be based on written examination. There will be a common entrance exam and question paper for journalism in English and Hindi. There will be separate exam for Radio and TV journalism similarly separate exams for Advertising & Public Relations and Journalism (Odiya) will be held.

Duration of each Exam is 3 hours

Exam  No.of question Word limit of write-ups Maximum Marks
Journalism Course 5 Varies according to question 85
Radio and TV Journalism course 5 Max 150-250 85
Advertising and PR Course 5 Max 300 85

The candidates who clear this exam will be called for group discussion and a personal interview. Performance of the candidate in both PI and GD will account for the final admission. The Interview Rounds will be conducted at Delhi and Dhenkanal (Odisha) campuses. The details of the Interview will be mentioned in the result and call letter will be available online and will be shared via post. The weight-age division between written exam and GD/PI is 85:15.

IIMC Cut-off 2020:

The cut-off of the entrance exam will be published on the official website of the IIMC. This cut off will be declared after the successful completion of the exam. The students are requested to keep a keen update with the website in-order not to miss any kind of update regarding the cut-off. The cut-off will be decided based on three factors:

1- Number of students attended the examination.

2- Number of total seats available for the admission

3- Previous year cut-off.

4- Difficulty level of the examination

IIMC 2020 Application Form:

The application form for IIMC 2020 will be available in both online and offline mode. The interested candidates can apply for the exam by submitting on the official website (Online) as well as downloading the application form (Offline) and submitting via offline mode.

Details that candidates need to fill in IIMC application form are as follows:

Course details: Candidates need to select the name of the postgraduate diploma course for which they want to apply
Applicant details: This section requires candidates to fill details such as their name, date of birth, gender, nationality (Indian/ NRI), category (General/ SC/ ST/ OBC), mailing address, mobile number, and email ID
Family details: Here, candidates need to enter details such as their parents’ name, profession, and annual income
Education details: It includes mentioning educational details of school and college like name of the university/ board, passing year, percentage scored, name of college/ school, and division/ grade
Choice of IIMC exam centre: Here, candidates need to give two preferences for cities from where they wish to appear for IIMC entrance exam 2020
Signature: Candidates need to upload a scanned copy of their signature. File size and type should be 10-20KB and jpeg/jpg, respectively
Photograph: Candidates need to upload a scanned copy of their photograph. File size and type of photograph should be 10-20KB and jpeg/jpg, respectively
IIMC Entrance Exam Application Fee
Candidates can pay IIMC entrance exam 2020 application fee in online (credit card/ debit card/ net banking) or offline (demand draft in favour of IIMC, New Delhi) mode.
Category Application fee
General 1500/-
SC/ST/OBC/PwD/EWS 1000/-
Note: Candidates need to submit separate IIMC application forms for different courses. However, candidates can submit one application form for either Hindi Journalism or English Journalism. The IIMC question paper will be same for Hindi and English Journalism aspirants. Similarly, candidates can submit one application form for either Malayalam Journalism/ Marathi Journalism/ Odia Journalism/ Urdu Journalism. There will be only one question paper for all regional journalism courses.
Once all details are duly-filled, candidates can submit their application forms by clicking on the Submit button. On successfull submission of the application forms, a Unique Registration Number (URN) will be generated that candidates can use to login to their registered accounts. 

Steps To Apply For IIMC 2020 Online:

1- Go to the official website of IIMC 2020

2- Go to "Online Application form for all PG Diploma Courses 2020-21" link

3- Register yourself on the website by clicking on the "New Registration" tab

4- Pay the required fees for the entrance exam via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking

5- Save the details of the payment & application for further use

Note: Once all details are duly-filled, candidates can submit their application forms by clicking on the Submit button. On successfull submission of the application forms, a Unique Registration Number (URN) will be generated that candidates can use to login to their registered accounts. 

Steps To Apply For IIMC 2020 Offline:

1- Get the application form for IIMC 2020 from the campus or from the official website

2- Fill up the application with required personal details

3- Make a DD of the required amount and sent it across to the respective authority along with the filled up application form. The address is given below

The Additional Director General (T&A)
Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi-110067

IIMC 2020 Counselling:

The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performances in the IIMC 2020 entrance exam. The eligible candidates will be shortlisted in the merit list for the selection procedure. The candidates will be intimated as per their rank from the merit list. The selected candidates will be called for the interview & group discussion as part of the selection procedure. After these steps, the selected candidates will be allotted with seats. The candidates also need to carry their original documents for the document verification process.

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 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.

Documents to be carried:

1- Class X marksheet and certificate

2- Class XII marksheet and certificate

3- Graduation marksheet and degree

4- Caste certificate, if applicable

5- Proof of date of birth

6- Passport size photographs

7- Seat allotment in IIMC:

Course Name medium of Exam Number of Seats Tuition Fee
PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations, New Delhi English and Hindi 70 1,12,000/-
PG Diploma Course in Journalism, New Delhi Hindi  62 79,000/-
Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism, New Delhi Urdu  15 43,000/-
PG Diploma Course in Journalism English

Aizwal – 15

Amravati – 15

Delhi – 62

Dhenkanal – 62

Jammu – 15

Kottayam – 15

79,000/-
Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism, Amaravati Marathi 15 43,000/-
Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Journalism, Kottayam Malayalam 15 43,000/-
PG Diploma Course in Journalism, Dhenkanal Odia 23 43,000/-
PG Diploma Course in Radio & Television Journalism, New Delhi English and Hindi 46 1,45,000/-

IIMC 2020 Result:

The IIMC 2020 entrance exam results will be declared in the second week of June, 2020. The results will be declared on the official website of IIMC. The IIMC entrance exam results will only be available online. Candidates who appeared for the IIMC entrance exam can follow the below-mentioned steps.

Steps to check IIMC Entrance Exam Result:

Step 1: The candidate will have to visit the official page of IIMC in order to check the result of the IIMC 2020 entrance exam.

Step 2: On the official website of IIMC, the candidate has to click on the ‘Exam Result’ link which will be present in the News and Announcements section of the home page.

Step 3: On clicking on the ‘Exam Result’ link, the candidate will be directed to a new page on the browser.

Step 4: From there on, the candidate will have to enter the following details to login:

         Date of Birth and Mobile number

OR

         Unique registration number

Step 5: On logging, the candidate can check the IIMC entrance exam 2020 results, which will contain the roll numbers of candidates shortlisted for different courses such as - Advertising & Public Relations, English Journalism, Hindi Journalism, Radio & TV Journalism, Odia Journalism, Malayalam Journalism, Marathi Journalism and Urdu Journalism.

Selection Process

Candidates appearing for the written test will be ranked on the basis of marks obtained in the IIMC 2020 entrance exam. Through the marks obtained, a shortlist will be prepared for each course. The shortlisted candidates will be called in for the second round of admissions at IIMC.

What after IIMC Entrance Exam Result?

Candidates who have cleared the written entrance exam will have to appear for the next round of admissions – Group Discussion (GD)/ Personal Interview (PI). Candidates who clear the second round will be eligible for admission in IIMC.

IIMC 2020 Answer key:

Once the exam is conducted, the institute will release the IIMC 2020 answer key. The answer key will be released by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication online in PDF format. Only candidates who have appeared for the entrance exam will be able to download the answer key once it is available online.
The IIMC 2020 answer key will allow the candidates to verify the answers of their attempted questions and then calculate their expected score. The first answer key will be released within 5 to 10 days after the exam completion.  The separate answer key will be released for each set of question paper like Set A, Set B, Set C and Set D or Set E, Set F, Set G and Set H, depending upon the number of sets distributed. Once the answer key of IIMC is released by the candidates, candidates may access it online after entering the required details. Candidates may also download the answer key to save it offline.

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IIMC 2020 Eligibility:

Nationality:

1- Candidate must be a citizen of India.

2- Five seats are available in each course for NRI/ NRI sponsored candidates.

3- NRIs/NRI sponsored candidates wishing to apply for both non-NRI and NRI categories must submit separate application forms for each category

Age Limit:

1- For students from the general category, the date of birth should be August 1, 1994, or later.

2- For the SC/ST/handicapped students, the date of birth should be August 1, 1989, or later.

3- For OBC candidates' date of birth should be August 1, 1991, or later.

Academic Qualification:

1- Bachelor’ s degree in any discipline.

2- 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.

3- If selected, their admission will be subject to their producing at least a provisional certificate in original from their college/university before 31 August 2020, failing which the provisional admission will stand cancelled.

Appearing Candidates: Final year candidates are also eligible to apply provided they have to submit their provisional degree before 31st August 2020.

IIMC 2020 FAQs:

Q: When is the last date to apply for IIMC 2020?
A: The last date to apply for IIMC 2020 is May 1st, 2020.

Q: How many seats are available for IIMC 2020?
A: There are 430 seats available for IIMC 2020.

Q: Is there any negative marking in IIMC 2020?
A: No, there is no negative marking scheme in the IIMC 2020.

Q: What is the application fee of IIMC 2020?
A: The application fee of IIMC 2020 for different category candidates is given below:

  • General: Rs 1500
  • SC/ST/OBC/PWD: Rs 1000

Q: To which address do I need to send the form and documents if I apply for IIMC 2020 in offline mode?
A: Candidates need to send their application form and documents of IIMC 2020 to the following address:

  • The Additional Director General (T&A)
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication
  • Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
  • New Delhi-110067

Q: What is the age limit to apply for IIMC 2020?
A: The upper age limit of different category candidates to apply for IIMC 2020 are:

  • General: Maximum of 25 years
  • OBC: Maximum of 28 years
  • SC/ST: maximum of 30 years

Q: What is the exam mode of IIMC 2020?
A: The IIMC 2020 will be conducted in offline mode i.e. paper-based.

Q: How many seats are offered through IIMC 2020?
A: A total of 430 seats are available to the candidates through IIMC 2020.

Q: How will be the IIMC 2020 cut-off mark decided?
A: The cut-off for IIMC 2020 will be affected by various factors, such as:

  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • The number of candidates appeared for the exam.
  • The total number of seats available for each category in different programmes.
  • Previous years’ cutoff
  • Percentage of candidates qualified for the entrance exam.

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