IIMC Entrance Exam 2023-24

IIMC Entrance Exam 2023: Indian Institute of Mass Communication conducts a university-level entrance exam to offer admission in PG Diploma courses in Journalism. A total of 430 seats are offered across various courses in 6 campuses affiliated to the institute. The exam is conducted in offline (pen-paper) mode. The application forms of the IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 for the journalism program will be released shortly at www.iimc.nic.in. Indian nationals with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline can apply for the examination.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 Updates

IIMC Application process will be started from the 3rd week of April 2023, after the release of official notification, candidates can apply online.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2023: Important Dates

Starting of application form 3rd week of April 2023
Application Form ends on 1st week of May  2023
Entrance Exam date 4th week of May 2023
Interview dates Last week of June 2023
Academic session begins Last week of July 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For NRI/ NRI sponsored candidates, there will be 5 seats available in each course.
  • NRIs/NRI sponsored candidates must submit separate application forms for each category.
  • Bachelor’ s degree in any discipline is required to apply for IIMC Entrance Exam.
  • Appearing candidates in the final year examinations can also appear for the entrance test.
  • The admission of such candidates will be subject to their producing at least a provisional certificate in original before 31 August 2023.
  • The provisional admission will stand canceled if the candidate fails to produce such a document.
  • The date of birth should be August 1, 1995, or later for students from the general category.
  • For OBC candidates, the date of birth should be August 1, 1991, or later.
  • The date of birth for the SC/ST/handicapped students should be August 1, 1990, or later.

IIMC Entrance Exam Application Fee

Category Application Fee
General INR 1500
  • The application fee can either be paid online or offline.

Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be a pen-based written test.
  • The duration of each exam is 3 hours.
  • 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.
  • Question Pattern – The selection of students will be based on written examination.
  • 3 Exams have a different type of word limits for the write-ups as shown below.
  • The qualified candidates for this exam will be called for group discussion and a personal interview.
  • The Interview Rounds will be conducted at Delhi and Dhenkanal (Odisha) campuses.
  • The performance of the candidate in both PI and GD will account for the final admission.
  • The weight-age division between written exam and GD/PI is 85:15.
Exam No. of Questions Word Limit for 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

Exam Centers

Journalism (Hindi/English), RTV Journalism and Ad & PR

Ahmedabad Dhenkanal Lucknow
Aizawl Guwahati Mumbai
Amravati Hyderabad New Delhi
Bangalore Jammu Patna
Bhopal Srinagar Raipur
Chennai Kolkata Ranchi
Dehradun Kottayam

Regional Language Journalism

  • Odia Journalism: Dhenkanal
  • Malayalam Journalism: Kottayam
  • Marathi Journalism: Amravati, Mumbai
  • Urdu Journalism: Jammu, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Delhi, Srinagar, Patna


For Journalism Courses For Advertising and Public Relations
Aptitude and mental make-up General awareness
Understanding of social dynamics Language capability
General Awareness and Social History Quantification skills
Awareness of matters of politics and economy Brand awareness & recall
Language proficiency, Comprehension & analytical skills Aptitude & mental make-up
International issues in the world and their impact on India Comprehension & analytical skills

IIMC Seat Break up & Tuition Fee

Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism Tuition Fee Campus Seats 
English 79,000/- Delhi 62
Dhenkanal 62
Aizawl 15
Amravati 15
Jammu 15
Kottayam 15
Hindi 79,000/- Delhi 62
Radio & TV 1,45,000/- Delhi 46
Advertising and Public Relations 1,12,000/- Delhi 70
Odia 43,000/- Dhenkanal 23
Urdu 43,000/- Delhi 15
Marathi 43,000/- Amravati 15
Malayalam 43,000/- Kottayam 15

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