IIMC 2023: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Admit Card, Results

Last Modified on : 18 Jul 2024

In recent years, Journalism has emerged as one of the most attractive career choices among students. Nowadays, many students are pursuing careers in media to become part of the happening world of news, views, and discussions. The power, glamour and popularity associated with the media persons have become the main reason to attract students to this field. For admission to Journalism courses, candidates must appear for entrance exams conducted by different institutes. We will discuss the most popular exam conducted for Journalism admission i.e., IIMC. The Indian Institute of Mass Communication conducts the IIMC exam. The institute is one of the well-known and reputed institutes of mass communication. It was inaugurated in 1965 by Smt. Indira Gandhi then served as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Since then, IIMC has been offering various journalism courses. Some other popular Journalism entrance exams are – the FTII entrance exam, the Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam, the WLCI All India Entrance Exam, etc.

IIMC entrance exam offers admission to PG diploma courses in Journalism, Radio & TV Journalism, and PR & Advertising courses offered at the 6 campuses of the institute. Read below to learn more about the IIMC 2023 Exam.

IIMC 2023 Latest Updates -

  • The IIMC official notification for the 2023 entrance exam will be announced in June 2023.
  • The filling of the application form will start in June 2023.
  • The last date for filling out the form will be in July 2023.
  • The examination is expected to be conducted in the month of July 2022.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2023 - Quick Highlights

Exam Name

IIMC Entrance Exam 2023

Exam conducting authority

Indian Institute of Mass Communication

Official website


Exam Level

University level

Application mode


Exam mode

Pen-and-paper based test

Exam duration

120 minutes

Courses covered

PG Diploma in Journalism

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IIMC Exam 2023 Important Dates

Here are the dates for the IIMC 2023 exam:

IIMC 2023 Exam Events

Important Dates (through CUET-PG)

PG Diploma in Journalism

Avail of the Application Form from

March 2023

June 2023

Last date of Application Form submission

April 2023

July 2023

Last date of form submission with late fee

April 2023


Correction Window

May 2023


Admit card availability

May 2023

July 2023

IIMC 2023 Entrance Exam

1st to 10th June 2023

July 2023

IIMC Entrance Exam Result


August 2023

GD and Interview dates


August 2023

Final selection announcement


August 2023

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IIMC Exam 2023 Pattern & Syllabus

There are two stages in the IIMC Journalism exam. In the first stage, a written test is held, in which the candidate’s General mental ability and General awareness are tested. In the second stage, group discussion and interviews are conducted. The weightage of the Written Test and Interview/ Group Discussion round is 85:15. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

There are certain defined areas from which questions are asked in the exam, which are as follows

  1. Language ability.
  2. Analytical & Comprehension skills.
  3. Aptitude
  4. General Awareness – Social history, Social developments, recent policy, economic developments, and international development. 

In the IIMC Exam for Advertisement and PR, in addition to the areas mentioned above, some questions related to Brand awareness and recall are also added. Check below-

  1. Language Ability.
  2. Aptitude
  3. Analytical and Comprehension skills.
  4. General Awareness.
  5. Quantification skill.
  6. Brand Awareness and Recall.

IIMC Exam 2023 Eligibility

Nationality – A candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Educational Qualifications

  • A candidate should have done Bachelors's in any stream from a recognized University/ College or Institution.
  • Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor's are also eligible to apply for the exam.

Age Limit

  • The General candidate should not be born earlier than August 1st, 1998. Candidates who are born on the date mentioned above and later are eligible to apply.
  • There is age relaxation for the SC/ST and OBC candidates.
  • The OBC candidates should not be born earlier than August 1st, 1995.
  • The SC/ST candidates should not be born earlier than August 1st, 1993.

IIMC Exam 2023 Application Process

Candidates can apply for the IIMC 2023 exam online once they are released. The application form can be filled out at the IIMC official website. Candidates are advised to access the application form only through the official website. The applications are to be submitted before the last date. The application form will be released in June 2023, and the last date to fill out the form will be in July 2023.

How To Apply for the IIMC Exam 2023?

  • Visit the official website of the IIMC, i.e. www.iimc.nic.in. Click the link to visit the website directly.
  • Click on the link to fill out the application form.
  • In the application form, a candidate should fill out all the required columns. The candidate should give details of his/her name, address, educational qualifications, mobile number, valid email id, etc.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature.
  • Pay the requisite application fee through the Payment gateway.

Application Fee

Without an application fee, no application form will be accepted. Once paid, the application fee is non-refundable. Separate application fees should be paid for separate application forms.

Category of Candidate

Application Fee

General candidate

₹ 800


₹ 550

NRI Candidate

USD 50

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Mode of Payment

  • A candidate can pay the application fee through Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card.

IIMC Exam 2023 Other Details

List of Colleges under IIMC –

The IIMC has 6 educational centers across India. It offers various Journalism courses at its different centers. The six IIMC centers are -

  1. IIMC New Delhi
  2. IIMC Dhenkanal
  3. IIMC Jammu
  4. IIMC Kottayam
  5. IIMC Aizawl
  6. IIMC Amravati

The various courses offered at these centers are as follows-

IIMC New Delhi

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism ( English)

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism ( Hindi)

Post Graduate Diploma in Radio & TV

Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and PR.

IIMC Dhenkanal

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English)

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Odia)

IIMC Jammu

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English)

IIMC Kottayam

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English)

IIMC Aizawl

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English)

IIMC Amravati

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English)

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IIMC 2023: Centre of Exam

The IIMC entrance exam is scheduled to be held all over India at the following centers:

























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IIMC Entrance Exam Admit Card 2023

Admit Cards will be issued online in the month of July 2023. It can be downloaded online from the IIMC official website. The admit card contains the name, roll number, address of the test center and the date, and the timing of the exam. Without admit cards, no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam center.

IIMC 2023 Exam: Result Declaration

The IIMC entrance exam result is scheduled to be released in August 2023. Qualified candidates are required to appear for the interview process. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the combined score of the candidate in the written test and the group discussion/ interview. The final list of successful candidates will be declared in the month of August 2023.

Opportunities in the Journalism Field

After completing a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Journalism, students can become Reporters, News Analysts, Senior Journalists, editors, etc. They can work with big channels like Star News, ABP News, Zee News, etc. The salary packages for Reporters and Journalists have gone up in recent years.

IIMC Exam Frequently Asked Questions

The application fee for the IIMC is Rs 800 for the general category candidate, and it is Rs 550 for the SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates.

The IIMC has 6 educational centers across India, which are as follows- New Delhi, Dhenkanal, Jammu, Aizawl, Amravati and Kottayam.

There are four courses which are available at the New Delhi center, which are as follows – PG Diploma in English Journalism, Hindi Journalism, Radio & TV, Advertising and PR Journalism.

The IIMC 2023 exam will be held in July 2023.

One can download the admit card online from the official website of the IIMC.

Candidates can submit their application form through the official website. The process will start in June 2023 and the last date for the same will be July 2023.

Besides Hindi and English, the IIMC Exam is conducted in Odia, Urdu, Malayalam and Marathi at different centers across India.


surydev kumar , March 28, 2020

sir eska form kab nikalta hai

Exams Planner, April 6, 2020

The registration will likely begin in April 2020.