IIMC 2018 Exam: Important Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Result


In recent years, the Journalism has emerged as one of the most attractive career choices among students. Nowadays, many students are pursuing their career 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 in this field.

Opportunities in the Journalism field

There are many Government and Private Colleges, Universities and Institutions across India which are offering Journalism or Mass Communication course on Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Interested students can opt for either Print Journalism or Electronic Journalism. After completing one’s Master’s or Bachelor’s course in Journalism, students can become Reporter, News Analyst, Senior Journalists, Editor, etc. They are hired by big channels like Star News, ABP News, Zee News etc. The salary packages for Reporters and Journalists have gone up in recent years.

Popular Entrance Exams

Some of the most popular Journalism entrance exams are – IIMC Journalism entrance exam, FTII entrance exam, Asian College of Journalism, WLCI All India Entrance Exam etc.

The IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication) is one of the well-known and reputed institutes of mass communication. It was inaugurated in 1965 by Smt. Indira Gandhi, then serving as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Since then IIMC has been offering a journalism course.

Read below to know more about the IIMC 2018 Exam–

IIMC Exam 2018 Important Dates

About the IIMC 2018 Exam

Important Date

Date of Exam

May 2018.

On May 2018 - IIMC Exam in Regional language.

On May 28th, 2017 – IIMC Exam in Advertising and PR, Hindi Journalism, English Journalism and Radio and TV.

Avail Application Form from

March 2018.

End date of Application Form

May 2018.

IIMC Exam 2018 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 Interview 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 where questions are asked in the exam, which is as follows

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

In the IIMC Exam for Advertisement and PR, in addition to the areas mentioned above, some questions related to the 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 2018 Eligibility

Nationality – A candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Educational Qualifications

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

Age Limit

  • The General candidate should not be born earlier than August 1st, 1992. 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, 1989.
  • The SC/ST candidates should not be born earlier than August 1st, 1987.

IIMC Exam 2018 Application Process

Candidates can apply for the IIMC 2018 Exam both online and offline. Candidates can download the application form from the IIMC official website.

How To Apply Offline Mode

  • Candidates can purchase the application form from the IIMC campus in New Delhi or Dhenkanal.
  • The application form along with the prospectus can be purchased by paying ₹ 200.
  • It should be noted that the candidate should submit separate application forms for different courses. A candidate cannot apply for various courses in one application form.
  • A candidate should fill all the specified columns in the application form.
  • A candidate should also affix the application form with his/her recent photograph.
  • A candidate should also give his/her specimen signature in the indicated area.
  • Finally, the candidate should pay the requisite application fee through the Demand Draft. The DD should be drawn in favour of –the “Registrar of IIMC, New Delhi”.
  • A candidate should not forget to mention his/her name on the back side of the DD and the year of the exam for which he is applying for.

The filled application form should reach the official address-

The Registrar,
Indian Institute of Mass Communication,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi-110067.

Before submitting the application form candidate should check the application form thoroughly to correct any mistake.

How To Apply Online Mode

  • A candidate should visit the official website of the IIMC, i.e. www.iimc.nic.in.
  • By clicking on this website link candidate will be directed to the application form.
  • A candidate should click on the “online filing” of the application form.
  • In the application form, a candidate should fill all the required columns. The candidate should give details of his/her Name, Address, Educational qualifications, Mobile number, valid email id etc.
  • Candidate should upload the scanned copies of his photograph and signature along with the application form.
  • The candidate should also pay the requisite application fee along with the application form through the Payment gateway.

Application Fee

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

Category of Candidate

Application Fee

General candidate

₹ 1200



NRI Candidate

$ 50

Mode of Payment

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

Other Details

List of Colleges under IIMC and Courses offered by them are –

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

  1. IIMC New Delhi.
  2. IIMC Dhenkenal.
  3. IIMC Jammu.
  4. IIMC Kottayam.
  5. IIMC Aizwal.
  6. IIMC Amaravati.

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 Dhenkenal


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 Aizwal



Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism ( English)


IIMC Amaravati



Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism ( English)

IIMC 2018 Exam: Centre of Exam

The IIMC entrance exam is scheduled to be held in 19 cities across all over India.

The exam in certain languages will be held only in the following centers –


IIMC Entrance Exam Test Centre

Urdu Journalism

New Delhi.

Odia Journalism


Marathi Journalism


Malayalam Journalism


IIMC 2018 Exam: Admit Card

Candidates will be issued admit card online. 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 timing of the exam. Without admit card no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam center.

IIMC 2018 Exam: Result Declaration

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 is declared in the month of July-August.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. How much is the application fee for the IIMC 2018 Exam?

The application fee for the IIMC is ₹ 1200 for the general category candidate and it is ₹1100 for the SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates.

Q. What are the educational centres of IIMC?

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

Q. What courses are available at the IIMC New Delhi centre?

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

Q. When will the IIMC 2018 Exam will be held?

The IIMC 2017 Exam will be held in May 2018.

Q. How to get the Admit Card of the IIMC 2018 Exam?

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

Q. How to get the application form of the IIMC 2018 Exam?

Candidate can get their application form both Online as well as offline. By paying the required amount for the Prospectus and application form, it can be obtained from IIMC New Delhi Centre or Dhenkanal centre.

Q. What are the languages in which IIMC 2018 exam is conducted?

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