IIMC 2021: Entrance Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern & Admit Card


In recent years, 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. For admission to Journalism courses, candidates need to appear for entrance exams conducted by different institutes. We will be discussing the most popular exam conducted for Journalism admission i.e. IIMC. IIMC exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. The institute 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 various journalism courses. Some other popular Journalism entrance exams are – FTII entrance exam, Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam, 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 know more about the IIMC 2021 Exam.

IIMC 2021 Latest Updates - The IIMC official notification for the 2021 entrance exam is not out yet. It is expected to be released in the third week of April 2021. The examination is scheduled to be conducted in the last week of May 2021.

IIMC Entrance Exam 2021 - Quick Highlights

Exam Name

IIMC Entrance Exam 2021

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

Available Application Forms

IIMC Exam 2021 Important Dates

Here are the tentative dates for the IIMC 2021 exam:

IIMC 2021 Exam Events

Important Dates

Avail Application Form from

3rd week of April 2021

Last date of Application Form submission

3rd week of May 2021

Admit card availability

4th week of May 2021

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam

Last week of May 2021

IIMC Entrance Exam Result

4th week of June 2021

GD and Interview dates

Last week of June to 2nd week of July 2021

Final selection announcement

2nd week of July 2021

IIMC Exam 2021 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 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 2021 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, 1996. 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, 1992.
  • The SC/ST candidates should not be born earlier than August 1st, 1990.

IIMC Exam 2021 Application Process

Candidates can apply for the IIMC 2021 exam through online mode. The application form can be filled 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 tentatively in the third week of April 2021.

How To Apply for the IIMC Exam 2021?

  • 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 for filling 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.
  • 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

₹ 1500


₹ 1000

NRI Candidate

USD 50

Mode of Payment

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

Other Details

List of Colleges under IIMC –

The IIMC has 6 educational centres across India. It offers various Journalism courses at its different centres. The six IIMC centres 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 centres 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)

IIMC 2021: Centre of Exam

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

























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IIMC Entrance Exam Admit Card 2021

Admit Cards will be issued online in the fourth week of May 2021. It can be downloaded online from the IIMC official website. The admit card contains the name, roll number, address of the test centre and the date, and the timing of the exam. Without admit cards no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam centre.

IIMC 2021 Exam: Result Declaration

The IIMC entrance exam result is scheduled to be released in the fourth week of June 2021. 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 July.

Opportunities in the Journalism Field

After completing a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Journalism, students can become Reporter, News Analyst, Senior Journalists, Editor, 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 2021 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Candidates interested in Journalism must appear for the IIMC entrance examination. The examination is scheduled to be held in the last week of May 2021. Here are the frequently asked questions related to the exam.

Q. How much is the application fee for the IIMC 2021 Exam?

The application fee for the IIMC is ₹ 1500 for the general category candidate and it is ₹1000 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, Aizawl, 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 2021 Exam be held?

The IIMC 2021 exam will be held in the last week of May 2021.

Q. How to get the Admit Card of the IIMC 2021 Exam?

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

Q. How to get the application form for the IIMC 2021 Exam?

Candidates can submit their application form through the official website.

Q. What are the languages in which the IIMC 2021 exam is conducted?

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


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March 28, 2020
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