IIMC Entrance Exam 2021: Exam Date, Application Form, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Exam Date

Oct 18, 2021

Result Date

Oct 31, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Mass Communication


IIMC stands for Indian Institutte of Mass Communication which conducts IIMC Entrance Exam. Offering a good variety of PG diplomas in the field of Media and Journalism, the IIMC, Delhi happens to be one of the apex institutes of the country in the field of mass communication. The IIMC provides opportunities to aspirants in the field of Journalism and Media industry through their annual entrance exam, qualifying which the students can enroll themselves at the IIMC and attain the required set of tools and experinces that would allow them to flourish in their respective careers. Candidates who clear the IIMC Entrance Exam, are summoned to appear for a Personal Interviews (PI). Further, when candidates who both the rounds, they are offered admission to the various courses offered at IIMC. 


About IIMC

Established in 1965, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi, was set up with the objective of imparting essential knowledge and training in the various fields of Mass Communication. Since then, the institute has grown with a total of 7 regional campuses spread across the country with the last two campuses opening in Jammu (J&K) and Kottayam (Kerala) in 2012.

Since its inception, IIMC has given out PG Diplomas to more than 8000 students to this date. The institute has also trained over 1600 nationals from 128 different countries. More than 800 officers serving in the Indian Information Services have had their induction and in-service training at the Institute. Many notable alumni have carved out a niche for themselves with some worthy mentions like the leading news anchor Deepak Chaurasia, renowned RJ Neelesh Misra, and esteemed journalists like Nidhi Razdan and Chitra Subramaniam.

Courses Offered by IIMC

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi provides entrances and admissions to their mass communication courses every year in the month of May. The IIMC conducts the following programs for their PG Diploma Certificate courses for a duration of one year. The seat intake for every every course is also mentioned in the table below.

Seats and Courses offered at different centers of IIMC
S. No. Course Name Student In-take Capacity Centers
1 PG Diploma in English Journalism 68
IIMC New Delhi
IIMC Dhenkanal
IIMC Aizawl
IIMC Jammu
IIMC Amravati
IIMC Kottayam
2 PG Diploma in Hindi Journalism 68 IIMC New Delhi
3 PG Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism
(Bilingual - Hindi and English)
51 IIMC New Delhi
4 PG Diploma in Advertising and PR
(Bilingual - Hindi and English)
77 IIMC New Delhi
5 PG Diploma in Urdu Journalism 17 IIMC New Delhi
6 PG Diploma in Odia Journalism 25 IIMC Dhenkanal
7 PG Diploma in Marathi Journalism 17 IIMC Amravati
8 PG Diploma in Malayalam Journalism 17 IIMC Kottayam

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Dates

IIMC generally releases a notification in the third week of April, regarding the opening of the application form on their portal. The application portal generally stays open tentatively until about the second week of May. The admit cards are generally issued within a week of the closing of the portal. Usually, the exam tentatively takes place on the last weekend of the month of May.
Candidates can follow the table below to learn about the IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Schedule:

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Schedule

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Important Events

Dates (Tentative)

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Application Forms Availability

Apr 30, 2021 

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Application Forms Submission Deadline

Sep 23, 2021 

IIMC 2021 Entrance Examination for PG Diploma Course in Odia/Urdu/Marathi/Malayalam Journalism

Oct 18, 2021 

IIMC 2021 Entrance Examination for PG Diploma Course in Hindi/English Journalism, Radio & TV Journalism, and Advertising & Public Relations

Oct 18, 2021 

IIMC 2021 Entrance Examination Result Declaration

Oct 31, 2021 

IIMC 2021 Entrance Examination Personal Interview Dates

To be announced

IIMC 2021 Entrance Examination Final Result Declaration

To be Announced

IIMC 2021 Commencement of New Academic Session

To be Announced

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria

The IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria is structured by the IIMC, Delhi. Candidates must make sure to fulfill all the eligibility criteria for IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam before proceeding to the IIMC 2021 Application form. Applicants must go through the IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria listed below for appearing in the entrance exam.

  • An Indian national with a bachelor's degree awarded by a recognized university are eligible to apply for a PGDM course at IIMC.
  • A student who has appeared or will be appearing for their final degree examination may are also eligible to apply.
  • If selected, their admission will be subjected to their producing at least a provisional certificate in original from their college or university latest by a month into the academic year.
  • Age limit:
    • For general category: Candidate must be born in August 1995 or later.
    • For SC/ST/Physically Challenged candidates, the date of birth should be August 1990 or later.
    • For OBC, candidates must be born on or later than August 1992.
  • NRI Quota:
    Five additional seats will be reserved for the NRI candidates/NRI-sponsored candidates. The eligibility criteria and age limits for NRI quota candidates is the same as other candidates with respect to their individual categories. However the NRI candidates need not appear for the entrance test, they may advance directly to the next stage which is the group discussion and personal interview by depositing an entry fee of $50.

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Pattern

Candidates who aspire to appear for IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam are highly advised to go through the IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Pattern before preparing for the examination. The selection into the PGDM course at IIMC will be based on the merit scored by the candidate in the entrance test procedure. The procedure consists of 3 different parts. Applicants can refer to the below-listed points to understand IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Pattern.

  • Part I: Entrance Examination (Written Exam)
    The first step of the selection process is the written examination that will evaluate the candidate's general aptitude and basic course-related knowledge. The test will be for 75 marks and will be evaluated on the basis of the following parameters.
    • General Awareness, including an understanding of the current trends in social-political dynamics,

      • Social-Cultural History,

      • Legal and Constitutional Provisions,

      • Rights of Citizens,

      • Developmental Issues –Health,

      • Education,

      • Ecology and Economy, 

      • Global developments and their impact on India.

    • Aptitude and Mental make-up
    • Language skills - written and oral
    • Analytical and Comprehension Skills
    • Ethics and Values
    • Social Consciousness
    • Lateral Thinking capabilities
    • Creativity Brand Awareness and Recall (for Advertising and PR)
  • Part II: Group Discussion (GD)
    The candidates who make it through the merit list of the written test will be eligible for the next two rounds of the process. First of which will be the group discussion. The candidates will be allotted a topic and asked to have a group discussion on the same for 20-30 minutes.
  • Part III: Personal Interview (PI)
    The same candidates will also go through the personal interview. This will be the last round of the testing procedure. The candidates who will be successful in clearing this round will make it to the final merit list for the next academic batch.

NOTE: The weightage for the final merit list will be based on the 75/25 weightage, implying that of the total calculation 75% will be accounted for the written examination and 25% will account for the interview/group discussion.

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Application Process

The IIMC 2021 application form will be available on the official website tentatively from Apr 30, 2021. Candidates need to register themselves with their respective valid email id and contact number. All other required details like educational and personal details should be uploaded by the applicant within the form. The aspirants will be required to log on to www.iimc.nic.in and click on the IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Application Form. The application form will ask for all details regarding the identity of the applicant and their postal details. The candidates are free to apply for multiple courses.

The final result will be declared tentatively two weeks before the commencement of the course and the date of commencement of the new academic session will be announced on the official website.

Online Mode

Candidates can perform the following steps to fill the IIMC Entrance Exam 2021 Application Form:

  • Visit the official website of IIMC iimc.nic.in
  • Click on “Online Application form for all PG Diploma Courses 2021” tab in the news feed.
  • Click on – ‘New Registration’ button
  • Fill and upload all the details asked in the application form.
  • After that, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Pay the application fee using Netbanking/Credit Card/Debit Card.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the submitted form for future reference.

Offline Mode

  1. Obtain the application form from the campus or official website.
  2. Fill in the required details such as personal details, academic details and contact details.
  3. Attach the completely filled application form along with the demand draft of the required amount.
  4. Send the application form and a demand draft of the application fee on or before Sep 23, 2021.

The postal address for the same is:

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

IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Results

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will release the results for the entrance exam tentatively on Oct 31, 2021. Candidates can check and download their results online from the official website.

Steps to download the IIMC 2021 Entrance Exam Results:

  1. Go to the official website of IIMC 2021.
  2. Login using Registration number and Date of Birth
  3. IIMC 2021 Results will be generated on the screen.
  4. Print the scorecard for future usage.

IIMC 2021 Counselling Process

The allocation of the Centre (applicable to English Journalism) will be on the basis of Merit-cum-Preference. Candidates are advised to rank all the centres (IIMC Regional Campuses) in the order of their preference. In the event of a candidate leaving the choice of center blank, IIMC will allocate the centre to the candidate on the basis of an alphabetical roster.

Successful candidates are given seven days' time to secure their admission by depositing the prescribed fees online along with necessary documents. Candidates claiming reservation under the Economically Weaker Section scheme should produce the Income & Asset Certificate issued in the prescribed format by a revenue officer not less than a rank of a Tahsildar or a designated Magisterial Officer.

Depending upon the number of admissions secured, further rounds of results (2or 3) would be announced. If any seats remain vacant in any of the center (s) the same shall be offered to any of the interested candidates who have qualified in the written examination as per category wise merit.

IIMC Entrance Exam Helpdesk

To reach out to IIMC for any admission related queries, the following are the contact details.


Head Office
Indian Institute of Mass Communication
JNU New Campus, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi - 110067, INDIA.

Phone: 011-26741352, 26742920, 26741073   Ext - 233

E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]


Is the IIMC entrance exam conducted online or offline?

The IIMC entrance exam is conducted in the offline mode, i.e. as a Pen and Paper-based test (PBT). The candidates have to appear for the 2-hours long written exam at exam centres they will be alotted.

Does IIMC offer undergraduate courses?

No, the IIMC only offers postgraduate diploma courses to the students.

What type of questions are asked in the IIMC entrance exam?

The IIMC Entrance Exam will be a written exam of 75 marks, and the questions will be based on General Awareness, English Language proficiency, Comprehension Skills, Current Affairs, etc. To learn more, click on IIMC Entrance Exam Pattern.

Is there an age limit to apply for the IIMC entrance exam?

Yes, there are certain age restrictions towards the application for the IIMC Entrance Exams, but it differes for different categories, as follows: For General: Candidates must be born in August 1994 or later. For SC/ST/Physically Challenged: Candidates must be born in August 1989 or later. For OBC: Candidates must be born in August 1991 or later.


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