There is no need for an elaborate introduction to media and journalism, specifically in India. Almost all the individuals in our country are familiar with the roles and responsibilities of journalists. No matter where they are from, journalists will enjoy the maximum benefits in India due to the work they do. With some social responsibilities and challenging tasks in their day-to-day work, journalism has became one of the lucrative professions that come with a high degree of respect.
In order to pursue mass communication in our country, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is considered as the best institute that provides world-class teaching along with training and research. After establishing its nodal campus at Delhi, IIMC started stretching its wings by opening the regional branches at Dhenkanal, Amravati, Aizawl, Jammu and Kottayam.
Ever year, IIMC conducts an all-India entrance examination for admission to its postgraduate diploma in journalism/radio & TV journalism/advertising and public relations courses. There will be a different entrance exam for every course. The IIMC entrance exam is all set to kick-start from May 26, 2018.
IIMC Selection Process
The selection process consists of a written examination followed by a personal interview/group discussion. There is no specific pattern set for this written examination, which is conducted for two hours. Candidates who are shortlisted in the written examination will be called for the personal interview/group discussion. However, weightage for the written examination and personal interview will be 75:25.
Preparation Tips For IIMC Journalism Course
- Aspirants are suggested to know the syllabus, which is available on the IIMC official website.
- The general awareness section will be the key area and most of the questions will be based on it.
- One should be familiar with the social dynamics along with social and cultural history.
- In the freedom movement unit, focus more on the cultural topics.
- Learning about the Indian Constitution is required to answer the questions based on rights of citizens.
- Stay updated about the current affairs because most of the questions will be related to the day-to-day happenings.
- There will be some questions on the environmental issues. Kindly read the NCERTs textbooks; they have all the required information.
- A journalist should have sound knowledge on issues outside India. Make a list of international events as well.
- At least follow one magazine apart from editorials to understand the issues better.
- Apart from traditional knowledge, future journalists should have good comprehension and analytical skills. Work on them.
- Journalists should not lose their ethics at any point of time. Hence, IIMC will ask some questions based on values and ethics.
- Above all, the English language proficiency is required for any competitive exam. Be strong in your vocabulary and sentence formation.
Preparation Tips For IIMC Advertising & Public Relations
- The general awareness part focuses on developmental and public issues.
- Aspirants are suggested to make notes for every sensation topic, because direct questions are expected.
- Practise is the only way to be strong in the aptitude and comprehension skills.
- A strong command over the English language is required for all the sections of the exam. Improve your vocabulary.
- One can expect questions on marketing strategies.
- The topic on social consciousness is a typical concept to understand.
- Understand what exactly the brand awareness means in the syllabus. If you can crack this, assume ten percent of marks are in your pocket.
- The aptitude questions are traps in the test, hence, move on to the next question if you've not got the answer in less than a minute.
- Compared to the journalism examination, one should manage time wisely in this exam.
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