Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi is one of the most prestigious and sought after institutions for a career in mass media. IIMC offers courses at the Post Graduate level in Journalism, Radio & TV Journalism and Advertising and PR. With the advent of digital media, the opportunities in this sector have grown tremendously and as a result, it has also attracted a lot of potential aspirants. Aspirants for the IIMC entrance exam have been increasing over the last couple of years with the 2017 entrance exam having close to 6500 applicants. The 2018 IIMC Entrance exam is expecting more than 7000 applicants making the exam all the more tough. There are a total of 430 seats with the maximum of 255 seats in the New Delhi campus across courses.
There is no set pattern in terms of having an IIMC Entrance Exam syllabus. However after you go through the IIMC Entrance Exam sample papers, they give a fair idea about the focus of the questions. They usually tend to delve deep into current affairs and what is happening in the country. For some students, this simply means reading the newspaper on a daily basis. However, do not get fooled by this, the examination will test you on more than just your knowledge. They want to judge your thought process on a topic of current affairs and also see how deeply you have covered that topic. Therefore a lot of students appear to know the answer, but very few know the correct way of handling the question. For example: if Aadhar card was introduced in India – the first question will test your knowledge on how much you know about the entire episode, the second part of the question will focus on your thoughts on the initiative – whether it was right or wrong and support your answer with proper justifications. There is no straight-forward correct or wrong answer – but your justification shows how much you are aware of the topic and how deeply you have managed to cover it.
Therefore the idea is to delve deep into the topics and have more and more discussions around the same topic to ensure that you develop a holistic view. Also, the IIMC Entrance exam requires you to write the answers rather than the multiple choice format, therefore regular practice is also required in terms of expressing opinions in limited number of words.
Therefore a dedicated approach is required to crack the IIMC Entrance exam in the face of rising competition.