Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication Master of Arts Mass Communication

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SIMC MA(MC) Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,250
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC)
  • Courses:MAMC
  • Streams:Mass Communication

SIMC MA (MC) 2021: Merit List(Released), Result(Out)

Updated On - April 30 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 was scheduled to be held on 07 February 2021. Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Master of Arts Mass Communication is conducted annually at the University Level by Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune. SIMC provides admission in Postgraduation level in the Mass Communication with the following specialization which includes Journalism and Audio Visual. The entrance exam takes place in two phases - Phase 1 (includes the entrance test) and Phase 2 (includes a Panel Interview and Written Ability Test). The applicants can go through the complete article to know about the SIMC MA(MC) 2021 Application Form, Eligibility, etc.

SIMC MA(MC) 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check the essential details of SIMC MA(MC) 2021 from below mentioned table:
Result StatusSIMC MA(MC) Merit List 2021 has been announced on 06 April 2021.

Latest Updates

  • SIMC MA(MC) 2021 Merit List has been released on 06 April 2021.
  • SIMC has been announced the MA(MC) phase 1 result on 17 February 2021.
  • The admit card has been released. 
  • SIMC MA (MC) Exam has conducted on 7 February 2021.

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Important Dates

The following are important dates for SIMC MA (MC):
SIMC MA (MC) Phase I Exam Dates
Online Registration Start Date27 October 2020
Last date of Submission of Application Form & Fee23 January 2021
Admit card release date27 January 2021
SIMC Entrance Exam07 February 2021
Online Entrance Test Result17 February 2021
Check the SIMC MA (MC) Phase II entrance exam dates below in the table:
SIMC MA (MC) Phase II Exam Dates
Shortlist of Candidates for GE-PIWAT26 February 2021
Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test 20, 21 March 2021
Last Date of Fee Payment of First Merit List06 April 2021
Orientation Programme27 April 2021

The aspirants will have to appear in all the processes on the above-mentioned dates to get admission.

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Result

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication has been declared the SIMC MA (MC) 2021 result for phase 1 on 17 February 2021. After that candidates can view their SIMC 2021 result.
  • Candidates can view their SIMC MA (MC) 2021 result through online mode.
  • SIUPG Result will be issued by the conducting authority on the official website.
  • Candidates can download the result by using their login credentials.

Reserved Seats For SIMC MA (MC) 2021

The Intake capacity of MA(MC) programme is given below:

Master of Arts (Mass Communication): 60 seats
  • Journalism: 30 Seats
  • Audio Visual: 30 Seats

Reservation Criteria for 2021-22 session will be updated soon here only till then candidates can check the reservation as per last year is given below:

 1) Within the Sanctioned Intake:
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) - 15%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 7.5%
  • Differently Abled - 3%
2) Over and above the Sanctioned Intake:
  • Kashmiri Migrants - 2 seats
  • International Students -  15%

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Admit Card

The SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Admit Card has released on 27 January 2021 for downloading. Check the details given below about SIMC Master in Arts (MC) hall ticket 2021:
  • After the generation of the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Admission 2021 Hall Ticket, all the eligible candidates can download it from the official website (
  • Candidates have to enter their “SIMC MA(MC) or SIUPGF20 ID” & “Password” given at the time of registration to download the admit card.
  • If any detail regarding the candidate is not valid in admit card, they have to contact the university as soon as possible.
  • All the candidates are advised to download their Admission Ticket from the website and take the print out of the same for exam purpose.

Phase II of SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Details

The shortlisted candidates have to complete this phase to take admission to the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Master in Arts (Mass Communication). The candidates can check the details herein for the same:

  • Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test will be the three processes to be conducted in this phase.
  • Group Exercise will include activities to assess aspirants in areas like innovation and creativity in problem-solving, team skills, time management etc.
  • Personal Interaction round- to check interpersonal skills, communication skills, academic proficiency. course fitment, etc.
  • Written Ability Test will include questions to assess the creative analytical skills of the aspirants.

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates should be aware of the SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Exam Pattern before preparing for the online entrance test to score better marks. The complete format of SIMC MA(MC) Online Entrance Test 2021 is mentioned below:

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Question Pattern
Exam ModeOnline (CBT)
Duration120 minutes (Two hours)
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Total Marks150 Marks
Marking SchemeThere is no negative marking incorrect answer.

Check the section-wise distribution of marks given below in a table:

SIMC MA (MC) section-wise distribution
S.No.SectionTotal Marks
1General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability40
2Media & Culture40
3Current affairs and Contemporary issues40
4Analytical & Logical Reasoning30

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Syllabus

The SIMC MA (MC) Entrance Test 2021 Syllabus comprises the following topics. Candidates should prepare accordingly for the test.

  • General Awareness of Public Debates: Polity, Economy, International Relations & Developments
  • History and Development of Entertainment Industry (Bollywood & Hollywood)
  • Mass Media and Social Media History
  • Understanding of Socio-Economic and Socio-Political aspects of Media
  • The general orientation of Advertising & Public Relations sectors
  • Recent Development in Media Industry
  • Aptitude & Language capability
  • Analytical & comprehension skills 

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Application Form

The SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Application Form will be released on 27 October 2020 on the official website. The last date for filling SIMC MA(MC) application form 2021  will be 18 January 2021. Candidates can check the information about SIMC MA (MC) 2021 registration in the below points:
  • The Application Form was available on the official website of the University.
  • The candidates filled in the following details in the Application form Programme and Personal Details (name, gender, date of birth, category), Family Details, Educational Details, Experience Details.
  • Lastly, candidates have to submit the fee to complete the registration process.
  • After the above process candidates will get an e-mail containing their SIUPGF20 ID and Password. Use this SIUPGF20 ID for all future correspondence with Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Application Fee

The candidates can check the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Master of Arts Mass Communication Entrance Exam application fee details below:

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the registration amount by online mode (i.e. Net Banking / Credit card/Debit card). After receiving the payment, the institute will send a mail for the confirmation of fee payment for SIMC MA(MC) application fee 2021.
  • For completing the form submission process candidate have to pay SIMC MA(MC) OET Application fee of Rs. 1250/-.
  • The Application fee will not be refunded once it has been submitted.

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the following SIMC MA(MC) 2021 eligibility criteria. Candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for SIUPG 2021 exam before applying for the application form.

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for SC/ST) in graduation from any recognized Board/University.
  • AICTE/UGC should affiliate the university. Also, it should be registered under AIU (Association of Indian Universities).
  • Candidates in final year examinations can also apply.
  • A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from AIU. 
NOTE: Degree through correspondence except IGNOU is not allowed for this registration.
For International Candidates
The applicants will have to be qualified for appearing in the entrance exam of SIMC MA(MC) 2021.
  • A candidate can apply as a Foreign National (FN) if he/she holds a foreign passport.
  • A candidate is eligible to apply as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if he/she has a PIO card, and is a citizen of any foreign country.
  • A candidate is eligible to apply for a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) if he/she has appeared either for the 10+2 (equivalent to the Indian 10+2) examination or graduated from outside India.
  • The candidate must have given any of the two exams outside India.

SIMC MA (MC) 2021 Highlights

The highlights for SIMC MA (MC) 2021 are as follows :

Name of ExamSymbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Master in Arts (Mass Communication)
AcronymSIMC MA(MC)
Conducting AuthoritySymbiosis Institute of Media and Communication
LevelUniversity Level
CourseMass Communication
Official Website
Exam ModeComputer-based test (CBT)
Exam PurposeFor the admission in Postgraduation level in the Mass Communication with the following specialization which includes Journalism and Audio Visual.

About Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC)

SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication)  is one of the best media and Mass Communication Colleges in Pune, India. SIMC PG, Pune is ranked among the top Media and Communication colleges in the country offering courses in MBA in Communication Management and MA Mass Communication (MA MC). SIMC offers four specializations under the MBA Communication Management program:
  • Brand Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing and Media Analytics
  • Media Management

Masters in Mass Communication (MA MC) offers two specializations:

  • Journalism
  • Audio Visual


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SIMC MA(MC) Important Dates

SIMC MA(MC) 2021 Exam Date07 Feb 2021
Admit Card Downloading Date27 Jan 2021
SIMC MA(MC) 2021 Form Date27 Oct - 23 Jan 2021
Result Date17 Feb 2021
Counselling26 Feb, 20 Mar 2021

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication Master of Arts Mass Communication Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1Reading Comprehension40140
2Current Affairs 40140
3Analytical and Logical Ability30130
4Media and Culture40140

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

27 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

23 Jan 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 23 Jan 2021
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