Stage 1: Telephone interviews of eligible candidates.
Stage 2: The Shortlisted candidates appear for MICA’s FPM Admission Test. The FPM Admission Test is a three-day process organised on the MICA campus, comprising of the Written Test (WT), a Group Discussion (GD), an Individual Presentation (IP) and a Personal Interview (PI).
Candidates appearing for the admission test will be provided lodging and boarding at the MICA campus.
Written Test (WT)
The Written Test will examine the candidate's theoretical understanding of communication, the ability to investigate a communication phenomenon and the ability to interpret data and draw conclusions.
The WT will be descriptive in nature and is based on prescribed readings. Candidates shortlisted after the telephonic interviews will be sent the prescribed readings via email. They are required to read them critically. Candidates may bring copies of the readings to the WT as this is an open-book exam.
Group Discussion (GD)
The Group Discussion will include a group of 6-8 candidates who will be given a GD topic on the spot. The group will be allowed to deliberate and reflect on the topic for the first 15 minutes, followed by a 30 minute discussion. The GD process will be evaluated by a panel of experts.
Individual Presentation (IP)
The candidate will be given a presentation topic on the spot. S/he will be given 90 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to present to a panel of experts. Candidates will be required to make PowerPoint (PPT) presentations. A computer will be allotted to each candidate for creating PPT. Candidates may bring their own laptops as well. However, each candidate will be required to bring a USB flash drive.
Personal Interview (PI)
The Personal Interview will follow the IP, where a panel of experts will assess the candidate's personality and passion for research.
Detailed test structure and timings will be sent to the candidates shortlisted for the FPM Admission Test.
Selection to the Programme is based on:
- 1. Performance in the FPM Admission Test
- 2. Consistent academic performance from 10+2 onwards
- 3. Professional work/research experience in media and communication