ACJ Entrance Exam 2024: Application Form, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam 2024 ( ACJ Entrance Exam )

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Updated on Jun 18, 2024 11:57 IST

ACJ Entrance Exam 2024: The exam body, the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) is expected to release the ACJ 2024 application form soon. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria will be able to fill out the ACJ Entrance exam application form 2024 in online and offline mode. After careful assessment of candidates' applications, shortlisted candidates will be required to take an online entrance test in real-time. Candidates can take the ACJ entrance exam individually in their homes or any place where they can access a computer with an internet facility. Candidates applying for the ACJ Entrance exam will be intimated through the ACJ Entrance Exam Admit Card, within a week of receipt of the completed application, the date and time of the online test, and the date and time of the online interview to follow. The test will assess the candidate’s English language skills, general knowledge, and awareness of current affairs. From the year 2023 onwards, the process of entrance exam has been changed and now the written exam and interviews will be conducted at regular intervals from time to time.

Q:   What is the ACJ entrance examination?

A:

The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) is an entrance examination conducted by the Media Development Foundation, a not-for-profit public trust established in 1999 to foster journalism as an independent, investigative, socially responsible, and ethical profession. The exam is conducted in online mode and consists of MCQ based questions as well as essay writing. The mode of the question paper is in English. The question paper has questions based on English Language and General Knowledge.

 

Q:   Does ACJ offer postgraduate courses?

A:

No, if you are looking for regular post graduate courses, than ACJ doesn't provide that however, the Asian College of Journalism (AVJ) offers admission to postgraduate Diploma courses. The duration of each Diploma course offered by ACJ is one year. Candidates can pursue PG Diploma in Journalism and PG Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ) from the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ).

 

Q:   Is a photojournalism course offered at ACJ?

A:

No, there is no dedicated course on Photojournalism. Although, Photojournalism is taught to students in the first trimester as a subject. There is no separate programme on photojournalism per se. Asian college of Journalism (ACJ) offers two PG Diploma courses - One is the Postgraduate Diploma in Bloomberg Business and Financial Journalism programme and the other is the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Multimedia Journalism programme. The minimum eligibility criteria for both these courses as an undergraduate degree.

 

Q:   I just did my BSc in Biochemistry. Am I eligible to pursue a PGD in New Media?

A:

As per the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) eligibility criteria, the exam conducting authority allows candidates to apply from any discipline as long as they have completed their graduation from a recognised university. However, during the document verfication process candidates will have to submit relevant qualification details of their degree or else their candidature will be rejected.

 

ACJ Entrance Exam Highlights

 

Exam Name

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Entrance Exam

Conducting Institute

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ)

Exam Type

National Level

Exam Frequency

Annually

Application Mode

Online & Offline

Exam Mode

Online (To be attempted from home)

Exam Date

March 2024

Exam Purpose

Admission to PG Diploma in Journalism and PG Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ)

Exam Duration

2 hrs

Application Fee

INR 2,360/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%)

Exam Helpdesk number

91-44-22542842-44/47/40

Official website

https://www.asianmedia.org/acj/

ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

Mar '24 - Apr '24

ACJ Entrance Exam Application Forms

What is ACJ Entrance Exam?

The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) conducts the ACJ Entrance Exam to offer candidates admission to various postgraduate diploma courses offered at the institute. The diplomas offered at ACJ are as follows:

The ACJ entrance exam is an institute-based examination that is conducted every year as a computer-based test. The entrance exam evaluates students in two parts- English language skills and general knowledge. The exam is followed by an online interview. From the year 2023, the ACJ exam is conducted as a staggered on-going admission process i.e. the exam is conducted at regular intervals.

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Q:   Can I write the ACJ entrance exam in Hindi?

A:

No, there is no such provision in the examination of the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ). The question paper is MCQ based and it will be in English only medium, so candidates will have to just select the correct responses. There is no need of language based answering of the question paper.

 

Q:   Is an interview conducted after the ACJ entrance exam?

A:

Yes, once candidates qualify in the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) entrance exam 2024 they will have to appear for the online interview. Candidates will be informed about the interview schedule via email once they qualify in the exam. In the interview process of the ACJ entrance examination 2024 they might be asked several questions related to their past education experience, graduation, and the course they are opting for. Along with this they might also be asked questions based on the current affairs, general awareness and any major update. 

 

Q:   Does ACJ offer placement after the completion of PG Diploma course?

A:

Yes, as mentioned in the official website of Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) offers the placement to students after the completion of course. As per official sources shared by ACJ on their website, the job placements of ACJ batch of 2022-23 was 96%, in 2021-22 session the college achieved a 100 percent placement record with all the students getting confirmed job offers within five days of the placement process. Some of the major media houses that recruit from ACJ are - Indian Express, Times of India, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Mint, The Hindu group (including Sportstar and Frontline) Times Now, ETNow, Mirror Now, CNN-News 18, CNBC TV 18, Money Control and more. 

The College counsels students on placements and assists them by arranging campus interviews (both online and offline) at the end of the academic year.

 

ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor’s degree is mandatory. Graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply for admission to ACJ-Bloomberg Business and Financial Journalism program and ACJ Integrated Multimedia Journalism program. 

Candidates who are yet to write their undergraduate degree examination as well as those awaiting the results of their undergraduate examination are also eligible to apply. Enrolled students will have to provide their marksheet or degree certificate to the Registrar ideally within the first week of commencement of classes. However, if the undergraduate exam results are likely to be delayed, more time could be given for submission of the certificates. All students awaiting their examination results had to provide their degree certificate latest by the end of March 2025.

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ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to the Asian College of Journalism had to follow the process:

Final Result: Intimation through email

Candidates selected for admission will receive an email within a week of the completion of the online interview. This staggered on-going admission process will be closed as soon as the seats for the year will be filled, or, by end May 2024, whichever fell earlier.

Test Centres: Candidates can take the test individually in their homes or at any place where they have access to a computer with internet facility. 

Also read: JMI Eligibility Criteria for UG/PG Level

 

 

ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Application Process

Candidates who wish to appear for the ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 will have to follow the below-mentioned admission process.

Step 1: Fill ACJ Entrance Exam Application Form

Candidates will have to fill the application form for ACJ admissions 2024 in online (on the official website of the college) or offline (by downloading the form from the official website of the college and thereafter posting it to the concerned authorities) mode. The candidate will have to choose whichever mode they are more comfortable with and apply accordingly.  

Step 2: Pay the application fee

The application fee for ACJ entrance exam is INR 2,360/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%). Candidates applying for both the programmes needed to pay only one application fee. The fee could be remitted as an online transfer or sent as a Demand Draft in favour of “Media Development Foundation”, payable at Chennai. Candidates are also advised to ensure that their full name, email id and mobile number accompany the payment. In the case of online transfer, the applicants will be directed to the Online Payment gateway once the form is completely filled. The applicants are requested to keep their credit card/ debit card/ net banking details ready for making the payment. The applicants using the payment gateway service are required to pay the convenience fee as prescribed by the service.

Note: SC/ST applicants are exempted from the application fee on production of their community certificates.

Step 3: Intimation Through Email

Candidates who will successfully apply for admission to ACJ programmes will receive an email detailing the process of connecting online for the examination. 

Step 4: Appear for the ACJ Entrance Exam

After a careful assessment of applications, shortlisted candidates will be required to take an online entrance test held online in real time. Candidates can take the test individually in their homes or at any place where they have access to a computer with internet facility. From the year 2023, the process of the online entrance test and the online interview that followed was made ongoing and now it will be held at regular intervals. Candidates applying for either or both of the programmes will be intimated, within a week of receipt of the completed application,

a) the date and time of the online test, and
b) date and time of the online interview to follow.

The test assessed the candidate’s English language skills, general knowledge and awareness of current affairs.

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Q:   How to get admission into ACJ?

A:

To get admission into the Asian College of Journalism candidates will have to first fill the entrance exam application form followed by paying the application fee successfully. Once they have successfully registered, they will be intimated through email about the detailed process of connecting for the online examination. Candidates will have to appear and qualify in the ACJ entrance examination after which they will get admisison into the exam.

 

Q:   What is the admission process of ACJ entrance exam?

A:

The admission process of ACJ entrance exam consists of filling the application form, appearing for the ACJ entrance exam and qualifying it.  The exam is conducted in online mode and consists of MCQ based questions as well as essay writing. The question paper has questions based on English Language and General Knowledge. Once candidates qualify in the ACJ entrance exam they will be alloted the courses as per their ranking and preferences. Once they are alloted the courses, candidates will have to submit the required fees to lock their seat.

 

Q:   When the application process for ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 will start?

A:

The application process for Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam 2024 will commence from the first week of February 2024. Candidates will be able to the ACJ entrance examination application form in online or offline mode both. Application whether online or hard copy will need to be sent along with an application fee. While filling the ACJ application form, candidates will have to enter all their details carefully as one small error or mismatch might lead to their disqualification, also the details in their application form will be printed on their admit card. So candidates need to fill the ACJ applicatiopn form carefully.

 

Q:   I am still awaiting my Bachelors results, can I apply for the ACJ entrance exam?

A:

Yes. Candidates who are awaiting their undergraduate degree result are eligible to apply for the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) entrance examination. However, once the applicants get selected after qualifying the ACJ entrance examination they will have to provide their qualification mark sheet or degree certificate to the Registrar ideally within the first week of commencement of classes. If they fail to do so, their candidature will be rejected and mgith fail to secure the seat. Also those candidates who are awaiting to write their final semester exam can also apply for ACJ.

 

Q:   What are the documents required to apply for ACJ entrance exam?

A:

While filling the online application form of Asian College of Journalism entrance exam candidates will have to keep certain documents handy like their scanned photograph and signature in the prescriobed format. They must also need to keep the qualifying exam certificate ready along with a scanned photo ID proof like the voter ID, aadhar card or PAN card etc.

 

ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Syllabus

Asian College of Journalism has not specified any syllabus for the entrance exam. In this exam candidates are usually asked MCQs based on English language skills, general knowledge, and awareness of current affairs. Candidates are advised to start their preparation at least three months before the exam. Get detailed information about the ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Pattern

As per the official website, candidates will have to appear for the ACJ entrance exam followed by an online interview. The ACJ entrance exam 2024 pattern will be such that aspirants will have to attempt multiple-choice questions in two hours duration. ACJ Entrance exam will be a computer based test. The pattern for the test is given below:

For Journalism (General) Courses: The pattern for PG diploma in Journalism courses is:

Subject Duration
English Language Skills 2 hours
General Knowledge
Awareness of Current Affairs

Q:   What is the duration of the ACJ entrance exam?

A:

As per the official exam pattern of Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), the entrance examination will be of 2 hours duration. The ACJ entrance examination will be conducted in online mode and candidates appearing for it will have to login into the exam portal atleast an hour before the exam starts to complete the required formalities in time and to avoid any last minute hassels.

 

Q:   Is the ACJ Entrance Exam conducted in online mode?

A:

Yes, as per the official notification of Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) the entrance exam is conducted in online mode. Candidates can appear for the examination individually from the comfort of their homes or at any place where they have access to a personal laptop of computer with the high-speed internet facility and good power backup.

 

Q:   Can I write the ACJ entrance exam in Hindi?

A:

No, there is no such provision in the examination of the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ). The question paper is MCQ based and it will be in English only medium, so candidates will have to just select the correct responses. There is no need of language based answering of the question paper.

 

ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Preparation Tips

While preparing for the ACJ entrance exam, candidates need to have a plan in mind. This is how candidates should plan their ACJ entrance exam preparation

  • Have a proper preparation strategy in place
  • Know ACJ entrance exam pattern thoroughly and go through sample papers and syllabus for ACJ Entrance Exam.
  • Pick the best journalism test books to prepare.
  • The aim should be to score well in entrance exam
  • Focus on your time management skills and improving speed of answering questions based on English and General Knowkedge.
  • Solve as many sample papers and previous years' question papers as possible to know your strong and weak areas for the exam.

Also read: Mass Communication Entrance Exam Preparation Tips

Q:   What is the syllabus of the ACJ entrance examination?

A:

The exam conducting authority doesn't specify the syllabus of the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ). However, the question paper consists of two subjects: English and General Knowledge. Candidates appearing for the Asian College of Journalism exam 2024 must cover both these subjects to successfully qualify the examination. The English section will cover topics on English Grammar, Essay Writing and Reading Comprehension while General Knowledge will have questions on national and international current affairs.

 

Q:   How can I prepare for the ACJ entrance exam?

A:

Candidates who are planning to take the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) entrance examination are advised to stick to the syllabus while preparing to know the subjects, topics and sub-topics on which the question paper will be based. There is no specified syllabus released by the exam conducting authorities for the ACJ entrance examination, however, the question paper will majorly based on English and General Knowledge subjects. Along with this, candidates will also have to check the ACJ exam pattern to know the marking scheme of the exam, the sections on which the questions will be based and the time duration of the exam. During the preparation of the ACJ examination, they must solve previous year question paper and stick to atleast 12 month of current affairs. Canidates must also give mock tests regularly. 

 

Q:   Is there negative marking in the ACJ entrance examination?

A:

No, there is no negative marking in the ACJ entrance examination. The ACJ question paper will be multiple choice based and will be of 2 hour duration and the total marks are 200, 100 each from English and General Knowledge.

 

ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Admit Card

ACJ entrance exam admit card will be sent by email to those candidates who have successfully filled out the application forms. The email containing information regarding the online exam and online interview must be kept safe as it contains all the instructions that a candidate has to follow during the examination and online interview. The email regarding information of examination for the ACJ entrance exam will be sent to only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their application form.

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Q:   What details will be mentioned on the ACJ Entrance Exam admit card?

A:

As the ACJ entrance examination is conducted in online mode candidates will not get any admit card per se. However, a few days before the exam date they will receive an email from Asian College of Journalism which will consist of the their name, their date of birth, roll number, exam timings, exam day guidelines, dos and donts to be followed during the exam.

 

Q:   What to carry along with the ACJ Entrance Exam admit card?

A:

Due to the online medium of the Asian College of Journalism entrance exam candidates don't have to go anywhere as they can appear for the examination from the comfort of their home via their personal laptop or desktop. Candidates will be intimated about the exam timing and the guidelines they need to follow during the online test.

 

Q:   From where to download the ACJ Entrance Exam admit card 2023?

A:

The Asian College of Journalism entrance examination is conducted in online mode and candidates can appear for the exam from their personal laptop or desktop. The details related to the ACJ entrance examination will be shared to the candidates a few days after they successfully submit the ACJ entrance exam application form. While appearing in the examination in online mode they will have to appear login a minimum 10 minutes prior and they might also have to showcase their photo ID proof in the laptop or desktop web camera.

 

ACJ Entrance Exam 2024 Contact Information

Address:

Asian College of Journalism

Second Main Road

(Behind M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation)

Taramani

Chennai-600113

Phone: 91-44-22542840 / 22542842 – 47, 91-44-65752840 

Fax: 91-44-22542839

Email: asian_media@asianmedia.org.in

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