Ritika SrivastavaAssociate Senior Executive, Editorial
ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 registrations are underway. Candidates seeking admission to PG Diploma in Journalism and PG Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism offered by The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) must fill in the application form either in online or offline mode. Application whether online or hard copy will need to be sent along with an application fee of INR 2360/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%). From this year, the process of the online entrance test and online interview will be ongoing and held at regular intervals from February 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023. This staggered on-going admission process will close as soon as the seats for the year are filled, or, by end of May 2023, whichever is earlier.
What is ACJ Entrance Exam?
The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) conducts the ACJ Entrance Exam in order to offer candidates admission in various postgraduate diploma courses offered at the institute. The diplomas offered at ACJ are as follows:
The ACJ entrance exam is a 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, ACJ exam is conducted as staggered on-going admission process i.e. the exam is conducted at regular intervals.
ACJ Entrance Exam Highlights
Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Entrance Exam
Asian College of Journalism (ACJ)
Online & Offline
Online (To be attempted from home)
February 1 - May 31, 2023
Admission to PG Diploma in Journalism and PG Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ)
INR 2,360/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%)
Exam Helpdesk number
ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 Dates
Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 exam
|Dates||Past Exam Dates|
1 Feb '23 -
31 May '23
ACJ Entrance Exam Application Forms
ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 Application Process
Candidates who wish to appear for the ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 will have to follow the below-mentioned admission process.
Step 1: Fill ACJ Entrance Exam Application Form
Candidates can fill the application form for ACJ admissions 2023 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 will need to pay only one application fee. The fee can 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 will be required to pay the convenience fee as prescribed by the service.
Note: SC/ST applicants are exempt 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 this year the process of the online entrance test and the online interview that follows it will be ongoing and held at regular intervals from February 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023. 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 will assess the candidate’s English language skills, general knowledge and awareness of current affairs.
ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 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 programme and
ACJ Integrated Multimedia Journalism programme.
Candidates who are yet to write their undergraduate degree examination (because of the delay due to the lockdown) as well as those awaiting the results of their undergraduate examination are also eligible to apply. Enrolled students will have to provide their mark sheet or degree certificate to the Registrar ideally within the first week of commencement of classes. However, if the undergraduate exam results will likely to be delayed, more time may be given for submission of the certificates. All students awaiting their examination results will have to provide their degree certificate latest by the end of March 2024.
ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 Admission Process
Candidates seeking admission to Asian College of Journalism will have to follow the process as under:
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 close as soon as the seats for the year are filled, or, by end May 2023, whichever is 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.
ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 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 ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 Syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly.
ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 Pattern
As per the official website, candidates will have to appear for ACJ entrance exam followed by an online interview. The ACJ entrance exam 2023 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:
|English Language Skills||2 hours|
|Awareness of Current Affairs|
ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 Preparation Tips
While preparing for ACJ entrance exam, it is important for candidates 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.
ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 Admit Card
ACJ entrance exam admit card will be sent by email to those candidates who have successfully filled the application forms. The email containing information regarding online exam and online interview must keep safely 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 ACJ entrance exam would be sent to only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their application form.
ACJ Entrance Exam FAQs
Q. When the application process for ACJ Entrance Exam 2023 will start?
Q. Does ACJ offer postgraduate courses?
Q. I just did my BSc in Biochemistry, am I eligible to pursue a PGD in New Media?
Q. I am still awaiting my bachelor’s results, can I apply for the ACJ entrance exam?
Q. Is an interview conducted after the ACJ entrance exam?
Q. What is the duration of the ACJ entrance exam?
Q. Is the ACJ Entrance Exam conducted in online mode?
Q. Is a photojournalism course offered at ACJ?
Q. Does ACJ offer placement after the completion of PG diploma course?
Q. How can I prepare for the ACJ entrance exam?
Q. Can I write the ACJ entrance exam in Hindi?
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