ACJ Entrance Exam 2022: Result (Declared), Admit Card, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam 2022 ( ACJ Entrance Exam )

Ritika Srivastava

Ritika SrivastavaAssociate Senior Executive, Editorial

Updated on May 24, 2022 14:24 IST

ACJ Entrance Exam- The candidates shortlisted for admission have already received an email from the Asian College of Journalism. Now the selected students will have to submit their college fees and other documents within the time prescribed by the college. The online interview of candidates selected in the entrance examination were held between May 19 and May 21, 2022. Candidates were individually informed in advance about the date and time of the online interview.

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 national level 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.

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 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


Application Mode

Online & Offline

Exam Mode

Online (To be attempted from home)

Exam Date

May 15, 2022 between 10 am and 12 noon

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


Official website

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Important Dates

ACJ application process will be completed as per the deadlines. Once the registration ends, no fresh application can be filled. Before starting the ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 registration, keep the required documents ready. Check important dates for ACJ Entrance Exam application form 2022 below.



Release of ACJ Entrance Exam application forms

March 7, 2022

Last date for receiving applications

April 25, 2022 May 2, 2022

Candidates to receive an email detailing the process of connecting online

May 11, 2022 to May 13, 2022

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022

May 15, 2022 between 10 am and 12 noon

Online Interview

May 19, 2022 to May 21, 2022

ACJ Entrance Exam Results

May 23, 2022

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Application Process

Candidates who wish to appear for the ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 have to follow the below-mentioned admission process.

Step 1: Fill ACJ Entrance Exam Application Form

Candidates had to fill the application form for ACJ admissions 2022 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 had to choose whichever mode they are more comfortable with and had to apply accordingly. The candidate had to register themselves and then apply for admission to the course interested in. 

Step 2: Pay the application fee

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

Step 3: Intimation Through Email

Candidates who had successfully applied online for admission to ACJ programmes received an email between May 11 and May 13, 2022 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 were required to take an online entrance examination. Candidates had the option to take the examination individually in their homes or at any place where they had access to a computer with internet facility. The examination was held online in real time on Sunday, May 15, 2022 between 10 am and 12 noon.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor’s degree is mandatory. Graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply for admission to the 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 should 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 are likely to be delayed, more time may be given for submission of the certificates. All students awaiting their examination results should provide their degree certificate latest by the end of March 2023.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to Asian College of Journalism have to follow the process as under:

Step 1: After ACJ Entrance Exam Appear For Online Interview

The online examination was followed by an online interview between Thursday, May 19 and Saturday, May 21, 2022. Candidates were individually informed in advance about the date and time of the online interview.

Step 2: Check ACJ Final Result

Candidates selected for admission received an email on May 23, 2022.

Test Centres: Candidates can take the examination individually in their homes or at any place where they have access to a computer with internet facility. Earlier, ACJ exam was conducted in various cities accross India. Check the detailed list of ACJ Entrance Exam centres for reference.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Syllabus

Asian College of Journalism had not specified any syllabus for entrance exam, however candidates should prepare topics of English and General Knowledge. As the MCQs are asked in the exam based on the above mentioned topics candidates are advised to start their preparation in advance.  Get detailed infornation about ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly. 

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Pattern

As per the official website, candidates had to appear for ACJ entrance exam followed by an online interview. The ACJ entrance exam 2022 pattern was such that aspirants had to attempt multiple choice questions in two hours duration. ACJ Entrance exam is 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 and Facility 2 hours
General Knowledge
Basic Maths
Current Affairs and General Knowledge

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 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 2022 Admit Card

ACJ entrance exam admit card will be available for download on the official website of the institute from the first week of May, 2022 onwards. The hall ticket is a mandatory document that a registered student must produce at the time of ACJ entrance exam. The admit card for ACJ entrance exam would be issued for only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their application form.

ACJ Entrance Exam FAQs

Q. When the ACJ exam 2022 was held?

A. The ACJ exam was conducted online on May 15, 2022 between 10 am and 12 noon.

Q. Does ACJ offer postgraduate courses?

A. The Asian College of Journalism offers students admission in regular postgraduate diploma courses. The duration of each diploma course is one year.

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

A. It is preferred for a candidate to have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, however, ACJ allows candidates to apply from any discipline as long as they have done their graduation from a recognised university.

Q. I am still awaiting my bachelor’s results, can I apply for the ACJ entrance exam?

A. Yes. Candidates can apply for the entrance exam but the student needs to have all their mark sheets and should provide the certificate before the classes commence.

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

A. Yes, the ACJ entrance exam is followed by an online interview. Candidates are informed about the interview schedule via email.

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

A. The ACJ entrance exam duration is of 2 hours.

Q. Was the ACJ exam held offline?

A. No, candidates were required to take the examination individually in their homes or at any place where they have access to a computer with internet facility.

Q. Is a photojournalism course offered at ACJ?

A. Photojournalism is taught to students in the first trimester.

Q. Does ACJ offer students placement after the diploma is over?

A. Yes, the ACJ offers the placement to students after the completion of course.

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

A. Candidates are advised to stick to the syllabus, know the exam pattern and marking scheme, solve sample papers and give mock tests.

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

A. No, candidates are required to answer the questions in English only.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Contact Information


Asian College of Journalism

Second Main Road

(Behind M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation)



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

Fax: 91-44-22542839


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