ACJ Entrance Exam 2018

ACJ Entrance Exam 2017ACJ Entrance Exam 2018 - The Asian College of Journalism, Chennai will conduct the ACJ 2018 entrance exam in May 2018 tentatively. The institute offers admissions to the PG Diploma in Journalism programme through the entrance exam of ACJ 2018. The ACJ application forms will be available from April 2018 both offline and online. The payment of the application fees can be done either offline or online as per the mode of application process chosen. Applicants are carefully scrutinized to be shortlisted for the entrance exam. Such candidates will be required to appear for the ACJ 2018 entrance exam to be held in two sessions. The admit card of ACJ entrance exam 2018 will be available online for candidates to download in May 2018 a few days prior to the entrance exam. Candidates who qualify in the ACJ entrance exam will be shortlisted and their names announced through the ACJ 2018 results. Candidates who qualify in the entrance exam will have to attend a personal interview before paying the admissions fees to confirm their admissions if they clear the same. Aspirants can check the complete details of the ACJ Entrance Exam 2018 like the eligibility criteria, dates and deadlines, application process, exam details, result and admission process from the article on this page.

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ACJ 2018 Entrance Exam Fast Facts

Exam Name: Asian College of Journalism Entrance Examination

Common Name: ACJ Entrance Exam

Exam Type: College level
Exam Category: PG Exam
Conducting Institute: Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

Periodicity: Once a year

Exam Mode: Online

Test Duration: 2 hours 90 minutes

Campus: Chennai

Test Sections: 2

Number of Questions: 100+95-100

Total Marks

Application Mode: Online and Offline

Application Fee: Rs 1500 for general category only

ACJ 2018Programme and Specialisation



Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism


New Media




ACJ Important Dates 2018


The officials have not yet released the important dates for ACJ 2018 entrance exam. It is likely that the dates will be announced by the officials in the first week of February 2018. Candidates can check the tentative dates from the table below.


ACJ 2018 Important Dates

S. No




ACJ Application start dates

April 2018


Application last date

April 2018


Admit card

May 2018


Test date

May 2018


ACJ 2018 Selection process

June 2018


Final results of ACJ 2018

June 2018

ACJ Eligibility Criteria 2018


The Asian College of Journalism prescribes the eligibility criteria of the ACJ entrance exam 2018 stating, candidates aspiring to apply must be graduates in any discipline. Their bachelor’s degree must be from a recognised university or institution. Final year students are also eligible to apply for ACJ 2018 entrance exam provided they submit their degree certificates by February 2019.


ACJ Application Form 2018


The application process for ACJ 2018 is available in both online and offline modes. Candidates can either fill and submit the forms from the official website, or can download the same and send it to the officials. The ACJ application fee, whether online or offline, is Rs 1500 plus bank charges. Only selective scrutinized application forms will be accepted. The details of both the application processes and fee are given below.


Note: Candidates belonging to the SC/ST category are exempted from the payment of application fee only on submission of their community certificates.


Online Application Process: The online application form of ACJ entrance exam 2018 filling and fee payment process are simple, and required certain steps to be followed. The steps to complete the online registration process are,

  • Visit the official website when the application starts

  • Click on the ACJ 2018 ‘Online Application Form’ link under the ‘Admissions’ tab on the home page of Asian College of Journalism.
  • When the form appears on the screen, start filling the details as asked. Some of the details to be filled are,
    Personal details
    Educational qualification
    Partial scholarship
    Computer skills
    Course preference
    Work Experience
    Descriptive questions (Around 8)
    Skills and other details
    Test centre
  • Candidates also have to upload a scanned (digital) image of their recent colour passport size photograph in JPG/JPEG format (less than 500 KB).
  • Once all the correct details are entered, candidates can go for the application fee payment. Payment can be either online through Credit Card/ Debit card/ Net Banking or in the form of Demand Draft in favour of "Media Development Foundation", payable at Chennai with the candidate’s full name and address written on the back of the DD.
  • Candidates who pay via DD must send the DD to the address mentioned below.

Offline Application Process: If a candidates wishes to follow the offline ACJ application process 2018, they need to download the application form from the official website and send it to the address mentioned below. The step wise details are provided below:


1. Visit the official website and click on the link under the Admission tab

2. Download the ACJ Application Form 2018 and take a print out

3. Fill in the details in the form. Mention the answers in the blank space provided against each pointer

4. Sign the application form and paste a recent formal passport size photograph

5. Make a Demand Draft of Rs 1500, in the favour of "Media Development Foundation", payable at Chennai

6. Attach it with the application form and send it to-

Asian College of Journalism
Second Main Road,
(Behind M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation)
Chennai - 600 113, India


ACJ Exam Centre 2018


The officials, Asian College of Journalism, will conduct its national level test- ACJ 2018 exam, at around 17 cities. The number of cities will depend on the number of applications. ACJ test centres are,

  • Ahmedabad

  • Bengaluru

  • Bhopal

  • Bhubaneswar

  • Chandigarh

  • Chennai

  • Cochin

  • Guwahati

  • Hyderabad

  • Kolkata

  • Lucknow

  • Mumbai

  • New Delhi

  • Patna

  • Pune

  • Ranchi

  • Thiruvananthapuram

ACJ Admit Card 2018


Once the ACJ 2018 application deadline is over, the officials will scrutinize all the applications. Only scrutinized applicants will be called for the entrance test. The officials will release the ACJ admit card 2018 for such candidates online only. They will be informed through an SMS. It is likely that the availability of admit cards of ACJ entrance exam 2018 will be from a week prior to the test.

The admit card will have the following information

  • Name of the candidates

  • Address, photograph and Signature of the candidates

  • Reporting date, time and venue

How to download the ACJ admit card 2018?

The following are the steps to be followed to download the admit card for ACJ 2018 entrance exam,

1. Enter the application number sent to you through an SMS/text message to your mobile number.

2. Enter your date of birth as given in the application form.


How to prepare for ACJ Exam 2018?

Since the entrance exam carries a weightage to be shortlisted for the selection rounds, candidates are advised to perform well in the same. The best way to start with the preparation for ACJ entrance exam 2018 is to understand the FTII exam pattern, check the syllabus thoroughly and practice with the sample papers.


ACJ Exam Pattern 2018


The scrutinized applicants will have to appear in the ACJ entrance exam 2018 in the month of May. The test will be conducted in an online mode only, unlike previous years, when the test was conducted in a paper-pen format. The online test will be divided in two parts- Part A and Part B to be conducted in two sessions.


ACJ Exam Pattern




Part A- English Language Skills

2 hours


Part B- General Knowledge

1. Current Affairs

2. writing ability, analytical thinking

and  problem-solving  skills

90 minute




ACJ Result 2018


The officials will release the results of ACJ 2018 for the candidates to check online on in the month of June 2018. The ACJ result 2018 will declare the names of the candidates who are shortlisted for the admissions to the applied programmes.  Candidates who have qualified must get ready for the selection process which is the next stage to avail admissions.


ACJ Selection Process 2018


The selection process of ACJ 2018 consists of Interview rounds only. Candidates who have scored well in the ACJ entrance exam 2018 will be called to participate in the interview at the ACJ campus, most likely in the first week of June 2018.  Candidates must attend the interview with their original documents for verification. They are also advised to prepare well for the interviews which will be a test of their knowledge, skill sets, aptitude for the programme applied for etc.

Soon after the interview rounds are conducted, candidates will be selected as per their performance and availability of seats. The officials will release the names of the finally selected candidates online. Such candidates will be required to pay the admission fee which is mentioned below.


ACJ Fee Structure 2018


Tuition Fees:


Stream in which admissions are sought



Television Stream

Rs. 375,000


Print Stream

Rs. 350,000


Radio Stream

Rs. 350,000


New Media Stream

Rs. 350,000

Note: These fees are to be paid in two equal instalments, as per the college guidelines. Fees are subject to service tax as applicable. The fees for accommodation will be separate.


ACJ Scholarships 2018


Merit-cum-means Scholarships
Students seeking and qualifying for them must indicate clearly in their application if they require scholarships. The full and partial scholarships cover tuition fees and, in special cases, living expenses. Candidates are required to submit proof of family income as stated in the ACJ 2018 application form.

SC/ST Scholarship
Candidates applying for SC/ST scholarships should produce community certificate and proof of annual family income as stated in the application

Address: Asian College of Journalism

Second Main Road
(Behind M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation)


The above information is based on the previous year’s notification. Updated information will be available here as soon as ACJ announces the same.


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