ACJ Entrance Exam 2020
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ACJ Entrance Exam 2020: Asian College of Journalism will conduct the ACJ 2020 entrance exam in the fourth week of April, 2020. ACJ entrance exam 2020 is conducted to admit eligible candidates to postgraduate programs which are PG Diploma in Journalism and PG Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ). The authorities will release the application form of the ACJ entrance exam in February 2020. ACJ 2020 admit card will be released in the second week of May, 2020. The result of ACJ 2020 will be declared in the second week of June 2020. Asian College of Journalism entrance examination is a national level entrance exam conducted every year in the month of April. All the candidates who have successfully cleared ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 will be called for Personal Interview and Group Discussion rounds. The entrance exam evaluates students in two parts- English language skills and general knowledge. Read the complete article to know all information about ACJ entrance exam such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, result, selection procedure, etc.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2020: Quick Facts

Particulars

Details

Name of the exam

Asian College of Journalism Entrance Examination

Common Name

ACJ Entrance Exam

Category of Exam

Post Graduate Level

Type of Exam

National Level

Mode of the exam

Online

Duration of the exam

3 hours 30 minutes

Periodicity

Once in a Year

Campus

Chennai

Mode of application

Online and Offline

ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 Important Dates

The important dates of the ACJ entrance exam 2020 include the complete admission schedule including the start and end date of the application process, the date for the release of the admit card, result date, etc. Candidates must keep their eyes on the website to get the latest updates. The following table shows all the important exam dates:

ACJ Entrance Exam Dates 2020

Event

Date

Availability of Application form

February 2020

Last date for registration

Third week of April, 2020

Availability of Admit Card

Fourth week of April, 2020

ACJ Entrance Exam 2020

Fourth week of April, 2020

Declaration of Result

First week of May, 2020

Declared list of shortlisted candidates for interview

Second week of May, 2020

ACJ 2020 selection procedure

Third week of May, 2020

What is ACJ Entrance Exam?

The Asian College of Journalism conducts the ACJ entrance exam in order to offer candidates admission in the two post-graduate diploma courses offered by the varsity:

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  • PG Diploma in Journalism

  • PG Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ)

ACJ Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria of ACJ entrance exam 2020 include the academic, age limit and other parameters that the candidates must meet before they start filling the application form.

ACJ 2020 Entrance Exam - Academic Qualification

  • Candidates should be graduates in any discipline to be able to apply for the ACJ entrance exam 2020.

  • Final year graduation candidates are also eligible to apply by providing their graduation degree or final mark sheet by the last week of February 2020 to their admission officer.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 - Age Limit

  • As per the eligibility criteria of ACJ 2020, students' age should not be more than 30 years.

ACJ 2020 Entrance Exam - Nationality

  • As per the eligibility criteria of ACJ entrance exam 2020, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

Documents to keep ready before filling the ACJ entrance exam application form 2020

Candidates must keep the following documents and information ready before filling the ACJ entrance exam 2020 application form to avoid end moment trouble

  • Class X and XII Marksheet

  • Valid Email ID

  • Valid Mobile phone number

  • Bank details for online payment through:

  • Debit card

  • Credit card

  • Net banking

Web browser required to fill the application form of ACJ entrance exam 2020

Candidates must use the following web browser to fill ACJ entrance exam 2020 application form to avoid any technical problems.

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above

  • Mozilla 3.0 and above

  • Google Chrome 3.0

ACJ Entrance Exam Application Form 2020

ACJ entrance exam 2020 application form will be available in both online and offline mode. The officials will release the ACJ entrance exam 2020 application form tentatively in February 2020. Candidates can submit the application form till the third week of April. Before filling the application form, candidates must read the eligibility criteria of ACJ entrance exam 2020. Candidates have to follow the following steps while filling the ACJ 2020 application form in online mode.

Steps to fill the ACJ Application Form in Online Mode

Step 1- Login

Candidates have to log in by clicking on the ‘Online Application Form’ link under the ‘Admissions’ tab

Step 2- Fill the Application Form of ACJ 2020

In the next steps of filling the application form of ACJ 2020, candidates have to mention the information that is listed below:

  • Academic details

  • Partial Scholarship

  • Course preference

  • Computer Skills

  • Work Experience

  • Descriptive questions

  • Skills and other details

  • Selection of the test centre

Step 3- Upload the Scanned Documents

After filling the application form, candidates have to upload all the documents as well as the scanned image of the candidate in JPEG/PNG format and the image should not be less than 500 KB.

Step 4- Payment of ACJ Application Fee

Candidates can pay the fee for the application form of the ACJ entrance exam 2020 both in online and offline mode.

  1. Online fee payment of ACJ application form

  • Debit card

  • Credit card

  • Net banking

  1. Offline Fee payment of ACJ application form

Candidates have the option to pay the fee through the demand draft (DD) in favor of "Media Development Foundation", payable at Chennai. Behind the demand draft (DD), candidates have to mention the following information:

  • Full name

  • Reference number

  • Email address

  • Mobile number

  • Offline Application form of ACJ Entrance Exam 2020

Steps to fill ACJ Application Form 2020 in Offline Mode

Step 1- Click the link to download the ACJ entrance exam application form

Candidates have to click on the link that is provided to download the offline ACJ application form 2020.

Step 2- Fill the Application Form

  • Enter the personal, academic, contact details

  • Answer the questions that are asked in the application form of ACJ 2020

Step 3-Upload the Photograph

After filling ACJ application form 2020, candidates have to paste their photograph

Step 4- Payment of Fee

Candidates have to pay the fee through demand draft (DD) which has to be drawn in favor of the "Media Development Foundation", payable at Chennai.

Application Fee of ACJ Entrance Exam

Course

ACJ Entrance Exam Application fee

Single Course

Rs. 2000

Both Courses

Rs. 3000

Step 5- Mail the Application Form

Candidates have to take a print out of the ACJ application form and send it along with the demand draft at the address which is given below.

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

ACJ Exam Centres 2020

ACJ entrance exam will be conducted in the fourth week of April 2020 in the 18 cities and possibly other cities, depending on the number of applications received from a particular region. Candidates have to select only one test centre from the given below list while filling the registration form. ACJ entrance exam centres 2020 was allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Cities

Ahmedabad

Kolkata

Bangalore

Lucknow

Bhopal

Mumbai

Bhubaneswar

New Delhi

Chandigarh

Ranchi

Chennai

Patna

Cochin

Pune

Guwahati

Thiruvananthapuram

Hyderabad

Jaipur

ACJ Entrance Exam Pattern 2020 - Highlights

The exam pattern of the ACJ entrance exam includes the mode in which the exam will be conducted, the type of questions, exam-duration, marking scheme, etc. The ACJ entrance exam is divided into two parts:

Part A: Candidates are assessed on their English Language skills

Part B: Candidates are evaluated on their general knowledge and current affairs

Exam Pattern of ACJ Entrance Exam

Exam Session

Subject

Time

Marks

Morning

English Language Skills

2 hours

100

Afternoon

General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs

  • Writing ability, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills

1:30 hours

100

ACJ Entrance Exam Syllabus 2020

ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 syllabus does not predefine by the authorities. ACJ Entrance Exam syllabus 2020 mentions in detail the sections and the topics from which the questions will be asked. According to ACJ syllabus 2020, the question paper will be divided into two sections which are given below:

ACJ 2020 Syllabus for English

  • Correct misspelled words

  • Verbs

  • Essay writing

  • Make sentences using words

  • Tenses

  • Preposition

  • Parenthesis

ACJ 2020 Syllabus for General Knowledge

  • Scientific discoveries

  • Space exploration – e.g. Cassini-Huygens

  • Economics (understanding of terms like GDP)

  • New Media Terms (What is an I-pad?)

  • Identifying people who have been in the news in the past year

  • Events or people associated with the 1857 revolution,

ACJ Entrance Exam Sample Papers 2020

Candidates will be able to download the sample paper of ACJ 2020 in PDF mode. By solving the question/sample paper, candidates will get to know the exam pattern of exam, marking scheme of the entrance exam, types of questions, etc. Candidates can identify their weak and strong areas as they solve the sample papers of the ACJ entrance exam 2020.

ACJ Entrance Exam Preparations Tips 2020

ACJ entrance exam preparation tips consist of what to and how to prepare in addition to a correct exam day strategy that culminates in success.

  • Check the Syllabus
  • Revise what you have studied
  • Do mock tests but don’t overdo
  • Adequate sleep and healthy food
  • Take essential breaks
  • Avoid discussions and stress
  • Say no to distractions

ACJ Entrance Exam Admit Card 2020

The authorities will release the admit card of ACJ 2020 in the fourth week of April in online mode. Candidates will be able to download the admit card by using their login credentials. Candidates have to carry the admit card to their exam centres, otherwise, they were not allowed to present for the test.

How to Download ACJ 2020 Admit Card?

Step 1: Candidates can download the ACJ entrance exam 2020 admit card by visiting the official university of the university.

Step 2: A link will appear, ’Download admit card’ on the website. Candidates will have to click on the link in order to avail of the ACJ entrance exam 2020 admit card.

Step 3: On doing so, the candidate will have to enter the application number which was sent through SMS/Text message on the registered mobile number.

Step 4: Along with the application form number, candidates will have to enter their date of birth which was mentioned in the application form.

Step 5: From there on, the candidate’s admit card will come on screen. Download the ACJ entrance exam 2020 admit card and take a print out of the same.

What to carry along with ACJ Entrance Exam Admit Card 2020?

Candidates must carry one of the following documents along with admit card of ACJ entrance exam with a photograph fixed on it to their allotted examination hall.

  • Voter’s ID card

  • Passport

  • Adhaar Card

  • Driving license

What not to carry to the Examination Hall?

Candidates should not bring the below-given items as they will put their candidature at risk.

  • Any electronic gadget

  • Study material

  • Any paper, excluding admit card and identity proof

ACJ Exam Day Guidelines

  • Electronic devices such as mobile phones, calculators, smart or digital watches, etc. are not allowed in the examination hall.

  • Candidates should report before 30 minutes at the examination centre along with a color printout of the admit card.

  • The seating arrangement will be presented on the notice board of the examination centre.

  • Candidates should not hold drawing sheets to the examination hall.

  • In case candidates are not able to download or find any error ACJ entrance exam admit card, they have to contact the authorities before the exam.

  • It was mandatory for the candidates to carry with them admit card of ACJ entrance exam 2020 to the exam centre

  • Candidates must keep the ACJ entrance exam admit card 2020 safely till the completion of the admission process

ACJ Entrance Exam Result 2020

Asian College of Journalism will release the result of ACJ 2020 in the second week of May in online mode. Candidates will be able to check the result by using their login credentials. Authorities will announce the list of shortlisted candidates who will be shortlisted for the next round of selection procedure i.e., interview and document verification.

Details Mentioned on ACJ Entrance Exam Result 2020

  • Candidates’ name

  • Roll number of Candidates

  • Application number

  • Obtained marks

  • Total marks

  • Rank of candidates

  • Schedule of Interview

ACJ Entrance Exam Selection Procedure 2020

Candidates who qualify the entrance test, they have to participate in the next round of selection where they will have to face the interview in the second week of May, 2020. At the time of the selection round of ACJ, candidates will have to carry with them all the necessary documents. At the time of the interview, candidates will be evaluated on the skills set that are possessed by them, the aptitude for the program for which they applied and the skill set required by them.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 Cut Off

Cut off marks are the minimum marks required to score by the candidate in order to qualify the entrance examination. After the declaration of the result, the college will release the entrance examination cut off. Those candidates who have selected more than the cut off marks will be shortlisted for the further selection process.

On the basis of the cut off marks, the merit list will be prepared. Candidates will be ranked on the merit list on the basis of their cut off marks. Candidates having marks less than the cut off marks are not eligible for admission in the college. Cut off marks is decided on some of the following factors which are as below:

  • Number of candidates appeared in the exam
  • Number of seats for allotment
  • Reservation Norms
  • Previous year Admission trend
  • Last year cut off
  • The difficulty level of the exam.

ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 Counselling

All the students who have successfully cleared ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 will be called for counseling. Students must be physically present at the time of counseling else the seat will be allocated to other candidates. Counseling consists of Personal Interview round and Group Discussion round.

Students will be called for an interview at the Asian College of Journalism as scheduled by the college. Students must bring the following list of documents at the time of counseling for verification:

  • Class 10 mark sheet and certificate
  • Class 12 mark sheet and certificate
  • Graduate mark sheet and certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Admit Card of ACJ Entrance Exam 2020
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income certificate for SC/ ST/ OBC
  • Self-attested photocopies of all the documents
  • In case result is awaited, evidence of appearing in qualifying exams
  • Date of Birth Certificate

ACJ Entrance Exam Fee Structure 2020

Candidates aspiring to get a seat at Asain College of Journalism are advised to go through the fee structure of ACJ to get an idea about the details of the fee required to be submitted.

Stream in which admissions are sought

Amount

Television Stream

Rs. 4,48,400

Print Stream

Rs. 4,24,800

Radio Stream

Rs. 4,24,800

New Media Stream

Rs. 4,24,800

*The tuition fees are inclusive of Goods & Services Tax (GST) @ 18%

Note: These fees are to be paid in two equal installments, according to the following schedule:

• The first installment in May 2020

• The final installment in June 2020

Asian College of Journalism Placement

In 2019, most of the companies visited ACJ for the recruitment process. Prominent among those were CNN – IBN, CNBC, The Times of India, The Economic Times, India Today (TV), India Today (Weekly), Outlook (Money), Reuters, Times Now, Bloomberg / Quint, Times Internet, IB Times, Zee News, WIOM TV, DNA, The Indian Express, The New Indian Express, Sports Star, Scroll, Deccan Chronicle, V.C. Circle etc.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - ACJ Entrance Exam 2020

Question: What is the application fee for ACJ entrance exam?

Answer:

The registration fee for ACJ entrance exam for single course is Rs. 2000 and For both course is Rs. 3000.

Question: Is there any age limit for ACJ entrance exam?

Answer:

Yes, according to the eligibility criteria of ACJ 2020, Student's age should not be more than 30 years. 

Question: What things to carry along with ACJ entrance exam Admit Card 2020?

Answer:

Candidates must carry one of the following documents along with admit card of the ACJ entrance exam with a photograph fixed on it to their allotted examination hall. 

  • Voter’s ID card 

  • Passport

  • Adhaar Card

  • Driving license

Question: What is the exam pattern of ACJ entrance exam 2020?

Answer:

The ACJ entrance exam is divided into two parts:

Part A: Candidates are assessed on their English Language skills

Part B: Candidates are evaluated on their general knowledge and current affairs

Question: What documents to keep ready before filling the ACJ entrance exam Application Form 2020.

Answer:

Candidates must keep the following documents and information ready before filling the ACJ entrance exam 2020 application form:

  • Class X and XII Marksheet

  • Valid Email ID

  • Valid Mobile phone number

  • Bank details for online payment through:

  • Debit card

  • Credit card

  • Net banking

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