ASCOM Admission 2020
Updated on Jan 9, 2020 - 5:22 p.m. IST by Sakshi.Garg
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ASCOM Admission 2020 - Amrita School of Communication (ASCOM) has released the ASCOM 2020 admission application form in online mode. It will conduct ASCOM admission 2020 entrance test on May 16 in offline mode. The entrance exam offers admission to students in B.A. mass communication and M.A. in communication and P.G. diploma in journalism (PGDJ) . ASCOM admission is conducted through CAPTEST. Before filling the application form, candidates must read the eligibility criteria of ASCOM admission 2020. ASCOM result 2002 will be declared a day after the exam. The qualified candidates in the entrance exam will be called for a personal interview, which will be conducted after the entrance exam. Candidates who have secured more than 70 % in the first two year of their degree will be exempted from the CAPTEST. They, however, will have to face the personal interview through the SKYPE. Read ASCOM admission 2020 to know the important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, selection process and fee structure.

ASCOM Admission 2020 Overview

Particulars

Details

Name of Exam

ASCOM Admission 2020

Commonly known as

CAPTEST

Conducting Body

Amrita School of Communication

Examination level

University level

Category

B.A. mass communication and M.A. in communication and P.G. diploma in journalism (PGDJ)

Mode of Application form

Online

Application fee

Rs. 500

Mode of exam

Offline

ASCOM Admission 2020 - Important Dates

Candidates who are applying for ASCOM admission 2020 can refer to the table below to know the important dates of all the events related to the exam.

ASCOM Admission Important Dates

Events

Dates

BA/MA/PGDJ CAPTEST

May 16, 2020

ASCOM Admission Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria of ASCOm admission 2020 specifies the qualifying exam and the minimum percentage that candidates must obtain to be eligible for ASCOM admission 2020 entrance test. The below table contains the eligibility criteria of ASCOM admission for BA mass communication, MA in mass communication and PG diploma in journalism.

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ASOM Admission Eligibility Criteria

Programme

Eligibility

BA Mass Communication

  • Candidates must have secured their class 12 examination or an equivalent exam with an aggregate minimum of 50%

OR

  • Any equivalent qualification/degree recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.

  • Candidate from the foreign universities/institutes should secure an Equivalence Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi

MA in Communication and PG Diploma in Journalism

  • Candidates must have secured their bachelor's degree (10+2+3 system) in any discipline from a recognized institute or university with an aggregate 50%. Candidate who are from foreign universities/institutes should get an Equivalence Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.

ASCOM Admission 2020 Application Form

ASCOM application form 2020 has released in online mode on January 5, 2020. Candidates can fill the ASCOM application form in online mode only. However, the payment of the application form can be made by both modes.

Documents to keep ready before filling the ASCOM Admission Application Form 2020

Candidates must keep the following documents and information ready before filling the ASCOM admission 2020 application form to avoid end moment trouble

  • Class X and XII Marksheet/ Passing certified

  • 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 ASCOM Admission 2020

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

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above

  • Mozilla 3.0 and above

  • Google Chrome 3.0

How to Fill ASCOM Admission Application Form 2020?

The step by step procedure to fill the application form of ASCOM 2020 is given below:

Steps to Fill ASCOm Application Form

Step 1: Registration

candidates have to register first to apply for ASCOM admission 2020. To register for ASCOM admission 2020, candidates have to enter their email ID, captcha and then click against ‘Register button.’

Step 2: Fill Personal Details in ASCOM Admission Application Form

In this part of ASCOM admission application form, candidates have to fill in the following details.

  • Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Gender

  • Blood Group

  • Name of the Parent/Guardian

  • Relationship

  • Father’s/Guardian’s occupation

  • Social status

  • Nationality

  • Marital status

  • Family annual income

Step 3: Uploading of Documents

In the ASCOM application form 2020, candidates will have to upload their scanned image and signature according to the specifications.

Step 4: Enter the Contact Information

candidates have to enter their contact details in ASCOM Admission 2020 application form. They have to enter the following information:

  • House Name/No

  • Street

  • City

  • State

  • District

  • Pincode

  • Mobile phone number

  • Land phone number

  • Select answer for the question, ‘How did you come to know about Amrita,’

Step 5: Password Creation

In this part of ASCOM application form, candidates have to create a password and then retype the password. Next, they have to click on ‘Create’ button.

Step 6: Enter Your Qualification Details

Candidates have to enter complete details about their academic qualification in this part of ASCOM admission application form

  • Select your qualification from the drop down menu

  • Branch

  • Percentage obtained in the qualifying examination subject-wise

  • Year of passing

  • Class secured in the qualifying exam

  • Medium of instruction

  • Percentage obtained in the qualifying exam

  • Institution last attended

  • Institution place

  • District

  • SSLC board name

  • Year of passing

  • Mark secured

  • Total marks

  • Upload 10th marksheet

Step 7: Choice of Exam Centres

candidates have to give their choices for their exam centre in ASCOM admission application form 2020. They have to enter the following details:

  • City name

  • Name of the mother

  • Age of mother

  • Name of father

  • Age of father

  • Answer the question, ‘Why did you choose Amrita University’ in 250 words.

After filling the above-mentioned details, candidates will have to tick against ‘I accept the terms and conditions,’ and then click on ‘Next step’ button.

Step 8: Payment of the Application Fee

Candidates have to make the payment of the application fee in the following mode:

Application Fee

Application fee

Mode of Payment

Rs. 500

Net banking/credit card/debit card

Demand draft

If candidates are paying the fee by Demand Draft (DD), they should make the DD in favour of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, payable at Coimbatore. Download, print and send it to the address given below:

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,

Amritanagar Post,

Ettimadai, Coimbatore 641 112,

Tamil Nadu, India.

ASCOM Admission Exam Centres 2020

ASCOM admission exam centre is the place where the entrance exam CAPTEST will be conducted. Candidates who are appearing for CAPTEST should know that it will conducted only in Coimbatore campus. Personal interview for candidates who reside in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana & Hyderabad will be conducted through the SKYPE.

ASCOM Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of ASCOM admission 2020 will include the total number of questions that are asked, exam duration, marking scheme and other related information. Candidates who are applying for MA programmes will be exempted from the CAPTEST provided that they have obtained more than 70% aggregate marks in the first two years of their degree. They, however, will have to face the interview. The below table consists of the exam pattern of ASCOM for BA and MA.

ASCOM Admission Exam Pattern for BA Programme

Parameters

Details

Mode of CAPTEST

Offline

Type of questions

Subjective and Objective

Total Marks

50

Topics asked in the exam

  • English

  • Media and advertising

  • Emotional quotient

  • Logic and reasoning

  • Media personalities

  • Current affairs

ASCOM Admission Exam Pattern for MA Programme

Parameters

Details

Mode of CAPTEST

Offline

Type of questions

Subjective and Objective

Total Marks

50

Topics asked in the exam

  • Creative flexibility and lateral thinking and observation

  • General awareness

  • English

  • Media and advertising

  • News

ASCOM Admission Syllabus 2020

Candidates who are applying for ASCOM admission 2020 should know the syllabus of CAPTEST as it will help them focus on the topics from where the questions will be asked. Also, knowing the ASCOM syllabus will help candidates in their preparation and make their study plan accordingly. Questions in the ASCOM admission will be asked from the below-mentioned topics:

  • English

  • Media and advertising

  • Emotional quotient

  • Logic and reasoning

  • Media personalities

  • Current affairs

Note: The sections in each year’s question paper will differ, however , the topics covered in the exam always include Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning and English Grammar.

ASCOM Admission Question Paper

Solving the sample paper of ASCOM admission will help them in their preparation as they will know the marking scheme, exam pattern of the exam, types of questions asked and increase their speed. Candidates can download the question papers of the previous years of ASCOM Admission CAPTEST given in the table below.

Previous Years Question Papers of ASCOM

Year

BA

MA

CAPTEST 2019

Download Here

Download Here

CAPTEST 2018

Download Here

Download Here

CAPTEST 2017

Download Here

Download Here

CAPTEST 2016

Download here

Download here

CAPTEST 2015

Download here

Download here

CAPTEST 2014

Download here

Download here

ASCOM Admission Result 2020

The result of ASCOM admission 2020 will be declared in May. Candidates will be able to check their result online by entering their login credentials. The qualified candidates will have to pay the fee in May 2020 to confirm their seats.

How to Download ASCOM Admission Result 2020?

The steps to check the result has been been given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of ASCOm @www.amrita.edu

Step 2: Click on ‘Download Result’ link

Step 3: Enter your Credentials

Step 4: The ASCOM result will be displayed on the screen

Step 5: Candidates can check their score and then download ASCOM admission result.

Step 6: Take the printout and keep it for future use

ASCOM Admission Selection Process 2020

The qualified candidates in the entrance exam will have to face a personal interview. They will have to carry the requisite documents for verification purposes. Students can check the table below to know the interview schedule of ASCOM admission 2020.

Important Dates of ASCOM Selection Process 2020

Programme

Selection

Date

B.A. and M. A. in Communication

CAPTEST

May 16, 2020

Personal Interview


May 2019

Documents to be submitted for ASCOM 2020 Admission

The qualified candidates will have to submit the attested xerox of the following documents at the time of selection process to confirm their admission.

  • Filled- in application form

  • Two Photographs

  • Class 10th and 12th Mark Sheets (for B.A applications)

  • All semester marksheet of Bachelor’s (for M.A applications)

  • Candidates who have appeared for their 12th examinations and their results are awaiting, they have to produce attested copies of their Class 11th Mark sheets

  • Class 10 TC (if applicable)

  • Community Certificate (if applicable)

  • Copy of provisional degree certificate should be produced at the time of writing the entrance exam (for M.A applications)

ASCOM Admission 2020 Fee Structure

Fee Structure for BA Communication Admission

College Fee

Hostel Fee

Mess Fee

Total

145000

49000

48000

242000

Fee Structure for PGDJ / MA Communication Admission

College Fee

Hostel Fee

Mess Fee

Total

122000

49000

48000

219000


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - ASCOM Admission 2020

Question: When will ASCOM admission CAPTEST will be conducted?

Answer:

It will be held in offline mode in May 16, 2020.

Question: What is the application fee for ASCOM admission 2020?

Answer:

Candidates have to pay Rs. 500 as an application fee. Candidates can pay the fee through demand draft (DD), net banking, credit card and debit card.

Question: What is the selection process of ASCOM admission 2020?

Answer:

The selection process of ASCOM admission 2020 includes clearing Communication Aptitude Test (CAPTEST) followed by personal interview.

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