The core courses offered at ACJ are as mentioned below:
- Reporting, Writing & Editing
- Tools of the Modern Journalist
- Key Issues in Journalism
- Media Perspectives
- The Media, Law & Society
Recently, ACJ in collaboration with Bloomberg has also launched a new postgraduate diploma course in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ).
ACJ entrance exam 2018 dates are not out yet. However, in 2017, the journalism entrance exam for admission in different PG Diploma and BFJ courses was conducted on May 14 and June 4, respectively.
ACJ Entrance Exam 2018 Exam Centers
ACJ Entrance exam test centres are determined depending on the total number of applications received for admission from a particular region.
ACJ Entrance exam 2018 centre details are not out yet. Test centres for ACJ admissions 2017 are as mentioned below:
- New Delhi
In a scenario wherein many applications are received from a region which is not mentioned above then a test centre for that region may be introduced by authorities at a later stage.
ACJ Entrance Exam 2018 Exam Dates
All the important dates related to the various examination events are published on the official website. Candidates must keep their eyes on the website to get the latest updates. The following table shows all the important exam dates:
|Due Date of submission of Application form||April 2018|
|ACJ Entrance Test date||May 2018|
|Personal Interview Date||June 2018|
|Final Result for Admission||June 2018|
ACJ Entrance Exam 2018 Process
Step 1: Fill ACJ Entrance Exam Application Form
Candidates need to fill the application form for ACJ admissions 2018 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.
ACJ fee for entrance exam can be paid by candidates online or even by means of a Demand Draft (DD).
|Course||ACJ Entrance Exam Application Fee|
|Business and Financial Journalism||Rs 2,500|
|All other courses||Rs 1,500|
The DD needs to be drawn in favour of “Media Development Foundation” and should be payable at Chennai. The DD should have the full name as well as address of the candidate clearly written on the back of the DD.
Candidates also need to send two passport size photographs (25 mm X 35 mm) at the below mentioned address:
Asian College of Journalism
Second Main Road,
(Behind M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation)
Chennai – 600 113, India
Tel: 91-44-22542840 / 22542842 – 47
Step 2: Download ACJ Entrance Exam Admit Card
Aspirants need to download their admit card for ACJ admissions 2018 from the official website of the college by using their registered email ID and password.
Step 3: Give ACJ Entrance Exam
ACJ Entrance Exam 2018 Pattern
ACJ Entrance Exam Pattern for PG Diploma in Journalism and PG Diploma in BFJ courses is as mentioned below:
For PG Diploma in Journalism Course
ACJ Entrance Exam Pattern is such that the test is divided into two parts. The first part tends to evaluate aspirants on the basis of their English language skills and facility whereas in the second part awareness of current affairs and general knowledge of candidates is tested.
Apart from this, the official website states that ACJ entrance exam “also tests the candidates’ writing ability and assess their analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Other procedures may be prescribed for candidates from abroad”. The official website also informs that the exam will be delivered online in real time.
|Exam Session||Subject||Duration||Total Marks|
|Afternoon||General Knowledge||1:30 hours||100|
For PG Diploma in Business & Financial Journalism Course
ACJ Entrance Exam Pattern for BFJ course is such that there will be questions related to the below-mentioned subjects:
- English language skills and facility
- Current affairs and general knowledge
- Basic Maths
Besides, there will also be a question wherein candidates have to write a 200-word essay on a given subject. The question aims at testing the writing ability of candidates.
It may be noted that the official website informs, “the examination will be delivered online in real time.”
Step 4: Appear for Interview
Aspirants who are shortlisted for admission basis their performance in ACJ entrance exam need to appear for an interview at Asian College of Journalism as per the schedule shared by the college.
Step 5: Check ACJ Entrance Exam Result
Asian College of Journalism declares ACJ entrance exam result in online mode on its official website as per the prescribed schedule. Date for ACJ entrance exam 2018 result is not out yet. However in 2017, the result for journalism entrance exam was declared on June 7.
Candidates can check their result for ACJ entrance exam 2018 by visiting the official website of Asian College of Journalism and clicking on the Result link present on the page. ACJ entrance exam result will contain the names and/ or roll numbers of candidates shortlisted for admissions 2018.
It may be noted that candidates selected for ACJ admissions 2018 will also be intimated by college authorities via email with details of fee payments.
Thereafter, all shortlisted candidates need to submit the first installment of ACJ admission fee as per the prescribed date and time. Candidates can pay the fee either in the online or offline (DD in favour of Media Development Foundation, payable at Chennai) mode.
2nd Main Road, Taramani, Chennai-600113,