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Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam 2021

By Asian College of Journalism, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

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Application Process


Exam Level


  • ACJ Entrance Exam dates 2021 have been released along with the application form
  • Interested candidates can fill the ACJ Entrance Exam application form latest by April 26.
  • The ACJ Entrance Exam 2021 will be held on May 16 from 10 AM to 12:00 Noon. 
  • ACJ entrance exam at the national level is conducted for admission in the two post-graduate diploma courses offered by it.

Exam Name

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Entrance Exam

Exam Type

National Level

Application Mode

Online & Offline

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks


Application Fee

Rs 2,630














Courses Offered

  • PG Diploma in Journalism
  • PG Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ)
Application Details
  • ACJ Entrance Exam application forms 2021 are available online on the official website of the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ).
  • The application forms can be submitted either in online mode or offline mode latest by April 26. 

How to fill ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form

  • Candidates will have to visit the official website of the ACJ university to avail the ACJ entrance exam 2020 application forms.
  • Candidates can fill the application form online or download the application form from the official website of the university and submit the form to the university along with a demand draft.

Details to be filled in ACJ EE Application Form

Personal Details

Name, Date of birth, mobile number, email ID

Family Details

Parent’s names, occupation, address, mobile numbers, email IDs, annual family income

Education Details

Name of school/college, passing year, subjects, marks obtained.

Academic distinctions (If any)

Awards, certificates

Extracurricular Activities

Hobbies, passion, sports

Computer skills (If any)

Such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop

Work Experience (If any)

Name of organization, year of joining, experience, job title, responsibilities

Order of preference for stream

Print, television, new media, radio

Abilities and talents required to succeed in the chosen stream

Description in 50 words

List of newspapers and magazines read regularly

Name of publication and frequency

What is new media

Explanation in 50 words

Reason for becoming a journalist

Explanation in 100 words

Preference for exam centres

Nearest to the mentioned address

Requirement for hostel

Yes or No

  • After all the required details have been filled in the application form, candidates will have to pay the application fee, which can be done online or offline.
  • Submit ACJ Entrance Exam Application Form
  • Candidates need to submit the completed application form along with DD and two passport size photos (in case of offline fee payment) at the below-mentioned address:

Fee Structure


Candidates can pay the application fee online via net banking/credit card/debit card.


For offline application fee payment, DD needs to be drawn in favour of the Media Development Foundation and payable at Chennai. The official website informs: "Application whether the online or hard copy will need to be sent along with an application fee of  Rs 2,360/-. Candidates applying for both programmes need to pay only a consolidated processing fee of Rs 3,540/-The fee can be remitted as an online transfer or sent as a Demand Draft in favour of “Media Development Foundation”, payable at Chennai with your reference number, full name, email id, and mobile number written on the back of the DD".


After ACJ Entrance Exam, the team from Edunews examined the question paper and offered comments in the larger interest of takers of the examination. Analysis has been made keeping in view pattern of the question paper, title of the paper, duration of the time, descriptive related problems, marks assigned to each question, evaluation system, etc.

English: Questions have been reflected on the topics such as antonyms, synonyms, fill in the blanks, jumbled words / numerical figure, errors in the sentence, passage, idioms, verb, preposition, etc. All the questions are at the level of secondary schools, therefore questions are easier.

General Knowledge: Questions on GK normally reflect on scientific discovery, cultural issues, contribution of UNICEF, status of BARC, issues under RTI, basics in math and physics, first president of India, Miss Universe, constitution and its amendments, history, polity, labor laws, jurisprudence, etc. Generally questions under GK are at moderate level.

Therefore, it is opined that the question papers of ACJ Entrance Exam is rated simple -moderate.

  • Candidates, who have successfully cleared the ACJ entrance exam 2021, will be called for the counselling process.
  • Once the ACJ entrance exam 2021 results are out, the institute will release the counselling dates.
  • Shortlisted candidates have to participate in the interview process.
  • They must be present on the campus at the time of counselling, or else that seat will be allocated to other candidates.
  • Counselling consists of two rounds:
    • Personal Interview
    • Group Discussions
  • The candidates selected will have to appear according to the schedule which will be released by the university.

Documents to be brought

Class 10 mark sheet and certificate

Category certificate (if applicable)

Class 12 mark sheet and certificate

Income certificate for SC/ST/OBC

Graduate mark sheet and certificate

Self-attested photocopies of all documents

Migration certificate

Date of birth certificate

ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 admit card

Photo IDs

ACJ Fee Structure

  • The fee for the PG diploma programmes will be divided into two instalments to be paid by the candidates.
    • In the month of June after the counselling session
    • After the commencement of classes.
  • Along with the fee given below, the candidate will have to pay 18 per cent Goods and services tax (GST) as per last year.

First instalment of Fee


The second instalment of fee


Total fee to be paid by the candidate




ACJ entrance exam 2021 syllabus has not been specified by the college. However, some topics that aspirants should consider studying for admission in PG diploma courses basis ACJ entrance papers of previous years are as mentioned below:

ACJ Entrance Exam Syllabus for English

Correct misspelt words





Essay writing

Make sentences using words


ACJ Entrance Exam Syllabus for General Knowledge

Asian College of Journalism’s official website informs that 60%-65% questions asked in Part B of ACJ entrance exam paper comprises of questions related to Current Affairs of the past one year.

The remaining ACJ entrance paper consists of GK questions on the below-mentioned topics:

  • Scientific discoveries
  • Space exploration – eg. 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,
  • Events or people associated with Gandhi and the Freedom Struggle.
Date Description
12-03-2021ACJ Entrance Exam Application Forms
26-04-2021ACJ Entrance Exam Application Forms
12-05-2021Email regarding process of conducting online entrance exam
14-05-2021Email regarding process of conducting online entrance exam
16-05-2021ACJ Entrance Exam
20-05-2021Online interview
22-05-2021Online interview
24-05-2021ACJ Entrance Exam Results
  • ACJ Entrance Exam 2021 eligibility criteria is that aspirants should be graduates in any discipline.
  • Candidates who are waiting for their degree exam results are also eligible for ACJ admissions 2021.
  • Enrolled students should provide their degree certificate to the Registrar within the first week of the commencement of classes. 


  • Once the ACJ entrance exam results are declared, the institute will release a cut off list.
  • Candidates who have secured more than the cut-off list are eligible for admission in the university.
  • On the basis of the cut off marks, a merit list will be prepared. Students will be ranked accordingly.
  • Cut off marks are decided on some of the following factors:
    • Number of candidates appeared in the exam
    • Number of seats for allotment
    • Reservation Norms
    • Previous year Admission trend
    • Last year cut off
    • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Once the results are announced, the institute will release the counselling dates.
  • ACJ Entrance exam test centres are determined depending on the total number of applications received for admission from a particular region.
  • The exam centre for the ACJ entrance exam will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • The candidate has the option to chose the nearest exam centre while filling up the ACJ entrance exam application form.
  • The exam centres for ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 are as follows










New Delhi









  • The ACJ entrance exam will be conducted in the second week of May 2021
  • The results will be announced in the last week of May 2021. 
  • For the 2020-21 academic year, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, students had to give the ACJ Entrance Exam from their homes due to the lockdown imposed at the time.
  • Candidates who cleared the written test were personally informed about the online personal interview.
  • Candidates who cleared the two rounds were also personally offered admission to the course applied for.

How to check ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 Results?

  • Candidates can check the ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 results by visiting the official website of the university.
  • The candidate will have to click on the ‘ACJ PGD Result 2020’ link which will be present.
  • On clicking the link, the candidate will have to enter the following details:
    • Registration Number
    • Password
  • On doing so, the candidate has to click on the ‘submit’. The candidate can check their respective scores.
  • Candidates are advised to download and take out a printout of the result for future reference.
Admit Card
  • The ACJ entrance exams 2020 admit cards will be released online in the second week of May, 2020.
  • All candidates who have successfully filled and submitted the application form, can download their ACJ entrance exam 2019 admit card from the official website of the college.
  • Candidates can download the admit card using their registered email ID and password.

How to download ACJ Entrance Exam 2020 admit card?

  • Candidates can download the ACJ entrance exam 2020 admit card by visiting the official university of the university.
  • A link will appear, ’Download admit card’ on the website. Candidates will have to click on the link in order to avail the ACJ entrance exam 2020 admit card.
  • In doing so, the candidate will have to enter the application number which was sent through SMS/Text message on the registered mobile number.
  • Along with the application form number, candidates will have to enter their date of birth which was mentioned in the application form.
  • 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.

Name of candidate

Candidate’s signature

Entrance Exam timing

Entrance Exam date

Candidate’s photograph

Counselling related information

Entrance Exam venue

Entrance Exam centre

Details on Admit Card

Exam Day Conduct and Guidelines

  • It is mandatory for the candidate to carry their admit cards to the exam centre. Without the admit card, the candidate will not be allowed to sit for the entrance exam.
  • Along with the admit card, the candidate needs to carry a valid photo ID proof along with them to the entrance exam venue.
  • Carefully read the rules and instructions which will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • Candidates are advised to keep the admit card after the entrance exam for future purposes.

If there is an error on the admit card regarding the candidate’s details, the aspirant is advised to contact the university immediately.


Second Main Road,


Chennai – 600 113. 

Fax: 91-44-22542839

Email:  [email protected]

Official Website: https://www.asianmedia.org.in/acj/

Phone Number:  91-44-22542842-44/47/40

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