The Asian College of Journalism is based out of Chennai and offers Post-Graduate Diploma in:
- Business and Financial Journalism in association with Bloomberg
The dates for the 2018 ACJ Entrance test have not been announced yet, but will be around the same time as last year, which was May 14 and first week of June. According to the website of the ACJ, the exam will be delivered online in real time.
ACJ Entrance Test Pattern for PG Diploma in Journalism
The exam is divided into parts – the first part tests you on your English skills and the second part tests your awareness and knowledge of current affairs. The English exam lasts for 2 hours and is of 100 marks. The current affairs exam lasts for 1.30 minutes and is of 100 marks. Therefore the total is 3.30 minutes and 200 marks.
ACJ Entrance Test Pattern for PG Diploma in Business & Financial Journalism
This exam is divided into 3 parts – the first part tests you in English language skills and facility, the second part tests you in Current affairs and general knowledge and the third part in 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.
ACJ Entrance Test Syllabus
ACJ Entrance Test syllabus is not specified by the college but after going through the past years papers, here is a brief idea of what the exam entails:
ACJ Entrance Test Syllabus for English
- Correct misspelt words
- Make sentences using words
- Essay writing
ACJ Entrance Test Syllabus for General Knowledge
Asian College of Journalism’s official website informs that 60%-65% questions asked in Part B of ACJ entrance test 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.