Asian College of Journalism

Asian College of Journalism is a reputed institute formed by the Indian Express Group in the year 1994. The college remains to be one of the top colleges for journalism and mass communication today. Admission here provide you access to an entire range of journalism study along with one year post graduate diploma with specialization in Television, print, Radio and new media. The institute is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Asian College of Journalism Eligibility Criteria

To get admission into this institute one has to ensure that they have a bachelors degree in any discipline. Students awaiting their degree examination results are also eligible to apply. Those who are enrolling here must provide the degree certificate to the Registrar within the first week of commencement of classes.

Asian College of Journalism Application Form

The form for the Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam is available via both online and offline modes in their official website. Whether you apply online or offline, a hard copy should be sent along with an application fee of Rs 1500/- to the institute There is also an option for net banking and online payment available, but the hard copy needs to be sent to the relevant address with the receipt.

Asian College of Journalism Admission Process

The Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam involves careful assessment of applications, post which all the short-listed candidates will be required to take an entrance examination during May / June. The examination will be conducted in Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bhopal, Lucknow, Ranchi, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Pune, Ahmedabad, and possibly other cities, depending on the number of applications received from a particular region.

Those candidates who have score well in the entrance examination will then be invited for an interview at the college in June/July.

 Asian College of Journalism Exam Pattern

The examination is conducted online in real time and will be in two parts: 
  • English language skills and facility
  • Current affairs and general knowledge
  • It will also test the candidates’ writing ability and assess their analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Other procedures may be prescribed for candidates from abroad.

Asian College of Journalism Syllabus

Part A English
This tests your English Language Skills and Time give is 2 Hours for a 100-mark paper.

I    Correct the misspelled words in the following list. Put a tick mark against the correctly spelled word, if any.   (5 Marks)

II    Use the following words in sentences to bring out their meaning. (You may use any part of speech or tense of the given word. Eg. If the given word is Do, you may use doing, did, done, etc.) (20 Marks)

III.    Each of the sentences below is followed by a parenthesis and a group of four words. Enter in the parenthesis the word or phrase, which most nearly expresses the meaning of the italicized word in the context given (10 Marks)

IV    Correct the following sentences-30 Marks

V    The following section is intended to test your knowledge of verb tenses. You are required to correct sentences where the wrong tense is used, or to fill the blanks with the correct form of the verb given in parenthesis.       (10 Marks)

VI    Put in the correct or most appropriate preposition. (5 Marks)

There could be questions on:
  • Active and Passive voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Common Idioms
  • Proverbs
VII    Write an essay of no more than 200 words on any ONE of the following arguing for or against the proposition - 20 Marks

For example; The disproportionate power exercised by small regional parties, which are part of national coalition governments, has made it impossible for India to develop a national vision of its identity, interests and future.

General Knowledge

This is for another 100 Marks. About 60 – 65 percent questions are based on current affairs – events of the past one year. The purpose is to test how thoroughly you have read the newspapers during the time and retained much of the information found there.

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