ACJ   Entrance Exam


What is ACJ Entrance Exam?

The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) conducts the ACJ Entrance Exam in order to offer candidates admission in various postgraduate diploma courses offered at the institute. The diplomas offered at ACJ are as follows:

  • PG Diploma in Journalism
  • PG Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ)

The ACJ entrance exam is a national level examination that is conducted every year as a computer-based test. The entrance exam evaluates students in two parts- English language skills and general knowledge. The exam is followed by an online interview.


ACJ Entrance Exam Highlights

Exam Name

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Entrance Exam

Conducting Institute                                                                                                               

Asian College of Journalism (ACJ)

Exam Type

National Level

Exam Frequency


Application Mode

Online & Offline

Exam Mode

Online (To be attempted from home)

Exam Date

May 15, 2022 between 10 am and 12 noon

Exam Purpose

Admission to PG Diploma in Journalism and PG Diploma in Business and Financial Journalism (BFJ)                                     

Exam Duration

2 hrs

Application Fee

INR 2,360/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%)

Exam Helpdesk number


Official website



ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Important Dates

ACJ application process will be completed as per the deadlines. Once the registration ends, no fresh application can be filled. Before starting the ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 registration, keep the required documents ready. Check important dates for ACJ Entrance Exam application form 2022 below.



Release of ACJ Entrance Exam application forms

March 7, 2022

Last date for receiving applications

May 2, 2022

Candidates to receive an email detailing the process of connecting online                                                                               

May 11, 2022 to May 13, 2022

ACJ Entrance Exam 2022

May 15, 2022 between 10 am and 12 noon                                                     

Online Interview

May 19, 2022 to May 21, 2022

ACJ Entrance Exam Results

May 23, 2022



ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Application Process

Candidates who wish to appear for the ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 have to follow the below-mentioned admission process.

Step 1: Fill ACJ Entrance Exam Application Form

Candidates need to fill the application form for ACJ admissions 2022 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. The candidate can choose whichever mode they are more comfortable with and can apply accordingly. The candidate will have to register themselves and then apply for admission to the course interested in. 

Step 2: Pay the application fee

The application fee for ACJ entrance exam is INR 2,360/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%). Candidates applying for both programmes need to pay only one application fee. The fee can be remitted as an online transfer or sent as a Demand Draft in favour of “Media Development Foundation”, payable at Chennai. Please ensure that the full name, email id and mobile number of the applicant accompanies the payment. In the case of online transfer the applicant will be directed to the Online Payment gateway once the form is completely filled. The applicant is requested to keep credit card/ debit card/ net banking details ready for making the payment. The applicant using the payment gateway service is required to pay the convenience fee as prescribed by the service.

Step 3: Intimation Through Email

Candidates who have successfully applied online for admission to ACJ programmes will receive an email between May 11 and May 13, 2022 detailing the process of connecting online for the examination.

Step 4: Appear for the ACJ Entrance Exam

After a careful assessment of applications, shortlisted candidates will be required to take an online entrance examination. Candidates can take the examination individually in their homes or at any place where they have access to a computer with internet facility. The examination will be held online in real time on Sunday, May 15, 2022 between 10 am and 12 noon.


ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor’s degree is mandatory. Graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply for admission to the ACJ-Bloomberg Business and Financial Journalism programme and ACJ Integrated Multimedia Journalism programme. Candidates who are yet to write their undergraduate degree examination (because of the delay due to the lockdown) as well as those awaiting the results of their undergraduate examination are also eligible to apply. Enrolled students should provide their mark sheet or degree certificate to the Registrar ideally within the first week of commencement of classes. However, if the undergraduate exam results are likely to be delayed, more time may be given for submission of the certificates. All students awaiting their examination results should provide their degree certificate latest by the end of March 2023.


ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to Asian College of Journalism have to follow the process as under:

Step 1: After ACJ Entrance Exam Appear For Online Interview

The online examination will be followed by an online interview between Thursday, May 19 and Saturday, May 21, 2022. Candidates will be individually informed in advance about the date and time of the online interview.

Step 2: Check ACJ Final Result

Candidates selected for admission will receive an email by May 23, 2022.

Test Centres: Candidates can take the examination individually in their homes or at any place where they have access to a computer with internet facility. Earlier, ACJ exam was conducted in various cities accross India. Check the detailed list of ACJ Entrance Exam centres for reference.


ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Syllabus

Asian College of Journalism has not specified any syllabus for entrance exam, however candidates should prepare topics of English and General Knowledge. As the MCQs are asked in the exam based on the above mentioned topics candidates are advised to start their preparation in advance.  Get detailed infornation about ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly. 


ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Pattern

As per the official website, candidates had to appear for ACJ entrance exam followed by an online interview. The ACJ entrance exam 2022 pattern will be such that aspirants had to attempt multiple choice questions in two hours duration. ACJ Entrance exam is a computer based test. The pattern for the test is given below:

For Journalism (General) Courses: The pattern for PG diploma in Journalism courses is:

Subject Duration                                                                              
English Language Skills and Facility 2 hours
General Knowledge
Basic Maths
Current Affairs and General Knowledge                                                                         



ACJ Entrance Exam 2022 Admit Card

ACJ entrance exam admit card will be available for download on the official website of the institute from the first week of May, 2022 onwards. The hall ticket is a mandatory document that a registered student must produce at the time of ACJ entrance exam. The admit card for ACJ entrance exam would be issued for only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their application form.