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Journalism and Communication(BJMC)

What are the skills required for Journalism and Communication?

i) Aptitude for language and writing.

ii) Strong networking and communication skills.

iii) Analytical and Observation skills.

iv) Knack of interpreting the research done.

v) Critical thinking and interviewing skills.

vi) High confidence.

What is the career path to Journalism and Communication?

Complete 10+2 in any stream → Undergraduate in BJMC course/ B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication → Take up an entrance exam for Journalism or Mass Communication → Get a Master’s degree in the field.

Complete 10+2 in any stream → Undergraduate in any stream → Give IIMC entrance exam → Get a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication → Get a job in Journalism and Communication discipline.

What is the eligibility criteria for BJMC course ?

i) Aspirant must have completed their 10+2 from a recognised institution in any stream.

ii) Candidate must have a minimum aggregate score of 50-60%.

iii) Individual must be 17 years old.

Are students from Science stream eligible for BJMC?

Yes, of course they are. Students from any stream can take up Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication Course(BJMC) .

What is the eligibility for Indian Institute of Mass Communication(IIMC) exam?

i) Candidate must be an Indian national.

ii) Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream.

iii) Age Limit:

Category

Date

General

On or after 1st August 1995

SC/ST/PwD

On or after 1st August 1990

OBC

On or after 1st August 1992

What is the eligibility of B.A Journalism and Mass Communication?

i) Aspirant must have completed their 10+2 from a recognised institution in any stream.

ii) Candidate must have a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

What is the eligibility criteria for ACJ Entrance Exam?

i) Candidate must be an Indian citizen.

ii)Maximum Age Limit: 30 years old.

ii) Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.

What is the eligibility criteria for XIC OET ?

i) Candidate should have indian citizenship.

ii) Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream.

iii) Maximum Age Limit: 35 years.

What is the eligibility criteria for SIMC Entrance Exam?

Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST).

What is the eligibility criteria for ISB&M Entrance Exam?

Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.

What are different entrance exams for Journalism and Communication?

Some of the top entrance exam are:

i) Indian Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication(IIMC) Entrance Exam.

ii) Asian College of Journalism(ACJ) Entrance Exam

iii) Xavier Institute of Communication(XIC OET) Entrance
Exam.

iv) Symbiosis Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication(SIMC) Entrance Exam.

v) International School of Business and Media(ISB&M) Entrance Exam.

What is the syllabus for IIMC Exam?

Candidate will be tested on the following topics:

i) General Awareness

ii) Analytical & Comprehension Skills

iii) Aptitude and Mental Makeup

iv) Language Capability

v) International Development

What is tested in the ACJ Entrance Exam?

Candidate will be tested on the following:

i) English Language Skills.

ii) General Awareness of current affairs.

iii) General Knowledge.

What is the syllabus for XIC OET?

i) Language Skills.

ii) General Knowledge and knowledge about media.

iii) Logical and Analytical skills.

What is tested in the SIMC Entrance Exam?

Candidate will be tested on the following:

i) General English

ii) Media & Culture

iii) Current Affairs

iv) Analytical and Logical Reasoning

What is the exam pattern for IIMC exam?

i) It is pen and paper based.

ii) Duratin: 2 hours.

iii) No. of seats: 430

What is the exam pattern for AJC Entrance Exam?

i) It is Computer based.

ii) It is divided into two parts  - Part 1 and Part 2.

Part

Duration

Marks

Part 1

2 hours

100 marks

Part 2

1.5 hours

100 marks

What is the exam pattern for XIC OET?

i) It is conducted online.

Part

Duration

Marks

Question type

Part 1 

60 minutes

100

Objective

Part 2

30 minutes

50

Subjective

What is the exam pattern for SIMC Entrance Exam?

i) It is computer based.

ii) Questions asked are MCQ based.

iii) Duration: 2 hours.

Section

Marks

General English

40 marks

Media & Culture

40 marks

Current Affairs

40 marks

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

30 marks


What is the fees for IIMC exam?

i) For General Category: Rs. 1500

ii) For SC/ST/OBC/PwD: Rs.1000

What is the fee for ACJ Entrance Exam?

i) For Business and Financial Journalism: Rs.2500

ii) Other courses: Rs.1000

What is the fee for XIC OET?

The fee for XIC OET 2020 is Rs.3000 (including tax).

What is the fee for SIMC Entrance Exam?

Fee for SIMC Entrance exam is Rs.1475 and GST Rs.225.

What are the different job profiles available in Journalism and Mass Communication?

i) Columnist

ii) TV Correspondent

iii) Fashion Photographer

iv) Leader writer

v) Radio Jockey (RJ)

vi) Video Jockey (VJ)

vii) Transmission Executive

viii)  Film Director

ix) Public Relations Officer

x) Screenwriter

What is the average salary in the discipline of Journalism and Mass Communication?

  • Top Recruiting areas are as follows:
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Books and Novels
  • Circulation & Public Relations
  • Legal Affairs Department
  • Journals & Blogs
  • Central Information Service
  • Radio Telecasting Companies
  • Photography Companies
  • Press Information Bureau
  • Newspapers

Which are the top colleges for Journalism and Mass Communication?

  • Madras Christian College
  • Christ University
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication
  • Indian Academy Degree College
  • Seth Anandaram Jaipuria College
  • IFTM University
  • Peter's University
  • Vidyasagar College
  • BMS College for Women
  • International School of Business and Media