BJMC (Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication)
BJMC is an undergraduate program that provides aspirants with knowledge about various journalistic skills in mass media such as newspapers, television, radio, internet etc. It also informs students about various technology, equipment and software involved in mass media.
Admission Process in BJMC
Most of the institutes conduct entrance test for the admissions which is followed by personal interviews as the final selection criteria.
Some of the colleges also offer direct admissions on the basis of 10+2 marks.
Some of the popular BJMC Entrance Exams are Following:-
- IIMC Entrance Exam, Indian Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication
- Jamia Milia Common Entrance Test
- Symbiosis Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication Entrance Exam
- Xavier Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam
- Andhra University Common Entrance Test
- Indraprastha University IPU CET BJMC
Syllabus for BJMC Entrance
English language and comprehension 25%
General awareness 25%
Media and aptitude 25%
SYLLABUS For BJMC
General English/ Comprehension
Fill in the blanks
Idioms & phrases
one word substitution
Questions related to social issues
Five year plan
Other Miscellaneous questions
Mental Ability/ Reasoning
Figures/ verbal classification
Coding and decoding
Arithmetic number series
Letter and symbol series
Question related to Dictionary
Non verbal series
Other various factors to focus on;
1. Reading Habit
So reading would include reading at least 4 national dailies and keeping par with the news related to the economy, international developments, and society. You must also read related magazines and about the most influential people in this field.
2. Writing Skills
Writing skills are utmost important for this field. You can practice by writing small notes on the articles you read and by developing your opinion and perception.
3. Study Topics
There are various fields of journalism like Advertising, film-making, Public Relations, Event Management, Radio, Photojournalism etc. So one should have a fair idea of the syllabus and themes that are pivotal to these subjects.
4. Analytical and Comprehensive Skills
We at Learning Power test our students on the basis of reasoning ability, analytical and comprehensive skills. You must give attention to this area for this you may go for the previous year question papers.
5. Reference books
So here are some books you may choose from:-
Journalism & Mass Communication Entrance Examinations – Useful for all basic knowledge of the media, media-related aspects, and general knowledge.
Manorama Yearbook –
Useful for current affairs and general knowledge.
Also, follow the newspapers (particularly Times of India & The Hindu) to stay updated on the latest news and current affairs.
Keep your knowledge of Hollywood and Bollywood up-to-date, refer to websites such as IMDB. Look at matters such as Oscars and Grammy Awards.
Famous television channels (India & abroad), their celebrities, their tagline, and the issues they cover. Google is your best friend here but you may also refer to magazines.
Career Options after Completion of BJMC
A plethora of job options are available for students with a BJMC degree both in government and the private sector. Candidates who want to pursue a higher degree in the respective field can go opt for master’s and other research programs to broaden their perspective that can provide them with better employment opportunities. As aspirants with master’s degree are offered better job roles and salary packages. The annual salary package for a fresher is between Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh.
Listed below are job roles suitable for BJMC graduate:
- News Analyst
- Feature Writer
- Freelance Writer/ Reporter
- Special Correspondent
- Radio Jockey
- Video Jockey
- TV Correspondent
The job responsibilities vary from role to role. However, the main aim is to cover newsworthy stories in an efficient manner for the general audience.<br>