University of Delhi Admissions to B.A. (H.) Journalism

Name of Institute / University

University of Delhi

Courses Offered

Admissions to B.A. (Hone) Journalism.
Colleges Offering the Course

1. Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
2. Kamla Nehru College
3. Maharaja Agrasen College
4. Kalindi College
5. Lady Shri Ram College


The candidate should have either passed or appeared in the Senior Secondary School Examination of CBSE or any other examination considered equivalent by the University of Delhi. The candidate should secure an aggregate of at least 70% marks in his/her class XII examination (65% for SC, ST, CW and PWD categories) in best of four papers including English and three other academic subjects as specified by the University of Delhi. The candidate should also have secured at least 60% marks in English.

Candidates who have appeared in the class XII examination in 2011 and who repeat a paper for improvement to gain eligibility shall not be considered for admission in the current year.

Foreign nationals seeking admission to B. A. (Hons.) Journalism against the prescribed quota of seats earmarked for them, shall have to apply through the Foreign Students Advisor, C/o Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110 007 and are exempted from the written examination and Interview.

How To Apply

All applications will be done through ONLINE.

You require the following in order to apply:

1. A working and valid Email ID. This will be your login name. You will also receive information on this Email ID. You may choose any password.

2. The scanned digital copy of a recent passport size colour photograph.

3. Debit/Credit card in case you wish to make online payment.

4. Application fee can also be deposited at select branches of Axis Bank in India after successfully completing the Online Registration.

5. A mobile phone number is desirable. Notice will also be sent through SMS on the mobile phone if you so desire.

Application Fees

GEN/OBC: Rs. 700/-
SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 350/-
CW: Rs. 500/-
Foreign Students(FS): $200

Contact Details

Tel: 011 - 45108880, 45108881
Email: [email protected]

Entrance Date


Selection Process

1. Written Joint Entrance Test

Applicants shall be called for an objective type multiple choice as well as subjective type test which shall be held in Delhi.

The written examination is designed to test the aptitude of the candidates to pursue the B.A. (Hons.) Journalism course. There is no prescribed syllabus or format for the entrance examination. The following areas have been usually included in the entrance examination in the past.

Objective multiple choice questions on
General Awareness
Current Affairs

Language/Writing Skills
Book/Film review
Critical analysis of contemporary media
Comments/ essay on contemporary issues

The test shall be of 2:30 hours duration, extra time will be given to the candidates for filling up details on test booklet and answer sheet, marking attendance, verification of candidates’ documents, distribution, and collection of test material etc.

The candidate should report at their respective examination centres latest by 9 am on the day of the test. The examination will start at 9:30 am and the booklet will be collected at 12:00 noon.

The test booklet will have both the subjective and objective questions. There will be space specified in the booklet itself to answer the subjective questions. Since the candidates will have to answer the objective questions on the OMR sheet they should bring pencils and erasers with themselves and follow the instructions accordingly. The scheme of examination may be changed on the recommendation of the admission committee.

2. Interview

Candidates shall be called for the interview based on the performance in the written test and Class XII marks.

3. Final selection

Final Selection will be made for all categories on the following basis:

Written Exam: 50%
XII Result: 35%
Interview: 15%

4. Counseling and Admission of candidates

The candidates shall be allotted the respective colleges as per their merit and the choice of preference given at the time of counseling.

Candidates offered admission are required to deposit the course fees (as applicable) on the same day or as per the allocated time along with their documents in their respective college, failing which his/her candidature will be cancelled.

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