IPU CET BJMC 2020 was conducted on 13th September 2020. It is the entrance test conducted for the admissions for the program of Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC), offered by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, popularly known as Indraprastha University or IPU.  Candidates who have passed their 10+2 level with 50% marks from any of the approved education boards are eligible to appear for the exam. This article will give you an analysis of the 2020 IPU CET BJMC exam.

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IPU CET BJMC 2020 Exam Pattern

Duration2.5 hours
Mode Online computer-based
No. of Questions100
No. of Sections4
Marking Scheme4 marks are awarded to each right answer1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer
Total Marks400

The four sections and the number of questions from each, along with the difficulty level of them is given below:

SectionNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
English Language and Comprehension25Low
General Awareness25Moderate
Reasoning Ability25Low
Media Aptitude25Moderate

IPU CET BJMC 2020 Section-wise Analysis

It is very important to know what were the topics covered in each section of the exam when it comes to analysis. A section-wise analysis of the exam, with the difficulty level and the topics, asked about, are given below:

1. English Language and Comprehension

This section is generally the easiest section of the IPU CET BJMC 2020 exams. The section was easy, with most of the questions about reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary. The question pattern included filling in the blanks, substitutions of words, correction of sentences, and identification of errors. The other topics from which questions were asked are:

  • Para-jumbles
  • One-word Substitutions
  • Correct usage of verbs
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Proverbs and Prepositions
  • Parts of Speech
  • Analogy
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2. General Awareness

This section of the IPU CET BJMC 2020 was neither easy nor difficult. The section demanded a lot of preparation from the part of the students. Candidates who keep themselves updated with current affairs found the section comparatively easier than the others. Questions came from national and international events of the previous year as well as basic knowledge from social science topics like history and geography. The topics included in the section are:

  • Current Affairs
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Winners
  • Politics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Sports
  • Science and Technology
  • Eminent Personalities
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3. Reasoning Ability

Though this section of the IPU CET BJMC 2020 was on the easier side, some of the questions needed complete attention as it was easy to misinterpret the questions and get the answers wrong. The section also consumes a bit of time, so the candidates who had practiced doing similar questions and who had improved in their time management found the section to be easier. Even though the section was generally easy, there were a few questions that proved tricky for the candidates to solve. The topics covered by this section include:

  • Series
  • Venn diagrams
  • Arrangement and Ranking
  • Blood relations
  • Statement and Inference
  • Syllogism
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Clock
  • Analogy
  • Coding and Decoding
4. Media Aptitude

This section tested the basic awareness of the candidates in the field of media studies. Students who chose journalism and media streams for higher secondary education found this section easier. Thus, the best study material for this section would be the journalism and media NCERT textbooks of classes 11th and 12th. The subjects covered by this section were:

  • Print media
  • Basics of mass communication
  • Basics of Media
  • Different types of mass media
  • Digitization of media
  • History of media
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Media companies and Personalities

IPU CET BJMC 2020 was generally on the easier side of the difficulty spectrum. There was a clear difference between how the exam went for the candidates who prepared very well and those who didn’t. Students updated on current affairs and those who took practice tests with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University mass communication previous years’ and sample question papers, and bettered themselves in their time management found the exam much easier than the others. Not spending much time on the tricky questions was one of the key factors that enabled candidates to complete their exams well, attempting more questions. Hope this article helped you understand how the IPU Mass Communication Entrance went. If you are interested, you can also read the article IPU CET BJMC Detailed Preparation Strategy.