IPU CET BJMC 2021 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 outline of the 2021 IPU CET BJMC exam.

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IPU CET BJMC 2021 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 of the IPU CET BJMC 2021 and the number of questions from each is given below:

SectionNumber of Questions
English Language and Comprehension25
General Awareness25
Reasoning Ability25
Media Aptitude25

IPU CET BJMC 2021 Exam Syllabus

It is very important to know what were the topics covered in each section of the exam to prepare for them accordingly. The table below gives an outline of the subjects covered by each section.

SectionSyllabus
 English Language and ComprehensionPara-jumbles, One-word Substitutions, Correct usage of verbs, Idioms and Phrases, Antonyms and Synonyms, Proverbs and Prepositions, Parts of Speech, Analogy. 
 General Awareness Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Awards and Winners, Politics, Geography, History, Sports, Science and Technology, Eminent Personalities. 
 Reasoning Ability Series, Venn diagrams, Arrangement, and Ranking, Blood relations, Statement and Inference, Syllogism, Visual Reasoning, Clock, Analogy, Coding, and Decoding. 
 Media AptitudePrint 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. 

The details given above are only a few topics that have been repeatedly asked over the past few years. The candidates are required to do a comprehensive study of each of the sections for the IPU CET BJMC 2021. Further details about the four sections are given below:

1. English Language and Comprehension

This section is generally the easiest section of the IPU CET BJMC exams. The section is easy, with most of the questions about reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary. The question pattern includes filling in the blanks, substitutions of words, correction of sentences, and identification of errors.

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2. General Awareness

This section of the IPU CET BJMC is neither easy nor difficult. The section demands a lot of preparation from the part of the students. Candidates who keep themselves updated with current affairs find this section of the IPU CET BJMC 2021 comparatively easier than the others. Questions come from national and international events of the previous year as well as basic knowledge from social science topics like history and geography.

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3. Reasoning Ability

Though this section of the IPU CET BJMC is on the easier side, some of the questions need complete attention as it is easy to misinterpret the questions and get the answers wrong. The section also consumes a bit of time, so the candidates who practice doing similar questions and who improve their time management skills find the section to be easier. Even though the section is generally easy, there are a few questions that prove tricky for the candidates to solve.

4. Media Aptitude

This section tests the basic awareness of the candidates in the field of media studies. Students who chose journalism and media streams for higher secondary education find this section easier. Thus, the best study material for this section of the IPU CET BJMC 2021 would be the journalism and media NCERT textbooks of classes 11th and 12th.

IPU CET BJMC 2021, like every IPU entrance exam, is expected to be generally on the easier side of the difficulty spectrum. There is always going to be a clear difference between how the exam goes for the candidates who prepared very well and those who didn’t. Students who keep themselves updated on current affairs and those who take practice tests with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University mass communication previous years’ and sample question papers and better themselves in their time management find the exam much easier than the others. Not spending much time on the tricky questions is one of the key factors that enable candidates to complete their exams well, attempting more questions. Hope this article helped you understand how the IPU Mass Communication Entrance is going to be. If you are interested you can also read the article IPU CET BJMC Detailed Preparation Strategy.