XIC OET 2020 Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Xavier’s Institute of Communications allows the candidates to apply for the admission process via XIC OET entrance exam. The entrance exam will allow the candidates to apply for the various post-graduation courses offered by the institution. The last date to apply for the entrance exam is 3rd Week of May 2020.

XIC OET 2020 Highlights:

Conducting Body
Xavier Institute of Communications
Exam Level
National level
Mode of Exam
Duration of Exam
EligibilityMust have completed three years bachelor’s degree such as Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMS, BE, Catering etc
Courses OfferedCommunication for Development, Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Relations and Corporate Communication, Advertising and Marketing Communication, and Film, Television and Digital Video Production

XIC OET 2020 Schedule:

Application form submission starts
1st April 2020
Last date for Application submission
22nd April 2020
XIC OET 2020 Admit card release date
May/April 2020 (Tentative)
XIC OET 2020 Examination date
April to May , 2020 (Tentative)
XIC OET 2020 Result Declaration
First week of June , 2020 (Tentative)
XIC OET 2020 Waiting List Release
June , 2020 (Tentative)
Group Discussion and Personal Interview
June 2020 (Tentative)


XIC OET 2020 Admit Card:

The admit card will be delivered before the examination. students can access the admit card through the online mode. Those students registrations complete they can download the admit card on the official website. Students have to fill their details correctly in the registration time because all information will be mention in the admit card. After filling all details check it properly. In the admit card all details were mention related to the examination. No one is able to enter an examination hall without the XIC OET Admit card so it is a very important document. Students have to carry the admit card to the examination center it is compulsory for every applicant.

How to Download the Admit Card? 

Following is the list of details published on XIC OET Entrance Test 2020 Admit card:

XIC OET 2020 Syllabus:

There is not any syllabus specified by the Xavier Institute of Communication for XIC OET entrance test. Candidates have to go through the below-mentioned topics to perform well in the entrance test. XIC OET 2020 will comprise following sections:

Language Skills
In this section, language ability of the candidate will be tested. Questions will be asked from the topics related to Spellings, Singular, Plural, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, One Word Substitutes etc.

General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media
In this section, candidate’s aptitude will be tested related to the general knowledge and current affairs awareness questions. Students need to be updated with Political, Social and Economic Happening of the country and abroad.

Logical and Analytical Skills
In this section, students should practice the questions from the topics like Series, Blood Relations, Directions, Critical Reasoning, Syllogism and Analogy.
Detail Syllabus:

Logical and Analytical Skills 
Language Skills
General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media

Similarities and differences in Analogy

Space visualization

Spatial orientation

Problem-solving Analysis


Decision making

Visual memory



Direction sense test

Blood relations

arithmetical reasoning and figural classification

arithmetic number series

Non-verbal series

Coding and Decoding

Statement conclusion


Semantic Analogy

Symbolic/Number Analogy

Figural Analogy

Ranking test

Semantic Classification

Symbolic/Number Classification.

Questions on Fill in the Blanks

Idioms & Phrases

Jumbled sentences (ordering)

One-word substitution




Misspelt words

Common errors

sentence improvement


Cloze test.

Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months

Overview of Indian Financial System History of Indian banking system

recent credit and monetary policies Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc. and of International organizations like IMF

World Bank, ADB, UN

Abbreviations and Economic terminologies Banking Terms.

Exam Duration
1hr. 30min.
Paper Sections
Objective(100 Marks for 1hr) & Subjective(50 Marks for 30min)
Exam Mode
Exam Marks
150 Marks
Students must know the examination pattern before appearing in the entrance test. They are advised to solve the previous year paper so that they come to know about the type of questions and marking scheme.

Following is the detailed explanation XIC OET 2020 Examination pattern:
1- Total time duration to complete the entrance examination is 1 hour 30 minutes.
2- XIC OET 2020 consists of two sections. The first section contains objective type questions and the second section contains subjective type questions.
3- Objective questions are of total 100 marks which have to be completed in 1 hour
4- Subjective questions are of total 50 marks which have to be completed in 30 minutes.

5- Objective questions are asked from the subjects such as Language Skills, General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media, Logical and Analytical Skills
6- The second section contains a total of 3 questions which are media related and are asked to assess creativity, social values, writing skills etc.

XIC OET 2020 Application Form:

The XIC OET 2020 application form will be released on the official website of the university in the first week of April, 2020. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates who are found ineligible will not be given an admit card. The applicants will have to register themselves first in order to avail the XIC OET 2020 application forms. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps on how to register, download and submit the application form.

Step 1: Register
In order to avail the application form, the candidate will need to register themselves on the official website of XIC by clicking on the Register link present under the Admissions 2019-19 tab. After candidates register successfully they can login to their accounts and proceed towards the next step of XIC OET 2019 application process. The candidate will have to enter the following:

1- Name
2- Mobile Number
3- Age
4- Email ID
5- Once the candidate has entered the details, the aspirant will receive a login ID and password on the registered email ID. From there on, the candidate can login by entering the username and password provided on the email
Step 2: Fill Application Form
After logging in by entering the credentials provided by the varsity on the email sent, the candidate can download the application form. In doing so, the candidates can fill the application form.
Step 3: Details to be entered
Candidates will have to enter the following details in the application form:
Personal Information: Candidate’s name, address, phone number, email ID, date of birth, religion, etc.
Academic information: Candidate’s education details (year of passing, major subjects, percentage scored, name of institution) of class 10th, 12th and graduation.
Media Experience: Specification of candidates’ experience in the media industry, if any.
Portfolio information: Submission of two presentations (maximum size 10 MB) to the respective course coordinator’s email ID. The email should be sent within two days after registration, informs the official website.
Exam centre: Candidates’ preferred exam centre and date.
Course: Selection of the course a candidate is applying for.
Statement of purpose: Views of candidates on what role does mass communication play to bring social change in about 200 words.

Step 4: Upload Photograph
The candidate will have to upload a passport-sized photograph along with a signature. The dimensions are as follows:
Size: Passport Size
Format: JPG/JPEG
Background: White
Photograph: Coloured
Signature Pen Colour: Black

Step 5: Pay Application Fee:
After filling up all the details in the XIC OET 2020 application form, candidates will have to pay the application fee. The payment can only be done online, via net banking/credit card/debit card. The application fee for XIC OET is Rs 3,500.
Once the fee is successfully paid candidates can click on the Submit button to complete their application process.

XIC OET 2020 Counselling:

All the students will be called for counselling, who have successfully cleared the entrance examination for their final selection. Counselling comprises group discussion round and personal interview round. Depending on the course, candidates need to appear for either a Group Discussion round or an interview round.

XIC OET 2020 Selection Process:
Student’s selection in the particular course is based on the Group Discussion/ Personal Interview/ Skype Interview. Those students who qualify for the Skype Video Interview/ Personal Interview will be intimated by the test supervisor immediately on the completion of online test.

Candidates will have to wait for at least an added hour till the Skype video takes place. Depending on the course students need to appear for either group discussion or interview.

Selection Process
Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication


2- Personal/Skype Interview

Diploma in Public Relations & Corporate Communications


2- Group Discussion

3- Personal

Diploma in Advertising & Marketing Communication


2- Skype Interview

Diploma in Film, Television & Digital Video Production


2- Personal Interview

Students have to bring the following list of documents while appearing for the examination for verification:
1- Class 10 Mark-sheet
2- Class 12 Mark-sheet
3- Graduation certificate of the qualifying examination
4- Migration Certificate
5- Admit Card of XIC OET 2020
6- Category Certificate (if applicable)
7- Class 10 pass certificate for verification of age
8- In case result is awaited, evidence of appearing in qualifying exams
9- Self-attested photocopies of all the documents

XIC OET 2020 Result:

The result for XIC OET 2020 will be released by the authorities on the official website. The students have to log in to the website to check their result. The result will not be declared in any other means. The result is expected to be declared in the month of June, 2020.

How To Check XIC OET 2020 Result Online?

1- Go to the official website

2- Click on the Entrance Test Result 2019-20 Link

3- Log in to the website with your registration no and other credentials

4- View and download the result and take a printout for future reference

XIC OET 2020 Answer key:

The answer key of the XIC OET 2020 will be published on the official website after the completion of the examination process. The students can download the answer key from the official website and can analyze their accuracy of answers. If there is any kind of complaint regarding the answer-key then the students can raise a complaint regarding the same to the organizing authority.

XIC OET 2020 Eligibility:

The candidates appearing for the XIC OET entrance exam are required to go through the eligibility criteria set by the authorities before applying for the entrance exam. The candidate must qualify all the criteria to be eligible for the entrance exam. If the candidates fail to qualify any of them, their registration will be canceled for the entrance exam. 
As per XIC OET eligibility criteria, any aspirant is eligible to apply for Xavier Institute of Communications 2020 admissions if they have completed three years of their graduation (12+3 years) from any stream that is approved by the University such as, Arts, Commerce, Science, BMM, Computers, BMS, BE, Catering, etc.
The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
Educational Qualification:
The candidate must have passed their graduation from any stream under a recognized university. Those who're appearing their final exam are also eligible for the entrance exam.
Age Limit:
The maximum age limit is 35 years old for the exam.

Note: The official website informs that if any aspirant is appearing in their Last Semester or Third year Graduation in the current Academic year then “In this last case, if selected for the XIC Course of your choice, and successfully complete it in keeping with the Academic, Attendance and other standards laid down by XIC, the Diploma will be awarded only on completion of your graduation and on production of the relevant attested Final mark-sheet of your graduation”.

XIC OET 2020 FAQ's:

Q: When is the last date to apply for the XIC OET entrance test?
A: The last date to apply for the entrance exam is 22nd April 2019.

Q: What are the courses available through this entrance exam?
A: The Xavier’s Institute of Communications offers various PG courses like Journalism & Mass communication, PR & Corporate Communication, Advertising & Marketing Communication, etc.

Q: What is the mode of the exam XIC OET 2020?
A: The exam XIC OET 2020 will be conducted in online mode.

Q: What is the time duration of the exam XIC OET 2020?
A: The time duration of XIC OET 2020 is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Q: Who is the conducting body of XIC OET 2020?
A: Xavier Institute of Communications is the conducting body for XIC OET 2020.

Q: What is the educational qualification to apply for XIC OET 2020?
A: The candidate Must have completed three years bachelor’s degree such as Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMS, BE, Catering etc.

Q: What is the age limit for XIC OET 2020?
A: The age limit for XIC OET 2020 is 35 years or below.

Q: Which are the exam centers for XIC OET 2020?
A: The exam centers for XIC OET 2020 are Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi & Bangalore.

Q: What is the question pattern of the sections in XIC OET 2020?
A: There are 2 sections such as objective and subjective. 
  • Objective part- 100 marks- 1 hour- Language Skills, General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media, Logical and Analytical Skills
  • Subjective part- 50 marks- 30 minutes- creativity, social values, writing skills

Q: What are the documents required at the time of counseling?
A: The documents required at the time of counseling are-

  • Class 10 Mark-sheet
  • Class 12 Mark-sheet
  • Graduation certificate of the qualifying examination
  • Migration Certificate
  • Admit Card of XIC OET 2019
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Class 10 pass certificate for verification of age
  • In case result is awaited, evidence of appearing in qualifying exams
  • Self-attested photocopies of all the documents

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