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Xavier’s Institute of Communications (XIC), Mumbai conducts XIC OET (XIC Online Entrance Test) that allows candidates to get admission into various Post Graduate (PG) Mass Communication courses. 

XIC OET 2021 Highlights:

Exam Name Xavier Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test (XIC OET)
Conducting Body Xavier Institute of Communications
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 1 hour 30 mins
Total Questions 150
Basic Eligibility Must have completed minimum 3 years of Graduation

XIC OET 2021 Schedule:

The table given below provides all the original dates regarding XIC OET 2021 such as registration dates, admit card availability, exam date, result declaration, etc.

Event Dates (Tentaively)
Application form submission starts 1 April 2021
Last date for Application submission 22 April 2021
Examination date 26 April 2021
GD/PI Date 3 May 2021
Result declaration 25 May 2021
Last date to pay the course fees 5 June 2021

XIC OET 2021 Admit Card:

Candidates will be able to access their XIC OET 2021 admit card after successfully applying for the exam. Upon filing the application form and making the payment, the admit card of XIC OEt 2021 will be sent to the registered Email Id. In case you do not receive the admit card please check your Junk/Spam email folders. The admit card is a mandatory document for the entrance exam. No candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance exam without the admit card. The candidates are also advised to bring one of their photo ID proofs with them for the identity verification process.

Details Present in XIC OET 2021 Admit Card:

XIC OET 2021 Syllabus:

There is no specific syllabus for XIC OET. However, there are three sections present in the syllabus from where the questions will be asked. The sections are:

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

Detailed Syllabus:

Logical and Analytical Skills  Language Skills General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media
Series Fill in the Blanks Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months
Similarities and differences in Analogy Idioms & Phrases Overview of Indian Financial System History of the Indian banking system
Space visualization Jumbled sentences (ordering) Recent credit and monetary policies Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC, etc. and of International organizations like IMF
Spatial orientation One-word substitution World Bank, ADB, UN
Problem-solving Analysis Synonyms Abbreviations and Economic terminologies Banking Terms.
Judgment Antonyms  
Decision making Spellings/Detecting  
Visual memory Misspelled words  
Discrimination Common errors  
Observation sentence improvement  
Direction sense test Passage  
Blood relations Cloze test  
Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification    
Arithmetic number series    
Non-verbal series    
Coding and Decoding    
Statement conclusion    
Statement conclusion    
Semantic Analogy    
Symbolic/Number Analogy    
Figural Analogy    
Ranking test    
Semantic Classification    
Symbolic/Number Classification.    

XIC OET 2021 Exam Pattern:

Candidates need to know every detail of the exam pattern before giving the exam. XIC OET exam has two sections, Objective and Subjective. Each section has a different time duration. The total number of questions asked in XIC OET 2021 is 150.

  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Exam Duration: 1hour 30mins
  • Type of Question: Objective and Subjective
  • Total Questions: 100 Objective, 50 Subjective
  • Total Marks: 150 Marks

XIC OET 2021 Mark Distribution:
The following table mentions mark distribution for different sections of XIC OET 2021:

Section No.of Questions Mark Duration
Objective 100 100 1 hour
Subjective 3 50 30 mins
Total 103 150 1 hour 30 mins

Objective Questions:
This section will have questions from:

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

Subjective Questions:
In this section, media related questions are asked that test candidate's creativity, social values, writing skills, etc. There may be few questions that will be related to the course chosen by the candidate.

XIC OET 2021 Cut-Off:

Xavier’s Institute of Communications (XIC), Mumbai does not release any specific cut-off after the exam. Upon the completion of the XIC OET 2021 entrance exam, the candidates will be notified whether they have obtained the minimum qualifying criterion set by the XIC Academic Board. Those who qualify the entrance exam will be eligible for the personal interview (or Skype interview).

XIC OET 2021 qualifying marks will be based on the following factors:

  • No. of candidates applied
  • No. of candidates qualified
  • No. of seats available
  • Previous year cut-off

XIC OET 2021 Application Form:

The XIC OET 2021 application form is released on the official website of the university. The applicants will have to register themselves first in order to fill the XIC OET 2021 application forms. Candidates need to check the eligibility criteria before applying. The steps in application process are mentioned below:

Step 1: Registration
Candidates have to go to the official website and register themselves before applying for the exam. After registration, the login credentials will be generated for the candidate. The steps are:

  • Go to the official website of XIC OET 
  • Click on "Register"
  • Provide necessary details such as name, phone number, email id, etc.
  • After registration, your login ID and password will be sent to your registered email

Step 2: Application Form
Log in by using the ID and password to open the application form.

Details to be entered in XIC OET 2021 Application Form:

  • Exam centre: Select your preferred exam centre and date
  • Personal Information:  Name, address, email ID, Phone number, date of birth, religion, etc.
  • Academic information: Year of passing, major subjects, Name of institution, percentage scored, for class 10th, 12th, and graduation.
  • Media Experience: Specify your experience in the media industry (if any)
  • Portfolio information: Submission of two presentations (max 10 MB) to the respective course coordinator’s email ID. The email should be sent within two days after registration.
  • Course: Select the course you are applying for
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP): In this section describe the role of media in your life. Why are you choosing that particular course in XIC? The SOP is like a personal document. If qualified, this section can be brought up during the interview. 

Step 4: Uploading Photograph
The candidate will have to upload a passport-sized photograph. The specifications are as follows:

  • Type: Passport Size
  • Format: JPG/JPEG
  • Background: White
  • Photograph: Coloured

Step 5: Pay Application Fee:
After filling all the details in the XIC OET 2021 application form, candidates will have to pay the application fee of Rs 3500 (including GST). The payment can only be done online through credit card/debit card/net banking. 

XIC OET 2021 Counselling:

Candidates who qualify the XIC OET 2021 exam, will go on to give the 2nd round. Generally, the 2nd round consists of Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). But due to the COVID-19 factor, this year XIC will conduct only the Online skype interview. Candidates will be provided admission based on the performance in both entrance exam and skype interview.

Qualifying for Skype Interview:
After completion of the XIC OET entrance exam, those candidates who will clear the qualifying marks will be intimated immediately on the screen. Candidates who have qualified for skype interview can also check their email for a confirmation. Selected candidates must make arrangements for the interview with a good internet connection and camera.

XIC OET 2021 Selection Process:

The following table mentions selection criteria for each course:


Selection Process

Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication


2- Personal/Skype Interview

Diploma in Public Relations & Corporate Communications


2- Group Discussion (canceled)

3- Personal

Diploma in Advertising & Marketing Communication


2- Skype Interview

Diploma in Film, Television & Digital Video Production


2- Personal Interview

Documents Required During Counselling Process:

The image provides information on the documents required during the selection/counselling process:

XIC OET 2021 Result:

The result of XIC OET 2021 will be displayed immediately on the computer screen after you have completed the test. The result will also show the status of qualifying for the 2nd round (skype interview). if the candidate does not want to check immediately, he/she can check on the official website of XIC. The result will also be sent to the registered email id of the candidate.

Steps To Check XIC OET 2021 Result Online:

  • Go to the official website of XIC
  • Click on the "Entrance Test Result 2020-21" Link
  • Provide your login ID and password
  • Download the result and take a printout for future reference

Steps to Check XIC OET 2nd Round Result:

The XIC board will release the result of XIC OET 2021 2nd round result (GD/Online Interview) on its official website or XIC notice boards. The steps to check the final result of XIC OET are:

  • Go to the official website of XIC
  • Click on "‘Entrance Test Result 2021"
  • The result will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a few print outs for future use.

XIC OET 2021 Answer key:

After the XIC OET 2021 exam, the university will release the answer key through online mode. Candidates can download the answer key from the official website of the university. Candidates need to log in with their id and password. After that, they will be able to download the answer key. With the help of the answer key, candidates can get a rough idea about their performance in the entrance exam.

Steps to Download XIC OET 2021 Answer Key:

  • Go to the official website of XIC
  • Click on Answer Key link
  • Provide your login credentials
  • The answer key will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a print out for future use

Steps to Challenge the Answer key:

After the answer key is released, candidates have the option to challenge any answer they do not find relevant. They have to pay the necessary fees and upload the required documents. If the challenge is found to be correct, the challenging fee will be refunded.

  • Go to the official website of XIC
  • Open the answer key
  • Click on "Click to Challenge the Answer Key"
  • Choose your question/answer to challenge
  • Click on "Save your claims"
  • Upload the required documents for proof
  • Pay the fees

XIC OET 2021 Eligibility:

The candidates appearing for the XIC OET entrance exam must go through the eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam. Candidates fulfilling all the criteria will be allowed to give the exam.

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate must have completed 3 years of graduation (12, +3) from any recognized universities in India.
  • The candidate must have graduated from any streams such as Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, Catering BMM, BMS, BE, etc.)
  • Candidates in their last year of graduation are also eligible.

Age Limit:
The candidate must be 35 years or below.

The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
Eligibility Criteria for Advanced Integrated Communication Program (AICP)
Advanced Integrated Communication Program (AICP) is a Programme for Working Professionals. The eligibility criteria are:
The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline
The candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a non-staff function (executive or supervisory)
in case of organizational sponsorship, a letter from the organization is required mentioning that they are aware of your joining this program
Registration for this course is Rs 2500/-.

XIC OET 2021 FAQs:

Q: What are the courses available through this entrance exam?
A: 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 2021?
A: The exam XIC OET 2021 will be conducted in online mode.

Q: What is the time duration of the exam XIC OET 2021?
A: The time duration of XIC OET 2021 is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Q: Who is the conducting body of XIC OET 2021?
A: Xavier Institute of Communications is the conducting body for XIC OET 2021.

Q: What is the educational qualification to apply for XIC OET 2021?
A: The candidate Must have completed three years of bachelor’s degree such as Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMS, BE, Catering etc.

Q: What is the age limit for XIC OET 2021?
A: The age limit for XIC OET 2021 is 35 years or below.

Q: Which are the exam centers for XIC OET 2021?
A: The exam centers for XIC OET 2021 are Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi & Bangalore.

Q: What is the question pattern of the sections in XIC OET 2021?
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 2021
  • 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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