Xavier Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test 2020

Result: 01 Jun 2020 (Tentative)

Online Mode, Computer Based Test

Result: 01 Jun 2020

XIC OET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 3,000
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode, Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC)
  • Courses:PGDJ
  • Streams:Mass Communication

XIC OET 2020- Application Form, Important Dates, Admit Card

Updated On - May 15 2020 by Akriti Maurya

XIC OET 2020 application form was available from 01 April to 22 April 2020. It is known as Xavier’s Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test 2020 which is conducted by Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai. This test is conducted annually to offer admission in various Postgraduate courses in the college for the candidates eligible from all over India. This article will give all the information needed on the entrance exam with accuracy and will keep applicants updated if there are any changes made by the official authorities.

Latest Updates

  • Due to the spread of COVID – 19, the candidates can appear in OET from home.

XIC OET 2020 Result

XIC OET 2020 Result will be declared online on the official website of XIC on 18 May 2020. Students are requested to download their scorecards and take a print out as well for further proceedings. The scorecard must be in hand when candidate appears for counselling along with a few other mandatory documents which are mentioned in the counselling section.

XIC OET 2020 Counselling

XIC OET 2020 Counselling will commence after the result declaration and will be followed by Personal Interview + Group Discussion after which a final merit list would be prepared based on which the final admission would be offered to all the respective candidates.

These are a few mandatory documents that candidates must carry while appearing for admission:

  • Class 10 & 12 Mark sheet and Passing Certificate
  • Transfer or Leaving certificate from college last attended
  • XIC OET 2020 Rank card and Admit Card
  • Migration Certificate
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Passport-sized photographs

XIC OET 2020 Application Form

XIC OET 2020 Application Form was available from 01 April to 22 April 2020 on the official website. All the applicants must follow the below-mentioned guidelines to get through the application form filling smoothly:

  1. The form is interactive and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise, the application will NOT get submitted.
  2. The application form is broadly categorized into four steps:
  • Registration
  • filling of Personal Details
  • Document Uploading
  • Fee Payment

3. E-mail ID and mobile number should remain the same till the admission process is completed otherwise students might not get all the important details.

4. Candidate must ensure that the Online Application Form is filled properly with all complete details.

5. Incomplete/incorrect registration forms are liable to be rejected at any stage without prior information to the candidate.

6. Multiple application forms from the same candidate will result in confusion leading to disqualification of the candidate.

Application Fee for XIC OET 2020

XIC OET 2020 Application Fee will be Rs 3500/- (inclusive of prevailing GST) for all the applicants irrespective of their gender/category.

Mode of Payment

The Application Fee can be paid via Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking etc. Fee receipt would be sent on the email to all those who have successfully paid the application fee.

XIC OET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

XIC OET 2020 Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below which must be read by the candidate before filling the application form. Non-eligible candidates will face cancellation of their candidature if found at any stage of admission:

  • Candidates must be 35 years or below in age.
  • Candidates must have completed 3 years of Graduation (12+3 years) from any recognized University of India with following streams: (Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMM, BMS, BE, Catering, etc.)
  • Last semester candidate is also eligible to apply for the examination.

In this last case, the candidate can select the XIC Course of his choice, and complete it in keeping with the Academic, Attendance and other standards laid down by XIC, the Diploma will be awarded only on completion of their Graduation and on the production of the relevant attested Final mark-sheet of their graduation.

XIC OET 2020 Admit Card

XIC OET 2020 Admit Card will be made available on the official website of XIC by April 2020. Candidate planning to appear for the examination must follow the given guidelines and keep the admit card printed ready:

  • The candidate is supposed to download their Admit cards from the official website as the Admit Cards will not be sent by post to any candidate.
  • Candidates must take their Admit Cards along with themselves to the examination centre without which they might be debarred.
  • Applicants must carry a government Photo ID proof in original for cross verification.

XIC OET 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for XIC OET is given in the table below:

Xavier’s Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test Exam Pattern 

Mode of Examination

Online (CBT)

Duration of Examination

180 minutes (3 hours)

No. of Questions asked

150: 100 from Part A

50 from Part B

Type of Questions

MCQ (Objective) – Part A

& Subjective Part B

Marking Scheme

+1 for Correct and NO Negative Marking

Medium of examination


Total Marks

150: 100 for Part A

50 for Part B



XIC OET 2020 Syllabus

Given-below the Syllabus of XIC OET which will cover the below-mentioned topics:

Logical and analytical skills:

  • Series
  • Similarities and differences in Analogy
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem-solving Analysis
  • Judgement
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Direction sense test
  • Blood relations
  • arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogism
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Ranking test
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/Number Classification.

Language skills:

  • Questions on Fill in the Blanks
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Jumbled sentences (ordering)
  • One-word substitution
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting
  • Misspelt words
  • Common errors
  • sentence improvement
  • Passage
  • Cloze test.

General knowledge and media:

  • 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.

XIC OET 2020 Preparation Tips

Preparation Tips for Xavier’s Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test are mentioned below:

  • Candidate must go through the examination syllabus.
  • They should look up for practice sets and previous year's question papers to get hold of a pattern if there is any.
  • Prepare for the Personal Interview/Group Discussion/Portfolio Presentation/Situation Test round as it is one of the important aspects to get admission to Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai.
  • Work on the presentation and communication skills as belonging to the design and creative fields has a lot to associate with a good presentation.
  • It is advisable to start preparing for any examination at least 6 months beforehand.

XIC OET 2020 Highlights

Given below the major points of Xavier’s Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test 2020:

Exam Name

XIC OET 2020

Conducting Body

Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai


University Level


Postgraduate Courses

Official website


Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Postgraduate Courses Offered by the University

Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai

Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) is a curricular unit of St. Xavier’s College, Autonomous. It is a professional media centre which offers a variety of services in training and production. The Institute is at two locations; the St. Xavier’s College campus and the St. Xavier’s High School Campus, Mumbai.

The Bombay St. Xavier’s College Society Trust which also comprises of St. Xavier’s College, the Xavier Institute of Communications, the Xavier Institute of Management and Research (XIMR) and the Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture.

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XIC OET Important Dates

XIC OET 2020 Form Date01 Apr - 18 Apr 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card Downloading Date22 Apr 2020 (Tentative)
Result Date01 Jun 2020 (Tentative)
XIC OET 2020 Exam Date26 Apr - 07 May 2020 (Tentative)

Xavier Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Subjective, Objective

Negative Marking:



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