XIC OET 2020
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 - 2:44 p.m. IST by Sakshi.Garg
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XIC OET 2020: Xavier Institute of Communication will conduct XIC OET entrance exam between April and May, 2020 in the online mode. The application form of XIC OET 2020 will be released in the first week of April on online mode. Candidates will be able to submit the application form till the third week of March. Candidates will have to pay Rs. 3500 as a registration fee for XIC OET 2020. XIC OET 2020 admit card will be sent to candidates’ registered email ID. Candidates can download, take the printout and keep it safe. XIC OET result 2020 will be declared in the online mode in the first week of June 2020. The result mentions the candidates’ name and their reference number. Candidates can check their results online by using their login credentials. St. Xavier's College Entrance Test is conducted to shortlist candidates for the post-graduate diploma in mass communication and journalism programmes offered by the institute. Candidates who are appearing for the entrance test must check XIC OET 2020 to know the important dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, result and admission process.

XIC OET 2020 - Important Dates



XIC OET application form 2020 start date

First week of April, 2020

XIC OET 2020 application form end date

Third week of May, 2020

Availability of XIC OET admit card 2020

April 2020

XIC OET in Mumbai

Fourth week of April, 2020

First week of May, 2020

Second week of May, 2020

Third week of May, 2020

XIC OET in Kolkata

Fourth week of April, 2020

XIC OET in Bengaluru

Fourth week of April, 2020

XIC OET in Pune

First week of May, 2020

XIC OET in Delhi

Third week of May, 2020

Third week of May, 2020

Third week of May, 2020

XIC OET result declaration

First week of June 2020

XIC OET 2020 - Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of XIC OET 2020 comprises academic, age and other parameters which the candidates must meet before they start filling the application form. A candidate must fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for XIC OET 2020.

XIC OET Eligibility Criteria - Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have graduated from an approved University in the following stream - Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMM, BMS, BE, Catering

  • Candidates who are appearing for the last semester or third year of graduation can also apply for the entrance exam.

XIC OET Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit

According to the eligibility criteria, candidates must be 35 years or below in age

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XIC OET Eligibility Criteria - Nationality

Indian nationals can appear in XIC OET 2020 entrance exam

XIC OET Application Form 2020

XIC OET application form 2020 will be released in the first week of April in online mode. Candidates will be able to submit the application form till the third week of May, 2020. Candidates have to keep the required documents and information ready with them before filling the XIC OET application form. Candidates can follow the steps given below while filling the XIC OET application form 2020.

Steps to fill XIC OET Application Form

Step 1: Registration

Step 2: Filling the online application form

Step 3: Uploading of documents

Step 4: Provide a Statement of Purpose (SOP) and portfolio (optional)

Step 5: Payment of the application fee

Step 6: Note down the application number for future use

What is the Statement of Purpose (SOP)?

Statement of Purpose is a document that mentions the reason why Candidates want to join a particular course. Although SOP is needed during the interview, Candidates have to upload it while filling the XIC OET application form 2020.

Portfolio (Optional)

Candidates are given the option to send two presentations at the coordinator's through email address. Candidates are needed to send the portfolio within two days of their registration. Candidates must note that the file size should not exceed beyond 10 MB. The portfolio should be in the following options.

  • Video/documentary

  • Essay

  • Write Up

Candidates can send the portfolio of their respective course to the following address given in the table

Email Address


Email ID

Advertisement and Marketing Communication


Film, Television & Digital Video Production


Journalism & Mass Communication


Communication for Development


Public Relations and Corporate Communication


How Candidates can send their Portfolio?

In the subject line of email, candidates will have to mention their ‘registration number.’ The candidate will have to state the following in the first line of the mail

  • Name in bold

  • XIC OET 2020 exam centre and date

  • Registration Number

XIC OET Exam Centres 2020

XIC OET Exam Centre


St. Xavier’s College, 30, Mother Teresa Sarani (Park Street), Kolkata 700016.

Last week of April, 2020

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, 163, Brigade Road, Bengaluru 560025.

Last week of April, 2020

St. Xavier's Senior Secondary School 4, Raj Niwas Marg, Ludlow Castle, Civil Lines, New Delhi 110054.

Third week of May, 2020

Xavier Institute of Communications,(XIC)

St. Xavier’s College Campus, 5, Mahapalika Marg,

Mumbai 400001.

April and May, 2020

St. Vincent’s High School, 2005/2006 St. Vincent’s Street, Pune 411001.

First week of May, 2020

XIC OET Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of XIC OET 2020 mentions the exam mode, exam duration, types of questions asked, total marks and marking scheme. The entrance exam will be held in the online mode and the exam duration is 1.5 hours. The types of questions asked in the entrance exam are subjective and objective. The total marks allotted for the entrance exam is 150. The table given below contains the topics that will be asked in the subjective and objective section in the XIC OET 2020.

XIC OET Exam Pattern





Language Skills

Candidates have to complete the subjective part in 1 hour

This section comprises three questions, which could be related to media. This section tests a candidate’s creativity, social values, and writing skills

Candidates have to complete this section in half an hour

General Knowledge

Knowledge of Media

Logical and Analytical skills

XIC OET Syllabus 2020

Xavier Institute of Communication does not prescribe any specific XIC OET 2020 syllabus to candidates. Candidates, however, can go through the table given below to get an idea of what topics are asked in the exam to perform well in the exam.

XIC OET 2020 Syllabus

Language Skills

In this section, candidates will be analysed for their language ability. The following are the topics that will be asked in the exam - correct the spellings, idioms and phrases, comprehension, antonyms and synonyms

General Knowledge

Candidates are aware of their general and current affair awareness. Candidates, therefore, should stay updated with social, political and economic events

Logical and Analytical Skills

In this part, candidates examine their problem-solving competency. Questions will be asked from Blood relations, directions, analogy, syllogism, and reasoning

XIC OET Admit Card 2020

Candidates who have successfully registered will receive XIC OET 2020 admit card on their registered email ID. They have to download and take a print out of the admit card and keep it safely till the completion of the admission procedure. Candidates must carry the XIC OET admit card to the examination hall as they will have it produce it there to take the entry.

Details mentioned in XIC OET Admit Card 2020

While seeing the admit card on the registered email, please ensure that all details are mentioned on it. The admit card of XIC OET 2020 will include the following details.

  • Candidate’s name

  • Application form number

  • Candidate’s roll number

  • Venue details & Reporting time

  • Photograph of the candidate

  • Signature of the candidate

  • Exam day instructions

What to carry along with the XIC OET 2020 Admit Card?

Candidates must bring one of the following documents along with the XIC OET admit card with a photograph fixed on it to their allotted examination hall.

  • Voter’s ID card

  • Passport/ /

  • Adhaar Card

  • Driving license/

  • Identity card issued by previous institution

What not to carry to the Examination Hall?

Candidates should not carry the below-given things as they will put their candidature at risk.

  • Any electronic gadget

  • Study material

  • Any paper, excluding admit card and identity proof

XIC OET Result 2020

Xavier Institute of Communications will announce the result of XIC OET 2020 in the first week of June in the online mode. The result includes the names and reference number of qualified candidates. Candidates are shortlisted based on the minimum qualifying marks in the test. The shortlisted candidates in the XIC OET 2020 entrance test will be eligible for the next round of selection, which includes group discussion and interview.

XIC OET Selection Procedure 2020

The selection process of XIC OET 2020 is held after the entrance exam. The shortlisted candidates who will secure minimum qualifying marks will be eligible for a further round, which includes personal interview through Skype. The test takers at the Mumbai centre will have to face a personal interview. For other programmes, there will be group discussion and personal interview instead of a Skype call.

XIC OET Admission Procedure


Admission criteria

PR and Corp Communication at Mumbai and Delhi centre

XIC OET, Group discussion and personal interview

Advt. & Mktg. Comm. And Film, Television Course at Delhi centre

XIC OET and Personal interview

Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

XIC OET, personal/skype interview

Diploma in Advertising and Marketing Communication

XIC OET and skype interview

XIC OET Counselling 2020

All the candidates will be called for counselling process, who have successfully qualified the entrance exam for their final selection. Counselling includes two rounds such as group discussion and personal interview. Depending on the programme, candidates need to appear for either a Group Discussion round or an interview round.

Documents Required at the time of XIC OET 2020 Counselling

Candidates have to carry the following list of documents while appearing for the examination for verification:

  • Class X Mark-sheet/passing certificate

  • Class XII Mark-sheet/passing certificate

  • Graduation certificate of the qualifying examination

  • Migration Certificate

  • Admit Card of XIC OET 2020

  • Category Certificate (if applicable)

  • Class X pass certificate for age verification

  • In case result is awaited, evidence of appearing in qualifying exams

  • Self-attested photocopies of all the documents

XIC OET Fee Structure

Name of the Courses

Total Fees

Communication for Development (C4D)


The film, Television (FT)


Advertising and Marketing (AM)


Advanced Integrated Communication Programme (AICP)


Public Relations (PR)


Journalism and Mass Communication (JR)


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - XIC OET 2020

Question: What is the online registration/application Fee of XIC OET 2020?


Candidates need to pay Rs. 3500 as registration fee. In any case, the online application fee will never be reimbursed/refunded.

Question: Will candidates get hands-on training in media during the programme?


Yes, candidates will get hands-on training and they will have to do practicals and internships during the programme.

Question: What to do if I found a discrepancy or any error in my admit card?


On finding any kind of discrepancy in the admit card of XIC OET,  he/she needs to contact the authorities immediately.

Question: What kinds of questions will be asked in the entrance exam?


The questions will be of objective and subjective types divided into two parts or sections.

Question: What to do if I found a discrepancy/ mistake in my admit card?


On finding any kind of error, mistake or discrepancy in the admit card,  he/she needs to contact the officials immediately.

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