XIC OET Exam Pattern 2017
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XIC OET Exam Pattern 2017: The exam pattern of XIC OET 2017 has been prescribed by the official conducting body- Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC). According to the XIC OET 2017 exam pattern, the test will be conducted in an online mode with a duration of 90 minutes. Also mentioned under the XIC OET exam pattern is that the test will have four sections including a section of media knowledge aptitude. Applicants have to check the XIC OET exam pattern 2017 before appearing in the test to be able to prepare accordingly and plan a strategy to attempt the test. Candidates can check the entire exam pattern of XIC OET 2017 such as marks, duration of the test and the process after the test in this article.

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XIC OET Exam Pattern 2017

  • According to the officials, the XIC OET 2017 will be an online test of 90 minutes.

  • The total marks of the test will be 150 and will have both objective and subjective type questions.

  • Objective section will carry 100 marks and has to be completed within the duration of 60 minutes. The questions on this section will be from Language Skills, General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media, Logical and Analytical skills.

  • Subjective section of the test will be of 50 marks with duration of 30 minutes. This section will consist of three questions which could be media related in order to assess creativity, social values, writing skills, etc.

  • Candidates must not use abbreviations or SMS language while answering the subjective section. Such answers will not be assessed by the officials.

XIC OET Exam Pattern 2017




Objective Section

(Language Skills, General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media, Logical and Analytical skills)

60 minutes


Subjective Section

(Will have three questions)

30 minutes



90 Minutes

150 Marks

The XIC OET will be conducted across different centres on different dates, as per its exam pattern. Candidates must carry their XIC OET admit card to be able to appear in the test. The schedule for the test along with centre address is provided in the table below.


Test Dates of XIC OET 2017

Test Centre


Xavier Institute of Communications,(XIC)
St. Xavier’s College Campus,
5, Mahapalika Marg,
Mumbai 400 001.

23rd April, 2017
29th April, 2017
6th May, 2017
13th May, 2017

St. Vincent’s High School,
2005/2006 St. Vincent’s Street,
Pune 411 001.

30th April, 2017

St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous)
30, Mother Teresa Sarani (Park Street)
Kolkata 700 016.

30th April, 2017

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, (Autonomous)
163, Brigade Road,
Bengaluru 560 025.

7th May, 2017

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

13th May, 2017
14th May, 2017
15th May, 2017

What after the XIC OET 2017?


Soon after the test, candidates will be informed by the test supervisor, whether or not they have qualified to appear for a "Skype Video Interview (SVI)”. The Skype interview will be conducted for candidates who have applied and appeared for Journalism (JR), Advertising (AM), Film & TV (FT) and Communication for Development programmes only.


After the test and the skype interview rounds, the XIC OET results will be announced during the last week of May 2017.


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