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XIC OET Exam 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Application, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajPublished On: September 15, 2021

All information related to the Xavier Institute of Communication Online Entrance Test (XIC OET) can be checked in the article given below including dates, eligibility, admit card, exam pattern and counselling process.

XIC OET Exam 2021

In order to get admission to mass-communication courses, Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai conducts the Xavier Institute of Communication Online Entrance Test (XIC OET). Based on the candidate’s entrance score candidates will be shortlisted for admission to Dipmoa courses in Mass Communication, Journalism, and other related fields.

XIC OET Highlights 2021

Some of the major highlights of the XIC OET exam are as follows:



Exam Name

Xavier Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test

Level of Exam

National Level

Conducting Body

Xavier Institute of Communications

Courses Covered
  • Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Diploma in Communication for Development
  • Diploma in Film, Television & Digital Video Production
  • Diploma in Advertising & Marketing Communication
  • Diploma in Public Relations & Corporate Communication

Mode of Exam


Total Marks


Eligibility Criteria

Passed Bachelor degree with a minimum of three-year duration

Exam Duration

1hr 30 minutes

XIC OET Important Dates 2021

Those applying for the XIC OET exam for admission to various courses must be familiar with the important dates which are as follows:



XIC OET Application Start Date

19th April 2021

XIC OET Application Last Date

27th May 2021

XIC OET Examination Date

21st to 23rd May 2021 


28th to 30th May 2021


11th to 13th June 2021 (Mumbai Center)

18th to 20th June 2021 (Delhi Center)

XIC OET Result

28th June 2021

Last date to pay Course Fees

9th July 2021

XIC OET Eligibility Criteria 2021

To be accepted to diploma programs offered at the Xavier Institute of Communications, candidates must meet the eligibility requirements. The eligibility for XIC OET is as follows:

  • Candidate should be a resident of India in order to apply
  • Candidate must have a valid bachelor's degree in any field.

  • The candidate's age for the entrance exam must be 35 years or under.

  • Candidates who appear in the last year may also apply for the entrance exam

XIC OET Application Form 2021

Candidates can access the application form only in online mode. No additional offline mode can be accessed. The entrance examination may be carried out by students who have successfully completed and submitted the application form.

The guidelines for filling up the XIC OET Application form is discussed below:-

  • First, visit the Xavier Institute of Communications' official website

  • Click on the application tab shown on the top of the screen

  • Select the Online Entrance Test 2021.

  • Then select a course and fill in the application form by providing all your personal information including the name, address, telephone number, email id, and other qualification information.

  • The scanned copy and signature must also be submitted at the time of filling up the application

  • Click on the Next button after completing the application form.

  • Students will have to pay Rs 3,000/- application fees which also includes14% of service tax.

  • The application fee for the XIC OET Entrance Exam can only be paid in online mode via credit card/debit card / net banking

  • It is recommended that participants keep the admit card secure until the admission process is complete.

XIC OET Admit Card 2021

The XIC OET admit card will be sent on the registered email ID of the candidates. Take a print out of the XIC OET admit card and cross-check that it has all the details mentioned below:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • A coloured photo of the candidate

  • Candidate’s Signature

  • Time and Date of the entrance exam

  • Test related information

  • Location of the Entrance Examination

  • Counselling related information

XIC OET Exam Pattern 2021

The XIC OET exam pattern is given in detail below:

  • The duration of the entrance exam is 1hr 30 min

  • Objective questions are of 100 marks in total which must be answered in 1 hour

  • Subjective questions are of 50 marks in total and must be answered in 30 minutes

  • The objective questions will be asked from different areas such as General Knowledge, logical & analytical skill, media expertise, and Language Skills

  • A total of three questions will be asked in the subjective section to check candidates' creative and writing skills.

The following table shows the details of the XIC OET 2021 Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam


Exam Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Total Marks


Total Section

Two (Objective and Subjective)


100 Marks in 60 minutes


50 Marks in 30 minutes

XIC OET Exam Syllabus 2021

There is no specific syllabus for the Xavier Institute of Communication Online Entrance Test (XIC OET). However, the exam consists of three main sections and the subtopics for the same are as follows:

Language Skills

The language skills of the applicant will be checked in this segment. Questions on grammar, singular, plural, synonyms, antonyms, languages and phrases, One Word replacements, etc are asked in this segment.

General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media

Candidates' aptitude skills are evaluated in this segment in the sense of general knowledge and current issues. Students must be familiar with the nation and abroad political, social, and economic happenings.

Logical & Analytical Skill

Candidates must pursue the following topics in this segment, such as sequence, blood ties, instructions, simple logic, syllogism, and analogy.

XIC OET Exam Centre 2021

During the time of filling out the online application form, the candidate will have to choose the exam centre. The XIC OET exam centers are as follows:




Xavier Institute of Communications, St. Xavier's College Campus, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai, Pin Code- 400001, Ph No. 022-2262-1366/1639


St. Xavier's College, Mother Teresa Sarani, Park Street, Kolkata, Pin Code- 700 016.


St. Joseph's College of Commerce, 163-Brigade Road, Bengaluru, Pin Code- 560025.


St. Vincent's High School, 2005/2006, St. Vincent'ss Street, Pune, Pin Code- 411 001.


St. Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Raj Niwas Marg Near- ISBT, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi, Pin Code-110054

XIC OET Admission Process 2021

Step 1: Registration

In order to fill up the application form, applicants will first have to register by clicking the 'admissions' tab on the university's official website. 

Step 2: Fill up the XIC OET Application Form

Those who meet the eligibility criteria can fill the application form with the registered ID and password.

Step 3: Download XIC OET Admit Card

On their registered e-mail address, the admit card XIC OET 2021 will be sent to candidates.

Step 4: Entrance Exam

Candidates will then have to appear for the Xavier Institute of Communications Online Entrance Exam (XIC OET) at their respective examination centers.

Step 5: GD/ Personal Interview/ Skype Interview

Those who qualify the exam will be able to call for GD and Personal Interview.

The admission criteria for the various Diploma course is mentioned below:-

Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication

  • XIC OET Exam

  • Personal/Skype Interview

Diploma in Public Relations & Corporate Communications

  • XIC OET Exam

  • Group Discussion

  • Personal Interview

Diploma in Advertising & Marketing Communication

  • XIC OET Exam

  • Skype Interview

Diploma in Film, Television & Digital Video Production

  • XIC OET Exam

  • Personal Interview

XIC OET Results 2021

After the GD/PI round, a merit list will be released by the institute. Those candidates whose names appear in the merit list will be eligible for final admission.

Click on the links given below to know more:

Mass Communication Vs Journalism - Courses, Eligibility, Colleges, Fees, Admission Process

All About Journalism Courses and Career Options

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