Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC) is a one of the prestigious college located in the state Maharashtra, India. It conducts Online Entrance Test (OET) 2018 every year to shortlist the students for admission in the various postgraduate (PG) courses including Journalism and Mass Communication offered by the institute. This article will provide information regarding the overall XIC OET Admission procedure into the Institute for the academic session 2018-19.

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Important Dates and Updates of XIC OET

The official authority of XIC has released the final admission list of the shortlisted candidates for Journalism and Mass Communication programme. Candidates can check the list and report to the institute within the prescribed time to confirm their admission. 

The official examination conducting authority has released the dates of the significant events related to the XIC OET 2018. The updated information regarding the same is provided in the table below. The aspirants have to appear and qualify in XIC OET 2018 to get enrolled in the Journalism and Mass Communication programme.

S. NoEventsDates (announced)
1.Release of online Application Form1st April 2018
2.Last day to register online15th April 2018
5.Availability of Admit Card23 April 2018
6.XIC OET 2018Given below
7.GD/ PI will be conductedMay 2018
8.Publication of list of candidates shortlisted for admissionMay 2018

XIC OET 2018 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

The XIC official examination authority will release the hall ticket released on 23 April 2018. Candidates who successfully applied for online mass communication entrance test 2018, they can access their Hall Ticket in online mode by visiting the link “XIC OET 2018 Admit Card” and by entering the unique username and password. XIC OET 2018 Hall Ticket contains the exam centre details, important guidelines and other details. The students should take the printout of admit card and carry the admit card on the day of examination.

Courses offered at XIC via Online Entrance Test (OET)

S. NoCourses Name
1.Communication for Development
2.Journalism & Mass Communication
3.Public Relations & Corporate Communication
4.Advertising & Marketing Communication
5.Film, Television & Digital Video Production

XIC Online Test Center and Dates 2018

The Online test for Journalism & Mass Communication will be conducted in five different center and on different dates. The candidate must select center as per their suitability during application form filling.

S. NoCenter Day, Date and DurationAddress
1.Mumbai22nd April, 2018 (Sunday)

28th April, 2018 (Saturday)

6th May, 2018 (Sunday)

13th May, 2018 (Sunday)

Xavier Institute of Communications, (XIC)

St. Xavier College Campus,

5, Mahapalika Marg,

Mumbai 400 001.

2.Kolkata29th April, 2018 (Sunday)St. Xavier College (Autonomous)

30, Mother Teresa Sarani (Park Street)

Kolkata 700 016.

3.Bengaluru29th April, 2018 (Sunday)St. Joseph College of Commerce, (Autonomous)

163, Brigade Road,

Bengaluru 560 025.

4.Pune6th May, 2018 (Sunday)St. Vincent High School,

2005/2006 St. Vincent Street,

Pune 411 001.

5.Delhi19th May, 2018 (Saturday)

20th May, 2018 (Sunday)

21st May, 2018 (Monday)

St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School

4, Raj Niwas Marg, (Near ISBT, Kashmiri Gate)

Delhi 110054.

Postgraduate courses offered via OET 2018

The below given list contain the names of the postgraduate courses offered by the institute to the OET qualified candidates.

S. NoName of the coursesAbbreviation
1.Journalism & Mass CommunicationJR
2.Public Relations & Corporate CommunicationPR
3.Advertising and Marketing CommunicationAM
4.Film, Television & Digital Video ProductionFT
5.Communication For DevelopmentCAD

XIC OET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The official examination conducting authority has released a set of eligibility criteria for the aspirants who are willing to attend OET 2018 and get admission into XIC. Before registering and filling up the online application form of XIC OET 2018 candidates must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria set by the authority. The eligibility criteria required to apply for XIC OET 2018 is provided in the table below.

S. NoParticularsEligibility Criteria
1.Age CriteriaThe applicant must be not more than 35 years of age at the time of admission.
2.Academic Qualification
  • Candidates must have completed 3 years of Graduation (12+3 years) in an approved university in one of the below-mentioned streams:

(Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMM, BMS, BE, Catering, etc)


  • Candidates appearing for last semester or in the third year of graduation are eligible to apply for XIC OET 2018, provided the mark-sheets and pass certificates of the qualifying examination are available at the time of admission.

XIC OET Application Form 2018

The XIC is inviting application for Journalism & Mass Communication course 2018 from April 1st, 2018. Candidates must fill in the application form online before April 15th, 2018. Candidates are advised to fill up the application form of XIC OET 2018 only after checking the above-mentioned eligibility criteria.

Keep the following items ready in your hand before going to apply for XIC OET 2018

  1. Email id
  2. Mobile no
  3. Scanned photo ( 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) : 100 KB
  4. Scanned signature ( 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) : 100 KB
  5. Aadhaar Card
  6. Debit Card/ Credit Card or Net Banking Details for examination fee.

To register for the XIC OET online entrance test, follow the steps given below:

Step 1:- Click on the “Apply Now” link provided at the top of this page.(link will be provided once it gets released)

Step 2:- Read the instruction carefully and click on “Apply Now” option.

Step 3:- Create a “login ID” and “password” by registering yourself.

Step 4:- Fill in the application form by entering the personal details and academic qualification.

Step 5:- Upload scanned image of recent passport size photograph and signature.

Step 6:- Payment of application fee.

Step 7:- Download the application form and take the printout of the same for future use.

Application Fee Payment: The application fee payment of amount Rs.3500/- will have to be made by the candidate in online mode through debit/ credit cards or net banking.

XIC OET Exam pattern & Syllabus

XIC OET Exam pattern is the most significant part from the test point of view. Candidates are advised to be well acquainted with the test pattern in order to make the preparation more effective. Exam pattern gives an idea about the mode of exam, duration, subjects and marking scheme. Candidates can refer to the following table to get complete information about XIC OET 2018 pattern:-

1)XIC OET 2018Mentioned above
2)Mode of ExamOnline (computer based test)
3)Medium of Question paperEnglish
4)Duration of Exam90 Minutes (60 min for objective and 30 min for subjective)
5)Toatl Marks150 (100 marks for objective and 50 marks for subjective).
6)Type of QuestionObjective and Subjective type
7)SectionsObjective – It will consist of questions based on Language Skills, General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media, Logical and Analytical skills.

Subjective- This section will consist of 3 questions which could be media related in order to assess creativity, social values, writing skills, etc.


XIC Mass Communication Selection and Admission procedure 2018

  • After the XIC online entrance test (OET), the official examination body will determine the minimum qualifying marks (cut-off) based on some factors. If an applicant score more than or equal to cut-off in OET then he/ she will be called for the interview round which will be conducted via skype.
  • The candidate shall be shortlisted and given admission based on the performance in OET and Skype interview.
  • The skype interview will be conducted immediately after the completion of OET and probably at the same centre.
  • For few courses, apart from skype interview, there shall be group discussion (GD) and personal interview.

Final Merit List of XIC OET

After all the rounds, the XIC OET official authority will prepare the final merit list. It will contain names the shortlisted candidates eligible for admission. The candidates can check the list here once it gets released. To confirm the seat, candidates will have to pay the admission fee online which would mean that they have accepted the seat allotted to them. The shortlisted candidate must report to the institute in person along the following list of documents for verification.

  • Class 10th Certificate or equivalent (as a proof of Date of Birth).
  • Documents for relaxing period of residency
  • Certificate for reserved category (if applicable)
  • Certificate of residence for address proof
  • School/College leaving certificate
  • Character certificate from the institute last attended
  • Income Certificate for Tuition Fee waiver
  • Copy of XIC OET 2018 2018 Admit Card
  • Class 12th Marks Sheet and Passing Certificate.
  • Printout of XIC OET 2018 Application Form 2018
  • Graduation mark-sheets and certificates
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate (if applicable)
  • One photocopy of all the above-mentioned documents

Contact Address

Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC)

Address: Mahapalika Marg, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

Email ID: [email protected]

Helpline Call: 91 22 2262 1366 / 1639

Monday to Friday: 10.30 am – 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm.

Saturday: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm


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