XIC Entrance Test 2024: Exam Date (Out), Registration (OPEN), Pattern, Syllabus & Admit Card

Xavier Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test 2024 ( XIC OET )

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Updated on Apr 25, 2024 18:16 IST

The exam body, Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) has closed the registration for the XOC OET exam. As per the XIC OET dates released on its official website xaviercomm.org/admissions/admissions.htm the registration window was activated on March 1, 2024, and closed on March 31, 2024. Candidates who met the minimum eligibility criteria were able to fill out the XIC OET application form 2024 during this period. The XIC OET 2024 exam was conducted in online mode on April 5, 6, and 7, 2024. Candidates had the liberty to appear for the XET from wherever they could. The date and time of XET was informed to them through their XIC OET admit card they received upon registering.

Post the online test, a Zoom interview was conducted on April 13, 14, and 15, 2024. Candidates who qualify for the XIC XET online test will have to go through the Personal Interview. The interview will be held at different centers on different dates.

Delhi 19th, 20th, 21st April 2024
Kolkata 23rd April 2024
Bengaluru 24th April 2024
Mumbai 26th, 27th and 28th April 2024

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What is XIC Entrance Test (XET)?

The Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) conducts the "XIC Entrance Test" (XET) to offer admissions to eligible candidates in mass communication courses available at the institute. Candidates can apply for admission to various postgraduate diplomas and certificate courses. Based on an aspirant’s performance in the entrance test, the candidate can secure admission in the below mentioned Diploma courses:

Advanced Integrated Communication Programme (AICP) Journalism & Mass Communication
Advertising & Marketing Communication Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Film, Television & Digital Video Production Event Planning & Experiential Marketing

Apart from the diploma courses, XIC regularly organises workshops, which are specially designed and conducted for two significant groups: Students and Media Professionals. The current certificate courses offered at institute are:

Business Communication & Personality Development Conversational English Branding
Public Speaking and Personality Enhancement  Photography  Radio Jockey Workshop
Workshop in Graphic Design Announcing, Broadcasting, Compering, Dubbing and E Book Narration (ABCDE)  Creative Writing

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XIC Entrance Test (XET) Highlights

Exam Name

"XIC Entrance Test" (XET)

Conducting Body

Xavier Institute of Communications

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Annually

Exam Mode

Online

Courses Offered Through Entrance Exam

Admission to various PG Diploma courses in Mass Communication

Exam Fees

INR.3,500/- (inclusive of GST)

Exam Duration

2 hours (60 min Objective and 60 min Subjective)

Total Marks

200 marks

XIC Entrance Test (XET) Exam

April, 2024

Marking Scheme

  • Objective Section: 100 marks
  • Subjective Section: 100 marks

Language/Medium of exam

English

Official website

https://www.xaviercomm.org/

Exam helpdesk number

022-22621366 / 1639

XIC OET 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of XIC OET 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

Apr '24

XIC Entrance Test (XET) Personal Interview

Apr '24

XIC Entrance Test (XET) Zoom Interview Dates

Apr '24

XIC Entrance Test (XET) Online Exam Date

XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 Application Process

Candidates who wish to appear for the XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 have to follow the below-mentioned admission process.

Step 1: Registration

Candidates had to register themselves by clicking on the 'register' on the official website of the university to fill in the application form. Candidates had to ensure that they kept a scanned copy of a recent passport-size photograph of themselves ready for uploading before filling in the online registration form. Candidates had to enter the following details while filling out the application form: 

  • Name
  • Mobile Number
  • Email ID
  • Course Interested In
  • Captcha Number 

After submitting the details, candidates might have received a login ID and password which could use to log in, to avail the XIC Entrance Test (XET) application forms.

Step 2: Fill XIC Entrance Test (XET) Application Form

Candidates filled out the online application forms. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling out and submitting the application forms. Candidates will have to pay their XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 application fee online by using their Bank DEBIT / CREDIT Cards / Net banking / UPI. The Registration fee for the XET is INR 3,500/- only (inclusive of prevailing GST).

Note: As part of the Registration Process, candidates will have to provide their Statement of Purpose (SOP). If they qualify for the Personal Interview stage, it could be brought up for discussion. Hence, candidates are advised to give sufficient thought while putting their SOP together.

Step 3: Select the date and center

After completing the payment procedure candidates will have to select their XET date and personal interview center.

Note: FAILURE to upload SCANNED PHOTOGRAPH or provide proper details, could not allow the candidate to proceed further.

Step 4: XIC Entrance Test (XET) Admit Card

The XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 admit card was sent to candidates on the E-mail ID mentioned in their registration form. Candidate were advised to check their Junk/Spam Email Folders in case they do not receive the admit card after the registration procedure. Candidates had to preserve their admit card carefully as only this document was accepted in all further transactions between a candidate and XIC.

Step 5: Appear for XIC Entrance Test (XET)

Candidates had to appear for the Xavier Institute of Communications Online Entrance Test at their preferred date. XIC Entrance Test (XET) was of 120 minutes duration and consisted of both objective as well as subjective type questions.

XIC Entrance Test (XET) Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the courses offered at XIC are given below:

Eligibility for other courses

A candidate is eligible to register for the XET if he/she meets the requirements mentioned below:

  • You are 35 years or below in age.
  • You have completed 3 years of Graduation (12+3 years) in a university-approved stream in India: (Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMM, BMS, BE, Catering, etc….)
    OR
  • You are appearing for your last semester or Third-year Graduation in the present Academic year (2023-24).

Note: In this last case, should a candidate be selected for the XIC Course of their choice, and complete it in keeping with the Academic, Attendance, and other standards laid down by XIC, the Post Graduate Diploma will be awarded only on completion of their Graduation and on submission of the relevant attested Final mark-sheet of their graduation.

Eligibility for The Advanced Integrated Communication Program (AICP)

A Graduate in any discipline and Work experience of 2 years in a non-staff function (executive or supervisory function desired). Organizational sponsorship for this program is preferred but not compulsory. However, a letter from the organization shall be required stating that they are aware of your joining this program.

XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to Xavier Institute of Communications will have to follow the process as under:

Step 1: Appear for Personal Interview

Based on a candidate's score on the online test and subjective paper, they will be called for a personal interview. Candidates will have to be present on the date at the center, selected by them while submitting the form. The venue and time will be intimated via email.

Step 2: Check XIC Entrance Test (XET) Result

Selections will be based on the candidate's scores in the online test, subjective paper, and personal interview. Aspirants can check their XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 results on the official website of the Xavier Institute of Communications. 

Test Centres: Candidates will be allotted a test center for the written exam. Know more about XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 test centres.

XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 Syllabus

The Xavier Institute of Communications is not specified by the exam body, however as per the official website there are objective types questions and this section of the exam consists of questions based on Language Skills, General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media, and Logical and Analytical skills.

The questions in the subjective section will be media-related to assess the creativity, social values, writing skills, etc of the candidates. Some questions will also be related to the course a candidate is applying for. As the MCQs and subjective questions both will be asked in the exam, candidates are advised to start their preparation well in advance. Get detailed infornation about XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 syllabus here

XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 Pattern

Candidates will have to appear for the XIC Entrance Test (XET) and those qualifying for the exam will be shortlisted for a personal interview round. The XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 pattern will be such that aspirants will have to attempt multiple choice questions in 60 minutes and subjective questions in 60 minutes duration.

The password and login details will be emailed to candidates 10 minutes before the test. Candidates are advised to check their SPAM/JUNK folder in case they do not receive the email in their Inbox. Candidates will have to log in and start the test immediately upon receiving the login information. The pattern for the test is given below:

Section

Duration 

Maximum Marks

Subjects

Objective

60 minutes 

 

100 marks

 

Language Skills

General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media

Logical and Analytical Skills

Subjective

60 minutes

100 marks

It has a total of 4 questions, which are media related.
It assesses the creativity, social values, writing skills, etc. of aspirants
Some of the questions asked are also related to the course for which the aspirants is applying

Total

120 minutes

200 marks

 

Note: In the subjective section, candidates will have to type answers in proper English language. Any answer containing short forms or SMS language were bound to be rejected.

XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 Preparation Tips

While preparing for XIC Entrance Test (XET), candidates need to have a plan in mind. This is how candidates should plan their XIC Entrance exam preparation

  • Have a proper preparation strategy in place
  • Know exam pattern thoroughly and go through sample papers and syllabus.
  • Pick the best journalism test books to prepare.
  • The aim should be to score well in entrance exam
  • Focus on your time management skills and improving speed of answering questions based on English and General Knowledge.
  • Solve as many sample papers and previous years' question papers as possible to know your strong and weak areas for the exam.
  • Practice writing an essay to enhance your writing skills

XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 Admit Card

The XIC Entrance Test (XET) admit card 2024 is sent to candidates on their E-mail ID mentioned in their registration form. Candidates are advised to check their Junk/Spam Email Folders If they do not receive the admit card after the registration procedure.

Candidates are also advised to preserve their admit card carefully as only this document will be accepted in all further transactions between a candidate and XIC. The admit Card of the XIC Entrance Test (XET) exam will have the details of name, roll number, exam date, etc. 

XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 Result

The exam conducting body will declare the XIC Entrance Exam results in online mode on its official website. As per the result declared by the XIC, candidates who qualify in the exam will be eligible to apply for their desired courses for which they have filled the application form. Based on their performance as per the result, the candidates will be able to secure admission in the Diploma courses offered by the institute.

XIC OET 2024 Contact Information

Address

5, Mahapalika Marg
St Xavier's College
Mumbai - 400 001

Phone

+91 2262 1366 / 1639 (Monday to Friday: 10.00 am - 6.30 pm/ Saturday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm)

Email

admin@xaviercomm.org

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XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 FAQs

Q. When the application process for XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 will start?

A. The application process for XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024 will be started in the second week of March, 2024. The entire registration process will be conducted in online mode. Candidates will have to fill the registration form on the official website of XIC. Candidates will be asked to ensure their eligibility before applying for the exam.

Q. How many sections are there in the XIC Entrance Test (XET)?

A. It has two sections: Objective and Subjective. Candidates will be given separate time to complete both the sections. Candidates will be given 60-60 minutes for the objective and subjective sections.

Q. I am still awaiting my bachelor’s results, can I apply for the XIC Entrance Test (XET)?

A. Yes. Candidates awaiting their results can apply for the exam but the student needs to have all their mark sheets and should provide the certificate before the classes commence.

Q. Does Xavier Institute of Communications offer postgraduate courses?

A. The Xavier Institute of Communications offers students admission in regular postgraduate diploma courses. The duration of each diploma course varies accordingly.

Q. Is an interview conducted after the XIC Entrance Test (XET)?

A. Yes. Based on a candidate's score in the online test and subjective paper, they will be called for the personal interview. Candidates will have to be present on the date at the centre, selected by you while submitting the form. The venue and time will be intimated via email.

Q. Can I write the XIC Entrance Test (XET) in Hindi?

A. No. The candidate has to give the exam in English only. XIC Entrance Test (XET) is of 120 minutes duration and consists of both objective as well as subjective type questions.

Q. What is the application fee for XIC Entrance Test (XET)?

A. The application fee for XIC Entrance Test (XET) is INR 3,500. Payments can be made by using your Bank DEBIT / CREDIT Cards / Net banking / UPI.

Q. How many times is the XIC Entrance Test (XET) conducted in a year?

A. XIC Entrance Test (XET) is a university-level entrance exam conducted by the Xavier Institute of Communications. The mass communication exam is conducted once a year. 

Q. Is it necessary to clear XIC Entrance Test (XET) to get admission in Mass Communication courses offered by XIC?

A. Yes, aspirants need to clear the XIC Entrance Test (XET) to be eligible for admission in mass communication courses offered at Xavier Institute of Communications. Once, aspirants clear exam, they need to appear for Personal Interview round as conducted online or at the college.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for XIC Entrance Test (XET) 2024?

A. Candidates meet XIC Entrance Test (XET) eligibility criteria if they have completed 3 years of Graduation (12+3 years) in an University approved stream in India: (Arts, Commerce, Science, Computers, BMM, BMS, BE, Catering, etc or are appearing for your last semester or Third year Graduation in the present Academic year. Besides, candidates should be 35 years or below in age.

Q. Is there any other means or ways to secure admissions to the mass communication courses offered at XIC?

A. No, to secure a seat or admissions to the mass communication courses offered at XIC, candidates are required to appear for the XIC Entrance Test (XET).

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