Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Xavier Institute of Communications Entrance Exam 2016 (OET) Details

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The Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) is a professional media centre which offers a variety of services in training and production. The Institute is at two locations; the St. Xavier's College campus and the St. Xavier's High School campus, Mumbai.By virtue of its course offerings and enrollments, XIC ranks among the biggest non-government media centres in Asia. XIC was initiated in 1969 by The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India to develop scholarship and professionalism in the media. It is presently managed by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) of the Bombay Province.

Xavier Institute of Communications offers admissions to the Post-graduate Diploma Courses in XIC for the Academic year 2016 – 2017.Interested candidates can check all the details of Xavier Institute of Communications Entrance Exam 2016 (OET) from this page given below.

This Online Entrance Test refers to the following Post-Graduation Diploma Courses
  • Advance Integrated Communication Programme
  • Communication For Development
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Public Relations & Corporate Communication
  • Advertising, Marketing & Communication
  • Film, Television & Digital Video Production
  • Mass Communication Marathi

Application Form

Eligible candidates can apply online for Online Entrance Test (OET) for taking admission to Post-graduate Diploma Courses. Candidates must ensure their eligibility criteria before going to apply. The direct link to access the online application form is provided below.

Application Process is over now..!!!

The Registration fee for the OET is Rs. .3000/- Only. (inclusive of Service Tax, 12.36%).

Instruction to fill the OET Application Form

For a trouble-free Registration process please follow these steps:

1. Since payments can be made by using your Bank Debit or Credit Cards, please ensure that these Cards are Net-Banking Enabled. If you are unsure, kindly call up the bank concerned and request them to enable this facility for this transaction.

2. After this is cleared with your bank, you may proceed to the Next step.

3. Login to the XIC Registration Website:

4. Before filling up the OET Registration Form Online, Ensure that you keep a Scanned copy of a recent passport-size photograph of yourself ready for uploading.

5. As part of the Registration Process, you have to provide us with your Statement of Purpose (SOP). This Statement Of Purpose is considered a personal document. If you qualify for the Personal Interview stage, it could be brought up for discussion. Hence, please give sufficient thought when putting your SOP together.

6. Select your preferred Centre and Date.

7. Portfolio : A candidate is allowed to send only two of his/her best presentations (max 10 MB) to their respective Course Co-ordinator’s email id Public Relations & Corp. Comm. :
Advt. & Mktg. Comm. :
Film, Television & Digital Video Production :
Journalism & Mass Comm. :
Communication for Development :
In the “Subject” of this email, please note down your Registration No. In the first line of your mail, please type your Name in BOLD. (as given in the Application Form). Rewrite your Registration No.

8. Now you can proceed and complete the payment procedure.

9. Failure to upload your Scanned Photograph or provide proper details, will not allow you to proceed further.

10. On completion of your Registration, please note down your Application Number & store it safely.
Your Admit Card will be sent to you later on the E-mail ID mentioned in your Registration form. Therefore, ensure that you provide us with an authentic E-Mail ID. Please check your Junk/Spam emails also for the Admit Card.

11. Finally, please Print Your Admit Card and preserve it carefully.

12. Only this document will be accepted in all further transactions between you and XIC.

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to register for the OET if you meet the requirements mentioned below:

1. You are 35 years or below in age.

2. You 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.).

3. You are appearing for your Last Semester or Third year Graduation in this Academic year.

4. In this last case, should you be selected for the XIC Course of your choice, and successfully complete it in keeping with the Academic, Attendance and other standards laid down by XIC, the Diploma will be awarded only on completion of your graduation and on production of the relevant attested Final mark-sheet of your graduation.

Mass Communication Marathi (MCM) Entrance Test (Hand Written)

Written Test Date & Time Interview Date
08 May 2016, 11 am to 12:30 noon Same day – 2:00 pm onward
12 June 2016, 11 am to 12:30 noon Same day – 2:00 pm onward

Test Centre

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

Registration Fees: 500/- (Inclusive of service tax)

Please Note: Short-listed candidates will appear for Personal Interview on the same day of the Entrance Test.

Final results will be declared on 15 June 2016, 4.00 p.m.

OET Exam Centres

OET Dates  Centres 
24, 30 Apr 2016 and 7, 14 May 2016 Xavier Institute of Communications, (XIC)St. Xavier’s College Campus,
5, Mahapalika Marg,
Mumbai 400 001.  
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24 Apr 2016 St. Vincent’s High School,
2005/2006 St. Vincent’s Street,
Pune 411 001.
Hyderabad fgjj
01 May 2016 Joseph’s Degree & PG College,
5/9/1106 King Koti Road,
(near Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan),
Hyderabad 500 029.
Kolkata fgjj
08 May 2016 St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous)
30, Mother Teresa Sarani (Park Street)
Kolkata 700 016.
Bengaluru fgjj
15 May 2016 St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, (Autonomous)
163, Brigade Road,
Bengaluru 560 025.
New Delhi  fgjj
19, 20 and 21 May 2016 St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School
4, Raj Niwas Marg, (Near ISBT, Kashmiri Gate)
New Delhi 110054.


Xavier Institute of Communications has declared the result of “Public Relations & Corporate Communication”. Candidates seeking admission for the same need to attend their GD’s & interviews. Candidates who appeared for their Entrance Test on 19, 20 and 21 May 2016 (Delhi) are called for a GD in Mumbai as per the schedule mentioned below in the list. Kindly be present 15 minutes before your Group Discussion time slots.

Check List of Candidates (With GD Schedule)

Results, Group Discussion Schedule for the Public Relations and Corporate Communication (PR) Course

OET Dates Result of OET for qualifying for GD
24 Apr 2016 26 Apr 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
30 Apr and 01 May 2016 3 May 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
07 and 08 May 2016 10 May 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
14 and 15 May 2016 17 May 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
19-20 & 21 May 2016 24 May 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
Group Discussion and Personal Interviews   06 and 11 June 2016
Final Results of Successful PR

14 June 2016 by 4:00 p.m

Admission Procedure of Online Entrance Test (OET)

1. The OET will be a 90 minute Online Test carrying a Total of 150 marks.

2. It will contain Two section: Objective and Subjective.

3. The Objection Section carries 100 marks. It is for a period of 60 minutes.

4. It will consist of questions based on Language Skills, General Knowledge and Knowledge of Media, Logical and Analytical skills.

5. The Subjective Section carries 50 marks. It is for a period of 30 minutes.

6. This section will consist of 3 questions which could be media related in order to assess creativity, social values, writing skills, etc. Some questions will also be related to the Course you are applying for.

Note : Answers containing unnecessary abbreviations or SMS language will not be assessed.

Skype Video Interview (SVI)

1. Candidates who qualify for the “Skype Video Interview” (SVI) will be intimated by the Test Supervisor Immediately on completion of the Online Test.

2. These candidates will need to make arrangements to stay back / wait for an added hour (at least) till the “Skype Video Interview” is completed.

3.Important : “Skype Video Interviews” will be conducted for candidates applying for the Journalism (JR), Advertising (AM), Film & TV (FT) and Communication for Development (C4D) courses Only.

4. On completion of the Online Test at their respective Centres, PR Candidates who qualify, will be informed and invited to XIC, Mumbai Centre for a Group Discussion(GD) and Personal Interview (PI) if qualified after GD.

Final Admitted List

All the Admitted Students have to pay their fees by 10 June 2016 (Friday) by 4.00 p.m. failing which they will forfeit their seat. List of candidates can be checked through the link provided below.

The following documents are required by the XIC Office to confirm your admission. These documents to be submitted along with the fees. Outstation students to submit these documents on the first day of the college.

  • Two Photographs (3cms x 3cms)
  • Original Graduation Mark-sheet along with a attested photocopy
  • Attested Address Proof
  • Students Attestation form duly filled.

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