XIC OET 2020 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Recommended Books

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    XIC (Xavier Institute of Communications) Mumbai conducts the XIC OET i.e. Online Entrance Test to screen the candidates for admission into Post-graduate Diploma Courses being offered by it in the field of mass communication. XIC OET 2020 will be tentatively scheduled from April 22, 2020.

    • XIC OET 2020 Exam pattern comprises two sections.
    • Part A will be objective and Part B will comprise subjective questions.
    XIC OET SyllabusXIC OET Application FormXIC OET Result
    • Total duration will be 90 minutes i.e. 60 minutes for Part A and 30 minutes for Part B.
    • The objective section carries 100 marks, including questions based on general knowledge, language and media.
    • The subjective section carries three questions of total 50 marks and questions will include essay writing, creative writing and opinion piece.

    XIC OET 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

    Important information regarding the examination is given below

    Exam nameXIC OET
    Conducted byXavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai
    Exam levelNational
    CategoryExam Pattern
    Mode of examOnline Mode
    SectionsObjective and Subjective Both
    Type of QuestionsMCQs and subjective
    Exam Duration90 minutes
    Medium of ExamEnglish
    Official Websitewww.xaviercomm.org

    XIC OET 2020 Exam Pattern in Detail

    The exam pattern for XIC OET 2020 is designed in a way that it comprises both objective and subjective sections. The applicants qualifying in the entrance exam will be required to appear and qualify in the next round of examinations which will include Personal Interview and Group Discussion

    Part I: Objective Type Questions

    • Language Skills
    • General Knowledge
    • Knowledge about Media
    • Match the Idioms
    • Match Company Logos
    • Match Random Names etc.

    Part II: Subjective Type Questions

    • Essay Writing on any current affair topic (200 words)
    • Opinion Piece (250 words)
    • Creative Writing on a visual (100 words)
    SectionMaximum MarksDuration
    Objective10060 minutes
    Subjective5030 minutes

    Note: In subjective section, candidates need to write answers in proper English language. Any answer containing SMS language or short forms will not be evaluated.


    XIC OET 2020 Important Points

    All the important information related to exam is given below

    • The test will be conducted in online mode i.e. computer-based test (CBT).
    • The exam duration will be 90minutes.
    • The question paper will have two parts, namely subjective and objective.
    • The objective part will have 100 questions of 100 marks.
    • The subjective part of the question paper will be of 50 marks.
    • Total marks for the exam will be 150.
    • After qualifying the CBT, candidates will be called to appear for an interview.
    • Candidates, who have applied for PR, MCM and AICP courses, they will not be required to appear for Personal Video Interview session (skype video calling)

    XIC OET 2020 Exam Syllabus

    The syllabus for XIC OET 2020 is divided into two parts.

    For objective section candidates are evaluated on:

    • General knowledge and knowledge of media
    • Language skills
    • Logical and analytical skills

    Subjective section comprises media-related questions that are meant to assess candidates’ writing skills, creativity, and social values.

    Section wise Syllabus is given below:

    SectionTopic
    Logical and analytical skillsSeries (number, figurative), Similarities and differences Analogy, Space visualization, Spatial orientation, Problem solving Analysis, Judgement, Decision making, Visual memory, Discrimination, Observation, Direction sense test, Blood relations, Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, Arithmetic number series, Non-verbal series, Coding and Decoding, Statement conclusion, Syllogism, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Ranking test, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification.
    Language skillsQuestions on Fill in the Blanks, Idioms & Phrases, Jumbled sentences (ordering), One-word substitution, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting, Mis-spelt words, Common errors, Sentence improvement, Passage, Cloze test.
    General knowledge and mediaCurrent affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
    Overview of Indian Financial System History of Indian banking system.
    Recent credit and monetary policies Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc. and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.
    Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
    Banking Terms

    XIC OET 2020 Recommended Books

    Books that the candidates need to refer for the exam plays crucial role as it helps to make the speed as well as concepts clear. Here is the list of books that the candidate must refer for best results. Here is the list of best books for preparation.

    SubjectBook NameAuthor
    General KnowledgeArihant General knowledgeArihant
    Lucent General knowledgeLucent
    Language SkillsGeneral EnglishR.S.Aggarwal
    Essential English GrammarMurhy
    ReasoningVerbal Non- Verbal ReasoningR.S.Aggarwal

    XIC OET 2020 Important Instructions

    Appearing candidates should follow the important instruction provided below

    • In order to utilize the time in an efficient way, the candidates are advised to solve the easy and direct questions first as these questions won’t take much time to be answered.
    • Candidates need to attach the same passport size photograph on the admit card as was uploaded on the application form.
    • All the examinees must carry a printed copy of the downloaded call letter along with a photo id proof, in original.  
    • Candidates can carry any of the photo id proofs (Aadhar card, passport, pan card, etc.).

    Note: Don’t forget to carry the admit card and id proof to the examination hall, without these documents you will not be allowed to sit in the exam


    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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