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XIC OET 2018 Exam Pattern

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. The exam is scheduled to be conducted in the month of March, 2018. Aspirants can apply for the exam by visiting the official website.

  • XIC OET 2018 Exam pattern comprises two sections.
  • Part A will be objective and Part B will comprise subjective questions.
  • 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.

Candidates preparing for XIC OET must go through the complete details of the marking criteria and exam pattern from the information given below.


XIC OET 2018 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 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

The exam pattern for XIC OET 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for XIC OET 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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


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