BMM/BMS Entrance Test 2018

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SCHEDULE OF ENTRANCE EXAMS AND ADMISSION TO THE B.M.M. AND B.M.S. THREE YEAR DEGREE COURSES.

St. Xavier’s College, an Autonomous College under the University of Mumbai, invites applications for Entrance Test and admission to the Three Year Degree Courses in Bachelor in Mass Media (B.M.M.) and Bachelor in Management Studies (B.M.S.) for the Academic Year 2018-2019.

 

Introduction

Please go to our Homepage for the history of our College, the course content, syllabi and other details.

 

Venue of the Entrance Test

ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE - AUTONOMOUS, MUMBAI – 400001 ONLY

 

Schedule of the Entrance Test

B.M.M.: On Friday, June 1st 2018, 2 pm to 4 pm (IST)   
B.M.S.: On Saturday, June 2nd 2018, 2 pm to 4 pm (IST)

  • Reporting time: 1.00 p.m. at St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai.
  • The Schedule will remain unaltered even if the above dates are declared Public Holidays.
  • The Test Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes.

 

Basis of Admission

  1. There will be a written test of 100 marks (Objective Test on the OMR Sheet).
  2. Category-wise Final Merit list will be made by giving a 60% weightage to the score obtained in the written test and a 40% weightage to the score obtained in the qualifying Class XII Examinations.  (Dates for the Merit List will be displayed on the day of the respective Entrance Test - Please also check the College website for updates).
  3. Instructions for the Entrance Test:
    1. The Entrance Test will be for 100 marks based on Multiple Choice Questions 
      • It will be answered on an OMR Sheet provided by the College.
      • Not more than one option in the OMR sheet can be marked.
    2. Carry a BLACK ball point pen.
    3. Use of only a SIMPLE Calculator is allowed. Programmable Calculators are not allowed at all. 
    4. Electronic devices like mobile phones, smart watches, iPods, iPads, etc. and materials like log tables, books, notebooks, loose papers, etc. are not permitted to be brought into the spaces where the Entrance Test will be held.
    5. Carry your downloaded printed Admit Card (The Candidate will need to affix a recent passport size photograph on the printed Admit Card and get it attested by their School / College Principal or a Gazetted Officer and carry it to the Examination Hall.)
    6. Carry the necessary documents listed under 'Submissions of Documents on the day of the Entrance Test'.

 

Nature of the Content of the Entrance Test

(The test is meant to evaluate the aptitude for the two Courses respectively)

  1. For the BMM it will consist of questions on General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Data Interpretation, Economics, English Language & Comprehension Skills, Logical Reasoning and Critical Analysis & Creative Thinking.
  2. For the BMS it will consist of General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Data Interpretation, Mathematics, English Language & Comprehension Skills, Logical & Visual Reasoning, Critical Analysis.
  3. The Question Paper for both the tests will be in English.
  4. There is NO NEGATIVE marking.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Appearing for BMM/BMS 2018 Entrance Test

  1. Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing for the BMM/BMS 2017 Entrance Test:
    1. Candidates belonging to the General Category (GC) whose date of birth falls on or after 1st June 1995 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Test BMM/BMS 2018. 
    2. Candidates belonging to the Christian religious community and SC/ST candidates who are born on or after 1st June 1993 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Test BMM/BMS 2018.
    3. The date of birth as recorded in the School Leaving Certificate, First Board / Pre-University Certificate / Birth Certificate issued by a Competent Authority will be accepted.
    4. For Christian minority candidates the Baptism Certificate will be a necessary document.
    5. A candidate must have passed a Qualifying Examination (QE) or should be appearing for the same in 2018.  Those who will be appearing in the QE later than June 30th, 2018 are not eligible to apply for BMM/BMS 2018 Entrance Test.
    6. The Qualifying Examinations (QEs) are listed below:
      • The final Examination of the 10 + 2 system conducted by any recognised Central / State Board, including the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Mumbai, Pune, etc., Central Board of Secondary Education, (C.B.S.E.) New Delhi, Council for the Indian School Certification Examination, (I.S.C.) New Delhi.
      • Intermediate or 2-Year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognised Board / University.
      • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
      • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of 5 subjects.
      • Note: In case the candidate has passed the qualifying Examination from a Board or Pre-University other than the Maharashtra State Board then the candidate will be required to apply for a Provisional Eligibility Certificate issued by the University of Mumbai through the College at the time of admission.  The duly filled-in application form available at the College Office should be submitted with an attested copy of the Class XII marksheet along with the prescribed fees to the college office when admission is offered.
    7. Minimum Percentage of marks in Qualifying Test (QE)
      • Candidates belonging to the General Category, must secure at least 65% marks in aggregate in their QE.
      • Candidates from the Christian Minority Community must secure at least 60% in the QE.
      • SC / ST candidates must secure at least 55% marks in their QE.
  1. Reservation of Seats: (As per the Directives given in the University of Mumbai Circular No. Spl. Cell / (68) / 218 / 2005 dated 3rd June, 2005)

Sr. No.

Category

No. of Seats

 

TOTAL SEATS

60

1

Management Quota

9

2

Minority

25

3

General

13

4

Total Reserved Category

** 13

 

** SC

2

 

** ST

2

 

** DT (A)

1

 

** NT (B)

1

 

** NT (C)

1

 

** NT (D)

1

 

** OBC

2

 

** SBC

1

 

** Physically Challenged

1

 

** Special

1

Candidates should note that they are not allowed to apply in more than one of the above Categories.

 

Mode of Application for BMM/BMS 2018 Entrance Test

  1. Candidates can apply online and by logging on to the Homepage of St. Xavier’s College – Autonomous, Mumbai website: www.xaviers.eduThe site has been designed in a user friendly way to help candidates apply online. The online application portal will be open from 10 am (IST) on 1st May 2018 to 5 pm (IST) on 30th May, 2018.
  2. The fee for the on-line application:
    •  ST /SC candidates: Rs. 1000/-
    • For other candidates: Rs. 3000/-
  3. Candidates are required to make an online payment through Credit/Debit Cards.
    • Note: The filling of the Application Forms and the Payment for the Entrance Test will be only through the online portal of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
  4. Instructions for Applying Online: 
    1. Log on to www.xaviers.edu (from 1st to 30th May 2018).
    2. Follow the instructions given on the website carefully for filling the online application form.
    3. Once a payment has been received the candidate will receive a confirmation email. Subsequently the candidate will be able to download and print an Admit Card for the Entrance Test.
    4. The Candidate will need to affix a recent passport size photograph on the printed Admit Card and get it attested by their School / College Principal or a Gazetted Officer and carry it to the Examination Hall and also carry their Aadhaar Card/Junior College ID Card. 
  5. Last date for receipt of the completed application form is 30th May 2018 (5 PM).
    • Any application received after this date will not be accepted.
    • No acknowledgement card will be sent.

 

Admit Cards

  1. The attested Admit Card issued should be brought to the Examination Hall.
  2. If the Admit Card is not received by 30th May 2018, the candidate can approach the College Office or the HELP DESK on the day of the Entrance Test and upon satisfaction of having complied with all requirements, can obtain an Admit Card on the spot (to avail of this facility please ensure you carry one passport size photograph and also your Aadhaar Card/Junior College ID Card).

 

Submission of documents on the day of the Entrance Test

Candidates appearing for the Entrance Test are required to submit the following document/s along with their ADMIT CARD on the day of the Entrance Test. (Please do NOT post or courier the Marksheets and other relevant Documents to the College. No original documents are required to be submitted at this stage)

General Category:

    1. One attested copy of the Class XII Marksheet  

Christian Minority:

    1. One attested copy of the Class XII Marksheet; and
    2. One attested copy of the Baptism Certificate

Reserved Category:

    1. One attested copy of the Class XII Marksheet; and
    2. One attested copy of the Caste Certificate

Special Category (**):

    1. One attested copy of the Class XII Marksheet; and
    2. One copy of the Documentary Proof supporting the category  

  ** includes

  • Children of Transferred Central/State Government Employees Officers
  • Children of Defence / Ex-Servicemen,
  • Distinguished Sports persons,
  • Widows / Divorcee Girl Students,
  • Wards of Freedom Fighters

Candidates should note that they are not allowed to apply in more than one of the above Categories.

 

Provisions for Students with Disabilities and Document Requirements

1. For students with disabilities, the following provisions are available for the entrance examination.

i. 30 mins extra for the entrance examination.

ii. Permission to use a writer.

The permission to use the writer should be intimated to the Inclusion Cell of the College by mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Name of Applicant and Online Application form No. not less than 15 days prior to the entrance test.

2. In order to avail the above provisions the student with disability on the day of the entrance examination will have to meet the person in charge at the help desk and submit the following documents:

i. A valid Disability Certificate (From government recognized authority)

ii. A writer declaration form will be available at the help desk, the same has to be filled and signed by the student and the writer along with a copy of the writer’s identity proof document.

iii. In absence of submission of the above documents the provisions stated in point 1, above will not be available.

Please contact the help desk on the day of the entrance examination.

 

Result Announcement of BMS/BMM 2018 Entrance Test

  1. The Results of the Entrance Test will be announced through the College website.
  2. Category-wise Final Merit List will be announced through the College website. 

 

Admissions Procedure to the BMM / BMS Courses

  1. Admissions are based on Merit lists which are time bound.
  2. If a candidate in the first Merit list fails to complete the admission process within the stipulated date and time as mentioned on the notifications, their candidature stands lapsed. The candidates in the Second and Subsequent merit lists will be offered admission.
  3. Candidates who accept the offer of admission shall pay the necessary fees.
  4. Fees once paid will not be refunded (for fee structure please refer to Admission Policy).

 

For Information of All Candidates

  1. The University of Mumbai has made it mandatory for all candidates seeking admission to the First Year courses in the Degree Colleges to fill in the ‘Pre-Admission Online Registration Form’ on the following link mum.digitaluniversity.ac (Dates for online registration will be announced by the University sometime in the last week of May 2018 - you will need to click on:- Pre Admission Online Registration)
  2. Therefore, all candidates (including in-house students passing HSC of February / March 2018) applying for admission to St. Xavier’s College for the First Year Courses i.e. B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., B.Sc. (IT), B.M.M. and B.M.S. are required to fill in the ‘Pre-Admission Online Registration Form’ and submit a hard copy of the same to the College Office (dates for submission will be announced later on the College Website)
  3. Candidates passing Class XII Examinations from Foreign Boards and students passing from International Baccalaureate (I.B.) or ‘A’ levels Examinations - General Certificate of Education (GCE) / Cambridge International School Test (CIE) of Cambridge or University of London are required to first approach the University of Mumbai, Eligibility Section, Kalina Campus, Santacruz (East), Mumbai – 400 098 and obtain a ‘PRIMA FACIE’ Eligibility letter from the University of Mumbai for the purpose of admissions to all First Year Degree Courses namely B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, B.M.M., B.M.S., and B.Sc. (IT).

 

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