BMS/BMM 2016 Entrance Test


St. Xavier’s College, an Autonomous College under the University of Mumbai, invites applications for entrance exams and admission to the Three Year Degree Courses: the Bachelor in Mass Media (B.M.M.) and the Bachelor in Management Studies (B.M.S.) for the Academic Year 2016-2017.


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

1)  Basis of Admission

a. The admission to the BMM/BMS degree courses will be via an Admission system which consists of an entrance exam (60%), the marks obtained in the Std. XII Exam (qualifying exam – QE) (30%) and Interview (10%).

Instructions for the Entrance Exam:

1) Carry a BLACK ball point pen.

2) Use of a SIMPLE calculator is allowed. 

3) There will be NO NEGATIVE marking.

4) Do not mark more than one option in the OMR sheet.

5) Carry your downloaded printed Admit Card.

The Entrance Exam will be of 100 marks. The details are as follows:

1) Section I- Subjective Component: 30 Marks  

2) Section II- Objective Component (on OMR Sheet): 70 Marks            

The Entrance Exam will  be held ONLY at ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE - AUTONOMOUS, MUMBAI – 400001 as per the schedule below:

  B.M.M.: On Friday, June 3rd 2016, 14.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs (IST)   

  B.M.S.: On Saturday, June 4th 2016, 14.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs (IST)

            The Schedule will remain unaltered even if the above dates are declared Public Holidays.

b. Type of Exam

There will be one question paper for each course, of two hours duration.  The Question paper will consist of 2 Sections made up of objective and subjective type questions

i)   For the BMM it will consist of questions on General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Data Interpretation, Economics, English Language and Comprehension Skills, Logical Reasoning and Critical Analysis & Creative Thinking.

ii)  For the BMS it will consist of General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Data Interpretation and Basic Mathematics, English Language and Comprehension Skills, Logical Reasoning, Critical Analysis & Creative Thinking.

The test is meant to evaluate aptitude for the Course.

c. Language of Question Paper

The question paper will be in the English Language and candidates are required to answer in English

dExamination Centre

The BMS/BMM 2016 Entrance exams will be conducted ONLY at St. Xavier’s College - Autonomous, 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400 001.

e.  Calculating and Communication Aids:

The use of electronic devices like mobile phones, smart watches, ipods, etc. and Material like log tables, books, notebooks, loose papers, etc. are not permitted and shall not be brought into the examination hall. Simple calculators are permitted.

 2)  Eligibility for BMS/BMM 2016

a. Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing for the BMS/BMM 2016 Entrance Exams.  Candidates belonging to the General Category (GC) whose date of birth falls on or after 1st June 1993 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Exams BMS/BMM 2016. Candidates belonging to the Catholic religious community and SC/ST candidates who are born on or after 1stJune 1991 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Exams BMS/BMM 2016.

b.  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. In case of minority candidates the Baptism Certificate will be necessary.

c.  Year of passing Qualifying Examination (QE): A candidate must have passed a QE or will be appearing for the same in 2016.  Those who will be appearing in the QE later than June 30th, 2016 are not eligible to apply for BMS/BMM 2016.

d.  The Qualifying Examinations (QEs) are listed below:

i) 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.

ii)  Intermediate or 2 year pre-university examination conducted by a recognised Board / University.

iii) High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

iv) 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).

 e. Minimum Percentage of marks in Qualifying Exam (QE)

i) Candidates belonging to the General Category, must secure at least 65% marks in aggregate in their QE.

ii) Candidates from the Minority Community must secure at least 60% in the QE.

iii) SC/ST candidates must secure at least 55% marks in their QE.

 f. 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.


No. of Seats





Management Quota









 Total Reserved Category

** 13


** SC



** ST



** DT (A)



** NT (B)



** NT (C)



** NT (D)



** OBC



** SBC



** Physically Challenged



 ** Special


3) Mode of Application for BMS/BMM 2016

a.  Candidates can apply on-line by logging on to the Homepage of St. Xavier’s College website: site has been designed in a user friendly way to help candidates apply online in a step by step fashion. The On-line application portal will be open from 10.00 hrs (IST) on 1st May 2016 to 17 hrs (IST) on 30th May, 2016.

b.  The fee for the on-line application for ST/SC candidates only are Rs.500/- and Rs. 1000/- for all other candidates.

c. Candidates are required to make an online payment through Credit/Debit Cards of Nationalised or other Banks. 

4) Instructions for applying online

Log on to (from 1st May to 30th May 2016)

Follow the instructions given on the website carefully for filling the online application form

Once a payment has been received the candidate will receive an email to confirm and will

be able to download and print an Admit Card for the Entrance Exam.

The Candidate will need to affix a recent passport size photograph and get it attested by their School/College Principal or a Gazetted Officer and carry it to the Examination Hall. 


5)  The Last date for receipt of the completed application form:

a. The Last date for receipt of duly completed online application forms is 17.00 hrs on  30th May 2016.

b. Any application received after this date will not be accepted.

c.   No acknowledgement card will be sent

6)  Admit Cards

a. The college will issue an online Admit Card which needs to be printed out and brought to the Examination Hall after attestation of their photograph.

b. If the Admit Card is not received by 30th May 2016, 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. (Please ensure you carry one passport size photograph)


7)  Submission of documents on the day of the entrance test.

Candidates appearing for the Entrance Exam are required to submit the following document/s as given below alongwith with their ADMIT CARD on the day of the Entrance Exam: (Please do NOT post or courier the Marksheets and other relevant Documents to the College).


i)   One attested copy of the Class XII Marksheet  


i)  One attested copy of the Class XII Marksheet; and

ii)  One attested copy of the Baptism Certificate


i) One attested copy of the Class Marksheet; and

ii) One attested copy of the Caste Certificate


i) One attested copy of the Class Marksheet; and

ii)  One copy of the Documentary Proof supporting the category  

  ** which includes

  1. Children of Transferred Central/State Government Employees Officers.
  2. Children of Defence/Ex-Servicemen,
  3. Distinguished Sports persons,
  4. Widows / Divorcee Girl Students,

f.   Wards of Freedom Fighters.

8)  Result of BMS/BMM 2016 Entrance Test

Candidates will get to know their Entrance Exam Rank (EER) through our website on the date that will be announced later.

9) Merit Lists

a) Preliminary Merit List:

Based on the performance of the candidate in the Entrance Exam and on the marks obtained in the Qualifying Exam, a preliminary Merit List would be displayed and these candidates would be required to appear for an Interview (dates will be announced later).

b) Final Merit List:

The Final Merit List (based on the weighted scores of the Entrance Exam, the QE and the Interview) will be displayed at a date which will be announced later. Note: Both the merit lists will be based on the various categories mentioned above. 

Dates for declaring the results of the two merit lists will be announced on the day of the entrance test;  BMM: 3rd June 2016 and BMS: 4th June 2016

10) Admission:

a. Candidates who accept the offer of admission shall pay the necessary fees.

b. Fees once paid will not be refunded (for fee structure please see the website under the Course name)


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 (Dates for online registration will be announced by the University sometime in the last week of May 2016 - you will need to click on:- Pre Admission Online Registration)

          Therefore, all candidates (including in-house students passing HSC of February/March 2016) 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., B.M.S. and B.Voc. courses in Tourism and in Software Development 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). 

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 Exam (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) and B.Voc courses in Tourism and in Software Development.                                                                                    


St. Xavier’s College – Autonomous, Mumbai.



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