St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai offers admission to the three-year degree courses (Bachelor in Mass Media) B.M.M. and (Bachelor in Management Studies) B.M.S., on the basis of this common entrance exam popularly known as Xavier’s BMM/BMS Entrance Test. It is a pen-paper based exam.
The BMM Question paper will consist of questions on:
The Entrance Test for the BMM course will be for 100 marks based on Multiple Choice Questions. The BMM entrance test is offline mode, and the answers are answered on an OMR sheet provided by the college.
There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. Answers can be marked only with a Black ball-point pen. The duration of the test is 1 hour 45 minutes.
The timing for the exam is 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and the reporting time is 1:00 p.m. at the venue of the exam, which is the St. Xavier College, Mumbai.
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 candidates belong to a minority category, the Baptism Certificate will be required.
The Category-wise Minimum Aggregate Marks Required in Qualifying Exams are:
|Category||Minimum Aggregate Marks|
Seats Reservation Matrix at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai:
|Category||Category No. of Seats|
Candidates can apply online on the site of St. Xavier’s College. The online application portal will be open from the 1st week of May, 2019 to last week of May, 2019.
The fee for the online application:
Note: Candidates belonging to NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD(DA) need to submit valid and attested certificates in support of their reservation category.
Subsequently the candidate will be able to download and print an Admit Card for the Entrance Test. 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.
Admit cards of Xavier’s BMM Entrance Test will be issued to the candidate as soon as the application form is submitted. The candidate will be required to download it and take a print out of the same. For the admit card, follow the given steps:
Note: The admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the examination hall. Any candidate found without the same will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.
The candidates are required to carry the following documents to the exam centre:
|Xavier’s BMS Entrance Test Online Application: Start Date||May 1. 2018|
|Xavier’s BMS Entrance Test Online Application: Last Date||May 30. 2018|
|Xavier’s Entrance Test 2018: BMM||Jun 01, 2018|
|Declaration of Result||Jun 19, 2018|
The results of the exam are generally declared within a month from the date of examination. Candidates can view their scorecards on the official website of St Xavier’s College. A merit list of qualifying candidates will be prepared and shortlisted candidates will be called for the next round which is the interview-cum-written test round. 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.
Result of the test can be checked by following the given steps:
After the stage 2 of the entrance test, which is the interview-cum-written test round, is over, a Final Merit list shall be prepared. For the same, 70% weightage will be given to the score obtained in the interview-cum-written test and 30% weightage will be given to the score obtained in Stage 1, the qualifying test.
The paper is extremely comprehensive and ensures that each of these aspects is covered. Questions from GK, Current Affairs, Basic Mathematics, Data Interpretation are generally objective. However, Language Skills, CR and Creative Thinking questions are subjective. There is No Negative marking, so you can use Guess-work.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
GK will include all the fragments of knowledge that you have encountered since childhood till date. Questions are direct and have a single correct answer to be chosen from 4 options. The questions in current affairs will be asked from all the recent happenings trending in the news. Reading education magazines like Reader's Digest, Competition Success Review etc., will not only help you in improving GK but also in improving verbal ability.
In this section, the question will be asked from basic maths. Topics like pie charts; data manipulation etc will be covered. There can be logic and puzzle questions. The puzzle questions are similar to the one given in the book
English language Skills:
This section will test basic grammar, vocabulary, proper sentence formation, essay writing, etc. The aspirants should try to command the Basic English Grammar by reading Novels and newspaper. The candidates can also be asked to write a short poem on one of the two topics given.
Critical Analysis & Creative Thinking:
This section is the most challenging and determinative section of the entire paper. The questions would be asked to test your attitude towards creativity and how far you can go to achieve the best thoughts and apply them to the answers. Picture based questions may also be presented to the candidates.