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.

All you need to know about St. Xavier’s BMM/BMS

Syllabus of the Exam

The BMM Question paper will consist of questions on:

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • Data Interpretation
  • English Language & Comprehension Skills
  • Critical Analysis & Creative Thinking.
Exam Pattern

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.

Eligibility?

Age Criteria

  • 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.
  • 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.

Note:

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.

Academic Criteria

  • 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.
  • 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.

The Category-wise Minimum Aggregate Marks Required in Qualifying Exams are:

Category Minimum Aggregate Marks
General 65%
Christian Minority 60%
SC/St 55%

Seats Reservation Matrix at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai:

Category Category No. of Seats
Total seats 60
Management Quota 9
Minority 25
General 13
SC 2
ST 2
DT(A) 1
NT(B) 1
NT(D) 1
NT(D) 1
OBC 2
SBC 1
Physically Challenged 1
Special 1
How to Register

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:

Category Application Fees
SC/ST Rs. 500
Others Rs. 1000

Note: Candidates belonging to NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD(DA) need to submit valid and attested certificates in support of their reservation category.

  • 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.
  • Instructions for Applying Online:
    • Log on to www.xaviers.edu (from 1st to 30th May 2018).
    • Follow the instructions given on the website carefully for filling the online application form.
    • 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. 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 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:

  • Once you receive a confirmation regarding submission of application form, check the email for admit card link.
  • Click on the link and download the admit card.
  • Take a printout of the admit card.
  • Affix a recent passport size photograph on the admit card and get it attested by the school/college Principal or a Gazetted Officer.

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:

  • Admit Card
  • One attested copy of Class XII Marksheet
  • One attested copy of Baptism Certificate (if applicable)
  • One attested copy of Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • One copy of the documentary proof supporting the category:
    • Children of Transferred Central/State Government Employees Officers
    • Children of Defence/Ex-Servicemen
    • Distinguished Sports persons
    • Widows / Divorcee Girl Students, Wards of Freedom Fighters

Important Dates

Event Date
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
Results and Cut-Offs

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:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the ‘Results’ tab.
  • Enter application number and submit.
  • The merit list will appear on the screen.
  • Take a printout of the same.

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.

How to Prepare

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.

Data Interpretation:

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.

Study Material:

Recommended Books:

  • Competition Success Review..
  • "Guide to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning" by R.S Aggarwal.
  • Newspapers, to get a basic command over English language Grammar and staying updated on current affairs..
  • Reader’s Digest.