ADMISSION TO FIRST YEAR B.M.S. – 2012.
SCHEDULE OF ENTRANCE EXAMS AND ADMISSIONS TO THE B.M.S. THREE YEAR DEGREE COURSES.
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 in the Bachelor in Management Studies (B.M.S.) for the Academic Year 2012-2013.
Please log on to our website www.xaviers.edu for the history of our College, course content, syllabii and other details.
1) Basis of Admission
a. The admission to BMS degree courses will be via an Admission system which consists of an entrance exam (60%), marks obtained in the Std. XII Exam (qualifying exam – QE) (20%) and an interview (20%).
The entrance exam will be held as per the schedule below:
B.M.S.: On June 8th 2012 14.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs (IST)
The Schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a Public Holiday.
b. Type of Exam
There will be one question paper of two hours duration. The Question paper will consist of 2 Sections made up of objective and subjective type questions.
For the BMS it will consist of General Knowledge Current Affairs, Data Interpretation and Basic Mathematics, Verbal Ability, Reasoning/Critical Thinking & Creative Thinking and Maths.
We recommend the regular reading of newspapers and of magazine of general interest to keep abreast of current issues.
The critical reasoning, maths/statistics and data interpretation are of the basic XII standard level.
The test is meant to find the aptitude of the students for the course. No coaching class or text book is recommended. In fact these may be counter-productive.
c. Language of Question Paper
The question paper will be in the English Language and candidates are required to answer in English.
d. Examination Centre
The BMS 2012 Entrance exams will be conducted at the St. Xavier’s College, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400 001
e. Calculating and Communication Aids are not permitted:
The use of electronic devices like mobile phones, calculators, ipods, etc. and Material like log tables, books, notebooks, loose papers, etc. are not permitted and shall not be brought into the examination hall.
2) Eligibility for BMS 2012
a. Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing for the BMS 2012 Entrance Exams. Candidates belonging to the General Category (GC) whose date of birth falls on or after 1st June 1987 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Exams BMS 2012. Candidates belonging to the catholic religious community and SC/ST candidates who are born on or after 1st June 1987 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Exam BMS 2012.
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 2012. Those who will be appearing in the QE later than July 31st, 2012 are not eligible to apply for BMS 2012.
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 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).
e. Minimum Percentage of marks in QE
i. Candidates belonging to the GC or Minority Category, must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in their QE.
ii. SC/ST candidates must secure at least 50% marks in their QE.
f. Reservation of Seats
i. Minority 35% – 21 Seats
ii. Management 15% – 9 Seats
iii. Special Category 3% – 2 Seats
iv. General 23.5% – 14 Seats
v. SC 13% – 4 Seats
vi. ST 7% – 2 Seats
vii. DT/NT 11% – 3 Seats
viii. OBC/SBC 19% – 5 Seats
3) Mode of Application for BMS 2012
a. Candidates can apply on-line by logging on to St. Xavier’s College website: www.xaviers.edu. The 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 8.00 hrs (IST) on 1st May 2012 to 17 hrs (IST) on 1st June 2012
b. The fee for the on-line application for a ST/SC candidate is
Rs. 150/- and Rs. 450/- for all other candidates.
c. Candidates can make payment by a Bank Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Principal, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai” payable in Mumbai or through Credit/Debit Cards of major banks.
4) Instructions for applying online
• Log on to www.xaviers.edu
• Follow the instructions given on the website carefully for filling on line 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 Test.
• 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 1st June 2012.
b. Any application received after this date will not be accepted.
c. The Office of St. Xavier’s College is not responsible for any postal delay or irregularities or loss during postal transit.
d. 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 3rd June 2012 the candidate can obtain an Admit Card before 6th June 2012, from the office of the college.
7) Result of BMS 2012 Entrance Test
Candidates will get to know their Entrance Exam Rank (EER) through our website on 15th June, 2012.
8) Those candidates that had not submitted their Class XII marksheets along with their admission forms are required to submit attested copies of the same within 3 days of the declaration of the HSC results in Mumbai.
There will be an interview for shortlisted candidates for ascertaining the aptitude of the candidate for the Course on a date to be announced after the declaration of HSC results of the Maharashtra State Board (Mumbai).
10) Over all Rank (OR)
Based on the performance of the candidate in the Entrance Exam, interview and marks obtained in the qualifying exam a weighted score will be given to each candidate and the overall rank of all candidates category-wise will be displayed on the website on a date that will be announced.
a. Candidates shall be admitted strictly on merit, merit being judged by their category rank.
b. Candidates who accept the offer for admission shall pay the necessary fee.
c. Fees once paid will not be refunded (for fee structure please see the website)
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