1) Basis of Admission
a. The admission to the 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 2011 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.
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.
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 2011 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 2011
a. Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing for the BMS 2011 Entrance Exams. Candidates belonging to the General Category (GC) whose date of birth falls on or after 1st June 1988 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Exams BMS 2011. Candidates belonging to the catholic religious community and SC/ST candidates who are born on or after 1st June 1986 are eligible to appear for the Entrance Exams BMS/BMM 2011.
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 2011. Those who will be appearing in the QE later than July 31st, 2011 are not eligible to apply for BMS 2011.
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 QE
i. Candidates belonging to the GC, must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in their QE.
ii. Candidates from the Minority Community must secure at least 55% in the QE.
iii. 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. Reserved Category:
SC – 4 Seats
ST – 2 Seats
DT/NT – 3 Seats
OBC/SBC – 5 Seats
3) Mode of Application for BMS 2011
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 2011 to 17 hrs (IST) on 1st June 2011
b. The fee for the on-line application for an ST/SC candidate is
Rs. 150/- and Rs. 450/- for all other candidates.
c. Candidates can make payment online through Credit/Debit Cards of Nationalised or other banks as listed on the website. Candidates can also opt to make payment by Demand Draft drawn on a Nationalised Bank in favour of ‘Principal, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai’ and forward it by Speed Post addressed to the Registrar of the College so as to reach the College before 3rd June 2011. A Demand Draft received after 3rd June 2011 will not be accepted and the application will not be considered.
d. The College will not be responsible for any postal delay or irregularity or loss during postal transit.
4) Instructions for applying online
• Log on to www.xaviers.edu
• 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 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 2011.
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 2011, the candidate can approach the Registrar of the College and upon satisfaction of having complied with all requirements, can obtain an Admit Card on or before 6th June 2011, 4.30 p.m. IST from the office of the College.
7) Result of BMS 2011 Entrance Test
Candidates will get to know their Entrance Exam Rank (EER) through our website on 15th June, 2011.
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 short listed candidates for ascertaining the aptitude of the candidate for the Course on a date to be announced after the declaration of the HSC results of the Maharashtra State Board (Mumbai).
10) Over all Rank (OR)
Based on the performance of the candidate in the Entrance Exam, the interview and on the 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 of admission shall pay the necessary fees.
c. Fees once paid will not be refunded (for fee structure please see the website)
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