BITSAT 2015 Eligibility – Educational Qualification, Year of appearing

BITSAT 2015 Eligibility Criteria

BITSAT 2015 applicants must ensure that they satisfy the educational qualification, year of appearing in class 12 exam, and other such eligibility criteria, before applying for the BITSAT 2015. Eligibility criteria of BITSAT 2015 is given in detail below.

Educational Qualification

For admission to all the Integrated First Degree Programmes except B.Pharm.(Hons.) – Candidate should have passed class 12 examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.

Application form of BITSAT 2015 has been released by BITS Pilani. Last date to fill the form online is February 20, 2015.

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For admission to B.Pharm.(Hons.) – Candidate should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.

Minimum marks that the candidate should have obtained is – Aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) in 12th class examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.

Year of appearing in class 12 examination

  • Students who are appearing for class 12 examination in 2015 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2014 only are eligible to appear in the BITSAT 2015 test.
  • Students who have passed 12th examination in 2013 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT 2015. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT 2015.
Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT 2015. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.

The Institute considers only the latest performance through a public examination for admission. If the results of the latest examination are not available within the due date for submission of application, the candidate will not be considered even if there are some earlier performances of 12th class or its equivalent or any higher examination available with him/her. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed.

Direct Admission to Board Toppers

In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. Continuing this tradition, the Institute will give direct admission to first rank students of all the central and state boards to the programme of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT 2015 score.

  • The first rank student in PCM stream will be considered for admission to any of the first degree programmes of his/her choice.
  • The first rank holder of PCB stream will be considered for admission to B. Pharm. (Hons.) programme only.
  • Moreover, they should have obtained the minimum marks in PCM/PCB SUBJECTS in 12th class examination, as described above.

For more details, see the later sections in this part and also the BITS website.

Eligibility criteria for admission under Direct admission to Board toppers scheme

To be eligible for admission under the ‘Direct admission to Board toppers’ scheme, the candidate should be the topper from the science stream having taken Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subjects in 12th. To identify the topper, the following criteria will be adopted.

The topper is the student who fulfills the following criteria

  • Has taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 12th class examination and
  • Has obtained the highest aggregate percentage of marks in 12th class among all the students who have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 2015 from the Board.

For the purpose of calculating the aggregate percentage, the aggregate marks should include the marks of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in addition to other subjects which are required to pass the 12th class examination from the Board under consideration. Further, the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subject marks should be included in the aggregate, irrespective of whether the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects are identified as main/optional/elective in his marksheet(s).

In the case of first rank candidate of Physics, Chemistry, Biology stream, the criteria is same as above, replacing ‘Mathematics’ with ‘Biology’ subject in 12th standard. However the first rank holder of PCB stream will be considered for admission to B. Pharm. (Hons.) programme only.

Applicants under the scheme should attach documentary proof in support of their claim, along with the 12th mark sheet and a letter from the Board declaring the candidate as the topper in the specified stream. The Institute will also make efforts to get these data from the different boards on its own. In all cases, the Institute will be guided by the data provided by the concerned Board. In cases where for a particular board, the data available before the deadline is insufficient or inconclusive, the admission committee may decide not to make any offer under the scheme for that specified Board. In all such cases, the decision of the Vice chancellor will be final and binding on the applicants

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