BITSAT 2020 Preparation: Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) conducts its entrance exam BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) every year for admission in the various courses of B.E., B.Pharma, and M.Sc in its Pilani campus, K.K Birla Goa campus and Hyderabad campus and now in Dubai as well. The exam is conducted in an online mode and the syllabus for the examination covers the 11th and 12th NCERT science syllabus with extra aptitude section. Accordingly, candidates must build their study strategy and start their preparation. Down below candidates can check the important study materials and plans for the preparation.
BITSAT 2020 Preparation
Knowing that the syllabus for the BITSAT 2020 is a bit extensive and deep, aspiring candidates must plan their study pattern accordingly and develop some strategies. Before going towards the structured study plan and some useful methods to achieve the syllabus let’s first look at some important topics from each section.
Sections in BITSAT 2020
The exam of BITSAT includes major4 sections:
- English proficiency and Logical Reasoning
- Biology (for pharma students)
Important topics of BITSAT 2020 Syllabus
Candidates can check the important topics for the preparation of BITS Admission Test 2020. It will help the candidate to focus on these first without wasting time on other less important ones. Though candidates are advised to touch upon every topic given in the syllabus for facing any paper circumstances. These topics are for the mental preparation of the candidates to finish first.
Important topics for BITSAT Physics
Some of the important and weightage carrying topics from the physics are listed below:
- Heat and thermodynamics
- Magnetic effects and magnetism
- Wave motion
Important topics for BITSAT Chemistry
Candidates can focus on these topics more for the preparation:
- Chemical bonding
- Atomic structure
- Chemical thermodynamics
- Mole concept
- P-block elements
This test is generally taken to test the candidate’s ability to understand the ability of their self-expression in real life situations and also to test the basic knowledge of grammar including their:
- Reading time
- Other effective writing elements
This section is included in the paper to test and judge the individual’s ability to critically examine and reasoning. Candidates are expected to think logically to perceive the data accurately. It includes:
- Relationships questions
- Find the missing word or number
- Detecting missing links
- Directions based questions
- Series and sequences
BITSAT Previous Year Cut-off
Cut-offs of every examination a candidate is going to attempt is very necessary for them to know. It helps the candidates to guess an idea of the level of preparation needed to put in for that particular exam. It gives a clear picture of the level of difficulty to clear the exam and secure a position for admission. Let’s check out the BITSAT previous years cut-offs and be mentally prepared for it accordingly. Among the three campuses, a cut-off of the Pilani campus is high.
Cut-off of a degree programme at Pilani Campuses
There are different cut-offs for every course offered by the Institute and candidates applying for the course can then prepare for it accordingly after checking the previous year cut-off of the subject desired.
|Degree programme at Pilani Campus||Cut-off BITSAT-2019 score|
|B.E. Electrical & Electronics||341|
|B.E. Computer Science||383|
|B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation||328|
|M.Sc. Biological Sciences||265|
As observed from the table the lowest cut-off has gone for the B.Pharma course and then gradually increase to the highest cut-off for the computer science program. Factors which decide the cut-off the subjects are based upon the:
- Difficulty level of the exam
- Number of students appear for the examination
- Highest score in the exam
- Previous year cut-off trend
BITSAT Cut-off Analysis
According to the cut-off table analysis, it is known that B.Pharma cut off lower than 2018 cut off for this course which can also mean that the number of students who apply for admission in this course at Pilani campus is more and the difficulty level of the exam is quite high. But on the other hand, the cut-off of B.E Computer Science has increased from 378 to 383. After knowing all the cut-offs trends now candidates can expect the level of preparation needed by them for securing the position in the Institute.
Let’s understand the basic structure of BITSAT
|English and LR||25 (15+10)|
The number of questions for maths is more compared to other sections and in BITSAT there is this extra section of English proficiency and logical reasoning which no other engineering exam includes not even JEE. The total number of questions in the BITSAT exam is 150 which are again more than the JEE exam. Pointers related to the exam:
- BITSAT carries more conceptual and theory-based questions.
- The exam is all about speed and accuracy.
- Less number of numerical are there.
- Weightage to maths is given more. So candidates must focus on maths properly.
- Around 1-minute per question is given.
Level of questions:
1. For physics: Easy to moderate
2. For chemistry: Easy to moderate
3. For maths: moderate
Physics questions range from easy to moderate and the moderate level is less than the JEE Mains level. For chemistry also it’s same and highlighting part in chemistry is that the easy questions are so easy that if the candidates to the NCERT of Chemistry properly then they can easily carry out the questions in the paper. Yes, for maths they will be needing a little more practice as the level of questions here are only moderate but if your basics are clear then the candidates will be able to clear them easily.
Preparation strategy for BITSAT
Candidates aware of the syllabus for BITSAT also know how huge and extensive it is. It is advisable to the candidates to formulate their study plan according to the months left for the preparation, a number of topics already covered by them, and the difficult topics which are time consuming. Some of the most important strategies for BITSAT are listed below:
- Before going to any other books for preparation, just first and foremost prepare from NCERT. The syllabus and questions are entirely from the NCERT books only.
- As the exam carries more questions and less time, do not go for the high-level questions rather practice decent level questions.
- Try to attempt the maximum questions in the first hour. Around 70-80 questions can be tried by a candidate to finish. This will help in doing physics and maths later properly.
- Start your exam first with chemistry then English. It will save a lot of time of the candidate as the questions in both the sections are direct and theory-based.
- Never ever start your exam first by attempting the math portion, it will consume a lot of time and candidates time schedule will get disturbed.
- The most important of all, the myth that “English is easy” and can be done just before the exam. BITSAT gives a good amount of questions on this and starts preparing for it for at least 6 months down the line.
Extra Questions in BITSAT
BITSAT gives an opportunity to the candidates to do extra 12 questions who have done all the 150 questions. Candidates would be able to get this 12 questions only after they have given the answer of all 150 questions leaving not even 1 question unanswered. These extra questions are for the meritorious candidates. They make sure these questions also carry negative marking, so only answer when they are in full confidence for their answers. Attempting these questions will help in increasing the score of the candidate. For getting these extra questions candidate need to work on their speed and accuracy.