Last minute tips to help you outshine in BITSAT
BITS Pilani entrance exam commonly known as BITSAT is one of the most challenging engineering entrancesto gain entry into the premier institute BITSPilani, Goa or Hyderabad. Conducted exclusively in online mode, the exam is quite different from other engineering entranceslike JEE Main or IIT JEE Advanced.It is one of the most competitive exams in which around 70 students compete for a single seat.
The three main pillars which determine your success or failure in this exam are time, speed and logic. Gaining expertise in these three areas can help you ace the exam with ease.Since BITSAT has sections on English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning, so the exam tests your overall personality and not just the knowledge of subjects. Now that BITS exam is just few days away, stress is at its peak.
BITSAT Paper Pattern
The paper contains 150 multiple choice questions spread across five sections which are to be answered in the duration of 180 minutes. Section-wise distribution of questions and marks is as given below:
- Mathematics: 45 questions worth 135 marks
- Physics: 40 questions worth 120 marks
- Chemistry: 40 questions worth 120 marks
- English Proficiency: 15 questions worth 45 marks
- Logical Reasoning: 10 questions worth 30 marks
Listed below are some of the pointers which if followed would certainly give you an edge over others:
Get familiar with the paper pattern and format: Before beginning with the revision schedule, students must go through the format and pattern of the paper once again. This is required so that the students know what exactly is expected from them in the exam.Critical analysis of the paper format is essential to get good scores.
Critical review: You must carefully analyze the sections you wish to revise. Once you are done with the analysis, start with the most challenging section. This is crucial so that in case you fall short of time and are not able to revise the entire syllabus, you are capable of attempting questions from the simple section without revision too.
Special focus on important topics: Though it is important to revise the entire syllabus but you must focus more on the important topics. Some of the key topics which generally fetch good number of questions in the exam are listed below:
- Physics: Heat & Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effect of current & Magnetism, Wave Motion, Current Electricity, Simple Harmonic Motion, Electrostatics, Wave Optics and fluids.
- Chemistry: Chemical Bonding, Atomic Structure, p-block elements, carboxylic Acid & its derivatives, Mole concepts, Biomolecules, Electrochemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, and Alkanes, Alkenes & Alkynes.
- Mathematics: Circles, Straight Lines, Pair of Straight Lines, Vectors, Continuity & Differentiability and Theory of equations.
|Heat & Thermodynamics||Chemical Bonding||Circles|
|Magnetic Effect of current & Magnetism||Atomic Structure||Straight Lines|
|Wave Motion||p-block elements||Vectors|
|Current Electricity||carboxylic Acid & its derivatives||Continuity & Differentiability|
|Simple Harmonic Motion||Mole concepts||Theory of equations|
|Alkanes, Alkenes & Alkynes|
Relevance of NCERT books: NCERTs are most appropriate for the preparation as they cover almost the entire syllabus of BITSAT. Aspirants are advised to cover the NCERTs first and then they may refer other reference books for practicing numerical.
Revisit your flash cards/ Revision Notes:You must have prepared some flash cards or revision notes during your preparation phase. It is not possible to revise the entire syllabus again and hence, this is the time to revisit the notes prepared by you. In case you didn’t prepare any, just go through the highlighted points covering all the important facts and formulae.
Practice is the only key to success: There is no shortcut to success.It is extremely important to practice numerous questions form sample papers or mock tests. BITSAT is all about speed and attempting a good number of questions on daily basis helps in improving speed.
Get acquainted with the online mode: The exclusivity of BITS Pilani entrance exam lies in the fact that it is an online test and hence it important for the candidates to get acquainted with the online exam. Candidates are advised to practice several mock tests on the system so that they don’t face any kind of issues on the final day.
All five sections are equally important: Ignoring the sections on English and Logical reasoning can prove to be costly.Majority of the candidatesfocus on the three subjects and ignore these sections. These two are the most scoring sections which can fetch you some easy marks with a bit of labor. Hence, students are advised to prepare them well.
Previous year papers of BITSAT: Solving numerous past year papers of BITSAT is extremely important to know the trend of questions asked in the exam. They also help in identifying your weak areas so that you can work on them further.
Good speed is imperative: Those with clear fundamentals and good speed can ace the exam with ease. Those with good speed can alsothink of attempting the bonus questions.
Brush up your analytical skills: BITSAT tests language efficiency and aptitude. It tests the analytical skills of students and hence it is important for the students to attempt numerous questions so as to improve the analytical skills.While solving questions, try to identify why a particular method is used at a particular place. This helps in going into the intricacies.
Recreation is equally important: Plan frequent breaks so that you don’t get stressed.Go for morning or evening walks and spend quality time with friends. Practice some yoga and meditation too as it helps in improving concentration.
It is extremely important to have faith in yourself. Positive attitude and determination can help you win this race.Work hard, visualize your success and you are sure to emerge as a winner!
All the best!