BITSAT 2019 Syllabus – The BITSAT Exam would be conducted based broadly on the syllabus for XIth and XIIth class. Candidates searching BITSAT Syllabus, can get syllabus of BITSAT on the official website of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, and the same is also given here. Candidates aspiring to seek admission to integrated first degree programmes of BITS Pilani campuses in Pilani, Hyderabad and Goa, are advised to go through the syllabus of BITSAT 2019 in order to leave no loopholes in their preparation for the BITSAT Exam.

After analyzing the BITSAT Syllabus and expected number of hours to devoted for each topic in one subject, candidates can move forward to begin the preparation for BITSAT Exam. Before you start preparing for the exam, make sure you have gone through the instructions carefully and have understood the eligibility criteria of the BITSAT.

BITSAT Syllabus 2019

Jotting down your weak areas and strong areas could be highly useful in streamlining your preparation for the BITSAT Exam.

• Please avoid pilling up a heap of notes, books, study materials, coaching class hand books and so on.
• Have a well organised preparation model and make sure you complete the selected topics within the time pre-decided by you.
• Integrity is well defined when a work is accomplished within the stipulated time frame. This habit will keep you morally high and you will feel elated to crack the BITSAT EXAMINATION.

Check the BITSAT syllabus given below, which is as per last year syllabus.

BITSAT Syllabus – Part I: Physics

 1. Units & Measurement 1.1 Units (Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental and derived units) 1.2 Dimensional Analysis 1.3 Precision and significant figures 1.4 Fundamental measurements in Physics (Vernier calipers, screw gauge, Physical balance etc) 2. Kinematics 2.1 Properties of vectors 2.2 Position, velocity and acceleration vectors 2.3 Motion with constant acceleration 2.4 Projectile motion 2.5 Uniform circular motion 2.6 Relative motion 3. Newton’s Laws of Motion 3.1 Newton’s laws (free body diagram, resolution of forces) 3.2 Motion on an inclined plane 3.3 Motion of blocks with pulley systems 3.4 Circular motion – centripetal force 3.5 Inertial and non-inertial frames 4. Impulse and Momentum 4.1 Definition of impulse and momentum 4.2 Conservation of momentum 4.3 Collisions 4.4 Momentum of a system of particles 4.5 Center of mass 5. Work and Energy 5.1 Work done by a force 5.2 Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem 5.3 Power 5.4 Conservative forces and potential energy 5.5 Conservation of mechanical energy 6. Rotational Motion 6.1 Description of rotation (angular displacement, angular velocity and angular acceleration) 6.2 Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration 6.3 Moment of inertia, Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, rotational kinetic energy 6.4 Torque and angular momentum 6.5 Conservation of angular momentum 6.6 Rolling motion 7. Gravitation 7.1 Newton’s law of gravitation 7.2 Gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity 7.3 Motion of planets – Kepler’s laws, satellite motion 8. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 8.1 Elasticity 8.2 Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle 8.3 Viscosity and Surface Tension 8.4 Bernoulli’s theorem 9. Oscillations 9.1 Kinematics of simple harmonic motion 9.2 Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum 9.3 Forced & damped oscillations, resonance 10. Waves 10.1 Progressive sinusoidal waves 10.2 Standing waves in strings and pipes 10.3 Superposition of waves, beats 10.4 Doppler Effect 11. Heat and Thermodynamics 11.1 Kinetic theory of gases 11.2 Thermal equilibrium and temperature 11.3 Specific heat, Heat Transfer – Conduction, convection and radiation,  thermal conductivity, Newton’s law of cooling 11.4 Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics 11.5 2nd  law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of performance 12. Electrostatics 12.1 Coulomb’s law 12.2 Electric field  (discrete and continuous charge distributions) 12.3 Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy 12.4 Gauss’ law and its applications 12.5 Electric dipole 12.6 Capacitance and dielectrics (parallel plate capacitor, capacitors in series and parallel) 13. Current Electricity 13.1 Ohm’s law, Joule heating 13.2 D.C circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff’s laws,  potentiometer and Wheatstone bridge, 13.3 Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin and temperature dependence of resistivity). 14. Magnetic Effect of Current 14.1 Biot-Savart’s law and its applications 14.2 Ampere’s law and its applications 14.3 Lorentz force, force on current carrying conductors in a magnetic field 14.4 Magnetic moment of a current loop, torque on a current loop, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter 15. Electromagnetic Induction 15.1 Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents 15.2 Self and mutual inductance 15.3 Transformers and generators 15.4 Alternating current (peak and rms value) 15.5 AC circuits, LCR circuits 16. Optics 16.1 Laws of reflection and refraction 16.2 Lenses and mirrors 16.3 Optical instruments – telescope and microscope 16.4 Interference – Huygen’s principle, Young’s double slit experiment 16.5 Interference in thin films 16.6 Diffraction due to a single slit 16.7 Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Electromagnetic spectrum 16.8 Polarization – states of polarization, Malus’ law, Brewster’s law 17. Modern Physics 17.1 Dual nature of light and matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength 17.2 Atomic models – Rutherford’s experiment, Bohr’s atomic model 17.3 Hydrogen atom spectrum 17.4 Radioactivity 17.5 Nuclear reactions : Fission and fusion, binding energy 18. Electronic Devices 18.1 Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors; 18.2 Semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. 18.3 Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator 18.4 Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.

BITSAT Syllabus – Part IV: Mathematics

 1.  Algebra 1.1 Complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, roots of complex numbers, geometric interpretations; Fundamental theorem of algebra. 1.2 Theory of Quadratic equations, quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions, relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, equations reducible to quadratic equations. 1.3 Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, arithmetico-geometric series,  sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers. 1.4 Logarithms and their properties. 1.5 Exponential series. 1.6 Permutations and combinations, Permutations as an arrangement and combination as selection, simple applications. 1.7 Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of binomial coefficients, Pascal’s triangle 1.8 Matrices and determinants of order two or three, properties and evaluation of determinants, addition and multiplication of matrices, adjoint and inverse of matrices, Solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables, elementary row and column operations of matrices, Types of matrices, applications of determinants in finding the area of triangles. 1.9 Sets, Relations and Functions, algebra of sets applications, equivalence relations, mappings, one-one, into and onto mappings, composition of mappings, binary operation, inverse of function, functions of real variables like polynomial, modulus, signum and greatest integer. 1.10 Mathematical reasoning and methods of proofs , Mathematically acceptable statements. Connecting words/phrases – consolidating the understanding of “ if and only if (necessary and sufficient) condition”, “implies”, “and/or”, “implied” by”, “and”, “or”, “ there exists” and through variety of examples related to real life and Mathematics. Validating the statements involving the connecting words – difference between contradiction, converse and contrapositive., Mathematical induction 1.11 Linear Inequalities, solution of linear inequalities in one variable ( Algebraic) and two variables (Graphical). 2.   Trigonometry 2.1 Measurement of angles in radians and degrees, positive and negative angles, trigonometric ratios, functions with their graphs and identities. 2.2 Solution of trigonometric equations. 2.3 Inverse trigonometric functions 3.   Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry 3.1 Cartesian coordinates, distance between two points, section formulae, shift of origin. 3.2 Straight lines and pair of straight lines: Equation of straight lines in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line, lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrent lines. 3.3 Circles: Equation of circle in standard form, parametric equations of a circle. 3.4 Conic sections : parabola, ellipse and hyperbola their eccentricity, directrices & foci. 4.   Three dimensional Coordinate Geometry 4.1 Co-ordinate axes and coordinate planes, distance between two points, section formula, direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space and skew lines. 4.2 Angle between two lines whose direction ratios are given, shortest distance between two lines. 4.3 Equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane, condition for coplanarity of three lines, angles between two planes, angle between a line and a plane. 5.   Differential calculus 5.1 Domain and range of a real-valued function, Limits and Continuity of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, Differentiability. 5.2 Derivative of different types of functions (polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, implicit functions), derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, chain rule, parametric form. 5.3 Geometric interpretation of derivative, Tangents and Normals. 5.4 Increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima and minima of a function. 5.5 Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem and Intermediate Value Theorem. 6.   Integral calculus 6.1 Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions 6.2 Methods of integration: Integration by substitution, Integration by parts, integration by partial fractions, and integration by trigonometric identities. 6.3 Definite integrals and their properties, Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus, applications in finding areas under simple curves. 6.4 Application of definite integrals to the determination of areas of regions bounded by simple curves. 7.  Ordinary Differential Equations 7.1 Order and degree of a differential equation, formulation of a differential equation whole general solution is given, variables separable method. 7.2 Solution of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree 7.3 Linear first order differential equations 8.   Probability 8.1 Various terminology in probability, axiomatic and other approaches of probability, addition and multiplication rules of probability. 8.2 Conditional probability, total probability and Baye’s theorem 8.3 Independent events 8.4 Discrete random variables and distributions with mean and variance. 9.   Vectors 9.1 Direction ratio/cosines of vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio. 9.2 Dot and cross products of two vectors, the projection of a vector on a line. 9.3 Scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations. 10. Statistics 10.1 Measures of dispersion 10.2 Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances 11.Linear Programming 11.1 Various terminology and formulation of Linear Programming 11.2 Solution of linear Programming using graphical method, feasible and infeasible regions, feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (upto three non-trivial constraints)

BITSAT Syllabus – Part V: Biology

 1:  Diversity in Living World 1.1 Biology – its meaning and relevance to mankind 1.2 What is living; Taxonomic categories and aids; Systematics and Binomial system of nomenclature. 1.3 Introductory classification of living organisms (Two-kingdom system, Five-kingdom system); 1.4 Plant kingdom – Salient features of major groups (Algae to Angiosperms); 1.5 Animal kingdom –Salient features of Nonchordates up to phylum, and Chordates up to class level. 2:  Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and Function 2.1 Cell wall; Cell membrane; Endomembrane system (ER, Golgi apparatus/Dictyosome, Lysosomes, Vacuoles); Mitochondria; Plastids; Ribosomes; Cytoskeleton; Cilia and Flagella; Centrosome and Centriole; Nucleus; Microbodies. 2.2 Structural differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic, and between plant and animal cells. 2.3 Cell cycle (various phases); Mitosis; Meiosis. 2.4 Biomolecules – Structure and function of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and Nucleic acids. 2.5 Enzymes – Chemical nature, types, properties and mechanism of action. 3:  Genetics and Evolution 3.1 Mendelian inheritance; Chromosome theory of inheritance; Gene interaction; Incomplete dominance; Co-dominance; Complementary genes; Multiple alleles; 3.2 Linkage and Crossing over; Inheritance patterns of hemophilia and blood groups in humans. 3.3 DNA –its organization and replication; Transcription and Translation; 3.4 Gene expression and regulation; DNA fingerprinting. 3.5 Theories and evidences of evolution, including modern Darwinism. 4:  Structure and Function – Plants 4.1 Morphology of a flowering plant; Tissues and tissue systems in plants; Anatomy and function of root, stem (including modifications), leaf, inflorescence, flower (including position and arrangement of different whorls, placentation), fruit and seed; Types of fruit; Secondary growth; 4.2 Absorption and movement of water (including diffusion, osmosis and water relations of cell) and of nutrients; Translocation of food; Transpiration and gaseous exchange; Mechanism of stomatal movement. 4.3 Mineral nutrition – Macro- and micro-nutrients in plants including deficiency disorders; Biological nitrogen fixation mechanism. 4.4 Photosynthesis – Light reaction, cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation; various pathways of carbon dioxide fixation; Photorespiration; Limiting factors. 4.5 Respiration – Anaerobic, Fermentation, Aerobic; Glycolysis, TCA cycle; Electron transport system; Energy relations. 5: Structure and Function  – Animals 5.1 Human Physiology – Digestive system – organs, digestion and absorption; Respiratory system – organs, breathing and exchange and transport of gases. 5.2 Body fluids and circulation – Blood, lymph, double circulation, regulation of cardiac activity; Hypertension, Coronary artery diseases. 5.3 Excretion system – Urine formation, regulation of kidney function 5.4 Locomotion and movement – Skeletal system, joints, muscles, types of movement. 5.5 Control and co-ordination – Central and peripheral nervous systems, structure and function of neuron, reflex action and sensory reception; Role of various types of endocrine glands; Mechanism of hormone action. 6: Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants 6.1 Asexual methods of reproduction; 6.2 Sexual Reproduction – Development of male and female gametophytes; Pollination (Types and agents); Fertilization; Development of embryo, endosperm, seed and fruit (including parthenocarpy and elminth). 6.3 Growth and Movement – Growth phases; Types of growth regulators and their role in seed dormancy, germination and movement; 6.4 Apical dominance; Senescence; Abscission; Photoperiodism; Vernalisation; 6.5 Various types of movements. 7: Reproduction and Development in Humans 7.1 Male and female reproductive systems; 7.2 Menstrual cycle; Gamete production; Fertilisation; Implantation; 7.3 Embryo development; 7.4 Pregnancy and parturition; 7.5 Birth control and contraception. 8:  Ecology and Environment 8.1 Meaning of ecology, environment, habitat and niche. 8.2 Ecological levels of organization (organism to biosphere); Characteristics of Species, Population, Biotic Community and Ecosystem; Succession and Climax. Ecosystem – Biotic and abiotic components; Ecological pyramids; Food chain and Food web; 8.3 Energy flow; Major types of ecosystems including agroecosystem. 8.4 Ecological adaptations – Structural and physiological features in plants and animals of aquatic and desert habitats. 8.5 Biodiversity and Environmental Issues – Meaning, types and conservation strategies (Biosphere reserves, National parks and Sanctuaries), Air and Water Pollution (sources and major pollutants); Global warming and Climate change; Ozone depletion; Noise pollution; Radioactive pollution; Methods of pollution control (including an idea of bioremediation); Deforestation; Extinction of species (Hot Spots). 9:  Biology and Human Welfare 9.1 Animal husbandry – Livestock, Poultry, Fisheries; Major animal diseases and their control. Pathogens of major communicable diseases of humans caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, protozoans and elminthes, and their control. 9.2 Cancer; AIDS. 9.3 Adolescence and drug/alcohol abuse; 9.4 Basic concepts of immunology. 9.5 Plant Breeding and Tissue Culture in crop improvement. 10:  Biotechnology and its Applications 10.1 Microbes as ideal system for biotechnology; 10.2 Microbial technology in food processing, industrial production (alcohol, acids, enzymes, antibiotics), sewage treatment and energy generation. 10.3 Steps in recombinant DNA technology – restriction enzymes, NA insertion by vectors and other methods, regeneration of recombinants 10.4 Applications of R-DNA technology in human health –Production of Insulin, Vaccines and Growth hormones, Organ transplant, Gene therapy. 10.5 Applications in Industry and Agriculture – Production of expensive enzymes, strain improvement to scale up bioprocesses, GM crops by transfer of genes for nitrogen fixation, herbicide-resistance and pest-resistance including Bt crops.

How to Prepare for BITSAT?

Again this question has no relevance as preparation strategy varies from person to person as per many other internal and external factors. Yet, there are some standard parameters for BITSAT Preparation and candidates can check which parameter suits them in the best manner. Please go through the given guidelines on Preparation for BITSAT.

• First of all, ask yourself are you clear about the concept of BITSAT Exam. In other words are you through with the eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and mode of the exam.
• If yes, then ask yourself ‘have you prepared a chart for completing preparation based on the BITSAT Syllabus 15 days before the actual exam’.
• If again yes, then ask yourself ‘how many days or hours you have kept reserve for doing revision of the subjects as per the BITSAT Syllabus’
• Now, prepare a list of holidays, festivals, birthdays, family gatherings, friends get together and other expected events that would fall in the mid of your preparation.
• Take into account a few days for unexpected events as well.
• Keeping all these factors in mind, now you ask yourself ‘are you determined to stick to the preparation chart firmly without any lapse.
• Start with the easiest topics on the first day of your BITSAT preparation to keep yourself morally high and confident.
• Always pick topics and subjects as per your interest and try to make your BITSAT preparation a joyful experience.
• After completing the BITSAT Syllabus for one subject, take as many as sample test papers and try to identify where you are still lagging at.
• Keep yourself cool, calm and composed on the exam day.
• Eat well, sleep well, and stay well to write well in the BITSAT EXAM.

Seeking help from the NCERT Books could be equally fruitful. Apart from this, BITS, Pilani would be providing on its website a sample test demonstrating the features of BITSAT for the registered candidates.

Source of Syllabus for BITSAT

Candidates will find a large number of results indicating BITSAT Syllabus, if they start looking for the information. Identifying the authentic source of the BITSAT exam syllabus will still remain a bigger challenge for such students. Many coaching and educational institutes keep on uploading their pages with education resources of BITSAT syllabus PDF, therefore students need to be very careful before relying on such information pertaining to the Syllabus for BITSAT exam.

To be on the safer side, students can straightway go to the official website of the BITS, Pilani at www.bitsadmission.com and see if the Syllabus for BITSAT is there or not.

If not, then going to the previous years’ BITSAT Syllabus too could serve the purpose considering no major change done by BITS in the syllabus for BITSAT.

Comparing the BITSAT Syllabus available at various portals and the official portal can also prove to be a fruitful effort. Having gone through the syllabus for BITSAT in detail and having compared the same with other sources, candidates may go to the extent of creating a syllabus for BITSAT on their own as they have understood the content of the BITSAT Syllabus.

BITSAT 2019 Candidates

Generally BITS makes no major changes in the syllabus for BITSAT Exam, so students can even check the previous year syllabus for the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning, in order to understand the topics dealt under each subject.

Referring to syllabus of each subject individually will help student develop wider concepts of topics to be paid attention in each subject and they can plan their preparation chart accordingly. A dividing number of hours with the number of topics in each subject will give a better picture of hours to be devoted for one topic. There are many ways to start preparation for the BITSAT and candidates can devise their own preparation model as per their ease and convenience.