BITSAT – Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Courses Offered


BITS Pilani conduct BITSAT Exam for admissions to its various courses.  The examination is held in online mode, in multiple sessions. In order to appear for the exam, candidates need to do BITSAT Slot Booking. The booking can easily be done online. After the booking, the admit card must be downloaded. BITSAT is a university level computer-based test which is held by BITS Pilani for admission to Integrated First Degree Programmes at Pilani campus, K. K. Birla Goa campus and Hyderabad campus. Check more details regarding the BITSAT from this page below.



Considering the past trends, among the three campuses, the cutoff is mostly the highest for the Pilani campus. It remained between 300 to 385 for all the courses in the institute. Candidates can check the specific year-wise details from the links given above. In Dubai, BITS has one more campus but the admission criteria for it is different and also admission through BITSAT is not guaranteed.

Events BITSAT 2018 BITSAT 2019
Application Form starts 19 Dec 2017 04 January 2019
Application Form ends 19 Mar 2018 20 March 2019
Entrance Exam Date 16 to 31 May 2018 16 to 26 May 2019

BITSAT Exam Pattern

It is advisable to know the exam pattern of any examination before starting the preparations. It will reveal a lot about the question paper and what should be studied. Check the pattern of the examination from the content mentioned below.

Exam Mode: BITSAT will conduct in Computer Based Mode.

The Language of Exam: The medium of question paper will be the English Language.

Parts in the Exam: The question paper consists of 4 parts and these are Chemistry, Physics, English Proficiency-Logical Reasoning and Mathematics / Biology.

Question Type and Number: All the questions in the exam is of Multiple Choice Type and consist of total 150 questions.

Answer Choices: For each question, four answer choices will provide.

Marking Scheme: A question in the exam will carry 3 marks and it will be granted if a candidate will choose a correct answer. For choosing a wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

Know the distribution of question and marks in BITSAT from the table mentioned below.

Part Subjects Number of questions
Part I Physics 40
Part II Chemistry 40
Part III English proficiency 10
Logical reasoning 15
Part IV Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm) 45
Total 150

12 Extra Questions in BITSAT: A candidate will have an option of attempting 12 extra questions if a candidate answers all 150 questions (without skipping any question). These questions will only appear on the screen if time is left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics only. In each section, four questions will be presented. Also, remember once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier 150 answered questions.

BITSAT Syllabus

As per BITSAT, syllabus BITS Pilani will frame questions. The first thing is to remember is that BITSAT syllabus is on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. Hence, it is advised to all the candidates to refer NCERT textbooks for the preparation. To understand the level of questions of BITSAT syllabus does solve the sample test. The entire syllabus for BITSAT is as mentioned below.

Physics Chemistry Mathematics Biology
Units & Measurement States of Matter Algebra Diversity in Living World
Kinematics Atomic Structure Trigonometry Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and Function
Newton’s Laws of Motion Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry Genetics and Evolution
Impulse and Momentum Thermodynamics Three dimensional Coordinate Geometry Structure and Function – Plants
Work and Energy Physical and Chemical Equilibria Differential calculus Structure and Function – Animals
Rotational Motion Electrochemistry Integral calculus Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants
Gravitation Chemical Kinetics Ordinary Differential Equations Reproduction and Development in Humans
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Surface Chemistry Ordinary Differential Equations Ecology and Environment
Oscillations Hydrogen and s-block elements Vectors Biology and Human Welfare
Waves p-d-and f-block elements Statistics Biotechnology and its Applications
Heat and Thermodynamics Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons Linear Programming
Electrostatics Stereochemistry Mathematical Modeling
Current Electricity Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
Magnetic Effect of Current Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry
Electromagnetic Induction Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
Electronic Devices
Modern Physics

Note: Questions in the English section will be asked from Grammar, Composition, Verbal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Reading, Comprehension, Non-verbal Reasoning, Vocabulary.

Courses Offered by BITS

The campuses of BITS offer B.E, B.Pharm, and M.Sc. The disciplines offered are as follows:

BITS Pilani BITS Goa BITS Hyderabad
B.E. in:
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Mechanical
  • Manufacturing
B.E. in:
  • Chemical
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics & Communication,
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Mechanical
B.E. in:
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics & Communication,
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing.
B.Pharm B.Pharm
M.Sc. in:
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • General Studies.
M.Sc. in:
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
M.Sc. in:
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

The M.Sc. programmes are 4-year integrated programmes after 12th. BITS does not award any intermediate B.Sc. degree.

How to Prepare for BITSAT?

For engineering and higher studies, BITS Pilani is India’s most renowned and reputed private college. The college is known for its campus facilities, world-class infrastructure, diverse student base and experienced faculty members. The competition is high as BITS is the top private engineering college in the country. It has been noted that both the exams follow the same syllabus, however, the exam pattern differs and so do the marking scheme.  If we compare JEE and BITSAT then BITSAT is more about speed and accuracy while JEE focuses on conceptual learning. Here we have given some helpful preparation tips which can help you to crack BITSAT:

  1. A good study plan – Managing your time efficiently will be possible only through strategic planning and regular practice. Make your own schedule and study the topics according to the syllabus and the weightage of particular topic.
  2. Practice Regularly
  3. Solve Sample Papers and Previous Year Question Papers
  4. Revision is must

Books recommended for BITSAT

Subject Recommended Books
Physics HC Verma
Chemistry JD LEE Morrison Boyd
Mathematics Hall and knight, IA Maron books

List of Recognised Board for BITSAT

The candidates may check the list of all the recognized boards from below:

School Board Board Code
Central Board of Secondary Education – All India Senior School Certificate Examination CBAT
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination – Indian School Certificate (Year-12) Examination ISCT
Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh – Intermediate Examination APBT
Assam Higher Secondary Education Council – Higher Secondary (+2) Examination ASBT
Bihar Intermediate Council, Bihar Intermediate Examination BICT
Board of Secondary Education, Chhatisgarh – Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination CGBT
Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education – Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination GDBT
Gujarat Secondary Education Board, Gujarat – Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (10+2 Pattern) GJBT
Board of School Education, Haryana – Senior Secondary Certificate Examination HRBT
Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education – Senior Secondary (+2) examination HPBT
The Jammu & Kashmir State Board of School Education – Higher Secondary Part II Examination, Jammu/Kashmir Region JKBW
Jharkhand Intermediate Council, Jharkhand Intermediate Examination JHCT
Board of Pre-University Examination, Karnataka – Second Year Pre-University Examination KART
Board of Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala – Higher Secondary Examination KERT
Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh – Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (10+2) MPBT
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education – Higher Secondary Certificate Examination MSBT
Council of Secondary Education, Manipur – Higher Secondary Examination CHMT
Meghalaya Board of School Education – Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination MEGT
Mizoram Board of School Education – Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination MZBT
Nagaland Board of School Education – Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination NAGT
Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha – Higher Secondary Examination CHOT
Punjab School Education Board – Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (Part II) PNBT
Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan – Senior Secondary Examination RJBT
Board of Higher Secondary Examination, Tamil Nadu – Higher Secondary Exam TNBT
Board of Intermediate Education, Telangana- Intermediate Examination. TSBT
Tripura Board of Secondary Education – Higher Secondary (+2 Stage) Examination TRBT
Board of Intermediate Examination, Uttaranchal – Intermediate Examination UABT
Board of Intermediate Examination, Uttar Pradesh – Intermediate Examination UPBT
West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination – Higher Secondary Examination WBBT
Foreign Qualifications FORW
Any Other Board/ University (not covered above) AOBW

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