BITSAT 2018 will be held from 16th to 31st May, 2018. Now BITSAT 2018 application form is available. The last date to apply online is 13th March 2018. After the application process is over, the candidates can do slot booking for Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test (BITSAT) 2018 at bitsadmission.com. It is the 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 2018 such as exam date, application form, slot booking, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern 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. Check the complete schedule for BITSAT 2018 exam in the table below.
|BITSAT 2018 application form is available from||19 Dec 2017|
|Last date to submit the application form||13 Mar 2018 (05:00 PM)|
|Application form correction can be done from||15 Mar 2018|
|Correction in the application form can be done until||19 Mar 2018|
|Check test centre allotment||21 Mar 2018|
|BITSAT 2018 Slot Booking||23 Mar to 05 Apr 2018|
|Issuance of BITSAT 2018 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket||12 Apr to 10 May 2018|
|BITSAT 2018 exam date||16 to 31 May 2018|
|Apply for admission with class 12 marks and fill preference form||1 May to 18 Jun 2018|
|Class 12 result should be announced by||12 Jun 2018|
|Release of admission list and wait list (expected)||20 Jul 2018|
BITSAT 2018 Application Form
The application form for BITSAT 2018 is available online at BITS admission website. The aspirants must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria before proceeding to apply online. The BITSAT 2018 Application Form is to be filled and submitted by online mode. The applicants need to fill up details such as Personal Details, Educational Qualification Details, etc. Also, they need to upload a scanned image of their Photograph and Signature as per the specifications. The next step is to make payment for the application fee in online mode via Credit Card, Debit Card or by Net banking.
The applicants need to pay the following amount for the application fee:
|Categories||Application fee charges|
|Male Candidates of all Categories||Rs. 2950|
|Female Candidates belonging to all the Categories||Rs. 2450|
BITSAT 2018 Slot Booking
BITS Pilani will conduct BITSAT in a window of few days. Each day, the institute will hold multiple slots and the applicants will have to reserve one for themselves. For the slot booking, the Institute will open BITS Open Test Booking System. It will be available online and by using it, the candidates will be able to book a test center, date, and session/slot. The candidates will need BITSAT Application Number, Gender, Date of Birth, and E-Mail ID to do the BITSAT slot booking 2018.
Each day the exam will be conducted in two slots. The first slot will be from 9.00am till 12.00 noon and the second slot will be from 2.00pm till 5.00pm. A candidate can choose anyone out of these two slots based on the availability. More details will be available on the admission website.
BITSAT 2018 Admit Card
The admit card of BITSAT 2018 will release after the slot booking. The system will generate it automatically. The test date, center, the slot booked by the candidates will be available on the admit card. Along with it, the detailed about the candidates will also be available. It is a very important document which the candidates should carry in hard copy format. With the admit card, the invigilators will not allow the candidate to appear for the exam.
BITSAT 2018 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. The pattern of the examination is as follows:
Exam Mode: BITSAT will be held in Computer Based Mode.
The Language of Exam: The question paper will only be provided in the English Language.
Parts in the Exam: There will be 4 parts in the exam and these will be for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology, and English Proficiency-Logical Reasoning.
Question Type and Number: All the questions in the exam will be of Multiple Choice Type and will be 150 number.
Answer Choices: For each question, the candidate will get four answer choices.
Marking Scheme: A question in the exam will carry 3 marks each but it will only be granted if the candidates will choose the correct answer option. For choosing the wrong answer, negative marking of 1 mark will be done.
The distribution of question and marks in BITSAT 2018 is as follows:
|Part||Subjects||Number of questions|
|Part III||English proficiency||10|
|Part IV||Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm)||45|
12 Extra Questions in BITSAT: If a candidate answers all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 extra questions. 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. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus
BITS Pilani will frame questions as per BITSAT 2018 syllabus. The first thing is to remember is that BITSAT syllabus is on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. Hence, the candidates can do the preparation by referring to NCERT textbooks. Candidates can further understand the level of questions of BITSAT 2018 syllabus by solving sample test. The composite syllabus for BITSAT 2018 is as mentioned below.
|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||–|
|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|
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|
The M.Sc. programmes are 4-year integrated programmes after 12th. BITS does not award any intermediate B.Sc. degree.
BITSAT 2018 Exam Centers
For BITSAT 2018 exam three new exam centers have been added in Udaipur, Mangalore, and Kohima. The candidates will have to state the choice for the exam center in the application form and the allotment center will be announced after the end of the application process, on the due date. The candidates may check the complete list of BITSAT exam centers from the page below.
How to Prepare for BITSAT 2018?
BITS Pilani is India’s most renowned and reputed private college for engineering and higher studies. 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. JEE focuses on conceptual learning, while BITSAT is more about speed and accuracy. Here we have given some helpful preparation tips which can help you to crack BITSAT:
- A well-devised study plan – Managing your time efficiently will be possible only through strategic planning and regular practice. The study plan need not be rigid, but having a study plan will help you avoid the many oddities of exam preparation. Plan your study plan by narrowing down the syllabus,
- Practice Regularly
- Solve Sample Papers and Previous Year Question Papers
- Revision is must
What are the Important Topics in BITSAT 2018?
This is one question which many students frequently wonder. The important topic to cover in BITSAT 2018 are as follows:
BITSAT Important Topics in Physics
|Heat & Thermodynamics||10%|
|Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism||9%|
|Simple Harmonic Motion||5%|
|Work, Power & Energy||4%|
|Units, Dimension, Errors||3%|
BITSAT Important Topics in Chemistry
|Carboxylic Acid & Its Derivatives||6%|
|Alkanes, Alkenes & Alkynes||5%|
|General Organic Chemistry||4%|
BITSAT Important Topics in Maths
|Pair of Straight Lines||7%|
|Continuity & Differentiability||6%|
|Theory of Equation||4%|
|Sets, Relations & Functions||4%|
|Properties of Triangles||3%|
|Application of Derivatives||3%|
|Matrices & Determinants||3%|
BITSAT Important Topics for English Proficiency
|Synonyms & Antonyms||30%|
|Rearrangement of Jumbled Words||15%|
|One Word Substitution||15%|
|Rules of Conjunctions||3%|
BITSAT Important Topics for Logical Reasoning
|Figure Formation & Analysis||40%|
|Series Test Numerical & Alphabetical||10%|
|Figure Completion Test||7%|
|Paper Folding & Cutting||7%|
|Detection of the Rule||5%|
Books recommended for BITSAT 2018
|Chemistry||JD LEE Morrison Boyd|
|Mathematics||Hall and knight, IA Maron books|
BITSAT 2018 Result
BITS will disclose the score of the examination, the next day only. As the Institute will keep on conducting the slots, it will also keep on uploading the score of the candidates. Candidates will be able to check the result via Login. However, the Institute will announce the actual result of BITSAT 2018 later on by the institute. The result for BITSAT 2018 will be prepared on the basis of the score but the Institute will only consider those candidates in the merit list, who will score more than the cutoff.
BITS-Pilani will release two merit list. One will be BITSAT Admit List and only the names of the qualified candidates will be on it. Another will be waitlist. In the waitlist, the Institute will feature those candidates, whom it will call to fill the vacant seats.
BITSAT 2018 Cutoff and Offered Courses
BITS Pilani announces the cutoff for all the campuses but right before the beginning of next session. The candidates can check the last year’s cutoff to get an idea about how much score they need to secure in order to get admission in the desired course.
|Degree programme at Pilani Campus||BITS Pilani||BITS Goa||BITS Hyderabad|
|B.E. Electrical and Electronics||355||320||310|
|B.E. Computer Science||382||350||339|
|B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation||332||301||320|
|B.E. Electronics and Communication||–||322||298|
|M.Sc. Biological Sciences||237||202||202|
Past year Statistics
We have displayed the last 5 years data of the candidates below:
|BITSAT Score Analysis|
|Number of Candidates / Year||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013|
|No of Candidates with score >=400||381||304||246||256||162|
|No of Candidates with score >=350||2773||2319||2097||1926||1316|
|No of Candidates with score >=300||9290||8789||8184||7171||5860|
|No of Candidates with score >=250||23458||22441||21821||19341||17044|
|No of Candidates with score >=225||33633||32565||31882||8720||25617|
The table shows that the number of candidates receiving marks equal to or more than 225 is much more than the candidates receiving marks equal to or more than 400 in all the 5 years. Almost, 33,700 people and that too only in 2017. Whereas, candidates obtaining marks in range of equal to or more than 400 is the lowest.
BITSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria
It is crucial to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the examination. So, it is advised to candidates to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria before proceeding to apply online. The eligibility conditions to appear for BITSAT 2018 exam is as follows:
BITSAT Eligibility Criteria for B.E and M.Sc Courses:
- The candidates must have qualified class 12th examination, with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English as core subjects.
- In Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics the aggregate score of the candidates should not be less than 75% marks and marks in each subject should be more than 60%.
- The qualifying exam must have been passed from a recognized Central or State Board.
BITSAT Eligibility Criteria for B.Pharm Course:
- For getting admission through BISAT 2018 in B.Pharm course, the candidate should have cleared 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as core subjects.
- In Physics, Chemistry, and Biology the aggregate score of the candidates should not be less than 75% marks and marks in each subject should be more than 60%.
- Candidates with PCM can also apply.
- The School Board should be a recognized one.
Direct Admission of Board Toppers:
- School Board toppers will be granted direct admission to the institute.
- This will include toppers of State and Central Board.
- The toppers will be granted admission in the course of their choice.
Note: If a candidate has taken more than one attempt to qualify the class 12th examination then their latest performance will be considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed.
List of Recognised Board for BITSAT 2018
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|
|Any Other Board/ University (not covered above)||AOBW|
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