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||December 2019|
|Application Form ends||19 Mar 2018||March 2019|
|Entrance Exam Date||16 to 31 May 2018||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 III||English proficiency||10|
|Part IV||Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm)||45|
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.
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.
|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.
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:
- 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.
- Practice Regularly
- Solve Sample Papers and Previous Year Question Papers
- Revision is must
Books recommended for BITSAT
|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|
|Any Other Board/ University (not covered above)||AOBW|