All you need to Know About BITSAT
BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) is a computer-based admission test conducted by BITS, Pilani for its integrated under graduate programmes. 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.
The college has Three campuses in India:
1. BITS Pilani Campus
2. KK Birla Goa
3. KK Birla Hyderabad
Courses offered by each campus:
BITS Pilani Campus:
BE (Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing) / BPharm / MSc. (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, General Studies).
K. K. Birla Goa Campus:
BE (Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical) / BPharm / MSc. (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics).
BE (Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing) / BPharm / MSc. (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics).
Every year, lakhs of students appear for BITSAT and seek admission to the college. Find out all the details about it below:
For admission to any of the under graduate programmes of BITS except B.Pharm.: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and adequate proficiency in English.
For admission to B.Pharm.: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) and adequate proficiency in English. However, candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.
Admissions to all the programmes are subject to the conditions given below:
The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology subjects.
Only Students who are appearing for 12th examination in 2018 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2018 Test. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2016 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2018. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2018.
Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2018. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.
Direct Admission to Board Toppers:
First Rank students of all the Central and State boards in India for the year 2018 will be given ‘Direct Admission’ to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2018 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS admission website by 1st of May 2018.
Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2018. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th Examination, as mentioned above.
Mode of Exam: Online
Exam Format: Objective
Number of Sections: Four
Each day, the exam will be conducted in two slots. The first slot will be from 9.00am till 12.00noon and the second slot will be from 2:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. A candidate can choose either of these two slots based on the availability.
BITSAT-2018 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts:
- Part I: Physics
- Part II: Chemistry
- Part III: (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning
- Part IV: Mathematics or Biology (For B.Pharm candidates)
All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark). No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer. There will be 150 questions in all. The number of questions in each part is as follows:
There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 150 questions.
Important Dates and Deadlines
How to apply for writing BITSAT-2018?
Interested candidates should register their names for BITSAT-2018 by applying in the prescribed application form online. Complete the application form online and pay the prescribed fees. The prescribed fee for BITSAT-2018 is Rs. 2950/- (two thousand nine hundred fifty) for male candidates and Rs. 2450/- (two thousand four hundred fifty) for female candidates.
If a candidate chooses Dubai as a test centre the application fee for both male and female candidates will be same and will be US $70 (or Indian Rs. 4500/-). Details for payment of fees are available at the admission website while applying online. Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2018 online along with the fee payment is 5:00 p.m. on 13th March 2018 (Tuesday). Those who register for the test and reserve test dates must download the ‘Hall ticket’, along with instructions, from BITS admission website as per the schedule given earlier. The tests will be conducted during the period 16th May – 31st May 2018.
Procedure to Apply for admission to BITS
In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT-2018, candidates must also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses of BITS. The prescribed application form for admission, the detailed application procedure, details of academic flexibilities such as Dual Degree, Transfer etc; admission modality and the final list of Degree programmes offered will be made available at the BITS admission website, by 1st May 2018.
The completed application form with the required application fee must be submitted online at the BITS admission site on or before 5:00 p.m. on 18th June 2018.
Syllabus: The BITSAT-2018 test will be conducted based on NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. The detailed syllabus is given in the Annexure available on BITSAT website. A sample test demonstrating the features of BITSAT-2018 will be made available to the registered candidates at the BITS admission website on which he/she can practice as many times as desired.