BITSAT Entrance Exam
About the BITSAT Exam: The Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) is the test conducted by the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani for admission for the to the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) , Pharma and M.Sc. programs. In 2014, around 1.8 lakh aspirants appeared for BITSAT for around 2,000 seats available in various BE (Hons.) programmes at BITS, indicative of the level of challenge associate with the exam.
- Must have completed their 10+2 from a recognized Board in the country in the year of the test or the preceding year.
- Must have secured a minimum of 75% in aggregate in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology.
- In addition, must have secured a minimum of 60% in each of these subjects separately.
- Must be proficient in English.
In the case of a candidate having attempted class 12th or its equivalent more than once in the event of failure, his latest performance is considered
The BITSAT test is conducted on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class.
How to apply
The deadline to register for the coming year of study is generally towards the end of February. Aspirants should register their names for BITSAT-2016 by filling the application form online. They should also take the print out of the filled form for future reference. The form can be filled on BITSAT official website at www.bitsadmission.com
The approximate application fee (based on the previous year) is Rs. 2090/- (Rs.1590/- for female candidates). For Dubai centre USD 50 for both male & female candidates. The filled application along with the DD of the application fee must reach the university office before February 20, 2016 (upto 5 pm).
The test is generally held in the month of May and the admit and wait list is announced in July.
The exam is a 3 hour computer based test comprising a total of 150 multiple choice questions. Each correct answer is worth 3 marks, while each incorrect answer attracts a penalty of 1 mark. The test consists of four parts:
Part I: Physics (40 questions)
Part II: Chemistry (40 questions)
Part III: (a) English Proficiency (15 questions) and (b) Logical Reasoning (10 questions)
Part IV: Mathematics or Biology (45 questions)
There are no sectional time limits in BITSAT exam leaving the candidate free to go back and forth across the paper and changing his/her answers among the during the course of test. Given the test is covered over the course of 2 weeks, different candidates would face a different question set. The questions are selected at random from amongst a question bank; however, the exam is committed towards ensuring the comparable level of difficulty and question types across question sets.
Besides, if a candidate is able to attempt all 150 question of exam within the scheduled 3 hours, they are provided with an opportunity to attempt an additional set of 12 questions with 4 questions each from the sections of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.