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Gear up for BITSAT 2012

Published On: 07 May 2012 | Last Updated On: 28 May 2013

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) is a computer based online test. The BITSAT entrance exam is conducted to take admissions into Integrated First Degree courses of BITS Pilani, BITS Hyderabad and BITS Goa campus of the deemed university.

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani is a leading Institute of Higher Education and a deemed University and offers degree programs in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Pharmacy, Management and Humanities. The university honors it own degrees. This is one of the well-known engineering institutes in India. It offers a number of bachelor’s courses to the students.

The BITSAT entrance exam will be held in between May 10 - June 9, 2012.

Let us go through the paper pattern of BITSAT:

Paper pattern of BITSAT:

BITSAT 2012 is a single stage on-line entrance exam and the exam is of 3 hours 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

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 IV 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:



No. of questions

Part I



Part II



Part III

English Proficiency

logical Reasoning



Part IV






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.

If a candidate answers all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 (twelve) extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics only; four questions from each part. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.

The questions are so designed that a good student will be able to answer 150 questions in 180 minutes. The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher. However, candidates should keep in mind the fact that there is negative marking for wrong answers and any attempt to answer the questions by pure guessing of the answers is not likely to have any advantage, but may result in a reduction in the total score.

The questions will be selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate.

All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centers. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles.

Students are advised to revise their concepts and practice a number of model papers to check their time management. It will help them to save their time and maximize their number of attempts. Students are also advised to not to attempt questions which they are not confident about as it will fetch them negative marks and reduce their overall score.

All the best!!

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