BITSAT Engineering Exam

What is BITSAT 2016?

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is India’s leading institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act. With an illustrious legacy, modern campuses and alumni in leadership positions across the world, BITS Pilani has been the institute of choice for top students year after year.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani has announced the exam dates for Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT), which will be conducted in May 2016. The BITSAT will be held from Saturday, May 14, 2016 to Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Eligibility Criteria for BITSAT 2016:

  • For B.Pharm Program: 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 and adequate proficiency in English. However candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.
  • For all other Programs: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 and adequate proficiency in English.

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Application Procedure for BITSAT 2016:

  • Candidates can apply online.
  • The prescribed fee for BITSAT 2016 is Rs. 2200/-(Rs. 1700/- for female candidates).

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Paper Pattern for BITSAT 2016:

BITSAT-2016 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts:

Subject No of questions
Part I Physics 40
Part II Chemistry 40
Part III English Proficiency 15
Logical Reasoning 10
Part IV Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm) 45
Total 150

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Important Dates:

  • Last date for completed application form: Saturday, March 05, 2016.
  • Test center allotment and announcement to candidates: Tuesday, March 08, 2016.
  • Candidates to download the hall tickets with instructions: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 to Saturday, April 30, 2016.
  • Date of BITSAT: Saturday, May 14, 2016 to Saturday, May 28, 2016.

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Eligibility Criteria for BITSAT 2017

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) is a computer based online test, which is conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani every year. The BITSAT is held for taking admission to integrated first degree programs of BITS Pilani campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. The BITSAT will be held from Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Eligibility Criteria for BITSAT 2017:

  • For admission to all the above programs 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 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 and adequate proficiency in English. However candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.
  • Admission to all the programs is 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) subjects 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 2017 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2015 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2017 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 2014 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2017. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2017.
  • 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-2017. 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:

In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2017 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2017 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

Paper Pattern for BITSAT 2017

BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) is conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani for taking admisison to integrated first degree programs such as Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), Master of Science (M.Sc) in various disciplines offered at Goa and Hyderabad campuses for the session 2017. The BITSAT will be held from Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Paper Pattern for BITSAT 2017:

BITSAT-2017 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:

Subject No of questions
Part I Physics 40
Part II Chemistry 40
Part III English Proficiency 15
Logical Reasoning 10
Part IV Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm) 45
Total 150
  • 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/Biology 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.
  • Each candidate who registers for BITSAT-2017 will be instructed to download a ‘Hall Ticket’. Candidates with the hall ticket only will be allowed inside the Test centers. All centers are closely monitored for security and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras. Candidate’s finger print and photograph will be taken at the time of the test and will be matched at the time of admission. Anyone violating the rules of the test center will not be allowed to continue with the test and will automatically be disqualified.

Syllabus: The BITSAT-2017 test will be conducted on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. Candidates may refer to the NCERT textbooks for the contents. A sample test demonstrating the features of BITSAT will be made available to the registered candidates at the BITS website on which he/she can practice as many times as desired.

How to Apply for BITSAT 2017?

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani is an all India institution declared as deemed to be university under Section 3 of the UGC Act. Admissions to all the integrated first degree programs of BITS, Pilani, at Pilani campus, Goa campus and Hyderabad campus for the academic year 2016 will be made on the basis of a computer based online test conducted by BITS, Pilani. This test will be referred to as ‘BITS Admission Test (BITSAT).

How to Apply for BITSAT 2017:

  • Candidates can apply online.
  • Also take the print out of the filled form for your future reference. The prescribed fee for BITSAT 2017 is Rs. 2200/-(Rs. 1700/- for female candidates).
  • If a candidate chooses Dubai as a test center the application fee for both male and female candidates will be same and will be US $ 50 (or Indian Rs. 3000/- ).
  • In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT-2017, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programs offered. 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 programs offered will be available at the BITS website.

Payment Details: The application fee is non-refundable. The fee can be paid using any of the following modes:

  • Payment by Credit Cards and Debit Cards (All credit & Debit cards issued by Master and Visa) using Online Payment Gateway.
  • Payment through Net Banking enabled accounts of Indian banks using Online Payment Gateway: participating banks list will be displayed once you choose to pay through this mode.
  • By cash payment at all ICICI Bank branches in India along with a specially generated Pay-in Slip: You can choose to pay through Cash at ICICI Bank branches. You have to just download the specially designed Pay-in-slip from the website on the payments page and walk-into any ICICI bank branch along with cash. The bank shall deposit cash and give you a confirmation receipt for the same.

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