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What is BITSAT?
BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) is a computer-based online examination for the purpose of admission into integrated degree courses of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani).

When was it established?
BITS was established in 1964 and transformed from a regional engineering college to a national level university. The current format of BITSAT started in 2005.

Courses offered under BITSAT:

BITSAT Preparation Tips
Courses at BITS Pilani Pilani Campus Goa Campus Hyderabad Campus Dubai Campus
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engg. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engg. Yes No Yes Yes
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engg. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engg. No Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Instrumentation Engg. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engg. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engg. Yes No No No
Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology No No No No

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BITSAT Preparation Tips – What is the Eligibility for BITSAT?

Age: There is no age limit for the BITSAT exam.

Qualification: Candidates need to have passed their \({12}{th}\) or equivalent exam from a recognized State/Central board or its equivalent with
Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics as subjects and adequate proficiency in the English language.

Passing Status: Aspirants who are pursuing their 10+2 or equivalent exam are eligible. If an aspirant has taken more than one chance to pass his/her exam, in that case, his/her last result will be considered.

Direct Admission: Aspirants who have obtained \({1}{st}\) rank in their respective Central and State boards in India for that given year will be a given a chance to take direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT scores.

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BITSAT Preparation Tips – What is the Eligibility for BITSAT?

Exam Pattern
1. Type of exam Online
2. Question type Exam will be conducted only in English language.
3. Language Exam will be conducted only in English language
4. Time period 3 Hours
5. Sections(4) 1 – Chemistry
2 – Physics
3 – English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning
4 – Biology or Mathematics
6. Number of questions 150
7. Number of questions in each section Chemistry – 40
Physics – 40
Biology or Mathematics – 45
Reasoning – 10
English – 15

8. Scoring criteria 3 marks is given for every correct answer
1 mark gets deducted for every wrong answer
No mark is issued or deducted for questions that are not attempted

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BITSAT Preparation Tips – What are the key things to keep in mind regarding BITSAT exam?

  • BITSAT is an online format exam, which means it will be conducted on an online mode on a computer.
  • Aspirant can change their answers anytime if they changed their mind about a particular question.
  • Individual sections have no set time limit to them.
  • If aspirants manage to complete 150 questions with given 3 hours, they will get to answer 12 additional questions.
  • An aspirant can’t go back to original 150 questions, once they opt for additional 12 questions.
  • The result can be checked online on the very next day.
  • Each question has only one correct answer.
  • No extra time will be allotted to any aspirant.
  • Aspirant can’t bring any electronic device inside the examination center.

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BITSAT Preparation Tips – What is the syllabus for BITSAT exam?



  • Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Physical and Chemical Equilibria
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • P, d & f block elements
  • Hydrogen and s-block elements
  • Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
  • Atomic Structure
  • Stereochemistry
  • Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
  • Biological, Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
  • Industrial and Environmental chemistry

  • Units & Measurement
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Work and Energy
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  • Kinematics
  • Oscillations
  • Waves
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Optics
  • Magnetic Effect of Current
  • Electronic Devices
  • Modern Physics
  • Impulse,
  • and Momentum
  • .

English Proficiency:

  • Grammar
  • Composition
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
Logical Reasoning:
Verbal Reasoning:

  • Analogy
  • Series Completion
  • Logical Deduction – Reading Passage
  • Classification
  • Chart Logic

Non-verbal Reasoning:

  • Figure Matrix
  • Pattern Perception
  • Paper Cutting
  • Rule Detection
  • Figure Formation
  • and Analysis
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    A. Always start with the section you are most confident about. This saves time.
    B. Try not to spend too much time on a particular question. If a question is taking too much time, leave it unanswered and move on to the next question.
    C. Try to solve the questions as fast as possible without rushing your mind.
    D. Try to solve samples papers, a few days prior to the exam to see where you stand.
    E. Try to learn some simple shortcuts for mathematical problems.
    F. Read the questions twice before you start solving it.
    G. Keep track of time carefully.

Each section has few very important topics, these topics have more weightage as compared to others. Aspirants should focus more on these topics to improve his or her chances to crack the BITSAT exam.


  • Aspirants should focus on topics like Heat & Thermodynamics and magnetic effect of current & magnetism, as each of these topics offers 10% marks individually.
  • Wave Motion and Current Electricity are also important.


  • Chemical bonding is the single most important topic in chemistry section as it weighs around 10% marks of total marks.
  • Mole concepts, p-block elements, and atomic structure contribute 6% each to the 120 marks allotted to chemistry.


  • The chapter of Circles is very important for the exam as it weighs around 12% of the total 135 marks in mathematics.
  • Straight lines and pair of straight lines are also very important as these topics weigh around 7% each.

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BITSAT Preparation Tips
Event Date
1. Start of application process Between \({1}^{st}\) to \({10}^{th}\) of January 2020
2. Last date for application Between \({20}^{th}\) to \({30}^{th}\) March 2020
3. Correction time period in the application Between \({25}^{th}\) March to \({10}^{th}\) of April 2020
4. Allotment of exam centre Between \({1}^{st}\) to \({7}^{th}\) of April 2020
5. Slot Booking Between \({7}^{th}\) to \({14}^{th}\) April 2020
6. Online Admit Card Between \({14}^{th}\) April to \({14}^{th}\) May 2020
7. BITSAT Exam 2020 Between 14th May to 21st May 2020
8. Admission based on 10+2 marks Between \({21}^{st}\) May to \({21}^{st}\) June 2020
9. Registration for counseling Between \({21}^{st}\) May to \({21}^{st}\) June 2020
10. Round 1 – Announcement of 1st admission Between \({21}^{st}\) June to \({1}^{st}\) July 2020
11. Round 2 – Release of 2nd admission list Between \({1}^{st}\) July to \({7}^{th}\) July 2020
12. Round 3 – Declaration of 3rd admission list Between \({7}^{th}\) July to \({14}^{th}\) July 2020
13. Round 4 – Release of 4th admission list Between \({14}^{th}\) July to \({21}^{st}\) July 2020
14. Round 5 – Availability of admission and waitlist Between \({21}^{st}\) July to \({30}^{th}\) July 2020
15. Closing of admission August 2020

BIT SAT – Related Information
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BITSAT Exam Syllabus
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