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BITSAT Testing Process

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BITSAT Testing Process

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Understanding the BITSAT Testing Process will help the candidates in devising effective preparation strategies. Speed/Time management is vital in obtaining a good score in any entrance exam and hence, analysis of BITSAT Testing Process is very crucial to be able to complete the exams in the stipulated time.


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  • BITSAT 2020 will be conducted through Online Mode (Computer Based Exam).

  • BITSAT-2019 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break)

  • The test consists of 4 parts:


Parts Subject No of Questions Duration
Part I Physics 40 3 hours
(Without break)
Part II Chemistry 40
Part III (a) English Proficiency and 15
(b) Logical Reasoning 10
Part IV Mathematics or Biology
(For B.Pharm candidates)
45
Total 150


  • The question paper will comprise of 150 objective-type questions (Multiple Choice Questions).

  • The candidates may choose to skip a question, but the computer will not allow the candidates to choose more than one option as the correct answer.

  • 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/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.




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Following are the important points to be remember by a candidate.


  • The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher.

  • 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-2020 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 reasons and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras fitted in the test centers.

  • Candidate’s finger print and photograph will be taken at the time of the test (BITSAT-2020) and will be matched at the time of admission at particular BITS campus.

  • Anyone violating the rules of the test center will not be allowed to continue with the test and will automatically be disqualified.


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