It’s a well-known fact that preparing for any competitive exam requires a thorough knowledge of a vast variety of subjects. When you’re preparing for one of the toughest engineering entrance tests in the country like BITSAT 2018, then merely putting in efforts is not enough. You also need to work smart and understand the weightage each topic has, to be able to get the required score in BITSAT. In this article, we’ll focus on the Important Topics for BITSAT 2018 to help you take a decisive step towards your preparations.
The BITSAT 2018 exam is scheduled during the month of May’ 2018 and conducted through a Computer-Based Test (CBT). The questions are generated from a huge database, which often undergoes frequent revisions. There are a large number of questions for each subject, and hence, it’s not wise to entirely leave any topic. Before we deep dive into the important topics for BITSAT 2018, it would be useful for you to get acquainted with the BITSAT Exam Pattern.
The NCERT books should be your holy grail, and you should cover the entire syllabus from NCERT first and then refer to other books for BITSAT. Now, let’s take a look at the important topics for BITSAT 2018 and the weightage assigned to each of them.
Syllabus and Important Topics for BITSAT 2018
|Physics – (Topic/Weightage)||Chemistry – (Topic/Weightage)||Mathematics – Topic/Weightage|
|Heat & Thermodynamics (10%)||Chemical Bonding (10%)||Circles (11%)|
|Magnetic effect of current & magnetism (9%)||Biomolecules (6%)||Straight lines (7%)|
|Wave Motion (6%)||Carboxylic Acid & its derivates (6%)||Pair of straight lines (7%)|
|Current Electricity (6%)||Atomic Structure (6%)||Vectors (6%)|
|Electrostatics (5%)||p-block elements (6%)||Continuity & Differentiability (6%)|
|Simple Harmonic Motion (5%)||Mole Concepts (6%)||Differential Equation (4%)|
|Wave Optics (5%)||Alkanes, Alkenes & Alkynes (5%)||Complex Numbers (4%)|
|Fluids (5%)||Electrochemistry (5%)||Theory of Equation (4%)|
|Rotational Motion (4%)||Chemical Thermodynamics (5%)||Binomial Theorem (4%)|
|Work, Energy, Power (4%)||Solid State (4%)||Sets, Relations & Functions (4%)|
|Elasticity (4%)||Chemical Equilibrium (4%)||Trigonometric Equations (3%)|
|Ray Optics (4%)||General Organic Chemistry (4%)||Properties of Triangles (3%)|
|Units, Dimension, Errors (3%)||s-block elements (4%)||Probability (3%)|
|Gravitation (3%)||Ionic Equilibrium (3%)||Application of Derivates (3%)|
|Alternating Current (3%)||Chemical Kinetics (3%)||Matrices Determinants (3%)|
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics account for an overall 125 questions (out of the total of 150 questions) asked in the BITSAT exam. So, it’s critical to give due importance to these three subjects.
Before we move on to the topic-wise weightage of the English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning sections, here are some useful preparation tips for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Tips for Physics: If you’re short of preparation time, then you may skip topics like vectors, physics of nucleus and circular motion as usually they don’t represent many questions in the BITSAT exam. However, you must thoroughly prepare and revise topics like Heat & Thermodynamics, Magnetism and Wave Motion.
Tips for Chemistry: Topics like Chemical bonding, Atomic structure, p-block elements, Carboxylic acid & its Derivates, Mole Concepts, General Organic Chemistry, etc. typically represent a good number of questions, so they must be prepared and revised thoroughly. When it comes to topics like redox reaction, surface chemistry, solutions & polymers, gaseous state, etc., you should get started with them only after you’re through with the rest of the syllabus.
Tips for Mathematics: Coordinate geometry and algebra are the most scoring sections. Make sure you practice questions from the previous years’ BITSAT papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam. Apart from that, Circles, Straight Lines and Vectors are some of the important topics that represent a good number of questions and are also not very tough. Topics that you can leave for the end and revise only if there’s ample time are mathematical induction, statistics and inverse trigonometry.
Now, as promised, let’s take a look at the English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning sections that account for 25 questions in the BITSAT examination.
|English Proficiency- (Topic/Weightage)||Logical Reasoning- (Topic/Weightage)|
|Synonyms & Antonyms (30%)||Figure Formation & Analysis (40%)|
|Sentence Completion (15%)||Figure Matrix (40%)|
|Rearrangement of Jumbled Words (15%)||Analogy Test (20%)|
|One Word Substitution (15%)||Series Test (Numerical & Alphabetical) (10%)|
|Rules of Conjunctions (3%)||Logical Deduction (10%)|
|Tenses (3%)||Figure Completion Test (7%)|
|Prepositions (3%)||Paper Folding & Cutting (7%)|
|Modals (3%)||Detection of the Rule (5%)|
The English Proficiency Test is relatively simple and tests the basic grammar of candidates. And the Logical Reasoning section tests the aptitude and problem-solving ability of the candidates.
So, these were the important topics for BITSAT. We hope the information provided in this article comes in handy for your BITSAT 2018 preparations. To give you a nudge in the right direction, we also highly recommend our articles on the BITSAT Campuses and the BITSAT cut off scores.
All the best. 🙂