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BITSAT 2018 Merit List and Admissions


One of the finest technological universities in the country, the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, is well-known for the education it provides to the students. It is the best private engineering institute and is among one of the top b-schools too.  The institute was established in 1964. This prestigious institute has educational centres at Pilani, Hyderabad, Goa and Dubai. All the admissions into the institute are done based on an entrance exam called BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test). This year, BITSAT will be conducted from May 2nd week of 2018. The BITSAT 2018 merit list has been declared, and admissions are currently underway.


All the admissions into the institute are done based on an entrance exam called BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test). BITSAT is a computer based online examination. This exam is conducted annually in the month of May for a period of around two weeks with different slots. The candidate can book one particular slot and write the exam accordingly. Nearly two lakh candidates take this exam every year. This year, BITSAT will be conducted from 2nd week of May 2018. The application form was open to the candidates till the 3rd week of Feb. There were two slots available; the first slot was from 9 am to 12 pm, the second slot from 2 pm to 5 pm. The slot booking was available from March 20 to April 5. In order to book the slot, the candidate had to fill in the application number, date of birth, e-mail ID, gender etc. The admit card was then available to the candidates who booked the slots. The admit card was open for download from April 15 to the 10th of May. The candidates had to carry the admit card to the examination centre. Without the admit card, the students were not permitted to take the exam.

Eligibility: Only the candidates who have passed 12

Only the candidates who have passed 12th grade or an equivalent exam with an aggregate of 75% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are taken into consideration. They should also possess a minimum of 60% marks in each of the above-mentioned subjects. All the toppers with rank-1 in the CBSE or state boards are given admissions into the institute irrespective of the BITSAT score provided they have the above-mentioned scores.

Fees for the application form, 2018:

Male candidates: Rs. 2700

Female candidates: Rs. 2250

Dubai as the test centre (irrespective of gender): Rs. 4000

Marking scheme:

The paper consists of four sections which are Mathematics (135 marks – 45 questions), Physics (120 marks – 40 questions), Chemistry (120 marks – 40 questions) and English & Logical Reasoning (75 marks – 25 questions).

Total marks: 450

Each question carries three marks. Correct answer fetches the candidate three marks whereas, for a wrong answer, one mark is deducted. Unattempted questions are not marked. After finishing all the 150 questions, the candidate can choose to answer 12 more questions, four from each Math, Physics and Chemistry. There is no caste-based leniency for the admissions into this institute.


The exam was held in 46 cities across the country and also at one centre in Dubai. The scores of BITSAT 2018 will be announced on the 19th of May(Tentative) by BITS Pilani. The results will be declared on the 1st of July, after which, BITSAT 2018 merit list will be made available. Candidates who have taken the test can check the scores online now. The scores are displayed on the computer screen after the completion of the exam though. This can be done by entering the respective BITSAT application number, password and other details on the official website. Candidates are requested to take print outs of their score cards. Based on the scores, the institute releases an admit list and a wait list. The candidates in the admit list will definitely be called for seat allocation whereas the candidates on the wait list will be called based on the vacancy of the seats. The course, Bachelor of Pharmacy, has no wait list.

BITS Pilani, BITS Hyderabad and BITS Goa have participated in BITSAT 2018. After the announcement of results, admissions to these three institutes take place for filling around two thousand seats in engineering courses. Counselling will be done after the declaration of results simultaneously for all the three institutes. Based on the cutoffs, the candidate is required to fill the admission form which is now available on the official BITSAT website. The central and state board toppers can also apply separately under ‘Direct Admissions to Board Toppers’ category. The candidates can fill the admission form till the 30th of June. The BITSAT application form and the 12th, 10th-grade mark sheets are to be submitted (not the original documents) while filling the form. The preferences for college and courses are also to be given here. A fee of Rs. 1000/- is to be paid online through net banking or via challan.  The cutoffs for BITS Pilani are generally the highest when compared to the other colleges. The computer science stream has the highest cutoff among all the other branches.

Tie breaking in case of equal marks in BITSAT 2018 merit list:

Candidates are ranked based on the scores. BITSAT 2018 merit list might see a tie between candidates, and there’s a specific procedure to break the tie. When the scores are the same, marks in mathematics/ biology are checked. Higher is the score in this section, better is the rank of the candidate. If the marks in math/ biology are also the same, Physics marks are compared. Higher the score, better the rank. If the tie still doesn’t break, chemistry marks are compared. If the candidates have scored the same in all the subjects, their performance in the board exams is considered. Thus, the students are ranked.

Read more about BITSAT merit list here.

All the best for the admissions! Toppr.

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