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What is BITSAT?

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test, commonly known as BITSAT, is one of the most prestigious examinations of the country as it holds the entry ticket to the undergraduate programme in one of India’s top ranking institutes for its qualifiers. BITS Pilani has its expanse spread across four campuses and all of them boast of lavish international facilities to begin with. The colleges are enriched with a very high standard of teaching faculty and a splendid placement record. These factors lay the foundation for its consistently high rank among the top colleges of India.

Can I appear for BITSAT 2016?

Eligibility for BITSAT, like every year, depends on two factors:

  1. Year of appearing for 12th standard exam or equivalent
  2. Number of attempts made for BITSAT

Check your eligibility for BITSAT 2016 below.

  • Year of attempt
  • No. of attempts
Year of Appearing in 12th / Equivalent Exam
Students who have cleared their 12th exam (or equivalent) in 2015 or 2016 are eligible.
How many times have you appeared for BITSAT before?
Students can attempt BITSAT for a maximum of 2 times.

How do I register for BITSAT 2016?

Steps for applying for BITSAT form are mentioned below:

  1. To fill the application form, candidates need to visit the official website of BITS at www.bitsadmission.com.
  2. Candidates need to register by filling mandatory details such as Name, Mobile Number, Date of Birth and Email ID.
  3. Applicants need to login and enter their educational qualification and other personal details as mentioned in the form before selecting their preference centre.
  4. After filling up the form, applicants need pay their application fee online through Debit/Credit Card/Internet Banking.
Application Fee India Dubai
Male Rs. 2200/- USD $50
Female Rs. 1700/- USD $50

What are the BITSAT exam dates?

Applicants can check out the complete BITSAT 2016 schedule below:

Important dates
Application Form Deadline Third week of April, 2016
Centre Allotment Announcement Fourth week of February, 2016
Online Test Booking Dates First week of March, 2016
Admit Card Release Date Second week of April, 2016
Test Commencement Dates Second week of May, 2016 onwards
Application for BITS Admission Third week of May, 2016
Seat Allotment/Wait List – Round 1 First week of July, 2016
Round 1: Last Date for Part Payment Second week of July, 2016
Round 2: Admission Iteration Second week of July, 2016
Admission List/Seat Allotment – Round 2 Second week of July, 2016
Last Date for Payment of Admission Fee Third week of July, 2016
Round 3: Admission Iteration Third week of July, 2016
Admission List/Seat Allotment – Round 3 Third week of July, 2016
Reporting for Admission Dates Fourth week of July, 2016

What is the syllabus for BITSAT 2016?

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  1. 01. Units and Measurements
  2. 02. Kinematics
  3. 03. Laws of motion
  4. 04. Impulse and Momentum
  5. 05. Work power and energy
  6. 06. Motion of system of particles and rigid body
  7. 07. Gravitation
  8. 08. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  9. 09. Oscillations
  1. 10. Waves
  2. 11. Heat and Thermodynamics
  3. 12. Electrostatics
  4. 13. Current Electricity
  5. 14. Magnetic Effect of Current
  6. 15. Electromagnetic Induction
  7. 16. Optics
  8. 17. Modern Physics
  9. 18. Electronic Devices
  1. 01. States of Matter
  2. 02. Atomic structure
  3. 03. Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
  4. 04. Thermodynamics
  5. 05. Physical and Chemical Equilibrium, Electrochemistry
  6. 06. Chemical Kinetics
  7. 07. Hydrogen and s-block elements
  1. 08. Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
  2. 09. Stereochemistry
  3. 10. Organic Compounds with functional groups containing oxygen and Nitrogen
  4. 11. Theoretical principles of experimental chemistry
  5. 12. Biological, industrial and environmental Chemistry
  1. 01. Algebra
  2. 02. Trigonometry
  3. 03. Differential calculus
  4. 04. Integral calculus
  5. 05. Ordinary differential equations
  1. 06. Probability
  2. 07. Vectors
  3. 08. Vectors
  4. 09. Linear Programming

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What is the BITSAT exam pattern?

  • BITSAT 2016 will be a 3-hour exam (without break).
  • All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Each question comes with a choice of four answers, with only one being the correct choice.
  • Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 
  • No marks are awarded for unattempted questions.
  • While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as the correct answer.
  • There will be 150 questions in total.
  • 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 10
Logical Reasoning 15
Part IV Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm) 45
Total 150

How should I prepare?

A decent BITSAT score is generally above 320 while 350+ is considered exceptional. Scores of such calibre are required to secure admission to the top branches. Here are a few BITSAT tips and tricks which can enhance your score:

  • Shorter but Trickier questions:While gearing up for BITSAT 2016, don’t waste time solving lengthier questions. Instead, root for questions which are more concept based. You must have all formulae and equations (algebraic and chemical alike) on your fingertips.
  • Strenuous time management: The most important and efficient of all BITSAT tips and tricks is time management. Only those who are solve questions quickly and accurately can grab the baton.
  • Dividing time for separate questions: Of the available three hours in the examination, spend no more than half an hour on Chemistry so that you can devote more time to other sections.
  • Exam Simulation:The incapability to refer a question of your choice is what makes online exams challenging. Preparing yourself for such last-minute alterations must be done well before hand.
  • Bonus Questions: BITSAT is the only examination amongst all its contemporaries which provides its candidates with bonus questions. Alongside the sum total of 150 questions, students can attempt an additional 12 questions for extra marks.
  • Negative Marking: The BITSAT examination has a negative marking system with ¼ marks deducted for each wrong Compared to the complete negative marking for wrong answers in JEE, this may seem minute, but given the large number of questions, it cannot be ignored. Hence, it is important to avoid answering questions you’re not confident about.
  • Give English its credit: Alongside your preparation, make sure to keep in touch with the various grammar rules.

From where should I study?

Given below are the elite BITSAT books, based on the latest syllabus. These books feature quality questions, tips & tricks and sample papers and can help you clear the examination with flying colours.


  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
  • Concepts of Physics (both volumes) by HC Verma
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker


  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Numerical Chemistry by R.C. Mukherjee
  • Chemistry for class XI, XII NCERT Text Book
  • Organic Chemistry by M. S. Chauhan


  • Higher Algebra by Hall Knight
  • Algebra by Arihant Publication
  • Differential Calculus by Arihant Publication
  • Integral Calculus by Arihant Publication
  • Plane Trigonometry Part 1 by S.L. Loney
  • Plane Co-ordinate Geometry by S. L. Loney


  • Complete Success Package for Online BITSAT 2016 by Arihant Publication
  • BITSAT Explorer 2016 by M.T.G. Editorial Board

Where can I find previous year's papers?

Previous year papers are important to practice because they help you simulate the real BITSAT. You can find them below:

  1. BITSAT 2013
  2. BITSAT 2012
  3. BITSAT 2011

Which colleges do I get into via BITSAT

The campuses of Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani – Hyderabad, Goa and Pilani accept admission based on BITSAT scores. Admission to Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Dubai Campus is solely based on scores in the 12th standard qualifying exam. Although the BITS Pilani - Dubai campus was established for the educational requirements of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, admission is open to students of all nationalities

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