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  1. BITSAT

About BITSAT

The Birla Institute of Technology & Science conducts the BIT Science Aptitude Test (BITSAT) every year. There are four institutions that consider BITSAT scores. This university-level examination is conducted in order to provide admission to UG and PG courses. Each year, a notification is released in the month of December.

BITS Pilani conducted the BITS Admission Test 2017 in the online mode from 16th to 30th May, 2017 across 47 exam centres across the country. The examination was held in two slots. The first slot was held from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, while the second slot was held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The slot booking process was concluded on 5th April, 2017, where candidates had to book a date for BITSAT 2017. These candidates were allowed to change their exam date, due to a clash with other exams, until 25th May, 2017. The facility to download the admit card was available until 10th May, 2017.

Eligibility

For admission to any of the First Degree programmes of BITS except B. Pharm.:

Candidates are required to have passed the 12th examination of a 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State Board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and adequate proficiency in English.

For admission to B. Pharm.:

Candidates are required to have passed the 12th examination of a 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State Board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) and adequate proficiency in English. However, candidates with PCM may also apply for the Pharmacy program.

Applicants should have passed Class 12 or its equivalent exam (from any State or Central Board of school education) with an aggregate of 75% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology. They also need to have secured 60% in each of the three subjects. Proficiency in English is another requirement for appearing in BITSAT 2017.

Only those candidates who are appearing in Class 12 in the year 2017 or have cleared Class 12 in 2016, are eligible for BITSAT 2017.

Top rankers or candidates with Rank 1 in Central or State Boards in India will be offered admissions to the programmes of their choice, irrespective of their score or rank in BITSAT 2017. However, they must meet the aforementioned eligibility criteria.

Registration

  1. Visit the BITSAT 2017 official website and click on ‘Apply here for BITSAT 2017’.
  2. Read instructions on the page carefully and click on ‘Allow me to Apply Online’ tab.
  3. Enter your basic details such as Name, Gender, DOB and a valid E-mail ID for registration and click on the ‘Proceed’ tab.
  4. Next, you’re required to enter your parents’ name, nationality, and complete address along with a mobile number. Furthermore, you will be asked to enter your 12th examination details (Name of Institute, Board, Year of passing, etc.).
  5. Now, you need to enter your choice of Preferred Test Centres. You can choose the centres from within India or Dubai. If you select centres within India, you will be asked to give three preferences and one out of the three will be allotted to you. If you choose Dubai as a centre you won’t be asked for any preferences, and the Dubai Centre will be allotted to you.
  6. Once you’re done, click on the ‘Submit’ tab. You will be asked to verify all the details and confirm your submission.
  7. Once you submit your BITSAT 2017 application form, the system will generate a ‘Unique Registration Number’ for you. Note down this number as it will be required for all future references. If you do not have a printer attached to the computer while filling your online application, you can complete the application process and take the printout of the application form later by entering your personal details and the application number.
  8. Now, comes the payment part. You can choose to pay through the offline mode i.e. via ICICI Bank Challan payment or through the online mode i.e. Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. According to your choice, you will be directed to the payment gateway.
  9. Please note that if you choose centres within India, the Application Fee is Rs.2200 for male candidates and Rs.1700 for female candidates. If you choose Dubai as your test centre, then the Application Fee for both male and female candidates is US$50.
  10. After completing the online BITSAT 2017 Application Form, you will be asked to take printouts of the filled form. You should take two copies of the printout and keep them with you for future reference.
  11. Once the application form process is complete, please keep checking the BITSAT Application Form Status to ensure that your application request has been acknowledged.
  12. If you discover any mistake in the Application form that you’ve submitted, you can edit or correct the form details till the first week of March, 2017.

Application Fee

BITSAT 2017 application fee: Rs.2700 for male candidates

BITSAT 2017 application fee: Rs.2250 for female candidates

BITSAT 2017 application fee: US $60 (Rs. 4000) for both male and female candidates who have opted for Dubai as a test centre.

Exam Dates

Event Date
Availability of Application Form December 29, 2016
Deadline to apply March 10, 2017 (Midnight)
Correction Facility of Application Form 7th to 10th March, 2017 (Midnight)
Test Centre Allotment and Announcement to Candidates 15th March, 2017
Reservation of Test Dates and Slot Booking 20th to 5th April, 2017
Downloading of Hall Tickets with Instructions 15th April to 10th May, 2017
BITSAT Online Tests 16th to 30th May, 2017
BITSAT 2017 Score 19th May, 2017
Applications for Admission with 12th Marks and Preferences 20th May to 30th June, 2017
Admit List and Wait List Announcement 1st July, 2017

Syllabus

The syllabus of BITSAT 2017 carries all the topics and chapters from the subjects that are covered for BITSAT 2017. See the subject-wise syllabus of BITSAT 2017 below:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  1. 01. Units and Measurement
  2. 02. Kinematics
  3. 03. Newton’s Laws of Motion
  4. 04. Impulse and Momentum
  5. 05. Work and Energy
  6. 06. Rotational Motion
  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 and Molecular Structure
  4. 04. Thermodynamics
  5. 05. Physical and Chemical Equilibria
  6. 06. Electrochemistry
  7. 07. Chemical Kinetics
  8. 08. Hydrogen and S-Block Elements
  1. 09. P, D and F-Block Elements
  2. 10. Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
  3. 11. Stereochemistry
  4. 12. Surface Chemistry
  5. 13. Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
  6. 14. Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
  7. 15. Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry
  1. 01. Algebra
  2. 02. Trigonometry
  3. 03. Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
  4. 04. Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
  5. 05. Differential Calculus
  6. 06. Integral Calculus
  1. 07. Ordinary Differential Equations
  2. 08. Probability
  3. 09. Vectors
  4. 10. Statistics
  5. 11. Linear Programming
  6. 12. Mathematical Modelling
  • English Pro. & Logical Reas.
  1. 01. Grammar
  2. 02. Vocabulary
  3. 03. Reading Comprehension
  4. 04. Composition
  5. 05. Verbal Reasoning
  6. 06. Nonverbal Reasoning

Exam Pattern

  • The exam duration is three hours.
  • There are sections of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology, and English.
  • The English section is further divided into English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning.
  • There are total 150 questions in the exam, which are of 450 marks.
  • The correct answer fetches 3 marks. Marking the incorrect answer results in negative marking of 1 mark.
  • If one finishes the 150 questions in less than the allotted time, there are 12 bonus questions too. Note that one has to necessarily attempt all 150 questions and can’t go back to them once they’ve taken up the bonus section.
  • For better understanding regarding questions and marks distribution, refer to the table below:
Subject Total Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks
Physics 40 3 120
Chemistry 40 3 120
Mathematics 45 3 135
English
a. English Proficiency 15 3 75
b. Logical Reasoning 10 3 75
Total 150

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  • Revision is Important: Maintain revision notes as and when you go through a formula or a concept in the form of bullet points. Revision will be useful when the exam exams are close and a good revision pattern will take less time. Normally without these notes, you would have to go through the entire chapter to understand the important points once again.
  • Exam simulation: It is important to take mock Computer Based Tests to acclimatize yourself with the new interface.
  • Pay attention to English and Logical Reasoning: English and Logical Reasoning are what make BITSAT different from other competitive exams. Hence, it is important to focus on these two subjects. Go through our guide to BITSAT English and Logical Reasoning section!

Study Material

Physics:

  • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma
  • D.C. Pandey books

Chemistry:

  • NCERT textbooks - Classes 11 and 12
  • O.P. Tandon - Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry books
  • Numerical Chemisty by R.C. Mujherjee

Mathematics:

  • Differential Calculus by Arihant
  • Integral Calculus by Arihant
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
  • Plane Trigonometry by S.L. Loney
  • Plane Geometry by S.L. Loney

BITSAT specific books:

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

Previous Years’ Papers

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

Exam Centres

BITS Pilani is conducting the online admission test in several cities across the country. Candidates were allowed to choose their exam centre while filling the application form. They could check the exam centre allotted to them from March 15th, 2017 onwards. This year, BITSAT was held across 47 centres. Check the first ten names of BITSAT 2017 Exam Centres below:

S.No. Name of Cities
1. Agra
2. Ahmedabad
3. Allahabad
4. Bangalore
5. Bhubaneswar
6. Chandigarh
7. Chennai
8. Coimbatore
9. Delhi
10. Dubai Campus of BITS (International Centre)

Admit Card

The Admit Card of BITSAT 2017 was available for candidates who had booked their slots for the entrance exam as per the schedule and available slots in any exam centre. These candidates had to download their BITSAT 2017 admit card, which was available from 15th April to 10th May, 2017. Candidates were advised to preserve the admit card till the end of the admission process. Without the admit card, no candidate was allowed to enter the exam centre.

Result

The BITSAT 2017 Result was announced online from 1st July, 2017. On that day, BITS Pilani released the admission list and wait list, while the scores of the candidates were available online on 19th May, 2017. BITS University announced the result for different iterations (Iteration I, II, III, IV and V) on different dates. The scores were announced just after the completion of the online entrance exam. Through the result, candidates were able to check their correct and incorrect answers and calculate their score. They were also able to check and print their score report after the completion of the test.

Cutoff

The BITSAT 2017 cut-off is the minimum score that applicants have to secure in order to become eligible for the counselling. The university prepares a merit list of candidates on the basis of the cut-off. Shortlisted candidates are then selected for counselling. The cut-off of BITSAT 2017 was determined by various factors like the number of applicants, the number of seats and difficulty level of the entrance test, etc. This cut-off varied from course to course and campus to campus. The cut-off of BITSAT 2016 is given below for the reference of applicants:

BITSAT Cutoff 2016

Degree Programmes Pilani Campus Goa Campus Hyderabad Campus
B.E Chemical 319 301 298
B.E Civil 314 - 303
B.E. Electrical & Electronics 362 331 324
B.E. Mechanical 346 322 316
B.E. Manufacturing 311 - 298
B.E. Computer Science 384 358 347
B.E Electronics & Instrumentation 345 312 313
B.E. Electronics and Communication - - 332

Counselling and Seat Allotment

The BITSAT 2017 Counselling will be conducted after the declaration of BITSAT 2017 result. For participating in the counselling procedure and securing admissions to over 2,000 seats in Integrated First Degree Programmes of Engineering and B.E. (Honours) programmes, candidates have to register and fill up application forms while also submitting their Class 12 mark sheet and their preference of degree programmes and institutes. This counselling will be held simultaneously for Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. Candidates who have topped from Central or State Boards have to apply separately for admission under ‘Direct Admission to Board Toppers’.

Colleges

All three BITS colleges will be considering BITSAT 2017 marks as their basis of admission. The 3 BITS colleges are BITS Pilani, BITS Goa and BITS Hyderabad. Read an overview of all 3 colleges here.

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