BITSAT 2020  Application Form, Dates, Exam pattern, Syllabus

BITSAT 2020 is an online computer based test to select the candidates for admission in integrated first-degree programmes offered by Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS). Admission will be granted for the campuses located in Pilani (Rajasthan), Goa, and Hyderabad.  Through the exam, candidates can enroll themselves in various disciplines of the integrated programmes such as B.E, B.Pharma, and M.Sc. Candidates can apply for the exam via online mode only. The application form of BITSAT 2020 will tentatively be made available in the month of December 2019. Before filling the application form, candidates should ensure their eligibility status. The first rank holder of the central board or state board will be given direct admission in their choice of course.

BITSAT 2020 Important Dates

The tentative dates for the BITSAT 2020 examination are as follows-

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online application form availability3rd week of December 2019
Last date to submit the form2nd week of March 2020
Last date to correct the details in online form3rd week of March 2020
Test center allotment4th week of March 2020
Slot reservation4th week of March 2020 to 1st week of April 2020
Admit card releasing2nd week of May 2020
BITSAT exam date3rd week of May 2020 to last week of May 2020
Applying on the basis of class 12th merit and preferences1st week of May 2020 to 3rd week of June 2020
Admit list and waiting list announcement3rd week of June 2020

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2020

  • Exam mode: Online (computer-based test)
  • Language: English only
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Total number of questions: 150 questions
  • Marking scheme: 3 marks will be awarded for each right response
  • Negative marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong response
SubjectNumber of questionsMaximum marks
English proficiency and logical reasoning2575
Mathematics/Biology (for B.Pharma candidates)45135

BITSAT Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of BITSAT exam will typically be based on the subjects taught at class 11th and class 12th level. Here are the topics that the candidate needs to prepare under the BITSAT syllabus-

Chemistry: Hydrogen and s-block elements, Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry, States of Matter, Physical and Chemical Equilibria, Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons, Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry, etc

Physics: Kinematics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Units and measurement,  Work and Energy, Rotational motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electronic devices, Current electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, Waves, Optics, etc

English Proficiency: Grammar, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

Logical Reasoning: Verbal Reasoning and Nonverbal Reasoning

Biology: Genetics and Evolution, Diversity in Living World, Structure and Function of Plants and Animals, Reproduction, Biotechnology and its Applications, Growth and Movement in Plant and Human, Ecology and Environment, etc

Mathematics: Algebra, Differential calculus, Linear Programming, Ordinary Differential Equations, Trigonometry, Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Probability, Mathematical Modelling, etc

How to prepare for BITSAT 2020?

Candidates can prepare for the exam keeping in mind the useful tips given below-

  1. Make a practical time table that can be followed easily. Don’t waste time in putting unrealistic goals that you can’t achieve in a day or two.
  2. Prepare short notes for fast revision.
  3. Collect the study material from the reliable sources only.
  4. Study strictly according to the syllabus prescribed by the authority.
  5. Solve previous year papers for practice. Solve test series/mock tests for better results.
  6. Don’t neglect revision under any circumstances. The whole syllabus should be revised at least twice before you appear for the exam.

Recommended Books

Here are some of the most notable reference books to crack the BITSAT exam-

  • Reasoning: Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Chemistry: NCERT, Inorganic chemistry by OP Tandon, organic chemistry by Arihant publications, chemistry by Pradeep publication.
  • Physics: NCERT, DC Pandey, HC Verma
  • Mathematics: NCERT, R S Aggarwal, R D Sharma
  • Biology: Pradeep publication, NCERT, Dinesh publication

BITSAT Application Form 2020

Candidates can register their names for the exam by applying in the prescribed application form. The form will most probably be available in the 3rd week of December 2019. Candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses of BITS. They should fill and submit the form on or before the due date prescribed by the authority. They must fill their personal details, academic details and other relevant details with extreme care.

The details in the application form cannot be changed once the correction window is closed. While filling the online application form, candidates should keep all their documents, scanned photograph and signature ready to upload. It is mandatory for the applicants to pay the requisite amount of application fee for the exam or else their form will be rejected by the authority.

Application Fee

The application fee to be paid by the male candidates is Rs. 2950/-. Female candidates need to pay Rs. 2450/- as the necessary application fee and those who have opted for exam center as Dubai must pay Rs. 4500/-. The fee can be paid via online mode i.e. credit card/debit card/net banking.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for BITSAT 2020 exam is provided below-

For all programmes (except for B.Pharma): Candidates should have passed class 12th examination from a recognized board with minimum 75% marks in PCM/PCB subject group. They should have scored minimum 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology subjects.

For B.Pharma: Applicants should have passed class 12th examination from a recognized board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects and adequate proficiency in English language. Those with PCM as subjects can also apply for B.Pharma. Students should have scored at least 75% aggregate marks in PCB/M subject group with minimum 60% marks in each subjects.

Note: Students appearing in class 12th can also apply for the entrance test.

Admit card

Candidates can download the hall ticket for the admission test by visiting the official website of the BITSAT. The admit card should be printed out and kept safe for future purpose. It is compulsory for the applicants to bring the hall ticket to the exam hall without which they won’t be allowed to take the test. The admit card will bear all the necessary details such as candidate’s name, category, exam venue, exam time, exam date etc. Applicants can inform the authority if any discrepancy is found in the admit card.

Result and Admission

The result will be displayed right after the exam. Candidates can check the number of questions they have marked right or wrong on the computer screen. The test scores will be made available on the official website of the BITSAT i.e. the next day of the exam. After qualifying the test, students will have to provide their details for admission. Candidates can also apply based on the marks secured in class 12th examination and give their preference at the time of form filling. The authority will then prepare an admit list of the candidates who have been selected for admission.

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