A Comprehensive Guide to BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) Exam

Aug 10, 2023

BITSAT is a competitive examination conducted by BITS (Birla Institute of Technology & Science), Pilani. It is a computer-based entrance examination, which is meant for selecting candidates for B.E, M.Sc, and B. Pharm courses.

BITSAT is an easier examination in comparison to that of the JEE Mains in terms of difficulty in association with the questions. But, the number of questions that the students must appear in BITSAT is more than that of the IIT.

If you are willing to get into the field of engineering or Pharmacy through a UG course in any of the colleges of BITS, then clearing this examination is of utmost importance. In this article, you will get an insight into what BITSAT is and how you can prepare yourself to crack the exam.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates are required to pass the 12th class examination from some reputed State or Central board, with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as mandatory subjects. You should have proficiency in English. The students who are currently appearing in Class 12 are also eligible for giving this examination.

There is no minimum or maximum age limit for you to apply for the BITSAT examination. However, as of 2023, the students who appeared in the Class 12th examination before 2022 aren’t eligible to appear in this examination.

The minimum marks required from the students to sit for the BITSAT examination include 60% or 6.0/10 CGPA in each of the subjects, including Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics in the above examination.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of BITSAT is as follows:

●  The duration of the examination is 3 hours.

●  It will be a computer-based test for all students.

●  The examination will be conducted in the English language.

●  You will get MCQ types of questions in the examination

●  The subjects that will be covered in this examination are Physics, Chemistry, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics/Biology, and English proficiency.

●  The candidates will be attending a total of 130 questions.

●  The marking scheme specifies +3 for every correct answer, -1 for every wrong answer, and no marking for unanswered questions.

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Syllabus

Physics:

Chemistry:

Mathematics:

●  Units & Measurement

●  Newton’s Law of Motion

●  Kinematics

●  Rotational Motion

●  Work and Energy

●  Gravitation

●  Oscillations

●  Mechanics of Solids & Fluids

●  Waves

●  Heat & Thermodynamics

●  Current Electricity

●  Electrostatics

●  Electromagnetic Induction

●  Optics

●  Electronic Devices

●  Modern Physics

●  Impulse & Momentum

●  States of Matter

●  Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

●  Atomic Structure

●  Physical & Chemical Equilibria

●  Thermodynamics

●  Chemical Kinetics

●  Electrochemistry

●  Hydrogen and S-Block Elements

●  Surface Chemistry

●  P- d- and f-block elements

●  Stereochemistry

●  Principles of Organic Chemistry & Hydrocarbons

●  Biological, Industrial & Environmental Chemistry

●  Organic Compounds with Functional Groups,
Consisting of Oxygen & Nitrogen

●  Theoretical Principles of the Experimental
Chemistry

● Algebra

●  Two-Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry

●  Three-Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry

●  Trigonometry

●  Integral & Differential Calculus

●  Probability

●  Ordinary Differential Equations

●  Mathematical Modeling

●  Linear Programming

●  Statistics

 

Chemistry:

Biology:

Logical Reasoning:

●  States of Matter

●  Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

●  Atomic Structure

●  Physical & Chemical Equilibria

●  Thermodynamics

●  Chemical Kinetics

●  Electrochemistry

●  Hydrogen and S-Block Elements

●  Surface Chemistry

●  P- d- and f-block elements

●  Stereochemistry

●  Principles of Organic Chemistry & Hydrocarbons

●  Biological, Industrial & Environmental Chemistry

●  Organic Compounds with Functional Groups,
Consisting of Oxygen & Nitrogen

●  Theoretical Principles of the Experimental
Chemistry

●  Diversity in Living World

●  Genetics & Evolution

●  Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure & Function

●  Structure & Function- Animal

●  Structure & Function- Plants

●  Reproduction, Movement, and Growth in Plants

●  Environment & Ecology

●  Biology & Human Welfare

●  Biotechnology & its Applications

●  Verbal Reasoning

●  Non-Verbal Reasoning

Preparation Tips

Here are some of the preparation tips for you to prepare yourself well to crack the BITSAT examination in one go:

1.Source the Best Study Materials:

You must source the best study materials, either online or offline, by getting in touch with your teachers or tutors. If not, you can also get in touch with any known students who have cracked BITSAT in the past year. Take the help of those reference materials to get a better fundamental understanding of the lessons of various subjects.

2.Learn Time Management:

Without time management, you are literally going nowhere with your preparation. As there are 6 subjects within the syllabus for your preparation, you need to devote enough time to them all. You cannot feel stuck in one subject while reducing the preparation time for the others. Each subject can give you those qualifying marks, and lagging on any of them can result in your failure. So, be assured you manage your time well to prepare every subject with equal emphasis.

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3.Give the Mock Tests:

Whenever you get the opportunity, give those mock tests in order to assess your level of preparation. You need to keep in mind that mock tests aren’t for demoralizing you or breaking your confidence. Instead, it is a pre-check of your capabilities, the result of which will enable you to enhance your potential and do better in the main examination. So, do not refrain from taking as many mock tests as possible.

Application Process

Here are the steps that you should follow in order to apply for the BITSAT examination:

●  Students have to log onto the official website of BITSAT 2023 and enter their various details as asked. It is the registration step for applications. Once all the information is filled in, click on ‘Submit’.

●  You will now be given your login ID and password, which you have to use for signing in over the portal. You will be redirected to the login page now!

●  Use the given credentials to log in and get access to the application form.

●  Fill out the application form with all the asked details, such as personal, family, or education details.

●  In the next step, you will be asked to submit a few documents, which include photographs and signature images. You need to upload them in a specified format, i.e. JPEG/JPG, which should be between the size 4-100kb for a photo, and 1-40 kb for a signature.

●  Now, the basic steps are over, and you will be redirected to the payment section. You will have to make the fee payment to finally complete the application form and save a digital copy of it for printing out later on.

The application fee for BITSAT differs from various considerations. The fee details are as follows:

●  Male candidates appearing for only the first session will be paying Rs. 3,400. But, if they are appearing for both sessions, then the fee will be Rs. 5,400. If the application is based upon the class 12th marks, then the fee will be only Rs. 1000.

●  Female candidates appearing for only the first session will be paid Rs 2,900. But, if they are appearing for both sessions, then the fee will be Rs. 4,400. If the application is based on Class 12th marks, then the fee will be only Rs. 1000.

Admit Card

Phase 1 of the admit card issuance started on May 15, 2023, onwards. The exam was conducted for the same between May 27, 2023. And the second phase for admit card availability is to be initiated from June 16, 2023, onwards.

The details that the admit card will have includes the following:

●  Address of the examination venue

●  Examination date & time

●  Name of the candidate

●  Registration ID Number

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Result

The result for Phase 1 of BITSAT 2023 was declared on May 29, 2023. And the result declaration date for Phase 2 of the examination is yet to be announced. The cutoffs are variable with respect to the colleges of BITS, which are specified as follows:

●  BITS Pilani- Chemical Engineering (270-275), Civil Engineering (252-260), Electrical & Electronics (330-335), Mechanical Engineering (297-305), Computer Science & Engineering (370-375).

●  BITS Hyderabad- Chemical Engineering (247-252), Electrical & Electronics (305-310), Mechanical Engineering (267-372), Computer Science & Engineering (370-375).

●  BITS Goa- Chemical Engineering (245-250), Electrical & Electronics (303-308), Mechanical Engineering (265-273), Computer Science & Engineering (345-350).

Counselling Process

The candidates who have cleared or will be clearing the BITSAT examination will be eligible for the counselling round. BITS Pilani will conduct around 6 to 7 rounds for its counselling in 2023, through which the candidates will be allotted seats in all participating colleges.

The counselling process includes registration, mark submission, and choice filling. The students can apply for admission with their 12 marks as well as preferences between June 2 to June 23, 2023. Following that, the editing or revision of the online admission form and XII mark sheet upload will be done between June 24 to June 26, 2023.

The Admit list and the Waitlist announcement, after the 1st Iteration, will be done on 1st July 2023.

The seat allotment dates are yet to be revealed based on the choices of the qualified students.

Conclusion

So, this was a brief explanation of how important BITSAT is for all of the engineering, B.Pharma, and M.Sc aspirants. This examination has a great name across India. It might not be as tough as IIT, but you still need to prepare hard to crack this examination. Just like IITs or NITs, BITS also has a very reputed image across India.

Therefore, you will be given a privilege, among others, when you are sitting for interviews in big industrial organizations. Therefore, if you have applied for BITSAT 2023, then all the very best, and give your best in all the tests that you still have to face ahead. Be confident, and give your best approach towards making it possible.

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