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BITSAT Exam Pattern 2023: Check Marking Scheme, Total Marks


BITSAT Exam Pattern 2023: Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, releases the BITSAT 2023 exam pattern, including the marking scheme, total marks and the number of questions. However, according to BITSAT’s previous year’s question papers, aspirants will be required to answer 130 questions in BITSAT 2023. Every correct answer will yield three marks, whereas one mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

Candidates must know everything about the BITSAT paper pattern and syllabus to score the highest marks in the test. In this article, we have provided details about the marking scheme, marks distribution and subject-wise weightage. Read on to find out more about BITSAT Exam Pattern.

BITSAT Exam Highlights

After checking the BITSAT eligibility criteria, candidates should look out for the exam pattern. Knowing the BITSAT paper pattern helps the candidates to get started with the preparation. Check the table below to know the BITSAT 2023 exam pattern.

Name of the ExamBirla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test
Commonly Known AsBITSAT
Mode of the ExamComputer-based Test (CBT)
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Level of the ExamUniversity Level
Frequency of the ExamOnce a Year in Multiple Slots
Total Number of Questions in the Exam130
Total Marks of BITSAT390
Marks per Question3 Marks Per Question
Negative Marking-1 for Each Incorrect Response
Total Sections in the Exam (Known as Parts)Four sections
Part I – Physics
Part II – Chemistry
Part III – English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning
Paper IV – Mathematics
Duration of the Exam3 hours (180 minutes)

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2023

BITS Pilani has not yet released the BITSAT 2023 exam pattern and the information brochure on its official website. The university-level examination is conducted in a computer-based mode for admission into various campuses of BITS.

BITSAT 2023 Marking Scheme

A marking scheme refers to the marks awarded to a candidate for correct and incorrect responses. Candidates can check the BITSAT 2023 marking scheme below.

BITSAT Marking Scheme

Every correct response3 marks are awarded
Every incorrect response1 mark is deducted
Unattempted questionsNo marks awarded or deducted

As already discussed, there are four sections in the BITSAT exam. The weightage of every section is different as the number of questions asked in each section differs too.

Section-wise Distribution of Questions

Here you can find the number of questions asked in the question paper from each section.

Name of SectionNumber of Questions
Part I – Physics30
Part II – Chemistry30
Part III (a) – English Proficiency10
Part III (b) – Logical Reasoning20
Part IV – Mathematics/Biology (For B. Pharm)40
Total 130

BITSAT 2023 Paper Pattern

Check out the BITSAT pattern in detail below.

Mode of ExaminationBITSAT 2023 will be tentatively conducted in a computer-based test (CBT) mode. Candidates are required to choose the correct answer among the options. The computer-based test may be tricky if the candidates do not know how to mark the answers properly.

The user interface of the exam is to be known by the candidate before they appear for the online exam. All the features in the examination must be known to the candidate. Online mock tests available for BITSAT help the candidates in having the appropriate knowledge of BITSAT.
Examination LevelBITSAT is conducted by the BITS. The BITSAT is categorised as a university-level examination according to the thumb rule. Candidates can get admission into the affiliated campuses of BITS by scoring above or equal to the BITSAT cut-off.
Type of QuestionBITS sets the objective-type question pattern for the BITSAT. One question has four options; out of these four options, only one option is correct.
Sections in ExamBITSAT is conducted for four sections in total. Similar to most engineering entrance exams, the three sections out of the four in the BITSAT are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Besides PCM, candidates must answer English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning questions. These sections are named as parts. Candidates need to attempt questions from all the parts.
Number of Questions and Marks per SectionBITSAT will contain four sections. There are a total of 130 questions in BITSAT. These questions are divided into all four sections. The Physics and Chemistry section of BITSAT has an equal weightage of questions and marks. Mathematics will notice a slight increase in the question and marks weightage.

Logical reasoning and English Proficiency will have the least weightage among all the parts. For the 130 questions, a maximum of 390 marks can be allocated to a candidate who marks all the correct responses in the BITSAT 2023.

BITSAT Distribution of Questions and Marks 

Check the section-wise distribution of marks for the BITSAT 2023 exam below.

Name of SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks 
Part I – Physics3090
Part II – Chemistry3090
Part III (a) – English Proficiency1030
Part III (b) – Logical Reasoning2060
Part IV – Mathematics40120
Total 130390

BITSAT Exam 2023 Duration

BITSAT is conducted for a total duration of 3 hours (180 minutes). Candidates are advised to take mock tests regularly at Embibe and make use of other learning resources. This will help them to know which section will take more time. Thus, they will be able to cover more topics in less time.

BITSAT Exam Syllabus 2023

The question pattern will be based on the Class 11th and 12th syllabus of NCERT. Candidates can check below the BITSAT syllabus.

PhysicsChemistryMathsEnglish ProficiencyLogical Reasoning
Current ElectricityAtomic StructureTrigonometryVocabularyNonverbal Reasoning
Electromagnetic InductionBiological, Industrial and Environmental ChemistryTwo- Dimensional Coordinate GeometryGrammarVerbal Reasoning
Electronic DevicesChemical Bonding and Molecular StructureOrdinary Differential EquationsReading Comprehension –
ElectrostaticsChemical KineticsIntegral CalculusComposition –
GravitationalElectrochemistryVectors – –
Heat and ThermodynamicsHydrogen and s- block elementsStatistics – –
Impulse and MomentumOrganic Compounds with functional with Oxygen and NitrogenDifferential Calculus – –
Kinematicsp- d- and f- block elementsLinear Programming – –
Magnetic Effect of CurrentPhysical and Chemical EquilibriaAlgebra – –
Mechanics of Solids and FluidsPrinciples of Organic Chemistry and HydrocarbonsMathematical Modelling – –
Modern PhysicsStates of MatterProbability – –
Newton’s Law of MotionStereochemistryThree-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry – –
OpticsSurface Chemistry – – –
OscillationsTheoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry – – –
Rational MotionThermodynamics – – –
Units and Measurements – – – –
Waves – – –– 
Work and Energy – – – –

BITSAT 2023 Preparation Tips

BITSAT is one of the most challenging exams conducted in India these days. In order to increase their chances of passing the test with good grades, students must thoroughly study the topics.

Here are some preparation tips and points that students should keep in mind while preparing for the BITSAT exam:

  • Study the syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly.
  • Make perfect time management and stick to it no matter what.
  • Ensure to have everything is revised as early as possible.
  • To make things easier, make short notes and use diagrams.
  • Solve previous year’s problems and take hints from the same.

Find the links to the BITSAT books and previous year’s papers below.

1.Physics Crash Course
2.Chemistry Crash Course
3.Mathematics Crash Course
4.Biology Crash Course
5.Logical Reasoning Crash Course
6.English Proficiency Crash Course
7.Physics Chapter-wise PYPs
8.Chemistry Chapter-wise PYPs
9.Mathematics Chapter-wise PYPs
11.Logical Reasoning Chapter-wise PYPs
12.English Proficiency Chapter-wise PYPs

BITSAT Full Test Series

At Embibe, we have provided complete test series to help students crack BITSAT 2023 exam easily. Students can follow the steps below to take the new pattern test:

  • Step 1: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • Step 2: Login through your mobile number/ email.
  • Step 3: Then select your ‘Goal’ as ‘BITSAT’ under Engineering.
  • Step 4: Click ‘Next’ and select your preferred language.
  • Step 5: Once done, click on the below-mentioned links to take the TEST.
Test NameLink to the test
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FAQs on BITSAT Exam Pattern

Following are some answers to frequently asked questions about the BITSAT 2023 exam pattern.

Q: What are the subjects in the BITSAT engineering exam pattern?

Ans: BITSAT 2023 Engineering exam will have four parts. They are Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning, and Mathematics.

Q: What is the total duration of BITSAT 2023?

Ans: The total time allotted to complete the exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes.

Q: What is the medium of BITSAT 2023?

Ans: The BITSAT 2023 paper will be conducted in English medium.

Q: What is the exam pattern of BITSAT 2023?

Ans: BITSAT 2023 will consist of 130 multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Proficiency, and Logical Reasoning.

Q: What is the marking scheme of BITSAT 2023?

Ans: As per the BITSAT 2023 marking scheme: 3 marks will be awarded for every right answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. No mark will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Also, read:

BITSAT Mock TestBITSAT Sample Papers
BITSAT NotificationHow to Crack BITSAT

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