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BITSAT Physics Syllabus: BITS Pilani is the exam conducting authority of BITSAT. The exam authorities release the BITSAT Syllabus on the official website. The Physics section is divided into different sub-topics, and each sub-topic carries a different weightage of marks and comprises 30 questions on each subtopic. As Physics is one of the toughest subjects, scoring good marks can be challenging.
In order to secure more marks in the examination, candidates must pay extra attention to physics’s high-weightage chapters. Candidates can go through the article below to know the BITSAT Physics syllabus, the high-weightage chapters, the marking scheme, and some preparation tips to pass the exam with flying colours.
Candidates can go through the below table to understand the BITSAT Syllabus of physics:
|Units and Measurement||Units (Different Systems of Units, Si Units, Fundamental and Derived Units)|
Precision and Significant Figures
Fundamental Measurements in Physics (Vernier Callipers, Screw Gauge, Physical Balance, Etc.)
|Kinematics||Properties of Vectors, Velocity, and Acceleration Vectors|
Motion with Constant Acceleration
Uniform Circular Motion
|Newton’s Laws of Motion||Newton’s Laws (Free Body Diagram, Resolution of Forces)|
Motion on an Inclined Plane
The Motion of Blocks with Pulley Systems
Circular Motion – Centripetal Force
Inertial and Non-inertial Frames
|Impulse and Momentum||Definition of Impulse and Momentum|
Conservation of Momentum
The Momentum of a System of Particles
Center of Mass
|Work and Energy||Work Is Done by a Force|
Kinetic Energy and Work-Energy Theorem
Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
|Rotational Motion||Description of Rotation (Angular Displacement, Angular Velocity, and Angular Acceleration)|
Rotational Motion with Constant Angular Acceleration
Moment of Inertia, Parallel and Perpendicular Axes Theorems, Rotational Kinetic Energy
Torque and Angular Momentum
Conservation of Angular Momentum
|Gravitation||Newton’s Law of Gravitation|
Gravitational Potential Energy, Escape Velocity
The Motion of Planets – Kepler’s Laws, Satellite Motion
|Mechanics of Solids and Fluids||Elasticity|
Pressure, Density, and Archimedes’ Principle
Viscosity and Surface Tension
|Oscillations||Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion|
Spring Mass System, Simple and Compound Pendulum
Forced and Damped Oscillations, Resonance
|Waves||Progressive Sinusoidal Waves|
Standing Waves in Strings and Pipes
Superposition of Waves, Beats
|Heat and Thermodynamics||Kinetic Theory of Gases|
Thermal Equilibrium and Temperature
Specific Heat, Heat Transfer – Conduction, Convection and Radiation, Thermal Conductivity, Newton’s Law of Cooling Work, Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics
The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Carnot Engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of Performance
Electric Field (Discrete and Continuous Charge Distributions)
Electrostatic Potential and Electrostatic Potential Energy
Gauss’ Law and Its Applications
Capacitance and Dielectrics (Parallel Plate Capacitor, Capacitors in Series and Parallel)
|Current Electricity||Ohm’s Law, Joule Heating|
DC Circuits – Resistors and Cells in Series and Parallel, Kirchoff’s Laws, Potentiometer, and Wheatstone Bridge
Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, Origin and Temperature Dependence of Resistivity)
|Magnetic Effect of Current||Biot-Savart’s Law and Its Applications|
Ampere’s Law and Its Applications
Lorentz Force, the Force on Current-Carrying Conductors in a Magnetic Field the Magnetic Moment of a Current Loop, Torque on a Current Loop, Galvanometer and Its Conversion to Voltmeter and Ammeter
|Electromagnetic Induction||Faraday’s Law, Lenz’s Law, Eddy Currents|
Self and Mutual Inductance
Transformers and Generators
Alternating Current (Peak and RMS Value) AC Circuits, LCR Circuits
|Optics||Laws of Reflection and Refraction Lenses and Mirrors Optical Instruments – Telescope and Microscopeinterference – Huygen’s Principle, Young’s Double-Slit Experiment|
Interference in Thin Films
Diffraction Due to a Single Slit Electromagnetic Waves and Their Characteristics (Only Qualitative Ideas), Electromagnetic Spectrum· Polarisation – States of Polarization, Malus’ Law, Brewster’s Law
|Modern Physics||Dual Nature of Light and Matter – Photoelectric Effect, de Broglie Wavelength|
Atomic Models – Rutherford’s Experiment, Bohr’s Atomic Model Hydrogen Atom Spectrum Radioactivity
Nuclear Reactions: Fission and Fusion, Binding Energy
|Electronic Devices||Energy Bands in Solids (Qualitative Ideas Only), Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors;|
Semiconductor Diode – I-v Characteristics in Forward and Reverse Bias, Diode as a Rectifier; I-v Characteristics of Led, Photodiode, Solar Cell, and Zener Diode; Zener Diode as a Voltage Regulator.
Junction Transistor, Transistor Action, Characteristics of a Transistor; Transistor as an Amplifier (Common Emitter Configuration) And Oscillator Logic Gates (Or, and, Not, Nand and Nor). Transistor as a Switch
Let us look at the Marking Scheme of BITSAT 2023 Physics:
Candidates must know all chapters’ weightage while preparing for the BITSAT examination. Here is a list of all the important topics from the BITSAT 2023 Physics syllabus, along with their weightage:
|Important Topics||Topic-wise Weightage|
|Heat and Thermodynamics||10%|
|Magnetic Effect of Current||10%|
|Simple Harmonic Motion||5-6%|
|Units, Dimensions and Errors||3-4%|
|Work, Power and Energy||3-4%|
The difficulty level of the BITSAT examination could be moderate. However, it is reported that last year’s Physics exam was the most difficult. Candidates need to focus on Physics as it is one the toughest subjects with a total of 18 chapters. The following is the expected difficulty level of the BITSAT Physics exam:
|Name of the Subject||Expected Number of Difficult Questions||Expected Number of Easy Questions||Expected Number of Moderate Questions|
Let us look at the sample questions on Physics:
Candidates can follow the below-mentioned preparation tips for the BITSAT:
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Let us look at the best books on Physics for BITSAT.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the BITSAT Physics Syllabus.
Ans: Yes, BITSAT exams have negative markings for all incorrect answers, and one mark is deducted for each wrong answer.
Ans: According to data, Physics is a difficult subject in BITSAT.
Ans: The important topics in BITSAT Physics are Heat and Thermodynamics, Wave Motion and Current Electricity, Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism.
Ans: BITSAT comprises all MCQ-type questions, and the physics section contains 30 questions.
Ans: Yes, candidates appearing for class 12 exams are also eligible for BITSAT.
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