BITSAT is an entrance test for admission in BITS Pilani. BITS Pilani is India’s most renowned and reputed private college for engineering and higher studies. The college is known for its campus facilities, world class infrastructure, diverse student base and experienced faculties.
The college has three campuses in India:
1. BITS Pilani Campus
2. KK Birla Goa
3. KK Birla Hyderabad
Courses offered by each branch:
BITS Pilani Campus:
BE (Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing) / BPharm / MSc. (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, General Studies)
K. K Birla Goa Campus:
BE (Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical) / BPharm / MSc. (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics)
BE (Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing) / BPharm / MSc. (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics)
Every year lakhs of students appear for BITSAT and seek admission to the college. Find out all the details about it below:
Important Dates for BITSAT 2018
|Beginning of Online Registration||2nd week of January 2018|
|Last date of Registration||1st week of March 2018|
|Correction of Application Form||2nd week of March 2018|
|Allotment of test centres||2nd week of March 2018|
|Exam slot booking||3rd week of March to 2nd week of April 2018|
|BITSAT Admit Card / Hall Ticket availability||3rd week of April to last week of April 2018|
|BITSAT 2018 Examination Date||3rd week of May to last week of May 2018|
|Apply for Admission||2nd week of May to last week of June 2018|
|Admit list/Wait list announcement||1st week of July 2018|
The BITSAT Application Form will be released in the month of January 2018. The following information is based on the 2017 application form.
- Time duration for BITSAT 2018 is 3 hours (without break)
- All questions in BITSAT 2018 will be objective in nature. Each question will have 4 answer options, out of which the candidates have to choose only 1 correct answer option.
- The entrance exam has a total of 150 questions from all the sections
- Question Paper for BITSAT 2018 will have 4 sections – Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV
- There is no time limit for any of the 4 sections of BITSAT 2018, thus candidates can attempt or go back to any of the question from any section and correct or make changes in the answer option.
- Each correct answer will be awarded with 3 marks, while 1 mark (-1) will be deducted for each incorrect answer. For unattempted questions, the examinees will be given no marks or zero marks.
- In case the candidates answer all 150 questions within the given time of 3 hours (without skipping any question) can attempt an additional 12 questions (four each from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry only). But in this case, he/she will not be able to make changes or corrections in any of the earlier 150 questions.
- The questions in BITSAT 2018 are selected randomly from a large question bank. Therefore, different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc.
The question paper is designed in a way that a good examinee will be able to complete it within 3 hours, while a brilliant candidate will have the opportunity to attempt extra 12 questions, thus giving them the opportunity for scoring high. On the contrary, for incorrect answers, negative marking is there. Thus, the candidates should very carefully choose the correct answer option and it should not only a guess work, which will be highly likely to be disadvantageous.
Application Fees for BITSAT Application Form
|International Applicants (Male/Female) who opted Dubai as BITSAT 2017 Test Centre||60 USD (Rs. 4000)|
International students can only by online, whereas students within India have options to pay via online or offline mode.
BITSAT Eligibility 2018
For admission to any of the First Degree programmes, except B.Pharm.: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognised Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and adequate proficiency in English.
For admission to B.Pharm.: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognised 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 Pharmacy program.
Admission to all the programmes is subject to the conditions given below:
The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.
Only Students who are appearing for 12th class examination in 2018 or who have passed 12th class Examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT 2018. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2016 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT 2018. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT 2018.
Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT 2018. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.
BITSAT Pattern Paper 2018
The following information is based on 2017’s exam pattern.
- Objective type question
- 3 marks for 1 right answer and 1mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
- Total question- 150
- Candidates can skip question
- Question paper will be in English language only
- Students can go for additional 12 questions, if they solve 150 questions before time.
|Exam Section||Subjects||No. of questions|
|PART 3||a) English Proficiency||15|
|b) Logical Reasoning||10|
|PART 4||Mathematics or Biology (For B.Pharm candidates)||45|
- Newton’s Laws of Motion
- Units & Measurement
- Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
- Impulse and Momentum
- Work and Energy
- Rotational Motion
- Heat and Thermodynamics
- Electronic Devices
- Current Electricity
- Magnetic Effect of Current
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Modern Physics
- Atomic Structure
- Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
- Chemical Kinetics
- States of Matter
- Hydrogen and s-block elements
- Physical and Chemical Equilibria
- p- d- and f-block elements
- Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
- Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
- Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
- Biological , Industrial and Environmental chemistry
- Reading Comprehension
- Nonverbal Reasoning
- Verbal Reasoning
BITSAT Cut Off
The cutoff of BITSAT 2017 for admissions into Integrated First Degree Programmes and the wait-list at the end of Iteration IV is 220. Initially, the cutoff after the result of Iteration I was 287, while the cutoff for wait list at the end of Iteration I was 220. The cut off is an exact description of marks that will be decided by a committee of experts constituted by the BITS Pilani.
BITSAT cut off trends
|Degree programme at Pilani Campus||Cut-off BITSAT score|
|B.E.(Hons.): Electrical & Electronics||343|
|B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science||384|
|B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation||332|
|M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences||284|
|Degree programme at Goa Campus||Cut-off BITSAT score|
|B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics||305|
|B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science||358|
|B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation||291|
|M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences||268|
|Degree programme at Hyderabad Campus||Cut-off BITSAT score|
|B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics||300|
|B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science||316|
|B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Communication||308|
|B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation||295|
|M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences||266|
|Degree programme at Pilani Campus||Cut-off BITSAT-2015 score|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electrical & Electronics||362|
|B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science||378|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation||340|
|M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences||299|
|Degree programme at Goa Campus||Cut-off BITSAT-2015 score|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics||327|
|B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science||378|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation||311|
|M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences||292|
|Degree programme at Hyderabad Campus||Cut-off BITSAT-2015 score|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics||318|
|B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science||339|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Communication||326|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation||311|
|M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences||292|
|Degree programme at Pilani Campus||Cut-off BITSAT-2014 score|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electrical & Electronics||359|
|B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science||375|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation||346|
|M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences||300|
|Degree programme at Goa Campus||Cut-off BITSAT-2014 score|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics||315|
|B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science||339|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation||305|
|M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences||285|
|Degree programme at Hyderabad Campus||Cut-off BITSAT-2014 score|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics||311|
|B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science||329|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Communication||317|
|B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation||307|
|M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences||284|
BITSAT Exam Centres 2018
|Hyderabad Campus of BITS|
|Pilani Campus of BITS|
|Dubai Campus of BITS (International center)|
|Goa Campus of BITS|
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Preparation tips for BITSAT 2018
BITSAT Past Papers
BITS Pilani will announce the scores of BITSAT 2018 by the month of May. However, the results will be announced in the month of July 2018 wherein the candidates will know their admit list and wait list.
BITSAT 2018 Admit List
BITSAT 2018 Admit List is released for those candidates who have been shortlisted for appearing in the counselling in Iteration 1. Interested candidates have to submit an application form for admission. The seat allotment result of the counselling process is announced in the form of Iteration 1, 2, 3, and so on.
BITSAT 2018 Wait List
BITSAT 2018 Wait List refers to the list of candidates who have not been selected for admission or have not been allotted seats at the institute and its associate campuses in Iteration 1, but will be offered seats in the subsequent iteration rounds if seats remain vacant.
BITSAT Admit Card
Admit card is the most crucial document when it comes to any exams. It’s extremely important that you have it in your possession at all times during you examination. The admit card will be available to the students between April and May 2018.
BITSAT Counselling 2018
BITSAT Counselling 2018 will be conducted by BITS Pilani after the declaration of BITSAT 201 results for admissions to over 2,000 seats in Integrated First Degree Programmes of Engineering and B.E. (Honours) programmes. Candidates who have taken BITSAT 2018 with Mathematics and have passed class 12th in the year 2017 or 2018, will be eligible to apply and be in the merit list of BITSAT 2018.
To participate in BITSAT 2018 counselling, the candidates have to register and fill up an application form along with 12th marks and preferences of degree programmes and institute. BITSAT counselling 2018 at all the 3 campuses – BITS Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad – will be conducted simultaneously. As candidates get to know their scores immediately after the test, they can fill the admission application form on the basis of their scores. However, the final status of the qualifying candidates will be available when the admit list/wait list of BITSAT 2018 will be released.
BITS Pilani offers direct admission to first rank students of all the central and state boards to the programmes of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT score. However, such candidates need to have secured minimum 75% aggregate marks in PCM. Besides this, they also need to have obtained at least 60% marks in each of the PCM subjects in class 12th exam in 2018. The aggregate marks should include Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics apart from other subjects considered by the board to pass class 12th exam.
BITSAT 2018 Online Admission Application Form
There are 3 steps in BITSAT Admission Application Form Procedure.
Step 1: Personal Details
While filling the admission application form for BITSAT 2018 counselling, the candidates have to fill in their personal details like name, mobile number, email ID, etc.
Step 1: Class 12th Exam Details
During the form filling process for admissions, the candidates can fill rest of the details and submit it in case their results are not announced by then. However, once the results are announced they have to submit the details by logging in.
Step 1: Filling Order of Preference
Candidates have to select and set their order of preferences for the programmes available at BITS. They must remember that once the details are submitted, no changes will be permitted. Thus, they must be careful to submit the right information pertaining to the order of preferences.
A payment of Rs. 1,000 is to be made via credit card/debit card/net banking or e-challan. Candidates must also send the receipt of the fee payment along with the printout of the application form.
Candidates have to only send attested copies of the following documents and not the originals:
- Class X / Matriculation/Secondary School certificate
- Class XII or equivalent Marks Sheet