BITSAT 2021: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) released the application form for BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) along with the exam dates on February 23, 2021. Candidates that are willing to join the B.Tech course in BITS have to appear for BITSAT exam for getting admission. We have provided the direct link to apply for BITSAT 2021 below. Please note that approximately 3 lakh students take BITSAT exam every year. Therefore, it is important to effectively prepare for the exam.
It is required for candidates to have PCM/B as their major subjects of choice in Class 12 in order to apply for BITSAT. In this article, we will be providing you with complete details on BITSAT 2021 Exam including the eligibility criteria, application form, paper pattern, test centres, and more. Continue reading this article to know more.
Click here to fill BITSAT 2021 Application Form here.
BITSAT 2021 Exam
BITSAT is a national-level university entrance test conducted by BITS Pilani for admission to Integrated First Degree programs offered at BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad. It is a computer-based exam taken annually to accept candidates into B.E./B.Tech., B.Pharm, B.Sc., as well as M.Tech. course.
BITSAT 2021 Exam Highlights
Before we go deeper into the details of BITSAT 2021, let’s take a quick look at the exam overview:
|Full Form||Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test|
|Conducting Body||Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani|
|Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)|
|Exam Level||University Level|
|Exam Mode||Computer Based Test|
|Question Type||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Frequency of |
|Mode of |
|Application Fee||In India: |
For Males: 3400
For Females: 2900
In Dubai: INR 7000
|Marking Scheme||Correct Answer: + 3 Marks|
Wrong Answer: -1 Mark
Unattempted Question: 0 Marks
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
BITSAT 2021 Exam Dates
After the candidates decide to appear for BITSAT 2021, we advise them to be aware of the complete schedule of the exam. Firstly, the candidates are required to apply for the examination. Only successful applicants will be able to book the slots and download the admit card. Upon downloading BITSAT admit card, candidates can appear for the exam.
After the exam is complete, BITS Pilani will release the result for all the test-takers in an online mode. You can go through the event calendar regarding all the events related to BITSAT 2021 from the table below:
|Events||BITSAT 2021 Exam Dates|
|Commencement of application form fillup||February 23, 2021 (Started)|
|Last date to submit the application form||May 29, 2021 (Till 5:00 PM)|
|BITSAT application form correction||May 27, 2021|
|Last date for application form correction||May 31, 2021|
|Booking of BITSAT slots||1st week of June 2021 (Tentative)|
|Issuance of admit card||2nd week of June 2021 (Tentative)|
|BITSAT exam date||June 24 to 30, 2021|
|Direct admission to Class 12 Board Toppers||June 29 to July 25, 2021|
|Admit list and waitlist announcement (Iteration-1)||July 31, 2021|
Birla Institute of Technology and Science has four campuses. All the campuses of BITS accept the BITSAT score for admission of the candidates. Candidates are required to appear for BITSAT in order to get admission into the campuses available under the BITS. Four campuses of Birla Institute of Technology and Science are as follows:
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
- BITS Hyderabad
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Goa
- BITS Dubai
BITSAT Eligibility Criteria
Once the candidates decide to appear for the BITS admission test, they must fulfil the eligibility criteria laid down by the Institute for admission into BE courses. The BITSAT 2021 application form is to be filled by the candidate only if they fulfil the eligibility criteria. The BITSAT eligibility criteria for admission into BE programmes are mentioned below:
- Candidates who have passed or will be passing the 10+2 level examination are eligible for admission into the B.E. programme from different campuses of BITS and its affiliated institutes.
- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are compulsory subjects to be studied in the 10+2 level education.
- Candidates must have adequate proficiency in English.
Minimum Score in the qualifying examination
- A total aggregate of 75% is required in the three compulsory subjects, that is, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
- Candidates must have secured at least 60% in every subject separately keeping the aggregate greater than or equal to 75%.
Key points regarding BITSAT 2021 eligibility criteria
- Candidates appearing in the 10+2 level examination are also eligible to apply for BITSAT 2021, however, the above criteria are to be met mandatorily.
- Candidates who have passed the 10+2 level examination in 2020 or appearing in 2021 are also eligible to apply.
- In case the candidate has taken more than one attempt in the Class 12 examination, the latest performance of the candidate is considered.
- Candidates who are presently students of BITS are not eligible to apply for the exam.
BITSAT 2021 Exam Application Form
Candidates who are eligible as per the above-mentioned eligibility criteria can fill the application form on the official website for BITS admission (bitsadmission.com). The application form is available in online mode only. No other mode is available for filling the BITSAT 2021 application form.
Along with filling out the application form for BITSAT candidates are required to pay an application fee, the non-payment of the application fee makes the application form incomplete. Thus, candidates must fill the application form, pay the application fee and submit the same before the last date for the same. Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to fill the online application form.
Steps to fill the BITSAT 2021 application form
- – 1st Step: Visit the official website of BITSAT (bitsadmission.com)
- – 2nd Step: Register for BITSAT 2021.
- – 3rd Step: Fill in all the details required in the online application form.
- – 4th Step: Upload scanned copies of documents including photograph and signature.
|Scanned Photograph||4 kb to 100 kb (in JPG/JPEG format)|
|Scanned Signature||1 kb to 50 kb (in JPG/JPEG format)|
- – 5th Step: Pay the prescribed application fee and submit your BITSAT 2021 application form.
BITSAT Application Fee 2021
Along with filling the application form, candidates are required to pay the application fee prescribed by the official conducting body for the course applying for. Without the payment of the application fee, the BITSAT application form is marked incomplete. Candidates must check and review the details in the application form and pay the application fee before the final submission.
The review of the application form is necessary, as it will ensure the submission of correct details in the application form. Although BITS provides the facility for the application form correction, the candidates may check all the details before the payment of the fee. Also, the review of the application form is necessary as the application fee is non-refundable in nature.
The application fee is different for male and female candidates. Check the application fee for candidates from India and candidates applying for the Dubai campus below:
- Male candidates from India – Rs. 3400/-
- Female candidates from India – Rs. 2900/-
- Application Fee for the applicants opting for examination in Dubai – US $95 (INR 7000)
BITSAT Direct Admission For Board Toppers
BITS offers direct admission to the toppers of the respective board exams. Candidates obtaining the first rank in the board exams will be exempted from appearing in the BITS admission test. The toppers of the board can opt for the programme and the campus of their choice for admission, irrespective of the eligibility criteria laid down by the institute.
The direct admission for Board toppers will start from June 29 to July 25, 2021. Candidates will be able to apply for direct admissions as per the dates mentioned in the information bulletin of BITSAT 2021.
BITSAT 2021 Slot Booking
After filling the application form, all the successful applicants are given an opportunity to book the slots. The BITSAT 2021 will be conducted in multiple slots within different exam centres, candidates need to select the exam date and the slot. Candidates can complete the slot booking process over the official website. In order to complete the slot booking, candidates are required to access the login window available for this purpose at the official website (bitsadmission.com).
BITS Pilani allots the exam centre to the applicants on a first come first serve basis. Thus, candidates are required to book the desired slot as soon as the process for the same is initiated. Allocating different slots to the candidate will ensure the smooth functioning of the BITSAT 2021. Also, the allotment of the desired slot to the candidate will make it easier for the candidate to appear for the exam without any stress.
BITSAT 2021 Exam Pattern
As soon as the candidate decides to appear for BITSAT 2021, they must start the preparation for the exam. BITSAT preparation is initiated by knowing the details of the examination. Candidates can check BITSAT Exam Pattern in brief here:
- Mode of Examination: Computer-based test (online)
- Type of Question: Multiple Choice Questions (Objective type)
- Medium: English only
- Number of Sections: 4
- Duration: Three hours
- Number of Questions: 150
- Maximum marks: 450
- Marking Scheme: Correct response yields 3 marks, incorrect response leads to deduction of 1 mark.
Distribution of Questions: Questions in the examination among all the sections are distributed as mentioned below:
Section-wise Distribution of Questions
|Name of Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Part I – Physics||40||120|
|Part II – Chemistry||40||120|
|Part III (a) – English Proficiency||15||45|
|Part III (b) – Logical Reasoning||10||30|
|Part IV – Mathematics/Biology||45||135|
BITSAT 2021 Syllabus
Along with the exam pattern, one of the detail that the candidates are required to know is the BITSAT Syllabus. Candidates need to complete the preparation according to the syllabus in order to qualify for the examination. The BITSAT exam is divided into four parts, these four parts are categorized for different subjects:
- English & Logical Reasoning
Please note that the BITSAT 2021 syllabus will comprise Class 11 and 12 subjects. Therefore, we have provided the links to study materials of Class 11 and 12 available on Embibe.
BITSAT Preparation Tips
Once the candidate decides to appear for the BITSAT 2021, they must start with the preparation process. Here are some important tips, candidates can follow to crack the exam. These tips have been past year toppers and some of the experts:
- Knowing the details: When the BITSAT preparation is initiated by the candidate, they are required to know the details of the examination. Knowing the details of the examination includes knowing the exam pattern and the syllabus. Candidates can start preparing according to the details of the exam.
- Plan and strategize: Once the candidates know the syllabus and the exam pattern, they can plan according to their capability in each of the topics included in the syllabus. The preparation strategy for the exam is different for every test taker, as different candidates face different difficulties in the syllabus.
- Start with the studying: Candidates can start studying after they have a plan for the preparation. They must check the syllabus and cover every topic from every part according to the plan. This is the main step included in the preparation.
- Create short notes: After the candidate has created an effective plan and starts the studying part, they must create short notes for the topics they study. These notes are helpful for last-minute preparation by the candidate.
- Practice past question papers and mock tests: The exam pattern for the BITSAT can be known by the candidate here, however, for a detailed analysis of the exam pattern, candidates must practice from the past year’s question paper and mock test. Not only this will help in knowing the exam pattern, but this will also help in knowing the important topics of the examination.
- Stay healthy and take breaks: Candidates do not want to quit the preparation while in the process, thus, they need to stay fit. Candidates must eat healthily and drink plenty of water, this will ensure the healthy life of the candidate. Also, the candidate must take proper breaks in between the preparation process. This will ensure that the candidates do not get frustrated while studying.
- Revision: This is the most important part of the preparation, in this part of the preparation process, the short notes created by the candidate will have the role. These short notes help in the revision before the exam.
BITSAT Admit Card 2021
After booking the slots, candidates will be able to download the BITSAT admit card. The admit card will be available for download over the official website of BITS admission (bitsadmission.com). In order to download the BITSAT Admit Card candidates need to log in at the window released by BITS for this purpose. Candidates are required to carry the printed copy of the admit card on examination day.
No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall without the production of the admit card. The identity of the candidate is subject to verification using the admit card. Thus, candidates must ensure that all the details on the admit card are correct in all aspects. Candidates will have to use the application number, email address, gender, and date of birth to download the BITSAT admit card.
BITSAT Exam Centre 2021
While filling the application form, candidates need to select the preferences of the BITSAT 2021 exam centres. Candidates can enter three preferences in the application form in case they choose the centre in India. If the candidate chooses the exam centre in Dubai, the application fee for the respective candidate changes. Below are the exam centres for BITSAT exam:
|S.No.||Exam Centres||S.No.||Exam Centres|
|9||Coimbatore||38||Pilani campus of BITS|
|11||Dubai Campus of BITS (International Center)||40||Raipur|
|13||Goa Campus of BITS||42||Ranchi|
|18||Hyderabad Campus of BITS||47||Thiruvananthapuram|
Candidates will not be able to change the exam centre after the final allotment of the exam centre is done. Thus, candidates must fill in the preferences in the application form where they wish to appear for the examination.
BITSAT Result 2021
Birla Institute of Technology and Science will release the score of the BITSAT 2021 the next day of the examination. The score can be checked by candidates by visiting the official website of BITSAT (bitsadmission.com). Aspirants need to log in using the credentials such as hall ticket number, registration number and more.
A common merit list for BITSAT is released after the examination for all the slots is over. This merit list is compiled from the scores of the candidates in BITSAT and Class 12 scores that are submitted by the candidates as per the schedule. Candidates having their names on the merit list are eligible for admission to the various campuses of BITS. Candidates will get admission as per the cutoffs released for different campuses.
BITSAT Cutoff 2021
Admission into the Birla Institute of Technology and Science is based on BITSAT Cut-off score released by BITS Pilani. The cutoff score refers to the minimum marks candidate requires for admission into different campuses of BITS. After the release of BITS result, the cutoff score for every campus will be released. Before the release of the BITSAT 2021 cutoff, candidates can check the BITSAT cutoff for 2020 from the table below.
Previous Year BITSAT Cut Off for Pilani Campus
|B.E. branches at Pilani Campus||Cut-off score|
|Electrical & Electronics||333|
|Electronics & Instrumentation||323|
Previous Year BITSAT Cut Off for Goa Campus
|B.E. branches at Goa Campus||Cut-off score|
|Electrical and Electronics||310|
|Electronics & Instrumentation||284|
|Electronics & Communication||322|
Previous Year BITSAT Cut Off for Hyderabad Campus
|B.E. branches at Hyderabad Campus||Cut-off score|
|Electrical and Electronics||308|
|Electronics & Communication||318|
|Electronics & Instrumentation||294|
BITSAT 2021 Counselling and Selection Process
The process of BITSAT Counselling is expected to start in the month of August 2021 after the announcement of the result. The counselling process is meant for only those candidates who have qualified for the exam. In order to become eligible for the counselling process, the candidates are required to achieve the requisite cut off of the exam.
Please note that the BITSAT Counselling process will be done online in the centralized admission portal.
Important FAQs On BITSAT Exam
Every year candidates come across various queries regarding the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test. Here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding BITSAT:
|Q1: Who conducts the BITSAT exam?|
Ans: BITSAT is conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani to facilitate admissions to various engineering programmes offered by different BITS campuses throughout the country.
|Q2: When BITSAT will be conducted this year?|
Ans: The exam dates of BITSAT 2021 as mentioned in the information bulletin is from June 24 to 30, 2021.
|Q3: Does the exam pattern for BITSAT differ for the course you are applying for?|
Ans: The exam pattern for BITSAT remains the same for every course, except for the candidates applying for B.Pharma. Candidates applying for B.Pharma will have to appear for Biology instead of Mathematics.
|Q4: Is BITSAT difficult as compared to JEE Main?|
Ans: No, BITSAT is easier as compared to JEE Main, however, students can expect tricky questions and it is ideal to complete the BITSAT 2021 syllabus to ensure good grades.
|Q5: What is the mode of the BITSAT exam? |
Ans: BITSAT is conducted in an online mode (Computer-based test) only.
|Q6: Is there any negative marking in BITSAT?|
Ans: Yes, BITSAT has negative marking for incorrect responses marked by the candidate. A negative marking of 1 mark is applicable for BITSAT.
|Q7: What if I have forgotten to book the BITSAT slots?|
Ans: BITS will randomly book the slots for candidates who have forgotten to complete the slot booking process.
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