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Engineering Entrance Guide

BITSAT

Latest Updates

  • July 8: BITSAT 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
  • July 1: Exam city allotment for BITSAT 2020 has been released.
  • June 23: The application correction window for BITSAT 2020 is available till June 24.
  • June 6: The admit card for BITSAT 2020 will be released on July 23.
  • May 28: BITSAT 2020 will now be conducted from August 6 to 10 2020.

About BITSAT

BITSAT is an online admission test conducted every year by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses at its three campuses. Nearly 3 lakh candidates apply for this exam to seek admission into the BE, BPharm and MSc programmes across 3 BITS campuses.

BITSAT 2020 application form was released on January 11, 2020. And candidates could register and apply for the exam online and pay the application fees in either offline or online mode. The candidate can view his/her BITSAT score immediately after the completion of the entrance exam and the final results are released in the form of an admit list.

Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam Duration 3 hours
Scoring 3 marks for correct answer
-1 mark for incorrect answer
0 marks for not attempted

Important Dates

Online Registration 11 Jan to 11 May 2020
Application Correction Window 23 to 24 June 2020
Test centre allotment 1 July 2020
Admit Card To be declared
Exam Date To be declared
Admission Process To be notified later

Exam Pattern

BITS Pilani released the BITSAT 2020 exam pattern along with the application form on January 11. BITSAT 2020 will be a three-hour long computer-based online engineering entrance exam. The question paper contains 150 multiple-choice questions, divided into four sections as shown below. Even though the candidate needs to complete the exam in 3 hours, there will be no section-wise time limit. Candidates will have the freedom to attempt any question from any section in BITSAT 2020 as per their preference. Candidates have the option to go back to a previously attempted question and edit it within the stipulated time duration of three hours.

The medium of instruction of the BITSAT question paper will be English only. Candidates appearing in the exam are given different question papers in which questions will be randomly selected from a large database of exam papers by the computer.

Exam Pattern BITSAT 2020

Section Name No. of Questions Max. Marks
Physics 40 120
Chemistry 40 120
English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning 25 75
Mathematics/Biology (BPharma) 45 135
Total 150 450

12 Additional Questions in BITSAT 2020

Candidates who complete 150 questions within the 3 hours duration will get a chance to solve 12 additional questions within the assigned three hours duration. For these extra questions, there will be four questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology sections only. However, any candidate who chooses to answer these 12 additional exam questions is not allowed to go back to the original BITSAT exam and make any changes in the 150 answers he/she has previously selected.

On completion of the exam, candidates can view their BITSAT score immediately. Candidates can download and take a print of their BITSAT scores from the official website on the next day of giving the exam.

Detailed Syllabus

Mathematics

UNIT 1 - ALGEBRA

  • a) Complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, roots of complex numbers, geometric interpretations; Fundamental theorem of algebra
  • b) Theory of Quadratic equations, quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions
  • c) Arithmetic and geometric progressions, arithmetic, geometric and arithmetico• geometric series, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers
  • d) Logarithms and their properties
  • e) Exponential series
  • f) Permutations and combinations, Permutations as an arrangement and combination as selection, simple applications
  • g) Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of binomial coefficients, Pascal’s triangle
  • h) Matrices and determinants of order two or three, properties and evaluation of determinants, addition and multiplication of matrices, adjoint and inverse of matrices, Solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables, elementary row and column operations of matrices, Types of matrices, applications of determinants in finding the area of triangles
  • i) Sets, Relations and Functions, algebra of sets applications, equivalence relations, mappings, one•one, into and onto mappings, composition of mappings, binary operation, inverse of function, functions of real variables like polynomial, modulus, signum and greatest integer
  • j) Mathematical reasoning and methods of proofs, Mathematically acceptable statements. Connecting words/phrases – consolidating the understanding of “if and only if (necessary and sufficient) condition”, “implies”, “and/or”, “implied” by”, “and”, “or”, “there exists” and through variety of examples related to real life and Mathematics. Validating the statements involving the connecting words – difference between contradiction, converse and contra positive. Mathematical induction
  • k) Linear Inequalities, solution of linear inequalities in one variable (Algebraic) and two variables (Graphical)

UNIT 2 - PROBABILITY

  • a) Various terminology in probability, axiomatic and other approaches of probability, addition and multiplication rules of probability
  • b) Conditional probability, total probability and Baye’s theorem
  • c) Independent events
  • d) Discrete random variables and distributions with mean and variance

UNIT 3 - DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS

  • a) Domain and range of a real valued function, Limits and Continuity of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, Differentiability
  • b) Derivative of different types of functions (polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, implicit functions), derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, chain rule, parametric form
  • c) Geometric interpretation of derivative, Tangents and Normal
  • d) Increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima and minima of a function
  • e) Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem and Intermediate Value Theorem

UNIT 4 - INTEGRAL CALCULUS

  • a) Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions
  • b) Methods of integration: Integration by substitution, Integration by parts, integration by partial fractions, and integration by trigonometric identities
  • c) Definite integrals and their properties, Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus, applications in finding areas under simple curves
  • d) Application of definite integrals to the determination of areas of regions bounded by simple curves

UNIT 5 - ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

  • a) Order and degree of a differential equation, formulation of a differential equation whole general solution is given, variables separable method
  • b) Solution of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree
  • c) Linear first order differential equations

UNIT 6 - TRIGONOMETRY

  • a) Measurement of angles in radians and degrees, positive and negative angles, trigonometric ratios, functions with their graphs and identities
  • b) Solution of trigonometric equations
  • c) Inverse trigonometric functions

UNIT 7 - TWO DIMENSIONALCOORDINATE GEOMETRY

  • a) Cartesian coordinates, distance between two points, section formulae, shift of origin
  • b) Straight lines and pair of straight lines: Equation of straight lines in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line, lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrent lines
  • c) Circles: Equation of circle in standard form, parametric equations of a circle.
  • d) Conic sections: parabola, ellipse and hyperbola their eccentricity, directrices & foci

UNIT 8 - THREE DIMENSIONAL COORDINATE GEOMETRY

  • a) Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate planes, distance between two points, section formula, direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space and skew lines
  • b) Angle between two lines whose direction ratios are given, shortest distance between two lines
  • c) Equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane, condition for coplanarity of three lines, angles between two planes, angle between a line and a plane

UNIT 9 - VECTORS

  • a) Direction ratio/cosines of vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, and position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio.
  • b) Dot and cross products of two vectors, projection of a vector on a line
  • c) Scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations

UNIT 10 - STATISTICS

  • a) Measures of Dispersion: Calculation of mean, mode, median, variance, standard deviation, and mean deviation of ungrouped and grouped data
  • b) Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances

UNIT 11 - LINEAR PROGRAMMING

  • a) Various terminology and formulation of linear Programming
  • b) Solution of linear Programming using graphical method, feasible and infeasible regions, feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (upto three nonitrivial constraints)

UNIT 12 - MATHEMATICAL MODELLING

  • a) Formulation of simple real life problem, solution using matrices, calculus and linear programming

Physics

UNIT 1 - UNITS AND MEASUREMENT

  • a) Units (Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental and derived units)
  • b) Dimensional Analysis
  • c) Precision and significant figures
  • d) Fundamental measurements in Physics (Vernier calipers, screw gauge, Physical balance etc)

UNIT 2 - KINEMATICS

  • a) Properties of vectors
  • b) Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
  • c) Motion with constant acceleration
  • d) Projectile motion
  • e) Uniform circular motion
  • f) Relative Motion

UNIT 3 - LAWS OF MOTION

  • a) Newton’s laws (free body diagram, resolution of forces)
  • b) Motion on an inclined plane
  • c) Motion of blocks with pulley systems
  • d) Circular motion – centripetal force
  • e) Inertial and non-inertial frames

UNIT 4 - IMPULSE AND MOMENTUM

  • a) Definition of impulse and momentum
  • b)Conservation of momentum
  • c) Collisions
  • d) Momentum of a system of particles
  • e) Center of mass

UNIT 5 - WORK AND ENERGY

  • a) Work done by a force
  • b) Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
  • c) Power
  • d) Conservative forces and potential energy
  • e) Conservation of mechanical energy

UNIT 6 - ROTATIONAL MOTION

  • a) Description of rotation (angular displacement, angular velocity and angular acceleration)
  • b) Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration
  • c) Moment of inertia, Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, rotational kinetic energy
  • d) Torque and angular momentum
  • e) Conservation of angular momentum
  • f) Rolling motion

UNIT 7 - GRAVITATION

  • a) Newton’s law of gravitation
  • b) Gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity
  • c) Motion of planets – Kepler’s laws, satellite motion

UNIT 8 - MECHANICS OF SOLIDS AND FLUIDS

  • a) Elasticity
  • b) Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  • c) Viscosity and Surface Tension
  • d) Bernoulli’s theorem

UNIT 9 - HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS

  • a) Kinetic theory of gases
  • b) Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  • c) Specific heat, Heat Transfer - Conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, Newton’s law of cooling Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics
  • d) Second law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of performance

UNIT 10 - OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES

  • a) Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
  • b) Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  • c) Forced & damped oscillations, resonance
  • d) Progressive sinusoidal waves
  • e) Standing waves in strings and pipes
  • f) Superposition of waves, beats
  • g) Doppler Effect

UNIT 11 - ELECTROSTATICS

  • a) Coulomb’s law
  • b) Electric field (discrete and continuous charge distributions)
  • c) Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
  • d) Gauss’ law and its applications
  • e) Electric dipole
  • f) Capacitance and dielectrics (parallel plate capacitor, capacitors in series and parallel)

UNIT 12 - CURRENT ELECTRICITY

  • a) Ohm’s law, Joule heating
  • b) DC circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff’s laws, potentiometer, and Wheatstone bridge
  • c) Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin and temperature dependence of resistivity)

UNIT 13 - MAGNETIC EFFETCS OF CURRENT AND MAGNETISM

  • a) Biot-Savart’s law and its applications
  • b) Ampere’s law and its applications
  • c) Lorentz force, force on current-carrying conductors in a magnetic field
  • d) Magnetic moment of a current loop, torque on a current loop, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter

UNIT 14 - ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION

  • a) Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
  • b) Self and mutual inductance
  • c) Transformers and generators
  • d) Alternating current (peak and rms value)
  • e) AC circuits, LCR circuits

UNIT 15 - OPTICS

  • a) Laws of reflection and refraction
  • b) Lenses and mirrors
  • c) Optical instruments – telescope and microscope
  • d) Interference – Huygen’s principle, Young’s double slit experiment
  • e) Interference in thin films
  • f) Diffraction due to a single slit
  • e) Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Electromagnetic spectrum
  • f) Polarisation – states of polarization, Malus’ law, Brewster’s law

UNIT 16 - MODERN PHYSICS

  • a) Dual nature of light and matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength
  • b) Atomic models – Rutherford’s experiment, Bohr’s atomic model
  • c) Hydrogen atom spectrum
  • d) Radioactivity
  • e) Nuclear reactions : Fission and fusion, binding energy

UNIT 17 - ELECTRONIC DEVICES

  • a) Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors
  • b) Semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias
  • c) Diode as a rectifier
  • d) I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode
  • e) Zener diode as a voltage regulator
  • f) Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor
  • g) Transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator
  • h) Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR)
  • i) Transistor as a switch

Chemistry

UNIT 1 - BASIC CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY

  • a) Measurement: Physical quantities and SI units, Dimensional analysis, Precision, Significant figures
  • b) Chemical reactions: Laws of chemical combination, Dalton’s atomic theory
  • c) Mole concept
  • d) Atomic, molecular and molar masses; Percentage composition empirical & molecular formula; Balanced chemical equations & stoichiometry
  • e) Chemical equations and stoichiometry

UNIT 2 - STATES OF MATTER

  • a) Three states of matter, intermolecular interactions, types of bonding, melting and boiling points
  • b) Gaseous state: Gas Laws, ideal behavior, ideal gas equation, empirical derivation of gas equation, Avogadro number, Deviation from ideal behaviour – Critical temperature, Liquefaction of gases, van der Waals equation
  • c) Liquid state: Vapour pressure, surface tension, viscosity
  • d) Solid state: Classification; Space lattices & crystal systems; Unit cell in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices, calculation of density of unit cell – Cubic & hexagonal systems; Close packing; Crystal structures: Simple AB and AB2 type ionic crystals, covalent crystals – diamond & graphite, metals
  • e) Voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, Imperfections- Point defects, non-stoichiometric crystals
  • f) Electrical, magnetic and dielectric properties
  • g) Amorphous solids – qualitative description
  • h) Band theory of metals, conductors, semiconductors and insulators, and n- and p- type semiconductors

UNIT 3 - ATOMIC STRUCTURE

  • a) Introduction: Subatomic particles; Atomic number, isotopes and isobars, Thompson’s model and its limitations, Rutherford’s picture of atom and its limitations; Hydrogen atom spectrum and Bohr model and its limitations
  • b) Quantum mechanics: Wave-particle duality – de Broglie relation, Uncertainty principle; Hydrogen atom: Quantum numbers and wavefunctions, atomic orbitals and their shapes (s, p, and d), Spin quantum number
  • c) Many electron atoms: Pauli exclusion principle; Aufbau principle and the electronic configuration of atoms, Hund’s rule
  • d) Periodicity: Brief history of the development of periodic tables Periodic law and the modern periodic table; Types of elements: s, p, d, and f blocks; Periodic trends: ionization energy, atomic, and ionic radii, inter gas radii, electron affinity, electro negativity and valency. Nomenclature of elements with atomic number greater than 100

UNIT 4 - CHEMICAL BONDING AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE

  • a) Valence electrons, Ionic Bond: Lattice Energy and Born-Haber cycle; Covalent character of ionic bonds and polar character of covalent bond, bond parameters
  • b) Molecular Structure: Lewis picture & resonance structures, VSEPR model & molecular shapes
  • c) Covalent Bond: Valence Bond Theory- Orbital overlap, Directionality of bonds & hybridization (s, p & d orbitals only), Resonance; Molecular orbital theory- Methodology, Orbital energy level diagram, Bond order, Magnetic properties for homonuclear diatomic species (qualitative idea only)
  • d) Dipole moments; Hydrogen Bond

UNIT 5 - THERMODYNAMICS

  • a) Basic Concepts: Systems and surroundings; State functions; Intensive & Extensive Properties; Zeroth Law and Temperature
  • b) First Law of Thermodynamics: Work, internal energy, heat, enthalpy, heat capacities and specific heats, measurements of ΔU and ΔH, Enthalpies of formation, phase transformation, ionization, electron gain; Thermochemistry; Hess’s Law, Enthalpy of bond dissociation, combustion, atomization, sublimation, solution and dilution
  • c) Second Law: Spontaneous and reversible processes; entropy; Gibbs free energy related to spontaneity and non-spontaneity, non-mechanical work; Standard free energies of formation, free energy change and chemical equilibrium
  • d) Third Law: Introduction

UNIT 6 - EQUILIBRIUM

  • a) Concentration Units: Mole Fraction, Molarity, and Molality
  • b) Solutions: Solubility of solids and gases in liquids, Vapour Pressure, Raoult’s law, Relative lowering of vapor pressure, depression in freezing point; elevation in boiling point; osmotic pressure, determination of molecular mass; solid solutions, abnormal molecular mass, van’t Hoff factor. Equilibrium: Dynamic nature of equilibrium, law of mass action
  • c) Physical Equilibrium: Equilibria involving physical changes (solid-liquid, liquid-gas, solid-gas), Surface chemistry, Adsorption, Physical and Chemical adsorption, Langmuir Isotherm, Colloids and emulsion, classification, preparation, uses
  • d) Chemical Equilibria: Equilibrium constants (KP, KC), Factors affecting equilibrium, Le- Chatelier’s principle
  • e) Ionic Equilibria: Strong and Weak electrolytes, Acids and Bases (Arrhenius, Lewis, Lowry and Bronsted) and their dissociation; degree of ionization, Ionization of Water; ionization of polybasic acids, pH; Buffer solutions; Henderson equation, Acid-base titrations; Hydrolysis; Solubility Product of Sparingly Soluble Salts; Common Ion Effect
  • f) Factors Affecting Equilibria: Concentration, Temperature, Pressure, Catalysts, Significance of ΔG and ΔG0 in Chemical Equilibria

UNIT 7 - ELECTROCHEMISTRY

  • a) Redox Reactions: Oxidation-reduction reactions (electron transfer concept); Oxidation number; Balancing of redox reactions; Electrochemical cells and cell reactions; Standard electrode potentials; EMF of Galvanic cells; Nernst equation; Factors affecting the electrode potential; Gibbs energy change and cell potential; Secondary cells; dry cells, Fuel cells; Corrosion and its prevention
  • b) Electrolytic Conduction: Electrolytic Conductance; Specific and molar conductivities; variations of conductivity with concentration , Kolhrausch’s Law and its application, Electrolysis, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis; Electrode potential and electrolysis, Commercial production of the chemicals, NaOH, Na, Al

UNIT 8 - CHEMICAL KINETICS

  • a) Aspects of Kinetics: Rate and Rate expression of a reaction; Rate constant; Order and molecularity of the reaction; Integrated rate expressions and half-life for zero and first order reactions
  • b) Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions: Concentration of the reactants, catalyst; size of particles, Temperature dependence of rate constant concept of collision theory (elementary idea, no mathematical treatment); Activation energy
  • c) Surface Chemistry: Adsorption – physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gasses on solids; catalysis: homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: enzyme catalysis, colloidal state: distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspensions; lyophillic, lyophobic multi molecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulations; emulsions–types of emulsions

UNIT 9 - HYDROGEN

  • a) The position of hydrogen in periodic table, occurrence, isotopes
  • b) Dihydrogen: preparation, properties, reactions, and uses
  • c) Molecular, saline, ionic, covalent, interstitial hydrides
  • d) Water: Properties; Structure and aggregation of water molecules; Heavy water
  • e) Hydrogen peroxide: preparation, reaction, structure & use
  • f) Hydrogen as a fuel

UNIT 10 - S BLOCK ELEMENTS (ALKALI AND ALKALINE EARTH METALS)

  • a) S-block elements: Abundance and occurrence; Anomalous properties of the first elements in each group; diagonal relationships; trends in the variation of properties (ionization energy, atomic & ionic radii)
  • b) Alkali metals: Lithium, sodium and potassium: occurrence, extraction, reactivity, and electrode potentials; Biological importance; Reactions with oxygen, hydrogen, halogens water; Basic nature of oxides and hydroxides; Halides; Properties and uses of compounds such as NaCl, Na2CO3, NaHCO3, NaOH, KCl, and KOH
  • c) Alkaline earth metals: Magnesium and calcium: Occurrence, extraction, reactivity and electrode potentials; Reactions with O2, H2O, H2 and halogens; Solubility and thermal stability of oxo salts; Biological importance of Ca and Mg; Preparation, properties and uses of important compounds such as CaO, Ca(OH)2, plaster of Paris, MgSO4, MgCl2, CaCO3, and CaSO4

UNIT 11 - P, D & F BLOCK ELEMENTS

  • a) General: Abundance, distribution, physical and chemical properties, isolation and uses of elements; Trends in chemical reactivity of elements of a group; electronic configuration, oxidation states; anomalous properties of first element of each group
  • b) Group 13 elements: Boron; Properties and uses of borax, boric acid, boron hydrides & halides. Reaction of aluminum with acids and alkalis
  • c) Group 14 elements: Carbon: carbon catenation, physical & chemical properties, uses, allotropes (graphite, diamond, fullerenes), oxides, halides and sulphides, carbides; Silicon: Silica, silicates, silicone, silicon tetrachloride, Zeolites, and their uses
  • d) Group 15 elements: Dinitrogen; Preparation, reactivity and uses of nitrogen; Industrial and biological nitrogen fixation; Compound of nitrogen; Ammonia: Haber’s process, properties and reactions; Oxides of nitrogen and their structures; Properties and Ostwald’s process of nitric acid production; Fertilizers – NPK type; Production of phosphorus; Allotropes of phosphorus; Preparation, structure and properties of hydrides, oxides, oxoacids (elementary idea only) and halides of phosphorus, phosphine
  • e) Group 16 elements: Isolation and chemical reactivity of dioxygen; Acidic, basic and amphoteric oxides; Preparation, structure and properties of ozone; Allotropes of sulphur; Preparation/production properties and uses of sulphur dioxide and sulphuric acid; Structure and properties of oxides, oxoacids (structures only)
  • f) Group 17 and group 18 elements: Structure and properties of hydrides, oxides, oxoacids of halogens (structures only); preparation, properties & uses of chlorine & HCl; Inter halogen compounds; Bleaching Powder; Uses of Group 18 elements, Preparation, structure and reactions of xenon fluorides, oxides, and oxoacids
  • g) d-Block elements: General trends in the chemistry of first row transition elements; Metallic character; Oxidation state; ionization enthalpy; Ionic radii; Color; Catalytic properties; Magnetic properties; Interstitial compounds; Occurrence and extraction of iron, copper, silver, zinc, and mercury; Alloy formation; Steel and some important alloys; preparation and properties of K2Cr2O7, KMnO4
  • g) f-Block elements: Lanthanoids and actinoids; Oxidation states and chemical reactivity of lanthanoids compounds; Lanthanide contraction and its consequences, Comparison of actinoids and lanthanoids

UNIT 12 - COORDINATION COMPOUNDS

  • a) Introduction to coordination compounds, Werner’s theory
  • b) Ligands, coordination number
  • c) IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism
  • d) Application and importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and biological systems e.g. chlorophyll, vitamin B12, and hemoglobin)
  • e) Bonding: Valence-bond approach, Crystal field theory (qualitative); Isomerism including stereoisomerisms

UNIT 13 - PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  • a) TClassification: General Introduction, classification based on functional groups, trivial and IUPAC nomenclature. Methods of purification: qualitative and quantitative
  • b) Electronic displacement in a covalent bond: Inductive, resonance effects, and hyperconjugation; free radicals; carbocations, carbanions, nucleophiles and electrophiles; types of organic reactions, free radial halogenations

UNIT 14 - HYDROCARBONS

  • a) Alkanes: Structural isomerism, general properties and chemical reactions, free redical helogenation, combustion and pyrolysis
  • b) Alkenes and alkynes: General methods of preparation and reactions, physical properties, electrophilic and free radical additions, acidic character of alkynes and (1,2 and 1,4) addition to dienes
  • c) Aromatic hydrocarbons: Sources; properties; isomerism; resonance delocalization; aromaticity; polynuclear hydrocarbons; IUPAC nomenclature; mechanism of electrophilic substitution reaction, directive influence and effect of substituents on reactivity; carcinogenicity and toxicity
  • d) Haloalkanes and haloarenes: Physical properties, nomenclature, optical rotation, chemical reactions and mechanism of substitution reaction. Uses and environmental effects; di, tri, tetrachloromethanes, iodoform, freon and DDT

UNIT 15 - STEREOCHEMISTRY

  • a) Conformations: Ethane conformations; Newman and Sawhorse projections
  • b) Geometrical isomerism in alkenes

UNIT 16 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING OXYGEN AND NITROGEN

  • a) General: Nomenclature, electronic structure, important methods of preparation, identification, important reactions, physical and chemical properties, uses of alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, nitro compounds, amines, diazonium salts, cyanides and isocyanides
  • b) Specific: Reactivity of -hydrogen in carbonyl compounds, effect of substituents on alpha- carbon on acid strength, comparative reactivity of acid derivatives, mechanism of nucleophilic addition and dehydration, basic character of amines, methods of preparation, and their separation, importance of diazonium salts in synthetic organic chemistry

UNIT 17 - BIOLOGICAL, INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

  • a) Carbohydrates: Classification; Monosaccharides; Structures of pentoses and hexoses; Simple chemical reactions of glucose, Disaccharides: reducing and non-reducing sugars – sucrose, maltose and lactose; Polysaccharides: elementary idea of structures of starch, cellulose and glycogen
  • b) Proteins: Amino acids; Peptide bond; Polypeptides; Primary structure of proteins; Simple idea of secondary , tertiary and quarternary structures of proteins; Denaturation of proteins and enzymes
  • c) Nucleic Acids: Types of nucleic acids; Primary building blocks of nucleic acids (chemical composition of DNA & RNA); Primary structure of DNA and its double helix; Replication; Transcription and protein synthesis; Genetic code
  • d) Vitamins: Classification, structure, functions in biosystems; Hormones
  • e) Polymers: Classification of polymers; General methods of polymerization; Molecular mass of polymers; Biopolymers and biodegradable polymers; methods of polymerization (free radical, cationic and anionic addition polymerizations); Copolymerization: Natural rubber; Vulcanization of rubber; Synthetic rubbers. Condensation polymers
  • f) Pollution: Environmental pollutants; soil, water and air pollution; Chemical reactions in atmosphere; Smog; Major atmospheric pollutants; Acid rain; Ozone and its reactions; Depletion of ozone layer and its effects; Industrial air pollution; Green house effect and global warming; Green Chemistry, study for control of environmental pollution
  • g) Chemicals in medicine, health-care and food: Analgesics, Tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, anti-microbials, anti-fertility drugs, antihistamines, antibiotics, antacids; Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, antioxidants, soaps and detergents

UNIT 18 - THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES RELATED TO PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY

  • a) Volumetric Analysis: Principles; Standard solutions of sodium carbonate and oxalic acid; Acid- base titrations; Redox reactions involving KI, H2SO4, Na2SO3, Na2S2O3 and H2S; Potassium permanganate in acidic, basic and neutral media; Titrations of oxalic acid, ferrous ammonium sulphate with KMnO4, K2 Cr2O7/Na2S2O3, Cu(II)/Na2S2O3
  • b) Qualitative analysis of Inorganic Salts: Principles in the determination of the cations Pb2+, Cu2+, As3+, Mn2+, Al3+, Zn2+, Co2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+, Fe3+, Ni2+ and the anions CO32-, S2-, SO42-, SO32-, NO2-, NO3-, Cl-, Br-, I-, PO43-, CH3COO-, C2O42-
  • c) Physical Chemistry Experiments: preparation and crystallization of alum, copper sulphate. Benzoic acid ferrous sulphate, double salt of alum and ferrous sulphate, potassium ferric sulphate; Temperature vs. solubility; Study of pH charges by common ion effect in case of weak acids and weak bases; pH measurements of some solutions obtained from fruit juices, solutions of known and varied concentrations of acids, bases and salts using pH paper or universal indicator; Lyophilic and lyophobic sols; Dialysis; Role of emulsifying agents in emulsification. Equilibrium studies involving ferric and thiocyanate ions (ii) [Co(H2O)6]2+ and chloride ions; Enthalpy determination for strong acid vs. strong base neutralization reaction (ii) hydrogen bonding interaction between acetone and chloroform; Rates of the reaction between (i) sodium thiosulphate and hydrochloric acid, (ii) potassium iodate and sodium sulphite (iii) iodide vs. hydrogen peroxide, concentration and temperature effects in these reactions
  • d) Purification Methods: Filtration, crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction, and chromatography. Principles of melting point and boiling point determination; principles of paper chromatographic separation – Rf values
  • e) Qualitative Analysis of Organic Compounds: Detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorous and halogens; Detection of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in foodstuff; Detection of alcoholic, phenolic, aldehydic, ketonic, carboxylic, amino groups and unsaturation
  • f) Quantitative Analysis of Organic Compounds: Basic principles for the quantitative estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, halogen, sulphur and phosphorous; Molecular mass determination by silver salt and chloroplatinate salt methods; Calculations of empirical and molecular formulae
  • g) Principles of Organic Chemistry Experiments: Preparation of iodoform, acetanilide, p-nitro acetanilide, di-benzayl acetone, aniline yellow, beta-naphthol; Preparation of acetylene and study of its acidic character
  • h) Basic Laboratory Technique: Cutting glass tube and glass rod, bending a glass tube, drawing out a glass jet, boring of cork

English Proficiency

UNIT 1 - GRAMMAR

  • a) Agreement, Time and Tense, Parallel construction, Relative pronouns
  • b) Determiners, Prepositions, Modals, Adjectives
  • c) Voice, Transformation
  • d) Question tags, Phrasal verbs

UNIT 2 - VOCABULARY

  • a) Synonyms, Antonyms, Odd Word, One Word, Jumbled letters, Homophones, Spelling
  • b) Contextual meaning
  • c) Analogy

UNIT 3 - READING COMPREHENSION

  • a) Content/ideas
  • b) Vocabulary
  • c) Referents
  • d) Idioms/Phrases
  • e) Reconstruction (rewording)

UNIT 4 - COMPOSITION

  • a) Rearrangement
  • b) Paragraph Unity
  • c) Linkers/Connectives

Logical Reasoning

UNIT 1 - VERBAL REASONING

  • a) Analogy: Analogy means correspondence. In the questions based on analogy, a particular relationship is given and another similar relationship has to be identified from the alternatives provided
  • b) Classification: Classification means to assort the items of a given group on the basis of certain common qualities they possess and then spot the odd option out
  • c) Series Completion: Here series of numbers or letters are given and one is asked to either complete the series or find out the wrong part in the series
  • d) Logical Deduction: Reading Passage: Here a brief passage is given and based on the passage the candidate is required to identify the correct or incorrect logical conclusions
  • e) Chart Logic: Here a chart or a table is given that is partially filled in and asks to complete it in accordance with the information given either in the chart / table or in the question

UNIT 2 - NON VERBAL REASONING

  • a) Pattern Perception: Here a certain pattern is given and generally a quarter is left blank. The candidate is required to identify the correct quarter from the given four alternatives
  • b) Figure Formation and Analysis: The candidate is required to analyze and form a figure from various given parts
  • c) Paper Cutting: It involves the analysis of a pattern that is formed when a folded piece of paper is cut into a definite design
  • b) Figure Matrix: In this more than one set of figures is given in the form of a matrix, all of them following the same rule. The candidate is required to follow the rule and identify the missing figure
  • c) Rule Detection: Here a particular rule is given and it is required to select from the given sets of figures, a set of figures, which obeys the rule and forms the correct series

Biology

UNIT 1 - DIVERSITY IN THE LIVING WORLD

  • a) Biology – its meaning and relevance to mankind
  • b) What is living; Taxonomic categories and aids; Systematics and Binomial system of nomenclature
  • c) Introductory classification of living organisms (Two-kingdom system, Five-kingdom system)
  • d) Plant kingdom – Salient features of major groups (Algae to Angiosperms)
  • e) Animal kingdom – Salient features of Nonchordates up to phylum, and Chordates up to class level

UNIT 2 - CELL: THE UNIT OF LIFE; STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS

  • a) Cell wall; Cell membrane; Endomembrane system (ER, Golgi apparatus/Dictyosome, Lysosomes, Vacuoles); Mitochondria; Plastids; Ribosomes; Cytoskeleton; Cilia and Flagella; Centrosome and Centriole; Nucleus; Microbodies/li>
  • b) Structural differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic, and between plant and animal cells
  • c) Cell cycle (various phases); Mitosis; Meiosis
  • d) Biomolecules – Structure and function of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and Nucleic acids
  • e) Enzymes – Chemical nature, types, properties and mechanism of action

UNIT 3 - GENETICS AND EVOLUTION

  • a) Mendelian inheritance; Chromosome theory of inheritance; Gene interaction; Incomplete dominance; Co-dominance; Complementary genes; Multiple alleles
  • b) Linkage and Crossing over; Inheritance patterns of hemophilia and blood groups in humans
  • c) DNA –its organization and replication; Transcription and Translation
  • d) Gene expression and regulation; DNA fingerprinting
  • e) Theories and evidences of evolution, including modern Darwinism

UNIT 4 - STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: PLANTS

  • a) Morphology of a flowering plant; Tissues and tissue systems in plants; Anatomy and function of root, stem (including modifications), leaf, inflorescence, flower (including position and arrangement of different whorls, placentation), fruit and seed; Types of fruit; Secondary growth
  • b) Absorption and movement of water (including diffusion, osmosis and water relations of cell) and of nutrients; Translocation of food; Transpiration and gaseous exchange; Mechanism of stomatal movement
  • c) Mineral nutrition – Macro- and micro-nutrients in plants including deficiency disorders; Biological nitrogen fixation mechanism
  • d) Photosynthesis – Light reaction, cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation; various pathways of carbon dioxide fixation; Photorespiration; Limiting factors
  • e) Respiration – Anaerobic, Fermentation, Aerobic; Glycolysis, TCA cycle; Electron transport system; Energy relations

UNIT 5 - STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: ANIMALS

  • a) Human Physiology – Digestive system – organs, digestion and absorption; Respiratory system – organs, breathing and exchange and transport of gases
  • b) Body fluids and circulation – Blood, lymph, double circulation, regulation of cardiac activity; Hypertension, Coronary artery diseases
  • c) Excretion system – Urine formation, regulation of kidney function
  • d) Locomotion and movement – Skeletal system, joints, muscles, types of movement
  • e) Control and co-ordination – Central and peripheral nervous systems, structure and function of neuron, reflex action and sensory reception; Role of various types of endocrine glands; Mechanism of hormone action

UNIT 6 - REPRODUCTION, GROWTH AND MOVEMENT IN PLANTS

  • a) Asexual methods of reproduction
  • b) Sexual Reproduction – Development of male and female gametophytes; Pollination (Types and agents); Fertilization; Development of embryo, endosperm, seed and fruit (including parthenocarpy and elminth)
  • c) Growth and Movement – Growth phases; Types of growth regulators and their role in seed dormancy, germination and movement
  • d) Apical dominance; Senescence; Abscission; Photo- periodism; Vernalisation
  • e) Various types of movements

UNIT 7 - REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN HUMANS

  • a) Male and female reproductive systems
  • b) Menstrual cycle; Gamete production; Fertilisation; Implantation
  • c) Embryo development
  • d) Pregnancy and parturition
  • e) Birth control and contraception

UNIT 8 - ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

  • a) Meaning of ecology, environment, habitat and niche
  • b) Ecological levels of organization (organism to biosphere); Characteristics of Species, Population, Biotic Community and Ecosystem; Succession and Climax. Ecosystem – Biotic and abiotic components; Ecological pyramids; Food chain and Food web
  • c) Energy flow; Major types of ecosystems including agroecosystem
  • d) Ecological adaptations – Structural and physiological features in plants and animals of aquatic and desert habitats
  • e) Biodiversity and Environmental Issues – Meaning, types and conservation strategies (Biosphere reserves, National parks and Sanctuaries), Air and Water Pollution (sources and major pollutants); Global warming and Climate change; Ozone depletion; Noise pollution; Radioactive pollution; Methods of pollution control (including an idea of bioremediation); Deforestation; Extinction of species (Hot Spots)

UNIT 9 - BIOLOGY AND HUMAN WARFARE

  • a) Animal husbandry – Livestock, Poultry, Fisheries; Major animal diseases and their control. Pathogens of major communicable diseases of humans caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, protozoans and helminthes, and their control
  • b) Cancer; AIDS
  • c) Adolescence and drug/alcohol abuse
  • d) Basic concepts of immunology
  • e) Plant Breeding and Tissue Culture in crop improvement

UNIT 10 - BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

  • a) Microbes as ideal system for biotechnology
  • b) Microbial technology in food processing, industrial production (alcohol, acids, enzymes, antibiotics), sewage treatment and energy generation
  • c) Steps in recombinant DNA technology – restriction enzymes, NA insertion by vectors and other methods, regeneration of recombinants
  • d) Applications of R-DNA technology in human health –Production of Insulin, Vaccines and Growth hormones, Organ transplant, Gene therapy
  • e) Applications in Industry and Agriculture – Production of expensive enzymes, strain improvement to scale up bioprocesses, GM crops by transfer of genes for nitrogen fixation, herbicide-resistance and pest-resistance including Bt crops

Exam Analysis

BITSAT 2019 Analysis–BITSAT 2019 was conducted from May 16 to 26, 2019 with 2 slots on each day- 9 AM to 12 noon and 2 PM to 5 PM.

Difficulty Level

The exam had an overall moderate difficulty level. Questions worth 108 marks were easy to attempt while moderate level questions contributed to 165 marks and the remaining 102 marks were attributed to difficult questions. The detailed subject-wise breakdown of difficulty level is provided below:

Subject Easy Moderate Difficult
Physics 9 16 15
Chemistry 13 18 9
Mathematics 14 21 10

Distribution of questions

The exam had an overall moderate difficulty level. Questions worth 108 marks were easy to attempt while moderate level questions contributed to 165 marks and the remaining 102 marks were attributed to difficult questions. The detailed subject-wise breakdown of difficulty level is provided below:

  • The Physics Section had a similar number of questions from class 11 and class 12 syllabus. There were almost 19 questions from class 11th syllabus and 21 Questions from class 12th syllabus. Additionally, the questions in this section section were mostly based on theory, rather than being numerical in nature. This was the toughest section of BITSAT 2019.
  • The Chemistry section had a relatively higher weightage from class 12 syllabus. There were 17 questions from class 11th syllabus and 23 questions from class 12th syllabus. The highest number of questions were from Organic Chemistry (biomolecules, polymers and chemistry in everyday life) and General Chemistry. There was a higher proportion of factual questions in Chemistry.
  • The Mathematics section, had a higher weightage from class 11 syllabus. There were 25 questions from class 11th syllabus and 15 questions from class 12th syllabus. The questions had a moderate difficulty level and candidates could easily attempt almost all the questions if they know 3/4 formulas of all the chapters from Maths NCERT.
  • The English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning section was the most scoring section. Logical Reasoning included some tricky questions but in a balanced attempt.
  • If attempted with speed and management, the exam could be finished in approximately 2 hr 20 min and hence, candidates could also attempt the additional questions. Candidates felt that the extra questions were much easier than the actual paper and could be finished in 12-15 minutes time.

Topic-Wise Analysis

The chapter-wise weighatge for each section is provided below:

Physics

Chapter Syllabus No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Electricity and Magnetism (Electrostatics, Electricity, EMI, Electromagnetic fields) Class 12 15 Moderate
Heat and Thermodynamics Class 11 4 Difficult
Mechanics (Kinematics, Work Power Energy, Rigid Body Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics) Class 11 11 Moderate
Modern Physics Class 12 4 Easy
Optics (Ray and Wave Optics) Class 12 4 Moderate
SHM & Waves Class 11 2 Difficult

Chemistry

Chapter Syllabus No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Inorganic Chemistry-1 (Chemical Bonding, Periodic Table) Class 11 2 Easy
Organic Chemistry-1 (General Organic Chemistry & Hydrocarbons) Class 11 5 Moderate
Physical Chemistry-1 (Atomic Structure, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Gas State) Class 11 10 Moderate
Inorganic Chemistry-2 (d & f block, Co-Ordination Compounds, etc.) Class 12 6 Easy
Organic Chemistry-2 (Biomolecules, Practical Organic Chemistry, Polymers, etc.) Class 12 9 Difficult
Physical Chemistry-2 (Chemical Kinetics, Solid State, Electrochemistry, Redox) Class 12 8 Moderate

Mathematics

Chapter Syllabus No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Circles Class 12 4 Moderate
Straight Lines & Pair of Straight lines Class 12 2 Difficult
Continuity & Differentiability Class 12 2 Difficult
Theory of Equation Class 11 2 Easy
Binomial Theorem Class 11 2 Moderate
Sets, Relations & Functions Class 11 2 Easy
Properties of Triangles Class 11 1 Difficult
Trigonometric Ratios & Identities Class 11 2 Easy
Trigonometric Equations Class 11 2 Easy
Probability Class 11 2 Easy
Matrices & Determinants Class 11 3 Moderate
Application of Derivatives Class 12 7 Moderate
Permutations & Combinations Class 11 3 Easy
Parabola Class 11 2 Difficult
Sequence & Series Class 11 4 Moderate
Inverse Trigonometry Class 11 1 Difficult
Limits & Differential Coefficient Class 11 2 Difficult
Statistics Class 11 1 Easy
Complex Numbers Class 11 1 Moderate

English Proficiency

Topic No. of Questions Marks
Synonyms & Antonyms 2 6
Comprehension 4 12
Collective Nouns 2 6
Grammar 2 6

Logical Reasoning

Topic No. of Questions Marks
Figure Completion & Analysis 4 12
Completing a sequence 2 8
Questions on Family tree 2 8
Numbers & Alphabetical Series Test 2 8
Logical Deduction 4 16
Rule Detection 1 4

Exam Tips

  • Know the exam pattern and syllabus: Candidates must know the exam pattern and detailed syllabus for BITSAT before kick-starting the preparation. By going through the BITSAT syllabus, they will understand which subjects and topics are used in questions since the pattern and syllabus are slightly different compared to JEE.
  • Choose the right books: Candidates should choose a limited number of books to ensure that they cover all the topics well and not get confused. The following section provides a list of books recomended by for BITSAT Main preparation across each subject.

Best Physics Books for BITSAT

Book Author
NCERT Textbooks for Physics NCERT
Concepts of Physics Vol 1 and Vol 2 HC Verma
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday & Resnick
Arihant Physics DC Pandey
Problems in General Physics I.E. Irodov
Advanced level Physics Nelson and Parker

Best Chemistry Books for BITSAT

Book Author
NCERT Textbooks for Chemistry NCERT
Inorganic Chemistry J.D.Lee
A textbook of Inorganic Chemistry Dr. O.P. Tandon
Physical Chemistry N Awasthi
Organic Chemistry M.S. Chauhan
Organic Chemistry Paula Bruice Yurkanis

Best Mathematics Books for BITSAT

Book Author
NCERT Textbooks for Mathematics NCERT
Objective Mathematics Vol 1 and Vol 2 R.D. Sharma
Higher Algebra Hall Knight
Problems in Calculus of One Variable Algebra I.A.Maron
Differential Calculus Arihant Publications
Integral Calculus Arihant Publications

Best English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning Books for BITSAT

Book Author
BITSAT English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning Disha Experts
The Pearson Complete Guide to the BITSAT (English) One Learn Education
Wren and Martin S. Chand Publishing
  • Time Management: To ensure thorough coverage of the syllabus, candidates must divide their time effectively. This will also help them to have enough time for revision. Aspirants must maintain a strict daily routine and avoid random or weekend preparation sessions. Dividing sections as per the time in hand each day to plan study hours will lead to effective time management. Going through analysis of previous years' BITSAT exam will help candidates to create a study-plan which targets the most important areas of the exam.
  • Prepare notes/flashcards: While preparing, aspirants should create flashcard and short notes for important concepts/formulae which will help them save time a month before the main exam as the candidates can quickly go through these short notes for revision.
  • Practice BITSAT sample papers and previous year question papers: Solving sample papers and previous-year papers helps candidates assess their level of their preparation. Practicing these BITSAT sample papers will help candidates know their strong and weak areas.
  • Attempt Mock Tests to get familiar to actual examination conditions: Candidates are advised to attempt BITSAT mock tests which will make candidates comfortable for the D-day of as they will be able to acclimatise themselves and not face any problem on the day of the actual exam.
  • Revision: To brush up their concepts before the exam, candidates should keep at least one month or two for revision. Revision at this stage should be quick and candidates should use the short notes that they make during preparation for this purpose.

Eligibility Criteria

01

For admission to any of the programmes except BPharm (Hons), candidates should have cleared class 12th examination from a recognised Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Candidates must have adequate proficiency in English. Candidates should have obtained a minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects with at least 60% marks in each of the subjects- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

02

For admission to BPharm (Hons), candidates should have passed the class 12th examination from a recognised Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Candidates must have adequate proficiency in English. Candidates with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology (PCMB) in class 12 can also apply for the Pharmacy programme at BITS campuses. Candidates should have obtained a minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (and Maths, if they are PCMB students) subjects with at least 60% marks in each of the subjects- Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (and Maths, if they are PCMB students).

03

Students who are presently studying in any of the BITS campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT 2020

04

There is no age limit to appear for BITSAT. However, only students who are appearing for 12th class examination in 2020 or have passed the exam in 2019 are eligible to appear in BITSAT 2020. If a candidate has attempted the 12th class or equivalent exam multiple times, the latest performance will be considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed.

05

Direct Admission: First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2020 will be given direct admission to the programme of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2020 score

Results

BITSAT 2020 result will be declared online on the BITS Admissions official website. The score of the candidate is declared immediately after the exam gets over. This score includes the number of correct answers, incorrect answers and total marks obtained by the candidate. Post the exam, the admit list and wait list will be released by the institute in different iterations.

Admissions into programmes offered by different campuses of BITS is completely based on merit and the scores acquired by candidates in the BITSAT entrance exam. Aspirants also need to ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria related to minimum marks to be obtained in the Class XII Board examination or equivalent qualifying exam.

BITSAT 2020: Tie-Breaking Rules

In a situation wherein two or more candidates have the same BITSAT score, the below-mentioned rules will be folloed for tie-breaking:

  • Scores of candidates in Mathematics/Biology (For BPharm) subject in BITSAT will be considered for preparing the merit list
  • If the tie still exists, then the score of candidates in the Physics section of the BITSAT exam will be considered for preparing the merit list
  • If the tie still exists then the score of candidates in the Chemistry section of BITSAT exam would be taken into consideration
  • If the tie still exists then the total marks of candidates in their Class 12 examination in PCM/PCB (for BPharm) will be taken into consideration

Cut Off

BITSAT 2020 cutoff signifies the qualifying marks that candidates need to score to be eligible for counselling and admission procedure at different campuses of BITS. Students must score equal to or greater than the cutoff marks to secure admission in BITS. There are two separate merit lists released for BITSAT. One for all courses (except BPharma) and the second for BPharma admissions. There is no reservation in BITSAT and hence, no separate category-wise BITSAT cutoff list will be released. The BITSAT cutoff will be determined by using multiple factors like the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates who took the BITSAT exam, number of seats and the highest score in BITSAT exam.

Previous Year Cutoffs

BITSAT Cutoff 2019 for Different Iteration Rounds

Round Cutoff for courses other than BPharma Cutoff for BPharma Waitlist Cutoff for courses other than BPharma Waitlist Cutoff for BPharma
Iteration I 273 210 240 160
Iteration II 266 161 240 160
Iteration III 266 161 240 160
Iteration IV 262 161 240 160
Iteration V 252 Closed 240 Closed

Campus-wise Previous Years’ BITSAT Cutoff Trends

The branch-wise and campus-wise list of BITSAT cut-off scores for the last 5 years (2014-2018) have been released by BITS to give candidates an idea about the possible BITSAT cut-offs

BITS Pilani Cutoff Trends

Course 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
BE Chemical Engineering 280 306 319 315 326
BE Civil Engineering 274 294 314 312 322
BE Electrical & Electronics Engineering 338 355 362 362 359
BE Mechanical Engineering 313 334 346 345 351
BE Manufacturing Engineering 270 288 311 308 311
BPharma 213 221 240 214 160
BE Computer Science 379 382 384 378 375
BE Electronics & Instr. Engineering 319 332 345 340 346
MSc Biological Sciences 259 237 304 299 300
MSc Chemistry 265 265 308 307 310
MSc Economics 308 323 335 326 323
MSc Mathematics 297 312 330 324 321
MSc Physics 288 304 324 319 316

BITS Goa Cutoff Trends

Course 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
BE Chemical Engineering 260 276 301 298 295
BE Electrical & Electronics Engineering 308 320 331 327 315
BE Mechanical Engineering 383 304 322 319 312
BE Computer Science 347 350 358 351 339
BE Electronics & Instr. Engineering 289 301 312 311 305
MSc Biological Sciences 252 202 297 292 285
MSc Chemistry 255 235 300 296 288
MSc Economics 292 290 315 309 296
MSc Mathematics 277 273 310 305 294
MSc Physics 275 270 307 303 293

BITS Hyderabad Cutoff Trends

Course 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
BE Chemical Engineering 257 272 298 296 294
BE Civil Engineering 258 273 303 303 300
BE Electrical & Electronics Engineering 298 310 324 318 311
BE Mechanical Engineering 275 297 316 315 308
BE Computer Science 334 339 347 339 329
BE Electronics & Comm. Engineering 312 320 332 326 317
BE Electronics & Instr. Engineering 286 298 313 311 307
BE Manufacturing Engineering 269 298 296 293
BPharma 177 200 224 201 160
MSc Biological Sciences 250 202 296 292 284
MSc Chemistry 254 222 299 295 286
MSc Economics 283 279 310 305 293
MSc Mathematics 267 258 307 302 291
MSc Physics 265 251 304 302 291

List of Colleges

The list of participating colleges and the courses offered by them are provided below.

  • BITS Pilani – Pilani Campus: BE- Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, and Manufacturing, Biotechnology; BPharm; MSc- Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, and General Studies
  • BITS, Pilani – K K Birla Goa Campus: BE- Chemical, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical; MSc- Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics
  • BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus: BE- Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Manufacturing and Mechanical; BPharma; MSc- Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics

The candidates who join the MSc programme are eligible to apply for a dual degree in Engineering at BITS Pilani after completion of one year. This application can be made based on their performance at BITS at the end of the first year.

FAQs

Ques: Does any other college except BITS accept the BITSAT score for admission to B.Tech courses?
Ans: BITSAT score is valid only for admission to BE/BPharm/MSc courses offered by BITS Goa, Pilani and Hyderabad campuses.

Ques: Is BITSAT tougher than JEE Main?
Ans: According to previous trends and feedback from test-takers and experts, the difficulty level of JEE Main and BITSAT is almost similar.

Ques: If a candidate has taken Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in 12th class, is he/she eligible to apply for BITSAT?
Ans: Candidates with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in 12th class can attempt BITSAT. However, they will be eligible to apply only to the BPharm programme.

Ques: I passed the class 12 exam in 2019 with less than 75% aggregate in PCM. Am I eligible for BITSAT if I reappeared in the class 12 exam to improve my marks?
Ans: If candidates are repeating the class 12 exam, they should do it for all the subjects to pass 12th again as mentioned in the BITSAT brochure. If they have taken improvement exams in PCM/PCB only, they are not eligible to apply for BITSAT.