BITS Pilani: An Overview

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is an all India Institution declared as Deemed to be University under Section-3 of the UGC Act. Admissions to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, at Pilani Campus, Goa Campus, and Hyderabad Campus for the academic year-2018 will be made on the basis of a Computer Based Online Test conducted by BITS, Pilani.

Birla Institute of Technology Science Admission Test (BITSAT)-2018

This test will be referred to as ‘BITS Admission Test – 2018’, in abbreviation as BITSAT-2018 ‘Computer Based Online test’ means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate answers the questions on the computer through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the traditional paper-pencil based test.

Each day the exam will be conducted in two slots. The first slot will be from 9.00 am till 12.00 noon and the second slot will be from 2.00 pm till 5.00 pm. A candidate can choose anyone out of these two slots based on the availability.

BITSAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

The eligibility criteria of BITSAT 2018 include the eligibility conditions needed to be fulfilled by the aspiring candidates in order to be considered eligible for the entrance test. BITSAT 2018 eligibility criteria gives specific information related to qualifying marks, qualifying exam, subject combination, total number of attempts, age, etc. See complete details below.

• Candidates passed class 12 or equivalent examination (from any state/central board). However, they have to score 75% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology in the qualifying exam. Also, in each of the 3 subjects, they must also secure 60% marks separately.
• Aspiring candidates should also have proficiency in English to be able to appear in BITSAT 2018.
• Candidates who have appeared in class 12th in 2018 or 2017 would be considered eligible for BITSAT 2018.
• Candidates with Rank 1 in state or central boards in India will be offered seats of their choice, despite their rank/score in BITSAT 2018. However, these candidates should meet the all eligibility conditions mentioned above.

Important Dates of BITSAT-2018

S. No.



1 Application form starts Last week of December 2017
2 Last date to fill BITSAT application form Second week of March 2018
3 Application Form correction First week of March 2018
4 Test centre allotment & announcement to candidates Third week of March 2018
5 Reserve exam dates and Slot Booking From third week of March to first week of April 2018
6 Hall ticket availability From third week of April to second week of May 2018
7 BITSAT 2018 exam From third week of May to last week of May 2018
8 Release of BITSAT Score Third week of May 2018
9 Apply for admissions with 12th marks Third week of May to last week of June 2018
10 Iteration I announcement/Admit list & wait list announcement First week of July 2018
11 Iteration II Second week of July 2018

Quick Facts about BITSAT-2018

S.No. Exam details Specifications
1 Name of the exam Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test
2 Commonly known as BITSAT
3 Exam level University Level
4 Category of exam UG Examination
5 Mode of exam Online
6 Conducting authority BITS Pilani University
7 Applications per year About 2 lakh

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2018

The exam pattern of BITSAT 2018 is decided by BITS Pilani. Knowing BITSAT 2018 exam pattern is a must for candidates who wish to appear for the entrance examination, as it gives them complete idea about how the exam would be. The BITSAT 2018 exam pattern include details about marking scheme, total number of questions, time allotted to attempt the paper, subjects and topics covered, nature of questions and sections of the paper, etc. Know more about the exam pattern of BITSAT 2018 below.

BITSAT 2018 section-wise question allotment

Sections Subjects Number of questions
Part I Physics 40
Part II Chemistry 40
Part III (a) English Proficiency

(b) Logical Reasoning



Part IV Mathematics 45
Total 150
  • BITSAT 2018 will have 4 sections – Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV
  • Physics and Chemistry sections have 40 questions each, while Mathematics has 45 questions and English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning have 10 and 15 questions respectively.
  • The time allotted to complete BITSAT 2018 paper is 3 hours (without break)
  • All the questions are objective in nature or in other words – MCQs.
  • Each correct answer will be given 3 marks, each incorrect -1 and unattempted questions will be given zero or no marks.
  • If any candidate finishes answering all the 150 questions, then he/she can opt for 12 extra questions, 4 each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), in case they still have time within the allotted 3 hours.

BITSAT Syllabus 2018

BITS Pilani designs and releases the syllabus of BITSAT 2018 so that candidates know from which topics and chapters of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics the questions will appear in the paper. It is important for aspiring candidates to know about the syllabus of BITSAT 2018 so that they can prepare from the topics for the entrance test accordingly.

The paper of BITSAT 2018 will have question from different topics from the following sections:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

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