BITSAT 2021

Every year, the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, conducts BITSAT, a computer-based entrance examination to select candidates for its B.E., B.Pharm. & M.Sc. courses. This premier institute has branches in Hyderabad and Goa (as well as in Dubai); and thus, through its entrance exam, it chooses a sizeable number of students to pursue its various programs on offer.

BITSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

BITSAT is a three-hour test. The exam is divided into 4 sections: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning. Questions are of objective type and have only one correct answer. Each correct would award a candidate with +3 while an incorrect answer would impose a penalty of 1 mark. Unattempted questions will be marked 0. The pattern of exam is given below.

Sections Subjects No. of Questions
Part I Physics 40
Part II Chemistry 40
Part III English Proficiency 15
Logical Reasoning 10
Part IV Mathematics/Biology (B.Pharma) 45 (Each)

NOTE: Those who attempt 150 questions before the completion of 3 hours, are given 12 additional questions to their advantage, from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology.

BITSAT 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of BITSAT comprises majorly Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (or Biology) and English & Logical Reasoning. Although at par with the NCERT syllabus, but the questions asked in the exam are a bit higher in level.

Subject Syllabus
Physics
  • Units & Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Impulse and Momentum
  • Work and Energy
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  • Oscillations
  • Waves
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effect of Current
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Optics
  • Modern Physics
  • Electronic Devices
Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
  • Thermodynamics
  • Physical and Chemical Equilibria
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Hydrogen and s-block elements
  • p- d- and f-block elements
  • Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
  • Stereochemistry
  • Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
  • Biological, Industrial and Environmental chemistry
  • Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
  • Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Probability
  • Vectors
  • Statistics
  • Linear Programming
  • Mathematical modelling
Biology
  • Diversity in Living World
  • Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and Function
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Structure and Function – Plants
  • Structure and Function - Animal
  • Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants
  • Reproduction and Development in Humans
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and its Applications
English Language
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Composition
Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Nonverbal Reasoning

Note: To get the detailed syllabus of BITSAT 2020 click here

BITSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

I. For admission to any of the First Degree Programs of BITS except B.Pharm: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) and adequate proficiency in English.
II. For admission to B.Pharm.: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized 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 the Pharmacy program.

BITSAT 2020 Analysis

The BITSAT 2020 exam was conducted from 16th to 18th & 21st to 23rd September, 2020. Each day the exam was conducted in two slots i.e. 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. The exam was divided into 4 sections namely: Physics, Chemistry, Math and English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning. There were 45 questions in Math, 40 each in Physics and Chemistry and 10 questions in logical reasoning while 15 in the English Proficiency section. We tried to analyse the examination from the responses of the students who appeared for the exam.
Generally, the candidates who appeared for the BITSAT in all the shifts felt few things common which are:
i. A majority of students found themselves out of time while attempting the question.
ii. The level of difficulty of paper was easier in comparison to JEE MAIN but had more questions to be done in an equal amount of time.
iii. Physics appeared to be the toughest and time consuming for many candidates while chemistry was relatively easier. Mathematics section in some papers were lengthy.
iv. Though less in number, doing the logical reasoning and English Proficiency correct is very important as it becomes a deciding factor when you are close to the cut-off.

Analyzing the BITSAT exam

A large number of questions are asked from the mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism units of Physics. This weighs to be around 60 % of the total marks of physics. A candidate wishing to crack the BITSAT must ace these topics by practice. Apart from it, an equal weightage is given to Optics, Heat & Thermodynamics, Modern Physics and SHM & Waves in the exam.
In Chemistry, Physical Chemistry holds a little more weight in comparison to organic and inorganic chemistry in the BITSAT exam. Around 45% of the questions are asked from physical chemistry, 35% from organic chemistry and 20% from the inorganic chemistry. The aspirant should focus on NCERT of chemistry to ace in this section of BITSAT.
Now looking into the mathematics section, all the topics are asked with equal importance. However, applications of derivative had consistently been asked more in comparison to others followed by Sequence and Series and Circles.
Important topics for English are Sentence Completion, Synonyms & Antonyms, Arrangement of Jumbled Words, One Word Substitution, etc.
Important topics for logical Reasoning are Figure Formation and Analysis, Figure Matrix, Analogy Test and Series Test.

BITSAT Cutoff

There are around 2000 seats at various BITS campuses through BITSAT exam and admissions are offered in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering. Below given are the cutoff marks for various disciplines at BITS campuses in 2020.

 Campus Program Cut-off Score
Pilani B.E. Chemical 270
Pilani B.E. Civil 254
Pilani B.E. Electrical & Electronics 333
Pilani B.E. Mechanical 298
Pilani B.E. Computer Science 372
Pilani B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation 323
Pilani B.E. Manufacturing 253
Pilani B. Pharm 203
Pilani M.Sc. Biological Sciences 261
Pilani M.Sc. Chemistry 258
Pilani M.Sc. Economics 304
Pilani M.Sc. Mathematics 286
Pilani M.Sc. Physics 283
Goa B.E. Chemical 248
Goa B.E. Electrical & Electronics 306
Goa B.E. Mechanical 269
Goa B.E. Computer Science 347
Goa B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation 293
Goa B.E. Electronics & Communication 320
Goa M.Sc. Biological Sciences 246
Goa M.Sc. Chemistry 249
Goa M.Sc. Economics 290
Goa M.Sc. Mathematics 265
Goa M.Sc. Physics 271
Hyderabad B.E. Chemical 240
Hyderabad B.E. Civil 240
Hyderabad B.E. Electrical & Electronics 300
Hyderabad B.E. Mechanical 260
Hyderabad B.E. Computer Science 336
Hyderabad B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation 290
Hyderabad B.E. Electronics & Communication 314
Hyderabad B. Pharm 161
Hyderabad M.Sc. Biological Sciences 240
Hyderabad M.Sc. Chemistry 240
Hyderabad M.Sc. Economics 281
Hyderabad M.Sc. Mathematics 257
Hyderabad M.Sc. Physics 256

BITSAT 2019 Cutoff

Degree programme at Pilani Campus Cut-off BITSAT-2019 score
B.E. Chemical  281
B.E. Civil 269
B.E. Electrical & Electronics 341
B.E. Mechanical 313
B.E. Manufacturing 255
B.Pharm. 195
B.E. Computer Science 383
B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation 328
M.Sc. Biological Sciences 265
M.Sc. Chemistry 269
M.Sc. Economics 315
M.Sc. Mathematics 297
M.Sc. Physics 290
Degree programme at Goa Campus Cut-off BITSAT-2019 score
B.E. Chemical 254
B.E. Electrical and Electronics 310
B.E. Mechanical 280
B.E. Computer Science 352
B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation 294
B.E. Electronics & Communication 322
M.Sc. Biological Sciences 250
M.Sc. Chemistry 256
M.Sc. Economics 295
M.Sc. Mathematics 276
M.Sc. Physics 274
Degree programme at Hyderabad Campus Cut-off BITSAT-2019 score
B.E. Chemical  252
B.E. Civil  254
B.E. Electrical and Electronics  308
B.E. Mechanical  275
B.E. Computer Science  342
B.E. Electronics & Communication  318
B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation  294
B.Pharm.  161
M.Sc. Biological Sciences  247
M.Sc. Chemistry  249
M.Sc. Economics  290
M.Sc. Mathematics  270
M.Sc. Physics  265

BITSAT 2018 Cutoff

Course BITS Pilani BITS Goa BITS Hyderabad
B.E (Hons.): Chemical 280 260 257
B.E (Hons.): Civil 274 - 258
B.E (Hons.): Electrical & Electronics 338 308 298
B.E (Hons.): Mechanical 313 383 275
B.E (Hons.): Manufacturing 270 - -
B.Pharma. (Hons.): 213 - 177
B.E (Hons.): Computer Science 378 347 334
B.E (Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation 319 289 286

Note: Some courses are not offered in all campuses.

BITS Pilani Cutoff from 2014-2017:

Program 2017 2016 2015 2014
Chemical 306 319 315 326
Civil 294 314 312 322
Electrical & Electronics 355 362 362 359
Mechanical 334 346 345 351
Manufacturing 288 311 308 311
Computer Science 382 384 378 375
Electronics & Instrumentation 332 345 340 346

BITS Goa Cutoff from 2014-2017:

Program 2017 2016 2015 2014
Chemical 276 301 298 295
Electrical & Electronics 320 331 327 315
Mechanical 304 322 319 312
Computer Science 350 358 351 339
Electronics & Instrumentation 301 312 311 305

BITS Hyderabad Cutoff from 2014-2017:

Program 2017 2016 2015 2014
Chemical 272 298 296 294
Civil 273 303 303 300
Electrical & Electronics 310 324 318 311
Mechanical 297 316 315 308
Manufacturing 269 298 296 293
Computer Science 339 347 339 329
Electronics & Communication 320 332 326 317
Electronics & Instrumentation 298 313 311 307

BITSAT 2021 Counselling Process

BITS PILANI conducts the counselling of and seat allotment of the BITSAT exam for admissions into various BITS campuses. The counselling is done in online mode. The candidates are allotted seats in accordance with their preference and their marks. The admission to BITS Pilani, BITS Hyderabad and BITS Goa campus is provided through the BITSAT examination. The examination is conducted on a computer-based test that tests the candidate's understanding of Physics, Chemistry, and Math at the intermediate level. Also, proficiency in English and logical reasoning is tested through the exam.

The procedure for counselling of BITS is given below:

  1. Filling of Personal Details: The candidates have to register for the counselling process and submit their details like name, mobile number, email id, etc. Candidates have to recheck the details and submit those. No changes in details can be done after submission.
  2. Payment of Counselling Fee: Candidates have to pay the counselling fee which will be paid in online mode only that could be either done by Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. Also, the cash payment can be made at ICICI bank branches in India through a challan.
  3. Submission of 12th Qualifying Examination Marks: The candidates have to submit the details of their 12th class board exam and if the results are not yet announced, then candidates have to submit it later. The filled BITSAT counselling application form has to be printed and then sent to BITS PILANI. For those whose 12th qualifying examination result is not yet announced, they will have to later again print out the application form - "Original form already submitted", "12th standard marks being submitted now". No additional fee is required to be paid again.
  4. College and Course Selection as per Preference: Finally, the candidates have to select their preferred course and campus. Select the branch and college in your desired course. Be careful while filling the choices as the order of allotment is important and college and program would be allotted according to this.

BITSAT 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates
Availability of application form 3rd week of December, 2020
Last date to submit application form 2nd week of March 2021
Online form correction 2nd to 3rd week of March, 2021
Test Centre allotment and announcement to candidates via mail 4th week of March, 2021
Slot Booking 4th week of March to 1st week of April, 2021
Admit Card Release Between April 2nd week and May 2nd week, 2021
BITSAT 2021 Exam 3rd to 4th week of May, 2021
Admit List and Waitlist Release June 2021

BITSAT Previous Year Question Papers

Solving previous year question papers will help candidates to know repeated questions and topics which can be expected in the exam. It will help candidates to develop a strategy for the examination. It will help in time management and help candidates to decide on which topics should they stress upon.