BITSAT-2018

A Computer Based Online Test for Admission to Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, 2018-19

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 2018-19 will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online Test conducted by BITS, Pilani. This test will be referred to as ‘BITS Admission Test – 2018’, in short as BITSAT-2018 hereafter in this document.

Integrated First degree programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2018:

(i) at BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus:

  • B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing.
  •  B.Pharm.;
  • M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and M.Sc.: General Studies.

(ii) at BITS, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus:

  • B.E.: Chemical, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical.
  • M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics.

(iii) at BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus:

  • B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing.
  • B.Pharm.;
  • M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics

Eligibility

(i) For admission to all the above programmes 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 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 and adequate proficiency in English. However candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.

Admissions to all the programmes are subject to the conditions given below:

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology subjects.

Only Students who are appearing for 12th examination in 2018 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2018 test.

Direct Admission to Board Toppers:

In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2018 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2018 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS admission website by 1 st of May 2018.

Details of 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, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. BITSAT-2018 will be offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the Center, the Day and Time of his/her convenience to take the test, as described in the later sections.

BITSAT-2018 Test Format:

BITSAT-2018 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts:

Part I : Physics

Part II : Chemistry

Part III : (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning

Part IV : Mathematics or Biology (For B.Pharm candidates)

All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark). No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer. There will be 150 questions in all. The number of questions in each part is as follows:

Subject                                           No of questions

Part I   Physics                                                                      40

Part II   Chemistry                                                               40

Part III (a) English Proficiency                                           15

(b) Logical Reasoning                                                         10

Part IV Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm)                     45

Total: 150

There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 150 questions

If a candidate answers all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 (twelve) extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology only; four questions from each part. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.

The questions are so designed that a good student will be able to answer 150 questions in 180 minutes. The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher. However, candidates should keep in mind the fact that there is negative marking for wrong answers and any attempt to answer the questions by pure guessing of the answers is not likely to have any advantage, but may result in a reduction in the total score.

BITSAT score report:

At the completion of the test, the computer will announce the result to the candidate in terms of number of total correct answers and wrong answers, with the score. The candidate can also check his or her score report at the BITS admission website on the next day of his or her test date. The candidate can also take a printout of his or her score report for any further usage. No student will be allowed to repeat the test in the same year.

Merit List for Admission:

As explained earlier, a candidate who will appear or has appeared in BITSAT-2018 is eligible for admission only if he/she gets the required minimum marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects of 12th examination as per the eligibility criteria described already. All candidates who have appeared (or are planning to appear) in BITSAT-2018 and are interested in admission will be required to submit Admission application with 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses, starting from 1 st May 2018 till 18th June 2018. Admission decisions (Iteration 1 results) will be announced on 20th June 2018. Further details about different iterations will be announced on the admission website.

The merit position of such eligible candidates (i.e., those who have appeared in BITSAT2018 and who have submitted the application for admission in the prescribed form with 12th marks, preferences and the required fees) will be prepared on the basis of their scores in BITSAT-2018. There will be two separate merit lists prepared for admission. One for all the programmes except the B.Pharm. and, the other only for B.Pharm. The cases of bracketing, if any, will be dealt with as described below:

When the score of two candidates are the same, first their scores obtained in Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm) in BITSAT-2018 will be considered for separating them. If the tie still exists, then their scores in Physics in BITSAT-2018 will be considered for separating them. Further tie is eliminated using their scores in Chemistry. Finally, their PCM/PCB (for B.Pharm) total marks in 12th examination will be considered for their separation.

Important dates and deadlines:

Deadline to apply online for BITSAT-2018 : 13 th March 2018 (5.00pm)

Revision/editing (online) in the application form by candidates : 15th – 19 th March 2018

Test center allotment and announcement to candidates : 21st March 2018

Candidates to reserve Test date and slot : 23 rd March – 5 th April 2018

Candidates to download the Hall tickets with instructions : 12 th April – 10th May 2018

BITSAT Online tests : 16 th May – 31 st May 2018

Apply for admission with 12th marks and Preferences : 1 st May – 18th June 2018

Admit list and Wait list announcement : 20th June 2018

How to apply for writing BITSAT-2018?

Interested candidates should register their names for BITSAT-2018 by applying in the prescribed application form online. Complete the application form online at http://www.bitsadmission.com and pay the prescribed fees. Also take the printout of the filled-in form for your future reference. The prescribed fee for BITSAT-2018 is Rs. 2950/- (two thousand nine hundred fifty) for male candidates and Rs. 2450/- (two thousand four hundred fifty) for female candidates

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES APPLYING FOR BITS PILANI, DUBAI CAMPUS

Admissions to Dubai Campus are made on merit in qualifying examinations. All equivalent international qualifications are considered. A specially appointed committee examines all applicants with foreign qualifications regarding their eligibility for admissions. For educational process and programmes of studies, refer section II. For candidates admitted from countries other than UAE, student residence visa is facilitated.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application for admission to Dubai Campus should be made on the prescribed form available at: www.bits-pilani.ac.in/dubai. Separate application forms are prescribed for (i) Integrated First Degree Programmes

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