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Monday, January 2, 2017

BITSAT 2017 Notification Released

What is BITSAT?

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (shortened BITS or BITS Pilani) is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The university has 15 academic departments, and focuses primarily on undergraduate education in engineering and the sciences and on its management programme. It is widely known as the best private engineering institute and stands among the top Engineering and B-schools of India.

The institute was established in its present form in 1964. During this period, the institute's transformation from a regional engineering college to a national university was backed by G.D. Birla. BITS has established centres at Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai.

BITS administers the all-India computerised competitive entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test), Admission is merit-based, as assessed by the BITSAT examination. The fully residential institute is privately supported.

Eligibility:

(i) For admission to all the above programmes except B.PharmCandidates 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 2017 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2016 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2017 test. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2015 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2017. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2017.

Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2017. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.

Important dates:

Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2017
6th March 2017 (5.00pm)
Revision/editing in the application form by candidates
7th – 10th March 2017
Test center allotment and announcement to candidates
15th March 2017
Candidates to reserve Test date and slot
20rd March – 5th April 2017
Candidates to download the Hall tickets with instructions
15th April – 10th May 2017
BITSAT Online tests
16th May – 30th May 2017
Apply for admission with 12th marks and Preferences
20th May 2017 – 30th June 2017
Admit List and Wait List announcement
1st July 2017

Test Pattern:

BITSAT-2017 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts. There will be 150 questions in all.


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

  • 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 there is Negative Marking for 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 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.

Mode of Exam: BITSAT is a Computer based online test