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.
1.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. Note: Final list of degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses for the academic year 2018-19 will be made available at the BITS admission website, by 1st of May 2018.
(i) For admission to any of the First Degree programmes 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 Pharmacy program.
Admission to all the programmes is 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) subjects 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 class examination in 2018 or who have passed 12th class Examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2018 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 2016 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2018. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2018.
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-2018. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.
How to Apply?
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.
If a candidate chooses Dubai as a test center the application fee for both male and female candidates will be same and will be US $70 (or Indian Rs. 4500/-). Details for payment of fees are available at the admission website while applying online. Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2018 online along with the fee payment is 5.00pm on 13th March 2018 (Tuesday).
Those who register for the test and reserve test dates have to download the ‘Hall ticket’, alongwith instructions, from BITS admission website as per the schedule given earlier. The tests will be conducted during 16 th May – 31 st May 2018. 9.
Procedure for Applying for admission to BITS:
In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT-2018, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses of BITS. The prescribed application form for admission, the detailed application procedure, details of academic flexibilities such as Dual Degree, Transfer etc; admission modality and the final list of Degree programmes offered will be made available at the BITS admission website, by 1 st May 2018. The completed application form with the required application fee has to be submitted online at the BITS admission site on or before 5.00pm on 18th June 2018.
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.
The questions will be selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate.
All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centers. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles.
Each candidate who registers for BITSAT-2018 will be instructed to download a ‘Hall Ticket’. Candidates with the hall ticket only will be allowed inside the Test centers. All centers are closely monitored for security reasons and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded V using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras fitted in the test centers. Candidate’s finger print and photograph will be taken at the time of the test (BITSAT-2018) and will be matched at the time of admission at particular BITS campus. Anyone violating the rules of the test center will not be allowed to continue with the test and will automatically be disqualified.
Test Centers for BITSAT-2018:
In order to facilitate a large number of students all over India to participate in BITSAT-2018, apart from Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS where it is expected that a large number of students will take the test, the Institute is also planning to offer the tests at dedicated test centers in several other cities. The planned test centers are in the following cities:
S.No Centre S.No Centre S.No Centre 1 Agra 18 Hyderabad Campus of BITS 35 Pune 2 Ahmedabad 19 Hyderabad City 36 Raipur 3 Allahabad 20 Indore 37 Rajahmundry 4 Bangalore 21 Jaipur 38 Ranchi 5 Bhopal 22 Jalandhar 39 Roorkee 6 Bhubaneswar 23 Jammu 40 Siliguri 7 Chandigarh 24 Jamshedpur 41 Surat 8 Chennai 25 Jodhpur 42 Tirupathi 9 Coimbatore 26 Kanpur 43 Thiruvananthapuram 10 Delhi 27 Kolkata 44 Vadodara 11 Dubai Campus of BITS (International Center) 28 Lucknow 45 Vijayawada 12 Ghaziabad 29 Mumbai 46 Vishakhapatnam 13 Goa 30 Nagpur 47 Agartala 14 Gorakpur 31 Nasik 48 Mangalore 15 Gurgaon 32 Noida 49 Udaipur 16 Guwahati 33 Patna 50 Kohima 17 Gwalior 34 Pilani Campus of BITS