BITSAT
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test

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BITSAT 2021 Latest Update:  Application extended to 7th July| Exam on 3rd to 6th August

BITSAT 2021 or Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test 2021 is a computer-based online test conducted by BITS, Pilani for admissions into the Integrated First Degree Programmes in Engineering, Science and Pharmacy at its three campuses namely: BITS Pilani, Hyderabad and Goa.

‘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 2021 will be offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the Centre, the Day and Time of his/her convenience to take the test.

At the completion of the test, the computer will announce the result to the candidate in terms of a 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.

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BITSAT Key Points:

BITSAT Full Form

Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test

Conducting Body

BITS, Pilani

Exam Level

University/National

Mode of Application

Online

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam Duration

3 hours

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Score Validity

Same year

Number of Questions

150

Questions Type

Multiple Choice Questions

Application Fee

₹3300 for Male Candidates, ₹2800 for Female Candidates and US $90 (₹6300) for Male and Female Candidates who choose Dubai as the Test Centre.

Total Seats Offered

2970 (BITS Pilani- 1040, BITS Hyderabad- 1080 and BITS Goa-850). These seats include all the B.E, B. Pharma and Integrated MSc. Courses offered after 12th or its equivalent.

Accepting Colleges

BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad and Goa

Official Website

www.bitsadmission.com

Helpline

022-61306284

BITSAT Application Form 2021:

The BITSAT Application Form 2021 will be available online on the official website of BITSAT by BITS Pilani: www.bitsadmission.com.

The candidates can register online on this website for BITSAT 2021 and can schedule there BITSAT 2021 Test date.

The BITSAT Application Form 2021 step by step procedure is as follows:

  • Visit www.bitsadmission.com and click on the BITSAT Application Form 2021.
  • Click on to Register as a New User for BITSAT 2021.
  • When you reach the New Registration Page: Before starting to fill up the on-line application form, keep at hand the following details/information with you as per the requirement prescribed in the advertisement: 

Personal details (Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, DOB) Valid and Active Email ID

Valid and Active Mobile number for receiving SMS (Foreign candidates, please prefix your ISD code with your phone number)

Educational qualification details.

  • After successful registration the application number of the Candidate will be displayed on the screen and is asked to save for future references. Also, User Id and Password will be created and sent on the candidate’s registered Email Id and Mobile Number.
  • Once you Login from the given credentials please click on “Go to Application” to fill the Application Form.
  • Fill your Education Details, Address and other personal details, also fill your test centre choice.
  • Please upload your photograph and signature in .jpg format (max size: 50 – 80KB)
  • The photograph should be of passport size and coloured with white background.
  • Please select a payment gateway and complete your payment.
  • Submit the Application Form.

 

Before filling the BITSAT Application Form 2021 students must check the BITSAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 and other important details.

Eligibility

BITSAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 (For Engineering, Pharmacy, Science): The BITSAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 is necessary for students to read before doing registration for the examination.

The Eligibility Criteria is important for any examination because even if a candidate does not fulfil a single criterion of the eligibility criteria declared for the examination then the candidate is not allowed to appear for the examination or even after appearing for the examination and clearing the same the admission through the examination stands cancelled or void.

 

The BITSAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 in detail are as follows: 

Criteria

Details

Qualification

  • Candidate must have passed class 12th or equivalent from any recognized Central or State Board/ University.
  • Candidate appearing for class 12th in 2021 or passed in 2020 are eligible to apply for BITSAT 2021

 

Minimum Marks Requirement

  • Candidate must have secured at least 75% marks aggregate in PCM or in PCB in their 12th class.
  • Candidate must also secure a minimum of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology subjects.

 

Subject Requirements

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Eligible for BE, BPharma and MSc.

Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Eligible only for BPharma

 

 

BITSAT 2021 Direct Admission to Board Toppers:

  • The admission process of BITS Pilani always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations.
  • First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2021 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT 2021 score.

Pattern

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021: The BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021 is important to read for every student who wishes to appear for it.

The BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021 gives a clear idea to the student about the type of questions, exam duration exam language and various other important details about the examination.

The BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021 also helps in the planning of preparation for the examination and successfully clearing the same.

The BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021 details are as follows:

BITSAT Exam Pattern in Brief:

Particulars

Details

Mode of Examination

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Duration

3 hours

Sections

Part I - Physics

Part II - Chemistry

Part III - English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

Part IV - Mathematics/Biology

Type of Questions

MCQ’s

Total No. of Question

150

Negative Marking

-1 for wrong answer

Language of Examination

English

 

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021 in Detail:

Parts

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Distribution of Marks

Physics

40

3

40*3 = 120

Chemistry

40

3

40*3 = 120

English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

15 (English proficiency)

10 (Logical Reasoning)

3

25*3 = 75

Mathematics/Biology

45

3

45*3 = 135

Total

150 Question

 

450 Marks

 

BITSAT 2021 Marking Criteria:

Marking Criteria

Correct Answer

         +3

Incorrect Answer

          -1

Unanswered

           0

 

 

BITSAT 2021 Important Points:

  • There is no time limit for individual parts of the test.
  • The candidates 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 candidates 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 candidates have opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.
  • The scores will be immediately displayed after the examination is over to maintain transparency.

Participating Colleges

BITSAT Participating Colleges 2021: BITSAT Participating Colleges 2021 includes all the colleges that take admissions into their 4 years B.E. or Bachelor of Engineering, 4 years B. Pharma and the Integrated MSc. courses offered by them.

 

The BITSAT Participating Colleges 2021 are as follows:

S.No.

College Name

Seats Offered

Courses Offered

1.

BITS, Pilani

1040

B.Pharm, BE and MSc.

2.

BITS, Hyderabad

1080

B.Pharma, BE and MSc.

3.

BITS, Goa

850

BE and MSc.

 

The BITSAT 2021 Scores will also be used for admissions by the NIIT University.

Students must go through the Participating Colleges and their seat distribution before filling up their choices for admissions in the counselling procedure. The candidate has a clear idea about the chances of getting admissions through this entrance examination after reading about the participating colleges in detail.

The Participating Colleges in any Entrance Exam also reflect the importance of that examination in a great manner as more important the participating colleges in an examination the more important that entrance examination becomes.

So, students must go through the Participating Colleges while applying for any entrance examination and do a thorough research about the quality of those participating colleges in the entrance examination.

 

After the BITSAT Result 2021 is declared the candidates will be allotted seats in the BITSAT Participating Colleges 2021 as per their BITSAT Score.

 

BITSAT Admit Card 2021: BITSAT Admit Card 2021 or BITSAT Hall Ticket 2021 can be downloaded by the candidate from their BITSAT Login on www.bitsadmission.com after they successfully reserve their Test Date and Slot for BITSAT 2021. After this the candidates can download their Hall Ticket along with the instructions to be followed by the candidates on the Test date.

Candidates can reserve the Test date and slot from 4th June to 11th June 2021.

Admit Card or Hall Ticket will be available for download from 12th June 2021 to till the date of the entrance exam.

The Admit Card is an important document and must be carefully kept by the candidates as it is necessary to produce at the Exam centre while appearing for the Entrance Examination and without the same, the Candidate is not allowed to enter the exam hall to appear for the entrance examination.

The Admit Card usually contains the details of the Exam Centre, Personal Details of the Candidate like Registration Number and Date of Birth and other important information including the Instructions to be followed by the candidate at the exam centre before, after and during the Entrance Examination.

BITSAT Result 2021:  The BITSAT Result 2021 is declared online on the BITSAT official website: www.bitsadmission.com.

BITSAT Result 2021 will be declared in the following two steps:

Firstly, the score of every candidate will be declared immediately after the exam gets over. The score includes the number of correct answers, incorrect answers and total marks obtained by the candidate.

Secondly, the BITSAT Result 2021 will be announced by the BITS Pilani in the form of iterations which will comprise of the waitlist and admit list of candidates for admissions in the BE, BPharma and Integrated MSc. Courses through BITSAT. These Iterations are used for the Admission and Counselling procedure for the admissions in the different Integrated First degree programmes offered at the three campuses.

BITSAT Score Card Report 2021:

On completing the BITSAT exam, each candidate’s score will be announced automatically on the same computer. The BITSAT Result 2021 will contain the total number of correct answers and wrong answers marked by the candidate along with the candidate’s BITSAT 2021 score.

Candidates can also check their score reports at the BITS admission website (www.bitsadmission.com) on the next day of the BITSAT 2021. Candidates must take a printout of their score report for any further usage.

Candidates are informed that they would not be allowed to take the BITSAT exam again in the same year under any circumstance.

BITSAT 2021 scorecard will carry the marks secured by a candidate in the exam. Thus, the scorecard for BITSAT 2021 comprises of the total marks obtained by a candidate as well as the number of correct and wrong answers marked by the candidate in the exam.

Admission Counselling

The BITSAT Counselling Procedure 2021 is as follows:

 

First the Merit List for admission is prepared along with the wait list.

Merit List for Admission:

All candidates who will appear in BITSAT 2021 and are interested in admission will be required to submit Admission application form with 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses, in the declared time frame.

Admission decisions (Iteration 1 results) will be announced by BITS Pilani on the basis of BITSAT Score and updated 12th marks. 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 BITSAT 2021 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 2021.

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 or Tiebreaking, 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 2021 will be considered for separating them. If the tie still exists, then their scores in Physics in BITSAT 2021 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.

 

The candidates have to fill only a single application form for seeking admission to all the First degree programmes offered at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. The candidate’s order of preference for different programmes offered at Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad campuses of the Institute is processed through a computer software and the offers are made accordingly. This may take a few iterations and at each stage, the status is made available to the candidates at the Institute’s website www.bitsadmission.com .

 

For a candidate to remain in the race, it is mandatory that the following conditions are fulfilled and strictly adhered to by the candidate:

  1. The Data provided by the candidate in the application form with respect to the candidate's background, academic performance, and order of preference for various degree programmes etc. is final.
  2. The required fees as mentioned in the communication from the Institute are paid in advance and the candidate does not raise any new arguments in this connection.
  3. A candidate, when offered provisional admission/ placed on waiting list, can choose to remain in the competition or withdraw from the competition within the stipulated deadline

 

 

The Actual Mechanism of Admission:

The admission to the various first degree integrated courses is decided invariably in terms of the ratio of seats allotted between the different programmes rather than in terms of a fixed number of seats.

The total number of admissions made may vary from year to year. The change in the total number of seats takes place primarily to adjust to the requirements of a highly flexible system which accommodates dual degree, transfer, etc. In order to reduce the number of iterations, based on earlier experience and on a statistical projection of the responses received, BITS Pilani might make admission offers to a larger number of candidates than the number of seats earmarked.

The computer is programmed to assign the seats starting from the first candidate on the merit list and going down the same until all seats are filled up. At any time when the computer considers a candidate, it first tries to accommodate the first preference of the candidate and goes to his/her second preference if his/her first preference could not be accommodated and so on.

Assignments for all programmes are thus completed and immediate admission offers are made.

Based on the past experience of BITSAT Admission Process, a certain number of candidates would be placed on waiting list. Whenever vacancies arise, the procedure of assignment would be exactly the same as described above.

During each iteration, a de novo assignment starting from the first candidate in the merit list will be made. Of course, in this operation, candidates who have declined the offer and/or who have not paid fees would be removed from the merit list. It is now clear that in this process not only some of the candidates who are on the waiting list will get an assignment but also certain students who have already got an assignment may now get a new assignment to one of their higher preference if seats are now available.

The waiting list of the Institute has the following characteristics namely:

  1. The cut-off point for the waiting list is arrived at by the past experience in terms of the responses from the candidates, the number and the quality of candidates who have applied in the current year with a view to complete the admissions and start the classes in time.
  2. Those who are admitted to a programme will continue to be on the waiting list for their higher preferences, unless a candidate has specifically opted out of all his/her higher preferences while paying the fees.
  3. The waiting list is for admission to the Institute and not for a particular programme, Hence, it will not be possible to assign a waiting list number for a student for a particular programme.
  4. A student who has a higher BITSAT score may be on the waiting list while a student who has a lesser BITSAT score may have got admission because the former crossed out a programme which the later had opted for and seats were available in that particular programme.
  5. Those who cross out a programme not only cease to be candidates for admission to the programme but also for consideration on the waiting list of the programme.
  6. Those who get offers to be on the waiting list must pay their fees in advance to remain in the waiting list.

 

Direct Admission to Board Toppers in Integrated First Degree Programmes: BITS Pilani will give direct admission to first rank students of all the central and state boards to the programme of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT 2021 score.

While the first rank student in PCM stream will be considered for admission to any of the first degree programmes of his/her choice, the first rank holder of PCB stream will be considered for admission to B. Pharm. programme only.

Moreover, they should have obtained the minimum marks in PCM/PCB subjects in 12th examination, as described in the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria for admission under ‘Direct admission to Board toppers’ scheme: To be eligible for admission under the 'Direct admission to Board toppers' scheme, the candidate should be the topper from the science stream having taken Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology subjects in 12th standard.

To identify the topper, the following criteria will be adopted: (see below for PCB students). The topper is the student who fulfils the following criteria:

a) has taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 12th class and

b) has obtained the highest aggregate percentage of marks in 12th class among all the students who have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 2021 from the Board. For the purpose of calculating the aggregate percentage, the aggregate marks should include the marks of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in addition to other subjects which are required to pass the 12th examination from the Board under consideration. Further, the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subject marks should be included in the aggregate, irrespective of whether the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects are identified as main/optional/elective in his marksheet(s).

In the case of first rank candidate of Physics, Chemistry, Biology stream, the criteria are same as above, replacing the word ‘Mathematics’ with ‘Biology’ in the above paragraph. However, the first rank holder of PCB stream will be considered for admission to B. Pharm. programme only. Applicants under the scheme should attach documentary proof in support of their claim, along with the 12th mark sheet and a letter from the Board declaring the candidate as the topper in the specified stream. The Institute will also make efforts to get these data from the different boards on its own. In all cases, the Institute will be guided by the data provided by the concerned Board. In cases where for a particular board, the data available before the deadline is insufficient or inconclusive, the admission committee may decide not to make any offer under the scheme for that specified Board. In all such cases, the decision of the Vice chancellor will be final and binding on the applicants.

 

Once the above admission processes are completed the announcement for the start of classes of First year of the Integrate First Year Degree Programmes are announced by BITS Pilani, Hyderabad and Goa campuses respectively.

Exam Papers

  • # BITSAT 2018 Question Paper along with Answer Key file
  • # BITSAT 2017 Question Paper with Solutions file
  • # BITSAT 2014 Sample Questions along with Answer Key file
  • # BITSAT 2013 Question Paper along with Answer Key file
  • # BITSAT 2012 Question Paper along with Answer Key file
  • # BITSAT 2011 Question Paper with Solutions file
  • # BITSAT 2009 Question Paper with Solutions file
  • # BITSAT 2008 Question Paper with Solutions file
  • # BITSAT 2007 Question Paper with Solutions file
  • # BITSAT 2006 Question Paper with Solutions file

Upcoming Events

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October 2021

BITSAT Iteration 6 Result Admission Counselling - 12 October