About BITSAT 2020:
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITS Pilani (Campus: Pilani, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad)
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BITSAT-2020: A Computer Based Online Test for Admission to Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, 2020-21
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, recognized as an Institute of Eminence by MHRD, is India’s leading Institute of Higher Education and a deemed to be university, with an illustrious legacy, modern campuses and eminent alumni in leadership positions across the world. It is also India’s highest ranked non-Govt Institute as per QS Asia 2020 and QS India 2020. The qualities of innovation, enterprise, commitment to excellence, adherence to merit, and transparency, have characterized the Institute during its inexorable march to eminence.
Admissions to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus for the academic year 2020-21 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 – 2020’, in short as BITSAT-2020 hereafter in this document.
Integrated First degree programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2020:
(i) at BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus:
B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing.
*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.
*M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics.
* The candidates who joins in M.Sc. programme are eligible to apply for dual degree in Engineering at BITS Pilani after completion of one year. This assignment is made by competition on their performance at BITS at the end of first year. (For more details refer Admissions Modality available on BITS admissions website.)
(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 2020 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2019 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2020 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 2018 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2020. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2020.
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-2020. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.
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 2020 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2020 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS admission website by 15th of May 2020.
Details of BITSAT-2020:
‘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 paperpencil based test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. BITSAT-2020 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-2020 Test Format:
BITSAT-2020 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 (-1 mark). 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.
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 BITSAT-2020 test will be conducted on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. The detailed syllabus is given in the Annexure. Candidates may refer to the NCERT textbooks for the contents. A sample test demonstrating the features of BITSAT-2020 will be made available to the registered candidates at the BITS admission website on which he/she can practice as many times as desired.
Test Centers for BITSAT-2020:
In order to facilitate a large number of students all over India to participate in BITSAT-2020, 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: 1. Agra, 2. Ahmedabad, 3. Allahabad, 4. Bangalore, 5. Bhopal, 6. Bhubaneswar, 7. Chandigarh, 8. Chennai, 9. Coimbatore, 10. Delhi, 11. Dubai Campus of BITS (International Center), 12. Ghaziabad, 13. Goa Campus of BITS, 14. Gorakhpur, 15. Gurgaon, 16. Guwahati, 17. Gwalior, 18. Hyderabad Campus of BITS, 19. Hyderabad City, 20. Indore, 21. Jaipur, 22. Jalandhar, 23. Jammu, 24. Jamshedpur, 25. Jodhpur, 26. Kanpur, 27. Kolkata, 28. Lucknow, 29. Mumbai, 30. Nagpur, 31.Nasik, 32. Noida, 33. Patna, 34. Pilani campus of BITS, 35. Pune, 36. Raipur, 37. Rajahmundry, 38. Ranchi, 39. Roorkee, 40. Siliguri, 41. Surat, 42. Tirupati, 43. Thiruvananthapuram, 44. Vadodara, 45. Vijayawada, 46. Visakhapatnam, 47. Mangalore, 48. Udaipur, 49. Bareilly, 50. Aizwal, 51. Dibrugarh, 52. Ajmer, 53. Rajkot, 54. Aurangabad, 55.Kolhapur, 56. Madurai, 57. Jabalpur, 58. Mohali
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should register their names for BITSAT-2020 by applying in the prescribed application form online. A candidate has to complete the application form online at 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-2020 is Rs. 3300/- (three thousand three hundred only) for male candidates and Rs. 2800/- (two thousand eight hundred only) for female candidates. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. 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 $90 (Rs.6300). Details for payment of fees are available at the admission website while applying online.
Those who register for the test and reserve test dates have to download the ‘Hall ticket’, along with instructions, from BITS admission website as per the schedule given earlier. The tests will be conducted during 16th May – 25th May 2020.
Procedure for Applying for admission to BITS:
In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT-2020, 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 18th May 2020. 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 2020.
* DO NOT POST APPLICATION FORM TO BITS PILANI.
Deadline to apply online for BITSAT-2020: 31st March, 2020 (5.00pm)
Revision/editing (online) in the application form by candidates: 1st – 6th April, 2020
Test center allotment and announcement to candidates: 9th April, 2020
Candidates to reserve Test date and slot: 10th April – 18th April, 2020
Candidates to download the Hall tickets with instructions: 20th April – 12th May, 2020
BITSAT Online tests: 16th May – 25th May, 2020*
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