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 2017-18 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 – 2017', in short as BITSAT-2017.
Integrated First degree programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2017:
(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, Manufacturing.
M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics
|(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.|
|Conditions applied for Admissions to all the programmes as stated below|
|1||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.|
|2||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.|
|3||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.|
|4||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 2017 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2017 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above.|
BITSAT-2017 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts:
|Subject No||No of questions||Duration|
|Part I||Physics||40||3 Hours|
|Part III||(a) English Proficiency
(b) Logical Reasoning
|Part IV||Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm)||45|
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:
|Important Points in Exam Pattern|
|1||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.|
|2||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.|
|3||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.|
|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 :||20th 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|
|1||Male||Rs. 2,750 /-|
|2||Female||Rs. 2,250 /-|
|3||International Applicants (Male/Female) who opted Dubai as BITSAT 2017 Test Centre||Rs. 4,000/-($60 USD)|
|The following details are the steps to be followed to fill the BITSAT application form.|
|1||Visit the official website for BITSAT application form, www.bitsadmission.com.|
|2||Fill the following details to complete the application process. Full Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Email-id, Father’s name, Mother’s name, Nationality, Address of Correspondence, City, Pin code, State, Landline Number, Mobile Number, Name of Institution presently studying in/last attended, Examination, Select name of examination board, Year of appearing/passing, Choose the subject to be taken for Part IV of BITSAT, Test Centres Preferred.|
|3||Upload a Scanned Signature/Photograph|
|4||Fee payment: Online / Offline.|