BITSAT 2020: Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Application

BITSAT 2020 is a computer-based online exam organized annually by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani. It is conducted for admission into all the integrated first-year degree programs in the field of Science, Engineering & Pharmacy offered by different BITS campuses. Candidates aspiring to enroll in the mentioned course will need to apply for it via online mode.

The application form for BITSAT 2020 will be available only on the official website. Candidates will be able to apply for the entrance exam in the month of December 2019, when the authorities will release the forms for the same. BITSAT is one of the popular entrance exams in the country and the admission to the above-mentioned programs will be done on the basis of the performance of a candidate in the BITSAT 2020 entrance exam. For complete information on the BITSAT 2020 exam, candidates are recommended to go through the article.

Important Dates for BITSAT 2020 Exam

ScheduleDates (Tentative)
Application form AvailabilityDecember 2019
Last Date to apply2nd week of March 2020
Online application form editing/revision3rd week of March 2020
Test center allotment4th week of March 2020
Exam Date & Slot Booking acknowledgement4th week of March 2020 to 1st week of April 2020
Admit Card Releasing2nd week of April 2020 to 2nd week of May 2020
BITSAT 2020 Exam3rd week of May 2020 to the Month’s end
Apply on the basis of marks obtained in class 12th and preference1st week of May 2020 to 3rd week of June 2020
Merit list and Wait list Announcement3rd week of June 2020

Courses offered under BITSAT 2020

Through BITSAT, candidates can get admission into the integrated first year degree programme offered by different BITS campuses. Here is the list of the courses offered under BITSAT 2020-

Course offered by BITS, Pilani (Pilani Campus)

  1. B.E Programs: Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Chemical, Civil, Electronics & Instrumentation, Manufacturing.
  2. B.Pharm
  3. M.Sc. Programs: Chemistry, Economics, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and
  4. M.Sc Program in General Studies.

Course offered by BITS, Pilani (K.K Birla Goa Campus)

  1. B.E Programs: Electronics & Communication, Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical.
  2. M.Sc Programs: Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, Physics.

Course offered by BITS, Pilani (Hyderabad Campus)

  1. B.E. Programs: Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Manufacturing.
  2. B.Pharm
  3. M.Sc Programs: Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Physics.

Application Form for BITSAT 2020

In order to get enrolled in the courses offered by BITS campuses, candidates will have to register for the BITSAT 2020 Entrance exam. The authority will most probably release the application form in the month of December 2019. Candidates are advised to keep themselves updated on the BITSAT 2020 through this article. The application form can only be filled via online mode by visiting http://bitsadmission.com. Candidates will also need to pay a certain amount as the application fee to complete the submission of the application form. For the application/registration fee, candidates can go through the table given below-

CategoryApplication Fee
MaleRs. 2950/-
FemaleRs. 2450/-
Male/Female opting for Dubai test center$70 (Rs.4500/-)

Through the correction window, candidates will get an opportunity to correct any mistake they’ve made while filling the application form. Apart from applying & appearing for BITSAT 2020, candidates will also need to apply for the admission to BITS stating their marks obtained in class 12th and preferred degree programme offered by the BITS Campuses. Applicants are suggested to apply early to avoid last-minute delay. No application will be entertained once the time stipulated for it has passed. Therefore, candidates should fill and submit the concerned form within the given time frame.

BITSAT 2020 Slot Booking

Once the final list of test centers is published by the authority, candidates will need to book the date and slot for the BITSAT Entrance exam 2020 as per their convenience. After confirming the slots, the candidate needs to appear for the exam on the date and time chosen by him/her.

BITSAT Exam Center 2020

Given below is the list of BITSAT 2020 exam centers that the candidates can choose to appear for the test from-

AgraHyderabad Campus of BITSPune
AhmadabadHyderabad CityRaipur
AllahabadIndoreRajahmundry
BangaloreJaipurRanchi
BhopalJalandharRoorkee
BhubaneswarJammuSiliguri
ChandigarhJamshedpurSurat
ChennaiJodhpurTirupati
CoimbatoreKanpurThiruvananthapuram
DelhiKolkata LucknowVadodara
Dubai Campus of BITSLucknowVijayawada
GhaziabadMumbaiVisakhapatnam
Goa Campus of BITSNagpurAgartala
GorakhpurNasikMangalore
GurgaonNoidaUdaipur
GuwahatiPatnaKohima
GwaliorPilani campus of BITS

Exam Pattern of BITSAT Exam 2020

To have an idea of the entrance examination, it is important for candidates to know the exam pattern for the BITSAT 2020 exam. Candidates can refer to the table given below to have further insight into the exam structure-

Exam ModeOnline (Computer Based Test)
Exam DurationThree Hours
MediumEnglish
No. of SectionsFour– Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning, Mathematics/Biology
Total Questions150 Questions
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Marking Scheme+3 marks will be awarded for each right response
Negative Marking1 mark will be deducted in case of each wrong response
PartSubjectMarks
IPhysics40
IIChemistry40
IIIEnglish Proficiency

Logical Reasoning

15

10

IVMathematics/Biology45
Total 150

Note: There will be no fixed time dedicated to any section. Therefore, candidates can switch back and forth to select the part they want to attempt. Registered candidates can also practice the sample question paper available on the official website.

Eligibility Criteria for BITSAT 2020

For B.Pharma

Educational Qualification: A candidate must have passed the class 12th or its equivalent from a recognized board/university.

Compulsory Subjects: A candidate must have passed the class 12th with subject Physics, Chemistry and Biology with proficiency in English. However, those who have opted PCM are also eligible to apply for B.Pharma course.

Minimum Marks Required: A candidate must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in PCM/PCB and 60% individual marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology.

For all courses (Except B.Pharma)

Educational Qualification: A candidate must have passed class 12th examination of 10+2 system or its equivalent from a recognized board/university.

Compulsory Subjects: A candidate must have passed the above exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) as compulsory subjects and should be proficient in English.

Minimum Marks Required: A candidate must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in PCM and 60% individual marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Note: Only candidates appearing in class 12th in 2020 or who have completed class 12th in 2019 are eligible to appear for BITSAT 2020 entrance exam. Candidates already studying in any of the BITS campuses are not eligible for the exam.

BITSAT 2020 Syllabus

The Syllabus for BITSAT Entrance exam 2020 will be based on the NCERT Syllabus for class 11th and 12th respectively. Therefore, candidates should study from the NCERTs to score good marks.

BITSAT 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for BITSAT exam will be available to only those candidates who have successfully filed the application form for the same. The admit card can be downloaded from the official website. Candidates who don’t possess the admit card on the date of the test will not be permitted to appear for it. Candidate will also be required to bring a photograph along with the admit card to the exam center.

Score Report for BITSAT Exam 2020

Once the exam is finished, candidates can check their respective score report on the next day of the exam. The score report will be available on the official website of the BITSAT. The score report will illustrate the number of questions attempted by a candidate along with the correct and incorrect response made by him/her. Students can also keep a printout of their score report for future reference.

Merit list and Admission Procedure for BITSAT 2020

The admission to the courses offered under BITSAT 2020 Entrance test will be based on the performance of a candidate in the exam. A candidate needs to clear the minimum cut-off marks to make it up to the merit list. Only those candidates will be called for admission whose name appears on the merit list. The authority will publish two separate merit list for B.Pharm course and other courses respectively. In case, the scores obtained by two or more candidate are same then a tie-breaker method will be opted to resolve the issue.

The candidates who rank 1st in respective board examinations (Central/State) will get direct admission only if they satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned in the article.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Ques: In what ways can I get the application form?

Ans: BITSAT application process will be accessed in online mode only. Please keep in your mind that application form won’t be sent either by post/email.

Ques: Candidates who have studied PCB in class 12th, can they apply for BITSAT 2020?

Ans: Candidates, who have studied PCB in class 12th, they will be eligible for admission to B.Pharma programme only.

Ques: Candidates who passed class 12th in 2019, can they apply for BITSAT 2020?

Ans- Yes, they are eligible to apply.

Ques: Can you intimate the minimum marks to get qualified in the BITSAT Exam?

Ans: BITSAT cutoff varies from year to year as it depends upon numerous factors. Related details can be provided to you at the time of declaration of result only.

Ques: Can I apply for BITSAT admission without registering for it?

Ans- Please keep in your mind that once the last date of application is over, no candidates will be capable to apply for the exam. Therefore, all candidates are advised to apply before the application deadline gets over.

Ques: Are there any seat reservation for NRI candidates?

Ans: No, there are no such rules have defined by the exam conducting authority.

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