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BITSAT 2024 Exam: Dates, Eigibility, Syllabus, Pattern, and Test Centres

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13 May, 2024

BITSAT 2024 Exam: Dates, Eigibility, Syllabus, Pattern, and Test Centres

Every high school graduate dreams of studying in a premier institution. Getting your place in such institutions is a tough nut to crack. Most of you must be thinking about the challenging preparation phase and the anxiety of an exam hall. Let us tell you something, preparation haunts less if you prepare the right way. If you make a note of every nitty-gritty of the exam, its syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme and other such factors, it will become easy to walk on a well-guided path.

So, here we are to familiarise you with the BITSAT Exam 2024, an admission test for one of the most premium institutions in the country. If you are completely new, this test is a computerised exam for admission to BE, BPharm and MSc programmes offered by BITS Pilani and its other campuses. Scroll further to find anything and everything related to the BITSAT exam 2024 from eligibility, marking scheme and syllabus to its test centres.

What is the BITSAT exam?

The BITSAT exam is an entrance exam for admission into integrated first-degree programmes of BITS Pilani. The conducting body is obviously the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, which is recognised as an institution of Eminence by the Government of India. BITS Pilani is India’s leading institution and is deemed to be a university with notable alumni and an illustrious history. The BITSAT is an admission test integrated first-degree programme for its campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. You should have studied physics, chemistry, and mathematics/biology and be proficient in English. Don’t worry. The syllabus is based on the latest NCERT pattern. The exam is conducted between May and June, and the exact date for BITSAT 2024 has yet to be announced on the official website.

Courses Available after BITSAT 2024 Exam

Pilani Campus
BE in Chemical BE in Manufacturing
BE in Civil B Pharm.
BE in Computer Science MSc in Biological Sciences
BE in Electrical and Electronics MSc in Chemistry
BE in Electronics & Instrumentation MSc in Economics
BE in Electronics & Communication MSc in Mathematics
BE in Mathematics and Computing MSc in Physics
BE in Mechanical MSc in General Studies

 

K.K. Birla Goa Campus
BE in Chemical BE in Mechanical
BE in Computer Science MSc in Biological Sciences
BE in Electronics & Communication MSc in Chemistry
BE in Electrical and Electronics MSc in Economics
BE in Electronics & Instrumentation MSc in Mathematics
BE in Mathematics and Computing MSc in Physics

 

Hyderabad Campus
BE in Chemical BE in Mechanical
BE in Civil B Pharm.
BE in Computer Science MSc in Biological Sciences
BE in Electrical and Electronics MSc in Chemistry
BE in Electronics & Instrumentation MSc in Economics
BE in Electronics & Communication MSc in Mathematics
BE in Mathematics and Computing MSc in Physics

Highlights of BITSAT Exam 2024

Name of the Exam  BITSAT Exam 2024
Conducting Body  Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani)
Exam Level  National level exam
Exam Frequency  Once a year
Mode of Exam  Computer-based online test
Exam Pattern  Conducted in two sessions, where each session will be of 3-hour duration in 4 parts:
Part I: Physics
Part II: Chemistry
Part III: English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning
Part IV: Mathematics or Biology (For B Pharm. students)
Application Start Date  14th January, 2024 (tentative)
BITSAT Exam Date  Between May and June (depending on the slot you choose)
Number of Questions  130
Marks  Total 390
Exam Duration  3 hours
Type of Questions  Multiple Choice Questions
Marking Scheme  3 for the correct answer and -1 for the wrong answer
Medium of the Exam  English
Official Brochure  BITSAT Brochure

BITSAT 2024 Application Fees

Since the BITSAT 2024 exam is conducted in two sessions, the application fee is charged accordingly. If you choose to take the exam twice, you will have to pay INR 5,400 for male candidates and INR 2,900 for female candidates. However, if you choose to appear only once, boys have to pay INR 3,400 and girls pay INR 2,900. Later, to apply for session 2, you have to pay an additional sum of INR 2,000 (male candidate) and INR 1,500 (female candidate). Another application fee payment format is to appear only for session 2, the male candidate has to pay INR 3400 and the female has to pay INR 2900.

Meanwhile, the application fee is different for those of you who choose Dubai as a test centre. It is INR 7000 for choosing either of the sessions and INR 9000 for appearing in both sessions. Please note that the application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.

BITSAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The BITSAT exam is conducted for admission to courses such as BE, MSc, and B Pharma in different BITS institutions. To appear in this exam, you must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • For First-Degree Courses of BITS (except B.Pharm), you should have completed 10+2 education from a recognised state or central board. Your 12th subject should be Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and you should have adequate proficiency in English.

  • For B Pharm.: You should have passed higher secondary education in 10+2 format from a recognised state or central education board. Your 12th should be completed in a PCB stream, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. English proficiency is also required. However, PCM students may also apply for this programme.

  • A minimum of 75% is required in PCM or PCB stream depending upon the subject you have chosen in the BITSAT exam with at least 60% marks in each subject.

  • Admission is merit-based and depends on the BITSAT exam score.

Please note that only those students who are appearing for the 12th class examination in 2024 or have passed in the previous year can apply for the BITSAT exam 2024.

BITSAT 2024 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the BITSAT Exam 2024 is divided into four parts and each part covers the following topics:

Part I: Physics
Newton’s Laws of Motion Waves
Units & Measurement Electronics Devices
Kinematics Modern Physics
Electrostatics Optics
Oscillations Electromagnetic Induction
Impulse and Momentum Current Electricity
Rotational Motion Magnetics Effect of Current
Work and Energy Heat and Thermodynamics
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Gravitation

 

Part II: Chemistry
States of Matter Atomic Structure
Periodicity and Bonding Thermodynamics
Physical and Chemical Equilibria Electrochemistry
Chemical Kinetics Hydrogen and s-Block Elements
P- d- and f- block Elements Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
Stereochemistry Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry

 

Part III: English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning
English Proficiency Logical Reasoning
Grammar Verbal Reasoning
Vocabulary Nonverbal Reasoning
Reading Comprehension
Composition

 

Part IV: Mathematics 
Algebra Ordinary Differential Equations
Trigonometry Probability
Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry Vector
Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry Statistics
Differential Calculus Linear Programming
Integral Calculus Mathematical Modelling

 

Part IV: Biology 
Diversity in the Living World Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants
Cell: The Unit of Life, Structure and Function Reproduction and Development in Humans
Genetics and Evolution Ecology and Environment
Structure and Function – Plants Biology and Human Welfare
Structure and Function – Animals Biotechnology and Its Application

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2024

The BITSAT exam pattern may change every year at the institute’s discretion. Before 2022, the exam was evaluated out of 450; now, it’s 390. The candidate can appear two times in BITSAT 2024. The exam will be conducted in two sessions on two different dates. Session 1 and session 2 are separated by a gap of a few weeks. You can choose the date of your examination, centre and slot at your convenience.

Each session is of three hours with no breaks and consists of four parts:

  • Part I: Physics

  • Part II: Chemistry

  • Part III: English and Logical Reasoning

  • Part IV: Mathematics of Biology

The exam has multiple-choice questions, and each correct answer gets you three marks, whereas the wrong answer gets a penalty of one mark. So yes, be careful of the negative marking scheme in the BITSAT exam 2024. Moreover, there is no time limit for the different parts; you can change your responses. In total, there are 130 questions divided further as per the following scheme:

Subject  No.of Questions 
Part I: Physics 30
Part II: Chemistry 30
Part III: English and Logical Reasoning 10 for English
20 for Logical Reasoning
Part IV: Mathematics of Biology 40
Total number of Questions 130
Total Marks 390

If you attempt all the questions without skipping and returning to previous ones, you get the option of attempting an extra 12 questions for the remaining time. This gives chance to highly meritorious students to score even higher.

BITSAT Exam Centres 2024

Every year a large number of students appear for the BITSAT exam. So to accommodate a huge pool of applicants, the institute has arranged dedicated test centres other than BITS campuses in Pilani, Hyderabad and Goa.

Agartala Dubai Campus of BITS Kanpur Pilani Campus of BITS
Agra Ghaziabad Kathmandu (Nepal) Pune
Ahmedabad Goa Campus of BITS Kochi Raipur
Aizwal Gorakhpur Kolhapur Rajahmundry
Ajmer Gurugram Kolkata Rajkot
Allahabad Guwahati Kota Ranchi
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) Gwalior Lucknow Roorkee
Banglore Hyderabad Campus of BITS Madurai Shimla
Bareilly Hyderabad City area Mangalore Siliguri
Bhopal Indore Mohali Surat
Bhubaneswar Jabalpur Mohali Thiruvananthapuram
Chandigarh Jaipur Mumbai Tirupati
Chennai Jalandhar Nagpur Udaipur
Coimbatore Jammu Nasik Vadodara
Delhi Jamshedpur Noida Vijayawada
Dibrugarh Jodhpur Patna Visakhapatnam

Please note that this is a tentative list and the final list will be prepared according to the applications received.

Wrapping Up

BITS Pilani is one of the most celebrated institutions in the country for its world-class academic structure, state-of-the-art infrastructure and practically enriched curriculum. Getting admission to this institution is a dream for many students. If you are one of those, start preparing for the BITSAT Exam and begin your journey.


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