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BITSAT Entrance Exam - BITSAT 2019-20 Preparation Tips, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cut-off

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test (BITSAT) is an all-India entrance exam conducted for admission into the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) campuses which is recognized as one of the 6 Indian 'Institutes of Eminence' by the Government of India in 2018.

The entrance test offers an opportunity to take admission in 3 prestigious institutes BITS Pilani, BITS Hyderabad and KK Birla Goa. BITS Pilani is the 1st Indian Overseas Institute to have a campus abroad i.e. BITS Dubai. The total number of seats available is 2500 and around 2 - 2.5 lacs candidates appear in the entrance exam every year.

There are a number of courses offered by BITS Pilani such as Engineering, Pharmacy, Sciences, Technology, Management, and humanities.


  1. BITS, Pilani: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing.
  2. BITS, Hyderabad: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing.
  3. K. K. Birla, Goa: Chemical, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. A candidate must pass X and XII from a recognized board or equivalent
  2. Candidate must have secured 75 % aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Math
  3. Candidate must have secured more than 60 % individually in each subject
  4. Candidate need to top in central or state board to be eligible for direct admission in BITS
  5. Candidate already a student of BITS cannot apply
  6. Candidate appearing in 2019 board Exam or have appeared in the 2018 board exam are only eligible for appearing in 2019 BITSAT


BITSAT has a fixed module of examination i.e. the pattern of question paper does not change every year.

  1. The examination is conducted in online mode only
  2. The examination is held in two slots of 2 hours each from 9 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm respectively
  3. There are a total of 150 questions; 40 for Physics and Chemistry, 45 for Mathematics, 15 for English and 10 for logical reasoning
  4. All the questions are of objective type
  5. A Candidate is awarded +3 on every positive response and -1 on every negative response
  6. A candidate can secure a total of 450 marks
  7. There are 12 extra questions consisting 4 each from Physics, Chemistry, and Math The questions are supposed to be at JEE Advanced level
    1. Candidates can opt for these questions if and only if they have attempted the main 150 questions
    2. Candidates after opting for these extra questions cannot go back to the main section
    3. Candidates are awarded +3 for every correct answer and a -1 for every incorrect answer

How to apply for bitsat?

Login to BITSAT official site http://www.bitsadmission.com/

  1. Apply online by registering on the above site
  2. Complete the online registration by filling up all the correct information and uploading image and signature
  3. Note the unique application number before downloading the filled-up form
  4. The Examination fee can be paid online through credit/ debit card, Paytm wallet or through Challan
  5. Hall Tickets are available from second week of April till First week of May
  6. No candidate is allowed to enter the examination hall without hall ticket as it contains all the necessary information like name, center, roll number etc.


Gender/Country India Dubai
Boys Rs 2950 Rs 4500
Girls Rs 2450 Rs 4500


Subjects Topics
  1. Algebra
  2. Trigonometry
  3. Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
  4. Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
  5. Differential calculus
  6. Integral calculus
  7. Ordinary Differential Equations
  8. Probability
  9. Vectors
  10. Statistics
  11. Linear Programming
  12. Mathematical Modeling
  1. Units & Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Newton's Laws of Motion
  4. Impulse and Momentum
  5. Work and Energy
  6. Rotational Motion
  7. Gravitation
  8. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  9. Oscillations
  10. Waves
  11. Heat and Thermodynamics
  12. Electrostatics
  13. Current Electricity
  14. Magnetic Effect of Current
  15. Electromagnetic Induction
  16. Optics
  17. Modern Physics
  18. Electronic Devices
  1. States of Matter
  2. Atomic Structure
  3. Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
  4. Thermodynamics
  5. Physical and Chemical Equilibria
  6. Electrochemistry
  7. Chemical Kinetics
  8. Surface Chemistry
  9. Hydrogen and s-block elements
  10. P, d and f block elements
  11. Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
  12. Stereochemistry
  13. Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
  14. Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry
  15. Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
  1. Grammar
English Proficiency
  1. Vocabulary
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Composition
Logical Reasoning
  1. Verbal Reasoning:
    1. Analogy
    2. Classification
    3. Series Completion
  2. Logical Deduction:
    1. Reading Passage
    2. Chart
  3. Logic Non-verbal Reasoning:
    1. Pattern Perception
    2. Figure Formation and Analysis
    3. Paper Cutting
    4. Figure Matrix
    5. Rule Detection

Selection and Counselling

Candidate with more than or equal to cut off marks qualify JEE Main and become eligible to apply for JEE Advance. The cut off is decided on the following basis.

  1. No. of students appearing for the exam.
  2. The difficulty level of the paper
  3. Overall candidate's performance i.e. if many candidates manage to secure a higher number then the cut off is raised and vice-versa.

Last 5 years cut off

BITSAT Cutoff - Pilani Campus

S. No Name of the Department 2017 2016 2015 2014
1 Chemical Engineering 306 319 315 326
2 Civil Engineering 294 314 312 322
3 Electrical & Electronics Engineering 355 362 362 359
4 Mechanical Engineering 334 345 346 351
5 Manufacturing Engineering 288 311 308 311
6 Computer Science and Engineering 382 384 378 375
7 Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering 332 345 340 346

BITSAT Cutoff - Goa Campus

S. No Name of the Department 2017 2016 2015 2014
1 Chemical Engineering 276 301 298 295
2 Electrical & Electronics Engineering 320 331 327 315
3 Mechanical Engineering 304 322 319 312
4 Computer Science and Engineering 350 358 351 339
5 Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering 301 312 311 305

BITSAT Cutoff - Hyderabad Campus

S. No Name of the Department 2017 2016 2015 2014
1 Chemical Engineering 272 298 296 294
2 Civil Engineering 273 303 303 300
3 Electrical & Electronics Engineering 310 324 318 311
4 Mechanical Engineering 297 316 315 308
5 Computer Science and Engineering 339 347 339 349
6 Electronics and Communication Engineering 320 332 326 317
7 Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering 298 313 311 307
8 Manufacturing Engineering 269 298 296 293

Score Trends

S. No BITSAT Score Analysis 2017 2016 2015 2014
1 No. of Candidates with score >=400 381 304 246 256
2 No. of Candidates with score >=350 2773 2319 2097 1926
3 No. of Candidates with score >=300 9290 8789 8184 7171
4 No. of Candidates with score >=250 23458 22441 21821 19341
5 No. of Candidates with score >=225 33633 32565 31882 28720

BITSAT seat allocation process involves filling up of online application and filling up of 12th Marks Details along with seat preference in 3 BIT Colleges.

  1. Filling up of online form
  2. Uploading 12th Marks Sheet
  3. Choosing a seat and department preference according to Marks in 3 BITs
  4. A seat is allotted basis on candidate's BITSAT score, seat availability and branch preferences
  5. The courses offered in the 1st list may be upgraded in the second and third lists.
  6. To reserve a seat in BITSAT, a candidate must pay either admission fee or both admission fee and 1st_semester fee depending on if he/she is on a waitlist or have allocated a seat during counselling

Preparation Resources

Important Books

Subject Books
  1. Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2.
  2. Complete Physics for JEE Main 2019 by Irodov
  3. Halliday, Resnick and Walker-Fundamental Physics
  4. SS Krotov- Aptitude test problem in physics
  5. Nelkon and Parker-Aptitude Test Problem in Physics
  6. S.L. Loney- Advance Physics, Elements of Dynamic Part 1 and Part 2
  7. V. Zubov & V. Shalnov -Problem in Physics
  8. A.A Pinsky - Problem in physics
  9. Tipler - Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2
  10. R.P. Feynman -Feynman Lectures on Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2
  1. NCERT books (only theory).
  2. IIT Chemistry by O.P Tondon.
  3. Complete Chemistry for JEE Main 2019 by NCERT.
  4. IITJEE Chemistry by O.P Agarwal
  5. Chemistry Principles and Applications by Seinko and Plane
  6. IIT Chemistry by Tata Mc Graw Hill
  7. Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
  1. IIT Mathematics by RD Sharma.
  2. The Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics for JEE by SL Loney.
  3. Higher Algebra by Hall Knight
  4. Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron
  5. Algebra, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus by Arihant Prakashan
  6. Vector by Shanti Narayan
  7. Introduction Probability and It's application by W. Feller

Other BITSAT Exam Preparation Books

S. No Books Author
1 A Complete Success Package for Online BITSAT 2018 (With CD): Comprehensive Coverage of NCERT Syllabus for Classes 11 and 12 (English) 4th Edition Arihant Publication
2 BITSAT Explorer 2017 (With CD) (English) MTG Editorial Board
3 BITSAT English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning PB (English) Disha Experts

Online Resources

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