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Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani a leading Institute of Higher Education and a deemed University under section 3 of the UGC act offers degree programmes in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Pharmacy, Management and Humanities. This web site describes the admission modalities for the on-campus degree progarmmes  offered at Pilani campus, Goa Campus and Hyderabad Campus.

BITS admission test is known as BITSAT. This exam must be qualified in order to get admission in degree programmes of BITS Pilani campuses in Pilani (Rajasthan), Goa and Hyderabad (Telangana).

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Eligibility Criteria

Candidate should have passed the 12th class examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Math. Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 75% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Math (if taken maths in BITSAT) or have obtained a minimum of 75% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (if taken Biology in BITSAT) subjects in 12th class examination, at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Math/Biology subjects and adequate proficiency in English.

However, Admissions will be made only on his/her merit position based on the score obtained in BITSAT 2018. Only Students who are appearing for 12th class examination in 2018 or who have passed the 12th class examination in 2017 are Eligible to appear for BITSAT 2018. 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 2016 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT 2018. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT.

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 2018 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2018 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above.
Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS website by 20th May, 2018.

Test format

The Test will be of total 3-hours duration (without break). The 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.Pharma Students)
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.

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 Maths only; four questions from each part.

The number of question in each part will be as follows:



No. of questions

Part I



Part II



Part III

(a) English Proficiency



(b) Logical Reasoning


Part IV

Mathematics/Biology (ForB.Pharma)





BITSAT Syllabus 

Candidates can download the syllabus from the following link:

BITSAT Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology and English Syllabus

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Score Card and Merit List(Cut-offs) for Admission

BITSAT 2018 Score Report
At the completion of the test, the computer will announce the result to the candidate in terms of number of total correct answers and wrong answers, with the score. The candidate can also check and print his score report at the BITS website after all the tests are completed. No student will be allowed to repeat the test in the same year.

Merit List (Cut-offs) for Admission
As explained earlier, a candidate who has appeared in BITSAT-2018 will be eligible for admission only if he/she gets the required minimum marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Math subjects of 12th examination as per the eligibility criteria described already.

All candidates who have appeared in BITSAT-2018 and are interested in admission will be required to submit Admission application with 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered, starting from 20th May,2018 to 30th June,2018, the details of this will be available in the BITS website by 20th May 2018.

The merit position of such eligible candidates (i.e., those who have appeared in BITSAT-2018 and who have submitted the application for admission in the prescribed form with 12th marks, preferences and the required fees) will be prepared on the basis of their scores in BITSAT-2018

The cases of bracketing, if any, will be dealt with as described below (Equal Score Scenario):

When the score of two candidates are the same, first their scores obtained in Maths/Biology in BITSAT will be considered for separating them
If the tie still exists, then their scores in Physics in BITSAT will be considered for separating them.

Further tie is eliminated using their scores in Chemistry.

Finally, their PCM/PCB (for B.Pharma) total marks in 12th examination will be considered for their separation

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