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BITSAT 2020 is a university-level aptitude test conducted annually by BITS Pilani. The entrance exam will be conducted in online mode in multiple sessions. It's a gateway for admission to Undergraduate Degree Programmes offered at BITS Pilani, K.K Birla Goa, and Hyderabad campuses. The application process started from January 11, 2020, while the exam will be held from August 6 - 10, 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19) upon further review of the situation. Interested candidates can now apply till the extended deadline for application i.e. 26th April 2020.

Candidates have to make sure they fulfill the eligibility criteria before filling the BITSAT 2020 Application Form. Around 3 lakhs candidates appear for the exam every year. The test pattern consists of 4 sections-Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, English Proficiency, and Logical Reasoning. 150 Multiple Choice Questions have to be attempted in a time duration of 180 Minutes. 

BITSAT 2020 - Key Highlights

Particulars
Details
Full form
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test
Conducting body
BITS Pilani
BITSAT 2020 Official Website
bitsadmission.com
Application Mode for BITSAT 2020
Online
 BITSAT 2020 Examination mode
Online
Seats offered
2000
Helpline Number
01596-242205


BITSAT 2020 Important Dates (Extended)

As an insight for candidates to the forthcoming BITSAT 2020 schedule, here are the official dates:

Event

Dates 

Start of BITSAT 2020 Registration

January 11, 2020

Last Date of Registration

May 11, 2020 (Extended)

Form Correction Window

To be Announced

Test Center Allotment

To be Announced

Booking of Slots

To be Announced

Release of Admit Card

To be Announced

BITSAT 2020 Exam Date

August 6 - 10, 2020 (Postponed)

Apply BITSAT 2020 with Class 12 Marks

To be Announced

Declaration of Waitlisted Candidates

To be Announced

BITSAT 2020 Counselling

To be Announced

How to fill BITSAT 2020 Application form

BITSAT Application Process

Step 1: New Registration

  • Candidates will have to visit the official website - www.bitsadmission.ac.in - and navigate to the “New Registration” link for registering with BITSAT 2020.

  • A page will open with all the instructions to fill the form, candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully and click on ‘Proceed to fill BITSAT 2020’ tab at the bottom of the page.

  • Fill in the basic details like name, Gender, Contact information and so on.

  • After entering the captcha for verification, details can be submitted. 

  • Mention Test Center preference (up to 3) from the drop-down menu mentioning BITSAT 2020 Exam center. 

  • Personal details including qualification are to be entered by the candidate.

  • Confirm and submit the details. There is also an option to edit the information in case of any mistakes committed in the BITSAT 2020 Application Form.

Step 2: Upload Scanned Photograph and Signature

  • Login again on BITSAT 2020 portal using email ID and password.

  • Upload scanned images of photograph and signature in the prescribed format (given below)

  • Choose the file from the designated folder and upload it. 

Specification of the photograph and signature to be uploaded is tabulated below:

BITSAT 2020 Photograph and Signature Specifications

Specification

Photograph

Signature

Size

10 KB to 30 KB

JPG/JPEG

Format

2 KB to 20 KB

JPG/JPEG

Background

Light (preferably white)

On White Paper


Step 3: Payment of Registration Fees

To complete the BITSAT 2020 registration process, candidates are required to pay the BITSAT 2020 application fee in online mode. 

BITSAT 2020 Application Fees

Category

Fees (INR)

Male Applicants

3300/-

Female Applicants

2800/-

Applicants opting Dubai as Exam Center

6300/-

BITSAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Overall, there are two sets of eligibility criteria for BITSAT 2020 as per the course. Candidates should make sure they are aware of and fulfill the requirements for the course they are aspiring to appear in the entrance. 

BITSAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria for First-Degree Program Apart From B.Pharm

  • Candidates must have passed the 10+2 board examination or any other exam from a recognized board/university to be eligible for BITSAT 2020. Candidates who are appearing in their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply. 

  • BITSAT 2020 Non-Pharma course eligibility requires candidates to pass 10+2 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)

  • Minimum 75% aggregate is required in all the subjects overall and a minimum 60% marks in each subject. 

  • Proficiency in the English language is expected from the candidates.

BITSAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria for First-Degree Program for B.Pharm

  • Candidates who passed or are appearing in 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examination are eligible to apply for the B.Pharma course through BITSAT 2020

  • PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) are essentially required as main subjects.

  • Minimum 75% aggregate is required in all the subjects overall and minimum 60% marks in each individual subject. 

  • Proficiency in the English language is expected from the candidates.

BITSAT 2020 Admit Card

BITS Pilani will issue admit card for BITSAT 2020 after April 26, 2020, on the official website bitsadmission.com. Login credentials like Email Id, Username, Application Number and Password for BITSAT 2020 Portal are to be used by the candidates to access the document. Successfully registered candidates can download the same till the exam date.

Hall tickets for BITSAT 2020 are issued after the Slot Booking Process is completed. BITSAT 2020 Admit Card/Hall Ticket is to be carried by the candidate to the exam center along with a valid ID Proof and Photograph (same as the one used in BITSAT 2020 Registration Form). 

BITSAT 2020 Discrepancy in Admit Card

Candidates should check that their BITSAT 2020 Admit card contains rightly mentioned Name, Test center, Exam Date, category and other details. In case of any discrepancy in Admit Card, candidates can contact the BITSAT 2020 conducting authorities at the below-mentioned details:

Admissions Office, BITS, Pilani - 333031 (Rajasthan) India (9.15 am to 5.00 pm) on working days.

Telephone: 01596-242205, 01596-515330

Fax: 01596-244183

Or

BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus Admissions Office

Telephone: 040-66303830 (10 am to 1.00 pm)

Or

Email admnoc@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in or bitsat@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in

BITSAT 2020 Exam Centers

There is an increasing pool of candidates registering for BITSAT over the years. To accommodate the growing popularity of the entrance exam, BITS Pilani will be conducting the BITSAT 2020 exam in over 50 exam centers across India. It is conducted over a period of time on August 6 - 10, 2020 in multiple sessions in all these centers. 

BITSAT 2020 will also be conducted in Dubai. The provision to choose the exam center is available to candidates while filling out the application form. 

Agra

Hyderabad Campus of BITS

Pune

Ahmedabad

Hyderabad City

Raipur

Allahabad

Indore

Rajahmundry

Bangalore

Jaipur

Ranchi

Bhopal

Jalandhar

Roorkee

Bhubaneswar

Jammu

Siliguri

Chandigarh

Jamshedpur

Surat

Chennai

Jodhpur

Tirupati

Coimbatore

Kanpur

Thiruvananthapuram

Delhi

Kolkata

Vadodara

Dubai Campus of BITS

Lucknow

Vijayawada

Ghaziabad

Mumbai

Visakhapatnam

Goa Campus of BITS

Nagpur

Agartala

Gorakhpur

Nasik

Mangalore

Gurgaon

Noida

Udaipur

Guwahati

Patna

Kohima

Gwalior

Pilani Campus of BITS

(-)

BITSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The exam is conducted as a Computer Based Test for a duration of 3 hours.

  • The paper format will be in the Multiple Type Questions, where each question will have four options to choose from.

  • The medium of Exam is only English, BITSAT 2020 requires good proficiency in this universal language

  • There is no sectional time limit allotted, candidates have to themselves define the time they want for each section and manage it.

  • Answers once marked can be changed anytime if candidates are unsure of their response.

  • Once the exam gets over, the number of correct and incorrect answers will be immediately displayed on the screen.

  • Candidates can check their scores the next day as well. 

A brief section-wise Exam Pattern for BITSAT 2020 is mentioned down below:

Section

Number of Questions

I-Physics

40

II-Chemistry

40

III-Mathematics/Biology

45

IV-English Proficiency

15

Logical Reasoning

10

Total

150

BITSAT 2019 Paper Analysis

Subject
Paper Analysis
Physics
As compared to last year, the paper was easier. Out of 40, almost 30 questions were easy. the questions covered Mechanical.
Mathematics
Most questions were easy and asked from Algebra.
Chemistry
The section was moderately difficult. Most questions were asked from Physical Chemistry and Mole Concept.
English
This section was very easy.
Reasoning
Those who have had practiced Mock papers would have answered better.

BITSAT 2020 Syllabus

BITS Pilani defines the syllabus for BITSAT 2020 for all the 5 sections namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, English Proficiency, and Logical Reasoning. Class 11th and 12th syllabus are mainly covered up for BITSAT 2020. Hence referring to NCERT will be beneficial for the candidates.

BITSAT 2020 Syllabus for Physics

In accordance with the syllabus and important topics covered under it, candidates can refer to books like:

  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma Vol I and Vol II

  • Arihant Physics by DC Pandey

  • Advanced Level Physics by Nelson and Parker

  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

Important Topics Physics

Units and Measurement

Rational Motion

Kinematics

Gravitational

Newton’s Law of Motion

Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

Impulse and Momentum

Oscillations

Work and Energy

Waves 

Heat and Thermodynamics

Electrostatics

Magnetic Effect of Current

Electromagnetic Induction

Optics

Modern Physics

Electronic Devices


BITSAT 2020 Syllabus for Chemistry

Chemistry section compromise of three sub-parts around which the questions are framed: 

Physical Chemistry: Atkins Physical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry by N Awasthi

Organic Chemistry: Organic Chemistry by MS Chauhan and Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis

Inorganic Chemistry: Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee and Inorganic Chemistry by OP Tandon

Important Topics of BITSAT 2020 Chemistry

States of Matter

Electrochemistry

Atomic Structure

Chemical Kinetics

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Surface Chemistry

Thermodynamics

Hydrogen and s-block elements

Physical and Chemical Equilibria

P-d and f block elements

Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons

Stereochemistry

Organic Compounds

Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry

Theoretical Principles of Experimental chemistry



Important Topics of BITSAT 2020 Maths

Algebra

Trigonometry

2-D Coordinate Geometry

3-D Coordinate Geometry

Differential Calculus

Integral Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability

Vectors

Statistics

Linear Programming

Mathematical Modelling


Important Topics for BITSAT 2020 Biology

Diversity in Living World

Cell: The Unit of Life

Genetics and Evolution

Structure and Functions-Plants

Structure and Functions-Animals

Reproduction and Growth in Plants

Reproduction and Development in Humans

Ecology and Environment

Biology and Human Welfare

Biotechnology and Applications

BITSAT 2020 Syllabus for English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

General proficiency in English of the candidate in terms of reading and comprehending is tested.

For which candidates can refer to Wren and Martin along with Pearson's complete guide for BITSAT 2020. Explorer by Arihant and MTG are must refer to the logical reasoning section.

English Proficiency: Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Composition

Logical Reasoning: Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning

BITSAT 2020 Result

BITS Pilani declares results in online mode initially in the form of scorecard and then as iteration for each round of counseling. Results for the 2020 session will be declared on June 20, 2020. Login credentials are required for candidates to access their scorecards. Iteration rounds will contain a list of admitted candidates as well as waitlisted candidates. 

Tie Breaking Rules in BITSAT 2020

In situations where one or more candidates secure the same scores a tie-breaking rule is applied in BITSAT 2020 in the following order:

  • Candidates with higher marks in Mathematics/Biology will be ranked higher.

  • If the tie persists, a candidate with high marks in Physics will be preferred.

  • Post which, marks in Chemistry will be undertaken to break the tie.

  • As a last resort to break the tie, marks scored by the candidate in 10+2 will be considered.

BITSAT 2020 Admit List

Conducting the body of BITSAT 2020 prepares an 'Admit List' on the basis of marks secured by the candidates. Name of Shortlisted candidates for the further counseling process. The admit list will be declared in different iteration sessions. An admission application form is to be submitted by the candidates before the prescribed deadline.

BITSAT 2020 Waitlist

Candidates who do not find a seat in iteration rounds are put in the waitlist category. The list prescribes that candidates mentioned have to wait for their chance to get admitted to institutions participating in BITSAT 2020. 

Programs offered in BITSAT 2020 

BITS Campus

Course Offered

Pilani Campus

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

K.K Birla Goa Campus

Chemical Engineering

Computer Science Engineering

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Hyderabad Campus

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

BITSAT 2020 Cut Off

Factors like Difficulty level of the exam in that particular year, Number of candidates who appeared for the exam, the number of total seats available in participating colleges and performance of the candidate in the aptitude test decide what could be the cutoff for BITSAT 2020. Candidate can have a look at the previous year cut off for gaining an idea of BITSAT 2020 Cut off. 

BITSAT 2019 Cut Off

Round

Cut off (Except B.Pharma)

Cut off (B.Pharma)

Iteration 1

273

210

Iteration 2

266

161

Iteration 3

266

161

Iteration 4

262

161

Iteration 5

252

Closed


BITSAT 2019 Cut Off

Preparation Books for BITSAT 2020

Preparation Books for BITSAT 2020 is quite helpful as it will help you understand the exam pattern and the kind of questions that will be asked. The following are the books that can be followed.

  • NCERT Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (XI and XII)
  • BITSAT Explorer by MTG Learning Idia Pvt Limited
  • The Pearson's Complete Guide to the BITSAT
  • Wren and Martin for English
  • A Complete Success Package for Online BITSAT by Arihant Experts.

BITSAT 2020 Scholarship

Candidates are eligible to avail of a number of scholarships. The scholarships are completely merit-based.

Scholarship Type
Eligibility
Details
Board Toppers
Top three scorers in Boards
100%,75% or 50% tuition fee of the first semester will be waived off
Merit in Qualifying Examination
Students must've scored 90% or 80% above
90% - Tuition fee waiver of 20%
80% - Tuition fee waiver of 15%
Merit in Competitive Examination
NEET or JEE aspirants
25%-75% tuition fee waived off


BITSAT 2020 FAQs

1. What is the marking scheme of BITSAT 2020?

Ans. Students will be awarded 3 marks for a correct answer. 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

2. Is the application fee payable via online mode?

Ans. Yes, the application fee can be paid online.

3. Are there any scholarships available for students appearing for BITSAT 2020?

Ans. Yes, there are different types of scholarships available for meritorious students.

4. How many sections are there in BITSAT 2020?

Ans. There are 5 sections in BITSAT 2020. They are Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English and Logical Reasoning. 

5. What are the eligibility criteria for IBSAT 2020?

Ans. The student must have completed Standard 12.

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