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BITSAT 2020 Application Form (Extended), Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Admit Card and Exam Centers

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By Anam Shams - Content Writer Jan 08 2020 Share this blog

BITSAT 2020 Application Process has extended till 26th April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The official notification for BITSAT 2020 has been released on January 11, 2020, at bitsadmission.com. BITSAT is the much-coveted computer-based online entrance test for admissions into the integrated first-degree programs offered by Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) at its campuses in Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad.

The institute conducts the test annually, at the national level, for applicants who have successfully completed their 12th board examination. Students can seek admission into BE, B. Pharma and Integrated M. Sc. programs at BITS, Pilani through BITSAT 2020.

BITS, Pilani is a highly regarded higher education institution offering degree programs in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Pharmacy, Management, and Humanities

  • BITSAT is conducted over a period of time in multiple sessions across India, during May-June every year.
  • Applicants will be able to choose their preferred center, the date and time for the test, as per their convenience.
  • Exam Pattern is designed to test candidates on subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, Logical Reasoning, and English Proficiency over a 3-hour duration.
  • Candidates will have the option to practice a sample test available on the official website during March-April.
  • There would be 150 questions of multiple-choice types and based on the current NCERT syllabus of class 11th and 12th.
  • BITSAT Test Score will be displayed on the screen immediately after the test and printouts of the scorecards can be downloaded and printed from the official website on the following day for future reference.
  • Applicants need to have basic familiarity with computer, keyboard and mouse operations to take this computer-based test.

BITSAT 2020 Registration (Deadline extended)

The tentative timeline for BITSAT 2020 is outlined below:

Events

Dates

Start of BITSAT Application

January 11, 2020

Last Date to fill Application Form 

March 31, 2020

May 11, 2020 (Extended)

BITSAT 2020 Application Form Correction Window

To be Announced

Allotment of Test Centers
To be Announced

Test Slot Booking

To be Announced

Availability of Hall Tickets

To be Announced

Test Scheduled dates

August 6 - 10, 2020 (Postponed)

The BITSAT 2020 Application Process is online and the form can be accessed at the official portal. The form will be made available soon after the official notification for the test is released by BITS, Pilani.

  • The mandatory details that have to be entered into the form are Name of candidate (as it appears in class 12th mark sheet), Gender, DOB, Mobile Number, Email ID, Personal Details, Class 12th Examination Details, Choice of either Mathematics or Biology as a test subject.
  • While applying, candidates will be able to choose three exam centers, in the order of preference.
  • Next, the applicants will need to scan and upload images of recent photographs (10kb – 30kb) and specimen signatures (2kb – 20kb) in .jpg/ .jpeg file format.

BITSAT 2020 Application Process

BITSAT 2020 Application process

The candidates will have to register at the application portal using a valid email ID and active mobile number. The entire registration and application process for BITSAT 2020 involves the following steps:


Step 1: Registration.

Visit the BITSAT 2020 official portal. The unique application number and the password will be required for all future accesses.



Step 2: Fill in BITSAT 2020 Application form

Enter the personal details such as name, gender, date of birth, etc. Enter the captcha and hit on the "Submit" button.




Step 3: Scan and upload the photograph and signature.

                



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

It is advisable to get a print out of the completed application form for future reference.


Step 4: Payment of BITSAT 2020 Application fees.

The application fee can be paid in the online mode using either Debit/ Credit Cards, Net Banking or Payment Wallet. Applicants may also choose to pay their fees offline by downloading the e-challan from the website and making the payment at their nearest ICICI Bank branch.

BITS, Pilani reserves the right to cancel any test center if the situation demands so. Under the circumstances, such candidates who were allotted the canceled center will be accommodated in alternate test centers including the Pilani/Goa/Hyderabad campuses of BITS.le of the previous year, the application fee for BITSAT 2020 is expected to be thus:

Category

Application Fees

Male Applicants

INR 3350

Female Applicants

INR 2800

Candidates opting for Dubai as a test center (irrespective of gender)

USD90 (INR 6300)

 

Payment Mode - Online 

  1. In the BITSAT 2020 Application Process, students can pay the fees online. 
  2. Students can use several gateways to make payments such as debit cards, credit cards, net banking, etc.
  3. Students must select the appropriate payment method before making the payment.
  4. They must also look for the application charges levied on while making the payment.
  5. International Students can pay for the same by using International debit and credit cards.

Offline Payment

  1. Candidates are required to download a pay-in-slip.
  2. After that, candidates are required to pay cash at the nearest ICICI Bank.
  3. They will receive a confirmation e-receipt after the successful deposition of the cash.

Please note that in case applicants feel the need to correct certain details in the BITSAT application form after submitting the same, they will be allowed to do so, online, during a short correction window, as specified by BITS, Pilani.

Note - International students do not have a different application procedure. Applicants having citizenship other than India can easily apply via the international scheme.

BITSAT 2020 Application Process Form Correction

The BITSAT 2020 Form correction that was scheduled for 17th and 18th April 2020 is postponed to a later date amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates can make this correction online. Following steps should be followed:

1. Navigate the official link and open it.

2. Enter your application number, date of birth and other following details.

3. Proceed and make the necessary changes.

4. Click Submit.

5. Save the details and get a printout of the corrected application form.

BITSAT 2020 Application Process Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Programmes except for B.Pharma: For admission into the BE and Integrated M.Sc. programs, applicants need to have completed class 12 examination from a recognized board having studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and must possess an adequate level of English proficiency. 

The minimum aggregate score requirement of 75% with at least 60% in individual subjects must also be met.

Eligibility for B.Pharma program: The admission into the B. Pharm program, applicants should have completed their class 12 examination from a recognized board, having studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. 

The students also need to display an adequate level of proficiency in English. The minimum aggregate score requirement for B. Pharm is 75% with at least 60% in individual subjects. Candidates who have studied PCM in their 12th standard may also apply for the Pharmacy program.

Qualifying Exam Year: Please note that only students who are appearing for their 12th Board Examination in the current year or who have passed the same in 2019 are only eligible to appear in the BITSAT 2020. 

For candidates who have taken multiple attempts to qualify class 12th, only the latest performance will be considered, provided the same has been for all the subjects.

BITSAT 2020 Reservation

Admissions at BITS, Pilani will be made purely on merit on the basis of scores obtained in BITSAT 2020 and class 12th examination scores. As such, there is no provision for reservation under BITSAT. However, the institute, in the past has welcomed Board Toppers of both central and state boards with direct admission opportunity. Further information in this context will be available on the official website around mid-May 2020.

BITSAT 2020 Admit Card

Applicants will have to download their Admit Card or Hall Ticket from the BITSAT portal. The Hall Tickets will be available for download around July 22, 2020 tentatively. The Hall Ticket will list all instructions related to the test. Candidates should bear in mind that they will not be allowed to enter the test center if they are not carrying the BITSAT Hall Ticket in person.

BITSAT 2020 Application Process Exam Centers

With the rising number of applicants for BITSAT, the test is conducted across India in about 50 cities, including the three campus locations in Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad. In addition to the Indian cities, the exam can be also be taken at an international location, i.e. Dubai. 

Applicants can specify three test centers in the BITSAT 2020 application form, in the order of preference. Please note that if a candidate chooses Dubai as a test center, then s/he will not be able to opt for any other test centers.

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

(-)

An indicative list of test centers will be published in with the BITSAT 2020 official brochure. However, the final list of test centers, as well as their operating days, will essentially depend on the number of applicants and their preferences. This final list will be released only after all applications are received and reviewed and applicants can book their test slots on the basis of the final list and respective center allotment.

Please note that BITS, Pilani reserves the right to cancel any test center if the situation demands so. Under the circumstances, such candidates who were allotted the canceled center will be accommodated in alternate test centers including the Pilani/Goa/Hyderabad campuses of BITS.


How to retrieve BITSAT 2020 Application Number?

There might be a possibility that a candidate might forget the registration number or misplace it. In order to retrieve the registration number online, go through the following steps:

1. Click on the required link on the official website.

2. Enter the necessary details such as email-id, mobile number, gender and date of birth.

3. Click on the "Proceed" button. 

BITSAT 2020 notification was eagerly awaited by aspiring applicants, given the immense popularity of the test as well as the premium quality of education qualifier can avail of at BITS, Pilani. Interested candidates should apply well in time. 

FAQs for BITSAT 2020 Application Process

1. Are international students eligible to apply for BITSAT 2020?

Ans. Yes, they are. International students can apply using the same BITSAT 2020 Application Process. They can make the payment via International debit and credit cards.

2. Can I receive my application form via post for BITSAT 2020?

Ans. No, the application cannot be received via the post.

3. I have completed the online application for BITSAT 2020 but forgot to take a hard copy. Can I get it now?

Ans. Yes, you can go to the online application page and enter all the necessary details to find your online application. You can get the print out of the same.

4. Am I eligible to sit for BITSAT 2020, if I took up Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2?

Ans. Yes, you can sit for BITSAT 2020 but you'll only be eligible to take B.Pharm programs.

5. Is there any other way of getting admission in the colleges other than sitting for BITSAT 2020?

Ans. Top scorers can directly apply for any program in their preferred colleges.

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