Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITS Pilani
(Campus: Pilani, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad)
Admissions Office, BITS-Pilani – 333031, Rajasthan. India
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BITSAT-2022: A Computer Based Online Test for Admission to Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS at Pilani Campus, K. K. Birla Goa Campus and Hyderabad Campus
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, recognized as an “Institution of Eminence” by Ministry of Education, Government of India, is India’s leading Institute of Higher Education and a deemed to be university, with an illustrious legacy, modern campuses and eminent alumni in leadership positions across the world. The Institute's commitment to excellence, adherence to merit, transparency, innovation, and enterprise have characterized its steady march to eminence. It is the only Private University which DST, Government of India has identified to establish a Technology Innovation Hub under the Bio-CPS vertical with a grant of Rs 125 Crore.
Admissions to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS Pilani for its Campuses at Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad for the academic year 2022-23 will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online Test conducted by BITS Pilani. This test will be referred to as ‘BITS Admission Test – 2022’, in short as BITSAT-2022 hereafter in this document.
Integrated First degree programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2022:
(i) at BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus:
B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Electronics & Communication, Mechanical, Manufacturing.
M.Sc.*: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and
M.Sc.: General Studies.
(ii) at BITS, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus:
B.E.: Chemical, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical.
M.Sc.*: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, and Physics.
(iii) at BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus:
B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical.
M.Sc.*: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, and Physics.
* The candidates who join in M.Sc. programme are eligible to apply for dual degree in Engineering at BITS Pilani after completion of first year. This assignment is made by competition on their performance at BITS at the end of the first year. (For more details refer to Admissions Modality available on the BITS admissions website.)
(i) For admission to all the above programmes except B. Pharm.: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.
(ii) For admission to B. Pharm.: Candidates should have passed the 12 th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and adequate proficiency in English. However, candidates with PCM may also apply for the Pharmacy program.
Admissions to all the programmes are subject to the conditions given below:
The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology subjects.
Only Students who are appearing for 12th examination in 2022 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2021 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2022 test. 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 2020 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2022. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2022.
Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2022. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.
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 State and Central boards in India for the year 2022 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2022 score as per the eligibility criteria. The detailed eligibility criteria, application procedure, and prescribed application form will be available by 10th July, 2022 at www.bitsadmission.com
Further details about the Board Toppers’ scheme will be available at BITS admission website tentatively by 10th July, 2022.
Details of BITSAT-2020:
‘Computer Based Online test’ means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate answers the questions on the computer by using a keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the traditional paper-pencil based test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. Some of the salient points of BITSAT-2022 is given below:
· A candidate may appear a maximum of two times in BITSAT 2022.
· The examination will be organized in two sets of dates, BITSAT Session 1 and BITSAT Session 2, separated by a gap of a few weeks. The candidate can choose the Center, the Day, and slot of his/her convenience to take the test, as described later in this document.
· A candidate who wishes to appear twice may do so, once during the first set of dates, and the second time during the second set.
· A candidate may opt to appear twice, even at the time of the first application. Such a candidate will then choose one slot from the first set of dates and another from the second.
· A candidate may also choose to appear the second time after the first appearance. To facilitate this process, there will be a period during which candidates who have appeared during Session 1 but had not originally exercised the option to appear twice, will be allowed to apply to appear a second time.
· The application window will reopen immediately after the end date of Session 1 of BITSAT, only for those who appeared for Session 1 and choose to appear for a second time.
· The student who have not applied for session 1 is not eligible to apply for session 2.
· A candidate who chooses to appear twice will have to pay a sum of Rs. 5400 (for a male candidate) and Rs. 4400 (for a female candidate). A candidate who originally opts to appear once (Session 1), will pay a fee of Rs. 3400 (for a male candidate) and Rs. 2900 (for a female candidate). If such a candidate chooses then to apply to appear a second time (Session 2), then he/she will have to pay an additional sum of Rs. 2000 (for a male candidate) and Rs. 1500 (for a female candidate). This fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
· For a candidate who has appeared twice in BITSAT 2022, and then seeks admission to any of the First Degree programmes in BITS Pilani, the higher of the two scores will be considered for admission.
BITSAT-2022 Test Format:
BITSAT-2022 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test 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. Pharm candidates)
All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); 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 (-1 mark). 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 130 questions in all. The number of questions in each part is as follows:
No of questions
(a) English Proficiency
(b) Logical Reasoning
Mathematics/Biology (For B. Pharm)
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 130 questions. If a candidate answers all the 130 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, Mathematics/Biology and Logical reasoning only; three questions from each of them. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 130 questions.
The questions are so designed that a good student will be able to answer 130 questions in 180 minutes. The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher. However, candidates should keep in mind the fact that there is negative marking for wrong answers and any attempt to answer the questions by pure guessing of the answers is not likely to have any advantage, but may result in a reduction in the total score.
The questions will be selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate.
All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required.
Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centers. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles.
Each candidate who registers for BITSAT-2022 will be instructed to download a ‘Hall Ticket’. Candidates with the hall ticket only will be allowed inside the Test centers. All centers are closely monitored for security reasons and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras fitted in the test centers. Candidate’s finger print and photograph will be taken at the time of the test (BITSAT-2022) and will be matched at the time of admission at particular BITS campus. Anyone violating the rules of the test center will not be allowed to continue with the test and will automatically be disqualified.
The BITSAT-2022 test will be conducted on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. The detailed syllabus is given in the Annexure. Candidates may refer to the NCERT textbooks for the contents. A sample test demonstrating the features of BITSAT-2022 will be made available to the registered candidates at the BITS admission website on which he/she can practice as many times as desired.
Test Centers for BITSAT-2022:
In order to facilitate a large number of students all over India to participate in BITSAT-2022, apart from Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS where it is expected that a large number of students will take the test, the Institute is also planning to offer the tests at dedicated test centers in several other cities for both the sessions. The planned test centers are in the following cities: 1. Agartala 2. Agra, 3. Ahmedabad, 4. Aizwal, 5. Ajmer, 6. Allahabad, 7. Aurangabad (Maharashtra), 8. Bangalore, 9. Bareilly, 10. Bhopal, 11. Bhubaneswar, 12. Chandigarh, 13. Chennai, 14. Coimbatore, 15. Delhi, 16. Dibrugarh, 17. Dubai Campus of BITS (International Center), 18. Ghaziabad, 19. Goa Campus of BITS, 20. Gorakhpur, 21. Gurgaon, 22. Guwahati, 23. Gwalior, 24. Hyderabad Campus of BITS, 25. Hyderabad City, 26. Indore, 27. Jabalpur, 28. Jaipur, 29. Jalandhar, 30. Jammu, 31. Jamshedpur, 32. Jodhpur, 33. Kanpur, 34. Kathmandu, Nepal, 35. Kochi, 36. Kolhapur, 37. Kolkata, 38. Lucknow, 39. Madurai, 40. Mangalore, 41. Mohali, 42. Mumbai, 43. Nagpur, 44.Nasik, 45. Noida, 46. Patna, 47. Pilani campus of BITS, 48. Pune, 49. Raipur, 50. Rajahmundry, 51. Rajkot, 52. Ranchi, 53. Roorkee, 54. Shimla, 55. Siliguri, 56. Surat, 57. Thiruvananthapuram, 58. Tirupati, 59. Udaipur, 60. Vadodara, 61. Vijayawada, 62. Visakhapatnam.
Interested candidates should register their names for BITSAT-2022 by applying in the prescribed application form online. A candidate has to complete the application form online at www.bitsadmission.com and pay the prescribed fees. Also, take the printout of the filled-in form for your future reference. As this time BITSAT shall be conducted in two sessions, the prescribed fee for BITSAT-2022 for a candidate who chooses to appear twice will have to pay a sum of Rs. 5400 (for a male candidate) and Rs. 4400 (for a female candidate). A candidate who originally opts to appear once (Session 1), will pay a fee of Rs. 3400 (for a male candidate) and Rs. 2900 (for a female candidate). If such a candidate chooses then to apply to appear a second time (Session 2), then he/she will have to pay an additional sum of Rs. 2000 (for a male candidate) and Rs. 1500 (for a female candidate). These fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
If a candidate chooses Dubai as a test center for session 1 only then the application fee for both male and female candidates will be Rs. 7000 (in INR). However, if the candidate wants to appear for both the session then the prescribed fee will be Rs. 9000. Details for payment of fees are available at the admission website while applying online.
Procedure to Apply for admission in BITS:
In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT-2022, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses of BITS. The prescribed application form for admission, the detailed application procedure, details of academic flexibilities such as Dual Degree, Transfer, etc.; admission modality, and the final list of degree programmes offered will be made available at the BITS admission website, tentatively in July 2022. The completed application form with the details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes along with the required application fee has to be submitted online at the BITS admission website on or before August 5, 2022.
* DO NOT POST APPLICATION FORM TO BITS PILANI.
Start of BITSAT-2022 Application 14th March, 2022 (Monday)
Deadline to apply online for BITSAT-2022 for Session-I or Both the sessions: 21st May, 2022 (Saturday)
Revision/editing (online) in the application form by candidates: 17th to 23rd May, 2022
Test center allotment and announcement to candidates: 26th May, 2022 (Thursday)
Candidates to reserve Test date and slot: 28th May to 1st June, 2022
BITSAT-2022 Online Test Session-I*: 20th June to 26th June, 2022
The application window to apply for BITSAT-2022 Session-II: 23rd June to 7th July, 2022
Candidates to reserve Test date and slot: 11th July to 16th July, 2022
Candidates to download the Hall tickets with instructions: 18th July till the exam date
BITSAT-2022 Online Test Session-II*: 22nd July to 26th July, 2022