BITS Admission Test - 2013
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)-Pilani:
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is an all India Institution declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act. BITSAT is a Computer based online test for Admission to Integrated First Degree Programmes of BITS Pilani Campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad.
'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 through the use of 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. BITSAT will be offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the Center, the Day and Time of his/her convenience to take the test.
Important dates of BITSAT:
- Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2013: 15th February 2013
- Test center allotment and announcement to candidates: 25th February 2013
- Candidates to reserve Test dates: 1st Mar. - 20th March 2013
- Candidates to download the Hall tickets with instructions: 15th April - 30th April 2013
- BITSAT Online tests: 14th May - 1st June 2013
- Candidates to apply for admission with 12th marks: 20th May - 29th June 2013
- Admit List and Wait List announcement: 1st July 2013
Eligibility for BITSAT:
- For admission to any of the Integrated First Degree Programmes of BITS the 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 Mathematics.
- Further, the candidate should have obtained a minimum of 75% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in 12th class examination, at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects and adequate proficiency in English.
- However, admissions will be made only on his/her merit position based on the score obtained in BITSAT2013.
- Only Students who are appearing for 12th class examination in 2013 or who have passed the 12th class examination in 2012 are eligible to appear for BITSAT2013.
Test Format of BITSAT:
BITSAT 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
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. 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. The number of questions in each part is as follows:
No. of Questions
Part I: Physics
Part II: Chemistry
(a) English Proficiency and
(b) Logical Reasoning
Part IV: Mathematics
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 Mathematics only; four questions from each part. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.
The questions are so designed that a good student will be able to answer 150 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.
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 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 and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras. Candidate’s finger print and photograph will be taken at the time of the test and will be matched at the time of admission. Anyone violating the rules of the test center will not be allowed to continue with the test and will automatically be disqualified.
The BITSAT test will be conducted on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. Candidates may refer to the NCERT text books for the contents.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should register their names for BITSAT-2013 by applying in the prescribed application form online. Complete the application form online at http://www.bitsadmission.com and pay the prescribed fees. Also take the print out of the filled form for your future reference. If you make payment by Demand draft then a copy of the completed application form alongwith the prescribed fees of Rs. 1850/- (Rs. 1350/- for female candidates) should be sent to Admissions Officer, BITS, Pilani – 333 031. If you are using a payment mode other than DD then the prescribed fee for BITSAT 2013 is Rs. 1750/-(Rs. 1250/- for female candidates).
If a candidate chooses Dubai as a test center the application fee for both male and female candidates will be same and will be US $ 50 (or Indian Rs. 2500/- ). Details for payment of fees are available at the website while applying online.
Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2013 online along with the fee payment is 15th February 2013. If you are using DD as the mode of payment then the DD along with a copy of application form must reach Admissions Office, BITS Pilani by 5.00 PM on 15th February 2013.
Those who register for the test and reserve test dates have to download the ‘Hall ticket’, alongwith instructions, from BITS website as per the schedule given earlier. The tests will be conducted during 14th May - 1st June 2013.
Important point: A candidate can apply online only once for BITSAT-2013. However, if a candidate discovers any mistake in the form submitted by him, he can apply online second time and send a letter to admission office BITS,Pilani mentioning the earlier application number which will be cancelled. In such cases, the second application has to be accompanied by a fresh application fee.
Merit List for Admission:
The merit position of such eligible candidates (i.e., those who have appeared in BITSAT-2013 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-2013. The cases of bracketing, if any, will be dealt with as described below.
When the score of two candidates are the same, first their scores obtained in Mathematics 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 total marks in 12th examination will be considered for their separation.
The Admissions Officer,
BITS Pilani – 333031