BITSAT (BITS Pilani Entrance Test)

National level entrance examination for students who wish to pursue courses in Engineering and Pharmacy at the campuses of the Birla Institute of Technology (BITS, Pilani).

BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology Aptitude Test) is an entrance examination conducted by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS). It is a computer based online test for admission into all the integrated first degree programs offered by the institute in its Pilani, Hyderabad and Goa campuses. The BITSAT is usually held in May or June.

BITSAT is applicable for the Engineering courses provided by the Birla Institute of Science and Technology. It is also applicable for the Bachelor’s in Pharmacy course.

BITSAT is conducted on the base of the NCERT syllabus for Class 11th and 12th.

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What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible for the BITSAT, you need to have passed your 10 + 2 examinations from a Central or a State recognized board or its equivalents.

You need to have Physics, Chemistry and Math as your main subjects. For the Bachelors in Pharmacy course, you can have Biology as a primary subject instead of Math.

You should have obtained at least an aggregate percentage of 75% in Physics, Chemistry and Math/Biology.

Candidates also need to have no less than 60% marks in any of the three main subjects (PCM or PCB). So suppose you score a 55 in your Physics board exam, but your aggregate in PCM is still above 75 due to high marks in Chemistry and Math, you will not be eligible as your marks in Physics are less than 60.The BITSAT eligibility criteria clearly states that you need to be proficient in English to give the exam.

You can only be eligible for the BITSAT exam if you have given your board exams a year before the BITSAT or in the same year as the BITSAT. For example, for BITSAT 2014, only the candidates who have completed their 12th exams in 2013 or are supposed to be appearing for it in 2014 will be eligible.

There is a special eligibility criteria for National and State board toppers. Board Toppers are given direct admission into a program of their choice irrespective of their BITSAT score, provided that they meet the above eligibility criteria.

How to apply?

You can only apply for the BITSAT online. The application form is available at

You will fill the application form online and pay the prescribed fee for the form. It is advisable to take a print out of the completed form for future reference.

The BITSAT is an online exam and you can choose the date and time for the examination as per your convenience. Once you reserve the date and time, you have to download the ‘Hall ticket’ along with the instructions before appearing for the exam.

In addition to applying and appearing for the BITSAT, you will also have to apply for admission to BITS through a separate application form known as ‘Admission Application’ for seeking admission to programs offered at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses along with the details of your class 12th board exam results and course preferences/choices.

A print out of this admission form (completed) along with the required application fee has to be sent to the following address:
The Admissions Officer, BITS, Pilani – 333 031, Rajasthan

Candidates should keep checking the BITS website regularly to stay updated about the latest instructions and notices.

What is the pattern of the examination?

BITSAT is an online test and you will have to sit in front of a computer and answer questions through the use of a mouse or a keyboard.

BITSAT is unlike a Pen and Paper based test and will not be offered to all the candidates on the same day. You can choose the center, day and time as per your convenience.

BITSAT is a 3 hour examination (without break). The test consists of 150 questions divided into four parts:

         Part I          :        Physics (40 questions)

         Part II         :        Chemistry (40 questions)

         Part III        :        (a) English Proficiency (15 questions) and (b) Logical Reasoning (10 questions)

         Part IV       :        Mathematics / Biology (For B.Pharm) (45 questions)

All questions will be objective and in the multiple choice format. Each question will have four answers for you to choose from, with only one option being correct. Each correct answer will fetch you 3 marks.

It is advisable that you only attempt the questions you’re sure about as there will be negative marking. Each incorrect answer will deduct one mark from your total score.

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 questions will give highly meritorious candidates an opportunity to score higher. There will be negative marking for these questions as well.

Keep in mind that once you choose to attempt the 12 extra questions, you will not be able to go back and change the answers of any of the previous 150 questions.

Once you complete the test, the computer will announce your score. You can also print this score once you complete all your tests from the BITS website.

Candidates will be admitted on the basis of their BITSAT score only, provided that they meet the eligibility criteria.

What to do after you get your results?

As mentioned in the ‘How to Apply’ section, you will have to submit an online ‘Admission Application’ to enroll yourself in a course offered at a particular BITS campus.

You will have to fill the form by making your choices/preferences from the ones that are available. You will make these choices based on the courses you wish to pursue (in order of preference).

It is ideal that you try and find out about the institute and the course you’re choosing in detail before you make your choices.

The admissions will be based on your BITSAT score. It is useful to find out about the type of scores that were accepted by a campus for a particular course last year before you make your choices. This will help you make better decisions as you’ll know whether you’re likely to be allotted a seat in a course or not.

In case you’re allotted a seat on the basis of your score, you will need to report to the institute in due time and get your documents verified as well as submit the admission fee to confirm your seat.

For further information regarding the admission procedure, please visit the following websites: and

Important Dates:

The important dates for BITSAT 2015 were as follows:

Deadline to register

20th February 2015

Test Center allotment and announcement

25th February 2015

Period to reserve Test Dates

1 – 20th March 2015

Downloading hall tickets with instructions

15th – 30th April 2015

BITS Online test Dates

14th May – 29th May 2015

Period to apply for admission

20th May to 30th June 2015 

Admit list and Wait list announcement

1st July 2015

What are the prospects?

BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) is one of India’s most reputed and prestigious institutions. It is a deemed university under section 3 of the UGC act. It consists of four campuses (Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai), and provides world class education in Engineering and Science. All campuses offer the same degrees. It is one of the most competitive institutions in India and provides residential facilities as well as practical training.

The BITSAT is India’s first fully computerized test and admissions are given purely on merit. You can get admission into the following colleges if you score well in the BITSAT:

BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.

BITS Pilani, Goa Campus.

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.

BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus.

The Dubai campus has other criteria as well. Please visit the BITS website for further details.


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