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BITSAT - Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS)

Introduction to BITSAT - Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS)

The Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences conducts BITS admission Test ( BITSAT) for admission to its Integrated First Degree Programmes include BE. (Hons), B. Pharm (Hons), MSc. (Hons), Msc. (Tech) degrees that are offered at its Goa, Pilani and Hyderabad campuses.

Courses offered at BITS, Pilani - Pilani Campus: B.E.(Hons.): Chemical; Civil; Computer Science; Electrical and Electronics; Electronics & Instrumentation; Mechanical; B.Pharm.(Hons.); M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Economics; Mathematics; Physics; and M.Sc.(Tech.): General Studies; Engineering Technology; Finance; Information Systems.

Courses offered at BITS, Pilani - Goa Campus: B.E.(Hons.): Chemical; Computer Science; Electrical and Electronics; Electronics & Instrumentation; Mechanical; M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Economics; Mathematics; Physics; and M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems.

Coureses offered at BITS, Pilani - Hyderabad Campus: B.E.(Hons.): Chemical; Civil; Computer Science; Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics; Electronics & Instrumen-tation; Mechanical; B.Pharm.(Hons.); M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Economics; Mathematics; Physics; and M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems,

For admission to all the above programmes except B.Pharm.(Hons.) and M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences, candidates should have passed the 12th examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English. For admission to B.Pharm.(Hons.) and M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences programmes, candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English. Candidates having both Mathematics and Biology in 10+2 have to decide whether they wish to appear in Mathematics or Biology subjects in BITSAT..

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 80% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 80% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2006 or earlier are not eligible to appear in BIT-SAT-2008.

Admissions will be made purely on merit. First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2008 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2008 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

BiTSAT will be of total 3-hour duration. The test consists of four parts ie, Part I - Physics, Part II - Chemistry, Part III - (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning and Part IV - Mathematics or Biology. Students who have taken Mathematics and not Biology in 10+2 have to appear for Mathematics in Part IV. Students who have taken Biology in 10+2 and not Mathematics have to appear for Biology in Part IV. Students who have taken both Mathematics and Biology in 10+2 can opt for either Mathematics or Biology in Part IV. Candidates who appear in Biology in Part IV will be eligible for admission to M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Sciences and B.Pharm. (Hons.) only. Candidates who appear in Mathematics in Part IV will be eligible for admission to any of the Integrated First degree programmes, including M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences and B.Pharm.( Hons.).

All questions (150 questions) are of objective type. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark. No marks are awarded for not attempted questions. While the candidate skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer. 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, Mathematics / Biology 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.

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.

All centers are closely monitored for security and candidates' identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras. Anyone violating the rules of the test center will not be allowed to continue with the test and will be automatically disqualified.

The BITSAT test will be conducted on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11 th and 12th class. A sample test will be made available to the registered candidates at the BITS website on which he/she can practice as many times as desired.

Online Test

Admissions to Integrated first degree programmes, will be made through a computer based online test conducted by BITS. '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 submits the answers 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, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. 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.

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