BITSAT 2020: Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Application Form

BITSAT 2020 will be organized by Birla Institute of Technology and Science for screening candidates for admissions into its science, engineering and pharmacy courses. The candidates interested in getting enrolment into this institute can submit their application form. The form will be released in online mode and the exam will be conducted in online mode as well.

The candidates aspiring for admissions should start their preparation as this exam is supposed to be quite competitive. In this article, we have provided you certain tips and tricks that you can follow for your exam preparation. This article also provides other details related to BITSAT 2020 such as exam pattern, syllabus, application form, eligibility, etc.

BITSAT 2020 Important Dates

The tentative dates for the BITSAT 2020 are given in the table below. The exact dates will be updated soon after the official announcement.

Important Events Tentative Dates
Last date to apply onlineMarch 2020, 2nd week
Editing of the online application formMarch 2020, 3rd week
Allotment of test center and announcement to candidatesMarch 2020, 4th week
Reservation of test date and slot by the candidatesMarch 2020, 4th week to April 2020, 1st week
Availability of admit cardApril 2020, 2nd week to May 2020, 2nd week
Date of online testMay 2020, 3rd week to May 2020 last week
Applying on the basis of 12th marks and preferenceMay 2020, 1st week to June 2020, 3rd week
Announcement of admit list and wait listJune 2020, 3rd week

BITSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The following is the exam pattern for BITSAT 2020:

  • Mode of exam: Computer-Based Test
  • Medium of paper: English
  • Duration of exam: 3 hours
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Marking scheme: Each question carries 3 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Subjects Number of questionsMaximum marks
English Proficiency + Logical Reasoning15 + 10= 2545 + 30= 75
Mathematics/ Biology45135
Total 150450

BITSAT Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of BITSAT 2020 will be based on the NCERT syllabus of class 11th and 12th. The detailed syllabus for the test is given below:

  • Physics: Units and measurement, Kinematics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Work and Energy, Rotational motion, Current electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electronic devices, Waves, Optics, etc
  • Chemistry: States of Matter, Physical and Chemical Equilibria, Hydrogen and s-block elements, Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons, Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry, Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry, etc
  • English Proficiency: Grammar, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning: Verbal Reasoning and Nonverbal Reasoning
  • Mathematics: Algebra, Trigonometry, Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Differential calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, Probability, Linear Programming, Mathematical Modelling, etc
  • Biology: Diversity in Living World, Genetics and Evolution, Structure and Function of Plants and Animals, Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plant and Human, Ecology and Environment, Biotechnology and its Applications, etc

Preparation Hacks for BITSAT 2020

BITSAT is considered as one of the toughest exams conducted and requires excellent performance in the entrance exam and also in the qualifying exam (class 12th exam). Below here, we are providing you certain strategies following which you can perform well in your BITSAT 2020 and class 12th exam as well.

  1. Make a time table and start your preparation strictly according to the time table.
  2. Collect the study material for different subjects at one place. Searching for the study material in between your study can waste your time and can also break your concentration.
  3. Make notes of the important topics while studying. Notes are also really helpful while doing revision.
  4. Solving mock tests and practice paper is very important to and can help you in finding out your strong and weak points.
  5. Revise at a regular basis.

Recommended Books

The following are the recommended books for the preparation of your BITSAT 2020 exam:

  • Physics: NCERT, HC Verma, DC Pandey
  • Chemistry: NCERT, OP Tandon (Physical & Inorganic Chemistry), Arihant Publication (Organic Chemistry)
  • Mathematics: NCERT, RS Aggarwal, RD Sharma
  • Biology: NCERT, Pradeep Publication’s Biology, Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Reasoning: RS Aggarwal

BITSAT 2020 Application Form

The interested candidates will have to register themselves for the exam by submitting their application. The BITSAT application form 2020 will be released on the official BITS website. In the application form, the candidates will have to provide their personal details, academic details, upload their photograph and signature and choose the preferred exam center. The duly filled application form will be submitted along with the required application fee.

Application fee:

Male candidatesRs. 2950/-
Female candidatesRs. 2450/-
Candidates who opt exam center as DubaiRs. 4500/-

The correction window for editing the form will also be made available to the candidates around one week after the last date of form submission.

BITSAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

The following criteria must be fulfilled by the candidates who wish to appear for BITSAT 2020:

For all programmes (except B.Pharm):

  • The candidates who have passed class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are eligible. Adequate proficiency in English is also mandatory.
  • A minimum of 75% marks in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects and at least 60% marks in each of these subjects individually is required.
  • Appearing candidates are eligible too.

For B.Pharm:

  • The applicants should have passed their 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and should also be adequately proficient in English.
  • Candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.
  • A minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology subjects and at least 60% marks in each of these subjects individually is compulsory.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply for BITSAT 2020.

BITSAT 2020 Admit Card

The admit card of the candidates who have successfully booked their test slot will be made available on the official website. The candidates should take a printout of the admit card to be carried to the exam center. The details of the candidates and the exam center will be mentioned on the BITSAT admit card 2020. No candidate will be allowed to appear for the test without admit card.

BITSAT Result 2020

The candidates will be able to see their results on the computer right after the completion of their test. The result will be displayed in terms of number of total correct and incorrect answers, with the score. The candidates will also be able to check their score report on the BITS admission website on the next day of the test. The candidate can also take a printout of the score report for further use.

BITSAT Admission Process 2020

After qualifying the BITSAT 2020, the candidates will have to apply for the admissions giving the details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses of BITS. On the basis of the details provided in the application form for admission, fulfillment of eligibility and marks scored in the entrance test, the candidates will be granted final admissions.


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