BITSAT Entrance Exam 2020, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admission, Fee, Job, Important Dates

BITSAT entrance exam is a computer-based entrance exam conducted by BITS, Pilani for various integrated first-degree programmes such as B.E., B.Pharm., and M.Sc. Candidates who pass the entrance exam are provided admission to any of the three BITS campuses – Pilani, Hyderabad, and Goa.

The application forms for BITSAT 2020 online entrance exam will commence in the 1st week of January 2020. Following are the important dates (tentative) related to the BITSAT 2020 exam.

Important Dates BITSAT Entrance Exam

EventsDates (Tentative)
Commencement of online application formFirst week of January 2020
Last date to fill the application formLast week of March 2020
Corrections in the application formThird week of March to First week of April 2020
Allotment of exam centreFirst week of April 2020
Start date and slot bookingSecond week of April 2020
Admit card downloadSecond week of April 2020
BITSAT Entrance ExaminationThird/ Fourth week of May 2020
BITSAT 2020 scoreThird week of May 2020
Admission list and waiting list declarationThird week of June 2020

Program Offered Through BITSAT 2020

Pilani CampusChemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering
K.K Birla Goa CampusChemical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Hyderabad CampusChemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering

BITSAT Entrance Exam Eligibility

There are certain guidelines that candidates need to follow to be eligible to take the BITSAT exam. Following are the eligibility criteria that candidates will need to meet in order to be eligible for taking the exam.

AGE Eligibility:

There is no age restriction prescribed for the BITSAT exam.

Educational Eligibility:

  • For admission to all the programmes except B.Pharm: Candidates must have passed the 12th class examination from a recognised Central/State Board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and good proficiency in English.
  • For Admission to B.Pharm: Candidates must have passed a 12th class examination from a recognised State/Central Board or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and good proficiency in English. Candidates with PCM subjects can also apply for Pharmacy Programme.

Admission to all the programmes in BITS is subject to the following conditions:

Candidates must have obtained at least 75% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology (depending on whether the candidate has taken Mathematics or Biology in BITSAT) in their 12th class examination. While in aggregate, a candidate needs to score 75% marks, it is mandatory for the candidates to score at least 60% marks in subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology individually.

Passing Status:

Candidates who are appearing in their 10+2 examination in the current year or who have passed their qualifying exam last year are considered eligible for BITSAT exam organized for the current year. In case, a candidate has appeared for the 10+2 examination or equivalent more than one attempt, then the recent performance of his/her will be taken into consideration and that too only if the attempt has been for all the component of subject/courses mentioned.

If a candidate has passed 10+2 or equivalent examination last to last year or before that will not be eligible to take current year’s BITSAT entrance examination. Moreover, students who are studying at present in BITS in any of its campuses are also not considered eligible to appear in BITSAT entrance exam.

[su_note]NOTE: Admissions in BITS are done purely on merit. A candidate’s merit position for admission is completely based on the marks scored by him/her in the BITSAT exam. However, the eligibility of the candidate is subject to meeting the minimum marks required in the 12th class examination, as stated earlier.[/su_note]

Direct Admission to Board Toppers

Candidates having the first rank in their respective state or central boards in India are given direct admission to the programme of their choice, irrespective of the BITSAT score as per the eligibility conditions. Generally, the details about this scheme are made available at BITS admission site by the first week of May.

Guide to Fill BITSAT Application Form

In order to be eligible to take the BITSAT exam, a candidate needs to fill the application form online through the official website of the BITS. To know how to fill BITSAT application form 2020, you can follow the instructions provided below. However, before filling the form, you will need the following documents:

Documents Required While Filling BITSAT 2020 Application Form

  • 12th Class Marksheet
  • Photograph of 4KB to 50KB in JPEG/JPG format
  • Signature of 1KB to 30KB in JPEG/JPG format
  • Debit card or Credit card details.

Steps to fill BITSAT Application Form

Candidates looking to appear for the BITSAT exam will need to apply in the prescribed application form available at website – The prescribed fee for BITSAT exam will be around Rs.2950 (approx) for male candidates and Rs.2450 (approx) for female candidates.

  1. To begin filling the application form, enter your personal and academic details in the provided fields and proceed further. You will get a unique application number which you will need for future reference.
  2. Next, you will need to upload scanned images in the prompted fields. Make sure the size of the images is as suggested – 4Kb to 50KB (for Photograph) and 1KB to 30KB (for Signature).
  3. Make sure to review the information entered in the form for successful registration of your BITSAT application form.
  4. After that, you will need to make the payment of application fee. You can pay the application fee via debit/credit card or through internet banking. To make an offline payment, you can pay through a bank challan.


  • In addition to filling the BITSAT application form, you will also need to apply for admission to BITS giving details of 12th class marks and preferences to various degree programmes provided at the different Indian campuses of BITS.
  • If a candidate wishes to seek admission to the Dubai campus of BITS Pilani, they can find all the information at
  • Candidates having a foreign passport and a valid SAT score are considered eligible to apply for admission to BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, and Goa campuses under “International student admission scheme”. To find more details about it, visit the website-

BITSAT Entrance Exam Syllabus

BITSAT exam is mainly based on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology. The topics and concepts of these subjects considered for the exam are based on the Class 11th and Class 12th NCERT Books. Apart from these subjects, the test is also based on English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning. Here are the topics for each subject that you need to cover for the exam.

Units and MeasurementsElectrochemistryTrigonometryBiology and Human Welfare
KinematicsSurface ChemistryAlgebraDiversity in Living World
Newton’s Law of MotionPrinciples of Organics Chemistry and HydrocarbonsProbabilityreproduction growth and development in plants
Impulse and MomentumChemical KineticsVectorsReproduction and Development in Humans
Work and EnergyAtomic StructureStatisticsEcology and Environment
Rational MotionStereochemistryLinear ProgrammingBiotechnology and its Applications
Electronic DevicesStates of MatterDifferential CalculusStructure and Function – Plants
Electromagnetic InductionOrganic Compounds with Functional with Oxygen and NitrogenThree-Dimensional Coordinate GeometryStructure and Function – Animals
ElectrostaticsChemical Bonding and Molecular StructureTwo-Dimensional Coordinate GeometryCell: The unit of Life: Structure and Function
OpticsPhysical and Chemical EquilibriaMathematical ModellingGenetics and Evolution
Modern PhysicsBiological, Industrial and Environmental ChemistryOrdinary Differential Equations
GravitationalThermodynamicsDifferential Calculus
OscillationsBiological, Industrial and Environmental ChemistryIntegral Calculus
Magnetics Effect of CurrentTheoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
Current Electricity
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
Heat and Thermodynamics


Part III which consists of English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning questions, the syllabus for this section is as follows:

English ProficiencyLogical Reasoning
GrammarVerbal Reasoning
Reading ComprehensionNon-verbal Reasoning


BITSAT Entrance Exam Pattern

BITSAT entrance exam is a 3-hour long computer-based test (CBT) without break. The entrance exam consists of four sections:

  • Part 1: Physics
  • Part 2: Chemistry
  • Part 3: (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning
  • Part 4: Mathematics or Biology (for B.Pharm candidates)

There are a total of 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs), each question with choice of 4 answers where one of them will be correct. Each correct answer carries 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark). The number of questions asked from each part is as follows:

PartSubjectNo. of Question
Part 1Physics40
Part 2Chemistry40
Part 3


(a)    English Proficiency15
(b)   Logical Reasoning10
Part 4Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm)45


  • There is no time limit for the individual sections of the exam.
  • In case the candidate answers all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), he/she is given the option to attempt another 12 extra questions, provided there is still time left.
  • The extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology only (4 questions from each section).
  • Once the candidate has opted for the extra questions, he/she will not be allowed to rectify the previous answer 150 questions.

BITSAT Admit Card 2020

Generally, BITSAT Admit Cards are released on the official website of the BITS in the 2nd week of April. Candidates appearing for BITSAT 2020 can expect the admit card release date to be in this time only. However, it must be noted that the desired slot for BITSAT exam will be allotted for the candidates who would have applied for it.

As bringing the admit card to the examination hall is mandatory, you will need to download it from the official website of the BITSAT. To know how to download the admit card from the website, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below:

Steps to Download BITSAT Admit Card 2019

  • Go to the official website if the BITSAT.
  • Once you are on the website, click on the “Admit Card” link.
  • Next, you will need to enter the details such as – Application number, date of birth, gender, and email ID.
  • Then, click on the “Proceed” button.
  • You will be directed to your BITSAT account and your admit card will be displayed.
  • Simply download it and take a print of it for future reference.


  • After taking out the print of the admit card, candidates are suggested to paste their recent passport size photograph in the provided space on the hall ticket. Make sure to get the photograph that you pasted on the admit card attested from the head of your institute or gazetted officer.
  • Also, make sure to check your admit card for any sort of errors. Check your name, application number, exam centre address, signature, emergency contact number, subject opted for in part IV of BITSAT etc. to ensure that all the information mentioned is absolutely correct.
  • Along with admit card, you are requested to carry a valid photo ID proof and a passport size photograph.

Details that BITSAT Admit Card Includes

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s application number
  • Exam centre name
  • Exam centre address
  • Exam date and timing
  • Password
  • The subject selected for Part IV of BITSAT
  • Exam Instructions

Instructions that are Given on the Admit Card

  • Candidate should not carry any personal belongings such as a calculator, mobile phone, bags, electronic gadgets etc. in the exam hall.
  • A pen is allowed to the centre for signing the attendance sheet and doing rough work.
  • As candidates will be asked to provide the fingerprint in the exam hall, so make sure that they do not have any paint, henna on their fingers.

BITSAT Slot Booking Process

As said above, the desired slot for BITSAT exam will be allotted only to those candidates who would have applied for it. So, candidates are strongly suggested to apply for the slot booking as soon as the window for booking the slot gets opened. The slot booking for the 2020 exam will tentatively begin in the second week of April 2020. The slot booking process is conducted to allow candidates to choose their desired test date and time slot for the exam.


  • BITSAT slot booking of offered to the candidates on first come first serve basis. So, make sure to apply for it as soon as it commences and not waiting until the last date of slot booking.
  • In case a candidate does not apply for the desired slot booking, he/she will be provided with a slot according to the institute.
  • After booking the slots, the BITSAT admit card will be released.

You can book BITSAT slot by following these steps:

Steps to Book BITSAT Slot

  1. Go to the official website of the BITSAT.
  2. Next, sign in with your application number and date of birth.
  3. Then, you will need to select an examination centre.
  4. After that, you will need to select a slot as per your preferred date and timing.
  5. On the page, you will need to submit details.

BITSAT Entrance Exam Result

The result of the BITSAT 2020 exam will be declared in the third week of May 2020. The result includes the list of candidates who have cleared the entrance exam. On the basis of the result, the selected candidates are provided admission to any of the 4 branches of BITS. Also, the names of the students who are considered under waiting list are included in the result. To know how to check the BITSAT result, follow the instructions provided below:

Steps to Check BITSAT Result

  • Once the BITSAT result gets declared, go to the official website of the BITSAT and look for the BITSAT Result “Year” link on the website.
  • Click on the link and log-in to your BITSAT account using your application number, password and security pin.
  • The marks that you would have scored in the BITSAT exam will be displayed on the screen. The scorecard will display the total marks scored along with the number of correct and incorrect answer.
  • After that, simply download your scorecard and take a print of it for future reference.

What If More Than One Candidate has Scored the Same Marks?

In case, one or more candidates have scored the same score or marks, authorities will follow the following criteria to break the tie:

  • Candidates who will be having a higher score in Mathematics/Biology will be ranked higher and considered for admission.
  • If still there is a tie between candidates, candidates with a higher score in Physics will be considered.
  • In case, the tie still exists, students with a higher score in Chemistry will be considered.
  • If even after that a tie between candidates exists, then, candidate’s PCB/PCM marks of 12th class will be considered.

BITS Cutoff

As the institute is known for following a strict “No Reservation Policy” for the admission in its any of the campuses, a student is provided admission in this institute on the basis of merit that a candidate has obtained. Moreover, BITS is known for announcing a separate list for its every campus. Once the result is declared, BITS releases the number of cutoffs, based on which, admission is provided to the students.

Fee Structure for Various Courses at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)

Course NameDurationCourse Fee (INR) 1st YearCourse Fee (INR) 2nd YearCourse Fee (INR) 3rd YearCourse Fee (INR) 4th Year
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING [B.E] {HONS.}4 Years355,575320,000320,000320,000
BACHELOR OF PHARMACY [B.PHARM] {HONS.}4 Years355,575320,000320,000320,000
MASTER OF ENGINEERING [M.E]2 Years355,575320,000NANA
MASTER OF SCIENCE [M.SC] {HONS.}2 Years381,875343,000NANA
Ph.D.3 Years67,48532,18558,285NA


BITSAT Counseling

BITSAT counselling and seat allotment process generally starts in June 2020. It is conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS). All the eligible candidates seeking admission to their desired course will need to register online and appear for the counselling process to secure a seat.

The first merit list of the selected candidate gets released in the month of May/June tentatively. The seat allotment process is done on the basis of the merit obtained by the candidates in the exam along with their preference selected at the time of BITSAT counselling.

Updated: November 28, 2019 — 12:09 pm

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