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BITSAT exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test, commonly known as is a national-level entrance test conducted by BITS Pilani for admission into Integrated First Degree programs such as B.Pharm, M.Sc, B.E., offered at BITS campuses in Goa, Pilani & Hyderabad. The exam is held online for around three lakh students every year.


Full-formBirla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test
Conducting byBITS Pilani
Level of examUniversity-based National Level Exam
Application modeOnline
Examination modeComputer-based Test
Frequency of examOnce a year
Duration of exam3 hours
No. of Questions150 MCQs
Total Seats2,000
No. of exam centres61
Accepting collegesBITS Hyderabad, BITS Pilani, NIIT University, BITS Goa
Official Website


Registration date23rd February 2021 to 7th July 2021 (5 pm)
Application form correction date4th July (10 am) to 7th July 2021 (7 pm)
Exam centre allotment & announcement12th July 2021 (10 am)
Slot booking date17th July 2021 (10 am) to 27th July 2021 (7 pm)
Admit card release date17th July 2021 (10 am) – till the date of the examination
Examination date3rd August 2021 to 9th August 2021 (Revised)
Admission with 12th marksTo be notified
Editing/Revision of admission applicationTo be notified
CounsellingTo be notified
First-semester commencementAfter 14th September 2021


The eligibility criteria standards vary for all the courses. Candidates who have cleared Class 12th in 2019 or before are not eligible for admission to BITS. Candidates who are previously enrolled in a program at BITS are also not eligible to appear for BITSAT 2021. Below are subject-wise BITSAT Eligibility Criteria 2021.

For B.E., M.Sc. (Hons) & M.Sc. (Tech):

QualificationClass 12th examination from a State board/recognized Central.
Qualification SubjectsPhysics, Mathematics & Chemistry
Qualifying MarksA minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics subjects. A minimum of 60% in each of the above subjects individually.
Age LimitCandidates must have passed class 12th in 2021 or 2021.

For B.Pharm (Hons.):

Qualifying ExamCandidates must have passed class 12th examination from a State board/recognized Central.
Qualifying SubjectsPhysics, Mathematics/Biology & Chemistry
Qualifying MarksA minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, and Physics subjects. A minimum of 60% in each of the above subjects individually.
Age LimitCandidates must have passed class 12th in 2021 or 2021.

For Board Toppers:

  • BITS Pilani ensures guaranteed admission to all the students who have achieved first ranks in their respective board exams.
  • First rank students of all the central & state boards in India for the year 2021 will be given immediate admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT 2021 score as.

For International Applicants:

Applicants with a passport & valid SAT scores are eligible to apply for BITSAT 2021. Eligibility standards for international applicants are mentioned below:

  • International applicants must appear for the Grade 12 (qualifying) examination, Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) & SAT subject tests (in Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics Level 2).
  • International applicants must request College Board to send SAT scores to BITS-Pilani.


Male CandidatesINR 3400/-
Female CandidatesINR 2900/-
Dubai Exam CentreINR 7000/-


Step 1- Registration:

  • Visit the BITSAT 2021 official website.
  • Click on the "New Registration" link.
  • Enter your details, i.e. gender, name, date of birth, valid email id.
  • After filling in all the details, click the on Submit" button.
  • Indicate any three preferences from the options in the drop-down menu for BITSAT Exam Center.
  • After filling in the details provided in the "Personal Details" section, applicants are required to click on the "Confirm and Submit Details" tab.
  • If you need to correct any mistake in the form, click on the 'Edit above details' tab.

Step 2: Upload scanned Photograph and Signature:

  • Use the email id and password to log in.
  • Upload scanned images by clicking the option "Choose File".
  • Select the images of signature and photograph.
  • Click on the "Next" button. A preview of photos will appear.
  • Then, click on the "Upload" button.

Step 3: Pay BITSAT 2021 Application Fee:

  • Candidates can deposit the application fee in either of the modes: online and offline. The details about the application fee are given above.


BITS Pilani has released the admit card for BITSAT 2021 on 17th July 2021 on their official website. Students need to use their Date of Birth, Application Number & Email ID to download the admit card. In case of any discrepancy/ incorrect information in the admit card, candidates must report the conducting authority in time to generate a new admit card with correct details.


There is no reservation in BITSAT 2021.


There is no particular selection process for BITSAT 2021. Admissions will be made purely based on merit. The candidate's merit position for admission will be based on the score secured by the candidate in the BITSAT 2021. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling minimum marks in the 12th examination.


Duration3 hours
Examination modeOnline
Nature of QuestionsMCQ (Objective type)
No. of Questions150
Marking SchemeThree marks for each right input & -1 for each wrong input
Time Limit (sectional)No time limit for individual parts of the test
SectionsPart I: 40 questions from Physics. Part II: 40 questions from Chemistry. Part III: (a) 15 questions from English Proficiency (b) 10 questions from Logical Reasoning. Part IV: 45 questions Biology/ Mathematics.

NOTE: Those who attempt 150 questions before completing three hours are given 12 additional questions to their advantage from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics/Biology.


The syllabus has been released along with the official brochure. The syllabus is based on the NCERT syllabus of the 11th & 12th standards for Mathematics/ Biology, Physics, Chemistry.


Units and MeasurementsUnits (Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental & derived units), Precision & significant figures, Fundamental measurements in Physics (screw gauge, Vernier callipers, Physical balance etc.),Dimensional Analysis.
KinematicsProperties of vectors, Relative motion Position, velocity & acceleration vectors, Projectile motion, Uniform circular motion, Motion with constant acceleration.
Newton's laws of motionmotion on an inclined plane, Newton's laws (resolution of forces, free body diagram), The motion of blocks with pulley systems, Circular motion – Inertial & non-inertial frames, centripetal force.
Impulse & MomentumDefinition of impulse & momentum, Conservation of momentum, The momentum of a system of particles, Collisions, Center of mass.
Work and EnergyKinetic energy & work-energy theorem, Work is done by a force, Power, Conservation of mechanical energy, Conservative forces & potential energy.
Rotational MotionDescription of rotation (angular velocity, angular displacement, & angular acceleration), Moment of inertia, Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration, Parallel & perpendicular axes theorems, Torque & angular momentum, rotational kinetic energy, Rolling motion, Conservation of angular momentum.
GravitationGravitational potential energy, Newton's law of gravitation, Escape velocity, The motion of planets – satellite motion, Kepler's laws.
Mechanics of Solids & FluidsBernoulli's theorem, Pressure, Elasticity, density & Archimedes' principle, Viscosity & Surface Tension.
OscillationsSpring mass system, resonance, simple & compound pendulum, Kinematics of simple harmonic motion, Forced & damped oscillations,
WavesStanding waves in strings & pipes, Progressive sinusoidal waves, Superposition of waves, Doppler Effect, beats.
Heat & ThermodynamicsThermal equilibrium & temperature, Specific heat, Kinetic theory of gases, Heat Transfer - Conduction, convection & radiation, thermal conductivity, The second law of thermodynamics, Newton's law of cooling Work, heat & the first law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency & Coefficient of performance.
ElectrostaticsCoulomb's law, Electric field (discrete & continuous charge distributions), Electrostatic potential & Electrostatic potential energy, Gauss' law & its applications, Electric dipole, Capacitance & dielectrics (capacitors in series & parallel, parallel plate capacitor).
Current ElectricityJoule heating, Ohm's law, DC circuits – Resistors & cells in series/ parallel, Kirchhoff's laws, Wheatstone bridge, potentiometer, Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin & temperature dependence of resistivity).
Magnetic Effect of CurrentBiot-Savart's law & its applications, Ampere's law & its applications, torque on a current loop, The magnetic moment of a current loop, Lorentz force, the force on current-carrying conductors in a magnetic field, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter & ammeter.
Electric InductionLenz's law, eddy currents, Faraday's law, Self & mutual inductance, Transformers & generators, Alternating current (peak & RMS value), LCR circuits, AC circuits.
OpticsLaws of reflection & refraction, Lenses & mirrors, Optical instruments – telescope & microscope, Interference – Huygens's principle, Diffraction due to a single slit, Young's double-slit experiment, Interference in thin films, Electromagnetic waves & their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Brewster's law, Electromagnetic spectrum, Polarization – states of polarization, Malus' law.
Modern PhysicsDual nature of light & matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength, Atomic models – Rutherford's experiment, Hydrogen atom spectrum, Bohr's atomic model, Radioactivity, Nuclear reactions: Fission & fusion, binding energy.
Electronic DevicesConductors, insulators & semiconductors. Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), Semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward & reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V photodiode, characteristics of LED, solar cell & Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. transistor action, junction transistor, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) & oscillator. Logic gates (OR, NOT, AND, NAND & NOR). Transistor as a switch.


States of MatterMeasurement: Physical quantity & SI units, Dimensional analysis, Significant figures, Precision. Chemical reactions: Dalton's nuclear theory; Laws of chemical combination, Mole idea; Atomic, molecular & molar masses; Percentage arrangement exact and molecular formula; Balanced chemical equations and stoichiometry. Gaseous-state: Gas Laws, observational induction of gas equation, ideal conduct, Kinetic theory – Maxwell distribution of velocities, average, root mean square & most probable velocities & connection to temperature, Diffusion; Deviation from ideal conduct – Liquefaction of gases, Critical temperature, van der Waals equation. Liquid-state: Vapour pressure, surface strain, consistency. Solid-state: Classification; Space cross-sections and crystal systems; Unit cell – Cubic & hexagonal systems; Close packing; Crystal structures: Simple AB & AB2 type ionic gems, covalent crystals – diamond and graphite, metals. Flaws Point surrenders, non-stoichiometric crystals; Electrical, magnetic & dielectric properties; Amorphous solids – subjective description.
Atomic StructureIntroduction: Subatomic, Radioactivity. Quantum mechanics: Wave-particle duality – de Broglie connection, Uncertainty standard; Hydrogen atom: Quantum numbers & wavefunctions, nuclear orbitals & their shapes (s, p, & d), Spin quantum number. Periodicity: Periodic law & the advanced occasional table; Types of elements: s, p, d, & f blocks; Periodic trends: ionization energy, nuclear & ionic radii, electron liking, electronegativity & valency.
Chemical Bonding & Molecular StructureMolecular Structure: Lewis picture and reverberation structures, VSEPR model and molecular shapes. Ionic Bond: Lattice Energy & Born-Haber cycle; Covalent character of ionic bonds & polar character of covalent of bond. Covalent Bond: Directionality of bonds & hybridization (s, p & d orbitals), Valence Bond Theory- Orbital overlap, Resonance; Orbital energy level chart, Molecular orbital theory- Methodology, Bond request, Magnetic properties for homonuclear diatomic species.
ThermodynamicsFundamental Concepts: Systems & environmental factors; State functions; Intensive & Extensive Properties; Zeroth Law & Temperature. First Law of Thermodynamics: heat, Work, inner energy, enthalpy, heat limits; Enthalpies of development, ionization, phase transformation, electron acquire; Thermochemistry; Hess's Law. Second Law: Spontaneous & reversible cycles; entropy; Gibbs free energy identified with immediacy & non-mechanical work; Standard free energies of the arrangement, free energy change & chemical equilibrium. Third Law: Introduction.
Physical & Chemical EquilibriaConcentration Units: Mole Fraction, Molality & Molarity. Physical Equilibrium: Equilibria including physical changes (solid-gas, liquid-gas, solid-liquid), Surface chemistry, Adsorption, Physical & Chemical adsorption, Langmuir Isotherm, Colloids & emulsion, grouping, planning. Chemical Equilibria: Le-Chatelier's rule, Equilibrium constants (KP, KC).
ElectrochemistryElectrolytic Conduction: Specific & molar conductivities; Electrolytic Conductance; Kolhrausch's Law & its application, Faraday's laws of electrolysis; Coulometer; Electrode potential & electrolysis, Commercial creation of the chemicals, Al, , NaOH, Cl2 & F2.
Chemical KineticsPart of Kinetics: Rate & Rate expression of a reaction; Rate steady; Order & molecularity of the reaction; Integrated rate expressions & half-life for zero & first-order reactions. Mechanism of Reaction: Complex reactions; Elementary reactions; Reactions including two or three steps only.
Hydrogen and s-block elementsHydrogen: Element: event, unique position in the periodic table, isotopes; Dihydrogen: preparation, properties, reactions & utilizations; Molecular, ionic, covalent, saline, interstitial hydrides; Water: Properties; Structure & total of water particles; Heavy water; structure & use, Hydrogen peroxide: preparation, reaction, Hydrogen as a fuel.
p- d- and f-block elementsGeneral: Conveyance, abundance, physical & chemical properties, isolation & uses of elements; electronic setup, oxidation states; Trends in chemical reactivity of elements of a group; irregular properties of the first element of each group. Group 13 elements: Boron; Properties & uses of borax, boric corrosive, boron hydrides & halides. The reaction of aluminum with acids & antacids. Group 14 elements: Carbon: carbon catenation, physical & utilizes, chemical properties, allotropes (graphite, fullerenes, diamond), oxides, halides & sulfides, carbides; Silicon: silicates, Silica, silicone, Zeolites. Group 15 elements: Dinitrogen; Reactivity & uses of nitrogen & its mixes; Industrial & biological nitrogen obsession; Ammonia: Haber's cycle, properties & reactions; Oxides of nitrogen & their structures; Ostwald's cycle of nitric acid production; Fertilizers – Production of phosphorus; NPK type; Allotropes of phosphorus; Preparation, structure & properties of hydrides, oxides, oxoacids (Just elementary idea) & halides of phosphorus, phosphine.
Principles of Hydrocarbons and Organic ChemistryClassification: unimportant, Based on functional groups & IUPAC terminology. Methods of purification: subjective & quantitative. Electronic displacement in a covalent bond: resonance impacts, Inductive, & hyperconjugation; free extremists; carbanions, carbocations, nucleophiles & electrophiles; types of organic reactions. Petroleum: Composition & purification, use of petrochemicals.
StereochemistryIntroduction: Optical activity; chiral atoms; polarimetry; R, S & D, L arrangements; Fischer projections; enantiomerism; racemates; diastereomers & mesostructures. Conformations: hydrocarbon conformations; Newman & Sawhorse projections.
Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen & NitrogenGeneral: necessary way of preparation,  electronic structure, identification, necessary reactions, physical properties & uses of alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, phenols, ketones, nitro compounds, carboxylic acids, diazonium salts, amines, cyanides & isocyanides. Specific: near reactivity of acid derivatives, effect of substituents on alpha-carbon on acid strength, a component of nucleophilic expansion & dehydration, the essential character of amines methods of preparation & their partition, importance of diazonium salts in synthetic organic chemistry.
Biological, Environmental, and Industrial chemistryThe Cell: Concept of cell & energy cycle. Carbohydrates: Monosaccharides; Classification; Structures of pentoses & hexoses; Anomeric carbon; Mutarotation; Simple chemical responses of glucose, Disaccharides: diminishing & non-decreasing sugars – sucrose, maltose & lactose; Polysaccharides: elementary thought of structures of starch, cellulose & glycogen. Proteins: Peptide bond; Polypeptides; Amino acids; Primary structure of proteins; Simple thought of secondary, tertiary & quaternary structures of proteins; Denaturation of proteins & enzymes. Vitamins: structure, Classification, work in biosystems; Hormones
Theoretical Principles of Experimental ChemistryVolumetric Analysis: Principles; Standard arrangements of sodium carbonate & oxalic acid; Acid-base titrations; Redox reactions including H2SO4, KI, Na2SO3, Na2S2O3 & H2S; Potassium permanganate in acidic, fundamental & impartial media; Titrations of oxalic acid, ferrous ammonium sulfate with K2Cr2O7/Na2S2O3, KMnO4, Cu(II)/Na2S2O3. Qualitative analysis of Inorganic Salts: Principles in the assurance of the cations Cu2+, Pb2+, As3+, Mn2+, Fe3+,Co2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Zn2+, Mg2+, NH4+, Ni2+ & the anions S2-, SO42-, SO32-, CO32-, NO2-, NO3-, Br-, I-, PO43-, Cl-, CH3COO-, C2O42-.


Cell- Unit of Life, Structure & FunctionCell wall; Cell membrane; Endomembrane system, Mitochondria, Cell Cycle (meiosis & mitosis); Structural differences between prokaryotic & eukaryotic; plant & animal cells; Enzymes- properties along with chemical nature & action, Types; Biomolecules- Function & structure of Proteins, Lipids, Nucleic acid & Carbohydrates.
Diversity in Living WorldTaxonomic categories & aids; What is living; Systematics & Binomial system of nomenclature; Salient Features of Plant & Animal Kingdom; Meaning & reference of Biology to mankind; Introductory classification of living organisms ( Five-kingdom system, Two-kingdom system).
Genetics & EvolutionDNA –its organization & replication; Transcription & Translation; Theories & evidences of evolution, including Modern Darwinism; Gene expression & regulation along with DNA fingerprinting; Linkage & Crossing over; Inheritance patterns of haemophilia & blood groups in humans; Chromosome theory of inheritance; Mendelian inheritance; Incomplete dominance; Complementary genes; Codominance; Gene interaction; Multiple alleles.
Reproduction, Growth & Movement in PlantsSexual Reproduction and development of male & female gametophytes, Pollination (Types & agents), Fertilization, Development of embryo, endosperm, seed & fruit; Senescence, Apical dominance, Abscission, Photo-periodism, Vernalization; Growth & Movement including growth phases, Types of growth regulators & their role in seed dormancy, germination & movement; Asexual methods of reproduction & various types of movements.
Reproduction & Development in HumansMenstrual cycle, Fertilizations, Gamete production, Implantation followed by the stages of embryo development, pregnancy & parturition, birth control & contraception, detailed study of male & female reproductive systems.
Structure + Function of Plants & AnimalsMorphology of a flowering plant; Tissues & tissue systems in plants; Anatomy & function of root, stem fruit & seed; types of fruit & secondary growth; detailed study of absorption & movement of water followed by mineral nutrition, the stages of photosynthesis & respiration. Locomotion & movement; Excretion system; Control & coordination (including the central nervous system, receptors, structure & function of neuron, endocrine glands & hormone action); Human physiology (including the respiratory, digestive system & process of absorption) along with body fluids & circulation.
Biology & Human WelfareAIDS; Cancer; Animal Husbandry (including livestock, fisheries, poultry, major animal diseases & their control methods, major communicable diseases of humans & their pathogens); basic features of immunology; drug/alcohol abuse during adolescence; plant breeding & tissue culture.
Ecology & EnvironmentEnvironment, Meaning of ecology, niche & habitat; ecological levels of organization (organism to biosphere); abiotic & biotic components; energy flow along with major types of ecosystems even the new ones like agroecosystem; Ecological pyramids; succession & climax; food chain & food web; structural & physiological features in plants & animals of the desert & aquatic regions along with a detailed study of Biodiversity & Environmental concerns.
Biotechnology & its ApplicationsUse of microbial technology in industrial production & food processing; Microbes as ideal systems for biotechnology; detailed study of steps in recumbent DNA technology, application of R-DNA technology in human health & applications in industry together with agriculture.


AlgebraAddition, multiplication, Complex numbers, Conjugation, etc. Quadratic equations theory, quadratic equations in real & complex number systems & their solutions. Arithmetic & geometric progressions, etc. Logarithms & their properties. Exponential series. Permutations & combinations, Permutations as an arrangement & combination as selection, etc. Matrices & determinants of order two or three, etc. Sets, Relations & Functions, algebra of sets applications, equivalence relations, mappings, etc. Maths reasoning & methods of proofs, acceptable statements. Linear Inequalities, ways to solve linear inequalities in one variable.
TrigonometryMeasurement of angles in radians & degrees, positive & negative angles, etc. Solution of trigonometric equations. Inverse trigonometric functions.
Two-dimensional Coordinate GeometryCartesian coordinates, the between two points, etc. Straight lines & pairs of straight lines: Equation of straight lines in various forms, etc. Circles: parametric equations of a circle, Equation of circle in standard form. Conic sections: parabola, ellipse & hyperbola, their eccentricity, etc.
Three-dimensional Coordinate GeometryCoordinate axes & coordinate planes, section formula, the distance between two points, etc. Angle between two lines whose direction ratios are given. Shortest distance between two lines, distance of a point from a plane, Equation of a plane, etc.
Differential CalculusDomain & range of a real-valued function, Limits & Continuity of the sum, etc. Derivative of different types of functions, etc. Geometric interpretation of derivative, Tangents & Normal. Increasing & decreasing functions, Maxima & minima of a function. Mean Value Theorem & Intermediate Value Theorem, Rolle's Theorem.
Integral Calculusindefinite integrals of standard functions. Methods of integration: Integration by parts, Integration by substitution, etc. Integrals & their properties, Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus, Applications in finding areas under simple curves. Integration, Application of definite integrals to the determination of areas of regions bounded by simple curve.
Ordinary Differential EquationsOrder & degree of a differential equation, variables separable method. Linear first-order differential equations. Solution of homogeneous differential equations of first order & first degree.
ProbabilityAxiomatic & other approaches of probability, addition & multiplication rules of probability. Conditional probability, total probability & Bayes theorem. Independent events. Discrete random variables & distributions with mean & variance, Various terminology in probability.
VectorAddition of vectors, direction ratio/cosines of vectors, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio, scalar multiplication. Dot & cross products of two vectors, projection of a vector on a line. Scalar triple products & their geometrical interpretations.
StatsMeasures of dispersion. Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances
Linear ProgrammingVarious terminology & formulation of linear Programming. Linear Programming & its solution, feasible & infeasible regions, feasible & infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions.
Maths ModellingFormulation of simple real-life problem, solution using matrices, calculus & linear programming.


CompositionRearrangement, Paragraph unity, Linkers or Connectives.
VocabularySynonyms, Apology, Antonyms, One Word, Jumbled letters, Homophones, Spelling, Odd Word, Contextual meaning.
Reading ComprehensionContent or ideas, Construction, Vocabulary, Reference, Reconstruction/wording.
GrammarQuestion tags, Voice, Transformation, Phrasal verbs, The agreement, Time & Tense, Parallel construction, Relative pronouns. Determiners, Modals, Adjectives, Prepositions.

Logical Reasoning:

Non-verbal ReasoningFigure Formation & Analysis, Paper cutting, Paper perception, Rule detection, Figure matrix.
Verbal ReasoningLogical Deduction – Reading Passage, Analogy, Chart Logic, Series Completion, Classification.


BITSAT 2021 results will be released in two parts. One, candidates can check their scores just after they complete their examination. The screen displays the result in terms of the number of correct answers & wrong answers & scores. Second, an admit list & waitlist of the iteration are released. Adding to this, the college also releases an online tentative score report.


BITSAT cut-off is the qualifying mark that candidates must score to participate in admission rounds. The cut-off scores vary from year to year. The table below shows the branch-wise BITSAT 2020 cut-off for three of its campuses. Refer to the cut-off for the previous year to get an idea about the expected BITSAT cut-off.

ProgramBITS PilaniBITS GoaBITS Hyderabad
B.E. Chemical270248240
B.E. Civil254--240
B.E. Electrical & Electronics333306300
B.E. Mechanical298269260
B.E. Computer Science372347336
B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation323293290
B.E. Electronics & Communication--320314
B.E. Manufacturing253----
B. Pharm203--161
M.Sc. Biological Sciences261246240
M.Sc. Chemistry258249240
M.Sc. Economics304290281
M.Sc. Mathematics286265257
M.Sc. Physics283271256


The difficulty level of Physics:

Name of the SubjectExpected No. of Difficult QuestionsExpected No. of Moderate QuestionsExpected No. of Easy Questions

The difficulty level of Chemistry:

A total of 32 questions in 2019 were claimed to be difficult while 55 questions were claimed to be moderate. Thirty-six questions were simple.

The difficulty level of Biology:

The previous years' papers consisted of a holistic variety of questions being descriptive, straightforward, diagram based along with picture identification questions. Identification, function-based and analytical questions mostly dominated the papers.

The difficulty level of Mathematics:

Mathematics was a moderate section in BITSAT. According to many candidates who sat for this this examination claim only ten questions were difficult to attempt. The majority of the questions came from Application of Derivatives (almost six to seven questions). A total of 26 questions came from Class 11th books.


BITSAT Counselling is carried in iterations with the release of the admission list & waiting list after each round. Students may expect six rounds of counselling iterations starting from the second week of August 2021.

  • Direct admissions are given to those students who obtain the first rank in their respective Central board exams/State, irrespective of their BITSAT 2021 Score.
  • Average required scores for admission to various courses at one of the BITS campuses are below:
ProgramBITS PilaniBITS HyderabadBITS Goa
Bachelors of Engineering (BE)270 to 338257 to 306260 to 390
Masters of Science (MSc)259 to 315254 to 283252 to 282
B. Pharm213 to 220177 to 185-



  • The candidates must distribute equal time for all the subjects; they should not waste their time reading out of the topics in the syllabus.
  • Practising the BITSAT previous years papers will help students understand the difficulty level of questions and important topics.
  • The candidates must study from relevant books & not try to read a lot of them. Refer from one or two books, solve sample pacers, make notes etc.
  • The marking scheme must be kept in mind while preparing for BITSAT; the candidates should only attempt the questions they know entirely as there is negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • Revision is one of the essential aspects, and the students must go through the chapters once they are done and make notes, take sample tests, and go through the previous year's question papers.


  • Chemistry is the most effortless subject in PCM with regards to BITSAT &, consequently, the scoring section.
  • NCERT is your best source. Many direct questions are asked from there.
  • If you are confident NCERT, you might want to refer to J.D. Lee/ O.P. Tandon for inorganic chemistry & Arihant books for organic chemistry.
  • The section will be more theoretical than mathematical. Henceforth, the centre is more natural & inorganic.
  • BITSAT prefers questions of the kind where you need to sort the given substances dependent on a specific property. Here many students fail as they get confused between rising and diving orders.
  • For both organic & inorganic, practice all reactions collectively. BITSAT shall directly question you on them.
  • NCERT may not be sufficient for physical chemistry. You can refer to P. Bahadur & M. S. Chauhan for good issues & clear your ideas.


  • An important step is to thoroughly go through BITSAT Biology Syllabus & draft a study plan. The syllabus includes a wide variety of topics. Therefore it will not be possible for the candidates to study every topic in detail or the common topics without a proper schedule.
  • Candidates must also prepare previous years' BITSAT question papers to familiarise themselves with the types of questions, examination pattern, sections etc.
  • Before examining the analytical/ understanding portion of the biology syllabus, the candidates must build their base & their basic concepts of the subjects and no better way for that than to refer to the NCERT books.
  • BITSAT 2021 is an online examination. Therefore, practising from many test series & taking a sufficient number of mock tests will help them build their confidence regarding the online exam & know how the process works, focusing on time management & accuracy.


  • Candidates must make a well-structured study schedule & adhere to the same altogether in their preparation. Planning is of of no use if it is not performed correctly. Candidates preparing for BITSAT must remember that compromising their studies will lower their chances of getting a seat on any BITS campus.
  • Knowing the latest & updated syllabus is essential. Ensure that you are studying all the topics & sub-topics; no topic must be left uncovered while preparing. While preparing for the maths section, candidates must dedicate sufficient hours to each chapter. Topics like Circles, Calculus & Trigonometry attract many questions.
  • Refer to the books recommended by the toppers. The books referred by BITSAT rank holders for the Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics sections help a lot while doing the preparations. Also, thoroughly going through the 11th & 12th NCERT textbooks & other study materials assist may assist you.
  • Candidates must know the art to manage the available time more constructively. But make sure that you get sufficient time in between your studies to unwind as well.
  • Post studying all the topics & sub-topics in Maths, start revising until all topics & concepts are at your fingertips.

English and Logical Reasoning:

  • A crucial BITSAT preparation tip encompasses realizing the exam structure, identical to what topics persist as secured ones, the types of problems asked of & the reflecting technique. It relies on the syllabus & exam structure of BITSAT 2021 that your exam upon which interpretation shall exist.
  • A candidate must create a schedule. It does not have to be stringent; nonetheless, maintaining an exam structure shall aid you to possess a piece of more excellent knowledge about the examination. For example, on the off opportunity that a student doesn't retain a plan, they wouldn't possess the ability to correctly determine how much development they have formulated and critically their cogency. On circumstance, a student wouldn't be by any averages recalling the junctures they need to concentrate on & instead spend valuable periods by not surviving eligible to prioritize.
  • Students must practice the BITSAT sample papers to check their preparation. The sample papers include similar problems to those examined in the foyer assessment, so one's ability to lecture them remains meaningful on how far-off a candidate's understanding of that subject has progressed.
  • Once done with the preparation, students can take the official BITSAT mock test. It will help students in time management & will help them understand the examination scheme well.
  • By identifying the valid editions of study materials, one could achieve enormous aspects of the exam. NCERT books exist as opportunities for decent study materials since they elucidate every one of the notions and incorporate the sketches & problems put towards the accomplishment of each portion to enhance what one could have understood. Furthermore, as an engineering entrance examination remains, the aspirant shall need the study materials that retain allocated batches for sufficient preparation.


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BookAuthor/ Publisher
Vol 1 & Vol 2- Concepts of PhysicsHC Verma
Arihant PhysicsDC Pandey
Problems in General PhysicsIE Irodov
Fundamentals of PhysicsResnick, Halliday, Walker
Advanced Level PhysicsNelson and Parker


BookAuthor/ Publication
Physical ChemistryN Awasthi
Inorganic ChemistryJ. D. Lee
Organic ChemistryM. S. Chauhan
Inorganic ChemistryO. P. Tandon
Organic ChemistryPaula Bruice Yurkanis


BookAutor/ Publisher
Objective BiologyDisha Experts
Biology- Dinesh Objective Biology-
Pradeep's Objective Biology-
Daily Practise Problem Sheets (DPP)-


BookAuthor/ Publisher
Higher AlgebraHall Knight and Bernard
Differential CalculusArihant
Integral CalculusArihant
Class XI & XII MathematicsR.D. Sharma
Problems in Calculus in One Variable AlgebraI.A. Maron


BooksAuthor/ Publisher
BITSAT English proficiency & logical reasoningDisha Expert
The Pearson Complete Guide to BITSATPearson Education
Key to English Grammar & CompositionWren and Martin
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Objective General EnglishRS Agarwal

Logical Reasoning:

BooksAuthor/ Publisher
Shortcuts in ReasoningDisha Experts
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningRS Agarwal
The Pearson Complete Guide to BITSATPearson Education
Critical Thinking & Logical ReasoningRanga Raghuram
How to Prepare for Logical ReasoningArun Sharma


Identify your weaknesses- It is essential to analyze yourself from time to time and identify your strong and weak areas/topics. This will help you focus more on the basics and grey areas of lighter topics, thus making them stronger.

Choose your study material wisely- Gaining knowledge from the wrong source is a complete disaster. Thus you must choose the right and relevant reference for your preparations.

Learn short tricks to solve- Once you are thorough with the concepts from NCERT, it is time to learn fast methods to solve the questions, which will help you arrive at the correct answer in no time. Knowing quick tricks will help you solve more questions in the same time frame. Thus you have a scope to score higher marks.

Solve previous years' papers- To have the best idea about the type of questions asked in BITSAT, one must solve BITSAT question papers for at least the last five years & get well-versed with the examination scheme & difficulty level of the questions asked.

Mock tests- Practising BITSAT mock test is another incredible way to get yourself prepared for BITSAT 2021. The student must be in a relaxed state of mind while doing your preparations for the BITSAT 2021 examination. An open mind helps you prepare better and retain things longer.

BITSAT undoubtedly helps shape your future and your dream career, and we believe you will make it to one of their well-esteemed prestigious colleges!