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BITSAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

BITSAT Eligibility details out certain academic and age-related criteria that an applicant must satisfy. These criteria are published by BITS (Birla Institute of Technology & Science) Pilani, the conducting body of the exam. Eligibility for BITSAT is different for Engineering and Pharmacy courses. Candidates must fulfill the set standards in order to fill in BITSAT Application Form. 

Listed below are quick facts relating to BITSAT Eligibility Criteria:

  • Basic eligibility to take the exam is that one must have graduated Class XII.
  • BITSAT Eligibility Criteria varies for candidates applying for Engineering and Pharmacy courses.
  • It is mandatory to score at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics subjects.
  • Candidates should have adequate proficiency in English language.
  • Candidates have to produce required documents to proof the eligibility for category during the counselling process.
  • For the academic session 2018, BITSAT 2018 is scheduled for multiple dates in the month of May, 2018.
  • It is conducted in online mode with objective type questions.
  • As for the marking scheme, each question carries +3 mark and also negative marking persists.

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BITSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualification

BITS Pilani has laid back the eligibility standards as per the academic background of candidate. Also, these standards vary for all the courses. Mentioned below are the standards followed:

BITSAT Eligibility Criteria for B.E. (Hons.), M.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. (Tech.) Programs

  • They must have Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subjects in 12th class.
  • It is necessary to secure minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects
  • Candidate must also secure a minimum of 60% in each of the above subjects.

BITSAT Eligibility Criteria for B.Pharm (Hons.) Programs

  • Candidates must have passed 12th examination from a recognized Central or State board
  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as subjects in Class 12
  • Candidate must secure minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects 
  • Candidate must also secure minimum of 60% in each of the above subjects

BITSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria for Direct Admission

  • BITS Pilani assures guaranteed admission to all the students who have obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations.
  • practice has attracted highly meritorious students from all over India.
  • 1st rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2018 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice.
  • Irrespective of their BITSAT 2018 score as per the eligibility criteria.
  • BITSAT 2018 Score will not affect the admission process. 

Candidates who are not eligible for BITSAT 2018-

  • Students who took class 12 exams in 2016 or earlier.
  • Students currently enrolled at any of BITS campuses are not eligible for BITSAT.

BITSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria for International Applicants

Passed qualifying examination (Grade 12) with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English conducted by the country's Board of Higher/Senior Secondary Education, including those in India, or its equivalent examination such as the “A” levels (conducted by Cambridge International), the International Baccalaureate, etc.

  • Minimum of 75% aggregate marks (7.5/10), in PCM in qualifying 12th exams.
  • At least 60% marks (6/10) in each of individual subjects of PCM in qualifying 12th exams.
  • Minimum aggregate score of 1600 (out of maximum of 2400) in SAT.
  • Minimum aggregate score of 1600 (out of maximum of 2400) in SAT Subject Tests in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Level 2. 
  • International candidates must have secured 60% in all the subjects of class 12.
  • Minimum aggregate of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and English subject should be 75%

BITSAT 2018 Programs

Admissions in BITS is done purely on merit basis. To be eligible to take admission in any of BITS Campuses, candidates must secure a minimum of 75% marks in 12 board exams. The following table depicts the courses offered by BITS campuses-

BITS PilaniBITS GoaBITS HyderabadBITS Dubai
B.E.(Hons.) Mechanical EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Computer ScienceB.E.(Hons.) Mechanical EngineeringB.E. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering
B.E.(Hons.) Manufacturing EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Chemical EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Manufacturing EngineeringB.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering
B.E.(Hons.) Civil EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Mechanical EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Civil EngineeringB.E. (Hons.) Biotechnology
B.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Electronics and Instrumentation EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics EngineeringB.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Communication Engineering
B.E.(Hons.) Electronics and Instrumentation EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Chemical EngineeringB.E. (Hons.) Electrical & Electronics Engineering
B.E.(Hons.) Chemical EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Manufacturing EngineeringB.E.(Hons.) Computer ScienceB.E. (Hons.) Computer Science
B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science--B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering

B.Pharm. (Hons.) Course Offered in BITS

  • B.Pharm program has been structured to match the requirements of the Pharmacy Council of India.
  • Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) and adequate proficiency in English.
  • It also has an exhaustive exposure to various practical aspects of research methodologies, instrumental techniques, emerging areas and industrial operations.
  • There are also options for doing projects from 3rd year onwards along with regular courses.
  • There are sub-program to B.Pharm and it is standard across all the 4 campuses.
  • Candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.

Check Here BITS Pilani Admissions


BITS Eligibility Criteria FAQS

Ques. I have taken Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2. Am I Eligible to Apply for BITSAT?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible to appear for BITSAT but only for B.Pharm program since you have not taken Mathematics in 10+2.

Ques. I passed 12th in 2016. I didn't get 75% aggregate in PCM. Am I eligible if I repeat some of the subjects to get the required 75% marks?

Ans. No, you will not be eligible if you take the improvement exams for just PCM. You must take all the exams required to pass Board Exams and score an aggregate of 75% in PCM and 60% marks individually in PCM in order to be eligible.

Ques. What is the application procedure for NRIs?

Ans. There is no separate procedure for NRIs. However, those candidates who have citizenship other than INDIA can apply under international student scheme.

Ques. What is the last SAT sitting that BITS accepts?

Ans. Students are advised to take SAT latest by January of their 12th Class.

Ques. Can an international student appear for BITSAT instead of international student process?

Ans. A student who is a citizen of a country other than India can choose to appear for both the modes of admission, that is, BITSAT and International Student Admission (ISA), provided eligibility criteria for each of the modes are met.

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