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BITSAT 2018 Syllabus

Updated On - January 17th 2018

BITSAT Syllabus for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology will be as per the topics covered in CBSE class 11 and 12.  BITSAT Syllabus provides details of subject-wise topics prescribed by the conducting body, BITS Pilani. You can download the detailed syllabus from the links given below. 

  • BITSAT Syllabus for Mathematics consists of 45 questions. This section can be said moderate to difficult on the scale of level of difficulty of exam.
  • BITSAT Syllabus for Biology includes 30 chapters from the CBSE syllabi of both class 11 and 12. In the Biology section, the topics from Class 11 hold more weightage than those of class 12. We infer that the maximum questions come from principles of inheritance and variation followed by molecular basis of inheritance and morphology of flowering plants. 
  • BITSAT Syllabus for Chemistry consists of 18 major topics which dominate the section with most of the questions. The maximum questions are asked from chemical bonding and molecular structure followed by equilibrium and hydrocarbons. 
  • BITSAT Syllabus for Physics comprises 23 chapters. This section is considered one of the toughest thresholds in BITSAT by many of the aspirants. Most of the questions are asked from current electricity, semi- conductors and laws of motion. 
  • BITSAT Syllabus for English This section is sub-divided into two more sections- English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning. This section consists of 45 questions from English Proficiency and 10 questions from Logical Reasoning.


BITSAT Paper Analysis 2017

BITSAT is scheduled in online mode from May 16 – May 31, 2018. The exam is conducted for admission to Integrated First Degree Program (BE, Pharma, and MSc programs). Given below is the brief synopsis of BITSAT Paper Analysis:

  • As reviewed by the students, the overall exam was moderately difficult with Physics being the toughest section and English being the easiest
  • Higher weightage was given to Class XII topics than the topics from Class XI.
  • Few questions were repetitive in each slot from each subject.
  • There were no questions from boxes or related to scientists mentioned in NCERT.
  • Physics section was dominated by questions from Modern Physics and Electricity and Magnetism
  • Chemistry section had majority questions from inorganic chemistry. However, there were no questions from electrochemistry
  • Mathematics was average with most of the questions from Trigonometry and Limits and Derivatives 
BITSAT Paper Analysis


BITSAT Exam Pattern 2018

BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) is a computer-based test conducted for . Here are some of the major highlights of this online entrance exam:


60 x 3


Exam duration is 3 hours


Each of 3


Each Correct Answer will be awarded 3 marks 


-1 mark

-ve Score

1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. 



Exam type

BITSAT 2018 is computer based test



Question type

Questions will be of objective type



Total questions

There are 150 questions in BITSAT

  • BITSAT is an online exam with objective type questions in English language.
  • The questions in the exam have to be answered by using the mouse as the keyboard will be disabled during the exam.
  • There are 4 sections in the exam namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology and English (Proficiency and Logical Reasoning).
  • There are 150 questions in total to be solved in 3 hours.
  • For every correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks will be awarded/deducted for no response.
  • Thus, the total weightage of marks of exam is 486 marks.
  • However, candidates who solve the exam before the given time get an advantage to score more. 

Check Here BITSAT Exam Pattern

BITSAT Syllabus for Physics        

Physics section is the toughest section as claimed by candidates appearing for the exam. Here are few important key points about BITSAT Physics Syllabus:

  • There are a total of 40 MCQs in Physics section which carry 120 marks.
  • Maximum weightage is given to Mechanical properties followed by Current Electricity as inferred by the previous year analysis.
  • Less number of questions are asked from Kinematics, AC and Waves.

The following table depicts the approximate weightage of questions in BITSAT Physics:

PhysicsWeightage of QuestionsPhysicsWeightage of Questions
Mechanical Properties5Atomic Study3-4
Current Electricity4Oscillation3-4
Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation3-4Gravitation3-4
Magnetism & Moving Charges3-4Kinematics2-3
Thermodynamics3-4Alternating Current2-3
Rigid Body Dynamics3-4Waves2-3
Work, Energy and Power3-4Electrical Field2-3
Planar Motion3-4Capacitance & Electrical Potential2-3
Ray Optics3-4Semiconductors2-3
Wave Optics3-4Laws of Motion2-3
Kinetic theory & Thermal properties of matter3-4 - -


Physics Sample Questions for BITSAT

Given below are few sample questions to aid the preparation for this section:

1. Which phenomenon explains the shifting of galaxies from each other?

(a) Red shift              (c) Black hole

(b) white dwarf          (d) Neutron star

2. Sound waves in air are always longitudinal because

(a) the density of air is very small                                                              (c) air does not have modulus of rigidity

(b) this is an inherent characteristics of sound waves in all media            (d) air is a mixture of several gases

3. The equation of progressive wave is given by Y=sin[π(t/5-x/9) +π/6] cm. Which one of the following is correct?

(a) = 5 cm/sec         (c) = 0.04 cm         

(b) = 18 cm                (d) = 50 Hz

4. The acceleration due to gravity g and the mean density of earth are related by relation

(a) ρ =g÷G×4/3πRg^3            (c) ρ= g÷G×3/4πRg^3           

(b) ρ = g÷G×4/3πRg               (d) none of these

5. The escape velocity of a particle does not depend upon

(a) mass of projectile           (c)    

(b) radius of earth                (d) none of these

6. Which of the quantities can be written in SI units as kg-m^2 A^–2 sec^–3?

(a) resistance            (c) capacitance

(b) inductance           (d) magnetic flux

BITSAT Preparation Books for Physics

Given below are BITSAT Preparation Books for Physics:

BITSAT Physics Preparation Books

BITSAT Syllabus for Chemistry

Most of candidates consider Chemistry as the easy one. To help you out, here we are representing a table consists of BITSAT Syllabus for Chemistry with the approximate weightage of questions asked in the exam:

  • There are again 40 questions in Chemistry section from topics of Class XI and XII syllabus
  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry and p Block elemenyts hold the maximum weightage in the exam
  • Equilibrium and Adlehydes, Ketones and Carboxyclic Acids hold the similar weightage and are important topics in the exam
  • Topics from Physical Chemistry such as Solid State, States of Matter and Solutions hold less weightage in BITSAT.
ChemistryWeightage of QuestionsChemistryWeightage of Questions
P-Block Elements5The Solid State2-3
Equilibrium4Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers3-4
Basic Concepts5-6Phenols2-3
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids4Chemical Kinetics2-3
Chemical Bonding3-4Hydrogen and the s-Block Element2-3
Coordination Compounds2-3Polymers2-3
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry3-4States of Matter2-3
Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes3-4The d and f Block Elements3-4
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes2-3Solutions2-3


Chemistry Sample Questions for BITSAT

Given below are few sample questions asked in Chemistry section of BITSAT:

1. Number of n electrons present in naphthalene is:

(a) 4     (c) 10

(b) 6     (d) 14

2.The low density of ice compared to water is due to:

(a) hydrogen bonding interactions             (c) dipole induced dipole interactions

(b) dibble-dipole interactions                     (d) induced dipole induced dipole interactions

3. A relation between vapour pressure and temperature is known as:

(a) gas equation                    (c) Claussius equation

(b) Clapeyron equation         (d) Claussius-Clapeyron equation

4. In a hydrogen atom, if the energy of an electron in the ground state is 13.6 eV, then that in the second excited state is:

(a) 1.51 eV      (c) 6.04 eV

(b) 3.4 eV        (d) 13.6 eV

5. Dacron is copolymer of:

(a) hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid         (c) ethylene and phthalic acid

(b) ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid              (d) styrene and 1, 3-butadiene

6. Neo-pentyl bromide on reaction with alc. KOH yields ______ as the major product.

(a) 2-Methyl-1-Butene         (c) 2-2-Dimethyl-1-propanol

(b) 2-Methyl-2-Butene         (d) 2-Methyl-2-Butanol

BITSAT Preparation Books for Chemistry

Check below images of important books for Chemistry section in BITSAT:

BITSAT Chemistry Preparation Books

BITSAT English Syllabus 2018

  • BITSAT Syllabus Part 3 is divided into two sections, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning.
  • There are 10 and 15 questions based on Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency respectively.

English Proficiency

It is formulated to assess candidate’s general proficiency in English, knowledge of basic grammar, vocabulary, reading and comprehensive ability, and also their skills in effective writing. BITSAT 2018 syllabus for English Proficiency is as follows:

GrammarAgreement, Time and Tense, Parallel construction, Relative pronouns
Determiners, Prepositions, Modals, Adjectives
Voice, Transformation
Question tags, Phrasal verbs
VocabularySynonyms, Antonyms, Odd Word, One Word, Jumbled letters, Homophones, Spelling
Contextual meaning
Reading ComprehensionContent/ideas
Reconstruction (rewording)
Paragraph Unity

Logical Reasoning

  • The test evaluates reasoning ability in verbal as well as nonverbal sectors.
  • Candidates should be capable of thinking logically, analyzing the data accurately, comprehending relationships, detecting missing numbers or words, and applying rules to varied contexts.

BITSAT 2018 syllabus for Logical Reasoning is as follows:

Verbal ReasoningAnalogy
Series Completion
Logical Deduction – Reading Passage
Chart Logic
Non-Verbal ReasoningPattern Perception
Figure Formation and Analysis
Paper Cutting
Figure Matrix
Rule Detection

BITSAT Syllabus for Maths 

Mathematics is trickiest and can be predicted to be the most lengthy section of all. There are more calculation based  Here is the detailed BITSAT syllabus for Maths including all the important topics:

  • Highest weightage as inferred from previous year analysis is given to Application of Derivatives, Sequence and Series and Circles.
  • Permutations and Comibinations; Matrices and Determinants must be prepared well to score better in this section of BITSAT
  • Complex Numbers, Statistics, Inverse Trignometry and Triangles need simple revision to score well.
AlgebraComplex Numbers
Quadratic Equations
Arithmetic and Geometric Progression
Logarithms and their properties
Exponential series
Permutations and combinations
Binomial theorem
Matrices and determinants
Sets, Relations and Functions
Mathematical reasoning
Linear Inequalities
TrigonometryTrigonometric equations
Inverse trigonometric functions
Two-dimensional Coordinate GeometryBasic Coordinate System
Straight lines and pair of straight lines
Conic sections
Three-dimensional Coordinate GeometryBasic Section formula and distance between two points
Distance and Angle between two lines
Planar Geometry
Differential CalculusDerivatives of different Functions
Tangents and Normals
Maxima and Minima
Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem and Intermediate Value Theorem
Integral CalculusBasic Integration
Methods of Integration
Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus
Areas bound by simple curves
Differential EquationsSolution of Differential Equations
Linear first order differential equations
ProbabilityConditional Probability, Baye’s Theorem
Independent Events
Mean and Variance distribution
VectorsArithmetic solutions of vectors
Geometrical Interpretations
Dot and Cross Products of vectors
StatisticsMeasures of dispersion
Mean and Variance
Linear ProgrammingLinear Programming Solutions
Mathematical modellingSimple life problem solutions through matrices and linear programming


BITSAT Syllabus for Biology

A total of 45 questions are asked from Biology. The following table represents BITSAT Syllabus for Biology along with the approximate weightage of questions asked in BITSAT.

  • Reproduction and Biological Classification dominates the section with most questions.
  • Candidates must also focus on Biological Classification, Neural Control and Coordination, Photosynthesis, Microbes in Human Welfare and Chemical Coordination and Integration
BiologyWeightage of QuestionsBiologyWeightage of Questions
Biological Classification2-3Reproduction5
Principles of Inheritance and Variation1-2Ecosystems1-2
Morphology of Flowering Plants1-2Molecular Basis of Inheritance1-2
Cell: The Unit of Life2-3Human Health and Diseases1-2
Animal Kingdom2-3Body Fluids and Circulation1-2
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production1-2Neural Control and Coordination2-3
Digestion and Absorption1-2Biotechnology: Principles and Processes2-3
Transport in Plants1-2Anatomy of Flowering Plants2-3
Mineral Nutrition1-2Locomotion and Movement2-3
Breathing and Exchange of Gases1-2Microbes in Human Welfare2-3
Plant Growth and Development1-2Photosynthesis2-3
Organisms and Populations2-3Chemical Coordination and Integration2-3
Structural Organization in Animals1-2Evolution2-3
Cell Cycle and Division1-2Excretory Products and Their Elimination2-3
Biotechnology and its Applications1-2Biomolecules1-2


BITSAT Preparation Books 2018

  • There are a number of books available in the market to prepare for BITSAT exam.
  • It is recommended to go through the syllabus and pattern of the exam at the onset of preparation
  • BITSAT Exam Pattern will help candidates understand various important elements related to the entrance exam like nature of questions, marking scheme, subject-wise marks distribution, total number of questions, etc. and ace the exam.

Here is a list of the most recommended BITSAT preparation books:

A Complete Success Package for Online BITSAT 2016 (With CD): Comprehensive Coverage of NCERT Syllabus for Classes 11 and 12 (English) 4th EditionArihant PublicationBITSAT (Class XI) In English with CD-
BITSAT Explorer 2015 (With CD) (English)MTG Editorial BoardNCERT Physics Part 1 and Part 2 Textbook for Class XIINCERT
BITSAT English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning PB (English)Disha ExpertsUnderstanding Physics Series of 5 BooksD. C Pandey
The Pearson Complete Guide to the BITSAT (English)One Learn EducationAIEEE (JEE Main) and IIT-JEE (JEE Advanced) previous years’ Objective questionsRP Singh, SC Aggarwal
Comprehensive Guide to BITSAT Online Test – with Mosk Test CD (English)Disha Experts12 Practice Papers BITSAT 2015 PB 8th EditionG K P

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