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What makes BITSAT a Different exam?

Last Updated - September 02, 2016

BITSAT is conducted every year for the admission to B.Tech. courses in Birla Institute of Technology and Science. Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test is one of the major tests for the engineering aspirants and allows admission to the BITS Pilani, BITS Goa, and BITS Hyderabad campuses. Statistics show that the difficulty level and the competition for BITSAT is equivalent to that of JEE. In 2014, a sum of 1.8 lakh students appeared for BITSAT for around 2,200 seats. Considering the lesser number of BITS Institute, the competition is as tough as to get into BITS as in 16 IITs. Also, BITSAT consists of just one level.

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BITSAT is a computer based exam of 3 hours of duration. All the questions are objective type and every correct answer rewards 3 marks. Though, there is a negative marking of 1 mark on every wrong answer. The will be no marks awarded or deducted for an unanswered question. A candidate can go back to any category or question and change her/his response. There medium of language in BITSAT is English. All the instructions in the BITSAT Question Paper will be ONLY in English. The candidates must have obtained a minimum marks of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to appear for BITSAT. The question paper is divided into following part:

  • Physics (40 questions)
  • Chemistry (40 questions)
  • Mathematics (45 questions)
  • Logical Reasoning (10 questions)
  • English Proficiency(15 questions)
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What sets BITSAT Apart from other engineering exams?

  • Reservation

BITSAT has no reservation for any category and the admission is purely on the basis of merit which makes the competition for the admission even tougher. All the categories are admitted on the basis of merit. However, BITSAT Cut Off can vary campus wise or course wise.

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  • Number of Applicants vs Number of colleges

As mentioned above, the BITSAT is easier than JEE Advanced with respect to the difficulty level. However, considering the competition and comparing the number of IITs and BITS, the competition level is much higher than JEE. Hence, BITSAT is a more competitive exam than JEE.

ExaminationCandidatesSeatsRatio
BITSAT1.36 Lakh2,00068
IIT-JEE5.2 Lakh9,60054
  • Categories

Apart from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, BITSAT also includes subjects like Mental Ability and English. A student who is taking JEE may find this category rather easy. There is no sectional time limit for any individual part of the test. However, not underestimating BITSAT, one cannot ignore that these categories cannot be excelled by all. BITSAT focuses on your speed and accuracy more than your analytical abilities. A candidate with clear fundamentals about PCM and good in English and Mental ability can crack BITSAT with speed. Against the 90 questions in JEE, BITSAT has 150 questions to be finished in 3 hours. Though the level of the PCM questions is definitely higher in JEE than BITSAT.

  • Sets of Question Paper

BITSAT has different sets of Question Paper. Students get different questions paper however the difficulty level, syllabus and the type of questions do not differ. The BITSAT exam is about speed. The question paper is designed by the experts in such a way that a good student can answer 150 questions in 180 minutes.

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  • Bonus Questions

BITSAT has a set of bonus questions. There are 150 questions in the question paper but if a candidate finish her/his paper before time can opt for the bonus questions. These bonus questions consist of 12 questions other than those 150 questions. These have to be completed in the original time allotted for the exam i.e. 3 hours. The chance for bonus questions however goes only to the highly meritorious candidates who complete 150 questions before the exam duration.

  • Direct Admission

The toppers of different examination boards are exempted from the entrance examination. These candidates can opt for direct admission for all the categories. These admission will be completed offline mode. They are offered admission in any of the BITS Campus. So BITSAT favors the good school students who have performed exceptionally well in their examination boards. Hence, BITSAT encourages the students to focus and perform well in the school unlike JEE. BITSAT considers the current attempt of 12th standard if the candidate has taken more than one attempt. However, in such a case, his attempt has been made for the full component of subjects or courses mentioned.

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  • Courses

BITSAT offer admission in integrated first year Engineering and M.Sc. courses as well. The Bachelor’s in Engineering is of the duration of 4 years however, M.Sc. is for 5 years.

  • Result

BITSAT Score is declared just after the exam gets over on the computer screen. However, candidates have to wait for the result of other engineering courses like JEE. However BITSAT Rank and the cutoff is released much later. The admission is made on the basis of merit.

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