BITS Pilani started BITSAT 2021 Counselling on August 10. Authorities have released BITSAT 2021 Counselling Iteration II result on September 4. Candidates who have been allotted a seat in round 2 iteration are required to complete their admission with the payment of the fee till September 11. Check BITSAT Cutoff
BITS Pilani has successfully concluded BITSAT 2021, held as a computer-based test with 13 shifts from August 3 to 9. At the completion of the test, the computer displays BITSAT 2021 Result in the form of scores along with the number of total correct answers and wrong answers. Students can also check the same through BITS admission website.
What is BITSAT? BITSAT (or Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) is a national-level entrance test conducted by BITS Pilani for admission to Integrated First Degree programs such as B.E., B.Pharm, M.Sc offered at BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. The exam is held online for around 3 lakh students every year. No change has been made to BITSAT 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus. BITSAT 2021 Syllabus is based on the NCERT syllabus for Class 11th and 12th. The exam is conducted as a computer-based entrance exam for a duration of 3 hours. Students are required to answer 150 MCQs from Physics, Chemistry, Maths/ Biology, and English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning.
BITSAT 2021 Highlights
|Full-Form||Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test|
|Conducting Body||BITS Pilani|
|Exam Level||University-based National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Computer-based Test|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Number of Questions||150 MCQs|
|Total Seats Offered||2,000|
|Applications Per Year||About 3 Lakh|
|Number of Exam Centers||61|
|Accepting Colleges||BITS Pilani |
|BITSAT Helpline||01596-242205; firstname.lastname@example.org|
BITSAT 2021 Exam Dates
|BITSAT 2021 Registration||February 23, 2021 to July 7, 2021 (5 PM)|
|BITSAT 2021 Application Form Correction||July 4 (10 AM) to July 7, 2021 (7 PM)|
|BITSAT 2021 Exam Center Allotment and Announcement||July 12, 2021 (10 AM)|
|BITSAT 2021 Slot Booking||July 17, 2021 (10 AM) to July 27, 2021 (7 PM)|
|BITSAT 2021 Admit Card Release||July 17, 2021 (10 AM)|
|BITSAT 2021 Exam Date||August 3, 2021 to August 9, 2021|
|Apply for Admission with 12th marks||August 10, 2021 to August 21, 2021|
|Revision/ Editing of Admission Application Form||August 22, 2021 to August 24, 2021|
|BITSAT 2021 Counselling Iteration I||August 26, 2021|
|BITS First Semester Commencement||After September 14, 2021|
BITSAT 2021 Counselling and Admission
BITSAT Counselling is conducted in form of iterations with the release of admission list and waiting list after each round. Students can expect six rounds of counselling iterations starting from the last week of August, 2021.
- Direct admissions is given to all those students who have obtained first rank in their respective State/ Central board exams, irrespective of their BITSAT 2021 Score.
- There is no reservation in BITSAT 2021.
- Average scores required for admission to various courses at one of the BITS campuses is tabulated below:
|Program||BITS Pilani||BITS Goa||BITS Hyderabad|
|Bachelors of Engineering (BE)||270 to 338||260 to 390||257 to 306|
|B. Pharm||213 to 220||-||177 to 185|
|Masters of Science (MSc)||259 to 315||252 to 282||254 to 283|
BITSAT cutoff is the qualifying mark that must be scored by candidates to participate in admission rounds. The cutoff scores vary from year to year. Based on the previous year trends, the table below shows branch-wise BITSAT 2021 expected cutoff for its three campuses. Students can refer to the cutoff to get an idea about the safe scores in BITSAT 2021:
|Program||BITS Pilani||BITS Goa||BITS Hyderabad|
|B.E. Electrical & Electronics||342-347||311-315||305-310|
|B.E. Computer Science||381-387||348-352||339-348|
|B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation||328-332||295-300||296-302|
|B.E. Electronics & Communication||--||324-331||315-320|
|M.Sc. Biological Sciences||268-272||252-257||247-252|
BITSAT 2021 Direct Admission to Board Toppers
BITS Pilani offers direct admission to candidates who have obtained rank 1 in their respective national or state board exams irrespective of their BITSAT 2021 scores. However, with the cancellation of CBSE and other state boards, details about the eligibility for BITSAT 2021 direct admission to Board Toppers will be updated on the offical website soon.
CBSE is a central board with different zones. CBSE Board Toppers wil be considered zone-wise and not state-wise. First rank students in PCM stream will be consdered for admission to program of his/her choice while first rank students in PCB stream will be considered for B.Pharma only. To be eligible for direct admission, candidates must also fulfill the minimum marks required in Class 12th exam.
BITSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
As per BITSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria, candidates are required to have passed Class 12th examination in 2020 or 2021 from a recognized Central or State Board with a minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology subjects. Additionally, a minimum 60% in each of the above-mentioned subjects is required.
Candidates who fail to fulfil the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates must ensure to check BITSAT Eligibility Criteria before applying for admissions. Students with an international passport and valid SAT scores are also eligible to apply for BITSAT 2021. Check BITSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
BITSAT 2021 Application Form
BITSAT 2021 Application Form is available online at bitsadmission.com from February 23, 2021 to July 7, 2021. Eligible students can visit the official website and fill their application form. BITSAT registration process majorly consists of four steps:
- Register for BITSAT 2021.
- Fill the application form. Also, select three BITSAT exam centres of your choice.
- Upload the required documents.
- Pay the application fee
|For Male Candidates||INR 3400|
|For Female Candidates||INR 2900|
|For Dubai Exam Centre||INR 7000|
NOTE: In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT 2021, candidates also have to apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses of BITS. Students can apply for admission with 12th marks and preferences from June 29, 2021 to July 25, 2021.
BITSAT 2021 Slot Booking and Exam Centers
BITSAT 2021 will be conducted in 61 exam cities across India and an International centre in Dubai, UAE. Candidates can complete BITSAT 2021 slot booking by selecting their desired test date and time slot for the exam. Slot Booking is done on a first come first serve basis. There are two slots available for students to choose from:
- Slot 1: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- Slot 2: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
In case of candidates who don’t book a slot for the exam, they will be offered slots by the institute. Candidates who will be appearing for the exam at test centers in India can apply for three centers of their choice. However, those planning to appear for the test in Dubai centre can set only one preference. Check BITSAT 2021 Exam Centres
BITSAT 2021 Exam Pattern
|Mode of Exam||Online mode|
|Sectional Time Limit||No time limit for individual parts of the test|
|Nature of Questions||Objective type (MCQ)|
|Marking Scheme||3 marks for each right answer |
-1 for each wrong answer
|Sections||Part I: Physics (40 questions) |
Part II: Chemistry (40 questions)
Part III: (a) English Proficiency (15 questions) (b) Logical Reasoning (10 questions)
Part IV: Mathematics/Biology (45 questions)
NOTE: Those who attempt 150 questions before the completion of 3 hours, are given 12 additional questions to their advantage, from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology.
Check BITSAT Exam Pattern
BITSAT 2021 Syllabus
BITSAT Syllabus has been released along with the official brochure. The syllabus is based on NCERT syllabus of Class 11th and 12th for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology. There has been no change in the syllabus for BITSAT 2021. Students can refer to the links below to know the detailed subject-wise syllabus for BITSAT 2021.
|BITSAT Physics Syllabus||BITSAT Chemistry Syllabus||BITSAT Biology Syllabus||BITSAT Mathematics Syllabus||BITSAT English and LR Syllabus|
BITSAT 2021 Preparation Tips
Apart from a candidates’ knowledge of the subjects, BITSAT also tests candidates’ speed and accuracy. A candidate appearing for the exam is required to answer a question in approx 72 seconds. Even the cutoff marks required for admission is quite high. Therefore it is recommended that candidates should try attempting as many questions as possible and follow the below mentioned BITSAT preparation tips to score well in the exam.
- Make Short Notes: Short notes should be made which are covering all the important concepts and points. Quick Formulas, Reactions, Derivations, etc. can be noted in one place for each subject.
- Solve BITSAT Sample Papers and previous year papers: Solving previous year papers and sample papers will help students figure out the portions or topics that require more time. Students will also be able to know the topics that are most frequently asked in the paper.
- Practice BITSAT Mock Test: The mock test series is made available online close to the exam date. Students can solve BITSAT mock tests that will help them in getting an idea about the paper pattern, type of questions asked, etc. From the scores obtained, the student will know the areas he/she has done well and the areas that need extra preparation.
- Solve as many test series as possible and also analyse each test.
- Time Management: Prepare a time table and distribute the subjects according to the number of topics that need to be covered. A time table will help students plan and complete the preparation well on time so that they are able to give time to solving previous year papers.
BITSAT 2021 Admit Card
BITS Pilani has released BITSAT 2021 Admit Card on the official website on July 17, 2021. To download BITSAT 2021 Admit Card, students need to use their Application Number, Date of Birth and Email ID. In case of any discrepancy or incorrect information in the Admit Card, candidates must report the conducting authority in time for the generation of a new admit card with correct information.
Sample of BITSAT Admit Card
BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis
BITSAT 2021 was held in 13 shifts from August 3 to 9. According to the students, the overall paper difficulty was reported to be easy to moderate. The difficulty level for each of the slot was different. Candidates can check the detailed BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis using the link mentioned in the table below.
|Day||BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis|
|Overall Difficulty Slot 1 (9 AM to 12 PM)||Overall Difficulty Slot 2 (2 PM to 5 PM)||Detailed Paper Analysis|
|August 3, 2021||Moderate but Lengthy||Easy to Moderate||Check Here|
|August 4, 2021||Easy to Moderate||Moderate|
|August 5, 2021||Easy to Moderate||Moderate|
|August 6, 2021||Easy to Moderate||Easy|
|August 7, 2021||Moderate||Moderate|
|August 8, 2021||Moderate||Moderate|
|August 9, 2021||Moderate to Difficult||--|
BITSAT 2021 Answer Key
BITS Pilani DOES NOT release any official BITSAT 2021 Answer Key. Instead the results are directly displayed on the screen after the conclusion of the exam for each slot in form of correct and incorrect answers.
BITSAT 2021 Result and Preparation of Merit List for Admission
BITSAT Result is released in two parts. One, candidates can check their scores just when they complete their exam. The computer screen displays the result in terms of the number of total correct answers and wrong answers along with the scores. Second, an admit list and waitlist of the iteration are released. Adding to this, the college also releases a tentative score report online.
Only eligible candidates who score the required minimum marks will be able to participate in admission rounds. The merit position of eligible candidates is prepared on the basis of BITSAT 2021 scores. 2 separate merit lists will be prepared for admission: All Programs except B.Pharm and Only B.Pharm Program.
In case two candidates have the same score, the following sequence will be considered while preparing the merit list:
- First their BITSAT 2021 scores obtained in Mathematics/ Biology will be considered.
- If the tie still exists, then the scores in Physics will be considered.
- Further the tie will be eliminated using Chemistry scores.
- If the tie still exists, then their PCM/PCB total scores in Class 12th exam will be considered.
BITSAT 2021 Courses Offered
BITSAT is conducted for all the degree-level courses in engineering, pharmacy & science. These courses are offered by various campuses of BITS- Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai.
The below table explains the availability of these courses on each campus:
|Program||Field||Pilani Campus||Goa Campus||Hyderabad Campus||Dubai Campus|
|Electrical & Electronics Engg.||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Electronics & Communication Engg.||✔ (New)||✔||✔||✔|
|Electronics & Instrumental Engg.||✔||✔||✔||✔|
BITSAT 2021 FAQs
Ques. When will BITSAT 2021 be conducted?
Ans. BITS Pilani had revised the dates for BITSAT 2021. The exam has now been successfully concluded from August 3 to August 9 in two slots. Candidates who appeared for the exam can now check detailed BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis
Ques. When will we find out our BITSAT 2021 score?
Ans. BITSAT 2021 scores (ie: the number of questions correctly attempted) are displayed to the candidates right after completing the exam. BITSAT result 2021 along with the merit list is prepared after all the exams are over and is made available on the official BITSAT 2021 website.
Ques. What is the estimated BITSAT 2021 cutoff for computer science for the Pilani campus?
Ans. Judging by previous years trends, you need to score above 380 in order to stand a fair chance at getting computer science in BITS Pilani. That being said, BITSAT cutoffs change every year based on the difficulty of the paper and the number of applicants
Ques. What are the details required during BITSAT 2021 counselling?
Ans. Along with the BITSAT admission form, candidates also have to submit details of their 12th marks and preference of courses during BITSAT counselling 2021 process.
Ques. What is the process of filling BITSAT application form 2021?
Ans. BITSAT application form 2021 can be filled in online mode only. Candidates first have to register by putting their details, post that an application form has to be filled and the last step is to pay the application fee.
Ques. Can I pay BITSAT 2021 application fee offline?
Ans. BITSAT 2021 Application fee has to be paid online only. Candidates can pay via Credit card/ Debit Card or Net Banking.
Ques. I have completed my class 12th with 75% aggregate marks but the marks scored in Physics are 58%. Am I eligible to apply for BITSAT 2021?
Ans. No, unfortunately, you are not eligible for BITSAT 2021. As per the eligibility criteria, candidates should have scored 75% aggregate marks and 60% marks in each subject. Check BITSAT Eligibility
Ques. What is the age criteria for BITSAT 2021?
Ans. As per the age criteria for BITSAT 2021, candidates should have completed their 12th standard exams in 2020 or 2021.
Ques. What is BITSAT 2021 application fees?
Ans. The application fee for BITSAT 2021 has been increased for each category. Students can check the application fee that is to be paid by candidates for BITSAT 2021:
- Male candidates: INR 3400/-
- Female candidates: INR 2900/-
- For Dubai Exam Centre: INR 7000/-
Ques. What is BITSAT 2021 marking scheme?
Ans. As per the marking scheme of BITSAT 2021 : 3 marks are awarded for each right answer and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. No mark is deducted for unattempted questions.
Ques. What are the sections in BITSAT 2021?
Ans. As per BITSAT exam pattern 2021, there are 4 sections:
- Part I: Physics
- Part II: Chemistry
- Part III: English and Logical Reasoning
- Part IV: Mathematics/Biology
Ques. What can be done if my BITSAT 2021 admit card is lost?
Ans. In case a candidate loses his/her BITSAT admit card 2021, they can login to the official website and download it again.
Ques. Can I carry a BITSAT 2021 admit card soft copy on my phone to the exam centre?
Ans. No. Carrying a printed coloured copy of BITSAT 2021 admit card to the exam hall is mandatory to sit for the exam.
Ques. Is there any BITSAT exam centre outside India?
Ans. Yes. There will be a BITSAT exam centre in Dubai for international applicants
Ques. How many BITSAT 2021 exam centres can we choose? Can the centre be changed later on?
Ans. Once the exam centre for BITSAT is chosen it cannot be changed. A candidate can select a maximum of 3 exam centre preferences while filling the application form.Check List of BITSAT Exam Centres 2021
Ques. Will I be able to sit for BITSAT 2021 if I only carry a soft copy of my identification proof?
Ans. No. You need to carry the original hard copy of your identity proof to your BITSAT 2021 exam hall
Ques. What is the best book to prepare for BITSAT 2021?
Ans. There are many great books available for each section of the exam. Arihant BITSAT Prep Guide is a great book for this exam as the questions in it are frames specifically keeping BITSAT in mind. Some other best books for BITSAT preparation are:
- NCERT Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (Std. XI and XII)
- BITSAT Explorer by MTG Learning Media Pvt. Ltd.
- A Complete Success Package for Online BITSAT by Arihant Experts (With CD)
- Wren & Martin for English
Ques. Will Chemistry become optional in BITSAT as it is now in JEE?
Ans. No. Chemistry is one of the mandatory section that needs to be answered in BITSAT exam. While JEE is regulated by government college bodies, BITSAT is regulated by its own private body. Thus a change in one does not necessarily reflect in the other.
Ques. Is the difficulty of BITSAT 2021 more comparable to JEE Main or JEE Advanced?
Ans. JEE Advanced is one of the most difficult examinations in the country and is not directly comparable in difficulty to any private university entrance exams. While there are differences in question structures, BITSAT is more comparable to JEE Main in paper difficulty.
Ques. Are questions in BITSAT 2021 more conceptual or numerical based?
Ans. BITSAT has a fair amount of both types of questions, however, at the end of the day, the exam is primarily geared towards testing the candidates' speed in solving problems. Thus the heavier emphasis is on conceptual questions. If you find yourself taking too long on a certain question, you can be fairly sure that you're approaching it in the wrong way.
Ques. Are there any subjective questions in BITSAT 2021 exam pattern?
Ans. No, BITSAT 2021 will consist of only 150 MCQ questions.
Ques. What kind of questions can be asked from the logical reasoning sections of BITSAT?
Ans. BITSAT 2021 logical reasoning questions will be from the following topics: Analogy, Classification, Logical Deduction, Series completion, Pattern perception, paper cutting, Rule detection, Figure matrix
Ques. Can I sit for BITSAT 2021 if I am already studying at a BITS campus?
Ans. No. BITSAT 2021 eligibility criteria states that a student who is already admitted in a BITS campus cannot sit for BITSAT again.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.