Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (shortened BITS Pilani or BITS) is a private institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The institute is one among the 6 Indian 'Institutes of Eminence' recognized by the Government of India in 2018. It is established across 4 campuses and has 15 academic departments. It focuses primarily on higher education in engineering and sciences and on its management programme.
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All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice.
Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark). No marks are awarded for questions not attempted.
While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer. There will be 150 questions in all.
The number of questions in each part is as follows:
|Subject||No of Questions|
|Part IV||Mathematics/Biology ( For B.Pharm)||45|
There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidate can go back and change
any of his/her answers among the 150 questions.
If a candidate answers all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 (twelve) extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology only; four questions from each part. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.
The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics,
Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology subjects.
Candidates who will be appearing for the entrance test must go through the BITSAT eligibility criteria as prescribed by the authorities. The eligibility criteria of BITSAT carries the parameters like age limit, qualifying examination, nationality etc. on the basis of which candidates will be eligible to write the entrance test.
Note: Candidates who will obtain Rank 1 in state or central boards in India will be offered seats of their choice, irrespective of their rank secured in BITSAT. However, these candidates must make sure that they meet all the above-mentioned BITSAT eligibility criteria.