BITSAT 2013 - BITS Admission Test for admission to BITS Pilani campuses

BITSAT 2013

BITSAT 2013 will be held across test centres in 35 cities in India from 14 May – 1 June 2013.

BITSAT (BITS Admission Test) is a computer-based online test for admission to integrated first degree programmes of BITS Pilani (Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad & Dubai campuses) for the academic session 2013-14.

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About BITS Pilani

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is an all India institution declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act and is a premier engineering college in India. Admissions to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS Pilani, at Pilani campus, Goa campus, Hyderabad campus & Dubai campus for the academic year 2013 -14 will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online Test conducted by BITS, Pilani. This test is known as ‘BITS Admission Test – 2013’, in short, BITSAT-2013.



About the Programmes

Integrated First Degree Programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2013:

(i) at BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus:
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing .
B.Pharm.(Hons.);
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and
M.Sc.(Tech.): General Studies, Finance, Information Systems.

(ii) at BITS, Pilani – Goa Campus:
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical.
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics. and
M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems.

(iii) at BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus:
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Mechanical.
B.Pharm.(Hons.); M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences, Chemistry; Economics, Mathematics, Physics and
M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems.

(iv) at BITS, Pilani – Dubai Campus:
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Biotechnology
M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems

Note: All students admitted to M.Sc.(Hons.) programmes are given an option to work for a second degree for one of the B.E. (Hons.)/B.Pharm.(Hons.) programmes under the dual degree scheme, assignment being made by competition on their performance at BITS at the end of first year, separately in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. Under this scheme, a student normally requires five years to complete both the degrees and is awarded both the degrees, namely M.Sc.(Hons.) and B.E.(Hons.)/B.Pharm.(Hons.)

BITSAT 2013 Important Dates

Deadline to apply for BITSAT 2013

15 February 2013

Test centre allotment and announcement to candidates

25 February 2013

Candidates to reserve Test dates between

1 March – 20 March 2013

 

Candidates to download the Hall tickets with instructions between

15 April – 30 April 2013

BITSAT 2013 Online tests

14 May – 1 June 2013

Candidates to apply for admission with 12th marks and Preferences to Degree programmes

20 May – 29 June 2013

Admit List and Wait List announcement

1 July 2013


BITSAT 2013 Eligibility Criteria

For admission to any of the above Integrated First Degree Programmes, candidates should have passed the 12th class examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Further the candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in 12th examination, at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects and should have adequate proficiency in English.

Only Students who are appearing for 12th examination in 2013 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2012 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2013 test. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed.

Not eligible to apply for BITSAT 2013:

  • Students who have passed 12thexamination in 2011 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2013.
  • Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2013.

Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2013. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.;
Direct Admission to Board Toppers:

In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2013 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2013 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS website by 20th May, 2013.

Admission criteria for BITS Pilani, Dubai campus:

Admissions to BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus are made on the basis of the overall aggregate of marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying examination (Grade 12).

However candidates who will appear in BITSAT 2013 will be eligible for preferential admission in Dubai Campus based on the BITSAT 2013 score.

In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT 2013, candidates interested in admission to BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus will have to apply for admission through a separate application form. The BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus application form with the details of the application and the admission procedure will be available from 15th Feb 2013 online, here.

BITSAT 2013 Exam Pattern

‘Computer Based Online test’ means that you have to sit in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and then you answer the questions on the computer through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to on your screen. This is unlike the traditional paper-pencil based test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. BITSAT-2013 will be offered over a period of time and you can choose the Centre, the Day and Time of his/her convenience to take the test.

BITSAT 2013 Test Format:

BITSAT-2012 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break) and would have 4 parts:

Subject

No: of Questions

Part 1

Physics

40

Part 2

Chemistry

40

Part 3

1.  English Proficiency

                             15

2.     Logical Reasoning

                             10

Part 4

Mathematics

45

Total

150

Marking Scheme in BITSAT 2013

All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); with a choice of 4 answers, only one being the correct answer. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark). 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.

No. of Questions

There will be 150 questions in all. There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. You are free to go back & forth to change any of your answers among the 150 questions.

12 extra questions

If you answer all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), you’ll have an option of attempting 12 extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics only; four questions from each part. Once you’ve opted for extra questions, you can’t go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.

These extra questions are designed so that a good student will be able to answer 150 questions in 180 minutes. The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher.

However, you must remember that there is negative marking for wrong answers and any attempt to answer the questions by guessing is not likely to have any advantage, but may result in a reduction in the total score.

The questions will be selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate.

All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centres. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles.

Hall Ticket

Each candidate who registers for BITSAT-2013 will be instructed to download a ‘Hall Ticket’. Candidates with the hall ticket only will be allowed inside the Test centres. All centres are closely monitored for security and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras. Candidate’s finger print and photograph will be taken at the time of the test and will be matched at the time of admission. Anyone violating the rules of the test centre will not be allowed to continue with the test and will automatically be disqualified.

Marking Scheme in BITSAT 2013

All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); with a choice of 4 answers, only one being the correct answer. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark). 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.

No. of Questions

There will be 150 questions in all. There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. You are free to go back & forth to change any of your answers among the 150 questions.

12 extra questions

If you answer all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), you’ll have an option of attempting 12 extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics only; four questions from each part. Once you’ve opted for extra questions, you can’t go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.

These extra questions are designed so that a good student will be able to answer 150 questions in 180 minutes. The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher.

However, you must remember that there is negative marking for wrong answers and any attempt to answer the questions by guessing is not likely to have any advantage, but may result in a reduction in the total score.

The questions will be selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate.

All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centres. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles.

Hall Ticket

Each candidate who registers for BITSAT-2013 will be instructed to download a ‘Hall Ticket’. Candidates with the hall ticket only will be allowed inside the Test centres. All centres are closely monitored for security and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras. Candidate’s finger print and photograph will be taken at the time of the test and will be matched at the time of admission. Anyone violating the rules of the test centre will not be allowed to continue with the test and will automatically be disqualified.

BITSAT 2013 Syllabus

BITSAT 2013 syllabus is drawn from syllabi of class 11th and 12th standard board, but the level of questions are slightly higher. Those aspiring for BITSAT must have to put additional practice hours for BITSAT 2013 preparation. Students need to practice whole range of objective type questions according to BITSAT Syllabus. For detailed syllabus click below on the relevant links-


BITSAT 2013 Score

At the completion of the test, the computer will announce the result to the candidate in terms of number of total correct answers and wrong answers, with the score. The candidate can also check and print his score report at the BITS website after all the tests are completed. No student will be allowed to repeat the test in the same year.

BITSAT 2013 Application Procedure

Interested candidates should register their names for BITSAT-2013 by applying in the prescribed application form online. Complete the application form online here and pay the prescribed fees. Also take the print out of the filled form for your future reference. If you make payment by Demand draft then a copy of the completed application form along with the prescribed fees of Rs. 1850/- (Rs. 1350/- for female candidates) should be sent to:
Admissions Officer,
BITS, Pilani – 333 031.

If you are using a payment mode other than DD then the prescribed fee for BITSAT 2013 is Rs. 1750/-(Rs. 1250/- for female candidates).

If a candidate chooses Dubai as a test centre the application fee for both male and female candidates will be same and will be US $ 50 (or Indian Rs. 2500/- ).

Details for payment of fees are available at the website while applying online.
Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2013 online along with the fee payment is 15th February 2013.
If you are using DD as the mode of payment, then the DD along with a copy of application form must reach Admissions Office, BITS Pilani by 5.00 PM on 15 February 2013.
Those who register for the test and reserve test dates have to download the ‘Hall ticket’, along with instructions, from BITS website as per the schedule given earlier.
 
How to Apply for Admission to BITS Pilani

In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT-2013, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered. The prescribed application form for admission, the detailed application procedure and the final list of Degree programmes offered will be available at the BITS website, by 20 May 2013. The completed form with the required application fee has to be submitted so as to reach the under-mentioned on or before 5.00 PM on 29 June 2013:
The Admissions Officer,
BITS Pilani – 333 031
Rajasthan

BITSAT 2013 Exam Centres

In order to allow a large number of students all over India to participate in this test, apart from Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS where it is expected that a large number of students will take the test, the Institute is also planning to offer the tests at dedicated test centres in several cities. The planned test centres are in the following cities:

1.Pilani Campus of BITS

2. Goa Campus of BITS

3. Hyderabad Campus of BITS

4. Ahmedabad

5.Bangalore

6. Bhubaneswar

7. Chandigarh

8. Chennai

9. Coimbatore

10. Delhi

11. Gurgaon

12.Gwalior                

13. Hyderabad City   

14. Indore

15. Kolkatta

16. Lucknow

17. Mumbai

18. Nagpur

19. Noida

20. Visakhapatnam

21.Vijayawada

22. Guwahati

23. Allahabad

24. Patna

25. Roorkee

26 Trivandrum

27.Ranchi

28. Surat

29.Pune

30.Jalandhar

31.  Dubai Campus of BITS (International centre)

32. Jaipur

 

33. Raipur

34. Tirupati

35. Jodhpur

The candidate can choose the centres from within India or Dubai.  If a candidate chooses centres within India, he/she will be asked to give three preferences and will be allotted one out of these three. If a candidate chooses Dubai as a centre he/she will not be asked for any other centre preference and will be allotted Dubai centre.


The final list of centres in India and the operating days at each centre in India and Dubai will depend on the number of applicants and their preferences and will be announced only after all the applications are received and candidates will be informed of the same through BITS website, so that the candidates can choose their date for the test as per their convenience and availability of slots in any of these centres.



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