Know all about BITSAT including Eligibility & Selection Process

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is India’s one of the highest ranked non-Government institutes. It has been declared as the most deemed private university under Section 3 of the UGC Act of 1956. Admission in all the Integrated First Degree Programmes of BITS Pilani, BITS Goa, and BITS Hyderabad Campus is taken through an online test also known as BITSAT. The BITSAT 2019 is usually held in the midweek of the month of May. It is a university level examination, conducted each year. Candidates who qualify in the examination are offered to take admission in one of the elite institutes – Goa, Hyderabad and Pilani.

BITSAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

BITS Pilani offers B.Pharma, B.E. and M.Sc as the core programmes. Before filling up the application form, the candidate is required to fulfil the BITSAT eligibility criteria. On fulfilling the criteria, the candidate is assured that he/she will not be denied admission under any circumstances.

The BITSAT Eligibility criteria are –

  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 examination from a recognized institution having Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. This criterion is valid for students pursuing B.E., B.Pharma and M.Sc.
  • He/She should have adequate knowledge and proficiency in the English Language.
  • Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination in 2019 are also eligible.
  • A candidate should score an aggregate percentage of a minimum of 75% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Though there is no age limit, candidates who have passed or appearing in the 10+2 are only eligible to sit in the BITSAT examination.

Once the eligibility criteria are fulfilled, the candidate needs to register themselves for the examination. The registration process is carried online where the candidate needs to fill all the necessary details about him/her. Once the registration is completed, a separate date is taken out for those candidates who may have filled wrong information and need to change it. After this, issuing of admit card or hall ticket takes place in which all the necessary details along with the roll number of the candidate.

The exam is an online examination consisting of MCQ questions only. It is divided into three sections Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. To qualify in the examination one must achieve good score in all the three sections. After the examination, it is time to wait for the BITSAT Result. The candidate can view the result immediately after the completion of the test. The total score obtained is also displayed on the BITSAT Result page so that it can be viewed anytime by the candidate. Based on the scores obtained, a merit list is prepared and candidates are allotted the rank. Factually, there are two merit lists prepared, one for the B.Tech and M.Sc. programmes and other for B.Pharma. The BITSAT Result contains a list of candidates who have been selected and a separate list is kept for candidates who are in the waiting list. This waitlist is prepared in case any seat is left vacant for some reason then it can be occupied by the waitlist candidates.

After receiving the BITSAT Result, the authorities display the BITSAT Cut-off. A candidate will only get admission after scoring more or equal to the cut-off marks. The cut-off marks usually set a bar for the candidate to get admission. It is the minimum marks required to clear the examination. For candidates who have scored well have more chance to get admission but one may have to be in the waitlist if it is below or near the BITSAT Cut-off. Candidates are called for the counselling after the cut-off is set. The cut-off is different for different sets of categories and based on that the candidate is selected.

The BITSAT Cut-off is made keeping a few things in mind – the level of difficulty of the paper, the total number of appearing candidates, availability of seats and the trend that has been followed in the previous years. Once the BITSAT cut-off is cleared and through counselling and candidate is satisfied with his/her result then the admission process takes place. One must go to the admission centre with all the necessary details such as 10thMark sheet, 10+2 mark sheet, ID proof and photograph to verify you.

Only after the complete procedure including fees payment, a candidate is allowed to start his/her session.

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