Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), one of the most renowned Institutions in India. It is the top private engineering college in India. In 1901 when the pillars of this Institution were built, it was Seth ShivNarainji Birla made a pathshala for their grandsons and then after the whole new era of education started. In 1929 the pathshala evolves as Intermediate College. In 1943 the Birla Education Trust was founded and the Intermediate College which was started as a pathshala was now a degree college and soon after post-graduate courses also started. In the process of changing and updating the education system in India the further high-level courses like Pharmacy, Arts and commerce were added to the courses and finally in 1964 Birla Institute of Technology and Science was incepted as an Institute with Dr. G. D. Birla as Founder Chairman and after that University was developed in association with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. And after that till now they are providing the best education in the world, with several other branches of BITS in Goa, Dubai, and Hyderabad. BITS Pilani is a deemed university established under Section 3 of the UGC Act,1956.
Here are some highlights of the excellence of BITS Pilani according to QS World University Rankings in the world is 801-1000 and in Asia is 187 and among BRICS nations is 109 in 2018. According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings in the world is 801-1000 and in Asia is 181-190 in 2018. In India by National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked 21 overall and 13 among universities and 16 among engineering colleges in 2017. By India Today it was 4th, by outlook India it was 5th and by The Week it was 7th among engineering colleges in 2017.
BITSAT Application Form official website www.bitsadmission.com
BITSAT 2018 Key Points:
|Name of Examination||Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT)|
|Conducted By||Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)|
|State boundness||Candidates from any state of India are eligible to appear|
|Mode of Application||Online (Application Form)|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Type of Exam||Private Undergraduate Entrance Exam|
|Date of Exam||16th May – 31st May 2018|
|Courses Propounded||Engineering, Pharmacy, Master of Science, Master of Arts|
|Website of BITSAT||www. bitsadmission.com|
BITSAT 2018 Important Date:
|Activity||Date (with time)|
|Deadline to apply online
|13th March 2018 (5.00pm)|
in the application form
|15th – 19th March 2018|
|Test center allotment and
announcement to candidates
|21st March 2018|
|Candidates to reserve Test
date and slot
|23rd March – 5th April 2018|
|Candidates to download
the Hall tickets with
|12th April – 10th May 2018|
|BITSAT Online tests||16th May – 31st May 2018|
|Apply for admission to
12th marks and Preferences
|1st May – 18th June 2018|
|Admit List and Waitlist
|20th June 2018|
BITSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria:
- For admission to all the courses except B. Pharm.: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.
- For admission to B. Pharm.: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and adequate proficiency in English. However, candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.
NOTE: 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.
Required Educational Qualification:
Only appearing students for 12th examination in 2018 or students passed the 12th Examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2018 test. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class then only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed. Students passed the 12th examination in 2016 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2018. Students presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2018.
Admissions in BITS 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-2018 test. 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:
There is a provision in the admission process of the BITS Institute that the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who are Board Toppers in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. Topper students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2018 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2018 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS admission website by 1st of May 2018.
Syllabus for BITSAT 2018:
The Questions are basically MCQ types. The Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test syllabus is based upon PCM or PCB topics taught in NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th. Even so, BITSAT specifies complete BITSAT syllabus so as to make things easier for aspirants. The subject wise important topics of BITSAT 2018 Syllabus is mentioned below:
- Complex numbers
- Theory of Quadratic equations
- A.P., G.P.
- Exponential series
- Permutations and combinations
- Binomial theorem
- Matrices and determinants
- Sets, Relations, and Functions, mappings
- Mathematical reasoning and methods of proofs
- Linear Inequalities
- Solution of trigonometric equations
- Inverse trigonometric functions
Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
- Cartesian coordinates
- Straight line
- Conic sections
Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
- Co-ordinate axes and coordinate planes
- The angle between two lines whose direction ratios are given, the shortest distance between two lines.
- The equation of a plane, the distance of a point from a plane, condition for coplanarity of three lines, angles between two planes, angle between a line and a plane.
- Domain and range of a real-valued function, Limits, and Continuity of the sum, difference, product, and quotient of two functions, Differentiability.
- Derivative, the derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, chain rule, parametric form.
- Geometric interpretation of derivative, Tangents and Normal.
- Increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima and minima of a function.
- Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem and Intermediate Value Theorem.
- Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions.
- Methods of integration
- Definite integrals
- Application of definite integrals
Ordinary Differential Equations
- Order and degree of a differential equation, formulation of a differential equation whose general solution is given, variables separable method.
- Solution of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree
- Linear first order differential equations
- Various terminology in probability.
- Conditional probability, total probability, and Bayes’ theorem
- Independent events
- Discrete random variables and distributions with mean and variance.
- Direction ratio/cosines of vectors, the addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio.
- Dot and cross products of two vectors, the projection of a vector on a line.
- Scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations.
- Measures of dispersion
- Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances
- Various terminology and formulation of Linear Programming
- Solution of linear Programming using graphical method
- Formulation of the simple real-life problem, solution using matrices, calculus and linear programming.
- Units & Measurement
- Newton’s Laws of Motion
- Impulse and Momentum
- Work and Energy
- Rotational Motion
- Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
- Heat and Thermodynamics
- Current Electricity
- Magnetic Effect of Current
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Modern Physics
- Electronic Devices
The states of Matter
- Chemical reactions
- Three states of matter, intermolecular interactions, types of bonding, melting and boiling points Gaseous state
- Liquid state
- Solid state
- Quantum mechanics
- Many electron atoms
Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
- Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
- Molecular Structure
- Covalent Bond
- Dipole moments; Hydrogen Bond.
- Basic Concepts
- First Law of Thermodynamics
- Second Law
- Third Law
Physical and Chemical Equilibria
- Concentration Units
- Physical Equilibrium
- Chemical Equilibria
- Ionic Equilibria
- Factors Affecting Equilibria
- Redox Reactions
- Electrolytic Conduction
- Aspects of Kinetics
- Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
- Surface Chemistry Adsorption – physisorption and chemisorption
Hydrogen and s-block elements
- s-block elements
- Alkali metals
- Alkaline earth metals
p- d- and f-block elements
- Group 13 elements
- Group 14 elements
- Group 15 elements
- Group 16 elements
- Group 17 and group 18 elements
- d-Block elements
- f-Block elements
- Coordination Compounds
Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
- Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
- Alkenes and alkynes
- Aromatic hydrocarbons
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- Geometrical isomerism in alkenes
Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry
- Nucleic Acids
- Chemicals in medicine, health-care and food
Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
- Volumetric Analysis
- Qualitative analysis of Inorganic Salts
- Physical Chemistry Experiments
- Purification Methods
- Quantitative Analysis of Organic Compounds
- Principles of Organic Chemistry Experiments
- Basic Laboratory Technique: Cutting glass tube and the glass rod, bending a glass tube, drawing out a glass jet, boring of cork.
English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning:
This test is designed to assess the candidate’s general proficiency in the use of English language as a means of self-expression in real life situations and specifically to test the Candidate’s knowledge of basic grammar, their vocabulary, their ability to read fast and comprehend, and also their ability to apply the elements of effective writing.
- Reading Comprehension
This section Test the candidate’s power of reasoning spread in verbal and nonverbal areas. The test takers’ wants to see that the candidate is able to think logically or not, so that they can perceive the data accurately, understand the relationships correctly, figure out the missing numbers or words, and apply rules to new and different contexts. These indicators are measured through performance on such tasks as detecting missing links, following directions, classifying words, establishing sequences, and completing analogies.
- Verbal Reasoning
- Nonverbal Reasoning
Diversity in Living World
- Biology – its meaning and relevance to mankind
- What is living; Taxonomic categories and aids; Systematics and Binomial system of nomenclature.
- Introductory classification of living organisms (Two-kingdom system, Five-kingdom system)
- Plant kingdom – Salient features of major groups (Algae to Angiosperms)
- Animal kingdom – Salient features of Nonchordates up to phylum, and Chordates up to class level.
Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and Function
- Cell wall; Cell membrane; Endomembrane system (ER, Golgi apparatus/Dictyosome, Lysosomes, Vacuoles); Mitochondria; Plastids; Ribosomes; Cytoskeleton; Cilia and Flagella; Centrosome and Centriole; Nucleus; Microbodies.
- Structural differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic, and between plant and animal cells.
- Cell cycle (various phases); Mitosis; Meiosis.
- Biomolecules – Structure and function of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and Nucleic acids.
- Enzymes – Chemical nature, types, properties and mechanism of action.
Genetics and Evolution
- Mendelian inheritance; Chromosome theory of inheritance; Gene interaction; Incomplete dominance; Co-dominance; Complementary genes; Multiple alleles.
- Linkage and Crossing over; Inheritance patterns of hemophilia and blood groups in humans.
- DNA –its organization and replication; Transcription and Translation.
- Gene expression and regulation; DNA fingerprinting.
- Theories and evidence of evolution, including modern Darwinism.
Structure and Function – Plants
- Morphology of a flowering plant
- Absorption and movement of water (including diffusion, osmosis and water relations of the cell) and of nutrients; Translocation of food; Transpiration and gaseous exchange; Mechanism of stomatal movement.
- Mineral nutrition – Macro- and micro-nutrients in plants including deficiency disorders; Biological nitrogen fixation mechanism.
- Photosynthesis – Light reaction, cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation; various pathways of carbon dioxide fixation; Photorespiration; Limiting factors.
- Respiration – Anaerobic, Fermentation, Aerobic, Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Electron transport system, Energy relations.
Structure and Function- Animals
- Human Physiology – Digestive system – organs, digestion and absorption; Respiratory system – organs, breathing and exchange and transport of gases.
- Body fluids and circulation – Blood, lymph, double circulation, regulation of cardiac activity; Hypertension, Coronary artery diseases.
- Excretion system – Urine formation, regulation of kidney function
- Locomotion and movement – Skeletal system, joints, muscles, types of movement.
- Control and co-ordination – Central and peripheral nervous systems, structure and function of the neuron, reflex action, and sensory reception; Role of various types of endocrine glands; Mechanism of hormone action.
Reproduction, Growth, and Movement in Plants
- Asexual methods of reproduction.
- Sexual Reproduction – Development of male and female gametophytes, Pollination, Fertilization, Development of embryo, endosperm, seed, and fruit.
- Growth and Movement – Growth phases; Types of growth regulators and their role in seed dormancy, germination and movement.
- Apical dominance; Senescence; Abscission; Photoperiodism; Vernalisation.
- Various types of movements.
Reproduction and Development in Humans
- Male and female reproductive systems.
- Menstrual cycle; Gamete production; Fertilization; Implantation.
- Embryo development
- Pregnancy and parturition
- Birth control and contraception
Ecology and Environment
- Meaning of ecology, environment, habitat, and niche.
- Ecological levels of organization (organism to the biosphere); Characteristics of Species, Population, Biotic Community, and Ecosystem; Succession and Climax. Ecosystem – Biotic and abiotic components; Ecological pyramids; Food chain and Food web.
- Energy flow; Major types of ecosystems including agroecosystem.
- Ecological adaptations – Structural and physiological features in plants and animals of aquatic and desert habitats.
- Biodiversity and Environmental Issues
Biology and Human Welfare
9.1 Animal husbandry
9.2 Cancer, AIDS.
9.3 Adolescence and drug/alcohol abuse.
9.4 Basic concepts of immunology.
9.5 Plant Breeding and Tissue Culture in crop improvement.
Biotechnology and its Applications
- Microbes as the ideal system for biotechnology.
- Microbial technology in food processing, industrial production (alcohol, acids, enzymes, antibiotics), sewage treatment and energy generation.
- Steps in recombinant DNA technology
- Applications of R-DNA technology in human health
- Applications in Industry and Agriculture
BITSAT Exam Pattern 2018:
BITSAT-2018 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts:
|Subject||No. of Questions|
|Part III||(a) English Proficiency||15|
|(b) Logical Reasoning||10|
Note: All Questions are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based. Each correct answer has 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark.
BITSAT 2018 Application Form:
The BITSAT 2018 Application Form has been released and the candidates can access it from the official website www.bitsadmission.com. The last date to submit the application form online is 5 PM on 13th March 2018, Candidates can Revise/edit (online) in the application form by 15th to 19th March 2018. Test center allotment and announcement for candidates will be released on 21st March 2018. Candidates can reserve Test date and slot from 23rd March to 5th April 2018.
The steps to apply for BITSAT 2018 are:
- Apply for Online Registration
- Fill Online Application Form
- Upload (jpg/jpeg) Scanned Photo (4 kb to 50 kb) & Signature (1 kb to 30 kb)
- Pay Examination Fee (Rs.2950/- for male, Rs.2450/- for female, Rs.4500/-(US$70) for Dubai students)
- Download Confirmation Page
- Latest colored passport size photograph
- Category certificate
- Domicile certificate
- Registration certificate/ admit card/ mark sheet of class 10th
- Income certificate
- PWD certificate
BITSAT 2018 Result:
As per the BITSAT Pattern, The Result will Show on your Computer Screen after the Test is Successfully Submitted (in terms of marks obtained) and one can check for the cutoff on the official website www.bitsadmission.com and can apply for Admission with 12th marks and Preferences: 1st May – 18th June 2018.
BITSAT 2018 Contact Details:
BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus
Vidya Vihar Pilani (333031) Rajasthan, India
Phone: 01596-242205, 01596-515330 (during working days between 9.15am till 5.00pm)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
BITS, Pilani Hyderabad campus Admissions Office: 040-66303830 (during working days between 10 am till 1.00pm)