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. Admissions to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus for the academic year 2016-17 will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online Test conducted by BITS, Pilani. This test will be referred to as ‘BITS Admission Test – 2016’, in short as BITSAT-2016 hereafter in this document.
The Courses offered by BBITSAT exam are:
Integrated First Degree Programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2016:
(i) At BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus: B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing .B.Pharm.; M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and M.Sc.: General Studies.
(ii) At BITS, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus: B.E.: Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical. M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics.
(iii) At BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus: B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing. B.Pharm.; M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry; Economics, Mathematics, Physics
The test conducted by BITSAT is an online mode. The computer is connected to the server, which delivers the test, in real time through a reliable connectivity. The online tests are conducted at several centers in India, during May-June every year. Candidate can choose the center, the date and time for the test, as per his/her convenience, while applying for the tests. The advertisement calling for applications are normally released in December. The score is made available to the candidate on the screen immediately after the test and thus is designed to be transparent. The test will have Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency and Logical reasoning, and Mathematics/Biology parts and is of 3 hours duration.
All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions) and based on NCERT syllabus. The test is so designed that it doesn't require the candidate to have any special computer skill. A sample test is made available to the registered candidates at the BITS Website on which he/she can practice as many times as desired. The questions are selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets, but of same difficulty level and content. BITSAT uses latest technologies for security and test delivery. The architecture uses high end servers, microsoft software platform, firewalls and Virtual private networks.