Jagran Josh offers answers to the frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of BITSAT-2015.
Question: My board doesn't give aggregate marks for 12th exam. What marks should I enter?
Answer: For CBSE, include PCM and English/Hindi and one additional elective (total five subjects) in your aggregate. For ISCE, include PCM and English in the aggregate. Others should calculate the aggregate marks (or its equivalent) and attach a note explaining the method used by them to calculate the aggregate.
Question: While entering the 12th exam marks, should a candidate include the practical marks also? Can a candidate include the marks of 11th and 12th?
Answer: The subject-wise and aggregate marks are to be given for the 12th only. Don't include the 11th year exam marks. For practical marks, a candidate should use the method of his/her Board.
Questions: I have applied Online. But, I made a mistake in entering preferences. I want to change them. How to do it?
Answer: You were advised to be careful before entering and confirming the data while applying online. If you want to change the preferences, you can apply again with changed preferences. You can use this facility only once. The changed preference form should be sent with a fee of Rs 250/- so as to reach admissions office, BITS Pilani.
Questions: What is the cut-off marks required in BITSAT-2015 to qualify for admissions?
Answer: It is not possible to predict the cut-off scores till all applications are received. The cut-off scores for 2014-2015 are available at the website. This is given only as the information and the cut-off for 2015-16 will depend on the number of applications and the seats available.
Question: I have not registered for BITSAT. Can I apply for admissions?
Answer: After the last date to apply, one can not apply for the BITSAT. Except for the first rank students of central/state boards in India, those who need not to appear in BITSAT-2015.
Question: Are there any seats reserved for NRIs?
Question: I have obtained 74.6% in PCM aggregate. Will you consider it as 75%?
Answer: No. We need a minimum of 75.00% or more in PCM aggregate.
Question: I have obtained 74.9% in PCB aggregate. Will you consider for B.Pharm (Hons).
Answer: No. We need a minimum of 75% or more in PCB/PCM aggregate for B.Phram (Hons) Programme.
Question: I want to apply for Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. Should I apply separately?
Answer: No. A single form is sufficient, where you can give your preferences to all the first degree programmes except B. Pharm. (Hons.) Programme for all the three campuses. For B. Pharm. (Hons.) program you have to apply through a separate application form.
Question: I had already registered for BITSAT. Why should I apply again for admissions?
Answer: It is necessary to apply for admissions separately with the marks obtained in 12th exam and also giving your preferences to different degree programmes, along with the requisite application fee.
Question: What is meant by Dual degree?
Answer: Under dual degree scheme, a student can concurrently work for and complete two first degree programmes. Normally, a student requires a minimum of 5 years to complete these two programmes.
Question: I am interested in Dual Degree. How do I apply for the same?
Answer: While seeking for admission to BITS, you do not apply for a dual degree. You apply for admission to one of the first degree programmes available. If admitted, at the end of the first year at BITS, you will get an opportunity to apply for dual degree.
Question: I have passed 12th exam only. I have not done a B.Sc. Can I apply for M.Sc. now?
Answer: The M.Sc.(Hons.), and M.Sc.(Tech.) are Integrated Masters programmes offered by BITS. There is no intermediate B.Sc. degree. The input qualification and duration is the same as that for a B.E.(Hons.) program.