BITS HD 2024 Exam: Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card, Syllabus

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BITS HD 2024 Exam

BITS HD 2024 exam is expected to be held in the last week of May 2024 in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. BITS Pilani will be releasing the BITS HD application form 2024 in March tentatively in online mode. Candidates should check the BITS HD eligibility criteria and fill out the application form before the deadline. The authorities will open the slot booking window online through which candidate must select their preferred exam date and time. The admit card will be released ten to fifteen days before the BITS HD 2024 exam. All the important dates will be released soon in the official notification brochure. 


The BITS HD exam is a highly competitive exam conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, for admission into their M.E/M.Pharm/M.Phil programs. Candidates who desire to apply for admission to BITS' higher degree programmes leading to M.E. or M.Pharm at any of its three campuses - Pilani, Hyderabad, or Goa - should take the BITS HD entrance exam.

Candidates must be aware that admission to BITS Higher Degree programmes will be granted via the GATE/GPAT results in addition to the BITS HD test. Candidates may apply for admission to three higher education degrees through BITS HD 2024, including the Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) in a variety of courses.

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BITS HD 2024 Highlights

Check out the highlights of the BITS HD entrance exam -

Name of ExamBirla Institute of Technical Sciences Higher Degree Exam (BITS HD)
Conducting BodyBITS Pilani
Exam DateLast week of May 2024 (Tentative)
Question TypeMCQ Type (Objective)
Purpose of Conducting the Exam

Admission into M.E, M.Pharm and M.Phil programmes offered at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad and Goa campuses

Exam TypeNational Level Entrance Exam
Frequency of ExamOnce a Year
Entrance Exam ModeOnline (Computer Based Test)
Negative MarkingYes

BITS HD Exam Dates 2024

Birla Institute of Technology and Science will conduct the BITS HD exam 2024 for admissions into Higher Degree programs such as M.Tech/M.Phil. The BITS HD 2024 exam dates will be announced soon along with the official notification. We will update all the important dates below once it has been released by the authorities. 



BITS HD Official Notification

Last Week of March 2024

BITS HD 2024 Application Process Begins

Last Week of March 2024

Last Date to Apply for BITS HD 2024

Last Week of April 2024

Modifications in Submitted Online Application Forms

To Be Notified

Admission Offers based on GPAT/GATE Scores (Round I)

To Be Notified

Payment of Advance Fee for GPAT/GATE Candidates

To Be Notified

Test centre allotment

To Be Notified

Slot booking for BITS HD 2024

To Be Notified

Availability of Hall Ticket

To Be Notified

BITS HD 2024 Exam

Last week of May 2024

Announcement of admission offers to candidates based on BITS HD test and GATE / GPAT (Iteration 2)

To Be Notified

Deadline for payment of fees by candidates offered admission through Iteration 2

To Be Notified

Announcement of admission offers to candidates admitted through BITS HD test and GATE / GPAT (Iteration 3)

To Be Notified

Deadline for payment of fees by candidates offered admission through Iteration 3

To Be Notified

Deadline for payment of fees by the candidates offered admission through Iteration 4

To Be Notified


To Be Notified

Beginning of Regular Classes (Online)

To Be Notified

BITS HD 2024 Selection Process

There is a certain selection process prescribed by the administrative authority of BITS which determines whether a candidate is selected or not. If the candidates qualify up to the selection criteria prescribed by the institute, he/she will be given admission to the program. The candidates must be aware of the BITS HD selection process to have an idea of their selection chances. 

After the entrance test is conducted, BITS HD releases the merit list containing the name of all the candidates who have scored above the cutoff score. The qualifying candidates are further called for the counselling process where they have to bring all the required documents. Further, the candidates will have to appear for the counselling process at allotted date and venue, get the documents verified and pay the admission fee to complete the admission process.

BITS HD Eligibility Criteria 2024

The Birla Institute will release the eligibility criteria of BITS HD 2024 on the official website. Candidates who do not fulfill the BITS HD eligibility criteria 2024 are not allowed to apply for the exam. Candidates can learn more about BITS HD 2024 eligibility criteria by consulting the table below.




Indian Nationals/NRI

Age Limit

There is no age limit in BITS HD

Qualifying Exam

Candidates must hold a B.E/B.Tech degree from a recognised university.

Qualifying Marks

Candidates must have at least 60% in their B.E/B.Tech.

GATE scores

Candidates applying via GATE must have valid score cards.

BITS HD 2024 Application Form

BITS HD application form 2024 is expected to be released in the last week of March 2024 in online mode. Candidates can fill out the BITS HD application form 2024 by following these instructions.

Steps to fill the BITS HD 2024

Step 1 - Registration: Candidates must first visit the official website and click on the application form link. Registration requires the entry of information such as name, date of birth, gender, email address, and cellphone number. After completing the registration process, the login credentials will be generated.

Step 2 - Form Filling: Candidates must now provide their personal, academic, and contact information. All of the information submitted must be true. Three exam centres must also be chosen based on personal preferences.

Step 3 - Document submission: Candidates must upload a scanned copy of their most recent passport-size photo (up to 30 KB) and signature (up to 20 KB) in JPG/JPEG. If appropriate, they will also want a scanned copy of their GATE/GPAT Scorecard. The scanned photographs must adhere to the requirements specified by the authorities.

Step 4 - Fee Payment: Candidates must pay the application fee Rs.1000 for GATE qualified candidates and Rs.3400 for non-GATE candidates either online (through net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline (e-challan payable at ICICI bank).

Step 5 - Form Submission: Finally, applicants must submit the BITS HD 2024 application form. A printout must be made for future reference.

BITS HD 2024 Slot Booking

BITS HD 2024 slot booking window will be opened a few days before the BITS HD exam 2024. Candidates must provide their application number, date of birth, gender, and email address to access the candidate site. BITS HD slot booking is an online method that allows you to reserve a date and time window for the online admission test. It should be mentioned that slot booking will be done based on applicant preferences and slot availability.

Following successful slot booking, students must obtain the admit card of BITS HD 2024 from the official website and keep it secure till the exam day. 

BITS HD 2024 Admit Card

BITS HD admit card 2024 will be released after the slot booking process is over. The admit card is a crucial document for candidates appearing in the exam. The BITS HD 2024 admit card will contain essential information such as the candidate's name, roll number, photograph, exam date, time, and venue. It is mandatory to carry a printed copy of the admit card to the exam center along with a valid photo ID proof. To download the admit card, candidates need to log in to the official website of BITS HD 2024 and enter their login credentials. It's important to check all the details mentioned on the admit card carefully, and if there are any discrepancies, candidates should contact the exam authorities immediately.

BITS HD 2024 Syllabus

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) will release the BITS HD syllabus or BITS Higher Degree examination syllabus  on its official website - The BITS HD exam 2024 consists of two parts, Part 1 contains general topics which include Core Mathematics and English Language & Logical Reasoning while Part 2 contains topics from respective engineering disciplines. Candidates are advised to go through the BITS HD syllabus 2024 prior to proceeding to start their preparation as it will help them make a study plan to prepare.

BITS HD Exam Pattern 2024

Understanding the BITS HD 2024 exam pattern is a critical component of preparation. Candidates studying for the BITS HD entrance test 2024 can review the exam pattern to get a sense of what to expect. Candidates may learn about the type of questions, number of questions, marking scheme, and other aspects of the test by consulting the BITS HD exam pattern. There will be two tests in BITS HD 2024: Test 1 and Test 2.

It should be noted that Test 1 will be required of all candidates, but Test 2 will be required of all applicants for higher degree programmes except those applying for M.E. in Sanitation Science, Technology, and Management and M.E. in Software Systems.



Medium of Instruction


Type of Question

Multiple Choice Questions

Number of Questions

Test 1: 30

Test 2: 70

Test for Software Systems: 50

Test for M.E. Sanitation Science, Technology and Management: 50


Test 1: 45 minutes

Test 2: 105 minutes

Test for Software Systems: 60 minutes

Test for M.E. Sanitation Science, Technology and Management: 60 minutes


3 marks for each correct answer

Negative Marking

-1 for each wrong Answer

BITS HD 2024 Result

BITS HD result 2024 releases in the form of iteration. Candidates can check the BITS HD 2024 iteration in online mode. To view the BITS HD result 2024, candidates must provide their application number, gender, and date of birth. On the basis of the GATE results and the BITS HD entrance examination, the exam administrators will announce two distinct merit lists for each degree course. Candidates should be aware that in each course, 50% of the seats were filled using GPAT/GATE results, with the remaining 50% filled by BITS HD 2024 test scores. The exam administrators prepare a cutoff list for each course based on the number of applications and available seats. 

Other Options Apart from BITS HD Exam

Here is a list of similar other entrance exams like the BITS HD entrance test - 

Entrance Exams for M.E Admissions


JEE Advanced

WB PGET (State-Level)


Entrance Exams for M.Pharm Admissions



Important Dates

BITS HD 2024 Important EventsDates
Official Notification Date 21 Mar, 2024 (*Tentative)
Registration Date 21 Mar to 30 Apr, 2024 (*Tentative)
Admit Card Date 13 May to 20 May, 2024 (*Tentative)
Exam Date 20 May to 27 May, 2024 (*Tentative)
Result Date 06 Jun, 2024 (*Tentative)
Counselling Date 06 Jun to 17 Aug, 2024 (*Tentative)

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FAQs about BITS HD

Is BITS HD score mandatory for admission in M.Phil?

BITS HD score is mandatory for admission in the M.Phil course. 

Are GPAT qualified candidates exempted from BITS HD?

GPAT qualified candidates are exempted from BITS HD for M.Pharm admission.

Are GATE qualified candidates exempted from BITS HD?

GATE qualified candidates are exempted from BITS HD for admission in M.E.

What is the exam date of BITS HD 2024?

The BITS HD 2024 exam date has not been released yet. However, it is expected that the BITS HD exam 2024 will be held in the last week of May 2024. 

Who will conduct BITS HD 2024?

Birla Institute of Technology and Science will conduct the BITS HD 2024 entrance exam for admission in programmes like MCA and MTech.


Will BITS HD 2024 be conducted online or offline?

BITS HD MTech entrance exam will be conducted in online mode i.e. computer-based test (CBT). BITS HD exam will consist of objective or multiple-choice questions (MCQs), with each question having four answer choices.


How can I fill the BITS HD 2024 application form?

BITS HD 2024 application form will be available online at the official website. 

Will there be a negative score in BITS HD 2024?

As per the exam pattern of BITS HD, candidates will be given three marks for each correct response, and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. No marks are awarded for unattempted questions.

What is BITS HD?

BITS (Birla Institute of Technical Science) Pilani conducts the BITS HD online entrance exam. BITS HD is an abbreviation for Birla Institute of Technical Science Higher Degree. Candidates who wish to apply for admission to BITS' higher degree programmes leading to M.E. or M.Pharma at any of its three campuses—Pilani, Hyderabad, or Goa—should take the BITS HD entrance exam.

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