BITSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 07 Jan, 2021 11:43

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BITSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The mode of the BITSAT 2021 exam is online, i.e., Computer Based Online Test. The candidates will have to mark the answers digitally (through the computer). The candidates must note that he/ she canbook the slot for the exam where they can select the exam date and time (slot). The candidates must note that the exam will be conducted on multiple days (in different sessions and slots). You can check all the details about the BITSAT exam pattern 2021 here.

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    BITSAT 2021 Test Format

    The duration of the BITSAT exam is three hours (180 minutes), and the candidates will have to answer 150 questions. The test format for BITSAT 2021 can be checked below –

    Format or Mode of the Exam

    Computer-Based Online Test


    3 Hours (180 Minutes)

    Total No. of Questions



    • Part 1 – Physics
    • Part 2 – Chemistry
    • Part 3 – English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning
    • Part 4 – Mathematics or Biology

    Type of Questions

    Multiple Choice

    Marks for Each Correct Attempt


    Negative Mark for Each Wrong Attempt

    -1 (Minus One)

    The candidates can switch between the different parts or sections. Candidates can edit/ review the answer for any of the questions within the duration of the exam.

    BITSAT Exam Pattern


    BITSAT Marking Scheme 2021

    The subject wise marking scheme for BITSAT 2021 is as follows –

    Name of the Subject

    Total No. of Questions


    Marks for Correct Answer

    Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer



    40 X 3 = 120





    40 X 3 = 120



    English Proficiency


    15 X 3 = 45



    Logical Reasoning


    10X 3 = 30



    Mathematics or Biology


    45 X 3 = 135








    Extra Questions in BITSAT 2021

    Candidates who answer 150 questions before the specified time (180 minutes) will have an option to answer another 12 questions (extra questions). The candidates must note that marks scored for these 12 questions will be evaluated. At the same time, the wrong attempt in any of these questions will fetch -1 mark per question. While answering these extra questions, the candidates will not be allowed to make changes in previously attempted 150 questions. 

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    Dear Student,

    The cutoff for B.E. Computer Science at BITS Pilani is around 370-200. To learn more, you can also check the previous year cutoffs for BITS Plani.

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    What are the best books to prepare for BITSAT English?

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    Dear Student,

    Some of the best books to prepare for BITSAT English are listed below:

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    FAQs about BITSAT Exam Pattern

    What can be a good score in BITSAT?

    Out of 450, 350+ can be considered as a good score in BITSAT. The chances of getting admission in popular courses is possible with a score greater than 350.

    What is the mode of BITSAT exam?

    The mode of the BITSAT exam is online, i.e., Computer-Based Test.

    Is there a time limit for each part or section in BITSAT exam ?

    There is no time limit for each part or section in the BITSAT exam. Candidates can switch between the sections or can edit/ change the answer for any question within the exam duration.

    Will I get extra marks for attempting 12 extra questions in BITSAT?

    Yes. The candidates will get extra marks if they mark correct answers for extra 12 questions. At the same time, there will be negative marking for wrong attempts. 

    Is there negative marking in BITSAT exam?

    There is negative marking in the BITSAT exam. The candidates will be penalized -1 marks for each wrong attempt.

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