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BITSAT Exam Pattern 2023 - Marking Scheme, Type of Questions

Updated By Rupsa on 15 May, 2023 14:49

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BITSAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of BITSAT 2023 released by Birla Institute of Technology states that the BITSAT 2023 exam will be held as online CBT, i.e., Computer Based Online Test. The candidates will have to mark the answers in the online mode. The candidates must note that the exam will be conducted on multiple days (in different sessions and slots as selected by applicants). Aspirants can check all the details about the BITSAT 2023 exam pattern here. Understanding the exam pattern of the question paper will be an added advantage to the students.

    BITSAT Exam Pattern 2023

    The duration of the BITSAT exam is three hours (180 minutes), and the candidates will have to answer 150 questions. The expected BITSAT 2023 Exam Pattern format 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 2023 Exam Pattern - Number Of Questions 

    The BITSAT 2023 exam paper will be divided into four parts which is Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English proficiency and logic reasoning. All these parts together make up 130 questions in the exam paper

    SubjectsNo Of Questions
    Part 1Physics30
    Part 2Chemistry30
    Part 3Maths40
    Part 4English Proficiency10
    Logic Reasoning20

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    BITSAT Marking Scheme 2023

    All BITSAT 2032 aspirants must be very familiar with the marking scheme/pattern. The Marking scheme has been created to filter the best candidates for admissions into BITS Institutes. The following points should be kept in mind in order to maximize scoring potential

    • Every correct answer will carry 3 marks
    • Each incorrect answer will deduct 1 mark
    • Unattempted answer will be marked 0
    • Exam medium is English

    Candidates can attempt extra 13 questions once they have completed answering the 130 questions.

    Extra Questions in BITSAT 2023

    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. Candidates can attempt multiple mock tests to get familiar with BITSAT 2023 exam pattern.

    BITSAT 2023 Exam Pattern Highlights

    • There is no time limit for individual sections. Candidates can switch between sections and go back and edit any answers among the 130 questions
    • There will be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer and 0 marks for unattempted questions
    • Candidates who have answered all 130 questions will be given an option to attempt addition 12 questions. These questions will be from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology, each subject will contribute 4 questions. If students have time remaining they can attempt these questions.
    • Once students proceed to attempt the extra 12 questions, they cannot go back and edit the previous answers of the 130 questions
    • The BITSAT 2023 exam pattern is set in a way that candidates can easily attempt all the 130 questions with ample time for critical thinking and reasoning.
    • The results of the examination will be availale to the candidate on the next day of the BITSAT 2023 examination

    BITSAT Syllabus 2023

    Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, released the BITSAT 2023 Syllabus along with the information brochure on the official website - The BITSAT Syllabus 2023 includes topics and subtopics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, English, and Logical Reasoning.

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    FAQs about BITSAT Exam Pattern

    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.

    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 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.

    What is the mode of BITSAT exam?

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

    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.

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    Related Questions

    What is the cutoff for B.E. Computer Science at BITS Pilani?

    -sakshi kadamUpdated on July 31, 2022 06:17 PM
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    Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

    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.

    Meanwhile, you can also check out the following articles related to BITSAT to learn more:

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    You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.


    When will the BITSAT 2022 Counselling Process begins?

    -Falak KhanUpdated on June 21, 2022 04:01 PM
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    Falak Khan, Student / Alumni

    The BITSAT 2022 counselling process will begin in September 2022, once the phase 2 exam is conducted and BITSAT results are released. 


    I want to get the complete syllabus of BITSAT along with topics in it.

    -MeghanaUpdated on March 08, 2021 12:41 PM
    • 1 Answer
    Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    You can download the complete BITSAT Syllabus from here including all the topics and subtopics.

    You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.


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