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BITSAT Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

BITSAT 2016 is a Computer Based On line Test.

Duration of BITSAT 2016 will be three hours with 150 multiple choice questions



No of questions

Part I



Part II



Part III

(a) English Proficiency
(b) Logical Reasoning


Part IV

Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm only)





Total Marks - 150*3 = 450

Marking System - All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark). No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer. There will be 150 questions in all.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 6
No. Of Unit 59
No. Of Chapter 291
  1. Analogy test
  2. Chart Logic
  3. Series Completion
  4. Logical Deduction
  5. Classification test
  1. Pattern Perception
  2. Paper Cutting
  3. Figure Matrix
  4. Rule Detection
  5. Figure Formation and Analysis
  1. Birth control and Contraception
  2. Menstrual cycle
  3. Embryo Development
  4. Pregnancy and Parturition
  5. Male and Female Reproductive Systems
  1. Asexual Methods of Reproduction
  2. Sexual Reproduction
  3. Growth and Movement
  4. Apical dominance
  5. Various Types of Movements
  1. Morphology of a Flowering Plant
  2. Types of Fruit
  3. Absorption and Movement of Water
  4. Transpiration and Gaseous Exchange
  5. Mineral Nutrition
  6. Photosynthesis
  7. Respiration
  1. Microbes as Ideal System for Biotechnology
  2. Applications in Industry and Agriculture
  3. R-DNA Technology in Human Health
  4. Recombinant DNA Technology
  5. Microbial Technology
  1. Chromosome theory of Inheritance
  2. Gene Interaction
  3. Linkage and Crossing over
  4. DNA - Organization and Replication
  5. Gene Expression
  6. Evolution Theories
  1. Biology - Meaning and Relevance to Mankind
  2. Taxonomic Categories
  3. Systematics and Binomial System of Nomenclature
  4. Living Organisms
  5. Plant Kingdom
  6. Animal Kingdom
  1. Human Physiology
  2. Respiratory system
  3. Excretory System
  4. Locomotion and Movement
  5. Control and Coordination
  6. Mechanism of Hormone Action
  7. Body Fluids and Circulation
  1. Cell wall
  2. Endomembrane system
  3. Centrosome and Centriole
  4. Differences Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic
  5. Biomolecules
  6. Enzymes
  7. Cell cycle
  1. Plant Breeding
  2. Basic Concepts of Immunology
  3. Adolescence, Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  4. Cancer, AIDS
  5. Animal husbandry
  1. Ecosystem
  2. Ecological levels of organization
  3. Meaning of Ecology and Environment
  4. Ecological Adaptations
  5. Global Warming and Climate Change
  6. Biodiversity and Environmental Issues
  1. Reading Comprehension
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
  1. Grammar
  2. Nouns
  3. Pronouns
  4. Adjective
  5. Adverbs
  6. Prepositions
  7. Conjunctions
  8. Articles
  9. Verbs
  10. Modals
  11. Determiners
  12. One word Substitution
  13. Sentence Improvement
  1. Sentence completion
  2. Tense and its usage
  3. Word Usage
  4. Synoymns
  5. Analogies
  6. Idioms and Pharses
  7. Homophones
  8. Confusables
  9. Migratory Words
  10. Phrasal Verbs
  1. Derivative of different types of functions
  2. Increasing and decreasing functions
  3. Geometric interpretation of derivative
  4. Rolle’s Theorem
  5. Domain and range of a real valued function
  1. Measures of dispersion
  2. Analysis of frequency distributions
  1. Mathematical modelling formulation
  1. Conditional probability
  2. Various terminology in probability
  3. Independent events
  4. Discrete random variables
  1. Order and degree of a differential equation
  2. Solution of homogeneous differential equations
  3. Linear first order differential equations
  1. Formulation of linear Programming
  2. Solution of linear Programming
  1. Complex numbers
  2. Theory of Quadratic equations
  3. Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  4. Permutations and combinations
  5. Binomial theorem
  6. Matrices and determinants
  7. Sets, Relations and Functions
  8. Linear Inequalities
  9. Mathematical Reasoning
  10. Exponential series
  11. Logarithms and their properties
  1. Cartesian coordinates
  2. Circles
  3. Straight lines and pair of straight lines
  4. Conic sections
  1. Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate planes
  2. Angle between two lines
  3. Equation of a plane
  1. Direction ratio/cosines of vectors
  2. Dot and cross products
  3. Scalar triple products
  1. Measurement of angles
  2. Solution of trigonometric equations
  3. Inverse Trigonometric function
  1. Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
  2. Methods of integration
  3. Definite integrals and their properties
  4. Application of definite integrals
  1. Measurement
  2. Chemical reactions
  3. Gaseous state
  4. Liquid state
  5. Solid state
  1. Volumetric Analysis
  2. Qualitative analysis of Inorganic Salts
  3. Physical Chemistry Experiments
  4. Purification Methods
  5. Qualitative Analysis of Organic Compounds
  6. Quantitative Analysis of Organic Compounds
  7. Principles of Organic Chemistry Experiments
  8. Basic Laboratory Technique
  1. Electrolytic Conduction
  2. Redox Reactions
  1. Atomic Introduction
  2. Quantum mechanics
  3. Electron atoms
  4. Periodicity
  1. The Biological Cell
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Nucleic Acids
  4. Vitamins
  5. Polymers
  6. Pollution
  7. Chemicals in medicine, health-care and food
  8. Proteins
  1. Classification of Organic Chemistry
  2. Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
  3. Alkanes and cycloalkanes
  4. Alkenes and alkynes
  5. Aromatic hydrocarbons
  6. Haloalkanes and haloarenes
  7. Petroleum
  1. General Organic Compounds
  2. Specific Reactivity
  1. General elements of p- d- and f-block
  2. Group 13 elements
  3. Group 14 elements
  4. Group 15 elements
  5. Group 16 elements
  6. Group 17 and group 18 elements
  7. d-Block elements
  8. f-Block elements
  9. Coordination Compounds
  1. Stereochemistry Introduction
  2. Conformations
  3. Geometrical isomerism in alkenes
  1. Hydrogen
  2. s-block elements
  3. Alkali metals
  4. Alkaline earth metals
  1. Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
  2. Molecular Structure
  3. Covalent Bond
  4. Metallic Bond
  5. Intermolecular Forces
  1. Aspects of Kinetics
  2. Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
  3. Mechanism of Reaction
  4. Surface Chemistry Adsorption
  1. Mole Concentration
  2. Chemical Solutions
  3. Physical Equilibrium
  4. Chemical Equilibria
  5. Ionic Equilibria
  6. Factors Affecting Equilibria
  1. Description of rotation velocity
  2. Rotational motion
  3. Moment of inertia
  4. Torque and angular momentum
  5. Conservation of angular momentum
  6. Rolling motion
  1. Bio-Savert’s law and its applications
  2. Ampere’s law and its applications
  3. Magnetic moment of a current loop
  4. Lorentz force Law
  1. Newton’s laws
  2. Motion on an inclined plane
  3. Motion of blocks with pulley systems
  4. Circular motion
  5. Inertial and non-inertial frames
  1. Newton’s law of gravitation
  2. Gravitational potential energy
  3. Motion of planets
  1. Definition of impulse and momentum
  2. Conservation of momentum
  3. Collisions
  4. Momentum of a system of particles
  5. Center of mass
  1. Coulomb’s law
  2. Electric field
  3. Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
  4. Gauss’ law and its applications
  5. Electric dipole
  6. Capacitance and dielectrics
  1. Photoelectric effect
  2. Hydrogen atom spectrum
  3. Radioactivity
  4. Nuclear reactions
  5. Atomic models
  1. Energy bands in solids
  2. Semiconductor diode
  3. Junction transistor
  4. Logic gates
  1. Kinetic theory of gases
  2. Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  3. Specific heat, Heat Transfer
  4. Heat, Work and Internal Energy
  5. Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
  1. Ohm’s law, Joule heating
  2. D.C circuits
  3. Electrical Resistance
  1. Interference in thin films
  2. Polarization
  3. Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
  4. Lenses and mirrors
  5. Optical instruments
  6. Interference
  7. Electromagnetic waves
  8. Diffraction due to a single slit
  1. Units Different systems of units, SI units
  2. Dimensional Analysis
  3. Precision and significant figures
  4. Fundamental measurements in Physic
  1. Properties of vectors
  2. Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
  3. Motion with constant acceleration
  4. Projectile motion
  5. Uniform circular motion
  6. Relative motion
  1. Progressive sinusoidal waves
  2. Standing waves in strings and pipes
  3. Superposition of waves, beats
  4. Doppler Effect
  1. Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
  2. Forced & damped oscillations
  3. Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  1. Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
  2. Self and mutual inductance
  3. Transformers and generators
  4. Alternating current
  5. AC circuits, LCR circuits
  1. Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  2. Elasticity
  3. Viscosity and Surface Tension
  4. Bernoulli’s theorem
  1. Work done by a force
  2. Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
  3. Power
  4. Conservative forces and potential energy
  5. Conservation of mechanical energy

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Aspirants should focus on core topics and theory of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Try and finish all the topics in the next two-three months. Thereafter, do not touch any new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

So focus on JEEMAINS quant syllabus. Apart from Physics, Chemistry and Maths there are some aptitude questions form Logical reasoning and Verbal ability.

Logical reasoning is comparatively easier than Quant and Data Interpretation in the exam. We can expect a similar pattern in the exam 2016. Questions in LR can range from Decision Making to Verbal Logic.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for this exam while preparing for verbal sections, because all sections are equally important.

Duration : 3 Hours

Important Instructions

The tests are generated from a large question bank and different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate. ii. The test assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with computers, keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and the Institute cannot take responsibility for the same. iii. The Institute is planning to operate test centers in different cities other than Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS as previously stated. The final list of centers and actual days of operation will be announced to candidates through the BITS website . The Institute cannot guarantee that test X centers will be set up in all these cities. Further, the Institute reserves the right to cancel any test center if such a situation arises. In such cases, those candidates allotted to these centers will be accommodated in alternate test centers including Pilani/Goa/Hyderabad campuses of BITS. iv. While BITSAT-2016 tests are scheduled to be held during the period 14th May –28th May 2016, some of the test centers may operate only for a limited duration during this period depending on the number of applications received. The final list of the centers will be announced at BITS website after all the applications are received. v. The preferences that you give are only indicative and are to guide the Institute for deciding the number of centers. The Institute cannot guarantee that you will get your first preference. Further, if the Institute is unable to allot any center of your choice, you will be allotted a center either at Pilani or at Goa or at Hyderabad campuses of BITS. The exact center where you will be appearing for the test will be announced at BITS website . However, the Institute will try its best to accommodate all female candidates at their first preference of test centers. vi. Candidates who are allotted test centers in Pilani/Goa/Hyderabad campuses of BITS may be given accommodation on nominal charges in hostels. vii. The candidate must fully obey the rules of the test centers; otherwise he/she will be automatically debarred from the test. viii. A candidate can apply online only once for BITSAT-2016. However, if a candidate completes the application form along with fee but discovers any mistake in the form submitted by him/her, he/she can edit the same during March 6-7, 2016. ix. In addition to applying for and appearing in BITSAT-2016, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS as per the ‘Procedure for applying for Admission’ outlined earlier. The prescribed application form for admission will be available at the BITS website, by 20th May 2016, for those who appear in BITSAT-2016. The completed form with the required application fee has to be submitted so as to reach the Admissions Office on or before 5.00 PM on 30th June 2016. x. All information and communications regarding BITSAT-2016 and Admission to BITS are made available to the registered candidates on the BITS website Candidates are advised to view the BITS website regularly for all related information on BITSAT and BITS Admissions. xi. In all matters in the conduct of BITSAT-2016, the decision of the Vice Chancellor of BITS will be final xii. All disputes pertaining to BITSAT-2016 shall fall within the jurisdiction of Pilani only.

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