BITSAT Exam Pattern
The test comprises of four parts and it will be of 3 hours duration. These four parts are:
- Part-I: Physics
- Part-II: Chemistry
- Part-III: English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning
- Part-IV: Mathematics
The test paper is of objective types and each question has four choices of answers, out of them one is correct. Every correct answer bears 3 marks and every incorrect answer has 1 negative mark. There is no mark for not attempted questions. In this computer based test candidates can not choose more than one option as a correct answer.
The test consists of total 150 questions which are divided into four parts as given below
- Part-I: Physics 40 - (Questions)
- Part-II: Chemistry 40 - (Questions)
- Part-III: English 15 and Logical Reasoning 10 - (Questions)
- Part-IV: Mathematics 45 - (Questions)
The BITSAT has given an opportunity to high ranked candidate to attempt more than 150 questions. Such candidates will be given 12 extra questions to score more if they have sufficient time after attempting 150 questions. There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidates can go back to change their answers. However, if the candidates attempting 12 extra questions to score more they will not be given any chance to go back and change their answers among 150 questions. These 12 extra questions will be from Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology. Four questions from each part. It is to be taken into consideration that there is negative marking for wrong answers. Therefore, candidates have to be very careful while writing answers.
As far as questions are concerned, the way they are designed; it will take not more than 3 hours. A clever candidate will be able to manage to give answer in the time limit. These questions are designed by experts from question bank. The questions will cover content and difficulty level. Different candidates will be given different sets of question paper so that there will not be similarity. The medium of answer is only English so as to all the questions and instructions are in English only.
Every applicant who has registered for BITSAT will get their Hall Ticket. Without the hall ticket applicants are not allowed to appear for the test. For the purpose of rough work in the exam, candidates should bring pen. They will be provided blank paper for rough work if required. However, candidates are not allowed to bring logarithmic tables and calculators in the test centers. In addition to this they are also not allowed to bring any belonging such as mobile.
In the test centers every candidate is under the close observation at the time of appearing the exam. Candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded with the help of closed circuit TV cameras. If a candidate is found violating any rule of the test center is subject to his/her disqualification.