BITSAT 2021 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test

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What is BITSAT ?

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test which is widely known as BITSAT is one of the well-known engineering entrance examinations conducted across the country for admission to first year undergraduate and integrated first year programs such as B. E., B. Pharm, and M. Sc offered by different campuses of Birla Institute of Technology and Science. The exam is conducted by BITS Pilani once a year. The question paper of BITSAT consists of 150 questions distributed among four sections which are to be completed in 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes. The questions are of multiple-choice type in which each question contains 4 options out of which one is correct. One of the interesting facts of appearing in BITSAT is, students who answer all the questions in the paper would be given 12 additional questions solving which would get them extra marks to qualify the examination.

Key points of BITSAT 2021:

  • BITSAT is a computer-based test with 150 questions of multiple-choice type.
  • The application procedure of BITSAT can be completed online by visiting its official website i.e.
  • The question paper consists of five sections to be completed in 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes.
  • Candidates willing to take the exam must have passed 12th class board examination securing at least 60% marks in each subject with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.

Highlights of BITSAT 2021:


Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT)

Conducted by

BITS Pilani

Exam level

University based National Level Entrance Exam

Mode of Application


Mode of exam



Once a year

Exam Duration

3 hours

Number of Questions

150 MCQs

Registrations every year

Approx. 3 Lakh

Number of Exam Centers


Accepting Colleges

Official Website

BITSAT Helpline


BITSAT is one of the renowned engineering entrance exams conducted in India. Students who score less in JEE Main can look forward to taking BITSAT for a successful career in the field of engineering. There are various other factors that differentiate BITSAT from other engineering examinations, and some of them are descried below:


  • Direct admission for state board toppers

  • Allows you to choose your preferred ‘Course Combinations'
  • Offers the best placement opportunities
  • Excellent infrastructure at all BITS campuses

BITSAT Exam 2021 Dates



BITSAT Registration Starts

23rd February 2021

BITSAT Registration Ends

29th May 2021

BITSAT Form Correction

27th May 2021 to 31st May 2021

BITSAT Exam Center Allotment

2nd June 2021

BITSAT Slot Booking

4th June 2021 to 11th June 2021

Issuance of BITSAT Admit Card

12th June 2021

BITSAT 2021 Exam Date

24th June 2021 to 30th June 2021

Start of BITSAT Counselling

31st July 2021

BITSAT 2021 Registration

Candidates interested to take BITSAT 2021 can register themselves by visiting the official website of BITS i.e. and fill the application form there. They must process the payment of application fee while filling the form. Without making the payment of application fee, the registered procedure would not be considered completed.

Click here to know about BITSAT Application Procedure

Candidates must follow a simple set of instructions mentioned on the official website while filling the application form. Following are the steps one must follow to register oneself for BITSAT 2021:

1. Application Form:

  • On the official website, click on the registration tab to register yourself and fill the application form available on the directed link.
  • Candidates must enter their personal and qualification details correctly. Any incorrect detailed filled by them will lead to cancelation of their candidature.
  • After the form is filled, candidates will receive a unique application number on their registered email id and mobile number.

2. Uploading Scanned Images

  • The next step to filling the application form is uploading scanned images of candidates' passport sized photograph and signature.
  • Candidates must ensure that the size of uploaded images should not exceed the given dimensions.
  • Image size for photographs should be between 4kb and 50 kb and for signature it should be 1kb to 30 kb.

3. Payment of Application Fee:

  • Candidates must process the payment of application fee while filling the application form. The payment can be made through online modes of payment such as debit card, credit card, or net banking.
  • For offline payment mode, candidates must acquire bank challan for making the payment.
  • The application fee varies for male, female, and NRI candidates.  

The application fee is as follows:


Application fee


INR 3400


INR 2900

For Dubai Exam Center

INR 7000

BITSAT 2021 Eligibility

Candidates appearing for the exam must ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria defined by the institute. The basic criterion to apply for the exam is to secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in each of the subjects of class 12th. Though the eligibility criteria vary according to the courses offered by the institute, below are the eligibility criteria for courses offered at BITS: Check BITSAT Eligibility Criteria

Admission to Undergraduate Program except B. Pharm (Hons.)

  • Candidates seeking admission to any of the undergraduate programs except B. Pharm (Hons.) must have passed 12th class from a recognized board be it central or state, with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. They must also possess an adequate proficiency in English subject.
  • Candidates must also secure at least 75% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. They must also score at least 60% marks in each of the subjects mentioned above.

Admission to B. Pharm (Hons.)

  • Candidates must have passed 12th class exam from a recognized board with subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. They must also possess an adequate proficiency in English subject. Besides, candidates with both the subjects i.e. Mathematics and Biology in class 12th can also apply for the pharmacy program at BITS campus.
  • Candidates seeking admission must have obtained at least 75% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with at least 60% marks in each of the subjects mentioned above.

Additional Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have passed class 12th in 2020 or are appearing in 2021 will be considered eligible to apply for BITSAT 2021.
  • If any candidates have appeared in 12th class more than one time, then only the last performance will be considered.
  • Students currently studying at any of the BITS Campuses will not be allowed to appear in BITSAT 2021 Exam.
  • Admission will be granted purely on merit basis. The merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained by candidates in BITSAT Exam. However, their eligibility for admission to their desired program is subject to meeting the requirement of minimum marks obtained by them in class 12th board exams as mentioned above. 

BITSAT 2021: Colleges Accepting BITSAT Score and Courses Offered

There are more than 3 lakh students every year who take BITSAT Exam for admission to various programs offered by the campuses of BITS. Below mentioned are the courses offered and colleges accepting BITSAT Score:

BITSAT 2021: Colleges Accepting Score

Courses Offered


BITS Pilani – Pilani Campus




Computer Science

Electrical and Electronics

Electronics & Instrumentation



B. Pharm


M. Sc.

Biological Sciences





General Studies

BITS, Pilani – K K Birla Goa Campus



Computer Science

Electronics & Communication

Electrical and Electronics

Electronics & Instrumentation


M. Sc.

Biological Sciences





BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus




Computer Science

Electronics & Communication

Electrical and Electronics

Electronics & Instrumentation


M. Sc.

Biological Sciences





Note* Candidates who get admission to the M. Sc. Program offered by the institute will be considered eligible to apply for the dual degree in engineering offered at BITS Pilani after they have completed one year. This is usually decided based on candidates' performance at BITS at the end of completion of first year of their degree.

BITSAT 2021 Admit Card

BITS Pilani releases BITSAT Admit Card on its official website. BITSAT Admit Card 2021 are expected to be released on 12th June 2021. In order to download BITSAT 2021 Admit Card, candidates must enter their application number, date of birth and email id on the official website of BITSAT. Know more about BITSAT Admit Card

In case, students find any discrepancy in their download admit card, they must immediately report it to the examination conducting authority before the commencement of BITSAT Exam. The officials will generate a new admit card with correct information on it as per provided by the candidates.

BITSAT Exam Pattern

Candidates taking the BITSAT 2021 exam must first understand the exam pattern in order to begin preparation. If you know the BITSAT 2021 exam template, you can perform well on the entrance exam. The table given below explains the detailed BITSAT Exam Pattern: Know more about BITSAT Exam Pattern


BITSAT Exam Pattern

Mode of examination

Online Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam duration

3 Hours

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (Objective)

Medium of questions


Sections in Question Paper

BITSAT 2021 exam will have the following parts-

Part 1 – Physics

Part 2 – Chemistry

Part 3 - English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

Part 4 - Mathematics

Total number of Questions

Physics - 40

Chemistry - 40

English Proficiency - 15

Logical Reasoning - 10

Mathematics - 45

Marking Scheme

For every correct answer, 3 marks awarded

For every incorrect answer, 1 mark deducted

For unattempt questions, no marks

Extra Questions

12 questions

BITSAT Preparation Tips

It is not a very difficult task to crack BITSAT Exam and as per the students who already appeared in the exam during the past years, the question paper is designed in such a manner that only judges the presence of mind and time management skills of appearing students. It will be an online examination i.e. a computer-based test which will consist of questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology. The syllabus will be entirely based on the NCERT Syllabus of class 11th and 12th. The exact knowledge of BITSAT Exam Pattern and BITSAT Syllabus is very important before you start preparing for the examination. How to Prepare for BITSAT Exam?

For smooth and simple preparation tricks, students will be advised to follow the instructions mentioned in this article. Besides, candidates must also note that BITS Campuses release branch wise BITSAT Cutoff individually on which the selection of candidates is based.

  • Take Brief Notes: Take brief notes that cover all of the key concepts and points. Quick formulas, reactions, derivations, etc. They can be written down in one place for each subject.
  • Solve BITSAT Sample and Previous Year Problems: Solve Example and Previous Year Problems helps students identify the parts or topics that will take the most time. Students can also learn about the topics that are asked most frequently at work.
  • Practice BITSAT Mock Test: The mock test series is available online. Students can take the BITSAT mock tests to get an idea about the pattern of the paper, the types of questions asked, etc. From the results obtained, the student knows the areas that he did well and the areas that require additional preparation. Solve as many test series as possible and analyze each test as well.
  • Time management: Prepare a timeline and distribute the topics according to the number of topics that need to be covered. A timeline helps students plan and complete preparation in a timely manner so that they can spend time solving tasks from the previous year.

BITSAT Exam Counseling 2021

BITS Pilani conducts BITSAT Counseling in various steps and it released the admission and the waiting list after every single round. It is very normal to expect at least 6 rounds of counseling that the institute campuses conduct for admission. The process usually starts in the month of July every year.

  • Students who have obtained the first rank in their respective state or central board examinations are entitled for direct admissions. In such case, their BITSAT Exam Score will not be considered for admission.
  • The institute follows no reservation policy in BITSAT Exam.

The table mentioned below provides the average scores required by students for admission to the various programs offered by all the campuses of BITS:


BITS Pilani

BITS Hyderabad


B. E./B. Tech

270 to 338

257 to 306

260 to 390

B. Pharm

213 to 220

177 to 185


M. Sc.

259 to 315

254 to 283

252 to 280

BITSAT 2021 Important Dates

Registration Starts on 23-Feb-2021
Registration Ends on 29-May-2021
Admit Card Date 12-Jun-2021
Exam Starts on 24-Jun-2021
Exam Ends on 30-Jun-2021

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BITSAT 2021 Eligibility

  • Candidate must have passed 10+ 2 from a recognized board or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, English, and Mathematics(Biology for B pharma) as the main subjects.
  • Candidate must have passed 10+ 2 with minimum 75% marks aggregate and 60% in each subject
  • Candidates who have appeared for 12th examination  or who have passed 12th Examination, are eligible to appear in the online test-BITSAT

BITSAT 2021 Application Procedure

To register, candidates must fill in the application form online.

Details like the name of the candidate, address, qualifications must be filled in carefully. The filled in application form must be saved for future reference. The application fee has to be paid online after filling in the online form. The prescribed fee for male candidates is 2250/-and is 2270/- for female candidates. The application fees for candidates who fill Dubai as the test center will be US 60$.

The last date to fill in the application form is the month of  March.

Apply with BITSAT Score

Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 19,98,510 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 12,69,500 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 7,00,000 /-
Duration : 4 years

Application Fees

Application Fees

Male- 3150 INR

Female- 2650 INR

For the Dubai Center The US $ 80 ( 5695 INR)

The Application fee can be paid via Credit card/debit card / net banking/cash

BITSAT 2021 Admit Card

Birla Institute of Technology and Science widely known as BITS Pilani will release the admit card of BITSAT 2021 Exam in the month of June 2021. BITSAT Admit Card is one of the essential documents that students must carry to the examination center as it has various details mentioned on it such as date and time of exam, address of examination center, course and paper for which the students is appearing for. Candidates who successfully complete their registration procedure can download their respective admit cards on the official website of BITS i.e. The admit card link is made live within the specific dates released by BITS. Candidates who register themselves during the slot booking process can download their admit cards on the online portal of BITS official website. Slot booking procedure is mandatory for every BITSAT Aspirant in order to appear for the examination. It is expected that the exam is set to be conducted during the second week of May that too in online mode.

BITSAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Although this depends entirely on a candidate's choice or preference, it is still recommended that candidates choose the final test day for BITSAT 2021. This gives you a few more days to review, including a paper analysis of the test. If you took the test in the days mentioned above, you can get some helpful information.

You don't have to waste time on difficult problems. If you do not understand the problem or cannot find the solution in 1-2 minutes, then you need to leave this question and move on.

BITSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

BITSAT is an online test. The total time duration of the test is 3 hours and the test consists of 4 sections-

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English and Logical Reasoning

There will be 150 questions in all.


BITSAT 2021 Syllabus

BITSAT paper consists of four sections- Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English and Logical Reasoning. Here is section wise detailed syllabus of BITSAT:


  • Units and Measurements
  • Kinematics
  • Newton's laws of motion
  • Impulse and Momentum
  • Work and Energy
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanics of Solid and Fluids
  • Oscillations
  • Waves
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effect of Current
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Optics
  • Modern Physics
  • Electronic Devices

BITSAT Previous Years Question Papers

Question Paper 1
Question Paper 1
Question Paper 2
Question Paper 2
Question Paper 3
Question Paper 3

BITSAT 2021 Study Material

  1. Comprehensive Coverage of NCERT Syllabus for Classes 11 and 12 (English) 4th Edition – Arihant Publication
  2. BITSAT Explorer (With CD) (English) by MTG Editorial Board
  3. BITSAT English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning PB (English)        
  4. The Pearson Complete Guide to the BITSAT (English) by One Learn Education       
  5. Comprehensive Guide to BITSAT Online Test – with Mock Test CD (English) by Disha Experts      
  6. BITSAT Practice and Mock test papers

Subject Experts

SANCHIT KHANNA, a student of BITS Pilani who scored 381 in BITSAT 2018 shares a few tips-

He feels if a student prepares well for JEE Main, then no extra preparation is required for BITSAT.Practice a sufficient number of mocks to get a fair idea of the BITSAT Paper pattern.The English and reasoning paper pattern might appear new to the students since this is not included in the JEE Mains papers.

He suggests that the NCERT is enough for chemistry while a detailed book like DC Pandey would suffice for Physics.The English and reasoning sections in the mock tests will be enough practice for these sections.He stresses on the importance fo Co-ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry in maths and Optics and Mechanics in Physics.Learning up Organic chemistry will also give you an edge over the others.He suggests staying calm before the exam and avoid any last minute preparation.The time before the exam should be spent in relaxing and focussing on the exam that you have to give rather than learning new concepts and pressurizing yourself.

BITSAT 2021 Result

The BITSAT result will be announced in the first week of July until the second week of August 2019. BITSAT result would be declared for Iteration 1,2,3,4 and 5 on different dates. The result would be announced once the exam is over. Through the result, they can check their correct and incorrect answers and their score.

The score of BITSAT was announced in May. The result is now being declared in the form of iterations in parts. The result for the seat allotment round 1 was declared in July. The second iteration is released in July.

With the iteration lists, the candidates will know about their admit/ waitlist status.


BITSAT 2019 Expected Cut-off Scores have been detailed as below for candidates

Degree programme at Pilani Campus Expected Cut-off BITSAT score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical 309
B.E.(Hons.): Civil 308
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical & Electronics 343
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical 337
B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing 300
B.Pharm.(Hons.) 266
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science 354
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation 332
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences 284
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry 295
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics 308
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics 304
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics 303

BITSAT 2021 Counseling Details

The BITSAT consultation in 2021 is expected to take place from September 2021. The whole process is carried out in several iterations, with the admission list and the waiting list updated after each round. Students can look forward to 5-6 rounds that take place during the process. Qualified candidates can take part in the counseling process. Admission is based on marks obtained by candidates in the qualifying examination. The applicant's merit position for admission is based on the number of points the applicant has achieved in the selection test.

BITSAT 2021 Selection Procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their BITSAT score.

  • All candidates who have appeared for BITSAT 2019 must submit an admission application with their 12th Board examination marks, their order of preference to different degree programs and the required fees.
  • There will a final merit list prepared based on the BITSAT score and fulfilling the eligibility criteria for the board examination. The list is supposed to be out on 1st July.
  • For candidates applying for direct admission on the basis of the Board marks, they must be the board toppers of their respective board and submit a proof as well.
  • There will be two merit lists prepared- One for all the candidates except B.Pharm and the other solely for B.Pharm.
  • Candidates who have the same score in the BITSAT exam, their scores in Mathematics/Biology are considered.If a tie still exists, the scores of Physics and then Chemistry are compared.Finally, their scores in PCM/PCB in 12th grade are used in breaking the tie if it still exists.

Documents to be Carried

The candidates must carry along with them the below documents in original and photocopy whenever they are asked to report to the college after the counselings.The candidate after moving forward to the admit list from the wait list will be asked to report to the allotted campus at a specified date and time.

The candidate must carry along-

  • S.S.L.C/10th Marks Sheet & pass certificate (any recognized board)
  • Migration Certificate, Character Certificate and Transfer certificate in English from school last attended
  • Class 12th Marks Sheet/pass certificate (any recognized board)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Any valid ID proof like Aadhar card, PAN card, Driving license etc.

Test Centres

BITSAT Online Test is conducted by BITS Pilani across various cities across India apart from its campus in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, and Dubai.

The planned test center cities are- 

  •  Agra
  •  Hyderabad Campus of BITS
  •  Pune
  •  Ahmedabad
  •  Hyderabad City
  •  Raipur
  •  Allahabad
  •  Indore
  •  Rajahmundry
  •  Bangalore
  •  Jaipur
  •  Ranchi
  •  Bhopal
  •  Jalandhar
  •  Roorkee
  •  Bhubaneswar
  •  Jammu
  •  Siliguri
  •  Chandigarh
  •  Jamshedpur
  •  Surat
  •  Chennai
  •  Jodhpur
  •  Tirupati
  •  Coimbatore
  •  Kanpur
  •  Thiruvananthapuram
  •  Delhi
  •  Kolkata
  •  Vadodara
  •  Dubai Campus of BITS (International Center)
  •  Lucknow
  •  Vijayawada
  •  Ghaziabad
  •  Mumbai
  •  Visakhapatnam
  •  Goa Campus of BITS
  •  Nagpur
  •  Agartala
  • Gorakhpur
  • Nasik
  • Gurgaon
  •  Noida
  •  Guwahati
  •  Patna
  •  Gwalior
  •  Pilani campus of BITS


Around two lakh candidates appear for this exam every year.However, with more than 10 lakh engineering aspirants in the country, comparatively less number of candidates appear for this exam.This is because BITS is a private institute with a higher tuition fee and candidates aspiring to be engineers prefer doing it at a low cost from government colleges like the NIT's

Top Colleges accepting BITSAT 2021

Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 19,12,900 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 16,32,500 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 24,68,900 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 19,98,510 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 12,69,500 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 7,00,000 /-
Duration : 4 years
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