BITSAT 2020 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test
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BITSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on February 04, 2020

Since the application procedure of BITSAT 2020 has begun, students have started registering themselves for the exam on its official website. BITSAT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted from 16th May 2020 to 25th May 2020. As we know, the exam is conducted by BITS Pilani and the application procedure has started on the official website of BITS i.e. Knowing the exam pattern and syllabus of any examination helps students prepare well. It is one of the important aspects that students must be aware of in order to qualify the examination. BITS Pilani releases the official BITSAT Exam Pattern every year.

The application procedure of the exam started on 11th January 2020 and the exam pattern was released on the same day in its brochure. The candidates appearing for the exam would be advised to check the BITSAT Exam Pattern released by the institute for BITSAT 2020. It would help them get familiar to the process of how the examination is usually conducted, what type of questions are asked, and the total number of questions. BITSAT exam is conducted as a computer-based test.

Highlights of BITSAT Exam Pattern:

  • The duration of BITSAT 2020 is 3 hours.
  • The questions asked in the exam are of Multiple-Choice Type.
  • Question paper is divided in four sections namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, English and Logical Reasoning.
  • There is no sectional time limit to attempt the question paper.
  • Each correct answer would be rewarded with +3 marks and for every incorrect answer 1 mark would be deducted as penalty.
  • No marks would be deducted for questions that remain unattempt.
  • Total number of questions – 150.



No. of Sections


Name of Sections

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, English and Logical Reasoning

Medium of Question Paper


Duration of Exam

3 hours i.e. 180 minutes

Total No. of Questions


Total Marks


Type of Questions


Marking Scheme

  • +3 for each correct answer
  • -1 for each incorrect answer

 BITSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The bifurcation of number of questions asked in each section is given below in the tabulated form:


Number of Questions







English Proficiency


Logical Reasoning


Total Questions


The questions asked in the examination will be based on 11th and 12th class syllabus of NCERT. Topics that students have already studied in their class 11th and 12th would be the source of questions. The students appearing in the examination would be recommended to study from their NCERT books for each section asked in the examination. Besides this, the institute would also release the sample mock tests on its official website for students to understand how the question paper is designed.

BITSAT 2020 Marking Scheme

  • The question paper comprises of 150 questions divided among four sections.
  • For each correct answer, students would be rewarded with +3 marks.
  • For every incorrect answer, 1 mark would be deducted as penalty.
  • For questions not attempted, no mark would be deducted.
  • Mode of Examination – English

Every right answer will be given 3 marks, while for each erroneous response, the candidates will be granted -1 which implies that the entrance exam has negative marking. In this manner, candidates must be extremely cautious in picking the appropriate response alternatives. It ought to be a mystery which will be profoundly disadvantageous for them. For unattempt questions, no marks or zero marks will be given.

In the event that candidates can answer every one of the 150 answers within the given 3 hours (without skirting any inquiry), at that point they can attempt an extra 12 questions (four each from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry just), in any case, they won't have the capacity to roll out any improvements in the 150 questions they have endeavored before.

Candidates must note that the questions in BITSAT paper are arbitrarily chosen from an expansive question bank. Accordingly, candidates will get diverse question sets. A specialist board of trustees guarantees that the inquiry sets are of similar trouble level, content, question compose and so on.

The question paper of BITSAT 2020 is planned in a way that a normal candidate can finish it inside the given 3 hours, while a sharp candidate will get the chance to take an additional 12 questions. This gives deserving applicants the chance to score high.

BITSAT 2020 Important Topics

The tables given below give a list of important topics that students must study before appearing in the examination:


Units and Measurements


Newton's Law of Motion


Impulse and Momentum

Current Electricity

Work and Energy

Magnetic Effect of Current

Rotational Motion

Electromagnetic Induction

Gravitational Force


Mechanics of Fluids and Solids

Modern Physics


Electronic Devices


Heat and Thermodynamics


States of Matter

Atomic Structure

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure


Physical and Chemical Equilibrium


Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

Hydrogen and s-block Elements

p-d and f block Elements

Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons


Organic Compounds with Functional Oxygen and Nitrogen

Biological, Industrial, and Environmental Chemistry

Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry





2- Dimensional Coordinate Geometry

3D Coordinate Geometry

Differential Calculus

Integral Calculus

Ordinary Differential Equations




Linear Programming

Mathematical Modelling


Diversity in Living World

Cell- The Unit of Life: Structure and Function

Genetics and Evolution

Structure and Function- Animals

Reproduction, Growth, and Movement in Plants

Reproduction and Development in Humans

Ecology and Environment

Biology and Human Welfare

Biotechnology and its Applications


English and Logical Reasoning:


Logical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Verbal Reasoning






Classification Test


Alphabet Test

Verbal Ability

Binary Logic


Non-verbal Reasoning


Puzzle Test


Eligibility Test

Word Formation


BITSAT 2020 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

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