BITSAT 2020 Counselling (Iteration 3), Result, Merit List, Cutoff

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    BITS Pilani has released BITSAT 2020 Iteration 3 results on October 23, 2020 for admissions in first degree programs. Students can check the iteration result by logging into their candidate portals on the official website i.e., Check BITSAT 2020 Iteration 3 Results

    The Iteration 2 results were declared on October 15, 2020. The withdrawal window was open for fee paid candidates from October 19 to 21. Check BITSAT 2020 Expected Cutoff

    BITSAT 2020 Latest Updates

    • October 23, 2020: BITSAT 2020 Iteration 3 Results announced. 
    • October 19, 2020: Withdrawal window available for fee-paid candidates till Oct 21, 2020. Check Details
    • October 15, 2020: BITSAT 2020 Iteration 2 Results announced. Read More
    • October 05, 2020: BITSAT 2020 Iteration 1 Result Out. Read More
    • September 29, 2020: BITSAT 2020 Results and Scorecard Out. Read More
    • September 23, 2020: BITSAT 2020 Concludes Successfully, Check Paper Analysis

    Table of Content

    BITSAT is a national level exam conducted by BITS Pilani for admission to Integrated First Degree programs offered at BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad. To become eligible for the admission process candidates must have completed class 12th from a recognized institute with an aggregate of 75% marks in PCM/B with a minimum of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology separately. 

    Must Read:  How to Prepare for BITSAT 2020?

    BITSAT 2020 Highlights

    BITSAT Full FormBirla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test
    Conducting BodyBITS Pilani
    Exam LevelUniversity
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Mode of examComputer-based Test
    Exam FrequencyOnce a year
    Exam Duration3 hours
    Number of Questions150
    Question TypeMCQs
    Application FeeMale: Rs. 3300
    Female: Rs. 2800
    Dubai Exam Center: 6300
    Total Seats Offered2,000
    Applications Per YearAbout 3 Lakh
    Number of Exam Centers58
    Accepting CollegesBITS Pilani
    BITS Hyderabad
    BITS Goa
    NIIT University
    BITSAT Helpline01596-242205
    • In case of scoring less in JEE Main, BITSAT works as a savior. It is an entry ticket to the best institutes in India. Download BITSAT Practice Papers
    • State Board toppers are offered direct admission.
    • BITS allows candidates to choose their preferred ‘course combinations’.
    • The salary and placements offered at the best in the market.
    • The infrastructure and ambience of all BITS campuses are par excellence.
    BITSAT 2020 Exam Dates

    BITSAT 2020 Admission Schedule

    BITSAT 2020 Exam DatesSeptember 16-18 and 21-23, 2020
    Submission of Class 12 Marks and PreferencesOctober 1, 2020
    Corrections in already Submitted PreferencesOctober 2, 2020 (12 PM)
    Admission and Waiting List Announcement after Round/ Iteration 1October 5, 2020 (9 PM)
    Last date for Admission Fee PaymentOctober 12, 2020 (5 PM) 
    Admission Assignment after Iteration 2October 15, 2020 (9 PM) (Released)
    Payment of Fees (by candidates shortlisted under Iteration 2)October 17, 2020 (5 PM)
    Withdrawal Request by CandidatesOctober 20, 2020 (5 PM)
    3Admission Assignment after Iteration 3October 23, 2020 (5 PM)
    Payment of fees (by candidates shortlisted under Iteration 3)October 28, 2020 (5 PM)
    Document Verification in Online Mode (by candidates shortlisted under Iterations 1 to 3)October 30, 2020
    Online Orientation Programme October 31, 2020
    Admission Assignment after Iteration 4October 31, 2020 (5 PM)
    Campus Registration for courses November 2, 2020
    Commencement of ClassesNovember 3, 2020
    Document Verification in Online Mode (by candidates shortlisted under Iteration 4)November 9, 2020
    Admission Assignment after Iteration 5November 10, 2020
    Document Verification in Online Mode (by candidates shortlisted under Iteration 5)November 14, 2020
    Admission Assignment after Iteration 6 (if required)November 16, 2020
    Document Verification in Online Mode (by candidates shortlisted under Iteration 6)November 20, 2020

    Check BITSAT Schedule

    BITSAT 2020 Admit Card

    BITSAT 2020 Admit Card

    • Candidates can download their admit card from the official website from September 13, 2020. 
    • BITSAT Hall Ticket can be downloaded from the official website.
    • The hall ticket includes the following details: Name of the candidate, Photograph and Signature, application number, test center details, Test date, Test time, Date of exam, test slot, and exam instructions. 
    • Use BITSAT Application Number, Date of Birth and Email ID to download the admit card. 
    • In case of any discrepancy or incorrect information in BITSAT Admit Card, report the conducting authority in time for the generation of a new admit card with correct information.

    Sample of BITSAT Admit Card

    Sample of BITSAT Admit Card

    BITSAT 2020 Exam Center

    BITSAT 2020 Exam Center

    BITSAT will be conducted in more than 50 exam cities across India and an International center in Dubai, UAE. Candidates were given an option to select a maximum of 3 exam center preferences. Those planning to appear for the test in Dubai center can set only one preference.  Check BITSAT Exam Centers

    • Moreover, the Test city allotment announcement to candidates will be made soon.
    • The authorities will send an email on the registered email Ids of the candidates with the information about the test city.

    BITSAT 2020 Slot Booking

    BITSAT 2020 Slot Booking

    Slot booking process of BITSAT 2020 is an online process wherein candidates have to select their desired test date and time slot for the exam. 

    BITSAT Slot Booking is offered on First Come First Serve Basis. In case candidates who don’t book a slot for BITSAT, they will be offered slots by the institute. Post booking the slots, BITSAT Admit Card will be issued. The process of booking BITSAT Slot includes following steps:

    Step 1: Visit the official website and login with your application number and date of birth.

    Step 2: Choose an exam center as per your preference. 

    Step 3: Choose a test date that is suitable to you.

    Step 4: Select a test slot.

    Step 5: Submit the details.

    Eligibility for BITSAT 2020

    The basic eligibility to appear for BITSAT 2020 is to secure a minimum of 75% aggregate score in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in class 12th. Candidates who opted for Biology must have an aggregate score of 75% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Candidates should make sure that the individual marks in each subject should be 60%. The course-wise eligibility is listed below:

    Eligibility Criteria for B.E. (Hons.), M.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. (Tech.) Programs

    • Candidates must have passed class 12th examination from a recognized board, with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as main subjects.
    • They must secure the minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.

    Eligibility Criteria for B. Pharm (Hons.) Programs

    • Students must have successfully passed class 12th examinations with minimum 75% aggregate marks.
    • They must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the main subjects in Class 12th.

    Age Limit

    • Candidates who have passed class 12th  in 2020 or 2019 are eligible to appear for BITSAT 2020.

    Read BITSAT Eligibility 2020

    BITSAT 2020 Registration

    The application process for BITSAT 2020 started from January 11, 2020 and the last date for registration was May 17, 2020 (till 5:00 PM). The process to apply was completely online.

    • Step 1: Application Form- Filling- Enter your personal and academic details to generate a unique application number.
    • Step 2: Upload Scanned Images- Make sure the size of the image is between 4 kb to 50 Kb (for photograph) and 1 kb to 30 kb (for signature)
    • Step 3: Payment of Application Fee- This varies for male & female candidates and NRI candidates. The online application fee can be paid by credit card/debit card or net banking while the offline payment can be made through a bank challan. 

    BITSAT application fee is depicted below:

    CategoryApplication Fee
    For Male candidatesINR 3300
    For Female candidatesINR 2800
    For Dubai exam center$90 (INR 6300)
    NOTE:In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT-2020, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses of BITS. The application window to enter Class 12th details has opened on September 19, 2020.
    BITSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

    BITSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

    BITSAT 2020 will be a 3-hour long computer-based test having 150 multiple-choice questions. The syllabus of the exam will be based on class 11th & 12th Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, English and Logical Reasoning. Quick highlights of BITSAT Exam Pattern are discussed below:

    Mode of examOnline mode
    Duration3 hours
    Sectional Time Limitno time limit for individual parts of the test
    Total Questions150
    Nature of QuestionsObjective type
    Marking Scheme3 marks for each right answer
    -1 for each wrong answer
    SectionsPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

    The distribution of questions among the sections is depicted in the table below:

    SubjectNumber of questions
    English Proficiency15
    Logical Reasoning10
    NOTE: Those who will attempt 150 questions before the completion of 3 hours, will get 12 more questions to their advantage, from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology.

    How was BITSAT 2019?

    1. Physics- The section was easier as compared to previous years. Out of 40, 25-30 were easy to answer. Most questions came from Mechanics.
    2. Maths- This is reasonably an easy section. Most questions were asked from Algebra.
    3. Chemistry- This section was of moderate difficulty level. Very few questions from Organic were observed, which were a relief to all. A stronghold on Physical Chemistry and Mole Concept is advised.
    4. English- It was easy too. You could get 12–13 answers and that’s a good number.
    5. Reasoning- This section was also easy overall. You could have scored well if you practiced the mock test well.

    Read BITSAT Analysis

    BITSAT 2020 Syllabus

    Syllabus for BITSAT 2020

    There is no change in BITSAT Syllabus. Candidates must carefully go through their class 11 and 12 syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 40 questions are asked from Physics and Chemistry combined while 45 questions will be put up from Mathematics/Biology. Some important topics from each section are listed below :

    PhysicsMechanical Properties, Current Electricity, Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation, Magnetism & Moving Charges, Rigid Body Dynamics, Gravitation, Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power
    ChemistryP-Block Elements, Hydrogen and the s-Block Element, Coordination Compounds, Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, States of Matter, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alkenes and Alkynes, Chemical Bonding
    EnglishGrammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Composition
    Logical ReasoningAnalogy, Classification, Logical Deduction, Series completion, Pattern perception, paper cutting, Rule detection, Figure matrix
    MathematicsComplex no., Quadratic equation, Matrices & determinants, Trigonometry, Probability, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation

    For the ease of candidates, we have curated BITSATsample papers and mock tests. These will help understand the pattern and important topics to be expected in BITSAT 2020.

    BITSAT 2019 Sample Papers

    BITSAT 2020 Preparation Books

    Candidates preparing for BITSAT 2020 must refer to the below books. These books have been sworn by the toppers. They include topics that are frequent in BITSAT question paper and can help you improve your score.

    1. NCERT Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (Std. XI and XII)
    2. BITSAT Explorer by MTG Learning Media Pvt. Ltd.
    3. A Complete Success Package for Online BITSAT by Arihant Experts (With CD)
    4. The Pearson Complete Guide to the BITSAT
    5. Wren & Martin for English

    BITSAT 2020 Results

    The result for BITSAT is released in two parts. One, candidates can check their BITSAT Score just when they complete their exam. The computer screen displays the result in terms of number of total correct answers and wrong answers along with the scores. Second, an admit list and wait list of iteration is released in the month of June. Adding to this, the college also releases a tentative score report online.

    To check the results online, follow the below steps:

    Step 1: Visit the official website of BITS.

    Step 2:Click on the tab for “Online Result for BITS 2020”.

    Step 3: Enter their name, application number, date of birth and roll no. and submit

    Step 4: The online Scorecard for BITS 2020 will appear on the screen.

    Step 5: Download it for further use

    BITSAT Answer Keys- BITS does not release any official answer key. However, some leading coaching institutes release the answers. Once the answer key for BITSAT 2020 is out, you can match your answers and find out the probable score.

    Highlights of BITSAT Score (2014-2018)

    Highlights of BITSAT Score  (2014-2018)
    No of Candidates with score >=400162256246304381280
    No of Candidates with score >=350131619262097231927732044
    No of Candidates with score >=300586071718184878992907488
    No of Candidates with score >=250170441934121821224412345819746
    No of Candidates with score >=225256172872031882325653363329079

    Preparation of BITSAT Merit List for Admission

    Only eligible candidates who score the required minimum marks will be able to participate in admission rounds. Interested candidates are required to submit Admission Application with class 12 marks and preferences to different BITS Campuses. Admission decisions for Iteration 1 Result will be announced in the month of June, 2020. 

    • Further details about different iterations will be announced on the BITSAT 2020 admission website.
    • The merit position of such eligible candidates will be prepared on the basis of BITSAT 2020 scores.
    • 2 separate merit lists will be prepared for admission: All Programs except B.Pharm and Only B.Pharm Program.

    Read more about BITSAT Merit List

    BITSAT 2020 Cut Off

    Expected BITSAT 2020 Cut Off

    BITSAT 2020 cut off is the qualifying mark that must be scored by candidates to participate in admission rounds. The cut off scores varies from year to year.  Check Detailed  BITSAT Cut off

    Here is the branch-wise cutoff for all BITS campuses for your reference: 

    CourseExpected Cutoff for BITS PilaniExpected Cutoff for BITS GoaExpected Cutoff for BITS Hyderabad
    B.E.(Hons.): Chemical 306276272
    B.E.(Hons.): Civil294-273
    B.E.(Hons.): Electrical & Electronics355320310
    B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical334304297
    B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing288-269
    B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science382350339
    B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation332301298
    M.Sc. Biological Sciences237202202
    M.Sc. Chemistry265235222
    M.Sc. Economics232290279
    M.Sc. Mathematics312273258
    M.Sc. Physics304270251

    Courses Available

    BITSAT is conducted for all the degree-level courses in engineering, pharmacy & science. These courses are offered by various campuses of BITS- Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. 

    The below table explains the availability of these courses on each campus:

    ProgramFieldPilani CampusGoa CampusHyderabad CampusDubai Campus
    B.E.Chemical Engg.
    Civil Engg.
    Computer Science
    Electrical & Electronics Engg.
    Electronics & Communication Engg.
    Electronics & Instrumental Engg.
    Mechanical Engg.
    Manufacturing Engg.
    M.Sc.Biological Sciences
    M.Sc.General Studies

    BITSAT 2020 Counselling Procedure

    • Candidates who get a call for admission have to go through a separate registration process.
    • Along with the admission form, candidates also have to submit details of their 12th marks and preference of courses. 
    • The admission form must be sent to the address given below, with attested copies of class 10th and 12th Marksheet.
    The Dean Admissions,
    BITS Pilani 333 031

    • BITSAT 2020 Counselling will be done in 5-6 iterations.
    • If BITSAT 2020 total score is the same for two candidates then, the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Mathematics/ Biology will be given preference in allotment of seats.
    • Direct admissions will be given to all those students who will obtain the first rank in their respective State/ Central board exams, irrespective of their BITSAT 2020 Score.
    • There is no reservation in BITSAT 2020.

    Scholarships to BITS

    There are various kinds of scholarships that candidates can avail. It is important to fulfill the eligibility conditions before applying for these. You can read the details of scholarships below:

    1. Board Toppers- Candidates who secure the top 3 positions in class XII in their respective boards are given a merit scholarship of 100%, 75% and 50% of the first semester tuition fee respectively for the first semester
    2. Merit in Qualifying Examination
    1. Students who have obtained 90% or above in the aggregate of the Qualifying Examination are given a merit scholarship of 20% of first-semester tuition fee. 
    2. Students who have obtained 80% or above but less than 90% in the aggregate of the Qualifying Examination are given a merit scholarship of 15% of the first-semester tuition fee.
    1. Merit in Competitive Examinations Students who have appeared in NEET or JEE-Advanced for admission to engineering programmes, are awarded scholarships ranging from 25%-75% in the first-year tuition fee depending on the score secured in the examination.

    BITS Fee Structure

    The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission in 2020:

    Application Fees (one time)Rs. 3300 (Male), Rs. 2800 (Female)
    Admission Fees (one time)INR 36,200
    Semester Fees (per semester)INR 1,59,000

    NOTE: Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay INR 1,95,200/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre.

    BITSAT 2020 FAQs

    BITSAT 2020 FAQs

    Ques.  What is the marking scheme of BITSAT 2020?

    Ans. As per the marking scheme of BITSAT 2020 : 3 marks are awarded for each right answer and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. No mark is deducted for unattempted question.

    Ques.  What are the sections in BITSAT 2020 exam?

    Ans. As per the pattern BITSAT 2020 involves 5 sections : Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, English and Logical Reasoning.

    Ques.  What is the process of filling BITSAT 2020 Application form?

    Ans. BITSAT 2020 application form can be filled online only. Candidates first have to register by putting their details, post that an application form has to be filled and the last step is to pay the application fee.

    Ques.  Can I pay the application fee through offline mode?

    Ans. BITSAT 2020 Application fee has to be paid online only. Candidates can pay via Credit card/ Debit Card or Net Banking.

    Ques.  I have completed my class 12th with 75% aggregate marks but the marks scored in Physics are 58%. Am I eligible to apply for BITSAT 2020?

    Ans. NO, unfortunately you are not eligible for BITSAT 2020. As per the eligibility criteria candidate should have scored 75% aggregate marks and 60% marks in each subject.

    Ques.  What is the age criteria for BITSAT 2020?

    Ans. As per the age criteria for BITSAT 2020, candidate should have completed 12th in 2019 or 2020.

    Ques.  What is the application fee for BITSAT 2020?

    Ans. The application fee for BITSAT 2020 is :

    Male candidates : INR 3300/-

    Female candidates : INR 2800/-

    For Dubai Exam Center : INR 6300/-

    Ques.  What can be done if admit card is lost?

    Ans. In case a candidate loses his/her admit card, they can login to the official website and download it again.

    Ques.  How many exam centers can we choose? Can the center be changed later on?

    Ans. Once the exam center is chosen it cannot be changed. A candidate can select maximum 3 exam center preferences while filling the application form.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    I am perusing my graduation and will get my degree next year that is 2021. This year can I apply or I will have to apply next year?

    13 Oct, 2020 16:38

    Hi Riyaz. BITSAT 2020 exam has been successfully conducted in the month of September. You have to apply for the exam next year.

    13 Oct, 2020 18:54
    Utkarsha Khatri

    What is the difference between JEE Main syllabus and BITSAT syllabus?

    11 Oct, 2020 10:30

    Hey Utkarsha,

    There is no difference in the PCM part of the syllabus, but if you’re a BITSAT aspirant, you’ll have to prepare two additional subjects- Logical Reasoning and English.

    14 Oct, 2020 15:34
    Vanshika Chandra

    I had a compartment which I cleared now. Can I apply for the counselling now?

    11 Oct, 2020 10:29

    Hey Vanshika,

    If you have cleared the compartment with 75% or more (aggregate) and 60% each in Physics, Chemistry and Maths, then you’re eligible for the counselling. All the Best! 

    14 Oct, 2020 15:49
    Shruti Verma

    When will we receive counselling call letter?

    11 Oct, 2020 10:28

    Hi Shruti. You have to add preference of colleges and courses along with 10+2 marks during online counselling. You will iteration about BITSAT counselling. Counselling will start from this month. To get more information, click here – BITSAT 2020 counselling.

    13 Oct, 2020 19:15
    Uma Goenka

    How much I need to score in order to get admission in M. Sc. Chemistry in BITS Pilani?

    15 Sep, 2020 10:24

    Hello Uma, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for the expected cut-off list for BITSAT this year.

    25 Sep, 2020 02:37
    Sourajit Mukherjee

    Does LPU institute accepts BITSAT scores?

    15 Sep, 2020 10:24

    Hi Sourajit, 

    Yes, LPU does accept BITSAT scores. 

    10 Oct, 2020 19:51
    Karan Lurhra

    Can you tell me some of the best books for revision for the BITSAT exam?

    31 Aug, 2020 17:01

    Hi Karan, following are some of the best for you should refer to, for BITSAT preparation:

    1. NCERT Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (Std. XI and XII)
    2. BITSAT Explorer by MTG Learning Media Pvt. Ltd.
    3. A Complete Success Package for Online BITSAT by Arihant Experts (With CD)
    4. The Pearson Complete Guide to the BITSAT
    5. Wren & Martin for English


    04 Sep, 2020 18:15

    What is the average cut off for Computer Science in BITS Pilani?

    31 Aug, 2020 16:56

    The recent cut-offs for Computer Science in BITS Pilani have been as follows:



    04 Sep, 2020 18:19
    Mansi Bhatnagar

    When can I book slots for the exam center?

    31 Aug, 2020 16:45

    Hi Mansi, you will be able to book slots for exam center as soon as BITS provides the link for the same. The slot booking process has been delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak.

    04 Sep, 2020 18:20

    When can we download the BITSAT admit card?

    31 Aug, 2020 16:37

    Hi Yash, you will be able to download the admit card from the official website for BITS admissions once they are released.

    04 Sep, 2020 18:22

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