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BITSAT Exam Pattern/Test Format: Question Paper, Duration, Marking Scheme

Updated On - May 15th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2018: BITS Pilani determines the test format of BITSAT. The test format includes details related to mode of exam, nature of questions, marking scheme, durtion and other such details. Knowing the exam pattern in advance, helps the students for preparing the strategy well for the exam.

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BITSAT 2018 test is conducted on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. The exam covers questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, English and Logical Reasoning. BITSAT 2018 will be conducted from May 16 – 31, 2018 in 50 cities across India and Dubai. The admit cards have been released online at The exam is conducted for admission to Integrated First Degree Programmes of Engineering at the 3 campuses of BITS - Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. Read on to know more about BITSAT Exam Pattern, Important Topics and Preparation Books.

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What is BITSAT Computer Based Test?

BITSAT Exam Pattern

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2018

  • BITSAT is conducted in online mode (computer-based test).
  • The duration of the test is 3 hours – without break.
  • The exam will consist of 4 parts: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology and English Language & Logical Reasoning.
  • All questions are of objective type; each question with choice of four answers, only one being the correct choice.
  • +3 marks for the correctly marked answer, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark). 
  • There is no time limit for individual parts of the test.

Types of Questions

BITSAT Exam Pattern

Distribution of Questions in BITSAT Question Paper:


SubjectsNo. of Questions
Part 1Physics40
Part 2Chemistry40
Part 3

English Proficiency

Logical Reasoning 



Part 4Mathematics45

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BITSAT 2018 Important Topics


ArithmeticTheory of Quadratic Equations
Complex Numbers,Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Geometric and Harmonic ProgressionsExponential Series
Logarithms with their propertiesPermutations and Combinations
Pascal’s TriangleBinomial Theorem


States of MatterThermodynamics
Atomic StructurePhysical and Chemical Equilibria
Chemical KineticsElectrochemistry
Hydrogen and s-block ElementsSurface Chemistry


Units & MeasurementNewton’s Laws of Motion
KinematicsImpulse and Momentum
Rotational MotionWork and Energy
Mechanics of Solids and FluidsGravitation


Diversity in Living WorldCell – The Unit of Life
Genetics and EvolutionStructure and Function
Structure and Function – AnimalsStructure and Function – Plants
ReproductionGrowth and Movement in Plants

BITSAT 2018 Preparation Books

Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to the following reference books for BITSAT 2018:

MathematicsBitsat mathematics books
Chemistrybitsat chemistry books
PhysicsBITSAT physics book
BiologyBITSAT biology books

BITSAT 2018 Exam Pattern for English Language & Logical Reasoning

  • English section in BITSAT Question Paper has 15 questions.
  • Logical Reasoning section in BITSAT Question Paper has 10 questions.
  • There are 3 Comprehension questions which consist of either short passage of 30-50 lines or few lines of poems or else dialogue – 2 exchanges.
  • There would be 2 questions based on English Grammar and Pronunciation.
  • Passages, lines of poems, dialogues, grammar, etc. are selected according to the level of this exam.

BITSAT Syllabus for English Language

English LanguageLogical Reasoning
Reading ComprehensionVerbal Reasoning
ConclusionClassification Test
ComprehensionAlphabet Test
Verbal AbilityBinary Logic
VocabularyNon-verbal Reasoning
SynonymsPuzzle Test
CompositionEligibility Test
Word Formation-

BITSAT Preparation Books for Logical Reasoning and English Language

Bitsat English Language books

BITSAT 2018 Important Instructions

Here are some important instructions that an aspiring candidate for BITSAT 2018 should keep in their mind. The instructions are mentioned below:

  • There is no time limit for individual parts of the test.
  • Candidates can go back and change any of their answers among the 150 questions.
  • A candidate can attempt 12 extra questions if they has answered all the 150 questions (without skipping any question) within the prescribed time limit.
  • These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology only; four questions from each part.
  • Once the candidate has opted for extra questions, they cannot go back to modify or correct the earlier 150 questions.
  • The final list of BITSAT exam centers and actual days of exam will be announced to candidates through BITS website i.e.
  • Candidates who are allotted test centers in campuses of BITS will be provided with accommodation and will be charged nominal rates for the same in hostels.
  • In case a candidate answers all 150 questions within the given time of 3 hours (without skipping any question), then they can attempt an additional 12 questions (four each from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry only).
  • The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher.

Eligible and aspiring candidates must have an understanding of the marking scheme followed in BITSAT 2018 so that they can avoid unnecessary confusion and can maximize their scores. Find out all the details about the syllabus and start your preparation accordingly. Don’t take stress and be confident about your preparations.

*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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