Best Books for BITSAT Preparation

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    With around 3 lakh applicants competing for about 2,000 seats each year, BITSAT is considered to be a more competitive exam than JEE Main. To ace such an exam, a well-thought strategy with the best books for BITSAT can promise good results.

    As daunting this may look, it is not at all impossible to crack BITSAT in the first attempt. It is often observed that aspirants completing their BITSAT Registration also prepare for JEE Main. Although both these engineering exams have a different pattern and marking scheme, the syllabus is more or less the same. 

    While JEE Main focuses on conceptual learning, BITSAT is more about speed and accuracy and therefore, the exam is considered to be easier than JEE Main with 150 questions to be attempted within 180 minutes.

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    Best Books for BITSAT

    While choosing the best books for BITSAT, students must-

    • have a thorough knowledge of BITSAT Syllabus
    • go for the latest editions of the books and ensure that they use the latest BITSAT Exam Pattern
    • stick to reliable sources for BITSAT Preparation and select books from well-known authors or reputed publishing houses
    • make sure that the books also have some BITSAT practice papers (solved and unsolved) and also previous year question papers. 

    The sections below offer some of the topic-wise best and highly recommended books for BITSAT. 

    Best Books for BITSAT Physics

    Physics Textbook Class 11th and 12th (CBSE)NCERT
    Concept of Physics Vol1 and Vol 2H.C. Verma
    Fundamentals of PhysicsV.K. Mehta
    Arihant PhysicsD.C. Pandey
    Problems in General PhysicsI.E. Irodov
    Advanced level PhysicsNelson and Parker
    Fundamentals of PhysicsResnick, Halliday, Walker

    BITSAT Physics section generally has the maximum number of questions from topics like Magnetic effects of current, heat and thermodynamic. The table below mentions some of the important topics that are covered in the BITSAT Physics section.

    Important TopicsWeightage of Topics in Exam
    Magnetic Effect of Current; Heat and Thermodynamics10%
    Electrostatic; Current Electricity; Simple Harmonic Motion; Wave Motion, Fluids, Wave Optics, Rotational Motion5 – 6%
    Units, Dimensions and Errors, Work, Power and Energy, Gravitation, Alternating Current, Ray Topics, Elasticity3 – 4 %

    Best Books for BITSAT Chemistry

    Chemistry Textbook Class 11th and 12th (CBSE)NCERT
    Physical ChemistryP. Bahadur
    Inorganic ChemistryO.P. Tandon
    Organic Chemistry Arihant
    Physical ChemistryAtkin’s
    Inorganic ChemistryJ.D. Lee
    Physical ChemistryN Awasthi
    Organic ChemistryM.S. Chauhan
    Modern Approach to Chemical CalculationR.C. Mukherjee

    The BITSAT Chemistry section usually covers sections such as organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical bonding, p- block elements, chemical thermodynamics, etc. The section below covers some of the important topics for BITSAT Chemistry section. 

    Important TopicsWeightage of Topics in Exam
    Organic Chemistry; Electrochemistry; Chemical Bonding; p-Block Elements; Chemical Thermodynamics; Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes10%
    Atomic Structure; Biomolecules; Carboxylic Acid and Derivatives; Mole Concept5 – 6 %
    s-block elements; Chemical Kinetics; Solid-state; Chemical Equilibrium; Ionic Equilibrium3- 4%

    Best Books for BITSAT Mathematics

    Mathematics Textbook Class 11th and 12th (CBSE)NCERT
    Objective MathematicsR.D. Sharma
    Arihant MathematicsS.K. Goyal
    Arihant Integral CalculusAmit M. Agarwal
    Problems in Calculus of One VariableI.A. Maron
    Higher AlgebraHall Knight Bernard

    According to analyzed previous exams and frequently asked topics, the BITSAT Mathematics section usually asks questions from topics such as circles and trigonometry, vectors, differentiability, etc. The following given table can be referred to know about important BITSAT Mathematics topics:

    Important TopicsWeightage of Topics in Exam
    Trigonometry; Circles10%
    Vectors; Continuity and Differentiability; Straight Lines and a pair of Straight Lines5 – 6%
    Differential Equations; Matrices and Determinants; Binomial theorem; Properties of Triangle; Complex Numbers; Sets, Relations and Functions; Probability; Application of derivatives3 – 4%

    Best Books for BITSAT Biology

    Objective BiologyDisha Experts
    Objective BiologyDr. R.K. Gupta
    Objective BiologyPradeep
    Objective BotanyAnsari

    Best Books for BITSAT English

    BITSAT English proficiency and logical reasoningDisha Expert
    Key to English Grammar & CompositionWren and Martin
    The Person Complete guide to BITSATPearson Education
    Objective General EnglishRS Agarwal
    Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis

    The most frequently asked topics in the BITSAT English section are Synonyms and Antonyms. Other important topics have been tabulated below for the BITSAT English section:

    Important TopicsWeightage of Topic in Exam
    Synonyms and Antonyms30%
    Rearrangement of jumbled words; Sentence completion; One word substitution10 – 15%
    Prepositions; Rules of conjunction; Modals; Tenses3 – 4%

    Best Books for BITSAT Logical Reasoning

    Shortcuts in ReasoningDisha Experts
    The Person Complete guide to BITSATPearson Education
    A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningRS Agarwal
    How to Prepare for Logical ReasoningArun Sharma
    Critical Thinking and Logical ReasoningRanga Raghuram

    BITSAT Logical Reasoning section covers topics such as figure matrix, formation and analysis, analogy test, series, etc. The table below shows some of these important topics for BITSAT Logical Reasoning.

    Important topicsWeightage for topics in exam
    Figure Matrix, Figure Formation and Analysis40%
    Logical reasoning; Analogy Test; Series Test Numerical and Alphabetical10 – 20%
    Paper folding and cutting; Detection of the rule; Figure completion test5 – 7%

    Other Sources for BITSAT Preparation

    • Important Books –Beginners usually start the BITSAT preparation with NCERT books. After this, they can go through different reference books for improvement. Apart from the best books for BITSAT mentioned above students can also refer to best books for JEE Main for practice. 
    • Mock tests and sample papers –When candidates have completed their BITSAT preparation they should move ahead with mock tests and sample papers. These will be their boosters for the exam. Students can refer to BITSAT Practice papers and sample papers. Previous year question papers would also be helpful for the students. 
    • Revision – Usually students go through the syllabus in a flow one after the other. Therefore, revision is a must. Time to time revision will make them memorize their syllabus for a longer period. Revision is the keypoint for the preparation of the exam.

    How should I choose the right book for BITSAT?

    BITSAT preparation requires a lot of dedication, practice and patience. You might not need a lot of extra books for preparation but you surely need some specific books for practice purposes.

    • Some of the best common books for BITSAT Preparation include The BITSAT Explorers by MTG and Arihant. The BITSAT Explorers has a concise theory that will help you revise all the topics for BITSAT. You can practice a bit of logical reasoning and English also from this book.
    • You should go through NCERT books throughout BITSAT. 
    • The book chosen must be in a simple language that is easy to read, understand and decipher. Tough vocabulary can create confusion and can be difficult to understand.
    • Students tend to grab something that is visually depicted fast as compared to something with just explained in text. Therefore, a book with illustrations will be helpful in understanding the concepts easily.
    • Candidates must also ensure that the book they are picking is accurate with the data and must choose from a reputed market of study materials. 

    Best Books for BITSAT FAQS

    Ques. What time should I give to BITSAT preparation?

    Ans. BITSAT is not a day preparation exam. Day-to-day practice is a must for a better score in the exam. BITSAT preparation will need a minimum of 3 months of regular practice.

    Ques. What best books for BITSAT should I take for starting my preparation?

    Ans. For every beginner, NCERT is the most beneficial book for studying. NCERT is the most effective book with the ease of language to study. After NCERT students can refer to the BITSAT Explorer by MTG and Arihant. These books also contain CDs that can help with mock tests. Some other topic-wise references have been covered in the sections above.

    Ques. Are NCERT books enough for BITSAT Preparation?

    Ans. NCERT Textbooks for Class 11th and 12th cover most of the BITSAT Syllabus. Therefore, they can be considered to be enough for BITSAT Preparation. These books cover all the important topics, essential questions and important formulas for the BITSAT exam. 

    Ques. Is BITSAT better than JEE Main?

    Ans. BITSAT is an entrance accepted at various campuses of BITS Pilani. On the other hand, JEE Main is accepted all over India for admissions to some of the top engineering colleges such as IITs, NITs, CFTIs, etc. However, according to experts, BITSAT is a more competitive exam where over 3 lakh students compete for around 2,000 seats. Also, for BITSAT students have to answer 150 questions in 180 minutes whereas JEE Main only has 90 questions that are to be answered in 180 minutes. 

    *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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    What is the name of the top rated books?

    30 Nov, 2020 18:11


    Best Books for BITSAT 2020

    • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma Vol 1 and Vol 2.
    • Arihant Physics by D. C. Pandey.
    • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov.
    • Advanced level Physics by Nelson and Parker.
    • Fundamentals of Physics Resnick, Halliday, Walker.

    30 Nov, 2020 23:04
    Riya Gupta

    What is the syllabus of the exam subject wise?

    28 Nov, 2020 19:51

    Hello Riya,

    For the Section-wise syllabus breakdown of BITSAT, please visit – BITSAT Syllabus.

    28 Nov, 2020 21:56

    What is the syllabus of the exam?

    26 Nov, 2020 18:29

    Hi Nikita

    Click Here to know the exam syllabus

    27 Nov, 2020 17:41
    Preetam Oinam

    What is the syllabus of the paper?

    25 Nov, 2020 20:51

    Hi Preetam

    Click Here to know the syllabus for the exam.

    27 Nov, 2020 18:04
    Yash Raj Singh

    What is the syllabus of the exam?

    22 Nov, 2020 23:34

    Hii Yash, Greetings from collegedunia. All the major topics of BITSAT are totally based on the NCERT syllabus of class 11 and 12. The syllabus includes 5 subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology, English, and Logical Reasoning. To know in detail please Click Here

    23 Nov, 2020 09:57
    Surabhi S

    What are the important books for preparation?

    05 Nov, 2020 23:20

    Hi Surabhi, 

    Best Books for BITSAT 2020

    • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma Vol 1 and Vol 2.
    • Arihant Physics by D. C. Pandey.
    • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov.
    • Advanced level Physics by Nelson and Parker.
    • Fundamentals of Physics Resnick, Halliday, Walker.

    06 Nov, 2020 23:38

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