BITSAT 2020 Paper Analysis: Check Subject wise Analysis

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    BITSAT Paper Analysis is important to get a fair idea about the difficulty level of the question paper which is considered as one of the major factors while determining  BITSAT cutoff. The paper analysis is also very helpful for the candidates who are preparing for the exam. Based on the experience of some students who attempted BITSAT, we have listed below the section-wise analysis of the paper.  Check BITSAT 2020 Expected Cut Off

    As per the students who attempted BITSAT 2019, the exam was easier when compared with the previous year‘s exam. The brief of exam analysis is listed below:

    • Mathematics was much easier with less lengthy questions.
    • Physics was balanced and not so tough.
    • Chemistry section had some tricky questions.Check BITSAT Exam Pattern
    • English section was a bit tougher as compared to the previous year’s.
    • Logical reasoning was neither too tough nor too easy.

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    BITSAT 2020: Exam Highlight

    • The question paper will have 150 multiple-choice questions. 
    • For every correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded and for an incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. 
    • Unattempted questions will be marked zero.
    • Candidates can attempt the questions of their choice from any part as there will be no sectional time limit in the exam.
    • The total time duration to complete the test is 3 hours.
    • If a candidate answers all the 150 questions then he/she will get an option of attempting 12 extra questions, if there is still time left.



    No. of Questions

    Part I



    Part II



    Part III

    English Proficiency


    Logical Reasoning


    Part IV

    Mathematics/Biology ( BPharma)


    Total Number of Questions


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    BITSAT 2019 Subject Wise Paper Analysis

    BITSAT 2019 Paper Analysis: Subject wise Analysis

    The paper has a total of 450 marks and details on the basis of the scale of difficulty are as follows:

    • Questions worth 108 marks were easy to attempt.
    • Questions worth 165 marks were of moderate difficulty level.
    • Remaining 102 marks questions were rated as difficult. 

    Topic-wise distribution and analysis of previous year BITSAT is given below:

    • Physics Section was balanced. There were almost 19 questions from class 11th syllabus and 21 Questions from class 12th syllabus. 
    • The chemistry section had 17 questions from class 11th syllabus and 23 questions from class 12th syllabus. Topics were mostly from organic chemistry and General Chemistry.
    • Mathematics Section had 25 questions were from class 11th syllabus and 15 questions from class 12th syllabus. Check Here BITSAT Syllabus

    BITSAT 2019: Level of Difficulty


    BITSAT Additional Questions Analysis

    • As discussed with some of the students who could finish the paper early, they reported that the paper could be finished in approximately 2 hr 20 min duration, if attempted with speed and management.
    • Post that the screen asks to attempt the additional questions.
    • To students surprise, the extra questions were much easier than the actual paper and could be finished in 12-15 minutes time.

    BITSAT Physics Section

    • Physics section was more based on theory, instead of numerical.
    • If you don’t have strong command over formulas but are very much well versed with theory, you can easily ace the physics section.

    BITSAT Chemistry Section

    • Chemistry section was totally based on factual questions.
    • As compared to last year, physical chemistry was less questioned.
    • Inorganic chemistry had very less or almost no part in the paper.
    • The major part was questioned by Organic Chemistry.
    • There were many questions from biomolecules, polymers and chemistry in everyday life.

    BITSAT Maths Section

    • This section was a moderate one.
    • You can attempt almost all the questions if you know 3/4 formulas of all the chapters from maths NCERT.
    • The questions asked were very basic.

    BITSAT English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

    • This was the most scoring section out of all. Logical Reasoning included some tricky questions but in a balanced attempt. 

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    BITSAT 2018 Subject Wise Paper Analysis

    BITSAT 2018 Exam Analysis: Subject wise Analysis

    As per the analysis, it is marked that BITSAT 2018 is easier as compared to previous years’ exams. BITSAT question paper is balanced with easy, moderate, and difficult questions on the scale of level of difficulty of the exam. Candidates who prepared and revised the topics properly were at the advantage of clearing the exam with a better score.

    BITSAT 2018: Level of Difficulty

    BITSAT 2018 was considered to have a moderate level of difficulty as most of the questions were direct and conceptual. BITSAT 2018 seems to have been of moderate level still there were some difficult questions. The weightage of marks was almost same for Class XI and Class XII standard syllabus.

    The table below provides us with good insight into the toughness level of Questions of PCM:


    BITSAT 2018 Paper Analysis for Physics

    Physics section was the toughest among all the other sections of the exam. It included many calculations based questions making the section time consuming and lengthy.

    • The maximum questions were from Electricity and Magnetism (15 questions).
    • The lowest weightage in this section was given to Heat & Thermodynamics, SHM & Waves, Modern Physics and Optics (14 questions).
    • There were 11 questions from Mechanics and 4 from Modern Physics this year. Download BITSAT Practice Papers

    Given below is the chapter wise weightage of Physics section in BITSAT 2018:

    TopicSyllabusNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
    Electricity and MagnetismClass XII15Moderate
    Heat and ThermodynamicsClass XI4Difficult
    MechanicsClass XI11Moderate
    Modern PhysicsClass XII4Easy
    OpticsClass XII4Moderate
    SHM & WavesClass XI2Difficult
    • Physics section was the toughest of all the four sections. It had 40 questions carrying 3 marks each. The majority of the questions appeared from the Electrostatics and Magnetic Field.
    • Students having a grip over these two units would have done fairly well in this section. Mechanics also had a good weightage with nearly 11 questions.

    Here is a table providing the details of distribution of marks in Physics section across Units and Topics:

    TopicsSub-TopicsNo. of QuestionTotal Marks
    Electricity and MagnetismCurrent Electricity515
    Electromagnetic Field412
    Heat and ThermodynamicsHeat transfer26
    Work Power Energy26
    Center of Mass13
    Fluid Mechanics& Properties of Matter26
    Projectile Motion13
    Rigid Body Dynamic26
    Modern PhysicsModern Physics39
    OpticsRay Optics26
    Wave Optics26
    SHM & WavesSHM26
    String Waves and Sound Wave26

    BITSAT 2018 Paper Analysis for Chemistry

    The level of difficulty of this section was between easy to moderate. Though this section was trickier than the previous year. Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry was unexpectedly easier than the General and Organic Chemistry.

    • The maximum weightage was given to Physical Chemistry (18 questions).
    • There were 8 questions from Inorganic Chemistry and 14 from Organic.

    Here is the chapter wise weightage of Chemistry section in BITSAT 2018:

    TopicSyllabusNo. of QuestionsDifficulty
    Inorganic Chemistry-1Class XI2Easy
    Organic Chemistry-Class XI5Moderate
    Physical Chemistry-1Class XI10Moderate
    Inorganic Chemistry-2Class XII6Easy
    Organic Chemistry-2Class XII9Difficult
    Physical Chemistry-2Class XII8Moderate

    The chemistry section was of easy to moderate level with the majority of the questions falling in the moderate category.

    • This section had 40 questions for 3 marks each.
    • Out of these 40 questions, 18 questions were of moderate level, 13 were easy.
    • Organic chemistry along with Physical Chemistry covered more than 65% of the questions.

    Students having a grip over these two units would have done quite well in this section. Here is a table providing the details of marks distribution in Chemistry section across Units and Topics:

    SectionTopic NameNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
    Inorganic Chemistry-1Chemical Bonding13
    Periodic Table& Periodicity13
    Inorganic Chemistry-2D-Block& F Block26
    Co-Ordination Compounds26
    Qualitative Analysis26
    Organic Chemistry-1General Organic Chemistry39
    Organic Chemistry-2Alkyl Halide, Alcohol& Ether, Carbohydrate, Amino Acids & Polymers39
    Aldehyde & Ketone13
    Practical Organic Chemistry13
    Chemistry in Everyday Life26
    Physical Chemistry-1Atomic Structure26
    Gaseous State26
    Ionic Equilibrium26
    Thermodynamic & Thermochemistry26
    Ionic Equilibrium26
    Physical Chemistry-2Chemical Kinetic26
    Solid State26
    Redox Reactions13
    Grand total-40120

    BITSAT 2018 Paper Analysis for Mathematics

    Mathematics was a moderate section in BITSAT. According to the review of the students, only 10 questions were difficult in the exam.

    • The most number of questions were asked from Application of Derivatives (7 questions)
    • A total of 26 questions was asked from Class XI syllabus.

    Given below is the chapter wise weightage of Mathematics section:

    TopicSyllabusNo. of questionsDifficulty
    CirclesClass XII4Moderate
    Straight Lines & Pair of Straight linesClass XII2Difficult
    Continuity & DifferentiabilityClass XII2Difficult
    Theory of EquationClass XI2Easy
    Binomial TheoremClass XI2Moderate
    Sets, Relations & FunctionsClass XI2Easy
    Properties of TrianglesClass XI1Difficult
    Trigonometric Ratios & IdentitiesClass XI2Easy
    Trigonometric EquationsClass XII2Easy
    ProbabilityClass XII2Easy
    Matrices & DeterminantsClass XI3Moderate
    Application of DerivativesClass XII7Moderate
    Permutations & CombinationsClass XI3Easy
    ParabolaClass XI2Difficult
    Sequence & SeriesClass XI4Moderate
    Inverse TrigonometryClass XI1Difficult
    Limits & Differential CoefficientClass XI2Difficult
    StatisticsClass XI1Easy
    Complex NumbersClass XI1Moderate

    This section was though easier than last year but most of the candidate found it to be difficult due to lengthier and time-consuming problems.

    • Questions based on simple formulae also consumed time as they were calculation based.
    • This section focused on Class XI syllabi alike other sections.
    • There were 25 questions from Class XI and 20 questions from Class XII syllabus.
    • Most of the questions in this section were of moderate level.

    Here is a table providing the details of marks distribution in Mathematics section across Units and Topics:

    TopicNo. of questionsTotal Marks
    Straight Lines & Pair of Straight lines26
    Continuity & Differentiability26
    Theory of Equation26
    Binomial Theorem26
    Sets, Relations & Functions26
    Properties of Triangles13
    Trigonometric Ratios & Identities26
    Trigonometric Equations26
    Matrices Determinants39
    Application of Derivatives721
    Permutations & Combinations39
    Sequence & Series412
    Inverse Trigonometry13
    Limits & Differential Coefficient26
    Complex Numbers13
    Grand Total45135

    BITSAT 2018 Paper Analysis for English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

    A total of 25 questions were asked in this section, 10 from English Proficiency and 15 from Logical Reasoning. BITSAT Exam Analysis 2018 for English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning is mentioned below-

    BITSAT Paper Analysis for English Proficiency

    • This section tests the knowledge of the English Language,
    • All the questions were moderate in nature except for Synonyms & Antonyms.
    • 2 questions were from Synonyms & Antonyms.
    • Questions of Reading Comprehension were very simple and easy.
    • Students attempting this question can easily secure full marks in the same.
    • Overall this section was moderate and easily doable.

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    Here is a table providing the details of marks distribution in English across Topics:

    TopicNo. of questionsMarks
    Synonyms & Antonyms26
    Collective Nouns26

    BITSAT 2018 Paper Analysis for Logical Reasoning

    • This section tests the logical thinking of the candidates.
    • All the questions in this section were lengthy and tricky but candidates managed to attempt all of them in time.
    • There were questions from the topic of Family Tree, Completing a sequence, Logical Deduction.

    Here is a table providing the details of marks distribution in Logical Reasoning across Topics:

    TopicNo. of questionsMarks
    Figure Completion & Analysis412
    Completing a sequence28
    Questions on Family tree28
    Numbers & Alphabetical Series Test28
    Logical Deduction416
    Rule Detection14

    Frequently Asked Questions

    BITSAT 2020 Paper Analysis FAQs 

    Ques: How many times in a year can a candidate take BITSAT?

    Ans: Candidates are allowed to take BITSAT only once in a year. Students who have passed 12th exams in 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible to apply. In the 12th exam, candidates must have obtained 75% marks in PCB/PCM group along with 60% each subject.

    Ques: Are only multiple-choice questions asked in BITSAT?

    Ans: Yes, only multiple choices will be asked in BITSAT. The questions will be asked from Part I – Physics, Part II – Chemistry, Part III – Maths/Biology, Part VI – English Proficiency & LR. The syllabus of all these subjects/ parts will be based on class 11th and 12th class. 

    Ques: How man questions are asked from each subject in BITSAT?

    Ans: The total number of questions varies from subject to subject.



    No. of Questions

    Part I



    Part II



    Part III

    English Proficiency


    Logical Reasoning


    Part IV

    Mathematics/Biology ( BPharma)


    Total Number of Questions


    Ques: What is the criteria of bonus questions in BITSAT?

    Ans: If a candidate answers all the 150 questions then he/she will get an option of attempting 12 extra questions if there is still time left. These extra questions will be asked from PCM/B only that means four questions from each part. If a candidate has opted for these extra questions option then he/she cannot go back to correct the questions attempted earlier.

    Ques: What are the major topics for English and LR section in BITSAT?

    Ans: The major topics are: Synonyms & Antonyms, Comprehension, Grammar, Figure Completion & Analysis, Numbers & Alphabetical Series Test, Completing a sequence, Questions on the Family tree, etc. The total number of questions from this section are: 15 from English and 10 from LR. To crack this section candidates need the practice of different types of question sets.

    *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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    21 May, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Chitvan, No, The BIT SAT Entrance Exam is different in every slot.

    21 May, 2018 15:00
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