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BITSAT 2019 Preparation Tips

Updated On - January 22nd 2019

BITSAT Preparation Tips: BITSAT is a university level exam conducted in online (computer-based) mode. The exam offers admission into Integrated first-year programs like B.E., B.Tech and B. Pharm offered at BITS Campuses.

  • The exam will be conducted in online (computer-based) mode. Check BITSAT Exam Pattern
  • The syllabus will cover questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology based on NCERT Class 11 and 12 of Science stream.
  • BITSAT 2019 will be scheduled for multiple dates from May 16 to 26, 2019.
  • All campuses of BITS (Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad) will release their individual branch-wise cut off marks after the declaration of results. Check BITSAT Cutoff

Cracking BITSAT is not a cakewalk at all, in fact, it is a very difficult road to take. Candidates who are preparing for the exam goes through a mental and even physical turmoil during preparing as well writing the exam. To avoid this, they must follow these tips and tricks while preparing for the CBT exam.

1. Nerve-wracking Time Management

BITSAT includes all of the major parts of the 10+2 syllabus. It includes English and Logical Reasoning with Physics, Chemistry and Math. Though the questions in BITSAT consists mostly of the conceptual questions, they need to be solved real quick. Even while preparing for the exam, all the subjects should be devoted time to equally. All the sections must be answered in a quick reflex, if one hesitates and goes for a lengthy solution, it is nothing but a waste of time. So tiring but manageable time management during the preparation and even while taking the examination. When one month remains and you’ve completed each of your subject separately, try to study all of them in one day and giving equal time to all of them. Especially core subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Do not waste time in solving unnecessary questions which are not at all related to BISAT. Make a proper schedule and give each subject a worthwhile time. When taking the exam spend only one minute per question.

Check BITSAT Paper Analysis

2. Differentiate between JEE Syllabus and BITSAT Syllabus

There is a difference between JEE Syllabus and BITSAT Syllabus. JEE Syllabus focuses on the minute questions and covers lengthy solutions. While BITSAT syllabus is primarily focused on the conceptual questions and doesn’t go as long as JEE. In fact, some topics which are covered in BITSAT does not get covered in JEE. This difference must be understood by the candidates. Unlike JEE, all the sections do not consist equal marks. Hence, the candidates attempting BITSAT can set their priorities. English and Logical Reasoning does not need any formulae or mugging up, these sections need analyzing. Candidates appearing for BITSAT 2019 can prepare for the conceptual predictable questions while preparing and answer them as a quick reflex. Prepare the scoring sections beforehand and solve those question which you are completely confident about and which requires the least time to solve them.

Check BITSAT Mock Test

3. Prepare According to the Marking Scheme

All the sections carries different marks. Prepare the conceptual questions of all the sections but do not waste time on the sections you have no clue of. Do not go advanced on your weakest section. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark Doubtful questions must not be answered. The starting section of the paper must be the most confident one. While preparing, realise which is your best section. Understand and notice the graphs while taking the mock tests. Improve the skills of the relatively weaker sections. Compared to the negative marks of JEE, BITSAT seems to have a larger number for the all over negative marks. So the candidates must stay careful and attempt the questions only which he/she is careful about.

5 Revise, Test and Repeat

After you have completed the one time preparation of all the subjects in the exam, at least one or two months must be given for the revision. Revise all the sections (yes, even English) again. When revised enough, one must start with the mock tests. Try to take online mock tests to get familiar with BITSAT. Take as many as mocks possible. There are many mock tests available online for BITSAT. Record the time whenever you solve the tests and record it separately for all the sections. Solve all the sample as well as previous year’s question papers. Understand the pattern of the repeated questions in the previous year’s question papers.

Check BITSAT Sample Papers

6 Utilize the Bonus Questions

BITSAT is the only exam which provides the bonus questions for the candidates. This is a set of 12 questions. These questions are no easier than the rest of the paper. These questions will be given to the candidates once he/she has completed the paper before time. The one condition is that they must submit the rest of the paper before taking these bonus questions, you cannot revert back to those answers again. However, it is a good call to go for these questions as they carry a higher positive marking.

Here is a list of books suggested by the toppers. They say all of these were very helpful to them while preparing.

  1. NCERT Books of 11th and 12th. Cover all the topics in these books comprehensively.
  2. The Pearson Complete Guide of BITSAT (English ) by One Learn Education
  3. 12 Practice Papers BITSAT 2019 PB 8th Edition by G K P

BITSAT Preparation Tips

“Every accomplishment start with the decision to try”, says Devendra

Devendra Chandak appeared for BITSAT 2010. He chose taking admission in BITS Hyderabad Campus. He says, plans your work before the actual work. And it comes out to be a great help in the preparation time. He says regular revision is a great thing to do. He says a lot of practice can only lead you to success. Read More

“All roads that lead to success have to through hard work at some point”, says Yashwanth

Yashwanth Kolla appeared for BITSAT 2013. He chose BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus for his engineering studies. He believed that concentration, good hand on time management and self-confidence are the keys to qualify BITSAT. He says, the goal should be predefined before starting the preparation. Read More

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”, Says Chitranjan Singh.  

Chitranjan Singh appeared for BITSAT 2014. He took the admission in IIT BHU Varanasi. He says, practicing sample papers help to a great level. He advised the BITSAT aspirants to follow the class schedule and don’t forget to devote quality time on studies. Read More

*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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