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BITSAT Exam Pattern 2019

Last Updated - November 16, 2017

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2019 will be decided by BITS Pilani, the exam conducting authority for BITSAT. It will be conducted in May, 2019. BITSAT 2019 is a 3-hour online, computer-based exam divided into 4 sections for maximum marks of 450.

This national level engineering entrance exam provides admissions to Integrated First Degree Programmes of Engineering at all the three campuses of BITS - Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. Know more about the BITSAT Exam Pattern 2019 here.  

BITSAT 2019 Exam pattern Highlights

Following are some highlights of BITSAT 2019 exam:

Exam ModeOnline, computer based test
Number of papers and sections 1 paper with 4 sections (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning)
Number of questions 150
Question Paper TypeMultiple Choice Questions 
BITSAT 2019 Total Marks450
Exam duration 3 hours
Exam language English
Marking Scheme+3 marks for every correct answer -1 marks for every wrong answer

BITSAT 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

BITSAT 2019 will be held in online mode tentatively in May, 2019. The question paper will have a total of 150 questions from four sections, time allotted for which is 3 hours.

However, if some candidates complete all 150 questions in stipulated time, he/she will get the opportunity to get extra 12 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Number of Sections4
Number of Questions150 objective type questions
Section wise QuestionsPhysics- 40, Chemistry- 40, Mathematics- 45, English Proficiency- 15, Logical Reasoning- 10
Time Duration3 hours
Maximum Marks450 (3 marks for each)
Negative MarkingYes, 1 mark for wrong answer
  • All questions will be objective type and candidates have to choose 1 correct answer out of the 4 answer options available.
  • 3 marks will be awarded for every correct answer while for each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • For questions that are not attempted, no marks will be given.
  • The total time duration for the exam is 3 hours and there is no time limit to attempt any section.
  • If candidates are able to answer all 150 questions within the given 3 hours, they can attempt an additional 12 questions (four each from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry only).
  • This could be only possible if they have skipped any question from the 150 questions. Moreover, they will not be able to make any changes in the 150 questions they have attempted earlier.

BITSAT Syllabus 2019

BITSAT Syllabus 2019 is generally based on NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. While English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning do not have any specific syllabus and thus will be based on aptitude.

Mentioned below are some important topics from BITSAT Syllabus for previous years for each subject:


  • Units & Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Impulse and Momentum
  • Work and Energy
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Optics
  • Modern Physics


  • States of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
  • Thermodynamics
  • Physical and Chemical Equilibria
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Hydrogen and s-block elements
  • p- d- and f-block elements
  • Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
  • Stereochemistry
  • Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry

English Proficiency

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Composition

Logical Reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series Completion
  • Nonverbal Reasoning


  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
  • Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Probability
  • Vectors
  • Statistics
  • Linear Programming
  • Mathematical modelling

Candidates appearing for BITSAT 2019 should check the list of recommended books related to the exam.

SubjectBook NameAuthorISBN
PhysicsObjective Physics for Engineering EntrancesDC Pandey978-9311125046
ChemistryObjective Chemistry for Engineering EntrancesRK Gupta978-9311125060
MathematicsObjective Mathematics for Engineering EntrancesAmit M Agarwal978-9311125084
English & Logical ReasoningEnglish & Logical Reasoning for BITSATDisha Publication978-9385846168



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