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Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, has invited applications for admission to the  Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani for the academic year 2016-17, at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus. Admissions will be made on the basis of ‘BITS Admission Test-2016’ (BITSAT- 2016), a Computer Based Online Test for Admission to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani campuses.
Programmes:
Integrated First Degree Programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2016 are the following.
(i) BITS, Pilani-Pilani Campus: B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing. B.Pharm.; M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and M.Sc.: General Studies
(ii) BITS, Pilani-K. K. Birla Goa Campus: B.E.: Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical. M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics
(iii) BITS, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus: B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing. B.Pharm.; M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry; Economics, Mathematics, Physics
Eligibility:
For admission to the programmes except B.Pharm., applicant should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.
For admission to B.Pharm., applicant should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and adequate proficiency in English. Those with PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) may also apply for Pharmacy program.
Applicant should have obtained a minimum aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology. Only those appearing for 12th examination in 2016 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2015 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2016 test. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance will be considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed. Those who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2016.
Details of BITSAT-2016:
In the computer Based Online test, the applicant sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate answers the questions on the computer through the use of keyboard or mouse. BITSAT-2016 will be offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the Center, the Day and Time of his/her convenience to take the test.
BITSAT-2016 Format:
BITSAT-2016 will be of total 3-hour duration, without break. The test will have four parts with Physics in Part I, Chemistry in Part II (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning in Part III and Mathematics or Biology (for B.Pharm applicants) in Part IV with 40 questions each from Part I (Physics) and Part II (Chemistry), 15 from Part III (a) English Proficiency and 10 from Part III (b) Logical Reasoning and 45 questions from Part 4 (Mathematics/Biology (for B.Pharm)). All questions will be of objective type, multiple choice type. Each question will have four answers, only one being correct choice. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer will result in loss of 1 mark. No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. A candidate can skip a question, but, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer. There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 150 questions. If a candidate answers all the 150 questions, without skipping any question, the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology only with 4 questions from each part. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions. All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centers.
Syllabus:
BITSAT-2016 will be conducted on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. The detailed syllabus is given in the Annexure to the Brochure that can be downloaded from http://www.bitsadmission.com/bitsat/BITSAT2016_brochure.pdf. A sample test demonstrating the features of BITSAT will be made available to the registered candidates at the BITS website on which he/she can practice as many times as desired.
BITSAT score report:
At the completion of the test, the computer will announce the result to the candidate in terms of number of total correct answers and wrong answers, with the score. The candidate can also check and print his score report at the BITS website after all the tests are completed. No student will be allowed to repeat the test in the same year.
Test Centers:
BITSAT-2016 will be held between 14th May and 28th May 2016 at Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dubai Campus of BITS (International center), Ghaziabad, Goa Campus of BITS, Gorakhpur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad Campus of BITS, Hyderabad City, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkatta, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pilani Campus of BITS, Pune Raipur, Rajkot, Rajamundry, Ranchi, Roorkee, Siliguri, Srinagar, Surat, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.
Candidate can choose the centers from within India or Dubai. If a candidate chooses centers within India, he/she will be asked to give three preferences and will be allotted one out of these three. If a candidate chooses Dubai as a center, he/she will not be asked for any other center preference and will be allotted Dubai center only. The final list of centers in India and the operating days at each center in India and Dubai will depend on the number of applicants and their preferences and will be announced only after all the applications are received. Candidates will be informed of the same through BITS website, so that the candidates can choose their date for the test as per their convenience and availability of slots in any of these centers.
Fee:
The fee for BITSAT 2016 is Rs. 2200/-. It is Rs. 1700/- for female applicants. If a candidate chooses Dubai as a test center, the application fee for both male and female candidates will be same and will be US $ 50 or Indian Rs. 3000/-. The fee can be paid using Credit Cards, Debit Cards or through Net Banking enabled accounts of Indian banks using Online Payment Gateway or by cash payment at all ICICI Bank branches in India along with a specially generated Pay-in Slip. Details are given at http://bitsadmission.com/
Applications:
Applications can be registered and fee paid online for BITSAT-2016 at http://www.bitsadmission.com, till 5 pm on 5th March 2016. Applicant may take the print out of the filled form for future reference.
Important dates:
Revision/Editing in the application form by candidates will be permitted from 6th to 7th March, 2016.
Test center allotment and announcement to candidates will be made on 8th March 2016.
Candidates are to reserve Test dates between 21st March and 10th April, 2016.
Those who register for the test and reserve test dates have to download the ‘Hall ticket’, along with instructions, from BITS website between 20th April and 30th April 2016.
BITSAT Online tests will be between 14th May and 28th May 2016.
Admission Process:
In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT-2016, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered. The prescribed application form for admission, the detailed application procedure, details of academic flexibilities such as Dual Degree, Transfer etc ; admission modality and the final list of Degree programmes offered will be available at the BITS website, by 20th May 2016.
Candidates have to apply for admission with 12th marks and Preferences to Degree programmes between 20th May and 30th June 2016. The completed form with the required application fee has to reach ‘The Dean Admissions, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan-333 031’, by 5 pm on 30th June 2016.
The merit position of such eligible candidates (i.e., those who have appeared in BITSAT- 2016 and who have submitted the application for admission in the prescribed form with 12th marks, preferences and the required fees) will be prepared on the basis of their scores in BITSAT-2016. There will be two separate merit lists prepared for admission. One will be for all the programmes except the B.Pharm and, the other only for B.Pharm.
When the score of two candidates are the same, first their scores obtained in Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm) in BITSAT will be considered for separating them. If the tie still exists, then their scores in Physics in BITSAT will be considered for separating them. Further tie is eliminated using their scores in Chemistry. Finally, their PCM/PCB(For B.Pharm) total marks in 12th examination will be considered for their separation.
Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2016.
Admit List and Wait List announcement will be made on 1st July 2016.
Direct Admission to Board Toppers: First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2016 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2016 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS website by 20th May, 2016.
For more details, visit, http://bitsadmission.com/