BITSAT-2024: Online applications open for BE, BPharm, and MSc programmes

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Applications have been invited for BITSAT-2024, the computerized online entrance test for admissions to BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) on the Pilani (Rajasthan), Goa and Hyderabad campuses. BITS, a deemed university, is renowned for its excellence in higher education and research in engineering, technology and sciences.

Programmes at Pilani
1. BE
– Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Electronics & Communication, Maths & Computing, Mechanical and Manufacturing. 
2. B Pharm
3. MSc
– Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Physics and General Studies.

Programmes at Goa
1. BE – Chemical, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Maths & Computing and Mechanical.
2. MSc – Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Maths and Physics.

Programmes at Hyderabad
1. BE – Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Maths & Computing and Mechanical.
2. B Pharm
– Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Maths and Physics.

Students joining the MSc course can attempt a test conducted by BITS after the first year and can enrol for an engineering programme for a double degree if they secure high scores.

Applicants for BITSAT should have passed class 12 (plus two) with at least 75 per cent marks aggregate for physics, chemistry and maths in 2023 or 2024. The candidates also need a minimum of 60 per cent marks in each of these subjects.

Biology is preferred instead of maths for admission to BPharm. However, candidates who studied maths also will be considered.

Admissions will be solely based on the performance of the candidates in BITSAT. At the same time, students who secure the first rank in a board exam conducted by the Centre or states in 2024 will be given admission irrespective of their score in BITSAT. Details in this regard will be published on the website.

Test pattern
BITSAT will be conducted in two sessions and the best score will be considered for ranking. The first session is from May 21 to 26 and the second is from June 22 to 26. Candidates can currently apply for both sessions or only the first. There will be two time slots on each day of the test – 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.

The 180-minute test will have 130 questions. Physics (30), chemistry (30), English (10), logic (20) and maths/biology for BPharm (40) is the breakup of questions.

How to apply
Online applications could be submitted for either both the sessions or only the first on the website till 5 pm on April 11.

Candidates can also apply for the second session between May 22 and 5 pm on June 10.

After applying, candidates have to take a print and keep it. They need not send the print to BITS by post.

Candidates should appear at the allotted test centre at the specified time. There would be 63 test centres apart from the BITS campuses. Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Coimbatore, Mangaluru, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Dubai are among the centres.

Applicants can choose the date and the test slots. However, all candidates will not be given the same question paper. Another feature of BITSAT is that candidates can take a print of the score report from the computer immediately after the test.

Test fees
The fee for attempting both sessions of BISAT-2024 is Rs 5400 for male candidates and Rs 4400 for female applicants. The fee for one session is Rs 3400 and Rs 2900 respectively. 

When a candidate initially applies only for the first session and later decides to attempt the second session, an additional fee of Rs 2000 has to be paid by male applicants and Rs 1500 by females.

The fee at Dubai centre is Rs 7000 for one session and Rs 9000 for both sessions. 

Things to note
Apart from applying for BITSAT, candidates have to upload their class 12 marks and submit another application mentioning their choice of preferences for campuses and courses from June 1-28. A specific fee will also have to be paid along with this application. Details on this procedure will appear on the website later.

Contact details
For more details and clarifications on applications, candidates can contact the phone number 9513166170.
For other details, call 01596-255330

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