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BITS Pilani starts slot booking for BITSAT 2017

Last date to reserve the test dates and time slots is April 5, 2017

Trupti Ramball 

BITSAT, Bits Pilani

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) announced that it has started the slot booking process for 2017. Interested candidates can book the slots for the entrance test, date and time, from the official website.

According to the official website, candidates who have registered for BITSAT- 2017 should reserve their test date and time by April 5, 2017 and before 5:00 PM. It will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis.

BITSAT-2017 is a computer-based online test for admissions to all the Integrated First Degree Programmes of Pilani, at campus, campus, and Campus for the academic year 2017-18.

How to book 2017 slot:

It is important to note that the reservations will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis. Candidates have to carefully enter the personal details and follow the instructions to reserve your test date and time. Once the slots have been booked and the date and time has been set, candidates cannot request any changes.

Step-by-step guide on how to book 2017 slot:

* Visit the official website bits-pilani.ac.in

* Scroll over the Quick links tab

* Click on BITSAT link to go to the admissions site for BITS

* Click on the link BITSAT 2017 Slot booking

* Enter your application number, gender, date of birth and email ID.

* Click on proceed

The institute has also notified that the hall ticket will only be available from April 15 to May 10, 2017. The hall tickets will contain detailed instructions along with the test date and time and can be downloaded from the website during the above mentioned period.

Important dates:

* Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2017: March 6, 2017 (5:00 PM)

* Revision/editing in the application form by candidates: March 7 to 10, 2017

* Test center allotment and announcement to candidates: March 15, 2017

* Candidates to reserve test date and slot: March 20 to April 5, 2017

* Candidates to download the hall tickets with instructions: April 15 to May 10, 2017

* BITSAT online tests: May 16 to 30, 2017

* Apply for admission with 12th marks and preferences: May 20, 2017 to June 30, 2017

* Admit list and wait list announcement: July 1, 2017

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates interested in admission to all the programmes, except B.Pharm, should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognised Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English. For admission to B.Pharm, candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognised Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and adequate proficiency in English. However, candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (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 subjects.

Only students who are appearing for 12th examination in 2017 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2016 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2017 test. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed.

Students who have passed 12th examination in 2015 or earlier are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2017. Students who are presently studying in at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2017.

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-2017. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination.

Institute offers guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. So, first rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2017 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2017.

BITSAT-2017

Candidate can choose the centre, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test, as described in the later sections. BITSAT-2017 tests are scheduled during the period May 16 to 30, 2017. Some of the test centres may operate only for a limited duration during this period depending on the number of applications received. The final list of the centres will be announced at BITS admission website after all the applications are received.

Each day the exam will be conducted in two slots. The first slot will be from 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM and the second slot will be from 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM.

BITSAT-2017 test format:

The test will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts:

Part I: Physics

Part II: Chemistry

Part III: (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning

Part IV: Mathematics or Biology (For B.Pharm candidates)

All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark. No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer. There will be 150 questions in all. The number of questions in each part is as follows:

Subject No of questions
Part I Physics 40
Part II Chemistry 40
Part III (a) English Proficiency 15
(b) Logical Reasoning 10
Part IV Mathematics/Biology (For B.Pharm) 45
Total 150

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 (twelve) extra questions, if there is still time left.

About BITS

is an all India Institution declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act.

Integrated first-degree programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2017at:

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 General Studies.

BITS, Pilani – KK Birla Campus:

B.E.: Chemical, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical.

M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics.

BITS, Pilani – 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

First Published: Fri, March 24 2017. 18:14 IST