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BITS HD is conducted by the Birla Institute of Technical Sciences to offer admission to aspirants who wish to pursue master’s degree programs from BITS. It is a national-level exam. Students are selected based on the eligibility criteria specified by the conducting authority. The last date to register for the BITS HD exam was on June 30. Having said that, the exam has been postponed from June 26-27, 2021 to July-August (tentative). We suggest you read this blog till the end to know everything about BITS HD.

BITS HD: Exam Highlights

Exam Name  BITS HD
Conducting Body Birla Institute of Technical Sciences
Courses Offered M.E. and M.Pharm
Course Level Postgraduate
Mode of Examination Online

BITS HD Important Dates 2021

Here is a list of some important dates that you must know if you are planning to give this exam this year. 

Application Form Release 22nd April 2021
Application Form Submission Deadline 30th June 2021
BITS HD Exam Between July – August (Dates are not yet released)
Admission Process begins  5th July 2021
Registration of Courses 1st September 2021

Note: The following dates are tentative and hence are subject to change.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria have been prescribed by the conducting body i.e. Birla Institute of Technical Sciences. For candidates who wish to apply for the BITS HD, they must meet the eligibility criteria specified below. The eligibility criteria vary depending upon the course chosen.

  1. M.Pharm
    1. Students must hold an integrated first degree in Pharmacy from BITS or its equivalent such as B.Pharm.
  2. M.Phil 
    1. Students must hold an integrated first degree of BITS.
    2. Additionally, they must have an M.A./ M.Sc. in Humanities and Social Sciences or its equivalent
    3. Often, certain additional courses are required to be considered eligible for this course.
  3. M.E
    1. Students must hold an integrated first degree of BITS.
    2. This degree must be relevant to the field of M.E. a candidate has applied for.

Application Procedure 2021

Given below is the detailed procedure that candidates must follow for applying for the exam:

  • Register through the official site: Students must log on to the official website and apply online. They are required to fill in the required details to get a unique id and password to go further with the application process.
  • Application Form:  After successful registration, candidates must fill the application form and make the payment of INR 2,200 as specified by the website.
  • Print the registration slip – Once the form has been filled, students must make sure they take a printout of the registration slip.

For offline submission of the form, students must fill-up the form and send it to the following address along with the application fees:

The Dean,


BITS Pilani,

Rajasthan – 333031

BITS HD Exam Pattern

Before appearing for the exam, candidates must be aware of the exam pattern. To ensure proper evaluation, BITS conducts two exams – Test 1 and Test 2. Check out the exam pattern of both below: 

Test 1

  1. The duration of test 1 is 60 minutes
  2. Consists of 60 questions
  3. Considered to be mandatory for all those applying for higher degree programs
  4. Consists of 4 sections – Maths, Physics, English & Principles of Management and Computer Programming
  5. Each section consists of 15 questions. 

Test 2

  1. The duration of test 2 is 120 minutes
  2. Consists of 100 questions
  3. Questions will be based on previous degrees to test basic knowledge
  4. It is compulsory for students applying for software programs.


The syllabus for test 1 and test 2 under BITS HD is mentioned below for the exam aspirants who are willing to give BITS HD this year or in near future:

Test 1

Core Mathematics English & Logical Reasoning
Calculus Grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension
Linear Algebra; Complex Variables Composition
Probability and Statistics Logical Reasoning
Differential Equations and Numerical Methods. Verbal Reasoning

Test 2 

Since the questions in test 2 will be based on your course, it will be having questions related to the following fields of study as mentioned below: 

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  4. Mechanical Engineering
  5. Pharmacy
  6. Computer Science
  7. Instrumentation
  8. Biological Sciences
  9. Chemistry
  10. Economics
  11. Mathematics
  12. Physics

For a detailed syllabus, candidates can check the official site Here!

BITS HD Counselling 

The BITS HD counseling process is conducted on the basis of marks obtained in BITS HD. To be eligible to appear for the BITS HD counseling, students must keep the below-mentioned documents handy: 

  1. 10th class mark sheet and certificate
  2. 12th class mark sheet and certificate
  3. Admit Card 
  4. Graduation Certificate
  5. Category Certificate (if applicable)
  6. Income certificate for SC/ ST/ OBC
  7. Date of Birth Certificate


What is the application fee for BITS HD 2021?

The application fee for the exam is INR 2200.

Is there a negative marking for BITS HD paper?

For every wrong answer, one mark is deducted. However, there is no negative marking for unanswered questions.

What is the scheduled exam date of BITS HD 2021?

The examination date hasn’t been announced yet.

How tough is the BITS HD exam?

If students prepare well they can secure a good score in the exam as the questions are mostly theoretical and not conceptual. 

Is BITS HD 2021 online?

Candidates will be eligible for admission through the scores in 2021. It will be conducted in an online mode.

We hope that this blog has provided you with all the relevant details about BITS HD. If you are confused about your career choices, sign up for a free 30-minute career counseling session with our experts at Leverage Edu who will guide you through the procedures.

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