BITSAT Syllabus

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BITSAT Syllabus

BITS Pilani, which is one of the most coveted engineering colleges in India conducts the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) every year to admit students in their integrated first-degree courses like Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Science[MSc], etc spread across its Goa, Pilani, and Hyderabad campuses. The exam aims to gauge the subject-based knowledge through dedicated sections like Physics, Chemistry as well as English proficiency and logical reasoning. Just like other Engineering entrance exams, to score well in this, one needs to have a clear idea about the topics that form an essential part of the syllabus. So, to make things easier, we have collated the BITSAT syllabus for the year 2020 in this blog. 

BITSAT 2020 Dates

Events Details
BITSAT 2020 Registration Starts 11th January 2020
Last Date for Registration 31st March 2020
Slot Booking 10th-18th April 2020
Exam Date 16th-25th May 2020

BITSAT Syllabus: Highlights

The below mentioned table, there is a quick insight into the syllabus of BITSAT exam-

Subjects Estimated Topics Sections 
Mathematics Consists of 11 topics This section can be said to be moderate to difficult on the scale of level of difficulty of the exam.
Biology Includes 10 chapters The topics are from the CBSE syllabus of both class 11 and 12. In the Biology section, the topics from Class 11 hold more weightage than those of class 12. 
Chemistry Consists of 13 major topics The maximum questions are asked from chemical bonding and molecular structure followed by equilibrium and hydrocarbons.
Physics Comprises 18 topics This section is considered one of the toughest thresholds in BITSAT by many of the aspirants. Most of the questions are asked from Current Electricity, Semi- Conductors and laws of motion.
English & Logical Reasoning 15 questions from English Proficiency and 10 questions from Logical Reasoning This section is subdivided into two more sections- English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning.

BITSAT Syllabus

Let us now take a detailed look at the BITSAT syllabus-

BITSAT Syllabus: Physics

One of the trickiest yet scoring sections, the Physics section assesses the hold of candidates on basic concepts pertaining to the field. Tabulated below are the topics which are included in this part of BITSAT syllabus: 

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

BITSAT Syllabus: Chemistry

Be it for pursuing one of the Engineering branches or courses like BSc Chemistry, one needs to build a strong foundation in this subject as nowadays, courses have become multidisciplinary. The topics covered under the BITSAT syllabus for Chemistry has been given a rundown below: 

States of Matter Atomic Structure Thermodynamics P- d- and f- block elements
Chemical Bonding  Molecular Structure Physical and Chemical Equilibria Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
Electrochemistry Hydrogen and s-block elements Surface Chemistry Stereochemistry
Organic Compounds with Functional Groups containing Oxygen and Nitrogen Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry Molecular Structure

BITSAT Syllabus: Mathematics

Based on the subjects chosen in the Science stream in 10+2, an individual can opt for Mathematics in this exam. The topics of this subject in the BITSAT syllabus have been mentioned below: 

Algebra Trigonometry Two-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry Differential Calculus
Ordinary Differential Equations Integral Calculus Probability Vectors
Statistics Mathematical Modelling Linear Programming  Three-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry

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BITSAT Syllabus: Biology

This subject is particularly for those who opted for BiPC subjects in higher secondary school. Tabulated below is the BITSAT syllabus for Biology: 

Diversity in Living World Cell: The unit of life Structure and Functions of Plants Genetics and Evolution
Structure and Function of Animals Reproduction and Development in Humans Cell Structures Cell Functions
Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants Ecology and Environment Biology and Human Welfare Biotechnology and its Applications

BITSAT Syllabus: English Language and Logical Reasoning

This section of the BITSAT syllabus can be considered as one of the most scoring. With sufficient practice, one can ace this portion with ease. Enlisted are the topics from which questions are framed for the exam: 

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Composition
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Nonverbal Reasoning

BITSAT Exam Pattern

Before we delve deep into the BITSAT syllabus, let us first understand the exam pattern. The table below highlights the key details of this test. 

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Computer-Based/Online
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Language  English
Type of Questions  MCQ Objective-Based
Sections Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, and English Language and Logical Reasoning
Number of Questions Per Section Physics- 40
Chemistry- 40
Mathematics/Biology- 45
English Language- 15
Logical Reasoning- 10
Marking Scheme While 3 marks are awarded for every correct answer, 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer

Books for Reference

Now, as the syllabus is clear, “Which book is best for Bitsat?” might be a question that may bother you. While scores of study guides are available in the market, we have collated a list of some of the best books for BITSAT 2020 which will help you prepare for the exam with ease.

Subjects  Books Buy Here Links
Physics 1. Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma Volume 1 and 2
2. Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
3. Advanced Level Physics by Nelson and Parker
4. Arihant Physics by D.C. Pandey
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Chemistry 1. Atkins Physical Chemistry
2. Physical Chemistry by N. Awasthi
3. Organic Chemistry by M.S. Chauhan
4. Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
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Mathematics 1. Higher Algebra by Hall Knight and Bernard-Child
2. Differential Calculus by Arihant
3. Integral Calculus by Arihant
4. Class 11th and 12th R.D. Sharma
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English and Logical Reasoning 1. BITSAT English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning by Disha Experts
2. Pearson Complete Guide to the BITSAT by One Learn Education
3. English Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
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Important Tips

All the important books and all the syllabus has been discussed above thoroughly. Now, you have to:

  • It is important to set a fixed study schedule and then bifurcate the time as per your need.
  • Allot time to those topics, the concepts of which are not clear.
  • Practice a series of mock tests to improve the score and increase accuracy.
  • Refer to previous years BITSAT exam papers.
  • As you go on to wrap up the topics, it is important to keep revising them as you may forget the essentials about them.
  • Prepare a sheet of all the important formulas for PCM as well as the important derivations of Physics.
  • Do not forget to practice the diagrams in Biology.
  • Revise the syllabus every day.


Is BITSAT tougher than JEE mains?

Generally, BITSAT is considered to be easier than JEE Mains and Advance.

Is NCERT enough for BITSAT?

Studying from the NCERT books give you the right foundation for the competitive exams as they cover majority of the topics but it is always advised to prepare from the special books as well.

Is 1 year enough for BITSAT?

Your plan of action or preparation for the BITSAT exam must be smart and fulfil the intent of getting a tentalising score in the exam.

Thus, we hope that this blog has provided you with key insights into the BITSAT syllabus, reference books, and some tricks to prepare for the coveted exam! Engineering is a vast domain with a plethora of specializations available and selecting the best one for you can be confusing. Get in touch with our experts at Leverage Edu and they will help you shortlist the best program and university that fits your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the necessary knowledge and exposure to sail towards a rewarding career!

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