Procedure for Applying for admission to BITS

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is an all India Institution declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. BITS Pilani is India's highest ranked non-Govt. Institute as per QS BRICS, QS Asia and QS India 2019, is one of the six Institutes of Eminence, as recently announced by MHRD, Govt. of India. Admissions to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus for the academic year 2019-20 will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online Test conducted by BITS, Pilani. This test will be referred to as ‘BITS Admission Test – 2019’, in short as BITSAT-2019 hereafter in this document.

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 his or her score report at the BITS admission website on the next day of his or her test date. The candidate can also take a printout of his or her score report for any further usage. No student will be allowed to repeat the test in the same year.

Merit List for Admission

As explained earlier, a candidate who appears in BITSAT-2019 is eligible for admission only if he/she gets the required minimum marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects of 12th examination as per the eligibility criteria described already. All candidates
who appear in BITSAT-2019 and are interested in admission will be required to submit Admission application form with 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses, starting from 16 th May 2019 till 18th June 2019. Admission decisions (Iteration 1 results) will be announced on 20th June 2019. Further details about different iterations will be announced on the admission website. 

How to apply for writing BITSAT-2019

Interested candidates should register their names for BITSAT-2019 by applying in the prescribed application form online. The password that a candidate enters (8 alphanumeric characters) during BITSAT registration process will be required for further accesses including writing the BITSAT. Hence, a candidate should keep it confidential. A candidate has to complete the application form online at and pay the prescribed fees. Also take the printout of the filled-in form for your future reference. The prescribed fee for BITSAT-2019 is Rs. 3150/- (three thousand one hundred fifty) for male candidates and Rs. 2650/- (two thousand six hundred fifty) for female candidates. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. 

Procedure for Applying for admission to BITS

In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT-2019, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses of BITS. 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 made available at the BITS admission website, by 16 th May 2019. The completed application form with the required application fee has to be submitted online at the BITS admission site on or before 5.00pm on 18th June 2019. 

Details of BIT SAT

‘Computer Based Online test’ means the candidate 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. Each computer is connected to a
server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the traditional paper-pencil based test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. BIT SAT 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, as described in the later sections


(i) For admission to any of the First Degree programmes of BITS except B.Pharm.:  Candidates 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 (PCM) and adequate proficiency in English.

(ii) For admission to B.Pharm.:   Candidates 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 (PCB) and adequate proficiency in English. However candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.

Admission to all the programmes is subject to the conditions given below

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) subjects 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 class examination in 2019 or who have passed 12th class Examination in 2018 are eligible to appear in the BIT SAT 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 2017 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BIT SAT. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BIT SAT.

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 BIT SAT. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.


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