How To Prepare For BITSAT 2018 In One Month?

Posted By: Sashikanth

Engineering is the most desired career option, specifically for Indians, because of its opportunities post higher education. For this reason, every year over 10 lakh candidates take the national-level Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admissions to a range of engineering courses at India's top institutes such as IITs and NITs. After JEE, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test (BITSAT) stands tall at the second position despite many national and state-level entrance examinations.

On an average, over two lakh candidates take BITSAT every year for the two thousand seats spread across the three BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. Undoubtedly, getting an admission to BITS Pilani is as difficult as achieving a seat in IIT or NIT. So aspirants who have applied for BITSAT have to give their best to gain a seat in one of the BITS campuses. The BITSAT 2018 is all set to kick-start in May. Let's explore the preparation tips to crack the exam in one month besides test format.

How To Prepare For BITSAT 2018?

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BITSAT Test Format

BITSAT is a computer-based online test. It will be for a total of three hours without any breaks. All the questions are objective-type questions. For every right answer, candidates will gain three marks. However, one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

PartsSubjects No of Questions 
Part-IPhysics 40
Part-II Chemistry40
Part-III (a) English Language
(b) Logical Reasoning 



Part-IV Mathematics/Biology (for BPharm) 45
Total  150


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The BITSAT exam will be conducted on the basis of the NCERT syllabus. Aspiring candidates are suggested to refer to the official brochure for the detailed syllabus. Candidates can also take a sample test, which will demonstrate the features of BITSAT 2018, available at the BITS admission website.


Attempt Bonus Questions

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If you have finished the 150 questions within the given time, you can attempt an extra 12 questions. However, you cannot revert your answers once you start attempting the extra questions. Though risky, there are chances you can score more. Manage the time wisely and try to attempt the extra questions also.


Work On Time Management

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A total of three hours will be given, so you can devote more time to those areas that are tough. Try to finish the chemistry and physics sections in less than thirty minutes. This will give more time for mathematics, which will take at least sixty minutes to answer. However, try to complete the English and logical reasoning also in thirty minutes. By doing this, you will find time to attempt the 12 extra questions.


Important Topics In BITSAT

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  • Mathematics: Algebra, three dimensional coordinate geometry, trigonometry, probability, vectors, statistics and linear programming.
  • Physics: Heat & thermodynamics, wave optics & fluids, simple harmonic motion, current electricity and magnetics effect.
  • Chemistry: Atomic structure, chemical bonding & molecular structure, thermodynamics, electro chemistry, chemical kinetics, p & f block elements, hydrocarbons and environmental chemistry.
  • Biology: Cell structure and function, genetics, reproduction, growth and movement in plants, biology in human welfare and biotechnology and its applications
  • English: Reading comprehension and composition
  • Logical Reasoning: Series and chart logic in verbal and rule detection and figure matrix in non-verbal reasoning.


Important Books

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  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Organic Chemistry by M. S. Chauhan
  • Inorganic Chemistry by O. P. Tandon
  • Mathematics books by Arihant Publication
  • English grammar and composition books by Wren and Martin
  • Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal



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