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Admissions Office, BITS, Pilani - 333 031 (Rajasthan) India. Tel: 01596-242205, 01596-515294 / 330 Fax: 01596-244183 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Admissions to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus for the academic year 2015-16 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 – 2015’, in short as BITSAT-2015 hereafter in this document.
Integrated First Degree Programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2015:
Note: All students admitted to M.Sc.(Hons.) programmes are given an option to work for a second degree for one of the B.E. (Hons.)/B.Pharm.(Hons.) programmes under the dual degree scheme, assignment being made by competition on their performance at BITS at the end of first year, separately in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. Under this scheme, a student normally requires five years to complete both the degrees and is awarded both the degrees, namely M.Sc.(Hons.) and B.E.(Hons.)/B.Pharm.(Hons.)
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 examination in 2015 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2014 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2015 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 12thexamination in 2013 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2015. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2015.
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-2015. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.
Direct Admission to Board Toppers:
In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2015 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2015 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS website by 20th May, 2015.
Admission of International students:
Applications are also invited from International students who have taken SAT and SAT Subject Tests conducted by College Board (USA) for admission to different first degree programmes at BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus for Academic Year 2015-16. However, candidates holding passport issued by country other than India only are eligible under "International students scheme". Admissions will be made on merit determined by score obtained by candidate in SAT Subject Tests in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Level 2, subject to candidate meeting above eligibility criteria. For more details please visithttp://www.bitsadmission.com/ois.
Details of BITSAT-2015:
‘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. BITSAT-2015 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.
BITSAT-2015 Test Format:
BITSAT-2015 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts: