Birla Institute of Technical Science Higher Degree (BITS HD) exam offers admission to M.E./M.Pharm./M.Phil. in several specializations in their three respective campuses: BITS Pilani, BITS Goa, and BITS Hyderabad. With stellar placement and research records, BITS is considered a tier-1 college for undergraduate and postgraduate education in the field of Science and Technology. BITS HD is one of the most popular exams for PG aspirants, nationwide. BITS HD 2021 offers admissions not just in M.Tech/M.E. courses but M.Sc, M.Pharm courses as well. Go through the tips and tricks given in the article below to crack the BITS HD Exam. Students who have a valid GATE/GPAT score need not appear for BITS HD 2021. They can apply with their GATE/GPAT score only.
- May 17, 2021: The BITS HD 2021 Exam has been postponed and the last date to apply is extended to June 30, 2021. Interested candidates must visit BITS HD Application Form to apply now!
- What is BITS HD?
- BITS HD 2021 Exam Date
- BITS HD 2021 Eligibility
- BITS HD 2021 Syllabus
- BITS HD 2021 Registration
- BITS HD 2021 Application Form
- BITS HD 2021 Exam Pattern
- BITS HD 2021 Admit Card
- BITS HD 2021 Exam Centres
- BITS HD 2021 Result
- BITS HD 2021 Cut off
- BITS HD Selection Process
- BITS HD 2021 Counselling
- How to prepare for BITS HD 2021?
- BITS HD 2021 Answer Key
- Coaching Centre
- BITS HD Courses offered
- BITS HD Guidelines
- BITS HD Contact Information
What is BITS HD Exam?
The conducting institution of BITS HD is BITS Pilani. BITS Pilani was established in 1964, is a Deemed to be University, and recognized as “Institute of Eminence” by MHRD. It was ranked 17th in the University category and 5th in the Pharmacy category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018, released by the Ministry of HRD, Govt of India.
Candidates should note that other than through the BITS HD test, admissions to BITS Higher Degree programmes are also available based on GATE / GPAT scores. Through BITS HD candidates can seek admissions to 3 Higher education degrees viz. Master of Engineering(ME), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) in various streams.
Even though BITS has four campuses, in Pilani, Dubai, Goa and Hyderabad, BITS HD test is only for three of its campuses situated at Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad.
BITS HD 2021 test is a National level entrance exam, and candidates from around the country can apply for the examination. The Exam is conducted once in a year, in online mode i.e. Computer-based test (CBT). The BITS HD Exam consists of two tests, one test is of 60 minutes and the other test is of 120 minutes.
The candidates who wish to get admission into any of the programs mentioned above need to apply for the BITS HD Exam. Candidates can apply to the BITS HD Exam by going to the official website of the BITS HD where they can also find more information about the same. Candidates who have valid GATE scores need not apply for the BITS HD, those candidates can get admission into these courses based on the GATE score. BITS has three campuses for Higher Education Courses. It is compulsory for a candidate to stay at the Campus. BITS has its own tech and cultural festivals, along with a Placement Cell to secure high earning Jobs. Please read below for more information regarding the BITS HD 2021 Exam. The key pointers of the BITS HD Exam are given below in the table.
|Exam Name||Birla Institute of Technology & Science Higher Degree Exam|
|Acronym||BITS HD Exam|
|Exam level||University Level|
|Conducted by||Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani|
|Institution Type||Deemed to be University|
|Courses Offered||M.E., M.Pharm. and M.Phil.|
|BITS HD 2021 Application Fee||For BITS HD Test Candidates- INR 3150 For GATE/GPAT Candidates- INR 1000|
|BITS HD Exam Duration||
|Helpdesk||01596-242205, 0832-2580126, 040-66303830 [email protected]|
BITS HD Exam News
BITS Pilani will be launching two new programs this year, offered by BITS HD, available only at BITS Goa campus viz.
- M.E. Degree in Sanitation Science, Technology and Management,
- M.Phil. Degree in Liberal studies.
BITS HD 2021 Exam Dates
The official notifications for BITS HD exam will be released soon at the official website. The BITS HD Exam has been postponed. The BITS HD exam date is picked by the candidate from a deck of slots. The slot booking for BITS HD is done after the registration process is closed. And within a few days of slot booking the BITS HD Hall Ticket/Admit Card is released. The BITS HD Important Dates are as follows :
|BITS HD Events||Exam Date|
|Availability of BITS HD Application Form||Apr 22, 2021|
|Last Date for submission of Application Form||Jun 30, 2021|
|Dates of BITS HD Slot Booking||To be announced|
|Availability of Hall Ticket for BITS HD 2021||To be announced|
|Date of BITS HD 2021 Examination||Postponed|
|Declaration of BITS HD 2021 Results||To be announced|
|BITS HD Counselling Process||To be announced|
|Commencement of new session||To be announced|
BITS HD 2021 Eligibility
BITS HD is a university-level examination and only Indian citizens are eligible to apply. The other eligibility condition for BITS HD varies from one course to another.
Aggregate Percentage: BITS HD Candidates must have minimum aggregate marks of 60% for M.E./M.Pharm and 55% for M.Phil. in their undergraduate degree, to be eligible to attend the BITS HD 2021 qualifying examination.
Age Limit: There is no upper age limit to apply for a higher education programme in BITS HD.
Minimum Qualification: An integrated first degree of BITS or its equivalent in the respective stream is a must to apply for BITS HD exam 2021.
|Nationality||Indian Nationals only|
|Education||Integrated first degree of BITS or Equivalent|
|Minimum Marks||For M.E./M.Pharm: 60% AggregateFor M.Phil.: 55% Aggregate|
|Age Limit||No Age Limit|
BITS HD 2021 Syllabus
The BITS HD test 1 syllabus is same for all the candidates but the BITS HD test 2 syllabus depends upon the discipline that the candidate wants to pursue and the qualifying degree. The BITS HD 2021 Syllabus is divided into two.
The Test 1 of BITS HD 2021 deals with English language skills, Logical Reasoning, and Class 11 and 12 Mathematics.
BITS HD Test 2 would concentrate on student’s knowledge of the basic subjects of his/her discipline like Engineering and Pharmacy. The topics will be from the qualifying degree of the candidate.
- BITS HD Syllabus for Paper - I
- Error finding
- Blood relations
- Synonyms/ Antonyms
- Vocabulary building
- Time and distance
- Clock and Cisterns
- Probability and Statistics
- Linear Programming
- Articles and prepositions
- Idioms and Phrases
- Reading comprehension
- Expansion of an idea
- sentence sequence
- completion of the sentence
- BITS HD Syllabus for Paper - II
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Software engineering (data on plans and utilization of PC)
- Organic Sciences (Study of living things)
- Financial matters
- Material science
- BITS HD Syllabus for the Special paper subjects
- Programming in C
- Advanced Orientation and Software Engineering
- Propelled Programming in C
- Database Systems
- Center Systems
BITS HD 2021 Registration
How to Apply for BITS HD Exam?
Candidates have to first go to the official website of BITS HD Exam. After that the candidate has to follow five simple steps:
- Step 1: BITS HD Registration Process.
- Step 2: Filling the BITS HD Application Form.
- Step 3: Upload Documents.
- Step 4: Pay Application Fee.
- Step 5: Print and Send filled BITS HD form by Post.
BITS HD 2021 Application Form
BITS HD Application Form is available from Apr 22, 2021. The last date to submit the Application Form is Jun 30, 2021.
BITS HD candidates are required to fill the details regarding degree, test centre preference and personal information (Nationality, phone number, city, state etc.). They have to upload the scanned images of their recent photograph and signature. If the candidate is applying through GATE/GPAT route, then it is mandatory for them to upload a self-attested scanned copy of their GATE/GPAT scorecard.
Both online and offline methods are available for the candidates to pay the application fee for BITS HD 2021. The BITS HD offline fee payment can be done by cash. The candidates have to first download pay- in- slip and deposit cash along with at any ICICI Bank branch. After BITS HD fee payment, candidates can take confirmation receipt from the bank.
BITS HD Application Fee: Candidates should pay INR 3150 for the BITS HD application form and candidates seeking admission through GATE score have to pay INR 1000. Once paid application form fees will not be refunded. Make sure you keep the BITS HD payment receipt for future reference.
|Application Availability||Apr 22, 2021 to Jun 30, 2021|
|BITS HD Application Mode||To be filled Online then send filled printed form by post|
|Fee Payment Mode||Online via Credit Card, Debit Card or Internet Banking Offline via Cash|
|BITS HD Application Fee||
How to fill the BITS HD Application Form?
Follow the steps given below to successfully fill the BITS HD Application Form -
- Firstly, the BITS HD candidates have to submit their Name, Date of Birth, Gender, and Email ID to register for the examination.
- Filling of Application Form: Next, the BITS HD candidates have to provide their academic, personal, and communication details. All information that is submitted by the candidate should be valid. Then the BITS HD candidate has to select their preferred three exam centers. GATE qualified candidates have to provide the related details.
- BITS HD Candidates need to upload the scanned copy of the following documents:
- Recent passport size photograph and signature in JPG/JPEG format.
- GATE/GPAT Scorecard if applicable.
- BITS HD Application Fee Payment: The candidates have to pay the required application fee of BITS HD 2021 Admission Test. Payment of the fee can be done in both online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (cash payment at any ICICI bank branches).
- The BITS HD tuition fees and hostel fees are mentioned in the table given below -
BITS HD Admission Test 2021 Tuition Fees -
|S.No||BITS HD Particulars||Amount|
|1||Admission Fees||INR 28050|
|2||First Semester||INR 113300|
|3||Student’s Union Fee||INR 450 (per annum)|
|4||Student Aid Fund||INR 225 (per annum)|
|5||Institute Caution Deposit||INR 3000|
BITS HD Admission Test 2021 Hostel Fees -
|S.No||Fee Structure||BITS Pilani||BITS Goa||BITS Hyderabad|
|1||First Semester||INR 9000||INR 12000||INR 12000|
|2||Second Semester||INR 9000||INR 12000||INR 12000|
|3||Summer Term||INR 4500||INR 6000||INR 6000|
BITS HD 2021 Exam Pattern
The BITS HD exam will be conducted in online mode i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT). The BITS HD question paper will be objective in nature i.e. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Every correct answer will be awarded 3 marks and every incorrect answer will lead to a deduction of 1 mark.
There are mainly two tests for BITS HD 2021. Test-1 and Test-2, consisting of 30 and 70 questions respectively. Other than test 1 and 2, there will be 2 special tests, one for those applying for M.E. Software Systems and the other one is for M.E. Sanitation Science, Technology and Management. Test 1 and 2 are compulsory for all the students. BITS HD Test 2 will test the student’s knowledge of the basic subjects of his/her discipline.
The BITS HD first test will be 45 minutes long, while the second exam will go on for 105 minutes and the special test will be for 60 minutes.
|Type of Exam||Online i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT)|
|Type of Questions||Objective/ Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Marking Scheme||+3 marks for Correct Answer-1 marks for Incorrect Answer|
BITS HD 2021 Admit Card
The BITS HD 2021 hall ticket will only be available online. There is no provision to send a copy of the admit card to the BITS HD candidate's email ID or residential address.
Candidates can download BITS HD 2021 Admit Card only if they have already booked test date and slot. It will be available on the official website. The BITS HD admit card will have all the details of the exam such as Exam centre address, exam timing, roll number, and photograph.
Photo ID (Voter Id/PAN Card/Aadhar Card/Driving License) proof along with the BITS HD 2021 Hall Ticket/Admit Card is mandatory without which candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. BITS HD Admit card can be downloaded by entering the required login details on the website. Take 2 printouts of for future reference.
It is advised to all BITS HD candidates to check all the details mentioned on the hall ticket carefully. Any discrepancies including the spelling mistake should be brought to the notice of the concerned authorities immediately.
How to Download BITS HD Admit card?
The BITS HD admit card will only be available online. Following steps are to be undertaken for downloading the Admit card:
- Visit the BITS HD official website and click on the "Admit Card" link.
- Enter BITS HD Registration Number, Date of Birth, and Password. Click on the Submit button.
- Download and take a printout of the BITS HD admit card for future reference.
BITS HD 2021 Exam Centres
All candidates can choose BITS HD Exam centre as per their convenience. The exam is conducted in 50 BITSAT Centres across India and one International centre in Dubai, UAE. A cBITS HD andidate planning to appear for the test in India can prefer three exam centers in the order of his/her priority. Those planning to appear for the test in Dubai centre can only be able to set the preference for one BITS HD centre only.
|S.No||Exam City||S.No||Exam City|
Documents required at the BITS HD Exam Centre
The candidate must carry the following documents to the exam centre otherwise he/she won't be allowed to enter the BITS HD examination hall.
- Original Photo ID Proof (Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, Passport, Voter's ID/EPIC)
- Valid BITS HD Hall ticket/Admit card
- Recent Passport size photograph
- Blue/Black ballpoint pen to do the rough work
BITS HD 2021 Results
The BITS HD scorecard can be downloaded by entering the credentials such as Application ID/Email ID and password. The BITS HD 2021 Results results will be announced on the official website. There is no provision to send a copy of the result to the candidate's email ID or residential address.
Candidates should clear the BITS HD minimum cut-off marks in order to take part in the counselling process. Based on the BITS HD merit list candidates will be called for the counselling process. The request for re-totaling or revaluation will not be considered in BITS HD since utmost care will be taken to avoid errors in the evaluation, checking, scrutiny, and tabulation.
Validity: BITS HD 2021 merit list is valid only for 1 year, i.e. it is valid for granting admission Higher Degree Courses only for the academic year 2021.
How to Download BITS HD Result?
- Step 1: Visit the Official Website of BITS HD: Candidates must go to the official website.
- Step 2: BITS HD Result link: On the left side of the home page, candidates can find the "Results" link. Follow this link to go to the result login page.
- Step 3: Login Credentials Required: Candidates have to enter valid BITS HD 2021 application/registration number and password/Date of Birth before clicking on "Submit" Button.
- Step 4: Download and Print Result: The candidate must download the BITS HD result and then have to take at least two printouts of the same for the counselling and admission process.
BITS HD 2021 Cutoff
The BITS HD cutoff is the minimum score that the candidate has to get in order to appear in the counselling. The BITS HD cutoff varies year to year and different for the respective courses. BITS HD is conducted for many streams, and every cutoff is released exclusively. It depends upon:
- Number of candidates who gave the BITS HD exam
- The difficulty level of BITS HD Paper
- BITS HD Seat availability
- BITS HD Previous Year cutoff and admission trend
The BITS HD cutoff will be released soon after the exam.
Exam Pattern of BITS HD 2021 Test I -
|3||Medium of Language||English|
|4||Type of Questions||Objective Multiple Choice Questions|
|6||Marking Scheme||3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. For every wrong response, 1 mark will be deducted|
- Exam Pattern of BITS HD 2021 Test II -
|2||Duration of Exam||105 Minutes|
|3||Types of Questions||Objective Multiple Choice Questions|
|4||Total Number of Questions||70 Questions|
|5||Other Information||The candidates will be tested on their grasp of basic subjects.|
- Special Test for Software Systems -
|1||Duration of Examination||60 Minutes|
|2||Types of Questions||Objective|
|3||Total Number of Questions||50 Questions|
BITS HD 2021 Selection Procedure
The candidate has to first give the entrance examination which can be either BITS HD exam or GATE/GPAT. Based on the preference of candidate and cutoff decided by each institute, merit list/admission offer will be put out by Birla Institute of Technology and Science on its official website. Candidates will have to appear for counselling according to the dates given out and on the basis of their BITS HD result and admission offer. The merit list for GATE/GPAT Applicants and BITS HD Applicants will be consolidated to avoid any confusion and give preference to the one who deserves.
The BITS HD counselling will be done on the basis of the choices filled by the Candidates. To know more about every BITS college, check the college in College Section by clicking on the link on the Dashboard above.
BITS HD 2021 Counselling Process
The BITS HD 2021 Counselling Process will start shortly after the announcement of the results and the qualified candidates must attend without fail, to get the seat confirmation. Candidates who will clear the cutoff will get their name feature in the BITS HD Merit List, which will be used for Counselling. Successful candidates will get to choose the stream/campus based on their score/ranking. Cut off and merit list will be available on the official website. BITS HD Counselling process will happen separately for every course. Candidates will have to submit Admission Fee within the stipulated time, else their BITS HD Seat Allotment will get void. The BITS HD Counselling process will happen in two to three rounds. Keep visiting this page for updates on the waitlist.
Document Verification: Candidates should carry all the required necessary documents at the time of counselling for the purpose of document verification.
The Documents required in BITS HD Counselling are:
- Original and photocopy of ID proof such as Aadhar Card, PAN card, etc.
- Minimum 4 passport size photograph.
- Original and photocopy of BITS HD admit card.
- Original and photocopy of 10th, 12th marks card, and graduation certificate (for PG courses).
- Aadhar Card
- Character Certificate
- Transfer Certificate
- BITS HD Admit Card
- BITS HD Score Card
- Category Certificate (If applicable)
Click here to access the BITS HD official Brochure.
How to prepare for BITS HD?
BITS HD has a similar syllabus to GATE/GPAT. The pattern of BITS HD has more theoretical questions like IES and DRDO exam. Thus the candidate can solve these exam papers for their preparation as well as GATE/GPAT papers. Go through the tips given below to prepare yourself for the CUSAT CAT 2021 -
Candidates can refer to any books for topics mentioned in the syllabus. A few suggestions are given below:
- Civil Engineering by Khurmi R.S. and Gupta J.K.
- Physics Engineering by Vikas Jain.
- Chemistry Engineering by Purnima Sharma.
- Chemistry Engineering by R K Gupta and other popular books.
The BITSAT Previous Year Papers help in understanding the pattern of the paper and then channelizing your plan according to the exam needs. Also, it helps in identifying areas that have more weightage with respect to others thus require more attention and practice.
Mock/Sample Test Papers
The BITSAT Mock/Sample test papers help in keeping up with the time constraint in the exam. As the candidate has to solve a large number of questions in a short span of time, it helps the candidate in gaining speed and pin-pointing questions that consume more time, and make strategy accordingly.
BITS HD 2021 Answer Key
Candidates appearing for BITSAT 2021 can refer to the steps given below to download the answer key is released by the official authority.
- To download the answer key of BITSAT 2021 candidates have to click on the link
- A window will open which consists of the answer key.
- Candidates can download the answer key from here.
How to calculate the probable score using BITSAT HD Answer Key 20120?
If the authorities release the official answer key of BITSAT HD then candidates can predict their tentative scores by referring to the marking scheme.
- According to the exam pattern of BITSAT, there is a total of 150 multiple choice questions. 3 marks will be allotted for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
- Therefore, marks can be calculated using a simple formula given below:
Number of correct answers x 3 – Number of wrong answers x 1 = Score obtained in BITSAT 2021
- With the help of expected scores, candidates will get an idea about their chances of getting admission to the desired course.
Key points related to BITSAT 2021 Answer Key
- Though BITSAT authorities do not release the answer key, if the answer key is released it will be available in online mode for the candidates to check and calculate their expected score.
- The answer key will contain the correct answers to all the questions asked in BITSAT 2021.
- In case of discrepancy, candidates can raise the objection with documented proof within the given time frame.
- The final answer key will be released after considering the feedback, before the declaration of result.
BITS HD Coaching Centres
The institutes for Admission into M.E are as follows:
- MADE EASY
- IES MASTER
- GATE FORUM
The institutes for Admission into M.Pharm are as follows:
- Ratiram Academy of Higher Education (RAHE)
- Pharma Sapience
- Score Tutorials
- Pauls Pharmacy Academy
Courses Offered through BITS HD
BITS offers numerous courses in various discipline. These courses vary from one campus to another. There are 4 campuses of BITS situated at Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. The various courses offered at different campuses of BITS are listed below:
Programs offered at BITS Pilani Campus
|M.E Civil (with specialization in Infrastructure Engineering and Management)|
|M.E Civil (with specialization in Structural Engineering)|
|M.E Civil (with specialization in Transportation Engineering)|
|M.E Communication Engineering|
|M.E Computer Science|
|M.E Design Engineering|
|M.E Embedded Systems|
|M.E Manufacturing Systems Engineering|
|M.E Software Systems|
|M.Pharm with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry|
|M.Pharm with specialization in Pharmaceutics|
Programs offered at BITS Hyderabad Campus
|M.E Civil (with specialization in Structural Engg.)|
|M.E. Civil (with specialization in Transportation Engineering)|
|M.E Communication Engineering|
|M.E Computer Science|
|M.E Design Engineering|
|M.E. Mechanical with specialization in Thermal Engineering|
|M.Pharm with specialization in Pharmaceutics|
Programs offered at BITS Goa Campus
|M.E Computer Science|
|M.E Design Engineering|
|M.E. Sanitation Science, Technology and Management|
|M.Phil. Liberal Studies|
- ID Proof: Candidates will have to produce an original ID proof with BITS HD 2021 Admit card for verification (For example, employee ID, driving license, passport, pan card, voter ID, Aadhar card or valid college ID).
- Mandatory Documents: Candidates appearing for BITS HD 2021 examination must carry the BITS HD 2021 Admit Card and original valid photo-identity proof to the exam centre.
- Legitimate Photograph & Signature: Candidates are advised to take a clearly legible, preferably colour printout of the admit card on an A4 size paper. The Admit card is valid only if the candidate's photograph and signature images are legitimate and are according to the instructions.
- Reporting Time: Candidates will be permitted to occupy their allotted seats 35 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination. Candidates can log in and start reading the necessary instructions 20 minutes before the start of the examination. Candidates must report at the examination venue 60 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the examination.
- Candidates shouldn't be late: No candidate will be allowed to enter the BITS HD 2021 examination hall 30 minutes after the commencement of the exam.
- Verification of Details: Candidates will be permitted to appear for the examination only after their BITS HD 2021 credentials are verified by the centre officials.
- Rough Work: Scribble pads will be provided to the candidates for rough work. A candidate is supposed to write BITS HD 2021 Registration number and his/her name on the scribble pad before he/she starts using it.
- Hardware Tampering: Candidates should not tamper the computer and related hardware provided in the examination hall. Candidates found tampering these willfully will have their candidature cancelled immediately. In addition, appropriate legal action will be initiated against such candidates.
- Address: Admissions Office, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Vidya Vihar Campus, Pilani, Pincode - 333 031, Rajasthan, India.
- Website: bitsadmission.com
- Email: [email protected]/
- Phone Number: 01596-242205 (Pilani Campus), 0832-2580126 (Goa Campus), 040-66303830 (Hyderabad Campus).
- Timings: 10.00 AM till 5.00 PM on all working days.
Do I have to apply in all the 3 campuses separately?
No, you are only required to apply one campus at a time only.
Can I give the exam in offline mode?
No, the exam will only be conducted in online mode only.
Is there any negative marking in the Exam?
Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
If multiple payments are made for a single application, will it be refunded?
Yes. The extra amount paid to a single application form will be refunded. The candidate should provide bank details through the official website.
Is the reservation system followed in BITS HD?
No. There is no reservation system is not followed in BITS HD.
Can I pay the BITS HD Application fee offline?
Yes. Candidates can pay the BITS HD Application fee offline by selecting e-challan payable at ICICI Bank.