BITS HD Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Jul 26, 2021

Result Date

Aug 5, 2021

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BITS HD 2021 Exam Pattern

BITS HD 2021 Exam will be conducted from Jul 26, 2021 to Jul 27, 2021. Candidates who Satisfy the BITS HD 2021 Eligibility can Apply for the Exam. BITS HD 2021 exam will be held only in online mode i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) format.

The candidate will be given 45 minutes for Test 1 and 105 minutes for Test 2. And time for "Test for Software Systems" and "Test for M.E. Sanitation Science, Technology and Management" will be 60 minutes each. Syllabus for BITS HD 2021 is given for both tests by the conducting authority.

The question papers will only contain objective or Multiple Choice questions (MCQs),  each question with four answer choices, only one correct choice. Both Test 1 and Test 2 is compulsory for everyone except those applying for M.E Software Systems.

For admission to the M.Phil programme, there will be no BITS HD test required. Candidates will be shortlisted and later will be called for a test and interview by the concerned Department based on which final admission to the programme will take place.

BITS HD 2021 Exam Pattern For M. E. Software Systems

The admission to this programme is available only through BITS HD test and GATE score of Computer science and information technology (CS) will not be considered. BITS will be launching two new programmes this year, available only at their BITS Goa campus viz.

  • M.E. Degree in Sanitation Science, Technology and Management,
  • M.Phil. Degree in Liberal studies.  


BITS HD 2021  exam questions will be randomly selected from a large question bank. Since the exam will be held on different dates, different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will make sure the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. 

BITS HD 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the BITS HD 2021 is given below:

BITS HD 2021 Exam Pattern



Mode of examination


Medium of Exam


Duration of the exam

The test I will be  for 45 minutes

Test II will be for 105 minutes

Special tests will be 60 minutes each

Type of questions

Multiple choice questions

Marking Scheme

For every correct answer, there are 3 marks

For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted

Number of questions

The test I will have 30 questions

Test  II will have 70 questions

Special tests will have 50 questions. 

Total Marks

  • Test I- 30*3=90 marks

  • Test II- 70*3=210 marks

  • Special Test - 50*3=150 marks

BITS HD 2021 Online Test Details

BITS HD 2021 has two tests 1 and 2 both are conducted online the details are given below:

Test I: 

The paper I is compulsory for all students who are applying for any of the higher degree programmes of the Institute and will consist of the following sections:

BITS HD 2021 Test 1 Pattern


No. of Questions

Core Mathematics


English Language Skills & Logical Reasoning




Test II:

Paper II is compulsory for students applying for all higher degree programmes except those who are applying for only Software systems. The Paper II subject for a student is based on his/her qualifying degree programme.

This paper will attempt to test the student’s grasp of the basic subjects of his discipline. The discipline courses of different degree programmes of BITS have been used for constructing the questions.

The course descriptions are available in the syllabus given later in the brochure.

Special Test for Software Systems:

This Special aptitude test for Software Systems is required for only those students who are applying for M.E. Software systems.

Special Test for Sanitation Science, Technology and Management:

This Special aptitude test for Software Systems is required for only those students who are applying for M.E. Degree in Sanitation Science, Technology and Management.




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