Exam pattern consists of details regarding the marks distribution, types of question and duration of the exam. This will give a clear idea to candidates who are appearing for the exam and can prepare themselves for the entrance exam better.
BITSAT Exam Pattern 2020 is set by BITS Pilani. BITSAT 2020 is an Online (Computer-based Test) exam and it has Multiple-choice Questions (MCQs) from which candidates should choose 1 correct answer from the given options. BITSAT 2020 includes 150 objective questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, English and Logical Reasoning.
Duration of BITSAT 2020 test is going to be three-hours without a break. BITSAT 2020 Exam will be conducted in two slots. Slot I - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Slot II - 2:00PM to 5:00PM.
Each correct answer will award you 3 marks, and every wrong answer will lead to negative marking of 1 mark. There will be no negative marking for unattempted questions. The exam will be for a maximum score of 450 and the total number of questions will be 150. There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 150 questions.
|Each Question weightage||3 marks|
|Duration||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Negative Marking||-1 for every wrong answer|
Any candidate capable of answering 150 questions within the specified time (without skipping any question) can attempt an additional 12 questions (four each from Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry only).
Questions that will be given in BITSAT Paper 2020 exam are randomly selected from a large question bank. So Candidates must note this point while preparing for the BITSAT Examination. Thus, each candidate will get different question paper sets.
If any Candidate can finish their exam within the given time that is before 3 hours (180 minutes) without skipping any question, then they can attempt an extra 12 questions which are related to Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. But there will be no change in 150 questions which they have answered before. But a candidate should note that if he/she opts to answer for those 12 questions, he/she would not be able to go back to the 150 questions.
This is to ensure that even the candidates who are at an average level are able to complete it within the given 3 hours, at the same time a sharp candidate will get the opportunity to answer extra 12 questions. This gives sharp aspirants the opportunity to score high.
Note: Please make sure that before applying for BITSAT, you are aware of eligibility criteria for BITSAT 2020 to avoid your application being rejected at the advanced stages.
Scheme of Exam Paper Pattern
BITSAT exam is divided into four sections and they are tabulated clearly below.
|Total number of Questions||150|
|Part||Subject Name||No. of Questions|
|Part III||English Proficiency||15|
|Part IV||Mathematics (for engineering candidates) or Biology (For B.Pharm candidates)||