Candidates who are going to appear for the BITSAT 2021 must be aware of the exam pattern and marking scheme of the BITSAT. Knowing the BITSAT test Format helps the candidates to get familiar with the process of examination. Through BITSAT exam pattern 2021 candidates get to know about the mode of the exam, exam duration, the total number of questions, marking scheme, etc. The exam will take place in an online mode for 3 hrs. The questions will be asked for the section such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and Logical Reasoning. The candidates will have to answer the questions in multiple-choice format. For every correct answer, candidates will get 3 marks and – 1 mark for incorrect answers. Unattempted questions will be marked zero.

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Thus knowing the exam pattern is very important for the preparation of the exam. This helps the students to channelize their preparation in a proper manner. Go through the article to get to know about the BITSAT 2021 paper pattern, marking scheme, syllabus and preparation tips.

BITSAT 2021 Exam Pattern Details

Candidates must know the full exam pattern of BITSAT 2021. The BITSAT 2021 exam pattern usually includes the information about the mode and duration of the exam and the exam pattern details like the number of questions, sections of the examination, the marking scheme, etc. Check the detailed BITSAT 2021 exam pattern listed below:

Examination ModeOnline i.e Computer Based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration3 hrs.
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (Objective). Each question will have four options, one being the correct one.
Question Paper Will Be Divided Into 4 Parts

 I – Physics

 II – Chemistry

 III – English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

IV – Mathematics/Biology (for B.Pharma)

Questions As Per The Section
  • Mathematics/Biology – 45
  • Physics – 40
  • Chemistry – 40
  • English Proficiency – 15
  • Logical Reasoning – 10
Total No. Of Questions150
Total Marks450

BITSAT 2021 Marking Scheme

Candidates must know about the marking scheme of the BITSAT 2021.

Marking Scheme

correct answer:  3 marks

incorrect answer: 1 mark deduction

Unattempted questions: no marks will be allotted

Check the total no. of questions and marks as per the subjects:

SubjectsNo. of questionsNo. Of Question Total Marks 
Part IPhysics40120
Part IIChemistry40120
Part IIIEnglish Proficiency1545
Logical Reasoning1030
Part IVMathematics/Biology (B.Pharma)45135

A Chance To Score Extra Points Through 12 Additional Questions In BITSAT

If students are able to solve all the 150 questions (without skipping any of them), they may choose to attempt 12 extra questions (4 each from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics or Biology) and increase their scores. However, they will not get any extra time to solve these questions. Moreover, once students choose to attempt these 12 questions, they will not be able to go back and change answers to the original 150 questions. These questions have negative marking too so, candidates should not try guesswork or any kind of hit and trial method.

BITSAT syllabus 2021

Those who are preparing for the BITSAT 2021, must also know about the BITSAT Syllabus. This is the base on which the exam takes place. Take a look at the BITSAT 2021 syllabus and prepare accordingly.

PhysicsUnits & Measurement, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Work and Energy, Kinematics, Impulse and Momentum, Rotational Motion, Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Gravitation, Waves, Oscillations, Electrostatics, Heat and Thermodynamics, etc.

ChemistryStates of Matter, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, Atomic Structure, Physical and Chemical Equilibria, Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, Hydrogen and s-block elements, Surface Chemistry, etc.
English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning – Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Composition, Verbal Reasoning, Nonverbal Reasoning, Detecting Missing Links, Following Directions, Classifying Words, etc.

Biology– Diversity in Living World, Genetics and Evolution, Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and Function, Structure and Function –Animals & Plants, Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants, Ecology and Environment, Reproduction and Development in Humans, Biotechnology and its Applications, Biology and Human Welfare.

MathematicsAlgebra, Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Differential calculus, Trigonometry, Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Integral calculus, Probability, Ordinary Differential Equations, Statistics, Vectors, Mathematical modeling, and Linear Programming.

BITSAT Preparation Tips 2021

  • Before starting off with the preparation of BITSAT 2021, candidates must be clear with the syllabus of the exam.
  • Make a good timetable for each day for proper time management.
  • Take help from the NCERT books and other previous years’ question papers available.
  • The exam pattern should be clear in the mind of the candidate.
  • Take a Mock test or other online tests for the purpose of understanding the online exam environment.
  • Understand each concept and make notes on each topic.
  • Eat healthy food and have a normal sleeping pattern during the exam preparation.

BITSAT 2021 Books Collection

  • New Pattern Mathematics – By Arihant
  • 10 Mock Tests & Solved Papers VIT Engineering
  • Objective Mathematics – By RD Sharma
  • Essential Organic Chemistry – By Arihant
  • A Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry – By Dr OP Tandon
  • Optics & Modern Physics – By Arihant
  • Concepts of Physics I – By HC Verma
  • Concepts of Physics II – By HC Verma
  • Physics MCQ – D Mukherji
  • Botany – By AC Dutta
  • A Text-Book of Biology – By PS Dhami, G Chopra, Srivastava
  • A Complete Guide to BITSAT – By Pearson
  • English Grammer and Composition – By Wren and Martin
  • BITSAT LR & English Proficiency


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