BITSAT 2018 Exam Pattern

The BITSAT 2018 exam consists of 4 parts:

BITSAT 2018 Exam Pattern – Division of Marks
Part Subject Questions Allotted
I Physics 40
II Chemistry 40
III (a) English Proficieny 15
(b) Logical Reasoning 10
IV Mathematics/Biology 45
Total 150

Exam Pattern for BITSAT 2018:

Mode of Exam Offline
Duration of exam 3hrs
Language English
Mark scheme Corect answer: 3 mark

Wrong answer: 1 mark deducted

Subjects Physics, biology, mathematics, chemistry, English, logical reasoning
Negative marking -1 for each wrong answer

BITSAT 2018 Format and Rules:

  • Exam Time: BITSAT 2018 examination will be conducted for 3 hours. There is no break in between the examination.
  • Paper Scheme: The BITSAT 2018 paper is made up of 150 Objective Type (Multiple choices) questions where every question has 4 alternative options.
  • Question Scheme: Only one of the 4 options can be correct for any question and candidates cannot choose more than one option at a time and the test process is entirely computerized.
  • Mark Scheme: For every correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded and for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • Candidates are allowed to skip questions, no marks will be awarded in this case.
  • There is no specific time allotted for any section of the BITSAT 2018 exam.
  • Duration: The entire test must be completed in 180 minutes, and candidates cannot change their answer to attempted questions during the period of the test.
  • If a candidate answers all the 150 questions without skipping any question, he/she will have an option of attempting up to 12 extra questions, depending on how much time is left.
  • Subjects: These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology only; four questions from each part.
  • Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.
  • The extra questions will only give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher.
  • But it is important to note that these extra questions also have negative marking and must not be attempted by pure guessing.
  • If the candidate’s responses are wrong, it will lead to a reduction in total marks.
  • The BITSAT 2018 questions will be selected at random from a large question bank.
  • Different candidates will get different question sets when they appear for BITSAT 2018.
  • An expert committee ensures that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc.

Important points in BITSAT 2018:

  • Candidates are not permitted to bring calculators or log tables, but only a pen for rough work. Blank sheets will be provided.
  • Candidate’s fingerprint and photograph will be taken at the time of the test and will be matched at the time of admission.
  • Anyone violating the rules of the test center or falsifying identity will not be allowed to continue with the test and will automatically be disqualified.
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