BITSAT 2018 Syllabus:
- Subjects: The BITSAT 2018 Syllabus is based on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology from the NCERT 11th and 12th syllabus.
- Candidates may refer to the prescribed textbooks for the same.
- Sample papers: BITSAT 2018 syllabus and sample test papers are made available on the official website while applying for BITSAT 2018.
Topics for BITSAT 2018 Syllabus:
- BITSAT 2018 syllabus covers a wide range of subjects.
- Each of these topics has a wide range of topics to be studied as part of the BITSAT 2018 syllabus.
- BITSAT 2018 syllabus examination is as follows.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Physics:
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Units & Measurement:
- Units (Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental and derived units)
- Dimensional Analysis
- Precision and significant figures
- Fundamental measurements in Physics (Vernier calipers, screw gauge, Physical balance etc)
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Kinematics:
- Properties of vectors
- Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
- Motion with constant acceleration
- Projectile motion
- Uniform circular motion
- Relative motion
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Newton’s Laws of Motion:
- Motion on an inclined plane
- Newton’s laws (free body diagram, resolution of forces)
- Motion of blocks with pulley systems
- Circular motion – centripetal force
- Inertial and non-inertial frame
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Impulse and Momentum:
- Definition of impulse and momentum
- Conservation of momentum
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Work and Energy:
- Work was done by a force
- Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
- Conservative forces and potential energy
- Conservation of mechanical energy
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Rotational Motion:
- Description of rotation (angular displacement, angular velocity, and angular acceleration)
- Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration
- Moment of inertia, Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, rotational kinetic energy XII
- Torque and angular momentum
- Conservation of angular momentum
- Rolling motion
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Gravitation:
- Newton’s law of gravitation
- Gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity
- Motion of planets – Kepler’s laws, satellite motion
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Mechanics of Solids and Fluids:
- Pressure, density, and Archimedes’ principle
- Viscosity and Surface Tension
- Bernoulli’s theorem
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Oscillations:
- Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
- Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
- Forced & damped oscillations, resonance
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Waves:
- Progressive sinusoidal waves
- Standing waves in strings and pipes
- Superposition of waves, beats
- Doppler Effect
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Heat and Thermodynamics:
- Kinetic theory of gases
- Thermal equilibrium and temperature
- Specific heat, Heat Transfer – Conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, Newton’s law of cooling
- Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics
- the law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of performance
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Electrostatics:
- Coulomb’s law
- Electric field (discrete and continuous charge distributions)
- Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
- Gauss’ law and its applications
- Electric dipole
- Capacitance and dielectrics (parallel plate capacitor, capacitors in series and parallel)
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Current Electricity:
- Ohm’s law, Joule heating XIII
- D.C circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff’s laws, potentiometer, and Wheatstone bridge.
- Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin and temperature dependence of resistivity).
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Magnetic Effect of Current:
- Biot-Savart’s law and its applications
- Ampere’s law and its applications
- Lorentz force, force on current carrying conductors in a magnetic field
- Magnetic moment of a current loop, torque on a current loop, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Electromagnetic Induction:
- Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
- Self and mutual inductance
- Transformers and generators
- Alternating current (peak and RMS value)
- AC circuits, LCR circuits
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Optics:
- Laws of reflection and refraction
- Lenses and mirrors
- Optical instruments – telescope and microscope
- Interference – Huygen’s principle, Young’s double slit experiment
- Interference in thin films
- Diffraction due to a single slit
- Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Electromagnetic spectrum
- Polarisation – states of polarization, Malus’ law, Brewster’s law
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Modern Physics:
- Dual nature of light and matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength
- Atomic models – Rutherford’s experiment, Bohr’s atomic
- Hydrogen atom spectrum
- Nuclear reactions: Fission and Fusion, binding energy
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Electronic Devices:
- Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators, and semiconductors;
- Semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V
- characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator.
- Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator
- a logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). The transistor as a switch.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Chemistry:
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – The States of Matter:
- Measurement: Physical quantities and SI units, Dimensional analysis, Precision, Significant figures.
- Chemical reactions: Laws of chemical combination, Dalton’s atomic theory; Mole concept;
- Atomic, molecular and molar masses; Percentage composition empirical & molecular formula;
- Balanced chemical equations & stoichiometry
- Three states of matter, intermolecular interactions, types of bonding, melting and boiling points
Gaseous state: Gas Laws, ideal behaviour, ideal gas equation, empirical derivation of gas equation, Avogadro number, Kinetic theory – Maxwell distribution of velocities, Average, root mean square and most probable velocities and relation to temperature, Diffusion; Deviation from ideal behaviour – Critical temperature, Liquefaction of gases, van der Waals equation.
- Liquid state: Vapour pressure, surface tension, viscosity.
- Solid state: Classification; Space lattices & crystal systems; a Unit cell in two dimensional and
- three-dimensional lattices, calculation of density of unit cell – Cubic & hexagonal systems; Close packing; Crystal structures: Simple AB and AB2 type ionic crystals, covalent crystals – diamond & graphite, metals. Voids, a number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, ImperfectionsPoint defects, non-stoichiometric crystals; Electrical, magnetic and dielectric properties.
- Amorphous solids – qualitative description. Band theory of metals, conductors, semiconductors, and insulators, and n- and p-type semiconductors.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Atomic Structure:
- Introduction: Radioactivity, Subatomic particles; Atomic number, isotopes, and isobars,
- Thompson’s model and its limitations, Rutherford’s picture of an atom and its limitations; Hydrogen atom spectrum and Bohr model and its limitations. Quantum mechanics: Wave-particle duality – de Broglie relation, Uncertainty principle;
- Hydrogen atom: Quantum numbers and wavefunctions, atomic orbitals and their shapes (s, p, and d), Spin quantum number.
- Many electron atoms: Pauli exclusion principle; Aufbau principle and the electronic configuration of atoms, Hund’s rule.
- Periodicity: Brief history of the development of periodic tables Periodic law and the modern periodic table; Types of elements: s, p, d, and f blocks; Periodic trends: ionization energy, atomic, and ionic radii, inter gas radii, electron affinity, electronegativity, and valency.
- Nomenclature of elements with atomic number greater than 100.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure:
- Valence electrons, Ionic Bond: Lattice Energy and Born-Haber cycle; Covalent character of ionic bonds and polar character of a covalent bond, bond parameters
- Molecular Structure: Lewis picture & resonance structures, VSEPR model & molecular shapes Covalent Bond: Valence Bond Theory- Orbital overlap, Directionality of bonds & hybridization (s, p & d orbitals only), Resonance; Molecular orbital theory- Methodology, Orbital energy level
diagram, Bond order, Magnetic properties of homonuclear diatomic species (qualitative idea only).
- Metallic Bond: Qualitative description.
- Intermolecular Forces: Polarity; Dipole moments; Hydrogen Bond.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Thermodynamics:
- Basic Concepts: Systems and surroundings; State functions; Intensive & Extensive Properties; XV
- Zeroth Law and Temperature
- First Law of Thermodynamics: Work, internal energy, heat, enthalpy, heat capacities and specific heats, measurements of ∆U and ∆H, Enthalpies of formation, phase transformation, ionization, electron gain; Thermochemistry; Hess’s Law, Enthalpy of bond dissociation, combustion, atomization, sublimation, solution, and dilution
- Second Law: Spontaneous and reversible processes; entropy; Gibbs free energy related to spontaneity and non-spontaneity, non-mechanical work; Standard free energies of formation, free energy change, and chemical equilibrium
- Third Law: Introduction
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Physical and Chemical Equilibria:
- Concentration Units: Mole Fraction, Molarity, and Molality
- Solutions: Solubility of solids and gases in liquids, Vapour Pressure, Raoult’s law, Relative lowering of vapor pressure, depression in freezing point; elevation in boiling point; osmotic pressure, determination of molecular mass; solid solutions, abnormal molecular mass.
- Hoff factor. Equilibrium: Dynamic nature of equilibrium, law of mass action
- Physical Equilibrium: Equilibria involving physical changes (solid-liquid, liquid-gas, solid-gas), Surface chemistry, Adsorption, Physical and Chemical adsorption, Langmuir Isotherm, Colloids and emulsion, classification, preparation, use.
- Chemical Equilibria: Equilibrium constants (KP, KC), Factors affecting equilibrium, LeChatelier’s principle.
- Ionic Equilibria: Strong and Weak Electrolytes, Acids and Bases (Arrhenius, Lewis, Lowry and Bronsted) and their dissociation; the degree of ionisation, Ionization of Water; ionisation of polybasic acids, pH; Buffer solutions; Henderson equation, Acid-base titrations; Hydrolysis; Solubility Product of Sparingly Soluble Salts; Common Ion Effect.
- Factors Affecting Equilibria: Concentration, Temperature, Pressure, Catalysts, Significance of G and G0 in Chemical Equilibria.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Electrochemistry:
- Redox Reactions: Oxidation-reduction reactions (electron transfer concept); Oxidation number;
- Balancing of redox reactions; Electrochemical cells and cell reactions; Standard electrode potentials; EMF of Galvanic cells; Nernst equation; Factors affecting the electrode potential;
- Gibbs energy change and cell potential; Secondary cells; dry cells, Fuel cells; Corrosion and its prevention.
- Electrolytic Conduction: Electrolytic Conductance; Specific and molar conductivities; variations of conductivity with concentration, Kolhrausch’s Law, and its application, Electrolysis, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis; Coulometer; Electrode potential and electrolysis, Commercial production of the chemicals, NaOH, Na, Al, Cl2 & F2.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Chemical Kinetics:
- Aspects of Kinetics: Rate and Rate expression of a reaction; Rate constant; Order and molecularity of the reaction; Integrated rate expressions and half-life for zero and first order reactions.
- Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions: Concentration of the reactants, catalyst; the size of particles, the Temperature dependence of rate constant concept of collision theory (elementary idea, no mathematical treatment); Activation energy; Catalysis, Surface catalysis, enzymes, zeolites.
- Factors affecting the rate of collisions between molecules.
- Mechanism of Reaction: Elementary reactions; Complex reactions; Reactions involving two/three steps only.
- Surface Chemistry
Adsorption – physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting the adsorption of gasses on solids; catalysis: homogenous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: enzyme catalysis, colloidal state: a distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspensions; lyophilic, lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulations; emulsions – types of emulsions.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Hydrogen and s-block elements:
- Hydrogen: Element: unique position in periodic table, occurrence, isotopes; Dihydrogen: preparation, properties, reactions, and uses; Molecular, saline, ionic, covalent, interstitial hydrides; Water: Properties; Structure and aggregation of water molecules; Heavy water; Hydrogen peroxide: preparation, reaction, structure & use, Hydrogen as a fuel.
- s-block elements: Abundance and occurrence; Anomalous properties of the first elements in each group; diagonal relationships; trends in the variation of properties (ionization energy, atomic & ionic radii).
- Alkali metals: Lithium, sodium, and potassium: occurrence, extraction, reactivity, and electrode potentials; Biological importance; Reactions with oxygen, hydrogen, halogens water and liquid ammonia.
- Basic nature of oxides and hydroxides; Halides; Properties and uses of compounds such as NaCl, Na2CO3, NaHCO3, NaOH, KCl, and KOH.
- Alkaline earth metals: Magnesium and calcium: Occurrence, extraction, reactivity and electrode potentials; Reactions with O2, H2O, H2 and halogens; Solubility and thermal stability of oxo salts; the Biological importance of Ca and Mg; Preparation, properties and uses of important compounds such as CaO, Ca(OH)2, plaster of Paris, MgSO4, MgCl2, CaCO3, and CaSO4; Lime and limestone, cement.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – p-block, d-block, and f-block elements:
- General: Abundance, distribution, physical and chemical properties, isolation and uses of elements; Trends in chemical reactivity of elements of a group; electronic configuration, oxidation states; anomalous properties of the first element of each group.
- Group 13 elements: Boron; Properties and uses of borax, boric acid, boron hydrides & halides.
- The reaction of aluminum with acids and alkalis.
- Group 14 elements: Carbon: carbon catenation, physical & chemical properties, uses, allotropes (graphite, diamond, fullerenes), oxides, halides and sulfides, carbides; Silicon: Silica, silicates, silicone, silicon tetrachloride, Zeolites, and their uses.
- Group 15 elements: Dinitrogen; Preparation, Reactivity and uses of nitrogen; Industrial and biological nitrogen fixation; Compound of nitrogen; Ammonia: Haber’s process, properties, and reactions.
- Oxides of nitrogen and their structures; Properties and Ostwald’s process of nitric acid production; Fertilisers – NPK type; Production of phosphorus; Allotropes of phosphorus.
- Preparation, structure, and properties of hydrides, oxides, oxoacids (elementary idea only) and halides of phosphorus, phosphine.
- Group 16 elements: Isolation and chemical reactivity of dioxygen; Acidic, basic and amphoteric oxides.
- Preparation, structure, and properties of ozone; Allotropes of sulfur;
- Preparation/production properties and uses of sulphur dioxide and sulphuric acid; Structure and properties of oxides, oxoacids (structures only), hydrides and halides of sulphur.
- Group 17 and group 18 elements: Structure and properties of hydrides, oxides, oxoacids of halogens (structures only); preparation, properties & uses of chlorine & HCl; Inter halogen compounds.
- Bleaching Powder; Uses of Group 18 elements, Preparation, structure, and reactions of xenon fluorides, oxides, and oxoacids.
- D-Block elements: General trends in the chemistry of the first-row transition elements; Metallic character; Oxidation state; ionization enthalpy; Ionic radii; Color; Catalytic properties; Magnetic properties.
- Interstitial compounds; Occurrence and extraction of iron, copper, silver, zinc, and mercury; Alloy formation; Steel and some important alloys; preparation and properties of CuSO4, K2Cr2O7, KMnO4, Mercury halides; Silver nitrate and silver halides; Photography.
- f-Block elements: Lanthanoids and Actinoids; Oxidation states and chemical reactivity of lanthanoids compounds; Lanthanide contraction and its consequences, Comparison of actinoids and lanthanoids.
- Coordination Compounds: Coordination number; Ligands; Werner’s coordination theory; IUPAC nomenclature; Application and importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and biological systems e.g. chlorophyll, vitamin B12, and hemoglobin); Bonding: Valence-bond approach, Crystal field theory (qualitative).
- Stability constants; Shapes, color and magnetic properties; Isomerism including stereoisomerism.
- Organometallic compounds.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons:
- Classification: General Introduction, classification based on functional groups, trivial and IUPAC nomenclature. Methods of purification: qualitative and quantitative,
Electronic displacement in a covalent bond: Inductive, resonance effects, and hyperconjugation; free radicals; carbocations, carbanions, nucleophiles, and electrophiles; types of organic reactions, free radical halogenations.
- Alkanes and cycloalkanes: Structural isomerism, general properties, and chemical reactions, free radical halogenation, combustion, and pyrolysis.
- Alkenes and alkynes: General methods of preparation and reactions, physical properties, electrophilic and free radical additions, acidic character of alkynes and (1,2 and 1,4) addition to dienes.
- Aromatic hydrocarbons: Sources; properties; isomerism; resonance delocalization; aromaticity; polynuclear hydrocarbons; IUPAC nomenclature; mechanism of electrophilic substitution reaction, directive influence and effect of substituents on reactivity; carcinogenicity and toxicity.
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes: Physical properties, nomenclature, optical rotation, chemical reactions and mechanism of substitution reaction. Uses and environmental effects; di, tri, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freon, and DDT.
- Petroleum: Composition and refining, uses of petrochemicals.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Stereochemistry:
- Introduction: Chiral molecules; optical activity; polarimetry; R,S and D,L configurations;
- Fischer projections; enantiomerism; racemates; diastereomeric and mesostructures.
- Conformations: Ethane conformations; Newman and Sawhorse projections.
- Geometrical isomerism in alkenes
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen:
- General: Nomenclature, electronic structure, important methods of preparation, identification, important reactions, physical and chemical properties, uses of alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, nitro compounds, amines, diazonium salts, cyanides and isocyanides.
- Specific: Reactivity of -hydrogen in carbonyl compounds, an effect of substituents on alpha-carbon on acid strength, comparative reactivity of acid derivatives, mechanism of nucleophilic addition and dehydration, the basic character of amines, methods of preparation, and their separation, and an importance of diazonium salts in synthetic organic chemistry.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry:
- The Cell: Concept of cell and energy cycle.
- Carbohydrates: Classification; Monosaccharides; Structures of pentoses and hexoses; Anomeric carbon; Mutarotation; Simple chemical reactions of glucose, Disaccharides: reducing and nonreducing sugars – sucrose, maltose, and lactose; Polysaccharides: an elementary idea of structures of starch, cellulose, and glycogen.
- Proteins: Amino acids; Peptide bond; Polypeptides; Primary structure of proteins; Simple idea of secondary, tertiary and quarternary structures of proteins; Denaturation of proteins and enzymes.
- Nucleic Acids: Types of nucleic acids; Primary building blocks of nucleic acids (chemical composition of DNA & RNA); Primary structure of DNA and its double helix; Replication; Transcription and protein synthesis; Genetic code.
- Vitamins: Classification, structure, functions in biosystems; Hormones
- Polymers: Classification of polymers; General methods of polymerization; the Molecular mass of polymers; Biopolymers and biodegradable polymers; methods of polymerization (free radical, cationic and anionic addition polymerizations); Copolymerization: Natural rubber; Vulcanization of Rubber; Synthetic rubbers. Condensation polymers.
- Pollution: Environmental pollutants; soil, water, and air pollution; Chemical reactions in atmosphere; Smog; Major atmospheric pollutants; Acid rain; Ozone and its reactions; Depletion of the ozone layer and its effects; Industrial air pollution; Greenhouse effect and global warming;
- Green Chemistry, study for control of environmental pollution.
- Chemicals in medicine, health-care and food: Analgesics, Tranquillizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antihistamines, antibiotics, antacids; Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, antioxidants, soaps, and detergents.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry:
- Volumetric Analysis: Principles; Standard solutions of sodium carbonate and oxalic acid; Acid-base titrations; Redox reactions involving KI, H2SO4, Na2SO3, Na2S2O3, and H2S; Potassium permanganate in acidic, basic and neutral media.
- Titrations of oxalic acid, ferrous ammonium sulphate with KMnO4, K2 Cr2O7/Na2S2O3, Cu(II)/Na2S2O3.
- Qualitative analysis of Inorganic Salts: Principles in the determination of the cations Pb2+, Cu2+, As3+, Mn2+, Al3+, Zn2+, Co2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+, Fe3+, Ni2+ and the anions CO32-, S2-, SO42-, SO32-, NO2-, NO3-, Cl-, Br-, I-, PO43-, CH3COO-, C2O42-.
- Physical Chemistry Experiments: preparation and crystallization of alum, copper sulphate. Benzoic acid ferrous sulphate, double salt of alum and ferrous sulphate, potassium ferric sulphate; Temperature vs. solubility; Study of pH charges by common ion effect in the case of weak acids and weak bases; pH measurements of some solutions obtained from fruit juices, solutions of known and varied concentrations of acids, bases and salts using pH paper or universal indicator; Lyophilic and lyophobic sols; Dialysis; Role of emulsifying agents in emulsification.
- Equilibrium studies involving ferric and thiocyanate ions (ii) [Co(H2O)6] 2+ and chloride ions;
- Enthalpy determination for strong acid vs. strong base neutralization reaction (ii) hydrogen bonding interaction between acetone and chloroform; Rates of the reaction between (i) sodium thiosulphate and hydrochloric acid, (ii) potassium iodate and sodium sulphite (iii) iodide vs. hydrogen peroxide, concentration and temperature effects in these reactions.
- Purification Methods: Filtration, crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction, and chromatography. Principles of melting point and boiling point determination; principles of paper chromatographic separation – Rf values.
- Qualitative Analysis of Organic Compounds: Detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus, and halogens; Detection of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in foodstuff; Detection of alcoholic, phenolic, aldehydic, ketonic, carboxylic, amino groups and unsaturation.
- Quantitative Analysis of Organic Compounds: Basic principles for the quantitative estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, halogen, sulphur and phosphorous; Molecular mass determination by silver salt and chloroplatinate salt methods; Calculations of empirical and molecular formulae.
- Principles of Organic Chemistry Experiments: Preparation of iodoform, acetanilide, p-nitro acetanilide, di-benzyl acetone, aniline yellow, beta-naphthol; Preparation of acetylene and study of its acidic character.
- Basic Laboratory Technique: Cutting glass tube and a glass rod, bending a glass tube, drawing out a glass jet, boring of cork.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning:
a) BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – English Proficiency
This test is designed to assess the test takers’ general proficiency in the use of English language as a means of self-expression in real life situations and specifically to test the test takers’ knowledge of basic grammar, their vocabulary, their ability to read fast and comprehend, and also their ability to apply the elements of effective writing.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Grammar:
- Agreement, Time and Tense, Parallel construction, Relative pronouns
- Determiners, Prepositions, Modals, Adjectives
- Voice, Transformation
- Question tags, Phrasal verb
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Vocabulary:
- Synonyms, Antonyms, Odd Word, One Word, Jumbled letters,
- Contextual meaning.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Reading Comprehension:
- Reconstruction (rewording)
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Composition:
- Paragraph Unit
- Linkers/Connectives(b) Logical Reasoning
The test is given to the candidates to judge their power of reasoning spread in verbal and nonverbal areas.
The candidates should be able to think logically so that they perceive the data accurately, understand the
relationships correctly, figure out the missing numbers or words, and to apply rules to new and different
These indicators are measured through performance on such tasks as detecting missing links,
following directions, classifying words, establishing sequences, and completing analogies.
b) BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Verbal Reasoning:
Analogy means correspondence. In the questions based on analogy, a particular relationship is given and another similar relationship has to be identified from the alternatives provided.
Classification means to assort the items of a given group on the basis of certain common quality they possess and then spot the odd option out.
- Series Completion
Here series of numbers or letters are given and one is asked to either complete the series or find out the wrong part of the series.
- Logical Deduction – Reading Passage
Here a brief passage is given and based on the passage the candidate is required to identify the correct or incorrect logical conclusions.
- Chart Logic
Here a chart or a table is given that is partially filled in and asks to complete it in accordance with the information given either in the chart/table or in the question.
c) BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Non-verbal Reasoning:
- Pattern Perception
Here a certain pattern is given and generally, a quarter is left blank. The candidate is required to identify the correct quarter from the given four alternatives.
- Figure Formation and Analysis
The candidate is required to analyse and form a figure from various given parts.
- Paper Cutting
It involves the analysis of a pattern that is formed when a folded piece of paper is cut into a definite design.
- Figure Matrix
In this, more than one set of figures is given in the form of a matrix, all of them following the same rule. The candidate is required to follow the rule and identify the missing figure.
- Rule Detection
Here a particular rule is given and it is required to select from the given sets of figures, a set of figures, which obeys the rule and forms the correct series.
BITSAT 2018 Syllabus – Mathematics:
- Complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, roots of complex numbers, geometric
interpretations; the Fundamental theorem of algebra.
- Theory of Quadratic equations, quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions.
- Arithmetic and geometric progressions, arithmetic, geometric and arithmetic- geometric series, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers.
- Logarithms and their properties.
- Exponential series.
- Permutations and combinations, Permutations as an arrangement and combination as selection, simple applications.
- Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of binomial coefficients, Pascal’s triangle.
- Matrices and determinants of order two or three, properties and evaluation of determinants, addition and multiplication of matrices, adjoint and inverse of matrices, Solutions of simultaneous
- linear equations in two or three variables, elementary row, and column operations on matrices,
- Types of matrices, applications of determinants in finding the area of triangles. Sets, Relations and Functions, algebra of sets applications, equivalence relations, mappings, one-one, into and onto mappings, a composition of mappings, binary operation, an inverse of the function, functions of real variables like polynomial, modulus, signum and greatest integer.
- Mathematical reasoning and methods of proofs, Mathematically acceptable statements.
- Connecting words/phrases – consolidating the understanding of “ if and only if (necessary and sufficient) condition”, “implies”, “and/or”, “implied” by”, “and”, “or”, “ there exists” and through a variety of examples related to real life and Mathematics.
- Validating the statements involving the connecting words – difference between contradiction, converse and contrapositive, Mathematical induction.
- Linear Inequalities, the solution of linear inequalities in one variable ( Algebraic) and two variables (Graphical).
- Measurement of angles in radians and degrees, positive and negative angles, trigonometric ratios, functions with their graphs and identities.
- A solution of trigonometric equations.
- Inverse trigonometric functions
Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry:
- Cartesian coordinates, a distance between two points, section formulae, a shift of origin.
- Straight lines and the pair of straight lines: Equation of straight lines in various forms, an angle between two lines, the distance of a point from a line, lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, an equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrent lines.
- Circles: Equation of a circle in standard form, parametric equations of a circle.
- Conic sections: parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola their eccentricity, directrices & foci.
Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry:
- Coordinate axes and coordinate planes, a distance between two points, section formula, direction cosines and direction ratios, an equation of a straight line in space and skew lines.
- An angle between two lines whose direction ratios are given, the shortest distance between two lines.
- The equation of a plane, the distance of a point from a plane, condition for coplanarity of three lines, angles between two planes, angle between a line and a plane.
- Domain and range of a real-valued function, Limits, and Continuity of the sum, difference, product, and quotient of two functions, Differentiability.
- A derivative of different types of functions (polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, implicit functions), a derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, chain rule, parametric form.
- Geometric interpretation of derivative, Tangents and Normals.
- Increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima and minima of a function.
- Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem and Intermediate Value Theorem.
- Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions.
- Methods of integration: Integration by substitution, Integration by parts, integration by partial fractions, and integration by trigonometric identities.
- Definite integrals and their properties, Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus, applications in finding areas under simple curves.
- Application of definite integrals to the determination of areas of regions bounded by simple curves.