BITSAT 2020 - Preparation Tips, Important Topics and Books
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BITSAT 2020 - Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani has released the application form of BITSAT 2020. The authorities will conduct the BITSAT 2020 exam from May 16 to 25. Candidates who are planning to appear for BITSAT 2020 should fill the application form for the online test before the last date of application. Aspirants should also make a preparation strategy in order to ace BITSAT 2020. Candidates must have knowledge about the exam pattern, syllabus, important topics, etc to clear the exam with good score. Candidates are provided here all the details about the exam pattern & syllabus of BITSAT 2020 along with preparation tips and important books. Students can refer the full article to know about BITSAT 2020 preparation tips, important topics and books.
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BITSAT is a computer-based entrance test conducted for admission to various undergraduate engineering courses offered by the three campuses of BITS Pilani- Goa, Pilani and Hyderabad.

Overview of BITSAT 2020



Name of the Exam


BITSAT Conducting Authority

BITS, Pilani

Exam level

University Level

Category of Exam


Mode of Online Test

Computer-based Examination

Mode of Application


Applications Per Year

About 3 lakh

Important Dates of BITSAT 2020

Candidates seeking admission in BITS campuses must be aware of the important dates of BITSAT 2020 in order to have an overview of the timelines of the admission process. Knowledge of BITSAT 2020 important dates will help the candidates to keep a check on deadlines like last date of application. The following table can be referred to know about BITSAT important dates 2020.

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BITSAT 2020 Important Dates



Commencement of application form

January 11, 2020

Last date to apply for BITSAT 2020

March 31, 2020

Availability of application correction window

April 1 to 6, 2020

Announcement of test city allotment

April 9, 2020

Slot Booking

April 10 to 18, 2020

Availability of hall ticket

April 20 to May 12, 2020


May 16 to May 25, 2020

Release of BITSAT Score

To be announced

Announcement of admit and waitlist after Iteration 1

June 20, 2020

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2020

Aspirants of BITSAT 2020 must be aware of the exam pattern of the online test in order to know about the type of questions in exam, number of questions, number of sections, marking scheme, etc. Knowledge of BITSAT 2020 exam pattern beforehand will help the candidates to prepare according to each section of the online test. Candidates can refer the following table to know about the exam pattern of BITSAT 2020.

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BITSAT 2020 Exam Pattern



Mode of examination

Computer based Examination


3 hours

Type of Questions

Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)


The exam has four sections-

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning

Number of Questions

150 Questions

Marking Scheme

For each correct answer, 3 marks is allotted.

There will be a deduction of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.

BITSAT Paper Pattern 2020



Number of questions

Part I



Part II



Part III

(a) English Proficiency

(b) Logical Reasoning



Part IV





BITSAT Syllabus 2020

Candidates must understand the syllabus of BITSAT 2020 well before the exam in order to prepare a proper study plan. Knowledge of BITSAT 2020 syllabus will help the candidates to know about the syllabus of each section of the online test. In general, the syllabus of BITSAT 2020 will be based on the syllabus of Class 11th and 12th. The following table can be referred to know about the section-wise syllabus of BITSAT 2020.




  • Units & Measurement

  • Kinematics

  • Newton’s Laws of Motion

  • Impulse and Momentum

  • Work and Energy

  • Rotational Motion

  • Gravitation

  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

  • Oscillations

  • Waves

  • Heat and Thermodynamics

  • Electrostatics

  • Current Electricity

  • Magnetic Effect of Current

  • Electromagnetic Induction

  • Optics

  • Modern Physics

  • Electronic Devices


  • States of Matter

  • Atomic Structure

  • Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure

  • Thermodynamics

  • Physical and Chemical Equilibria

  • Electrochemistry

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Surface Chemistry

  • Hydrogen and s-block elements

  • p- d- and f-block elements

  • Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons

  • Stereochemistry

  • Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen

  • Biological , Industrial and Environmental chemistry

  • Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry


  • Algebra

  • Trigonometry

  • Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry

  • Three dimensional Coordinate Geometry

  • Differential calculus

  • Integral calculus

  • Ordinary Differential Equations

  • Probability

  • Vectors

  • Statistics

  • Linear Programming

  • Mathematical modelling

English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning

(a) English Proficiency

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Composition

(b) Logical Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning-

Analogy, Classification, Series Completion, Logical Deduction – Reading Passage, Chart Logic

  • Nonverbal Reasoning-

Pattern Perception, Figure Formation and Analysis, Paper Cutting, Figure Matrix, Rule Detection

BITSAT 2019 Analysis

If we talk about BITSAT 2019, the test was moderate in difficulty level. As per the statements given by the candidates, speed and time were two important factors of the exam. Thus, candidates need to manage their time in such a way that they can attempt maximum questions. Also, candidates appeared in BITSAT 2019 said that the exam was much easier in comparison to JEE Main and Logical Reasoning was the easiest section. Another candidate Arshdeep said that Mathematics was the easiest section and Physics was the toughest section.

BITSAT 2019 Cutoff

If we talk about the cutoff of BITSAT 2019, a candidate was required to score at least 240 to be eligible for admission. Candidates can refer the following table to know more about BITSAT 2019 cutoff.

BITSAT Cutoff 2019


Cutoff after Iteration

Cutoff for the Wait List at the end of Iteration

Round 1



Round 2



Round 3



Round 4



Round 5



Round 6



How to Prepare for BITSAT 2020?

Candidates seeking admission in BITS campuses must make a proper study plan to stand out of the crowd and ace the exam. Here, we are providing you some BITSAT 2020 preparation tips to prepare for the exam.

Understand the Syllabus & Exam Pattern- Aspirants should firstly understand the exam pattern & syllabus of BITSAT 2020. The knowledge of exam pattern will provide an overview of the paper pattern of the exam while BITSAT 2020 syllabus will aware the candidate about what to study for the preparation of the exam.

Study Plan- After understanding the syllabus of BITSAT 2020, candidates should make a proper study plan keeping in mind the syllabus of each section. Candidates should divide their available time for preparation in such a way that all the sections are covered before the exam.

Start With NCERT Books- Aspirants must note that the questions in BITSAT 2020 are majorly based on the NCERT books. So, the candidates must complete their NCERT books of Class 11th and 12th first and then refer to other books. It should also be noted that NCERT books are best to understand the basic concepts for each topic.

Speed, Time Management & Accuracy- As speed & time management plays an important role in the online test, candidates must work on their speed and time management. Candidates should attempt questions using timers, practice sample papers, etc. in order to increase their speed and time management. Other than this, accuracy is also an important factor as wrong answers will result in negative marking. Thus, candidates must be careful while answering questions during the online test.

Revision- One of the most important elements of a study plan is revision, so a candidate must keep time for revision in his/her study plan.

Mock Tests- BITS provide mock tests for BITSAT on the official website. Candidates must attempt these mock tests as they are based on the actual pattern of the exam and gives the real feel of the examination to the candidates. Moreover, these mock tests will also help the candidates to increase their speed.

BITSAT 2020 Important Topics

The following table shows the important topics for BITSAT 2020 with their weightage in the online test. Candidates can prepare topics according to their weightage in the exam.

Important Topics of BITSAT 2020


Important Topics



  • Heat and Thermodynamics

  • Magnetic Effect of Current


  • Simple Harmonic Motion

  • Wave Motion

  • Current Electricity

  • Wave Optics

  • Fluids

  • Electrostatics

  • Rotational motion


  • Gravitation

  • Alternating Current

  • Elasticity

  • Units, Dimensions and Errors

  • Ray Topics

  • Work, Power and Energy



  • Chemical Bonding

  • Organic Chemistry


  • Electrochemistry

  • p-Block elements

  • Atomic Structure

  • Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes

  • Carboxylic Acid and Derivatives and Mole concepts

  • Biomolecules

  • Chemical Thermodynamics


  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Ionic equilibrium

  • Solid State

  • Ionic Equilibrium

  • Chemical Equilibrium

  • S-block elements



  • Circles

  • Trigonometry


  • Vectors

  • Straight Lines and a Pair of Straight Lines

  • Continuity and Differentiability


  • Matrices and Determinants

  • Binomial Theorem

  • Complex Numbers

  • Probability

  • Application of Derivatives

  • Complex Numbers

  • Differential Equations

  • Properties of Triangle

  • Sets, Relations and Functions

  • Theory of Equation


English Proficiency

Synonyms and Antonyms


  • One Word Substitution

  • Sentence Completion

  • Rearrangement of Jumbled Words


  • Rules of Conjunctions

  • Tenses

  • Prepositions

  • Modals


Logical Reasoning

Figure Matrix, Figure Formation and Analysis


  • Analogy Test

  • Logical Deduction

  • Series Test Numerical and Alphabetical


  • Figure Completion Test

  • Detection of the rule

  • Paper folding and cutting


BITSAT 2020 Important Books

Students must combine BITSAT 2020 preparation tips along with the right study material to score good marks in exam. Students are provided below the recommended books to prepare for BITSAT 2020.

BITSAT 2020 Recommended Books




  • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma Vol 1 and Vol 2

  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

  • Arihant Physics by D. C. Pandey

  • Advanced level Physics by Nelson and Parker

  • Fundamentals of Physics Resnick, Halliday, Walker


  • Atkins' Physical Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry by N Awasthi

  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis

  • Organic Chemistry by M.S. Chauhan

  • Inorganic Chemistry by J.D.Lee

  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P.Tandon


  • Higher Algebra by Hall Knight Bernard-child

  • Differential Calculus by Arihant

  • Integral Calculus by Arihant

  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable Algebra by I.A.Maron

  • Class XI & XII by R.D. Sharma

English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

  • BITSAT English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning by Disha Experts

  • The Pearson Complete Guide to the BITSAT (English) by One Learn Education

  • Wren and Martin

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - BITSAT 2020 - Preparation Tips, Important Topics and Books

Question: Who is the exam conducting body of BITSAT 2020?


BITS Pilani is the exam conducting body of BITSAT 2020.

Question: What is the marking scheme of BITSAT 2020?


For each correct answer, candidates are awarded 3 marks and for each incorrect answer, there is a deduction of 1 mark.

Question: Syllabus of BITSAT 2020 will be based on?


The syllabus of BITSAT 2020 is based on the syllabus of Class 11th and 12th.

Question: I forgot to take the print out of the application form at the time of application. What to do now?


Candidates can login again on the application page with their application number and password and take a print out of the application form.

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what is the total fees of bits goa after securing 300+ in bitsat exam?

Akram Khan 28th Jan, 2020


For the academic year 2019-2020 the total admission fee for Goa campus the total fee incudiinc hostel fee is around 554025 .

Every year bits Pilani offers 30% of students admitted to first degree program get semester tution fee waivers in the range of 30% to 100% in the form of merit or either merit cum need.

So depending on your merit your total fee will be decided as follows

Percentage of students to be awarded scholarship under Institute’s own merit award scheme Amount of scholarship in % to total fees
Top 1% 100%
Top 2% 40%
Percentage of students awarded scholarship under Institute’s own merit-cum-need awards scheme Amount of scholarship in % to total fees
3% 80%
6% 40%
12% 25%
6% 15%

If anybody got selected in 4th round of counselling in bitsat exam,does the fees increases or the same for all?

Vishwaksen Gouda Student Expert 28th Jan, 2020
Hello there!!
Students who are seeking admission in BITS Pilani and its other campuses at Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai . Students have to deposit the fees in institute at the time of admission as per the BITSAT fee structure 2020. Candidates must note that BITS fees is same for all first degree programs which include B.Tech, B.Pharm and M.Sc but is different for all four campuses.
There is no such misconception that fee for the students increased according to the round . No it will not.
The fee is fixed and it will be varies for campus to campus.
After allotment of your seat you have to pay your fee through cash , or else even on  online . Otherwise they cancle the seat and fee will be semester wise .
Finally fee will be same . Do not depend on round of allotment
All the best

what is slot booking for bitsat and viteee exam?

Exams like BITSAT and VITEEE are conducted through various slots just like jee mains is conducted over 8 slots in 4 days but the difference is that in JEE mains you cannot choose which slot to appear the exam in But in BITSAT AND VITEEE YOU CAN CHOOSE ON WHICH DAY AND SLOT YOU WANT TO APPEAR IN ACCORDING TO YOUR PREFERENCE via the slot booking system.
Hope this helps
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I have appeared for bitsat 2019 . Am I eligible for bitsat 2020

Shivika Tyagi 27th Jan, 2020


If you have passed your class 12th in year 2019, then you are eligible to give BITSAT 2020.  You must have obtained an aggregate of 75% in physics , chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology  and 60% must be there in each subject separately.

Hope, it helps you. Good luck.


what is the eligibility criteria of bitsat

Hrisheekesh Singh 27th Jan, 2020

Hi Surbhi,

BITSAT 2020 eligibility criteria are as follows:-

1. No age restriction.

2. Must have passed 12th or any other equivalent exam.

3. Must have passed 12th in 2019 or appearing in 2020, not in 2018 or earlier.

4. Must have an aggregate of 60% and 50% average of in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology.

You can refer to BITS Eligibility Criteria 2020 for more detailed information.

You can go to JEE Main College Predictor for predicting the best college for you.

Hope it helps you

Good Luck

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