BITSAT – 2020 NOTIFICATION RELEASED

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, recognized as an Institute of Eminence by MHRD, is India’s leading Institute of Higher Education and a deemed to be university, with an illustrious legacy, modern campuses and eminent alumni in leadership positions across the world. It is also India’s highest ranked non-Govt Institute as per QS Asia 2020 and QS India 2020. The qualities of innovation, enterprise, commitment to excellence, adherence to merit, and transparency, have characterized the Institute during its inexorable march to eminence.

Duration :


Planning has been made such that a student will be able to finish any of the integrated first degrees mentioned above in 4 years (8 semesters). Institute offers dual degree facility to number of students who are admitted. Students who take two degrees simultaneously under dual degree scheme will spend about 5 to 5½ years (10 to 11 semesters). The features of dual degree scheme are described under the section ‘Admission Modality/Flexibilities’.

Admissions are open for the following First Degree programmes to be offered in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS, Pilani:

Important Dates :

ParticularsDates
Deadline to apply online for BITSAT-202031st March 2020 (5.00pm)
Revision/editing (online) in the application form by candidates22nd March – 1st April 2020
Test center allotment and announcement to candidates3rd April 2020
Candidates to reserve Test date and slot5th April – 12th April 2020
Candidates to download the Hall tickets with instructions12th April – 13th May 2020
BITSAT Online tests16th May – 26th May 2020*
Apply for admission with 12th marks and Preferences18th May – 18th June 2020
Admit list and Wait list announcement after Iteration I.20th June 2020
Deadline for payment of fee/advance fees.29th June 2020 (5:00 PM)
Announcement of admission assignment after Iteration II.1st July 2020 (5:00 PM)
Deadline for payment of balance fees by candidates selected for admission from the waiting list in second iteration.8th July 2020 (5:00 PM)
Announcement of admission assignment after Iteration III.10th July 2020 (5:00 PM)
Deadline for candidates who wish to withdraw admission to submit Withdrawal request online using online credentials.16th July 2020 (5:00 PM)
Deadline for payment of balance fees by candidates selected for admission from the waiting list in third iteration.17th July 2020 (5:00 PM)
Announcement of admission assignment after Iteration IV.20th July 2020 (5:00 PM)
Reporting for admission at respective campuses for candidates selected for admission in Iteration I, II, III, IV.30th July 2020 (9:00 AM)
Announcement of admission assignment after Iteration V.31st July 2020 (2:00 PM)
Registration of Courses (subjects) for First Semester 2020-21 at respective Campuses. A separate information will be provided by the respective Campus.1st August 2020 (9.15 AM onwards)
Class work begins as per the registration of courses.2nd August 2020
Reporting for admission at respective campuses for candidates selected for admission in Iteration V.8th August 2020 (9:00 AM)
Announcement of admission assignment after Iteration VI.10th August 2020
Reporting for admission at respective campuses for candidates selected for admission in Iteration VI.16th August 2020 (9.00 AM)

Eligibility for Admissions: (For Admission to the academic year 2020-2021)

For admission to all the Integrated First-Degree Programmes except B. Pharm. candidates should have passed the 12th class examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.

For admission to B. Pharm., candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) in 12th class examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.

Students who are appearing for 12th class examination in 2020 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2019 only are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2020 test. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2018 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT2020. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2020

Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2020. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above. The Institute considers only the latest performance through a public examination for admission. If the results of the latest examination are not available within the due date for submission of application, the candidate will not be considered even if there are some earlier performances of 12th class or its equivalent or any higher examination available with him/her. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed.

Direct Admission to Board Toppers:

In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. Continuing this tradition, the Institute will give direct admission to first rank students of all the central and state boards to the programme of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2020 score. While the first rank student in PCM stream will be considered for admission to any of the first-degree programmes of his/her choice, the first rank holder of PCB stream will be considered for admission to B. Pharm. programme only.

Moreover, they should have obtained the minimum marks in PCM/PCB subjects in 12th class examination, as described above. For more details, see the later sections in this part and also the BITS website

Eligibility criteria for admission under ‘Direct admission to Board toppers’ scheme:

To be eligible for admission under the ‘Direct admission to Board toppers’ scheme, the candidate should be the topper from the science stream having taken Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subjects in 12th. To identify the topper, the following criteria will be adopted.

The topper is the student who fulfils the following criteria:

  1. Has taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 12th class examination and
  2. Has obtained the highest aggregate percentage of marks in 12th class among all the students who have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 2020 from the Board. For the purpose of calculating the aggregate percentage, the aggregate marks should include the marks of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in addition to other subjects which are required to pass the 12th class examination from the Board under consideration. Further, the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subject marks should be included in the aggregate, irrespective of whether the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects are identified as main/optional/elective in his marksheet(s). In the case of first rank candidate of Physics, Chemistry, Biology stream, the criteria is same as above, replacing ‘Mathematics’ with ‘Biology’ subject in 12th standard. However, the first rank holder of PCB stream will be considered for admission to B. Pharm. programme only. Applicants under the scheme should attach documentary proof in support of their claim, along with the 12th mark sheet and a letter from the Board declaring the candidate as the topper in the specified stream. The Institute will also make efforts to get these data from the different boards on its own. In all cases, the Institute will be guided by the data provided by the concerned Board. In cases where for a particular board, the data available before the deadline is insufficient or inconclusive, the admission committee may decide not to make any offer under the scheme for that specified Board. In all such cases, the decision of the Vice chancellor will be final and binding on the applicants

Scholarship:

Percentage of students to be awarded scholarship under Institute’s own merit award schemeAmount 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 schemeAmount of scholarship in % to total fees
3%80%
6%40%
12%25%
6%15%


There will be no waiver of admission fee. All awards are made for one semester only and their continuance in the subsequent semester(s) will depend on the candidate’s performance in the institute and his/her needs. For continuance of scholarships, scholarship holders are required to maintain good scholastic standing and good conduct.

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