BITSAT is BITS Admission test (BITS – Birla Institute of Technology and Science).BITSAT exam is online and computer-based. BITSAT exam is for those seeking admission to degree programs of BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad.

BITS offers degree programs in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Pharmacy, Management, and Humanities. The bachelor degree programs at BITS are called ‘Integrated First Degree Programs’ which include B. E., B. Pharm., integrated M.Sc. degrees.

BITSAT exam,which is being conducted since 2005, is one of the most competitive engineering entrance exams in India. Last year in 2019, nearly 2 lakh candidates had competed for around 2000 seats available in various BE (Hons.) programs available across its campuses.

Figure 1 : BITSAT exam 2020
Figure 1 : BITSAT exam 2020

BITSAT Exam – Introduction

BITS has 3 campuses in India. Besides the main at Pilani, Rajasthan, BITS has campuses in Goa and Hyderabad. Undergraduate programs are offered in all of the 3 campuses on the basis of your score in BITSAT exam. Besides, BITS also offers a number of postgraduate and integrated programs.

BITSAT 2020 is an online test. You will be tested in 5 areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, and English. Your BITSAT exam 2020scores can be used for admission in BITS Campuses as well as to the NIIT university. Yes! The scores of BITSAT examis now also accepted by NIIT University.

You will need no special computer skills forBITSAT exam. It is your competitive ability in physics, chemistry, and mathematics which will help you secure a place meritoriously.

BITS is a Deemed University.It is under the ambit of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), India. Degree programs offered by BITS are approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), as well as other government bodies.

BITS offers degree programs in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Pharmacy, Management and Humanities. The bachelor degree programs (through BITSAT exam) at BITS are called ‘Integrated First Degree Programs’ which includes B. E., B. Pharm., integrated M.Sc. degrees.

BITSAT exam 2020: Programs Offered

You will be finishing any of these‘integrated first degrees’ (that’s what they call it at BITS, these are courses after class 12thorundergraduate courses), mentioned in the tables here,in 4 years (8 semesters).

BITS also offers dual degree facility to a number of undergraduate students. If you take this facility, you will spend about 5 to 5½ years (10 to 11 semesters) at the campus.

BITSAT Admission 2020: BE programs

SpecializationOffered at (Campuses)
Chemical EngineeringPilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai
Civil EngineeringPilani, Hyderabad, Dubai
computer sciencePilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai
electronics and Electrical engineering,Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai
Electronics and communication engineeringGoa, Hyderabad, Dubai
Electronics and instrumentation engineeringPilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai
Mechanical engineeringPilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai
Manufacturing engineeringPilani

BITSAT Admission 2020: B Pharm.

Offered only at Pilani and Hyderabad campuses

BITSAT Admission 2020: M Sc

These are 4 to 5 year integrated M.Sc. programs

SpecializationOffered at (Campuses)
Biological SciencesPilani, Goa, Hyderabad
ChemistryPilani, Goa, Hyderabad
EconomicsPilani, Goa, Hyderabad
MathematicsPilani, Goa, Hyderabad
PhysicsPilani, Goa, Hyderabad

BITSAT Admission 2020: M Sc

In General Studies (4 to 5 year integrated) is offered only at the Pilani campus

BITSAT Eligibility

  • BITSAT Eligibility for admission to all the above programs (except B. Pharm.):
    • You should have passed the Class 12th school-leaving examination (10+2 system) from a Central or State board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and sufficient proficiency in English.
  • BITSAT Eligibility for admission to B. Pharm.:
    • You should have passed the Class 12th school-leaving examination (10+2 system) from a Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and sufficient proficiency in English.

However, if you have PCM in Class 12th, you are also eligible to apply for the Pharmacy program.

BITSAT Eligibility: Direct Admission to Board Toppers

The Institute always ensured admission to all students who secured first ranks in their respective board examinations, in the past academic years. This has guaranteed a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over the country.

For the year 2020 as well, first rank students of any central and state boards in the country will be given direct admission to a program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT exam score.

BITSAT Eligibility: Admissions to all the programs are subject to the conditions given below:

  • You should have obtained a minimum of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics together (PCM) or in Physics, Chemistry and Biology(PCB) together in Class 12th school-leaving examination.
  • You must have obtained at least 60% marks in each of the subjects.
Only if you are appearing for Class 12th school-leaving examination in 2020 or if you have passed in 2019, you are eligible to appear in the BITSAT exam in 2020.
If you have taken more than one attempt in 12th class, only your latest performance will be considered.
If you have passed Class 12th school-leaving examination in 2018 or earlier, you are NOT eligible to appear for BITSAT exam in 2020.
If you are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses, you are not eligible to appear for BITSAT exam in 2020.
All admissions are to be made purely on merit, with no riders such as donations etc.
Your merit position for admission will be based on your score in BITSAT exam.
However, your eligibility for admission is also positively subject to fulfillment of the minimum marks requirement with respect to Class 12th school-leaving examination, as mentioned above.
BITSAT Eligibility

BITSAT Admission Process 2020

BITSAT admissions to First Degree programs (as given in tables earlier) at BITS are by any of the following schemes:

  • Admission through BITSAT exam-2020 Score
  • Admission through SAT and SAT subject test score with respect to International student admissions
  • Admission under Board topper scheme (from state and central boards)

You need to follow these mentioned steps in order to appear for BITSAT exam.

Step #01 for BITSAT Admission Process

You have to fill BITSAT exam Application Formon the official website.

  • You need to pay a fee (Rs 2800 for girlsand Rs 3300 for boys)for BITSAT exam. Your application process would be considered completeonly after your payment.
  • Modes of Payment:
    • Credit Cards and Debit Cards (Master and Visa)
    • Net Banking
    • You can choose to pay through Cash at ICICI Bank branches.

Cash payment at all ICICI Bank branches in India (along with a Pay-in Slip that is specially generated)

For this, you will have to download the Pay-in-slip from the website from the payments page. Visit any ICICI bank branch along with cash and pay-in slip. The bank must give you a confirmation receipt after you’ve made the payment.

  • The application fee is not refundable
  • International Credit Cards and Debit Cards may be used to make payment in case of foreign candidates not residing in India using Online Payment Gateway.

You also need to choose three preferences for exam centers in or test cities (where you would like to appear for BITSAT exam).

Step #02 for BITSAT Admission Process

You have to book BITSAT exam 2020 Slot

  • You will be allotted a Test Center (exam location city) which will be one of your three city choices given by you in your application form.
  • Then you need to book Morning slot or Evening slot on the official website of the BITSAT exam.

Step #03 for BITSAT Admission Process

You will have to download BITSAT exam 2020 admit card.

  • You can download your BITSAT exam Admit Card (Hall Ticket)from the official website.
  • To appear for the exam, BITSAT exam admit card is a mandatory document
The next steps will be to appear for BITSAT exam at your designated center and later check your results whenever they are announced.
Some of the test centers may be functional only for a limited duration during the stipulated test period. This duration depends on the number of applications that the test center has received. BITS shall announce the final list of test centers at the official admission website after all the applications are received.

BITS Pilani declares BITSAT exam result on their official website. The result contains the admission list as well as the waitlisted candidates.

BITSAT Admission 2020 Slot Booking

BITSAT exam slot booking for this year 2020 has been postponed. New dates are to be announced soon. BITSAT exam slot booking is a mandatory exercise for every candidate. The slot booking will allow you to book the date, time and slot for your BITSAT exam.

You will be required to log in to the official website using your BITSAT exam Application Number, and other details for booking your slot. You must also note that you will only be allowed to download your admit card only after you’ve booked a slot.

Each day BITSAT exam shall be conducted in two slots.

  • The first slot shall begin from 9.00 am and end at 12.00 noon.
  • The second slot shall begin from 2.00pm and end at 5.00pm.
You can choose anyone of these two slots. Check the admission website regularly for more details.

BITSAT Admission 2020 Admit Card

BITSAT exam admit card is available on the official website 2 days before the exam. Admitcard release dates this year have been postponed temporarily.

You will need to log in to the official website using your credentials to download it. The BITSAT exam hall ticket (admit card) 2020 is an important document as, without it, you will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

BITSAT exam admit card will only be issued to youif you’ve completed the slot booking procedure within the stipulated time.

Merit List for BITSAT Admission 2020

If you’ve appeared in BITSAT exam and are interested in admission, you will be required to submit your BITSAT Admission application formwith 12th marks and preferences to different degree programs offered. The dates for submission of BITSAT admission application formswill be declared soon (temporarily postponed).

Admission decisions (Iteration 1 results) are announced first (date temporarily postponed). Details about following iterations will be announced subsequently on the admission website.

BITS will prepare two separate merit lists for admission. One merit lost will be for all the programs except B. Pharm.

The other will only be for B. Pharm.

The cases of ties, if any, will be dealt with as described below:

  • First scores ofBiology (For B. Pharm) /Mathematicsin BITSAT exam will be considered
  • If the tie still exists, then scores of Physics in BITSAT exam will be considered for separating them.
  • Then, scores of Chemistry in BITSAT exam will be considered.
  • Finally, their PCB (for B. Pharm)/ PCMtotal marks in Class 12thschool-leaving examination will be considere

Procedure for Applying for BITSAT Admission 2020

  • In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT exam, you will also have to apply for admission to BITS giving details of yourClass 12thschool-leaving examination marks and preferences to different degree programs.
  • The prescribed BITS admission application form, the detailed application procedure, information about academic flexibilities (such as Dual Degree, transfer etc),and the final list of Degree programs offered, will be found at the BITS admission website (dates temporarily postponed).
  • You will have to submit the completed BITS admission application form with the fee online at the BITS admission site on a date which is yet to be announced this year (it was initially set as on or before 5.00pm on 18th June 2020).

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2020

BITSAT exam is online and computer-based.

‘Computer Based Online test’ means that you will sit in front of a computer and the questions will be presented on the computer screen. You will have to answer the questions on your screen through the use of a keyboard or mouse.
Each computer will be connected to a server. The server prepares the question set and delivers it to you on the computer.

This is obviously different from the traditional paper-pencil based test. The paper-pencil formats are generally offered on a single day to all appearing candidates.

BITSAT exam -2020 will be offered over a period of time and you can choose the Center, the Day and Time of your convenience to take the test, as described in earlier sections.

BITSAT Exam – The Test Format

BITSAT exam will span a total 3 hours (without any breaks in between).

BITSAT exam consists of 4 parts:

  • Part I : Physics
  • Part II : Chemistry
  • Part III
    • (a) : English Proficiency
    • (b) : Logical Reasoning
  • Part IV : Biology (For B. Pharm.)or Mathematics
All questions are of multiple choice types with 4optionsand only one being the correct choice. Each correct answer will fetch you 3 marks, while each incorrect answer carries a penalty of 1 mark (i.e. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer).

If you do not attempt a question, no marks will be awarded or deducted. While you can always skip a question, the computer will not allow you to choose more than one option as your correct answer.

There will be a total of 150 questions.

The number of questions for each subject is as follows:

 SubjectNo of Questions
Part IPhysics40
Part IIChemistry40
Part III (a)English Proficiency15
Part III (b)Logical Reasoning10
Part IVBiology/ Mathematics45
BITSAT Exam Pattern 2020: Things to remember
  • The individual parts of the test have no time limit. You can go back and change any of your answers among the 150 questions within the 3 hours.
  • If you answer all of the 150 questions (without skipping anyone), you will have an option of answering 12 extra questions, if you still have time left.
  • These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/ Mathematicsonly i.e.4 questions from each part.
  • Further, once you have opted for the 12 extra questions, you cannot go back to check and correct any of your earlier answered 150 questions.
  • The questions are designed in a manner that a good student will be capable of answering 150 questions in 180 minutes.
  • The extra questions are to give an opportunity to highly meritorious aspirants to score higher.
  • The questions are results of random selection from a large question bank. Different candidates get different question sets.
  • English is the only medium of all questions and instructions. You must bring along a pen for rough work, signing, etc. You will be provided with blank sheets for rough work if required.
  • You are not allowed to bring calculators or log tables to the test centers.
  • All test centers will be closely monitored and recorded using web cameras and/or closed-circuit TV cameras.
  • Your fingerprint and photograph will be taken at the time of the BITSAT exam and will be matched at the time of admission at a particular BITS campus.

BITSAT exam Fees 2020

  • You need to pay a fee (Rs 2800 for girls and Rs 3300 for boys) for BITSAT exam. Your application process would be considered complete only after your payment.
  • Modes of Payment:
    • Credit Cards and Debit Cards (Master and Visa)
    • Net Banking
    • You can choose to pay through Cash at ICICI Bank branches.

Cash payment at all ICICI Bank branches in India (along with a Pay-in Slip that is specially generated)

For this, you will have to download the Pay-in-slip from the website from the payments page. Visit any ICICI bank branch along with cash and pay-in slip. The bank must give you a confirmation receipt after you’ve made the payment.

  • International Credit Cards and Debit Cards may be used to make payment in case of foreign candidates not residing in India using Online Payment Gateway.
  • The application fee is not refundable
  • The application fee for foreign candidates is US $70 (Rs. 4500/-) for both male and female candidates.

If you choose Dubai as your test center, your application fee will be US $90 (Rs.6300).

If you complete your application form along with the fee and discover any mistake in the form submitted by you, you can edit the required fields in the online application during a fixed period (which was 1st April – 6th April 2020).
All your queries related to BITSAT exam fees payment or payment gateway issues should only be sent to: [email protected]

You can also address your queries through the phone number: 022-61306284 during Monday to Friday 9.00am till 6.00pm.

BITSAT Syllabus

The BITSAT examis conducted mostly based on NCERT syllabus for Classes 11th and 12th. Youmust refer to NCERT textbooks during your preparation. BITSAT syllabus is based on CBSE text and while you prepare, especially solve the ‘additional questions’ given at the end of every chapter of the NCERT textbooks of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

You will find a sample test demonstrating the various features of BITSAT examat the BITS admission website.

You can practice on the sample test as many times as you wish as well as the mock tests you try must follow a similar design as in the sample test.

Most significant topics of Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, as part of the BITSAT syllabus are discussed here in the following sections.

BITSAT Syllabus of Mathematics


  • Complex numbers, addition, conjugation, polar representation, multiplication, properties of modulus andprincipal argument,
  • Theory of Quadratic equations, quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions.
  • Arithmetic and geometric progressions, arithmetic, geometric and infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of thefirst n natural numbers.
  • Logarithms and their properties.
  • Exponential series.
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Binomial theorem, Pascal’s triangle
  • Matrices and determinants of order two or three, properties and evaluation of determinants, addition andmultiplication of matrices, adjoint and inverse of matrices, Solutions of simultaneous linear equations
  • Sets, Relations and Functions, intoand onto mappings, composition of mappings, binary operation, inverse of function, modulus, signum and greatest integer.
  • Mathematical reasoning and methods of proofs, “if and only if (necessary and sufficient)condition”, “implies”, “and”, “or”, “and/or”, “implied” by”, “there exists”
  • Mathematical induction
  • Linear Inequalities, solution of linear inequalities in one variable (Algebraic) and two variables


  • Measurement of angles in radians and degrees, positive and negative angles, trigonometric ratios, functionswith their graphs and identities.
  • Solution of trigonometric equations.
  • Inverse trigonometric functions

Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry

  • Cartesian coordinates, section formulae, distance between two points, shift of origin.
  • Straight lines and pair of straight lines: distance of a point from a line, lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, concurrent lines.
  • Circles: Equation of circle in standard form, parametric equations of a circle.
  • Conic sections: parabola, ellipse and hyperbola their eccentricity, directrices & foci.

Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry

  • Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate planes, direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line
  • Angle between two lines
  • Two linesshortest distance
  • Equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane, angles between two planes, coplanarity, angle between line and plane.

Differential calculus

  • Real valued function’s domain and range
  • Limits and Continuity
  • Differentiability.
  • Derivative of different types of functions (polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric,exponential, logarithmic, implicit functions), derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of twofunctions, chain rule, parametric form
  • Increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima and minima of a function.
  • Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem and Intermediate Value Theorem.

Integral calculus

  • Inverse process of differentiation which is Integration
  • Methods of integration
  • Definite integrals and their properties
  • Application of definite integrals to the determination of areas of regions bounded by simple curves

Ordinary Differential Equations

  • Differential equations: order and degree
  • Solution of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree
  • Linear first order differential equations


  • Axiomatic and other approaches of probability
  • Addition andmultiplication rules of probability
  • Total probability,conditional probability, and Baye’s theorem
  • Independent events
  • Discrete random variables and distributions with mean and variance


  • Direction ratio/cosines of vectors, scalar multiplication, addition of vectors, position vector of a pointdividing a line segment
  • Dot and cross products, projection of a vector on a line.
  • Scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations.


  • Measures of dispersion
  • Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances

Linear Programming

  • Various terminology and formulation of linear Programming
  • Solution of linear Programming using graphical method, feasible and infeasible regions, feasible andinfeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (upto three non-trivial constraints)

Mathematical modeling

  • Formulation of simple real life problem
  • Solutionn using matrices
  • Calculus and linear programming

BITSAT Syllabus of Biology

Diversity in Living World

  • What is living; Taxonomic categories and aids; Systematics and Binomial system of nomenclature.
  • Two-kingdom system, Five-kingdom system
  • Plant kingdom – Salient features of major groups (Algae to Angiosperms);
  • Animal kingdom – Nonchordates up to phylum
  • Chordates up to classlevel.

Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and Function

  • Cell wall and Cell membrane
  • Endomembrane system (ER, Golgi apparatus, Lysosomes, and Dictyosomes)
  • Vacuoles); Mitochondria; Plastids; Ribosomes; Cytoskeleton; Cilia and Flagella; Centrosome and
  • Centriole; Nucleus; Microbodies.
  • Structural differences: prokaryotic and eukaryotic, plant and animal
  • Cell cycle (various phases); Mitosis; Meiosis.
  • Biomolecules – Structure and function of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and Nucleic acids.
  • Enzymes

Genetics and Evolution

  • Mendelian inheritance; Chromosome theory, Gene interaction; Codominance; Incomplete dominance;
  • Linkage and Crossing over
  • Inheritance patterns and blood groups in humans.
  • Transcription and Translation
  • DNA fingerprinting.
  • Gene expression
  • Evolution

Structure and Function – Plants

  • Flowering plant morphology; Tissues and tissue systems; root, stem (including modifications), leaf, flower (including position and arrangement of different whorls, placentation),
  • Fruit and seed; Types of fruit;
  • Absorption and movement of water and of nutrients; Translocation of food; Transpiration; Mechanism of stomatal movement.
  • Mineral nutrition – Macro- and micro-nutrients in plants; Biological nitrogen fixation mechanism.
  • Photosynthesis, photophosphorylation; carbon dioxide fixation; Photorespiration;
  • Anaerobic Respiration, Fermentation, Aerobic Respiration;
  • TCA cycle; Glycolysis, Electron transport system;

Structure and Function – Animals

  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system – breathing and transport of gases.
  • Body fluids and circulation – Blood, lymph, double circulation, regulation of cardiac activity;
  • Hypertension, Coronary artery diseases.
  • Excretion system
  • Locomotion and movement – Skeletal system, joints, muscles, types of movement.
  • Central and peripheral nervous systems, neurons, reflex action and sensory reception; endocrine glands; hormone action.

Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants

  • Asexual methods of reproduction;
  • Sexual Reproduction, male and female gametophytes; Pollination
  • Fertilization; embryo, endosperm, fruit,parthenocarpy,elminth.
  • Growth and Movement, seed dormancy, germination and movement;
  • Apical dominance; Abscission; Senescence; Vernalisation;Photo- periodism;
  • Various types of movements.

Reproduction and Development in Humans

  • Male and female reproductive systems;
  • Menstrual cycle; Gamete production; Fertilisation; Implantation;
  • Embryo development;
  • Pregnancy and parturition;
  • Birth control and contraception.

Ecology and Environment

  • What are ecology, environment, habitat and niche?
  • Ecological levels (organism to biosphere); Species, Population, Biotic
  • Community and Ecosystem; Succession and Climax. Ecosystem – Biotic and abiotic components;
  • Ecological pyramids
  • All aboutFood web and Food chains
  • Energy flow; ecosystems like agroecosystem
  • Ecological adaptations – aquatic and desert habitats.
  • Biodiversity and Environmental Issues – Meaning, types and conservation strategies (Biosphere reserves, National parks and Sanctuaries), Climate change, global warming
  • Ozone depletion; Radioactive pollution; Deforestation; Methods of pollution control (including an idea of bioremediation); Extinction of species (Hot Spots).

Biology and Human Welfare

  • Animal husbandry; Major animal diseases.
  • Pathogens of humans caused by bacteria, fungi, protozoans,viruses, and helminthes.
  • Cancer; AIDS.
  • Adolescence and drug/alcohol abuse;
  • Basic concepts of immunology.
  • Crop improvement: Tissue Culture and Plant Breeding

Biotechnology and its Applications

  • Microbes as ideal system for biotechnology;
  • Microbial technology: food processing, industrial production,sewage treatment and energy generation.
  • Steps in recombinant DNA technology – restriction enzymes, NA insertion by vectors and other methods, regeneration of recombinants
  • Applications of R-DNA technology in human health –Production of Insulin, Vaccines and Growth hormones, Organ transplant, Gene therapy.
  • Applications in Industry and Agriculture – Production of expensive enzymes, strain improvement to scale up bioprocesses, GM crops by transfer of genes for nitrogen fixation, herbicide-resistance and pestresistance including Bt crops.

BITSAT Syllabus of Physics

Units & Measurement

  • SI units, fundamental and derived units
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Fundamental measurements (screw gauge, Vernier calipers, Physical balance etc)


  • Properties of vectors
  • Motion with constant acceleration
  • Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
  • Uniform circular motion
  • Projectile motion
  • Relative motion

Newton’s Laws of Motion

  • Motion on an inclined plane
  • Free body diagram, resolution of forces
  • Circular motion – centripetal force
  • Motion of blocks with pulley systems
  • Inertial and non-inertial frames

Impulse and Momentum

  • Conservation of momentum/Collisions
  • Momentum of a system of particles
  • Definition of impulse and momentum
  • Center of mass

Work and Energy

  • Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
  • Work done by a force
  • Conservative forces and potential energy
  • Power
  • Conservation of mechanical energy

Rotational Motion

  • Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration
  • Description of rotation
  • Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, Moment of inertia, rotational kinetic energy
  • Torque and angular momentum
  • Rolling motion
  • Conservation of angular momentum


  • Newton’s law of gravitation
  • Kepler’s laws, satellite motion
  • Gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity

Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

  • Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  • Elasticity
  • Bernoulli’s theorem
  • Viscosity and Surface Tension


  • Simple and compound pendulum
  • Spring mass system
  • Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
  • Forced & damped oscillations, resonance


  • Standing waves in strings and pipes
  • Progressive sinusoidal waves
  • Doppler Effect
  • Superposition of waves, beats

Heat and Thermodynamics

  • Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Specific heat, Heat Transfer
  • Newton’s law of cooling Work, Convection and radiation, Conduction, thermal conductivity, heat and first law of thermodynamics


  • Electric field including discrete and continuous charge distributions
  • Coulomb’s law
  • Gauss’ law and its applications
  • Electrostatic potential
  • Electrostatic potential energy
  • Electric dipole
  • Capacitance and dielectrics

Current Electricity

  • Ohm’s law, Joule heating
  • series and parallel connections of resistors and cells
  • Kirchoff’s laws
  • potentiometer and Wheatstone bridge
  • Electrical Resistance

Magnetic Effect of Current

  • Biot-Savart’s law and its applications
  • Lorentz force, force on current carrying conductors in a magnetic field
  • Magnetic moment/torque of a current loop
  • Galvanometer
  • Ampere’s law and its applications

Electromagnetic Induction

  • Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
  • Alternating current (peak and rms value)
  • AC circuits, LCR circuits


  • Laws of reflection and refraction
  • Optical instruments – telescope and microscope
  • Lenses and mirrors
  • Interference
  • Huygen’s principle
  • Diffraction due to a single slit
  • Young’s double slit experiment
  • Polarization – states of polarization, Malus’ law, Brewster’s law

Modern Physics

  • Atomic models – Rutherford’s experiment, Bohr’s atomic model
  • Dual nature of light and matter
  • De Broglie wavelength, Photoelectric effect
  • Radioactivity
  • Hydrogen atom spectrum
  • Nuclear reactions

Electronic Devices

  • Energy bands in solids
  • Conductors, insulators and semiconductors
  • Semiconductor diodes
  • Photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode
  • Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch

BITSAT Syllabus of Chemistry

States of Matter

  • SI units, Precision, Dimensional analysis, Significant figures
  • Chemical reactions: Dalton’s atomic theory; Mole concept; Atomic, molecular and molar masses; empirical & molecular formula; stoichiometry
  • Three states of matter
  • Liquid state: Vapour pressure, surface tension, viscosity etc
  • Solid state: Classification; Space lattices & crystal systems; Unit cell etc
  • Crystal structures:
  • Amorphous solids – qualitativedescription
  • Conductors, semiconductors and insulators
  • n- and p- type semiconductors

Atomic Structure

  • Subatomic particles; Atomic number, isotopes and isobars, Thompson’s model and its limitations,
  • Rutherford’s picture of atom
  • Hydrogen atom spectrum and Bohr model
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Wave-particle duality
  • de Broglie relation
  • Uncertainty principle
  • Hydrogen atom, atomic orbitals and their shapes (s, p, and d), Spin quantum number.
  • Many electron atoms: Pauli exclusion principle; Aufbau principle and the electronic configuration ofatoms, Hund’s rule.


  • A 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, Nomenclature of elements with atomic number greater than 100.Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
  • Valence electrons, Ionic Bond: Covalent character of ionic bonds and polar character of a covalent bond, bond parameters
  • Covalent Bond: Valence Bond Theory, Resonance; Molecular orbital theory- Methodology, Magnetic properties for homonuclear diatomic species (qualitative idea only).
  • Dipole moments; Hydrogen Bond


  • Basic Concepts: Systems and surroundings; Intensive & Extensive Properties; Zeroth Law and Temperature
  • First Law of Thermodynamics: Work, enthalpy, heat capacities and specific heats,measurements of ∆U and ∆H, ionization, electron gain;
  • Thermochemistry; Hess’s Law, Enthalpy of bond dissociation, sublimation, solution and dilution
  • Second Law: Spontaneous and reversible processes; entropy
  • Gibbs free energy
  • Standard free energies of formation
  • Third Law: Introduction

Physical and Chemical Equilibria

  • Molarity, Mole Fraction, and Molality
  • Vapour Pressure, Raoult’s law, Solids and gases in liquids, Relative lowering of vapor pressure, van’t Hoff factor.
  • Equilibrium: Dynamic nature of equilibrium, law of mass action
  • Physical changes (solid-liquid, liquid-gas, solid-gas),
  • Surfacechemistry, Langmuir Isotherm, Colloids and emulsion,classification, preparation, uses.
  • Chemical Equilibria: Factors affecting equilibrium, Le- Chatelier’sprinciple.
  • Ionic Equilibria: Acids and Bases (Arrhenius, Lewis, Lowry and Bronsted)and their dissociation; Ionization of Water; Henderson equation, Acid-base titrations; Hydrolysis;
  • Salts; Common Ion Effect
  • Factors Affecting Equilibria


  • Redox Reactions: Balancing of redox reactions; Electrochemical cells and cell reactions; Standard electrode potentials;
  • EMF ofGalvanic cells; Nernst equation; Factors affecting the electrode potential; Gibbs energy change,Secondary cells; dry cells, Fuel cells;
  • Electrolytic Conduction: Kolhrausch’s Law and its application, Electrolysis, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis; Electrode potential and electrolysis, Commercial production of the chemicals, NaOH, Na, Al.

Chemical Kinetics

  • Aspects of Kinetics: 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,
  • Surface Chemistry: Adsorption – physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gasses on solids; catalysis: homogeneous and heterogeneous, colloids and suspensions; lyophillic, lyophobic multi molecular and macromolecular colloids; electrophoresis, coagulations; emulsions–types of emulsions.

Hydrogen and s-block elements

  • Hydrogen; Dihydrogen:
  • Structure and aggregation of water molecules; Heavy water; Hydrogen peroxide: preparation, reaction, structure & use, Anomalous properties of the first elements in each group;diagonal relationships
  • Alkali metals: Lithium, sodium and potassium
  • Reactions with oxygen, hydrogen, halogens
  • Properties and uses of compounds
  • Alkaline earth metals
  • Reactions with O2, H2O, H2 and halogens

p- d- and f-block elements

  • General: Abundance, distribution, physical and chemical properties, isolation and uses of elements; properties of first element of each group.
  • Group 13 elements.
  • Group 14 elements: Carbon: carbon catenation, physical & chemical properties, uses, allotropes, halides and sulphides, carbides; Silicon: Silica, silicates, silicone, silicon
  • Group 15 elements;
  • hydrides, oxides, oxoacids and halides of phosphorus, phosphine
  • Group 16 elements;
  • Preparation, structure and properties of ozone; Allotropes of sulphur; properties and uses of sulphur dioxide and sulphuric acid; Structure and properties of oxides, oxoacids
  • Group 17 and group 18 elements
  • f-Block elements: Lanthanoids and actinoids;
  • Coordination Compounds: Coordination number; Ligands; Werner’s coordination theory; IUPAC
  • Application and importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of chlorophyll, vitamin B12, and hemoglobin);

Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons

  • Classification and IUPAC
  • Electronic displacement in a covalent bond:
  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes and alkynes
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Haloalkanes and haloarenes


  • Conformations including Ethane conformations; Newman and Sawhorse projections.
  • Geometrical isomerism found in alkenes

Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen

  • Alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones,
  • Nitro compounds, Carboxylic acids, diazonium salts, amines, cyanides, and isocyanides.
  • Comparative reactivity of acid derivatives, mechanism of nucleophilic addition and dehydration

Biological , Industrial and Environmental chemistry

  • Monosaccharides;
  • Disaccharides: reducing and non-reducing sugars
  • Sucrose, maltose, and lactose;
  • Polysaccharides: elementary idea of structures of starch, cellulose, and glycogen.
  • Proteins: Amino acids; Peptide bond; Polypeptides; Primary, tertiary and quaternary structures of proteins; Denaturation of proteins and enzymes.
  • Nucleic Acids: Types, the chemical composition of DNA & RNA, Replication; Transcription and protein synthesis; Genetic code.
  • Vitamins: Hormones
  • Polymers: General methods of polymerization; Molecular mass of polymers;
  • Biopolymers and biodegradable polymers.
  • Condensation polymers.
  • Pollution, Smog, Acid rain, Industrial air pollution, Greenhouse effect, global warming, Green Chemistry
  • Chemicals in medicine, Analgesics, Tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, anti-fertility drugs, antibiotics, antihistamines, artificial sweetening agents, antioxidants, etc

Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry

  • Volumetric Analysis.
  • Qualitative analysis of Inorganic Salts:
  • Physical Chemistry Experiments.
  • Purification Methods: Filtration, sublimation, crystallization, differential extraction, distillation, and chromatography.
  • Qualitative Analysis of Organic Compounds
  • Quantitative Analysis of Organic Compounds
  • Preparation of iodoform, p-nitro acetanilide, acetanilide, aniline yellow, dibenzayl acetone, beta-naphthol
  • Cutting glass tube and glass rod, bending a glass tube, drawing out a glass jet, boring of cork.

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