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Admission to BITS Pilani Integrated First Degree Programmes

Admissions will be made purely on BITSAT 2014 merit list . The merit position of the candidate will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in a Computer based Online Test (BITSAT 2014) conducted by BITS, Pilani.

All students who wants to apply for BITSAT 2014, will have to apply via an ONLINE application from only. The BITSAT 2014 Application Form will be available on The candidates have to complete this application form and preserve its print out for the future references. Before paying the fee all candidates are requested to check eligibility conditions for admission because once paid, fee will not be refund.

Eligibility for admission:

For admission to all the Integrated First Degree programmes 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 Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.

For BITSAT–2014, candidates who fulfill the following conditions are eligible to appear:

  • Students appearing for 12th examination in 2014

Students who have passed the 12th examination in 2013 provided they explain the reasons for the gap. The admissions committee will examine all such cases before taking a final decision on their eligibility.

  • Should have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) subjects in 12th class.


  1. Students should have appeared in/ passed the 12th examination of the 10+2 system from a recognized Central/ State board.
  2. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2013 or previous years and have already joined any other educational Institution for higher studies will be considered for admission under ‘Advanced standing’ basis, which is explained in the earlier part.
  3. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT.
  4. 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-2014 score. However, they should have obtained the minimum marks in PCM SUBJECTS in 12th examination, as described above. For more details, see the later sections in this part and also the BITS website.

The mechanism of admission procedure:

(i) Applying for admission: All candidates who have appeared in BITSAT-2014 and are interested in admission will be required to submit application forms with 12th marks and programme preferences. All applications are to be filled online. The filled forms are to be printed and should be posted along with the enclosures to reach the Institute before the deadline.

(ii) Preparation of Merit List for Admission:

The merit position of all eligible will be prepared on the basis of their total scores in BITSAT-2014.

When the BITSAT score of two candidates are the same:

  • First their scores obtained in Mathematics in BITSAT will be considered for separating them
  • If the tie still exists, then their scores in Physics in BITSAT will be considered for separating them.
  • Further tie is eliminated using their scores in Chemistry in BITSAT.
  • Finally, their PCM total marks in 12th examination will be considered for their separation.

The candidate have to fill only a single application form for seeking admission to all the degree programmes offered at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. The candidate’s order of preference for different programmes offered at Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad campuses of the Institute is processed through a computer and the offers are made. This may take a few iterations and at each stage, the status is made available to the candidates at the Institute’s website through Internet.

For a candidate to remain in the race, it is mandatory that the following conditions are fulfilled and strictly adhered to by the candidates:

(i) The Data provided by the candidate in the application form with respect to the candidate’s background, academic performance, and order of preference for various degree programmes etc. is final.

(ii) The required fees as mentioned in the communication from the Institute are paid in advance and the candidate does not raise any new arguments in this connection.

(iii) A candidate, whether offered admission/ placed on waiting list, cannot withdraw and claim refund of fees once he has entered the competition. Any candidate who seeks to alter the above conditions in the middle of this process is liable to disqualify himself/herself and forfeit 20% of total fees (i.e., admission fee and one semester fee). See the section on ‘Advance Fees, Refund and Forfeiture of Fees’ later in this part.

(iii) The Actual Mechanism of Admission:

The facilities of the Institute are pronounced invariably in terms of the ratio of seats allotted between the different programmes rather than in terms of a fixed number of seats. The total number of admissions made may vary from year to year. The change in the total number of seats takes place primarily to adjust to the requirements of a highly flexible system which accommodates a second semester admission, dual degree, admission with advanced standing, transfer, etc.

In order to reduce the number of iterations, based on earlier experience and on a statistical projection of the responses received, the Institute might make admission offers to a larger number of candidates than the number of seats earmarked.

The computer is programmed to assign the seats starting from the first candidate on the merit list and going down the same until all seats are filled up. At any time when the computer considers a candidate, it first tries to accommodate the first preference of the candidate and goes to his/her second preference if his/her first preference could not be accommodated and so on. Assignments for all programmes are thus completed and immediate admission offers are made.

Based on past experience, a certain number of candidates would be placed on waiting list. Whenever vacancies arise, the procedure of assignment would be exactly the same as described above. During each iteration, a de novo assignment starting from the first candidate in the merit list will be made. Of course, in this operation, candidates who have declined the offer and/or who have not paid fees would be removed from the merit list. It is now clear that in these processes not only some of the candidates who are on the waiting list will get an assignment but also certain students who have already got an assignment may now get a new assignment to one of their higher preference if seats are now available. The waiting list of the Institute has the following characteristics namely:

(i) The cut-off point for the waiting list is arrived at by our past experience in terms of the responses from the candidates, the number and the quality of candidates who have applied in the current year with a view to complete the admissions and start the classes in time.

(ii) Those who are admitted to a programme will continue to be on the waiting list for their higher preferences.

(iii) The waiting list is for admission to the Institute and not for a particular programme, Hence it will not be possible to assign a waiting list number for a student for a particular programme.

(iv) A student who has a higher BITSAT score may be on the waiting list while a student who has a lesser BITSAT score may have got admission because the former crossed out a programme which the later has opted for and seats were available in that particular programme.

(v) Those who cross out a programme not only cease to be candidates for admission to the programme but also for consideration on the waiting list of the programme.

(vi) Those who get offers to be on the waiting list must pay their fees in advance to remain in the waiting list.

Some tips on showing preferences and crossing out:

The candidates are strongly advised to exercise their preferences after careful consideration. No candidate at any time of the operation can change his/her preferences or refuse to slide up in his/her order of preference till the entire admission process is completed. If a candidate wishes to join BITS irrespective of the programme so that he can float up until the admission process is complete or he can avail of certain unusual flexibilities like dual degree etc. it would not be in his interest to cross out any programme. The other extreme is where a candidate is absolutely sure of his inclination and such candidates would be advised to show preferences to those limited programmes only and cross out the rest.

Normally a candidate cannot change the preferences once submitted. However, if for any reason a candidate discovers a mistake in his preferences already submitted, he can submit a request for change of preferences in the prescribed format, before the last date for submitting applications. Please see BITS website for details.

Admissions at Pilani campus, Goa Campus and Hyderabad Campus:

As already announced, admissions to BITS, Pilani Pilani campus, BITS, Pilani – Goa campus and BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus will be made through a single admission process. In the different admission iterations mentioned in the earlier paragraphs, it is possible that a student who has got an admission offer for a programme in one campus gets slided up for a programme at the other campus in the next iteration.

Once a student reports for admission at a particular campus, he remains in the waiting list for the programmes of his higher preferences at the other campuses, till all admissions are finalized. To minimize inconvenience to students, once the student has reported for admission at any one of the campuses, he/she will be given a chance to opt out of the race for the programmes offered at the other campuses and he/she will be considered only for programmes of his/her higher preferences at the campus where he/she has joined. The student has to make the decision on this option on the day of reporting for admission.

Further instructions in this regard will be sent to those who have been offered admission.In all the above matters, the Vice-chancellor’s decision shall be final.

Dual degree for Group B students: To meet the ambitions of the students who could not get admission to B.E.(Hons.)/B.Pharm.(Hons.) programmes, the Institute has created facilities by which any student who is admitted to M.Sc.(Hons.) programmes is accommodated in a dual degree scheme for a second degree in B.E.(Hons.)/B.Pharm.(Hons.) programmes.

This assignment is made by competition on their performance at BITS at the end of first year, separately in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. Requirements of both the degrees are structured to be completed normally in five years.

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 fulfills the following criteria:

a) has taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 12th and

b) has obtained the highest aggregate percentage of marks in 12th among all the students who have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 2012 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 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).

BITSAT 2014 Syllabus

BITSAT syllabus contains 4 sections

  1. Maths
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning

BITSAT 2014 Syllabus Physics

1. Units & Measurement
1.1 Units (Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental and derived units)
1.2 Dimensional Analysis
1.3 Precision and significant figures
1.4 Fundamental measurements in Physics (Vernier calipers, screw gauge, Physical balance etc)
2. Kinematics
2.1 Properties of vectors
2.2 Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
2.3 Motion with constant acceleration
2.4 Projectile motion
2.5 Uniform circular motion
2.6 Relative motion
3. Newton’s Laws of Motion
3.1 Newton’s laws (free body diagram, resolution of forces)
3.2 Motion on an inclined plane
3.3 Motion of blocks with pulley systems
3.4 Circular motion – centripetal force
3.5 Inertial and non-inertial frames
4Impulse and Momentum
4.1 Definition of impulse and momentum
4.2 Conservation of momentum
4.3 Collisions
4.4 Momentum of a system of particles
4.5 Center of mass
5. Work and Energy
5.1 Work done by a force
5.2 Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
5.3 Power
5.4 Conservative forces and potential energy
5.5 Conservation of mechanical energy
6. Rotational Motion
6.1 Description of rotation (angular displacement, angular velocity and angular acceleration)
6.2 Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration
6.3 Moment of inertia, Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, rotational kinetic energy
6.4 Torque and angular momentum
6.5 Conservation of angular momentum
6.6 Rolling motion
7. Gravitation
7.1 Newton’s law of gravitation
7.2 Gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity
7.3 Motion of planets – Kepler’s laws, satellite motion
8. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
8.1 Elasticity
8.2 Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
8.3 Viscosity and Surface Tension
8.4 Bernoulli’s theorem
9. Oscillations
9.1 Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
9.2 Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
9.3 Forced & damped oscillations, resonance
10. Waves
10.1 Progressive sinusoidal waves
10.2 Standing waves in strings and pipes
10.3 Superposition of waves, beats
10.4 Doppler Effect
11. Heat and Thermodynamics
11.1 Kinetic theory of gases
11.2 Thermal equilibrium and temperature
11.3 Specific heat, Heat Transfer – Conduction, convection and radiation,  thermal conductivity, Newton’s law of cooling
11.4 Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics
11.5 2nd  law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of performance
12. Electrostatics
12.1 Coulomb’s law
12.2 Electric field  (discrete and continuous charge distributions)
12.3 Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
12.4 Gauss’ law and its applications
12.5 Electric dipole
12.6 Capacitance and dielectrics (parallel plate capacitor, capacitors in series and parallel)
13. Current Electricity
13.1 Ohm’s law, Joule heating
13.2 D.C circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff’s laws,  potentiometer and Wheatstone bridge,
13.3 Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin and temperature dependence of resistivity).
14. Magnetic Effect of Current
14.1 Biot-Savart’s law and its applications
14.2 Ampere’s law and its applications
14.3 Lorentz force, force on current carrying conductors in a magnetic field
14.4 Magnetic moment of a current loop, torque on a current loop, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter
15. Electromagnetic Induction
15.1 Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
15.2 Self and mutual inductance
15.3 Transformers and generators
15.4 Alternating current (peak and rms value)
15.5 AC circuits, LCR circuits
16. Optics
16.1 Laws of reflection and refraction
16.2 Lenses and mirrors
16.3 Optical instruments – telescope and microscope
16.4 Interference – Huygen’s principle, Young’s double slit experiment
16.5 Interference in thin films
16.6 Diffraction due to a single slit
16.7 Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Electromagnetic spectrum
16.8 Polarization – states of polarization, Malus’ law, Brewster’s law
17. Modern Physics
17.1 Dual nature of light and matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength
17.2 Atomic models – Rutherford’s experiment, Bohr’s atomic model
17.3 Hydrogen atom spectrum
17.4 Radioactivity
17.5 Nuclear reactions : Fission and fusion, binding energy


BITSAT 2014 Syllabus Chemistry

1. States of Matter
1.1 Measurement: Physical quantities and SI units, Dimensional analysis, Precision, Significant figures.
1.2 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
1.3 Gaseous state: Gas Laws, ideal behavior, empirical derivation of gas equation, 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.
1.4 Liquid state: Vapour pressure, surface tension, viscosity.
1.5 Solid state: Classification; Space lattices & crystal systems; Unit cell – Cubic & hexagonal systems; Close packing; Crystal structures: Simple AB and AB2 type ionic crystals, covalent crystals – diamond & graphite, metals. Imperfections- Point 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.
2. Atomic Structure
2.1 Introduction: Radioactivity, Subatomic particles; Atomic number, isotopes and isobars, Rutherford’s picture of atom; Hydrogen atom spectrum and Bohr model.
2.2 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.
2.3 Many electron atoms: Pauli exclusion principle; Aufbau principle and the electronic configuration of atoms, Hund’s rule.
2.4 Periodicity: Periodic law and the modern periodic table; Types of elements: s, p, d, and f blocks; Periodic trends: ionization energy, atomic and ionic radii, electron affinity, electro negativity and valency.
3.  Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
3.1 Ionic Bond: Lattice Energy and Born-Haber cycle; Covalent character of ionic bonds and polar character of covalent bond
3.2 Molecular Structure: Lewis picture & resonance structures, VSEPR model & molecular shapes
3.3 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 for homonuclear diatomic species.
3.4 Metallic Bond: Qualitative description.
3.5 Intermolecular Forces: Polarity; Dipole moments; Hydrogen Bond.
4. Thermodynamics
4.1 Basic Concepts: Systems and surroundings; State functions; Intensive & Extensive Properties; Zeroth Law and Temperature
4.2 First Law of Thermodynamics: Work, internal energy, heat, enthalpy, heat capacities; Enthalpies of formation, phase transformation, ionization, electron gain; Thermochemistry; Hess’s Law. Bond dissociation, combustion, atomization, sublimation, dilution
4.3 Second Law: Spontaneous and reversible processes; entropy; Gibbs free energy related to spontaneity and non-mechanical work; Standard free energies of formation, free energy change and chemical equilibrium
4.4 Third Law: Introduction

5. Physical and Chemical Equilibria

5.1 Concentration Units: Mole Fraction, Molarity, and Molality
5.2 Solutions: Solubility of solids and gases in liquids, Vapour Pressure, Raoult’s law, Relative lowering of vapour pressure, depression in freezing point; elevation in boiling point; osmotic pressure, determination of molecular mass; solid solutions.
5.3 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, uses.
5.4 Chemical Equilibria: Equilibrium constants (KP, KC), Le-Chatelier’s principle.
5.5 Ionic Equilibria: Strong and Weak electrolytes, Acids and Bases (Arrhenius, Lewis, Lowry and Bronsted) and their dissociation; Ionization of Water; pH; Buffer solutions; Acid-base titrations; Hydrolysis; Solubility Product of Sparingly Soluble Salts; Common Ion Effect.
5.6 Factors Affecting Equilibria: Concentration, Temperature, Pressure, Catalysts, Significance of DG andDG0 in Chemical Equilibria.

6. Electrochemistry

6.1 Redox Reactions: Oxidation-reduction reactions (electron transfer concept); Oxidation number; Balancing of redox reactions; Electrochemical cells and cell reactions; Electrode potentials; EMF of Galvanic cells; Nernst equation; Factors affecting the electrode potential; Gibbs energy change and cell potential; Secondary cells; Fuel cells; Corrosion and its prevention.
6.2 Electrolytic Conduction: Electrolytic Conductance; Specific and molar conductivities; Kolhrausch’s Law and its application, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis; Coulometer; Electrode potential and electrolysis, Commercial production of the chemicals, NaOH, Na, Al, Cl2  & F2.

7. Chemical Kinetics

7.1 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.
7.2 Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions: Concentration of the reactants, size of particles; Temperature dependence of rate constant; Activation energy; Catalysis, Surface catalysis, enzymes, zeolites; Factors affecting rate of collisions between molecules.
7.3 Mechanism of Reaction: Elementary reactions; Complex reactions; Reactions involving two/three steps only.
8. Hydrogen and s-block elements
8.1 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.
8.2 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).
8.3 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.
8.4 Alkaline earth metals: Magnesium and calcium: Occurrence, extraction, reactivity and electrode potentials; Reactions with non-metals; Solubility and thermal stability of oxo salts; Biological importance; Properties and uses of important compounds such as CaO, Ca(OH)2, plaster of Paris, MgSO4, MgCl2, CaCO3, and CaSO4; Lime and limestone, cement.
9. p- d- and f-block elements
9.1 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 first element of each group.
9.2 Group 13 elements: Boron; Properties and uses of borax, boric acid, boron hydrides & halides. Reaction of aluminum with acids and alkalis;
9.3 Group 14 elements: Carbon: carbon catenation, physical & chemical properties, uses, allotropes (graphite, diamond, fullerenes), oxides, halides and sulphides, carbides; Silicon: Silica, silicates, silicone, silicon tetrachloride, Zeolites.
9.4 Group 15 elements: Dinitrogen; Reactivity and uses of nitrogen and its compounds; Industrial and biological nitrogen fixation; Ammonia: Haber’s process, properties and reactions; Oxides of nitrogen and their structures; Ostwald’s process of nitric acid production; Fertilizers –  NPK type; Production of phosphorus; Allotropes of phosphorus; Preparation, structure and properties of hydrides, oxides, oxoacids (elementary idea only) and halides of phosphorus, phosphine.
9.5 Group 16 elements:  Isolation and chemical reactivity of dioxygen; Acidic, basic and amphoteric oxides; Preparation, structure and properties of ozone; Allotropes of sulphur; Production of sulphur and sulphuric acid; Structure and properties of oxides, oxoacids (structures only), hydrides and halides of sulphur.
9.6 Group 17 and group 18 elements: Structure and properties of hydrides, oxides, oxoacids of chlorine (structures only); preparation, properties & uses of chlorine & HCl; Inter halogen compounds; Bleaching Powder; Preparation, structure and reactions of xenon fluorides, oxides, and oxoacids.
9.7 d-Block elements: General trends in the chemistry of first row transition elements; Metallic character; Oxidation state; ionization enthalpy; Ionic radii; 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.
9.8 f-Block elements: Lanthanoids and actinoids; Oxidation states and chemical reactivity of lanthanoids compounds; Lanthanide contraction; Comparison of actinoids and lanthanoids.
9.9 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 stereoisomerisms; Organometallic compounds.
10. Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
10.1 Classification:  Based on functional groups, trivial and IUPAC nomenclature. Methods of purification: qualitative and quantitative.
10.2 Electronic displacement in a covalent bond:  Inductive, resonance effects, and hyperconjugation; free radicals; carbocations, carbanions, nucleophiles and electrophiles; types of organic reactions.
10.3 Alkanes and cycloalkanes:  Structural isomerism, general properties and chemical reactions.
10.4 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.
10.5 Aromatic hydrocarbons: Sources; properties; isomerism; resonance delocalization; aromaticity; polynuclear hydrocarbons; mechanism of electrophilic substitution reaction, directive influence and effect of substituents on reactivity; carcinogenicity and toxicity.
10.6 Haloalkanes and haloarenes: Physical properties, chemical reactions and mechanism of substitution reaction. Uses and environmental effects; di, tri, tetrachloromethanes, iodoform, freon and DDT.
10.7 Petroleum: Composition and refining, uses of petrochemicals.
11. Stereochemistry
11.1 Introduction: Chiral molecules; optical activity; polarimetry; R,S and D,L configurations; Fischer projections; enantiomerism; racemates; diastereomerism and meso structures.
11.2 Conformations: Ethane conformations; Newman and Sawhorse projections.
11.3 Geometrical isomerism in alkenes
12. Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen
12.1 General: Electronic structure, important methods of preparation, identification, important reactions, physical properties and uses of alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, nitro compounds, amines, diazonium salts, cyanides and isocyanides.
12.2 Specific: Effect of substituents on alpha-carbon on acid strength, comparative reactivity of acid derivatives, mechanism of nucleophilic addition and dehydration, basic character of amines methods of preparation, and their separation, importance of diazonium salts in synthetic organic chemistry.
13. Biological , Industrial and Environmental chemistry
13.1 The Cell: Concept of cell and energy cycle.
13.2 Carbohydrates: Classification; Monosaccharides; Structures of pentoses and hexoses; Anomeric carbon; Mutarotation; Simple chemical reactions of glucose, Disaccharides: reducing and non-reducing sugars – sucrose, maltose and lactose; Polysaccharides: elementary idea of structures of starch, cellulose and glycogen.
13.3 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.
13.4 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.
13.5  Vitamins: Classification, structure, functions in biosystems; Hormones
13.6 Polymers: Classification of polymers; General methods of polymerization; Molecular mass of polymers; Biopolymers and biodegradable polymers; Free radical, cationic and anionic addition polymerizations; Copolymerization: Natural rubber; Vulcanization of rubber; Synthetic rubbers. Condensation polymers.
13.7 Pollution:  Environmental pollutants; soil, water and air pollution; Chemical reactions in atmosphere; Smog; Major atmospheric pollutants; Acid rain; Ozone and its reactions; Depletion of ozone layer and its effects; Industrial air pollution; Green house effect and global warming; Green Chemistry.
13.8 Chemicals in medicine, health-care and food: Analgesics, Tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, anti-microbials, anti-fertility drugs, antihistamines, antibiotics, antacids; Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, antioxidants, soaps and detergents.
14. Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
14.1 Volumetric Analysis: Principles; Standard solutions of sodium carbonate and oxalic acid; Acid-base titrations; Redox reactions involving KI, H2SO4, Na2SO3, Na2S2O3and H2S; Potassium permanganate in acidic, basic and neutral media; Titrations of oxalic acid, ferrous ammonium sulphate with KMnO4, K2 Cr2O7/Na2S2O3, Cu(II)/Na2S2O3.
14.2 Qualitative analysis of Inorganic Salts: Principles in the determination of the cations Pb2+, Cu2+, As3+, Mn2+, Zn2+, Co2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+, Fe3+, Ni2+ and the anions CO32-, S2-, SO42-, SO32-, NO2-, NO3-, Cl-, Br-, I-, PO43-, CH3COO-, C2O42-.
14.3 Physical Chemistry Experiments: preparation and crystallization of alum, copper sulphate, ferrous sulphate, double salt of alum and ferrous sulphate, potassium ferric sulphate; Temperature vs. solubility; pH measurements; Lyophilic and lyophobic sols; Dialysis; Role of emulsifying agents in emulsification.  Equilibrium studies involving  (i) ferric and thiocyanate ions (ii) [Co(H2O)6]2+ and chloride ions; Enthalpy determination for (i) 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.
14.4 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.
14.5 Qualitative Analysis of Organic Compounds: Detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorous and halogens; Detection of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in foodstuff; Detection of alcoholic, phenolic, aldehydic, ketonic, carboxylic, amino groups and unsaturation.
14.6 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.
14.7 Principles of Organic Chemistry Experiments:  Preparation of iodoform, acetanilide, p-nitro acetanilide, di-benzayl acetone, aniline yellow, beta-naphthol; Preparation of acetylene and study of its acidic character.

BITSAT 2014 Syllabus (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning

(a) English ProficiencyThis 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.
1. Grammar
1.1 Agreement, Time and Tense, Parallel construction, Relative pronouns
1.2 Determiners, Prepositions, Modals, Adjectives
1.3 Voice, Transformation
1.4 Question tags, Phrasal verbs
2. Vocabulary
2.1 Synonyms, Antonyms, Odd Word, One Word, Jumbled letters,Homophones, Spelling
2.2 Contextual meaning.
2.3 Analogy
3. Reading Comprehension
3.1 Content/ideas
3.2 Vocabulary
3.3 Referents
3.4 Idioms/Phrases
3.5 Reconstruction (rewording)
4. Composition
4.1 Rearrangement
4.2 Paragraph Unity
4.3 Linkers/Connectives
(b) Logical ReasoningThe 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 contexts. These indicators are measured through performance on such tasks as detecting missing links, following directions, classifying words, establishing sequences, and completing analogies.
 5. Verbal Reasoning
5.1 AnalogyAnalogy 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.
5.2 ClassificationClassification 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.
5.3 Series CompletionHere series of numbers or letters are given and one is asked to either complete the series or find out the wrong part in the series.
5.4 Logical Deduction – Reading PassageHere a brief passage is given and based on the passage the candidate is required to identify the correct or incorrect logical conclusions.
5.5 Chart LogicHere 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.
6. Nonverbal Reasoning
6.1 Pattern PerceptionHere 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.
6.2 Figure Formation and AnalysisThe candidate is required to analyze and form a figure from various given parts.
6.3 Paper CuttingIt involves the analysis of a pattern that is formed when a folded piece of paper is cut into a definite design.
6.4 Figure MatrixIn 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.
6.5 Rule DetectionHere 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 2014 Syllabus Mathematics

1.  Algebra
1.1 Complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, roots of complex numbers, geometric interpretations; Fundamental theorem of algebra.
1.2 Theory of Quadratic equations, quadratic equations in real and complex number system and their solutions, relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, equations reducible to quadratic equations.
1.3 Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, arithmetico-geometric series,  sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers.
1.4 Logarithms and their properties.
1.5 Exponential series.
1.6 Permutations and combinations, Permutations as an arrangement and combination as selection, simple applications.
1.7 Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of binomial coefficients, Pascal’s triangle
1.8 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 of matrices,
1.9 Sets, Relations and Functions, algebra of sets applications, equivalence relations, mappings, one-one, into and onto mappings, composition of mappings, binary operation, inverse of function, functions of real variables like polynomial, modulus, signum and greatest integer.
1.10 Mathematical Induction
1.11 Linear Inequalities, solution of linear inequalities in one and two variables.
2.   Trigonometry
2.1 Measurement of angles in radians and degrees, positive and negative angles, trigonometric ratios, functions and identities.
2.2 Solution of trigonometric equations.
2.3 Properties of triangles and solutions of triangles
2.4 Inverse trigonometric functions
2.5 Heights and distances
3.   Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
3.1 Cartesian coordinates, distance between two points, section formulae, shift of origin.
3.2 Straight lines and pair of straight lines: Equation of straight lines in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line, lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrent lines.
3.3 Circles and family of circles :  Equation of circle in various form, equation of tangent, normal  & chords, parametric equations of a circle , intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle, equation of circle through point of intersection of two circles, conditions for two intersecting circles to be orthogonal.
3.4 Conic sections : parabola, ellipse and hyperbola   their eccentricity, directrices & foci,  parametric forms, equations of tangent & normal, conditions for y=mx+c to be a tangent  and point of tangency.
4.   Three dimensional Coordinate Geometry
4.1 Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate planes, distance between two points, section formula, direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space and skew lines.
4.2 Angle between two lines whose direction ratios are given, shortest distance between two lines.
4.3 Equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane, condition for coplanarity of three lines, angles between two planes, angle between a line and a plane.
5.   Differential calculus
5.1 Domain and range of a real valued function, Limits and Continuity  of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, Differentiability.
5.2 Derivative of different types of functions (polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, implicit functions), derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, chain rule.
5.3 Geometric interpretation of derivative, Tangents and Normals.
5.4 Increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima and minima of a function.
5.5 Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem and Intermediate Value Theorem.
6.   Integral calculus
6.1 Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions.
6.2 Methods of integration: Integration by substitution, Integration by parts, integration by partial fractions, and integration by trigonometric identities.
6.3 Definite integrals and their properties, Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus, applications in finding areas under simple curves.
6.4 Application of definite integrals to the determination of areas of regions bounded by simple curves.
7.  Ordinary Differential Equations
7.1 Order and degree of a differential equation, formulation of a differential equation whole general solution is given, variables separable method.
7.2 Solution of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree
7.3 Linear first order differential equations
8.   Probability
8.1 Various terminology in probability, axiomatic and other approaches of probability, addition and multiplication rules of probability.
8.2 Conditional probability, total probability and Baye’s theorem
8.3 Independent events
8.4 Discrete random variables and distributions with mean and variance.
9.   Vectors
9.1 Direction ratio/cosines of vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio.
9.2 Dot and cross products of two vectors, projection of a vector on a line.
9.3 Scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations.
10. Statistics
10.1 Measures of dispersion
10.2 Measures of skewness and Central Tendency, Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances
11.Linear Programming
11.1 Various terminology and formulation of linear Programming
11.2 Solution of linear Programming using graphical method, feasible and infeasible regions, feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (upto three nonitrivial constraints)



My board doesn’t give aggregate marks for 12th exam. What marks should I enter?

For CBSE, include PCM and English/Hindi and one additional elective (total five subjects) in your aggregate. For ISCE, include PCM and English in the aggregate.

Others should calculate the aggregate marks (or its equivalent) and attach a note explaining the method used by them to calculate the aggregate.

While entering the 12th exam marks, should I include the practical marks also? Can I include 11th and 12th year marks?

The subject-wise and aggregate marks are to be given for the 12th year examination only. Don’t include the 11th year exam marks. For practical marks, use the method used by your board to calculate the subject-wise marks.

I have applied Online. But, I made a mistake in entering preferences. I want to change them. How to do it?

You were advised to be careful before entering and confirming the data while applying online. If you want to change the preferences, you can apply again with changed preferences. You can use this facilityonly once. The changed preference form should be sent with a fee of Rs 250/- so as to reach admissions office, BITS Pilani before 5.00 PM on 29th June 2013.

What is the cut-off marks required in BITSAT-2013 to qualify for admissions? It is not possible to predict the cut-off scores till all applications are received. The cut-off scores for I Semester 2012-13 is available here. This is given only as information and the cut-off  for First semester 2012-13 will depend on the number of applications and the seats available.
I have not registered for BITSAT. Can I apply for admissions? Unfortunately No. The last date for registering for BITSAT-2013 was 15th February 2013.  Except for first rank students of central/state boards in India, those who have not appeared in BITSAT-2013 cannot be considered now.
Are there any seats reserved for  NRIs? No.
I have obtained 74.6% in PCM aggregate. Will you consider it as 75%? No. We need a minimum of 75.00% or more in PCM aggregate.
I want to apply for Pilani , Goa and Hyderabad campuses. Should I apply separately? No. A single form is sufficient, where you can give your preferences to all the programmes in the three campuses.
I had already registered for BITSAT. Why should I apply again for admissions? It is necessary to apply for admissions separately with the marks obtained in 12th exam and also giving your preferences to different degree programmes, along with the requisite application fee.
What is meant by Dual degree? Under dual degree scheme, a student can concurrently work for and complete two degrees. Normally, a student requires a minimum of 5 years to complete the two degrees.
 I am interested in Dual Degree. How do I apply for the same? While seeking for admission to BITS, you do not apply for a dual degree. You apply for admission to one of the degree programmes available. If admitted, at the end of the first year at BITS, you will get an opportunity to apply for dual degree.
I have passed 12th exam only. I have not done a BSc. How do you expect me to apply for M.Sc. now?

The M.Sc.(Hons.), and M.Sc.(Tech.) are Integrated Masters programmes offered by BITS. There is no intermediate B.Sc. degree. The input qualification and duration is the same as that for a B.E.(Hons.) program.