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December 18, 2010

BITSAT study material: Exam pattern, Sample papers & Books

Focus of this blog article is on BITSAT prep material - it at first discusses about the exam pattern of BISAT and than goes on to point you to the Sample papers & Prep Books for the exam.

In a previous blog article of mine titled: BITSAT 2014 Notification, Eligibility & Forms, I had told you about the BITSAT 2014 notification, what are the eligibilities for BITSAT 2014 as well as how to apply for the exam.

BITSAT 2014 Exam pattern:
BITSAT is an exclusively online entrance exam – there is no paper/pencil version of BITSAT. You have to appear the exam in one of the thirty two BITSAT test centres (including one abroad in BITS, Dubai). BITSAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) but is not an Internet based online test, which means you can appear in the exam only at those test centres.

BITSAT is a 3 hour long exam with four paper sections of total 150 questions, 450 marks as below:
BITSAT Exam Pattern
Each BITSAT question is of 3 marks and there is negative marking: -1 mark for each wrong answer. You can skip any question and come back later again to answer the same.

For very meritorious among you, BITSAT has bonus questions: if you can answer all 150 questions within time (i.e. without skipping any question), you can opt to go for 12 extra questions – four question each from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, each question of 3 marks with negative 1 mark for wring answer.

But once you opt for bonus BITSAT questions, you can not go back and review those first 150 questions!

How much to score in BITSAT 2014 exam?
There are 2000 seats on offer (800:Pilani, 600:Goa & 600:Hyderabad). So your goal must be to stay within the top 2000 students. Which BITS institute or which stream would you get if your score is say “X”? Read in detail about it in my previous blog article titled:BITSAT 2010 Cut-off: Institute-wise/Stream-wise.

BITSAT 2014 Sample papers/Mock Test :
When you start your preparation for BITSAT 2014 exam, you would naturally search for the BITSAT previous years paper/sample papers. I did the searching for you on the net and found out following BITSAT papers:

BITSAT Sample test from BITS:
BITS Pilani has brought out a very good BITSAT mock test desktop application, which gives you the exact look and feel of the BITSAT CBT environment. The only difference with the actual exam is that in real BITSAT, the exam is of three hours duration while the  BITSAT mock test is of half-an-hour duration.

You have to download this application and than install it in your own computer.
Click here to download BITSAT mock test from BITSAT exam site.

BITSAT Sample Papers from Learn Hub:
You can find some good quality BITSAT Sample Papers from the left menu bar of this website.

BITSAT Prep Books
BITSAT online sample papers from Rapid Share:
Some one has uploaded these sample BITSAT papers in zipped format in Rapidshare. If you have problem downloading these files from Rapidshare, click here to know how to download files from Rapidshare.

BITSAT Exam Preparatory/Guide Books:
Which books to study for BITSAT exam? I found following guide books to be good for preparation of BITSAT. These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from which offers huge discounts up to 51%, apart from free shipping/postage in India if the order exceeds Rs. 500/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

BITSAT Exam Prep Books
A Complete Success Package for Online BITSAT 2014 (With CD) : Comprehensive Coverage of NCERT Syllabus for Classes 11 and 12 by Arihant Experts
Cover Price: Rs.695, Offer Price: Rs.340; Discount: Rs.355/=, (51%)
Comprehensive Guide to BITSAT Online Test with 5 Mock Test CD by Disha Experts
Cover Price: Rs.675, Offer Price: Rs.473; Discount: Rs.202/= (29%)
BITSAT English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning by Disha Experts
Cover Price: Rs.175, Offer Price: Rs.124; Discount: Rs.51/= (29%)

Although above study materials have been posted for BITSAT 2014 exam, the same can also be used as study materials for BITSAT 2013/2014 exam Sample Papers & Books.
I would be on the look out for more study materials for BITSAT – the sample papers and books would post the same in this blog. So keep visiting this blog!