All you need to know about BITSAT Exam 2016
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) is an entrance examination conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Science, popularly known as BITS to award seats in their BE programs. BITS have three campuses in Goa, Pilani and Hyderabad with 2000 seats in total. Every year thousands of students sit for BITSAT in order to secure seats in one of these colleges. BITSAT exam 2016 is no different! This year estimated 2 lakh students will be competing in the highly competitive entrance examination.
Who can sit for BITSAT Exam 2016?
Students who have passed the 12th standard examination from any recognised board in India in 2015 or appearing for the 12th standard examination in 2016 can sit for BITSAT 2016. Candidates should have scored minimum 75% in their 12th examination with minimum 60% marks in individual subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology to be eligible to sit for the examination. Here, one must keep in mind that any student who has passed the 12th exam in 2014 or before is not eligible to take the test.
Nature of BITSAT exam
Well, one can understand the level of competition only by looking at the eligibility criteria. No doubt BITSAT is one of the toughest entrance exams in the country. However, the high standard of education and future perspective in BITS make it totally worthwhile. One important aspect of BITSAT is that the entire examination process is conducted online. From the application process till the test, all aspect of the test is conducted online. Applicants are tested on following subjects:
- English Knowledge
- Logical reasoning
BITSAT follow a negative marking system, which means 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. Thus, to ensure success one must answer knowledgeably and confidently; any guess work would simply not work here.
How to prepare for BITSAT Exam 2016?
If you are appearing for BITSAT 2016 then here are some tips for you:
- BITSAT is one of the toughest entrance examinations. Thus to crack it you must work hard and you must work smart! While putting in your effort has no substitute, you can include smart study tools such as graphs, charts, flashcards, videos etc to your lessons more interesting and interactive. Studies show human brain shows better retention of knowledge and events when they come accompanied with visual cues. Use this to your advantage to learn more in lesser time.
- BITSAT have a huge curriculum, and thus, it may seem tempting to leave out a chapter or two. However, when you are going in for the cut-throat competitive you cannot expect t go unarmed and win it. So, cover the entire curriculum as best as you can. Although refrain from starting something new at the last hour. Starting a new subject in the last hours will not make you a pro in that and will only serve to distract your concentration.
- Mock tests are very important when it comes to BITSAT. Not only mock tests will let you track your own progress, but also will prepare you for the online test format. This is especially true if you are not very comfortable working on a computer. Taking several mock tests on regular intervals will prepare you to face the online test format with ease.
- If you are appearing for your 12th standard exam along with BITSAT this year, do not neglect your preparations for the 12th Often when you are preparing for a competitive examination, you tend to neglect the other ones. However, keep in mind that unless and until you score 75% in your board exam, your BITSAT scores will be of no use. The curriculum for BITSAT is not very different from that of your 12th exam. So, preparing for both is not that tough with proper time management. Make a study schedule and stick to it.
- No matter how much tempted you are to study 20 hours a day, make sure to take adequate rest. No amount of preparation will help if you fall sick or get confused right before the exam. Ensure at least 7 hours sleep a day!
So, this is all you need to know about BITSAT Exam 2016. Adhere to these tips, study hard and success will be yours!
BITSAT Online Tests
- The Centre allocation for BITSAT 2016 is now announced.
- If you have applied for BITSAT Exam 2016 then check the Center Allotted to you here: LINK
Note: Candidates can Book the Test Date and Slot Starting from 10 AM on 21st March 2016
All the Best for the BISTSAT Exam 2016.