BITSAT Online Exam Pattern : Subject-wise Marks Distribution, Attempting 12 Extra Questions

Here we will look at some useful information for BITSAT aspirants i.e. BITSAT exam pattern - How BITSAT examination is conducted, the process of BITSAT online paper, questions pattern, subject or section wise marks distribution. In the end, we will see what's the importance of attempting 12 extra questions in the BITSAT online test.

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Given below is the BITSAT exam pattern. Exam Mode : Computer-Based Test. Questions Type : Multiple Choice. Total Questions : 150 (12 Extra Questions Optional). Exam Duration : 3 hours. Negative Marking : Yes (-1 for each wrong answer).

BITSAT Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Physics 40 120
Chemistry 40 120
Mathematics 45 135
English 15 45
Logical Reasoning 10 30

BITSAT Online Exam Pattern - Key Points

  • BITSAT examination will be conducted in online mode only. BITSAT is a computer based test where the questions appear on a computer screen along with the options. There are four options for each question. The candidate has to click one of the options using a computer mouse which can be reviewed or reanswered any time during the duration of the examination.
  • Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the traditional pen-paper based test, which is generally conducted on a single day for all candidates. BITSAT will be conducted over a period of time and the candidate can choose the Center, the Day and Time of his/her convenience to take the test.
  • All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with a choice of four answers, only one being the correct choice. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark).
  • BITSAT question paper will have a total 150 questions : 125 questions of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 40 each in Physics & Chemistry, and 45 Maths questions. There are two more sections in BITSAT – English and Logical Reasoning (with 15 and 10 questions respectively).
  • Subject wise Questions and Marks Distribution in BITSAT Online Test : Physics - Total 40 Questions of 3 marks each; Chemistry - Total 40 Questions of 3 marks each; Mathematics - Total 45 Questions of 3 marks each; English - Total 15 Questions of 3 marks each; Logical Reasoning - Total 10 Questions of 3 marks each.
  • The total duration of the BITSAT Online Test is 3 hours. There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 150 questions.

Purpose of Attempting 12 Extra Questions in BITSAT

If a candidate answers all the 150 questions (without skipping any question) in BITSAT, the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 (twelve) extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics only; four questions from each part. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.

The questions in BITSAT are designed in a way that a good student will be able to answer 150 questions in 180 minutes. The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher. However, candidates should keep in mind the fact that there is negative marking for wrong answers and any attempt to answer the questions by pure guessing of the answers is not likely to have any advantage, but may result in a reduction in the total score.

Note : Speed & accuracy are very important in BITSAT. It is recommended that you practice online mock tests consistently.

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