BITSAT Exam Pattern 2024 - Total Marks, Number of Questions, Negative Marking

Note : BITSAT exam pattern is changed from 2022. Instead of 150 questions, only 130 questions will be asked in the BITSAT paper. The BITSAT total marks will be 390.

BITSAT is an MCQ based online test consisting of questions from Math, Physics, Chemistry, Reasoning and English. There are four options of each question and the candidate has to choose the right option which can be reviewed or reanswered any time during the duration of the examination. Here we are looking at BITSAT paper pattern - exam mode, questions type, subject-wise number of questions, total marks, exam duration and negative marking. We will also see what's the importance of attempting 12 extra questions in the BITSAT exam.

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BITSAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Given below is the BITSAT exam pattern :

BITSAT Exam Paper Pattern
Exam Mode Online (Computer-Based Test)
Questions Type Multiple Choice Objective Type
Total Questions 130 (12 Extra Questions Optional)
Total Marks 390
Exam Duration 3 hours
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer

BITSAT 2024 : Number of Questions

The total number of questions in BITSAT is 130. There will be 40 questions of Math, 30 questions of Physics, 30 questions of Chemistry, 20 questions of Reasoning and 10 questions of English in the BITSAT paper.

BITSAT 2024 : Total Marks and Cutoff

BITAT total marks is 390. BITSAT marking scheme : Math - 120 marks, Physics - 90 marks, Chemistry - 90 marks, Reasoning - 60 marks and English - 30 marks. Each question will carry 3 marks for the correct answer. See BITSAT 2024 Cutoff

BITSAT 2024 : Negative Marking

There is negative marking in BITSAT. 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in BITSAT paper.

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BITSAT Paper Pattern : Subject-wise Questions and Marks Distribution

BITSAT subject-wise number of questions and marks distribution :

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Physics 30 90
Chemistry 30 90
Mathematics 40 120
English 10 30
Logical Reasoning 20 60

Purpose of Attempting 12 Extra Questions in BITSAT

If a candidate answers all the 130 questions (without skipping any question) in BITSAT, the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 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 130 questions.

The questions in BITSAT are designed in a way that a good student will be able to answer 130 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 as many online mock tests as possible.

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