BITS Pilani – Expected Cutoffs for 2015

Dear Readers,

We bring to you this mini-series of articles on the BITSAT (BITS Admission Test) in order to

take care of your most common questions/queries about BITS campuses (Pilani, Goa and

Hyderabad). In these articles, we will talk about the campus, the details of the various streams

of engineering that the institute offers and also the cutoffs for admission to the different

engineering streams at that campus.

BITS Pilani: 
The BITS Pilani campus was established in 1964 and is a deemed university. The

institute emerged from The Birla Education Trust and was founded by Mr. G. D. Birla. BITS

Pilani is recognized by UGC and is accredited by NAAC. The institute is spread over a 328 acre

campus. BITS Pilani takes great pride in its student managed facilities (like the residential and

dining facilities). BITS Pilani has taken some unique initiatives such as the BITSMUN (BITS

Model United Nations) and BOSM (BITS Pilani Open Sports Meet). The institute has also begun

“Vision 2020” with an aim to become one of the leading universities in the world.

BITS Pilani offers B.E. (Hons.) programs in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing

Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and

Instrumentation Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Computer Science. BITS Pilani also

offers M.Sc. (Hons.) in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and

Finance. In addition, the college offers M.Sc. (Tech.) programs in Finance, Engineering

Technology, General Studies and Information Systems.

Overview of BITSAT:

The BITSAT is conducted every year for admission to B.E. (Engineering), B. Pharm., M.Sc.

(Hons.) and M.Sc. (Tech.) programs at various BITS campuses. This online test is conducted

for admissions to the prestigious BITS (Pilani), BITS (Goa) and BITS (Hyderabad) campuses.

BITSAT 2015 was held from 14th May to 29th May. Engineering aspirants taking the BITSAT

needed to answer a total of 150 questions (worth 450 marks) on Physics, Chemistry,

Mathematics, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning. The sections on Physics and

Chemistry consisted of 40 questions each while the section on Mathematics consisted of 45

questions. The exam also included 15 questions on English proficiency and 10 questions on

Logical Reasoning. BITSAT 2015 was conducted on the basis of class 11th and 12th NCERT

syllabus. The 180-minute examination consisted of multiple-choice questions only. Each correct

answer was worth 3 marks and there was a penalty of -1 mark for every wrong answer.

This year the admit list and the wait list announcement will be made on the 1st of July.

Meanwhile, you must be wondering about the likely cutoff marks (out of 450) for admissions to the different

courses at BITS Pilani. In order to give you a good idea of the likely cutoffs this year, we present

here a summary of previous years’ cutoffs. The cutoffs for 2015 are expected to be similar to


The cutoffs for the previous years are as follows:

Course                                                                2014  2013  2012  2011 2010  2009

B.E.(Hons.) Chemical                                         326    309     316    307    310    314

B.E.(Hons.) Civil                                                  322    308     310   306     310    312

B.E.(Hons.) Electrical & Electronics                 359    343     343   336     339   341

B.E.(Hons.) Mechanical                                     351    337     332   327     327    328

B.E.(Hons.) Manufacturing                               311     300     303   300    304   305

B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science                         375    354    356    342    342   343

B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation     346   332      331   325     329   332

M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Science                      300   284     285   275     281    279

M.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry                                    310    295     294   286     290  289

M.Sc.(Hons.) Economics                                   323  308      311    302     302    298

M.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics                                321    304    300   293     296   293

M.Sc.(Hons.) Physics                                         316    303   302    297    300   296

M.Sc.(Tech.) General Studies                           NA     NA    294    NA      NA     NA

M.Sc.(Tech.) Finance                                         NA     NA    282   272     275    274

M.Sc.(Tech.) Information Systems                   NA     NA   296   282     286   283

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