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-Goa Campus: The BITS Pilani-Goa campus is also known as the K.K. Birla Goa campus. The institute was established in 2004 and the residential features are privately supported by the Aditya Birla Group. The K.K.Birla Goa campus follows the curriculum and methodology of the BITS Pilani campus. BITS, Goa has been accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A grade. The institute is spread over a 188 acre campus. The Goa campus houses around 2400 students and has state of the art infrastructure consisting of various laboratories, ultra modern classrooms, auditorium, library, world class sports facilities and Wi- fi enabled campus.
The K.K. Birla Goa campus offers B.E. (Hons.) programs in Computer Science Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering. The K.K. Birla Goa campus also offers M.Sc. (Hons.) in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics. In addition, the college offers M.Sc. (Tech.) program in 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 these. The cutoffs for the previous years are as follows:
Course 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
B.E.(Hons.) Chemical 295 279 283 273 285 283
B.E.(Hons.) Elect & Electronics 315 305 303 294 303 306
B.E.(Hons.) Mechanical 312 300 296 291 296 292
B.E.(Hons.) Computer Science 339 323 313 303 307 306
B.E.(Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation 305 291 292 284 293 292
M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Science 285 268 271 236 269 266
M.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry 288 273 276 253 275 272
M.Sc.(Hons.) Economics 296 282 282 270 279 278
M.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics 294 279 277 262 277 273
M.Sc.(Hons.) Physics 293 279 282 273 282 280
M.Sc.(Tech.) Information Systems NA NA 276 256 270 267
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