BITSAT 2017 Exam Pattern
BITSAT 2017 would be an online test. A ‘Computer Based Online test’ means that you have to sit in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and then you answer the questions on the computer through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to on your screen. This is unlike the traditional paper-pencil based test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. BITSAT-2017 will be offered over a period of time and you can choose the Centre, the Day and Time of your convenience to take the test.
BITSAT 2017 Test Format
BITSAT 2017 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break) and would have the following 4 parts:
No: of Questions
1. English Proficiency
2. Logical Reasoning
Mathematics (or Biology for B.Pharm applicants)
Marking Scheme in BITSAT 2017
All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); with a choice of 4 answers, only one being the correct answer. Every correct answer earns you 3 marks, and each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark). While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer.
No. of Questions
There will be 150 questions in all. There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. You are free to go back & forth to change any of your answers among the 150 questions.
12 extra questions
If you answer all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), you’ll 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. Once you’ve opted for extra questions, you can’t go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.
These extra questions are designed so 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, you must remember that there is negative marking for wrong answers and any attempt to answer the questions by guessing is not likely to have any advantage, but may result in a reduction in the total score.
The questions will be selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate.
All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centres. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles.