How To Prepare For BITSAT 2016

BITSAT 2016 Exam Preparation: Tips and Tricks:

                                                                                                                                                                        BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) 2016 will be conducted from May 14 to May 28, 2016 by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) for granting admissions to various Integrated First Degree Programmes of Engineering in the university. Nearly 2 lakh candidates will be appearing for BITSAT 2016 and will compete for around 2,000 seats available in various BE (Hons.) programmes available across three campuses of BITS - Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. This national level engineering entrance exam will be conducted across a total of around 51 exam cities in India and Dubai.  

The article is about BITSAT Exam Preparation Tips and Tricks. this will provide types of questions, time management, BITSAT cutoffs and many more. 

                                                                                                                                                                          It is important to note that both JEE and BITSAT demand in-depth understanding of the basic concepts of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.                                                                                   

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  • Types of Questions

    IIT JEE has lengthier questions that often require in-depth analysis while BITSAT has shorter but trickier questions. For the latter, you should focus on questions that are more concept-based.

    Formulas and equations should be on your fingertips as 70% BITSAt questions are formula based.                                                                                                                                   Questions that require calculation are easier in BITSAT such as calculating wavelength of electron jumping from one shell to other, or time a ball will take to come back when tossed in the air.                                                                                                           

     For some questions you can solve by putting options(a,b,c,d), it will save your time.  

    Bonus Questions:

    BITSAT is the only examination amongst all its contemporaries which provides its candidates with bonus questions. Along with the sum total of 150 questions, it allows students to attempt an extra 12 questions but this comes with a catch. Once you opt for bonus questions, you have to submit your answers to the original 150 questions and you can’t revert back to review those answers. As risky as this may sound, many students attempt the bonus questions to score the extra edge. It is wiser to check the 150 answers before opting for the bonus questions as once you land on the bonus questions, there is no going back to those 150 questions you answered. 

    NCERT books should be enough for BITSAT.

    Exam Syllabus

    JEE syllabus includes more chapters than BITSAT syllabus (which is limited to important topics). Hence, go through BITSAT syllabus carefully and stick to it around May when BITSAT 2016 will take place.

    It is advisable to dedicate separate time for preparing for both JEE and BITSAT around the time they take place as they have some variations that can make all the difference to your scores.

    Speed Up

    BITSAT has more than double the number of questions in JEE. Naturally, speed makes all the difference to your scores in the exam.

    Revise and revise until you know all the important facts and concepts by heart. Practice and Practice until you can solve your questions quickly and accurately.

    BITSAT 2016 exam will have 150 questions along with 12 bonus question that can offer you an edge over others. To solve these ‘extra questions’, you have to submit answers to 150 questions first with no options to review them again. Hence, take advantage of Bonus Questions only when you are sure you have solved your original 150 questions well.

    Time Management Strategy

    In BITSAT, you get 3 hours to solve the entire paper which includes Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, English and Logical Reasoning sections. The last two sections are unique to BITSAT.
    Since English and Logical Reasoning but do not require calculation, you should devote only 30-45 minutes to these sections.Chemistry again requires little calculation and you should not devote more than 30 minutes on it.
    Mathematics is the most time-consuming section and you will need at least 1 hour to solve it.
    You should be left with 40-60 minutes to solve your Physics section.
    All the questions hold same weightage in BITSAT exam. Hence, go for shorter questions first.

    How to ace English?

    BITSAT is the online engineering entrance exam in India that tests your English too. It has 15 English questions that are based on easy English grammar rules. Arihant and MTG books offer you good leads.

    Practice Online

    Opting for online test series is a vital step to gain an edge in BITSAT exam preparation. BITSAT 2016 is exclusively an online test and if you are used to pen-and-paper exams, you might find it challenging to crack it.

    Do note that you get limited sheets for rough work in a BITSAT exam. So, learn to conserve space beforehand or you might get stressed out unnecessarily in the last minute.

    BITSAT Cutoffs

     Generally, BITSAT cutoff scores hover around 290. But a decent target score for BITSAT 2016 is 320. If you can score above 350, you can well be among the exam toppers and will have access to the top branches in the BITS campuses.

    All the Best!                                                                                                                                                        

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