BITS Pilani calls undergraduate programs ‘Integrated First Degree Programs.’ A range of programs are offered in this category, viz; Bachelors of Engineering (B.E)- Hons.; Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)- Hons.; Master of Sciences (M.Sc) both Hons. and Tech. and couple of Dual Degree programs under which both Bachelor and Master degree is awarded together. The degrees earned from BITS Pilani are considered equivalent to degrees awarded from any other recognized university or institution. BITS Pilani is a Deemed University and comes under the purview of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) of Government of India.
BITSAT is taken by students aspiring for career in engineering, sciences, technology and research. The minimum eligibility criteria for taking BITSAT is 10+2 level of qualification in sciences stream with minimum 80% marks and proficiency in English. BITSAT gives importance to marks obtained in academic qualification and asks for minimum 60% marks in individual subjects viz; physics, chemistry and mathematics, as BITS Pilani expects high level of competency for learning sciences and interest for research and innovation in learners. Candidates with overall brilliant academic record and those who topped in qualifying examination may exempt from BITSAT and apply for direct admission. However, such candidates may also take BITSAT. Candidates who have passed qualifying examination prior to two years of BITSAT are not allowed to take the examination.
BITSAT is a 3 hour Computer Based Examination held in various cities across India. It’s an ONLINE Computer Based Test scheduled on different test dates generally in the summer months from May to June. No specific computer proficiencies requires for writing the BITSAT Examination. Candidates are tested in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and Logical Reasoning. Test is Objective Type / Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Type where candidates are given 4 responses against each question to chose best one. 150 questions are asked in total.
On the basis of score in BITSAT merit rank of candidates is prepared by BITSAT Administration. Candidates are called for counseling to choose streams, course and institute.