BITSAT Exam Pattern 2023 – Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme

The official notification regarding the BITSAT examination 2023 has been released on the official website. Moreover, a few changes have also been implemented in the exam pattern. Read the article for further details. 

BITS Pilani organizes this university-level engineering entrance test for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses at its four campuses. The courses under this are BE, BPharm, and MSc programs. This exam is conducted annually, and approximately three lac students appear. The four campuses of BITS are located in Pilani, Goa, Dubai, and Hyderabad.

This article will give you complete information regarding the BITSAT Exam Pattern 2023.

BITSAT 2023: Highlights

  • No time limit for separate sections in BITSAT 2023. The candidate can change any answer at any time.

  • If a candidate answers all 150 questions (without skipping any), there is an option of attempting 12 extra questions, with no extra time. These questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology only; four questions from each part. In addition, once you attempt the extra questions, you lose the opportunity of going to correct any of the earlier answered 150 questions.

  • These extra questions will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher than the rest. However, candidates must remember that there is negative marking for wrong answers.

  • Candidates will also be able to check the score online after one day of the examination.

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2023

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The BITSAT exam 2023 is a computer-based test. The total duration of the examination is 180 minutes. The candidates will have to solve 150 questions in that duration. The paper will have questions from four subjects: Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning, and Mathematics or Biology(for B.Pharm).

The candidates will be awarded 3 marks for every correct answer, and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. The questions will be multiple-choice, and the candidates can select only one option.

The selected answer can be changed later on by the candidates (before the conclusion of the exam). The score will be immediately displayed on the screen after the test.

The candidates must be aware of the paper pattern to ace this examination. Knowing the exam pattern beforehand helps the students in several ways. It prepares the students for the different questions they will face in the examination. It gives them an idea about the weightage and duration of each segment. This way, they know how much they need to prepare for a particular portion of the paper.

The BITSAT Exam Pattern is as given below:

BITSAT Exam Pattern Highlights



Exam Mode

Computer Based Test

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Medium of Exam



Part 1 – Physics (40 questions)

Part 2 – Chemistry (40 questions)

Part 3 – English Proficiency (10 questions) and Logical Reasoning (20 questions)

Part 4 – Mathematics/Biology (40


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total Number of Questions

150 Questions

Marking Scheme

3 marks for every correct answer. 1 mark is deducted for incorrect responses and no marks will be given for unattempted questions.

Marks Distribution

Parts Subject No. of Questions
Part I Physics 40
Part II Chemistry 40
Part III English Proficiency
Logical Reasoning
Part IV Mathematics/Biology (for B.Pharm) 40
 Total 150

BITSAT Syllabus 2023

The BITSAT Syllabus 2023 is briefly given below. To know the detailed syllabus, click here.


Complex numbers, The fundamental theorem of algebra, Theory of Quadratic equations, Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, Logarithms and their properties, Exponential series, Permutations and combinations, Binomial theorem, Pascal’s triangle, etc.


Units & Measurement, Kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Impulse and Momentum, Work and Energy, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, etc.


States of Matter, Atomic Structure, Thermodynamics, Physical and Chemical Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, Hydrogen and s-block elements, etc.


Diversity in Living World, Cell – The Unit of Life; Structure and Function, Genetics and Evolution, Structure and Function – Plants, Structure and Function – Animals, Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants, etc.

Logical Reasoning

Binary Logic, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Analogy, Puzzle Test, Syllogism, Classification Test, Alphabet Test, Eligibility Test, etc.

English Proficiency

Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Analogies, Syllogisms, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Conclusion, Composition, Comprehension, Word Formation, etc.


Understanding the BITSAT exam pattern well gives you an opportunity to prepare better for the exam. Therefore, you must go through the pattern thoroughly.

Well, with this, we have reached the end of this article. We hope that the information provided above helps to clear out your doubts regarding the counseling process.

Prepare well and good luck!

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