BITSAT is a computer based exam which students of engineering appear for every year. In 2016, too there were lakhs of students who took the test all over India. This year this test was taken between 14 of May and 28 May in 51 cities in India including the 4 campuses. Clearing this test test allows students to acquire admissions to first degree programmes offered at BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad.
This test has 150 questions which are distributed among 4 subjects as follows :- Physics – 40, Chemistry – 40, Maths- 45 and English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning- 15+10. Students have to complete this paper within 3 hours.
The calculation of marks in BITSAT 2016 exam is not simply 1 mark per question. Instead, a correct answer gets 3 marks and a wrong answer would get a 1 mark deduction. Students have the option to attempt 12 additional questions (after completing 150 questions) in the paper if they have some time remaining during the exam time. These twelve questions contain four each from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry only.This way it is even possible to get more than 100 marks !
So what did the students who appeared for the exam think? There are many students who share their opinion and paper experience with various platform like Shiksha.com. Many of the students thought it was a difficult exam and some felt it was tougher than JEE Main 2016
Let us hear what some students had to say. Divansh, a student of DPS Noida said, “If I have to compare all the exam engineering exams that I have taken till date, this one if the toughest. I found JEE Mains easier than this. The paper was not lengthy but you could only solve the questions if you were clear with your basics. I scored 240 in the exam. There were no surprises in the paper. Maths, as usual, was the toughest, followed by Physics and Chemistry. There were no glitches in the exam. It was pretty smooth”.
Another student from Vishwa Bharti School, Noida said, “Maths was very tough for me. You know, it was more about how you manage your time between sections. The exam was not lengthy but you were required to be quick in solving the questions. There were no surprises in the exam but I think BITSAT 2016 was tougher than JEE Mains this year. I scored 240”.
Uday from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Noida said, “The exam was fine. Like always, Maths was tough followed by Physics and Chemistry. There were a total of 150 questions to be solved in three hours. The exam was not at all lengthy. Unlike JEE Mains, this exam did not have glitches. In Chemistry, I feel that there were more questions from the topics – Thermodynamics and Equilibrium.
Sahil Deswal from Delhi, an Army Public School student felt that the exam was fine. “For me, Mathematics was the toughest and Chemistry was the easiest section. There was no technical glitch in the exam interface and the navigation was also easy.”
As soon as the paper finishes, students can go and check their BITSAT 2016 scores immediately.