The Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences Admission Test is a computer-based online test for admission to integrated degree programs offered by various Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) across the country. BITS has its campuses at Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad.
BITSAT 2020 Syllabus
The BITS syllabus is based in CBSE NCERT syllabus for 11^{th} and 12^{th} standard. For admission to engineering and science courses, the candidates will have to prepare concepts from physics, chemistry, logical reasoning, English proficiency, and mathematics. For admission pharmacy courses, the candidates will have to prepare concepts from physics, chemistry, logical reasoning, English proficiency and biology.
Subject-wise BITSAT exam syllabus 2020 Highlights
Physics
The total paper will include 40 questions from 23 chapters
Most of the questions will be from current electricity, semiconductors, and laws of motions
Chemistry
The whole paper will include 40 questions from 18 major topics
The majority of questions can be expected from chemical bonding, molecular structure, equilibria, and hydrocarbons
English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning
This total of consists of 25 questions in total – 15 from English proficiency and 10 from logical reasoning
Mathematics
This section will have 45 questions from almost 20 chapters
Most of the questions can be expected from algebra, calculus, and statistics
Biology
This section consists of 45 questions from 30 chapters
Important topics will include the principle of inheritance, morphology, reproduction of animals, photosynthesis
A detailed analysis of BITSAT syllabus is given below
BITSAT Syllabus for Physics
Units & Measurement
Systems of units, SI unit’s definition, and measurement,
Fundamental and derived units
Dimensional Analysis In measurements
Fundamental concepts of measurements
Kinematics
Definition of vectors
Magnitude, directions, and properties of vectors
Vector types
Constant acceleration motion
Types of motion
Newton’s Laws of Motion
Measurement of motion
Circular motion
Centripetal force
Inertial and non-inertial frames
Impulse and Momentum
Law of Conservation of momentum
The momentum of a system of particles
Work and Energy
Work-done by a force
Kinetic and potential energy definition and differences
Work-energy theorem
Power
Conservative forces and potential energy
Conservation of mechanical energy
Rotational Motion
Description of rotation
Definition and equation for angular displacement angular velocity and angular acceleration
Constant angular acceleration in rotational motion
Definition of the moment of inertia
Parallel and perpendicular axes theorem Rotational kinetic energy
Torque and angular momentum
Conservation of angular momentum
Rolling motion
Gravitation
Newton’s law of gravitation
Gravitational potential energy
Escape velocity
The motion of planets – Kepler’s laws,
Satellite motion
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
Elasticity
Pressure, density, and Archimedes’ principle
Viscosity and Surface Tension
Bernoulli’s theorem
Oscillations
Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
Spring mass system
Simple and compound pendulum
Forced & damped oscillations
Resonance
Waves
Progressive sinusoidal waves
Standing waves in strings and pipes
Superposition of waves and beats
Doppler Effect
Heat and Thermodynamics
Kinetic theory of gases
Thermal equilibrium and temperature
Specific heat
Heat Transfer – Conduction, convection, and radiation,
Thermal conductivity
Newton’s law of cooling
Work, heat and the first law of added thermodynamics
2^{nd }law of thermodynamics
Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of performance
Electrostatics
Coulomb’s law
Electric field-discrete and continuous charge distributions
Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
Gauss’ law and its applications
Electric dipole
Capacitance and dielectrics and its types
parallel plate capacitor
Capacitors in series and parallel circuits
Current Electricity
Ohm’s law
Joule heating
D.C circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff’s laws, potentiometer and Wheatstone
bridge
Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin and temperature dependence of resistivity)
Magnetic Effect of Current
Biot-Savart’s law and its applications
Ampere’s law and its applications
Lorentz force, the force on current-carrying conductors in a magnetic field
The magnetic moment of a current loop, torque on a current loop, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter
Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Electromagnetic spectrum
Polarization – states of polarization, Malus’ law, Brewster’s law
Modern Physics
Dual nature of light and matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength
Atomic models – Rutherford’s experiment, Bohr’s atomic model
XIV
Hydrogen atom spectrum
Radioactivity
Nuclear reactions: Fission and fusion, binding energy
Electronic Devices
Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors;
Semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V
characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator.
Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common
emitter configuration) and oscillator
Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch
BITSATSyllabus for Chemistry
States of Matter
Measurement
Chemical reactions and governing laws
Masses and the molecular formula
Three states of matter
Gaseous state and governing laws
Liquid state and governing laws
Solid-state and governing laws
Amorphous solids
Atomic Structure
Definitions
Quantum mechanics of atoms
Hydrogen atom
Many electron atoms principle
Periodicity and nomenclature
Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
Molecular Structure
Covalent Bond
Resonance
Dipole moments
Thermodynamics
Basic Concepts
First Law of Thermodynamics
Second Law
Third Law
Physical and Chemical Equilibria
Concentration Units
Solutions
Physical Equilibrium
Chemical Equilibria
Ionic Equilibria
Factors Affecting Equilibria
Electrochemistry
Redox Reactions
Electrolytic Conduction
Chemical Kinetics
Aspects of Kinetics
Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
Surface Chemistry
Adsorption
Activity and selectivity
lyophilic, lyophobic molecules
Properties of colloids
Hydrogen and s-block elements
Hydrogen element
s-block elements
Alkali metals
Alkaline earth metals
Salts
p- d- and f-block elements
Group 13 elements
Group 14 elements
Group 15 elements
Group 16 elements
Group 17 and group 18 elements
d-Block elements
f-Block elements
Coordination Compounds
Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons
Classification
Covalent bond
Alkanes
Alkenes and alkynes
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Haloalkanes and haloarenes
Stereochemistry
Conformations
Geometrical isomerism in alkenes
Biological, Industrial and Environmental chemistry
Carbohydrates
Proteins
Nucleic Acids
Vitamins
Polymers
Pollution
Chemicals in medicine
Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry
Volumetric Analysis
Qualitative analysis
Physical Chemistry Experiments
Purification Methods
Quantitative Analysis of Organic Compounds
Principles of Organic Chemistry Experiments
Basic Laboratory Technique
BITSAT Syllabus for English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning
Grammar
Agreement, Time and Tense, Parallel construction, Relative pronouns
Determiners, Prepositions, Modals, Adjectives
Voice, Transformation
Question tags, Phrasal verbs
Vocabulary
Synonyms, and antonyms
Homophones
Contextual meaning
Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary
Referents
Idioms/Phrases
Reconstruction
Composition
Rearrangement
Paragraph Unity
Linkers/Connectives
Verbal Reasoning
Analogy
Classification
Series Completion
Logical deduction
Non-verbal Reasoning
Pattern identification
Figure formation and analysis
Paper cutting
Figure matrix
Rule identification
BITSAT Syllabus for Mathematics
Algebra
Complex numbers
Quadratic equations
Progressions
Logarithm
Exponential series
Permutations and combinations
Binomial Theorem
Matrices operations
Set theory
Mathematical reasoning
Linear inequalities
Trigonometry
Radians and degrees
Measurement of angles
Positive and negative angles
Trigonometric ratio
Trigonometric equations and its solutions
Inverse trigonometric functions
Coordinate Geometry – Two-dimension
Cartesian coordinates
Lines
Circles
Conic sections
Coordinate Geometry – Three dimension
Planes
Differential Calculus
Derivatives if functions
Geometric interpretation
Maxima and minima of a function
Rolle’s theorem
Integral Calculus
Inverse of differentiation
Methods of integration
Definite integrals
Application of integrals
Differential Equations
Order and degree of differential equations
Solution of homogenous equations
Linear first order equations
Probability
Definitions, operations
Conditional probability
Independent events
Random Variables
Vectors
Dot and cross product
Geometrical interpretations
Statistics
Measure of dispersion
Analysis of frequency distribution
Linear Programming
Terminology and formulation of linear programming
Solution using graphical methods
Feasible and infeasible solutions
Optimizing solutions
Mathematical Modeling
Use of matrices, calculus and linear programming for formulating real-life problems
BITSAT Syllabus for Biology
Diversity in the Living world
The relevance of biology to mankind
Taxonomy and categories
Two and five-kingdom systems
Classification of the living organism
Plant kingdom – algae to angiosperms
Animal kingdom – non-chordates and chordates
Cell: The Unit of life – Structure, and function
Cell parts – wall, membrane, endomembrane, ribosomes, mitochondria, nucleus, etc.
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Plant and animal cells
Mitosis and meiosis
Biomolecules
enzymes
Genetics and Evolution
Mendelian inheritance
Linkage and crossing over
DNA
Genetic regulation and expression
Theories of evolution
Plants – Structure and function
Morphology
Absorption of water and food
Photosynthesis
Respiration
Mineral nutrition
Animals – Structure and function
Human physiology
Fluids and circulation
Excretion system
Locomotion and movement
Control and coordination
Growth in plants
Reproduction – sexual and asexual
Growth phases
Dormancy, germination, and movement
Apical dominance
Types of movements
Growth in Humans
Reproductive systems – male and female
Classification of ecology
Energy flow
Ecological adaptations
Biodiversity and environmental issues
Biology and human welfare
Animal husbandry
Diseases like cancer and AIDS
Adolescence and drug usage
Immunology
Plant breeding and tissue culture
Biotechnology and its Applications
Microbes and microbial technology
Food processing
Recombinant DNA technology
Applications of R-DNA in human health
Industrial and agricultural applications
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