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SRMJEEE 2021 Exam Pattern: Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Topics

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

SRM University has made some major changes in SRMJEEE 2021 exam pattern. Earlier, the exam has three sections i.e Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics but in the year 2021 two more sections have been added which are English and Aptitude. Both phases of SRMJEEE 2021 has successfully conducted.

  • Candidates applied for B. Tech courses have to attempt Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and Aptitude questions.
  • Candidate applied for Biomedical Engineering courses have to attempt Biology questions instead of Mathematics.

SRMJEE 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights 

Exam name SRM Joint Engineering Examination
Conducted by SRMIST
Sections Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, Aptitude, English
Total No. of Questions 125 questions instead of 105
Marking Scheme 1 mark for each correct answer(no negative marking)
Medium of Language Only English
Mode Online (computer-based test)
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
No. of Applications 2.3 lakh Approx
No. of seats 7000

SRMJEEE 2021 Exam Pattern 

SRMJEEE 2021 is conducted in online mode. The questions are multiple choice objective based. Some important information about SRMJEEE 2021 are:-

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mode: Online computer test
  • Medium of Language: English
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Question(MCQ)
  • Registration Fees: 1100INR

Although SRM University accepts applications through both online and offline mode but this year considering the well-being of everyone they have accepted all the applications through the online mode. Another Fact to be noted is that this year total no. of applicants for SRMJEEE is 2.3 lakh approx.

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Changes in SRMJEEE 2021 Exam Pattern 

Some major changes paper pattern of SRMJEEE 2021 are as follow:-

  • Marking Scheme: Earlier 3 marks were allotted for each correct answer but from 2021 onwards 1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer without any negative marking.
  • Number of Sections: With the addition of two new sections i.e. English and Aptitude, now there is a total of 5 sections for both engineering and biomedical students.
  • Number of Questions: As the number of sections has increased, so does the number of questions. Now there are 125 questions in engineering and biomedical students instead of 105. The distribution of the number of questions in each section is as follow:-
Name of the Subject Total no. of Question
Physics 35
Chemistry 35
Mathematics 40
Biology(will be in place of math for biomedical students) 40
English 5
Aptitude 10
Total 125

SRMJEEE Marking Scheme

There have been some significant changes in the SRMJEEE 2021 marking scheme, as well as there are 2 new sections i.e. aptitude, and English, have been added for both B. Tech and biomedical examination. This even resulted in an increase in no. of questions too. All this information is summarized in the following table:-

Sections  No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks 
Physics 35 1 35
Chemistry 35 1 35
Mathematics/Biology 40 1 40
Aptitude 10 1 10
English 5 1 5

SRMJEEE 2021 Syllabus

Aspirants must be familiar with the SRMJEEE 2021 syllabus in order to ace the exams. Some important topics from SRMJEEE Syllabus regarding every section are as follow along with their weightage:-

SRMJEEE Physics Important Topics 

Topics  Weightage
Current Electricity 4-6
Nuclear Physics 4-5
Electronics and Semiconductor Devices 4-5
Magnetism and Magnetic effects of Current 3-5
Optics 3-4
Electrostatics 3-4
Electromagnetic induction 3-4
Dual nature of radiation and matter & atomic Physics 3-4

SRMJEEE Chemistry Important Topics 

Topics Weightage
Electrochemistry 3-4
Chemical Kinetics 3-4
P Block Elements 3-4
D And F Block Elements 3-4
Aldehydes, Ketones, And Carboxylic Acids 3-4
Solutions 2-3
Surface Chemistry 2-3
Electrolysis 2-3
Alcohols, Phenols And Ethers 2-3

SRMJEEE Mathematics Important Topics 

Topics Weightage
Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations 3-4
Probability 3-4
Algebra 3-4
Differential Calculus and its Applications 3-4
Integral Calculus and its Applications 3-4
Analytical Geometry 4-5
Vector Algebra 4-5
Statistics And Probability Distribution 4-5
Trigonometry 3-4

SRMJEEE Biology Important Topics 

Taxonomy of Angiosperm
Plant Anatomy
Cell Biology and Genetics
Plant Physiology
Biology in Human Welfare

English: Questions in this section are of comprehension type. A short passage or lines of poems or a dialogue is giving and you have to read the given text and answer the set of questions. The questions are all in MCQ format.

Aptitude: Number System, Statistics, Percentage, Profit, and Loss, Quadratic Equation, Geometry, Arrangement(Ordering, Grading, and Ranking, coding, and decoding), Direction Sense test, Linear Equation, Trigonometry.

SRMJEEE 2021 Best books

Although NCERT should be the main focus of every student while preparing for SRMJEEE exam. Reference books for specific subjects can help in a better understanding of the concept and can assure better ranking in the examination. Some of the best reference books for each subject are mentioned in the following table:-

Subject Books
Physics Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov Concepts of Physics Part-1 and 2 by H. C. Verma
Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry by OP Tandon Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey
Mathematics Mathematics book by Amit M Agarwal Elements Of Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney
Biology TRUMAN’S elementary biology for class 12 by K.N. Bhatiya and M.P. Tyagi S.Chand Biology for class 12 by Sarita Aggarwal

SRMJEEE 2021 Exam day Instructions

Due to the second wave of Covid SRMJEEE, 2 Phase took place through Remote Proctored Online Mode (RPOM). In this candidate can give the exam from their home. The Important instruction for it are as follow:

  • Candidates will be provided with a link to the SRMJEEE examination portal on the day of the examination.
  • The candidate’s face should be clearly visible and there should be no background disturbance.
  • The student is not allowed to leave the exam before the duration of 120 min.
  • The candidates are required to download the safe exam browser from the link provided on the SRMJEEE official site.
  • Only those candidates who have appeared for both the mock test before the examination are allowed to appear in the main examination.

SRMJEEE 2021 Exam Pattern FAQs

Ques. What is considered to be a good rank in SRMJEEE?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

A good rank for SRMJEEE is within the range of 5000-7000, which means getting a score of 90+ can be considered a good score. Students lying in this range are more likely to get a selection.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in SRMJEEE 2021?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Ans. No, There is no negative marking in SRMJEEE 2021 exam.

Ques. In How many languages SRMJEEE 2021 will be conducted?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Ans. SRMJEEE 2021 will be conducted in English language only.

Ques. How Many sections are there in SRMJEEE 2021?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Ans. There will be 5 sections in SRMJEEE 2021 named Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics, English and Aptitude.

Ques. In what mode SRMJEEE 2021 will be conducted?

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Ans. SRMJEEE 2021 was conducted as an online remote proctored test. 

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021: Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Topics

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

BITS Pilani has already released a BITSAT exam pattern along with the information brochure. BITSAT 2021 was held in an online mode. The question papers have 150 questions and 3 hours of time to complete the exam. The question paper has four sections, named Mathematics/Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English proficiency & Logical reasoning.

The syllabus for BITS engineering entrance exam consists sections named Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English & Logical Reasoning. While B.Pharm exam, the syllabus comprises Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology, and English & LR subjects.

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Highlights

Particulars Details
Mode of examination Online/Computer-based test
Medium of examination English only
Duration of the examination 180 Minutes
Question type Multiple-choice questions
Total questions 150 questions
Total marks 450 marks
Marking Scheme +3 for correct Answers -1 for every incorrect answer No Negative Marking for Unattempted Questions
Number of sections 4 Sections i.e Mathematics/Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English proficiency & Logical reasoning
  • The BITSAT exam paper contains a total of 4 options for each question and candidates need to choose only one correct option.
  • Candidates can change their marked answer anytime before submitting the question paper.
  • In the exam, there is no separate time limit for each section. There is only a collective timer of 3 hours which will start as soon as you click on the start test button.
  • If a candidate has given all the answers before time then He/She is able to answer extra 12 questions also If He/She is interested. And that 12 extra questions are also from the three sections called Mathematics or biology, Physics, and chemistry.
  • The results of the BITSAT exam will be declared immediately after submitting the test. The main reason to do this is to achieve transparency in the results.
  • Also, candidates are able to check their scores online after the day of the examination.

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Marking Scheme

In order to select limited candidates only there is some predefined marking system that should be understood by all the candidates before appearing in exam. The marking scheme for the BITSAT examination is shown below:-

Particulars Marks
For Each correct answer +3 Marks
For each incorrect answer -1 Marks
For Unattempted question 0 Marks

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Section Wise Analysis

BITSAT section-wise analysis is shown below on the basis of section-wise questions.

Sections Subject Number of questions
Section 1 Mathematics/Biology 45
Section 2 Physics 40
Section 3 English Proficiency 15
Logical Reasoning 10
Section 4 Chemistry 40
Total 150

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Additional Questions

In BITSAT 2021 question papers apart from the 150 questions, 12 additional questions will also be provided to students for those who have completed their initial paper. But keep in mind that, No extra time will be given for these additional 12 questions. And these 12 additional questions are not compulsory to attempt.

  • Mathematics/Biology:- 4 Questions
  • Physics:- 4 Questions
  • Chemistry:- 4 Questions

BITSAT Exam pattern 2021: Important topics and Analysis

Candidates are advised to check important topics along with their weightage before preparing for the exam. The main reason behind it is to get a brief idea about the question paper. So, here subject wise Important topic and their weightage is given below.

BITSAT 2021: Part 1 Mathematics

Topics Question weightage
Set, Relation, and Functions 2-3
Binomial theorem 2-3
Theory of equation 2-3
Continuity and differentiability 2-3
parabola 3-4
Matrices determinant 3-4
Sequence and series 4-5
Circles 4-5
Permutations and combinations 4-5
Applications of derivatives 6-7

BITSAT 2021: Part 2 Biology

Topics Question weightage
Biotechnology: Principles and process 2-3
Anatomy of flowering plants 2-3
Excretory Products and their elimination 2-3
Chemical Coordination and integration 1-2
Breathing and exchange of gases 1-2
Plant growth and development 1-2
Reproduction 5-6
Biological classification 2-3
Molecular basis of inheritance 1-2
Ecosystems 1-2

BITSAT 2021: Physics Section

Topics Weightage Topics Weightage
Mechanical properties 5 Atomic study 3-4
Current electricity 4 Oscillation 4-5
Gravitation 3-4 Dual nature of matter and radiation 3-4
Kinetics 4-5 Magnetism and moving charges 2-3
Thermodynamics 2-3 Alternating current 3-4
Rigid body dynamics 2-3 Waves 1-2
Electrical field 2-3 Work and energy and power 3-4

BITSAT 2021: Chemistry Section

Topics Weightage
Equilibrium 4-5
Coordination compounds 3-4
Hydrogen and S block elements 2-3
Solid-state 2-3
Physical and chemical equilibrium 1-2
Atomic structure 3-4
Thermodynamics 4-6
State of matter 1-2

BITSAT 2021: English and logical reasoning Section

Topics Weightage Topics Weightage
Alphabet test 2-3 Composition 3-4
Puzzle test 4-5 Synonyms 3-4
Non-verbal reasoning 1-2 Vocabulary 2-3
Binary logic 1-2 Verbal ability 2-3
Classification test 2-3 Conclusion 2-3
Syllogism 4-5 Antonyms 1-3
Analogy 1-2 Analogies 2-4
Verbal reasoning 1-2 Reading comprehension 1-3
Word formation 1-2

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021: General Instructions

Before appearing for a BITSAT examination every candidate should have to keep in mind some points in order to give a successful examination. Those points are listed below.

  • Candidates can change their answers anytime but before the time is over.
  • If candidates are interested then they can attempt an extra 12 questions if and only if time is remaining in the actual examination.
  • And remember once you opted for extra 12 questions then you cannot go back and modify actual questions on paper.
  • Extra questions will give the benefit while there is a tie-in between students in their merit list then on the basis of these questions you can opt for a seat.
  • After allotting a seat campus authorities will provide accommodation facilities for the students at a very normal change in their own hostels.

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2021: FAQs

Ques. What are the best books for BITSAT preparation?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. There are many books that are important in the BITSAT preparation but first of all, you have to read 11th and 12th standard books to build your concepts, and then you can go for other books like Arihant publications.


Ques. Is only one book enough after reading the 11th and 12th books for BITSAT preparation?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. No, I never recommend only one reference book but instead, I will recommend you to practice as much as you can with 3 or 4 different reference books.

Ques. Which sections will be there in the BITSAT question paper?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. There are a total of 4 sections that will be asked in the question paper named English And logical reasoning, Physics, chemistry, and mathematics or biology.


Ques Are there any language options available for the question paper of the BITSAT examination?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. No, You don’t have any options other than English because BITS Pilani sets the paper only in the English language.

Ques. Is there any sectional time limit also available?

Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Ans. No, there is only one time limit for the entire question paper.