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BITSAT Paper Analysis: Subject Wise Analysis, Previous Year Analysis

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

BITSAT 2021 was successfully conducted in 13 slots from August 3, 2021, to August 9, 2021. BITS Pilani’s acceptance rate is 1.47%, out of 3 lakhs students from all over the country who fight to get a seat at this esteemed college. BITSAT Paper Analysis helps candidates to know the most asked chapters/topics, weightage, type of questions asked, difficulty level, students and expert’s reactions.

In interviews with over a dozen students, we can conclude that the paper was relatively easier than the previous year. The topics weren’t derailed and all highly anticipated sections got enough limelight. The overall difficulty of the BITSAT 2021 paper was easy to moderate for different shifts.


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BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis

The analysis mention here is based on feedback received by the students.

Exam Day Interpretation of Difficulty
Slot 1 Slot 2
August 3 Easier English and Chemistry sections with a mix of moderate Physics and lengthy Mathematics questions. Moderately tough English, and Mathematics with a mix of easy Chemistry and some tricky Physics questions.
August 4 Easy English and Chemistry with moderate Physics and Mathematics. Easy Physics and Chemistry with moderate Mathematics and tough English.
August 5 Easy English, Physics, and Chemistry, with lengthy and tricky Mathematics. Easy Mathematics, Physics, and English with lengthy and moderate Chemistry.
August 6 Easy Mathematics, Physics, English with moderate Chemistry. Easy Chemistry, English, and Physics with categorically easy but lengthy Mathematics.
August 7 Easy Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English. Easy English, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.
August 8 Moderate Physics and Mathematics with easy Chemistry and English. Easy English, Chemistry, and English with categorically moderate but lengthy Mathematics.
August 9 Easy Chemistry and English with moderate but trickly Physics and a very lengthy but categorically Mathematics.

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 1 (August 3)

  • The questions were approachable and moderate with nothing out of the set expectations.
  • A number of students were able to attend all 120 questions within the allotted time.
  • English and Logical reasoning were easier than expected, a relief for students.
  • Integrals and Conics dominated the questions from Mathematics.
  • Electrostatics and Magnetism had prevailed in Physics, as expected.
  • Chemistry was the most balanced subject, with questions spread evenly through Organic, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry.
  • Students attested that BITSAT Day 1, the slot was easier than JEE Main.
  • Mathematics was lengthy and consumed the majority of the time.
  • In a shocking development, two questions were squeezed from Solution of Triangle.
  • The Degree of Freedom of Physics and Beth Linkage produced one question.
  • Chemistry was easier than expected.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: Moderate but LengthyDominating Topics: Permutation, Algebra, Combination, Vector, Quadratic Equation, and Binomial Theorem Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Co-ordinate Geometry, Calculus.Notable Misses: Complex Numbers
Physics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Communication System, Semiconductor, and Modern Physics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Semi-conductor, Modern Physics, Newton’s Law of Motion, and Alternating Currents.Notable observation: The paper had tricky questions from Electrostatistics and EMI
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Polymer, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Electro-chemistry, and Solutions. Notable observation: NCERT Based questions, with Physical Chemistry acquiring more weightage than any other topic. Notable misses: Metallurgy and Surface Chemistry Interpretation: EasyTopics: Biomolecule, Carboxullic Acid, Aldehyde, Ether & Phenol, and Metallurgy.Notable misses: Surface chemistry

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 2 (August 4)

  • The questions were moderate, following a similar theme from the previous day.
  • Questions from Mathematics and Physics were tough but approachable, whereas questions from Chemistry were easier than anticipated.
  • Questions from Modern Physics dominated the section.
  • Integration, Probability, and Quadratic Equation had the most questions in the Mathematics section.
  • Complex Numbers had one question, whereas Mathematical Reasoning produced zero questions.
  • Questions from rearranging the order and error spotting from the English section were expectedly asked.
  • Organic Chemistry dominated the Chemistry portion.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Integration and Quadratic Equation. Notable Misses: Permutation & Combination Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Coordinate Geometry, Limit & Continuity, and Algebra. Notable observation: Most questions were based on the NCERT practice test
Physics Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Plank’s Constant, EMI, Alternating Current, Magnetism. Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the 12th standard dominated the paper as compared to the 11th standard questions Interpretation: Easy Dominating Topics: Kinetics, Newton’s Law of Motion, Modern Physics, Electromagnetic Induction, Wave Optics; questions were majorly NCERT based
Chemistry Interpretation: Easy Dominating Topics: p-block elements, alcohol, ether & phenol. Notable observation: Inorganic chemistry edges out with the most questions. Mostly NCERT based direct questions. Notable misses: Physical Chemistry Interpretation: Easy Dominating Topics: Named reactions from Organic Chemistry, Alcohol, Ether & Phenol, p-block elements. Notable observation: Organic Chemistry edges out with the biggest questions, while Inorganic Chemistry’s questions were limited to p-block element. All major questions of Physical Chemistry were based on the 12th standard syllabus

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 3 (August 5)

  • The questions were a combination of easy and tough.
  • Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, and Modern Physics dominated the Physics section.
  • Physical Chemistry covered most of the questions from the Chemistry section, with Gaseous State and Biomolecules producing a decent amount of questions.
  • The Mathematics portion was lengthy and tricky, and questions from Differential Equation, Coordinate Geometry, and Vector Algebra were asked, as expected.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Integration, Coordinate Geometry, Quadratic Equation, Complex Numbers, Limits, and Continuity.Notable observation: Questions were tricky and time-consuming Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Coordinate Geometry, Probability, Vector, Calculus, 3D Geometry, Algebra, Limit & Continuity, Complex Numbers, Relation and Function.Notable observation: Questions were tricky and time-consuming
Physics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Thermodynamics, Electrostatic, Modern Physics, Nuclear Physics, Magnetism.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus and the questions were based on mixed concepts with 2 or more topics combined Interpretation: EasyTopics: Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Induction, Communication System, Thermodynamics.Notable observation: NCERT based questions
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Electrochemistry, Liquid State, Solid State, Atomic Structure, Ionic Equilibrium, Chemical Equilibrium, Named Reactions, and Polymers. Notable observation: Physical Chemistry garners the highest weighted questions, whereas Organic Chemistry sources several questions from the Named reaction Interpretation: Moderate and LengthyDominating topics: s-block Elements, Hydrogen, p-block Elements, Surface Chemistry, Coordination Compounds, Metallurgy, Named ReactionsNotable observation: Inorganic Chemistry dominated the section and there were a decent number of reaction-based questions

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 4 (August 6th)

  • The Mathematics portion had both easy and moderate questions.
  • Questions from Limits, Application of Derivatives, Continuity, Curves, and Differentiability dominated the Mathematics portion.
  • The Physics section was mostly based on NCERT, and questions from Modern Physics were dominant.
  • The Chemistry section ranged between Easy and Moderate, and questions from p& f-block elements were dominant.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Domain Range, Continuity, Indefinite Integration, Probability, Application of Derivative, Parabola, Circle, Hyperbola, and Ellipse Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Binomial Theorem, and Permutation & Combination.Notable Misses: Quadratic Equation
Physics Interpretation: EasyTopics: Communication System, Modern Physics, Work & Energy, Center of Mass, Fluid State, Simple Harmonic Motion, Oscillation.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the 12th standard dominated the paper as compared to the 11th standard questions Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Work Power & Energy, Relative Motion, Ray Optics, Way Optics, and Electrostatics.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the coverage of questions was evenly spread through the syllabus
Chemistry Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Solid State, Ionic Equilibrium, Liquid Solution, Gaseous State, Atomic Structure, Chemical KineticsNotable observation: Physical Chemistry dominated the section Interpretation: EasyTopics: Aldehyde, Ketone, Alcohol, Ketone, Polymer, Carboxylic Acid, BiomoleculeNotable observation: Questions from Organic Chemistry and Antonym Horse were asked in abundance

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 5 (August 7th)

  • The overall exam was easy to moderate.
  • The Mathematic section of shift 1 was lengthy.
  • In the shift 2 exam, Chemistry section was time consuming

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Application of Derivative, Calculus, Probability, Indefinite Integration, Continuity, Parabola, Circle, Hyperbola, Ellipse, and Limits.Notable observation: Lengthy solution-based questions with a well-balanced paper that covered all the topics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Binomial Theorem, Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Permutation & Combination, Algebra, Parabola, and Quadratic Equation
Physics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Communication System, Wave Optics and Ray Optics, Waves, Simple Harmonic Motion, Electromagnetic Induction, and Oscillation.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the 12th standard dominated the paper as compared to the 11th standard questions Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Oscillations, Electromagnetic Induction, Oscillations, Work Power & Energy, Relative Motion, Ray Optics, Way Optics, and Electrostatics.Notable observation: The questions were based on the NCERT syllabus, and the 12th standard dominated the paper as compared to the 11th standard questions
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Carboxylic Acid, Named reactions, Phenol, Alchohol Ether, s-block, p-block, Hydrogen, Coordination CompoundsNotable observation: Organic Chemistry had a higher weightage Interpretation: EasyTopics: Nitrogen, Oxygen, Noble Gases, d-block, f-block, Coordination Compounds, Metallurgy, Alcohol, Ketone, Polymer, Carboxylic AcidNotable observation: Questions from Inorganic and Physical Chemistry had a significant weightage

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 6 (August 8)

  • The overall paper was moderate to difficult.
  • Physics questions were tricky.
  • The Mathematics questions were lengthy mostly from Calculus.
  • Chemistry section was found to be the easiest among all sections.

Detailed BITSAT Paper Analysis

Subject Shift 1 Shift 2
Mathematics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Algebra, Sets, Relation, Function, Atricultes, LLP, Calculus, Differential Equations, Indefinite Integration, Continuity, and Application of Derivative Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Algebra, Calculus, Conics, Quadratic Equation, Complex Numbers, and Co-ordinate Geometry.Notable observation: The questions were lengthy
Physics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Mechanics, Electrostatics, Modern Physics, Ray Optics, and WaveOptics.Notable observation: No questions from the LLP topics Interpretation: EasyDominating Topics: Electromagnetics, mechanics, Oscillations, Work, Power & Energy, Modern Physics.Notable observation: The questions were based on formula-based derivation
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyTopics: Mole Concept, Chemical Kinetics, Chemistry ib Everyday light, p-block elements, group 14, etc.All topics from Class 11th and 12th were covered Physical Chemistry has lower weightage as compared to Organic Chemistry Interpretation: EasyTopics: Ionic Equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Solid State, Mole Concept, p-block elements, s-block elements, Named reactions, Polymers, Biomolecules, etc.Organic Chemistry had lesser weightage as compared to Physical ChemistryMost of the questions were NCERT based

BITSAT 2021 Paper Analysis: Day 7 (August 9)

Subject Shift 1
Mathematics Interpretation: ModerateDominating Topics: Coordinate Geometry, Limits, Calculus, Algebra, Quadratic Equation, Indefinite Integration, Continuity, Application of Derivative, etc.Notable observation: The questions were lengthy
Physics Interpretation: Moderate Dominating Topics: Mechanics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Work, Power & Energy, Electromagnetic Induction, Relative Motion, etc.Notable observation: NCERT Based questions, with equal weightage of questions from 11th and 12th. The questions were tricky
Chemistry Interpretation: EasyTopics: Biomolecules, Polymers, Alkyl Aldehyde, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Noble Gases, Ionic Equilibrium, etc.The questions were NCERT based with more weightage to Organic Chemistry as compared to Physics and Mathematics

English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning

Students attested to the fact that the majority of questions from the English proficiency and reasoning were sourced from the practice manuals. The preparation levels were supercharged for the paper, however, it felt like the papers in each slot was easier and more manageable than the previous year’s papers.

  • The questions ranged from moderate to easy, with little surprises in passages.
  • The level of difficulty shifted from one passage to another.
  • Antonyms, synonyms, and passages dominated the section, as expected.

BITSAT 2020 Paper Analysis

BITSAT 2020 exam was moderately set, and the questions ranged to easy to tough. As per the first-hand impressions of BITSAT applicants, the paper was easier to attempt than JEE Main, and the candidates were able to attempt the whole paper in the given time.

Here is the detailed analysis of the 2020 BITSAT paper: 

Day Interpretation of Difficulty 
Physics Chemistry  Mathematics English Proficiency/Logical Reasoning
September, 16 Difficult questions with lengthy calculations. The toughest section from the paper with NCERT based questions from Inorganic Chemistry. Relatively easy questions and expected questions. Set of direct but moderately difficult questions.
September, 17 Moderately difficult with lengthy questions from Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism, Heat, Wave Optics, and Thermodynamics. Easiest section from the paper with Atomic Structure, Electrochemistry, Biomolecules, Chemical Bonding being the most dominating section. Tricky and lengthy questions with Vectors, Straight Lines, and Circles being the most dominating topics. Moderately difficult questions with Sentence Completion and Synonyms & Antonyms being the most dominating topics.
September, 18 Moderately difficult and calculation-based questions. Moderately difficult NCERT based questions. Relatively tough and time-consuming questions. Set of direct but moderately difficult questions.
September, 19 Difficult and lengthy questions from Magnetic Electrostatics, Wave Optics, Heat, and Thermodynamics. Moderately difficult NCERT based questions, with Chemical Bonding, Electrochemistry, and p-Block elements being the most dominating topics. Easiest section from the paper with less tricky questions and Trigonometric, Sequence, Probability, Sets & Series, and Relations, and Functions being the most dominating topics. Moderately difficult but scorable section, with tricky questions.
September, 20 Relatively easier section with lengthy but direct questions. The most dominating topics were Electrostatics, Heat transfer, Work Power Energy, and Thermodynamics. Difficult section with Inorganic Chemistry being the toughest section. Major topics were Biomolecules, Electrochemistry, D-Block & F-Block, and Hydrocarbons. The toughest section with tricky and lengthy questions. 12th and 11th class questions dominated the paper, and most questions were asked from Probability, Trigonometric, Permutations & Combinations, Limits, and Differential Coefficient. Moderate questions with a tricky but understandable Reasoning section.
September, 21 A tough section in both slots, with lengthy numerical questions. Electrostatics, Thermodynamics, Wave Optics, and Work Power Energy were the most dominating questions. Difficult section with Inorganic Chemistry being the toughest section. Major topics were Biomolecules, Electrochemistry, D-Block & F-Block, and Hydrocarbons. A comparatively easier section with some tough but understandable questions. Trigonometry, Probability, and Permutations and Combinations were the most dominating topics. Moderate questions with grammar and vocabulary being the dominating topics. In the Reasoning section, questions from Sequence and series, Sentence, Blood Relation, and Directions prevailed.

BITSAT 2021 Exam Analysis: FAQs

Ques. Which are the most asked topics from English and Logical Reasoning?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. 15 questions are fielded from the English section, whereas, 10 questions are asked from Logical Reasoning. The most asked topics from the English and Logical Reasoning section are Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Analysis, Number Series, Synonyms & Antonyms, Family Tree Questions, etc.

Ques. Does BITSAT exam have MCQ based questions only?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. Yes, The questions asked in BITSAT exam are Multiple choice questions.

Ques. What are the important topic of English and Logical Reasoning?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. The important topics from English and Logical Reasoning sections are Figure Completion & Analysis, Synonyms & Antonyms, Grammar, Comprehension, Numbers & Alphabetical Series Test, Questions on the Family tree, Completing a sequence etc.

Ques. Which is tougher, BITSAT or JEE Mains?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. While BITSAT is easier than JEE Mains, the former is way more competitive. As per the data of total applications, 15 students compete for a seat in JEE Mains, whereas as many as 79 students compete for a seat at BITS Pilani. When it comes to the questionnaire, JEE Mains fields tougher questions that require greater clarity of concepts, and BITSAT asks direct formula-based questions. However, in JEE Mains, students are allotted 190 minutes to solve 90 questions, whereas, in BITSAT students need to attempt 150 questions in 180 minutes. 

Ques. What is the eligibility for BITSAT?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. Students appearing for the 12th standard in the coming academic year or 12th standard pass-outs with an aggregate of 75% in PCB/PCM stream and 60% marks in individual subjects are eligible for the BITSAT exam. 

Ques. Does BITSAT have hybrid questions?

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Ans. No. BITSAT has only a single type of Ques. Multiple Choice Questions.