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BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020
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BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Birla Institute of Technology And Science Entrance Test For First Semester Ph.D. 2020 or BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to Ph.D. (Management), Ph.D. (Economics), Ph.D. (Humanities and Social Science), Ph.D. (Physics), Ph.D. (Mathematics) and other courses. BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 is conducted by Birla Institute of Technology And Science.

BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test for the year 2020 has been announced by Birla Institute of Technology And Science and will be held from 21/09/2020 to 05/10/2020. The application forms will be available from 03/06/2020 till 10/07/2020. The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Result is expected to be announced on 10/10/2020.

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BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum Academic Qualifications required for BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 required are passed

  • M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm. / MBA / M.Phil. or an equivalent Degree with at least 60% marks aggregate in the qualifying examination 
  • M.Sc. / B.E. / B.Pharm. or an equivalent degree with at least 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination 
  • For admissions to Humanities and Social Sciences, candidates with a M.A. degree and a minimum of 55% aggregate may apply.

Meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission into the PhD programme. In addition, Departments may set specific admission criteria for shortlisting. 

BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 03/06/2020 10/07/2020
Application Form Correction 21/07/2020 22/07/2020
BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 21/09/2020  to  05/10/2020
  • Declaration of result 10/10/2020 -
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    BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Prospectus

    BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Rs. 2600/- .

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Students applying for the BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 have to fill up the application form on the official site. A student can submit the application for only once; multiple forms will be rejected. 

    Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020

    • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity 
    • Qualification details
    • Scanned copy of passport photograph in JPG or JPEG format and Scanned copy of signature in JPG or JPEG format, if required.
    • Functional e-mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
    • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone number can be used.
    • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net Banking facility Service is a must.
    • Printer is required for keeping hard copies; if there is no printer, one can save the printouts, transfer them on to a pen drive and get it printed from a cyber - cafe.
    • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill up the form.

    The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form of the BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020:

    • Step - 1 : Students have register for Online Application Form. A login and Password are created. 
    • Step - 2 : Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections.
    • Step - 3 : Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature, if required.
    • Step - 4 : Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking.

    More Information

    Declaration of shortlisted candidates (on BITS admission website)11th September,2020
    Test / Interview21st September, 2020 - 5th October, 2020
    Announcement of admission offers to PhD Programmes (on BITS admission website)10th October, 2020
    Reporting of selected students in respective campusTBA
    RegistrationTBA
    A candidate can submit only one application form for PhD admission. However, if a candidate discovers any mistake in the form to be submitted by him, there will be an edit option which will be made available before the final submission of the application form, which he/she can make use of to incorporate necessary changes. This option will be available only till the deadline for submission of the form, i.e. 5.00 P.M. on 30th June 2020.

    BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Syllabus

    Syllabus for BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020

    The Questions for the test shall be based from a Common Syllabus as notified in the Prospectus of BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 exam as set by the BITS. One is required to study according to the given Syllabus. 

    • Biological Sciences
      • Genetics
      • Molecular Technique
      • Biological Chemistry
      • Microbiology
      • Ecology
      • Plant Physiology
      • Bio - Physics
      • Developmental Biology
      • Cell Biology
      • Animal Physiology
    • Chemistry
      • Physical Chemistry
      • Inorganic Chemistry
      • Organic Chemistry
      • Analytical Chemistry
    • Mathematics
      • Algebra
      • Analysis
      • Topology
      • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)
      • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)
      • Linear Algebra
      • Complex Analysis
      • Numerical Analysis
      • Probability
      • Optimization
      • Operations Research
      • Advanced Calculus
    • Physics
      • Modern Physics
      • Thermodynamics and Properties of Matter
      • Classical Mechanics 
      • Electromagnetic Theory
      • Quantum Mechanics
      • Methods of Mathematical Physics
      • Statistical Physics
      • Solid State Physics
      • Optics and Spectroscopy
      • Nuclear and Particle Physics
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
      • Media Studies
      • Communication
      • Phonetics, Language and Literature
      • Music
      • Other HSS areas
      • Digital Humanities
      • Philosophy
      • General Psychology
      • Cognitive Psychology
      • Educational Psychology
      • Education
      • Organizational Behavior
      • Spiritual Intelligence
      • Political Science
      • Development Economics
      • Introduction to Development Studies
      • International Relations
      • Ecocriticism
    • Economics
      • Principles of Economics
      • Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting
      • Microeconomics
      • Macroeconomics
      • Econometrics
      • Money Banking and Financial Markets
      • Public Finance - Theory and Practice
      • Economics of Growth and Planning
      • International Economics
      • Issues in Indian Economy
    • Management
      • Marketing
      • Production and Operations Management 
      • Finance and Accounting
      • HR and OB

    Subjects


    The Subjects included for BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020  are:

    • Candidates shortlisted for test in any of the following Departments : Biological Sciences / Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics will have to write two tests. Test - I will be common to all disciplines and Test - II will be discipline specific.
      • Test - I question paper consists of 30 multiple - choice type questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis and Research Aptitude. The duration of Test – I will be 1 hr. Each correct answer will be awarded two marks. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
      • Test - II will be subject - based and will consist of 70 multiple - choice type questions covering the prescribed syllabus of relevance to the candidate as given on Page 9. The duration of Test – II will be 1 hr. Each correct answer will be awarded two marks. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

    Candidates with M.Phil. / M.E. / M.Tech. or with National level fellowships like CSIR NET - JRF, DBT - JRF, UGC NET - JRF etc. are exempted from taking the above test.

    • Candidates shortlisted for Test in any of the following Departments :

    Humanities and Social Sciences / Economics will have to write two tests. Test - I will be common to all disciplines and Test - II will be discipline specific.

    Test - I will comprise of the following components:

    ComponentNumber of QuestionsTime (minutes)
    Reading Comprehension
    (2 Passages)
    5 Questions for each passage (10 questions
    in total)
    20
    Logical Reasoning10 questions10
    Analytical Reasoning15 questions15
    General Awareness15 questions15

    Test - II will be discipline specific comprising of 50 questions.


    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Exam Day Instructions


    Offline Dates

    • 21/09/2020  to  05/10/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Before entering the Exam Centre

    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card. 
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Usually no bags are allowed.
    • No eatables are allowed.
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones / pager / wireless set, scanner, camera or any such electronic / digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.

    After entering the centre

    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat. 
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat. 
    • No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the expiry of half of the time allotted for the respective paper.
    • For Objective Type question papers, rough work is to be done in the space provided for this purpose. No rough work is allowed on the OMR Answer Sheet under any situation.
    • Questions have to be answered on the answer sheet only.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • The candidates are to return their OMR answer-sheets and the question paper in full to the Centre Superintendent. Tearing or taking away of the question paper is not allowed failing which the candidates shall be disqualified from the entire Entrance Test.
    • Smoking is a not allowed.
    • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the answer sheet / cancellation of the candidature.
    • Marking the answer sheet or question paper in any way will also lead to cancellation of the exam for that candidate.
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    BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Results

    Result Declaration10/10/2020

    BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020 Admission Procedure

    Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an BITS, Pilani First Semester Ph.D. Entrance Test 2020, which may comprise of a written exam and / or interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be called to attend the admission test.

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