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BITS Pilani Higher Degree ME/M. Pharm Admission Test 2018

BITS Pilani Higher Degree Admission 2018 for ME /M.Pharm Courses

BITS Pilani Higher Degree ME & M.Pharm Admission Test 2018 - BITS, Pilani invites applications for admission to Higher Degree (HD) Programs BITS ME /M.Pharm for academic year 2018-19 at Pilani Campus, Goa Campus and Hyderabad Campus. Admissions to all the Higher Degree Programs of BITS, Pilani, at its Pilani Campus, Goa Campus and Hyderabad Campus for the I Semester 2018-19 will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online Test conducted by BITS, Pilani followed by interview(s) of shortlisted candidates.


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Important Dates

  • Portal to Apply Online Opens on 09th April 2018
  • Deadline for Submission of Completed Application Form Online with Prescribed Fee: 05th May 2018
  • Online Tests (For those who chose to appear in BITS HD Test): 15th & 20th May 2018
  • Announcement of Admission Offers to M.E./M. Pharm. Programs: 28th May 2018
  • Admission of Selected students: 29th July 2018
  • Freshmen Orientation Program: 30th to 31st July 2018
  • Registration for Courses: 01st August 2018


Programs Offered

  • Higher Degree Programs offered at BITS Pilani:

i) at BITS, Pilani - Pilani Campus

  • M.E. Biotechnology; Chemical; ME Chemical (with specialization in Petroleum Engg); M.E Civil (with specialization in Structural Engg/Transportation Engh); M.E Communication Engineering; M.E Microelectronics; M.E Electrical (with specialization in Power Electronics & Drives); M.E Embedded Systems; M.E Mechanical; M.E Manufacturing Systems Engineering; M.E Design Engineering; M.E Computer Science; M.E Software Systems

M.Pharm (Pilani only)

  • M.Pharm with specialization in Pharmaceutics (Pilani & Hyderabad)
  • M.Pharm with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Pilani only)

(ii) at BITS, Pilani-Goa Campus

  • M.E.: Biotechnology; Chemical*; Design Engineering; Embedded Systems; Software Systems *Chemical with specialization in Process System Engineering is also being planned

(iii) at BITS, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus

  • M.E Biotechnology; M.E Chemical; M.E Civil (with specialization in Structural Engg.); M.E Civil (with specialization in Transportation Engineering); M.E Communication Engineering; M.E Computer Science; M.E Design Engineering; M.E Mechanical; M.E Microelectronics


  • Normally Four Semesters
  • Eligibility: A minimum aggregate of 60% in the qualifying degree examination for All Programs. See for Program  wise eligibility.


Eligibility Criteria Program-wise

  • M.E. Biotechnology: Any integrated first degree of BITS or its equivalent with adequate preparation in Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • M.E. Chemical; Civil; Computer Science: Integrated first degree of BITS in the respective discipline or its equivalent
  • M.E. Communication Engg.: Integrated first degree of BITS in Electrical & Electronics/Electronics & Instrumentation/Electronics & Communication or its equivalent
  • M.E. Electrical (with specialization in Power Electronics & Drives): Integrated first degree of BITS in Electrical & Electronics/Electronics & Instrumentation or its equivalent
  • M.E. Embedded Systems: Integrated first degree of BITS in Electrical & Electronics/Electronics & Instrumentation/Electronics & Communication/ Computer Science or its equivalent
  • M.E. Mechanical; Design Engineering; Manufacturing Systems Engineering: Integrated first degree of BITS in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering or its equivalent
  • M.E. Mechanical (with specialization in Thermal Engineering): Integrated first degree of BITS in Mechanical or its equivalent
  • M.E. Microelectronics: Integrated first degree of BITS in Electrical & Electronics/ Electronics & Instrumentation/Electronics & Communication/Computer Science/Physics or its equivalent
  • M.E. Software Systems: Any Integrated first degree of BITS or its equivalent with specific prior preparation
  • For Ex: Students with a B.E/B.Tech degree in IT area will be eligible only to apply for ME Software Systems and also may need some specific prior preparation
  • M.Pharm; M.Pharm (with specialization in Pharmaceutics/Pharmaceutical Chemistry): Integrated first degree of BITS in Pharmacy or its equivalent


Selection Procedure

  • Admissions to all Programs will be made purely on merit
  • Admissions to all higher degree Programs are based on the performance of the candidates in the computer based online test conducted by BITS test will be a Computer Based Online Test conducted by BITS Pilani at dedicated centers at different cities of India.


Entrance Exam Pattern

  • Computer based online test means the candidate sits in front of a Computer and the Questions are presented on the Computer Monitor and the candidate submits the answers though the use of Keyboard & Mouse; each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer.

Test I

  • Duration:45 Minutes
  • Total No of Questions: 30
  • Test I is compulsory for all students who are applying for any of the higher degree programmes of the Institute and will consist of the following sections:
  • Core Mathematics - 15 Questions
  • English Language Skills & Logical Reasoning - 15 questions Total 30

Test II

  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Total number of Questions: 70
  • Test II is for Students applying for all higher degree programs except those who are applying for only Software systems
  • Test II subject for a student is based on his/her qualifying degree program. This paper will attempt to test student’s grasp of the basic subjects of his discipline
  • The discipline courses of different degree programmes of BITS have been used for constructing the questions
  • Test for Software Systems:
  • Duration 60 Minutes and
  • Total number of Questions: 50
  • This Special aptitude test for Software Systems is required for only those students who are applying for M.E. Software systems


Admission Modality

  • To all the higher degree programs, admissions will be made, on the basis of merit, as per the modalities explained below:
  • Admissions based on GATE (for M. E.) / GPAT (for M. Pharm.) score and
  • Admissions based on the marks obtained in the online HD test conducted by BITS
  • Interested candidates have to apply online before the deadline. While applying online, candidates will be asked to give their preferences to the different programs offered
  • In addition, the candidate has to opt for one of the following:
  • To be considered only on the basis of GATE/GPAT score (Scores of GATE-2018 or GATE 2017 or GATE 2016 will only be considered to admissions to M.E. Programs. Similarly scores of GPAT 2018 or GPAT 2017 or GPAT 2016 will only be considered to admissions to MPharm Programs)
  • To be considered only on the basis of marks obtained in the BITS HD online test


Preparation of Merit List

  • For making final admission offers two separate merit lists will be prepared for each degree program; one based on GATE/GPAT score, and the other based on Marks obtained in BITS HD test. In each program, 50% of seats will be filled through GATE/GPAT scores and other 50% by BITS HD test marks
  • Admission committee will announce a cut-off score in each category, based on the applications received and the seats available


Important Note

  • Admissions to the M.E. Software Systems Program will be made only through the BITS HD Test
  • Details of the Software System BITS HD test are given in Annexure III. Admissions will be made on the basis of merit position of students in the Software System BITS HD test.


Test Centers

  • In order to facilitate a larger number of students all over India to participate in this test, apart from Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad where it is expected that a large number of students will take the test, the Institute is also planning to offer the tests at dedicated test centers in several cities:
  • Pilani, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Noida, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Vijayawada, Bhopal, Patna, Indore, Vadodara, Jodhpur, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Pune, Raipur and Vishakapatnam


Application Process

  • Interested and eligible candidates should apply through the prescribed application form available online at www.bitsadmission.com
  • Hard copy of Application form is not required to be sent. However, candidates are advised to take a printout of the filled-in form and keep a copy with them for further reference
  • While filling the application form online candidates are required to give preferences to programs which they wish to apply for
  • Please refer to Programme wise eligibility criteria
  • While applying in the application form candidates who wish to be considered for admission through GATE/GPAT are to enter details of GATE score (year of GATE Exam, GATE All India Rank and GATE Score) or GPAT Score


Application Fee

  • Those who wish to be considered through GATE/GPAT score only: Rs.1000/-
  • All others Rs.2950/- (including the fee for BITS HD online test)
  • Those who give preference for M.E. Software Systems have to appear in BITS HD test, and GATE/GPAT score has no relevance in deciding the merit position of the candidate
  • Completed application form along with the prescribed application fee should be submitted online by the prescribed deadline
  • Details of modes of Fee Payment are available at the website while applying online


Birla Institute of Technology Science (BITS Pilani)

(Pilani, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad), Dean Admissions, BITS, Pilani-333031 (Rajasthan), Website www.bitsadmission.com