Syllabus for BITSAT 2016 Part 3: English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning
BITSAT 2016 is a computer based online entrance exam conducted for the selection of candidates for First Degree Integrated programs of BITS Pilani at Pilani Campus, K.K. Birla Goa campus and Hyderabad campus. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) is a deemed university and research institution established in 1964, with campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. BITSAT stands for BITS Admission Test.
BITSAT-2016 will be conducted on the basis of the NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th standards. NCERT textbooks can be used as the basic source for the contents. A large number of books and publications are available in the market that will aid you through the preparations for entrance exams in general. You can also find specific books for BITSAT preparation as well. Registered candidates for BITSAT will get a chance to attempt an online mock test from the institute itself.
I have already written a detailed article on the important things to know about the BITSAT 2016 exam. If you haven’t read that yet, it will be good to take a look at the article before going through the syllabus.
BITSAT-2016 Syllabus for Part III: English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning
This test is designed to assess the test takers’ general proficiency in the use of English language as a means of self-expression in real life situations and specifically to test the test takers’ knowledge of basic grammar, their vocabulary, their ability to read fast and comprehend, and also their ability to apply the elements of effective writing.
1.1 Agreement, Time and Tense, Parallel construction, Relative pronouns
1.2 Determiners, Prepositions, Modals, Adjectives
1.3 Voice, Transformation
1.4 Question tags, Phrasal verbs
2.1 Synonyms, Antonyms, Odd Word, One Word, Jumbled letters,
2.2 Contextual meaning.
3. Reading Comprehension
3.5 Reconstruction (rewording)
4.2 Paragraph Unity
The test is given to the candidates to judge their power of reasoning spread in verbal and nonverbal areas. The candidates should be able to think logically so that they perceive the data accurately, understand the relationships correctly, figure out the missing numbers or words, and to apply rules to new and different contexts. These indicators are measured through performance on such tasks as detecting missing links, following directions, classifying words, establishing sequences, and completing analogies.
5. Verbal Reasoning
Analogy means correspondence. In the questions based on analogy, a particular
relationship is given and another similar relationship has to be identified from the alternatives provided.
Classification means to assort the items of a given group on the basis of certain common quality they possess and then spot the odd option out.
5.3 Series Completion
Here series of numbers or letters are given and one is asked to either complete the series or find out the wrong part in the series.
5.4 Logical Deduction – Reading Passage
Here a brief passage is given and based on the passage the candidate is required to identify the correct or incorrect logical conclusions.
5.5 Chart Logic
Here a chart or a table is given that is partially filled in and asks to complete it in accordance with the information given either in the chart / table or in the question.
6. Nonverbal Reasoning
6.1 Pattern Perception
Here a certain pattern is given and generally a quarter is left blank. The candidate is required to identify the correct quarter from the given four alternatives.
6.2 Figure Formation and Analysis
The candidate is required to analyze and form a figure from various given parts.
6.3 Paper Cutting
It involves the analysis of a pattern that is formed when a folded piece of paper is cut into a definite design.
6.4 Figure Matrix
In this more than one set of figures is given in the form of a matrix, all of them following the same rule. The candidate is required to follow the rule and identify the missing figure.
6.5 Rule Detection
Here a particular rule is given and it is required to select from the given sets of figures, a set of figures, which obeys the rule and forms the correct series.