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BITS Higher Degree M.Pharm Admission Test 2018

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani administers Higher Degree Admission Test for entry into Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) program. This is regular program and delivered through BITS Pilani Main Campus in Pilani, Rajasthan, India and BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

From the academic year (2018-19), BITS, Pilani has planned to increase the intake of students by around 55%. In addition to that, candidates can now seek admissions to Higher Degree Programmes either using a valid GPAT score (Scores of GPAT 2018 or GPAT 2017 or GPAT 2016) or through BITS HD Test or through both the modes. However, the final admission to a particular programme will only be done on the basis of merit. Candidates have to choose the option at the time of applying.

Almost every candidate will be given a teaching assistantship and/or tuition fee waiver of about Rs. 13,400/- per month, for which the students have to contribute about 8 to 10 hours per week assisting in laboratories, teaching, etc. as assigned by the department.

Higher Degree M.Pharm Programmes Offered at BITS, Pilani - Pilani Campus

  1. M.Pharm
  2. M.Pharm with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  3. M.Pharm with specialization in Pharmaceutics

Higher Degree M.Pharm Programmes Offered at BITS, Pilani - Hyderabad Campus

  1. M.Pharm with specialization in Pharmaceutics

BITS Higher Degree M.Pharm Admission Test 2018 Important Dates

  • Start of online application process: 9th April 2018
  • End of online application process: 5th May 2018
  • Online Tests Date (For those who chose to appear in BITS HD Test): 15th & 20th May 2018
  • Announcement of admission list: 28th May 2018
  • Admission Date: 29th July 2018
  • Orientation Programme for Fresher: 30th - 31st July 2018
  • Course registration: 1st August 2018

BITS Higher Degree M.Pharm Admission Test 2018 Eligibility Criteria

All Candidates should have successfully completed their integrated first degree of BITS in Pharmacy or other equivalent examination with a minimum of 60% marks.

BITS Higher Degree M.Pharm Admission Test 2018 Application Process

  • Candidates can apply online by visiting the official website
  • Candidates are not required to send any hard copy of the application form. However, it is advisable to keep a print out of the filled in application form for future reference.
  • Candidates who wish to apply through GPAT, are required to enter the details of GPAT score while applying.
  1. Candidate are only allowed to fill in one online application form. Multiple applications of a candidate is liable to be rejected.
  2. Candidates are required to upload scanned images of the signature and photograph in the jpg/jpeg format only. The size of the photo image must be between 10Kb to 30Kb. Size of signature image must be between 2Kb to 20Kb.  Candidates applying through GPAT option, should upload the scanned copy of the valid GPAT score card. Size of documents must be between 100Kb to 300Kb.

BITS Higher Degree M.Pharm 2018 Application Fees

  • Candidates applying through GPAT score: Rs 1000/-
  • All others: Rs. 2950/- (including the fees for the BITS HD online test).
The fees can be paid using any of the following modes of payment:
  1. Through online mode using net banking or Credit/Debit Cards
  2. By cash payment at any ICICI Bank branches in India along with a specially generated Pay-in Slip
  3. Payment by Credit Cards and Debit Cards using PayTM

BITS Higher Degree M.Pharm Admission Test 2018 Exam Pattern

Test – I
It is a compulsory paper comprising of two sections.
  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Total No of questions: 30
  • Marks: 3 marks for each correct answers and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. However, no marks will be awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.
  • Type of Questions: Objective Multiple Choice Questions
  • Medium of language: English

Section Name: Core Mathematics
No. of Questions: 15

Section Name: English Language Skills & Logical Reasoning
No. of Questions: 15

Test II:
Test II is based upon the candidate’s qualifying degree programme. It attempts to test his/her basic knowledge about the subject studied in the first degree course or equivalent. Therefore, it is a compulsory paper for those applying for all higher degree programmes (except candidates who have only applied for Software systems).
  • Duration: 105 mins
  • No. of Questions: 70
  • Marks: 3 marks for each correct answers and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. However, no marks will be awarded or deducted for unattempted questions
  • Type of Questions: Objective Multiple Choice Questions
  • Medium of language: English
  1. Candidate are allowed to skip a question, but not allowed to choose more than one option as the correct answer.
  2. The BIT HD questions paper will consist of randomly selected questions from a question bank. Different candidates will have to answer different set of questions. However, the expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of same type, difficulty level, etc.

BITS Higher Degree M.Pharm Admission Test 2018 Centers

BITSHD has test centers in several cities in order to facilitate a larger number of students all over India. Candidates are required to give any three preferences and will be allotted to one of the examination centers. However, the final list of the centers will only be announced after receiving all the application forms. The information about the final list of BITSHD test centers will be informed through the official website

Find below the planned test centers:
  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bangalore
  3. Bhopal
  4. Chennai
  5. Coimbatore
  6. Delhi
  7. Goa
  8. Guwahati
  9. Hyderabad
  10. Indore
  11. Jaipur
  12. Jodhpur
  13. Kolkata
  14. Lucknow
  15. Mumbai
  16. Nagpur
  17. Noida
  18. Patna
  19. Pilani
  20. Pune
  21. Raipur
  22. Vadodara
  23. Vijayawada
  24. Vishakapatnam

BITS Higher Degree M.Pharm Admission Test 2018 Rules and Regulations

  1. Only Candidates with hall tickets will be allowed to enter the test centers.
  2. Candidates are required to bring a pen for various purpose such as rough work, signing etc. However, the blank sheets for rough work will be provided in the test center.
  3. A calculator without any kind of programmable feature/network connectivity can be brought to the test centers.
  4. No personal belongings such smart watches, ipods, mobile phones or any other electronic devices are allowed inside the test centers.
Note: The test centers under CCTV surveillance to closely monitor the candidate’s activities and identity. Therefore, anyone found violating the rules and regulations set by the authority will not be allowed to continue with the test under any circumstances. His/her candidature will automatically stand cancelled.

BITS Higher Degree Contact Details

For queries related to BITSHD-2018, you may contact
Admissions Office
BITS, Pilani - 333031 (Rajasthan) India

Phone numbers: 01596-242205, 01596-515330
Fax: 01596-244183
Email id:
Timings: 9.15 am - 5.00 pm

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