I came across this amazingly useful article on the BITS Pilani site about some important information about BITSAT 2008 (note: their site seems to be down now for some reason). Thankfully, I’d bookmarked it through Yahoo! Bookmarks and had saved a copy of the page on Yahoo!. You may read the article directly later if the link starts working, but until then, you can read the text here:
For the first time in India, in 2005,BITS Pilani introduced a computer based online admission test known as BITSAT (BITS Admission Test). BITSAT has been witnessing a phenomenal increase in the number of applications. BITSAT 2008 has received 1,16,980 applications for 2000 seats (800 in Pilani and 600 each in Goa and Hyderabad Campus). As compared to last year, the number of girl-applicants has increased by 4% and this year it is 32% (37460). Last year the test was conducted in 16 centres across India. To cater to the increase in number of applications BITS has announced three new centers (making the total number of centers 19) in Delhi , Bhubhaneswar and Nagpur. BITSAT 2008 will be offered from 9th May to 12th June. Another significant change BITS has introduced this year is that it has allowed students with Physics Chemistry and Biology also for BITSAT-2008 and they are eligible for its M.Sc(Hons) Biological Science and B.Pharm(Hons) programmes.
In short, 2000 seats for around 1.2 lakh students through BITSAT 2008. There’s no humanity left in this world.