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BITSAT 2008 Official Sample Papers PDF Download

By on May 12, 2008 in On A Whim | 20 comments

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Since everybody seems to be in BITSAT mode these days, I thought it’s time I should do something more about it than studying throughout the day. Naman suggested me to check out the BITSAT sample questions software that BITS has made available on its website. You can download the sample questions software for PCM by clicking here and PCB by clicking here. Both are condensed, 30 minute tests with only five questions from each subject.

So I installed the software on my system using Wine, and just out of curiosity, checked out its folder. Turns out, they keep a Microsoft DOC file of all the questions under the folder titled images1 under the filename sampleqns_all.doc. The biology folks are out of luck here, because the DOC file included with theirs doesn’t include the biology questions (and is the same as the PCM set). In case you’re feeling lazy, then you can click here to download a PDF version of the official BITSAT 2008 Sample Paper.

More interesting stuff. I started giving the exam and found that the keys Ctrl and Alt were disabled. It doesn’t really matter anyway, because Ctrl+Alt+Del can’t be overridden by JavaScript, so you could still terminate your test midway and cry foul ;). If you really want to have more fun, try pressing Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow at the centre – it flips the screen upside down (to get it back in proper orientation, press Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow). That’ll be quite fun, having the people at their centre break into sweat trying to figure out what the hell went wrong. And of course, you can help them in this situation by shouting hysterically at them.

Check out their inc folder and you’ll find the code for that. Plus, more stuff – to disable right-clicking (pointless, if you ask me), and the timer. You can even see the HTML files themselves which are being used, named etest.htm, ptest.htm, mtest.htm etc. Made in Visual Studio 7.1.

Which brings up a very valid question. If they’re using a JavaScript-based timer, then it does open up the possibility that someone might use JavaScript injection to, say, give himself some extra time. And what about scripts themselves? I’m quite sure that their software would be using Internet Explorer’s engine to handle page rendering, so what if someone disables scripting from there? I tried that, but it didn’t work; but quite possibly, it’s just because I suck at Windows software and there might be an option elsewhere to disable it. Maybe registry edits? Anyone out there who knows about how to do this?



20 Comments

  1. Ramit Singal

    May 13, 2008

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    I gave my BITSAT yesterday. And I can assure you that there the invigilators are enough to prevent you from fiddling around with the systems.

    Also, this weird thing happened. My keyboard fell down consequently causing the system to hang. However, the guy restarted everything – and my test came back from where I had left it! Problem was, 10 minutes had elapsed according to the timer. The bastards.

  2. Ankur

    May 13, 2008

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    @Ramit: Hmm, saw your Facebook status too. So it was *bad*. Still, the possibility that there can be a loophole is fun. It came back to where you left it probably because the answers are stored and served from a server.

  3. Tikna

    May 13, 2008

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    Well during my time we had cameras in BITSAT and there was enough strictness that no one would try anything of this sort. Each PC was monitored by an individual webcamera.

  4. Ramit Singal

    May 14, 2008

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    Oh yes, forgot. The webcams are still there.

    I’m not sure whether they work or not though, I mean, monitoring 100 different webcams at once can’t be too easy. Especially considering that even with a webcam you never know what the kid’s doing on the screen!

  5. Ankur

    May 14, 2008

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    I wonder if they have keyloggers on their systems. I mean, someone could keep a poker face for the webcam and still be fiddling around with the keyboard. It’d be really dumb if they don’t have keyloggers.

    Still, using JavaScript for ‘security measures’ sounds VERY lame to me.

  6. Tikna

    May 15, 2008

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    They must be having keyloggers, also the place is also under surveillance , not just the computers, so if something happens to ur test, they can see the video to see what you did to trigger that event.

    And you dont want to be debarred from a university, in effect that will reduce your job prospects to zero forever.

    So a tip : Don’t try anything that might get you in trouble, such things have consequences.

  7. jadzia dax

    June 12, 2008

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    i really don’t care that my comment has nothing whatsoever to do with any of the others. :|
    aieee AIR 18K
    what are the chances of getting into bits ranchi/patna with a course in ECE.
    any information will do. really. anything.

  8. Ankur

    June 12, 2008

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    @Jadzia: No idea about BIT Mesra (Ranchi). But with an AIEEE rank of 18k you could probably get into some NIT. Maybe not in the first list, but later on – as people who get in through JEE to the IITs, the extended merit list students, plus those who get into BITS Pilani etc – the ‘effective’ rank increases. So you could probably get into some NIT with ECE, but may have to wait a while. For rankings within NITs and other colleges, check out Mint’s C-Fore education survey at http://livemint.com/education – the methodology used is better than India Today’s (which uses the same methodology as used for doing market research for detergents).

    I really *should* go into the prediction business.

    • Ankur

      May 10, 2009

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      Admission to BITS is not done on the basis of AIEEE, it’s done on the basis of their own BITSAT exam.

  9. pritam

    May 11, 2009

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    nope buddy .. actually aieee gives admission to bits ranchi n bits meshra … n thru bitsat … admissions in bits pilani . goa campus , hyderabad campus ,pilani n dubai

    • Ankur

      May 22, 2009

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      Search for ‘bitsat sample papers’ on this blog and you’ll find it. There’s a search box below comments, and another one in right sidebar.

  10. aparna

    May 27, 2009

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    hi….with refernce to following post,

    Ankur | June 12th, 2008 at 23:41
    @Jadzia: No idea about BIT Mesra (Ranchi). But with an AIEEE rank of 18k you could probably get into some NIT. Maybe not in the first list, but later on – as people who get in through JEE to the IITs, the extended merit list students, plus those who get into BITS Pilani etc – the ‘effective’ rank increases. So you could probably get into some NIT with ECE, but may have to wait a while.

    cud u plz tell me if iit’s actually hold counsellin for the extended merit list students….?

    • Ankur

      May 27, 2009

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      EML students aren’t called for counselling. They only become eligible for applying to IIST and IISER. Also, forget about ‘effective rank’ becoming higher. It doesn’t happen since people fall head over heels to take whatever they get at IITs / NITs.

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