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BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE, PILANI Higher Degree Admission Test: II Semester 2009 10  BrochureA Computer based online Test for admission to Higher Degree Programmes at Pilani Campus and at Goa Campus.The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, is an Institution declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC act. It is an allIndia Institute for higher education for men and women, fully residential, and awards its own degrees. Admissions to all the higher degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, at its Pilani campus and Hyderabad Campus for the II Semester 200910 starting in January 2010 will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online test conducted by BITS, Pilani followed by interview(s) of shortlisted candidates. I. Programmes Offered: (i) at BITS, Pilani Pilani Campus M.E.: Chemical; Chemical (with specialization in Petroleum Engineering); Civil (with specialization in Structural Engg./ Infrastructure Systems); Communication Engineering; Mechanical; Computer Science; Software Systems. M.Pharm; Master of Public Health (MPH) (ii) at BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus M.Pharm; Duration: Normally four semesters. Eligibility: A minimum of 60% aggregate in the qualifying examination. Normal Input: M.E. Chemical; Civil; Computer Science; Mechanical – Integrated first degree of BITS in the respective discipline or its equivalent. M.E. Communication Engineering,– Integrated first degree of BITS in Electrical & Electronics/Electronics & Instrumentation or its equivalent. M.E. Software Systems – Any Integrated first degree of BITS or its equivalent with specific prior preparation. M.Pharm;– Integrated first degree of BITS in Pharmacy or its equivalent. MPH – Any Integrated First Degree of BITS or its equivalent, M.B.B.S., B.D.S., M.Sc. (Nursing), or their equivalent. For Ex: Students with a B.E./B.Tech degree in IT area will be eligible only to apply for M.E. Software Systems and also may need some specific prior preparation. Admissions to all Programmes will be made purely on merit. Admissions to all Higher degree Programmes except MPH are based on the performance of the candidates in the computer based online test conducted by BITS followed by interviews of shortlisted candidate The test will be a computer based online test conducted by BITS Pilani at its Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. 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. The test are planned to be conducted will be conducted during 19^{th}20^{th} December 2009. Further short listed candidates will be asked to come to Pilani/Hyderabad on 4^{th} January 2010 for interview at their own cost and the final selection is based on the performance in the tests and interviews The test date and Time will be allotted by BITS for all the eligible candidates. Admissions to MPH are based on the performance of the candidates in a written test, followed by Group discussion and interviews which will be conducted in Pilani 4^{th} January 2010. Details of online Test: Test I: Duration: 60 Minutes. Total No of questions: 60 Compulsory for all students who are applying for any of the higher degree programmes of the Institute and will consist of the following sections Sections No of Questions Core Mathematics 15 Core Physics 15 English Language Skills & Principles of Management 15 Computer Programming 15 Total 60 The course descriptions are available in the syllabus given later in the brochure Test II: Duration: 120 Minutes. Total number of questions: 100 Compulsory for Students applying for all higher degree programmes except those who are applying for only Software systems. The Test II subject for a student is based on his/her qualifying degree programme. This paper will attempt to test student’s grasp of the basic subjects of your discipline. The discipline courses of different degree programmes of BITS have been used for constructing the questions. The course descriptions are available in the syllabus given later in the brochure Special Test for Software Systems: Duration 60 Minutes 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. The course descriptions are available in the syllabus given later in the brochure. For all the above tests all questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with four answers choices only one being the correct choice. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark. No marks are awarded or deducted for questions not attempted. While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as the correct answer. The questions will be selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate. All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Each candidate who registers for test will be required to download a ‘Hall Ticket’ from the website during 7^{th}10 December 2009. Candidates with the hall ticket only will be allowed inside the test centers. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Candidates can bring a calculator without any network connectivity/programmable feature. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobile phones; ipods or any other electronic gadgets All centers are closely monitored for security and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras. Anyone violating the rules of the test center will not be allowed to continue with the test and will be automatically disqualified. On completion of the test, the computer will display to each candidate his/her score obtained. A candidate can submit only one form for Higher Degree Admissions. However if a candidate discovers any mistake in the form submitted by him/her, can submit a second application form duly completed before the last date, indicating on the top of second application form that his first application form (giving its number) should be cancelled. In such cases, the second application has to be accompanied by a fresh application fee. Test Centers The planned test centers are in the following cities. The final list of centers and the operating days at each center will depend on the number of applicants and their preferences. 1. Pilani 2. Goa 3. Hyderabad For MPH admission short listed candidates will be asked to come to Pilani on 4^{th} January 2010 for test, group discussion and interview at their own expenses and the final selection is based on the performance of the candidates in the Test, GD and interviews.. The duration of the test will be 2hrs with 120 questions followed by group discussion and interview. Students will be allowed to take test and interview provided their final results and mark sheets are available on the date of reporting for test. Important dates and deadlines: Important dates and deadlines: Deadline for submission of the Applications: 30^{th} November 2009 Test Center and slot allotment and announcement to Candidates: 5^{th} December 2009 Candidates to download Hall tickets: 8^{th} – 12^{th} December 2009 Online Tests 19^{th} – 20^{th} December 2009 Announcement of short listed candidates for Interviews: 23^{rd} December 2009 Interviews at Pilani/Hyderabad: 4^{th} January 2010. MPH Test/GD/Interview at Pilani 4^{th} January 2010 Admission of Selected students: 4^{th} January 2010 Freshmen Orientation Programme: 5^{th} January 2010 Registration for courses: 6^{th} January 2010 How to Apply: Interested and eligible candidates should apply through the prescribed application form available online at http://www.bitsadmission.com/hd/ and take the printout of the filled form. The completed application form along with the prescribed fee should be sent to Admissions officer, BITS, Pilani333031. Mode of Fee Payment given while applying online. Application Fee: Rs.1000/ Deadline for submission of the completed application form is 5.00 P.M. on 30^{th} November 2009. Completed application form is to be sent by registered post/speed post or personally submitted to the undermentioned so as to reach him before the above deadline: The Admissions Officer BITS Pilani – 333 031 (Rajasthan) Important Note:
SYLLABUS FOR TEST I Core Mathematics:Functions and graphs; limit and continuity; applications of derivative and integral. Conics; Polar coordinates; Convergence of sequence and series. Maclaurin and Taylor series. Partial derivatives. Vector calculus in R^{n}; vector analysis; theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes. Complex numbers, analytic functions, Cauchy’s theorms; elementary functions; series expansions; calculus of residues and applications. Vector space; basis and dimension; linear transformation; range and kernel of a linear transformation; row deduction method and application to linear system of equations. Probability spaces; conditional probability and independence; random variables and probability distributions; marginal and conditional distributions; independent random variables; mathematical expectation; mean and variance; binomial, Poisson’s and normal distributions; sum of independent random variables; law of large numbers; central limit theorem, sampling distribution and test for mean using normal and students tdistribution; test of hypothesis; correlation and linear regression. Reference books: Thomas, G B & R,L Finney, Calculus and Analutic Geometry, Pearson Edu., 9^{th} ed., 1996 Kolman, Bemard & D R Hill, Introductory Linear Algebra with Applications Churchill, R V and James W Brown, Complex variables and Applications, MGHISE, 7^{th} ed, 2003 Milton. J Susan Core Physics: Linear momentum and its Conservation, Angular momentum and its conservation, Rotational dynamics of rigid bodies, Workenergy theorem, Conservative forces and potential energy, Collision problems, Damped and forced simple harmonic motions, Coupled oscillations and wave motion Coulomb’s law, Electric fields, Gauss’ law, Electric potential, Dielectrics and capacitors, Magnetic fields, BiotSavart law and its applications, Magnetic materials, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations and plane electromagnetic waves Young’s doubleslit interference, Interference from thin films, Coherence, Diffraction from single and double slits, Diffraction grating, Photoelectric effect, Compton effect, DeBroglie waves, Uncertainty relation, Schrodinger equation, Particle in a box, Potential barriers and tunneling. Reference books: R. Resnick, D. Halliday & K.S. Krane, Physics Vol. I & II, John Wiley & Sons, 5th ed., 2004 English Language Skills and Principles of Management Pronunciation skills; Vocabulary – Synonyms and antonyms, using words in appropriate contexts, Idioms and Phrasal verbs; Grammar – Word order and effective sentences, use of tenses, conjunctions and prepositions; Reading comprehension; Paragraph writing; Précis Writing; Letter writing. Fundamental concepts of management planning, organization; staffing; directing and controlling; production, financial, personal, legal and marketing functions, accounting and budgeting, balance sheets. Reference books : Krishna Mohan and Meenakshi Raman, 2000, Effective English Communication, New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.: Robbins, Stephen P & M. Coutler, Management, PHI/Pearson Edu, 8^{th} ed., 2005 Computer Programming Basic Data Types and Operations. Control Constructs – Conditionals and Loops Lists  Arrays. Modularity – Functions. Structured Data – Structures, Unions, Pointers. Applications – Strings. Reference books: Balagurusamy, E. Programming in ANSI C, TMH, 2^{nd}, 2004 : Young’s doubleslit interference, Interference from thin films, Coherence, Diffraction from single and double slits, Diffraction grating, Photoelectric effect, Compton effect, DeBroglie waves, Uncertainty relation, Schrodinger equation, Particle in a box, Potential barriers and tunneling. : Young’s doubleslit interference, Interference from thin films, Coherence, Diffraction from single and double slits, Diffraction grating, Photoelectric effect, Compton effect, DeBroglie waves, Uncertainty relation, Schrodinger equation, Particle in a box, Potential barriers and tunneling. Young’s doubleslit interference, Interference from thin films, Coherence, Diffraction from single and double slits, Diffraction grating, Photoelectric effect, Compton effect, DeBroglie waves, Uncertainty relation, Schrodinger equation, Particle in a box, Potential barriers and tunneling: Young’s doubleslit interference, Interference from thin films, Coherence, Diffraction from single and double slits, Diffraction grating, Photoelectric effect, Compton effect, DeBroglie waves, Uncertainty relation, Schrodinger equation, Particle in a box, Potential barriers and tunneling. SYLLABUS FOR TEST II 