VITEEE 2020 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
VITEEE Exam Pattern 2020 has been updated by Vellore Institute of Technology. This year a new section i.e Aptitude section has been added. Now, the exam will consist of 5 sections namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology, English and Aptitude.
There will be 125 MCQs type questions in the exam and you will get 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the exam. There will be no negative marking in the exam. In VITEEE 2020, the maximum number of questions will be asked from Biology/Maths that is 40 and the minimum number of questions will be asked from English that is 5. Check VITEEE Syllabus
VITEEE 2020 will be a computer based test having multiple-choice questions. The question paper will be set in English Language only. Candidates opting for B.Tech in Biotechnology have to attempt Biology instead of Mathematics. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the exam and registration dates have been extended till further notice. All the aspiring candidates can register for the exam and continue with their preparation.
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|Number of sections||5|
|Duration of exam||2 hour 30 minutes|
|Number of questions||125|
|Type of questions||MCQs|
|Mode of examination||Online|
|Marking scheme||1 mark for each correct answer no negative marking|
BPCEA – Candidates appearing for Biology/Physics/Chemistry/English/Aptitude will be eligible for only B.Tech Bio Stream degree programs as follows:
NOTE: BPCEA candidates have to register for Mathematics as a bridge course.
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The section-wise number of questions and maximum marks for VITEEE 2020 are tabulated below:
|Name of the Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Physics||35||35||Cumulative duration of 2 hours 30 minutes|
|Total||125 Questions||125 Marks||150 minutes|
The physics section in VITEEE 2020 will comprise of 35 questions. The questions are majorly asked from the following topics:
|VITEEE Important Topics in Physics|
|Laws of Motion & Work, Energy, and Power||Optics|
|Properties of Matter||Electrostatics|
|Current Electricity||Magnetic Effects of Electric Current|
|Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current||Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics|
|Nuclear Physics||Semiconductor Devices and their Applications|
Chemistry section in VITEEE 2020 will comprise 35 questions from the following topics:
|VITEEE Important Topics in Chemistry|
|Atomic Structure, p,d and f – Block Elements||Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics||Organic Nitrogen Compounds and Biomolecules|
|Electrochemistry||Isomerism in Organic Compounds|
|Alcohols and Ethers||Carbonyl Compounds|
|p,d and f – Block Elements||Carbohydrates, Amino acids, Lipids|
The maximum number of questions are asked from this section. Mathematics section in VITEEE 2020 will comprise 40 questions from the following topics:
|VITEEE Important Topics in Mathematics|
|Matrices and their Applications||Differential Calculus|
|Trigonometry and Complex Numbers||Integral Calculus and its Applications|
|Analytical Geometry of two dimensions||Differential Equations|
|Vector Algebra||Probability Distributions|
|Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions||Discrete Mathematics|
Those who have opted for BPCEA will get the maximum number of questions from this section. Biology section in VITEEE 2020 will comprise 40 questions from the following topics:
|VITEEE Important Topics in Biology|
|Taxonomy||Cell and Molecular Biology|
|Reproduction||Genetics and evolution|
|Human health and diseases||Biochemistry|
|Plant physiology||Human physiology|
|Biotechnology and its applications||Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment|
This is a newly added section in the VITEEE exam. This section will have questions from Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. With good and regular practice you can master this part. Aptitude section in VITEEE 2020 will comprise 10 questions from the following topics:
|VITEEE Important Topics in Aptitude Section|
|Data Interpretation||Data Sufficiency|
|3 Questions||Reading comprehension: Short passages (30-50 words) or 2-3 lines of poem or a dialogue|
|2 Questions||Grammar and Pronunciation|
Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the most recommended Physics books given below:
|Name of the Book||Author|
|Understanding Physics Series (Set of 5 Books)||DC Pandey|
|Concepts of Physics (both volumes)||HC Verma|
|MCQ Question Bank||D Mukherjee|
Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the most recommended Chemistry books given below:
|Name of the Book||Author|
|Handbook Chemistry: Key Notes Terms Definitions & Formulae||Hansraj Modi|
|Chemistry MCQ (Multiple-Choice-Question Bank)||Vinod Kumar Ahluwalia , Ashis Kumar Ghosh|
|Organic Chemistry||O P Tandon|
|Name of the Book||Publication|
|Objective Mathematics Volume – 1||Arihant|
|Objective Mathematics Volume – 2||Arihant|
|Complete Mathematics||Mc Grew Hill|
Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of these recommended Biology books:
|Name of the Book||Author|
|S. Chand's Biology for Class XI||P.S. Verma and B.P. Pandey|
|Pradeep’s Biology Guide||P.S. Dhami|
The authorities will soon release the Mock Test series for candidates who have applied for the exam. These tests series will help you in getting a better idea about the type of questions, difficulty level of questions, etc. By solving these papers regularly, you can improve your time management skills, increase the speed and accuracy level required before taking the actual exam. Read More
Besides the mock tests, VIT has already released VITEEE sample papers and questions for all the subjects of the exam - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, English, and Aptitude. Check Here
Candidates can follow the below instructions while they sit for VITEEE 2020.
VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern FAQs
Ques. What is the duration of VITEEE Exam Pattern?
Ans. VITEEE is a 2 hours 30 minutes long exam. A total of 125 questions will be asked from 5 different sections: Maths/Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, Aptitude. Aptitude is the newly added section in VITEEE exam.
Ques. Is there negative marking in VITEEE?
Ans. No. There is no negative marking for any question answered wrongly in VITEEE. +1 Mark will be awarded for every correct answer. Candidates can attempt all the questions. A maximum number of questions will be asked from the Biology/Maths section that is 40 and minimum number of questions will be asked from English that is 5.
Ques. How many questions are there in VITEEE?
Ans. The number of questions for the respective sections in VITEEE will be:
Maths/Biology – 40 questions
Physics – 35 questions
Aptitude – 10 questions
English – 5 questions
The total number of questions in VITEEE is 125.
Ques. Will I be allowed to carry a calculator in VITEEE exam?
Ans. No. Calculators are not allowed in the examination hall. All the rules and regulations will be mentioned in your admit card that needs to be followed by the candidates. VITEEE is made up of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each question is followed by 4 alternative answers. The candidate has to attempt to pick the right answer.
Ques. Has VITEEE 2020 paper pattern changed?
Ans. Yes, the exam pattern of VITEEE has changed in 2020. In 2020, the Aptitude sections has been added without any increase in number of questions.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College