VITEEE Exam Pattern 2020 (Revised): Check New VITEEE Paper Pattern

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    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 5Check 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. 

    Must Read:  How to Prepare for VITEEE 2020?

    Highlights – VITEEE Exam Pattern 2020

    Exam ParticularsDetails
    Number of sections5
    Duration of exam2 hour 30 minutes
    Number of questions125
    Total Marks125
    Type of questionsMCQs
    Mode of examinationOnline
    Marking scheme1 mark for each correct answer no negative marking 

    Question Paper

    • All the questions will be MCQs type.
    • MCQs will be divided into 5 parts.
    • Part 1 – Mathematics/Biology, Part 2 – Physics, Part 3 – Chemistry, Part 4 – English, Part 5 – Aptitude.


    • MPCEA – Candidates appearing for Maths/Physics/Chemistry/English/Aptitude will be eligible for all the engineering degree programs.


    BPCEA – Candidates appearing for Biology/Physics/Chemistry/English/Aptitude will be eligible for only B.Tech Bio Stream degree programs as follows:

    • Bio-engineering - VIT Bhopal
    • Biotechnology - VIT Vellore
    • CSE with specialization in Bioinformatics - VIT Vellore
    • ECE with specialization in Biomedical Engineering programmes - VIT Vellore

    NOTE: BPCEA candidates have to register for Mathematics as a bridge course.

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    VITEEE Exam Pattern (Updated)

    VITEEE Exam Pattern 2020 (Updated)

    The section-wise number of questions and maximum marks for VITEEE 2020 are tabulated below:

    viteee exam pattern

    Name of the SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks Duration
    Physics3535Cumulative duration of 2 hours 30 minutes
    Mathematics/ Biology4040
    Total125 Questions125 Marks150 minutes

    VITEEE Important Topics

    VITEEE Syllabus Important Topics

    VITEEE Syllabus for Physics

    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 PowerOptics
    Properties of Matter Electrostatics
    Current ElectricityMagnetic Effects of Electric Current
    Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentDual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics
    Nuclear PhysicsSemiconductor Devices and their Applications

    Sample Questions for Physics in VITEEE 2020

    VITEEE Physics sample Paper

    Read How to Prepare for Physics?

    VITEEE Syllabus for Chemistry

    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 ElementsCoordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry
    Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical KineticsOrganic Nitrogen Compounds and Biomolecules
    ElectrochemistryIsomerism in Organic Compounds
    Alcohols and EthersCarbonyl Compounds
    p,d and f – Block ElementsCarbohydrates, Amino acids, Lipids

    Sample Questions for Chemistry in VITEEE 202

    VITEEE Chemistry Sample Paper

    Read How to Prepare for Chemistry?

    VITEEE Syllabus for Mathematics

    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 ApplicationsDifferential Calculus
    Trigonometry and Complex NumbersIntegral Calculus and its Applications
    Analytical Geometry of two dimensionsDifferential Equations
    Vector AlgebraProbability Distributions
    Analytical Geometry of Three DimensionsDiscrete Mathematics

    Sample Questions for Maths in VITEEE 2020

    Read How to Prepare for Mathematics?

    VITEEE Syllabus for Biology

    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
    TaxonomyCell and Molecular Biology
    ReproductionGenetics and evolution
    Human health and diseasesBiochemistry
    Plant physiologyHuman physiology
    Biotechnology and its applicationsBiodiversity, Ecology and Environment

    Sample Questions for Biology in VITEEE 2020

    viteee biology sample paper

    Read How to Prepare for Biology?

    VITEEE Syllabus for Aptitude

    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 InterpretationData Sufficiency
    SyllogismNumber Series
    Calenders Directions

    VITEEE Syllabus for English

    • English section in VITEEE 2020 will comprise 5 questions on Reading Comprehension, Grammar, and Pronunciation.
    • The passages, lines of poems, dialogues, grammar, etc. will be asked as per the level of this exam. 
    • Candidates should read the passages and the attached questions carefully.
    • You have to choose the best suitable answer from the options given for each question.
    3 QuestionsReading comprehension: Short passages (30-50 words) or 2-3 lines of poem or a dialogue 
    2 Questions Grammar and Pronunciation

    Best Books for Preparation

    Check Detailed VITEEE Syllabus 2020

    VITEEE Reference Books 2020 

    VITEEE Physics Books 2020 

    Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the most recommended Physics books given below:

    viteee books for physics
    Name of the BookAuthor
    Understanding Physics Series (Set of 5 Books)DC Pandey
    Concepts of Physics (both volumes)HC Verma
    MCQ Question BankD Mukherjee

    VITEEE Chemistry Books 2020 

    Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the most recommended Chemistry books given below:

    viteee chemistry books
    Name of the BookAuthor
    Handbook Chemistry: Key Notes Terms Definitions & FormulaeHansraj Modi
    Chemistry MCQ (Multiple-Choice-Question Bank)Vinod Kumar Ahluwalia , Ashis Kumar Ghosh
    Organic ChemistryO P Tandon

    VITEEE Mathematics Books 2020

    VITEEE Mathematics VITEEE Maths 2020 Maths for viteee
    Name of the BookPublication
    Objective Mathematics Volume – 1Arihant
    Objective Mathematics Volume – 2Arihant
    Complete MathematicsMc Grew Hill

    VITEEE Biology Books 2020 

    Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of these recommended Biology books:

    viteee biology books
    Name of the BookAuthor
    S. Chand's Biology for Class XIP.S. Verma and B.P. Pandey
    Pradeep’s Biology GuideP.S. Dhami

    VITEEE 2020 Mock Test Series

    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 examRead 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

    VITEEE 2020 Important Instructions

    Candidates can follow the below instructions while they sit for VITEEE 2020.


    • On the allotted computer, candidate’s details (Name, photograph etc.) will be displayed
    • At the scheduled time (usually 10 minutes before the exam), candidates have to enter ‘Username’ as instructed in VITEEE 2020 Hall Ticket
    • After entering username and Password click on “Sign In” button

    Reading Instructions

    • Read instructions carefully as they will provide all the exam related information.
    • Click on “I am ready to begin” button
    • Timer count starts after clicking the button “I am ready to begin”.

    Test Taking Process

    • There is an option to click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of the screen to go to that numbered question directly.
    • Select any answer out of the four options, by clicking on the circle button beside the option.
    • To change the already chosen answer, you can click on the circle button of another option. If you want to cancel the answer, click on the Clear Response button.
    • To save your answer, you MUST click on the Save & Next button, otherwise, it will not be saved
    • In case, you want to mark the question for review, click on the Mark for Review & Next button. If a question is marked for Review, that answer will be considered in the evaluation.
    • Submit button will not be available till the completion of the exam time. The system will automatically submit your answers after Exam Closure time.
    • Exam summary will be displayed on the screen with Subject Name, Number of Questions, Answered, Not Answered, Marked for Review, and Not Visited.
    • Please confirm by clicking ‘Yes’ button


    • The countdown timer will start ticking down after you click the button “I am ready to begin”.
    • The countdown timer in the top right corner of the computer screen will display the remaining time available to complete the examination.
    • When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself. There will be no need to end or submit your examination.

    Sections (Subjects) Navigation 

    • Sections in this question paper will be displayed on the top bar of the screen.
    • Questions in each section can be viewed by clicking on the name of the section.
    • The section, candidate is currently attempting is highlighted.
    • Candidate can change the section by clicking on the respective section name, anytime within the exam. Check VITEEE 2020 Expected Cutoff

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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


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    1 Comment
    Sravani Divvela

    What about weightage of mathematics and is there any counselling after the exam and how to manage highest score in exam

    03 Dec, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Sravani, 40 questions will be asked from Mathematics. Counselling process starts after result announcement. Try to make notes and time table.

    Make sure that you cover full syllabus , no doubts remain left.

    15 May, 2018 17:35

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