VITMEE Syllabus for Civil Engineering

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    Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) conducts VIT Master’s Entrance Exam (VITMEE) for those candidates who want to get admission in Civil Engineering programme and other postgraduate Engineering courses. The university takes admission for Vellore and Chennai campuses.

    VIT University is responsible for announcing the syllabus for VITMEE which is scheduled to be held on June 3 & 4, 2017. Students can check the VITMEE syllabus for thirteen papers that will be organized for M.Tech admissions. Candidates can download and check the syllabus for VITMEE and can also check the important topics they need to study for entrance exam.

    While preparing for VITMEE Civil Engineering, students have to go through all the 8 subjects such as Geotechnical Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Structural Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude, Water Resource Engineering and Environment Engineering.

    At the time of entrance examination, students are free to attempt all the questions because there is no negative marking. The time duration to complete the paper is 2 hours. The examination will be conducted in two sessions i.e. Session I and Session II. Session I will be conducted from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, whereas Session II starts from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

    VITMEE 2018 Syllabus for Civil Engineering

    Before start preparing for the exam, Students must check the VITMEE Syllabus for Civil Engineering. Candidates must go through all the chapters and topics to successfully clear the entrance exam with good marks.

    The following table shows the VITMEE Syllabus for Civil Engineering:

    Strength of MaterialsBending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams.
    Simple stress and strain relationship Stress and strain in two dimensions
    Principal stresses
    Stress Transformation
    Mohr’s Circle
    Simple Bending Theory
    Flexural and shear stresses
    Unsymmetrical bending
    Shear centre
    Thin walled pressure vessels
    Uniform torsion
    Buckling of column
    Combined and direct bending stresses
    Structural AnalysisAnalysis of statically determinate trusses
    Cables and Frames
    Displacements in statically determinate structures and analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods 
    Analysis by displacement methods ( slope deflection method)
    Influence lines of determinate and indeterminate structures
    Basic concept of matrix methods of structural analysis
    Reinforced Concrete StructuresConcrete Technology – properties of concrete
    Basics of Mix design
    Concrete design-basic working stress and limit state design concepts
    Analysis of ultimate load capacity and design of members subjected to flexure
    Compressions and torsion by limit state methods
    Basic elements of pre-stressed concrete
    Analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads
    Steel StructuresAnalysis and design of tension and compression members
    Beams and beam columns
    Column bases
    Connections simple and eccentric
    Beam-column connections
    Plate girders and trusses
    Plastic analysis of beams and frames
    Soil MechanicsOrigin of soils
    Soil classification
    Three – phase system
    Fundamental definitions
    Relationships and Interrelationships
    Permeability and seepage
    Effective Stress principle
    Shear strength
    Foundation EngineeringSub-surface investigations- scope
    Drilling bore holes
    Penetration tests
    Plate load test
    Earth pressure theories
    Effect of water table
    Layered soils
    Stability of slopes-infinite slopes
    Finite slopes
    Foundation types foundation design requirements
    Shallow foundations bearing capacity
    Effect of shape
    Water table and other factors
    Stress distribution
    Settlement analysis in sands and clays
    Deep foundations - pile types
    Dynamic and static formulae
    Load capacity of piles in sands and clays
    Negative skin friction
    Fluid Mechanics and HydraulicsProperties of fluids
    Principle of conservation of mass momentum
    Energy and corresponding equations
    Potential flow
    Applications of momentum and Bernoulli’s equation
    Laminar and turbulent flow
    Flow in pipes
    Pipe networks
    Concept of boundary layer and its growth
    Uniform flow
    Critical flow and gradually varied flow in channels
    Specific energy concept
    Hydraulic jump
    Forces on immersed bodies
    Flow measurements in channels
    Tanks and pipes
    Dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling
    Kinematics of flow
    Velocity triangles and specific speed of pumps and turbines.
    HydrologyHydrologic cycle
    Stage discharge relationships
    Unit hydrographs
    Flood estimation
    Reservoir capacity
    Reservoir and channel routing
    Well hydraulics.
    Estimation of evapo-transpiration
    Crop water requirements
    Design of Lined and unlined canals
    Head works
    Gravity dams and spillways
    Design of weirs on permeable foundation
    Types of irrigation system
    Irrigation methods
    Water logging and drainage
    Sodic soils
    Water RequirementsQuality standards
    Basic unit processes and operations for water treatment
    Drinking water standards
    Water requirements
    Basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water treatment
    Distribution of water
    Sewage and sewerage treatment
    Quantity and characteristics of wastewater
    Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater
    Sludge disposal
    Effluent discharge standards
    Domestic wastewater treatment
    Quantity of characteristics of domestic wastewater
    Primary and secondary treatment Unit operations and unit processes of domestic wastewater
    Sludge disposal
    Air PollutionTypes of Pollutants
    Air pollution meteorology
    Air pollution control
    Air quality standards and limits
    Municipal Solid WastesCharacteristics
    Collection and Transportation of Solid wastes
    Engineering system for solid waste management
    Noise PollutionImpacts of Noise
    Permissible limits of noise pollution
    Measurement of noise and control of noise pollution
    Highway PlanningGeometric design of highways
    Testing and specification of paving materials
    Design of flexible and rigid pavements
    Traffic EngineeringTraffic Characteristics
    Theory of Traffic flow
    Intersection design
    Traffic signs and signal design
    Highway capacity

    VITMEE Preparation Tips for Civil Engineering

    Students must make a proper preparation strategy to secure better marks in the entrance exam. Following is the list of some preparation tips that candidates need to take care while preparing for the exam:

    • Proper Time Table: It is very important to make a timetable and stick to it.
    • Clarity of concepts: Students must have clear idea regarding formulas and concepts rather than learning other things. The basics should be very clear related to any concept.
    • Notes preparation: Do make small notes and write down lost of important formulas based on each topic and chapters. Preparation notes will make things easy at the time of revision.
    • Sample Papers: Students must solve sample papers so that they will get an idea about the style of paper, type of question, marking distribution and other things.
    • Take Guidance: It is better to take guidance from teachers or instructors related to a topic rather than sit quietly and leaving particular topic unprepared. It is necessary to clear all the doubts regarding particular topic.
    • Mock Tests: Students must attempt mock tests because they not only provide the similar feel of the exam but also helps in building confidence to face the exam. This helps candidate to improve their performance in the exam.
    • Time Management: By regularly practising the mock tests or by solving sample papers, students come to learn how to do time management.
    • Take proper rest: There must always be some time to do rest because after doing rest candidates feel more energetic, fresh and relaxed.     

    VITMEE Preparation Books for Civil Engineering

    Students are advised to choose the books very carefully because must cover all the important topics in details. Firstly, students must first clear all their basic concepts by studying their 11th and 12th books. Students are able to clear all their doubts regarding particular topic while studying from book.

    The following table shows the names of the books along with author’s name:

    Book NameAuthor
    Objective Civil EngineeringRPH Editorial Board
    Objective Civil EngineeringP.K. Mishra
    Civil Engineering (Conventional and Objective type)R.S. Khurmi and J.K. Gupta

    VITMEE 2018 Sample Question Paper

    By solving previous year question papers students can easily get the idea about the examination pattern, marking scheme, difficulty level of paper, type of questions and other things. They are advised to read all the instruction carefully written on the question paper.

    The following table shows the name of the books which are having collection of question papers along with the author name:

    Book NameAuthor
    VIT (Vellore) Edge Solved Papers & 10 Mock TestsExperts Collection
    Civil Engineering Junior Engineering Previous Year PapersHAP Experts



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