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VITMEE Syllabus for Civil Engineering

Last Updated - June 20, 2017

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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