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How to Prepare Biology Section for VITEEE 2017?

Last Updated - May 24, 2018

One of the biggest worries for an engineering aspirant at the moment is to prepare simultaneously for various entrance exams and board examination. Essentially, it is your perseverance and dedication that will lead to success but there are several other aspects that should be kept in mind while preparing for an exam.

VITEEE (VIT Engineering Entrance Examination) is amongst the most prestigious engineering entrance exams in our country. It is conducted for admission to Vellore Institute of Technology – VIT University in Vellore and Chennai. Candidates studying PCME in Class 12 are eligible for all the B.Tech. engineering programs while those studying PCBE are eligible for only 2 B.Tech. Bio-stream engineering programs – Biotechnology and Biomedical.

VITEEE Exam Pattern 2017

VITEEE 2017 is scheduled from April 05 to April 16, 2017. This online exam comprises 125 multiple choice questions which are divided into 4 sections viz.

  • Physics (40 questions)
  • Chemistry (40 questions)
  • Biology/Mathematics (40 questions)
  • English (5 questions)

One mark is awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. The duration of the exam is 2 hours 30 minutes.

Tips to Crack VITEEE Biology 2017 Paper

Last year, VITEEE 2017 Biology was the hardest of all the sections. The paper was close to the declared VITEEE exam pattern. A lot many questions were concept-based and so it would be advised that students work on their basic conceptual knowledge and fundamentals.

In addition to these remarks, candidates found the physics section to be tough as compared to what was expected. However, there were direct questions in the paper.

Here we have all the tips and tricks for you to ace the Biology section in VITEEE 2017.

  1. Go through syllabus in depth
Go through syllabus in depth

The entire VITEEE syllabus 2017 majorly consists of topics covered in Class 11 and 12 textbooks. For effectively planning your preparation, it is essential to diligently go through the curriculum. It will help you allot time to every single topic of the syllabus; more time to chapters having more weight-age. These are some of the most important units in the syllabus:

  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Human Physiology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Taxonomy
  • Reproduction
  • Human health and diseases
  1. Set Daily/Weekly Goals
Set Daily/Weekly Goals

Devise a study plan devoting time to every unit mentioned in the syllabus on a daily/weekly basis. List all the topics you aim to finish in a day. You can combine the study of detailed topics with short ones suiting your interest. Devote more time to chapters having more weight-age. You should ideally complete preparation before your board exams and keep the time board exams and VITEEE for revision.

  1. Practice solving MCQs
Practice solving MCQs

VITEEE consists of 40 MCQs from Biology. Each question has four options having only ONE correct answer. Most students find this format of the exam better than subjective questions. It is recommended to solve as many of multiple-choice questions as possible. This will not only expose you to a large variety of questions but also improve your speed.

  1. Attempt all questions 

Since there is no negative marking in VITEEE 2017, you should attempt as many questions as you can ie you shall try attempting all 40 questions in the Biology section. You will not be penalized in case your answer is wrong, so make sure you are making a wise second guess. A smart candidate will know how to make good use of this and hence, increase their chances of scoring well.

  1. Previous Year Question Papers

After completing a topic, you should try attempting questions asked in preceding year VITEEE exams from the same topic. It lets you assess your preparation. It definitely benefits you very much and gives an edge over others. According to VITEEE Exam Pattern 2017 and analysis, the previous year papers observed more questions from Cell Biology, Taxonomy, Reproduction, Ecology, Biomolecules, Biotechnology, Human and Plant Physiology.

  1. Make Notes
Make Notes

If you think you have not read some part of the chapter in the book, you can maintain a notebook wherein you can add notes. You can add important points you would like to go through at the time of revision. For instance, you can write location of the cells of the human body, taxonomic classification of important plants and animals or different types of diseases.  In the end, you would just need to refer to your notebook to study those particular sections.

  1. Mark Important Topics
Mark Important Topics

The units of Animalia and Plantae demand extensive preparation and can be time- consuming. One needs to refer to several books for studying these important topics. Enough emphasis should be laid on all the examples given in the NCERT along with the classification and taxonomy.

  1. Learn to Highlight
Learn to Highlight

Use bright highlighters and symbols to mark important things such as classification, habitat, type of cells, etc. This helps the retention of intricate details in lengthy paragraphs easier and longer and hence, assists you during revision. You can use pens of different colors to jot down little points here and there. It is a known fact the knowledge is retained better when it is associated with visuals.

  1. Continuous evaluation via mock tests and sample papers

VITEEE 2017 is an online entrance exam. The questions appear on the screen and you have to use the mouse to select the correct option. Focus on solving objective questions similar to the ones asked in the exam. For that, it is best to solve as many VITEEE sample questions papers as you can. They are also available on the official website i.e.

  1.  Do Not Panic
Do not panic

Studying and learning should be relished and seen as a knowledge absorbing process. However, due to the pressure of the exam, students are not able to do so and start panicking. It is absolutely normal to be anxious at some point but you have to overcome these moments to be able to give your best. Calm down and coolly devise your schedule.

Best Books to Prepare Biology for VITEEE 2017

Best Books to Prepare Biology for VITEEE 2017

It is imperative to begin preparing for VITEEE well in advance as the competition is intense. More than 2 lakh applications have been received this year. There are several reference books for VITEEE Biology available in the market. We are providing you with a list of important books that will certainly aid you to excel in the Biology section of the exam:

Arihant Biology OlympiadDr.R.K. Manglik
Pradeep Objective Biology Vol. I & IIS. Biswas & A. Biswas
AC Dutta for BotanyOxford Publication
15 Mock Tests & Solved PapersArihant
Biology VITEEE Engineering Entrance Exam BookSura Books

Best of luck for your exam preparation!



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