How to Prepare Biology Section for VITEEE 2020?

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
    Exams Prep Master

    One of the biggest worries for an engineering aspirant at the moment is to prepare simultaneously for various entrance exams. 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 2020 was expected to be conducted from April 13 to 19, 2020 but due to COVID-19 outbreak, the exam dates have postponed till further notice. VIT University has already announced the detailed syllabus for VITEEE 2020. Applicants are required to go through the syllabus so that they can prepare well for the exam. 

    VITEEE will comprise of 125 questions from 5 different subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology, Aptitude, and English. Candidates must go through the syllabus and exam pattern before starting their preparationCheck  VITEEE Exam Pattern

    Candidates studying PCME in Class 12 are eligible for all the B.Tech. engineering programs while those studying PCBE are eligible for B.Tech. Bio-stream engineering programs – Biotechnology and Biomedical.

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    VITEEE Exam Pattern

    VITEEE Exam Pattern 2020

    This online exam comprises 125 multiple choice questions which are divided into 5 sections viz.

    • Physics (35 questions)
    • Chemistry (35 questions)
    • Biology/Mathematics (40 questions)
    • Aptitude (10 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.

    Read More VITEEE Exam Pattern

    Important Topics of Biology

    Syllabus of Biology

    • Section 1: Taxonomy
    • Section 2: Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Section 3: Reproduction
    • Section 4: Genetics and evolution
    • Section 5: Human health and diseases
    • Section 6: Biochemistry
    • Section 7: Plant physiology
    • Section 8: Human physiology
    • Section 9: Biotechnology and its applications
    • Section 10: Biodiversity, ecology, and environment

    Direct Link to Download VITEEE 2020 Biology Syllabus PDF

    Weightage of Important Topics in Biology

    TopicNumber of expected questions
    Genetics and evolution4
    Ecology and Environment2
    Human physiology3

    Sample Question of Biology

    • Sample Question 1: Mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds are the five divisions of ____________?
    • Sample Question 2: What is the longest stage of the cell cycle?
    • Sample Question 3: Where does spermatogenesis occur?

    How to Prepare for Biology?

    Tips to Crack VITEEE Biology 2020 Paper

    Last year, VITEEE 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:

    1. Go through the syllabus
    Go through syllabus in depth

    The entire VITEEE Syllabus 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 of 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 the preparation before your board exams and keep the time board exams and VITEEE for revision.

    1. 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.

    Read How to Prepare for Chemistry?

    1. Attempt all questions 

    Since there is no negative marking in VITEEE, 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 and analysis, the previous year papers observed more questions from Cell Biology, Taxonomy, Reproduction, Ecology, Biomolecules, Biotechnology, Human and Plant Physiology.

    1. Make notes

    If you think you have not read some parts 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 the location of the cells of the human body, the 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

    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 in 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 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 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 for Biology

    Best Books to Prepare Biology for VITEEE

    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

    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. Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to Biology books provided above. 



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