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How to Prepare Chemistry for VITEEE 2019?

Last Updated - September 15, 2018

VITEEE is a national level engineering entrance exam for admission to 20 B.Tech programs offered at VIT Campuses located in Vellore, Chennai, Amravati and Bhopal. It iorganizeded by VIT University through computer-based mode. 

VITEEE 2019 will be conducted from April 05, to April 16, 2019. The exam will be held in 3 sessions per day (Shift 1 – 9 am to 11:30 am, Shift 2 – 12:30 pm to 3 pm, Shift 3 – 4 pm to 6:30 pm). VITEEE 2019 Application Form will be released in the month of November 2018

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Preparing for VIT is not a matter of joke, and requires healthy concern and a lot of hard labor. Hence one requires getting some good quality of books which are not only full of the required knowledge but is also capable of giving the students the extra confidence that they require. The candidates must be preparing rigorously for the exam now and we hope that the preparation is being done as per the Chemistry syllabus of VITEEE.

VIT entrance exam examines candidates on their speed and analytical abilities. Moreover, since there is no negative marking, so the aspirants should try to cover maximum amount of syllabus without going into going much into the intricacies. 

VITEEE 2019 Chemistry Preparation Plan

NCERT is best suited for the preparation of Inorganic Chemistry. Focus particularly on areas like Atomic Structure, Electrochemistry, Biomolecules, Organic Nitrogen Compounds, Alcohols and Ethers.

Let us discuss how exactly you should plan out your preparation so as to achieve your cherished goal-

Proper analysis of the exam: Before commencing your preparation, identify what exactly is asked in the exam, what it focuses on and what exactly is the pattern. VITEEE asks objective type questions which are application based and test thinking abilities.  

Emphasize on clearing basics: VIT entrance exam covers the syllabus of State Board of Higher Secondary School along with the CBSE syllabus. Thus, first cover the entire syllabus of the NCERTs as they help in laying a good foundation. Once you have completed these books, you can then refer other books.

Identify the topics which are most important: One cannot dare to be selective in his studies while planning to take an elite exam like VITEEE. However, you can just identify the most important sections so that you can work harder on those areas.

VITEEE 2019 Chemistry Important Topics

Following are the Most Important Topics of chemistry that VITEEE aspirants must prepare thoroughly.

VITEEE Chemistry Preparation

In chemistry, 40 questions will be asked in VITEEE exam. Candidates can find below a list of in-depth information regarding VITEEE Syllabus for Chemistry exam. The standard of question that is asked in VIT does require healthy and sound knowledge in the subject. The concept and the in-depth knowledge should be clear and for that one requires good books. Few are the important points under each topic is discussed below, which can help one in preparing for the VITEEE in great deal are as follows:

Chemistry Most Important Topics

Alcohols and Ethers

a. Common reducing agents are: LiA1H4; NaBH4; hydrogen in the presence of Ni or Pt or Pd; Na and ethanol.

b. NaBH4 is a mild reducing agent and cannot reduce carboxylic acid and their esters.

c. Fermentation takes place under anaerobic conditions

d. Favorable conditions for fermentation are-

  1. Optimum temperature of 298 to 303 K
  2. Absence of air
  3. Low concentration of solution
  4. Presence of ammonium salts like (NH4)2 SO4, (NH4)3 PO4 but not NH4 C1

e. Phenols although colorless turn reddish due to atmospheric oxidation.

Carbonyl Compounds

a. Distinction between Aldehydes and Ketones: Aldehydes show the following characteristics tests. Ketones do not show these tests – Tollens Test, Fehling’s Test, Schiff’s Test

b. Grignard reagent reacts both with acetaldehyde and acetone.

c. A compound containing the carbon-carbon and carbon-oxygen double bonds in conjugation is known as alpha-beta unsaturated carbonyl compound.

d. Oxidation of primary alcohols & Oxidation of secondary alcohols-

VITEEE Chemistry Preparation

Carboxylic Acid and its Derivatives

a. Important concepts-

  • Conversion to Acid Chlorides
  • Conversion to Esters
  • Reduction of Acids to Alcohol
  • Halogenation of Aliphatic Acids
  • Decarboxylation
  • Functional Derivatives - Acid Chlorides
  • Functional Derivatives - Acid Anhydrides
  • Functional Derivatives - Amides
  • Functional Derivatives – Esters

b. The sequence of dicarboxylic acids is Oxalic, Malonic, Succinic, Glutaric, Adipic, Pimelic

c. Remember as - Oh My, Such Good Apple Pie

VITEEE Chemistry Preparation

Organic Nitrogen Compounds

a. Methods of preparation of Amines are: Reduction of nitro compounds, reaction of halides with ammonia, Hofmann degradation of amides, reduction of nitriles and amides.

b. Test for primary Amine (Carbylamines reaction) the treatment of a primary amine with chloroform and alcoholic potash produces carbylamines (isocyanides) which has most offensive smell. This test is not exhibited by secondary and tertiary amines.

c. In gaseous phase, the order of basicity is R3N >R2NH > RNH2 > NH3

d. Test for Secondary Amine is Liebermann reaction

Chemistry Important Topics

Atomic Structure

Most Important Concepts (Do or Die)Important Concepts (Should Do)
Photoelectric Effect Series of Hydrogen Spectrum de-Broglie's Equation Quantum MechanicsRutherford model Neils Bohr Model Planck's Quantum Theory Bohr's Radius Sommerfield Model Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Aufbau Principle

a. The value of Rydberg constant is 1.0978*107m-1

b. Rutherford's experiment involves the scattering of alpha particles by nucleus of an atom.

c. X-rays are not deflected by electric and magnetic fields.

VITEEE Chemistry Preparation
VITEEE Chemistry Preparation


Most Important Concepts (Do or Die)Important Concepts (Should Do)
Enzymes, Isozymes and CoenzymesBiomolecules and Biological Processes Carbohydrates Amino Acids Proteins Nucleic Acids

a. There are three categories of carbohydrates: Monosaccharides, Oligosaccharides, Polysaccharides.

b. Classification of monosaccharides: Monosaccharides are classified into five categories on the basis of number of carbon atoms (3-7): Triose, Tetrose, Pentose, Hexose, Heptose.

c. Pentose and hexose occur in both structural forms i.e. open chain and closed chain.

d. Oligosaccharides is the carbohydrates formed by 2-9 saccharide units joined by glycosidic bonds

VITEEE Chemistry Preparation

VITEEE 2019 Chemistry Preparation Tips

Some topics are pretty important in every subject and we all know it. So, we did an analysis and came up with the ones that you shouldn’t miss in your preparation for VITEEE. Check them out.

  1. Practice diagrams with proper labelling from chapters like, 'solid state', 'electrochemistry', 'principles of isolation of elements'. Revise structures of compounds in p-block elements, d-block elements.
  2. For organic chemistry section, study the proper way of writing the names of the compounds, drawing correct structures in chapters like Bio-molecules and Chemistry in everyday life.
  3. Conceptual clarity, application skills and awareness to the prescribed syllabus should be the main focus.
  4. Practice the most relevant numerical daily to develop speed. Pay special attention to the topics like Mole concept, Chemical Equilibrium and Electrochemistry.
  5. Take a careful and patient approach for Organic chemistry giving particular attention to the topics like Stereochemistry, GOC (General Organic Chemistry) and Functional Group Analysis.
  6. In Inorganic chemistry, most of the questions which are asked are really conceptual, concerned with structures, processes and applications. Special attention is a must to the topics like Chemical Bonding and Coordination Chemistry.

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VITEEE 2019 Preparation Books

To get you ahead in the race for engineering admissions, it is critical to prepare from the best books. Some common books need to be referred to for most engineering entrance exams, like HC Verma, RS Aggarwal. However, some specific books also come in handy that let you prepare MCQ for the particular exam. given below is a list of such books which will help you in VITEEE preparation.

Name of BookAuthor’s nameISBN Number
Chemistry VIT Engineering Entrance Exam Book (Chemistry VIT Engineering Entrance Exam Book) Chemistry VIT Engineering Entrance Exam BookAkila Kannan, Somasundaram. K8172544715
10 Mock Tests & Solved Papers for VIT Engineering 2017 (2007 - 2016)Arihant Experts8183486800
Objective Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics - Chapter-wise MCQ for JEE Main/BITSAT/VITEEE/KCET 2015Disha Experts9384583812
Handbook of ChemistryR P Singh9352036042
Chemistry Formulae & DefinitionsRamanand Thakur8178125234
NCERT Chemistry for Class 11 & 12NCERTNA

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VITEEE 2019 Exam Pattern

VITEEE Exam is a computer based test (CBT) consists of all objective type questions. Exam is divided in 3 main parts stated as below, physics and chemistry are compulsory to attend whereas candidates can choose between Mathematics and Biology according to their specialization.

There is no negative marking in VITEEE Exam.

Note: Candidates attempting Parts – Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible for Computer Science and Engg (Spec. in Bioinformatics) B. Tech. Bio-Medical Engineering, Biotechnology only whereas candidates attempting Parts – Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics are eligible for all 14 Bachelor of Tech courses.

Candidates who have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible for B. Tech. Bio-Medical Engineering and Biotechnology programmes. They are also eligible for B. Tech. Computer Science and Engineering (Spec. in Bioinformatics) but after joining, registering Mathematics as bridge course is mandatory.

SubjectTotal No. of Questions
Mathematics/ Biology40



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