VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern (Updated), Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Preparation Books

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Vellore Institute of Technology released the VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern on the official portal. A new Aptitude section of 10 marks is added thus the exam will now consist of 5 sections: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, English and Aptitude. Candidates have to attempt 125 objective type questions in a duration of 2 Hours and 30 Minutes. To the candidate's relief, there is no negative marking followed in the entrance test and each question carries 1 mark.

VITEEE 2020 which was scheduled to take place from 13th April to 19th April 2020 has been postponed due to Coronavirus Pandemic. It will now be conducted from 29 July to 2 August 2020. Candidates seeking to pursue a BTech Biotechnology course have to mandatory opt for Biology in place of Mathematics in the application form itself.

  • VITEEE is a common entrance examination conducted by VIT University for admissions into various undergraduate engineering degree programs offered by VIT at Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal and VIT-AP. 
  • Application Process for VITEEE 2020 is also extended (Due to Corona outbreak). The test will be conducted in the online mode across 124 cities situated in different parts of the country.

VITEEE 2020 Important Events



Start of Application Process

September 27, 2019

Application Deadline

Not Announced (Extended)

Booking of Slots

To be announced

Date of examination

29 July to 2 August 2020 (Postponed)

Announcement of results

To be announced


To be announced

Commencement of classes

Will be delayed since it is not yet decided

Revised VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern 

Four main subjects of intermediate: Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology and English essentially form part of the VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern. In addition to this, conducting bodies added a section on the aptitude to test candidates interpretative and reasoning skills as well. This led to changes in the sectional division of questions and marking scheme. Key features of VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern are mentioned below:

  • A total of 5 sections are asked in the entrance test.
  • Mode of examination will be online as a computer based test.
  • Candidates have to attempt the questions in a Duration of 2 hour 30 minutes
  • The question paper will consist of 125 MCQ type questions. The total marks for the examination is 125.
  • There will be one mark awarded for every correct answer and no marks will be deducted for wrong answers.
  • The examination will be conducted in English medium only.

VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern

Question Paper

  • Questions will be MCQ type
  • The MCQ questions will be categorised into five sections
  • Part 1: Mathematics/Biology, Part 2: Physics, Part 3: Chemistry, Part 4: English, Part 5: Aptitude. 


  • The candidates, who will be going to appear in Maths/Chemistry/Physics/Aptitude/English examination, will be capable to apply for the engineering degree programs.


  • The candidates, who will appear for the exams like Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Aptitude/English, will be able to choose B.Tech Bio stream degree program. 
  • Apart from this, the students can also choose the biology based degree programs like Bio-Engineering, CSE with specialised Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, ECE with the specialisation of Biomedical Engineering.
  • You must register Mathematics as bridge course if you want to acquire BPCEA program
  • There will be no negative marking
  • The mode of examination will be English
  • You can get demo mock question papers on the official website of vit.ac.in. 

Updates Sectional VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern 

Candidates having Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English as qualifying subjects are eligible for B.Tech programmes whereas candidates with Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English in intermediate are eligible for Biology Stream courses like B.Tech Biotechnology. The selection of qualifying subjects is to be mentioned while filling the application form itself. Once granted admission, candidates have to necessarily opt for mathematics as their bridge course. 


Number of Questions

Marks Allotted

















125 Questions

125 Marks

VITEEE 2020 Marking scheme

  • The question paper will consists of 125 questions
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • There is no penalty for wrong answers.
  • The Chemistry and Physics sections will carry 35 marks each.
  • The Mathematics/Biology section will carry 40 marks.
  • English section comprises 5 questions which carry one mark each.
  • For the aptitude section, there will be 10 questions carrying one mark each.

VITEEE 2020 Syllabus

VIT released an official detailed syllabus on its admission portal. The syllabus of the examination is based on the 12th standard level. The subjects included are Physics, Chemistry, English, Mathematics/Biology and General Aptitude. The important topics for each subject is discussed below:

VITEEE 2020 Syllabus for Physics

More than 60% weightage is given to class 12th portion and topics like Electrodynamics, Modern Physics, Magnetic Effects, Electrostatics are given priority. Topics from which less number of questions expected to be asked are: Semiconductors, kinematics, waves etc.

Important Topics
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Properties of Matter
Current Electricity
Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
Electromagnetic Induction
Alternating Currents
Dual Nature of Radiation
Atomic Physics
Nuclear Physics
Semiconductor and Applications

Best books for VITEEE Physics Preparation

  • Understanding Physics series- DC Pandey
  • Concept of Physics- PART 1 and PART 2 – H.C. Verma
  • Problems in General Physics- I.E. Irodov
  • Objective Physics Vol 1 or Vol 2- DC Pandey and team Arihant
  • A Problem Book in Physics for IIT JEE- D.C. Pandey

VITEEE 2020 Syllabus for Chemistry

NCERT is considered important to cover Chemistry syllabus in VITEEE with weightage given to Physical and Organic Chemistry. Topics from which less number of questions expected to be asked are: s block elements, hydrogen, solutions, coordination compounds, states of matter etc.

Important Topics
Atomic Structure
Coordination Chemistry
Solid State Chemistry
P,d,f Block Elements
Chemical Equilibrium
Chemical Kinetics
Isomerism in Organic Compounds
Carbonyl Compounds
Carboxylic Acids
Organic Nitrogen Compounds

Best Books for VITEEE Chemistry Preparation

  • NCERT textbooks of class 11 and class 12
  • Target VITEEE- Disha Experts
  • Handbook of Chemistry-R.P Singh
  • Modern Approach to chemical Calculations- R.C Mukherjee
  • Organic Chemistry- O.P. Tandon and Morrison Boyd

VITEEE 2020 Syllabus for Mathematics

This section has the maximum number of questions in the entire question paper that are 40. Emphasis is given to chapters like coordinate geometry, calculus, vector algebra, differentiation. 

Important Topics
Matrices and Applications
Trigonometry and Complex Numbers
Analytical Geometry of Two Dimensions
Vector Algebra
Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions
Differential Calculus
Integral Calculus
Differential Equations
Discrete Mathematics

Best Books for Mathematics

  • Target VITEEE- Disha Experts
  • Degree level Differential Calculus-A Das Gupta
  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable-I.A.Maron
  • Higher Algebra-Hall and Knight
  • Objective Mathematics Part 1 and Part 2-R.D Sharma

VITEEE 2020 Syllabus for Biology

Important Topics
Cell and Molecular Biology
Genetics and evolution
Human Diseases
Plant and Animal Physiology
Biotechnology and Applications
Ecology and Environment

VITEEE 2020 Syllabus for English and Aptitude

Grammar, Comprehension of short paragraphs, poems etc. Data sufficiency,Data interpretation, Number series, coding and decoding, clocks calendars and directions,Syllogism.

Apart from this, the passages, dialogues, poems will be asked to the candidates as per the level of exam. As per the VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern , the students will be required to read the passage and the questions carefully. After that the answers will be required to choose from the set of options (for each question).

Three questions
2-3 lines of a poem/ a short dialogue;
Reading comprehension: Short passages of 30-50 words
Two questions
Grammar, punctuation

VITEEE Reference Books for 2020

VITEEE Physics Books 2020 

Apart from NCERT books, the students can follow some of the below mentioned Physics books:

Name of the books
Name of the authors
Understanding Physics Series (% books set)
DC Pandey
Concepts of Physics (both volumes)
HC Verma
MCQ Question bank
D Mukherjee

VITEEE Chemistry Books 2020

Some of the recommended Chemistry Books apart from NCERT are:

Name of the books
Name of the authors
Chemistry MCQ
Vinod Kumar Ahluwalia and Ashish Kumar Ghosh
Organic Chemistry
O P Tandon
Handbook Chemistry: Key Notes Terms Definitions & Formulae
Hansraj Modi

VITEEE Mathematics 

Name of the books
Name of the authors
Complete Mathematics
Mc Grew Hill
Objective Mathematics Volume 1
Objective Mathematics Volume 2

VITEEE Biology Books 2020

Name of the books
Name of the authors
Pradeep’s Biology Guide
P.S. Dhami
S. Chand’s Biology for Class XI
P.S. Verma and B.P. Pandey

VITEEE 2020 Exam Pattern Important Instructions

The candidates should know detailed instructions about the login, reading instructions, timer and test taking process while they sit for the VITEEE Exam. 


  • On the allotted system, the candidates will be able to find their name, photographs and other necessary information.
  • As per the VITEEE Exam Pattern 2020, the candidates should reach the centre at least 10 minutes before starting the exam. Then they have to put the ‘User Name’ as per the instruction.
  • Once you are done with the above mentioned steps, you should enter your username and password for signing in the button. 

Reading Instructions

  • Kindly read all the instructions properly in order to get detailed and clear information about the exam.
  • Once you finish to read all of the instructions, you can click and press ‘I am ready to begin’ option
  • Now, the timer will be started once you click the option. 

Test taking Process

  • The candidates can select the question numbers from the Question Palette, which they are willing to answer first. The number will be shown at the right corner of the screen. 
  • As per VITEEE Exam Pattern, you have to choose and circle beside the correct answer out of four options. 
  • If you want to change your given answer, then you are required to select ‘clear response’. 
  • VITEEE Exam Pattern instructs you to save & next button to save your given answer (in the reading instructions section). Otherwise, your answers will not be saved. 
  • You can also review your answer afterwards. In that case, you should choose and click the ‘mark for review’ option and click the next button. Hence, you can get scope of evaluating your answers. 
  • You cannot find the submit option until the exam time will complete. Your machine will automatically submit your answers just after the exam closure time. 
  • You can check the exam summary such as subject name, number of questions, answered, not answered, not visited and marked for review at the end of your submission. 
  • Lastly, you should confirm and click the ‘Yes’ button. 


  • It shows the ‘countdown time’ once you press the option like ‘I am ready to begin”
  • The countdown timer will be shown at the top of the right corner of your system screen, so that you can understand the remaining time of the examination.
  • The exam will end by itself when the timer will show zero. Hence, you do not need to submit the paper by yourself. 


  • You will get a detailed instructions and information about the sections on the top bar of the screen
  • Each sectional questions can be seen if you click the name of each sections
  • In which section, the candidate will answer, will be highlighted. 
  • As per the instruction of VITEEE Exam Pattern 2020, the students can answer other sections by selecting that particular section (anytime within the projected time period of the exam). 

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: As the admission forms are available online as well as offline, the exam is also available offline and online?

Ans: No. The VITEEE is a strictly online exam, with the duration of 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Ques: What is the usual exam pattern for the VITEEE?

Ans: VITEEE paper will have 1 mark allotted to each question. All of them will be written in Multiple Choice Questions’ (MCQs) format. They will be divided into four distinct sections, namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics with Biology and English. No negative marking will be seen.

Ques: Are there any changes in the question paper for VITEEE 2020 paper?

Ans: The institute has reduced the number of questions for two sections – Physics and Chemistry. It was 40 earlier; now it is 35 each, at least for these two sections for VITEEE 2020 paper. There is also an inclusion of the section of Aptitude this year, which will also carry 10 questions in its sections.

Ques: How many total questions are to be asked in VITEEE paper 2020?

Ans: The total question then will be -

  • Physics - 35 Questions
  • Chemistry - 35 Questions
  • Mathematics/Biology - 40 Questions
  • Aptitude - 10 questions
  • English - 5 Questions

Ques: What languages will the paper be available in?

Ans: The question paper online will strictly be available in English.

Ques: Does VITEEE online exam allows candidates to use a calculator?

Ans: No. No student will be allowed to use a calculator during the 2 hours 30 minutes of exam.

Ques: What will be the type of questions asked in the exam?

Ans: The questions will not only be available in MCQs format, but they will be based on the syllabus provided by the University.

Ques: Is there an average pass marks for each subject in VITEEE exam, or the aggregate will be considered for each of the papers?

Ans: VIT University never displays the pass marks for the candidates results, but the minimum requirement is to pass each and every of the four sections.

Ques: How can one judge the difficulty of VITEEE exam?

Ans: It usually varies from year to year. But it more often than not falls in the category of moderate.

Ques: What will be the marking scheme for VITEEE 2020 paper?

Ans: The questions carry one mark each. For every correct answer, candidates get one mark. There will no negative marking for wrong answers.