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All the facts, dates and information you need, about the prestigious Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam.


What is VITEEE?

VIT University, formerly called Vellore Engineering College, is a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act. Founded in 1984, as Vellore Engineering College, by Mr. G. Viswanathan, the institution offers 20 undergraduate, 34 postgraduate, 4 integrated and 4 research programs.

VIT University conducts VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) for granting admissions to various undergraduate engineering programmes. There are nearly 5,000 B.Tech seats for which around two lakh candidates register and appear every year.

Can I appear for VITEEE 2017?

  1. Age Limit: Candidate whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1995 are only eligible to apply.
Percentage criterion in 10+2 examinations
Category Qualifying marks
General category 60%
SC / ST / North Eastern states 50%

How do I register for VITEEE 2017?

Once the VITEEE application form is available online, the candidates have to follow a few steps to complete the application procedure. The step-wise procedure is mentioned below:

  1. Register by using valid email ID and phone number
  2. Using the password mailed by VIT University on the registered email id, login and enter various personal and academic details and save it
  3. Upload
    1. Softcopy (scanned copy) of recently taken passport size colour photograph of 50 kb - 100 kb (Dimensions - 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
    2. Softcopy (scanned copy) of signature of the candidate of 20 kb–50 kb (Dimensions - 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm) in JPG/JPEG format
  4. Pay VITEEE 2017 application or exam fee of Rs 970 through Net banking/Debit card/Credit card

What are the Important Dates for VITEEE 2017?

The important dates for VITEEE 2017 are as follows:

Event Date
VITEEE Application Form starts Second week of November 2016
Last date for issue/receipt of application forms Third week of March 2017
Last date for editing submitted online application form Third week of March 2017
CBT Slot Booking Third week of March 2017
Admit card download Third week of March 2017
VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE 2017) April 5 to April 16, 2017
VITEEE 2017 Entrance exam result On or before April 24, 2017
Counselling Phase 1 Second week of May 2017

What is the syllabus for VITEEE 2017?

The syllabus for VITEEE 2017 is a rough amalgamation of the CBSE syllabus and the Tamil Nadu State Board syllabus. Questions for the examination will be only around the syllabus, so the student need not worry or study any advanced concept apart from the ones given.

Candidates have options to attempt papers in either:

  1. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English (PCM variant)
    1. For all the B. Tech Programs offered at the university
  2. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English (PCB variant)
    1. For B. Tech. in Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science and Engineering (with specialization in Bioinformatics available)
  • Phy
  • Chem
  • Maths
  • Bio
  1. 01. Laws of Motion
  2. 02. Work, Power and Energy
  3. 03. Properties of Matter
  4. 04. Electrostatics and Current Electricity
  5. 05. Magnetic Effect of current
  6. 06. Electromagnetic Induction
  7. 07. Alternating current
  8. 08. Optics
  9. 09. Dual nature of Radiation
  10. 10. Atomic Physics and Nuclear Physics
  1. 11. Semiconductor devices and their applications
  1. 01.Atomic Structure
  2. 02.P-block, d-block, f-block elements
  3. 03.Coordination chemistry
  4. 04.Solid state chemistry
  5. 05.Thermodynamics
  6. 06.Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics
  7. 07.Electrochemistry
  8. 08.Isomerism in Organic Compounds
  9. 09.Alcohols and Ethers
  10. 10.Carbonyl Compounds
  1. 11.Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives
  2. 12.Organic Nitrogen Compounds
  3. 13.Biomolecules
  1. 01.Matrices and their Applications
  2. 02.Trigonometry and Complex Numbers
  3. 03.Analytical Geometry of two dimensions
  4. 04.Vector Algebra
  5. 05.Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions
  6. 06.Differential Calculus
  7. 07.Integral Calculus and its Applications
  8. 08.Differential Equations
  9. 09.Probability Distributions
  10. 10.Discrete Mathematics
  1. 01.Taxonomy
  2. 02.Cell and Molecular Biology
  3. 03.Reproduction
  4. 04.Genetics and evolution
  5. 05.Human health and diseases
  6. 06.Biochemistry
  7. 07.Plant physiology
  8. 08.Human physiology
  9. 09.Biotechnology and its applications
  10. 10.Biodiversity, ecology and environment

What is the VITEEE exam pattern?

The exam is a Computer Based Test (CBT) that is held in centers spread across the country and also abroad.

  • Duration of the exam is for 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Paper contains Multiple Choice Questions
  • There are no negative marks for wrong answers
Number of questions in each subject
Physics 40
Chemistry 40
Maths / Biology 40
English 5

How should I prepare for VITEEE?

  • Stick to the syllabus:
    • Thoroughly cover each topic and don’t go beyond that
    • Prepare a study plan dividing all the topics
  • Be thorough with your basics:
    • Most of the question are testing the basics
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses:
    • Knowing your weaknesses allows you to work on your weak concepts
  • Familiarize with online environment:
    • VITEEE 2017 will be an online computer based test
    • Familiarizing yourself with online environment and solving the paper under a computerized clock becomes customary
    • Solve as many sample papers and mock tests online as you can
  • Revision notes:
    • Make proper notes of concepts that require regular revision
    • These could be mathematical formulae or important chemical reactions

From where should I study for VITEEE?


  • Arihant Series – DC Pandey
  • Concepts of Physics (both volumes) by HC Verma.
  • MCQ Question Bank by D Mukherjee.


  • NCERT Text Book
  • Tamil Nadu State Board textbooks


  • Arihant Series – Dr. SK Goyal
  • Arihant Past Year AIEEE papers
  • VITEEE Solved Papers and Mock Tests from Arihant
  • RD Sharma – Objective Mathematics Part 1 and Part 2 (NCERT difficulty)


  • NCERT Text Book
  • AC Dutta for Botany – Oxford Publication
  • Pradeep’s Biology Guide

When do I qualify for VITEEE 2017?

VIT University doesn't announce any cutoff marks as such for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses at its two campuses - Chennai and Vellore. VITEEE 2017 cut off can be considered as the closing rank for different branches for which VITEEE 2017 Counselling is conducted in different phases.

For the engineering branches available at two campuses, the university conducts admission on the basis of Rank list which is based on percentile score secured by candidates. The candidates in the top merit slab of 1 to 20,000 are called for counselling on different days in the first phase of counselling. Based on their percentile merit, seats are offered to candidates in different branches.

Which colleges and branches do I get through VITEEE 2017?

Only two campuses accept VITEEE scores, namely VIT University, Vellore and VIT University, Chennai.

VIT, Vellore:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering (with specialization in Bioinformatics available)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering (with specializations in Automotive Engineering, Chemical Process Engineering, Energy Engineering).
  • Production and Industrial Engineering

VIT, Vellore:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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