Exam pattern and Reference books for VITEEE


Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam is generally conducted in the month of April every year. VIT is the first educational institution in India to get international accreditations for its courses.  Admission to various engineering programme is based on the score obtained in this test. Candidates who have completed their higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible to apply for the exam. The entrance examination has maximum time limit of two and half hours. Candidates are advised to have thorough preparation so as to successfully clear the entrance exam.

Exam Pattern

The question paper comprises of 4 parts that is

  • PART-I – Physics
  • PART-II – Chemistry
  • PART-III – Mathematics
  • PART-IV – Biology

The questions will be in multiple choice objective type format. There will be 40 questions from each section and each question carries one mark. There will not be any negative mark for wrong answers.  Candidates are required to attempt 3 out of 4 parts. Candidates seeking admission for engineering courses are required to attempt PART I, II & III. Candidates opting Bio- medical engineering courses are required to attempt PART I, II & IV. Candidates who studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics in their higher secondary studies can attempt Part I, II, III or Part I, II, IV according to their choice. Questions will generally be from topics covered in higher secondary syllabus. Medium of instruction will be in English only.


PART-I – Physics paper will contain questions from electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic waves and Wave Optics, Atomic Physics, Nuclear Physics and communication Systems etc.

PART-II – Chemistry paper will contain questions from Coordination chemistry, Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Electro Chemistry and Organic Chemistry etc.

PART-III – Mathematics paper comprises of questions from matrices and Determinants, Vector algebra, Trigonometry, geometry and Differential calculus etc.

PART-IV – Biology section contains questions from questions from higher secondary syllabus such as Cell Biology, Evolution, Microbiology, Applied Biology and Human welfare etc.

Reference Books for VITEEE

Books on Physics

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Rohit Mehta and V.K Mehta
  • Arihant Mechanics By D C Pandey
  • Arihant Electricity and Magnetism by D C Pandey
  • Arihant Optics and Modern Physics

Books on Chemistry

  • A text book of Inorganic Chemistry by Dr R.K Gupta
  • Arihant essential Physical Chemistry by Ranjeet Shahi
  • S Chand ISC Chemistry Book by R D Madan

Books on Mathematics

  • Arihant Algebra by S K Goyal
  • The Pearson Guide To Objective Mathematics for Engineering Entrance Examinations by J K Sharma
  • Arihant Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal
  • Arihant Objective Approach to Mathematics by J  K Goyal

Books on Biology

  • Arihant Biology Olympiad by Dr.R.K. Manglik
  • Pradeep Objective Biology Vol. I & II by S. Biswas & A. Biswas

Candidates are advised to prepare really well for the exam. They are advised to go through the previous question papers as well as reference books for the exam. Candidates can download previous question papers from internet as well.



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