VITEEE Syllabus

VITEEE Syllabus

Organized by the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), VITEEE is one of the most popular competitive exams in India. Upon qualifying this exam, the candidates will be able to pursue engineering programs from VIT and acquire quality education through their comprehensive curriculum. Just like other engineering entrance exams, VITEEE is a hard nut to crack but through focused preparation and a good grasp on the topics covered in the syllabus, you can definitely ace the exam! If you are willing to appear for the exam this year then, here is a blog that aims to elucidate the VITEEE syllabus 2021. But before beginning with the syllabus, let us take a quick look at the dates and exam pattern for the year 2021.

VITEEE Dates 2021

Events Dates*
Last date for sending applications 30th March 2021
Last date for booking slots Last week of March 2021
VITEEE Exam 2nd-3rd week of April, 2021
Declaration of Result Last week of April, 2021
Commencement of Counselling 1st week of May, 2021

VITEEE Revised Pattern

The official authorities have introduced a new section this year, making a total of 5 sections. All the 125 questions asked will be of objective nature and has to be completed by the candidates within 2 hours and 30 minutes. Further, if you wondering is there negative marking for VITEEE then you must know that marks will not be deducted for the wrong answer. Following are the section-wise details of the VITEEE test format:

Sections  Number of Questions 
Chemistry  35
Physics  35
Aptitude  10
English  5
Mathematics/ Biology   40 

NOTE: Candidates must select either PCME or PCBE format depending upon the type of program they are choosing. 

VITEEE Syllabus 

As discussed, there are 5 sections in the exam through which the foundational knowledge of the applicants will be assessed. The nature of the questions will completely be objective and so, the candidates will have to select the correct answer from the given four options. The VITEEE syllabus of all the topics have been given a rundown below: 


All the 35 questions will be framed from topics majorly covered under the Physics syllabus for class 12th and Physics syllabus for class 11th. Tabulated below are the important topics of the VITEEE syllabus for this section: 

Units  Topics 
Properties of Matter Stress and strain relationship;
Young’s modulus;
streamline and turbulent flow;
thermal expansion of solids;
critical velocity;
Bernoulli’s theorem;
Stefan’s law;
laws of viscosity, etc 
Laws of Motion & Work, Energy and Power   Rolling friction;
work done by a constant force;
laws of conservation in linear momentum and its application;
work-energy theorem;
Motion in a vertical circle;
conservative force;
elastic and inelastic collision in one and two dimensions;
non-conservative forces etc
Current Electricity Combination of resistors; electric current;
V-I Characteristics; internal resistance of cell;
potential difference; series and parallel current;
Ohm’s Law; flow of charges in a metallic conductor;
meter bridge; Wheatstone bridge etc
Optics  Refraction, reflection and dispersion of light through a prism;
polarisation of waves; mirror formula; combination of lenses; thin lens and lens maker’s formula etc


Being a comparatively easier and interesting subject, the VITEEE syllabus will offer you questions from the below-mentioned topics. 

Units  Topics 
P, D, F- Block Elements  Electronic configuration;
Oxidation state;
Brief comparison of Lanthanide and Actinides;
Xenon fluoride compounds;
General characteristics of D block elements, etc.
Atomic Structure  Aufbau Principle; hydrogen spectrum; emission spectrum; absorption spectrum; quantum numbers; Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions, etc 
Electrochemistry  Electrolytic and metallic conductance; specific resistance; variation of conductance with dilution; electrodes and electrodes potential, etc
Isomerism in Organic Compounds   Optical activity;  structural isomerism; stereoisomerism; geometrical and optical isomerism; D-L notations, etc


The VITEEE syllabus for the English section will test the proficiency in the language through comprehensions, short passages or through lines, poems or prose. English grammar will also be a major part of the syllabus. Applicants must keep in mind that the dialogues, passages, lines of poems, grammar and pronunciation questions will be framed based on the higher secondary study level. 


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The aptitude part is one of the most interesting sections of the VITEEE exam. Since this section will appear for the first time this year, the officials have laid down a comparatively easier syllabus. Enlisted are the topics which form an integral part of the VITEEE syllabus: 

  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Coding-Decoding Questions   
  • Syllogism
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Clocks, Calenders, and Directions  


This portion, in particular, is an optional section depending upon chosen engineering branches. The following are a few essential topics included in the VITEEE syllabus of Mathematics. 

Units  Topics
Trigonometry and Complex Numbers  Complex number systems; principal value branch; definition;
conjugate; geometrical representation; roots of complex numbers, etc.
Matrices and their Applications  Rank of a matrix; solution of linear programming problems;
elementary transformation of a matrix; consistency of a system of linear equation, etc.
Vector Algebra  Product of three vectors; right-handed and left-handed systems;
scalar triple product; properties of scalar triple product, etc. 
Probability Distributions  Formation of differential Equations; homogeneous and linear
equations; second-order differential equations, etc.


Being a vital part of the VITEEE syllabus, Biology is a compulsory subject for those who want to enrol in courses like BTech Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Tabulated below are the main sections of the syllabus.

Units  Topics 
Cell and Molecular Biology   Cell theory; search for genetic material; the structure of DNA and RNA; genetic code; gene expression etc
Genetics and Evolution Theory of inheritance; structure and types of chromosomes; deviation from Mendelian ratio, etc.
Human Health and Diseases Vaccines; cancer; antibodies; pathogens; parasites causing human diseases; HIV and AIDS, etc.
Plant Physiology  Osmosis; the movement of food and water; apoplast and symplast transportation; nitrogen cycle, etc.

Note: Major topics of all the sections have been given a rundown in these tables. You can visit the official site here to go through the VITEEE syllabus in detail.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have qualified the 12th standard from a recognized board with a minimum aggregate of 60% in physics, chemistry, mathematics/biology.
  • Candidate must be from a science background.
  • Proof of nationality
  • Problems in general physics- I.E Irodov
  • Concept of physics- H.C Verma
  • Organic chemistry- Robert T. Morrison, Robert N. Boyd
  • Integral Calculus For JEE Main and Advanced by Dr S.K. Goyal
  • Objective General English
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Preparation Tips

  • Learn about the exam- The first step for preparing for any entrance exam is to understand and learn the exam pattern wholeheartedly. It means getting familiarized with the syllabus, the format and the types of questions asked based on last year’s question paper.
  • Don’t try to rush- While giving the exam or while preparing for it, try to maintain your calm at all times as it is one of the most important factors affecting your performance. You need to complete the exam fast but you do not want to rush through it, leaving possibilities for error.
  • Practice mock tests- In order to be fully prepared for exam day, you should practice as many mock tests as you can do. Mock tests help you prepare for any problems you might face on the exam day well in advance.

Thus, we hope that through this blog on the VITEEE syllabus has provided you with ample information to kick start your preparation! If you want to explore courses after 12th other than Engineering but are not sure which one to choose then take Leverage Edu‘s psychometric test. After assessing your profile and interest, the experts will recommend the best-suited career path for you!  

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