VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination) is an engineering entrance examination conducted by VIT(Vellore Institute of Technology) founded by Dr.G.Viswanathan.

It is an online examination which offers the candidates to take admission in four prestigious campuses:-

  • 1. VIT Vellore
  • 2. VIT Chennai
  • 3. VIT Bhopal
  • 4. VIT Amaravati

Total of 2- 2.5 lakhs candidates appear in this examination out of which only 1lkh students are called for counselling.

Eligibility Criteria

The criteria required by a candidate to take VITEEE 2018 are:

  • 1. The applicant for admission should be a Resident / Non- Resident Indian National/PIO/OCI holder. PIO/OCI candidates should have studied in schools located in India in the preceding two years.
  • 2. The candidates must pass 10 and 12th from State Board, CBSE, ICSE, or any other recognised board/university.
  • 3. NIOS candidates must submit the migration-cum- transfer certificate at the time of admission.
  • 4. Candidate must secure 60% marks in physics, mathematics and chemistry individually.
  • 5. Candidate date of birth must fall on or after 1st July 1996 in order to apply for VITEEE 2018.
  • 6. Candidates must have completed the age of 17 years as on 1st July of the admission year.

Exam Pattern

The online application for VITEEE starts on December 1, 2017 and ends on January 2, 2018.

  • 1) VITEEE questions are divide into 4 PARTS:-

Application Procedure

  • The online application for VITEEE starts in second week of July and ends in 3rd week of August.
  • Candidates must fill out the application form carefully after reading all the instructions.
  • Check and ensure your eligibility.
  • Note the unique application number before downloading the filled-up form.
  • Register at VIT website (
  • Complete the online application form.
  • Upload the photograph, signature and thumb impression in JPEG format.
  • Pay the form fees rs.1150/- either by credit/debit card, net banking or through e-challan.
  • NRI candidates need to pay the form fees through Demand Draft mode-50USD. They also need to send the application form to the university.


The syllabus for KVPY primary constitutes the topics covered in class 11 and 12 of the central boards such as CBSE, ISC and state boards. Approximately, 45% of the paper is prepared from class 11th syllabus and 55% from class 12th syllabus.

The subject-wise detailed syllabus is mentioned below.


Name of Topic Topics Detail
1.Laws of Motion & Work, Energy and Power Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications. Static and kinetic friction - laws of friction - rolling friction - lubrication. Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy - work-energy theorem - power. Conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies) - non-conservative forces: motion in a vertical circle - elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
2.Properties of Matter Elastic behaviour - Stress-strain relationship - Hooke’s law - Young’s modulus - bulk modulus - shear modulus of rigidity - Poisson’s ratio - elastic energy. Viscosity - Stokes’ law - terminal velocity - streamline and turbulent flow - critical velocity. Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications. Heat - temperature - thermal expansion: thermal expansion of solids - specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv - latent heat capacity. Qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation: Wein’s displacement Law - Stefan’s law.
3.Electrostatics Charges and their conservation; Coulomb’s law-forces between two point electric charges - Forces between multiple electric charges-superposition principles. Electric field - electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field intensity due to a dipole – the behaviour of a dipole in a uniform electric field. Electric potential - potential difference-electric potential due to a point charge and dipole equipotential surfaces - the electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges. Electric flux-Gauss’s theorem and its applications. Electrostatic induction-capacitor and capacitance - dielectric and electric polarisation - parallel plate capacitor with and without a dielectric medium - applications of the capacitor - energy stored in a capacitor - Capacitors in series and in parallel - action of points - Van de Graaff generator.
4. Current Electricity Electric Current - flow of charges in a metallic conductor - drift velocity and mobility and their relation with electric current. Ohm’s law, electrical resistance - V-I characteristics - electrical resistivity and conductivity-classification of materials in terms of conductivity - Carbon resistors - colour code for carbon resistors - combination of resistors - series and parallel -temperature dependence of resistance - internal resistance of a cell - potential difference and emf of a cell - combinations of cells in series and in parallel. Kirchoff’s law - Wheatstone’s Bridge and its application for the temperature coefficient of resistance measurement
5.Magnetic Effects of Electric Current Magnetic effect of electric current - Concept of the magnetic field - Oersted’s experiment - Biot-Savart law-Magnetic field due to an infinitely long current carrying straight wire and circular coil - Tangent galvanometer - construction and working - Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid - magnetic field lines. Ampere’s circuital law and its application. Force on a moving charge in the uniform magnetic field and electric field - cyclotron - Force on current carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field - Forces between two parallel current carrying conductors - definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a uniform magnetic field - moving coil galvanometer - conversion to ammeter and voltmeter - current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment - Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron.
6.Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current Electromagnetic induction - Faraday’s law - induced emf and current - Lenz’s law. Self-induction - Mutual induction - self-inductance of a long solenoid - mutual inductance of two long solenoids. Methods of inducing emf - (i) by changing magnetic induction (ii) by changing area enclosed by the coil and (iii) by changing the orientation of the coil (quantitative treatment). AC generator - commercial generator. (Single phase, three phase). Eddy current - applications - transformer - long distance transmission. Alternating current - measurement of AC - AC circuit with resistance - AC circuit with inductor - AC circuit with a capacitor - LCR series circuit - Resonance and Q - factor - power in AC circuits.
7.Optics Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens maker’s formula. Magnification, the power of a lens, a combination of thin lenses in contact, a combination of a lens and a mirror. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism. Scattering of the light-blue colour of the sky and reddish appearances of the sun at sunrise and sunset. Wavefront and Huygens’s principle - Reflection, total internal reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts. Interference - Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width - coherent source - interference of light - Formation of colours in thin films - Newton’s rings. Diffraction - differences between interference and diffraction of light- diffraction grating. Polarisation of light waves - polarisation by reflection - Brewster’s law - double refraction - Nicol prism - uses of plane polarised light and Polaroids - rotatory polarisation - polarimeter.
8.Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physic Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics - Electromagnetic spectrum - Photoelectric effect - Light waves and photons - Einstein’s photoelectric equation - laws of photoelectric emission - particle nature of light - photocells and their applications. Atomic structure - the discovery of the electron - specific charge (Thomson’s method) and charge of the electron (Millikan’s oil drop method) - alpha scattering - Rutherford’s atom model.
9.Nuclear Physics Nuclear properties - nuclear radii, masses, binding energy, density, charge - isotopes, isobars and isotones - nuclear mass defect - binding energy - stability of nuclei - Bainbridge mass spectrometer. Nature of nuclear forces - Neutron - discovery - properties - artificial transmutation - particle accelerator. Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma radiations and their properties - Radioactive decay law - half life - mean life - artificial radioactivity - radio isotopes - effects and uses - Geiger - Muller counter. Radiocarbon dating. Nuclear fission - chain reaction - atom bomb - nuclear reactor - nuclear fusion - Hydrogen bomb - cosmic rays - elementary particles
10.Semiconductor Devices and their Applications Semiconductor basics - energy band in solids: the difference between metals, insulators and semiconductors - semiconductor doping - Intrinsic and Extrinsic semiconductors. Formation of P-N Junction - Barrier potential and depletion layer-P-N Junction diode - Forward and reverse bias characteristics - diode as a rectifier - Zener diode-Zener diode as a voltage regulator - LED. Junction transistors - characteristics - transistor as a switch - transistor as an amplifier - transistor as an oscillator. Logic gates - NOT, OR, AND, EXOR using discrete components - NAND and NOR gates as universal gates - De Morgan’s theorem - Laws and theorems of Boolean algebra.


Name of the Topics Topics Detail
1.Atomic Structure Bohr’s atomic model-Sommerfeld’s extension of atomic structure; Electronic configuration and Quantum numbers; Shapes of s,p,d,f orbitals - Pauli’s exclusion principle - Hund’s Rule of maximum multiplicity - Aufbau principle. Emission and absorption spectra, line and band spectra; Hydrogen spectrum - Lyman, Balmer, Paschen, Brackett and Pfund series; de Broglie's theory; Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle - wave nature of electron - Schrodinger wave equation (No derivation). Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. Hybridization of atomic orbitals involving s,p and d orbitals
2.p,d and f – Block Elements p-block elements - Phosphorous compounds; PCl3, PCl5 - Oxides. Hydrogen halides, Interhalogen compounds. Xenon fluoride compounds. General Characteristics of d - block elements - Electronic Configuration - Oxidation states of first row transition elements and their colours. Occurrence and principles of extraction: Copper, Silver, Gold and Zinc. Preparation and properties of CuSO4, AgNO3 and K2Cr2O7. Lanthanides - Introduction, electronic configuration, general characteristics, oxidation state - lanthanide contraction, uses a brief comparison of Lanthanides and Actinides.
3.Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry Introduction - Terminology in coordination chemistry - IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds. Isomerism, Geometrical isomerism in 4-coordinate, 6-coordinate complexes. Theories on coordination compounds - Werner’s theory (brief), Valence Bond theory. Uses of coordination compounds. Bioinorganic compounds (Haemoglobin and chlorophyll). Lattice - unit cell, systems, types of crystals, packing in solids; Ionic crystals - Imperfections in solids - point defects. X-Ray diffraction - Electrical Property, Amorphous solids (elementary ideas only).
4.Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics I and II law of thermodynamics - spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes, entropy, Gibb’s free energy - Free energy change and chemical equilibrium - the significance of entropy. Law of mass action - Le Chatlier’s principle, applications of chemical equilibrium. Rate expression, order and molecularity of reactions, zero order, first order and pseudo first order reaction - half-life period. Determination of rate constant and order of reaction. Temperature dependence of rate constant - Arrhenius equation and activation energy.
5.Electrochemistry Theory of electrical conductance; metallic and electrolytic conductance. Faraday’s laws - theory of strong electrolytes - Specific resistance, specific conductance, equivalent and molar conductance - Variation of conductance with dilution - Kohlrausch’s Law - the Ionic product of water, pH and pH - buffer solutions - use of pH values. Cells - Electrodes and electrode potentials - construction of cell and EMF values, Fuel cells, Corrosion and its prevention
6.Isomerism in Organic Compounds Definition, Classification - structural isomerism, stereoisomerism - geometrical and optical isomerism. Optical activity- chirality - compounds containing chiral centres - R, S notation, D, L notation
7.Alcohols and Ethers Nomenclature of alcohols - Classification of alcohols - the distinction between 10, 20 and 30 alcohols - General methods of preparation of primary alcohols, properties. Methods of preparation of dihydric alcohols: Glycol - Properties - Uses. Methods of preparation of trihydric alcohols - Properties - Uses. Aromatic alcohols - preparation and properties of phenols and benzyl alcohol. Ethers - Nomenclature of ethers - general methods of preparation of aliphatic ethers - Properties - Uses. Aromatic ethers - Preparation of Anisole - Uses
8.Carbonyl Compounds Nomenclature of carbonyl compounds - Comparison of aldehydes and ketones. General methods of preparation of aldehydes - Properties - Uses. Aromatic aldehydes - Preparation of benzaldehyde - Properties and Uses. Ketones - general methods of preparation of aliphatic ketones (acetone) - Properties - Uses. Aromatic ketones - preparation of acetophenone - Properties - Uses, preparation of benzophenone - Properties. Name reactions; Clemmenson reduction, Wolff - Kishner reduction, Cannizzaro reaction, Claisen Schmidt reaction, Benzoin Condensation, Aldol Condensation. Preparation and applications of Grignard reagents.
9. Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives Nomenclature - Preparation of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids - formic acid - Properties - Uses. Monohydroxy monocarboxylic acids; Lactic acid - Synthesis of lactic acid. Aliphatic dicarboxylic acids; Preparation of oxalic and succinic acids. Aromatic acids; Benzoic and Salicylic acids - Properties - Uses. Derivatives of carboxylic acids; acetyl chloride (CH3COCl) - Preparation - Properties - Uses. Preparation of acetamide, Properties - acetic anhydride - Preparation, Properties. Preparation of esters - methyl acetate - Properties.
10. Organic Nitrogen Compounds and Biomolecules Aliphatic Nitro compounds – Preparation of aliphatic nitroalkanes - Properties - Uses. Aromatic nitro compounds - Preparation - Properties - Uses. The distinction between aliphatic and aromatic nitro compounds. Amines; aliphatic amines -General methods of preparation - Properties - Distinction between 10, 20 and 30 amines. Aromatic amines - Synthesis of benzylamine - Properties, Aniline - Preparation - Properties - Uses. Differences between aliphatic and aromatic amines. Aliphatic nitriles - Preparation – properties - Uses. Diazonium salts – Preparation of benzene diazonium chloride - Properties. Carbohydrates – Distinction between sugars and non-sugars, structural formulae of glucose, fructose and sucrose, with their linkages, invert sugar – definition, examples of oligo and polysaccharides Amino acids – Classification with examples, Peptide properties of peptide bond Lipids - Definition, classification with examples, the difference between fats, oils and waxes.


Name of the Topics Topics Detail
1. Matrices and their Applications Adjoint, inverse - properties, computation of inverses, a solution of a system of linear equations by matrix inversion method. Rank of a matrix - elementary transformation on a matrix, consistency of a system of linear equations, Cramer’s rule, non-homogeneous equations, homogeneous linear system and rank method. A solution of linear programming problems (LPP) in two variables.
2. Trigonometry and Complex Numbers Definition, range, domain, principal value branch, graphs of inverse trigonometric functions and their elementary properties. Complex number system - conjugate, properties, ordered pair representation. Modulus - properties, geometrical representation, polar form, principal value, conjugate, sum, difference, product, quotient, vector interpretation, solutions of polynomial equations, De Moivre’s theorem and its applications. Roots of a complex number - nth roots, cube roots, fourth roots.
3. Analytical Geometry of two dimensions Definition of a conic - general equation of a conic, classification with respect to the general equation of a conic, classification of conics with respect to eccentricity. Equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola) in standard forms and general forms- Directrix, Focus and Latus-rectum - a parametric form of conics and chords. - Tangents and normals - Cartesian form and parametric form - the equation of chord of contact of tangents from a point (x1, y1) to all the above-said curves. Asymptotes, Rectangular hyperbola - the Standard equation of a rectangular hyperbola.
4. Vector Algebra Scalar Product - angle between two vectors, properties of the scalar product, and applications of the dot product. Vector product, right handed and left handed systems, properties of vector product, applications of the cross product. The product of three vectors - Scalar triple product, properties of the scalar triple product, vector triple product, vector product of four vectors, scalar product of four vectors
5. Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions Direction cosines - direction ratios - the equation of a straight line passing through a given point and parallel to a given line, passing through two given points, the angle between two lines. Planes - equation of a plane, passing through a given point and perpendicular to a line, given the distance from the origin and unit normal, passing through a given point and parallel to two given lines, passing through two given points and parallel to a given line, passing through three given noncollinear points, passing through the line of intersection of two given planes, the distance between a point and a plane, the plane which contains two given lines (co-planar lines), angle between a line and a plane.Skew lines - the shortest distance between two lines, condition for two lines to intersect, the point of intersection, collinearity of three points. Page 18 VITEEE- 2018 Sphere - the equation of the sphere whose centre and radius are given, the equation of a sphere when the extremities of the diameter are given.
6. Differential Calculus Limits, continuity and differentiability of functions - Derivative as a rate of change, velocity, acceleration, related rates, derivative as a measure of the slope, tangent, normal and the angle between curves. Mean value theorem - Rolle’s Theorem, Lagrange Mean Value Theorem, Taylor ’s and Maclaurin’s series, L’ Hospital’s Rule, stationary points, increasing, decreasing, maxima, minima, concavity, convexity and points of inflexion. Errors and approximations - absolute, relative, percentage errors - curve tracing, partial derivatives, Euler’s theorem
7. Integral Calculus and its Applications Simple definite integrals - fundamental theorems of calculus, properties of definite integrals.Reduction formulae - reduction formulae for and, Bernoulli’s formula. Area of bounded regions, length of the curve.
8. Differential Equations Differential equations - formation of differential equations, order and degree, solving differential equations (1st order), variables separable, homogeneous and linear equations. Second order linear differential equations - second order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, finding the particular integral if f(x) = emx, sin mx, cos mx, x, x2.
9. Probability Distributions Probability - Axioms - Addition law - Conditional probability - Multiplicative law - Baye’s Theorem - Random variable - probability density function, distribution function, mathematical expectation, variance. Theoretical distributions - discrete distributions, Binomial, Poisson distributions- Continuous distributions, Normal distribution.
10.Discrete Mathematics Functions - Relations -Basics of counting. Mathematical logic - logical statements, connectives, truth tables, logical equivalence, tautology, a contradiction. Groups-binary operations, semigroups, monoids, groups, the order of a group, order of an element, properties of groups.

Selection and Counselling

  • 1) selected candidates are required to submit a DD of rs.50,000 in favour of VIT University; which is to be paid in Vellore during seat confirmation and branch allotment procedure. Out of rs 50,000, rs 12,000 is the counselling fee which is not refundable.
  • Choice Filling process (Choices should be in precedence of which Institute we want to get first)
  • 2) Selected candidates will receive an SMS through the university regarding the counselling. The information regarding counselling will also be displayed on the VIT website.
  • 3) Candidate should be present in person in order to attend the counselling in any campus of VIT.
  • Documents required at the time of counselling
    • 1) VITEEE-2018 e-Admit Card,
    • 2) Counselling Admit card
    • 3) VITEEE Result copy
    • 4) Class X Board Certificate as a proof of date of birth or any other age proof Certificate
    • 5) XII marks sheet/ XII Hall ticket (For candidates whose results are not yet published)
    • 6) Community Certificate (For SC/ST only)
    • 7) Nativity Certificate (For candidates hailing from Jammu and Kashmir and the North Eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.)
    • 8) DEMAND DRAFT for `50,000/- drawn in favour of ‘VIT University’, payable at Vellore.

VITEEE Preparation Resources

Subjects Books
  • 1.Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma – Volume 1 and Volume 2.
  • 2. Complete Physics for JEE Main 2019 by Irodov.
  • 3. NCERT Books(theory)
  • 4. Understanding physics series- D.C.Pandey
  • 1.NCERT books (only theory).
  • 2. organic chemistry-O.P.Tandon
  • 3. Inorganic chemistry-O.P.Tandon
  • 4. a modern approach to chemical calculations-R.C.Mukherjee
  • 5. Numerical chemistry- P.Bahadur
  • 6. concise inorganic chemistry J.D.Lee
  • 1. IIT Mathematics by RD Sharma.
  • 2.The Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics for JEE by SL Loney.
  • 3. Higher Algebra by Hall Knight
  • 4.Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron
  • 5. Algebra, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus by Arihant Prakash

Online Resources

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