VITEEE 2020 Exam Preparation Tips


Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination or VITEEE is one of the most popular National Level Engineering Entrance Exam in India. Cracking this exam, students will be able to enter one of the prestigious Engineering colleges in India called the Vellore Institute of Technology. 

The examination is approaching and hence we have prepared this article that will help you with all-round preparation tips that will help you to excel in the exam.


Important dates for VITEEE 2020


Some important dates that you should remember if you wish to appear for VITEEE 2020 are –

The exam will be conducted in a computer-based mode between from 13th to 19th April 2020

The last date for registration of eligible candidates is 22nd March 2020

The result will be declared on 30th April 2020


The exam dates can be updated due to the coronavirus pandemic as mass gatherings are now restricted to ensure the safety of the citizens. Stay tuned at Eduwhere Community for further details.

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The exam will be held for 2.5 hours at the VITEEE campus and will test knowledge about Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Biology, and English. The exam will be held in 124 Indian cities and 4 International cities like Dubai, Qatar, Muscat, and Kuwait. To sit for the exam, the aspirant needs to get 60% in aggregate in Chemistry, Physics and Maths/Biology in the higher secondary examination. 


Around 2 lakh students sit for the exam each year and compete for 5000 available seats. So it goes without saying that you need to gear up smartly to face competition and fare well. You can boost your preparation with online VITEEE mock test on Eduwhere.


Some quick highlights of the exam are -


Name of the exam

Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination or VITEEE

Application mode

Online and Offline

Exam mode


Duration of exam

2.5 hours

Official website


You will be able to book the exam slots from the second week of March after you have done the registration. Once you have booked the slot, you will be able to download the admit card immediately.


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Coming to the schedules, the exam will be conducted in 3 shifts per day. For each paper, the students will be given 2.5 hours. The exam will be held on the given dates and the day of the exam depends on the registration number and exam centres.


Session I

09:00 am to 11:30 am

Session II

12: 30 pm to 3: 00 pm

Session III

4: 00 pm to 6: 30 pm


VITEEE exam pattern

The exam will consist of 125 MCQ questions. The question paper is divided into 5 parts -

Part 1 – Mathematics/Biology, 

Part 2 – Physics, 

Part 3 – Chemistry, 

Part 4 – English, 

Part 5 – Aptitude.


If you are appearing for the MPCEA segment (i.e. Maths/Physics/Chemistry/English/Aptitude), then you will be eligible for all the engineering degree programs, namely B.Tech.


VITEEE exam candidates appearing for the BPCEA segment (i.e. Biology/Physics/Chemistry/English/Aptitude) can only take up engineering for Bio streams. This will include Bio-Engineering, Biotechnology, CSE (specialization in Bioinformatics) and ECE (specialization in Biomedical Engineering). However, you will need to register for Mathematics as a bridge course.


It is important to note that no marks are deducted for wrong answers in this examination. You will only be able to take up the exam in the English language.


In the below table, we have listed the pattern of VITEEE 2020 -


Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 35 35
Chemistry 35 35
Mathematics/ Biology 40 40
English 5 5
Aptitude 10 10


How can you prepare?


The exam will be held in April, so there is less than one month left. Spend more time on the subjects that you find more difficult to deal with. 

Instead of trying to mug up basic concepts, it is always recommended that you focus on understanding the concept and do some self-assessment. That way it becomes easier to remember the fundamentals, leaving out any chance of forgetting. 

Try to take as many VITEEE mock tests as you can. Solving sample papers will help you gain more confidence and also formulate strategies that can help you during the exam.


To crack VITEEE 2020 with good marks, you will need to prepare a robust timetable. You need to focus on the following topics from the VITEEE syllabus and allot equal time to all of these topics to strengthen your preparation.


Subjects Topics to focus on 

Electrostatics, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, and semiconductor devices, Optics, Thermodynamics



Electrochemistry, Organic Nitrogen Compounds, Atomic Structure, Alcohols & Ethers, Biomolecules, Carbonyl compounds


Mathematics Integral Calculus and its Applications, Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions, Vector Algebra
English Grammar and Comprehension
Aptitude Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation, Numbers series, Syllogism, Decoding and Encoding, Calendars and Directions, Clocks
Revision Allocate at least a week for revision, VITEEE mock test and solving previous year test papers


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Which books are recommended for preparation? 


Picking up the right books is another thing that you should keep in mind to crack the exam with good marks. In the table below we have listed some reference books that will prove to be helpful to you for cracking the VITEEE exam.



Arihant Series - DC Pandey

Concepts of Physics (Vol 1 and Vol 2) - HC Verma

Physics MCQ Multiple Choice Question Bank - D Mukherjee

Physics Class Class 12 (part 1 and part 2) - NCERT



Conceptual Problems in Organic Chemistry - DK Singh

Essential Organic Chemistry - Ranjeet Shahi

Chemistry Class 12 (part 1 and part 2) - NCERT



Objective Mathematics Part 1 and Part 2 - RD Sharma

Problems in Calculus of One Variable - IA Maron

VITEEE Solved Papers and Mock Tests - Disha Experts


VITEEE is not very tricky and the questions come directly from the books. With the right exam schedules and techniques, you will be able to score good marks in the entrance.


Some tips to follow during the exam


If you find it difficult to solve any question then do not waste your time trying. Instead, move to the next question and come back to it later if you have time.

Keep in mind that you will need to clear sectional cut-off as well as an overall cut-off.

In case you find any section to be challenging, then try to solve the minimum number of questions that will help you to clear the cut-off.

Make sure that you read all the questions carefully before solving, sometimes they can be really tricky.

If you are not sure about a short-cut method, then do try to use that in the exam.




With the right preparation and systematic way of studying, you will be able to crack the VITEEE exam with flying colours. Don’t forget to take mock tests online that cover the entire VITEEE syllabus thoroughly, like those available on Eduwhere.


Just be confident and give your finest shot. Best of luck!