Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) will publish the VITEEE Syllabus 2023 on its official website, vit.ac.in. The schedule for the upcoming session is included in the official brochure. Candidates taking the VITEEE in 2023 should also review the VIT entrance exam format, which will help clarify how to prepare for the test.
SUBJECTS | TOPICS |
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Physics | Properties of Matter Electro-statistics Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current Laws of Motion Current Electricity Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics Optics Work, Energy and Power Magnetic Effects of Electric Current Nuclear Physics Semiconductor Devices and their Applications |
Chemistry | Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives Isomerism in Organic Compounds p -block elements,d,d and f-Block Elements Carbonyl Compounds Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics Alcohols and Ethers Electrochemistry Atomic Structure Organic Nitrogen Compounds and Biomolecules |
Mathematics | Vector Algebra Integral Calculus and its Applications Probability Distributions Trigonometry and Complex Numbers Analytical Geometry of Two Dimensions Discrete Mathematics Differential Calculus Matrices and their Applications Differential Equations Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions |
Biology | Human Health and Diseases Biotechnology and its Applications Taxonomy Plant Physiology Genetics and Evolution Biochemistry Reproduction Human Physiology Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment Cell and Molecular Biology |
English | Comprehension English grammar Pronunciation |
Aptitude | Data Interpretation Data Sufficiency Syllogism Number Series, Coding and Decoding Clocks, Calendars and Directions |
All VITEEE 2023 questions are worth one mark. The exam contains no negative marking. No points will be deducted for wrong answers. Below is the VITEEE marking scheme.
SECTIONS | NO.OF. QUESTIONS | MARKS | CORRECT ANSWER |
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Physics | 35 Questions | 35 Marks | +1 Marks |
Chemistry | 35 Questions | 35 Marks | +1 Marks |
Maths/Biology | 40 Questions | 40 Marks | +1 Marks |
Aptitude | 10 Questions | 10 Marks | +1 Marks |
English | 5 Questions | 5 Marks | +1 Marks |
Total | 125 Questions | 125 Marks |
Here are the courses that can be taken for an undergraduate degree in engineering at any VIT University-affiliated college in the United States.
Properties of Matter
Elastic behavior; stress-strain relationship; Hookes law Youngs modulus; bulk modulus; shear modulus of rigidity; Poissons ratio elastic energy. Viscosity, Stokes law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, critical velocity Bernoullis theorem and its applications Heat, temperature, and thermal expansion: thermal expansion of solids; specific heat capacity; and latent heat capacity. Qualitative ideas of blackbody radiation: Weins displacement Stefans rule
Electrostatics
Charges and their conservation; Coulombs 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 - behavior 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-Gausss theorem and its applications Electrostatic induction-capacitor and capacitance -dielectric and electric polarisation- parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium-applications of capacitor-energy stored in Capacitors: capacitors with parallel and series action points Capacitors: capacitors with parallel and series action points-Van de Graaff -generator
Current Electricity
Electric current-the flow of charges in a metallic conductor-drift velocity and mobility and their relation with electric current Ohms law, electrical resistance V-I characteristics: electrical resistance and conductivity classification of materials in terms of conductivity Carbon resistors; a color code for carbon resistors; a momentary combination of resistors (in series and parallel); the resistance temperature dependence and internal resistance of a cell; the potential difference and emf of a cell; and combinations of cells in series and in parallel.
Kirchoffs law Wheatstones Bridge and its application for temperature coefficient of resistance measurement - Metrebridge: a type of Wheatstone bridge; - Potentiometer principle: comparing the emf of two cells.
Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
Magnetic effect of electric current; magnetic field concept; Oersteds experiment; Biot-Savart law Magnetic field caused by an infinitely long current carrying a straight wire and a circular coil; construction and operation of a tangent galvanometer; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid; magnetic field lines Amperes circuital law and its application Forces acting on a moving charge in a uniform magnetic and electric field
-- cyclotron; forces acting on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field; forces acting on two parallel current-carrying conductors -- ampere definition. A current loop in a uniform magnetic field, a moving coil galvanometer, the change to an ammeter and voltmeter, the current loop as a magnetic dipole, and the magnetic dipole moment of a spinning electron all experience torque.
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
Electromagnetic induction - Faradays law - induced emf and current - Lenzs law. Self-induction, mutual induction, self-inductance of a long solenoid, the mutual inductance of two long solenoids Methods of inducing emf - (i) by changing magnetic induction (ii) by changing the area enclosed by the coil and (iii) by changing the orientation of the coil (quantitative treatment). AC generator-commercial generator (single phase, three phases). Eddy current: applications; transformer; long-distance transmission.
Alternating current: measurement of AC in an AC circuit with resistance AC circuit containing an inductor; AC circuit containing a capacitor - LCR series circuit - Resonance and Q - factor - power in AC circuit
Optics
Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula Refraction of light, total internal reflection, and its applications; optical fibers; refraction at spherical surfaces; lenses; thin lens formula; lens makers 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 The scattering of the light-blue color of the sky and the reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset Wavefront and Huygenss principle: reflection, total internal reflection, and refraction of a plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts Interference: Youngs double slit experiment and expression for fringe width coherent source Interference of light; formation of colors in thin films; and Newtons rings
Diffraction: differences between interference and diffraction of light; diffraction gratings Polarization of light waves, polarization by reflection, Brewsters law double
refraction - nichol prism - plane polarized light and Polaroids applications - rotatory polarization - polarimeter
Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics
Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics Electromagnetic spectrum - The photoelectric effect; -Light waves and photons;- Einsteins photoelectric equation;- Photoelectric emission laws; - Photo cells and their applications
Atomic structure-discovery of the electron -specific charge (Thomsons method) -and charge of the electron (Millikans oil drop method)- alpha scattering -Rutherfords atom model-
Nuclear Physics
Nuclear properties Nuclear radii, masses, binding energy, density, and charge nuclear mass defect binding energy - stability of nuclei - Bainbridge mass spectrometer.
Nature of nuclear forces Nuclear radii, masses, binding energy, density, and charge 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. Radio carbon dating. Nuclear fission - chain reaction - atom bomb - nuclear reactor - nuclear fusion - Hydrogen bomb - cosmic rays - elementary particles.
Semiconductor Devices and their Applications
Semiconductor basics - energy band in solids: 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 Morgans theorem - Laws and theorems of Boolean algebra
Atomic Structure
p,d and f-Block Elements
Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry
Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics
Electrochemistry
Isomerism in Organic Compounds
Alcohols and Ethers
Carbonyl Compounds
Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives
Organic Nitrogen Compounds
Matrices and their Applications
Adjoint, inverse - properties, computation of inverses, solution of system of linear equations by matrix inversion method. Rank of a matrix - elementary transformation on a matrix, consistency of a system of linear equations, Cramers rule, non-homogeneous equations, homogeneous linear system and rank method. Solution of linear programming problems (LPP) in two variables.
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 Moivres theorem and its applications. Roots of a complex number - nth roots, cube roots, fourth roots.
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 - parametric form of conics and chords. - Tangents and normals - Cartesian form and parametric form- equation of chord of contact of tangents from a point (x1 ,y1) to all the above said curves. Asymptotes, Rectangular hyperbola - Standard equation of a rectangular hyperbola.
Vector Algebra
Scalar Product - angle between two vectors, properties of scalar product, and applications of dot product. Vector product, right handed and left handed systems, properties of vector product, applications of cross product. Product of three vectors - Scalar triple product, properties of scalar triple product, vector triple product, vector product of four vectors, scalar product of four vectors.
Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions
Direction cosines - direction ratios - equation of a straight line passing through a given point and parallel to a given line, passing through two given points, 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 non-collinear 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 - shortest distance between two lines, condition for two lines to intersect, point of intersection, collinearity of three points. 2 Sphere - equation of the sphere whose centre and radius are given, equation of a sphere when the extremities of the diameter are given.
Differential Calculus
Limits, continuity and differentiability of functions - Derivative as a rate of change, velocity, acceleration, related rates, derivative as a measure of slope, tangent, normal and angle between curves. Mean value theorem - Rolles Theorem, Lagrange Mean Value Theorem, Taylors and Maclaurins series, L Hospitals Rule, stationary points, increasing, decreasing, maxima, minima, concavity, convexity and points of inflexion. Errors and approximations - absolute, relative, percentage errors - curve tracing, partial derivatives, Eulers theorem.
Integral Calculus and its Applications
Simple definite integrals - fundamental theorems of calculus, properties of definite integrals. Reduction formulae - reduction formulae for x dx n sin and x dx n cos , Bernoullis formula. Area of bounded regions, length of the curve.
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 co-efficients, finding the particular integral if f(x) = emx, sin mx, cos mx, x, x2.
Probability Distributions
Probability - Axioms -Addition law - Conditional probability - Multiplicative law -
Bayes Theorem - Random variable - probability density function, distribution function, mathematical expectation, variance Theoretical distributions - discrete distributions, Binomial, Poisson distributions- Continuous distributions, Normal distribution.
Discrete Mathematics
Functions - Relations - Basics of counting. Mathematical logic - logical statements, connectives, truth tables, logical equivalence, tautology, a contradiction. Groups-binary operations, semi groups, monoids, groups, order of a group, order of an element, properties of groups.
Taxonomy
Need for classification; three domains of life. Linnaean, Whittaker, Bentham and Hooker systems of classification. Salient features of non-chordates up to phyla levels and chordates up to class levels.
Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell theory. Prokaryotic cell and its ultrastructure. Eukaryotic cell- cell wall, cell membrane, cytoskeleton, nucleus, chloroplast, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, ribosomes, lysosomes, vacuoles and centrosomes. Cell cycle and division - amitosis, mitosis and meiosis. Search for genetic material; structure of DNA and RNA; replication, transcription, genetic code, translation, splicing, gene expression and regulation (lac operon) and DNA repair.
Reproduction
Asexual reproduction-binary fission, sporulation, budding, gemmule formation and fragmentation. Vegetative propagation in plants, sexual reproduction in flowering plants and structure of flowers. Pollination, fertilization, development of seeds and fruits, seed dispersal, apomixis, parthenocarpy and poly-embryony. Human reproductive system. Gametogenesis, menstrual cycle, fertilization, implantation, embryo development upto blastocyst formation, pregnancy, parturition and lactation. Assisted reproductive technologies.
Genetics and evolution
Chromosomes - structure and types, linkage and crossing over, recombination of chromosomes, mutation and chromosomal aberrations. Mendelian inheritance, chromosomal theory of inheritance, deviation from Mendelian ratio (incomplete dominance, co-dominance, multiple allelism, pleiotrophy), sex linked inheritance and sex determination in humans. Darwinism, neo Darwinism, Hardy and Weinbergs principle and factors affecting the equilibrium: selection, mutation, migration and random genetic drift.
Human health and diseases
Pathogens, parasites causing human diseases (malaria, dengue, chikungunya, filariasis, ascariasis, typhoid, pneumonia, common cold, amoebiasis, ring worm) and their control. Basic concepts of immunology, vaccines, antibiotics, cancer, HIV and AIDS. Adolescence, drug and alcohol abuse.
Biochemistry
Structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Enzymes-types, properties and enzyme action. Metabolism - glycolysis, Krebs cycle and pentose phosphate pathway.
Plant physiology
Movement of water, food, nutrients, gases and minerals. Passive diffusion, facilitated diffusion, and active transport. Imbibition, osmosis, apoplast and symplast transport and guttation. Transpiration, photosynthesis (light and dark reactions) and electron transport chain. 2 Hormones and growth regulators, photoperiodism and vernalization. Nitrogen cycle and biological nitrogen fixation.
Human physiology
Digestion and absorption, breathing and respiration, body fluids and circulation, excretory system, endocrine system, nervous system, skeletal and muscular systems. Locomotion and movement, growth, aging and death. Hormones - types of hormones, functions and disorders.
Biotechnology and its applications
Recombinant DNA technology, applications in health, agriculture and industries; genetically modified organisms; Human insulin, vaccine and antibiotic production. Stem cell technology and gene therapy. Apiculture and animal husbandry. Plant breeding, tissue culture, single cell protein, fortification, Bt crops and transgenic animals. Microbes in food processing, sewage treatment, waste management and energy generation. Biocontrol agents and biofertilizers. Biosafety issues, biopiracy and patents.
Biodiversity, ecology and environment
Ecosystems: components, types, pyramids, nutrient cycles (carbon and phosphorous), ecological succession and energy flow in an ecosystem; Biodiversity - concepts, patterns, importance, conservation, hot spots, endangered organisms, extinction, Red data book, botanical gardens, national parks, sanctuaries, museums, biosphere reserves and Ramsar sites. Environmental issues: pollution and its control. Population attributes - growth, birth and death rate and age distribution.
Multiple-choice questions about English will test how well you understand a short paragraph or line of poetry, as well as how well you know English grammar and how to say words. Note that the passages, poetry lines, conversation, grammar, and pronunciation have been chosen to match academic levels in upper secondary school or similar levels.
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