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VITEEE 2018 Exam Pattern

Updated On - December 22nd 2017

VITEEE 2018 Exam Pattern for the academic year 2018-19 will be same as last year. Initially, there were 3 sections as per VITEEE 2018 exam pattern. However, from 2016, questions from English are also asked.

  • VITEEE 2018 will have 4 sections in total viz. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, and English.
  • The paper will consist a total of 125 multiple choice questions.
  • The exam is set to be conducted online from April 5 to 16, 2018.

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  • Candidates must complete VIT Engineering Entrance Exam within 2 hours 30 minutes only.
  • As for the marking scheme, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and there is no penalty for incorrect answers

Check  VITEEE Sample Question Papers 2018 

In VITEEE 2017, there was a mix of conceptual and direct formulae questions. It was a quick test of your speed and concepts together. Overall, the exam was moderate in its difficulty level. The questions weren’t difficult but lengthy and tricky. We hope all you aspirants this year will prepare better and score excellent marks in VITEEE 2018. Check VITEEE 2017 Answer Key with Solutions, Question Paper & Analysis

Read on to know the subject-wise important questions, marking scheme, recommended books and sample questions that are essential while preparing for VITEEE 2018.

VITEEE 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights


2 hr 30 min


Exam duration is 2 hours 30 minutes


+1 mark


Each Correct Answer will be awarded 1 mark


No -ve mark

-ve Score

No mark will be deducted on an incorrect answer



Exam type

VITEEE 2018 is a computer-based test



Question type

Questions will be of objective type



Total questions

There are 125 questions in VITEEE 2018

Mode VITEEE 2018 will only be held online (Computer Based Test). Candidates will have to mark answers on a computer screen by selecting the right radio button.

Exam Duration- The exam will be held in three slots, which are given below.

I09:00 am – 11:30 am
II12:30 pm – 03:00 pm
III04:00 pm – 06:30 pm

Sections- VITEEE 2018 will be divided into Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, and English section.

Number of Questions- Each section will carry 40 questions, except English section, which will carry only 5 questions.

Types of Question- All the questions will be Objective in nature. For each question, four options will be given out of which only one will be correct. Candidates have to appear for either of the two groups-

  1. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English OR
  2. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English.

The distribution of questions in VITEEE 2018 is given below:

SubjectTotal No. of Questions
Mathematics/ Biology40

Marking Scheme- As per the proposed VITEEE 2018 exam pattern, each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark. The negative marking will not be applicable in the exam. Here is the section-wise marking scheme for your reference.

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks in Each Section

Read about VITEEE Result 2018

VITEEE Exam Pattern 2018 for Physics

  • Physics section in VITEEE 2018 will comprise of 40 questions. 
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • In VITEEE 2017, Physics section had a mix of moderate-difficult level questions. Some questions were out of syllabus, but manageable by students. Some questions were tricky while others were direct.
  • In VITEEE 2018, topics with maximum weightage are given below:
TopicNumber of Questions
Current Electricity3
Magnetic Effects of Electric Current and Magnetism5
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current5
Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Optics5
Atomic and Nuclear Physics7
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter5

VITEEE 2018 Syllabus for Physics

Some of the most important topics in Physics paper of VITEEE 2018 include:

Important Chapters
Laws of Motion & WorkEnergy and Power
Properties of Matter Electrostatics
Current ElectricityMagnetic Effects of Electric Current
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current OpticsDual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics
Nuclear PhysicsSemiconductor Devices and their Applications

VITEEE Physics Books

Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the most recommended Physics books given below:

viteee books for physics
Name of the BookAuthorISBN
Understanding Physics Series (Set of 5 Books)DC Pandey978-9350941737
Concepts of Physics (both volumes)HC VermaVol 1: 978-8177091878 Vol 2: 978-8177092325
MCQ Question BankD Mukherjee9788177098570

Sample Questions for Physics in VITEEE 2018

VITEEE Physics sample Paper

VITEEE Exam Pattern 2018 for Chemistry

  • The Chemistry paper in VITEEE 2018 will have 40 questions.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • In VITEEE 2017, a lot of questions were out of syllabus. Majority of questions were asked from electro-chemistry. 
  • In VITEEE 2018, topics with maximum weightage are given below:
TopicNumber of Questions
Atomic Structure4
P,d and Block Elements4
Co-ordination chemistry and Solid state chemistry4
Thermodynamics, Chemical equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics4
Electro Chemistry2
Isomerism in Organic Compounds2
Alcohols and Ether4
Carbonyl Compounds4
Organic Nitrogen Compounds2
Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives2
Bio molecules6

VITEEE 2018 Syllabus for Chemistry

Some of the most important topics in Physics paper of VITEEE 2018 include:

Important Chapters
Atomic Structure, p,d and f – Block ElementsCoordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry
ThermodynamicsChemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics
ElectrochemistryIsomerism in Organic Compounds
Alcohols and EthersCarbonyl Compounds,
Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives-

VITEEE Chemistry Books

Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the most recommended Chemistry books given below:

viteee chemistry books
Name of the BookAuthorISBN
Handbook Chemistry: Key Notes Terms Definitions & FormulaeHansraj Modi 9789350941799
Chemistry MCQ (Multiple-Choice-Question Bank)Vinod Kumar Ahluwalia , Ashis Kumar Ghosh9788177097979
Organic ChemistryO P Tandon9789382314417

Sample questions for Chemistry in VITEEE 2018

VITEEE Chemistry Sample Paper

VITEEE Exam Pattern 2018 for Biology

  • The Biology paper in VITEEE 2018 will have 40 questions.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking.

VITEEE 2018 Syllabus for Biology

Some of the most important topics in Biology paper of VITEEE 2018 include:

Important Chapters
TaxonomyCell and Molecular Biology
ReproductionGenetics and evolution
Human health and diseasesBiochemistry
Plant physiologyHuman physiology
Biotechnology and its applicationsBiodiversity
Ecology and Environment-

VITEEE Biology Books

Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the Biology books given below:

viteee biology books
Name of the BookAuthorISBN
S. Chand's Biology for Class XIP.S. Verma and B.P. Pandey978-8121927758
Pradeep’s Biology GuideP.S. Dhami978-8193218082

Sample questions for Biology in VITEEE 2018

viteee biology sample paper

VITEEE Exam Pattern 2018 for English

  • The English paper in VITEEE 2018 will have 5 questions 
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • The passages, lines of poems, dialogues, grammar, etc. are selected according to the level of this exam. 

VITEEE Syllabus 2018 for English

The English section will have only 5 questions, which will be from number 121 to 125. Candidates should read the passages and the questions that follow carefully. They have to choose the best suitable answer from the options given for each question.

Question number 121- 123Reading comprehension: Short passages (30-50 words) or lines of poems (2-3) or a dialogue (2 exchanges)
Question number 124 and 125Grammar and Pronunciation

VITEEE English Books

Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to the English books given below:

Name of the BookAuthorISBN
Target VITEEE (English) 4th EditionDisha Publications9785111100440

Books for VITEEE Mock Test Preparation

Preparation for any exam remains incomplete if you do not attempt a few mock tests. They help you plan your preparation in a better way. Practicing VITEEE Mock Test Papers give you a fair idea as which are your weak and strong areas.

Check VITEEE Sample Question Papers 2018

We recommend you to practice them as much as possible. VITEEE Mock Tests can be attempted online as well as offline. Here are some of the most recommended books for VITEEE Mock Test Preparation.

Name of the BooksAuthor
15 Mock Tests & Solved Papers (2007-2013): For VIT Engineering (Old Edition) Paperback – 30 Nov 2013Arihant Experts
VIT (VELLORE) EDGE SOLVED PAPERS & 10 MOCK TESTS (2007-2015)Experts Compilation
VITEEE Chapter wise Solutions (English) (Paperback, MTG Editorial Board)MTG

Important Instructions for VITEEE 2018

Candidates can follow the below instructions while they sit for VITEEE 2018.


  • On the allotted computer, candidate’s details (Name, photograph etc.) will be displayed
  • At the scheduled time (usually 10 minutes before the exam), candidates have to enter ‘Username’ as instructed in Hall Ticket
  • After entering Username and Password click on “Sign In” button

Reading Instructions

  • Read instructions carefully as they will provide all the exam related information.
  • Click on “I am ready to begin” button
  • Timer count starts after clicking the button “I am ready to begin”.

Test Taking Process

  • There is an option click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of the screen to go to that numbered question directly.
  • Select any answer out of the four options, by clicking on the circle button beside the option.
  • To change the already chosen answer, you can click on the circle button of another option. If you want to cancel the answer, click on Clear response button.
  • To save your answer, you MUST click on the Save & Next button, otherwise it will not be saved
  • In case, you want to mark the question for review, click on the Mark for Review & Next button. If a question is marked for Review, that answer will be considered in the evaluation.
  • Submit button will be not being available till the completion of the exam time. System will automatically submit your answers after Exam Closure time.
  • Exam summary will be displayed on the screen with Subject Name, Number of questions, Answered, Not Answered, Marked for Review, and Not Visited.
  • Please confirm by clicking ‘Yes’ button


  • The countdown timer will start ticking down after you click the button “I am ready to begin”.
  • The countdown timer in the top right corner of computer screen will display the remaining time available to complete the examination.
  • When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself. There will be no need to end or submit your examination.

Sections (Subjects) Navigation 

  • Sections in this question paper will be displayed on the top bar of the screen.
  • Questions in each section can be viewed by clicking on the name of the section.
  • The section, candidate is currently attempting is highlighted.
  • Candidate can change the section by clicking on the respective section name, anytime within the exam.



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