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Important Dates
Registration Date
Nov 09, 2016
Admit Card Date
Mar 26, 2017
Test Date
Apr 05, 2017
Result Date
Apr 24, 2017

How to Prepare for VITEEE 2017

Preparation Strategy -

Concept clarity rather than routes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it for VITEEE 2017 and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision before  VITEEE 2017.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint in  VITEEE 2017.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

VITEEE 2017 Important Instructions

The salient features of the Computer Based Test are:

  • The candidate sits in front of the computer and the questions are presented on the monitor.

  • The candidate submits his or her answer through the use of the mouse.

  • The computer is connected to the server, which delivers the encrypted test in real time through a secure and reliable connection.

  • Entrance test assumes that the candidate has the familiarity with the use of computers like a use of keyboard and mouse operation.

  • It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these basic computer skills before appearing for the entrance test and the University cannot take the responsibility for the same.

Computer Based Test Procedure

  • The candidates must ensure that the computer allotted to them is switched on and any problem with the computer should be informed to the invigilator immediately.

  • The questions appearing on the screen will be in English.

  • All questions will be of the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type.

  • Each MCQ consists of a stem which may be in the form of a question or an incomplete statement and four responses labeled A, B, C and D. Only one of the four responses is the correct answer. Candidate needs to choose that answer.

  • Candidates can navigate freely through the questions back and forth.


1) What is VITEEE ?

  • VITEEE is a computer based online examination conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in all over India and also in abroad.  
  • VITEEE Exam is for the candidates, seeking admission in various undergraduate Engineering courses at VIT campus.

2) What is the examination for? Who conducts it?

VITEEE is an entrance examination for B.Tech UG course in VIT University. It is a private university and is responsible for the conduction of examination and result generation.

3) How do I get to the University? How far is it from the railway station?

VIT is located on the main road from Tiruvalam to Katpadi. VIT is about 140kms from Chennai.  By rail you can reach VIT by arriving at Katpadi railway junction. VIT University is just 2 kms from the Katpadi Railway Station (You can hire autos to reach easily).

4) Where VIT University, Chennai Campus’s located?

Chennai Campus is
(1) 9 km from Vandalur Zoo
(2) 18 km from Tambaram Railway Station
(3) 30 km from Chennai Airport
(4) 40 km from Koyambedu Central Bus Stand
(5) 42 km from Chennai Central Railway Junction.

5) I am interested in joining B.Tech. at VIT. When can I apply?

The application forms are available from first week of November.

6) Whether online application form is available?

You can also apply through online . The details are available on official website.

7) How will I know if my application is received at VIT?

  • For the benefit of the candidates, the following arrangements have been made to enable the students to know the status of the application.
  • Once the application is received at VIT, a message will be sent by SMS to the candidate stating that the application has been received at VIT. This would however be possible only if the mobile number is correctly shaded in the application form. The candidates may also track the status of their application by typing their application number in the VIT website. However, this feature can be availed of only after about 2 weeks of dispatch of the application.

8) After applying can I request for change of centre?

Once the centre is allotted, the change of centre will not be entertained, under any circumstances.

9) How can I make correction on the VITEEE online application form after generation of the application number?

You cannot make any correction on the existing application form after generation of the application number. You may have to open and enter a fresh application form with correct details ignoring the previous application. The application form that is received with the DD will only be considered and the datas of the same will be utilized for generating the Admit Card. Therefore make sure that the online application form contains the correct details before giving the submit option and sent it along with the DD of Rs. 970/- drawn in favour of ‘VIT University’ payable at Vellore.

10) What are the important steps to be followed while filling the VITEEE offline application form?

Before posting the application please ensure that:-

  • You have read the instructions carefully.
  • You have to use black ball-point pen to enter the codes in the boxes and pencil to shade the alphabet / numeral / circle as indicated.
  • You have to affix a good quality recent, colour photograph in the space provided.
  • You should NOT attest the Photograph.
  • You have to clearly and legibly write your complete postal address to which the communication is to be sent.
  • You have to enter your correct PINCODE.
  • You have to indicate your correct STD code and Phone No. / Mobile No.
  • You have to mention your correct e-mail address.
  • You have to sign in the space provided below the photograph and in the declaration form.
  • Your parent / guardian has to sign the declaration form.
  • You should not use any pins or stapler in your application.
  • You have to clearly indicate whether you require hostel accommodation or not.
  • You have to enter the correct Test City Code on the envelope provided.
  • You have to retain a photocopy of your application.

11) What are the important steps to be followed while filling the VITEEE online application form?

Before posting the application please ensure that:-

  • Before filling the application form, Kindly refer the Information Brochure carefully.
  • Fill all the columns carefully, incomplete application will be rejected.
  • Enter the required details and then click on the ‘Submit & Proceed to Printing‘ Button on the bottom of the page.
  • Please check the content before proceeding for print. The print out should be in A4 size only.
  • The duly filled-in application form to be affixed with colour passport size photograph and Signature.
  • The application form to be sent along with the DD of Rs. 970/- drawn in favour of ‘VIT University’, payable at Vellore for Indian candidates (or 50 USD for NRI candidates).
  • The application form has to be sent to the address of Admissions Officer, VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kindly note down the application no. generated for any future correspondence.
  • Candidates are advised to take photocopy of the application form.

12) What should I do if I do not receive the VITEEE admit card by the time of the examination?

In case you do not receive the Admit Card, you should make it a point to report the same immediately to the Admissions Officer. If you do not receive the Admit Card, before the examination date, he / she would have to meet VIT Representative one day before the examination at the centre with a copy of the application form and two attested pass-port size photographs, identical to the one affixed in the application form. All enquiries pertaining to the Admit Card without mentioning application number will not be entertained under any circumstances.

13) What is/are the college/colleges covered under this examination?

VITEEE is the entrance examination of Vellore Institute of Technology, a deemed university which has its main campus in Vellore, TN and a relatively new campus in Chennai, TN. Its Bangalore campus is expected to be functional by 2015. VIT Vellore is currently one of the top 10 PRIVATE engineering colleges in India.

14) What is the eligibility criterion?

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Student should have given 12TH CBSE/ICSE/ State board examinations (or)  
  • Intermediate or 2 year Pre University Examination conducted by a legit University (or)
  • High School Certificate Examination of Cambridge/ Diploma of Internal Baccalaureate Office, Geneva  
  • (or) GCE examination (Sri Lanka/ Cambridge/ London) at advanced A level.  

Must have scored at least:

  • 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (or Biology) for General candidates
  • 50% aggregate for SC/ST candidates and citizens of J&K, north eastern states.  

15) I have opted for Physics, Chemistry and Biology in +2. For which branches of B.Tech. am I eligible to seek admission, if I qualify in VITEEE?

You will be eligible only for Three B.Tech. Degree  programmes::
1) Bioinformatics
2) Biotechnology and
3) Bio-Medical Engineering.

16) I have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, in +2. Which branches in B.Tech. am I eligible to seek admission to, if I qualify in VITEEE?

You are eligible for all the Sixteen B.Tech. Degree programmes.

17) I have secured 58% in PCM / PCB in qualifying examination, but in 2016 I am appearing for the Improvement Examination, can I apply?

Yes, you can apply, but at the time of counselling you should produce the proof that you have secured 60% aggregate in PCM / PCB.

18) I have secured 60% over all aggregate marks in the qualifying examination, but I have not secured 60% aggregate in PCM / PCB, am I eligible for VITEEE?

Sorry, you are not eligible.

19) I scored a very high percentage in my qualifying +2 examination. Will this be taken into consideration for my admission into VIT or will this be considered on par with my marks scored in VITEEE for admission?

Your admission into B.Tech. will be based purely on your merit in the VITEEE.

20) What is the syllabus for VITEEE?

The syllabus for VITEEE is available in the VITEEE Information brochure.

21) Are the diploma holders eligible to apply for VITEEE and join directly in the second year?

Diploma holders are not eligible to apply for VITEEE.

22) Is there any special fee concession for the state toppers in H.Sc. examination?

Special fee concession for topper’s of each state (in their State Board Exams) – full tuition fee waiver for all the 4 years.

23) What will be the pattern of the question paper?

The question paper will only consist of multiple choice questions.

24) What reference books should be consulted?

The course of VITEEE is almost the same as that of JEE Mains with a few topics added and a few topics omitted but they do not really account for much difference. Still in addition, “Comprehensive Guide to VITEEE” and some mock tests of the same would be enough for the study material.

25) How are the marks awarded in VITEEE ?

  • Each question carries one mark.
  • No negative marks for wrong answers.

26) On what basis will the merit list be prepared?

The merit list will be prepared purely based on the marks scored by the candidates in VITEEE.

27) Will my merit in any other All India Competitive exams be considered?

No. We take into account only the VITEEE scores.

28) What are the programmes offered at Vellore & Chennai Campus?

Programme offered at VIT Vellore campus :-

  • Bioinformatics
  • Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical (Spec. in Energy Engineering)
  • Mechanical (Spec. in Chemical Process Engineering)
  • Mechanical (Spec. in Automotive Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering

Programmes offered at VIT Chennai Campus:-

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

29) Does the University offer any scholarships to meritorious candidates?

Yes. We offer scholarship under ‘GV school development programmes (GVSDP)‘

  • Rank holders of 1 to 50 in VITEEE will get 75% tuition fee wavier for all the 4 years.
  • Rank holders of 51 to 100 in VITEEE will get 50% of tuition fee wavier for all the 4 years.

30) May I know about the hostel accommodation and the facilities available in the campus?

We have separate hostels for both boys and girls inside the campus. For hostel fee details you can refer the information brochure. The other facilities like, Banks/ ATM, Post Office, Cafeteria and Departmental Stores etc., all are also available inside the campus.

31) Can parents attend the counselling instead of the candidate?

For B.Tech Programme, it is mandatory that the candidate attends the counselling. However, if the candidate is unable to attend due to some genuine reason, we can permit parents to represent the candidate. In such a case, the candidate should give an authorization letter in favour of his/her parents. The decision taken by the parents is final and binding.

32) Under the Nativity state what should i fill?

Under the nativity state kindly mention the place where you have born. The candidates hailing from north-eastern states may have to produce the Nativity certificate at the time of counseling.

33) What is the generalised selection procedure?

  • VIT has a separate entrance examination altogether for enrolment. The exam date is variable and generally it is held during April and the results are out shortly after, generally during 1st week of May.  
  • Following this is an in person counselling in VIT Vellore or Chennai, where students from AIR 1- AIR 99,999 are called.

34) How is the student accommodation in VIT?

VIT, Vellore can be credited with having one of the best, if not the best infrastructure and facilities available amongst engineering colleges. Strict rules are followed in hostels and there is a time deadline. There are 13 boys’ hostels providing accommodation to 7000 students and there are 4 girls’ hostels providing accommodation to 3200 students. A gym, a swimming pool as well as paid Air-conditioning facilities are available in the hostels.

35) How are the placements in VIT?

At last, we come to perhaps what is the most important question of them all. VIT University, because of being a reputed private university is known for good placements. The university was credited for 3042 undergraduate placements in 2013-14 batch.  
A total of 248 companies attended the university for on campus placements. Major recruiters include Accenture, Cognizent, Wipro and Infosys.