Vellore Institute of Technology(VIT) University conducts Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) to offer admissions to aspirants in BTech programmes available at its Vellore and Chennai campuses.
VITEEE is a computer based test (CBT) and its language of instruction is English only. The duration of this entrance exam is two and a half hours.
Apart from exam centres in India, VITEEE is also held at two international test centres which are Dubai and Kuwait. Last year, 155 students from the Dubai centre took the exam and 18 candidates from this centre even qualified for the counselling.
VITEEE 2017 exam dates have been announced. The exam will be held from April 5 to April 16, 2017.
The eligibility criteria for VITEEE 2017 are as follows:
- Anyone born on or after July 1, 1995 can apply for VITEEE 2017
- Interested candidates should have secured an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology in the qualifying examination (+2/Intermediate).
- Also, the average marks obtained by aspirants in PCM / PCB in +2 (or its equivalent) put together should be 50% for the SC/ST & North Eastern State.
- Aspirants who have studied regular, full time and formal education can apply for VITEEE 2017.
- The exam will be open to NIOS'(National Institute of Open Schooling) candidates too.
- NRI candidates will also be eligible to apply for VITEEE 2017, apart from applying through direct NRI form.
- PIO and OCI holder will be able to apply for VITEEE 2017. (Foreign Candidates studied/studying in abroad can apply directly through foreign category only).
Interested candidates are given the choice of applying for VITEEE 2017 either online or through the offline mode. Applicants may purchase the prospectus along with the application form from designated branches of post offices as mentioned on the official website of VITEEE 2017.
Candidates can perform this task by sending a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 975 drawn in favour of ‘VIT University’ which is payable at Vellore. This DD needs to be addressed to – Director- UG Admissions, VIT University, Vellore and needs to be accompanied with a request letter which has the complete address as well as mobile number of the candidate.
VITEEE 2017 application form as well as prospectus can even be purchased by candidates from the below mentioned addresses.
Chennai City Campus
Director, UG Admissions
Vellore – 632 014
Telephone No: +91-416-220 2125/ 2157/2168
VIT University – Chennai Campus
Vandalur Kelambakkam Road,
Chennai – 600 127
Telephone No: +91 44-3993 1555 / 3993 1008
Chennai Administrative Office
New No. 6, Old No. W-73
II Street (opp. to Tower Club)
Anna Nagar, Chennai – 600 040Telephone No: +91 44-4201 6555 / 6548 0555
Step 1: Fill application form
Candidates who want to fill the application form online must visit VITEE 2017 official website where they can register for the entrance exam. Candidates need to fill the application form keeping the below mentioned things in mind:
Fill personal details on form
On this official portal, candidates have to fill in their personal details and also provide their email ID. Once they complete this task, they need to confirm their password and fill the complete application form for VITEEE 2017. Candidates are advised to pay extra attention to the date of birth (DOB) they are putting in the application form along with thinking through about the test centre they select because the test centre once selected by them will not be open for change.
Pay registration fee
The next step involved in successfully registering for VITEEE is selection of payment mode after which candidates need to download the application form in pdf format.
Signing the registration form
Further, the candidate has to sign this downloaded application form and thereafter affix his/her photograph on the specified location. The duly filled VITEEE 2017 application form then has to be sent through speed post at the below mentioned address:
VIT University, Vellore- 632 014,
Tamil Nadu, India
Step 2: Download VITEEE 2017 Admit Card
The admit card for VITEEE will be issued to the candidates online itself. Candidates then need to download VITEEE e-admit card and take a print out of this card and bring it along on the entrance exam day.
Please note that the VITEEE e-admit card will be generated to candidates only if they have booked their schedule through the Online Test Booking System.
Candidates are advised to save and keep this admit card because if they are shortlisted on the basis of their entrance exam score then they will have to show their admit card at the time of counselling as well.
Step 3: Appearing for VITEEE 2017 exam
Candidates need to appear for the exam as per the date of exam selected by them. To know more about VITEEE exam pattern, scroll down.
Candidates are shortlisted and thereafter called for the counselling round primarily on the basis of marks secured by them in VITEEE 2017. So, candidates need to pay special attention when preparing for VITEEE 2017 syllabus, so that they are able to fare well in the entrance exam.
Step 4: Appearing for Counselling Round
The counselling dates for VITEEE 2017 will be announced by VIT University after the exam results are declared by them.
The documents candidates need to bring along with them for VITEEE 2017 counselling are as follows:
- Class X Board Certificate as a proof of date of birth or any age proof certificate
- Community Certificate (for SC/ST only)
- Mark sheet of qualifying examination (if available)
- VITEEE-2017 e-Admit Card.
- DD for Rs 30,000/- drawn in favour of ‘VIT University’, payable at Vellore
- 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)
Candidates need to furnish the original as well as the photocopies of documents listed above at the time of VITEEE counselling.
VITEEE 2017 is a computer based test (CBT) which is held in different slots. Candidates need to book their exam slot online on the official website for VITEEE exam.
The duration of VITEEE 2017 will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. This entrance exam consists of objective type multiple choice questions.
VITEEE exam sections: The test paper will be divided into four sections wherein Part-I will contain questions from Physics and Part-II will have questions from Chemistry. Part-III will have questions either from Mathematics or Biology depending on the course for which the candidate has applied for. And Part IV will have questions from English. English is a new addition to the syllabus of VITEEE 2017.
- PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) – 120 questions (Each 40 questions) & English 5 questions = Total 125 questions
- PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) – 120 questions ( Each 40 questions) & English 5 questions = Total 125 questions
The syllabus for VITEEE is mostly from topics that students study in their Class 11 and Class 12.
Marking: Candidates will be granted one mark for every right answer. However, no marks will be deducted for any wrong response selected by candidates.
ITEEE 2017 test cities with their codes are as follows:
State Test City Code Test City Andaman & Nicobar Islands 101 Port Blair Andhra Pradesh 102 Ananthapur 103 Eluru 104 Guntur 105 Kurnool 106 Nellore 107 Rajahmundry 108 Tirupati 109 Tanuku 110 Vijayawada 111 Vishakapatnam Arunachal Pradesh 112 Ita Nagar Assam 113 Dibrugarh 114 Guwahati 115 Silchar Bihar 116 Bhagalpur 117 Gaya 118 Muzaffarpur 119 Patna Chandigarh 120 Chandigarh Chattisgarh 121 Bhilai 122 Bilaspur 123 Raipur Delhi 124 Delhi Goa 125 Goa Gujrat 126 Ahmedabad 127 Rajkot 128 Surat 129 Vadodara Haryana 130 Faridabad 131 Gurgaon 132 Hissar 133 Kurukshetra Himachal Pradesh 134 Dharmasala 135 Shimla Jammu and Kashmir 136 Jammu 137 Srinagar Jharkhand 138 Bokaro 139 Dhanbad 140 Jamshedpur 141 Ranchi Karnataka 142 Bangalore 143 Hubli 144 Mangalore Kerala 145 Kochi 146 Kozhikode 147 Thiruvananthapuram 148 Thrissur Madhya Pradesh 149 Bhopal 150 Gwalior 151 Indore 152 Jabalpur 153 Ujjain Maharashtra 154 Amravati 155 Aurangabad 156 Latur 157 Mumbai 158 Nagpur 159 Nashik 160 Pune 161 Thane Manipur 162 Imphal Meghalaya 163 Shillong Mizoram 164 Aizwal Nagaland 165 Dimapur Orissa 166 Berhampur 167 Bhubaneswar 168 Rourkela Puducherry 169 Puducherry Punjab 170 Amritsar 171 Bathinda 172 Jalandhar City 173 Ludhiana Rajasthan 174 Ajmer 175 Bikaner 176 Jaipur 177 Jodhpur 178 Kota 179 Udaipur Sikkim 180 Gangtok Tamil Nadu 181 Chennai 182 Coimbatore 183 Kumbakonam 184 Madurai 185 Salem 186 Tiruchirapalli 187 Tirunelveli 188 Vellore Telangana 189 Hyderabad 190 Karim Nagar 191 Khammam 192 Nalgonda 193 Warangal Tripura 194 Agartala Uttar Pradesh 195 Agra 196 Aligarh 197 Allahabad 198 Bareilly 199 Gorakhpur 200 Jhansi 201 Kanpur 202 Lucknow 203 Mathura 204 Meerut 205 Moradabad 206 Noida 207 Rae Bareli 208 Saharanpur 209 Varanasi Uttarakhand 210 Dehradun 211 Pant Nagar 212 Roorkee West Bengal 213 Asansol 214 Durgapur 215 Kolkata 216 Siliguri
Test City Code Test City 217 Dubai 218 Kuwait 219 Muscat
The syllabus for VITEEE 2017 is given below. The syllabus changed in 2016 where english was introduced as a new section.
VITEEE 2017 Physics Syllabus
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.
Charges and their conservation; Coulomb’s law-forces between two point electric charges – Forces between multiple electric charges-superposition principle. Electric field – electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field intensity due to a dipole – behaviour of a dipole in a uniform electric field. Electric potential – potential difference-electric potential due to a point charge and dipoleequipotential surfaces – 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 dielectric medium – applications of capacitor – energy stored in a capacitor – Capacitors in series and in parallel – action 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 temperature coefficient of resistance measurement – Metrebridge – special case of Wheatstone bridge – Potentiometer principle – comparing the emf of two cells.
5. Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
Magnetic effect of electric current – Concept of magnetic field – Oersted’s experiment – Biot-Savart lawMagnetic 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 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 capacitor – LCR series circuit – Resonance and Q – factor – power in AC circuits.
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 maker’s formula. Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact, combination of a lens and a mirror.
Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism. Scattering of light-blue colour of 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 wavefronts. 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 Physics
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 – photo cells and their applications.
Atomic structure – 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. Radio carbon 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: 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.
VITEEE 2017 Chemistry Syllabus
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 spectrum, absorption spectrum, line spectra and band spectra; Hydrogen spectrum – Lyman, Balmer, Paschen, Brakett and Pfund series; deBroglie’s theory; Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle – wave nature of electron – Schrodinger wave equation (No derivation). Eigen values and eigen functions. Hybridization of atomic orbitals involving s,p,d orbitals.
2. p,d and f – Block Elements
- p-block elements – Phosphorous compounds; PCl3, PCl5 – Oxides. Hydrogen halides, Inter halogen 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, properties of CuSO4, AgNO3 and K2Cr2O7.
- Lanthanides – Introduction, electronic configuration, general characteristics, oxidation state – lanthanide contraction, uses, 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 – 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, activation energy.
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 – Ionic product of water, pH and pOH – 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, stereo isomerism – 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 – 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 monobarboxylic acids – formic acid – Properties – Uses. Monohydroxy mono carboxylic acids; Lactic acid – Synthesis of lactic acid. Aliphatic dicarboxylic acids; Preparation of oxalic and succinic acid. Aromatic acids; Benzoic and Salicylic acid – 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
Aliphatic nitro compounds – Preparation of aliphatic nitroalkanes – Properties – Uses. Aromatic nitro compounds – Preparation – Properties – Uses. Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic nitro compounds. Amines; aliphatic amines – General methods of preparation – Properties – Distinction between 10, 20 and 30amines. Aromatic amines – Synthesis of benzylamine – Properties, Aniline – Preparation – Properties – Uses. Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic amine. Aliphatic nitriles – Preparation – properties – Uses. Diazonium salts – Preparation of benzene diazoniumchloride – 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, Peptides-properties of peptide bond, Lipids – Definition, classification with examples, difference between fats, oils and waxes.
- Lipids – Definition, classification with examples, difference between fats, oils and waxes.
VITEEE 2017 Mathematics Syllabus
1. 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, Cramer’s rule, non-homogeneous equations, homogeneous linear system and rank method. 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 – 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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 – 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 x dx n sin and x dx n cos , 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 co-efficients, 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, contradiction. Groups-binary operations, semi groups, monoids, groups, order of a group, order of an element, properties of groups
VITEEE 2017 Biology Syllabus
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.
2. Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell theory. Prokaryotic cell and it’s 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.
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.
4. 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 Weinberg’s principle and factors affecting the equilibrium: selection, mutation, migration and random genetic drift.
5. Human health and diseases
Pathogens, parasites causing human diseases (malaria, dengue, chickengunia, 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.
Structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Enzymes – types, properties and enzyme action. Metabolism – glycolysis, Kreb’s cycle and pentose phosphate pathway.
7. 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, photo-periodism and vernalization. Nitrogen cycle and biological nitrogen fixation.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
VITEEE 2017 English
1. Question Nos. 121 to 125 are questions on English and they will be Multiple Choice Questions
2. Question No. 121, 122 and 123 are Comprehension questions. They are based on short passages (30 -50 words) or lines of poems (2 -3) or dialogue (2 exchanges)
3. Question No. 124 and 125 are based on English Grammar and Pronunciation.
4. The candidates should read carefully the texts and the questions that follow and choose the CORRECT/ BEST answer from the options given for each question. *Please note that the passages, lines of poems, dialogues, grammar and pronunciation items are chosen to suit the level of VITEEE takers