VIT, Vellore has officially released the syllabus for VITEEE 2020. The subjects included in the syllabus are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The examination will include 2 papers i.e., PCME (Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / English & Aptitude) and PCBE (Physics / Chemistry / Biology / English & Aptitude). Candidates aspiring to study B.Tech degree programmes can opt for PCME exam paper and candidates aspiring to study B.Tech Biostream degree programmes can opt for PCBE exam paper. Candidates must thoroughly check the subjects and its syllabus an prepare accordingly. VITEEE aspirants are advised to stick with the syllabus to prepare effectively and crack the exam.
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VITEEE Syllabus Weightage
Weightage for VITEEE is given here based on the analysis of previous year exam papers. Refer to get an idea and prepare well for the exam.
Physics – Concentrate more on Current Electricty, Semiconductor devices, Electromagnetic induction, Electrostatics and Magnetic effect of current & Magnetism. All these constitute 13% to 14% of total weightage.
Chemistry – Concentrate more on Alcohols & Ethers, Solid state, Carbonyl compounds, Organic nitrogen compounds, Carboxylic acid & its derivatives. All these constitute up to 10% of total weightage.
Mathematics – Concentrate more on Trigonometry, Differential and Integral Calculus, Complex numbers and Analytical geometry. All these constitute up to 10% of total weightage.
Given below is the complete syllabus details of VITEEE 2020 which includes all the units and important topics.
Syllabus for Physics
S.I No. 
Units/Chapters 
Topics 
Probable Weightage 

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  workenergy theorem  power. Conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies)  nonconservative forces: motion in a vertical circle  elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions. 
8% 
2. 
Properties of Matter 
Elastic behaviour  Stressstrain 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. 
6% 
3. 
Electrostatics 
Charges and their conservation; Coulomb’s lawforces between two point electric charges  Forces between multiple electric chargessuperposition 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 differenceelectric potential due to a point charge and dipoleequipotential surfaces – electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges. Electric fluxGauss’s theorem and its applications. Electrostatic inductioncapacitor 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 of points – Van de Graaff generator. 
10% 
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  VI characteristics – electrical resistivity and conductivityclassification 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. 
13% 
5. 
Magnetic Effects of Electric Current 
Magnetic effect of electric current – Concept of magnetic field  Oersted’s experiment – BiotSavart 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. 
5% 
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. 
10% 
7. 
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 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 lightblue 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% 
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. 
5% 
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. 
5% 
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 PN Junction  Barrier potential and depletion layerPN Junction diode  Forward and reverse bias characteristics  diode as a rectifier  Zener diodeZener 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. 
12% 
Syllabus for Chemistry
S.I No. 
Units/Chapters 
Topics 
Probable Weightage 

1. 
Atomic Structure 
Bohr’s atomic modelSommerfeld’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 and absorption spectra, line and band spectra; Hydrogen spectrum – Lyman, Balmer, Paschen, Brackett 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 and d orbitals. 
6% 
2. 
p,d and f – Block Elements 
pblock 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 and properties of CuSO4, AgNO3 and K2Cr2O7. Lanthanides – Introduction, electronic configuration, general characteristics, ox 
4% to 5% 
3. 
Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry 
Introduction – Terminology in coordination chemistry – IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds. Isomerism, Geometrical isomerism in 4coordinate, 6coordinate 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. XRay diffraction – Electrical Property, Amorphous solids (elementary ideas only). 
10% 
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 and activation energy. 
7% 
5. 
Electrochemistry 
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 pH– buffer solutions – use of pH values. Cells – Electrodes and electrode potentials – construction of cell and EMF values, Fuel cells, Corrosion and its prevention. 
6% 
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. 
6% 
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. 
10% 
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. 
10% 
9. 
Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives 
Nomenclature – Preparation of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids – formic acid – Properties – Uses. Monohydroxy mono carboxylic acids; Lactic acid – Synthesis of lactic acid. Aliphatic dicarboxylic acids; Preparation of oxalic and succinic acids. Aromatic acids; Benzoic and Salicylic acids – 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. 
8% 
10. 
Organic Nitrogen Compounds and Biomolecules 
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 30 amines. Aromatic amines – Synthesis of benzylamine – Properties, Aniline – Preparation – Properties – Uses. Differences between aliphatic and aromatic amines. 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, Peptidesproperties of peptide bond, Lipids  Definition, classification with examples, difference between fats, oils and waxes. 
6 % to 8% 
Syllabus for Biology
S.I No. 
Units/Chapters 
Topics 
Probable Weightage 

1. 
Taxonomy 
Need for classification; three domains of life. Linnaean, Whittaker, Bentham and Hooker systems of classification. Salient features and classification of nonchordates up to phyla levels and chordates up to class levels. Morphology and anatomy of flowering plants. Structural organization in insects(cockroach) 

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. 

3. 
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 polyembryony. 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, codominance, 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. 

6. 
Biochemistry 
Structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Enzymes – types, properties and enzyme action. Metabolism  glycolysis, fermentation, 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. Macro and micronutrients and their deficiency symptoms. Transpiration, photosynthesis (light and dark reactions) and electron transport chain. Hormones and growth regulators, photoperiodism 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. Human and rice genome projects. DNA fingerprinting. 

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.Solid and radioactive waste management. Climate change impact and its mitigation. Population attributes  growth, birth and death rate and age distribution. 
Syllabus for Mathematics
S.I No. 
Units/Chapters 
Topics 
Probable Weightage 

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, nonhomogeneous equations, homogeneous linear system and rank method. Solution of linear programming problems (LPP) in two variables. 
6% 
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. 
10% 
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 Latusrectum  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. 
8% 
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. 
7% 
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 noncollinear 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 (coplanar 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. Sphere – equation of the sphere whose centre and radius are given, equation of a sphere when the extremities of the diameter are give 
10% 
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. 
10% 
7. 
Integral Calculus and its Applications 
Simple definite integrals – fundamental theorems of calculus, properties of definite integrals. Reduction formulae – reduction formulae, Bernoulli’s formula. Area of bounded regions, length of the curve. 
10% 
8. 
Differential Equations 
Differential equations  formation of differential equations, order and degree, solving differential equations (1st order), variables separable, homogeneous, linear equations and applications. Second order linear differential equations  second order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, finding the particular integral if f(x) = e^{mx}, sin mx, cos mx, x, x^{2}. 
6% 
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 distributionsdiscrete distributions (Binomial, Poisson distributions) Continuous distributions (Normal distribution). 
8% 
10. 
Discrete Mathematics 
Functions–Relations –Sequence and series (AP, GP, HP) Binomial theoremBasics of counting. Mathematical logic – logical statements, connectives, truth tables, logical equivalence, tautology, contradiction. Groupsbinary operations, semi groups, monoids, groups, order of a group, order of an element, properties of groups. 
2% 
P.S: The probable weightage given above is just a probabale percentage based on previous exam papers, it is in no way a strict structure of weightage. It is not guaranteed that exam paper may have the same weightage.
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