According to the latest notification, the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has modified the examination pattern for VITEEE Exam 2020.
The Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) will now include an aptitude section. The exam authorities say that the introduction of aptitude section for VITEEE Exam has been based on the feedback of various stakeholders including industries and academic experts. The Aptitude Section has been implemented by the VIT University as part of its screening process for VITEEE 2020 exam.
VITEEE 2020 New Exam Pattern Details
Post the introduction of Aptitude Section, the VITEEE 2020 exam will now consist of five key sections namely – Mathematics/Biology (40 Questions), Physics (35 Questions), Chemistry (35 Questions), Aptitude (10 Questions), and English (5 Questions) respectively.
The marking scheme will not carry any negative marking. The duration of the examination will continue to be 2 hours and 30 minutes. The other new feature introduced in the paper though is the restriction of questions across different sections.
The institute has not yet released any official timeline of the online registration process for the exam. Although it will release an official sample question paper for the entrance exam with the new examination pattern with aptitude section on its official website before the commencement of the registration process.
The VITEEE syllabus will be close to the syllabus of 10+2 class subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology, and English. The 2020 edition of the examination will be held in the month of April 2020.
VITEEE 2020 Eligibility
VIT will conduct VITEEE 2020 exam and will set the eligibility criteria for the exam. Candidates must clear the eligibility criteria else they will be subject to rejection. The key eligibility criteria are as follows
- Minimum marks for General: Candidates should have an aggregate score of 60% in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics/Biology in their 12th. Candidates from NIOS are also eligible to appear in VITEE 2020. The PCBE/PCME Combined marks should be above 50%.
- Minimum marks for SC/ST: Candidates from SC/ST caste or North-East India should have an aggregate score of 50%.
- Age Limit: Candidates born on or after 1st July 1997 are eligible for VITEEE 2020. Candidates must have completed 17 years of age as on 1st July of the Admission year (2020).
Vellore Institute of Technology or VIT University is a self-financing institution formerly called the Vellore Engineering College. The University has signed over 200 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with various international universities. Because of the high quality of education and placements, a large number of students appear for the VIT Vellore Admission test each year. Approximately 2,12,000 candidates appeared for the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) in the year 2018.