The Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) to begin today will see a total of 1, 93, 790 candidates. The exam will continue till April 20 across 137 centres in 112 cities. This exam is held for admissions to 18 undergraduate engineering offered by VIT University.
Andhra Pradesh saw the maximum number of registrations amounting to 37, 298 candidates. Comes next is Uttar Pradesh having 28,337 candidates followed by Bihar 18, 861, Maharashtra 14,801, Rajasthan 12,839 and Tamil Nadu 12,555.
It is a computer based, multiple choice exam held for a duration of two hours and thirty minutes. The exam is divided into three parts: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology. Each section will consist of 40 questions carrying one mark each.
The result for the same is expected to be declared on April 28. The counseling for the admissions is scheduled to take place from May 19 to May 22.
According to a newspaper, VIT chancellor G Viswanathan informed that two toppers among students (a boy and a girl) from government schools in rural areas in every district of Tamil Nadu obtaining maximum scores in the entrance exam would be provided with 100 per cent tuition fee waiver and full exemption from hostel and mess fee under the unique STAR (supporting the advancement of rural students) programme.