Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University is holding VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) 2021 on May 28, 29, and 31, 2021. The exam will be held in 4 slots on each day; the slots being 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D on day-1, then 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D on day-2, and 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D on day-3.
his is the first time when VITEEE will be held as an online remote proctored examination (ORPE). This means that the engineering aspirants can take the exam from any safe place, as long as they fulfil all the requirement for the ORPE. To conduct the proctored test without glitches and malpractice, VIT has created a well monitored testing system at viteee.codetantra.com.
Online examinations are assumed to be easy, in which there is a scope for cheating and malpractice but VITEEE 2021 ORPE busts this myth. To access the test, candidates need an email id and password. However, apart from this, candidates also need the proper devices, environment, documents etc.
So, here are the critical things about VITEEE 2021 that students should know before taking the test on codetantra app:
#1. Primary as well as secondary devices required: To take VITEEE 2021 test, students need a laptop / computer and a mobile phone. The test is to be taken at the laptop or computer but the mobile will work as a third eye and has to be connected throughout the test. If any of the devices is missing, candidates will not be able to take the test. The device should have an inbuilt webcam, if not, candidates can use an external webcam as well.
Candidates must not try to connect to any external device such as Bluetooth headphone during the test, this can terminate the exam. Also, while taking the test, candidates must not visit any other tab on any of the devices. Use of any other system or opening a new tab in the device from which the test will be considered as misconduct. Any attempt to do so or engage other devices or persons will lead to disqualification.
It is safe that only the mouse is used for navigation and answering since necessary buttons for navigation and answering are given in the user interface. Minimize the use of the keyboard. Use the keyboard only to type chat messages or to get support.
#2. Device specifications: The primary device can be a Windows / Linux / Mac desktop or laptop and the secondary device can be an Android / iOS mobile. The specification for devices are as follows:
- Apple macOS: 64-bit macOS, and the minimum macOS version supported is macOS 10.11 (El Capitan).
- Microsoft Windows: 64-bit Windows on AMD or Intel CPUs, and the supported OS versions are Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1andWindows10.c)
- Ubuntu Linux: 64-bit Ubuntu on AMD or Intel CPUs and the supported OS versions are Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04
- The mobile phone must have a front-facing camera, with a minimum OS version of Android 8 or above. The Chrome browser version in the phone should be 80 or above or Edge browser version 45 or above. iOS mobile users need iOS 13 or above with Safari version 13 or above.
#3. Net connection: A stable internet connection is to maintain during the test. The minimum upload and download speed should be 256 kbps. The test platform will first access the internet speed and only allow the test to start if the requirement is fulfilled.
If VITEEE ORPE is interrupted even for 5 minutes, the exam will be terminated. Candidates can request for re-scheduling if the test is not starting due to an internet issue. However, the retest will not be allowed once the applicant logs in and starts the examination.
#4. AI and faculty monitored: What sets VITEEE apart from the rest of the ORPEs is that in this exam, AI and VIT faculty will be monitoring students closely. Hence, any attempt of malpractice will lead to the cancellation of candidature or termination of the test.
VIT has used appointed faculty and AI to monitor candidates during the test. Malpractices must be avoided as proctors can terminate the exam in case of such attempts.
#5. Environment: For taking VITEEE 2021, candidates must take the test in a quiet room fully protected from any external audio or video disturbances. They must not undertake the tests in public places. Also, ensure that family members are not entering the room while the test is going on.
Any other person on the camera apart from the candidate will be treated as misconduct. Proctor will disqualify the candidate if any disturbance is noticed via the primary and secondary devices.
Use the wall as a background so that there is no backlight and enough light on your face. Do not put any light behind you which blinds the camera of devices and creates a silhouette effect.
The environment check before the start of the test will include audio and video check, system check, OS check, and browser check. Candidates can take help of the “SOS” button on the screen in case they face any trouble during the exam.
#6. Oblige to the proctor: The candidates have to listen and follow all the instructions given by the proctor during the examination. Not obliging may result in disqualification. Candidates can chat / audio call the proctor to resolve any issue they might face in the exam. The candidates will be shown their proctor name, email Id, and phone number before the exam starts.
Proctors will do only the invigilation and will not clarify doubts in the question paper. If candidates feel that there is anything wrong with the question paper, write the session name, a few lines of the question, and the required clarification to [email protected].
#7. Appearing for the test: Candidates have to ensure that during the entire exam, their face is visible. Hijab can be worn but the entire face must be visible. Also, a mask for protection can be worn after showing the full face at the time of registration. Although candidates might have to remove the mask at intervals when asked by the proctor. Candidates cannot move from their seats once the test has started, thus keep a water bottle at the desk in case needed. Breaks for the restroom will not be allowed.
The average time for each question will be around 1 min. Hence candidates have to try to look into the primary device at least once in a minute. If they are working, they need to just glance at the screen once in a while or when asked to ensure that they are taking the test properly.
#8. Login time: The candidates need to take the test seriously and not be late in the login in process. While booking the slots of VITEEE, the time booked is the login time. Thus, candidates cannot afford to be even a second late. The candidates missing the login time will not be able to take the test at all.
#9. Verification of Identity: The E-admit card and valid government ID proof in original should be ready for verification at the time of VITEEE. The candidates have to keep both the soft copy and the hard copy ready. Candidates can either upload the soft copy or show the hard copy on the camera.
Never mute yourself during the entire test. Also, do not stop your video at any point. This activity will be recorded and may be held as a suspicious activity.
#10. Room check: The candidate’s room or the place from where they are taking the exam will be checked. A 360-degree environment check will be performed by the proctor through primary and secondary devices. The candidates have to login to their secondary device using the “third eye” option available before starting the test. Without the secondary device, the test will not start. Hence, candidates have to login with both primary and secondary devices.
Examinees can not use calculators. However, they can keep blank papers, pencils, pens on the table for rough work. Also, remove any other things from the table.
#11. Audio and Video: The complete audio/video streams will be recorded and analysed during post-examination. Thus, any sceptical audio or video captured during the test can be held accountable and the result of the candidates can be withheld. Therefore candidates must be sure that their video, as well as the audio during the entire exam, is clear. Switch off all the background noise or sit in a soundproof room for the test. Proctor will check on you or AI will record your movement at every second of the test.
#12. No extra time: Time will not be extended in any case. If there is an interruption during the test for more than 5 minutes the test will be discontinued. The time extension is not an option in VITEEE 2021. There will be 25 questions each from Mathematics or Biology, Physics, Chemistry; 2 questions from English and 3 questions from Aptitude i.e. a total of 80 questions are to be answered in 90 minutes.
#13. Warning during the test: There will be alerts whenever there is any deviation. Candidates have to comply with alerts. Some of them are severe and may lead to the termination of the test. Do not try to take screenshots or attempt to record screens while taking the exam.