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Entrance Test for Admission to
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar
University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS) Mumbai
Academic Session 2014-15
is also participating in NEST 2014 and will admit students for its Integrated MSc course from the Merit List of NEST 2014. 3 . exposing the students to research early in their programme. scheduled tribe (ST) and physical disabilities (PD) categories. Mathematics and Physics . However.Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS).ac. Where only letter grades are available. and are provided with an environment conducive to science education and research. facilities and faculty profile at NISER and CBS can be found on their respective websites (www.in . The details of the Integrated MSc programme. The Integrated MSc programme at these institutes follows a semester-based course structure and continuous assessment within a flexible and innovative academic curriculum.at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER).in and www. Eligibility criteria for admission Educational qualification: Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM-DAE CBS for the academic session 2014-15 should be from science stream (having any combination of Biology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics) at class XII and must write the NEST 2014 examination.Biology. Integrated Science Education and Research Center (ISERC). of India. a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks is required. will be eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to BARC Training School. Besides. top performers at NISER and CBS. For the details of ISERC’s vision and programme. in 2007. Government of India. All the candidates admitted to 5-year Integrated MSc programme at NISER and CBS are eligible for INSPIRE. For candidates belonging to scheduled caste (SC). modern computational facilities and computer centres and excellent libraries. Chemistry. securing overall grades above certain threshold at the end of final semester. research activities.ac.000 per month and `20. check its website at www. there is no restriction for appearing for NEST. The eligibility criteria are the same as that for NISER/ CBS and the students admitted to ISERC are also eligible for INSPIRE scholarship.visva-bharati. Visva Bharati. Govt.niser. Candidates who have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in 2012 or 2013 or are appearing in 2014 can appear in NEST 2014 examination. Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai .Introduction to NEST 2014 The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences . the decision of the Admissions Committee of the concerned Institution will be final.cbs.in). courses. for both girls and boys. Mumbai. In the absence of such a certificate. NISER and CBS are both residential institute equipped with state-of-art teaching and research laboratories.000 per year for carrying out summer projects. These institutes have started with the mandate to provide high quality teaching in basic sciences by a faculty of distinguished scientists embedded in a vibrant research environment and to create a national pool of scientists ready to take up research challenges in the frontiers of basic and applied sciences. The placements of the graduated students from NISER and CBS provide testimony of success to this initiative. Candidates securing at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to NISER and CBS. scholarship of `5. Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2014.ac. the minimum requirement of marks is 55% in aggregate. All the students are accommodated at in-campus hostels.
2014. To claim seats under reserved category. Based on the performance in NEST 2014. Examination centres: A list of NEST examination centres is given in annexure-1. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after 10:30 am. Please note that the offer of admission is subject to verification of all original certificates at the time of counselling. NEST 2014 examination The NEST 2014 will be conducted at 45 major towns and cities all over India on May 31. (Saturday) 10:00am – 1:00pm. The earliest a candidate can leave the examination hall is 11:00 am. Language of the question paper will be English only. the total number of seats at NISER. Separate merit list for different category candidates will be made available before counselling. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / Physically Disabled (PD) candidates. For the details of reserved seats and category certificates refer to the websites of the participating Institutions. Section 1 is compulsory for all candidates and will have questions on general science to test candidates' awareness towards basic scientific facts as well as their abilities of comprehension and reasoning. The number of seats reserved for SC. not be entertained. 2014. 4 . 1994 are eligible to apply.Age limit: General and OBC category candidates born on or after July 22. Question type: The question paper will consist of 5 (five) sections of objective (MCQ) type questions. The centre (venue) address will be mentioned in the NEST admit card. Sections 2 through 5 will contain subject specific questions from Biology. Candidates must bring their own pen. The successful candidates will be called for counselling and admission will be strictly according to the Merit List until all the seats are filled. Every effort will be made to allot the centre of first preference. Candidates MUST bring their Admit Card and their school photo Identity Card or any photo ID issued by Government agencies to the examination hall. Candidates must choose 2 (two) centres in order of their preference while filling up of application form. Some questions may have one or more correct answers for which marks can only be earned by marking all correct answers and no wrong answer. 35 and 21 respectively. Chemistry. a common Merit List of the candidates will be prepared and posted on NEST 2014 website on June 20. ST. Necessary certificates supporting eligibility criteria have to be furnished at the time of admission. There will be no negative marking in general section. Any candidate found adopting unfair means will be expelled from the examination hall without warning. Candidates are required to answer questions from any three of these four sections. For NEST question papers of last few years. pencils (HB). eraser and sharpener. Use of log tables and calculators in the examination hall is not allowed. Exchange/sharing of these items with other candidates is strictly prohibited. In the subject sections. CBS and ISERC is 100. Mathematics and Physics. relevant documents must be furnished at the time of admission. Examination rules: Candidates must reach the test center at least half an hour before the start of the examination. there will be negative marking for incorrect answers. Please note that ultimately the allotment of an examination centre by the Chief Coordinator has to be regarded as final and request for change of centre will. The questions are designed to test candidates' subject comprehension and analytic ability. OBC/Non-Creamy-Layer and PD is according to the Government of India norm. Number of seats & reservation For academic session 2014-15. refer to the NEST 2014 website. The exam will start at 10:00 am. in general.
Answering questions: The answers to each question are to be marked on an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet. 5 . Note: Money should be transferred from a branch of a bank. The form along with this brochure will be mailed to the candidate on request. Please note that photocopies of prescribed form should not be used for filling off-line applications. Candidate must write her/his name and application number on the back of the DD. 2014. NEST cell is planning to make provision for payment gateway for online applicants. it will appear as an extra mode of online payment.. please add `50 as postal charges to the application fees mentioned above. major historical milestones in subjects like astronomy.. 2014. candidates can fill-up application form either online (preferable) or offline. chemistry. Application Fee: The application fee for the male candidates of General/OBC category is `700. physics. however. Syllabus: The syllabus for NEST 2014 primarily follows the NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of class XI-XII. biology. Note: Previous NEST question papers (2007. The fee can be paid either by Demand Draft or Electronic Transfer. Demand Draft: DD for required amount may be made from any bank and should be drawn in favour of NISER NEST and payable at Bhubaneswar. The request for the application form must reach the NEST office on or before February 20. Applications incomplete in any respect or not accompanied by requisite fee will not be accepted. Please refer to the instruction sheet or ‘How to apply’ tab in NEST website for details. This section tests candidate's familiarity with. Details of on-line and off-line applications are given in a separate sheet. How to apply To apply for NEST 2014. The NEFT challan (Part-C) should be sent to NEST office by speed post along with the application form. Applicant must fill other required information. A form (challan) for electronic money transfer is enclosed in the postal application kit and it is downloadable for online applicants (after login). The application fee for SC/ST/PD and all female candidates is `350. Money transferred directly from individual accounts through personal net-banking will be considered invalid and NEST 2014 is not liable to return such money. The challan contains a/c number & IFS code necessary for making the transfer. The address for postal communications is given under “Address for correspondence” – next page. Additionally. Questions will be designed to test analytic abilities and comprehension of scientific passages. no specific syllabus for the general section. For offline applications. If implemented. Electronic Transfer (NEFT): The candidate may transfer the required amount of fees electronically to NEST 2014 account from any bank. The detailed syllabus for NEST examination is provided separately. Some of the questions in this section may require knowledge of class X mathematics. mathematics. Details of how to answer on OMR sheet will be given in question paper and OMR sheet. There is. but not detailed understanding of. computer science and environmental science.2013) are available in NEST website. The Unique Transaction Reference (UTR) must be filled in appropriate place in the application form. The DD has to be sent preferably by speed post at the address given below and must reach NEST office along with the application form on or before March 08. Off-line application is to be filled on a prescribed form. Such applications will summarily be rejected.
Sainik School (PO). Please note that NEST office will not be responsible if admit card fails to reach the candidate in time because of postal delay or incorrect mailing address.nestexam. Bhubaneswar – 751 005. NISER.Admit card: The admit card for NEST 2014 will be available for downloading / dispatch from April 08. Sachivalaya Marg. Institute of Physics Campus. NEST 2014. contact at Phone: 0674-2304036 (Mon-Fri.in 6 . Admit cards will not be dispatched for online applicants. Admit cards will be sent by post to the mailing address of the offline candidates. the NEST office at the address given below must be notified. For any queries requiring quicker response. 2014. It may be possible to re-send the admit card but only electronically if email address of the candidate is provided. Safe-keeping of the admit card is strongly advised because the successful candidates have to produce the admit card in original during the counselling and admission. completed paper application form. Odisha. They must download their admit cards from NEST website (after login). In case the admit card is not received by May 01. 09:30-17:00) Email: email@example.com The official website of NEST 2014 is: www. important that the postal address with pin code in offline paper application form be clearly and correctly written. Address for correspondence The request for paper application form. Demand Draft and any NEST 2014 related queries by postal mail must be sent at The Chief Coordinator. It is. therefore. 2014.
Check-list for online/offline applications Name and mailing address with pin-code are entered/clearly written and legible Correct e-mail address is provided Passport size photograph is uploaded properly/pasted in correct place Signature is uploaded properly/signed at proper place Name of issuing Bank and DD number is entered/clearly written in proper place Name & application number written on the backside of the DD or on NEFT challan as the case may be Two examination centres are chosen according to preference.e. 2014 NEST 2014 examination: May 31. Use of log tables and calculators in the examination hall are not allowed. eraser and other stationaries. 11:00 am. 2014 Important things to remember Candidates must reach the examination venue at least half an hour (30 minutes) before the start of the examination.e. Candidates MUST bring their Admit Card and their school Identity Card in the examination hall. 2014 Closing of Online / Offline application: March 08. If any of the above is found missing. 10:30 am. 7 . Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall half an hour (30 minutes) after the start of the examination. 2014 (Saturday) 10:00am – 1:00pm Announcement of results in NEST website: June 20. the application will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Candidates will be allowed to leave the examination hall only after one hour from the start of the examination. i. 2014 Last date for receiving request for Offline application form: February 20. i. pencil. Candidates must bring their own pen.Important Dates ● ● ● ● ● ● Start of Online / Offline application for NEST 2014: January 07. 2014 Download / Dispatch of Admit Card begins: April 08.
Annexure – I List of NEST 2014 Test Centres with centre codes Test Centre Agartala (TR) Ahmedabad (GJ) Allahabad (UP) Balasore (OD) Belgaum (KA) Bengaluru (KA) Berhampur (OD) Bhopal (MP) Bhubaneswar (OD) Burdwan (WB) Calicut (KL) Chandigarh (CH) Chennai (TN) Cuttack (OD) Dehradun (UT) Delhi-East (DL) Delhi-North (DL) Delhi-South (DL) Guwahati (AS) Hyderabad (AP) Indore (MP) Jaipur (RJ) Jammu (JK) Code 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Test Centre Kochi (KL) Kolkata-North (WB) Kolkata-South (WB) Lucknow (UP) Madurai (TN) Mangalore (KA) Mumbai (MH) Nagpur (MH) Patna (BR) Pune (MH) Raipur (CG) Ranchi (JH) Sambalpur (OD) Shillong (ML) Shimla (HP) Silchar (AS) Siliguri (WB) Srinagar (JK) Thiruvananthapuram (KL) Udaipur (RJ) Varanasi (UP) Visakhapatnam (AP) - Code 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 - 8 .
Reduction division. Biology Cell Biology Cell theory and cells as unit of life. balanced diet. transcription. uses.SYLLABUS FOR NEST-2014 General: There is no specific syllabus for the General section. Human genetics . Types of eggs. Respiratory System . Blood groups. Arrangement of excretory organs. advantages and disadvantages. peristalsis. sex-linked inheritance.Gaseous exchange in animals. Structures and working of heart.definition. Microscopic structure of blood and blood vessels. binomial nomenclature.Fundamentals of genetics and evolution. Excretory System . Reproductive System --. reptiles. Functions of blood and 1ymph. Genetics and Evolution --. Structure and function of kidney tubules. Osmoconformers and osmoregulators. astronomy.Open and closed systems. Organization of the heredity material in chromosomes. fertilization.use of microscope and calibration (microscopy). Equational division. physics. Cell organelles . Developmental Biology --. Tools and techniques of cell studies . elements of microscope. types.Elimination of nitrogenous waste.Modes of nutrition. Reflex actions (simple and conditioned). Sense organs (eye and ear). Absorption of products of digestion.structure and functions. spinal cord and nerves.Basic features of development in animals. processes of replication. amphibians. cleavage. General characters of fishes. Significance of meiosis. Circulatory System . Structure of alimentary canal and associated glands. General arrangement and functions of reproductive organs. Discovery and structure of DNA. Discovery of linkage. sex-linked inheritance. Nervous System . gaseous transport. chemistry. computer science and environment. There will be some questions designed to test the grasp of mathematics up to 10th standard and application capabilities of the same to simple problems. digestive enzymes and gastrointestinal hormones. tissue respiration. General classification of animal phyla up to classes (invertebrates) and upto sub-classes/ order (vertebrates).induced pluripotent stem cells. biology. Diversity of Animal Life ---Principles of classification. stage 9 . Questions are designed to test the candidate’s familiarity with (and not a detailed understanding of) major historical milestones in mathematics. Evidences and theories of organic evolution. birds and mammals. Biomembranes . mechanism of breathing.human chromosomes. Circulation of blood coagulation. This will be done by giving a passage on some scientific topic and questions based on the concepts elaborated in the passage will be asked. blastula. Anatomy and Physiology Digestive System . cellular respiration. Principles of the basic techniques in molecular biology.transport mechanism. Mitosis and meiosis compared and contrasted. This section aims to test the candidate’s general ability to comprehend qualitative and quantitative aspects of a given scientific passage and interpretation of graphs of simple systems.General account of brain. Distribution of arteries and veins. Stem cells. Mendel's laws of inheritance. sex-determination. Structure of respiratory organs.Sexual and asexual reproduction. genetic code and translation. Crossing-over.
Chemistry Physical Chemistry Measurements in chemistry . rainfall and temperature with reference to natural resources. Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of hydrogen atom.SI units for fundamental quantities. average. transpiration and respiration. Polarity in molecules. Chemical formulae. pyramids of numbers and biomass. Law of partial pressures. factors and mechanism. spectrum of hydrogen atom. types of Mutation and Mutations in diploids. importance.Basics of immune mechanisms and diseases. square planar. Ecology Physical and biological factors influencing organisms. Deviation from ideality. activation energy. pyramidal. Food chains. Xylem and Phloem . p and d orbitals. Internal and external regulators of growth and development in plant.their cell elements and functions. van der Waals equation. neutralisation and displacement reactions. Role of mutations in evolution. Our natural resources . de Broglie hypothesis. transport of water and minerals. principles of vaccination. monoclonal antibodies and their uses. stomatal mechanism. Mole concept. Photosynthesis .history. dipole moment (qualitative aspects only). triangular. Elaboration of Mendel's laws of inheritance.Bohr model.discovery. antigen presentation. Environmental pollution and preventive measures. Internal structure of dicot and monocot leaves.Meristems.Concept of atoms and molecules. Wave. Monohybrid or Dihybrid crosses.their uses and abuses. Systematics . significant figures in calculations General topics . Humans and Environment Soil. Absorption and cell-water relations. Uncertainty principle. Binomial nomenclature. secondary growth and leaves.at which crossing-over occurs. Orbital overlap and covalent bond. Atomic structure and chemical bonding . T and B cell responses. square pyramidal. stem.active and passive immunity. immunology of AIDS. Dalton’s atomic theory. angular. Diffusion of gases. Mutation . Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule. kinetics. Internal structure of root. Botany Anatomy and Physiology of Plants . quantum numbers. tropic and turgor movements. Vapour pressure. Calculations (based on mole concept) involving common oxidation-reduction. ideal gas equation.Absolute scale of temperature. VSEPR model and shapes of molecules (linear. Concentration in terms of mole fraction. Gaseous and liquid states . Interspecific associations. molality and normality.Principles of classical and new systematics. Familiarity with taxa. Significance of life-cycles with special reference to alternation of generations as exemplified in Funaria. Immunology. significant figures. Balanced chemical equations. Aufbau principle. Plant growth and development. Selaginella and Pinus (no structural details). competitive and non-competitive inhibition. Kinetic theory of gases. Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear diatomic species. root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature. Biological equilibrium.catalysis. shapes of s. p and d orbitals only. Comparative study of dicot and monocot anatomy. Hydrogen bond. Neurospora genetics. molarity. Hybridisation involving s. trigonal 10 .particle duality. Enzymes. Electronic configurations of elements (up to atomic number 36).
Raoult's law.Rates of chemical reactions. Nearest neighbours. properties and reactions inert gases with emphasis on chemistry of Xenon) Group 7A (halogen chemistry with special emphasis on chemistry of chlorine) Study of nonmetals . Second law of thermodynamics.Classification of solids. ammonia for N) and O (peroxide and ozone). Chemical kinetics . Chemical equilibrium . Kohlrausch's law. temperature and pressure). Isotopes and isobars. Simple ionic compounds. properties and reactions alkaline earth metals with emphasis on Mg and Ca and their compounds such as oxides. Stability of nuclei with respect to proton-neutron ratio. Properties of alpha. Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions. peroxides. Acids and bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts). Enthalpy. carbon dating. in addition phosphines for P. seven crystal systems (cell parameters a. Heat of reaction.oxides. Entropy. Crystalline state.bipyramidal. Solubility product. Rate constant.) Transition elements (3d series) . P (especially oxides and oxyacids compounds of these elements. cis-trans and ionisation isomerisms. variable oxidation states and their stabilities. Le Chatelier's principle (effect of concentration. S. hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear. equivalent and molar conductivity. pressure-volume work. tetrahedral and octahedral). Faraday's laws of electrolysis. peroxides. Criterion of spontaneity. Significance of ΔG and ΔGº in chemical equilibrium.Definition. alpha. pH and buffer solutions.Electrochemical cells and cell reactions. gamma). tetrahedral. beta and gamma rays. common ion effect. Electrochemistry .C. 11 . Electrolytic conductance. Inorganic Chemistry Study of different groups in periodic table Group 1A (Preparation. Electrochemical series. Internal energy. (Allotropes of C. Order of reactions.Law of mass action. general characteristics. Nuclear chemistry . elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point. specific. Coordination compounds . carbonates. chlorides and sulphates) Group 3A (chemistry of Boron and its compounds – diborane) Group 8A (preparation. Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure. close packed structure of solids (cubic). carbonates.nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds. square planar and octahedral). Solid state . N should be covered. S.Radioactivity. Hydrolysis of salts. Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded). Si (silicones and silicates). point defects. Concentration cells. Standard electrode potentials. beta. fusion and vapourization. c. properties and reactions of alkali metals. bcc and hcp lattices. b. colour (excluding the details of electronic transitions) and calculation of spin-only magnetic moment. packing in fcc. bicarbonates. Nernst equation and its relation to ΔG. Energetics . hydroxides. hydroxides. ionic radii. Free energy. Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation). work and heat. bicarbonates. Equilibrium constant. First order reactions.First law of thermodynamics. N. Hess’s law. Solutions . emf of galvanic cells. chlorides and sulphates) Group 2A (preparation. with emphasis on chemistry of Na and K and their compounds .
General methods involving chemical principles. Grignard reactions.and di. Preparation. Preparation. aldol condensation. sulphonation. Reactive intermediates produced during homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavage. Reimer-Tieman reaction.definition and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids. Combustion and halogenation of alkanes.nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine substitution). reaction with sodium. carbanions and free radicals. Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone. Carbohydrate . Cannizzaro reaction. S and E. And Ni with more emphasis on Fe metallurgy). Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the stereochemistry of addition and elimination). Effect of o-. Metallurgy of p-block element (emphasis on Al). Aldehydes and Ketones oxidation. dehydration and oxidation. boiling points and density). Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases. Determination of empirical and molecular formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method). Metal acetylides. 12 . Shapes of simple organic molecules. Addition reactions of alkynes. azo coupling reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines. carbylamine reaction. IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds (only hydrocarbons. Kolbe reaction. acid chlorides and amides. Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation. nitration and Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above) Alkyl halides . Amines . phosphorus halides. reduction. (R.Structure and aromaticity.saccharides (glucose and sucrose). Oxidation. Z nomenclature excluded). Metallurgy of coinage metals (Cu. Formation. Acidity of alkynes.esterification. density and dipole moments). Electrophilic substitution reactions halogenation. Sigma and pi-bonds. mono. Sandmeyer and related reactions of diazonium salts. physical properties of alkanes (melting points.Homologous series. Structural and geometrical isomerism. nitration.Acidity. Hydrogen bonds .Classification.rearrangement reactions of alkyl carbocation. Haloform reaction and nucleophilic addition reactions (Grignard addition). electrophilic substitution reactions sulphonation). properties and reactions of alkanes . Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections). Phenols . ester hydrolysis.physical properties of alkenes and alkynes (boiling points. Co. preparation from nitro compounds. Ethers . General operation stages involved in metallurgical operation. HX. Metallurgy of Fe-triad (Fe. Polarity and inductive effects in alkyl halides. nucleophilic substitution reactions Alcohols . reaction with nitrous acid. Carboxylic acids . Ag with more emphasis on Cu). HOX and H2O (X=halogen). Organic Chemistry Concepts . oxime and hydrazone formation. Resonance and hyperconjugation. Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centres. mand p.basicity of substituted anilines and aliphatic amines. Haloarenes . Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions.formation of esters.directing groups in monosubstituted benzenes. (halogenation. Reactions of benzene . reduction. structure and stability of carbocations. Reduction of alkenes and alkynes.Preparation by Williamson's Synthesis. conversion of alcohols into aldehydes 2 and ketones.functional and bi-functional compounds). properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes .Hybridisation of carbon. Perkin reaction. ZnCl / concentrated HCl. Keto-enol tautomerism. Preparation of alkanes by Wurtz reaction and decarboxylation reactions. glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose. mono.Metals and metallurgy . Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2.
directrices and eccentricity. computation of probability of events using permutations and combinations. their foci. formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles. properties of binomial coefficients. ellipse and hyperbola in standard form. conditional probability. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables. Some examples for separation of amino acid mixture using physical properties. inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only). relations between roots and coefficients. infinite geometric series. Parametric equations of a circle. Mathematics Algebra Algebra of complex numbers. properties of these matrix operations. intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle. angle between two lines. Analytical geometry Two dimensions . distance of a point from a plane. inverse of a square matrix of order up to three. Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines. geometric interpretations. symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices and their properties. shift of origin. formation of quadratic equations with given roots. equations of tangent and normal. equation of a straight line in space. parametric equations. Equation of a straight line in various forms. Equations of a parabola. Relations between sides and angles of a triangle. concurrency of lines. geometric and harmonic progressions. Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers. Trigonometry Trigonometric functions. determinant of a square matrix of order up to three. Permutations and combinations. symmetric functions of roots. equality of matrices.Cartesian coordinates. equation of a plane. properties of modulus and principal argument. cube roots of unity. their periodicity and graphs. geometric and harmonic means. Addition and multiplication rules of probability. multiplication. 13 . equation of a circle through the points of intersection of two circles and those of a circle and a straight line. sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers. sine rule. conjugation. cosine rule. addition. section formulae. sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions. Equation of a circle in various forms.Amino acids and peptides . polar representation. independence of events. Centroid. equations of tangent. equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines. general solution of trigonometric equations. distance of a point from a line. arithmetic. orthocentre. normal and chord. Arithmetic. Logarithms and their properties.Direction cosines and direction ratios. transpose of a matrix. diagonal. triangle inequality.General structure (only primary structure for peptides) and physical properties. Three dimensions . addition. multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices. incentre and circumcentre of a triangle. Locus Problems. Bayes Theorem. distance between two points. addition and subtraction formulae. Binomial theorem for positive integral index. half-angle formula and the area of a triangle.
inverse trigonometric. product and quotient of two functions. Rolle’s Theorem and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorem. rational. Uniform circular motion. dependent and control variables. chain rule. Torque. indefinite integrals of standard functions. time. geometrical interpretation of the derivative. polynomial. solution of homogeneous differential equations. Rigid body. Conservation 14 . difference. difference. Systems of particles. Mechanics Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only). exponential and logarithmic functions. projectiles.Differential calculus Real valued functions of a real variable. tangents and normals. derivatives up to order two. product and quotient of two functions. Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus. Centre of mass and its motion. derivatives of polynomial. continuity of composite functions. Graphical representation. Acceleration due to gravity. Identification of sample size. linear first order differential equations. Relative velocity. exponential and logarithmic functions. dot and cross products. trigonometric. potential difference. Derivative of a function. Gravitational potential and field. rational. mass. Static and dynamic friction. derivative of the sum. integration by the methods of substitution and partial fractions. significant figures. into. interpretation and analysis of data. increasing and decreasing functions. Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits. dimensional analysis. sum. L’Hospital rule for evaluation of limits of functions. Indirect. difference. application of definite integrals to the determination of areas involving simple curves. Errors in the measurements and error analysis. product and quotient of two functions. Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy. composite functions. current and resistance. Work and power. Null) and measurement of length. Even and odd functions. definite integrals and their properties. inverse of a function. Elastic and inelastic collisions. Kinetic and potential energy. Methods of measurement (Direct. Integration by parts. Formation of ordinary differential equations. Physics General Units and dimensions. onto and one-to-one functions. least count. Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference. Escape velocity. temperature. Angular momentum. Limit and continuity of a function. scalar multiplication. absolute value. Newton’s laws of motion. separation of variables method. Derivatives of implicit functions. Design of some simple experiments. range and interval. Integral calculus Integration as the inverse process of differentiation. Identification of appropriate measurement techniques and instruments. moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes. trigonometric. intermediate value property of continuous functions. moment of inertia. Identification of independent. parallel and perpendicular axes theorems. Impulse. Vectors Addition of vectors. limit and continuity of the sum. Law of gravitation. scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations. maximum and minimum values of a function.
Capacitors in series and parallel. Wien’s displacement law. Elementary idea of polarization – Brewster’s law and the law of Malus.C. Electric field and potential. Biot-Savart’s law and Ampere’s law. Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism. bulk modulus of gases. voltmeter. Young’s modulus. latent heat. liquids and gases. equation of continuity. uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell. Surface energy and surface tension. Capacitance . Ohm’s law. Heating effect of current. Specific heats ( C and C for monoatomic and diatomic gases). Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells. ammeter and their conversions. Self and mutual inductance. Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases. Electromagnetic induction . Electric current. Ideal gas laws. Elementary idea of diffraction – Rayleigh criterion. Terminal velocity.Calculation of capacitance with and without dielectrics. Beats. Vibration of strings and air columns.Stoke’s and Poiseuille’s law. Pascal’s law. Wave nature of light . RC. Entropy. Energy stored in a capacitor. Viscosity . Bernoulli’s theorem. Progressive and stationary waves. Lenz’s law. Streamline flow. Buoyancy.of angular momentum. First and second law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases). Equilibrium of rigid bodies. Rolling without slipping of rings. Magnification. Newton’s law of cooling. interference limited to Young’s double slit experiment. Stefan’s law.Huygen’s principle. Optics Rectilinear propagation of light. longitudinal and transverse waves. Heat conduction in one dimension. LR and LC circuits with and A. Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation. Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications. Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop.Faraday’s law. Isothermal V P and adiabatic processes. Kirchhoff’s law. Calorimetry. Electricity and magnetism Coulomb’s law. Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field. Moving coil galvanometer. Elementary concepts of convection and radiation. 15 . cylinders and spheres. Pressure in a fluid. Force on a moving charge and on a current carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field. Hooke’s law. capillary rise. Blackbody radiation . Plane wave motion.absorptive and emissive powers. Electric field lines. Equivalence of heat and work. Flux of electric field. Magnetic moment of a current loop. Magnetic field near a current carrying straight wire. Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces. Linear and angular simple harmonic motions. Sources. Resonance. along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid. Combination of mirrors and thin lenses. Thin lenses. superposition of waves. such as to find field due to infinitely long straight wire. Doppler effect (in sound). Speed of sound in gases. Thermal physics Thermal expansion of solids. Collision of point masses with rigid bodies.
de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.Modern physics Atomic nucleus. Bohr’s theory of hydrogen like atoms. Law of radioactive decay. Alpha. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. Energy calculation in these processes. Binding energy and its calculation. Photoelectric effect. Fission and fusion processes. Decay constant. Moseley’s law. beta and gamma radiations. Half-life and mean life. Characteristic and continuous Xrays. 16 .
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