NEST 2014
Information Brochure & Syllabus

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

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and are provided with an environment conducive to science education and research. modern computational facilities and computer centres and excellent libraries.visva-bharati. scheduled tribe (ST) and physical disabilities (PD) In the absence of such a certificate. check its website at www. courses. Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai . securing overall grades above certain threshold at the end of final semester. The Integrated MSc programme at these institutes follows a semester-based course structure and continuous assessment within a flexible and innovative academic curriculum.Biology. research activities. a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks is required. Besides. For candidates belonging to scheduled caste (SC).000 per year for carrying out summer projects.000 per month and ` National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER). 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. However. in 2007. Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2014. Mathematics and Physics . Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). For the details of ISERC’s vision and programme. will be eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to BARC Training School. 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. Government of India. The placements of the graduated students from NISER and CBS provide testimony of success to this initiative. 3 . facilities and faculty profile at NISER and CBS can be found on their respective websites (www. Where only letter grades are available. of India. NISER and CBS are both residential institute equipped with state-of-art teaching and research laboratories. Candidates securing at least 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to NISER and CBS. there is no restriction for appearing for NEST. top performers at NISER and CBS. the minimum requirement of marks is 55% in aggregate.niser.Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS).in . exposing the students to research early in their and www. is also participating in NEST 2014 and will admit students for its Integrated MSc course from the Merit List of NEST 2014. 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.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 . Integrated Science Education and Research Center (ISERC). for both girls and The eligibility criteria are the same as that for NISER/ CBS and the students admitted to ISERC are also eligible for INSPIRE scholarship. All the students are accommodated at in-campus the decision of the Admissions Committee of the concerned Institution will be final. Visva Bharati. Govt. All the candidates admitted to 5-year Integrated MSc programme at NISER and CBS are eligible for INSPIRE. Mumbai. The details of the Integrated MSc programme. scholarship of `

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. refer to the NEST 2014 website. ST. 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. 35 and 21 respectively. in general. Question type: The question paper will consist of 5 (five) sections of objective (MCQ) type questions. The exam will start at 10:00 am. Candidates MUST bring their Admit Card and their school photo Identity Card or any photo ID issued by Government agencies to the examination hall. There will be no negative marking in general section. CBS and ISERC is 100. a common Merit List of the candidates will be prepared and posted on NEST 2014 website on June 20. The earliest a candidate can leave the examination hall is 11:00 am. (Saturday) 10:00am – 1:00pm. Mathematics and Physics. 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. The centre (venue) address will be mentioned in the NEST admit card. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after 10:30 am. Separate merit list for different category candidates will be made available before counselling. To claim seats under reserved category. Every effort will be made to allot the centre of first preference. Please note that the offer of admission is subject to verification of all original certificates at the time of counselling. The questions are designed to test candidates' subject comprehension and analytic ability. The number of seats reserved for SC. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / Physically Disabled (PD) candidates. Candidates must choose 2 (two) centres in order of their preference while filling up of application form. Sections 2 through 5 will contain subject specific questions from Biology. In the subject sections. not be entertained. relevant documents must be furnished at the time of admission. 2014. OBC/Non-Creamy-Layer and PD is according to the Government of India norm. Any candidate found adopting unfair means will be expelled from the examination hall without warning. Candidates must bring their own pen. NEST 2014 examination The NEST 2014 will be conducted at 45 major towns and cities all over India on May 31. The successful candidates will be called for counselling and admission will be strictly according to the Merit List until all the seats are filled. pencils (HB). the total number of seats at NISER. Examination rules: Candidates must reach the test center at least half an hour before the start of the examination. Based on the performance in NEST 2014. Language of the question paper will be English only. 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. there will be negative marking for incorrect answers. For NEST question papers of last few years.Age limit: General and OBC category candidates born on or after July 22. Number of seats & reservation For academic session 2014-15. For the details of reserved seats and category certificates refer to the websites of the participating Institutions. 2014. Chemistry. Necessary certificates supporting eligibility criteria have to be furnished at the time of admission. 4 . Examination centres: A list of NEST examination centres is given in annexure-1. 1994 are eligible to apply. Candidates are required to answer questions from any three of these four sections.

NEST cell is planning to make provision for payment gateway for online applicants. but not detailed understanding of. How to apply To apply for NEST 2014. Details of how to answer on OMR sheet will be given in question paper and OMR sheet.. please add `50 as postal charges to the application fees mentioned above. Details of on-line and off-line applications are given in a separate sheet. biology. The request for the application form must reach the NEST office on or before February 20.Answering questions: The answers to each question are to be marked on an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet. There is. no specific syllabus for the general section. The form along with this brochure will be mailed to the candidate on request. computer science and environmental science. candidates can fill-up application form either online (preferable) or offline. Applicant must fill other required information. The Unique Transaction Reference (UTR) must be filled in appropriate place in the application form. Note: Previous NEST question papers (2007. 5 . For offline applications. physics. 2014. Please note that photocopies of prescribed form should not be used for filling off-line applications. Questions will be designed to test analytic abilities and comprehension of scientific passages. 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. Syllabus: The syllabus for NEST 2014 primarily follows the NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of class XI-XII. The fee can be paid either by Demand Draft or Electronic Transfer. 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. major historical milestones in subjects like astronomy. Additionally. The detailed syllabus for NEST examination is provided separately. If implemented. Such applications will summarily be rejected. Note: Money should be transferred from a branch of a bank.2013) are available in NEST website.. it will appear as an extra mode of online payment. Off-line application is to be filled on a prescribed form. Please refer to the instruction sheet or ‘How to apply’ tab in NEST website for details. This section tests candidate's familiarity with.  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. Some of the questions in this section may require knowledge of class X mathematics. Candidate must write her/his name and application number on the back of the DD. chemistry. mathematics. Applications incomplete in any respect or not accompanied by requisite fee will not be accepted. however. A form (challan) for electronic money transfer is enclosed in the postal application kit and it is downloadable for online applicants (after login). The address for postal communications is given under “Address for correspondence” – next page. The application fee for SC/ST/PD and all female candidates is `350. 2014.  Electronic Transfer (NEFT): The candidate may transfer the required amount of fees electronically to NEST 2014 account from any bank. The NEFT challan (Part-C) should be sent to NEST office by speed post along with the application form. Application Fee: The application fee for the male candidates of General/OBC category is `700.

in 6 . It may be possible to re-send the admit card but only electronically if email address of the candidate is provided. 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.Admit card: The admit card for NEST 2014 will be available for downloading / dispatch from April 08. contact at Phone: 0674-2304036 (Mon-Fri. Odisha. Sainik School (PO). NISER. Sachivalaya Marg. 09:30-17:00) Email: nest@nestexam.nestexam. 2014. It is. completed paper application form. 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. In case the admit card is not received by May 01. Address for correspondence The request for paper application form. Institute of Physics Campus. Admit cards will be sent by post to the mailing address of the offline candidates. Bhubaneswar – 751 005. 2014. the NEST office at the address given below must be notified. They must download their admit cards from NEST website (after login). Demand Draft and any NEST 2014 related queries by postal mail must be sent at The Chief Coordinator. important that the postal address with pin code in offline paper application form be clearly and correctly written. therefore. NEST The official website of NEST 2014 is: www. For any queries requiring quicker response. Admit cards will not be dispatched for online applicants.

e. 2014 Download / Dispatch of Admit Card begins: April 08.  Use of log tables and calculators in the examination hall are not allowed. Candidates must bring their own pen. i. 2014 Last date for receiving request for Offline application form: February 20.  Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall half an hour (30 minutes) after the start of the examination. eraser and other stationaries. 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. 2014 NEST 2014 examination: May 31. pencil.  Candidates MUST bring their Admit Card and their school Identity Card in the examination hall. If any of the above is found missing. the application will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. 7 .  Candidates will be allowed to leave the examination hall only after one hour from the start of the examination.e. i. 11:00 am.Important Dates ● ● ● ● ● ● Start of Online / Offline application for NEST 2014: January 07. 10:30 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. 2014 (Saturday) 10:00am – 1:00pm Announcement of results in NEST website: June 20. 2014 Closing of Online / Offline application: March 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 .

transport mechanism. Significance of meiosis. Absorption of products of digestion. Arrangement of excretory organs. Circulatory System .use of microscope and calibration (microscopy). Human genetics . Structure and function of kidney tubules.Basic features of development in animals. Reproductive System --. Sense organs (eye and ear). Equational division. Cell organelles . 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. Discovery and structure of DNA.induced pluripotent stem cells. balanced diet. General classification of animal phyla up to classes (invertebrates) and upto sub-classes/ order (vertebrates). biology. 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. astronomy.human chromosomes. sex-determination. Mendel's laws of inheritance. Principles of the basic techniques in molecular biology. digestive enzymes and gastrointestinal hormones.General account of brain. physics. Questions are designed to test the candidate’s familiarity with (and not a detailed understanding of) major historical milestones in mathematics. gaseous transport. Anatomy and Physiology Digestive System . Crossing-over. Genetics and Evolution --. amphibians. computer science and environment. mechanism of breathing. Functions of blood and 1ymph. Developmental Biology --. Distribution of arteries and veins. Biology Cell Biology Cell theory and cells as unit of life.definition. Reduction division. elements of microscope.Modes of nutrition.Sexual and asexual reproduction. chemistry. sex-linked inheritance. fertilization. transcription. Microscopic structure of blood and blood vessels.Elimination of nitrogenous waste. Blood groups. Structures and working of heart. types. General characters of fishes. Evidences and theories of organic evolution.Gaseous exchange in animals. Excretory System . Mitosis and meiosis compared and contrasted. blastula. cellular respiration.SYLLABUS FOR NEST-2014 General: There is no specific syllabus for the General section. binomial nomenclature. 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. uses. Structure of alimentary canal and associated glands. birds and mammals. Structure of respiratory organs. processes of replication. General arrangement and functions of reproductive organs. stage 9 . Discovery of linkage. Organization of the heredity material in chromosomes. Types of eggs. Tools and techniques of cell studies . Reflex actions (simple and conditioned). Circulation of blood coagulation. spinal cord and nerves. tissue respiration. cleavage.Open and closed systems. Nervous System . reptiles. sex-linked inheritance. Stem cells. Biomembranes . Diversity of Animal Life ---Principles of classification. Osmoconformers and osmoregulators. peristalsis.structure and functions. genetic code and translation. Respiratory System . advantages and disadvantages.Fundamentals of genetics and evolution.

T and B cell responses. significant figures in calculations General topics . average. Chemistry Physical Chemistry Measurements in chemistry . Dalton’s atomic theory. Selaginella and Pinus (no structural details). Food chains. Neurospora genetics.Concept of atoms and molecules. Photosynthesis . Binomial nomenclature. and passive immunity. root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature. molarity. stem.their uses and abuses. Immunology. factors and mechanism. transport of water and minerals. Botany Anatomy and Physiology of Plants . Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of hydrogen atom.Absolute scale of temperature. VSEPR model and shapes of molecules (linear. quantum numbers. shapes of s. Electronic configurations of elements (up to atomic number 36). antigen presentation.Bohr model. Systematics . de Broglie hypothesis. Mutation . spectrum of hydrogen atom. Gaseous and liquid states . rainfall and temperature with reference to natural resources. square pyramidal. Significance of life-cycles with special reference to alternation of generations as exemplified in Funaria. ideal gas equation.Basics of immune mechanisms and diseases. Mole concept. van der Waals equation. triangular. significant figures. Chemical formulae.their cell elements and functions. Absorption and cell-water which crossing-over occurs. Familiarity with taxa. Polarity in molecules. Wave. Deviation from ideality. competitive and non-competitive inhibition.history. p and d orbitals.particle duality. Internal and external regulators of growth and development in plant. Hydrogen bond.SI units for fundamental quantities. Calculations (based on mole concept) involving common oxidation-reduction. Xylem and Phloem . Interspecific associations. secondary growth and leaves. Role of mutations in evolution. Biological equilibrium. principles of vaccination. molality and normality. Hybridisation involving s. Concentration in terms of mole fraction. Diffusion of gases. square planar. activation energy. Internal structure of root. angular. tropic and turgor movements. Comparative study of dicot and monocot anatomy. Law of partial pressures. Aufbau principle. pyramidal. Ecology Physical and biological factors influencing organisms. Uncertainty principle. Humans and Environment Soil. Vapour pressure. Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule. stomatal mechanism.discovery. p and d orbitals only. Balanced chemical equations.Principles of classical and new systematics. trigonal 10 . importance. Our natural resources . Kinetic theory of gases. transpiration and respiration. pyramids of numbers and biomass. Atomic structure and chemical bonding . kinetics. monoclonal antibodies and their uses. Environmental pollution and preventive measures. neutralisation and displacement reactions. Orbital overlap and covalent bond. immunology of AIDS. Plant growth and development. Elaboration of Mendel's laws of inheritance. Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear diatomic species. types of Mutation and Mutations in diploids. Monohybrid or Dihybrid crosses. Internal structure of dicot and monocot leaves. dipole moment (qualitative aspects only).

cis-trans and ionisation isomerisms. ionic radii. Solid state . Free energy. S. bcc and hcp lattices. properties and reactions alkaline earth metals with emphasis on Mg and Ca and their compounds such as oxides. Equilibrium constant. Le Chatelier's principle (effect of concentration. beta. packing in fcc. Chemical kinetics . hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear. Faraday's laws of electrolysis. P (especially oxides and oxyacids compounds of these elements.oxides.Electrochemical cells and cell reactions. Hess’s law. 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 . tetrahedral and octahedral). b. properties and reactions of alkali metals. hydroxides. N. peroxides. equivalent and molar conductivity. specific. work and heat. Inorganic Chemistry Study of different groups in periodic table Group 1A (Preparation. general characteristics. carbon dating. chlorides and sulphates) Group 2A (preparation. Heat of reaction. Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure. Si (silicones and silicates). c. peroxides. Acids and bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts). ammonia for N) and O (peroxide and ozone). bicarbonates. Order of reactions.) Transition elements (3d series) . colour (excluding the details of electronic transitions) and calculation of spin-only magnetic moment. Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions. square planar and octahedral). common ion effect. (Allotropes of C. Nearest neighbours. elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point. Electrochemistry . variable oxidation states and their stabilities. Standard electrode potentials. Second law of thermodynamics.nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds. Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded). Chemical equilibrium . pressure-volume work. bicarbonates. First order reactions. Properties of alpha. Kohlrausch's law. chlorides and sulphates) Group 3A (chemistry of Boron and its compounds – diborane) Group 8A (preparation. Energetics . Rate constant. 11 . Electrochemical series. alpha.Raoult's law. hydroxides. with emphasis on chemistry of Na and K and their compounds . close packed structure of solids (cubic). gamma).Definition. carbonates. Hydrolysis of salts.Law of mass action. Entropy. carbonates. temperature and pressure). Nernst equation and its relation to ΔG. seven crystal systems (cell parameters a. Concentration cells. beta and gamma rays.Radioactivity. Coordination compounds . Stability of nuclei with respect to proton-neutron ratio.C. point defects. Crystalline state. Isotopes and isobars. Nuclear chemistry . Significance of ΔG and ΔGº in chemical equilibrium.Rates of chemical reactions.First law of thermodynamics. Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation). in addition phosphines for P. N should be covered. Simple ionic compounds. pH and buffer solutions. S. Solubility product. tetrahedral.Classification of solids. Electrolytic conductance. Criterion of spontaneity. fusion and vapourization. emf of galvanic cells. Enthalpy. Internal energy. Solutions .bipyramidal.

physical properties of alkanes (melting points. Ag with more emphasis on Cu). electrophilic substitution reactions sulphonation). glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose. Cannizzaro reaction. Sandmeyer and related reactions of diazonium salts. oxime and hydrazone formation. Structural and geometrical isomerism. Carbohydrate . General operation stages involved in metallurgical operation. azo coupling reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines. S and E. nucleophilic substitution reactions Alcohols . mand p.rearrangement reactions of alkyl carbocation. Carboxylic acids . boiling points and density). Metal acetylides. Aldehydes and Ketones oxidation.directing groups in monosubstituted benzenes. Perkin reaction. properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes . Z nomenclature excluded). Haloarenes . (R. conversion of alcohols into aldehydes 2 and ketones. mono. sulphonation. Effect of o-. Resonance and hyperconjugation.Acidity. Sigma and pi-bonds. Reactions of benzene . Polarity and inductive effects in alkyl halides. Acidity of alkynes. nitration. Organic Chemistry Concepts . Kolbe reaction.Preparation by Williamson's Synthesis. reaction with sodium.definition and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids. Formation. Addition reactions of alkynes. HOX and H2O (X=halogen).Metals and metallurgy . carbylamine reaction. Shapes of simple organic molecules. Reactive intermediates produced during homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavage. Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases. mono. Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions. 12 . reduction. HX.Hybridisation of carbon. IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds (only hydrocarbons. Ethers . Determination of empirical and molecular formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method). Grignard reactions. density and dipole moments). (halogenation.formation of esters. Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2. Combustion and halogenation of alkanes. aldol condensation.General methods involving chemical principles. Reduction of alkenes and alkynes. ester hydrolysis. Metallurgy of Fe-triad (Fe. ZnCl / concentrated HCl. Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone. preparation from nitro compounds. Reimer-Tieman reaction.esterification. carbanions and free radicals. Keto-enol tautomerism. Co. And Ni with more emphasis on Fe metallurgy).functional and bi-functional compounds). Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the stereochemistry of addition and elimination). Phenols . Amines . Metallurgy of p-block element (emphasis on Al). dehydration and oxidation. Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections). Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation.Structure and aromaticity. Oxidation.and di. nitration and Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above) Alkyl halides .basicity of substituted anilines and aliphatic amines. Haloform reaction and nucleophilic addition reactions (Grignard addition). Electrophilic substitution reactions halogenation. Metallurgy of coinage metals (Cu.Homologous series. Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centres.nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine substitution).saccharides (glucose and sucrose). phosphorus halides.physical properties of alkenes and alkynes (boiling points. reduction. structure and stability of carbocations. Preparation. reaction with nitrous acid. Hydrogen bonds . acid chlorides and amides. Preparation of alkanes by Wurtz reaction and decarboxylation reactions. Preparation.Classification. properties and reactions of alkanes .

determinant of a square matrix of order up to three. conditional probability. Mathematics Algebra Algebra of complex numbers. Binomial theorem for positive integral index. formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles. Locus Problems.Direction cosines and direction ratios. geometric interpretations. solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables. conjugation. equations of tangent. intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle. equations of tangent and normal. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. equality of matrices. equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines. multiplication. diagonal. directrices and eccentricity. angle between two lines. Arithmetic. sine rule. sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions. concurrency of lines. half-angle formula and the area of a triangle. 13 . general solution of trigonometric equations. equation of a plane. inverse of a square matrix of order up to three. orthocentre.Amino acids and peptides . equation of a straight line in space. Parametric equations of a circle. Equation of a straight line in various forms. inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only). cube roots of unity. distance of a point from a plane. Equations of a parabola. computation of probability of events using permutations and combinations. shift of origin. addition. polar representation. formation of quadratic equations with given roots. Analytical geometry Two dimensions .Cartesian coordinates. properties of modulus and principal argument. symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices and their properties. Bayes Theorem. their foci. Logarithms and their properties. Addition and multiplication rules of probability. distance of a point from a line. triangle inequality. cosine rule. addition and subtraction formulae. infinite geometric series. section formulae. distance between two points. independence of events. Some examples for separation of amino acid mixture using physical properties. Three dimensions . Equation of a circle in various forms. their periodicity and graphs.General structure (only primary structure for peptides) and physical properties. properties of these matrix operations. geometric and harmonic means. properties of binomial coefficients. symmetric functions of roots. normal and chord. multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices. incentre and circumcentre of a triangle. Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines. Permutations and combinations. arithmetic. sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers. parametric equations. geometric and harmonic progressions. ellipse and hyperbola in standard form. Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers. relations between roots and coefficients. Centroid. Trigonometry Trigonometric functions. Relations between sides and angles of a triangle. transpose of a matrix. equation of a circle through the points of intersection of two circles and those of a circle and a straight line. addition.

derivatives of polynomial. scalar multiplication. into. least count. composite functions. Kinetic and potential energy. application of definite integrals to the determination of areas involving simple curves. dot and cross products. current and resistance. Newton’s laws of motion. L’Hospital rule for evaluation of limits of functions. increasing and decreasing functions. rational. solution of homogeneous differential equations. definite integrals and their properties. indefinite integrals of standard functions. intermediate value property of continuous functions.Differential calculus Real valued functions of a real variable. dependent and control variables. exponential and logarithmic functions. Conservation 14 . inverse trigonometric. Uniform circular motion. onto and one-to-one functions. product and quotient of two functions. Derivatives of implicit functions. Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference. trigonometric. time. geometrical interpretation of the derivative. temperature. Torque. Derivative of a function. inverse of a function. Errors in the measurements and error analysis. Integration by parts. chain rule. range and interval. absolute value. product and quotient of two functions. Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits. separation of variables method. projectiles. Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy. Identification of independent. difference. Graphical representation. difference. Physics General Units and dimensions. tangents and normals. maximum and minimum values of a function. moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes. Angular momentum. Mechanics Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only). Identification of sample size. Null) and measurement of length. Integral calculus Integration as the inverse process of differentiation. Rigid body. Formation of ordinary differential equations. polynomial. derivatives up to order two. sum. significant figures. exponential and logarithmic functions. Limit and continuity of a function. Systems of particles. mass. continuity of composite functions. Even and odd functions. Centre of mass and its motion. Work and power. integration by the methods of substitution and partial fractions. Rolle’s Theorem and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorem. Relative velocity. Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus. limit and continuity of the sum. Law of gravitation. moment of inertia. Design of some simple experiments. difference. Indirect. Gravitational potential and field. Vectors Addition of vectors. rational. parallel and perpendicular axes theorems. Elastic and inelastic collisions. Identification of appropriate measurement techniques and instruments. potential difference. Static and dynamic friction. trigonometric. Methods of measurement (Direct. scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations. Acceleration due to gravity. dimensional analysis. interpretation and analysis of data. product and quotient of two functions. Escape velocity. derivative of the sum. linear first order differential equations. Impulse.

Young’s modulus. Electric field lines. Streamline flow. Thermal physics Thermal expansion of solids. Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop. Heat conduction in one dimension. Wien’s displacement law. Buoyancy. latent heat. Terminal velocity.Faraday’s law. Self and mutual inductance. Rolling without slipping of rings. Resonance. Electric field and potential. Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation. capillary rise. voltmeter. Kirchhoff’s law. Biot-Savart’s law and Ampere’s law. Electric current.absorptive and emissive powers. Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field. Linear and angular simple harmonic motions. along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid. LR and LC circuits with and A. Capacitance . Magnification. Ideal gas laws. Stefan’s law. 15 . First and second law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases). Beats. Magnetic moment of a current loop. Combination of mirrors and thin lenses. Electricity and magnetism Coulomb’s law. Bernoulli’s theorem. uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell. interference limited to Young’s double slit experiment. ammeter and their conversions. Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism. Doppler effect (in sound). Electromagnetic induction . Hooke’s law.of angular momentum. Elementary idea of diffraction – Rayleigh criterion. Energy stored in a capacitor. Blackbody radiation . Equilibrium of rigid bodies. Calorimetry. Newton’s law of cooling. Pressure in a fluid.C. Surface energy and surface tension. Moving coil galvanometer. Force on a moving charge and on a current carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field. Flux of electric field. Collision of point masses with rigid bodies. Pascal’s law.Stoke’s and Poiseuille’s law. Thin lenses. Magnetic field near a current carrying straight wire. Speed of sound in gases. Lenz’s law. Vibration of strings and air columns. bulk modulus of gases. Wave nature of light . such as to find field due to infinitely long straight wire. Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications. Ohm’s law. Equivalence of heat and work. Viscosity . Heating effect of current. cylinders and spheres. Elementary idea of polarization – Brewster’s law and the law of Malus. Optics Rectilinear propagation of light. Plane wave motion. superposition of waves.Calculation of capacitance with and without dielectrics. Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases. Elementary concepts of convection and radiation. Sources. equation of continuity. RC.Huygen’s principle. Progressive and stationary waves. Entropy. Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces. Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells. Isothermal V P and adiabatic processes. Capacitors in series and parallel. liquids and gases. longitudinal and transverse waves. Specific heats ( C and C for monoatomic and diatomic gases).

Photoelectric effect. Fission and fusion processes. Decay constant. Bohr’s theory of hydrogen like atoms. Characteristic and continuous Xrays. Alpha. beta and gamma radiations. Moseley’s law.Modern physics Atomic nucleus. Half-life and mean life. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. de Broglie wavelength of matter waves. Binding energy and its calculation. Energy calculation in these processes. 16 . Law of radioactive decay.