IMAT test syllabus 2013

Category: Admissions & IMAT

The topics for the IMAT exam are:

Section 1: General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning (Critical
Thinking and Problem Solving)
Section 1 will assess general knowledge and the logical reasoning skills that
students must possess if they are to succeed in a course of study at the highest
level. Such skills are basic to any academic studies, which often require students to
solve novel problems, or consider arguments put forward to justify a conclusion, or to
promote or defend a particular point of view.

General Knowledge
General Knowledge questions may address a range of cultural topics, including
aspects of literary, historical, philosophical, social and political culture.

Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking involves reasoning using everyday written language. Questions
focus on the skills involved in understanding and evaluating arguments. These
include: drawing and summarising conclusions, identifying assumptions and
reasoning errors, and assessing the impact of additional evidence.

Summarising the Main Conclusion
Drawing a Conclusion
Identifying an Assumption
Assessing the Impact of Additional Evidence
Detecting Reasoning Errors

Transporters of energy: NAD. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Finding Procedures . Chromosomes.Problem Solving Relevant Selection . Properties of water. Mendelian genetics. Cell size.Sometimes you will find that even if you have selected all the relevant information. The cell as the basis of life Cellular theory. The role of enzymes. FAD. in which the task is to select only that information which is necessary and helpful in finding a solution. you might find the book "thinking skills" to be very usefull . Classical genetics: chromosome theory of inheritance. Bioenergetics The energy currency of cells: ATP.In this type of question you will be presented with information and asked to identify the same information presented in a different way. Identifying Similarity . The biological importance of weak interactions. much of which is unimportant.see the recomended books list Section 2: Biology The chemistry of living things The bio-elements. Reproduction and Inheritance Life cycles. To prepare for this section. Cell reproduction: mitosis and meiosis. chromosome maps. Glycolysis. you have to find a method or procedure which you can use to generate a solution. Organic molecules in living organisms and their respective functions. Aerobic respiration. Molecular genetics: DNA and genes. Fermentation.Very often a real world problem will be overloaded with information. or a situation in which different information has a similar structure. Animal tissues. Cellular structures and their specific functions. Photosynthesis. Oxidationreduction reactions in living things. sex chromosomes. no solution presents itself. genetic . The cell membrane and its functions. For this type of question. Sexual and asexual reproduction. Basic laws and applications. This kind of question demands Relevant Selection.

Fundamentals of inorganic chemistry Nomenclature and main properties of inorganic compounds: oxides. protein synthesis. Section 3: Chemistry The constitution of matter States of matter. Inheritance and environment Mutations. salts. electron affinity. Homeostasis. conversion from grams to moles and vice versa. The periodic table of elements Groups and periods. ionization potential. hereditary diseases. position in the periodic table and properties. heterogeneous and homogeneous systems. electronegativity. Regulation of gene expression. hydroxides. Avogadro constant. transition elements. The immune response. Nerve impulse. Transmission and processing of information. New frontiers of genetics: recombinant DNA and its potential bio-technological applications. Chemical reactions and stoichiometry Atomic and molecular weight. Hormonal regulation. The genetic basis of evolution. electronic structure of atoms of the elements.code and its translation. isotopes. . concept of the mole. The structure of the atom Elementary particles. periodic properties of elements: atomic radius. DNA of prokaryotes. bond polarity. Anatomy and Physiology of animals and humans Anatomy of the major organs and their functions and interactions. compounds and elements. Natural and artificial selection. covalent bond. metals and non-metals. atomic number and mass number. position in the periodic table. The chemical bond Ionic bond. Evolutionary theories. relations between electronic structure. The chromosome of eukaryotes. Human genetics: transmission of mono and multi-factorial features. elementary stoichiometric calculations. acids.

Solutions Solvent properties of water. solubility. and multiples and submultiples (names and values). molecular. Kinematics Kinematic quantities. ketones. fundamental and derived quantities. amines. potential energy.balancing simple reactions. various types of chemical reactions. Fundamentals of organic chemistry Bonds between carbon atoms. 2nd and 3rd laws of motion. Technical (or practical) (ST) and the International System (SI) of Units (names and relationships between fundamental and derived units). neutrality and basicity of aqueous solutions. . Acids and bases Concepts of acids and bases. pH. Definitions of mass and weight. Forces. the concepts of oxidising and reducing agents. the main ways of expressing the concentration of solutions. Dynamics Vectors and operations on vectors. Vector composition of forces. amides. structural and displayed formulae. Density and specific gravity. Law of universal gravitation. kinetic energy. aliphatic. esters. knowledge of the metric system and the CGS System of Units. Work. harmonic motion (for all motion: definition and relationships between measures). moments of forces about a point. various types of motion with particular regard to uniform and uniformly accelerating rectilinear motion. physical dimensions of quantities. functional groups: alcohols. Section 4: Physics & Mathematics Physics Measures Direct and indirect measures. Acceleration due to gravity. concept of isomers. alicyclic and aromatic hydrocarbons. 1st. Principle of conservation of energy. carboxylic acids. ethers. uniform circular motion. acidity. Oxidation and reduction Oxidation number. aldehydes.

Roots and their properties. Mathematics Algebra and numerical sets Natural numbers. sign. heat capacity. and its units of measurement (not only in the SI system). Field and electric potential. Capacitors in series and in parallel. Thermodynamics Thermometry and calorimetry. Powers with whole and rational exponents and their properties. Power. Ohm's law. Algebraic fractions. electrical resistors in series and in parallel. Direct current. Proportions and percentages. Stevino's law. Pascal's principle. Trigonometric equations and inequalities. Systems of equations. codomain. Mechanisms of heat propagation. Specific heat. Dielectric constant. Operations and their properties. factorisation of polynomials. logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Composite functions and inverse functions. increasing and decreasing. Geometry . Effects of electrical currents (thermal. Work. Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents. Changes of state and latent heat. Algebraic equations and inequalities of the first and second order. Joule effect. Generators. Special products of binomials. etc. exponential. Logarithms (base 10 and base e) and their properties. Functions Basic concepts of functions and their graphical representations (domain. Electrostatics and electrodynamics Coulomb's law. Electrical resistance and resistivity. Capacitors. chemical and magnetic).Fluid mechanics Pressure. Algebraic and polynomial expressions. Elementary functions: whole and fractional algebraic functions. First and second laws of thermodynamics. scales and scientific notation. Elements of combinatorics. n th power of a binomial. integers.). Sorting and comparison. maxima and minima. Archimedes' principle. rational and real numbers. Ideal Gas Laws.

Probability and Statistics Frequency distributions and their graphic representations. Sine. . Cartesian reference system in a plane. ellipse and their representation in the Cartesian plane. Measurement of length. Pythagorean theorem. Distance between two points and the midpoint of a segment. cosine. Equation of the circle. Circle and circumference. similarities and equivalences in the plane.Polygons and their properties. Concepts of parallel and perpendicular. Concepts of random experiments and of events. Isometries. the parabola. Probability and frequency. Distance of a point from a straight line. Trigonometric formulas. hyperbola. area and volume. Solving triangles. Measure angles in degrees and radians. Geometric loci. Equation of a line. tangent of an angle and their significant values.