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Manipal University, Karnataka Bachelor of medical and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) Eligibility: Applicants should have completed Class 12 or an equivalent examination with physics, chemistry, biology and English. For those following the American high school system, applications will be considered if the above courses are taken in Class 11 and 12 or as advanced placement courses. Applicants / Students who have completed the above courses/subjects in their bachelor's degree will also be considered for admission. Late date to apply: March 12, 2012 
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Re: Manipal University MBBS Entrance Exam The Manipal university MBBS entrance exam Question paper will comprise of the following sections: 80 questions from mathematics 60 questions from physics 60 questions from chemistry 40 questions from General English & General Aptitude The entrance test duration is of 2.30 hours and consists of 240 multiple choice questions (MCQ) of the objective type. The exam will conduct at the following exam centres: Rangpo Patna Ranchi Bangalore Chandigarh Bhubaneshwar Bhopal Delhi Guwahati Kolkata Siliguri Silchar SMIMS Gangtok Lucknow Pune SMIT
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As you are looking to appear in the MBBS Entrance Exam conducted by Manipal University, so here I am providing the following details: Eligibility Criteria Candidates must have passed in Class 12th with Science (Biology, Physics & Chemistry) from any recognized Board. Admission will be on the basis of Entrance Test. Exam Schedule 14.04.2014 to 15.05.2014 Last date for receipt 11.03.2014 Syllabus for MBBS Entrance Exam PHYSICS DYNAMICS Newton’s laws of motion: First law of motion  force and inertia with examples momentum  second law of motion, derivation of F=ma, mention of spring force F=kx, mention of basic forces in nature  impulse and impulsive forces with examples  second law as applied to variable mass situation  third law of motion  Identifying action and reaction forces with examples  derivation of law of conservation of momentum with examples in daily life  principle of rocket propulsion  inertial and noninertial frames  apparent weight in a lift and rocket/satellite  problems. Fluid Dynamics: Explanation of streamline and turbulent motion  mention of equation of continuity  mention of expressions for PE, KE and pressure energy of an element of a liquid flowing through a pipe  statement and explanation of Bemoulli’s theorem and its application to uplift of an aircraft sprayer. Surface tension: Concept of adhesive and cohesive forces  definition of Surface energy and surface tension and angle of contact  explanation of capillary rise and mention of its expression  mention of application of surface tension to (i) formation of drops and bubbles (ii) capillary action in wick of a lamp (iii) action of detergents. Work  power  energy: Work done by a force  F.S  unit of work  graphical representation of work done by a constant and variable force  power  units of power  energy  derivation of expression for gravitation potential energy and kinetic energy of a moving body  statement of work  energy theorem  mention of expression for potential energy of a spring  statement and explanation of law of conservation of energy  illustration in he case of a body sliding down on an inclined plane  discussion of special case = 90o for a freely falling body  explanation of conservative and nonqwhen conservative forces with examples  explanation of elastic and inelastic collisions with examples  coefficient of restitution  problems. Gravitation: Statement and explanation of law of gravitation  definition of G  derivation of relation between g and G  mention of expression for variation of g with altitude, depth and latitude  statement and explanation of Kepler’s laws of planetary motion  definition of orbital velocity and escape velocity and mention of their expressions  satellites  basic concepts of geostationary satellites, launching of satellites  IRS and communication satellites  brief explanation of Inertial mass and gravitational mass  weightlessness  remote sensing and essentials of space communication  problems. Concurrent Coplannar forces: Definition of resultant and equilibrant  statement of law of parallelogram of forces  derivation of expression for magnitude and direction of two concurrent coplanar forces  law of triangle of forces and its converse  Lami’s theorem  problems. HEAT Gas laws: Statement and explanation of Boyle’s law and Charle’s law  definition of Pressure and Volume Coefficient of a gas  absolute zero  Kelvin scale of temperature  mention of perfect gas equation  explanation of isothermal and adiabatic changes  mention of VanderWaal’s equation of state for real gases. Mode of heat transfer: Conduction of heat  steady state  temperature gradient  definition of coefficient of thermal conductivity  basic concepts of convection of heat  radiation  properties of thermal radiation  radiant energy  definition of emissivity and absorptivity  perfect black body  statement and explanation of Kirchhoff’s law. Newton’s law of cooling  Stefan’s law  Wien’s displacement and Planck’s law  qualitative explanation of solar constant and surface temperature of sun  principle and working of total radiation pyrometer  problems. GEOMETRICAL OPTICS Waves: Waves around us  brief note on light waves, sound waves, radio waves, micro waves, seismic waves  wave as a carrier of energy  classification of waves. (i) based on medium  mechanical and electromagnetic waves (ii) based on vibration of particles in the medium  Longitudinal & transverse waves  one, two & three dimensional waves with example  definition of wave amplitude, wave frequency, wave period, wavelength and wave velocity  concept to establish the relation between pathlof phase of a wave  derivation v=f difference and phase difference  definition of a progressive wave  and its characteristics  derivation of equation of a progressive wave  different forms of a progressive wave equation  definition of wave intensity  mention of expression of wave intensity and its unit  statement and explanation of principles of superposition of waves with examples  problems. Sound: Properties of sound  speed of sound in a gas  explanation of Newton’s formula for speed of sound  correction by Laplace  Newton  Laplace formula  discussion of factors affecting speed i.e. pressure, temperature, humidity and wind  definition of sound intensity  explanation of loudness and its unit  definition of intensity level and its unit  mention of relation between intensity and loudness  distinction between noise and musical note  characteristics of a musical note  phenomenon of beats and its theory  application of beats (i) to find the frequency of a note (ii) to tune the musical instruments Doppler effect  derivation of expression for apparent frequency in general case and discussion to special cases  qualitative comparison of Doppler effect in sound and light  problems. Refraction at a plane surface: Refraction through a parallel sided glass slab  derivation of expressions for lateral shift and normal shift (object in a denser medium)  total internal reflection and its applications optical fibers and its application in communication  problems. Refraction through a prism: Derivation of expression for the refractive index in terms of A and D dispersion through a prism  experimental  arrangement for pure spectrum  deviation produced by a thin prism  dispersive power  mention of condition for dispersion without deviation  problems. Refraction at a spherical surface: Derivation of the relation  connecting n,u,v and r for refraction at a spherical surface (concave towards a point object in a denser medium) derivation of lens maker’s formula power of a lens  magnification  derivation of expression for the equivalent focal length of combination of two thin lenses in contact  mention of expression for equivalent focal length of two thin lenses separated by a distance  problems. PHYSICAL OPTICS Introduction to Theories of Light: A brief explanation of Newton’s corpuscular theory, Huygen’s wave theory and Maxwell’s electromagnetic theory  mention of expression for o, qualitative explanation of Hertz’s experiment  briefeomÖspeed of light C=1/ explanation of Planck’s quantum theory of radiation dual nature of light. Interference: Explanation of the phenomenon theory of interference  derivation of conditions for constructive and destructive interference. Young’s double slit experiment, derivation of expression for fringe width  qualitative explanation of interference at thin films and Newton’s rings  problems. Diffraction: Explanation of the phenomenon  distinction between Fresnel and Fraunhoffer diffraction qualitative explanation of diffraction at single slit and analysis of diffraction pattern (Fraunhoffer type) qualitative explanation of plane diffraction grating at normal incidence  limit of resolution  resolving power  Rayleigh’s criterion  definition and mention of expression for resolving powers of microscope and telescope  problems. Polarisation: Explanation of the phenomenon  representation of polarized and unpolarised light explanation of plane of polarization and plane of vibration  methods of producing plane polarized light : by reflection  Brewster’s law, refraction, double refraction, selective absorption  construction and application of polaroids  optical activity  specific rotatory power  construction and working of Laurent’s half shade polarimeter  mention of circularly and elliptically polarized light  problems. Speed of light: Michelson’s rotating mirror experiment to determine of light  importance of speed of light. ELECTROSTATICS Electric charges: Concept of charge  Coulomb’s law, absolute and relative permittivity  SI unit of charge. Electrostatic Field: Concept of electric field  definition of field strength  derivation of expression for the field due to an isolated change, concept of dipole  mention of expression for the field due to a dipole definition of dipole moment  mention of expression for torque on a dipole  explanation of polarization of a dielectric medium  dielectric strength  concept of lines of force and their characteristics  explanation of electric flux  statement and explanation of Gauss theorem and its applications to derive expressions for electric intensity (a) near the surface of a charged conductor (b) near a spherical conductor  concept of electric potential  derivation of the relation between electric field and potential  derivation of expression for potential due to an isolated charge  explanation of potential energy of a system of charges  problems. Capacitors: Explanation of capacity of a conductor and factors on which it depends  definition of capacitance and its unit  derivation of expression for capacity of a spherical conductor  principle of a capacitor  derivation of expression for capacitance of parallel plate capacitor  mention of expression for capacitance of spherical and cylindrical capacitors  derivation of expression for energy stored in a capacitor  derivation of expression for equivalent capacitance of capacitors in series and parallel  mention of uses of capacitors  problems. CURRENT ELECTRICITY Electric current: Microscope view of current through conductors (random motion of electrons)  explanation of drift d nvelocity and mobility  derivation of expression for current I = neA deduction of Ofim’s law  origin of resistance  definition of resistivity  temperature coefficient of resistance  concept of super conductivity  explanation of critical temperature, critical field and high temperature superconductors  mention of uses of superconductors  thermistors and mention of their uses  colour code for resistors derivation of expression for effective resistance of resistances in series and parallel derivation of expression for branch currents  definition of emf and internal resistance of a cell  Ohm’s law applied to a circuit problems. Kirchoff’s laws: Statement and explanation of Kirchoff’s laws for electrical network  explanation of Wheastone’s network  derivation of the condition for its balance by applying Kirchoff’s laws  principle of metre bridge  problems. Magnetic effect of electric current: Magnetic field produced by electric current  statement and explanation of Biot  Savart’s (Laplace’s) law  derivation of expression for magnetic field at any point on the axis of a circular coil carrying current and hence expression for magnetic field at the centre  current in a circular coil as a magnetic dipole  explanation of magnetic moment of the current loop  mention of expression for the magnetic field due to (i) a straight current carrying conductor (ii) at a point on the axis of a solenoid  basic concepts of terrestrial magnetism  statement and explanation of Tangent law construction and theory of tangent galvanometer  problems. Mechanical effect of electric current: Mention of expression for force on a charge moving in magnetic field  mention of expression for force on a conductor carrying current kept in a magnetic field  statement of Fleming’s left hand rule  explanation of magnetic field strength in terms of flux density  derivation of expression for the force between two parallel conductors carrying currents and hence definition of ampere mention of expression for torque on a current loop kept in an uniform magnetic field  construction and theory of moving coil galvanometer  conversion of a pointer galvanometer into an ammeter and voltmeter problems. Electromagnetic Induction: Statement explanation of Faraday’s laws of electromagnetic induction and Lenz’s law  derivation of expression for emf induced in a rod moving in a uniform magnetic field explanation of self induction and mutual induction  mention of expression for energy stored in a coil explanation of eddy currents  alternating currents  derivation of expression for sinusoidal emf  definition of phase and frequency of ac  mention of the expression for instantaneous, peak, rms, and average values derivation of expression for current in case of ac applied to a circuit containing (i) pure resistor (ii) inductor (iii) capacitor  derivation of expression for impedance and current in LCR series circuit by phasor diagrm method  explanation of resonance  derivation of expression for resonant frequency  brief account of sharpness of resonance and Qfactor  mention of expression for power in ac circuits  power factor and wattless current  qualitative description of choke basic ideas of magnetic hysteresis  construction and working of transformers  mention of sources of power loss in transformers  ac meters  principle and working of moving iron meter  qualitative explanation of transmission of electrical power  advantages of ac and dc  problems. ATOMIC PHYSICS Introduction to atomic physics: Mention of the types of electron emission  description and theory of Dunnington’s method of finding e/m of an electron  explanation of types of spectra: emission and absorption spectra  brief account of Fraunhoffer lines  qualitative explanation of electromagnetic spectrum with emphasis on frequency. Photo electric effect: Explanation of photo electric effect  experiment to study photo electric effect experimental observations  Einstein’s photo electric equation and its explanation  principle and uses of photo cells: (i) photo emissive (ii) photo voltaic (iii) photo conductive cells  problems. Dual nature of matter: Concept of matter waves  arriving at the expression for de Brogile Wave length principle and working of G.P. Thomson’s experiment  principle of Electron Microscope  Scanning Electron Microscope Transmission Electron Microscope and Atomic Force Microscope. Bohr’s Atom model: Bohr’s atomic model for Hydrogen like atoms  Bohr’s postulates  arriving at the expressions for radius, velocity, energy and wave number  explanation of spectral series of Hydrogen energy level diagram  explanation of ionization and excitation energy  limitations of Bohr’s theory qualitative explanation of Sommerfeld & Vector atom models  problems. Scattering of light: Explanation of coherent and incoherent scattering  blue of the sky and sea  red at sunrise and sunset  basic concepts and applications of Raman effect. Lasers: Interaction between energy levels and electromagnetic radiation  laser action  population inversion  optical pumping  properties of lasers  construction and working of Ruby laser  mention of applications of lasers  brief account of photonics. Nuclear Physics: Characteristics of nucleus  qualitative explanation of liquid drop model  qualitative explanation of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and its applications in medical diagnostics as MRI nuclear forces and their characteristics  explanation of Einsteins mass  energy relation  definition of amu and eV  arriving at 1amu = 931 Mev  examples to show the conversion of mass into energy and viceversa  mass defect  binding energy  specific binding energy  BE curve  packing fraction. Nuclear fission with equations  nuclear chain reaction  critical mass  controlled and uncontrolled chain reactions  types of nuclear reactors and mention of their principles  disposal of nuclear waste. Nuclear fusion  stellar energy (carbon & proton cycles)  problems. Radioactivity: Laws of radioactivity (i) mSoddy’s group displacement laws (ii) decay law  derivation of N=NOe explanation of decay constant  derivation of expression for half life  mention of expression for mean life  relation between half and mean life  units of activity: Bequerrel and Curie  Artificial transmutation: Artificial radioactivity  radio isotopes and mention of their uses  brief account of biological effects of radiations and safety measures  problems. Elementary particles: Basic concepts of decay  neutrino hypothesisbleptons and hadrons  qualitative explanation of and Quarks. Solid state electronics: Qualitative explanation of Bond theory of solids  classification of conductors, insulators and semiconductors  intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors  ptype and ntype semiconductors construction and action of pnjunction  forward and reverse biasing  half wave and full wave rectification function and application of light emitting diodes  photo diode  laser diode  transistors  npn and pnp transistors  action of transistor npn transistor as an amplifier in CE mode. Digital Electronics: Logic gates AND, OR, NOR & NAND symbols and truth table  applications of logic gates (Boolean equations)  half adder and full adder. Soft condensed matter physics: Liquid crystals  classification, thermotropic ( nematic, cholesteric and smectic) and lyotropic liquid crystals  mention of applications of liquid crystals  basic concepts of emulsions, gels & foams. CHEMISTRY STOICHIOMETRY Equivalent mass of elements  definition, principles involved in the determination of equivalent masses of elements by hydrogen displacement method, oxide method, chloride method and inter conversion method (experimental determination not needed). Numerical problems. Equivalent masses of acids, bases and salts. Atomic mass, Moleqular mass, vapour densitydefinitions. Relationship between molecular mass and vapour density. Concept of STP conditions. Gram molar volume. Experimental determination of molecular mass of a volatile substance by Victor Meyer’s method. Numerical problems. Mole concept and Avogadro number, numerical problems involving calculation of: Number of moles when the mass of substance is given, the mass of a substance when number of moles are given and number of particles from the mass of the substance. Numerical problems involving massmass, massvolume relationship in chemical reactions. Expression of concentration of solutionsppm, normality, molarity and mole fraction. Principles of volumetric analysis standard solution, titrations and indicatorsacidbase (phenolphthalein and methyl orange) and redox (Diphenylamine). Numerical problems. ATOMIC STRUCTURE Introduction constituents of atoms, their charge and mass. Atomic number and atomic mass. Wave nature of light, Electromagnetic spectrumemission spectrum of hydrogenLyman series, Balmer series, Paschen series, Brackett series and Pfund series. Rydberg’s equation. Numerical problems involving calculation of wavelength and wave numbers of lines in the hydrogen spectrum. Atomic model Bhor’s theory, (derivation of equation for energy and radius not required). Explanation of origin of lines in hydrogen spectrum. Limitations of Bhor’s theory. Dual nature of electron distinction between a particle and a wave. de Broglie’s theory. Matterwave equation (to be derived). Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle (Qualitative). Quantum numbers  n, l, m and s and their significance and inter relationship. Concept of orbital shapes of s, p and d orbitals. Pauli’s exclusion principle and aufbau principle. Energy level diagram and (n+1) rule. Electronic configuration of elements with atomic numbers from 1 to 54. Hund’s rule of maximum multiplicity. General electronic configurations of s, p and d block elements. PERIODIC PROPERTIES Periodic table with 18 groups to be used. Atomic radii (Van der Waal and covalent) and ionic radii: Comparison of size of cation and anion with the parent atom, size of isoelectronic ions. Ionization energy, electron affinity, electronegativity Definition with illustrations. Variation patterns in atomic radius, ionization energy, electron affinity, electronegativity down the group and along the period and their interpretation. OXIDATION NUMBER Oxidation and reductionElectronic interpretation. Oxidation number: definition, rules for computing oxidation number. Calculation of the oxidation number of an atom in a compound/ion. Balancing redox equations using oxidation number method, calculation of equivalent masses of oxidising and reducing agents. GASEOUS STATE GAS LAWS: Boyle’s Law, Charle’s Law, Avogadro’s hypothesis, Dalton’s law of partial pressures, Graham’s law of diffusion and Gay Lussac’s law of combining volumes. Combined gas equation. Kinetic molecular theory of gasespostulates, root mean square velocity, derivation of an equation for the pressure exerted by a gas. Expressions for r.m.s velocity and kinetic energy from the kinetic gas equation. Numerical problems. Ideal and real gases, Ideal gas equation, value of R (SI units). Deviation of real gases from the ideal behaviour. PVP curves. Causes for the deviation of real gases from ideal behavior. Derivation of Van der Waal’s equation and interpretation of PVP curves CHEMICAL KINETICS Introduction. Commercial importance of rate studies. Order of a reaction. Factors deciding the order of a reactionrelative concentrations of the reactants and mechanism of the reaction. Derivation of equation for the rate constant of a first order reaction. Unit for the rate constant of a first order reaction. Halflife period. Relation between halflife period and order of a reaction. Numerical problems. Determination of the order of a reaction by the graphical and the Ostwald’s isolation method. Zero order, fractional order and pseudo first order reactions with illustrations. Effect of temperature on the rate of a reactiontemperature coefficient of a reaction. Arrhenius interpretation of the energy of activation and temperature dependence of the rate of reaction. Arrhenius equation. Influence of catalyst on energy profile. Numerical problems on energy of activation. ORGANIC COMPOUNDS WITH OXYGEN2, AMINES Phenols: Uses of phenol. Classification: Mono, di and trihydric Phenols Isolation from coal tar and manufacture by Cumene process. Methods of preparation of phenol from  Sodium benzene sulphonate,Diazonium salts Chemical properties: Acidity of Phenolsexplanation using resonanceEffect of substituents on Acidity(methyl group and nitro group as substituents), Ring substitution reactionsBromination, Nitration, Friedelcraft’s methylation, Kolbe’s reaction, ReimerTiemann reaction. Aldehydes and Ketones: Uses of methanal,benzaldehyde and acetophenone Nomenclature General methods of preparation of aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes and ketones from Alcohols and Calcium salts of carboxylic acids Common Properties of aldehydes and ketones a) Addition reactions with  Hydrogen cyanide, sodium bisulphate b) Condensation reactions withHydroxylamine, Hydrazine, Phenyl hydrazine, Semicarbazide c) Oxidation. Special reactions of aldehydes:Cannizzaro’s reactionmechanism to be discussed, Aldol condensation, Perkin’s reaction, Reducing propertieswith Tollen’s and Fehling’s reagents. Special reaction of ketonesClemmensen’s reduction Monocarboxylic Acids: Uses of methanoic acid and ethanoic acid. Nomenclature and general methods of preparation of aliphatic acids From Alcohols, Cyanoalkanes and Grignard reagent General properties of aliphatic acids: Reactions with  Sodium bicarbonate, alcohols, Ammonia, Phosphorus pentachloride and soda lime Strength of acidsexplanation using resonance. Effect of substituents (alkyl group and halogen as substituents) Amines: Uses of Aniline Nomenclature ClassificationPrimary, Secondary, Tertiaryaliphatic and aromatic. General methods of preparation of primary amines from  Nitro hydrocarbons, Nitriles(cyano hydrocarbons), Amides(Hoffmann’s degradation) General Properties  Alkylation,Nitrous acid, Carbyl amine reaction, Acylation Tests to distinguish betweenPrimary, secondary, Tertiary aminesMethylation method. Interpretaion of Relative Basicity ofMethylamine, Ammonia and Aniline using inductive effect. HYDROCARBONS2 Stability of CycloalkanesBaeyer’s Strain theoryinterpretation of the properties of Cycloalkanes, strain less ring. Elucidation of the structure of Benzene  Valence Bond Theory and Molecular Orbital Theory. Mechanism of electrophilic substitution reactions of Benzenehalogenations, nitration, sulphonation and Friedel Craft’s reaction. HALOALKANES Monohalogen derivaties: Nomenclature and General methods of preparation fromAlcohols and alkenes. General properties of monohalogen derivatives: Reduction, with alcoholic KOH, Nucleophilic substitution reactions with alcoholic KCN, AgCN and aqueous KOH, with Magnesium, Wurtz reaction, WurtzFittig’s reaction, FriedalCraft’s reaction Mechanism of Nucleophilic Substitution reactions SN1 mechanism of Hydrolysis of teritiary butyl bromide and SN2 mechanism of Hydrolysis of methyl bromide. COORDINATION COMPOUNDS Coordination compound: Definition, complex ion, ligands, types of ligandsmono, bi, tri and polydentate ligands. Coordination number, isomerism (ionization linkage, hydrate), Werner’s theory, Sidgwick’s theory, and E A N rule, Nomenclature of coordination, compounds.Valance Bond Theory: sp3, dsp2 and d2sp3 hybridisation taking [Ni(Co)4], [Cu(NH3)4]SO4, K4[Fe(CN)6] respectively as examples. CHEMICAL BONDING – 2 Covalent bondingmolecular orbital theory :linear combination of atomic orbitals (Qualitative approach), energy level diagram, rules for filling molecular orbitals, bonding and anti bonding orbitals, bond order, electronic configuration of H2, Li2 and O2 Non existence of He2 and paramagnetism of O2. Metallic bond: Electron gas theory (Electron Sea model), definition of metallic bond, correlation of metallic properties with nature of metallic bond using electron gas theory. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS2 Spontaneous and nonSpontaneous process. Criteria for spontaneitytendency to attain a state of minimum energy and maximum randomness. EntropyEntropy as a measure of randomness, change in entropy, unit of entropy. Entropy and spontaneity. Second law of thermodynamics. Gibbs’ free as a driving force of a reaction Gibbs’ equation. Prediction of feasibility of a process in terms of • G using Gibbs’ equation. Standard free energy change and its relation to Kp(equation to be assumed). Numerical problems. SOLID STATE Crystalline and amorphous solids, differences. Types of crystalline solids  covalent, ionic, molecular and metallic solids with suitable examples. Space lattice, lattice points, unit cell and Co ordination number. Types of cubic latticesimple cubic, body centered cubic, face centered cubic and their coordination numbers. Calculation of number of particles in cubic unit cells. Ionic crystalsionic radius, radius ratio and its relation to coordination number and shape. Structures of NaCl and CsCl crystals. ELECTROCHEMISTRY Electrolytes and non electrolytes. ElectrolysisFaraday’s laws of electrolysis. Numerical problems. Arrhenius theory of electrolytic dissociation, Merits and limitations. Specific conductivities and molar conductivitydefinitions and units. Strong and weak electrolytesexamples. Factors affecting conductivity. Acids and Bases: Arrhenius’ concept, limitations. Bronsted and Lowry’s concept, merits and limitations. Lewis concept, Strengths of Acids and Bases  dissociation constants of weak acids and weak bases. Ostwald’s dilution law for a weak electrolytes(equation to be derived)  expression for hydrogen ion concentration of weak acid and hydroxyl ion concentration of weak base  numerical problems. Ionic product of water. pH concept and pH scale. pKa and pkb valuesnumerical problems. Buffers, Buffer action, mechanism of buffer action in case of acetate buffer and ammonia buffer. Henderson’s equation for pH of a buffer (to be derived). Principle involved in the preparation of buffer of required pHnumerical problems. Ionic equilibrium: common ion effect, solubility.2B and AB2product, expression for Ksp of sparingly soluble salts of types AB, A B2Relationship between solubility and solubility product of salts of types AB, A. Applications of common ion effect and solubility product in inorganic2and AB qualitative analysis. Numerical problems. Electrode potential: Definition, factors affecting single electrode potential. Standard electrode potential. Nernst’s equation for calculating single electrode potential (to be assumed). Construction of electrochemical cellsillustration using Daniel cell. Cell free energy change [•Go =nFEo (to be assumed)]. Reference electrode: Standard Hydrogen Electrodeconstruction, use of SHE for determination of SRP of other single electrodes. Limitations of SHE. Electrochemical series and its applications. Corrosion as an electrochemical phenomenon, methods of prevention of corrosion. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Inductive effect, Mesomeric effect and Electromeric effect with illustrations, Conversion of methane to ethane and vice versa and Methanol to ethanol and vice versa ISOMERISM2 Stereo isomerism:geometrical and optical isomerism Geometrical isomerismIllustration using 2butene, maleic acid and fumaric acid as example, Optical IsomerismChirality, optical activityDextro and Laevo rotation(D and L notations). CARBOHYDRATES Biological importance of carbohydrates, Classification into mono, oligo and poly saccharides. Elucidation of the open chain structure of Glucose. Haworth’s structures of Glucose, Fructose, Maltose and Sucrose(elucidation not required). OILS AND FATS Biological importance of oils and fats, Fatty acidssaturated, unsaturated, formation of triglycerides. Generic formula of triglycerides. Chemical nature of oils and fatssaponification, acid hydrolysis, rancidity refining of oils, hydrogenation of oils, drying oils, iodine value. AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEINS AminoacidsaBiological importance of proteins,  General formula Formulae and unique feature of glycine, alanine, serine, cysteine, aspartic acid, lysine, tyrosine and proline. Zwitter ion, amphiprotic nature, isoelectric point, peptide bond, polypeptides and proteins. Denaturation of proteins Structural features of Insulin  a natural polypeptide. METALLURGY – 2 Physicochemical concepts involved in the following metallurgical operations  Desilverisation of lead by Parke’s processDistribution law. Reduction of metal oxides  Ellingham diagrams  Relative tendency to undergo oxidation in case of elements Fe Ag, Hg, Al, C. Cr, and Mg. Blast furnace  metallurgy of iron  Reactions involved and their role, Maintenance of the temperature gradient, Role of each ingredient and Energetics INDUSTRIALLY IMPORTANT COMPOUNDS: Manufacture of Caustic soda by Nelson’s cell Method, Ammonia by Haber’s process, Sulphuric acid by Contact process and Potassium dichromate from chromite. Uses of the above compounds. Chemical properties of Sulphuric acid: Action with metals, Dehydrating nature, Oxidation reactions and Reaction with PCI Chemical properties of potassium dichromate: With KOH, Oxidation reactions, formation of chromyl chloride. GROUP 18, NOBEL GASES Applications of noble gases. Isolation of rare gases from Ramsay and Raleigh’s method and separation of individual gases from noble gas mixture (Dewar’s charcoal adsorption method).Preparation of Pt XeF6 by Neil Bartlett. d  BLOCK ELEMENTS (TRANSITION ELEMENTS) Definition. 3d series: electronic configurations, size, variable oxidation states, colour, magnetic properties, catalytic behaviour, complex formation and their interpretations. THEORY OF DILUTE SOLUTIONS Vant Hoffs theory of dilute Solutions. colligative property. Examples of colligative propertieslowering of vapour pressure, elevation in boiling points, depression in freezing point and osmotic pressure. Lowering of vapour pressureRaoult’s law (mathematical form to be assumed). Ideal and non ideal solutions (elementary idea)  measurement of relative lowering of vapour pressureostwald and Walker’s dymnamic method. Determination of molecular mass by lowering of vapour pressure). Numerical problems. COLLOIDS Introduction. Colloidal system and particle size. Types of colloidal systems. Lyophilic and lyiphobic sols, examples and differences. Preparation of sols by Bredig’s arc method and peptisation. Purification of solsdialysis and electro dialysis. Properties of solsTyndall effect, Brownian movement electrophoresis, origin of charge, coagulation, Hardy and Schulze rule, Protective action of sols. Gold number. Gold number of gelatin and starch. Applications of colloids. Electrical precipitation of smoke, clarification of drinking water and formation of delta. BIOLOGY  I GENERAL BIOLOGY TOPICS Biosystematics: Introduction  a) Need, history and types of classification (Artificial, Natural and Phylogenetic) b) Species concept, Binomial nomenclature with examples, Rules and advantages of binomial nomenclature. Linnaean hierarchy  Kingdom to species with examples (Cocos nucifera and Homo sapiens). The five  kingdom system of classification in detail  General characters of kingdoms Monera, Protista, Mycota, Metaphyta and Metazoa. Cell Biology: Cell structure: Structure and functions of cell components  cell wall, plasma membrane (fluid mosaic model), endoplasmic reticulum, plastids (brief), mitochondria (brief), Golgi complex, Ribosomes, Lysosomes, Centrosome, vacuole and nucleus  nuclear envelope (nuclear pores and nuclear lamina) nucleoplasm, nucleolus and chromatin. A brief account of ergastic substances (mention about reserve food, secretory and excretory substances with examples). Differences between plant cell and animal cell. Chromosomes: Discovery, shape, size and number of chromosomes, Autosomes and allosomes; Karyotype and idiogram. Chemical composition and function. General structure  Concept of centromere (primary constriction), secondary constriction, satellite, kinetochore, telomere. Types of chromosomes based on the position of centromere. Ultrastructural organization of the eukaryotic chromosome  nucleosome model. Numerical aspects of chromosomes: A brief note on aneuploidy (monosomy and trisomy) and euploidy (haploidy, diploidy and polyploidy). Cell Reproduction: Cell division and types. Concept of cell cycle. Mitotic division and significance. Meiotic division and its significance. Cancer  meaning of cancer, benign and malignant tumours, characters of cancer cells, types of cancer (Carcinoma, Sarcoma, Lymphoma and Leukemia), causes of cancer (physical, chemical and biological carcinogens with examples). Concept of cell senescence and apoptosis (programmed cell death). BOTANY TOPICS Diversity of life on earth: Kingdom Monera and other simple living forms  Prions and Viroids: Concept of prions and viroids  definition, discovery, chemical nature with one example of disease each  Creutzfeldt  Jacob disease (CJD) and Potato spindle tuber disease (PSTV). Viruses: Introduction  living and nonliving properties of viruses. Types of viruses  Plant viruses, Animal viruses, Bacterial viruses, DNA viruses and RNA viruses (Only definitions with examples to include the following  Viral disease in plants  Tobacco Mosaic, Cauliflower Mosaic, Potato Mottle, Leaf Mosaic of tomato and Banana Bunchy Top; viral diseases in animalsRabies, Dog distemper, Viral diseases in manJapanese Encephalitis, Poliomyelitis, HepatitisB, Herpes, AIDS and Conjunctivitis). Structure of T4 Bacteriophage, multiplication of T4 phage (Lytic cycle only). Bacteria: Introduction. Classification of bacteria based on mode of nutrition (Heterotrophic bacteria  parasitic, saprophytic and sumbiotic  and Autotrophic bacteria  photosynthetic and chemosynthetic; definition and one example for each group). Ultrastrucutre of the bacterial cell. Reproduction in bacteria  asexual reproduction by binary fission, endospore formation and sexual mechanism (genetic recombination in bacteria  transduction, transformation and conjugation with details of HFR conjugation only). Importance of bacteria (i) Beneficial aspects  Scavenging, Fermentation, Retting, Antibiotics, Ecological importance, Importance in Genetic engineering and Importance in mineral extraction. (ii) Harmful aspects (iii) Food spoilage and food poisoning. Bacterial diseases  Brief and introductory information on the following diseases: Cirtus canker, Anthrax, Cholera, Gastric ulcer, Tuberculosis and Syphilis (details of treatment are not required). (iv) A brief introduction on Archaea and their importance. Cyanobacteria: Introudction. Structure and reproduction of Nostoc. Differences between bacteria and Cyanobacteria. Importance of Cyanobacteria. Kingdom Protista: General characters. Mentioning the following divisions with suitable examples  Chrysophyta (Diatoms), Euglenophyta (Euglena) and Protozoa. Taxonomic position of Algae with reference to the fivekingdom classification choosing the following examples: Desmids (typical members of Protista) and Spirogyra (A member of metaphyta) are both included in division Chlorophyta (Green Algae).Importance of Algae (in brief). Kingdom Mycota: The Fungi: General characters of Fungi. Mentioning divisions with suitable examples. Zygomycota  Rhizopus: Ascomycota  Saccharomyces; Basidiomycota  Agaricus; Duteromycota  Cercospora. Importance of Fungi; A brief account of mushroom culturing (paddy straw mushroom culturing). Kingdom Metaphyta: Bryophyta: General characters of Bryophytes. Mentioning classes with suitable examples  Hepaticopsida  Riccia; Anthocerotopsida  Anthoceros; Bryopsida  Funaria. Pteridophyta: General characters of Pteridophytes.Mentioning classes with suitable examples  Psilotopsida  Psilotum; Lycopsida  Selaginella; Sphenopsida  Equisetum; Pteropsida  Nephrolepis. Gymnosperms: General characters of Gymnosperms. Mentioning classes with suitable examples  Cycadopsida  Cycas; Coniferopsida  Pinus; Gnetopsida  Gnetum. Angiosperms: General characters of angiosperms  Typical dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous plants (Brassica and brass) and difference between dicotyledons and monocotyledons. Study of the Angiosperm flower. Technical terms used in description of flower  Actinomorphic, Zygomorphic, Unisexual, Bisexual, Pedicellate, Sessile, Bracteate, Ebracteate, Homochlamydeous, Heterochlamydeous. Complete flower, Incomplete flower, Epigynous, Hypogynous and Perigynous flowers. The parts of the flower: a) Accessory whorls: (i) Concept of perianth (ii) Calyx  polysepalous and gemosepalous condition with one example each. (iii) Corolla  Polypetalous and Gamopetalous condition. (iv) Aestivation  definition and types  Valvate, Imbricate and Twisted types with one example each. b) Essential whorls: (i) Androecium  parts of a stamen, adelphy, syngeny, synandry and epipetaly. Anther lobes  monothecous and dithecous conditions with one example each. (ii) Gynoecium  part of gynoecium, concept of carpel, Types of gynoecium  apocarpous and syncarpous gynoecium. Types of gynoecium based on number of carpels  monocarpellary, bicarpellary, tricarpellary and multicarpellary conditions.Nature of ovary of gynoecium with reference to locule  unilocular, bilocular, trilocular and multilocular conditions. Placentation  definition, types  marginal, axile, basal and parietal. International structure of essential parts: a) T.S of mature anther and structure of the pollen grain (Microsporogenesis not needed) b) Structure of a mature anatropous ovule (Megasporogenesis not needed). Pollination in Angiosperms: Definition, self and cross pollination, types (Autogamy, Allogamy, Geitonogamy, Xenogamy, Cleistogamy, Homogamy). Agents (Anemophily, Zoophily  Entomophily  Ornithophily and Hydrophily) with examples. (Pollination mechanisms not needed). Fertilization in Angiosperms: Definition, a brief account of double fertiltzation and its significance (Embroyogeny not required). The Angiosperm fruit: Definition, types of fruits  Simple fruits  fleshy fruits (drupe and berry), Dry fruits (capsule, cypsela and cremocarp) and Pome (apple). Aggregate fruits  etaerio of follicles. Multi fruits  Scrosis. The Angiosperm seed: Concept of seed. A typical dicotyledonous seed (Example: Bean seed). A typical monocotyledonous seed (Example: Maize grain). Taxonomy and Economic Botany: Taxonomy: An outline of classification system of Engler and Prantl. Distinguishing characters and plants of economic interest of the following families of angiosperms: Malvaceae  (Hibiscus, Cotton, Lady’s finger). Apocynaceae  ( Catheranthus roseus, Rauwolfia serpentiana, Plumeria alba and Nerium indicum) Musaceae  (Musa paradisiaca and Ravenala madagascariensis). Economic Botany: Introduction. Oil yielding plants  Groundnut and Sunflower. Cereals and millets  Rice and Jowar. Pulses  Pigeon pea and Bengal gram. Medicinal plants  Adathoda vasica, Ephedra gerardiana, Dryopteris, Santalum album, Gymnema sylvestre, Ocimum sanctum, Phyllanthus emblica. Spices  Pepper, cloves and cardamom. Beverages  Coffee, cocoa and tea. (Mentioning scientific names, flmily, parts used and uses only). Elements of plant pathhology: Symptoms, etiology, type and nature of pathogens, and methods of control with reference to the following diseases: (i) Banana bunchy top (ii)Tikka disease of groundnut (iii)Crown gall (of any common dicot plant). GENERAL BIOLOGY TOPICS Introduction to Biology: Definition of Biology and its main branches  Botany and Zoology. Scope of Biology. Branches of Biology(definition only). Classical branches  morphology, cytology, histology, anatomy, physiology, developmental biology, biosystamatics, genetics, ecology, organic evolution and palaeontology. Interdisciplinary branches  biophysics, biochemistry and biostatistics. Applied branches and career prospects  agriculture, entomology, sylviculture, pathology, apiculture, microbiology and bioinformatics. Role of biology in dispelling myths and disbeliefs. Biomolecules: Carbohydrates: Definition. Classification  monosaccharides (ribose, deoxyribose, glucose, fructose and galactose), oligosaccharides (maltose, sucrose and lactose) and polysaccharides (starch, glycogen, cellulose, pectin, chitin and agar agar). Biological significance. Proteins: Definition. Classification  simple proteins (albumins, globulins, histones, actin, myosin and keratin), conjugate proteins  Chromoproteins (haemoglobin), glycoproteins (mucin of saliva), phospoproteins (casein of milk) and lipoproteins (lipovitelline of egg yolk). Biological significance of amino acid and proteins. Lipids: Definition. Classification  Simple lipids  oils (vegetable oil and oil of animal origin), fats (butter) and waxes (beeswax), Compound lipids  phospholipids (lecithin and cephalin) and sphingolipids (cerebrosides),Related compounds  steroids (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone), sterols (cholestoral) and prostaglandins. Biological significance. Enzymes: Definition, properties, classification based on functions. Mode of action  induced fit theory of Koshland. Nucleic acid: Occurrence, basic chemical composition (nucleoside and nucleotide), mention of type (DNA and RNA) and functions (structural details are not required). [*Note: Details of chemical structure of biomolecules are not required]. Origin of life and organic evolution: Origin of life: Introduction. Concept of abiogenesis and biogenesis (experimental evidences not required).A.I.Oparin’s Theory of chemical evolution of life (Views of Haldane and Sidney Fox to be mentioned).Stanley Miller’s experiment in support of chemical evolution. Organic evolution: Introduction. Darwin’s theory (DDT resistance in mosquitoes and industrial melanism in Peppered moth, to illustrate natural selection to be quoted as examples).Brief account of Mutation theory. NeoDarwininism  Introduction, Darwinian concept vs NeoDarwinian concept (gene pool and gene frequency), Hary  Weinberg law and sources of variations as evolutionary force  sexual reproduction, genetic drift, gene flow, mutation and isolation (reproductive and geographic). ZOOLOGY TOPICS Diversity of animal life: Introduction. Outline classification of kingdom Animalia (only the major phyla to be considered). Major animal phyla: Outline classification as treated in ‘A Manual of Zoology’ Vol. I and Vol. II (1971) by Ekambarantha Ayyar. Nonchordata (animals without backbone)  General characters and classification up to classes [salient features of classes of Invertebrate phyla not to be given] with suitable examples of the following phyla: Protozoa, Porifera, Coelenterata, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Annelida, Arthropoda, Mollusca and Echinodermata. Chordata (Animals with backbone)  Fundamental characters and classification of chordata up to subphyla  Hemichordata, Urochordata, Cephalochordata and Vertebrata with suitable examples. Subphylum Vertebrata  Salient features with examples of (i) Subphylum Pisces: Class Chondreichthyes and Class Osteichthyes); (ii) Superclass Tetrapoda: Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves and Mammalia. Differences between nonchordates and chordates. Study of Morphology: Cockroach  Periplaneta sp. Morphology (Structure of head capsule and compound eye not required).Digestive and nervous systems. Animal resources: Sericulture; Definition. Main aspects  moriculture, rearing of silkworms and reeling. Brief account of moriculture: definition, methods (row and pit systems) and its importance. Types of silk  mulberry and nonmulberry (Tasar, Eri and Muga). Diseases of mulberry silkworm  Pebrine, Muscardine or Calcino, Flacherie and Grasserie[Listing of diseases and causative organisms only]. Aquaculture: Definition. Areas  fin fisheries and shell fisheries. Pisciculture: definition, capture fisheries and culture fisheries. Inland fisheries  procedure. Monoculture, monosex culture and polyculture (composite fish farming)  meaning with examples. Dairy: Definition. Types of indigenous cattle with examples based on utility  draught, milching and dual purpose (Cow breeds  Sindhi, Sahiwal, Amrithmahal, Hallikar, Ongole and Haryana; Buffalo breeds  Murrah, Surti, Mehsana and Nagpuri). Examples of high yielding exotic breeds (Holstein, Red Dane, Jersey and Brown Swiss). Nutritive value of milk. Utility of cattle  biogas, leather, gelatin and organic manure. Poultry: Definition. Types of indigenous fowls with examples based on utility  layers, broilers and dual purpose (Aseel, Chittagong, Ghagus, Basra and Kadaknath). Examples of exotic breeds (White Leghorn, Cornish, Rhode Island Red Plymouth Rock and Newhampshire). Giriraj  origin and salient features. Nutritive value of egg. Diseases ( Respiratory mycoplasmosis, Fowl pox candidiasis, Raniketh and Fowl cholera)  Mentioning of diseases and causative organisms only. Vermiculture: Definition and procedure. Vermicompost  degradation of organic wastes and role of Earthworm in soil fertility. BIOLOGY  II GENERAL BIOLOGY TOPICS Molecular Biology: Nucleic acids: DNA  Occurrence, DNA as the genetic material (with the experiment of Avery as evidence), chemical composition, structure (Watson  Crick model), Semiconservative method of replication. RNA  Occurrence, chemical composition, brief account of structure and functions of genetic RNA, rRNA, mRNA and tRNA (clover  leaf model). Gene: The gene, the genetic code and genetic control of protein synthesis  Concept of gene (prokaryotic and eukaryotic), genetic code and its characteristics, genetic control of protein synthesis (transcription and translation) and Lac operon concept. Biotechnology: Introduction: Scope of biotechnology. Genetic Engineering: Introduction; Tools used in genetic engineering  Vectors (plasmid  pUC18), Enzymes (REN and Ligase), Host cell (E.coli) and Bioreactors. Recombinant DNA technology and its applications: Insulin synthesis to be used as an example. A brief account of: DNA fingerprinting, Gene therapy, Human genome project, Monoclonal antibodies. Improvement of crop plants: Breeding techniques; Tissue culture technique  organ culture example: stem; transgenic plants example: Golden rice. Improvement of animals: Breeding techniques and stem cell culture, transgenic animals example: Cattle. Hazards and safeguards of genetic engineering. BOTANY TOPICS Plant history & anatomy: Introduction: Definition and general classification of plant tissues. Meristems: Definition, structure and classification based on position, origin and function (theories an apical organization not required). Permanent Tissues  Distribution, structure and functions of: Simple tissues: Parenchyma (Chorenchyma and Aerenhyma), Clollenchyma (angular, lacunar & lamellar) and Sclerenchyma  Fibres (Intraxylary and Extraxylary), Sclereids (Macrosclereids, Brachysclereids, Astrosclereids and Osteosclereids). Complex tissues: Xylem and Phloem. Definition of the terms: Primary and secondary vascular tissues, exarch xylem, endarch xylem, collateral conjoint open and collateral conjoint closed vascular bundles, radial arrangement of vascular tissues. Secondary growth in dicot stem: intrastelar and extrastelar secondary growth. Plant physiology. Water relations of plants: Fundamental concepts: Importance of water to plants. Significance and definitions of the following: Imbibition, Diffusion, Osmosis, Endosmosis, Exosmosis, Plasmolysis, Deplasmolysis, Turgor pressure, Well pressure, Osmotic pressure. Water potential and its components. Absorption of water: Structure of root hair. Sources of water for plants (available water and nonavailable water). Region of absorption of water in plants. Entry of water from soil into xylem of root. Active and passive absorption of water (active absorption to show osmotic and non osmotic processes). Ascent of sap: Definition and evidences to show the involvement of xylem (the Balsam plant experiment). Composition of xylem sap. Transpiration pull theory  merits and demerits. Loss of water in plants: Transpiration  Definition and types. Structure of a typical stomatal apparatus (dicot example only). Mechanism of stomatal movement  Steward’s Starch hydrolysis theory and K+ pump theory. Factors influencing the rate of transpiration (external). Significance of transpiration. A brief note on antitranspirants. Guttation: A brief account of guttation  occurrence, causes and structure of hydathode. Translocation of solutes: Definition and evidences in support of involvement of phloem in the process (Girdling experiment and Tracer method). Composition of phloem sap. Munch’s mass flow hypothesis with merits and demerits. Vein loading. Bioenergetics: Introduction: Light as the source of energy and ATP as energy currency. Photosynthesis: Definition. Ultrastructure of the chloroplast. Photosynthetic pigments and their role; composition of photsystems I & II. (Molecular structures and formulae not required). Mechanism  light reaction  cyclic and noncyclic photophosprylations; Dark reaction (C3 pathway  Calvin cycle)  (details of regeneration steps not required); C4 pathway and CAM (definition and examples only). Influence of external factors on photosynthesis; Blackman’s law of limiting factors. Significance of photosynthesis. Respiration: Definition and types (aerobic and anaerobic). Ultra structure of mitochondrion. Mechanism of aerobic respiration  Glycolysis, Krebs cycle and Terminal oxidation. Anaerobic respiration  Mechanism of fermentation in the presence of yeast and lactic acid bacteria. Role of external factors, respiratory quotient (RQ) and its significance and Pasteur effect. Growth and growth regulators in plants: Growth: Definition, regions of growth, phases of growth and growth curve. Growth regulators: Definition. Role of the following plant hormones (Details of experiments on discovery of hormones not required): i. Auxins. ii. Gibberellins. iii. Cytokinins. iv. Abscissic acid. v. Ethylene. Synthetic growth regulators and their applications (with reference to IAA, IBA, NAA, 2, 4D, BAP and Ethephon). GENERAL BIOLOGY TOPICS Genetics: Mendelian genetics: Mendel and his work. Definitions of the following terms: Allele, Phenotype, Genotype, Homozygous and Heterozygous. Principles of inheritance: Unit characters, dominance, law of segregation (purity of gametes) and law of independent assortment. Monohybrid cross, Dilhybrid cross and Test cross. Deviations from Mendelian laws: Incomplete dominance: Example  Flower colour in Mirabilis jalapa. Multiple allelism: Example  ABO blood groups and their inheritance in man: Blood typing; Rh factor with a note on erythroblastosis foetalis. Sex linked inheritance in man: Example  Inheritance of colourblindness and hypertrichosis in man. Genetic disorders in man: Chromosomal disorders  Down’s syndrome, Klinefelter’s syndrome, Turner’s syndrome and CriduChat syndrome. Gene disorders  Sickle cell anemia, haemophilia. Biodiversity: Definition and Types: Ecosystem or habitat diversity, Species diversity and Genetic diversity. Biodiversity profiles of India and Karnataka: Species diversity, Endemic species, Threatened species and Endangered species. Benefits of biodiversity: Economic  Traditional crop varieties and lesser known plants and animals of food value, medicinal plants harvested from wild habitat. Ecological/Social  For controlling soil  water regimes and hydrology, for efficient organic residue management and soil fertility management. Ethical  Cultural, Spiritual and Religious belief systems centred around the concept of sacred species, sacred groves and sacred landscapes. Biodiversity depletion: Anthropocentric causes  urbanization, expansion of agriculture, deforestation, pollution, acidification of soil and water, mining activities, desertification and loss of soil fertility. Intellectual property rights: Patenting life forms. Concept of ecosystem sustainability: Conservation of natural resources based on traditional ecological knowledge (TEK): Conservation of Water  rainwater harvesting and watershed management. Conservation of soil  Prevention of soil erosion and maintenance of soil fertility: methods of soil conservation. Conservation of forests  Afforestation and maintenance of biosphere reserves. Conservation of wild life  (i) Setting up of national parks, sanctuaries, bioreserves and zoos (ii) Habitat improvement. Global issues: Concept, causes, effects and control measures of the following: Global warming and greenhouse effect, Ozone layer depletion, Acid rain, Nuclear winter. BOTANY TOPICS Man in health and diseases: Concept of Homeostasis  The central Dogma in physiology: Definition. Meaning of internal environment. Factors to be kept constant to achieve homeostasis. An example to illustrate homeostasis  regulation of blood glucose level by liver and pancreas through negative feed back. A note on diabetes mellitus. Body defence and immunity: Introduction. Nonspecific body defences : a) Surface barriers b) Cellular and biochemical defences: phagocytosis, natural killer cells, interferons and inflammatory response. Specific body defences (immunity): Antigen and antibody, role of B and T lymphocytes. Types of immunity: Active (infection and vaccination) and Passive (from mother and immune serum Yglobulins). Digestion: Gross anatomy of human digestive system (structure of tooth not required). Components of food (concept of balanced diet). Physiology of digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Disorders: Causes, symptoms and prevention of hyperacidity and ulcer, jaundice and its types and hepatitis. Circulation: Introduction. Gross anatomy of the human heart. Mechanism of working of heart  cardiac cycle, stroke volume, cardiac output, complete double circulation. Origin and conduction of heart beat. Mechanism of blood clotting (Best and Taylor theory). Blood pressure  hypotension and hypertension. Disorders  causes and symptoms of myocardial infarction and cyanosis. Respiration: Gross anatomy of human respiratory system. Mechanism of respiration: (i) Breathing (inspiration and expiration) (ii) External respiration (exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between alveoli and blood) (iii) Internal respiration (exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between blood and body cells) (iv) Cellular respiration. Disorders: Rhinitis, Asthma and bronchogenic carcinoma. Artificial breathing. Excretion: Introduction. Gross structure of nephron, Physiology of urine formation. Chemical composition of urine. Disorders: a. Renal failure  acute and chronic b. Renal calculi. Kidney replacement therapy: a brief note on dialysis (haemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis) and kidney transplantation. Nervous system: Components  CNS, PNS & ANS. Human brain  structure (sagittal section only) and functions (functional areas of cerebrum not required). Human spinal cord  structure and functions. Meaning of reflex arc and reflex action. A brief study of the endocrine functions of the pituitary. Disorders: Meaning, causes and symptoms of epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s chorea. Alcoholism and its effects. Narcotic drugs  meaning, listing of types (stimulants, depressants, analgesics and hallucinogens) and their effects. Drug abuse and addiction, Efforts to counter alcoholism and drug menace Continuity of life: Developmental biology (basics of sexual reproduction)  Gametogenesis: Spermatogenesis  formation of spermatids and spermiogenesis (details of spermiogenesis are not required). Ultrastructure of human sperm. Oogenesis. Generalized structure of ovum. Fertilization  Definition. Types  external and internal. Mechanism. Significance. Early development of frog  Structure of egg. Cleavage. Blastulation. Gastrulation. Derivatives of primary germ layers. Human Reproduction: A brief account of Fertilization, Implantation, Placenta. Role of gonadotropins and sex hormones in males and females (meaning of menstrual cycle to be highlighted). Fertility control  Need for fertility control. Survey of family planning methods: Spacing methods (Barriers, IUDs, Hormonal and Physiological) and Terminal methods (Tubectomy and Vasectomy). Infertility control  Meaning and causes of infertility in males and females. Remedical methods (Assisted conception methods)  IVF,ET,GIFT and ZIET. (details of GIFT AND ZIFT not required). Sexually transmitted diseases  Meaning, causative organisms, mode of infection, symptoms and preventive measures of gonorrhoea, syphilis and AIDS. MATHEMATICS  I ALGEBRA PARTIAL FRACTIONS Rational functions, proper and improper fractions, reduction of improper fractions as a sum of a polynomial and a proper fraction. Rules of resolving a rational function into partial fractions in which denominator contains (i) Linear distinct factors, (ii) Linear repeated factors, (iii) Non repeated non factorizable quadratic factors [problems limited to evaluation of three constants]. LOGARITHMS (i) Definition Of logarithm (ii) Indices leading to logarithms and vice versa (iii) Laws with proofs: (a) logam+logan = loga(mn) (b) logam  logan = loga(m/n) (c) logamn = nlogam (d) log b m = logam/logab (change of base rule) (iv) Common Logarithm: Characteristic and mantissa; use of logarithmic tables,problems theorem MATHEMATICAL INDUCTION (i) Recapitulation of the nth terms of an AP and a GP which are required to find the general term of the series (ii) Principle of mathematical Induction proofs of a. ∑n =n(n+1)/2 b.∑n2 =n(n+1)(2n+1)/6 c. ∑n3 = n2 (n+1)2/4 By mathematical induction Sample problems on mathematical induction SUMMATION OF FINITE SERIES (i) Summation of series using ∑n, ∑n2, ∑n3 (ii) ArithmeticoGeometric series (iii) Method of differences (when differences of successive terms are in AP) (iv) By partial fractions THEORY OF EQUATIONS (i) FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM OF ALGEBRA: An nth degree equation has n roots(without proof) (ii) Solution of the equation x2 +1=0.Introducing square roots, cube roots and fourth roots of unity (iii) Cubic and biquadratic equations, relations between the roots and the coefficients. Solutions of cubic and biquadratic equations given certain conditions (iv) Concept of synthetic division (without proof) and problems. Solution of equations by finding an integral root between  3 and +3 by inspection and then using synthetic division. Irrational and complex roots occur in conjugate pairs (without proof). Problems based on this result in solving cubic and biquadratic equations. BINOMIAL THEOREM Permutation and Combinations: Recapitulation of nPr and nCr and proofs of (i) general formulae for nPr and nCr (ii) nCr = nCnr (iii) nCr1 + n C r = n+1 C r (1) Statement and proof of the Binomial theorem for a positive integral index by induction. Problems to find the middle term(s), terms independent of x and term containing a definite power of x. (2) Binomial coefficient  Proofs of (a) C 0 + C 1 + C 2 + …………………..+ C n = 2 n (b) C 0 + C 2 + C 4 + …………………..= C 1+ C 3 + C 5 + ………2 n  1 MATHEMATICAL LOGIC Proposition and truth values, connectives, their truth tables, inverse, converse, contrapositive of a proposition, Tautology and contradiction, Logical Equivalence  standard theorems, Examples from switching circuits, Truth tables, problems. GRAPH THEORY Recapitulation of polyhedra and networks (i) Definition of a graph and related terms like vertices, degree of a vertex, odd vertex, even vertex, edges, loop, multiple edges, uv walk, trivial walk, closed walk, trail, path, closed path, cycle, even and odd cycles, cut vertex and bridges. (ii) Types of graphs: Finite graph, multiple graph, simple graph, (p,q) graph, null graph, complete graph, bipartite graph, complete graph, regular graph, complete graph, self complementary graph, subgraph, supergraph, connected graph, Eulerian graph and trees. (iii) The following theorems: p p (1) In a graph with p vertices and q edges ∑deg n i = 2 q i=1 (2) In any graph the number of vertices of odd degree is even. (iv) Definition of connected graph, Eulerian graphs and trees  simple probles. ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY 1. Coordinate system (i) Rectangular coordinate system in a plane (Cartesian) (ii) Distance formula, section formula and midpoint formula, centroild of a triangle, area of a triangle  derivations and problems. (iii) Locus of a point. Problems. 2 .Straight line (i)Straight line: Slope m = (tanθ) of a line, where θ is the angle made by the line with the positive xaxis, slope of the line joining any two points, general equation of a line  derivation and problems. (ii) Conditions for two lines to be (i) parallel, (ii) perpendicular. Problems. (iii) Different forms of the equation of a straight line: (a) slope  point form (b) slope intercept form (c) two points form(d) intercept form and (e) normal form  derivation; Problems. (iv) Angle between two lines point of intersection of two lines condition for concurrency of three lines. Length of the perpendicular from the origin and from any point to a line. Equations of the internal and external bisectors of the angle between two lines Derivations and Problems. 3. Pair of straight lines (i) Pair of lines, homogenous equations of second degree. General equation of second degree. Derivation of (1) condition for pair of lines (2) conditions for pair of parallel lines, perpendicular lines and distance between the pair of parallel lines.(3) Condition for pair of coincidence lines and (4) Angle and point of intersection of a pair of lines. LIMITS AND CONTINUTY (1) Limit of a function  definition and algebra of limits. (2) Standarad limits (with proofs) (i) Lim x n  a n/x  a= na n1 (n rational) x→a (ii) Lim sin θ / θ = 1 (θ in radian) and Lim tan θ / θ = 1 (θ in radian) θ→0 θ →0 (3) Statement of limits (without proofs): (i) Lim (1 + 1/n) n = e (ii) Lim (1 + x/n) n = ex n→ ∞ n→∞ (iii) Lim (1 + x)1/x = e (iv) Lim log(1+x)/x = 1 x→0 x→0 v) Lim (e x  1)/x= 1 vi) Lim (a x  1)/x = logea x→0 x→0 Problems on limits (4) Evaluation of limits which tale the form Lim f(x)/g(x)[0/0 form]’ Lim f(n)/g(n) x→0 x→∞ [∞ /∞ form] where degree of f(n) ≤ degree of g(n). Problems. (5) Continuity: Definitions of left hand and righthand limits and continuity. Problems. TRIGONOMETRY Measurement of Angles and Trigonometric Functions Radian measure  definition, Proofs of: (i) radian is constant (ii) p radians = 1800 (iii) s = rθ where θ is in radians (iv) Area of the sector of a circle is given by A = ½ r2θ where θ is in radians. Problems Trigonometric functions  definition, trigonometric ratios of an acute angle, Trigonometric identities (with proofs)  Problems.Trigonometric functions of standard angles. Problems. Heights and distances  angle of elevation, angle of depression, Problems. Trigonometric functions of allied angles, compound angles, multiple angles, submultiple angles and Transformation formulae (with proofs). Problems. Graphs of sinx, cosx and tanx. Relations between sides and angles of a triangle Sine rule, Cosine rule, Tangent rule, Halfangle formulae, Area of a triangle, projection rule (with proofs). Problems. Solution of triangles given (i) three sides, (ii) two sides and the included angle, (iii) two angles and a side, (iv) two sides and the angle opposite to one of these sides. Problems. MATHEMATICS  II ALGEBRA ELEMENTS OF NUMBER THEORY (i) Divisibility  Definition and properties of divisibility; statement of division algorithm. (ii) Greatest common divisor (GCD) of any two integers using Eucli’s algorithm to find the GCD of any two integers. To express the GCD of two integers a and b as ax + by for integers x and y. Problems. (iii) Relatively prime numbers, prime numbers and composite numbers, the number of positive divisors of a number and sum of all positive division of a number  statements of the formulae without proofs. Problems. (iv) Proofs of the following properties: (1) the smallest divisor (>1) of an integer (>1) is a prime number (2) there are infinitely many primes (3) if c and a are relatively prime and c ab then cb (4) if p is prime and pab then pa or pb (5) if there exist integers x and y such that ax+by=1 then (a,b)=1 (6) if (a,b)=1, (a,c)=1 then (a,bc)=1 (7) if p is prime and a is any ineger then either (p,a)=1 or pa (8) the smallest positive divisor of a composite number a does not exceed √a Congruence modulo m  definition, proofs of the following properties: (1) ≡mod m" is an equivalence relation (2) a ≡ b (mod m) => a ± x ≡ b ± x (mod m) and ax ≡ bx (mod m) (3) If c is relatively prime to m and ca ≡ cb (mod m) then a ≡ b (mod m)  cancellation law (4) If a ≡ b (mod m)  and n is a positive divisor of m then a ≡ b (mod n) (5) a ≡ b (mod m) => a and b leave the same remainder when divided by m Conditions for the existence of the solution of linear congruence ax ≡ b (mod m) (statement only), Problems on finding the solution of ax ≡ b (mod m) GROUP THEORY Groups  (i) Binary operation, Algebraic structures. Definition of semigroup, group, Abelian group  examples from real and complex numbers, Finite and infinite groups, order of a group, composition tables, Modular systems, modular groups, group of matrices  problems. (ii) Square roots, cube roots and fourth roots of unity from abelian groups w.r.t. multiplication (with proof). (iii) Proofs of the following properties: (i) Identity of a group is unique (ii)The inverse of an element of a group is unique (iii) (a1)1 = a, " a Є G where G is a group (iv)(a*b)1 = b1*a1 in a group (v)Left and right cancellation laws (vi)Solutions of a* x = b and y* a = b exist and are unique in a group (vii)Subgroups, proofs of necessary and sufficient conditions for a subgroup. (a) A nonempty subset H of a group G is a subgroup of G iff (i) " a, b Є H, a*b Є H and (ii) For each a Є H,a1Є H (b) A nonempty subset H of a group G is a subgroup of G iff a, b Є H, a * b1 Є H. Problems. VECTORS (i) Definition of vector as a directed line segment, magnitude and direction of a vector, equal vectors, unit vector, position vector of point, problems. (ii) Twoand threedimensional vectors as ordered pairs and ordered triplets respectively of real numbers, components of a vector, addition, substraction, multiplication of a vector by a scalar, problems. (iii) Position vector of the point dividing a given line segment in a given ratio. (iv) Scalar (dot) product and vector (cross) product of two vectors. (v) Section formula, Midpoint formula and centroid. (vi) Direction cosines, direction ratios, proof of cos2 α + cos2β +cos2γ = 1 and problems. (vii) Application of dot and cross products to the area of a parallelogram, area of a triangle, orthogonal vectors and projection of one vector on another vector, problems. (viii) Scalar triple product, vector triple product, volume of a parallelepiped; conditions for the coplanarity of 3 vectors and coplanarity of 4 points. (ix) Proofs of the following results by the vector method: (a) diagonals of parallelogram bisect each other (b) angle in a semicircle is a right angle (c) medians of a triangle are concurrent; problems (d) sine, cosine and projection rules (e) proofs of 1. sin(A±B) = sinAcosB±cosAsinB 2. cos(A±B) = cosAcosB μ sinAsinB MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS (i) Recapitulation of types of matrices; problems (ii) Determinant of square matrix, defined as mappings ∆: M (2,R) → R and ∆ :M(3,R) → R. Properties of determinants including ∆(AB)=∆(A) ∆(B), Problems. (iii) Minor and cofactor of an element of a square matrix, adjoint, singular and nonsingular matrices, inverse of a matrix,. Proof of A(Adj A) = (Adj A)A = A I and hence the formula for A1. Problems. (iv) Solution of a system of linear equations in two and three variables by (1) Matrix method, (2) Cramer’s rule. Problelms. (v) Characteristic equation and characteristic roots of a square matrix. CayleyHamilton therorem statement only. Verification of CayleyHamilton theorem for square matrices of order 2 only. Finding A1 by CayleyHamilton theorem. Problems. ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY CIRCLES (i) Definition, equation of a circle with centre (0,0) and radius r and with centre (h,k) and radius r. Equation of a circle with (x1 ,y1) and (x2,y2) as the ends of a diameter, general equation of a circle, its centre and radius  derivations of all these, problems. (ii) Equation of the tangent to a circle  derivation; problems. Condition for a line y=mx+c to be the tangent to the circle x2+y2 = r2  derivation, point of contact and problems. (iii) Length of the tangent from an external point to a circle  derivation, problems (iv) Power of a point, radical axis of two circles, Condition for a point to be inside or outside or on a circle  derivation and problems. Poof of the result “the radical axis of two circles is straight line perpendicular to the line joining their centres”. Problems. (v) Radical centre of a system of three circles  derivation, Problems. (vi) Orthogonal circles  derivation of the condition. Problems CONIC SECTIONS (ANANLYTICAL GEOMETRY) Definition of a conic 1. Parabola Equation of parabola using the focus directrix property (standard equation of parabola) in the form y2 = 4 ax ; other forms of parabola (without derivation), equation of parabola in the parametric form; the latus rectum, ends and length of latus rectum. Equation of the tangent and normal to the parabola y2 = 4 ax at a point (both in the Cartesian form and the parametric form) (1) derivation of the condition for the line y=mx+c to be a tangent to the parabola, y2 = 4 ax and the point of contact. (2) The tangents drawn at the ends of a focal chord of a parabola intersect at right angles on the directix  derivation, problems. 2. Ellipse Equation of ellipse using focus, directrix and eccentricity  standard equation of ellipse in the form x2/a2 +y2/b2 = 1(a>b) and other forms of ellipse (without derivations). Equation of ellips in the parametric form and auxillary circle. Latus rectum: ends and the length of latus rectum. Equation of the tangent and the normal to the ellipse at a point (both in the cartesian form and the parametric form) Derivations of the following: (1) Condition for the line y=mx+c to be a tangrent to the ellipsex2/a2 +y2/b2 = 1 at (x1,y1) and finding the point of contact (2) Sum of the focal distances of any point on the ellipse is equal to the major axis (3) The locus of the point of intersection of perpendicular tangents to an ellipse is a circle (director circle) 3 Hyperbola Equation of hyperbola using focus, directrix and eccentricity  standard equation hyperbola in the form x2/a2 y2/b2 = 1 Conjugate hyperbola x2/a2 y2/b2 = 1 and other forms of hyperbola (without derivations). Equation of hyperbola in the parametric form and auxiliary circle. The latus rectum; ends and the length of latus rectum. Equations of the tangent and the normal to the hyperbola x2/a2 y2/b2 = 1 at a point (both in the Cartesian from and the parametric form). Derivations of the following results: (1) Condition for the line y=mx+c to be tangent to the hyperbola x2/a2 y2/b2 = 1 and the point of contact. (2) Differnce of the focal distances of any point on a hyperbola is equal to its transverse axis. (3) The locus of the point of intersection of perpendicular tangents to a hyperbola is a circle (director circle) (4) Asymptotes of the hyperbola x2/a2 y2/b2 = 1 (5) Rectangular hyperbola (6) If e1 and e2 are eccentricities of a hyperbola and its conjugate then 1/e12+1/e22=1 TRIGONOMETRY COMPLEX NUMBERS (i) Definition of a complex number as an ordered pair, real and imaginary parts, modulus and amplitude of a complex number, equality of complex numbers, algebra of complex numbers, polar form of a complex number. Argand diagram, Exponential form of a complex number. Problems. (ii) De Moivre’s theorem  statement and proof, method of finding square roots, cube roots and fourth roots of a complex number and their representation in the Argand diagram. Problems. DIFFERENTIATION (i) Differentiability, derivative of function from first principles, Derivatives of sum and difference of functions, product of a constant and a function, constant, product of two functions, quotient of two functions from first principles. Derivatives of Xn , e x, a x, sinx, cosx, tanx, cosecx, secx, cotx, logx from first principles, problems. (ii) Derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, hyperbolic and inverse hyperbolic functions. (iii) Differentiation of composite functions  chain rule, problems. (iv) Differentiation of inverse trigonometric functions by substitution, problems. (v) Differentiation of implicit functions, parametric functions, a function w.r.t another function, logarithmic differentiation, problems. (vi) Successive differentiation  problems upto second derivatives. APPLICATIONS OF DERIVATIVES (i) Geometrical meaning of dy\dx, equations of tangent and normal, angle between two curves. Problems. (ii) Subtangent and subnormal. Problems. (iii) Derivative as the rate measurer. Problems. (iv) Maxima and minima of a function of a single variable  second derivative test. Problems. INVERSE TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS (i) Definition of inverse trigonometric functions, their domain and range. Derivations of standard formulae. Problems. (ii) Solutions of inverse trigonometric equations. Problems. GENERAL SOLUTIONS OF TRIGONOMETRIC EQUATIONS General solutions of sinx = k, cosx=k, (1≤ k ≤1), tanx = k, acosx+bsinx= c  derivations. Problems. INTEGRATION (i) Statement of the fundamental theorem of integral calculus (without proof). Integration as the reverse process of differentiation. Standarad formulae. Methods of integration, (1) substitution, (2) partial fractions, (3) integration by parts. Problems. (4) Problems on integrals of: 1/(a+bcosx); 1/(a+bsinx); 1/(acosx+bsinx+c); 1/asin2x+bcos2x+c; [f(x)]n f ' (x); f'(x)/ f(x); 1/√(a2  x2 ) ; 1/√( x2  a2); 1/√( a2 + x2); 1/x √( x2± a2 ) ; 1/ (x2  a2); √( a2 ± x2); √( x2 a2 ); px+q/(ax2+bx+c; px+q/√(ax2+bx+c); pcosx+qsinx/(acosx+bsinx); ex[f(x) +f1 (x)] DEFINITE INTEGRALS (i) Evaluation of definite integrals, properties of definite integrals, problems. (ii) Application of definite integrals  Area under a curve, area enclosed between two curves using definite integrals, standard areas like those of circle, ellipse. Problems. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Definitions of order and degree of a differential equation, Formation of a first order differential equation, Problems. Solution of first order differential equations by the method of separation of variables, equations reducible to the variable separable form. General solution and particular solution. Problems. 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