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Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (B.Sc.-Hons.) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • AMU Entrance Exam will be of 2 hour.

  • Total of 150 questions will be there in exam and candidates will have to attempt all of them.

  • Question type in the exam will be multiple choice.

  • Candidates will have to choose one correct answer out of many.

  • There shall be one objective type paper of 150 marks comprising 150 questions on -

Section I


25 Marks

Section II


25 Marks

Section III


25 Marks

Section IV


25 Marks

Section V


25 Marks

Section VI

Home Science (Agr. Sciences)

25 Marks

Note: Section I, II and III are compulsory. Candidates will have the choice to attempt any one Section from IV, V and VI.

Test duration- 2 Hours

Marking System –

  • Each question will be of 1 marks.
  • There is no Negative marking.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 3
No. Of Unit 60
No. Of Chapter 280
  1. Transport in plants
  2. Mineral nutrition
  3. Photosynthesis
  4. Respiration
  5. Plant growth and development
  1. Principles and process of Biotechnology
  2. Application of Biotechnology in health and agriculture
  1. Morphology and modifications
  2. Animal tissues Morphology
  1. Heredity and variation
  2. Molecular basis of Inheritance
  3. Evolution Origin of life
  1. Biodiversity
  2. Features and classification of Monera and Protista
  3. Viruses and Viroids
  4. Major groups-Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
  5. Classification of animals - nonchordate
  1. Reproduction in organisms
  2. Sexual reproduction in flowering plants
  3. Human Reproduction
  4. Reproductive health
  1. Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life
  2. Chemical constituents of living cells
  3. B Cell division and Cell cycle
  1. Improvement in food production
  2. Health and Disease
  3. Microbes in human welfare
  1. Neural control and coordination
  2. Chemical coordination and regulation
  3. Digestion and absorption
  4. Breathing and Respiration
  5. Body fluids and circulation
  6. Excretory products and their elimination
  7. Locomotion and Movement
  1. Organisms and environment
  2. Ecosystem: Patterns, components
  3. Biodiversity and its conservation
  4. Environmental issues
  1. Alcohols
  2. Phenols
  3. Ethers
  1. Liquid state
  2. Solid state
  3. Avogadro number, ideal gas equation
  4. Role of gas laws
  5. Kinetic energy and molecular speeds
  6. Three States Of Matter
  1. Periodicity
  2. Morden Peirodic Law of Periodic table
  1. Group I and group 2 elements
  2. General introduction
  3. Preparation and Properties of Some important Compounds
  4. Industrial use of lime and limestone
  1. Basic Concepts
  2. First Law of Thermodynamics
  3. Third Law of Thermodynamics
  4. Second Law of Thermodynamics
  1. Aldehyde and Ketones
  2. Carboxylic Acids
  1. Emulsions
  2. Adsorption
  3. Colloidal State
  4. Enzyme catalysis
  1. Aspects of Kinetics
  2. Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
  3. Mechanism of Reaction
  4. Concept of collision theory
  5. Activation energy, Arrhenious equation
  1. Haloalkane
  2. Haloarenes
  3. Uses and environment effects
  1. Concentration Units
  2. Chemical Equilibria
  3. Physical Equilibrium
  4. Ionic Equilibria
  1. Chemicals In Medicines
  2. Chemicals In Food
  3. Cleansing agents
  1. Group 13 elements
  2. Group 14 elements
  3. General Introduction to p-Block Elements
  4. Important compounds of silicon
  5. Group 15 elements
  6. Group 16 elements
  7. Group 17 elements
  8. Group 18 elements
  1. General introduction
  2. Electronic displacements in a covalent bond
  3. Electrophiles and nucleophiles
  4. Homolytic and heterolytic fission
  1. Carbohydrates
  2. General Introduction of biomolecules
  3. Proteins
  4. Hormones
  5. Vitamins
  6. Nucleic Acids
  1. Halogens Reactions
  2. Environmental Effects Of Chloroform & Iodoform
  3. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  1. Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
  2. Hydrogen Bond
  1. importance of coordination compounds
  2. Introduction To Co-Ordination Compounds,
  1. Classification Of Solids
  2. Band Theory Of Metals
  3. Packing in Solids
  1. Electrolytic Conduction
  2. Redox Reactions
  3. Laws of electrolysis
  4. Corrosion
  5. Dry cell- electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells
  1. Environmental pollution
  2. Acid Rain Ozone
  3. Greenhouse Effect And Global Warming
  4. Green Chemistry
  1. Classification
  2. Alkynes
  3. Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  4. Alkenes
  1. Lanthanoids
  2. Actinoids
  3. General introduction
  1. Some important polymers
  2. General Introduction and classification of polymers
  1. Atomic number, isotopes and isobars
  2. Quantum mechanics
  3. Aufbau principle, Pauli exclusion principles and Hund’s rule
  4. Dual Nature Of Matter And Light
  1. Dalton’s atomic theory
  2. Mole concept and molar mass
  3. Atomic And Molecular Masses
  4. Laws Of Chemical Combination
  5. General introduction
  1. Colligative properties
  2. Van Hoff factor
  3. Different Concentration Of Solution
  4. Ideal And Non-Ideal Solutions
  1. Concept of oxidation and reduction
  2. Balancing redox reactions
  1. Principles and Methods of Extraction
  1. Hydrogen Peroxide Concepts
  2. Physical and Chemical Properties of water
  3. Hydrides-ionic, covalent and interstitial
  4. Hydrogen Concepts
  1. Amines
  2. Diazoniums salts
  3. Cyanides And Isocyanides
  1. Centre of mass of a two-particle system
  2. Equilibrium of rigid bodies
  3. Centre of mass of a rigid body
  4. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects
  5. Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems
  6. Description of rotation velocity
  7. Rotational motion
  8. Moment of inertia
  9. Torque and angular momentum
  10. Conservation of angular momentum
  11. Rolling motion
  1. Bio-Savert’s law and its applications
  2. Ampere’s law and its applications
  3. Lorentz force Law
  4. Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment
  5. Current loop as a magnetic dipole
  6. Torque on a magnetic dipole
  7. Earth’s magnetic field
  8. moving coil galvanometer
  9. Cyclotron
  10. Para-dia-and ferro-magnetic substances
  11. Electromagnetic and Permanent magnets
  1. Equation of state of a perfect gas
  2. Work done on compressing a gas
  3. Kinetic theory of gases
  1. Newton’s law of gravitation
  2. Gravitational potential energy
  3. Motion of planets
  1. Elastic Behavior Hooke’s Law, Young’s Modulus
  2. Viscosity And Stokes’s Law
  3. Surface Energy And Surface Tension
  4. Thermal Expansion Of Solids, Liquids, And Gases
  5. Newton’s Law Of Cooling And Stefan’s Law
  6. Qualitative Ideas Of Black Body Radiation
  1. Law Of Equipartition Of Energy
  2. Application Of Specific Heat Capacities
  1. Coulomb’s law
  2. Electric field
  3. Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
  4. Gauss’ law and its applications
  5. Electric dipole
  6. Capacitance and dielectrics
  1. Photoelectric Effect
  2. Matter Waves-Wave Nature Of Particle
  1. I-V Characteristics of Led
  2. Zener Diode as a Voltage Regulator
  3. Transistor as an Amplifier and Oscillator
  4. Transistor as a Switch
  5. Energy bands in solids
  6. Semiconductor diode
  7. Junction transistor
  8. Logic gates
  1. Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  2. Specific heat, Heat Transfer
  3. Heat, Work and Internal Energy
  4. Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
  5. First Law Of Thermodynamics
  1. Electric current
  2. Electrical Resistance
  3. Potentiometer
  4. Kirchoff’s Laws, Wheatstone Bridge
  5. D.C circuits
  1. concept of force
  2. Equilibrium of concurrent forces
  3. Newton’s laws
  4. Motion on an inclined plane
  5. Motion of blocks with pulley systems
  6. Circular motion
  7. Inertial and non-inertial frames
  1. Work done by a force
  2. Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
  3. Power
  4. Conservative forces and potential energy
  5. Conservation of mechanical energy
  1. Measurement
  2. Units Different systems of units, SI units
  3. Dimensional Analysis
  4. Precision and significant figures
  5. Fundamental measurements in Physic
  1. Properties of vectors
  2. Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
  3. Motion with constant acceleration
  4. Projectile motion
  5. Uniform circular motion
  6. Relative motion
  1. Electromagnetic Spectrum
  2. Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics
  3. Displacement current
  1. Kinematics Of Periodic motion
  2. Wave motion
  3. Progressive Sinusoidal Waves
  4. Standing Waves In Strings And Pipes
  5. Superposition Of Waves, Beats
  6. Doppler Effect
  7. Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
  8. Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  9. Forced & damped oscillations
  1. Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
  2. Self and mutual inductance
  3. Transformers and generators
  4. Alternating current
  5. AC circuits, LCR circuits
  1. Wave Optics
  2. Scattering of light
  3. Magnification
  4. Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
  5. Lenses and mirrors
  6. Optical instruments
  7. Interference
  8. Interference in thin films
  9. Electromagnetic waves
  10. Diffraction due to a single slit
  11. Polarization
  1. Alpha-Particle Scattering Experiment
  2. Rutherford’s model of atom
  3. Bohr Model, Energy Levels
  4. Radioactivity-Alpha
  5. Composition and size of nucleus

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.


Duration : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

The candidate who applies for admission is advised to carefully read the same and it shall be presumed that he/she agrees to abide by the same. 1. Admissions to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide are open to Indian Nationals only. Candidates having other nationalities should refer to the relevant Guide for them. 2. The intake to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide, except those specifically mentioned for AMU Centres at Malappuram, Murshidabad and/or Kishanganj, implies intake at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh only. However, the intake may change with the approval of the competent authority. 3. The University reserves the right not to admit any candidate to a course of study even though a notification inviting applications for admission to the same has been issued. 4. The candidate shall not be entitled to claim admission as a matter of right even if he/she is otherwise eligible. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual without assigning any reason. 5. Canvassing in any manner for securing admission shall render a candidate disqualified. 6. Eligibility rules as specified for each course shall be strictly followed and shall not be relaxed under any circumstance. Candidate should satisfy himself/herself that he/she fulfills the eligibility requirements prescribed for admission to the concerned course of study. 7. A candidate shall be eligible to apply for admission to a course of study if he/she has passed the qualifying examination and also fulfills all other eligibility requirements in terms of subjects studied, percentage of marks, age, etc. The percentage of marks secured by a candidate at the qualifying examination, falling short by even a decimal fraction shall not be rounded off to the next whole number. Similarly, if the age falls short or exceeds even by a single day, the candidate shall not be eligible for admission. 8. Candidates awaiting result of qualifying examination may also apply for admission with the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection they will be entitled to admission only if they fulfill all eligibility requirements of concerned course of study at the time of admission. 9. Physically challenged candidates are provided a relaxation in age up to a maximum of five years in admission to courses which prescribe a maximum age limit, except for those courses where such limits are prescribed by statutory/regulatory councils governing such admissions. 10. Changes, if any, made in the Admission Rules and/or in the eligibility criteria from time to time, shall be applicable to candidates seeking admission in the University even after notification.