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Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test(M.Sc) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

There will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions including Sections- 

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology or Other relevant to Stream

Total Marks: 100

Admission will be purely on the basis of merit in entrance test.

Test duration- 1 Hour

Marking System – 1 mark will be given for each right answer and there will be no negative marking.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 3
No. Of Unit 64
No. Of Chapter 239
  1. Ordinary Differential Equations
  2. Solution Of Differential Equations
  3. Homogeneous And Linear Differential Equations
  1. Measures Of Dispersion
  2. Standard Deviation
  3. probability
  1. Principle Of Counting, Permutation
  1. Application of definite integrals
  2. Definite integrals and their properties
  3. Methods of integration
  4. Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
  1. Mathematical Induction And Applications
  1. Complex Numbers
  2. Algebra Of Complex Numbers
  3. Quadratic Equations
  1. Sets And Their Representation
  2. Equivalence Relations, Functions
  1. Statements
  2. Logical Operations
  3. Contradiction
  4. Converse And Contrapositive
  1. Inverse Trigonometric function
  2. Solution of Triangle
  3. Measurement of angles
  1. Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate planes
  2. Angle between two lines
  3. Equation of a plane
  1. Binomial Theorem For Integral Index
  1. Transformations
  2. Inverse of A Square Matrix
  3. Determinants
  4. Matrices & Determinants
  1. Real – Valued Functions
  2. Algebra Of Functions
  3. Polynomials
  4. Rational, Trigonometric
  5. Inverse Functions
  6. Rolle’s And Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
  7. Applications Of Derivatives
  8. logarithmic and exponential function
  1. Cartesian System Of Rectangular Co-Ordinates
  2. Straight Lines
  3. Circles, Conic Sections
  1. Vectors And Scalars, Products
  1. Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  2. Special Series
  3. Geometric Progression
  1. Solid state
  2. Liquid state
  3. Gaseous state
  4. Chemical reactions
  5. Measurement
  1. Morden Peirodic Law of Periodic table
  1. Alkali and Alkaline
  2. Earth Metals
  1. Alcohols
  2. Phenols
  3. Ethers
  4. Aldehyde and Ketones
  5. Carboxylic Acids
  1. Organic Compound hydroxyl
  2. Inorganic Compound
  3. Titrinilide Excerises
  1. Adsorption
  2. Colloidal State
  3. Enzyme catalysis
  1. Aspects of Kinetics
  2. Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
  3. Mechanism of Reaction
  4. Surface Chemistry Adsorption
  1. Mole Concentration
  2. Chemical Solutions
  3. Physical Equilibrium
  4. Chemical Equilibria
  5. Ionic Equilibria
  6. Factors Affecting Equilibria
  1. Purification – Crystallization
  2. Quantitative Analysis
  3. Qualitative analysis
  1. Chemicals In Medicines
  2. Chemicals In Food
  3. Cleansing agents
  1. Group 13 elements
  2. Group 14 elements
  3. Group 15 elements
  4. Group 16 elements
  5. Group 17 elements
  6. Group 18 elements
  1. Amines
  2. Diazoniums salts
  1. General Introduction of biomolecules
  1. Halogens Reactions
  2. Environmental Effects Of Chloroform & Iodoform
  1. Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
  2. Molecular Structure
  3. Covalent Bond
  4. Metallic Bond
  5. Intermolecular Forces
  1. Introduction To Co-Ordination Compounds,
  1. Redox Reactions
  2. Electrolytic Conduction
  1. Proteins
  2. Pollution
  3. Polymers
  4. Chemicals in medicine, health-care and food
  5. Vitamins
  6. Nucleic Acids
  7. Carbohydrates
  8. The Biological Cell
  1. Alkanes
  2. Alkenes
  3. Alkynes
  4. Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  1. Transition elements
  2. Actinoids
  3. Lanthanoids
  1. General Introduction and classification of polymers
  1. Atomic Introduction
  2. Quantum mechanics
  3. Electron atoms
  4. Periodicity
  1. Common types of organics Reactions
  2. Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
  3. Classification of Organic Chemistry
  4. Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
  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. Different Concentration Of Solution
  2. Vapour Pressure Of Solutions And Raoult’s Law
  3. Ideal And Non-Ideal Solutions
  1. Principles and Methods of Extraction
  1. Hydrogen as a fuel
  2. Hydrogen in periodic table
  3. Physical and Chemical Properties of water
  1. Rolling motion
  2. Conservation of angular momentum
  3. Moment of inertia
  4. Torque and angular momentum
  5. Rotational motion
  6. Description of rotation velocity
  1. Bio-Savert’s law and its applications
  2. Ampere’s law and its applications
  3. Lorentz force Law
  4. Force in Uniform Magnetic Field
  5. Magnetic moment of a current loop
  1. Force and Inertia
  2. Newton’s laws
  3. Circular motion
  4. Statics and Kinetics friction
  5. Dynamics of uniform circular motion
  1. Newton’s law of gravitation
  2. Gravitational potential energy
  3. Motion of planets
  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. Dual Nature Of Radiation
  2. Hertz And Lenard’s Observations
  3. Photoelectric Effect
  4. Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation
  5. Particle Nature Of Light
  6. Matter Waves-Wave Nature Of Particle
  7. De Broglie Relation
  8. Davisson-Germer Experiment
  1. Logic gates
  2. Junction transistor
  3. Semiconductor diode
  4. Energy bands in solids
  1. Heat, Work and Internal Energy
  2. Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
  3. Specific heat, Heat Transfer
  4. Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  1. Ohm’s law, Joule heating
  2. Electric Cell and Internal Resistance
  3. kirchhof's Law
  1. Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
  2. Lenses and mirrors
  3. Interference
  4. Interference in thin films
  5. Optical instruments
  6. Diffraction due to a single slit
  7. Polarization
  8. Electromagnetic waves
  1. Progressive sinusoidal waves
  2. Standing waves in strings and pipes
  3. Superposition of waves, beats
  4. Doppler Effect
  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. Units Different systems of units, SI units
  2. Dimensional Analysis
  3. Precision and significant figures
  4. 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. 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. Kinematics Of Periodic motion
  2. Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  3. Forced & damped oscillations
  1. Electromagnetic Waves Characteristics
  2. Electromagnetic Spectrum
  1. Propagation Of Electromagnetic Waves
  2. Bandwidth Of Transmission Medium
  3. Basic Elements Of A Communication System
  1. Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  2. Elasticity
  3. Viscosity and Surface Tension
  4. Bernoulli’s theorem
  1. Rutherford’s model of atom
  2. Bohr Model, Energy Levels
  3. Alpha-Particle Scattering Experiment
  4. Composition and size of nucleus
  5. Hydrogen Spectrum
  6. Isotones
  7. Radioactivity-Alpha
  8. Beta And Gamma
  9. Radioactive Decay Law
  10. Mass-Energy Relation And Defect
  11. Binding Energy Per Nucleon
  12. Nuclear Fission And Fusion

How to prepare

M.Sc. Biotechnology SYLLABUS-






M.Sc. Botany SYLLABUS-


M.Sc. Environmental Sciences SYLLABUS-

General awareness

Scientific aptitudes

Basic mathematics

M.Sc. (Hons. School) SYLLABUS-

Unit I: Cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis.

Unit II: Chromosomes: Physical and chemical structure, Nucleosome.

Unit III: Structural changes in chromosomes: Deletion, duplication, para- and pericentric inversions, translocations and their significance. Meiosis in inversions and translocations. Heterozygote and its significance.

Unit IV: Numerical changes in chromosomes: Non-disjunction, aneuploidy (monosomy, trisomy, nullisomy including primary, secondary and tertiary).

Unit V: Modification of Mendelian ratios: Gene interaction, epistasis, complementary and supplementary genes, multiple alleles (as in blood groups of man), inheritance of blood groups.

Unit VI: Chromosome theory of heredity, chromosomal determination of sex, sex-linked disorders in man.

Unit VII: Linkage, crossing-over and recombination: Sex-linked characters, cytological basis of crossing-over, synaptonemal complex, chromosome mapping.

Unit VIII: Gene, genetic code, structure of DNA and RNA.

Unit IX: DNA replication and transcription.

Unit X: Gene expression, protein synthesis in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Unit XI: Genetic code and its properties.

Unit XII: Split and overlapping genes.

Unit XIII: Mutations: Spontaneous, induced, somatic and carcinogenesis.

Unit XIV: Applied genetics: Recombinant DNA, gene cloning and its applications in medicine, DNA fingerprinting.

Unit XV: Population genetics: Hardy-Weinberg's Law.

Unit XVI: Multiple factors: Qualitative and quantitative traits, inheritance of quantitative traits (skin colour) in man.

M.Sc. Fermentation & Microbial Technology SYLLABUS-


Unit I. - Origin of Life, nomenclature and systems of classification: artificial and natural.

Concept of cell, cell organelle, cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis.


Unit II. Scope and History of Microbiology, spontaneous generation theory, Koch?s postulates, Pasteur?s contributions to microbiology. Sources of microorganisms, pure culture techniques. and preservation, bright field microscopy, Gram?s staining.


Unit III. Structure of Bacteria and chemical composition, bacterial cell wall, cell membrane,

capsule, pili and spore. Classification of viruses, basic structure of a bacteriophage. Life cycle of bacteriophage (lytic and lysogenic).


Unit IV. Morphology and structure of fungi & bacteria, Mode of reproduction and nutrition

in bacteria and fungi.


Unit V. Microbial nutrition: growth medium (selective, differential, enrichment, complete,

synthetic and minimal medium) factors affecting the growth of microorganisms.


Unit VI. Microbial interactions: commemsalism, amensalism, symbiosis, parasitism and

predation. Plant pathology, classification of plant pathogens, control measures.


Unit VII. Biochemical pathways for metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, Nitrogen

fixation, Biogeochemical cycling and control of air, water and soil pollution.


Unit VIII. Mutation, spontaneous & induced, chemical nature of genetic material, replication

of DNA, Genetic code, Bacterial recombination, transformation, conjugation and transduction. DNA recombinant technology & its applications.


Unit IX. Role of M/o?s in industries such as bakery, alcoholic beverages, penicillin, biofertilizers, biopesticides, Mushroom cultivation: methods and future perspectives.


Unit. X. Immune response: antigens, antibodies, cell mediated immunity, immune system T

and B lymphocytes, generation of antibody diversity, monoclonal antibodies.




Unit 1: Cell Biology: Structure and Functions of Plasma membrane; Endoplasmic reticulum;

Mitochondria; Golgi complex Ribosomes; Lysosomes; Centrosome; Nucleus.


Unit 2: Animal/Plan Physiology and General Biochemistry: Mammalian Physiology: Digestion and absorption, Blood, Heart, Respiration, Excretion, Muscles, Neural Integration,Endocrines. Plant Physiology: Photosynthesis, Nitrogen fixation. General Biochemistry: Biochemistry and its scope, Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, their classification and function; Enzymes; Carbohydrate metabolism; Lipid metabolism; Lipogenesis,ketosis; Metabolism of aminoacids (oxidative deamination, transamination and decarboxylation) Hydrolysis of proteins, and urea cycle.


Unit 3: Genetics and Molecular Biology: Cell division; Chromosomes; Structure and organization of genetic material in chromosomes. Numerical changes in chromosomes; Mutations. Chemical nature of genetic material: A detailed account of DNA and RNA structure and functions,

Replication, Transformation and Transduction. Genes: Fine structure, gene expression (Transformation, Translation), genetic code, regulation of gene expression (operon model); Elementary knowledge of DNA recombinant technology and its applications.


Unit 4: Elementary Immunology: Immune system; Cell and tissues; Humoral and cellular immune response; major histocompatibility complex; Cellular interactions in immune response.

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.

Duration : 1 Hours

Important Instructions

a) For bachelor degree courses, candidates can submit a single form for applying in more than one course within a stream (Sciences/Humanities) giving the names of the courses in the order of priority. For streams of Science and Humanities separate applications shall be submitted. b) For postgraduate courses and other courses candidates applying in more than one course shall have to submit separate forms. c) Each application form shall be submitted with an application fee of Rs. 1000/-. For schedule caste candidates the application fee shall be Rs. 500/-. However for B.Tech./B.Arch. Courses (except B.Tech. URP) the one time counselling fee will be Rs. 2000/-(Non-refundable). d) There will be no migration from the Academic Session 2016-17.