Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination M.SC. Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern

The question paper will contain multiple choice questions with negative marks for wrong answers (total marks:100)

The test is based on essaytype questions.

The question paper will consist of two parts.
Part A: All the questions shall be of objective multiple choice type of 10+2 science standard.
Part B: All the questions shall be of multiple choice type of B.Sc. standard from the subjects of Botany, Mathematics,Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and other related subjects.
Test duration 180 minutes
Marking System – There is negative marking for wrong answers.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  3 

No. Of Unit  64 
No. Of Chapter  239 
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Solution Of Differential Equations
 Homogeneous And Linear Differential Equations
 Measures Of Dispersion
 Standard Deviation
 probability
 Principle Of Counting, Permutation
 Application of definite integrals
 Definite integrals and their properties
 Methods of integration
 Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
 Mathematical Induction And Applications
 Complex Numbers
 Algebra Of Complex Numbers
 Quadratic Equations
 Sets And Their Representation
 Equivalence Relations, Functions
 Statements
 Logical Operations
 Contradiction
 Converse And Contrapositive
 Inverse Trigonometric function
 Solution of Triangle
 Measurement of angles
 Coordinate axes and coordinate planes
 Angle between two lines
 Equation of a plane
 Binomial Theorem For Integral Index
 Transformations
 Inverse of A Square Matrix
 Determinants
 Matrices & Determinants
 Real – Valued Functions
 Algebra Of Functions
 Polynomials
 Rational, Trigonometric
 Inverse Functions
 Rolle’s And Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
 Applications Of Derivatives
 logarithmic and exponential function
 Cartesian System Of Rectangular CoOrdinates
 Straight Lines
 Circles, Conic Sections
 Vectors And Scalars, Products
 Arithmetic and geometric progressions
 Special Series
 Geometric Progression
 Solid state
 Liquid state
 Gaseous state
 Chemical reactions
 Measurement
 Morden Peirodic Law of Periodic table
 Alkali and Alkaline
 Earth Metals
 Alcohols
 Phenols
 Ethers
 Aldehyde and Ketones
 Carboxylic Acids
 Organic Compound hydroxyl
 Inorganic Compound
 Titrinilide Excerises
 Adsorption
 Colloidal State
 Enzyme catalysis
 Aspects of Kinetics
 Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
 Mechanism of Reaction
 Surface Chemistry Adsorption
 Mole Concentration
 Chemical Solutions
 Physical Equilibrium
 Chemical Equilibria
 Ionic Equilibria
 Factors Affecting Equilibria
 Purification – Crystallization
 Quantitative Analysis
 Qualitative analysis
 Chemicals In Medicines
 Chemicals In Food
 Cleansing agents
 Group 13 elements
 Group 14 elements
 Group 15 elements
 Group 16 elements
 Group 17 elements
 Group 18 elements
 Amines
 Diazoniums salts
 General Introduction of biomolecules
 Halogens Reactions
 Environmental Effects Of Chloroform & Iodoform
 Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
 Molecular Structure
 Covalent Bond
 Metallic Bond
 Intermolecular Forces
 Introduction To CoOrdination Compounds,
 Redox Reactions
 Electrolytic Conduction
 Proteins
 Pollution
 Polymers
 Chemicals in medicine, healthcare and food
 Vitamins
 Nucleic Acids
 Carbohydrates
 The Biological Cell
 Alkanes
 Alkenes
 Alkynes
 Aromatic Hydrocarbons
 Transition elements
 Actinoids
 Lanthanoids
 General Introduction and classification of polymers
 Atomic Introduction
 Quantum mechanics
 Electron atoms
 Periodicity
 Common types of organics Reactions
 Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
 Classification of Organic Chemistry
 Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
 Dalton’s atomic theory
 Mole concept and molar mass
 Atomic And Molecular Masses
 Laws Of Chemical Combination
 General introduction
 Different Concentration Of Solution
 Vapour Pressure Of Solutions And Raoult’s Law
 Ideal And NonIdeal Solutions
 Principles and Methods of Extraction
 Hydrogen as a fuel
 Hydrogen in periodic table
 Physical and Chemical Properties of water
 Rolling motion
 Conservation of angular momentum
 Moment of inertia
 Torque and angular momentum
 Rotational motion
 Description of rotation velocity
 BioSavert’s law and its applications
 Ampere’s law and its applications
 Lorentz force Law
 Force in Uniform Magnetic Field
 Magnetic moment of a current loop
 Force and Inertia
 Newton’s laws
 Circular motion
 Statics and Kinetics friction
 Dynamics of uniform circular motion
 Newton’s law of gravitation
 Gravitational potential energy
 Motion of planets
 Law Of Equipartition Of Energy
 Application Of Specific Heat Capacities
 Coulomb’s law
 Electric field
 Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
 Gauss’ law and its applications
 Electric dipole
 Capacitance and dielectrics
 Dual Nature Of Radiation
 Hertz And Lenard’s Observations
 Photoelectric Effect
 Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation
 Particle Nature Of Light
 Matter WavesWave Nature Of Particle
 De Broglie Relation
 DavissonGermer Experiment
 Logic gates
 Junction transistor
 Semiconductor diode
 Energy bands in solids
 Heat, Work and Internal Energy
 Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
 Specific heat, Heat Transfer
 Thermal equilibrium and temperature
 Ohm’s law, Joule heating
 Electric Cell and Internal Resistance
 kirchhof's Law
 Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
 Lenses and mirrors
 Interference
 Interference in thin films
 Optical instruments
 Diffraction due to a single slit
 Polarization
 Electromagnetic waves
 Progressive sinusoidal waves
 Standing waves in strings and pipes
 Superposition of waves, beats
 Doppler Effect
 Work done by a force
 Kinetic energy and workenergy theorem
 Power
 Conservative forces and potential energy
 Conservation of mechanical energy
 Units Different systems of units, SI units
 Dimensional Analysis
 Precision and significant figures
 Fundamental measurements in Physic
 Properties of vectors
 Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
 Motion with constant acceleration
 Projectile motion
 Uniform circular motion
 Relative motion
 Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
 Self and mutual inductance
 Transformers and generators
 Alternating current
 AC circuits, LCR circuits
 Kinematics Of Periodic motion
 Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
 Forced & damped oscillations
 Electromagnetic Waves Characteristics
 Electromagnetic Spectrum
 Propagation Of Electromagnetic Waves
 Bandwidth Of Transmission Medium
 Basic Elements Of A Communication System
 Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
 Elasticity
 Viscosity and Surface Tension
 Bernoulli’s theorem
 Rutherford’s model of atom
 Bohr Model, Energy Levels
 AlphaParticle Scattering Experiment
 Composition and size of nucleus
 Hydrogen Spectrum
 Isotones
 RadioactivityAlpha
 Beta And Gamma
 Radioactive Decay Law
 MassEnergy Relation And Defect
 Binding Energy Per Nucleon
 Nuclear Fission And Fusion
How to prepare
Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table
It is very important that you make a timetable 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 rotes 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 to 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 of Science exams. 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 learned 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.
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