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# JNU Entrance Examination- M.Sc. 2016 - Exam Pattern

**Exam Paper Type** : Pen & Paper | **Exam Duration** : 3.0 Hr

Section |
Duration |
Marks |
# Questions |

Part - A Science and Mathematics at the 10+2 level | 60 Minutes | 30 | 30 |

Part - B Questions based on Physics, Physical Chemistry/Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Botany and Zoology at the B.Sc. Level. | 120 Minutes | 70 | 70 |

**Total Questions****:**100**Total Marks****:**100**Test duration****:**180 minutes__Marking System__:- Part-A consists of 45 Questions. Answer any 30 Questions. Part-B consists of 95 Questions. Answer any 70 Questions.
- For Part-A and Part-B, each correct answer will fetch
**1 mark**and for each wrong answer there, will be a deduction of**0.25 mark**.

## JNU Entrance Examination- M.Sc. 2016 Syllabus

- 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

- Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate 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 Co-Ordinates
- 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 Co-Ordination Compounds,

- Redox Reactions
- Electrolytic Conduction

- Proteins
- Pollution
- Polymers
- Chemicals in medicine, health-care 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 Non-Ideal 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

- Bio-Savert’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 Waves-Wave Nature Of Particle
- De Broglie Relation
- Davisson-Germer 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 work-energy 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
- Alpha-Particle Scattering Experiment
- Composition and size of nucleus
- Hydrogen Spectrum
- Isotones
- Radioactivity-Alpha
- Beta And Gamma
- Radioactive Decay Law
- Mass-Energy Relation And Defect
- Binding Energy Per Nucleon
- Nuclear Fission And Fusion

## JNU Entrance Examination- M.Sc. Exam Prepartions FAQ

**1) What are the eligibility criteria for appearing in JNU Entrance Examination- M.Sc. ?**

**M. Sc. (Life Sciences):**- Bachelor’s (B. Sc. or B Tech or equivalent) in Biological, Physical or Agricultural Sciences or Biotechnology under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.-
**M.Sc in Environmental Sciences:**-B.Sc. degree or equivalent in any branch of basic or applied science under 10+2+3 pattern of education or B.E./B.Tech./MBBS with at least 55% marks. -
**M.Sc. (Physics) Programme:-**Bachelor’s degree (with Physics as one of the subjects) under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with 55% marks in the aggregate (or in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combined), or in Physics Honours. Applicants with B.Tech. (Electronics/Electrical/ Mechanical/Computer) degree can also apply.

**2) If I have scored less than 60% in my graduation; am I eligible for the test?**

Yes,you can apply for JNU M.Sc.

**3) I am final year student/My final year/Semester result is not yet declared. Am I eligible to apply?**

Yes, those candidates who are studying in the final year and would be expecting their final results by mid of July, can apply. However, they will have to produce their final certificate of eligibility qualification at the time of interview.

**4) Is Physics compulsory to study Master of Science (M.Sc) in Physics.?**

Yes, it is compulsory to study Physics in Bachelor degree.

**5) Are diploma holders eligible to apply for the program?**

No. Diploma holders are not eligible to apply for the program.

**6) Any evening batch for this M.Sc courses are available?**

No,there are no evening batch for this M.Sc courses.

**7) Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc.?**

Yes, Examination Centre will provide. But no electronic devices are allowed in Examination Hall/Room.

**8) Can a candidate answer the JNU Entrance Examination in Hindi or any other Indian language? **

Unless otherwise specified in the question paper, the JNU being an all India University, the medium of instruction for all programmes of study (barring Languages) is English; and the candidates are advised to write their answers, as far as possible, in English.