JNU Entrance Examination- M.Sc. -

Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination- M.Sc. (JNU Entrance Examination- M.Sc. - 2016)

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Important Dates
Registration Date
Feb 08, 2016
Test Date
May 16, 2016
Result Date
Jun 27, 2016

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

Chapters
  1. Ordinary Differential Equations
  2. Solution Of Differential Equations
  3. Homogeneous And Linear Differential Equations
Chapters
  1. Measures Of Dispersion
  2. Standard Deviation
  3. probability
Chapters
  1. Principle Of Counting, Permutation
Chapters
  1. Application of definite integrals
  2. Definite integrals and their properties
  3. Methods of integration
  4. Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
Chapters
  1. Mathematical Induction And Applications
Chapters
  1. Complex Numbers
  2. Algebra Of Complex Numbers
  3. Quadratic Equations
Chapters
  1. Sets And Their Representation
  2. Equivalence Relations, Functions
Chapters
  1. Statements
  2. Logical Operations
  3. Contradiction
  4. Converse And Contrapositive
Chapters
  1. Inverse Trigonometric function
  2. Solution of Triangle
  3. Measurement of angles
Chapters
  1. Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate planes
  2. Angle between two lines
  3. Equation of a plane
Chapters
  1. Binomial Theorem For Integral Index
Chapters
  1. Transformations
  2. Inverse of A Square Matrix
  3. Determinants
  4. Matrices & Determinants
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Cartesian System Of Rectangular Co-Ordinates
  2. Straight Lines
  3. Circles, Conic Sections
Chapters
  1. Vectors And Scalars, Products
Chapters
  1. Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  2. Special Series
  3. Geometric Progression
Chapters
  1. Solid state
  2. Liquid state
  3. Gaseous state
  4. Chemical reactions
  5. Measurement
Chapters
  1. Morden Peirodic Law of Periodic table
Chapters
  1. Alkali and Alkaline
  2. Earth Metals
Chapters
  1. Alcohols
  2. Phenols
  3. Ethers
  4. Aldehyde and Ketones
  5. Carboxylic Acids
Chapters
  1. Organic Compound hydroxyl
  2. Inorganic Compound
  3. Titrinilide Excerises
Chapters
  1. Adsorption
  2. Colloidal State
  3. Enzyme catalysis
Chapters
  1. Aspects of Kinetics
  2. Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
  3. Mechanism of Reaction
  4. Surface Chemistry Adsorption
Chapters
  1. Mole Concentration
  2. Chemical Solutions
  3. Physical Equilibrium
  4. Chemical Equilibria
  5. Ionic Equilibria
  6. Factors Affecting Equilibria
Chapters
  1. Purification – Crystallization
  2. Quantitative Analysis
  3. Qualitative analysis
Chapters
  1. Chemicals In Medicines
  2. Chemicals In Food
  3. Cleansing agents
Chapters
  1. Group 13 elements
  2. Group 14 elements
  3. Group 15 elements
  4. Group 16 elements
  5. Group 17 elements
  6. Group 18 elements
Chapters
  1. Amines
  2. Diazoniums salts
Chapters
  1. General Introduction of biomolecules
Chapters
  1. Halogens Reactions
  2. Environmental Effects Of Chloroform & Iodoform
Chapters
  1. Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
  2. Molecular Structure
  3. Covalent Bond
  4. Metallic Bond
  5. Intermolecular Forces
Chapters
  1. Introduction To Co-Ordination Compounds,
Chapters
  1. Redox Reactions
  2. Electrolytic Conduction
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Alkanes
  2. Alkenes
  3. Alkynes
  4. Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chapters
  1. Transition elements
  2. Actinoids
  3. Lanthanoids
Chapters
  1. General Introduction and classification of polymers
Chapters
  1. Atomic Introduction
  2. Quantum mechanics
  3. Electron atoms
  4. Periodicity
Chapters
  1. Common types of organics Reactions
  2. Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
  3. Classification of Organic Chemistry
  4. Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
Chapters
  1. Dalton’s atomic theory
  2. Mole concept and molar mass
  3. Atomic And Molecular Masses
  4. Laws Of Chemical Combination
  5. General introduction
Chapters
  1. Different Concentration Of Solution
  2. Vapour Pressure Of Solutions And Raoult’s Law
  3. Ideal And Non-Ideal Solutions
Chapters
  1. Principles and Methods of Extraction
Chapters
  1. Hydrogen as a fuel
  2. Hydrogen in periodic table
  3. Physical and Chemical Properties of water
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Force and Inertia
  2. Newton’s laws
  3. Circular motion
  4. Statics and Kinetics friction
  5. Dynamics of uniform circular motion
Chapters
  1. Newton’s law of gravitation
  2. Gravitational potential energy
  3. Motion of planets
Chapters
  1. Law Of Equipartition Of Energy
  2. Application Of Specific Heat Capacities
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Logic gates
  2. Junction transistor
  3. Semiconductor diode
  4. Energy bands in solids
Chapters
  1. Heat, Work and Internal Energy
  2. Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
  3. Specific heat, Heat Transfer
  4. Thermal equilibrium and temperature
Chapters
  1. Ohm’s law, Joule heating
  2. Electric Cell and Internal Resistance
  3. kirchhof's Law
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Progressive sinusoidal waves
  2. Standing waves in strings and pipes
  3. Superposition of waves, beats
  4. Doppler Effect
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Units Different systems of units, SI units
  2. Dimensional Analysis
  3. Precision and significant figures
  4. Fundamental measurements in Physic
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Kinematics Of Periodic motion
  2. Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  3. Forced & damped oscillations
Chapters
  1. Electromagnetic Waves Characteristics
  2. Electromagnetic Spectrum
Chapters
  1. Propagation Of Electromagnetic Waves
  2. Bandwidth Of Transmission Medium
  3. Basic Elements Of A Communication System
Chapters
  1. Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  2. Elasticity
  3. Viscosity and Surface Tension
  4. Bernoulli’s theorem
Chapters
  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

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.