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# NEST 2016 - Exam Pattern

**Exam Paper Type** : Online | **Exam Duration** : 3.0 Hr

Section |
Duration |
Marks |
# Questions |

Biology | 45 Minutes | 50 | 50 |

Physics | 45 Minutes | 50 | 50 |

Chemistry | 45 Minutes | 50 | 50 |

Mathematics | 45 Minutes | 50 | 50 |

**Total Marks:**200**Total Questions:**200**Duration:**3 Hours**Marking System:**There is no negative marking System.

## NEST 2016 Syllabus

- Description of rotation velocity
- Rotational motion
- Moment of inertia
- Torque and angular momentum
- Conservation of angular momentum
- Rolling motion

- Bio-Savert’s law and its applications
- Ampere’s law and its applications
- Magnetic moment of a current loop
- Lorentz force Law
- Force in Uniform Magnetic Field

- Newton’s laws
- Circular motion
- Force and Inertia
- Statics and Kinetics friction
- Dynamics of uniform circular motion

- Gravitational potential energy
- Newton’s law of gravitation
- 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

- Energy bands in solids
- Semiconductor diode
- Junction transistor
- Logic gates

- Thermal equilibrium and temperature
- Specific heat, Heat Transfer
- Heat, Work and Internal Energy
- Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine

- Ohm’s law, Joule heating
- Electric Cell and Internal Resistance
- kirchhof's Law

- Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
- Lenses and mirrors
- Optical instruments
- Interference
- Interference in thin films
- 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 simple harmonic 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

- Alpha-Particle Scattering Experiment
- Bohr Model, Energy Levels
- Hydrogen Spectrum
- Composition And Size Of Nucleus
- Isotones
- Radioactivity-Alpha
- Beta And Gamma
- Radioactive Decay Law
- Mass-Energy Relation And Defect
- Binding Energy Per Nucleon
- Nuclear Fission And Fusion
- Rutherford’s model of atom

- 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

- Matrices & Determinants
- Determinants
- Inverse of A Square Matrix
- Transformations

- 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

- Transport in plants
- Mineral nutrition
- Photosynthesis
- Respiration
- Plant growth and development

- Principles and process of Biotechnology
- Application of Biotechnology in health and agriculture

- Morphology and modifications
- Animal tissues Morphology

- Heredity and variation
- Molecular basis of Inheritance
- Evolution Origin of life

- Biodiversity
- Features and classification of Monera and Protista
- Viruses and Viroids
- Major groups-Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
- Classification of animals - nonchordate

- Reproduction in organisms
- Sexual reproduction in flowering plants
- Human Reproduction
- Reproductive health

- Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life
- Chemical constituents of living cells
- B Cell division and Cell cycle

- Health and Disease
- Improvement in food production
- Microbes in human welfare

- Neural control and coordination
- Chemical coordination and regulation
- Digestion and absorption
- Breathing and Respiration
- Body fluids and circulation
- Excretory products and their elimination
- Locomotion and Movement

- Organisms and environment
- Ecosystem: Patterns, components
- Biodiversity and its conservation
- Environmental issues

- Measurement
- Chemical reactions
- Gaseous state
- Liquid state
- Solid state

- 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
- Intermolecular Forces
- Metallic Bond

- Introduction To Co-Ordination Compounds,

- Electrolytic Conduction
- Redox Reactions

- The Biological Cell
- Carbohydrates
- Nucleic Acids
- Vitamins
- Polymers
- Pollution
- Chemicals in medicine, health-care and food
- Proteins

- Alkanes
- Alkenes
- Alkynes
- Aromatic Hydrocarbons

- Transition elements
- Actinoids
- Lanthanoids

- General Introduction and classification of polymers

- Atomic Introduction
- Quantum mechanics
- Electron atoms
- Periodicity

- Classification of Organic Chemistry
- Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
- Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
- Common types of organics Reactions

- Mole concept and molar mass
- Atomic And Molecular Masses
- Laws Of Chemical Combination
- General introduction
- Dalton’s atomic theory

- 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
- Physical and Chemical Properties of water
- Hydrogen in periodic table

- Politics
- Banking and Finance
- Business
- Sports
- Institutions of India
- Defence & Space
- Indian Judiciary
- Awards & Honours
- Literature
- Economics
- Indian Constitution
- International Relations
- Science and Technology
- Movies
- Who's who
- Geography
- History
- Current Affairs
- Indian Industries
- Indian Agriculture

## NEST Exam Prepartions FAQ

**1) What are the eligibility criteria for appearing in NEST?**

Candidates must qualify all four eligibility criteria listed below:

- Candidates in General and OBC category should be born on or after August 01, 1997. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ ST/ Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.
- Class XII qualifying examination should be passed in either 2015 or 2016. Candidates appearing in 2017 are also eligible. (Where only Letter Grade is given by the Board, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate the decision of the respective Admission Committees will be final.)
- At least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India. For Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%.
- Candidate should secure a position in the NEST merit list.

**2) I passed my XIIth board exam before 2015 but my date of birth is within eligible range. Am I eligible for admission?**

**YOU ARE NOT, UNFORTUNATELY**. You need to satisfy all four criteria of eligibility.

**3) I did not have one subject among Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in my XIIth board exam. Am I eligible?**

YES, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE. The eligibility criterion is that a candidate should be from science stream with any combination of science subjects. However, if selected you will have to study all 4 subjects (B,C,M,P) in the first year only.

**4) I have a gap of more than two years between my Xth and XIIth board exams? Am I eligible?**

YES, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE. Only XIIth passing year should be in 2015/ 2016/ 2017.

**5) Is there an age limit for the NEST?**

General and OBC category candidates born on or after August 01, 1997 are eligible for admission to the integrated M.Sc. programme of NISER/CEBS. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / PD candidates.