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Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Admission Test (B.Sc Nursing) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • The entrance exam question paper shall be of multiple choices
  • Subjects covered and total marks are as follows-

Sections                   No of Questions

Physics                               30

Chemistry                           30

Biology                               30

Total                                  90

Total Marks - 90 x 4 = 360 marks

Test duration- 2 Hours

Marking System –

  • Each correct answer shall carry four marks whereas each incorrect answer will lead to deduction of one mark.
  • Each unanswered question will carry zero marks.
  • If more than one circle is darkened for one question, it will be treated as an incorrect answer and one mark will be deducted.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 3
No. Of Unit 60
No. Of Chapter 280
Chapters
  1. Transport in plants
  2. Mineral nutrition
  3. Photosynthesis
  4. Respiration
  5. Plant growth and development
Chapters
  1. Principles and process of Biotechnology
  2. Application of Biotechnology in health and agriculture
Chapters
  1. Morphology and modifications
  2. Animal tissues Morphology
Chapters
  1. Heredity and variation
  2. Molecular basis of Inheritance
  3. Evolution Origin of life
Chapters
  1. Biodiversity
  2. Features and classification of Monera and Protista
  3. Viruses and Viroids
  4. Major groups-Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
  5. Classification of animals - nonchordate
Chapters
  1. Reproduction in organisms
  2. Sexual reproduction in flowering plants
  3. Human Reproduction
  4. Reproductive health
Chapters
  1. Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life
  2. Chemical constituents of living cells
  3. B Cell division and Cell cycle
Chapters
  1. Improvement in food production
  2. Health and Disease
  3. Microbes in human welfare
Chapters
  1. Neural control and coordination
  2. Chemical coordination and regulation
  3. Digestion and absorption
  4. Breathing and Respiration
  5. Body fluids and circulation
  6. Excretory products and their elimination
  7. Locomotion and Movement
Chapters
  1. Organisms and environment
  2. Ecosystem: Patterns, components
  3. Biodiversity and its conservation
  4. Environmental issues
Chapters
  1. Alcohols
  2. Phenols
  3. Ethers
Chapters
  1. Liquid state
  2. Solid state
  3. Avogadro number, ideal gas equation
  4. Role of gas laws
  5. Kinetic energy and molecular speeds
  6. Three States Of Matter
Chapters
  1. Periodicity
  2. Morden Peirodic Law of Periodic table
Chapters
  1. Group I and group 2 elements
  2. General introduction
  3. Preparation and Properties of Some important Compounds
  4. Industrial use of lime and limestone
Chapters
  1. Basic Concepts
  2. First Law of Thermodynamics
  3. Third Law of Thermodynamics
  4. Second Law of Thermodynamics
Chapters
  1. Aldehyde and Ketones
  2. Carboxylic Acids
Chapters
  1. Emulsions
  2. Adsorption
  3. Colloidal State
  4. Enzyme catalysis
Chapters
  1. Aspects of Kinetics
  2. Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
  3. Mechanism of Reaction
  4. Concept of collision theory
  5. Activation energy, Arrhenious equation
Chapters
  1. Haloalkane
  2. Haloarenes
  3. Uses and environment effects
Chapters
  1. Concentration Units
  2. Chemical Equilibria
  3. Physical Equilibrium
  4. Ionic Equilibria
Chapters
  1. Chemicals In Medicines
  2. Chemicals In Food
  3. Cleansing agents
Chapters
  1. Group 13 elements
  2. Group 14 elements
  3. General Introduction to p-Block Elements
  4. Important compounds of silicon
  5. Group 15 elements
  6. Group 16 elements
  7. Group 17 elements
  8. Group 18 elements
Chapters
  1. General introduction
  2. Electronic displacements in a covalent bond
  3. Electrophiles and nucleophiles
  4. Homolytic and heterolytic fission
Chapters
  1. Carbohydrates
  2. General Introduction of biomolecules
  3. Proteins
  4. Hormones
  5. Vitamins
  6. Nucleic Acids
Chapters
  1. Halogens Reactions
  2. Environmental Effects Of Chloroform & Iodoform
  3. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
Chapters
  1. Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
  2. Hydrogen Bond
Chapters
  1. importance of coordination compounds
  2. Introduction To Co-Ordination Compounds,
Chapters
  1. Classification Of Solids
  2. Band Theory Of Metals
  3. Packing in Solids
Chapters
  1. Electrolytic Conduction
  2. Redox Reactions
  3. Laws of electrolysis
  4. Corrosion
  5. Dry cell- electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells
Chapters
  1. Environmental pollution
  2. Acid Rain Ozone
  3. Greenhouse Effect And Global Warming
  4. Green Chemistry
Chapters
  1. Classification
  2. Alkynes
  3. Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  4. Alkenes
Chapters
  1. Lanthanoids
  2. Actinoids
  3. General introduction
Chapters
  1. Some important polymers
  2. General Introduction and classification of polymers
Chapters
  1. Atomic number, isotopes and isobars
  2. Quantum mechanics
  3. Aufbau principle, Pauli exclusion principles and Hund’s rule
  4. Dual Nature Of Matter And Light
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. Colligative properties
  2. Van Hoff factor
  3. Different Concentration Of Solution
  4. Ideal And Non-Ideal Solutions
Chapters
  1. Concept of oxidation and reduction
  2. Balancing redox reactions
Chapters
  1. Principles and Methods of Extraction
Chapters
  1. Hydrogen Peroxide Concepts
  2. Physical and Chemical Properties of water
  3. Hydrides-ionic, covalent and interstitial
  4. Hydrogen Concepts
Chapters
  1. Amines
  2. Diazoniums salts
  3. Cyanides And Isocyanides
Chapters
  1. Centre of mass of a two-particle system
  2. Equilibrium of rigid bodies
  3. Centre of mass of a rigid body
  4. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects
  5. Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems
  6. Description of rotation velocity
  7. Rotational motion
  8. Moment of inertia
  9. Torque and angular momentum
  10. Conservation of angular momentum
  11. Rolling motion
Chapters
  1. Bio-Savert’s law and its applications
  2. Ampere’s law and its applications
  3. Lorentz force Law
  4. Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment
  5. Current loop as a magnetic dipole
  6. Torque on a magnetic dipole
  7. Earth’s magnetic field
  8. moving coil galvanometer
  9. Cyclotron
  10. Para-dia-and ferro-magnetic substances
  11. Electromagnetic and Permanent magnets
Chapters
  1. Equation of state of a perfect gas
  2. Work done on compressing a gas
  3. Kinetic theory of gases
Chapters
  1. Newton’s law of gravitation
  2. Gravitational potential energy
  3. Motion of planets
Chapters
  1. Elastic Behavior Hooke’s Law, Young’s Modulus
  2. Viscosity And Stokes’s Law
  3. Surface Energy And Surface Tension
  4. Thermal Expansion Of Solids, Liquids, And Gases
  5. Newton’s Law Of Cooling And Stefan’s Law
  6. Qualitative Ideas Of Black Body Radiation
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. Photoelectric Effect
  2. Matter Waves-Wave Nature Of Particle
Chapters
  1. I-V Characteristics of Led
  2. Zener Diode as a Voltage Regulator
  3. Transistor as an Amplifier and Oscillator
  4. Transistor as a Switch
  5. Energy bands in solids
  6. Semiconductor diode
  7. Junction transistor
  8. Logic gates
Chapters
  1. Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  2. Specific heat, Heat Transfer
  3. Heat, Work and Internal Energy
  4. Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
  5. First Law Of Thermodynamics
Chapters
  1. Electric current
  2. Electrical Resistance
  3. Potentiometer
  4. Kirchoff’s Laws, Wheatstone Bridge
  5. D.C circuits
Chapters
  1. concept of force
  2. Equilibrium of concurrent forces
  3. Newton’s laws
  4. Motion on an inclined plane
  5. Motion of blocks with pulley systems
  6. Circular motion
  7. Inertial and non-inertial frames
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. Measurement
  2. Units Different systems of units, SI units
  3. Dimensional Analysis
  4. Precision and significant figures
  5. 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. Electromagnetic Spectrum
  2. Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics
  3. Displacement current
Chapters
  1. Kinematics Of Periodic motion
  2. Wave motion
  3. Progressive Sinusoidal Waves
  4. Standing Waves In Strings And Pipes
  5. Superposition Of Waves, Beats
  6. Doppler Effect
  7. Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
  8. Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  9. Forced & damped oscillations
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. Wave Optics
  2. Scattering of light
  3. Magnification
  4. Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
  5. Lenses and mirrors
  6. Optical instruments
  7. Interference
  8. Interference in thin films
  9. Electromagnetic waves
  10. Diffraction due to a single slit
  11. Polarization
Chapters
  1. Alpha-Particle Scattering Experiment
  2. Rutherford’s model of atom
  3. Bohr Model, Energy Levels
  4. Radioactivity-Alpha
  5. Composition and size of nucleus

How to prepare

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 of Nursing 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 learnt 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.

Duration : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

The SAAT – 2016 will be held at different centres as per the schedule. The medium of examination is English. The examination hall shall be opened to the candidates half an hour before the examination commences. No candidate will be allowed to enter into the examination hall without a valid original / duplicate admits card. Candidates are required to take their respective seats at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the examination, strictly according to the sitting chart notified earlier by the Centre Superintendent. In no case, a candidate shall be allowed to enter the examination hall after the examination starts. Attendance will be taken by the invigilators on the Attendance Roll sheets provided by the Director (Admissions), with full signature of candidates against their Roll Numbers, 15 minutes before the commencement of examination. During the examination, the candidates have to enter their Roll Number, the Application Number and the Answer Sheet and also Serial Number on the Attendance Roll sheets, which shall be verified by the invigilators. No candidate will be allowed to leave the hall without surrendering his/ her question booklet and answer sheet until the examination is over. Ordinarily no candidate shall be allowed to leave the hall temporarily during the examination. Candidates suffering from any disease which renders their presence in the examination hall undesirable in the interest of other candidates will not ordinarily be allowed to enter the examination hall. Candidates are not allowed to have substitute writers, normally. Candidates should bring their own black / blue ball pens, HB pencils for writing and blackening the circles. Books, printed papers (other than their Admit Cards), manuscripts, or electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, cell phones and electronic diary calculators etc, should not be taken into the examination hall. The candidates are advised to check the perfectness the question booklet and answer sheet before attempting to answer. In case page/pages are found missing, torn or not in order, the candidates should immediately report to the invigilator and get a fresh question answer book issued after surrendering the defective ones. Candidates are not permitted to talk to each other in the examination hall. No one should receive any help from or assist another in any manner. Malpractice in any form detected during or after the examination would lead to not only cancellation of candidature but also more severe punishment as deemed fit by the SAAT–2016 committee. A candidate should write his/her roll number as assigned in his/her admit card and sign in the space provided in the question booklet and answer sheet. He/she should in no case write anywhere else on the answer sheet his/ her own name, roll number or anything else that is not strictly related to the answers to the questions given. Writing of any such thing a serious offence. The answer sheet without the candidate’s roll number clearly written in the space provided will not be examined. A candidate wishing to say anything should stand up in his/her seat and remain standing till the invigilator attends him/her. He/she should in no case leave the seat or make any noise to draw the invigilator’s attention. In any other matter not mentioned in these rules, the Centre Superintendent is empowered to take necessary decisions.