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Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test(M.Sc) Overview

All about Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test(M.Sc)

Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test (M.Sc)  is to be conducted across the country by the Guru Nanak Dev University. The Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar invites applications every year from eligible candidates for admission in its new academic year during the month of June for numerous Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses offered at its campus and associated institutes and colleges.

Course Stream: Sciences

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Preparation

How to prepare

M.Sc. Biotechnology SYLLABUS-

Physics

Chemistry

Mathematics

Biology


 

M.Sc. Botany SYLLABUS-

Botany

M.Sc. Environmental Sciences SYLLABUS-

General awareness

Scientific aptitudes

Basic mathematics

M.Sc. (Hons. School) SYLLABUS-

Unit I: Cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis.

Unit II: Chromosomes: Physical and chemical structure, Nucleosome.

Unit III: Structural changes in chromosomes: Deletion, duplication, para- and pericentric inversions, translocations and their significance. Meiosis in inversions and translocations. Heterozygote and its significance.

Unit IV: Numerical changes in chromosomes: Non-disjunction, aneuploidy (monosomy, trisomy, nullisomy including primary, secondary and tertiary).

Unit V: Modification of Mendelian ratios: Gene interaction, epistasis, complementary and supplementary genes, multiple alleles (as in blood groups of man), inheritance of blood groups.

Unit VI: Chromosome theory of heredity, chromosomal determination of sex, sex-linked disorders in man.

Unit VII: Linkage, crossing-over and recombination: Sex-linked characters, cytological basis of crossing-over, synaptonemal complex, chromosome mapping.

Unit VIII: Gene, genetic code, structure of DNA and RNA.

Unit IX: DNA replication and transcription.

Unit X: Gene expression, protein synthesis in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Unit XI: Genetic code and its properties.

Unit XII: Split and overlapping genes.

Unit XIII: Mutations: Spontaneous, induced, somatic and carcinogenesis.

Unit XIV: Applied genetics: Recombinant DNA, gene cloning and its applications in medicine, DNA fingerprinting.

Unit XV: Population genetics: Hardy-Weinberg's Law.

Unit XVI: Multiple factors: Qualitative and quantitative traits, inheritance of quantitative traits (skin colour) in man.

M.Sc. Fermentation & Microbial Technology SYLLABUS-

 

Unit I. - Origin of Life, nomenclature and systems of classification: artificial and natural.

Concept of cell, cell organelle, cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis.

 

Unit II. Scope and History of Microbiology, spontaneous generation theory, Koch?s postulates, Pasteur?s contributions to microbiology. Sources of microorganisms, pure culture techniques. and preservation, bright field microscopy, Gram?s staining.

 

Unit III. Structure of Bacteria and chemical composition, bacterial cell wall, cell membrane,

capsule, pili and spore. Classification of viruses, basic structure of a bacteriophage. Life cycle of bacteriophage (lytic and lysogenic).

 

Unit IV. Morphology and structure of fungi & bacteria, Mode of reproduction and nutrition

in bacteria and fungi.

 

Unit V. Microbial nutrition: growth medium (selective, differential, enrichment, complete,

synthetic and minimal medium) factors affecting the growth of microorganisms.

 

Unit VI. Microbial interactions: commemsalism, amensalism, symbiosis, parasitism and

predation. Plant pathology, classification of plant pathogens, control measures.

 

Unit VII. Biochemical pathways for metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, Nitrogen

fixation, Biogeochemical cycling and control of air, water and soil pollution.

 

Unit VIII. Mutation, spontaneous & induced, chemical nature of genetic material, replication

of DNA, Genetic code, Bacterial recombination, transformation, conjugation and transduction. DNA recombinant technology & its applications.

 

Unit IX. Role of M/o?s in industries such as bakery, alcoholic beverages, penicillin, biofertilizers, biopesticides, Mushroom cultivation: methods and future perspectives.

 

Unit. X. Immune response: antigens, antibodies, cell mediated immunity, immune system T

and B lymphocytes, generation of antibody diversity, monoclonal antibodies.

 

M.Sc. SYLLABUS-

 

Unit 1: Cell Biology: Structure and Functions of Plasma membrane; Endoplasmic reticulum;

Mitochondria; Golgi complex Ribosomes; Lysosomes; Centrosome; Nucleus.

 

Unit 2: Animal/Plan Physiology and General Biochemistry: Mammalian Physiology: Digestion and absorption, Blood, Heart, Respiration, Excretion, Muscles, Neural Integration,Endocrines. Plant Physiology: Photosynthesis, Nitrogen fixation. General Biochemistry: Biochemistry and its scope, Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, their classification and function; Enzymes; Carbohydrate metabolism; Lipid metabolism; Lipogenesis,ketosis; Metabolism of aminoacids (oxidative deamination, transamination and decarboxylation) Hydrolysis of proteins, and urea cycle.

 

Unit 3: Genetics and Molecular Biology: Cell division; Chromosomes; Structure and organization of genetic material in chromosomes. Numerical changes in chromosomes; Mutations. Chemical nature of genetic material: A detailed account of DNA and RNA structure and functions,

Replication, Transformation and Transduction. Genes: Fine structure, gene expression (Transformation, Translation), genetic code, regulation of gene expression (operon model); Elementary knowledge of DNA recombinant technology and its applications.

 

Unit 4: Elementary Immunology: Immune system; Cell and tissues; Humoral and cellular immune response; major histocompatibility complex; Cellular interactions in immune response.

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. 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.

Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subjects No. Of Units No. Of Chapters
3 64 239

How To Prepare

M.Sc. Biotechnology SYLLABUS-

Physics

Chemistry

Mathematics

Biology


 

M.Sc. Botany SYLLABUS-

Botany

M.Sc. Environmental Sciences SYLLABUS-

General awareness

Scientific aptitudes

Basic mathematics

M.Sc. (Hons. School) SYLLABUS-

Unit I: Cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis.

Unit II: Chromosomes: Physical and chemical structure, Nucleosome.

Unit III: Structural changes in chromosomes: Deletion, duplication, para- and pericentric inversions, translocations and their significance. Meiosis in inversions and translocations. Heterozygote and its significance.

Unit IV: Numerical changes in chromosomes: Non-disjunction, aneuploidy (monosomy, trisomy, nullisomy including primary, secondary and tertiary).

Unit V: Modification of Mendelian ratios: Gene interaction, epistasis, complementary and supplementary genes, multiple alleles (as in blood groups of man), inheritance of blood groups.

Unit VI: Chromosome theory of heredity, chromosomal determination of sex, sex-linked disorders in man.

Unit VII: Linkage, crossing-over and recombination: Sex-linked characters, cytological basis of crossing-over, synaptonemal complex, chromosome mapping.

Unit VIII: Gene, genetic code, structure of DNA and RNA.

Unit IX: DNA replication and transcription.

Unit X: Gene expression, protein synthesis in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Unit XI: Genetic code and its properties.

Unit XII: Split and overlapping genes.

Unit XIII: Mutations: Spontaneous, induced, somatic and carcinogenesis.

Unit XIV: Applied genetics: Recombinant DNA, gene cloning and its applications in medicine, DNA fingerprinting.

Unit XV: Population genetics: Hardy-Weinberg's Law.

Unit XVI: Multiple factors: Qualitative and quantitative traits, inheritance of quantitative traits (skin colour) in man.

M.Sc. Fermentation & Microbial Technology SYLLABUS-

 

Unit I. - Origin of Life, nomenclature and systems of classification: artificial and natural.

Concept of cell, cell organelle, cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis.

 

Unit II. Scope and History of Microbiology, spontaneous generation theory, Koch?s postulates, Pasteur?s contributions to microbiology. Sources of microorganisms, pure culture techniques. and preservation, bright field microscopy, Gram?s staining.

 

Unit III. Structure of Bacteria and chemical composition, bacterial cell wall, cell membrane,

capsule, pili and spore. Classification of viruses, basic structure of a bacteriophage. Life cycle of bacteriophage (lytic and lysogenic).

 

Unit IV. Morphology and structure of fungi & bacteria, Mode of reproduction and nutrition

in bacteria and fungi.

 

Unit V. Microbial nutrition: growth medium (selective, differential, enrichment, complete,

synthetic and minimal medium) factors affecting the growth of microorganisms.

 

Unit VI. Microbial interactions: commemsalism, amensalism, symbiosis, parasitism and

predation. Plant pathology, classification of plant pathogens, control measures.

 

Unit VII. Biochemical pathways for metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, Nitrogen

fixation, Biogeochemical cycling and control of air, water and soil pollution.

 

Unit VIII. Mutation, spontaneous & induced, chemical nature of genetic material, replication

of DNA, Genetic code, Bacterial recombination, transformation, conjugation and transduction. DNA recombinant technology & its applications.

 

Unit IX. Role of M/o?s in industries such as bakery, alcoholic beverages, penicillin, biofertilizers, biopesticides, Mushroom cultivation: methods and future perspectives.

 

Unit. X. Immune response: antigens, antibodies, cell mediated immunity, immune system T

and B lymphocytes, generation of antibody diversity, monoclonal antibodies.

 

M.Sc. SYLLABUS-

 

Unit 1: Cell Biology: Structure and Functions of Plasma membrane; Endoplasmic reticulum;

Mitochondria; Golgi complex Ribosomes; Lysosomes; Centrosome; Nucleus.

 

Unit 2: Animal/Plan Physiology and General Biochemistry: Mammalian Physiology: Digestion and absorption, Blood, Heart, Respiration, Excretion, Muscles, Neural Integration,Endocrines. Plant Physiology: Photosynthesis, Nitrogen fixation. General Biochemistry: Biochemistry and its scope, Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, their classification and function; Enzymes; Carbohydrate metabolism; Lipid metabolism; Lipogenesis,ketosis; Metabolism of aminoacids (oxidative deamination, transamination and decarboxylation) Hydrolysis of proteins, and urea cycle.

 

Unit 3: Genetics and Molecular Biology: Cell division; Chromosomes; Structure and organization of genetic material in chromosomes. Numerical changes in chromosomes; Mutations. Chemical nature of genetic material: A detailed account of DNA and RNA structure and functions,

Replication, Transformation and Transduction. Genes: Fine structure, gene expression (Transformation, Translation), genetic code, regulation of gene expression (operon model); Elementary knowledge of DNA recombinant technology and its applications.

 

Unit 4: Elementary Immunology: Immune system; Cell and tissues; Humoral and cellular immune response; major histocompatibility complex; Cellular interactions in immune response.

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. 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.

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Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test(M.Sc) Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

B.Sc. degree (10+2+3 system of education) in any science subject (any combination) with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) from GNDU or any other examination recognized equivalent thereto by the University.

Age-There is no Upper or Lower Limit.

Marks- Bachelor degree with at least 50% marks.

Relaxation policy (if any)- Bachelor of degree with at least 45% marks for SC/ST.

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