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Algebra of complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, cube roots of unity, geometric interpretations. Quadratic equations with real coefficients, relations between roots and coefficients, formation of quadratic equations with given roots, symmetric functions of roots. Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers. Logarithms and their properties. Permutations and combinations, binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of binomial coefficients.
|Matrices||Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers, equality of matrices, addition, multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices, transpose of a matrix, determinant of a square matrix of order up to three, inverse of a square matrix of order up to three, properties of these matrix operations, diagonal, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices and their properties, solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables.|
|Probability||Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, independence of events, computation of probability of events using permutations and combinations.|
Trigonometric functions, their periodicity and graphs, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations.
Relations between sides and angles of a triangle, sine rule, cosine rule, half-angle formula and the area of a triangle, inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only).
Two dimensions: Cartesian coordinates, distance between two points, section formulae, shift of origin.
Equation of a straight line in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line; Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrency of lines; Centroid, orthocentre, incentre and circumcentre of a triangle.
Equation of a circle in various forms, equations of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equations of a circle, intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle, equation of a circle through the points of intersection of two circles and those of a circle and a straight line.
Equations of a parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form, their foci, directrices and eccentricity, parametric equations, equations of tangent and normal. Locus problems
Three dimensions: Direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.
Real valued functions of a real variable, into, onto and one-to-one functions, sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, composite functions, absolute value, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Limit and continuity of a function, limit and continuity of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, L’Hospital rule of evaluation of limits of functions
Even and odd functions, inverse of a function, continuity of composite functions, intermediate value property of continuous functions
Derivative of a function, derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, chain rule, derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Derivatives of implicit functions, derivatives up to order two, geometrical interpretation of the derivative, tangents and normals, increasing and decreasing functions, maximum and minimum values of a function, Rolle’s Theorem and Lagrange’s mean value theorem.
Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions, definite integrals and their properties, fundamental theorem of integral calculus
Integration by parts, integration by the methods of substitution and partial fractions, application of definite integrals to the determination of areas involving simple curves. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations
|Vectors||Addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, dot and cross products, scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations.|
|General||Units and dimensions, Dimensional analysis, Least count, significant figures; Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer), Determination of g using simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using u-v method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using meter bridge and post office box.|
Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles; Uniform circular motion; Relative velocity.
Newton’s laws of motion; Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference; Static and dynamic friction; Kinetic and potential energy; Work and power; Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy.
Systems of particles; Centre of mass and its motion; Impulse; Elastic and inelastic collisions.
Law of gravitation; Gravitational potential and field; Acceleration due to gravity; Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits; Escape velocity.
Rigid body, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes; Angular momentum; Torque; Conservation of angular momentum; Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation; Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies; Collision of point masses with rigid bodies.
Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.
Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus.
Pressure in a fluid; Pascal’s law; Buoyancy; Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise; Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded), Stoke’s law; Terminal velocity, Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications. Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves; Progressive and stationary waves; Vibration of strings and air columns; Resonance; Beats; Speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).
Thermal expansion of solids
Liquids and gases
Calorimetry, latent heat
Heat conduction in one dimension
Elementary concepts of convection and
radiation, Newton's law of cooling
Ideal gas laws
Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases)
Isothermal and adiabatic processes,
bulk modulus of gases
First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases)
Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases)Blackbody radiation: absorptive and emissive powers; Kirchhoff's law Wien's displacement law, Stefan's law.
|Electricity and Magnetism||
Coulomb's law; Electric field and potential; Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field; Electric field lines; Flux of electric field; Gauss's law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.
Capacitance; Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics; Capacitors in series and parallel; Energy stored in a capacitor. Electric current; Ohm's law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells; Kirchhoff's laws and simple applications; Heating effect of current.
Biot-Savart's law and Ampere's law; Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight wire, along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid; Force on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field. Magnetic moment of a current loop; Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop; Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter, and their conversions.
Electromagnetic induction: Faraday's law, Lenz's law; Self and mutual inductance; RC, LR and LC circuits with d.c. and a.c. sources.
Rectilinear propagation of light; Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces; Total internal reflection; Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism; Thin lenses; Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses; Magnification.Wave nature of light: Huygen's principle, interference limited to Young's double-slit experiment.
|Modern Physics||Atomic nucleus; α, β and γ radiations; Law of radioactive decay; Decay constant; Half Life and mean life; Binding energy and its calculation; Fission and fusion processes; Energy calculation in these processes. Photoelectric effect; Bohr's theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous X-rays, Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.|
Concept of atoms and molecules
Dalton’s atomic theory
Balanced chemical equations
Calculations (based on mole concept)
involving common oxidation-reduction,
neutralization, and displacement
Concentration in terms of mole fraction,
molarity, molality and normality.
|Gaseous and Liquid State||
Absolute scale of temperature, ideal gas
Deviation from ideality, van der Waals
Kinetic theory of gases, average, root
mean square and most probable
velocities and their relation with
Law of partial pressures
Diffusion of gases
|Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding||
Bohr model, spectrum of hydrogen atom, quantum numbers
Wave-particle duality, de
Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of
hydrogen atom, shapes of s, p and d
Electronic configurations of elements (up to atomic number 36)
Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule
Orbital overlap and covalent bond
Hybridisation involving s, p, and d orbitals only
Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear
Polarity in molecules, dipole moment (qualitative aspects only)
VSEPR model and shapes of molecules (linear, angular, triangular, square planar, pyramidal, square pyramidal, trigonal bipyramidal, tetrahedral and octahedral).
First law of thermodynamics
Internal energy, work and heat,
Enthalpy, Hess’s law
Heat of reaction, fusion and vapourization
Second law of thermodynamics
Criterion of spontaneity.
Law of mass action
Equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier’s
principle (effect of concentration, temperature and pressure)
Significance of ΔG and ΔG0 in chemical equilibrium
Solubility product, common ion effect, pH and buffer solutions
Acids and bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts)
Hydrolysis of salts.
Electrochemical cells and cell reactions
Standard electrode potentials
Nernst equation and its relation to ΔG
Electrochemical series, emf of galvanic
Faraday’s laws of electrolysis
Electrolytic conductance, specific,
equivalent and molar conductivity,
Rates of chemical reactions
Order of reactions
First order reactions
Temperature dependence of the rate
constant (Arrhenius equation)
Classification of solids, crystalline state, seven crystal systems (cell parameters a, b, c, α, β, γ), close-packed structure of solids (cubic), packing in fcc, bcc and hcp lattices
Nearest neighbours, ionic radii, simple ionic compounds, point defects
Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure, elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point.
|Surface Chemistry||Elementary concepts of adsorption (excluding adsorption isotherms) Colloids: types, methods of preparation and general properties Elementary ideas of emulsions, surfactants, and micelles (only definitions and examples).|
Isotopes and isobars
Properties of α, β and γ rays
Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded), carbon dating
Stability of nuclei with respect to proton
Brief discussion on fission and fusion
|Isolation/preparation and properties of the following non-metals||
Boron, silicon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulphur and halogens
Properties of allotropes of carbon (only diamond and graphite), phosphorus and sulphur
|Preparation and properties of the following compounds||
Oxides, peroxides, hydroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulphates of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium
Boron: diborane, boric acid and borax Aluminium: alumina, aluminium chloride and alums
Carbon: oxides and oxyacid (carbonic acid)
Silicon: silicones, silicates and silicon carbide
Nitrogen: oxides, oxyacids and ammonia Phosphorus: oxides, oxyacids (phosphorus acid, phosphoric acid) and phosphine
Oxygen: ozone and hydrogen peroxide Sulphur: hydrogen sulphide, oxides, sulphurous acid, sulphuric acid and sodium thiosulphate
Halogens: hydrohalic acids, oxides and oxyacids of chlorine, bleaching powder Xenon fluorides.
|Transition Elements 3D Series||
Definition, general characteristics, oxidation states and their stabilities, colour (excluding the details of electronic transitions) and calculation of spin-only magnetic moment
Coordination compounds: nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, cistrans and ionisation isomerisms, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral)
|Preparation and properties of the following compounds||
Oxides and chlorides of tin and lead
Oxides, chlorides and sulphates of Fe2+
pressure-volume workCu2+ and Zn2+
Potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate, silver oxide, silver nitrate, silver thiosulphate.
|Ores and Minerals||Commonly occurring ores and minerals of iron, copper, tin, lead, magnesium, aluminium,zinc and silver.|
Chemical principles and reactions only (industrial details excluded)
Carbon reduction method (iron and tin)
Self reduction method (copper and lead)
Electrolytic reduction method (magnesium and aluminium)
Cyanide process (silver and gold).
|Principles of qualitative analysis||Groups I to V (only Ag+ , Hg2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Bi3+, Fe3+, Cr3+, Al3+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Zn2+, Mn2+ and Mg2+) Nitrate, halides (excluding fluoride), sulphate and sulphide.|
Hybridisation of carbon
σ and π-bonds
Shapes of simple organic molecules
Structural and geometrical isomerism
Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centres, (R,S and E,Z nomenclature excluded)
IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds (only) hydrocarbons, mono-functional and bi-functional compounds)
Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections)
Resonance and hyperconjugation
Determination of empirical and molecular formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method)
Definition and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids
Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases
Polarity and inductive effects in alkyl halides
Reactive intermediates produced during homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavage
Formation, structure and stability of carbocations, carbanions and free radicals.
|Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes||
Homologous series, physical properties of alkanes (melting points, boiling points and density)
Combustion and halogenation of alkanes Preparation of alkanes by Wurtz reaction and decarboxylation reactions
|Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes||
Physical properties of alkenes and alkynes (boiling points, density and dipole moments)
Acidity of alkynes
Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the stereochemistry of addition and elimination)
Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone
Reduction of alkenes and alkynes;
Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions
Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2, HX, HOX and H2O (X=halogen)
Addition reactions of alkynes; Metal acetylides.
|Reactions of benzene||
Structure and aromaticity
Electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration, sulphonation, Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation Effect of o-, m- and p-directing groups in monosubstituted benzenes.
|Phenols||Acidity, electrophilic substitution reactions (halogenation, nitration and sulphonation) Reimer-Tieman reaction, Kolbe reaction|
|Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above)||
Alkyl halides: rearrangement reactions of alkyl carbocation, Grignard reactions, nucleophilic substitution reactions
Alcohols: esterification, dehydration and oxidation, reaction with sodium, phosphorus halides, ZnCl2/concentrated HCl, conversion of alcoholsinto aldehydes and ketones
Ethers: Preparation by Williamson’s Synthesis
Aldehydes and Ketones: oxidation, reduction, oxime and hydrazone formation
Aldol condensation, Perkin reaction
Haloform reaction and nucleophilic addition reactions (Grignard addition)
Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid chlorides and amides, ester hydrolysis
Amines: basicity of substituted anilines and aliphatic amines, preparation from nitro compounds, reaction with nitrous acid, azo coupling
reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines, Sandmeyer and related reactions of diazonium salts; carbylamine reaction
Haloarenes: nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine substitution).
Mono- and di-saccharides (glucose and sucrose)
Oxidation, reduction, glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose.
|Amino Acids and Peptides||General structure (only primary structure for peptides) and physical properties.|
|Properties and uses of some important polymers||Natural rubber, cellulose, nylon, teflon and PVC|
|Practical Organic Chemistry||
Detection of elements (N, S, halogens)
Detection and identification of the following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl, amino and nitro
Chemical methods of separation of mono-functional organic compounds from binary mixtures.
|Freehand Drawing||This would comprise of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in appropriate scale. Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like furniture, equipment, etc.from memory.|
|Geometrical Drawing||Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders, etc.|
Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation.Visualization through structuring objects in memory
|Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity||Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity check through innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. Sense of colour grouping or application.|
|Architectural Awareness||General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.|
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