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Engineering Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test - (EAMCET)

Every year Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad ( JNTU ) conducts (EAMCET) Engineering Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test on behalf of APSCHE.

EAMCET is conducted for admitting students in to various professional courses offered in the Government or Private colleges in Andhra Pradesh.

Entrance Test is conducted for the following courses:

a)  B.E/B.Tech courses.

b) B.V.Sc and  A.H/B.Sc(Ag) / B.Sc (Hort) / B.F.Sc / B.Tech(FS&T) / B.Sc (CA&BM)  courses.


d)  B. Pharm / B.Tech (Bio-technology) and Pharm-D (Doctor of Pharmacy) courses.

Admission for the following colleges is based on the performance of an individual in EAMCET. Every year a large number of students are appearing for this entrance test.

List of Participating Universities:

1. Andhra University

2. Acharya Nagarjuna University

3. Adi Kavi Nannaya University

4. Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University

5. JNT University

6. Kakatiya University

7. Osmania University

8. S.K. University

9. Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswavidyalayam

10. S.V. University

11. Telangana University

12. Yogi Vemana University

13. Nalgonda University

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics, physics and Chemistry as optional subjects or any vocational course related to Engineering and Technology, conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh. And,  Candidates who have passed or appearing in the final year  of the Diploma examination in Engineering conducted by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P.

Candidates who are appearing in the final year of their Intermediate Examination are also eligible to apply.

Applicant must be an Indian Citizenl and should be permanent resident of Andhra Pradesh. Applicant must satisfy the local/non-local status requirements as per A.P. Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) order, 1974.

Candidates seeking admission into engineering/ pharmacy courses must have attained 16 years of age on 31st December of the year of admission. 

Candidates who are seeking admission into B.Tech Dairying, B.Tech (Ag.Engineering), B.Tech (FS&T) and B.Sc (CA & BM) offered in Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University should have attained age of 17 years - 22 years and for SC/ST  the upper age limit is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of admission.

Application Procedure:

Dully completed EAMCET application forms 2011 should be sent to the Regional Coordinator or to the Convener , EAMCET, Examination Building, Ground Floor, JNT University Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad- 500 085 by Regd by Post.

Applicants can also can also be downloaded the EAMCET application forms and sent to the same address along with a Demand draft payable at Hyderabad. Demand draft should be drawn in favour of 'Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education.

Candidates with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as optional subjects in the Intermediate or an equivalent course should fill up the 'E' category application.

This application would be valid for B.E, B.Tech, B.Pharm (MPC) & Pharm-D (MPC) programs.

Candidates with Physics, Chemistry & Biology as optional subjects in their Intermediate should fill up the 'AM' category application. These applications are for B.Sc., B.V.Sc. & AH, B.F.Sc., B.Tech. (FST), B.Sc. (CA&BM), MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS I, BNYS, B.Pharm & B.Tech. (Bio-Technology) programs.

Test Pattern:

The duration for the Entrance test will be of 3 hours The question paper consists of a total of 160 questions comprising of 80 questions in Mathematics, 40 questions in Physics and 40 questions in Chemistry.

All questions will be of objective type (multiple choices) with multiple answers. Each question carries one mark. The qualifying percentage of marks in the Entrance Test is 25% (40 out of a total 160).

Contact Details:

Convener, EAMCET – 2008

SIT Building, Cellar Portion, JNT University


Hyderabad – 500 085.

Andhra Pradesh

Website: www.apeamcet.org , http://www.apsche.org/




Units for fundamental and derived quantities; Systems of Units; SI system of units – rules for writing unit, derived units, multiple units and sub multiple units in SI system;  Measurement for quantitative study, Accuracy and precision of measuring instruments;  Errors due to external causes – constant type, systematic type and environmental type; Errors due to imperfections in experimental techniques/procedure/personal/observation – random errors, gross errors, absolute errors, mean absolute error and relative error percentage error; errors due to addition, subtraction, multiplication division and powers of observed quantities; dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional formulae, applications and limitations of dimensional analysis.


Classification of physical quantities as vectors and scalars Geometrical representation of vectors – Addition and subtraction of vectors. Laws of addition of vectors – Equal and null vectors. Unit vectors – Unit vectors in Cartesian co-ordinate system – position  vector and its magnitude. Parallelogram law of vectors – Expression for the resultant vector. Triangle law and polygon law of vectors – concept of relative velocity- application to relative motion of a boat in a river. Multiplication of a vector with a scalar – Scalar product with examples of work and energy – Vector product with examples of torque and angular momentum – Vector and Scalar product of unit vectors.


Description of Uniform and accelerated motion using velocity-time and position-time graphs; Concept of acceleration due to gravity -  Equations of motion of freely falling body – vertically projected body from ground and tower – Projectiles with examples – Oblique projection from ground and horizontal projection from the top of tower – Path of projectile. Maximum height, time of flight and range. Concept of resultant force.


Newton's laws of motions and their applications to objects suspended by strings; Atwood's machine; blocks placed in contact with each other on frictionless horizontal surface;  apparent weight in a lift – Impulse – Law of conservation of linear momentum (statement only) – Work –Power – Energy – Definitions and units – Expressions for P.E. & K.E – Work – Energy theorem – Law of conservation of energy – Examples – Vertically projected and freely falling bodies.


Collision of two bodies in one dimension  – Elastic and in-elastic collisions – One body at rest – two bodies moving in the same and opposite directions – Co-efficient of restitution, equation for height attained by freely falling body after a number of rebounds on the floor. Definition of center of mass with examples – Difference between Center of Mass and Center of gravity – Co-ordinates of center of mass; centre of mass of rigid body with homogeneous distribution of mass, thin rod, a circular ring, circular disk and sphere; Velocity and acceleration of centre of mass (Two dimensional) – Characteristics of center of mass – Explosion; Motion of centre of mass of earth-moon system.


Causes of friction – Static, Kinetic and rolling frictions – Angle of friction – Laws of friction – Lubricants – Motion of a body on the rough horizontal plane – Pushing and pulling of lawn roller –Expression for acceleration of a body sliding down are sliding up a  smooth/ rough inclined planes (without rolling).


Concepts of torque and couple – Relation between angular momentum and torque – Moment of inertia – Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems – Expressions for M.I.of a thin rod, uniform disc,  rectangular lamina, solid sphere and hollow sphere, circular ring and solid cylinder and hollow cylinder- Law of conservation of angular momentum with examples – Motion in vertical circle.


Basic forces in nature;  Nature of gravity; Relation between Universal gravitational constant (G) and acceleration due to gravity(g); variation of  “g” with altitude, depth, latitude and shape of earth;  Limitations of Newton's third Law –  Universal law of gravitation – Black Hole. Idea of inertial and non-inertial frames – Inertial and gravitational masses – Escape velocity, orbital velocity and relation between them – Geo stationary Satellites and their uses.


Definitions and examples – Expressions for displacement, velocity, acceleration, time  period and frequency – Expressions for the time period of a simple pendulum and loaded spring – force constant , Expressions for the KE and PE of a body in SHM –Law of conservation of Energy in the case of simple pendulum.


Elasticity & Plasticity – Stress and Strain – Hooke's Law, Moduli of elasticity (Y, n, K) – Poission's ratio – definition and its limit; behaviour of wire under gradually increasing load – Elastic fatigue, strain Energy – Experimental determination of Y- Searle's apparatus.


Surface Tension Definition and Examples – Molecular Phenomenon – Angle of contact – Capillarity with examples in nature – Experimental Determination of surface tension by capillary rise method with necessary theory.  Expression for excess pressure inside a liquid drop and soap bubble.


Explanation and Statement of Poisuille's expression – Streamline flow – Stokes formula – terminal velocity – Principle of buoyancy –Pressure energy in a fluid; equation of continuity and  Bernoulli's theorem – application to aerodynamic lift and motion of spinning ball (qualitative treatment only).


Vibrations of atoms in a solid –Potential Energy Curve – anharmonicity of vibrations – Explanation of thermal expansion (only qualitative treatment – No expressions)- Coefficients of linear (á), areal (â) and volume (ã) expansions. The coefficients of real and apparent expansion of liquids and the derivation of the relationship between them- Variation of density of solids and  liquids with temperature.  Determination of coefficient of apparent expansion of liquid by specific gravity bottle method; Anomalous expansion of water and its significance in nature.

Volume and pressure coefficients of gases –  their relationship – Experimental determination of  volume coefficient by Regnault's apparatus; pressure coefficient by Jolley's bulb apparatus; Kelvin Scale of Temperature- Boyle's law and Charle's law- Ideal gas equation – significance of universal gas constant.


Definition of Calorie, thermal capacity, specific heat and latent heat- Experimental determination of specific heat and latent heat by method of mixtures -Joule's law and mechanical equivalent of heat (J); Principles of heat engines and Refrigerators. Three phases of matter & triple point of water.  Definitions of specific heats of gases ( Cp & Cv) – Isothermal and adiabatic processes- Relationships between P, V & T in adiabatic process;  external work done by an ideal gas in adiabatic and isothermal process; Internal energy – Statements and explanation of Zero'th, first and second laws of Thermodynamics – Relationship between Cp and Cv (without using Maxwell's Equations).


Conduction of Heat – Coefficient of thermal conductivity – Convection of Heat- Nature and properties of Thermal Radiation – Prevost's Theory of heat exchange- Emissive and absorptive power of bodies- Black body radiation – Kirchoff's laws and its applications – Stefan's law,  Newton's law of cooling.


Longitudinal and transverse waves, equation for a progressive wave, principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, formation of stationary waves in stretched strings, laws of vibrating strings, Experimental verification by Sonometer;  Characteristics of a sound, speed of sound in solids, liquids and gases (Only formulae to be considered); Free vibrations, forced vibrations and resonance; standing waves in organ pipes, open and closed pipes (Harmonics and overtones); Beats – definition and

explanation, – Doppler Effect – Definition,  Formulae for apparent frequency of a sound note for various cases (neglect wind velocity) ; Applications and limitations of Doppler Effect – Echoes, Absorption of sound Waves – Reverberation time  – Fundamentals of Building acoustics – Statement of Sabine's formulae.


Nature of Light – Newton's corpuscular theory – Huygen's wave theory – Electromagnetic wave theory, Electromagnetic spectrum; Refraction through prism; derivation of refractive index of material of prism for minimum deviation – Critical angle – Total internal reflection – Relation between critical angle and refractive index – Application of total internal reflection to  optical fibers. Defects in images – Spherical and chromatic aberrations and methods of their reduction ( Qualitative treatment ) – Microscopes; Formula for magnification of simple microscope and compound microscope; Telescope; Formula for magnification of astronomical and terrestrial telescopes;    Construction of Ramsden's and Huygen's eyepieces;  Dispersion of light – Dispersive Power – Pure and impure spectra conditions for obtaining pure spectrum.

Different kinds of spectra – Emission spectra-line, band and continuous spectra; Absorption spectra – significance of emission and absorption spectra; Fraunhoffer lines and their significance.


Interference of light  – Coherent sources – Conditions for interference; Young's double slit experiment –Derivation of intensity and fringe width; uses of interference. Diffraction; Fresnel and Fraunhoffer Diffraction (without expressions) – and their Applications – Polarisation – concepts of polarization – production of plane polarised light by reflection and  refraction-   double refraction – Polaroids.


Coulomb's inverse square law – Definition of Magnetic field – Magnetic lines of force, uniform and non-uniform magnetic field. Couple acting on a bar magnet placed in a uniform magnetic field.  Definition of magnetic moment of magnet.  Magnetic induction due to a bar magnet on axial and equatorial lines.  Superposition of magnetic fields – Tangent Law – Deflection Magnetometer.  Comparison of Magnetic Moments in Tan A, Tan B positions by equal distance method and null method. Verification of inverse Square Law.  Vibration magnetometer – principle and description: Experimental determination of M and BH earth's horizontal component using vibration magnetometer. Types of magnetic materials – dia, para ferromagnetic materials; properties and uses.


Charges – conservation of charge and additive property of charges; Coulomb's inverse square law – permittivity of free space and medium – Force between two point charges; force due to multiple charges – principle of superposition with examples; concept of electric filed – Electric lines of force  and their properties – Electric intensity definition –  Force on a charge in an electric filed (F=Eq) – Electric intensity due to isolated charge and due to multiple charges – electrostatic  potential, definition – Potential  due to point charge and group of charges – relation between electrostatic potential and electric intensity; Electrostatic potential  energy of  a system of a charges ; electric flux -  definition; Gauss Law: Statement  – Application of Gauss Law to find electric intensity and electrostatic potential due to continuous charge distribution of infinite long wire and infinite plane sheet and spherical shell (only formulae).  Capacitance – Definition of Electrical Capacity of a Conductor – Capacitance – Dielectric constant – Definition of Condenser, its uses – Parallel plate Condenser – formula for capacitance of parallel Plate Condenser -  Dielectric, Dielectric   strength -  Effect of dielectric on capacitance of capacitors.  Capacitors in series and in parallel – derivation of the equivalent capacitance for the series and the parallel combination; Energy stored in a condenser – Effect of dielectric on Energy of Condenser – Types of capacitors – their users.


Electric current – Flow of electric charges in metallic conductor – Drift velocity and mobility – Relation between electric current and drift velocity – Ohm's Law – Statement – Ohmic and NonOhmic elements with examples – conductance – specific   resistance – variation of resistivity with temperature – Variation of Resistance with temperature  – Thermistor – E.M.F. of cell – Internal resistance and back E.M.F. – difference between EMF of a cell and potential difference – Electrical energy – Power  and their units; definition of KWHr, Kirchoff's laws; statement of Kirchoff's voltage of law – Kirchoff's  current law – Application to wheatstone bridge – condition for balancing – meter bridge – determination of resistance of a conductor using meter bridge – Principle of potentiometer – determination of internal resistance and E.M.F. of a cell using potentiometer – Series and parallel combination of cells – derivation of equivalent E.M.F. for the series and parallel combination of cells.


Seebeck effect – Peltier and Thomson effects and their coefficients – variation of thermo e.m.f. with temperature – Neutral and inversion temperatures – applications of thermo couples.


Oersted's experiment – Biot-savart Law – Ampere Law – Magnetic field near a long straight wire and magnetic field at the center of a circular coil carrying current (with derivation) – Field on the axis of a circular coil carrying current (with expressions only)Tangent Galvanometer – principle and working – Definition of reduction factor – force on a moving charge in a magnetic field – force on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field – force between two long straight parallel conductors carrying current – definition of ampere – Fleming's left hand rule-current loop as a magnetic dipole, force and torque on current loop in a uniform magnetic field – magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron – principle , construction and working of a moving coil galvanometer –conversion of moving coil galvanometer into ammeter and voltmeter – comparison of M.C.G with T.G.

Electromagnetic induction – Magnetic flux and induced emf- Faraday's and Lenz's Laws – Fleming's right hand rule – self inductance  – mutual inductance –principle of transformer. Growth and decay of charge in R.C.Circuit connected to D.C.source – Equations for charge on condenser – Current in inductor.  Time constant – Definition and its significance.

Alternating Currents– instantaneous, maximum and rms values of alternating current  – alternating voltage applied to a pure resistor, pure inductor – pure capacitor -  L-R, C-R and L-C-R  (expressions for impedance and phase only).


Discovery of electron – e/m of electron by Thomson's method – charge of an electron by Millikan's Oil drop method ( Principle only) – Photoelectric effect-definition – laws of photo electric emission – Einstein's explanation of Photoelectric effect – Einstein's photo electric equation  and its experimental verification by Millikan's method – photoelectric cells working and  uses.

X-rays – Production of X-rays – Coolidge tube – X-rays  spectrum – Continuous X-ray spectra – characteristic X-ray spectra – Mosley's law and its importance – Compton effect (Statement only) –dual nature of matter – DeBroglie's hypothesis ( concepts only)- Expression for de Broglie Wavelength.


Composition and size  of nucleus –   mass defect and binding energy and their relation ( Explanations with examples) – Natural  radioactivity – alpha beta and gamma radiation and their properties, radioactive decay law, half life and average life of a radioactive substance. Nuclear forces – Their properties – Artificial transmutation of elements – Discovery of Neutron – Radio isotopes and their uses – nuclear fission – chain reaction – Principle and working of a nuclear reactor – Nuclear radiation hazards – protective shielding – types of reactors – Breeder Reactor  power reactor and their uses – Nuclear fusion – energy of the sun and the stars ( Carbon – Nitrogen cycle and Proton – Proton cycle) – elementary particles.


Introduction – intrinsic and Extrinsic semiconductors (n and p type) Junction diode – p-n junction, depletion layer and barrier potential, forward and reverse bias – current voltage characteristics of junction diode – p-n diode as half wave and full wave rectifier, (only qualitative treatment) Zener diode as a voltage regulator – Transistor – function of emitter, base and collector – p-n-p, n-p-n transistors – Biasing of transistors, current, voltage- Characteristics of transistor in CE configuration – Transistor as common emitter amplifier (qualitative treatment).  Logic gates (OR, AND,  NOT, NAND, and NOR) – Communication Systems; Elements of communication systems (block diagrams only) Bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and digital data) bandwidth of Transmission medium – Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere, sky and space wave propagation-  Modulation – Need for modulation.



Characteristics of electron, proton and neutron.  Rutherford model of an atom.  Nature of electromagnetic radiation.  Planck's quantum theory.  Explanation of photo electric effect.  Dual behavior of electromagnetic radiation.  Features of atomic spectra – Emission and absorption spectra.  Characteristics of hydrogen spectrum.  Bohr's theory of the structure of the atom – Postulates,  Theory of hydrogen atom, Energy of an electron.  Bohr's explanation of spectral lines.  Failure of Bohr's theory.  Wave-particle nature of electron.  De Broglie's hypothesis,  Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.  Important features of the quantum mechanical model of an atom – Meaning and significance of wave function.  Quantum numbers, concept of orbitals, definition of atomic orbital in terms of quantum Numbers – shapes of s, p and d orbitals, Aufbau principle, Pauli's exclusion principle and Hund's rule of maximum multiplicity.  Electronic configuration of atoms.  Explanation of stability of half filled and completely filled orbitals.


Concept of grouping elements in accordance to their properties – Mendeleef's Periodic Table.  Periodic law – Mendeleef's classification of elements.  Significance of atomic number and electronic configuration as the basis for periodic classification.   Classification of elements into s, p, d, f blocks and their main characteristics.  Periodic trends in physical and chemical properties of elements:  Atomic radii, Ionic radii, Inert gas radii, Ionization energy, Electron gain energy, Electro- negativity, Valency, variation of oxidation states, Electropositivity – Metallic and Non-metallic nature, Nature of Oxides, Diagonal relationship.  Variation of atomic radii in inner transition elements.


Kossel -Lewis approach to chemical bonding.  Factors favorable for the formation of ionic bond, energy changes in ionic bond formation.  Crystal lattice energy – calculation of lattice energy – Born – Haber cycle. Crystal structures of sodium chloride and Caesium chloride, Coordination number.  Properties of ionic compounds.  Covalent bond – VSEPR theory – Lewis representation of covalent compounds, Formal charge, geometry of simple molecules.  The valence bond approach for the formation of covalent bonds.  Directional properties of covalent bond.  Properties of covalent bond.  Hybridization – different types of hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals.  Shapes of simple covalent molecules.  Definition of coordinate covalent bond with examples.


Laws of chemical combination.  Molar mass, concept of equivalent weight with examples.  Percentage composition of compounds and calculation of empirical and molecular formulae of compounds.  Chemical reactions and equations, Stoichiometry.  Oxidation number concept.  Balancing of redox reactions by ion electron method and oxidation number method.  Types of redox reactions.


Graham's law of diffusion, Dalton's law of partial pressures, Avogadro's law.   Ideal behavior, empirical derivation of gas equation, ideal gas equation.  Kinetic molecular theory of gases.  Kinetic gas equation (No derivation) – deduction of gas laws.  Distribution of molecular velocities and types of molecular velocities – Average, Root Mean Square and Most Probable Velocity.


Classification of solutions, molarity, normality, molality and mole fraction.  Dilute solutions, vapor pressure, Raoult's law, Limitations of Raoult's law.  Colligative properties – (i) Relative lowering of vapor pressure (ii) Elevation of B.P (iii) Depression in freezing point and their relation to molar mass.  Osmosis and osmotic pressure – theory of dilute solutions.       Determination of molar mass using colligative properties: Ostwald's dynamic method, Cottrell's method, Rast's method and Berkeley Hartley's method. Abnormal molecular mass.


Conductance in electrolytic solutions.  Specific, Equivalent and Molar conductance – variation of conductance with concentration.  Kohlrausch's law – application to calculation of equivalent conductance of weak.  electrolytes. Electrolytes and non-electrolytes, redox reactions.  Electrolysis.  Some typical examples of electrolysis viz;  Fused Sodium hydroxide, Fused sodium chloride, Brine solution, Fused Magnesium chloride.  Faraday's laws of electrolysis and applications.  Gavanic and voltaic cells.  Representation and notation of electrochemical cells with and without salt bridge.  Standard hydrogen electrode, electrode potentials, electrochemical series.  EMF of the cell, Nernst equation and its application to calculate EMF of electrochemical cells.  Primary cell – dry cell / Lechlanche cell.  Secondary cells – Fuel cells: Hydrogen – Oxygen fuel cell and Hydrocarbon – Oxygen fuel cell.          Corrosion – mechanism, factors to promote corrosion and prevention of corrosion.  Passivity.  Lead accumulator


Classification of solids based on different binding forces as molecular, ionic, covalent solids, and metallic solids. Elementary treatment of metallic bond.  Metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids.  Unit cell in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices.  Seven crystal systems, Bravais lattices.  Bragg's equation, X-ray study of crystal structure, Bragg's method.  Calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, voids, number of atoms per cubic unit cell.  Point defects – Schottky and Frenkel defects.  Electrical and magnetic properties.


Concepts of reaction rate, factors affecting reaction rates.  Rate law, Units of rate constant.  Order and molecularity.  Methods of determination of order of a reaction.  Integrated rate equations and half lives for zero and first order reaction.  Collision theory of reaction rates (elementary ideas).  Concept of activation energy.


Equilibrium in physical and chemical processes, dynamic nature of equilibrium,  Law of mass action, equilibrium constant.  Factors affecting equilibrium. Relation between Kp and Kc.  Le Chatelier's principle, application to industrial synthesis of (i) Ammonia (ii) Sulphur trioxide.

Acids and Bases:

Lowry-Bronsted acid base theory.  Lewis theory, limitation of Lewis theory, Ionic equilibrium.  Ionization of acids and bases, strong and weak electrolytes, degree of ionization.  Ionic product of water.  Concept of pH.  Hydrolysis of salts (elementary idea), hydrolysis constant, buffer solutions.  Solubility product and common ion effect with illustrative examples.


Concept of system, types of systems, surroundings, work, heat, energy, extensive and intensive properties, state functions.  First law of thermodynamics – Internal energy and Enthalpy.  Heat capacity and Specific heat, Exothermic and Endothermic reactions, measurement of “U and “H,  Enthalpy of bond dissociation, combustion, neutralization, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, ionization and dilution.  Thermo chemical equations.  Hess's law of constant heat summation. Driving force for a spontaneous process.  Thermodynamic representation of criteria of spontaneity in terms of entropy, entropy as a state function. Gibbs free energy, Gibbs free energy change for spontaneous, non spontaneous and equilibrium processes.


Adsorption, Physical and chemical adsorption, adsorption of gases on solids, factors affecting it – pressure (Langmuir and Freundlich Isotherms) and temperature.  Catalysis – types of catalysis, autocatalysis.  Colloidal state: colloidal solutions, classification of colloidal solutions, protective colloids and Gold number, Properties of colloids – Tyndall effect, Brownian movement. Coagulation.  Emulsions, classification of emulsions, micelles, cleansing action of soap.


Position of hydrogen in periodic table.  Occurrence, isotopes of hydrogen.  Hydrogen – Preparation, properties and uses including as a fuel.  Reactions of hydrogen leading to ionic, molecular and non – stoichiometric hydrides.  Physical and Chemical properties of water and heavy water.          Hardness of water and its removal    Hydrogen peroxide – methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties - oxidation, reduction, decomposition, disproportionation and addition reactions.  Detection, structure and uses of  Hydrogen Peroxide.


Electronic configuration, occurrence, Anomalous properties of the first element in each group. Diagonal relationship.  Trends in properties like ionization enthalpy, atomic and ionic radii, reactivity with oxygen, hydrogen, halogens and water, uses of alkali and alkaline earth metals.  Preparation and properties of Sodium hydroxide, Sodium carbonate and sodium hydrogen carbonate. Preparation and uses of Calcium oxide, Calcium carbonate and Calcium sulphate.


Electronic configuration, occurrence.  Variation of properties and oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity. Anomalous properties of first element of the group.  Boron- boron hydrides.  Aluminum: uses, reactions with acids and alkalis. Potash alum.


Electronic configuration, occurrence.  Variation of properties and oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity.  Anomalous behavior of first element.  Carbon – catenation, allotropic forms, physical and chemical properties and uses.  Similarities between carbon and silicon, uses of oxides of carbon.    Important compounds of Silicon -  Silicon dioxide Manufacture and uses of Producer gas and Water gas.


Occurrence – physical states of nitrogen and phosphorous, allotropy, catenation capacity, electronic configuration, Oxidation states.  General characteristics of hydrides, oxides and halides.  Structure of Hydrides.    Oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorous.  Manufacture and uses of nitric acid, ammonia and Super phosphate of lime.


Occurrence, electronic configuration, oxidation states.  Physical states of oxygen and sulphur and their structure, allotropy.  General characteristics of hydrides, oxides and halides. Structural aspects of oxy acids of chalcogens.  Preparation, Properties and uses of Ozone,  Sodium thiosulphate.  Manufacture of Sulphuric acid.


Occurrence, electronic configuration and oxidation states.  Physical states of halogens, Ionization Potential, Electro negativity, Electron affinity, bond energies and chemical reactivity.  Oxidizing power of fluorine and chlorine.  Structural aspects of oxy acids of chlorine.          Preparation, properties and uses of fluorine, chlorine and bleaching powder. Structures of Inter halogen compounds.


Electronic configuration, occurrence and isolation. Trends in physical and chemical properties and uses.   Structures of Xenon oxides and halides.


General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics of  transition metals.  General trends in properties of first row transition metals – metallic character, ionization energy, variable oxidation states, atomic and ionic radii, color, catalytic property, magnetic property, interstitial compounds. Alloy formation.

Lanthanides: Electronic configuration, variable oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanide contraction.

Coordination compounds:

Introduction, ligands, coordination number.  Werner's theory of coordination compounds.  Valence bond theory – shapes of coordination compounds.  IUPAC nomenclature of mono molecular coordination compounds.  Bonding and EAN rule.  Isomerism.  Importance of coordination compounds in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and biological systems.


Principles and methods of extraction – concentration, reduction by chemical and Electrolytic methods and refining.  Occurrence and principles of extraction of Copper, Zinc, Iron and Silver.  Molten electrolysis processes of Aluminium, Magnesium and Sodium.


Definition of terms, types of Pollution, Air, Water and Soil pollution. Oxides of carbon, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and sulphur, chloro fluoro carbons.  Chemical reactions in atmosphere, smogs, major atmospheric pollutants, acid rain.  Ozone and its reactions, effects of depletion of ozone layer.  Green house effect and global warming.  Pollution due to industrial wastes.


Classification and IUPAC nomenclature of organic  compounds. Types of organic reactions – substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement reactions Classification of hydrocarbons.

Alkanes - Nomenclature, isomerism.  Methods of  preparation of ethane.  Physical properties, chemical reactions including free radical mechanism of halogenation, Combustion and Pyrolysis of ethane.

Alkenes – Nomenclature, structure of double bond (ethane), geometrical isomerism, physical properties.

Ethylene: Methods of preparation, physical properties and chemical reactions – addition of hydrogen, halogen, water, hydrogen halides (Markovnikov's addition and peroxide effect), Ozonolysis oxidation.


Nomenclature, structure of triple bond.   Acetylene – Methods of preparation, Physical properties and chemical reactions: acidic character of acetylene, addition  reaction of -  hydrogen, halogens, hydrogen halides and water.

Aromatic hydrocarbons: Introduction, IUPAC  nomenclature;

Benzene: resonance and aromaticity, Chemical   properties: Mechanism of electrophilic substitution – Nitration,  Sulphonation, Halogenation, Friedel Craft's alkylation and Acylation.


Optical activity-discovery, determination using a polarimeter, specific rotation, Chirality – Chiral objects, Chiral molecules.  Configuration and Fischer projections, Asymmetric carbon, elements of symmetry,  compounds containing one chiral centre, enantiomers, D-L and R-S nomenclature, racemic forms, racemisation.  Compounds containing two chiral centers, diastereo isomers, meso form, resolution, importance of stereochemistry.


Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, Preparation and physical and chemical properties of ethyl chloride and chloroform. Mechanism of  SN1, and SN2 reactions.

Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, Chlorobenzene: Preparation and substitution reactions          (directive influence of halogen for mono substituted compounds only).

XXVII. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers :

Alcohols: Nomenclature of alcohols, Methods of preparation and physical and Chemical properties of ethyl alcohol, Mechanism of dehydration. Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols.  Uses methanol and ethanol.

Phenols: Nomenclature of Phenols.  Methods of preparation and Physical and chemical properties of phenol, acidic nature of phenol.  Electrophilic substitution reactions, uses of phenols.

Ethers: Nomenclature of ethers.  Methods of preparation, Physical and chemical properties and uses of diethyl ether.


Nomenclature, and nature of carbonyl group.   Methods of preparation and Physical and Chemical properties and uses of acetaldehyde and acetone. Mechanism of nucleophilic addition, Reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes;


Nomenclature and acidity of carboxylic acids.  Methods of preparation, Physical and chemical properties and uses of acetic acid.


Nitrobenzene: Preparation, properties and uses.

Amines: Nomenclature and classification of amines.  Structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties and uses of Aniline.  Identification of primary secondary and tertiary amines.

Diazonium salts: Preparation, Chemical reactions and importance of diazonium salts in synthetic organic chemistry.    Azo dyes and their uses.


Classification of polymers.  Addition and condensation polymerization. Copolymerization.  Natural rubber, vulcanization of rubber, synthetic rubber – Neoprene and Buna- S.  Molecular weights of polymers – Number average and weight average molecular weights (definition only) Biopolymers – Carbohydrates and Proteins.  Biodegradable polymers and some commercially important polymers like polythene, nylon, polyesters and bakelite.


Carbohydrates: Classification (aldoses and ketoses).  Monosaccharides (glucose and fructose).  Oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose).  Polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen) – preparation, properties, structures and Importance.

Proteins: Elementary idea of Alpha amino acids, peptide bond.  Polypeptides and proteins.  Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures of Proteins (Qualitative idea only).  Denaturation of proteins; enzymes.

Vitamins: Classification and functions of vitamins in biosystems.

Nucleic Acids: Types of nucleic acids, primary building blocks of nucleic acids.  Chemical composition of DNA & RNA, Primary structure of DNA and its double helix.  Replication.  Transcription and protein synthesis, Genetic code.

Lipids: Classification, structure and functions of lipids in biosystems.

Hormones: Classification, structural features and functions of hormones in biosystems.


Uses of Chemicals in medicine: Analgesics : Narcotics (morphine, codeine),  Non-narcotics (Aspirin, Ibuprofen).   Antipyretic (Analgin, phenacetin and paracetamol),  Tranquilizers (Barbituric acid, Luminal, seconal, valium, serotonin).  Antiseptics (Chloroxylenol, bithional), Disinfectants (formalin, formaldehyde).              Antimicrobials (lysozyme, lactic acid, hydrochloric acid in stomach), Antifertility drugs (oral pills).   Antibiotics (pencillin, chloramphenicol, sulphadiazine), Antacids (omeprazole, lansoprazole), antihistamines, Chemicals in food preservatives (sodium benzoate, sulphur dioxide, potassium metabisulphite).  Artificial sweetening agents (Aspartame, alitane, sucrolose).


I. Algebra: a) Functions – Types of functions – Algebra of real valued functions.  b) Mathematical induction and applications.  c) Permutations and Combinations – linear and circular permutations – combinations.  d) Binomial theorem – for a positive integral index – for any rational index – applications – Binomial Coefficients.  e) Partial fractions.  f) Exponential and logarithmic series.  g) Quadratic expressions, equations and inequations in one variable.  h) Theory of equations – Relations between the roots and Coefficients in any equation – Transformation of equations – reciprocal equations.  i) Matrices and determinants – Types of matrices – Algebra of matrices – Properties of determinants – simultaneous linear equations in two and three variables – Consistency and inconsistency of simultaneous equations.  j) Complex numbers and their properties – De Moivre's theorem – Applications – expansions of trigonometric functions.

II. Trigonometry a) Trigonometric functions – Graphs – periodicity.  b) Trigonometric ratios of compound angles, multiple and sub-multiple angles.  c) Transformations.  d) Trigonometric equations.  e) Inverse trigonometric functions.  f) Hyperbolic and inverse hyperbolic functions.  g) Properties of Triangles.  h) Heights and distances (in two-dimensional plane)

III. Vector Algebra a) Algebra of vectors – angle between two non-zero vectors – linear combinations of vectors – vector equation of line and plane.  b) Scalar and vector product of two vectors and their applications.  c) Scalar and vector triple products – Scalar and vector products of four vectors

IV. Probability a) Random experiments – Sample space – events – probability of an event – addition and multiplication theorems of probability – Baye's theorem.  b) Random variables – Mean and variance of a random variable – Binomial and Poisson distributions

V. Coordinate Geometry a) Locus – Translation and rotation of axes.  b) Straight line.  c) Pair of straight lines.  d) Circles and system of circles.  e) Conics – Parabola – Ellipse – Hyperbola – Equations of tangent, normal and polar at any point of these conics.  f) Polar Coordinates.   g) Coordinates in three – dimensions – distances between two points in the space – Section formula and their applications.  h) Direction Cosines and direction ratios of a line – angle between two lines.  i) Cartesian equation of a plane in (i) general form (ii) normal form and  (iii) intercept form – angle between two planes.  j) Sphere – Cartesian equation – Centre and radius

VI. Calculus a) Functions – limits – Continuity.  b) Differentiation – Methods of differentiation.  c) Successive differentiation – Leibnitz's theorem and its applications.  d) Applications of differentiation.  e) Partial differentiation including Euler's theorem on homogeneous functions.  f) Integration – methods of integration.  g) Definite integrals and their applications to areas – reduction formulae.  h) Numerical integration – Trapezoidal and Simpson's rules.  i) Differential equations – order and degree – Formation of differential equation – Solution of differential equation by variable separable method – Solving homogeneous and linear differential  equations of first order and first degree

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