The syllabus is one of the most important tools to score well in the exams. Knowing the syllabus completely will be your biggest advantage when it comes to devising your study plan. The same applies when it comes to taking up competitive exams. Knowing your strengths and playing by it is very crucial to score maximum marks and the highest possible ranks. In this article, you will find the exact syllabus you will need in order to prepare for the exam.
Physics is a mathematical based subject. The questions here cannot be answered only with theoretical knowledge of the concepts. Students need to know the various chapters, their importance and their proper application in order to score well in exams.
Units and Measurement, Mechanics
Units for measurement, the system of units-S.I., fundamental and derived units, measurements - errors in measurement - significant figures.
Dimensions - dimensional analysis, their applications.
Laws of Motion: Newton’s laws of motion, force and inertia, impulse and momentum, the law of conservation of linear momentum, applications, projectile motion uniform circular motion, friction, laws of friction, applications, centripetal force.
Work, Energy and Power: Work, energy, potential energy and kinetic energy, power, collision, elastic and inelastic collisions.
Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
Gravitation: The universal law of gravitation,
acceleration due to gravity, the variation of ‘g’ with altitude, latitude and depth, gravitation potential, escape velocity and orbital velocity, geostationary satellites, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion.
Mechanics of solids and fluids: Solids - elastic behaviour, stress-strain, Hooke’s law, Moduli of elasticity, the relation between them, surface tension capillary, applications, viscosity, Poiseuille’s formula, Stokes law applications, streamline and turbulent flow,
Reynolds number, Bernoulli’s theorem, applications.
Electric charge, Conservation laws, Coulomb’s law, the principle of superposition, continuous charge distribution, electric field, electric field lines, electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole, torque on a dipole in uniform electric field, electric flux, Gauss’s theorem, field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.
Electric potential, potential difference, equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel,
The capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium, energy stored in a capacitor.
Electric current, drift velocity, mobility, Ohm’s law, V-I characteristics, electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity, Carbon resistors, series and parallel combinations of resistors, temperature dependence, Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, the combination of cells in series and in parallel, Kirchhoff’s laws, applications, Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge, Potentiometer, comparison of EMF of two cells, measurement of internal resistance of a cell.
Magnetism and Magnetic Effects of Current
Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements, magnetic field due to a magnetic dipole, torque on a magnetic dipole, tangent law, tangent galvanometer deflection magnetometer, magnetic properties of a material,dia, para and, ferromagnetic materials, applications. Magnetic effects of electric current, Biot Savart’s law, force on a moving charge in a uniform magnetic field, moving coil galvanometer, conversion of a galvanometer into voltmeter and ammeter.
Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s laws, induced EMF and current, Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents, self and mutual induction, Alternating currents, peak and RMS value of alternating current/voltage, reactance and impedance, LC oscillations, LCR series circuit, resonance, power in AC circuits, power factor, wattless current, AC generator and transformer, Electromagnetic waves, characteristics, Electromagnetic spectrum.
Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula, refraction of light, total internal reflection, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lensmaker’s formula, magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact, refraction of light through a prism Scattering of light, Microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Wavefront and Huygens principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface, laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens principle, Interference, Young’s double-slit experiment and expression for fringe width, diffraction due to a single 12 slit, width of central maximum, polarization, plane polarised light, Brewster’s law.
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter & Atomic Physics
Dual nature of radiation, Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations, Einstein’s photoelectric equation, particle nature of light. Matter waves, wave nature of particles, de-Broglie relation, DavissonGermer experiment, Alpha, particle scattering experiment, Rutherford’s model of an atom, Bohr model, hydrogen spectrum.
Nuclear radius, mass, binding energy, density, isotopes, mass defect, Bainbridge mass
Spectrometer, nuclear forces neutron discovery, radioactivity-α, β and γ decay-half life, artificial radioactivity, radioisotopes, radiocarbon dating, radiation hazards. Nuclear fission nuclear reactor, nuclear fusion, hydrogen bomb, cosmic rays, elementary particles.
Semiconductors, doping-types, PN junction diode biasing, diode as a Rectifier, Special purpose PN junction diodes, LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode, characteristics, Zener diode as a voltage regulator, transistors, transistor characteristics, amplifier gain, feedback amplifiers, logic gates basic logic gates, universal gates, De Morgan’s theorems.
Chemistry is a very volatile branch of science. It takes repeated practice and consistent multiple revision to remember and reproduce all the topics. Therefore it is very important for students to know the entire syllabus and prepare accordingly.
Types of solutions, the solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties, relative lowering of vapour pressure, Raoult’s law, the elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses, abnormal molecular mass, Van’t Hoff factor.
Redox reactions, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity, variations of conductivity with concentration, Kohlrausch’s Law, electrolysis, dry cell, electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, Nernst equation and its application Relation between
Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, fuel cells, corrosion.
Rate of a reaction, factors affecting rate of reaction, order and molecularity of a reaction, rate law and specific rate constant, integrated rate equations and half-life, the concept of collision theory (no mathematical treatment). Activation energy, Arrhenius equation.
Adsorption, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids, catalysis, homogenous and heterogenous activity and selectivity, enzyme catalysis colloidal state distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspension; lyophilic, lyophobic multi-molecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation, emulsion.
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of elements
Principles and methods of extraction, electrolytic method and refining.
P -Block Elements
Group 16, 17 and 18 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, dioxygen:
Preparation, Properties and uses, classification of Oxides, Ozone, Sulphur,compounds of halogens, Preparation, properties and uses of Chlorine and Hydrochloric acid, interhalogen compounds, Oxoacids of halogens.
‘D’ and ‘F’ Block Elements
General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics of transition metals, general trends in properties of the first-row transition metals - metallic character, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, ionic radii, colour, catalytic property, magnetic properties, alloy formation Lanthanoids - Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanoid contraction and its consequences.
Coordination compounds - Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties
and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds. Bonding, Werner’s theory, VBT, and CFT; structure and stereoisomerism, the importance of coordination compounds.
Haloalkanes And Haloarenes
Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions, optical rotation. Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions. Uses and environmental effects of - dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT.
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols, mechanism of dehydration, uses with special reference to methanol and ethanol. Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol, electrophilic substitution reactions, uses of phenols. Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses.
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes, uses.
Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses, identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines. Cyanides and Isocyanides
Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions and importance in synthetic organic chemistry.
Carbohydrates - Classification, monosaccharides, D-L configuration oligosaccharides, polysaccharides,cellulose; Importance of carbohydrates. Proteins - Elementary idea of amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, the structure of proteins (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins; enzymes. Vitamins - Classification and functions. Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA.
Copolymerization, some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polythene, nylon polyesters, bakelite, and rubber. Biodegradable and nonbiodegradable polymers.
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Chemicals in medicines - analgesics, tranquilisers antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines. Chemicals in food - preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary idea of antioxidants. Cleansing agent soaps and detergents, cleansing action
SRMJEEE Syllabus For Mathematics
Mathematics is all about applications. Only the topic of the question can be anticipated, not the type of question. Therefore it is necessary to know the entire syllabus and prepare for all kinds of questions that would be asked.
Sets, Relations and Functions
Sets and their representations, union, intersection and complements of sets and their algebraic properties, relations, equivalence relations, mappings, one-one, into and onto mappings, composition of mappings.
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
Complex numbers in the form a+ib and their representation in a plane. Argand diagram. Algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument of a complex number, square root of a complex number. Cube roots of unity, triangle inequality. Quadratic equations in real and complex number systems and their solutions. Relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, formation of quadratic equations with given roots; symmetric functions of roots, equations reducible to quadratic equations.
Matrices, Determinants and their Applications
Determinants and matrices of order two and three, properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, addition and multiplication of matrices, adjoint and inverse of a matrix. Computing the rank of a matrix– test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations using determinants and matrices
Permutations and Combinations: Fundamental principle of counting the meaning of P(n,r) and C(n,r). Simple applications Mathematical Induction and its Applications: Stating and interpreting the principle of mathematical induction. Using it to prove formulas and facts.
Binomial theorem and its Applications, Properties of binomial coefficients. Simple applications for approximations.
Sequences and Series: Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions. Insertion of means between two given numbers. Relation between A.M., G.M. and H.M. arithmetic, geometric series, exponential and logarithmic series.
Differential Calculus and its Applications
Polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Inverse functions. Graphs of simple functions. Limits, continuity, differentiation of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions, derivatives of order up to two.
Applications of Differential Calculus: Rate of change of quantities, monotonic–increasing and decreasing functions, maxima and minima of functions of one variable, tangents and normals, Rolle’s and Lagrange’s mean value theorems. Ordinary differential equations, their order and degree. Formation of differential equations. Solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables. Solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations and those of the type dy/dx + p(x)y=q(x).
Integral Calculus and its Applications
Integral as an antiderivative. Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts and by partial fractions. Integration using trigonometric identities. Integral as limit of a sum. Properties of definite integrals. Evaluation of definite integrals; Determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves.
Straight Lines in Two Dimensions: Cartesian system of rectangular coordinates in-plane, distance formula, area of a triangle, condition for the collinearity of three points and section formula, centroid and incentre of a triangle, locus and its equation, translation of axes, slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes.Circles in Two Dimensions: Standard form of the equation, the general form of the equation, its radius and centre, equation in the parametric form, equation of a circle when the endpoints of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to the circle.Conic Sections in Two Dimensions: Sections of cones, equations of conic sections in standard form, condition for y = mx+c to be a tangent and point(s) of tangency.
Vectors and scalars, addition of vectors, components of a vector in two dimensions and three dimensional space, scalar and vector products, scalar and vector triple product. Application of vectors to plane geometry.
Statistics and Probability Distribution
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion: Calculation of mean, median and mode of grouped and ungrouped data. Calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data. Probability: Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability and their applications; Conditional probability; Bayes theorem, the probability distribution of a random variable; binomial and Poisson distributions and their properties.
Trigonometry ratios, compound angles, trigonometric equations, solution of triangles, Trigonometrically identities and equations-Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.Properties of triangles, including, incentre, circumcentre and orthocenter, solution of triangles.
Biology is an extremely vast theoretical subject. The syllabus is huge and the topics are numerous to remember. Making a list of the entire syllabus and studying them topic wise is the best option for acing the biology paper.
Diversity in Living World
Biodiversity, Importance of classifications, Taxonomy & Systematics, Concept of species and taxonomic hierarchy, Binomial nomenclature, Tools for study of Taxonomy.
Five kingdom classification and their Salient features.
Classification of plants into major groups, salient and distinguishing features. Angiosperms - classification up to class, characteristic features and examples.
Classification of animals- non-chordate up to phyla level and chordate up to classes level - salient and distinguishing features.
Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
Plant tissues: Morphology and modifications, Tissues, Anatomy and functions of different parts of flowering plants: Root, stem, leaf, inflorescence, flower, fruit and seed. Animal tissues: Morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems of an insect.
Cell Structure and Function
Cell theory, Structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, Plant cell and animal cell. Cell envelop, cell membrane, cell wall. Cell organelles - structure and function: Endomembrane system- endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, lysosomes, vacuoles, mitochondria, ribosomes, plastids, microbodies: Cytoskeleton, cilia, flagella, centrioles. Nucleus – nuclear membrane, chromatin, nucleolus.Chemical constituents of living cells: Biomolecules – structure and function of proteins including Enzymes– types, properties, enzyme action, carbohydrates, lipid and nucleic acids.Cell division: Cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis and their significance.
Transport in plants: Movement of water, gases and nutrients, Cell to cell transport, Diffusion, active transport; Plant, water relations, Imbibition, water potential, osmosis, plasmolysis; Long distance transport of water, Absorption, apoplast, symplast, transpiration pull, root pressure and guttation; Transpiration, Opening and closing of stomata; Uptake and translocation of mineral nutrients, Transport of food, phloem transport.
Mineral nutrition: Essential minerals, macro and micronutrients and their role, Deficiency symptoms, Mineral toxicity, Elementary idea of Hydroponics, Nitrogen metabolism
Photosynthesis: Significance, site of photosynthesis, Photochemical and biosynthetic phases of photosynthesis, Cyclic and non cyclic
Photophosphorylation; Chemiosmotic hypothesis;
Photorespiration; C3 and C4 pathways; Factors affecting photosynthesis.Respiration: Cellular respiration, glycolysis, fermentation (anaerobic), Krebs cycle and electron transport system (aerobic); Energy relations, Number of ATP molecules generated; Amphibolic pathways; Respiratory quotient. Plant growth and development: Seed germination, Phases of plant growth and plant growth rate, Conditions of growth, Differentiation, dedifferentiation
and redifferentiation, Sequence of developmental process in a plant cell, Growth regulators: auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, ethylene, ABA. Seed dormancy, Photoperiodism, Vernalisation.
Digestion and absorption: Alimentary canal and digestive glands, Role of digestive enzymes and gastrointestinal hormones, Peristalsis, digestion,
absorption and assimilation of proteins,
carbohydrates and fats, Calorific value of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, Egestion; Nutritional and digestive disorders.Breathing and Respiration: Respiratory organs in animals, Respiratory system in humans, Mechanism of breathing and its regulation in humans, Disorders related to respiration. Body fluids and circulation, Excretory Products and their elimination, Modes of excretion, Disorders.Locomotion and Movement.Neural control and coordination: Neuron and nerves, Nervous system in humans– central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and visceral nervous system, Generation and conduction of nerve impulse, Reflex action, Sensory perception, Sense organs, Elementary structure and function of eye and ear. Chemical coordination and regulation: Endocrine glands and hormones, Human endocrine system -Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Pineal, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal, Pancreas, Gonads. Mechanism of hormone action, Role of hormones as messengers and regulators, Hypo-and hyperactivity and related disorders: Common disorders.
Reproduction in Organisms: Reproduction, modes of reproduction, binary fission, sporulation, budding, gemmule formation, fragmentation, vegetative propagation in plants. Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants: Flower structure, development of male and female gametophytes, pollination, types, agencies and examples, out breeding devices, pollen-pistil interaction, double fertilization, post fertilization events, development of endosperm and embryo, development of seed and formation of fruit, special modes apomixis, parthenocarpy, polyembryony, Significance of seed dispersal and fruit formation.
Human Reproduction: Male and female reproductive systems, microscopic anatomy of testis and ovary, gametogenesis, spermatogenesis and oogenesis, menstrual cycle, fertilization, embryo development up to blastocyst formation, implantation, pregnancy and placenta formation, parturition, lactation.
Reproductive Health: Need for reproductive health and prevention of STDs, birth control, amniocentesis, infertility and assisted reproductive technologies.
Genetics and Evolution
Principles of Inheritance and Variation: Heredity and variation, Mendelian inheritance, deviations from Mendelism, incomplete dominance, codominance, multiple alleles and inheritance of blood groups, pleiotropy, polygenic inheritance, chromosome theory of inheritance, chromosomes and genes, Sex determination in humans, birds and honey bee, linkage and crossing over, sex-linked inheritance, haemophilia, colour blindness, Mendelian disorders in humans, thalassemia, chromosomal disorders in humans, Down’s syndrome, Turner’s and Klinefelter’s syndromes.
Molecular Basis of Inheritance: DNA as genetic material, Structure of DNA and RNA, DNA packaging and replication, Central dogma, transcription, genetic code, translation, gene expression and regulation - lac operon, genome and human and rice genome projects, DNA fingerprinting.
Evolution: Origin of life, biological evolution and evidence for biological evolution (palaeontology, comparative anatomy, embryology and molecular evidence), Darwin’s contribution, the modern synthetic theory of evolution, mechanism of evolution - variation (mutation and recombination) and natural selection with examples, types of natural selection; Gene flow and genetic drift; Hardy - Weinberg’s principle; adaptive radiation; human evolution.
Biology and Human Welfare
Human Health and Diseases: Pathogens, parasites causing human diseases (malaria, dengue, chikungunya, filariasis, ascariasis, typhoid, pneumonia, common cold, amoebiasis, ringworm) and their control, Basic concepts of immunology – vaccines, cancer, HIV and AIDS, Adolescence - drug and alcohol abuse.
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production: Improvement in food production, Plant breeding, tissue culture, single cell protein, Biofortification, Apiculture and Animal husbandry.
Microbes in Human Welfare: In household food processing, industrial production, sewage treatment, 17 energy generation and microbes as biocontrol agents and bio-fertilizers. Antibiotics - production and judicious use.
Biotechnology and its Applications
Biotechnology: Principles and processes: Genetic Engineering (Recombinant DNA Technology). Biotechnology and its Application: Application of biotechnology in health and agriculture: Human insulin and vaccine production, stem cell technology, gene therapy, genetically modified organisms - Bt crops; transgenic animals, biosafety issues, biopiracy and patents.
Ecology and Environment
Organisms and Populations: Organisms and environment: Habitat and niche, population and ecological adaptations, population interactions - mutualism, competition, predation, parasitism, population attributes - growth, birth rate and death rate, age distribution. Ecosystem: Patterns, components, productivity and decomposition, energy flow, pyramids of number, biomass, energy, nutrient cycles (carbon and phosphorous), ecological succession, ecological services - carbon fixation, pollination, seed dispersal, oxygen release. Biodiversity and its Conservation: Biodiversity - Concept, patterns, importance, loss of biodiversity, biodiversity conservation, hotspots, endangered organisms, extinction, Red Data Book, biosphere reserves, national parks, sanctuaries and Ramsar sites. Environmental Issues: Air pollution and its control, water pollution and its control, agrochemicals and their effects, solid waste management, radioactive waste management, greenhouse effect and climate change impact and mitigation, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, any one case study as success story addressing the environmental issue(s).
This is a newly added section to the paper. This tests the candidates’ language skills. This is very important as the entire education will be imparted in the English language.
Questions on comprehension short passages or lines of poems or a dialogue. Read the given text and answer the set of questions from passages or poems. Every question will have 4 choices, you need to choose the right answer from the given set of options.
Along with English, this is another section added to the SRMJEEE syllabus 2020. The kind of questions and the topics from which questions will be asked are as follows:
Number System - Properties of numbers, Divisibility rules, Unit digit, Euclid’s algorithm, LCM and GCD
Statistics - Arithmetic mean, weighted mean, Geometric mean
Percentage - Percentage change-increase or decrease
Profit and Loss - Computing percentage of profit or loss and profit/loss value
Quadratic Equation - Nature of roots, Relationship between roots and coefficients, Solutions of quadratic equations
Geometry - Similar triangles, Lines and Angles, Circles and Quadrilaterals
Arrangement - Ordering, Grading and Ranking, coding and decoding
Direction Sense test - Finding direction, distance or both
Linear Equation - Solving simultaneous equations, Test of consistency, problems on ages
Trigonometry - Values of trigonometric ratios, Identities, Heights and distances.
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