**Physics**

##### 1) 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.

##### 2) Mechanics

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.

##### 3) Mechanics

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).

##### 4) Thermal Physics

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; Equivalence of heat and work; First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases); Blackbody radiation: absorptive and emissive powers; Kirchhoff’s law; Wien’s displacement law, Stefan’s law.

##### 5) 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.

##### 6) Optics

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.

##### 7) Modern Physics

Atomic nucleus; α, β and γ radiations; Law of radioactive decay; Decay constant; Halflife 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.

**Chemistry**

The syllabus is in three parts:

##### 1) Physical Chemistry

**Gaseous and liquid states**

Absolute scale of temperature, iDeviation from ideality, van der Waals equation,deal gas equation, Kinetic theory of gases, average, Law of partial pressures, Vapour pressure, Diffusion of gases, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature.

**Atomic structure and chemical bonding**

Bohr model, spectrum of hydrogen atom, quantum numbers, de Broglie hypothesis, Uncertainty principle, Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of hydrogen atom, shapes of s, p and d orbitals,Wave-particle duality, Electronic configurations of elements (up to atomic number 36), Aufbau principle, Orbital overlap and covalent bond, Hybridisation involving s, p and d orbitals only, Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear diatomic species, Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule, Hydrogen bond, 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).

**Energetics**

First law of thermodynamics, work and heat, pressure-volume work; Enthalpy, Hess’s law, Internal energy, Heat of reaction, fusion and vapourization, Entropy, Free energy, Second law of thermodynamics, Criterion of spontaneity.

**Chemical equilibrium**

Law of mass action, Equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier’s principle (effect of concentration, temperature and pressure), Solubility product, common ion effect, pH and buffer solutions, Significance of ΔG and ΔG0 in chemical equilibrium, Acids and bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts), Hydrolysis of salts.

**Electrochemistry**

Electrochemical cells and cell reactions, Nernst equation and its relation to ΔG, Electrochemical series, Standard electrode potentials, emf of galvanic cells, Electrolytic conductance, specific, equivalent and molar conductivity, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis, Kohlrausch’s law; Concentration cells.

**Chemical kinetics**

Rates of chemical reactions, Rate constant, First order reactions, Order of reactions, Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation).

**Solid state**

Classification of solids, seven crystal systems (cell parameters a, b, c, α, β, ), crystalline state,close-packed structure of solids (cubic), Nearest neighbours, ionic radii, simple ionic compounds, packing in fcc, bcc and hcp lattices, point defects.

**Solutions**

Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure, Raoult’s law, elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point.

**Surface chemistry**

Elementary concepts of adsorption (excluding adsorption isotherms), Elementary ideas of emulsions, Colloids: types, methods of preparation and general properties, surfactants and micelles (only definitions and examples).

**Nuclear chemistry:** Radioactivity: isotopes and isobars, Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded), Properties of α, β and rays, carbon dating, Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions, Stability of nuclei with respect to proton-neutron ratio.

##### B) Inorganic Chemistry

**Isolation/preparation and properties of the following non-metals**

Boron, silicon, phosphorus, nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur and halogens, Properties of allotropes of carbon (only diamond and graphite), phosphorus and sulphur.

**Preparation and properties of the following compounds**

Oxides, hydroxides, peroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulphates of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, Aluminium: alumina, aluminium chloride and alums, Carbon: oxides and oxyacid (carbonic acid), Boron: diborane, boric acid and borax, Silicon: silicones, silicates and silicon carbide, Nitrogen: oxides, oxyacids and ammonia, Oxygen: ozone and hydrogen peroxide, Sulphur: hydrogen sulphide, oxides, sulphurous acid, sulphuric acid and sodium thiosulphate, Phosphorus: oxides, oxyacids (phosphorus acid, phosphoric acid) and phosphine, 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, cis-trans and ionisation isomerisms, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral).

**Preparation and properties of the following compounds**

Potassium permanganate, Oxides and chlorides of tin and lead, Oxides, chlorides and sulphates of Fe2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+, potassium dichromate, silver oxide, silver nitrate, silver thiosulphate.

**Ores and minerals**

Commonly occurring ores and minerals of iron, lead, magnesium, copper, tin, aluminium, zinc and silver.

**Extractive metallurgy**

Chemical principles and reactions only (industrial details excluded), Self reduction method (copper and lead), Electrolytic reduction method (magnesium and aluminium), Carbon reduction method (iron and tin), 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.

##### C) Organic Chemistry

**Concepts**

Hybridisation of carbon; [1] and -bonds; Shapes of simple organic molecules; Structural and geometrical isomerism; IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds (only hydrocarbons, mono-functional and bi-functional compounds); Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centres, (R,S and E,Z nomenclature excluded); Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections); Resonance and hyperconjugation; Keto-enoltautomerism; Determination of empirical and molecular formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method); Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases; Hydrogen bonds: definition and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids; 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, Combustion and halogenation of alkanes; physical properties of alkanes (melting points, boiling points and density); 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); Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the stereochemistry of addition and elimination); Acidity of alkynes; Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone; Reduction of alkenes and alkynes; Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2, HX, HOX and H2O (X=halogen); Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions; Addition reactions of alkynes; Metal acetylides.

**Reactions of benzene**

Structure and aromaticity; nitration, sulphonation, Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation; Electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, 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, nucleophilic substitution reactions; Alcohols: esterification, dehydration and oxidation, Grignard reactions, reaction with sodium, ZnCl2/concentrated HCl, conversion of alcohols into aldehydes and ketones; phosphorus halides, Ethers: Preparation by Williamson’s Synthesis; Aldehydes and Ketones: oxidation, aldol condensation, Perkin reaction; Cannizzaro reaction; haloform reaction and nucleophilic addition reactions (Grignard addition); Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid chlorides and amides, reduction, oxime and hydrazone formation; ester hydrolysis; Amines: basicity of substituted anilines and aliphatic amines, preparation from nitro compounds, reaction with nitrous acid, Sandmeyer and related reactions of diazonium salts; azo coupling reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines, carbylamine reaction; Haloarenes: nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine substitution).

**Carbohydrates**

Classification; mono- and di-saccharides (glucose and sucrose); reduction, Oxidation, 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), carboxyl, amino and nitro; carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), Chemical methods of separation of mono-functional organic compounds from binary mixtures.

#### Mathematics

##### A) Algebra

Algebra of complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, triangle inequality, properties of modulus and principal argument, cube roots of unity, geometric interpretations.

Quadratic equations with real coefficients, formation of quadratic equations with given roots, relations between roots and coefficients, symmetric functions of roots

Arithmetic, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, geometric and harmonic 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 as a rectangular array of real numbers, addition, multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices, equality of matrices, transpose of a matrix, determinant of a square matrix of order up to three, properties of these matrix operations, diagonal, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices and their properties, inverse of a square matrix of order up to three, solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables.

Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, independence of events, computation of probability of events using permutations and combinations

##### B) Trigonometry

Trigonometric functions, their periodicity and graphs, formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles, addition and subtraction formulae, general solution of trigonometric equations.

Relations between sides and angles of a triangle, cosine rule, sine rule, halfangle formula and the area of a triangle, inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only).

##### C) Analytical Geometry

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.

##### D) Differential Calculus

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.

##### E) Integral Calculus

Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, definite integrals and their properties, indefinite integrals of standard functions, 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

##### F) Vectors

Addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, dot and cross products, scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations

#### Physics

##### A) 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), Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, Determination of g using simple pendulum, 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.

##### B) Mechanics

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).

##### C) Thermal Physics

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; Equivalence of heat and work; First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases); Blackbody radiation: absorptive and emissive powers; Kirchhoff’s law; Wien’s displacement law, Stefan’s law.

##### D) 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.

##### E) Optics

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.

##### F) Modern Physics

Atomic nucleus; α, β and radiations; Law of radioactive decay; Decay constant; Half-life and mean life; Fission and fusion processes; Energy calculation in these processes. Binding energy and its calculation; Photoelectric effect; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous X-rays, Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves

#### Architecture Aptitude Test (Syllabus)

##### 1) Freehand Drawing

Simple drawings 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.

##### 2) Geometrical Drawing

Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, quadrilaterals, polygons, triangles, circles, etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cylinders, cubes, cones, splayed surface holders, etc.

##### 3) Three-Dimensional Perception

Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation. Visualization through structuring objects in memory.

##### 4) 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.

##### 5) Architectural Awareness

General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.