Section-A (Theory Part, Weightage-80%)
- Physics and measurement
- Laws of motion
- Work, energy and power
- Rotational motion
- Properties of solids and liquids
- Kinetic theory of gases
- Oscillations and waves
- Current electricity
- Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
- Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
- Electromagnetic waves
- Dual nature of matter and radiation
- Atoms and nuclei
- Electronic devices
- Communication systems
Section-B(Experimental Skills, Weightage-20%)
Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiment and activities:
- Vernier callipers – its use to measure the internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.
- Screw gauge –its use to determine thickness/ diameter of thin sheet/wire.
- Simple Pendulum-dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.
- Metre Scale- mass of a given object by principle of moments.
- Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire.
- Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.
- Co-efficient of Viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.
- Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time.
- Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube.
- Specific heat capacity of a given (1) solid (2) liquid by method of mixtures.
- Resistivity of the material of a given wire using metre bridge.
- Resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law.
- Comparison of emf of two primary cells
- Determination of internal resistance of a cell.
- Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method.
- Focal length of:
- Convex mirror
- Concave mirror
- Convex lens (Using parallax method)
- Plot of angel of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.
- Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.
- Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias.
- Characteristic curves of a Zener diode and finding reverse break down voltage.
- Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding current gain and voltage gain.
- Identification of Diode, LED, Transistor, IC, Resistor, Capacitor from mixed collection of such items.
- Using multimeter to:
- Identify base of a transistor
- Distinguish between npn and pnp type transistor
- See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED
- Check the correctness or otherwise of a given electronic component(diode, transistor or IC).
Section-A (Physical Chemistry)
- Some basic concepts in chemistry
- States of matter
- Atomic structure
- Chemical bonding and molecular structure
- Chemical thermodynamics
- Redox reactions and electrochemistry
- Chemical kinetics
- Surface chemistry
Section-B (Inorganic Chemistry)
- Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
- General principles and processes of isolation of metals
- S Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
- P Block elementss
- D – and F – block elements
- Co-ordination compounds
- Environmental chemistry
Section-C (Organic Chemistry)
- Purification and characterisation of organic compounds
- Some basic principles of organic chemistry
- Organic compounds containing halogens
- Organic compounds containing oxygen
- Organic compounds containing nitrogen
- Chemistry in everyday life
- Principles related to practical chemistry
Section-D (Experimental Skills)
- Detection of extra elements (N, S, Halogens) inorganic compounds.
- Detection of the following functional groups:
- Hydroxyl(Alcoholic and Phenolic)
- Carbonyl(Aldehyde and Ketone)
- Carboxyl and Amino groups in organic compounds.
- Chemistry involved in the preparation of the following:
- Inorganic compounds: Mohr’s salt, potash alum
- Organic compounds: Acetanilide, pnitroacetanilide, aniline yellow, iodoform
- Chemistry involved in the titrimetric exercises
- Acids bases and the use of indicators
- Oxalic-acid vs KMnO4
- Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4
- Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis :
- Cations-Pb2+, Cu2+, Al3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+,NH4+
- Anions-CO32-, S2-, SO42-, NO3–, NO2–, Cl–, Br–, I– (Insoluble salts excluded)
- Chemical principles involved in the following experiments:
- Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4
- Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid and strong base
- Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols
- Kinetic study of reaction of iodide ion with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature