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Candidates appearing for VITEEE 2012 Examination are advised to take note of the syllabus for all subjects given below.
Subject I – Biology
Candidates appearing for VITEEE 2012 Examination may consult the detailed list for VITEEE 2012 Biology Syllabus given below.
Taxonomy of Living Organisms
Topics: zoological parks and museums and economical and cultural importance, salient features of various plant groups, salient features of non chordates up to phylum level and chordates up to class level, Linnaeus and binomial nomenclature, history and types of classification, status of bacteria and viruses, botanical garden and herbaria
Theories: Classification of angiosperms up to series level (Bentham and Hooker’s system)
Topics: Sources of variation, mutation, recombination, genetic drift, migration, natural selection – origin and concepts of species: speciation and isolation (geographical and reproductive)
Theories: Darwinism, Neo-Darwinism, Lamarkism, Neo-Lamarkism – modern concepts of natural selection – theories and evidences of evolution (fossil record and biochemical evidences)
Topics: tools and techniques used in cell biology, compound microscope and electron microscope, cell division: amitosis, mitosis and meiosis, Discovery of cell and cell as a self contained unit, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their ultra structures, unicellular and multi cellular organisms
Theories: Cell theory (Schelieden and Schwann)
Topics: Sex linked inheritance, chromosomal mapping, DNA as a genetic material: structure, replication, RNA structure and types, genetic diversity, Heredity and variation, chromosomal basis of inheritance, linkage and crossing over, mutation and chromosomal aberration,
Theories: Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance, Karyotyping analysis
Microbiology and Immunology
Topics: lymphoid organs, thymus, T-cells, B cells immunoglobins structure, transplantation and types, immune system disorders, Virology: structure, genetics, culture and diseases, bacteriology: structure, genetics and diseases, Protozoan microbiology, Pathogenecity of microorganisms, antimicrobial resistance and chemotherapy, innate immunity
Theories: Introduction and history of microbiology – Leeuwenhoek, Pasteur, Robert Koch, Lister
Topics: Morphology of root, leaf, stem, flowers and their modifications; tissue and tissue systems; anatomy of mono and dicot roots, leaves and stems; secondary growth; Photosynthesis: light and dark reactions, C3 and C4 plants; Photophosphorylation: cyclic and noncyclic; photorespiration; transpiration; types and modes of nutrition; mechanism of respiration; glycolysis; anaerobic pathway; compensation point and fermentation; respiratory quotient (RQ)
Theories: Krebs cycle
Topics: Nutrition: Digestion, Body-mass ratio, calorie value (ICMR standards), balanced diet, obesity; respiration: inspiration, expiration, exchange of gases, process of pulmonary respiration; Digestion: enzymes and its action; Muscular systems: mechanism of action; Circulation: mechanisms of blood circulation, structure of heart; Excretion: ureotelism, urea biosynthesis, nephron ultrafilteration – nervous system: physiology, coordination systems, brain function and receptor organs; reproduction: spermatogenesis, oogenesis, in vitro fertilization; endocrines: hormones and their functions
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Topics: Management of plant and animal genetic resources; genetic conservation; microbial type culture; genetic typing studies; Concept of gene; central dogma of molecular biology; gene regulation; rDNA technology; transgenic plants and microbes; gene cloning; genetically modified organisms; gene expression; gene bank
Ecology and Environment
Topics: Conservation and biodiversity (Biosphere reserves); wild life: legislation and conservation of wild life; global warming crisis and green house effect; Biogeochemical cycle (O2, C and N elements); extinction of species; waste management; pollution (water, air, soil, noise and temperature); Human population and explosion; ecosystems; ecological succession
Applied Biology and Human Welfare
Topics: Brief account of crop and animal diseases and their control; ethical concerns; Bio patent; Bio piracy; genetically modified foods; Bio-war; bioethics; gene therapy; recent advances in vaccine development; Plant tissue culture and applications; livestock and management; cattle breeding and poultry; farming methods; pisciculture; crops of economic importance: food yielding rice, oil yielding: groundnut, fibre yielding cotton, timber yielding teak; food production: breeding experiments, Bio-fertilizers
Subject II – Chemistry
Candidates appearing for VITEEE 2012 Examination may consult the detailed list for VITEEE 2012 Chemistry Syllabus given below.
d and f-Block Elements
Topics: Preparation, properties of 3 , 4 AgNO4 CuSO4 and 7 2 2 O Cr K and 4 KMnO4; General Characteristics of d-block elements; Occurrence and principles of extraction: Copper, Silver and Zinc
Topics: Nuclear energy, Nuclear fission and fusion-Radio carbon dating; Nuclear reaction in sun; Uses of radioactive Isotopes; Introduction, oxidation state-Chemical reactivity, Lanthanide contraction, uses and brief comparison of Lanthanides and Actinides
Topics: Introduction; Terminology in coordination chemistry; IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds; Isomerism in coordination compounds; structural isomerism; Geometrical isomerism in 4-coordinate, 6-coordinate complexes; Uses of coordination compounds; Bio-coordination compounds (Hemoglobin and chlorophyll)
Laws & Theories: Theories on coordination compounds; Werner’s theory (brief); Valence Bond theory
Topics: Imperfections in solids; Electrical Property; Amorphous solid (elementary ideas only); Unit cell, X-Ray crystal structure; Types of ionic crystals.
Topics: Spontaneous and non spontaneous processes; Entropy; Free energy change and chemical equilibrium
Laws & Theories: I and II Law of Thermodynamics; Gibb’s free energy; Third law of thermodynamics.
Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics
Topics: Half life period, determination of rate constant/order of reaction Temperature dependence of rate constant; activation energy; Rate expression and order of a reaction, zero order, first order and pseudo first order reaction
Laws & Theories: Applications of Law of mass action; Le Chatelier’s principle; Arrhenius equation
Topics: Specific resistance, specific conductance, equivalent and molar conductance; Variation of conductance with dilution; Cells; Electrodes and electrode potentials; Construction of cell and EMF; Fuel cells; Corrosion and its preventions
Laws & Theories: Theory of electrical conductance; Theory of strong electrolytes; Faraday’s laws of electrolysis; Kohlrausch’s law
Alcohols and Ethers
Topics: Methods of preparation of trihydric alcohols: Properties & uses; Aromatic alcohols – Preparation and properties of phenols and benzyl alcohol; Ethers – General methods of preparation of aliphatic ethers: properties & Uses; General methods of preparation of primary alcohols: Properties; Methods of preparation of dihydric alcohols: Glycol: Properties & Uses; Aromatic ethers; Preparation of anisole; Reactions of anisole: Uses; Nomenclature of alcohols; Classification of alcohols
Topics: Ketones – General methods of preparation of aliphatic ketones (acetone) – Properties & Uses; Aromatic ketones – preparation of acetophenone – Properties & Uses; Preparation of benzophenone – Properties; Nomenclature of carbonyl compounds; Comparison of aldehydes and ketones; General methods of preparation of aldehydes: Properties & Uses; Aromatic aldehydes – Preparation of benzaldehyde – Properties and Uses
Topics: Aromatic acids; Benzoic and Salicylic acid – Properties & uses; Derivatives of carboxylic acids; acetyl chloride (COCl CH3) Preparation – Properties & Uses; Preparation of acetamide, Properties; Acetic anhydride – preparation, Properties; Preparation of esters – methyl acetate – Properties; Nomenclature; Preparation of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids – formic acid – Properties & Uses; Monohydroxy mono carboxylic acids; Lactic acid – synthesis of lactic acid; Aliphatic dicarboxylic acids; Preparation of oxalic and succinic acid
Organic Nitrogen Compounds
Topics: Distinction between 0 0 2 , 1 , and 0 3 amines; Aromatic amines – Synthesis of benzylamine – Properties; Aniline – Preparation – Properties & Uses; Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic amines; Aliphatic nitriles – Preparation – properties & Uses; Diazonium salts – Preparation of benzene diazoniumchloride properties; Aliphatic nitro compounds - Preparation of aliphatic nitroalkanes – Properties & Uses; Aromatic nitro compounds – Preparation – Properties & Uses; Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic nitro compounds; Amines; aliphatic amines – General methods of preparation – Properties
Subject III - Physics
Candidates appearing for VITEEE 2012 Examination may consult the detailed list for VITEEE 2012 Physics Syllabus given below.
Topics: Electrostatic induction-capacitor and capacitance; Dielectric and electric polarization – parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium; applications of capacitor – energy stored in a capacitor; Capacitors in series and in parallel; action of points; Lightning arrester; Van de Graaff generator; Frictional electricity, charges and their conservation; Electric field – Electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; Electric dipole, electric field intensity due to a dipole – behavior of dipole in a uniform electric field-application of electric dipole in microwave oven. Electric potential – potential difference-electric potential due to a point charge and due to a dipole-Equipotential surfaces – Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges. Electric flux-Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to (i) infinitely long straight wire (ii) uniformly charged infinite plane sheet (iii) two parallel sheets and (iv) uniformly charged thin spherical shell (inside and outside)
Laws & Theories: Coulomb’s law-forces between two point electric charges – Forces between multiple electric charges-superposition principles
Topics: Electric Current – flow of charges in a metallic conductor – Drift velocity and mobility and their relation with electric current; electrical resistance – V-I characteristics – Electrical resistivity and conductivity-Classification of materials in terms of conductivity – Superconductivity (elementary ideas) – Carbon resistors – colour code for carbon resistors- Combination of resistors – series and parallel – Temperature dependence of resistance – Internal resistance of a cell – Potential difference and emf of a cell; Meterbridge – Special case of Wheatstone bridge – Potentiometer- principle – comparing the emf of two cells; Electric Power – Chemical effect of current – Electro chemical cells – Primary (Voltaic, Lechlanche, Daniel)-Secondary – rechargeable cell – lead acid accumulator.
Laws & Theories: Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law – illustration by simple circuits – Wheatstone’s Bridge and its application for temperature coefficient of resistance measurement
Effects of Electric Current
Topics: Heating effect – Experimental verification-Thermoelectric effects –Thermocouple, thermo emf, neutral and inversion temperature-Measurement of thermo emf using potentiometer – Thermopile. Magnetic effect of electric current – Concept of magnetic field, Magnetic field due to an infinitely long current carrying straight wire and circular coil – Tangent galvanometer – Construction and working – Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid – magnetic field lines. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic field and electric field – cyclotron – Force on current carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field – forces between two parallel current carrying conductors – definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a uniform magnetic field – moving coil galvanometer – Conversion to ammeter and voltmeter – Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment – Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron.
Laws & Theories: Joule’s law; Seebeck effect – Peltier effect – Thomson effect – Oersted’s experiment – Biot-Savart law – Ampere’s circuital law and its application to straight and Toroidal solenoids.
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
Topics: Eddy current – Applications – Transformer – Long distance transmission, Alternating current – measurement of AC-AC circuit with resistance – AC circuit with inductor – AC circuit with capacitor – LCR series circuit – Resonance and Q – factor – power in AC circuits, Electromagnetic induction - induced emf and current – Self induction – Mutual induction – Self inductance of a long solenoid – mutual inductance of two long solenoids. Methods of inducing emf – (i) by changing magnetic induction (ii) by changing area enclosed by the coil and (iii) by changing the orientation of the coil (quantitative treatment). AC generator – commercial generator, (Single phase, three phase)
Laws & Theories: Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law
Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Optics
Topics: Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics – Electromagnetic spectrum-radio, microwaves, infra-red, visible, ultraviolet, X rays, gamma rays; Emission and Absorption spectrum – Line, Band and continuous spectra – Fluorescence and phosphorescence; Scattering of light – Tyndal scattering – Blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset; Reflection, total internal reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts; Interference – coherent source – interference of light- Formation of colors in thin films – analytical treatment; Diffraction – differences between interference and diffraction of light- diffraction grating; Polarization of light waves – polarization by reflection – double refraction – nicol prism – uses of plane polarized light and Polaroid’s – rotatory polarization – polarimeter.
Laws & Theories: Theories of light – Corpuscular – Wave – Electromagnetic and Quantum theories, Rayleigh’s scattering, Raman effect – Raman spectrum, Wave front and Huygens’s principle, Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width, Newton’s rings, Brewster’s law
Topics: Atomic structure – alpha scattering – energy quantization – energy and wave number expression – Hydrogen spectrum – energy level diagrams - sodium and mercury spectra – excitation and ionization potentials; Production, properties, detection, absorption, diffraction of x-rays –X-ray spectra-continuous and characteristic X-ray spectrum – Mosley’s law and atomic number; Masers and Lasers – spontaneous and stimulated emission – normal population and population inversion – properties and applications of laser light – holography.
Laws & Theories: Discovery of the electron- specific charge (Thomson’s method) and charge of the electron (Millikan’s oil drop method), Rutherford’s atom model, Bohr’s model, Sommerfeld’s atom model-X-rays, Laue’s experiment- Bragg’s law, Bragg’s X-ray spectrometer, Ruby laser, He- Ne laser
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter – Relativity
Topics: Photoelectric effect – Light waves and photons – particle nature of energy – work function – photo cells and their application. Matter waves – wave mechanical concept of the atom – wave nature of particles – electron microscope. Concept of space, mass, time – Frame of references – Relativity of length, time and mass with velocity – energy equivalence.
Laws & Theories: Einstein’s photoelectric equation – laws of photoelectric emission, experimental verification of Einstein’s photoelectric equation, – De Broglie relation – De Broglie wavelength of an electron, Galilean transformations, Special theory of relativity, Einstein’s mass
Topics: Radioactivity – alpha, beta and gamma radiations and their properties- α-decay, â -decay and γ -decay – half life – mean life – Artificial radioactivity – radio isotopes – effects and uses; Radio carbon dating – biological radiation hazards. Nuclear fission – chain reaction – atom bomb – nuclear reactor – nuclear fusion – Hydrogen bomb- cosmic rays – elementary particles; Nuclear properties – nuclear radii, masses, binding energy, density, charge- isotopes, isobars and isotones – Nuclear mass defect – binding energy – Stability of nuclei – Bainbridge mass spectrometer. Nature of nuclear forces- Neutron – discovery – properties – artificial transmutation – particle accelerator
Laws & Theories: Radioactive decay law, Geiger – Muller counter
Semiconductor Devices and Their Applications
Topics: Logic gates – NOT, OR, AND, EXOR using discrete components – NAND and NOR gates as universal gates – difference between unipolar and bipolar devices-Integrated circuits -medium, small and very large scale integration – fabrication and applications – TTL and CMOS, ICs. Operational amplifier – parameters – pin out configuration – Basic applications- Inverting amplifier-Non-inverting amplifier – summing amplifiers. Measuring Instruments – Cathode Ray oscilloscope – Principle-Functional units-uses-Multimeter- construction and uses; Energy band in solids – semiconductor doping – Intrinsic and Extrinsic semi conductors; Formation of P-N Junction – Barrier potential and depletion layer-P-N Junction diode – Forward and reverse bias characteristics – diode as a rectifier – Zener diode-Zener diode as a voltage regulator-LED seven segment display – LCD. Junction transistors – characteristics – transistor as a switch – transistors as an amplifier – transistor biasing – RC, LC coupled and transformer coupling in amplifiers – feed back in amplifiers – positive and negative feedback – advantages of negative feedback in amplifiers – oscillator – condition for oscillations – LC circuit – Colpitt oscillator.
Laws & Theories: Semiconductor theory, difference between metals, insulators and semiconductors based on band theory, Laws and theorems of Boolean algebra
Topics: Radar – principle – factors influencing maximum range – applications; Digital communication -data transmission and reception – principles of fax, modem, satellite communication – wire, cable and optical fiber communication; Modes of propagation, ground wave-sky wave propagation. Amplitude modulation, merits and demerits – applications – frequency modulation – advantages and applications – phase modulation. Antennas and transmission lines – current and voltage distribution – directional pattern – antenna parameters – types of antenna – design of folded dipole; Radio transmission and reception – AM and FM – superhereterodyne receiver. TV standards, TV transmission and reception – scanning and synchronising – TV Antenna – Video signal analysis. Vidicon (camera tube) and picture tube – block diagram of a monochrome TV transmitter and receiver circuits
The VITEEE 2012 Question paper will consist of four parts and will be of Objective Type. The four parts are:
PCM students will have to attempt Papers I, II and III.
PCB students will have to attempt Papers I, II and IV.
PCMB students may attempt either Papers I, II, III or Papers I, II, IV.
• Candidates who will attempt Papers I, II and III will be eligible for all thirteen programmes offered.
• Candidates who will attempt Papers I, II & IV will be eligible for Bioinformatics, Bio-Medical Engineering and Biotechnology programmes only.
• Candidates have to attempt any three parts only. If any of the candidates attempts all four papers, then the first three papers will be considered for evaluation.
Candidates are advised to take note of that the syllabus will mostly consist of questions from the State Board of Higher Secondary Education and the CBSE only. Every paper will have 40 questions of one mark each. All questions will have 4 options. Candidates are required to choose the one correct answer only.
There is No negative marking for incorrect answers. The medium of the question paper will be in English only.