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IPU CET Syllabus 2018 for B.Tech., M.Tech., MBA, Law

Updated On - May 17th 2018 by ANUPAMA SINGH

IPU CET Syllabus 2018- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has released the updated syllabus for its common entrance test- IPU CET. The exam is held for admission to various UG & PG courses in Engineering, Medical, Dental and Law etc. IPU CET for all programmes was scheduled between April 21- May 20.

In order to secure an excellent result, a comprehensive knowledge of IPU CET Syllabus is important. Practicing IPUCET Question Papers will help plan a better preparation strategy and get to know your strengths and weaknesses.

Given below is IPU CET Course-wise syllabus to help students understand the most important topics to study. It must be noted that IPU CET Exam Pattern also varies as per the paper you appear for

IPU CET Syllabus 2018: Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

This course is divided into four different disciplines and having different common entrance test codes. Students have to study various subjects under these disciplines. 

The following table shows the detailed explanation of various courses and their course codes and the percentage of the syllabus comes in the paper from different subjects:

CourseCET CodeSubjects
LEBTECH (Diploma)128Applied Mechanics (25%)
Applied Mathematics (25%)
Computer Awareness and Physics/ Chemistry Related Knowledge (25%)
Analytical and Logical Reasoning (25%)
LEBTECH (B.Sc)129B.Sc Level Mathematics (40%)
English (10+2 level) – (20%)
Analytical and Logical Reasoning (20%)
Scientific Aptitude (20%)
BTECHBT130Physics (up to 12th level) (20%)
Chemistry (up to 12th level) (20%)
Biology (Botany and Zoology) (up to 12th level) (40%) or Biotechnology (up to 12th level) (40%)
Mathematics (up to 12th level) (20%)
BTECH131Physics (33.33%)
Chemistry (33.33%)
Mathematics (33.33%)

NOTE:*Syllabus for CET code 128 is similar to the Diploma or 10+2 level. Syllabus for CET code 130 and 131 comprised of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology (Botany & Zoology) or Biotechnology shall be up to 12th class.

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IPU CET Syllabus 2018: Master of Technology (M.Tech)

The following table shows the syllabus of M.Tech course of different disciplines:

CourseCET CodeSyllabus
M.Tech (CS)139As per the syllabus of GATE – Computer Science and Information Technology
M.Tech (EC)140As per the syllabus of GATE – Electronics and Communication Engineering
M.Tech (TE)147As per the syllabus of GATE – Production and Industrial Engineering
M.Tech (CE)152As per the syllabus of GATE of Chemical Engineering

IPU CET Syllabus 2018 for M.Tech (Nano Science and Technology - CET Code 149) and (Engineering Physics - CET Code 150)

IPU CET syllabus for the above courses comprises Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

1. Physics

SubjectTopicDetailed Syllabus
PhysicsInterferenceYoung’s double slit experiment, Fresnel’s biprism, thin films, Newton’s rings, Michelson’s interferometer, Fabry Perot interferometer.
DiffractionFresnel Diffraction: Zone plate, circular aperture, opaque circular disc, and narrow slit, Fraunhofer diffraction: Single slit, double slit, diffraction grating, resolving power and dispersive power.
Polarization:Types of polarization, Brewster's law, Malu’s Law, Nicol prism, double refraction, quarter-wave and half-wave plates, optical activity, specific rotation.
Lasers:Introduction, coherence, population inversion, basic principle and operation of a laser, Einstein A and B coefficients, type of lasers, He-Ne laser, Ruby laser, semiconductor laser, holography-theory and applications Fibre
Optics:Types of optical fibres and their characteristics, (Attenuation and dispersion step index and graded index fibres, the principle of fibre optic communication-total internal reflection, numerical aperture, fibre optical communication network (qualitative)-its advantages.
Theory of Relativity:Galelian transformations, the postulates of the special theory of relativity, Lorentz transformations, time dilation, length contraction, velocity addition, mass-energy equivalence.
Thermodynamics:The first law and other basic concepts: dimensions, units, work, heat, energy, the first law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, equilibrium, phase rule, heat capacity, PVT behaviour of pure substances, ideal gas, real gas, heat effects.
The second law and Entropy:statements, heat engines, Kelvin-Planck and Clausious statements and their equality, reversible and irreversible processes, Carnot cycle, thermodynamic temperature scale, entropy, entropy calculations, T-S diagrams, properties of pure substances, use of steam tables and Mollier diagram.
Refrigeration and liquefaction:statements, heat engines, Kelvin-Planck and Clausious statements and their equality, reversible and irreversible processes, Carnot cycle, thermodynamic temperature scale, entropy, entropy calculations, T-S diagrams, properties of pure substances, use of steam tables and Mollier diagram.
Quantum Mechanics:Wave-particle duality, deBroglie waves, evidence for the wave nature of matter – the experiment of Davisson and Germer, electron diffraction, physical interpretation of the wave function and its properties, the wave packet, the uncertainty principle. The Schrodinger wave equation (1 – dimensional), Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions, expectation values, simple Eigenvalue problems – solutions of the Schrodinger’s equations for the free particle, the infinite well, the finite well, tunnelling effect, a simple harmonic oscillator (qualitative), zero point energy.
Quantum Statistics:The statistical distributions, Maxwell Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, their comparisons, Fermions and Bosons.
Applications:Molecular speed and energies in an ideal gas. The Black-body spectrum and failure of classical statistics to give the correct explanation - the application of Bose-Einstein statistics to the Black-body radiation spectrum, Fermi-Dirac distribution to free electron theory, electron specific heats, Fermi energy and average energy -its significance.
Band theory of solidsOrigin of energy bands in solids, Kronig-Penny model, Brillouin zones, effective mass, Metals, semiconductors and insulators and their energy band structure. Extrinsic and intrinsic semiconductors, p-n junction diodes- its characteristics, tunnel diode, zener diode, photodiode, LED, photovoltaic cell, Hall effect in semiconductors, transistor characteristics (common base, common emitter, common collector). Digital techniques and their applications (registers, counters, comparators and similar circuits) A/D and D/A converters
SuperconductivityZFC and FC, Meissner effect, Type I and II superconductors, the Josephson effect, flux quantization, Cooper pairs, BCS theory, properties and applications of superconductors.
X-raysproduction and properties, crystalline and amorphous solids, Bragg’s law, applications. Electricity and magnetism: Electric fields, Gauss' Law, its integral and differential form, applications. Lorentz force, fields due to moving charges, the magnetic field, Ampere's law, motion of a charged particle in an electric and magnetic field, magnetic and electrostatic focusing, Hall effect, determination of e/m by cathode ray tube, positive rays, Thomson's parabolic method, Isotopes, Mass spectrographs (Aston and Bainbridge), Electron microscope, Cyclotron and Betatron. Overview of Electro-Magnetism: Maxwell’s Equations: The equation of continuity for Time-Varying fields, Inconsistency in ampere’s law Maxwell’s Equations, conditions at a Boundary Surface, Introduction to EM wave.
Nuclear Physics: Introduction of nucleus, Nucleus radius and density, Nuclear forces, Nuclear reactions, Cross section, Q-value and threshold energy of nuclear reactions, Basic Idea for Nuclear Reactor, Breeder reactor, The Geiger-Mullar (G.M.) Counter, Introduction of Accelerators and its Applications.
Numerical techniquesInterpolations, differentiation, integration; Nonlinear equations, the bisection methods, Newton’s method, root finding; Differential equations, Euler’s method, the Runge-Kutta method; Matrices inverting, finding eigenvalues and eigenfunctions

2. Chemistry

SubjectTopicDetailed Syllabus
ChemistryGaseous StateKinetic theory, molecular velocity, Probable distribution of velocities, means free path, collision frequency. Distribution of energies of molecules translational, rotational & vibration, Law of equipartitions of energies, Equation of State of a real gas, Critical phenomenon & principle of corresponding states
The phase ruleDerivation of phase rule, the significance of various terms involved in the definition of phase rule. Phase diagrams of one component systems (Water, Sulphur and CO2). Two-component system: Eutectic, congruent and incongruent systems with examples: Partially miscible liquids: Lower and upper consulate point.
Chemical thermodynamics:Intensive and extensive variables; state and path functions; isolated, closed and open systems; the zeroth law of thermodynamics.
First lawConcept of heat, q, work, w, internal energy U and statement of first law; enthalpy, H, relation between heat capacities, calculations of q, w, U and H for reversible, irreversible and free expansion of gases (ideal and van der Waals) under isothermal and adiabatic conditions.
Thermo-chemistryHeats of reactions: standard states; enthalpy of formation of molecules and ions and enthalpy of combustion and its applications; calculation of bond energy, bond dissociation energy and resonance energy from thermochemical data, the effect of temperature (Kirchoff’s equations) and pressure on enthalpy of reactions. Adiabatic flame temperature, explosion temperature
Second LawConcept of entropy; the thermodynamic scale of temperature, statement of the second law of thermodynamics; molecular and statistical interpretation of entropy. Calculation of entropy change for reversible and irreversible processes
Third LawConcept of entropy; the thermodynamic scale of temperature, statement of the second law of thermodynamics; molecular and statistical interpretation of entropy. Calculation of entropy change for reversible and irreversible processes
Chemical KineticsRate, mechanism, steady-state concept, Kinetics of complex reactions, the concept of energy barrier/energy activation. Theories of reaction rates, Lindemann theory of unimolecular reaction and reactions in flow system
ElectrochemistryConcept of electrolysis, Electrical current in ionic solutions. Kohlrausch's law and migration of ions, Transference number, Hittroff and moving boundary methods, Applications of conductance measurements
Strong electrolytes:Onsager equation: Activity and activity coefficients of a strong electrolyte. Surface Chemistry: Adsorption, adsorbate and adsorbent, Types of adsorption, Freundlich adsorption isotherm, Langmuir adsorption isotherms. B.C.T. Isotherm: Surface area of the adsorbent. Changes in entropy, enthalpy and free energy on adsorption Gibbs adsorption equation
Catalysis:Types of catalysis, homogenous/heterogeneous, enzyme catalysis, acid/base catalysis and their kinetics. Mechanism of heterogeneous catalysis, Kinetics of surface reactions: unimolecular and bimolecular. PH-dependence of rate constants of catalysed reactions Autocatalysis Colloids: Colloidal state, classification of colloidal solution, true solution, colloidal solution

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3. Mathematics

SubjectTopicDetailed Syllabus
MathematicsLinear Independence and dependence of vectors, Systems of linear equationsconsistency and inconsistency, the rank of a matrix, Gauss elimination method, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Successive differentiation, Leibnitz's theorem, Lagrange's Theorem, Cauchy Mean value theorems, Taylor's theorem, Asymptotes, Curvature, Reduction Formulae of trigonometric functions, Properties of Definite Integral, Applications to length, area, volume, the surface of revolution. Partial derivatives, Method of Lagrange’s multipliers, Jacobians of coordinate’s transformations Double and Triple Integrals. Method of separation of variables, homogeneous, linear equations, exactness and integrating factors, linear equations of higher order with constant coefficients, Operator method to find particular integral, Scalar and vector fields, Directional Derivative, Gradient of a scalar field, divergence and curl of a vector field. Green's theorem, Divergence theorem and Stoke's theorem
ProbabilityDefinition of Sample Space, Event, Event Space, Conditional Probability, the Additive and the Multiplicative law of Probability, Baye’s Law theorem, Application based on these results.

4. Biology

SubjectTopicDetailed Syllabus
BiologyHistory of earth, theories of origin of life nature of the earliest organism Basic rules of classification and nomenclature, Classification-two kingdom, five kingdom –brief introduction to kingds, three domain introduction and structure of viroids, prions and virus (HIV, TMV, Bacteriophage), Prokaryote (Bacteria-cell structure, nutrition, reproduction), Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia. Structure and reproduction of bacteria and their economic importance
Chemicals of lifeDefinition, Properties, Types, Mechanism of action, factors affecting kinetics and their industrial applications, (Biomolecules)- Biomolecules-carbohydrates, proteins, fats and lipids, nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and identification of biomolecules in tissues.
CellThe cell concept, structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, plant cells and animal cells, cell membranes, cell organelles and their function. Structure and use of compound microscope

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Syllabus for M.Tech (Robotics and Automation - CET Code 156)

  1. Engineering Mathematics
SubjectTopicDetailed Syllabus
Engineering MathematicsMathematical LogicPropositional Logic, First Order Logic.
Complex VariablesAnalytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals
Complex VariablesAnalytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals
Differential equationsFirst order equation (linear and non-linear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Methods of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations. Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method.
Probability and StatisticsSampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, Median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.
Set Theory & AlgebraSets: Relations; Functions; Groups; Partial Orders; Lattice; Boolean algebra
CombinatoricsPermutations; Combinations; Counting; Summation; generating functions; recurrence relations, asymptotics
Graph Theory: Connectivityspanning trees; Cut vertices & edges; covering; matching; independent sets; Colouring; Planarity; Isomorphism.
Linear AlgebraAlgebra of matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
Numerical MethodsLU decomposition for systems of linear equations; numerical solutions of non-linear algebraic equations by Secant, Bisection and Newton- Raphson Methods; Numerical integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules.
CalculusLimit, Continuity & differentiability, Mean value Theorems, Theorems of Integral calculus, evaluation of definite & improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivatives, maxima & minima, multiple integrals, Fourier series. Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems
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  1. Engineering Subjects
SubjectTopicDetailed Syllabus
Engineering SubjectsNetwork theoremsSuperposition, Thevenin and Norton’s maximum power transfer. Electric Circuits and Fields: Network graph, KCL, KVL, node and mesh analysis, the transient response of dc and ac networks. Programming in C, Functions.
Electrical MachinesSingle phase transformer- equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulations and efficiency, DC machines- types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors; three phase induction motors- principles, types, performances characteristics, starting and speed control; single phase induction motors; synchronous machines- performances, regulation and parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and application; servo and stepper motors.
Electronic DevicesGeneration and recombination of carriers. P-n junction diode, Zener diode, BJT, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, p-I-n and available photodiode, Basics of LASERs Device technology
Basics of Measurement SystemsStatic and dynamic characteristics of Measurement Systems. Error and uncertainty, analysis, statistical analysis of data and curve fitting Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation: Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive and piezoelectric transducers and their signal conditioning. Measurement of displacement, velocity and acceleration (translational and rotational), force, torque, vibration and shock, Measurement of pressure, flow, temperature and liquid level, Measurement of pH, conductivity, viscosity and humidity
Control SystemPrinciples of feedback, transfer function; block diagrams; steady-state errors, Basic control system components; block diagrammatic description, reduction of block diagrams. Open loop and closed loop (feedback) systems and stability analysis of these systems

IPU CET Syllabus 2018 for Professional Courses

The syllabus for some of the most popular courses in IPU is given below for your reference:

CETCET CodeSections
MBA101(i) English Language & Comprehension- (30%), (ii) Numerical Ability- (30%), (iii) General Awareness- (10%), (iv) Reasoning ability including data interpretation- (30%)
MBA (IT)116(i) English Language & Comprehension, (ii) Numerical Ability & Mathematics, (iii) Logical Reasoning & Data interpretation, (iv) Computer Science
MCA105(i) Mathematics- (25%), (ii) English Language & Comprehension- (25%), (iii) Computer Awareness- (25%), (iv) Logical and Analytical Ability- (25%)
MAMC106(i) Communication Skills- English (30%), (ii) Current Affairs- (20%), (iii) General Knowledge- (20%), (iv) Mass Media (Print/ TV/ Radio/ Film/ New Media)- (30%)
LLM112(i) General Knowledge (including English Language)- (20%), (ii) Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Commercial Law & Family Law- (30%), (iii) Public International Law, Human Rights Law and Environment Law- (30%), (iv) Current Trends in Law- (20%)

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IPU CET Exam Pattern 2018

IPUCET 2018 for all programmes is scheduled between April 21- May 20 in offline mode. The exam pattern for every stream and course is different. The nature of questions (objective/ subjective) also differs. Given below are the highlights of IPU CET Exam Pattern for different courses:

IPU CET 2018 Exam Pattern for BBA

The paper is divided into four sections. Questions are asked from English, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Management Aptitude. IPU CET for BBA comprises of 150 objective type questions to be solved within 2.5 hours.

English25 %
General Awareness25 %
Reasoning Ability25 %

IPU CET 2018 Exam Pattern for B. Tech

Candidates who wish to seek admission to B. Tech course must have completed their secondary education in science stream. IPU CET for B. Tech shall test candidate’s aptitude based on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The division of marking is equal i.e. 33% in IPU CET 2018 for B. Tech.

IPU CET 2018 Exam Pattern for B. Com (Hons.)

The paper has 35 questions from Logical Reasoning, 40 questions from Language Comprehension, 25 questions from General Awareness and 50 questions from Data Interpretation.

IPU CET 2018 for B. Tech BT

There are three sections covered under Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test 2018 B.Tech BT i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The maximum weightage out of all three sections is of Biology/Biotechnology i.e. 50%. The other two sections are equally weighed- Physics (25%), Chemistry (25%).

We hope this article helped you know all the important topics of IPU CET. Study them well and you are good to go!

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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