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NEST Exam consists of 5 sections – General, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Physics is one of the most important and tricky sections in NEST. NEST Physics syllabus is similar to the NCERT Higher Secondary syllabus. The Physics syllabus consists of 7 units viz. Modern Physics, General Physics, Mechanics, Sound and Mechanical Waves, Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, and Optics.
NEST Exam is conducted for admission to 5 year integrated MSc program in NISER, Bhubaneswar and UAE-CBS, University of Mumbai. NEST 2017 will be conducted on May 27, 2017 across 60 cities in the country.
The NEST Physics syllabus is vast but to make it easy for the candidates to start their preparation without any ambiguity, here below we have listed some of the important and high weightage topics. Candidates should identify types of questions and prominent concepts usually asked from these topics.
NEST Physics syllabus has total 7 units to cover and these units contains multiple chapters covering numerous topics. The whole syllabus of Physics is mentioned below.
Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis, significant figures, measurement of length, least count, time, temperature, mass, potential difference, current and resistance, Methods of measurement (Direct, Indirect, Null), Design of some simple experiments like: determination of 'g' by simple pendulum, Searle's method to determine Young's modulus, verification of Ohm's law, specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, Graphical representation and interpretation of data, etc.
Sound and Mechanical Waves
Resonance (qualitative understanding), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves, Plane wave motion, Progressive and stationary waves, Beats, Speed of sound in gasses, Vibration of strings and air columns, Doppler effect.
Uniform circular motion, projectiles, relative velocity, Inertial and uniformly accelerated (linear only) frames of reference, Newton’s laws of motion, Kinetic and potential energy , Impulse, Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), Systems of particles, Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits, Static and dynamic friction, Centre of mass and its motion, Centre of gravity, Law of gravitation, Centripetal acceleration and centrifugal force, Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy, Gravitational potential and field, Escape velocity, Acceleration due to gravity, Elastic and inelastic collisions, Work and power, Linear and circular simple harmonic motion, Stoke’s and Poiseuille’s law, Equilibrium of rigid bodies , Reynolds number , Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres, Hooke’s law and stress – . Elastic limit, Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation, Pressure in a fluid, Viscosity –Terminal velocity, Pascal’s law, Bernoulli’s theorem, equation of continuity, bulk and shear moduli, Buoyancy, Torque, Qualitative understanding of turbulence, Streamline flow.
liquids and gases, Blackbody radiation - absorptive and emissive powers, Calorimetry, latent heat, Stefan’s law , Heat conduction in one dimension, Elementary concepts of convection and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling , Ideal gas laws, Isothermal and adiabatic processes, Thermal expansion of solids, bulk modulus of gases , Equivalence of heat and work , First and second law of thermodynamics and its applications, Entropy , Kirchhoff’s law , Specific heats (CV and CP for monoatomic and diatomic gases) , Wien’s displacement law.
Binding energy and its calculation, Atomic nucleus, beta, Alpha, and gamma radiations, Law of radioactive decay, Characteristic and continuous X-rays, Photoelectric effect, Decay constant, Energy calculation in these processes , Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Fission and fusion processes, Half-life and mean life, Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms, de Broglie wavelength of matter waves, Moseley’s law.
Electricity and Magnetism
Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field, Coulomb’s law , Electric field lines , Flux of electric field , Electric field and potential, Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases , Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells, Capacitors in series and parallel , uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell, Capacitance - Calculation of capacitance with and without dielectrics , Magnetic moment of a current loop, Energy stored in a capacitor, Electric current Biot-Savart’s law and Ampere’s law, Ohm’s law, Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight wire, Force on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field , ammeter and their conversions, voltmeter, Self and mutual inductance , Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications: Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop, Heating effect of current , Electromagnetic induction - circuits with and A.C, Moving coil galvanometer, ammeter and their conversions , voltmeter, Lenz’s law, Faraday’s law.
Rectilinear propagation of light, Combination of mirrors and thin lenses , Thin lenses , interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment , Wave nature of light - Huygens’s principle, Elementary idea of polarization – Brewster’s law and the law of Malus , Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism , Magnification ,Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces, Elementary idea of diffraction – Rayleigh criterion.
Physics section can often seem a daunting task for NEST aspirants. However, with a proper preparation strategy, candidates can score well in the Physics section. Here we have listed a few important tips to perform well in the Physics section.:
Candidates preparing for NEST 2017 can make use of the reference material provided below. The other key component of candidates’ preparation would be to go through the previous year question papers and NEST sample papers for practicing and identifying the pattern of questions that come in the exam.
Here is the list of few selected books to refer for NEST Physics section.
|A collection of questions and Problems in Physics||L.A. Sena|
|Concepts of Physics||H.C. Verma|
|Aptitude Test Problems in Physics||S.S Krotov|
|NEET - 2012 Physics Objective Question bank Chapter wise and Topic Wise||Digvijay Singh|
|Practice Problems in Physics for Engineering and Medical Entrance Examination||S.Mishra|
|Objective Physics For Medical and Engineering Entrance Exam by||Mahesh Jain|
|Text Book of Physics||NCERT XI and XII|
|Elements of Dynamics Part I & II and Dynamics of a Particle and of Rigid Bodies||S.L.Loney|
|Advanced Level Physics||Nelkon and Parker|
|Physics for Engineering and Medical Entrance Examinations||Ajit Singh Panwar|
|Concept of Competition Physics for CBSE PMT||Aggarwal|
|Problems in Physics||A.A Pinsky|
There are multiple options available online for the preparation of NEST 2017, candidates will get notes, online tutorials, pdf, and mock tests, etc. very easily. Here we have listed few trusted website where the candidate will get all the required resources easily.
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