JKCET Physics Syllabus, Weightage, Important Books & Online Resources

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    Physics is one of the important topics to cover for the JKCET. The Section consists of 60 questions in Paper A. JKCET Physics syllabus is based on the syllabus of 10+2 prescribed by Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination. The Questions in JKCET varies from theoretical and concept based to questions requiring Numerical and practical approach. The important units in Physics to study on high priority are Optics, Electronic Devices, Oscillations, and Waves. Candidates should focus on these units particularly while preparing for JKCET.

    The exam will be Pen & paper based test. JKCET examination will consist of two papers - Compulsory Paper A consists of Physics and Chemistry and Paper B consisting of Biology or Paper C for Mathematics. Paper B and C are optional and subject to the applied course in JKCET.

    The question paper comprises of 60 Multiple Choice Questions per subject. Candidates will be awarded one mark for each correct answer. For every incorrect answer 0.25, Mark will be deducted.

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    JKCET Physics Weightage

    JKCET Physics consists of 60 questions in common Paper A for both engineering and Medical Exam. JKCET Physics syllabus is based on the 10+2 school curriculum prescribed by Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination. The important units in Physics are Optics, Electronic Devices, Oscillations, and Waves.

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    JKCET Physics Syllabus

    Physical World and Measurement2
    Laws of Motion2
    Work, Energy and Power2
    Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body2
    Properties of Bulk Matter2
    Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory2
    Oscillations and Waves4
    Current Electricity4
    Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism5
    Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current4
    Electromagnetic Waves2
    Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation2
    Atoms and Nuclei3
    Electronic Devices4
    Communication System2

    JKCET Physics Important Topics

    Important units in JKCET Physics are Optics, Current Electricity, Electrostatics, Oscillations and Waves, and Electronic Devices. Given below is detailed syllabus for these Units:

    UnitImportant Topics
    Optics (7 marks)Ray optics-Reflection of light, Spherical mirrors, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its applications Refraction at spherical surfaces, Lenses, Thin lens formula, Lens-makers Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens. Wave optics: Wave front and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts. Interferences Young’s double slit experiment, Coherent sources and sustained interference of light. Diffraction due to a single slit, Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes, Polarisation, Plane polarized light; Brewster’s law
    Current Electricity(4 marks)Electric current Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear & non-linear), Electrical energy and power, Electrical resistivity and conductivity, Carbon resistors, Colour code for carbon resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance. Internal resistance of a cell, Potential difference and emf of a cell, Combination of cells in series and in parallel. Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications. Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge. Potentiometer – principle and its application to measure the potential difference and for comparing e.m.f. of two cells. Measurement of internal resistance of a cell.
    Electrostatics(4 marks)Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution. Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in uniform electric field. Electric flux, Statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire. Electric potential, Equipotential surfaces, Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, Capacitor and Capacitance. Van de Graff Generator.
    Oscillation and Waves (4 marks)Periodic motion Periodic functions. Simple Harmonic Motion (S. H. M. ) and its equation; Phase; Oscillations of a spring-restoring force and force constant; Energy in S. H. M. – kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum-derivation of expression for its time period; Free, forced and damped oscillations, Resonance. Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats Doppler effect.
    Electronic Devices (4 marks)Quantitative ideas on Energy bands in solids, conductors, insulators and semiconductors. Semiconductors; Semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diode as a rectifier; Characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode Transistors Oscillator Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT) Concept of NAND and NOR gates. Transistor as a Switch

    JKCET Difficulty Level

    JKCET Physics paper varies from Moderate to difficult level. Questions from topics like Kinematics, gravitation, work, energy and power are easy compared to Oscillations and Wave Motions, thermodynamics. Optics cover most number of questions in Physics section. The Questions asked are basic and of a moderate difficulty level. Oscillations and Wave motions question are difficult to solve. Numerical questions from all topic are tricky and require practice to get accurate results. 4 questions come from electronic devices and they are easy to score marks. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism contains 5 questions which are mostly very difficult due to complex language of the questions. Overall if a candidate has prepared well, Physics section is the most scoring section in JKCET.

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    To prepare for an exam, books are the best source as they enhance knowledge and provide insights about a topic. There is no dearth of books and resources, but, a candidate often faces plenty of problems to choose the right book. When it comes to books, there are some highly reliable authored material for beginner and advanced level preparations’. Concept of Physics by HC Verma Vol-1 and Vol-2 are best for beginners, Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced OPTICS & MODERN PHYSICS by DC Pandey is good books for OPTICS. Problems In General Physics by IE Irodov is a good book if a candidate wants some challenges. Given below is some of the books available for the different sections of JKCET Physics paper.

    BOOKSISBN-10 Number
    Concept of Physics Vol-1 by HC Verma8177091875
    Concept of Physics Vol-2 by HC Verma8177092324
    Problems In General Physics by IE Irodov9351762564
    Understanding Physics of ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM by DC Pandey9351761010
    Understanding Physics of Advanced OPTICS & MODERN PHYSICS by DC Pandey9351761347

    JKCET Physics Online Resources

    In this digitalise generation many candidates prefer preparing online, there are several websites which provide aspirants with study materials and mock tests to prepare well for the different competitive examination. Most of the online study materials are not free JKCET Physics syllabus is similar to other competitive exams like IIT JEE. Coaching institutes like ProGATE and eduUncle.com . Websites like physicsgalaxy.com have video lectures along with assignments to improve understanding of candidates. Youtube also have many videos for candidates to make them grasp any topics quickly.  Here is the list of recommended websites for JKCET Physics :-

    • https://www.tcyonline.com/tests/jkcet-physics
    • https://www.wifistudy.com/jkcet-exam-preparation.html
    • www.physicsgalaxy.com
    • www.etoosindia.com
    • www.youtube.com
    • ​www.simplylearnt.com

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