PHYSICS 
Test No. 
Topic Covered 
1 
BASIC MATHEMATICS USED IN PHYSICS
ALGEBRA : Quadratic Equation ( Roots of quadratic
equation, Solution by Factorization and by
Shridharacharya Formula, Properties of roots (real,
equal, imaginary etc), Application of Quadratic
equation in physics), Binomial Theorem and binomial
approximation, Logarithm and Exponents ( Laws of
logarithms and exponents with applications /
examples), Series ( Arithmetic Progression and its
general term and Sum, Sum of first n Natural
numbers, Geometrical Progression and its general
term and Sum, Sum of infinite GP ), Componendo& Dividendo rule.
TRIGONOMETRY : Angle & its measurement
(Sexagesimal and Circular system) , Trigonometricratios,
Trigonometric identities , Four Quadrants &
ASTC rule , T ratios for general angles,
Addition/subtraction Formulae , Small angle
Approximation, Ranges of Tfunctions.
COORDINATE GEOMETRY : Defne Origin, Axis or
Axes, Coordinates of a point in a plane or space (2D
or 3D), Distance Formula, Slope of a line and its
interpretation, Graphs of commonly used functions
(Straight line, Parabola, Circle, Ellipse , Hyperbola
including rectangular hyperbola , Sinusoidal
functions (sine and cosine functions), Exponential
functions.
CALCULUS: Differential calculus ( Average rate of
change and Instantaneous rate of change,
Differentiation of commonly used functions, Rules of
differentiation including Product and Quotient rules,
Application of derivatives: Increasing and Decreasing
nature, Maxima and Minima with geometrical /
graphical explanation ), Integral calculus ( Integration
is the reverse process of differentiation, Indefnite
and Defnite Integration, Integration of commonly
used functions, Rules of Integration, Application of
Integral calculus: Area under a curve and Average
value of a continuous function in an interval ) ,
VECTORS: Defnition of scalar and vector quantities, Graphic
representation of vectors, Notation of Vectors, Angle
between two vectors , Types of Vectors ( Unit vector,
Null vector, Equal vectors and equality of vectors,
opposite and Negative of a vector, Parallel and antiparallel
vectors, Coplanar vectors, axial vectors) ,
Position and displacement vectors ,
Addition/subtraction of two vectors ( Triangle law,
Parallelogram law ), Addition of many vectors
(Polygon law ),Unit vectors and their signifcance
(Representation of vector in terms of unit vector in
plane and in space ) , Resolution of a Vector into
components i.e. Cartesian Components in two and
three dimensions and Direction Cosines ,
Multiplication or Division of a Vector by a Scalar (i.e.
Real number) ,Scalar (Dot) product of two Vectors
and component of a vector in the direction of
another vector , Vector (Cross) product of two Vectors
with its geometrical interpretation and Right hand
rule for direction.
UNIT, DIMENSIONS AND MEASUREMENTS : Classifcation of Physical Quantities according to
their dependency i.e. Fundamental (or Base) and
Derived quantities , Need for measurement ( Units of
measurement ) , Systems of units ( FPS, CGS, MKS, SI
system of units and Supplementar y units,
fundamental and derived units , Some idea about
Practical and Improper units) , Standards of Length,
mass and time measurements, Dimensions of
physical quantities, Dimensional Formulae of
important physical quantities, Dimensional analysis
and its applications & its limitations, SI prefixes and
general guidelines for using Symbols of SI units,
Errors in measurement ( Systematic, Random and Least count Errors) , Accuracy and precision of
measuring instruments ; Absolute Error, Relative
Error, Percentage Error and Combination of Errors,
Significant of figures and its rules for Arithmetic
operations ( i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication
and division) ,Rounding off the uncertain digits.
ELECTROSTATICS :
Electric charges and their basic properties,
Conductors and Insulators, Method of charging:
Charging by Friction, Charging by Induction and
Charging by Conduction, Goldleaf Electroscope,
Coulomb's lawforce, between two point charges,
force, between multiple charges and Superposition
principle, Equilibrium of charge systems and SHM,
Electric field Intensity, electric field due to a point
charge and a system of charges. Electric field due to
an arc, Electric field on an axial point of Ring, Electric
field lines and their properties, Electric flux, statement of Gauss's theorem and its applications to
find field due to [Infinitely long straight wire, Uniformly charged infinite plane sheet, Uniformly
charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside)], Electric potential, Potential difference,
Electric potential due to ( A point charge, A system of
charges, Ring(on an axial point),Conducting and non
conducting sphere),Electrical potential energy of a
system of two/more than two point charges,
Equipotential surfaces, Relation between Field and
Potential, Motion of charged particle in Electric Field,
Electric dipole and dipole moment (Electric Potential
due to a dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque
on a dipole in a uniform electric field, Electrical
potential energy of electric diploes in an electrostatic
field, Work done in rotating a dipole) 
2 
KINEMATICS (Motion along a straight line and Motion in a Plane)
Motion and Rest with introduction of frame of
reference , Variables of Translatory Motion ( Position/
Displacement / Path length(Distance) , Velocity/
Speed / Average Velocity / Average Speed ,
Acceleration / Average Acceleration ) , Relation
among various variables of motion and their
applications to variable acceleration , Equations of
Motion with constant acceleration (scalar and vector
forms), Motion along a straight line, velocitytime
and positiontime graphs for uniformly accelerated
motion (graphical treatment) , Motion under gravity,
Free fall , Motion in a plane with constant
acceleration , Projectile Motion â€“ Ground to Ground
projection, Projection from a height (Horizontal
projection) , Relative Motion in onedimensions,
Relative Velocity in two dimensions ( RainMan
problem, RiverBoat Problem & wind based
questions)
Current electricity and Heating Effects of Current Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic
conductor, drift velocity and mobility, relaxation time
and their relation with electric current and current
density,Ohm's law, electrical resistance, VI characteristics (liner and nonlinear),Electrical
resistivity and conductivity,Carbon resistors, colour
code for carbon resistors,Series and parallel
combinations of 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 (KCL and KVL)
and simple applications,Wheatstone bridge, Meter
Bridge,Potentiometerprinciple and applications to,
Measure potential difference, For comparing emf of
two cells, Measurement of internal resistance of a cell,
Moving coil galvanometer and its,Current sensitivity
and voltage sensitivity,Conversion to ammeter and
voltmeter, Electrical energy and power. Applications
to Electric Bulbs and Heaters. 
3 
LAWS OF MOTION AND FRICTION : Intuitive concept of force, Basic or Fundamental
forces in nature, The law of Inertia, Newton's first law
of motion ,Momentum and Newton's second law of
motion; impulse , Newton's third law of motion ,
Common forces in mechanicsWeight, Normal
reaction, Friction, Contact force, Tension in string,
Free Body diagram, Equilibrium of concurrent forces
Lami's theorem, Motion of bodies in contact or
connected by strings, Pulley systems , Frame of
ReferenceInertial and Non Inertial Frames. Pseudo
Force and its applications , Cause of Friction, Static
and Kinetic friction , Laws of friction, Limiting Static
and Kinetic friction coefficients, Angle of Friction,
Angle of Repose , Rolling friction, Lubrication.
Capacitors : Concept of Capacity, Capacitors and capacitance, Capacity of an Isolated Spherical Capacitor, Sharing
of Charges, Capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor
with and without dielectric medium between the
plates, Conductors and insulators, free charges and
bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and
electric polarization, Combination of capacitors in
series and in parallel, Work done by Battery in
charging of a capacitor. Energy stored in a capacitor,
Charging and discharging of a Capacitor, Vande
Graaff generator. 
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SYLLABUS OF TEST 1, 2 & 3 
5 
WORK, ENERGY, POWER :
Work done by a constant force (use of dot product)
and variable force(use of definite integration i.e. area
under the curve) , Kinetic energy , Workenergy
theorem for a Constant and a Variable force , Concept
of potential energy, conservative forces and nonconservative
forces. Gravitational Potential Energy, Potential energy versus position graph and stable,
unstable & neutral equilibrium , Spring force and
Elastic Potential energy of a spring , Conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies),
Power ( Instantaneous and Average power).
CIRCULAR MOTION :
Kinematics of circular motion (Variables of motion
(Angular Displacement, Angular Velocity, Angular
acceleration), Relations among Angular Variables for
constant angular acceleration , General relation
among angular variables ) , Dynamics of uniform
circular motion. Centripetal force, examples of
circular motion (vehicle on level circular road, vehicle
on banked road) , Dynamics of nonuniform circular
motion( Motion in a vertical circle)
MAGNETIC EFFECT OF CURRENT AND MAGNETISM :
Concept of magnetic field, Oersted's experiment,
BiotSavart law and its application to current carrying
circular loop and straight wire, Ampere's law and its
applications to (Infinitely long straight wire, Straight
and toroidal solenoids),Circular motion of a moving
charged particle in uniform magnetic field, Force on a
moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric
fields (Lorentz force) (Velocity Selector, Cyclotron],
Force on a currentcarrying conductor in a uniform
magnetic field, Force between two parallel currentcarrying
conductorsdefinition of ampere, Torque
experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field,
Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic
dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a
revolving electron, Bar Magnet(Magnetic field
intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet)
along its axis and perpendicular to its axis, Torque on
a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform
magnetic field, Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid,
Magnetic field lines),Earth's magnetic field and
magnetic elements, Magnetic proper ties of
Materials(Diamagnetism with examples, Para
magnetism with examples, Ferromagnetism with
examples and brief analysis of magnetic Hysteresis,
Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths,
Permanent magnets) 
6 
COLLISIONS AND CENTRE OF MASS :
Impulse of a force and ImpulseMomentum theorem,
Idea about Impulsive forces,
Law of conservation of linear momentum and its
applications, Elastic and inelastic collisions in one
and two dimensions (Headon and Oblique
collisions), Coefficient of restitution and line of
impact, Expression of loss in Kinetic energy in
inelastic collision,
Centre of mass of discrete system: twoparticle
system and nparticle system, Centre of mass of
continuous system: General formula, Centre of mass of symmetrical rigid bodies; centre of mass of
uniform rod , Centre of mass of composite and
truncated bodies , Motion of centre of mass: Velocity,
Acceleration and linear momentum vector of centre
of mass of the system , Momentum conservation and
centre of mass motion.
Electromagnetic Induction :
Magnetic Flux, Electromagnetic induction(Faraday's
Experiments),Faraday's law, Induced emf, induced,
current and induced charge, Lenz's Law and its
applications, Static, Dynamic and Rotational Emf,
Induced Electric Field and its properties, Eddy
currents, Self Induction(Coefficient of self induction
( L ) , Growth and Decay of Currentin L R
circuits),Mutual Induction(Coefficient of Mutual
induction (M), Coefficient of Coupling (K)], AC
generator, Transformer. 
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Syllabus of Test # 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6 
8 
ROTATIONAL MOTION :
Kinematics of Rotational Motion about a fixed axis:
Comparison of linear and rotational motions,
Moment of inertia, radius of gyration and its
significance. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical
objects (Ring, Rod and Disc with derivation and
others with no derivation).Statement of parallel and
perpendicular axes theorems and their applications,
Moment of a forcetorque, Equilibrium of rigid
bodies, Angular momentum, Relation between
torque and Angular momentum, Conservation of
angular momentum with some examples , Pure
Rolling or rolling motion on a smooth/rough
horizontal surface. Expression for Rotational Kinetic
Energy, Rolling motion on an inclined plane,
Expression for acceleration and minimum friction
coefficient.
Alternating Current :
Alternating current and Voltage, Measurement of AC,
Comparison between AC and DC, Peak, Average and
RMS value of alternating current/ voltage, Circuit
elements in ac circuits(Resistive Circuit, Capacitive
Circuit, Inductive Circuit),RC, RL circuits and their
Reactance & impedance in series and parallel
combination, LC oscillations (qualitative treatment
only),LCR series circuit, Resonance, Quality Factor,
Power in AC circuits, Wattles Current, Power Factor.
Electromagnetic Waves :
Need for displacement current, Electromagnetic
waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas
only),Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves,
Electromagnetic spectrum ( radio waves ,
microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, xrays,
gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses. 
9 
THERMAL PHYSICS :
(Thermal Expansion, Calorimetry, Heat Transfer, KTG & Thermodynamics)
Temperature and Thermal Expansion (Temperature,
Temperature scales, Brief idea about thermometers,
Thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids,
liquids, and gases. Anomalous expansion)
Calorimetry (Heat, Heat capacity, Specifc heat
capacity, Molar heat capacity, Water Equivalent, Heat
of transformation  latent heat, Principle of
Calorimetry, Heating curve, Phase diagram)
Heat transfer Conduction: (Process, Steady State,
Law of Conduction, Thermal conductivity, Thermal
resistance, Series and Parallel combinations of rods,
Growth of ice on ponds) , Convection: Process, Idea
about Natural and Forced Convection, Radiation:
Qualitative ideas of Black Body Radiation, Ideal Black
Body, Absorptive Power, Emissive Power, Spectral
Emissive Power, Kirchhoff's Law and its applications,
Stefan's Law, Newton's law of cooling, Wien's
displacement law and Green House effect, Solar
constant.
Thermodynamics: Thermal equilibrium and
d efinition of temperature ( Zeroth law of
Thermodynamics). Heat, work and internal energy.
First law of thermodynamics. Cyclic, Isochoric,
Isobaric, Isothermal and Adiabatic processes, Second
law of the thermodynamics: Reversible and
irreversible processes . Heat engines and
refrigerators.
Kinetic theory of gases : Gas Laws, Equation of state of
a perfect gas, Brief idea of van der Waals' equation
and Critical temperature, Assumptions, Concept of
pressure. Different types of speeds of gas molecules,
Maxwell's velocity distribution curve, Kinetic energy
and temperature; Degrees of freedom, Law of
equipartition of energy (statement only) and
application to specific heat capacities of gases;
Concept of mean free path.
Ray optics and optical Instruments :
Reflection of light (Laws of Reflection, Refleection at
Plane Surface (Plane Mirror): Formation of Image,
Deviation, Rotation of mirror, Number of images,
velocity of image, Minimum length of mirror to see
full image of a man, Field of view, Reflection at
Spherical Surface(Curved Mirror: Rules of image
tracing, Image formation in concave and convex
mirrors, Focal length of spherical mirrors, Relation
between u,v and f (i.e. Mirror Equation for Paraaxial
rays), Sign convention, Magnification),Refraction of
rays), Sign convention, Magnification),Refraction of
light at Plane Surface(Snell's law, Total internal
reflection and its applications (Mirage, Looming,
Diamond, prism and optical fibers),Optical Path,
Lateral and normal shift],Refraction at spherical
surfaces(single and double surface),Lenses( Thin lens
formula, Lensmaker's formula, Magnification, Power
of a lens, Combination of thin lenses in contact,
Combination of a lens and a mirror, Silvering of
Lenses, Chromatic and Spherical Aberrations.),
Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism,
combinations of prisms, Some Natural Phenomena
due to Sunlight(Rainbowdispersion of sun light and
TIR, Scattering of light blue colour of the sky and
reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and
sunset),Optical instruments( Human eye, image
formation and accommodation, correction of eye
defects (myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism)
using lenses, Microscopes and telescopes (reflecting
and refracting) and their magnifying powers) 
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PROPERTIES OF MATTER AND FLUID MECHANICS :
Elastic behavior, Stressstrain relationship, Hooke's
law, Young's modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus
of rigidity, Poisson's ratio; elastic energy. Pressure,
Pascal's law, Archimedes' Principle and Buoyancy.
Floatation and Translatory equilibrium, Variation of
Pressure with Depth, Atmospheric pressure and
Gauge Pressure, Hydraulic Machines, Streamline and
turbulent flow, Critical velocity and Reynolds's
number, Principle of Continuity, Bernoulli's theorem
and its applications. Speed of Efflux: Torricelli's law,
Venturimeter, Dynamic lift, Viscosity, Newton's law
of viscous force, Stokes' law, terminal velocity,Surface
energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess
of pressure, application of surface tension ideas to
drops, bubbles and capillary rise. Detergent and
surface tension
WAVE OPTICS : (Nature of light, Interference, Diffraction& Polarization)
Wave front and Huygens' Principle, reflection and
refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using
wave fronts. Proof of laws of reflection and refraction
using Huygens' Principle, Coherent and incoherent
sources, LASER(only qualitative idea),Superposition
of Light Waves: Interference, Young's double slit
experiment and expression for fringe width,
coherent sources and sustained interference of
light,Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central
maximum, Resolving power of microscopes and
astronomical telescopes, Eye and Rayleigh Criterion,
Polarisation, Polarisation by Scattering and
Reflection, plane polarized light, Brewster's law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroid's. 
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Syllabus of Test # 8, 9 & 10 
12 
GRAVITATION :
The universal law of gravitation(Newton's law of
Gravitation), Gravitational Field and its Intensity, Brief
idea about Iner tial and Gravitational mass,
Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with
altitude and depth. Idea about variation in g due to
Shape and Rotation of earth, Gravitational potential
energy and gravitational potential, Kepler's laws of
planetary motion (The law of orbits, Areas and
Periods), Motion of Planets and Satellites in Circular
orbits ,Orbital velocity of a satellite, Total Energy and
Binding Energy of a satellite, Escape velocity and
escape energy, Geostationary satellites, Idea about of
polar satellites, Weightlessness.
OSCILLATIONS : (SHM, damped and forced oscillations& Resonance)
Periodic (harmonic) motion and Oscillatory motion,
Periodic motionperiod, frequency, displacement as
a function of time, Periodic functions, Simple
harmonic motion (SHM) and its equation; Velocity,
Acceleration and Phase, Oscillations of a springrestoring
force and force constant. Equivalent spring
constant of Series and parallel combinations, Energy
in SHM â€“Kinetic and Potential energies, Simple
pendulumderivation of expression for its time
period, Superposition of two SHMs of Same
Frequency in the same direction, Free, forced and
damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only),
resonance.
Modern Physics :
Photoelectric effect(Hertz observation, Hallwach's
and Lenard's observations,Einstein's photoelectric
equation particle nature of light (photon),Matter
waves(Wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation,
DavissonGermer experiment (experimental details
should be omitted; only conclusion should be
explained),Atoms(Alpha par ticle scattering
experiments; Rutherford's model of atom,Bohr
model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum),Xrays and
their elementary idea, Nuclei(Composition and size
of nucleus,Atomic masses, Isotopes, isobars, isotones
and isodiapheres, Massenergy relation, mass defect;
binding energy per nucleon and its variation with
mass number, Nuclear fission and fusion, Nuclear
reactor, Nuclear Force and its properties,
Radioactivity (Law of Radioactive decay, Alpha decay,
Beta decay, Gamma decay ) 
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WAVE MOTION AND DOPPLER'S EFFECT :
Wave motion, Mechanical Waves, Longitudinal and
transverse waves, Equation of Plane Progressive
waves, Velocity of Transverse mechanical waves,
Intensity of waves , Sound waves: Audible, Infrasonic
and Ultrasonic waves , Speed of sound waves:
Newton's formula and Laplace correction, Effect of
temperature, Pressure and Humidity on speed of
Sound waves , Some idea about description of sound
waves as Displacement and Pressure waves,
Characteristics of sound waves: Pitch, Loudness and
Quality, Reflection and transmission of waves & Echo ,
Principle of superposition of waves, Interference and
Beats, Stationary waves, Standing waves in strings
and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics.
Resonance tube , Doppler Effect in Sound waves and
Light Waves.
Semiconductor and Digital ElectronicsClassification of Metals, Conductors and Semiconductors
on the basis of(Conductivity, Energy
bands in solids (qualitative ideas only),Intrinsic Semiconductor,
Extrinsic Semiconductor (ntype and
ptype),pn Junction: pn junction formation, Barrier
potential, Semiconductor diode: IV characteristics in
forward and reverse bias, Application of Junction
Diode as a Rectifer and Filter(only qualitative
idea),Special purpose pn junction diodes and their
IV characteristics(LED,Photodiode,Solar cell, Zener
diode),Junction Breakdown: Zener and Avalanche
breakdown, Zener diode as a voltage regulator,
Junction Transistor(npn and pnp Transistor
structure and action, Characteristics of a transistor,
Transistor as an amplifier (common emitter
configuration),Transistor as a switch(i.e. ON and
OFF),Transistor as a oscillator with feedback
effects),Digital Electronics and Logic gates(Law of
Boolean algebra and De Morgan's Theorem, Basic
Logicgates (OR gate , AN D gate , NOT
gate) (Combination of gates(NAND gate, NOR gate)
Brief Idea about ICs)
* Principle of Communications :
Basic Components of a Communication System,
Analog and Digital Communications, Bandwidth of
Signals, Bandwidth of Transmission Medium,
Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves: Ground
Wave, Sky Wave & Space Wave, Modulation and its
Necessity, Amplitude Modulation: Modulation
Factor, Sideband Frequencies, Production of
Amplitude Modulated Wave, Detection of Amplitude
Modulated Wave, Power in AM wave, Brief idea about
Frequency Modulation 
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Syllabus of Test # 8, 9 10, 12 & 13 
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Full Syllabus 
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Note : Marked topic is only in AIIMS syllabus. 