NEST 2018 Physics Syllabus

NEST 2018 Physics Syllabus General : Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis. least count, significant figures. Methods of measurement ( Direct, Indirect, Null ) and measurement of length, time, mass, temperature, potential difference, current and resistance. Design of some simple experiments, such as: i) Searle’s method to determine Young’s modulus, ii) determination of ‘g’ by simple pendulum, iii) speed of sound using resonance tube, iv) coefficient of friction using angle of repose, v) determination of focal length of a convex lens by plotting a graph between ‘u’ and ‘v’, vi) refractive index of material of prism using the method of minimum deviation, vii) verification of Ohm’s law, viii) resistance […]

NEST 2018 Mathematics Syllabus

NEST 2018 Mathematics Syllabus Algebra : Algebra of Complex Numbers, Addition, Multiplication, Conjugation, Polar Representation, Properties of Modulus and Principal Argument, Triangle Inequality, Cube Roots of Unity, Geometric Interpretations. Quadratic equations with real coefficients, relations between roots and coefficients, formation of quadratic equations with given roots, symmetric functions of roots. Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers. Logarithms and their properties. Permutations and combinations, Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of binomial coefficients. Matrices […]

NEST 2018 Chemistry Syllabus

NEST 2018 Chemistry Syllabus Physical Chemistry Measurements in Chemistry : SI units for fundamental quantities, significant figures in calculations. Mole concept : Avogadro number and mole concept, molar masses, mole fraction, molarity, molality, percent composition, stoichiometry. Equivalent weight and normality. Calculations based on mole concept and stoichiometry of different reactions. Oxidation – reduction reactions. Gaseous and Liquid States : Absolute scale of temperature. Gas laws, ideal gas equation, real gases and deviation from ideality, liquefaction of gases, van der Waals equation. Kinetic theory of gases; average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature. Law of […]

NEST 2018 Biology Syllabus

NEST 2018 Biology Syllabus Cell Biology : Cell theory and cells as unit of life. Basic concepts of biomolecules – Proteins, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic acids. Tools and techniques of cell studies – use of microscope and calibration ( microscopy ), elements of microscope. Biomembranes – transport mechanism, cellular respiration. Cell organelles – structure and functions. Discovery and structure of DNA, processes of replication, transcription, genetic code and translation. Principles of the basic techniques in molecular biology. Enzymes – catalysis, kinetics, activation energy, competitive and non – competitive inhibition. Genetics and Evolution : Fundamentals of genetics and evolution. Evidences and theories […]

NEST Syllabus 2018

NEST 2018 Syllabus The syllabus for NEST 2018 primarily follows the NCERT / CBSE science syllabus of class XI-XII. The detailed syllabus for NEST examination is provided at the end of this document. The syllabus can also be downloaded on the website under the ‘Syllabus’ tab. There is, however, no specific syllabus for the general section. This section tests candidate’s familiarity with, but not detailed understanding of, major historical milestones in subjects like astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science and environmental science. Questions will be designed to test analytic abilities and comprehension of scientific passages. Some of the […]