CUCET Syllabus 2015 – M. Sc. Physics (MSCP)

CUCET Syllabus 2015 for M. Sc. Physics (MSCP)

M. Sc. Physics (MSCP) is Offered by CU Kerala and CU Rajasthan

The Question paper will have common Part A and Subject specific Part B

Part A: It will be of 45 minutes duration and will have 35 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four options: only one correct. Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking. Part A is intended to test the applicants; general awareness, reasoning, analytical skills and proficiency in English language.

Part B: will be subject specific, of 75 minutes duration and will have 65 MCQs with four options: only one correct. Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking.

Topics for Subject Specific Part B:

  • Mechanics- Newtonian mechanics, Rigid body dynamics, Introductory Classical mechanics
  • Electromagnetic theory – Electrostatics, Current electricity, Chemical, thermal and Magnetic Effects of Current, Magnetism, Maxwell’s equations, Electromagnetic waves
  • Optics – lenses, mirror, speed of light, interference, diffraction, polarization, optical fibers, laser
  • Thermodynamics – Laws of thermodynamics, Heat engines, Entropy, Thermodynamic potentials, Phase transitions
  • Statistical mechanics – Classical statistics, Fermi-Dirac and Bose – Einstein statistics
  • Quantum mechanics – Need of quantum physics, black body radiation, photoelectric effect, Wave – particle duality, de Broglie hypothesis, uncertainty principle, operator algebra, particle in a box problem.
  • Atomic physics – Atomic models – Rutherford, Bohr, Sommerfeld, Vector ; Quantum numbers, Spectral lines, Spectral notations, Stark effect, Zeeman effect, Atomic spectroscopic techniques, etc
  • X-rays – Generation of X-rays, Continuous and characteristic spectrum , Applications
  • Nuclear Physics – Constituents of nucleus, Atomic number, mass number, nuclear reactions, nuclear fission and fusion, applications
  • Molecular Spectroscopy – Introductory molecular spectroscopy – microwave, IR, Raman, ESR, NMR, Moussbaur (introductory level)
  • Solid state physics – lattice, unit cell, space group, point group, X-ray diffraction, band structure, metals, semiconductors, insulators, magnetic materials, super conductivity
  • Electronics – Electronic devices and circuits, OPAMPs, Digital electronics (introductory level) Mathematical Physics – Vectors, Matrices, differentiation, Integration, Differential equations

Sample Questions ( PART A)

1. Find the odd one from the given alternatives

  • (A) US Dollar
  • (B) British Pounds
  • (C) Indian Rupee
  • (D) Japanese Yen

2. What is the next number in the series 4, 9, 16, 25, ….?

  • (A) 32
  • (B) 36
  • (C) 41
  • (D) 50

3. Select the missing word.

How do you distinguish ———- air type and string type musical instruments

  • (A) from
  • (B) between
  • (C) about
  • (D) upon

Sample Questions ( PART B)

1. Melting point of ice _____________.

  • (A) increases with increase of pressure
  • (B) decreases with increase of Pressure
  • (C) is independent of Changes in Pressure
  • (D) none of the above

2 Which is wrong about light emitting diodes?

  • (A) They are used in remote controls for TV/VCR
  • (B) We do not see the emitted light
  • (C) They emit IR light
  • (D) They emit UV light

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