Biotechnology Syllabus

  • The Biotechnology (BT) test paper comprises of Biology (44% weightage), Chemistry (20% weightage), Mathematics (18% weightage) and Physics (18% weightage).

 

BIOLOGY (10+2+3 LEVEL)

  • General Biology: Taxonomy; Heredity; Genetic variation; Conservation; Principles of ecology; Evolution; Techniques in modern biology.
  • Biochemistry and Physiology: Carbohydrates; Proteins; Lipids; Nucleic acids; Enzymes; Vitamins; Hormones; Metabolism – Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Oxidative Phosphoryation; Photosynthesis. Nitrogen Fixation, Fertilization and Osmoregulation; Vertebrates-Nervous system; Endocrine system; Vascular system; Immune system; Digestive system and Reproductive System.
  • Basic BiotechnologyTissue culture; Application of enzymes; Antigen-antibody interaction; Antibody production; Diagnostic aids.
  • Molecular Biology: DNA; RNA; Replication; Transcription; Translation; Proteins; Lipids and Membranes; Operon model; Gene transfer.
  • Cell BiologyCell cycle; Cytoskeletal elements; Mitochondria; Endoplasmic reticulum; Chloroplast; Golgi apparatus; Signaling.
  • Microbiology: Isolation; Cultivation; Structural features of virus; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Pathogenic micro-organizms

CHEMISTRY (10+2+3 LEVEL)

  • Atomic Structure: Bohr’s theory and Schrodinger wave equation; Periodicity in properties; Chemical bonding; Properties of s,  p, d and f  block elements; Complex formation; Coordination compounds; Chemical equilibria; Chemical thermodynamics (first and second law); Chemical kinetics (zero, first, second and third order reactions); Photochemistry; Electrochemistry; Acid-base concepts; Stereochemistry of  carbon  compounds;  Inductive,  electromeric,  conjugative  effects  and  resonance; Chemistry of Functional Groups: Hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids,  amines  and  their  derivatives;  Aromatic  hydrocarbons, halides,  nitro  and  amino  compounds, phenols, diazonium salts, carboxylic and sulphonic acids; Mechanism of organic reactions; Soaps and detergents; Synthetic polymers; Biomolecules – amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (polysaccharides); Instrumental techniques – chromatography (TLC, HPLC), electrophoresis, UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry.

MATHEMATICS (10+2 LEVEL)

  • Sets,  Relations  and  Functions, Mathematical Induction,  Logarithms, Complex  numbers,  Linear  and Quadratic   equations,   Sequences   and   Series,   Trigonometry,   Cartesian   System   of   Rectangular Coordinates,  Straight  lines  and  Family,  Circles,  Conic  Sections,  Permutations  and  Combinations, Binomial   Theorem,   Exponential  and   Logarithmic   Series,   Mathematical  Logic,   Statistics,   Three Dimensional Geometry, Vectors, Matrices and Determinants, Boolean Algebra, Probability, Functions, limits  and  Continuity,  Differentiation,  Application  of  Derivatives,  Definite  and  Indefinite  Integrals, Differential Equations.

PHYSICS (10+2 LEVEL)

  • Physical World and Measurement, Elementary Statics and Dynamics, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy  and  Power,  Electrostatics, Current  electricity,  Magnetic  Effects  of  Current  and  Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and  Radiations, Atomic  Nucleus, Solids  and  Semiconductor Devices, Principles of  Communication, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves

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