MUOET Syllabus – Manipal University entrance test – MET


MUOET Syllabus – Manipal University entrance test – MET syllabus needs to be followed while attempting to solve the entrance exam in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language.This is for engineering and technology seats that are available in the college.The online based test has 200 questions that has a breakup of marks as shown in the exam pattern below.There is also multiple attempts at passing this test if you do not get admission in the first attempt.


MUOET Syllabus – Manipal University entrance test – MET



Units and Measurement
Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units.
Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in
measurement; significant figures. Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.
Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Elementary concepts
of differentiation and integration for describing motion, uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and
instantaneous velocity, uniformly accelerated motion, velocity – time and position-time graphs. Relations for
uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment). Scalar and vector quantities; position and displacement
vectors, general vectors and their notations; equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number;
addition and subtraction of vectors, relative velocity, Unit vector; resolution of a vector in a plane, rectangular
components, Scalar and Vector product of vectors. Motion in a plane, cases of uniform velocity and uniform
acceleration-projectile motion, uniform circular motion.
Laws of Motion
Intuitive concept of force, Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum and Newton’s second law of
motion; impulse; Newton’s third law of motion. Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications.
Equilibrium of concurrent forces, Static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction, lubrication.
Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on a level
circular road, vehicle on a banked road).
Work and Energy
Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power. Notion of
potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic
and potential energies); non-conservative forces: motion in a vertical circle; elastic and inelastic collisions in
one and two dimensions.
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion. Centre of mass
of a rigid body; centre of mass of a uniform rod. Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, law of
conservation of angular momentum and its applications. Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and
equations of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions. Moment of inertia, radius of
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gyration, values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects (no derivation). Statement of parallel
and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.
Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation
with altitude and depth. Gravitational potential energy and gravitational potential, escape velocity, orbital
velocity of a satellite, Geo-stationary satellites.
Properties of Bulk Matter
Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear modulus of
rigidity, Poisson’s ratio; elastic energy. Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications
(hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes), effect of gravity on fluid pressure. Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal
velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, critical velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications. Surface
energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure across a curved surface, application of surface
tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise. Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of
solids, liquids and gases, anomalous expansion of water; specific heat capacity; Cp, Cv – calorimetry; change
of state – latent heat capacity. Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity,
qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation, Wien’s displacement Law, Stefan’s law, and Greenhouse effect.
Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of thermodynamics), heat, work and internal
energy. First law of thermodynamics, isothermal and adiabatic processes. Second law of thermodynamics:
reversible and irreversible processes, Heat engine and refrigerator.
Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases
Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done in compressing a gas. Kinetic theory of gases – assumptions,
concept of pressure. Kinetic interpretation of temperature; rms speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom,
law of equi-partition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept
of mean free path, Avogadro’s number.
Oscillations and Waves
Periodic motion – time period, frequency, displacement as a function of time, periodic functions. Simple
harmonic motion (S.H.M) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a loaded 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 (qualitative ideas only), resonance.
Wave motion: Transverse and longitudinal waves, speed of wave motion, displacement relation for a
progressive wave, principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and
organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect
Electric Charges; Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-force 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, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside
and outside). Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and
system of charges; equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of
electric dipole in an electrostatic field. Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a
conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarisation, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series
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and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates,
energy stored in a capacitor.
Current Electricity
Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity, mobility and their relation with
electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), electrical energy
and power, 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 and simple
applications, Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge. Potentiometer – principle and its applications to measure
potential difference and for comparing EMF of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment. Biot – Savart law and its application to current carrying
circular loop. Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire. Straight and toroidal solenoids
(only qualitative treatment), force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields, Cyclotron.
Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field, force between two parallel current-carrying
conductors-definition of ampere, torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; moving coil
galvanometer-its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter. Current loop as a magnetic
dipole and its magnetic dipole moment, magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron, 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. Para-, dia- and ferro – magnetic substances, with
examples. Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths, permanent magnets.
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s laws, induced EMF and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and
mutual induction. Alternating currents, peak and RMS value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and
impedance; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits,
power factor, wattless current. AC generator and transformer.
Electromagnetic Waves
Basic idea of displacement current, Electromagnetic waves, their characteristics, their Transverse nature
(qualitative ideas only). Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, Xrays,
gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.
Ray Optics: Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula, refraction of light, total internal reflection
and its applications, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens maker’s
formula, magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact, refraction and dispersion of
light through a prism. Scattering of light – blue colour of sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and
sunset. Optical instruments: Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their
magnifying powers. Wave optics: Wave front and Huygen’s principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave
at a plane surface using wave fronts. Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle.
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 microscope
and astronomical telescope, polarisation, plane polarised light, Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarised light
and Polaroids.
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Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Dual nature of radiation, Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric
equation-particle nature of light. Matter waves-wave nature of particles, de-Broglie relation, Davisson-Germer
experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained).
Atoms and Nuclei
Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen
spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, Radioactivity, alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their
properties; radioactive decay law. Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its
variation with mass number; nuclear fission, nuclear fusion.
Electronic Devices
Energy bands in conductors, semiconductors and insulators (qualitative ideas only) Semiconductor diode – IV
characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; Special purpose p-n junction diodes: LED,
photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode and their characteristics, zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction
transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor and transistor as an amplifier (common emitter
configuration), basic idea of analog and digital signals, Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR).
Communication Systems
Elements of a communication system (block diagram only); bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and digital
data); bandwidth of transmission medium. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere, sky and
space wave propagation, satellite communication. Need for modulation, amplitude modulation.
Experimental Skills
Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiments and activities:
Experiments based on use of vernier calipers and micrometer screw gauge
Determination of g using simple pendulum
Young’s modulus by Searle’s method
Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter
Focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using uv-method
Speed of sound using resonance column
Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter,
Specific resistance of the material of a wire using Meter Bridge and post office box.


Section-A: Physical Chemistry
Basic concepts in Chemistry: Matter and its nature, Dalton’s atomic theory, concept of atom, molecule,
element and compound. Laws of chemical combination, Atomic and molecular masses, mole concept and
Avogadro number, molar mass, vapour density-definition. Relationship between molecular mass and vapour
density. Concept of STP conditions, gram molar volume, percentage composition, empirical and molecular
formulae, chemical equations and numerical problems in all these concepts, stoichiometry.
States of matter: Classification of matter – Solid, liquid and gaseous states
Gaseous state: Gas laws – Boyle’s law, Charles’s law, Graham’s law of diffusion, Avogadro’s law, Dalton’s
law of partial pressures, Gay Lussac’s Law of combining volumes, concept of absolute temperature scale,
Ideal gas equation, kinetic theory of gases – postulates, concept of average, root mean square and most
probable velocities, Numerical problems. Ideal and real gases, Ideal gas equation, value of R (SI units).
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Deviation of real gases from the ideal behaviour. PV-P curves. Causes for the deviation of real gases from
ideal behaviour. Derivation of Van der Waal’s equation and interpretation of PV-P curves
Liquid state: Properties of liquids – vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension, effect of temp. on them.
Solid state: classifications of solids: molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline
solids, Unit cell and lattices, packing in solids (fcc, bcc and hcp lattices) voids, calculations involving unit cell
parameters, imperfection in solids, electrical and magnetic properties.
Band theory of metals, conductors, semiconductors and insulators and n & p type semiconductors.
Atomic structure
Introduction – Constituents of atoms, their charge and mass. Atomic number and atomic mass. Wave nature
of light, Electromagnetic spectrum-emission spectrum of hydrogen-Lyman series, Balmer series, Paschen
series, Brackett series and Pfund series. Rydberg’s equation. Numerical problems involving calculation of
wavelength and wave numbers of lines in the hydrogen spectrum. Atomic model- Bohr’s theory, (derivation
of equation for energy and radius not required). Explanation of origin of lines in hydrogen spectrum.
Limitations of Bohr’s theory. Dual nature of electron – distinction between a particle and a wave. de Broglie’s
Theory. Matter-wave equation (derivation). Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle (Qualitative). Quantum
numbers – n, l, m and s and their significance and inter relationships. Concept of orbital – shapes of s, p and d
orbitals. Pauli’s exclusion principle and Aufbau principle. Energy level diagram and (n+1) rule. Electronic
configuration of elements with atomic numbers from 1 to 54, extra stability of half-filled and completely filled
orbitals. Hund’s rule of maximum multiplicity.
Chemical bonding and molecular structure: Kossel – Lewis approach to chemical bond formation, concept
of ionic and covalent bonds.
Ionic bonding: formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds, calculation of lattice
Covalent bonding: valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules,
molecular orbital theory (MOT) – linear combination of atomic orbitals (Qualitative approach), energy level
diagram, rules for filling molecular orbitals, bonding and anti-bonding molecular orbitals, bond order,
electronic configuration of H2, Li2 and O2 Non-existence of He2 and paramagnetism of O2.
Metallic bonding: Electron gas theory (Electron Sea model), definition of metallic bond.
Hydrogen bonding – inter and intra molecular, properties.
Solutions: Methods of expressing concentration of solutions – ppm, molarity, molality, normality, mole
fraction, percentage (by volume and wt.), Principles of volumetric analysis- standard solution, titrations and
indicators-acid-base (phenolphthalein and methyl orange) and redox (Diphenylamine) numerical
problems. Vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult’s law, Ideal and non-ideal solutions, colligative properties
of dilute solutions – relative lowering of vapour pressure, depression of freezing point, elevation of boiling
point, osmotic pressure, calculation of mol. wt. of a solute using colligative properties, van’t Hoff factor and
its significance.
Equilibrium: Meaning of equilibrium, concept of dynamic equilibrium.
Equilibrium involving physical processes: solid – liquid, liquid – gas and solid – gas equilibria, Henry’s
law, general characteristics of equilibrium involving physical processes.
Equilibrium involving chemical processes: Law of chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc)
and their significance, significance of ?G and ?G” in chemical equilibria, factors affecting equilibrium,
concentration, pressure, temp., effect of catalyst, Le Chatelier’s principle.
Ionic equilibrium: Electrolytes and non-electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, Electrolysis -Faraday’s Laws
of electrolysis, numerical problems. Arrhenius theory of electrolytic dissociation, Merits and limitations.
Specific conductivity and molar conductivity – definitions and units. Strong and weak electrolytes with
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examples. Factors affecting the conductivity. Acid – Base theories (Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis)
and their limitations, acid-base equilibria, ionization constants, Strengths of Acids and Bases – dissociation
constants of weak acids and weak bases. Ostwald’s dilution law for weak electrolytes (eq. derivation) –
expression for hydrogen ion concentration of weak acid and hydroxyl ion concentration of weak base –
numerical problems. Ionic product of water, pH concept and pH scale. pKa and pKb values – numerical
problems. Buffers, types of buffers, mechanism of buffer action, Henderson’s equation for pH of a buffer
(derivation), preparation of buffers of required pH -numerical problems. Common ion effect, solubility,
expression for Ksp of sparingly soluble salts of types AB, AB2. Relationship between solubility and solubility
product of salts of types AB, AB2. Applications of common ion effect and solubility product in qualitative
analysis, numerical problems.
Redox reactions and Electrochemistry: Electronic concept of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions,
oxidation number, rules for assigning oxidation number, balancing of redox reactions, Electrode potential –
Definition, factors affecting single electrode potential, Standard electrode potential, Nernst’s equation for
calculating single electrode potential, construction of electro-chemical cells, Daniel cell, free energy change
during cell reactions (?G). Reference electrodes – Standard Hydrogen Electrode (SHE) – construction, use of
SHE for determination of SRP of other single electrodes and pH of solutions, Limitations of
SHE. Electrochemical series and its applications, galvanic and electrolytic cells, half-cell and cell reactions,
emf of a galvanic cell and its measurement, Nernst eq. and its applications, working principles of dry cell, lead
acid cell and H2-O2 fuel cell.
Chemical Kinetics: Introduction, commercial importance of rate studies, Order of a reaction, factors deciding
the order of a reaction-relative concentrations of the reactants and mechanism of the reaction. First order
reaction – eq. for rate constant derivation, units. Half-life period, relation between half-life period and order
of a reaction, numerical problems. Determination of the order of a reaction by the graphical and the Ostwald’s
isolation method. Zero order, fractional order and pseudo first order reactions with illustrations. Effect of
temperature on the rate of a reaction, temperature coefficient of a reaction. Arrhenius interpretation of the
energy of activation and temperature dependence of the rate of reaction. Arrhenius Equation. Influence of
catalyst on energy profile. Numerical problems on energy of activation.
Surface chemistry
Adsorption: Physisorption and chemisorption and their characteristics, factors affecting adsorption of gases
on solids, Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms, adsorption from solutions
Catalysis: Homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity of solid catalysts, enzyme catalysis and
its mechanism.
Colloids: Introduction, colloidal system and particle sizes. Types of colloidal systems, Lyophilic and
lyophobic sols, examples and differences. Preparation of sols by Bredig’s arc method and peptisation.
Purification of sols – dialysis and electro dialysis. Properties of sols – Tyndall effect, Brownian movement
electrophoresis, origin of charge, coagulation, Hardy and Schulze rule, Protective action of sols. Applications
of colloids. Emulsions and their characteristics.
Chemical thermodynamics: Concepts of System and types of systems, surroundings, work, heat, energy,
extensive and intensive properties, state functions. Spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes, criteria for
spontaneity – tendency to attain a state of minimum energy and maximum randomness. First law of
thermodynamics -internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity and specific heat, measurement of ?U and ?H,
Hess’s law of constant heat summation, enthalpy of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization,
sublimation, phase transition, ionization, solution and dilution. Entropy – a measure of randomness, change in
entropy, unit of entropy. Entropy and spontaneity. Second law of thermodynamics, Gibbs’ free energy as a
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driving force of a reaction, Gibbs’ equation, prediction of feasibility of a process in terms of ?G, standard free
energy change and its relation to Kp. Numerical problems.
Section – B: Inorganic Chemistry
Periodic properties: Periodic table – periods and groups. Modern periodic law and present form of periodic
table, s,p,d and f block elements, atomic radii (Van der Waal and covalent) and ionic radii, comparison of size
of cation and anion with the parent atom, size of isoelectronic ions. Ionization energy, electron affinity,
electronegativity- definition with illustrations, Fajan’s rules. Variations of atomic radius, ionization energy,
electron affinity, electronegativity down the group and along the period and their interpretation.
Principles and processes of metal extractions: Modes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores,
steps involved in the extraction of metals – concentration, reduction (chemical and electrolytic) and refining
with reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn and Fe. Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles
involved in the extraction of metals.
Hydrogen: isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen. Physical and chemical properties of water
and heavy water, structure, preparation, reactions and uses of hydrogen peroxide, classification of hydrides –
ionic, covalent and interstitial, hydrogen as a fuel.
S-block elements: general introduction, electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical
properties of elements, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationships.
Preparation and properties of NaOH, NaCl, Na2CO3 and NaHCO3. Industrial use of lime, limestone, plaster
of paris and cement, biological significance of Na, K, Mg and Ca.
P-block elements: General electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of
elements across the periods and groups, unique behaviour of first element in each group.
Group 13: Preparation, properties and uses of boron and aluminium, structure, properties and uses of borax,
boric acid, diborane, boron trifluride, aluminium chloride and alums.
Group 14: Tendency for catenation, structure, properties and uses of allotropes and oxides of carbon, silicon
tetrachloride, silicates, zeolites and silicones.
Group 15: properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus, allotropic forms of phosphorus, preparation,
properties, structure and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine and phosphorus halides (PCl3, PCl5),
structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus.
Group 16: Preparation, properties, structures and uses of ozone, allotropic forms of sulphur, preparation,
properties, structure and uses of sulphuric acid, structures of oxoacids of sulphur.
Group 17: Preparation, properties and uses of hydrochloric acid, trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen
halides, structures of interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens.
Group 18: Occurrence and uses of noble gases. Structures of fluorides and oxides of xenon.
d and f block elements: Transition elements, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics, general
trends in properties of 3d series – electronic configurations, size, variable oxidation states, colour, magnetic
properties, catalytic behaviour, complex formation, interstitial compounds and alloy formation. Preparation,
properties and uses of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4.
Lanthanoids: Electronic configuration, oxidation states and lanthanoid contraction.
Actinoids: Electronic configuration, oxidation states and comparison with lanthanoids.
Co-ordination compounds: Werner’s theory – ligands, co-ordination number, denticity, chelation, IUPAC
nomenclature of mononuclear co-ordination compounds, isomerism, bonding – valence bond
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approach. Importance of co-ordination compounds in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and in
biological systems.
Environmental chemistry: Environmental pollution – atmospheric, water and soil; Atmospheric pollution –
tropospheric and stratospheric; Tropospheric pollutants – gaseous pollutants: oxides of carbon, nitrogen and
sulphur, hydrocarbons, their sources, harmful effects and prevention. Greenhouse effect and global warming,
acid rain; Particulate pollutants – smoke, dust, smog, fumes, mist, their sources, harmful effects and prevention
Stratospheric pollution – formation and breakdown of ozone, depletion of ozone layer, its mechanism and
effects; Water pollution – major pollutants such as pathogens, organic wastes and chemical pollutants, their
harmful effects and prevention; Soil pollution – major pollutants such as pesticides (insecticides, herbicides
and fungicides) their harmful effects and prevention; Strategies to control environmental pollution.
Section – C: Organic Chemistry
Purification and characterization of organic compounds:
Purification: crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction and chromatography – principles
and their applications; Qualitative analysis – detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus and halogens;
Quantitative analysis – basic principles involved in the estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, halogens,
sulphur and phosphorus; Calculations of empirical formulae and molecular formulae, numerical problems in
org. quantitative analysis.
Basic principles of organic chemistry: Tetravalency of carbon, shapes of simple molecules – hybridization
(s and p), classification of organic compounds based on functional groups, compounds containing halogens,
oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur. Homologues series, isomerism – structural and stereoisomerism.
Nomenclature: covalent bond fission – homolytic and heterolytic, free radicals, carbocations and
carbanions. Stability of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles and nucleophiles.
Electronic displacement in a covalent bond: Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and
Types of organic reactions: Substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement.
Hydrocarbons: classification, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation, properties
and reactions
Alkanes: conformers, Sawhorse and Newman projections of ethane, mechanism of halogenation of alkanes,
combustion and pyrolysis.
Alkenes: Geometrical isomerism, mechanism of electrophilic addition, addition of hydrogen, halogens, water,
hydrogen halides – Markownikoff’s and peroxide effect, ozonolysis and polymerization.
Alkynes: Acidic character, addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides.
Aromatic hydrocarbons: Nomenclature, benzene – structure and aromaticity, mechanism of electrophilic
substitution, halogenation, nitration, Friedel – Craft’s alkylation and acylation, directive influence of
functional group in mono-substituted benzene.
Organic compounds containing halogens: General methods of preparation, properties and reactions. Nature
of C-X bond, mechanisms of substitution reactions, uses, environmental effects of chloroform, iodoform,
freons and DDT.
Organic compounds containing oxygen: General methods of preparation, properties and reactions.
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers:
Alcohols: Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols, mechanism of dehydration
Phenols: Acidic nature, electrophilic substitution reactions, halogenation, nitration and sulphonation, Reimer
– Tiemann reaction.
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Ethers: Structures
Aldehyde and Ketones: Nature of carbonyl group, nucleophilic addition to >C=O group, relative reactivities
of aldehydes and ketones, important reactions such as nucleophilic addition (addition of HCN, NH3 and its
derivatives), Grignard reagents, oxidation, reduction (Wolf Kishner and Clemmnesen), acidity of ?–hydrogen,
aldol condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Haloform reaction, chemical tests to distinguish between aldehydes
and ketones.
Carboxylic acids: Acidic strength and factors affecting it.
Organic compounds containing Nitrogen: General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses.
Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, basic character and identification of primary, secondary and
tertiary amines.
Diazonium salts: importance in synthetic organic chemistry
Polymers: General introduction and classification of polymers, general methods of polymerization – addition
and condensation, copolymerization, natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanization, some important polymers
with emphasis on their monomers and uses – polyethylene, nylon 6,6; polyester and bakelite.
Biomolecuels: general introduction and importance of biomolecules
Carbohydrates: Classification – aldoses and ketoses, monosaccharides (glucose and fructose) and constituent
monosaccharides of oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose and maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose,
glycogen) importance.
Proteins: Elementary idea of amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptide, proteins – primary, secondary, tertiary
and quaternary, denaturation of proteins, enzymes, hormones.
Vitamins: Classification and functioning
Nucleic acids – chemical constitution of DNA and RNA, biological functions of nucleic acids.
Chemistry in everyday life:
Chemicals in medicine – Analgesics, tranqilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs,
antibiotics, antacids, antihistamins – their meaning and common examples
Chemicals in food – Preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, common examples
Cleansing agents – Soaps and detergents, cleansing action
Principles related to practical chemistry:
Detection of extra elements (N, S, halogens) in organic compounds, detection of the functional groups –
hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl and amino groups in organic
Chemistry involved in the titrimetric exercises: Acid – Base titrations, use of indicators, Redox titrations
and their indicators
Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis: Cations – Pb2+, Cu2+, Al3+, Fe3+, Zn2+, Ni2+
Ca2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4
; Anions – CO3
2?, S2?, SO4
2?, NO3
, NO2
, Cl?
, Br?
and I?


Sets: Sets and their representations. Empty set. Finite and Infinite sets. Equal sets. Subsets. Subsets of the set
of real numbers especially intervals (with notations). Power set. Universal set. Venn diagrams. Union and
intersection of sets. Difference of sets. Complement of a set, Properties of Complement sets.
Relations and functions: Ordered pairs, Cartesian product of sets. Number of elements in the Cartesian
product of two finite sets. Cartesian product of the reals with itself (upto R × R × R).
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Definition of relation, pictorial diagrams, domain, co-domain and range of a relation. Function as a special
kind of relation from one set to another. Pictorial representation of a function, domain, co-domain and range
of a function. Real valued function of the real variable, domain and range of these functions, constant,
identity, polynomial, rational, modulus, signum and greatest integer functions with their graphs. Sum,
difference, product and quotients of functions.
Relations and functions: Types of relations: Reflexive, symmetric, transitive and equivalence relations. One
to one and onto functions, composite functions, inverse of a function. Binary operations.
Partial fractions, Logarithms and its related properties.
Trigonometric functions: Positive and negative angles. Measuring angles in radians and in degrees and
conversion from one measure to another. Definition of trigonometric functions with the help of unit circle.
Truth of the identity
sin 2 cos2 1 x x ? ?
, for all x. Signs of trigonometric functions and sketch of their graphs.
Expressing sin (x+y) and cos (x+y) in terms of sin x, sin y, cos x and cos y. Deducing the identities like
? ? ? ?
tan tan cot cot 1
tan ;cot
1 tan tan cot cot
sin sin 2sin cos ;cos cos 2cos cos
2 2 2 2
sin sin 2cos sin ;cos cos 2sin sin
2 2 2 2
x y x y
x y x y
x y y x
x y x y x y x y
x y x y
x y x y x y x y
x y x y
? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
? ??
Identities related to
sin 2 ,cos2 , tan 2 ,sin3 ,cos3 and tan3 x x x x x x . General solution of trigonometric
equations of the type
sin sin , cos cos tan tan ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? and . Proofs and simple applications of sine
and cosine formulae.
Inverse trigonometric functions: Definition, range, domain, principal value branches. Graphs of inverse
trigonometric functions. Elementary properties of inverse trigonometric functions.
Principle of mathematical induction: Process of the proof by induction, motivating the application of the
method by looking at natural numbers as the least inductive subset of real numbers. The principle of
mathematical induction and simple applications.
Complex numbers and quadratic equations: Introduction, Complex numbers, Algebra of complex
numbers, Brief description of algebraic properties of complex numbers, The modulus and the conjugate of
complex number, Argand plane and polar representation, Fundamental theorem of algebra. Solution of
quadratic equations in the complex number system, Square root of a complex number.
Linear inequalities: Linear inequalities, Algebraic solutions of linear inequalities in one variable and their
representation on the number line. Graphical solution of linear inequalities in two variables. Solution of
system of linear inequalities in two variables – graphically.
Permutations and combinations: Fundamental principle of counting. Factorial n. Permutations and
combinations derivation of formulae and their connections, simple applications.
Binomial theorem: History, statement and proof of the binomial theorem for positive integral indices.
Pascal’s triangle, general and middle term in binomial expansion, simple applications.
Sequence and series: Sequence and Series. Arithmetic Progression (A.P.), Arithmetic Mean (A.M.),
Geometric Progression (G.P.), general term of a G.P., sum of n terms of a G.P. Arithmetic and geometric
series, infinite G.P. and its sum, geometric mean (G.M.). Relation between A.M. and G.M. Sumto n terms
of the special series:
2 3
1 1 1
, ,
n n n
k k k
k k k
? ? ?
? ? ? .
Matrices: Concept, notation, order, equality, types of matrices, zero matrix, transpose of a matrix, symmetric
and skew symmetric matrices. Addition, multiplication and scalar multiplication of matrices, simple properties
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of addition, multiplication and scalar multiplication. Non-commutativity of multiplication of matrices and
existence of non-zero matrices whose product is the zero matrix (restrict to square matrices of order 2).
Concept of elementary row and column operations. Invertible matrices and proof of the uniqueness of inverse,
if it exists; (Here all matrices will have real entries).
Determinants: Determinant of a square matrix (up to 3 × 3 matrices), properties of determinants, minors,
cofactors and applications of determinants in finding the area of a triangle. Adjoint and inverse of a square
matrix. Consistency, inconsistency and number of solutions of system of linear equations by examples, solving
system of linear equations in two or three variables (having unique solution) using inverse of a matrix.
Straight lines: Brief recall of 2-D from earlier classes, shifting of origin. Slope of a line and angle between
two lines. Various forms of equations of a line: parallel to axes, point-slope form, slope-intercept form, twopoint
form, intercepts form and normal form. General equation of a line. Equation of family of lines passing
through the point of intersection of two lines. Distance of a point from a line.
Conic sections: Sections of a cone: Circles, ellipse, parabola, hyperbola, a point, a straight line and pair of
intersecting lines as a degenerated case of a conic section. Standard equations and simple properties of
parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Standard equation of a circle.
Vectors : Vectors and scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector. Direction cosines/ratios of vectors. Types
of vectors (equal, unit, zero, parallel and collinear vectors), position vector of a point, negative of a vector,
components of a vector, addition of vectors, multiplication of a vector by a scalar, position vector of a point
dividing a line segment in a given ratio. Scalar (dot) product of vectors, projection of a vector on a line. Vector
(cross) product of vectors, scalar triple product.
Three-dimensional geometry: Coordinate axes and coordinate planes in three dimensions. Coordinates of
a point. Distance between two points and section formula.
Direction cosines/ratios of a line joining two points. Cartesian and vector equation of a line, coplanar and skew
lines, shortest distance between two lines. Cartesian and vector equation of a plane. Angle between (i) two
lines, (ii) two planes, (iii) a line and a plane. Distance of a point from a plane.
Limits and derivatives: Derivatives introduced as rate of change both as that of distance function and
geometrically. Intuitive idea of limit
0 0
log (1 ) 1
lim ,lim
x x
x e
? ? x x
? ?
. Limits of trigonometric functions. Definition
of derivative, relate it to slope of tangent of the curve, derivative of sum, difference, product and quotient of
functions. Derivatives of polynomial of trigonometric functions.
Continuity and differentiability: Continuity and differentiability, derivative of composite functions, chain
rule, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, derivative of implicit function. Concepts of exponential,
logarithmic functions. Derivatives of
. Logarithmic differentiation. Derivative of functions
expressed in parametric forms. Second order derivatives. Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
(without proof) and their geometric interpretations.
Applications of derivatives: Applications of derivatives: Rate of change, increasing/decreasing functions,
tangents and normal, approximation, maxima and minima (first derivative test motivated geometrically and
second derivative test given as a provable tool). Simple problems (that illustrate basic principles and
understanding of the subject as well as real-life situations).
Integrals: Integration as inverse process of differentiation. Integration of a variety of functions by
substitution, by partial fractions and by parts, only simple integrals of the type
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12 ? ? ? ?
? ?
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2 2 2 2
2 2
2 2
, , , , ,
, , , ,
, and
dx dx dx dx dx
x a ax bx c x a a x ax bx c
px q dx px q dx
a x dx x a dx
ax bx c ax bx c
ax bx cdx px q ax bx cdx
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
? ?
? ?
? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ?
? ?
to be evaluated.
Definite integrals as a limit of a sum. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (without proof). Basic properties of
definite integrals and evaluation of definite integrals.
Applications of the integrals: Applications in finding the area under simple curves, especially lines, arcs of
circles/parabolas/ellipses (in standard form only), area between the two above said curves (the region should
be clearly identifiable).
Differential equations: Definition, order and degree, general and particular solutions of a differential
equation. Formation of differential equation whose general solution is given. Solution of differential equations
by method of separation of variables, homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree.
Solutions of linear differential equation of the type –
where and are functions of or constant
where and are functions of y or constant
dy Py Q P Q x
dx Px Q P Q
? ?
? ?
Mathematically acceptable statements. Connecting words/phrases – consolidating the understanding of “if
and only if (necessary and sufficient) condition”, “implies”, “and/or”, “implied by”, “and”, “or”, “there
exists” and their use through variety of examples related to real life and Mathematics. Validating the
statements involving the connecting words – difference between contradiction, converse and contrapositive.
Statistics: Measure of dispersion; mean deviation, variance and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped
data. Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances.
Probability: Random experiments: outcomes, sample spaces (set representation). Events: Occurrence of
events, ‘not’, ‘and’ & ‘or’ events, exhaustive events, mutually exclusive events. Axiomatic (set theoretic)
probability, connections with the theories of earlier classes. Probability of an event, probability of ‘not’, ‘and’,
& ‘or’ events.
Multiplications theorem on probability. Conditional probability, independent events, total probability, Baye’s
theorem. Random variable and its probability distribution, mean and variance of haphazard variable. Repeated
independent (Bernoulli) trials and Binomial distribution.
Introduction, related terminology such as constraints, objective function, optimization, different types of linear
programming (L.P.) problems, mathematical formulation of L.P. problems, graphical method of solution for
problems in two variables, feasible and infeasible regions, feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible
solutions (up to three non-trivial constrains).


The test of English Language for the entrance examination covers ‘General English’ of the 10 + 2 standard. It
is not designed to evaluate students’ knowledge of English literature, but to test their ability to grasp the
Manipal Entrance Test (MET 2018) Syllabus
fundamental concepts in English grammar and usage. Proficiency in English language is tested through
objective-type multiple-choice questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence correction, synonyms, antonyms,
homophones, homonyms, one word substitutions, idioms and phrases, phrasal verbs, and usage. Students are
not required to learn the glossary of complicated grammatical jargon, but should have the basic knowledge of
word usage, matching of subject and verbs, correct usage of tenses, and grammatically correct sentences
acceptable in standard written communication.
The syllabus will include the following areas:
? Tense – Use of proper tense and sequence of tense
? Modals (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)
? Subject – verb concord
? Pronouns
? Sentence structure
? Usages in English
o Commands and requests
o Statements
o Questions
? Clauses
o Noun clauses
o Adverb clauses of condition and time
o Relative clauses
? Determiners/ Use of proper articles
? Prepositions
? Vocabulary
o Synonyms
o Antonyms
o Spellings
o One word substitutions

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