**SYLLABUS**

**BIOTECHNOLOGY (BT)**

*The Biotechnology (BT) test
paper comprises of Biology, Chemistry,
Mathematics and Physics.*

*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 Biotechnology***:** Tissue 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 Biology***:** Cell cycle;
Cytoskeletal elements; Mitochondria; Endoplasmic reticulum; Chloroplast; Golgi
apparatus; Signaling.

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: 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.