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Amrita
Vishwa Vidyapeetham invites applications for Amrita Entrance
Examination  Engineering 2012, for admission to BTech programmes being
offered at its campuses in (A) Amritapuri, (B) Bengaluru and (C) Coimbatore
No.s of Questions 120 MATHEMATICS 60 PHYSICS 30 CHEMISTRY 30 Time 3 Hrs
Total Marks ( 120 x 3 ) = 360 marks
The duration of the Examination is 3 hours (10 AM to 1 PM). There will
be only one question paper containing objective type questions in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Each question will be followed by four answers of which only one is correct / most appropriate.
The
question booklet will be in English. Each question carries 3 marks. Negative mark (1) will be awarded
for each wrong answer.
Age  Candidates shall be born on or after 1^{st} July 1991.
Educational Qualification  A pass in the final examination of 10+2 ( class XII ) or its equivalent securing
60% or above marks in Mathematics, 55% or above separately in Physics and Chemistry with an aggregate
of 60% in the three subjects.
(OR)
A three year Diploma in Engineering with minimum 60% marks, awarded by any State Board of Technical
Education.
Note: Those who appear for the above examinations in April / May 2012 and expect to secure minimum marks
as above, may also apply.
Seat allotment through Counselling will be based on the
eligibility and rank obtained by the Candidate in the Amrita Entrance
Examination  Engineering 2012
PHYSICS a. UNITS AND DIMENSIONS Units for measurement, system of units, SI, fundamental and derived units, dimensions and their applications
b. MECHANICS Motion in straight line, uniform and nonuniform motion, uniformly accelerated motion and its applications Scalars and Vectors, and their properties; resolution of vectors, scalar and vector products; uniform circular motion and its applications, projectile motion Newton’s Laws of motion; conservation of linear momentum and its applications, laws of friction, Concept of work, energy and power; energykinetic and potential; conservation of energy; different forms of energy. Elastic collisions in one and two dimensions. Center of mass of a many particle system; center of mass of a rigid body, rotational motion and torque. Angular momentum and its conservation. Moments of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorem, moment of inertia for a thin rod, ring, disc and sphere. Gravitation: Acceleration due to gravity and its properties. One and two dimensional motion under gravity. Universal law of gravitation, planetary motion, Kepler’s laws, artificial satellitegeostationary satellite, gravitational potential energy near the surface of earth, gravitational potential and escape velocity.
c.SOLIDS AND FLUIDS Solids: Elastic properties, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity.Liquids: Cohesion and adhesion; surface energy and surface tension; flow of fluids, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications; viscosity, Stoke’s Law, terminal velocity.
d. OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES Periodic motion, simple harmonic motion and its equation, oscillations of a spring and simple pendulum. Wave motion, properties of waves, longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves, Progressive and standing waves. Free and forced oscillations, resonance, vibration of strings and air columns, beats, Doppler effect
e. HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases and their specific heats, relationship between Cp and Cv for gases, first and second laws of thermodynamics , Carnot cycle, efficiency of heat engines. Transference of heat; thermal conductivity; black body radiations, Kirchoff’s law, Wein’s Law, Stefan’s law of radiation and Newton’s law of cooling.
f. ELECTROSTATICS,CURRENT ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETOSTATICS Coloumb’s law, dielectric constant, electric field, lines of force, field due to dipole , electric flux, Gauss’s theorem and its applications; electric potential, potential due to a point charge; conductors and insulators, distribution of charge on conductors; capacitance, parallel plate capacitor, combination of capacitors, energy stored in a capacitor Electric current : Cells primary and secondary, grouping of cells; resistance and specific resistivity and its temperature dependence. Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s Law. Series and parallel circuits; Wheatstone’s Bridge and potentiometer with their applications. Heating effects of current, electric power, concept of thermoelectricitySeebeck effect and thermocouple; chemical effect of current Faraday’s laws of electrolysis. Magnetic effects: Oersted’s experiment, Biot Savert’s law, magnetic field due to straight wire, circular loop and solenoid, force on a moving charge in a uniform magnetic field(Lorentz force),forces and torques on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field, force between current carrying wires, moving coil galvanometer and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter Magnetostatics: Bar magnet, magnetic field, lines of force, torque on a bar magnet in a magnetic field, earth’s magnetic field; para, dia and ferro magnetism, magnetic induction, magnetic susceptibility
g. ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES Induced e.m.f., Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, self and mutual inductance; alternating currents, impedance and reactance, power in ac; circuits with L C and R series combination, resonant circuits, transformer and AC generator. Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics; electromagnetic spectrum from gamma to radio waves.
h. RAY AND WAVE OPTICS Reflection and refraction of light at plane and curved surfaces, total internal reflection; optical fiber; deviation and dispersion of light by a prism; lens formula, magnification and resolving power; microscope and telescope Wave nature of light, interference, Young’s double experiment; thin films, Newton’s rings. Diffraction: diffraction due to a single slit; diffraction grating, polarization and applications.
i. MODERN PHYSICS Charge on an electron, photoelectric effect, Alpha particle scattering experiment, atomic masses, size of the nucleus; radioactivity, alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays. Radioactive decay law, half life and mean life of radio active nuclei; Nuclear binding energy, mass energy relationship, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Energy bands in solids, conductors, insulators and semiconductors, pn junction, diode, diode as a rectifier, transistor action, transistor as an amplifier.
CHEMISTRY
a. BASIC CONCEPTS
Atomic and molecular masses; Chemical Equation and stoichiometry.
b. STATES OF MATTER
Gaseous State: Gas laws, Avogadro’s hypothesis and gas equations; Kinetic Theory of Gases; Liquefaction, Critical Phenomena; Liquid State and Solid state.
c. ATOMIC STRUCTURE
Bohr’s Model; de Broglie equation; Quantum Mechanical Model; Aufbau’s Principle, Pauli’s Exclusion Principles, Hund’s Rule, Electronic Configuration; Bonding: Lewis structure, SEPR theory, hybridization, ionic, covalent and coordinate covalent bonds, bonding in solid state, MO theory, bond order and
magnetic properties of H2, O2, N2, F2.
d. SOLUTIONS
Types, Units of concentration, Raoult’s Law, colligative properties, abnormal molecular weights.
e. CHEMICAL ENERGETICS AND THERMODYNAMICS
internal Energy, Enthalpy, Hess’s Law, First & Second Laws of thermodynamics & applications; entropy, free energy; spontaneity of a chemical reaction.
f. CHEMICAL KINETICS & CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM
Rate and orders of a reaction; activation energy; catalyst; Rate law; physical & chemical equilibria; Le Chateliers’s principle; acid base equilibrium; acids and bases; pH; buffers; solubility product.
g. REDOX REACTIONS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY & SURFACE CHEMISTRY
Electron Transfer Concepts of Oxidation and reduction; Electrochemical cells; emf; Nernst Equation; Molar conductivity; Kohlrausch’s Law; Fuel Cells; Corrosion. Physical & Chemical adsorbtion isotherms; Colloids: Preparation & properties; Homogenous and Hetrogenous Catalysis; Enzymes.
h. PERIODIC PROPERTIES, CHEMICAL FAMILIES, CHEMISTRY OF NON METALS & METALS
Modern Periodic Law; Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity, Atomic Radii, Valency, Trends in Groups and periods. Chemistry of s and p block elements; Alkali metals, Alakaline Earth metals, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen Halogen and Noble gases families; Hydrogen: Position, Ortho para, Isotopes, hybrids; Oxygen, Water, Hydrogen peroxide, Hard & Soft water; Ammonia, Nitrogen oxides, Nitric acid; Boron, Boric Acid, Borax; Carbides, Allotropy of Carbon; Sodium, Magnesium, Copper, Silver, Zinc, Transition Metals, and Lanthanides: Extraction, properties and uses.
i. COORDINATION CHEMISTRY
Nomenclature, isomerism and bonding in coordination compounds; Werner’s Theory.
j. NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
Radioactivity, Nuclear reactions, Radiocarbon dating, Radioactive series, Artificial Transmutation.
k. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FUNDAMENTALS
Purification; detection and estimation of elements; Empirical and Molecular formulae, Classification, Functional Groups, IUPAC Nomenclature, Hemolytic and Heterolytic Bond Fissions, Structural and Stereoisomerisms, Free radicals, Carbocations and carbanions; Substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement reactions.
l. HYDROCARBONS & HALO ALKANES & HALO ALKENES
Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes, Halo alkanes & Halo alkenes: Preparation, properties and uses; Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Benzene, Structure, Resonance, Substitution in Benzene. Petroleum: Cracking, reforming, Octane number.
m. ORGANIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING OXYGEN, NITROGEN
Preparation properties and uses of Aromatic and aliphatic alcohols, Polyhydric alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylilc acids and their derivatives; Cyanides, isocyanides, nitro compounds and amines.
n. SYNTHEIC AND NATURAL POLYMERS & BIOMOLECULES
Natural and Synthetic polymers; Teflon, PVC, Polystyrene, Nylon 66 Terylene, and Bakelite; carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides, Nucleic Acids, lipds etc.
o. CHEMISTRY IN ACTION & ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
Dyes, Medicines (Antipyretics, Analgesics and Antibiotics), Rocket Propellants; Acid Rain, Ozone Hole, Green House Effect, Global Warming Industrial Pollution.
MATHEMATICS a. COMPLEX NUMBERS Algebra of complex numbers,
modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of
a complex number. cube roots of unity, triangle inequality.
b. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS Determinants
and matrices of order two and three properties of determinants,
evaluation of determinants, addition and multiplication of matrices,
adjoint and inverse of a matrix. Solution of simultaneous linear
equations using determinants.
c. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS Quadratic
equations and their solutions, relation between roots and coefficients,
nature of roots, formation of quadratic equations with given roots.
d. PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS Fundamental
principle of counting; permutation as an arrangement and combination as
a selection, meaning of P(n, r) and C(n, r), simple applications.
e. SEQUENCES AND SERIES Arithmetic,
Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Relation between A.M., G.M. and
H.M.. Special series’ ån, ån2, ån3, ArithmeticoGeometric series,
exponential and logarithmic series.
f. VECTOR ALGEBRA Vectors and
scalars, addition of two vectors, components of a vector in two and
three dimensional space, scalar and vector products, scalar and vector
triple products. Application of vectors to plane geometry.
g. TRIGONOMETRY Trigonometrical
identities and equations. Inverse trigonometric functions and their
properties. Properties of triangles including centroid, incentre,
circumcentre and orthocentre. Solution of triangles. Heights and
distances.
h. MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY AND DISPERSION Calculation of mean, median and mode, standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.
i. PROBABILITY Probability
of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability and
their applications. Conditional probability; Bayes’ theorem.
Probability distribution of a random variate Binomial and Poisson
distributions and their properties.
j. DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS Polynomial,
rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Graphs
of simple functions. Limits, continuity and differentiation of the sum,
difference, product and quotient of two functions. Differentiation of
trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential,
composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order up to two.
Applications of derivativesmaxima and minima of functions of one
variable, tangents and normals, Rolle’s and Lagrange’s mean value
theorems.
k. INTEGRAL CALCULUS Integral as an anti derivative,
fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential
and logarithmic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts and by
partial fractions. Integration using trigonometric identities. Integral
as a limit of sum. Properties of definite integrals. Evaluation of
definite integral, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple
curves.
l. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Formation of differential
equations. Solutions of first order differential equations the method
of separation of variables, homogeneous and linear differential
equations.
m. TWO DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRY Review of cartesian system
of rectangular coordinates in a plane, distance formula, area of a
triangle, condition for the collinearity of three points, slope of a
line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the
coordinate axes.
n. THE STRAIGHT LINE AND PAIR OF STRAIGHT LINES Various
forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two
lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines, distance of a point
from a line. Equations of internal and external bisectors of angles
between two lines, equation of a family of lines passing through the
point of intersection of two lines, point of intersections and
angles between two lines. Pair of straight lines condition for the
general second degree equation to represent a pair of lines, point of
intersection and angle between pair of lines through the origin,
combined equation of the bisectors of the angles between a pair of
lines,
o. CIRCLES AND FAMILY OF CIRCLES Equation of a circle
standard form, general form, parametric form, equation of a circle when
the end points of a diameter are given. Radius and centre of a circle,
points of intersection of a line and a circle. Condition for a line to
be tangent, equation of a family of circles through the intersection of
two circles, condition for two intersecting circles to be orthogonal.
p. CONIC SECTIONS Sections
of cones, equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola)
in standard forms, conditions for a line to be a tangent and point(s)
of tangency.
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR: Port Blair, ANDHRA PRADESH: Ananthapur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Nellore, Tirupathi,
Vishakapattanam, Vijayawada. ASSAM: Guwahati. BIHAR: Patna. CHANDIGARH:
Chandigarh. CHATTISGARH: Raipur. DELHI: New Delhi. GUJARAT: Ahmedabad,
Vadodara. GOA: Panaji. JHARKHAND: Ranchi, Jamshedpur. KARNATAKA:
Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bijapur, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hubli, Karwar,
Mangalore, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Udupi. KERALA: Alappuzha,
Amritapuri, Kalpetta, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam,
Kozhikode, Malappuram, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram,
Thodhupuzha, Palakkad. MADHYA PRADESH: Bhopal, Indore. MAHARASHTRA:
Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune. ORISSA: Bhubaneswar. PONDICHERRY: Pondicherry.
RAJASTHAN: Jaipur, Kota. TAMIL NADU: Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddallore,
Dindugul, Erode, Hosur, Karur, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Ooty,
Pudukottai, Salem, Tirupur, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Thanjavur, Trichy,
Vellore. UTTAR PRADESH: Lucknow, Varanasi.UTTARANCHAL.Dehradun. WEST
BENGAL: Durgapur, Kolkata.
Amrita Vishwa
Vidyapeetham invites applications for Amrita Entrance Examination 
Engineering 2012, for admission to BTech programmes being offered at
its campuses in Amritapuri (A), Bengaluru (B) and Coimbatore (C)
Courses Offered (BTech)
Aerospace Engineering (C)
Civil Engineering (C)
Chemical Engineering (C)
Computer Science and Engineering (A,B,C)
Electronics and Communication Engineering (A,B,C)
Electrical and Electronics Engineering (A,B,C)
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (B,C)
Mechanical Engineering (A,B,C)
