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B.S. Abdur Rahman University conducts Engineering Entrance Examination every year on all India basis for admission to the 4 year B.Tech./B.Arch. Degree programmes. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria will be selected for admission to the first year B.Tech./B.Arch. programmes through counseling, based on their merit in both qualifying examination and Engineering Entrance Examination.
The question booklet will be in English. The question paper will contain objective type questions. Each question will be followed by four answers, of which, only one is correct / most appropriate.
Duration The duration of the examination is 2.00 hours (10 AM to 12.00 Noon).
Total no. of Questions 100 questions have to be answered
Subject Combination
Question paper will have objective type questions in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Subject Weightage Out of 100 questions, 50 questions will be from Mathematics, 25 from Physics and 25 from Chemistry.
Total Marks All questions carry one mark each and the paper will be valued for a maximum of 100 marks.
Eligibility for Admission To BTech Programmes
Educational Qualification
1. Candidates
should have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination with a
minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
2. Candidates should have appeared for the Engineering Entrance Examination2011 conducted by BS Abdur Rahman University.
3. Students appearing for 10+2 examination in March /April 2011 are eligible to apply.
Eligibility for Admission To BARCH Programmes
Educational Qualification
 Candidates should have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination
with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks with Mathematics and English as
subjects of study.
 Candidates should have a minimum score of 40% in National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
 Candidates should have appeared for the Engineering Entrance Examination2011 conducted by B.S.Abdur Rahman University.
 Students appearing for 10+2 examination in March /April 2011 are eligible to apply.
(1) Applications of Matrices and Determinants Adjoint, InverseProperties, Computation of inverses, solution of system of linear equations by matrix inversion method. Rank of a Matrix  Elementary transformation on a matrix, consistency of a system of linear equations, Cramer’s rule, Nonhomogeneous equations, homogeneous linear system, rank method.
(2) Vector Algebra Scalar Product–Angle between two vectors, properties of scalar product, applications of dot products. Vector Product  Right handed and left handed systems, properties of vector product, applications of crossproduct. Product of three vectors  Scalar triple product, properties of scalar triple product, vector triple product, vector product of four vectors, scalar product of four vectors. Lines  Equation of a straight line passing through a given point and parallel to a given vector, passing through two given points (derivations are not required). Angle between two lines. Skew lines  Shortest distance between two lines, condition for two lines to intersect, point of intersection, collinearity of three points. Planes  Equation of a plane (derivations are not required), passing through a given point and perpendicular to a vector, given the distance from the origin and unit normal, passing through a given point and parallel to two given vectors, passing through two given points and parallel to a given vector, passing through three given noncollinear points, passing through the line of intersection of two given planes, the distance between a point and a plane, the plane which contains two given lines, angle between two given planes, angle etween a line and a plane. Sphere  Equation of the sphere (derivations are not required) whose centre and radius are given, equation of a sphere when the extremities of the diameter are given.
(3) Complex Numbers Complex number system, Conjugate  properties, ordered pair representation. Modulus  properties, geometrical representation, meaning, polar form, principal value, conjugate, sum, difference, product, quotient, vector interpretation, solutions of polynomial equations, De Moivre’s theorem and its applications. Roots of a complex number  nth roots, cube roots, fourth roots.
(4) Analytical Geometry Definition of a Conic  General equation of a conic, classification with respect to the general equation of a conic, classification of conics with respect to eccentricity. Parabola  Standard equation of a parabola (derivation and tracing the parabola are not required), other standard parabolas, the process of shifting the origin, general form of the standard equation, some practical problems. Ellipse  Standard equation of the ellipse (derivation and tracing the ellipse are not required), x2/a2 + y2/b2 = 1, (a > b), Other standard form of the ellipse, general forms, some practical problems, Hyperbola  standard equation (derivation and tracing the hyperbola are not required), x2/a2  y2/ b2 = 1, Other form of the hyperbola, parametric form of conics, chords. Tangents and Normals  Cartesian form and Parametric form, equation of chord of contact of tangents from a point (x1, y1), Asymptotes, Rectangular hyperbola –standard equation of a rectangular hyperbola.
(5) Differential Calculus – Applications I Derivative as a rate measure  rate of change  velocity  acceleration  related rates  Derivative as a measure of slope  tangent, normal and angle between curves. Maxima and Minima. Mean value theorem  Rolle’s Theorem  Lagrange Mean Value Thorem  Taylor’s and Maclaurin’s series, l’ Hôpital’s Rule, stationary points  increasing, decreasing, maxima, minima, concavity convexity, points of inflexion.
(6) Differential Calculus – Applications II Errors and approximations absolute, relative, percentage errors, curve tracing, partial derivatives  Euler’s theorem.
(7) Integral Calculus & its Applications Properties of definite integrals, reduction formulae for sinnx and cosnx (only results), Area, length, volume and surface area
(8) Differential Equations Formation of differential equations, order and degree, solving differential equations (1st order)  variable separable homogeneous, linear equations. Second order linear equations with constant coefficients f(x) = emx, sin mx, cos mx, x, x2.
(9a) Discrete Mathematics Mathematical Logic  Logical statements, connectives, truth tables, Tautologies.
(9b) Groups : Binary Operations  Semi groups  monoids, groups (Problems and simple properties only), order of a group, order of an element.
(10) Probability Distributions Random Variable, Probability density function, distribution function, mathematical expectation, variance, Discrete Distributions  Binomial, Poisson, Continuous Distribution  Normal distribution
Unit–1. Electrostatics Frictional electricity, charges and their conservation; Coulomb’s law – forces between two point electric charges. Forces between multiple electric charges – superposition principle. Electric field – Electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; Electric dipole, electric field intensity due to a dipole – behavior of dipole in a uniform electric field – application of electric dipole in microwave oven. Electric potential – potential difference – electric potential due to a point charge and due a dipole. Equipotential surfaces – Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges. Electric flux – Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to (1) infinitely long straight wire (2) uniformly charged infinite plane sheet (3) two parallel sheets (4) uniformly charged thin spherical shell (inside and outside) Electrostatic induction – capacitor and capacitance – Dielectric and electric polarisation – parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium–applications of capacitor – energy stored in a capacitor. Capacitors in series and in parallel – action of points – Lightning arrester – Van de Graaff generator.
Unit2. Current Electricity Electric current – flow of charges in a metallic conductor – Drift velocity and mobility and their relation with electric current. Ohm’s law, electrical resistance. VI characteristics – Electrical resistivity and conductivity. Classification of materials in terms of conductivity – Superconductivity (elementary ideas) – Carbon resistors – colour code for carbon resistors – Combination of resistors – series and parallel – Temperature dependence of resistance – Internal resistance of a cell – Potential difference and emf of a cell. Kirchoff’s law – illustration by simple circuits – Wheatstone’s Bridge and its application for temperature coefficient of resistance measurement – Metrebridge – Special case of Wheatstone ridge – Potentiometer – principle – comparing the emf of two cells. Electric power – Chemical effect of current – Electro chemical cells Primary (Voltaic, Lechlanche, Daniel) – Secondary – rechargeable cell – lead acid accumulator.
Unit – 3. Effects of Electric Current Heating effect. Joule’s law – Experimental verification. Thermoelectric effects – Seebeck effect – Peltier effect – Thomson effect – Thermocouple, thermo emf, neutral nd inversion temperature. Thermopile. Magnetic effect of electric current – Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment – BiotSavart law – agnetic field due to an infinitely long current carrying straight wire and circular coil – Tangent galvanometer – Construction and working Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid – magnetic field lines. Ampere’s circuital law and its application. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic field and electric field cyclotron – Force on current carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field, forces between two parallel current carrying conductors – definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a uniform magnetic fieldmoving coil galvanometer – Conversion to ammeter and voltmeter – Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment – Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron.
Unit–4 .Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current Electromagnetic induction – Faraday’s law – induced emf and current – Lenz’s law. Self induction – Mutual induction – Self inductance of a long solenoid – mutual inductance of two long solenoids. Methods of inducing emf – (1) by changing magnetic induction (2) by changing area enclosed by the coil (3) by changing the orientation of the coil (quantitative treatment) analytical treatment can also be included. AC generator – commercial generator. (Single phase, three phase). Eddy current – Applications – Transformer – Long distance transmission. Alternating current–measurement of AC – AC circuit with resistance – AC circuit with inductor – AC circuit with capacitor – LCR series circuit – Resonance and Q – factor: power in AC circuits.
Unit – 5. Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Optics Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics – Electromagnetic spectrum, Radio, microwaves, Infra red, visible, ultra violet – X rays, gamma rays. Emission and Absorption spectrum – Line, Band and continuous spectra – Flourescence and phosphorescence. Theories of light – Corpuscular – Wave – Electromagnetic and Quantum theories. Scattering of light – Rayleigh’s scattering – Tyndal scattering – Raman effect – Raman spectrum – Blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset. Wavefront and Huygen’s principle – Reflection, Total internal reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts. Interference – Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width – coherent source – interference of light. Formation of colours in thin films – analytical treatment – Newton’s rings. Diffraction – differences between interference and diffraction of light – diffraction grating. Polarisation of light waves – polarisation by reflection – Brewster’s lawdouble refraction – nicol prism – uses of plane polarised light and polaroids – rotatory polarisation – polarimeter
Unit – 6. Atomic Physics Atomic structure – discovery of the electron – specific charge (Thomson’s method) and charge of the electron (Millikan’s oil drop method) – alpha scattering – Rutherford’s atom model. Bohr’s model – energy quantisation – energy and wave number expression – Hydrogen spectrum – energy level diagrams – sodium and mercury spectraexcitation and ionization potentials. Sommerfeld’s atom model. Xrays–production, properties, detection, bsorption, diffraction of Xrays – Laue’s experiment – Bragg’s law, Bragg’s Xray spectrometer – Xray spectra – continuous and characteristic Xray pectrum – Mosley’s law and atomic number. Masers and Lasers – spontaneous and stimulated emission – normal population and population inversion – Ruby laser, He – Ne laser – properties and applications of laser light – holography.
Unit–7. Dual Nature of Radiation And Matter– relativity Photoelectric effect – Light waves and photons – Einstein’s photo – electric equation – laws of photo – electric emission – particle nature of energy – photoelectric quation – work function – photo cells and their application. Matter waves – wave mechanical concept of the atom – wave nature of particles – De – Broglie relation – De – Broglie wave length of an electron – electron microscope. Concept of space, mass, time – Frame of references. Special theory of relativity – Relativity of length, time and mass with velocity – (E = mc2).
Unit – 8. Nuclear Physics Nuclear properties–nuclear Radii, masses, binding energy, density, charge – isotopes, isobars and isotones – uclear mass defect – binding energy. Stability of nuclei Bain bridge mass spectrometer. Nature of nuclear forces – Neutron – discovery – properties – artificial transmutation – particle accelerator Radioactivity – alpha, beta and gamma radiations nd their properties, decay, decay anddecay – Radioactive decay law – half life – mean life. Artificial radioactivity – radio isotopes – effects and uses Geiger – Muller counter. Radio carbon dating – biological radiation hazards .Nuclear fission – chain reaction – atom bomb – nuclear reactor – nuclear fusion – Hydrogen bomb – cosmic rays – elementary particles.
Inorganic Chemistry Unit 1. Atomic Structure Dual properties of electronsdeBroglie relation – Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle – Wave nature of an electron – Schrodinger wave equation (only equation, no derivation) – Eigen values and Eigen function – significance only – molecular orbital method. Application to Homo diatomic and Hetero diatomic moleculesMetallic Bond – Hybridization of atomic orbitals .Hybridization involving, p and d Orbitals – Types of forces between molecules.
Unit 2.Periodic Classification Review of periodic properties – Calculation of atomic radii – Calculation of ionic radiiMethod of determination of Ionisation potentialFactors affecting ionisation potential – Method to determine the electron affinity – Factors affecting EAVarious scales on electro negativity values.
Unit 3. P – Block Elements Group – 13 General trendsPotash alum – Preparation, Properties and uses – Group 14 General trends – Silicates – Types and structure – SiliconesStructure and uses – Extraction of lead – Group – 15 General trends – PhosphorousAllotropes and extraction – Compounds of phosphorous – Group – 16 General trends – H2SO4 – Manufacture and properties. – Group – 17 General characteristics. Physical and Chemical properties – Isolation of fluorine and its properties – Interhalogen compounds Group – 18 Inert gases – Isolation, properties and uses.
Unit  4. D – Block Elements General characteristics of Dblock elements – First transition series –Occurrence and principles of extraction – chromium, copper and zinc – Alloys – Second transition series – Occurrence and principles of extraction of silver – Third transition series – Compounds – K2Cr2O7, CuSO45H2O, AgNO3, Hg2Cl2, ZnCO3, Purple of cassius.
Unit 5. F – Block Elements General characteristics of Fblock elements and extraction – Comparison of Lanthanides and Actinides – Uses of lanthanides and actinides.
Unit 6. Coordination Compounds and BioCoordination Compounds An introduction – Terminology in coordination chemistry – IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds – Isomerism in coordination compounds – Structural isomerism – Geometrical isomerism in 4 – coordinate, 6 – coordinate complexes – Theories on coordination compounds – Werner’s theory (brief) – Valence Bond theory – Crystal field theory – Uses of coordination compounds – Biocoordination compounds. Haemoglobin and chlorophyll.
Unit 7.Nuclear Chemistry Nuclear energy nuclear fission and fusion – Radio carbon dating – Nuclear reaction in sunUses of radioactive isotopes.
Physical Chemistry Unit 8. Solid State –II Types of packing in crystalsXRay crystal structure – Types of ionic crystals – Imperfections in solids – Properties of crystalline solids–Amorphous solid.
Unit 9. Thermodynamics – II Review of I law – Need for the II law of thermodynamics – Spontaneous and nonspontaneous processes – Entropy – Gibb’s free energy – Free energy change and chemical equilibrium – Third law of thermodynamics.
Unit 10 . Chemical Eequilibrium – II Applications of law of mass action – Le Chatlier’s principle.
Unit 11.Chemical KineticsII First order reaction and pseudo first order reaction – Experimental determination of first order reactionmethod of determining order of reaction – temperature dependence of rate constant – Simple and complex reactions.
Unit 12. Surface Chemistry AdsorptionCatalysisTheory of catalysisColloids Preparation of colloidsProperties of colloidsEmulsions.
Unit 13 . Electrochemistry – I Conductors, insulators and semi conductors – Theory of electrical conductance – Theory of strong electrolytes – Faraday’s laws of electrolysis – Specific resistance, specific conductance, equivalent and molar conductance – Variation of conductance with dilution – Kohlraush’s law – Ionic product of water, pH and pOH – Buffer solutions – Use of pH values.
Unit 14. Electrochemistry – II CellsElectrodes and electrode potentialsConstruction of cell and EMF – Corrosion and its preventionscommercial production of chemicalsFuel cells. First order reaction and pseudo first order reaction – Experimental determination of first order reactionmethod of determining order of reaction – temperature dependence of rate constant – Simple and complex reactions.
Unit 12. Surface Chemistry AdsorptionCatalysisTheory of catalysisColloids Preparation of colloidsProperties of colloidsEmulsions. Unit 13 . Electrochemistry – I Conductors, insulators and semi conductors – Theory of electrical conductance – Theory of strong electrolytes – Faraday’s laws of electrolysis – Specific resistance, specific conductance, equivalent and molar conductance – Variation of conductance with dilution – Kohlraush’s law – Ionic product of water, pH and pOH – Buffer solutions – Use of pH values.
Unit 14. Electrochemistry – II CellsElectrodes and electrode potentialsConstruction of cell and EMF – Corrosion and its preventionscommercial production of chemicalsFuel cells.
Organic Chemistry Unit 15. Isomerism In Organic Chemistry Geometrical isomerism – Conformations of cyclic compounds – Optical isomerism – Optical activity – Chirality – Compounds containing chiral centresDL and RS notation – Isomerism in benzene.
Unit 16. Hydroxy Derivatives Nomenclature of alcohols – Classification of alcohols – General methods of preparation of primary alcohols – Properties Methods of distinction between three classes of alcohols 1°, 2° and 3°) – Methods of preparation of dihydric alcohols. (glycol) – Properties – Uses – Methods of preparation of trihydric alcohols – Properties – Uses – Aromatic alcohols – Methods of preparation of benzyl alcohol – Properties – Uses – Phenols – Manufacture of phenols – Properties – Chemical properties – Uses of Phenols.
Unit 17. Ethers EthersGeneral methods of preparation of aliphatic ethers – Properties – Uses – Aromatic ethers – Preparation of anisole – Reactions of anisole – Uses.
Unit  18. Carbonyl Compounds Nomenclature of carbonyl compounds – Comparison of aldehydes and ketones – General methods of preparation of aldehydes – Properties – Uses Aromatic aldehydes – Preparation of benzaldehyde – Properties – Uses – Ketones – general methods of preparation of aliphatic ketones (acetone) – Properties – Uses – Aromatic ketones – preparation of acetophenone – Properties – Uses – preparation of benzo – phenone – Properties.
Unit  19. Carboxylic Acids Nomenclature – Preparation of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids – formic acid – Properties – Uses – Tests for carboxylic acid – Monohydroxy mono carboxylic acids – Lactic acid – Sources – Synthesis of lactic acid – Aliphatic dicarboxylic acids – preparation of dicarboxylic acids – oxalic and succinic acids – Properties – Strengths of carboxylic acids – Aromatic acids – Preparation of benzoic acid – Properties – Uses – Preparation of salicylic acid – Properties – Uses – Derivatives of carboxylic acids – Preparation of acid chloride – acetyl chloride (CH3COCl) – Preparation – Properties – Uses – Preparation of acetamide Properties – Preparation of acetic anhydride – Properties – Preparation of esters methyl acetate – Properties.
Engineering Entrance Examination Centres
Engineering Entrance Examination (BSAUEEE2011) will be conducted at the following cities
Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Nagercoil, Ramanathapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Vaniyambadi
Other States & Union Territories Ahmedabad,
Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Cochin, Guwagati, Hyderabad, Kolkata,
Lucknow, Mysore, Nellore, New Delhi, Patna, Puducherry, Pune,
Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam.
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