SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

SUBJECT  WEIGHTAGE
Biology 60
Chemistry 15
Physics 15
Computer Science 5
Mathematics 5
TOTAL 100
  • BIOLOGY
  • CHEMISTRY
  • PHYSICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE
  1. Structure and function of Biomolecules: Carbohydrates, Lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.
  2. Enzymes and intermediary metabolism: Classes of enzymes and various kinetic parameters, carbohydrate, lipid, protein and nucleic acid metabolisms, respiration and photosynthesis.
  3. Anatomy and Physiology: Plant and animal Hormones and vitamins, transport mechanisms, meristems, primary& secondary tissues , primary structure of plant body, secondary growth, mineral nutrition, absorption, water & solute transport, transpiration, photosynthesis, respiration, plant movements, growth& senescence, plant tissue culture, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory systems, reproductive systems.
  4. Cells and organelles: Various types of cells both animal and plant cells, cell organelles, cytoskeletons, cell surface and junctions, cell communication within, between and among cell types.
  5. Genetics: Mendel and the idea of a gene, chromosomal and molecular basis of inheritance, genetic basis of development, population genetics.
  6. Molecular Biology: DNA as genetic material, mechanisms and regulation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA replication, transcription, translation.
  7. Microbes: Various types of animal and plant viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae and its economic importance, microbial growth and nutrition.
  8. Defense system: Non specific and specific defense mechanism against various pathogens adopted by both plants and animals.
  9. Ecology, evolution and biodiversity: Introduction to ecology and the biosphere, behavioural, population and community ecology, various ecosystems and conservation biology, prokaryotic and eukaryotic biodiversity, mechanisms of evolution.