# NTA CUET (PG) syllabus for physics 2023

Here you will get NTA CUET (PG) syllabus of physics domain subject in details . Below we have provided the complete syllabus of CUET Post graduate exam subject physics according to NTA . The syllabus provded below is completely based upon the syllabus of CUET (PG) published by NTA . CUET physics syllabus is the first step to start preparing for your CUET PG exam so have a look on below syllabus and start preparing for the exam .

CUET (PG) stands for common university entrance test for postgraduate courses , It is a national level examination for candidates looking for admission in postgraduate (PG) courses of various central universities . The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will provide a common platform and equal opportunities to candidates across the country .

In CUET (PG) Physics domain subject exam there will be 75 questions given in the questions paper . For every correct answer you will get 4 marks , for every incorrect answer 1 marks will be deducted as negative marking .For Un-answered/un-attempted response will be given no marks. The exam can be given in english or hindi language based on your choice .

## CUET Post graduate physics syllabus in details :

The syllabus is as follows :

Mathematical Methods: Calculus of single and multiple variables, partial derivatives, Jacobian, imperfect and perfect differentials, Taylor expansion, Fourier series. Vector algebra, Vector Calculus, Multiple integrals, Divergence theorem, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem. First order equations and linear second order differential equations with constant coefficients. Matrices and determinants, Algebra of complex numbers.

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter: Newton’s laws of motion and applications, Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, polar and cylindrical coordinate systems, uniformly rotating frame, centrifugal and Coriolis forces, Motion under a central force, Kepler’s laws, Gravitational Law and field, Conservative and non-conservative forces. System of particles, Center of mass, equation of motion of the CM, conservation of linear and angular momentum, conservation of energy, variable mass systems. Elastic and inelastic collisions. Rigid body motion, fixed axis rotations, rotation and translation, moments of Inertia and products of Inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorem. Principal moments and axes. Kinematics of moving fluids, equation of continuity, Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s theorem.

Oscillations, Waves and Optics: Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general solution. Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators. Lissajous figures. Damped and forced oscillators, resonance. Wave equation, traveling and standing waves in onedimension. Energy density and energy transmission in waves. Group velocity and phase velocity. Sound waves in media. Doppler Effect. Fermat’s Principle. General theory of image formation. Thick lens, thin lens and lens combinations. Interference of light, optical path retardation. Fraunhofer diffraction. Rayleigh criterion and resolving power. Diffraction gratings. Polarization: linear, circular and elliptic polarization. Double refraction and optical rotation.

Electricity and Magnetism: Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law. Electric field and potential. Electrostatic boundary conditions, Solution of Laplace’s equation for simple cases. Conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, dielectric polarization, volume and surface charges, electrostatic energy. Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction, self and mutual inductance. Alternating currents. Simple DC and AC circuits with R, L and C components. Displacement current, Maxwell’s equations and plane electromagnetic waves, Poynting’s theorem, reflection and refraction at a dielectric interface, transmission and reflection coefficients (normal incidence only). Lorentz Force and motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields.

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics: Elements of Kinetic theory of gases. Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy. Specific heat of Mono-, di- and tri-atomic gases. Ideal gas, van-der-Waals gas and equation of state. Mean free path. Laws of thermodynamics. Zeroth law and concept of thermal equilibrium. First law and its consequences. Isothermal and adiabatic processes. Reversible, irreversible and quasi-static processes. Second law and entropy. Carnot cycle. Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications. Thermodynamic potentials and their applications. Phase transitions and Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Ideas of ensembles, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi- Dirac and Bose Einstein distributions.

Modern Physics: Inertial frames and Galilean invariance. Postulates of special relativity. Lorentz transformations. Length contraction, time dilation. Relativistic velocity addition theorem, mass energy equivalence. Blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, Compton Effect, Bohr’s atomic model, X-rays. Wave-particle duality, Uncertainty principle, the superposition principle, calculation of expectation values, Schrödinger equation and its solution for one, two and three dimensional boxes. Solution of Schrödinger equation for the one dimensional harmonic oscillator. Reflection and transmission at a step potential, Pauli Exclusion Principle. Structure of atomic nucleus, mass and binding energy. Radioactivity and its applications. Laws of radioactive decay.

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics: Crystal structure, Bravais lattices and basis. Miller indices. X-ray diffraction and Bragg’s law Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, variation of resistivity with temperature. Fermi level. p-n junction diode, I-V characteristics, Zener diode and its applications, BJT: characteristics in CB, CE, CC modes. Single stage amplifier, two stage R-C coupled amplifiers. Simple Oscillators: Barkhausen condition, sinusoidal oscillators. OPAMP and applications: Inverting and non-inverting amplifier. Boolean algebra: Binary number systems; conversion from one system to another system; binary addition and subtraction. Logic Gates AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR exclusive OR; Truth tables; combination of gates; de Morgan’s theorem.

### Which Universities are under CUET (PG) ?

PARTICIPATING CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES:
1 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University- Central University
2 Banaras Hindu University -Central University
3 Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh -Central University
4 Central University of Andhra Pradesh- Central University
5 Central University of South Bihar- Central University
6 Central University of Gujarat- Central University
7 Central University of Haryana- Central University
8 Central University of Himachal Pradesh -Central University
9 Central University of Jammu -Central University
10 Central University of Jharkhand- Central University
11 Central University of Karnataka -Central University
12 Central University of Kashmir -Central University
13 Central University of Kerala -Central University
14 Central University of Odisha -Central University
15 Central University of Punjab -Central University
16 Central University of Rajasthan- Central University
17 Central University of Tamil Nadu- Central University
18 (a) Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Amarkantak
(b)IGNTU-Regional Centre Manipur -Central University
19 Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya- Central University
20 Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya -Central University
21 Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University- Central University
22 Jawaharlal Nehru University- Central University
23 Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya -Central University
24 Manipur University -Central University
25 North Eastern Hill University -Central University
26 Pondicherry University -Central University
27 Sikkim University- Central University
28 Tezpur University -Central University
29 The English and Foreign Languages University -Central University
30 Tripura University -Central University
31 University of Hyderabad -Central University
32 Mahatma Gandhi Central University -Central University
33 Central Sanskrit University -Central University
34 National Sanskrit University -Central University
35 B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics University –State University
36 Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology -State University
37 National Rail and Transport Institute- Deemed University
38 Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University- State University
39 Devi Ahilya Vishvavidyalaya -State University
40 Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice- State University
41 Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development- Central University
42 Apex University- State University

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