12/23/2017



JNU Biotechnology Entrance Examination


(Analysis of General Chemistry Portion)




Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi conducts combined entrance examination for the admission in M.Sc. Biotechnology (CEEB) every year, on behalf of nearly 33 universities and it alone offers approx. 500 + seats.

The paper is divided into two parts; Part - A & Part - B
Chemistry is the compulsory portion of both parts, there are usually 15 questions from chemistry out of 60 questions in the Part - A while the number of questions being asked in Part - B from chemistry portion are usually 16 to 18. 

For the ease of study we may divide chemistry portion into four categories viz General chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry and Physical chemistry. Here in this post we will discuss the trends and number of questions being asked from the General chemistry.

General chemistry includes the following chapters: Laws of chemistry, Mole concept, Atomic structure, Radioactivity, Chemical bonding, Redox chemistry. Let’s first have a look at the number of questions being asked from this portion during the last five years.
  
              
        Part
    
       Year

Part - A

Part - B

Total
2014
5 (out of 15)
4 (out of 16)
9
2013
4 (out of 15)
3 (out of 17)
7
2012
4 (out of 15)
2 (out of 18)
6
2011
5 (out of 15)
3 (out of 18)
8
2010
4 (out of 15)
3 (out of 18)
7
















It is noteworthy to mention over here that no question was asked from the chapter Laws of chemistry.
If we further analyze the papers we observe that maximum questions were asked from the chapter chemical bonding and atomic structure.


   
   Topic

  Year

Mole concept

Atomic structure

Radioactivity

Chemical Bonding

Redox Chemistry
2014
0
4
0
3
2
2013
1
1
1
3
1
2012
0
3
1
2
0
2011
1
2
2
3
0
2010
0
2
1
3
1





Another important perspective we draw....... is that two of the above mentioned topics i.e. atomic structure and radioactivity also offer a few questions in Physics portion of both Part A & B. 
Here i present a brief analysis of the trends in physics portion (both Part A & Part B) of last five year papers.

              
       Topic
       Year

Atomic Structure

Radioactivity
2014
2
2
2013
0
0
2012
2
2
2011
4
2
2010
1
1















After analyzing the past trend i firmly suggest that if one is well versed with above five topics (mole concept, atomic structure, radioactivity, chemical bonding and redox chemistry) it’s a good stake, you surely will find not less than ten questions in both Chemistry and Physics portions.

Enquiries and suggestion are welcome.
Thank you all
Good luck.


JNU Biotechnology Entrance Examination

(Analysis of Biology Portion, Both Part A and B)

2014 I 2013 I 2012
                                                                                                                                                                    
JNU combined biotechnology entrance, because of the vastness of syllabus it won’t be an effortless task to clear the examination.  Biology makes the major part of exam as about 20 quest out of 60 in Part - A and approx. 55 - 60 out of 100 questions are asked in Part - B from the different fields of biology.    


Going through the entire syllabus of biology is easier said than done. Keeping in the mind the fact that there are number of different fields of study in biology, we have segregated the total questions that have been asked in both part A and B during last three years ie 2012 - 2014. For the sake of better comprehension we have divided the biology portion into 15 subtopics, the classification helps you to organize your strategy



                         TOPICS
2014
(Part A, B)
2013
(Part A, B)
2012
(Part A, B)
Biochemistry

15
15
16
Molecular biology

13
12
11
Animal physiology & Development

10
6
3
Microbiology

8
8
7
Plant physiology &Development

7
7
9
Cell Biology

6
10
9
Biotechnology including Genetic engineering

6
6
6
Genetics & Population Genetics

5
2
5
Techniques (biophysical and biomolecular)

4
5
1
Diversity of life forms including type study

4
5
5
Ecology

0
1
1
Evolution

0
0
1
Bioinformatics

0
1
0
Immunology

0
1
5
Taxonomy

0
0
0
Total
78
79
79

OK I agree the syllabus of biology is extremely broad nevertheless getting good score in biology’s portion in JNU Combined Biotech entrance isn’t.  Five topics viz Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Cell biology, Animal physiology & development and Plant physiology & development alone account for about 48 to 50 questions each year. Therefore we suggest thorough and organized preparation of these subjects.

Another valuable inference is that you dont have to bother for subjects such as Bioinformatics, Ecology, Evolution and Taxonomy, as very few questions are being asked from these areas.

Biotechnology including Genetic Engineering, Microbiology, Biophysical and Biomolecular techniques are constantly providing good numbers of questions. If you are from the applied biology background you must prefer these sections.

Genetics is one area for which students must prepare and practice very well, you may not expect but more questions may be asked, as shown in the table above.    

Enquiries and suggestion are welcome.
Thank you all
Good luck.

4/07/2017

MSC ZOOLOGY COACHING

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Delhi University M.Sc. Zoology Entrance Examination



Tahir Iqbal (A.C.B.R, Delhi University)
Delhi University M.Sc. Zoology Entrance Examination Analysis

(Pattern and Trend in Examination)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
The examination is scheduled on 13th June 2015 and to enhance your chances to qualify entrance exam we are trying to provide you the pattern of the exam and trends of topics. However this time we have limitations as we have only one paper (2014) to analyze, the earlier papers are not available neither in the market nor in the university’s resources.

First coming to the pattern of examination; the paper is divided into two parts viz Section - A and Section - B.

Section A contains 100 questions of MCQ type, each with two marks and no negative marking. While the Section B consists of 10 short answers type questions, each with 10 marks and the answers to be written within the boxed space provided for that question.


Zoology is the vast subject includes both core areas of animal sciences and applied area of biology therefore we can discuss the topics accordingly.


1. The core areas of animal sciences as the name suggests, includes classification, diversity in animal kingdom, animal physiology, evolution and developmental biology. As the table below shows there are 44 questions from these topics in Section-A in 2014, upto 50 questions are expected in the entrance.



Topics
Number of questions in section A ( 2014)
Human physiology
20
Evolution
5
Embryology
7
Animal kingdom
12


a. For animal physiology mainly focus on human physio especially on excretion-osmoregulation, digestive, endocrine, nervous and respiratory systems.

2Applied areas of biology especially molecular biology, genetic engineering, biochemistry, microbiology and cell biology are good bat and scoring. Class notes and study material we had provided you are more than sufficient for these topics

Topics
Number of questions in section A ( 2014)
Biochemistry
5
Cell Biology
8
Genetics
8
Immunology
3
Molecular biology including genetic engineering
16
Microbiology
5



a. For the microbiology topics you must emphasize on human diseases, their causative agents, vectors, microbial culture, growth and nutrition.

3. Ecology is important for both sections, at least 5-8 questions are expected in section A.

For section B (short answer questions) focus on diagram, graph, curve, pathways, comparison, tables and phenomenon related topics. Cultivate the habit to write brief answers, draw figures, graphs etc. on rough papers, and follow the principles of Attention, Retention, Reproduction and Motivation as stated by A. Bandura.


Enquiries and suggestion are welcome.
Thank you all
Good luck.