M. Sc. Physics (MSCP) (Offered by CU Kerala and CU Rajasthan)
The Question paper will have common Part A and Subject specific Part B
______________________________________________________________________________ Part A: It will be of 45 minutes duration and will have 35 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four options: only one correct. Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking. Part A is intended to test the applicants; general awareness, reasoning, analytical skills and proficiency in English language.
. Part B: will be subject specific, of 75 minutes duration and will have 65 MCQs with four options: only one correct. Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking.
Topics for Subject Specific Part B:
Mechanics- Newtonian mechanics, Rigid body dynamics, Introductory Classical mechanics
Electromagnetic theory – Electrostatics, Current electricity, Chemical, thermal and Magnetic Effects of Current, Magnetism, Maxwell’s equations, Electromagnetic waves
Statistical mechanics – Classical statistics, Fermi-Dirac and Bose – Einstein statistics
Quantum mechanics – Need of quantum physics, black body radiation, photoelectric effect, Wave – particle duality, de Broglie hypothesis, uncertainty principle, operator algebra, particle in a box problem.