SCRA 2014 SYLLABUS

SCRA 2014 SYLLABUS: The Syllabus for SCRA 2014 exam is very elaborated as it touches five subjects including physics, maths, chemistry, english language and General Knowledge. The SCRA 2014 Syllabus is very wide but this article will outline all the important topics of the exam. It is always considered wise and advisable that the candidates preparing for the SCRA 2014 Entrance Exam that they must glance at the syllabus before starting the preparation for the exam as it given a path and dedication to the students and they can outline their preparation structure and have a systematic schedule for preparation of SCRA 2014 entrance exam. The entrance exam for SCRA 2014 exam will be conducted on 12th January, 2014.

BELOW MENTIONED IS THE ELABORATED SCRA 2014 SYLLABUS:

PAPER 1: ENGLISH SYLLABUS:

This paper is set in such a manner that the questions present in the exam are able to test the candidates ability of English Language. The syllabus can be basic where the question from Grammar can be asked, Reading Comprehensions, Unseen Passages, Errors and Ommittion, Fill in the blank, restructuring of the sentence etc. The syllabus of English language is not very apt and to the point therefore, it would be nice if the candidate brush up their basic knowledge about the English language.

PAPER 1- GENERAL KNOWLEDGE SYLLABUS:

The general Knowledge syllabus is again made in such a format that it is able to understand the candidates knowledge of what is happening around the world also the question can be from the following topics.

1. MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT will include the following topics in SCRA 2014 Syllabus:

  • Evolution of plant, life and animals
  • Environment genetics and heredity
  • Cells, Chromosomes, Genes
  • Knowledge about the human body starting from the balance in the diet, substitute food, Public Health and sanitation, including control of epidemics and common diseases.
  • Food Adulteration, Food preservation, Storage of grains and products, production of food and raw material.
  • Pollution Explosion
  • Population Control.
  • Breeding of animals and plants
  • Artificial insemination
  • Manures and fertilizers
  • Measures taken to protect crops
  • Green Revolution and high yielding crops
  • Main Cereals and crops of India

2. HISTORY AND POLITICS OF INDIA will include the following topics in SCRA 2014 Syllabus:

  • History of India tracing back to Vedic, Mahavir, Buddha, Maurya, Sunga, Andhra, Kushan
  • Gupta ages, Maurya pillars, stupa caves, sanchi, Mathura and Gandharva schools
  • Temple and architecture of Ajanta and Ellora
  • Rise of social forces with entry of Islam and establishments of broader contacts
  • Transition from feudalism to capitalism
  • Opening of European contacts and establishments of British rule in India
  • Rise of nationalism and national struggle for independence
  • Constitution of India including its features, Characteristics
  • Democracy, Secularism, Socialism, equality Of opportunity, Parliamentary forces of Government
  • Major political ideologies- Democracy, Socialism, Communism, Gandhian idea of Non- Violence, Indian Political opinion, press opinion, electoral system
  • Non- Alignment, Arm Race, Indias Foreign Policy, balance of Power
  • Political, Social, Economic and Cultural Organizations
  • All the current happening and activities of sports and cultural backgrounds of the past three years and the recent times
  • Indian Social System features, Caste System, Minority social institution including marriage, religion, family, acculturation
  • Division, Co-operation, Conflict of Labour, Rewards and Punishment
  • Social planning and welfare in India, Welfare for the reserved categories
  • Money- price, taxation, demographic trends, economic growth, national income, public and private sectors, economic and non economic factors of planning
  • Balanced and Imbalanced growth, Agriculture and Industrial development, price stabilization, inflation, Indias five year plans etc.

PAPER 1 – PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST SYLLABUS OF SCRA 2014:

The Psychological test will basically test the candidates mechanical aptitude and basic intelligence therefore, the question will be based on the same. There is no set syllabus defined for this section it is basically related with the candidates common sense and Psychology.

PAPER 2- PHYSICS SYLLABUS OF SCRA 2014:

Following are the topics that the candidate must prepare while preparing for Physics:

  • Newtons law of motion, momentum, impulse, work, energy and power, gravitatioal, escape velocity
  • Length measurement using vernier, spherometer and optical lever, screw gauge
  • Measure of time and mass straight line motion
  • Relationship of velocity, displacement and acceleration
  • Coefficient of friction including equilibrium of bodies under action of forces, Acceleration due to gravity, mass and weights, center of gravity, Uniform circular motion, simple harmonic motion, centripetel force
  • Pascals law, principal and Archimedes
  • Floating bodies, Atmospheric pressure and its measurement.
  • Temperature and its measurement.
  • Thermal expansion, Gas laws and absolute temperature.
  • Specific heat, latent heats and their measurement.
  • Specific heat of gases, Mechanical equivalent of heat.
  • Internal energy and First law of thermodynamics, Isothermal and adiabatic changes.
  • Transmission of heat; thermal conductivity.
  • Wave motion; Longitudinal and transverse waves.
  • Progressive and stationary waves, Velocity of sound in gas and its dependence on various factors.
  • Resonance phenomena (air columns and strings).
  • Reflection and refraction of light.
  • Image formation by curved mirrors and lenses, Microscopes and telescopes.
  • Defects of vision.
  • Prisms, deviation and dispersion, Minimum deviation.
  • Visible spectrum.
  • Field due to a bar magnet, Magnetic moment, Elements of Earths magnetic field.
  • Magnetometers, Dia, para and ferromagnetism.
  • Electric charge, electric field and potential, Coulombs law.
  • Electric current; electric cells, e.m.f. resistance, ammeters and voltmeters.
  • Ohm s law; resistances in series and parallel, specific resistance and conductivity. Heating effect of current.
  • Wheatstone s bridge, Potentiometer.
  • Magnetic effect of current; straight wire, coil and solenoid electromagnet; electric bell.
  • Force on a current-carrying conductor in magnetic field; moving coil galvanometers; conversion to ammeter or voltmeter.
  • Chemical effects of current; Primary and storage cells and their functioning, Laws of electrolysis.
  • Electromagnetic induction; Simple A.C. and D.C. generators. Transformers, Induction coil,
  • Cathode rays, discovery of the electron, Bohr model of the atom. Diode and its use as a rectifier.
  • Production, properties and uses of X-rays.
  • Radioactivity; Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays.
  • Nuclear energy; fission and fusion, conversion of mass into energy, chain reaction.PAPER 2- CHEMISTRY SYLLABUS:
  • Atomic structure, Earlier models in brief, Orbital concept, Quantum numbers and their significance,
  • Atom as at three dimensional model, only elementary treatment.
  • Pauli s Exclusion Principle.
  • Electronic configuration.
  • Aufbau Principle, s.p.d. and f. block elements.
  • Periodic classification only long form.

A) Periodicity and electronic configuration.

  • Atomic radii, Electro-negativity in period and groups.
  • Chemical Bonding, electro-valent, co-valent, coordinate covalent bonds.
  • Shapes of simple molecules like water, Bond Properties, methane and ammonium chloride sigma and Pie bonds, hydrogen sulphide. Molecular association and hydrogen bonding.
  • Energy changes in a chemical reaction.
  • Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions.
  • Application of First Law of Thermodynamics, Hess s Law of constant heat summation.
  • Chemical Equilibria and rates of reactions.
  • Law of Mass action. Effect of Pressure, Temperature and concentration on the rates of reaction.
  • Molecularity; First and Second order reaction.
  • Concept of Energy of activation. Application to manufacture of Ammonia and Sulphur trioxide.
  • Solutions: True solutions, colloidal solutions and suspensions.
  • Colligative properties of dillute solutions and determination of Molecular weights of dissolved substances.
  • Elevation of boiling points.
  • Depressions of freezing point, osmotic pressure. Raoult s law (non-thermodynamic treatment only).
  • Electro-Chemistry: Solution of Electrolytes, Faraday s Laws of Electrolysis, ionic equilibria, Solubility product.
  • Strong and weak electrolytes.
  • Acids and Bases (Lewis and Bronstead concept).
  • pH and Buffer solutions.
  • Oxidation – Reduction; Modern, electronics concept and oxidation number.
  • Natural and Artificial Radioactivity: Nuclear Fission and Fusion.
  • Uses of Radioactive isotopes.
B.) Inorganic Chemistry
  • Brief Treatment of Elements and their industrially important compounds :
  • Hydrogen: Position in the periodic table. Isotopes of hydrogen.
  • Electronegative and electropositive character.
  • Use of water in industries, Water, hard and soft water, Heavy water and its uses.
  • Group I Elements: sodium carbonate, Manufacture of sodium hydroxide, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride.
  • Group II Elements: Quick and slaked lime.
  • Gypsum, Plaster of Paris.
  • Magnesium sulphate and Magnesia.
  • Group III Elements: Borax, Alumina and Alum.
  • Group IV Elements: Coals, Coke and solid Fuels, Silicates, Zolitis semi-conductors.
  • Glass (Elementary treatment).
  • Group V Elements. Manufacture of ammonia and nitric acid.
  • Rock Phosphates and safety matches.
  • Group VI Elements. Hydrogen peroxide, allotropy of sulphur, sulphuric acid.
  • Oxides of sulphur.
  • Group VII Elements. Manufacture and uses of Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine and Iodine, Hydrochloric acid, Bleaching powder.
  • Group O. (Noble gases) Helium and its uses.
  • Metallurgical Processes: General Methods of extraction of metals with specific reference to zinc, copper, iron, aluminium, silver, gold and lead. Common alloys of these metals; Nickel and manganese steels.
C.) Organic Chemistry
  • Tetrahedral nature of carbon, Hybridisation and sigma pie bonds and their relative strength. Single and multiple bonds, Shapes of molecules.
  • Geometrical and optical isomerism.
  • General methods of preparation, properties and reaction of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes, Petroleum and its refining.
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons: Resonance and aromaticity. Benzene and Naphthalene and their analogues.
  • Halogen derivatives: Chloroform, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chlorobenzene, D.D.T. and Gammexane.
  • Hydroxy Compounds : Preparation, properties and uses of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary alcohols, Methanol, Ethanol, Glycerol and Phenol, Substitution reaction at aliphatic carbon atom, Ethers; Diethyl ether.
  • Aldehydes and ketones : Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Benzaldehyde, acetone, acetophenone.
  • Nitro compounds amines: Nitrobenzene TNT, Anlline, Diazonium Compounds, Azodyes.
  • Carboxylic acid : Formic, acetic, denezoic and salicylic acids, acetyl salicylic acid.
  • Esters : Ethylacerate, Methyl salicylates, ethylbenzoate.
  • Polymers : Polythene, Teflon, Perpex, Artificial Rubber, Nylon and polyester fibers.
  • Nonstructural treatment of Carbohydrates, Fats and Lipids, amino acids and proteins – Vitamins and hormones.

PAPER 3- MATHEMATICS SYLLABUS OF SCRA 2014:

A). Algebra; Following are some of the topics covered under Algebra:

  • Concept of set, Intersection and Union of Sets, Compliment of set, Null set, Universal set, Power set, Venn diagram and simple applications, Cartesian product of two sets, relation and mapping etc.
  • Representation of Real Numbers on a line, complex numbers, Algebraic operations on complex numbers, Binary system of numbers, summation of series involving A.P, G.P, H.P, Quadratic equation with real co-efficient.
  • Quadratic expressions: extreme values, permutation and combination, Binomial theorem and its applications etc.
  • Matrices and determinants including type of matrices, equality, matrix additional, scalar multiplication, Singular and non- singular matrices, adjoint and inverse of inverse matrix, Transpose and determinant of matrix, Carmer rule and matriz inversion method etc.

B) Trigonometry

C) Analytical geometry (two dimension)

D) Differential Calculus

E) Integral Calculus and Differential Equation

F) Vectors and its application

G) Statistics and Probability

SYLLABUS FOR PERSONALITY TEST OR PERSONAL INTERVIEW OF SCRA 2014:

The candidates shortlisted after the written examination will be called for personal interview (PI) or personality test where in each candidate will judged by a panel on the basis of academics and extra cirrucular activities. The questions thrown at the candidate by the panel members can vary they can be academic related, hobbies, other questions. Therefore, the candidate must be well versed with the academic, know about themselves and also be updated with the political and current happening of India and world.

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