ASSO CET 2012 Exam Pattern

Updated on: Mar 20, 2013

Common Entrance Test MH ENG ASSO CET 2012 consists of 3 papers.

The question paper is set in English.The syllabus in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is similar to that of HSC examination board Maharashtra.

This page gives the detailed syllabus of Physics for MH ENG ASSO CET 2012

ASSO CET 2012 Physics Syllabus

Std. XII (Paper-I)

Mechanics and Properties of Matter

1. Circular Motion
1.1 Angular displacement
1.2 Angular velocity and angular acceleration
1.3 Relation between linear velocity and angular velocity.
1.4 Uniform circular motion.
1.5 Radial acceleration.
1.6 Centripetal and centrifugal force.
1.7 Banking of roads.
1.8 Vertical circular motion.
1.9 Equation for velocity and energy at different positions of vertical circular motion.
1.10 Kinematical equations for circular motion in analogy with linear
2 Gravitation
2.1 Newton's law of gravitation.
2.2 Projection of a satellite.
2.3 Periodic time.
2.4 Statement of Kepler’s three laws of motion.
2.5 Binding energy and escape velocity of a satellite resting on the surface of the earth and moving in the circular orbit.
2.6 Weightlessness condition in a satellite.
2.7 Variation of ‘g’ due to change in altitude, latitude and depth (below the surface of earth).
2.8 Communication satellite and uses of satellites.
3 Rotational Motion
3.1 Definition of moment of inertia.
3.2 K. E. of rotating body.
3.3 Physical significance of M. I.
3.4 Radius of gyration (Concept and significance).
3.5 Torque.
3.6 Principle of perpendicular and parallel axes.
3.7 Application of the principles to M.I. uniform rod, ring, disc, solid cylinder and solid sphere with proof.
3.8 Angular momentum and its conservation.
4 Oscillations
4.1 Explanation of periodic motion.
4.2 Simple harmonic motion.
4.3 Differential equation for linear S.H.M.
4.4 Projection of U.C.M. along a diameter as S.H.M.
4.5 Phase of S.H.M.
4.6 K.E. and P.E. of a particle performing S.H.M.
4.7 Composition of two S.H.M.’s having same period and along the same line (analytical treatment).
4.8 Simple pendulum.
4.9 Angular S.H.M. and its differential equation.
4.10 Magnet vibrating in the uniform magnetic induction.
5 Elasticity
5.1 Deformation.
5.2 General explanation of elastic property and elasticity.
5.3 Plasticity.
5.4 Definition of stress and strain.
5.5 Hooke’s law.
5.6 Elastic constants Y,K, n and relation between them.
5.7 Determination of Young’s modulus by Searle’s method.
5.8 Observation on a wire under applied increasing load.
5.9 Work done in stretching a thin uniform wire by calculus method.
6. Surface Tension
6.1 S.T. on the basis of molecular theory.
6.2 Surface energy.
6.3 Surface tension.
6.4 Angle of contact.
6.5 Capillary and capillary action.
6.6 Effect of impurity and temperature on S.T.


7 Wave Motion
7.1 Simple harmonic progressive waves.
7.2 Reflection of transverse and longitudinal waves.
7.3 Change of phase.
7.4 Superposition of sound waves.
7.5 Formation of beats.
7.6 Doppler effect.
8 Stationary Waves
8.1 Study of vibrations on string.
8.2 Formation of stationary waves on string.
8.3 Study of vibrations of air columns.
8.4 Forced vibrations.
8.5 Resonance.
8.6 Experiments-sonometer, resonance tube, Melde’s experiment.


9 Kinetic Theory of Gases
9.1 Concept of an ideal gas.
9.2 Assumptions of kinetic theory
9.3 Mean free path.
9.4 Derivation for pressure of a gas in the container by using Cartesian co-ordinates.
9.5 Derivation of Boyle’s law.
9.6 Specific heat at constant volume and constant pressure.
9.7 Internal and external latent heat.
10 Radiation
10.1 Absorption, emission, reflection of heat radiation.
10.2 Perfectly back body.
10.3 Spectrum of a black body radiation in terms of wavelength.
10.4 Emissive power and absorptive power.
10.5 Kirchhoff’s law of radiation and its theoretical proof.
10.6 Prevost’s theory of heat exchanges.
10.7 Ritchie’s experiment.
10.8 Stefan’s law.
10.9 Newton’s law of cooling and radiation correction.
10.10 Solar constant and surface temperature of sun.

Std. XII (Paper - II)


11 Wave Theory of Light
11.1Wave theory of light.
11.2 Huygen’s principle.
11.3 Construction of plane and spherical wave front.
11.4 Wave front and wave normal.
11.5 Refraction at plane surface.
11.6 Polarisation.
11.7 Plane polarized light.
11.8 Brewster’s law.
11.9 Nicol prism.
11.10 Polaroids.
12 Interference and Diffraction
12.1 Interference of light.
12.2 Conditions for producing steady interference pattern.
12.3 Young’s experiment.
12.4 Analytical treatment of interference bands.
12.5 Measurement of wavelength by biprism experiment.
12.6 Diffraction due to single slit.
12.7 Rayleigh’s criterian.
12.8 Resolving power of microscope and telescope.
12.9 Difference between interference and diffraction.

Electricity and Magnetism

13 Electrostatics
13.1 Gauss theorem, proof and applications.
13.2 Mechanical force on unit area of a charged conductor.
13.3 Energy density of the medium.
13.4 Concept of condenser.
13.5 Capacity of a parallel plate condenser.
13.6 Effect of dielectrics on capacity.
13.7 Energy of a charged condenser.
13.8 Condensers in series and parallel.
13.9 Van-de-Graaff generator.
14 Current Electricity
14.1 Kirchhoff’s laws.
14.2 Wheatstone’s bridge.
14.3 Meterbridge.
14.4 Potentiometer.
14.5 Thermoelectricity.
14.6 Seeback effect, Thomson effect and Peltier effect.
14.7 Thermocouple.
14.8 Neutral and inversion temperature.
15 Magnetic Effect of Electric Current
15.1 Ampere’s law and its applications.
15.2 Moving coil galvanometer.
15.3 Ammeter.
15.4 Voltmeter.
15.5 Sensitivity and accuracy of M.C.G.
15.6 Theory and construction of Tangent galvanometer.
15.7 Sensitivity and accuracy of T.G.
15.8 Cyclotron.
16 Magnetism
16.1 Magnetic induction at any point due to a short magnetic dipole.
16.2 Magnetic potential at any point due to short magnetic dipole.
16.3 Diamagnetism, paramagnetism and ferromagnetism on the basis of domain theory.
16.4 Curie temperature.
17 Electromagnetic Induction
17.1 Laws of electromagnetic induction, proof of e= —dø/dt
17.2 Eddy currents.
17.3 Self induction and mutual induction.
17.4 Transformer.
17.5 Coil rotating in a uniform magnetic induction.
17.6 Alternating currents.
17.7 Reactance and impedance.
17.8 Power in a.c. circuit with resistance, inductance and capacitance.
17.9 Resonant circuits.

Modern Physics

18 Electrons and Photons
18.1 Discovery of electron.
18.2 Charge and mass of electron.
18.3 Photoelectric effect.
18.4 Einstein’s equation.
18.5 Photoelectric cell and its applications.
19 Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei
19.1 Bohr model.
19.2 Hydrogen spectrum.
19.3 Maser and laser as light sources.
19.4 deBroglie’s hypothesis.
19.5 Wavelength of an electron.
19.6 Davisson and Germer experiment.
19.7 Elementary idea of electron microscope.
20 Semiconductors
20.1 Energy bands in solids.
20.2 Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors.
20.3 P-type and N-type semiconductors.
20.4 P-N junction diodes.
20.5 Rectifiers
20.6 Zener diode as a voltage regulator.
20.7 Solar cell.
20.8 LED.
20.9 Transistor as an amplifier.
20.10 Oscillators.
20.11 Logic gates.
21 Communication
21.1 Space communication.
21.2 Ground, sky and space wave propagation.
21.3 Satellite communication.
21.4 Applications of remote sensing.
21.5 Line communication.
21.6 Two-wire lines.
21.7 Cables.
21.8 Optical Communication.
Non-Evaluative Information
1. Biographies of scientists.
2. Historical prospectives of astronomy, universe.
3. Universe.
4. Camera, binoculars.
5. Dimensions of electrical fundamental quantities.
6. Applications of S.H.M. such as spring, liquid in U-tube, metallic block above a platform with vertical spring.
7. Elementary idea of I.C.’s
8. Simple pendulum in non-inertial frame (horizontal, vertical and circular)
9. Carnot engine, heat pump, efficiency and coeffiient of performance of heat engines.
10. Scattering and concept of nucleus.
Note : In order to develop effective communication skills in students it is advised that the teacher should hold / organize regular classroom seminars of students and whenever possible, educational excursion may be arranged and should be treated as a part of curriculum, but without any workload.

ASSO CET Physics Practical Syllabus

1. To determine ‘g’ by simple pendulum.
2. Determination of force constant and potential energy of the oscillating system.
3. To determine Young’s modulus of the given material by Searle’s apparatus.
4. Sonometer-verification of first law of vibrating string.
5. Sonometer-verification of second law of vibrating string.
6. Determination of velocity of sound in air at room temperature using resonance tube.
7. Melde’s experiment-determination of unknown frequency (parallel or perpendicular position).
8. Surface tension of water by capillary rise method using traveling microscope.
9. To verify Newton’s law of cooling.
10. To determine B H by using tangent galvanometer.
11. Laws of resistance is series / parallel by using meter bridge.
12. Resistance of galvanometer by Kelvin’s method.
13. Comparison of e.m.f.s. by using potentiometer (E 1 / E 2).
14. Internal resistance of a cell by using potentiometer.
15. Determination of current sensitivity of M.C.G.
16. To study the characteristics of P-N junction diode (forward bias).
17. To study the characteristics of zener diode.
18. To study basic logic gates (TTLICs)
19. Full wave rectifier using semiconductor diodes. (Minimum 80% of the experiments should be arranged.)

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