## BITSAT 2015 Logical Reasoning Syllabus

Logical Reasoning

The test is given to the candidates to judge their power of reasoning spread in verbal and nonverbal areas. The candidates  should  be  able  to  think  logically  so  that  they  perceive  the  data  accurately, understand  the relationships correctly, figure out the missing numbers or words, and to apply rules to new and different contexts. These  indicators  are  measured  through  performance  on  such  tasks  as  detecting  missing  links,  following directions, classifying words, establishing sequences, and completing analogies.

1. Verbal Reasoning

1.1         Analogy

Analogy means correspondence. In the questions based on analogy, a particular relationship is given and another similar relationship has to be identified from the alternatives provided.

1.2          Classification

Classification means to assort the items of a given group on the basis of  certain common quality they possess and then spot the odd option out.

1.3          Series Completion

Here series of numbers or letters are given and one is asked to either complete the series or find out the wrong part in the series.

1.4        Logical Deduction – Reading Passage

Here a brief passage is given and based on the passage the candidate is required to identify the correct or incorrect logical conclusions.

1.5       Chart Logic

Here a chart or a table is given that is partially filled in and asks to complete it in accordance with the information given either in the chart /table or in the question.

2. Nonverbal Reasoning

2.1        Pattern Perception

Here a certain pattern is given and generally a quarter is left blank. The candidate is required to identify the correct quarter from the given four alternatives.

2.2      Figure Formation and Analysis

The candidate is required to analyze and form a figure from various given parts.

2.3      Paper Cutting

It involves the analysis of a pattern that is formed when a folded piece of paper is cut into a definite design.

2.4       Figure Matrix

In this more than one set of figures is given in the form of a matrix, all of them following the same rule. The candidate is required to follow the rule and identify the missing figure.

2.5      Rule Detection

Here a particular rule is given and it is required to select from the given sets of figures, a set of figures, which obeys the rule and forms the .

## BITSAT 2015 English Proficiency Syllabus

English Proficiency

This test is designed to assess the test takers’ general proficiency in the use of English language as a   means of self-expression in real life situations and specifically to test the test takers’ knowledge of basic grammar, their vocabulary, their ability to read fast and comprehend, and also their ability to apply the elements of effective writing.

1. Grammar

1.1          Agreement, Time and Tense, Parallel construction, Relative pronouns

1.3          Voice, Transformation

1.4          Question tags, Phrasal verbs

2. Vocabulary

2.1          Synonyms, Antonyms, Odd Word, One Word, Jumbled letters, Homophones,

Spelling

2.2          Contextual meaning.

2.3          Analogy

3.1          Content/ideas

3.2          Vocabulary

3.3          Referents

3.4          Idioms/Phrases

3.5          Reconstruction (rewording)

4. Composition

4.1          Rearrangement

4.2          Paragraph Unity

## BITSAT 2015 Physics Syllabus

Physics

1. Units & Measurement

1.1          Units (Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental and derived units)

1.2          Dimensional Analysis

1.3          Precision and significant figures

1.4          Fundamental measurements in Physics (Vernier calipers, screw gauge,

Physical balance etc)

2. Kinematics

2.1          Properties of vectors

2.2          Position, velocity and acceleration vectors

2.3          Motion with constant acceleration

2.4          Projectile motion

2.5          Uniform circular motion

2.6          Relative motion

3. Newton’s Laws of Motion

3.1          Newton’s laws (free body diagram, resolution of forces)

3.2          Motion on an inclined plane

3.3          Motion of blocks with pulley systems

3.4          Circular motion – centripetal force

3.5          Inertial and non-inertial frames

4. Impulse and Momentum

4.1          Definition of impulse and momentum

4.2          Conservation of momentum

4.3          Collisions

4.4          Momentum of a system of particles

4.5          Center of mass

5. Work and Energy

5.1          Work done by a force

5.2          Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem

5.3          Power

5.4          Conservative forces and potential energy

5.5          Conservation of mechanical energy

6. Rotational Motion

6.1          Description of rotation (angular displacement, angular velocity and angular

acceleration)

6.2          Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration

6.3          Moment of inertia, Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, rotational kinetic

energy

6.4          Torque and angular momentum

6.5          Conservation of angular momentum

6.6          Rolling motion

7. Gravitation

7.1          Newton’s law of gravitation

7.2          Gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity

7.3          Motion of planets – Kepler’s laws, satellite motion

8. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

8.1          Elasticity

8.2          Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle

8.3          Viscosity and Surface Tension

8.4          Bernoulli’s theorem

9. Oscillations

9.1          Kinematics of simple harmonic motion

9.2          Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum

9.3          Forced & damped oscillations, resonance

10. Waves

10.1        Progressive sinusoidal waves

10.2        Standing waves in strings and pipes

10.3        Superposition of waves, beats

10.4        Doppler Effect

11. Heat and Thermodynamics

11.1        Kinetic theory of gases

11.2        Thermal equilibrium and temperature

11.3        Specific heat, Heat Transfer – Conduction, convection and radiation,   thermal

conductivity, Newton’s law of cooling

11.4        Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics

11.5        2nd   law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of

performance

12. Electrostatics

12.1        Coulomb’s law

12.2        Electric field (discrete and continuous charge distributions)

12.3        Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy

12.4        Gauss’ law and its applications

12.5        Electric dipole

12.6        Capacitance and dielectrics (parallel plate capacitor, capacitors in series and

parallel)

13. Current Electricity

13.1        Ohm’s law, Joule heating

13.2        D.C circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff’s laws,

potentiometer and Wheatstone bridge

13.3        Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin and temperature dependence of

resistivity).

14. Magnetic Effect of Current

14.1        Biot-Savart’s law and its applications

14.2        Ampere’s law and its applications

14.3        Lorentz force, force on current carrying conductors in a magnetic field

14.4        Magnetic moment of a current loop, torque on a current loop, Galvanometer and

its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter

15. Electromagnetic Induction

15.1        Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents

15.2        Self and mutual inductance

15.3        Transformers and generators

15.4        Alternating current (peak and rms value)

15.5        AC circuits, LCR circuits

16. Optics

16.1        Laws of reflection and refraction

16.2        Lenses and mirrors

16.3        Optical instruments – telescope and microscope

16.4        Interference – Huygen’s principle, Young’s double slit experiment

16.5        Interference in thin films

16.6        Diffraction due to a single slit

16.7        Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas),

Electromagnetic spectrum

16.8        Polarization – states of polarization, Malus’ law, Brewster’s law

17. Modern Physics

17.1        Dual nature of light and matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength

17.2        Atomic models – Rutherford’s experiment, Bohr’s atomic model

17.3        Hydrogen atom spectrum