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As you want to get the syllabus of post of Assistant Master/Mistress in Physics from WBPSC so here is the information of the same for you:

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1. Classical Mechanics :
Newton’s laws of motion; Mechanics of a single particle; Rotational Motion; Gravitation.

2. General Properties of matter :
Elasticity; Surface Tension; Viscosity.

3. Vibrations and Waves :
Simple Harmonic Motion; General Wave Equations; Vibrations of Strings.

4. Heat :
Kinetic theory of gases; Equations of state; Brownian Motion.

5. Thermodynamics :
First and second Laws Entropy, Thermodynamic Functions.

6. Optics :
Geometrical Optics; eye pieces; physical optics; Interference; Diffraction, resolving power, polarisation.

7. Electricity and Magnetism :
Magnetic effects of currents
Varying currents
Alternating currents.

8. Electronics :
P – n Junctions, transistors and uses.

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As you want to get the syllabus of post of Assistant Master/Mistress in Physics from WBPSC so here is the information of the same for you:

1. Classical Mechanics :
Newton’s laws of motion; Mechanics of a single particle; Rotational Motion; Gravitation.

2. General Properties of matter :
Elasticity; Surface Tension; Viscosity.

3. Vibrations and Waves :
Simple Harmonic Motion; General Wave Equations; Vibrations of Strings.

4. Heat :
Kinetic theory of gases; Equations of state; Brownian Motion.

5. Thermodynamics :
First and second Laws Entropy, Thermodynamic Functions.

6. Optics :
Geometrical Optics; eye pieces; physical optics; Interference; Diffraction, resolving power, polarisation.

7. Electricity and Magnetism :
Magnetic effects of currents
Varying currents
Alternating currents.

8. Electronics :
P – n Junctions, transistors and uses.

9. Modern Physics :
Bohr’s theory
Millikan’s experiment
X-rays, Moseleys Laws, Bragg reflection
Radio-activity, alpha, beta, gamma rays.

Organic Chemistry
1. Bonding in organic molecules :
_ and _ bonds, bond distance, bond angle, and bond energy. Dipole moment of organic molecules. Inductive, resonance and
hyperconjugative effect. Hydrogen bond. Tautomerism, Aromaticity, Huckel’s rule, aromatic, non aromatic and anti aromatic
compounds. Effects of structure, substituents and solvent on acid and base strength.

2. Stereo Chemistry of carbon compounds :
Elements of symmetry. Chirality, Eanantiomerism and diastereo isomerism. Optical purity, racemization, resolution. Projection
structure of stereoisomers – Fischer, Sawhorse, Newman, Flying – wedge DL, RS and EZ notations. Examples of enantiotopic
and diastereotopic ligands and faces. Conformations of alkanes (upto 4 carbon), Cyclohexane, dimethylcyclohexanes and 1, 2 –
glycols. Stereoisomerism in allenes and biphenyls (excluding RS notation).

3. Reaction mechanism :
General methods of study of mechanism of organic reactions illustrated by examples – use of isotopes, cross-over experiement,
intermediate trapping, kinetic studies, stereochemistry. Energy profile diagrams of simple organic reactions, thermodynamic and
kinetic control of reactions.
4. Reactive intermediates :
Generation, geometry, stability and reactions of carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes and benzynes.

5. a) Substitution reaction – SN1 , SN2, SNi and NGP. Electrophilic and nuclephilic substitution of aromatic

b) Elimination reaction – E1, E2, E1CB and Syn - elimination.
c) Addition reaction – electrophilic addition to C=C and C_C, nucleophilic addition to C=O, conjugated
olefins and carbonyls.

d) Rearrangement reaction :
Pinacol-pinacolone, Hofmann, Beckmann, Claisen, Baeyar-Villiger, Favorskii.

6. Chemistry and mechanism of :
Aldol condensation, Claisen condensation, Perkin reaction, Knoevenagel reaction, Wittig reaction, Michael reaction Arndt Eistert
reaction, Acyloin condensation, Friedel-Craft reaction and Von Richter reaction.

7. Synthetic uses of reagents :
OsO4, HIO4, Pb(OAc)4, SeO2, LiAlH4, NaBH4, B2H6, NBS, PCC, Na or Li in liq-NH3, Alkyl lithium, Lithium dialkylcuprate,
Lithium diisopropylamide, Aluminium isopropoxide.

8. IUPAC nomenclature. Synthesis and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, ethers, alkanols, alkanals, alkanones,
alkanoic acids, esters, amides, nitriles and amines.

9. Pericyclic reaction :
Definition and classification. FMO approach of electrocyclic, cycloaddition reactions and sigmatropic H-shifts.

10. Basic principles and applications of UV, IR, and NMR spectroscopy of simple organic molecules. Road-map problems related to
spectroscopy and organic reactions.

Group - B
Inorganic Chemistry
1. Chemical bonding :
a) Ionic bonding ;
polarizing power and polarizability, ionic potential, Fajan’s rules.

b) Covalent bonding :
Lewis structures, VSEPR theory, Valence Bond theory (Heitler-London approach), Directional character of covalent
bonds, hybridization, Bent’s rule, concept of resonance. Molecular orbital theory (MO) elementary approach – sigma
and pi bonds, multiple bonding, MO diagrams of simple homonuclear and heteronuclear diatomic molecule, simple
triatomic molecules like BeH2, CO2, BF3, bond order, bond energy.
Shapes of the molecules and ions containing lone pairs and bond pair.

c) Weak Chemical forces :
Vander Waals forces; Hydrogen bonding, Effects of chemical forces on physical properties.

d) Metallic bonding :
Qualitative ideas of band theory, Conducting, Semiconducting and insulating properties.

2. Chemical periodicity :
a) Periodic Table :
Classification of elements on the basis of electronic configuration, Modern periodic Table (current IUPAC

b) Atomic and ionic properties :
Effective nuclear charge, screening effect, Slater rules, atomic radii, ionic radii, covalent radii, ionization energies, electron
affinity, electro-negativity, inert pair effect.

3. Acid-Base Concepts :
Bronsted and Lowry’s concept, Lewis concept, HSAB principle.

4. Non-aqueous solvents :
Liquid ammonia and liquid sulphur dioxide.

5. Coordination Compunds :
Double and complex salts, Werner’s theory, Chelate complexes, nomenclature of complex compound, stereo chemistry and
coordination number, isomerism of coordination compounds – geometrical and optical isomers in respect of coordination numbers
Bonding in coordination compounds : valence bond descriptions and its limitations, crystal field theory (elementary). Crystal field
stabilization energies in weak and strong field cases mainly of octahedral and tetrahedral complexes.

6. Magnetism and Colour :
Origin of magnetic moments, paramagnetism, diamagnetism, ferro and antiferromagnetism, orbital and spin contributions, spin
only moments of 3dn ions.
Theoretical aspects of d-d spectra (elementary idea) selection rules for spectral transitions.

7. Organo metallic compounds :
Definition and classification, Metal-Carbon bonded complexes of transition metals – their preparation, properties and stability.
Application of 18 electron rule to carbonyl, nitrosyl and cyanides of transition metals.

8. The Chemical elements and its compounds :
(a) (i) Group trends and periodic trends of effective nuclear charge, atomic and ionic radii, ionisation energies, electron
affinity and electronegativity with respect to s-, p-, d- block elements.
(ii) General trends of variation of electronic structures, elemental forms, oxidation states, catenation and properties
of important class of compounds such as oxides, oxyacids, halides and formation of complex compounds with respect to
the following groups of (i) Li, Na, K (ii) Be, Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba (iii) B, Al, Ga, In, Tl (iv) C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb
(v) N, P, As, Sb, Bi (vi) O, S, Se, Te (vii) F, Cl, Br, I. and (viii) Chemistry of rare gases.

9. Extraction/Preparation/Isolation of the following elements :
(i) Extraction and purification of Li, Mg, Sn, Pb.
(ii) Extraction and purification of Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Pt, Ag, Au, U.

10. Radioactivity and Atomic structure :
(a) Radioactivity : Radioactive decay, half-life, Average life of radio elements, radioactive equilibrium
Group displacement law, isotopes (uses of isotopes), isobars and isotones.

(b) Atomic nucleus : Fundamental particles of atomic nucleus, nuclear stability, neutron-proton ratio,
nuclear binding energy. Nuclear forces.
Transmutation of elements, fission, fusion reactions.

( c ) Extra nuclear structure : Bohr’s theory and its limitations, Sommerfield’s modification, spectrum of H-atom.

Group - C
Physical Chemistry
1. Quantum Theory :
Black-body radiation and Planck’s Law, photo-electric effect and photon concept of light, wave particle duality, de Broglie
hypothesis, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Schrodinger’s wave equation (time independent), Interpretation of wave function
particle in one-dimensional box, quantum numbers, hydrogen atom wave functions separation of radial and angular part, shapes of
s, p and d orbitals.

2. The Gaseous State :
Kinetic theory of gases, equation of state of real gases, intermolecular interactions, liquefaction of gases and critical phenomena,
Maxwell’s distribution of speeds, features of kinetic energy distribution, mean speed, root mean square speed, most probable
speed, principle of equipartition of energy, specific heats of gases, intermolecular collisions, collision number and mean free-path,
viscosity of gases and mean free-path.

3. The Liquid State :
Nature of liquid state, surface tension, capillary rise, spreading of liquid over other surface, temperature dependence of surface
tension. Measurement of surface tension, viscosity of liquids, origin of viscosity of gases and liquids, determination of viscosity
coefficient, Poiseuille’s equation, temperature dependence of viscosity coefficients of gases and liquids.

4. Solid State :
Forms of solids, laws of crystallography, crystal lattices, crystal systems and crystal classes, Bragg’s Law, X-ray diffraction by
crystals, crystal structure of NaCl, KCl, structure of diamond and graphite, Lattice energy, Born-Haber Cycle, Einstein’s equation
for heat capacity of solids, Debye equation (elementary concept).

5. Thermodynamics :
a) Thermodynamic systems, states, processes, work, heat and internal energy, first law of thermodynamics, work done and
heat absorbed in different types of processes. Reversible and irreversible process, energy and enthalpy changes in
various processes and their temperature dependence.

b) Second law of thermodynamics, Carnot’s cycle and Carnot’s theorem, absolute scale of temperature, entropy as a state
function, entropy change in various processes, entropy – reversibility and irreversibility, Free-energy functions, criteria
for spontaneity and equilibrium, physical concept of entropy, entropy and probability.

c) Application thermochemistry, laws and their applications, Kirchoff’s relation, Maxwell relation, Cp – Cv relation
Joule-Thomson expansion, thermodynamic equation of state, Gibbs-Helmholtz equation, Clausius-Clapeyron relation and
phase transition, colligative properties of dilute solutions.

6. Reaction equilibrium :
a) Homogeneous equilibrium, relationship Kp ,Kc ,Kx . Van’t Hoff’s reaction isotherm (deduction using chemical potential).
Temperature dependence of equilibrium constant, La-Chateleer’s principle, response of equilibria to different conditions.

b) Ionic equilibrium, solubility product, dissociation constant of weak acids, ionic product of water, pH, buffer, indicators,
hydrolysis of salt solutions.

7. Electrochemistry :
a) Electrical conductance, weak and strong electrolytes, variation of equivalent conductance with dilution, Kohlrausch’s law,
transport number, determination of transport number by moving boundary method, theory of strong electrolytes, applications
of conductance measurements.

b) Galvanic cells, thermodynamic derivation of E.M.F. of chemical cells with examples, Transference cell, liquid junction
potential and salt bridge, measurement of e.m.f. of cells and its applications, fuel cells and batteries.

8. Chemical Kinetics :
Concentration dependence of rate of reaction, differential and integral rate equations for zeroth, first, second order reactions, rate
equations involving reverse, parallel, consecutive and chain reactions, effect of temperature and pressure on rate constant,
collision and transition state theories of reaction rates.

9. Photo Chemistry :
Absorption of light, Lambert-Beer’s law, laws of photochemistry, quantum yield, some typical photochemical reactions, HIdecomposition,

CH3CHO-decomposition, H2 – Br2 reaction, photosensitized reaction, Fluorescence and phosphorescence.

10. Surface phenomenon and Catalysis :
Adsorption from gases and solutions on solid adsorbents, adsorption isotherms – Langmuir and B.E.T. isotherms, determination
of surface area. Gibbs adorption isotherms, surfactants, micelle formation. Characteristics and mechanism of homogeneous and
heterogeneous catalytic reactions Enzyme catalysis.

G R O U P - A
1. Ancient India (From rise of Magadhan imperialism to Harshavardhan).
2. Ancient China (Economic, Social and Cultural achievements under Tang & Sung Emperors).
3. Ancient Egypt (An outline of ancient Egypt with special reference to Pyramids, Mummies,
Scripts, Trade & Commerce).
4. Ancient Greece (Cultural achievement under the Athenian Empire & Spartan constitution).
5. Ancient Rome (A general survey of ancient roman empire-building, Roman Law & System
of Government).

G R O U P - B
1. Medieval Europe (Feudalism, Charlemagne, Empire vs Papacy & Crusades).
2. Medieval India (1206-1707 AD).

1. A knowledge of the history of English Literature from 1340 to 1980. (One question out of three is to be
attempted). 20
2. A close acquaintance with the following works which are prescribed for detailed study :-
a) Shakespeare : Macbeth
b) Lamb : The Superannuated Man
c) Shelley : Ode to the West Wind
d) Keats : Ode to a Nightingale
e) Tennyson : Ulysses
f) Browning : My Last Duchess
g) Eliot : Preludes

(Four questions each carrying 5 marks are to be attempted)
3. Translation from Bengali into English (passage of approx. 125 words). 20
4. Precis writing (of a passage containing approx. 300 words) 20
5. Essay writing (to be written in about 350 words - one essay out of four is to be attempted) 20

S E C T I O N - I
1. Origin of Continents and Ocean Basins; Continental Drifts and Plate Tectonics; Epirogenic and Orogenic movements;
Different kinds of Landforms and their origin; Volcanoes and Volcanic features; Earthquakes.
2. Earth’s Crust - general properties; Modes and origin of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
3. Weathering and Mass wasting.
4. Evolution of Landforms under different Cycles of Erosion - fluvial, glacial, Aeolian, marine and karst; Evolution of
drainage system and its adjustment to structure.
5. Elements and factors of climate; Distribution of temperature and pressure belts over the Earth.
6. Airmass, Planetary Winds and Local Winds.
7. Precipitation - origin and types; Cyclones and Anti-Cyclones.
8. Classification of World Climates.

9. Concepts of Environment, Ecology and Ecosystem; Natural and Man-made Ecosystems; Concepts of Bio-Diversity;
Environmental Pollution, Degradation and Conservation; greenhouse effects and global Warming; Man-Environment

S E C T I O N - II
10. Geographical factors favourable for the localization of the following major economic activities :
a) Lumbering,
b) Agriculture (Intensive Subsistence farming, Extensive Commercial farming and Plantation agriculture),
c) Fishing,
d) Mining (Coal, Petroleum and Iron ore - their distribution and utilization),
e) Power resources (conventional and Non-conventional),
f) Manufacturing (Iron & Steel, Aluminium, Cotton Textile and Jute industries).

11. Concepts of Geographical Environment, Natural Regions of the Earth; - their characteristics; Role of Climate, Drainage
and Relief in localizing human activities with particular reference to food gathering, pastoralism and subsistence
12. Settlement Patters - Rural and Urban; Hierarchy of Urban Settlements; Growth and distribution of World Population.

13. Structure, Relief, Drainage, Climate, Soils and Natural Vegetation.
14. Irrigation and River Valley Projects; Agriculture and Green Revolution.
15. Mineral Resources and industrial Regions.
16. Population - growth and distribution, age-sex composition, migration, urbanization and regional disparities.

S U B J E C T : B O T A N Y
Candidates will have to answer five questions from the following modules each having 20 Marks.
Module – 1 : The Gateway of Life Sciences :
1. The science of Life - Definition of Life; Origin and Evolution of Life on the Earth (overview).
2. Basic Technology associated with the study of Botany - Concept of simple, compound and electron microscopy; cell
fractionation and centrifugation; colorimetry; tracer techniques.
3. Cell Structure and Function - Differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; ultra structural components and
functions of the cell wall, plasma membrane, nucleus, mitochondria, plastids, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies,
ribosomes, lysosomes and peroxisomes.

Module – 2 : Cell Biology and Genetics :
1. Morphology of chromosome; autosomes and sex chromosomes; differences between euchromatin and heterochromatin;
basic methods of chromosome study; concept of gene; physical structure and chemical properties of nucleic acids (DNA
and RNA).
2. Cell cycle; cell division (mitosis and meiosis) in plants.
3. Mendel’s laws and experiments of heredity; linkage and crossing over; concept of mutation and mutagens; polyploidy.

Module – 3 : pH, Buffer, Water and Biomolecules :
1. Concept of pH; pH scale; Justification for pH value (7.0) of pure water; concept of buffer.
2. Diversification in structures of different carbohydrates (monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides); differences
between reducing and non-reducing sugars.
3. Concept of structural, functional aspects and basic classification of proteins and lipids; types and classification of

Module – 4 : Plant Physiology :
1. Concept of cell physiology - imbibition, diffusion, osmosis and plasmolysis; ascent of sap; translocation of solutes;
types of transpiration and mechanism of stomatal transpiration; types of micro and macro elements required by plants.
2. Phases and factors of plant growth; precursor(s), structure and physiological roles of auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins,
ethylene and abscissic acid.
3. Concept of photoperiodism and vernalization; physical and chemical nature of phytochrome; mechanism of seed
dormancy and germination.

Module – 5 : Biochemistry :
1. Enzymes – Definition; basic architecture (holoenzyme, apoenzyme, coenzyme, cofactor); properties; nomenclature and
classification (6 major classes with examples indicating name and reaction at least one for each class) according to
IUBMB; concept of enzyme action.
2. Respiration - Definition; differences between aerobic & anaerobic respiration; metabolic pathways (by means of
schematic presentation only) of glycolysis, oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvic acid, TCA cycle; concept of electron
Transport System & Oxidative Phosphorylation; concept of RQ.
3. Photosynthesis - Definition; major photosynthetic pigments; concept of the spectrum of visible light; Hill reaction;
concept of light-dependent & light-independent phases; Z-scheme of light reaction; biosynthetic reactions (by means of
schematic presentation only) of CO2 - fixation in C2, C3 and C4 cycles/pathways.

S U B J E C T : B O T A N Y
Module – 6 : Molecular Biology and Plant Biochnology :
1. Gene structure and function; genetic code; concept of DNA replication; concept of protein synthesis (outlines only).
2. Outlines of recombinant DNA technology (preliminary concept of vectors, plasmid, restriction enzymes, DNA and
CDNA libraries, nucleic acid sequencing and PCR).
3. Definition and agricultural application of Plant Biotechnology; outlines of Plant tissue culture and its applicationsl
concept of totipotency; basic concept and objectives of cloning and transgenic plants.

Module – 7 : Microbiology :
. Concept of microbial world; structure of a typical phage virus; structure of a bacterial cell.
2. Basic types of bacterial on the basis of morphological features; concept and difference between Gram-positive and Gramnegative
bacteria; reproduction of bacteria.
3. Concept of nitrogen-fixing bacteria; concept of pathogenic bacteria; concept of antibiotics.

Module – 8 : Plant morphology and Anatomy :
. Root-Morphology and functions of tap and adventitious roots; different modified roots; Stems-Morphology and functions
of stem different modified stems; Leaf-morphology and functions of leave phyllotaxy, stipule, modified leaves.

2. Flower – Different parts of a typical flower, flower as a modified shoot, principal types of inflorescences, types of lower
(regular irregular, actinomorphic and zygomorphic), morphology and androcium and gynocium; Fruit – definitions and
types; basic morphology of seed.

3. Plant Anatomy - Concept and types of meristematic and permanent tissues; epidermal, ground and vascular tissue
systems; types of stele; primary anatomical structures of root (monocot and dicot), stem (monocot and dicot) and leaf
(dorsiventral and isobilateral).

Module – 9 : Plant Taxonomy :
. Taxonomy - Definition, importance, relations of taxonomy with classification of plant groups.
2. Rules of Binomial nomenclature; basic types of classification (artificial, natural and phylogenetic).
3. Classification of plant kingdom; salient features of different plant groups (algae, fungi, bryophyte, pteridophyta,
gymnosperms and angiosperms).

Module – 10 : Plant groups :
. Life cycle pattern with special reference to alteration of generations in thallophyta (algae and fungi) and Bryophyta.
2. Life cycle pattern with special reference to alternation of generations in Pteridophyta and Gymnosperms.
3. Morphological description pattern of any angiospermic plant for its taxonomic identification; economically important
angiosperms - bamboo, jute, lemon and tea.
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