|GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT)||2.5 HOURS||600|
The question paper on English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English & workman like use of words. To test candidate’s proficiency in English, the syllabus covers various aspects like:-
Questions are asked usually on following topics :-
1. Physical properties of matter, States of matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density, Specific gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure barometer.
2. Motion of objects, Velocity, Acceleration, Newton’s laws of motion, Force, Momentum, Parallelogram of forces, Stability & equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, Elementary idea of work, Elementary idea of power.
3. Elementary idea of energy, Effects of heat, Measurement of temperature, Measurement of heat, Change of state, Latent heat, Modes of transference of heat.
4. Sound waves, Properties of sound waves, Simple musical instruments.
5. Rectilinear propagation of light, Reflection, Refraction, Spherical mirrors, Spherical lenses, Human eye.
6. Natural magnets, Artificial magnets, Properties of a magnet, Earth as a magnet.
7. Static & current electricity, Conductors, Non – conductors, Ohm’s law, Simple electrical circuits, Heating effects of current, Lighting effects of current, Magnetic effects of current, Measurement of electrical power, Primary & secondary cells, Use of X-rays.
8. General principles in the working of Simple pendulum, Simple pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure cooker, Thermos flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s compass, Lightening conductors, Safety fuses.
1. History:-Broad survey of Indian history with emphasis on culture & civilisation, Freedom movement in India.
2. Elementary study of Indian constitution and administration, Elementary knowledge of five year plans in India, Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives & community development, Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National integration & welfare state, Basic teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
3. Forces shaping modern world, Renaissance, Exploration & discovery, War of American Independence, French revolution, Russian revolution, Impact of science & technology on society.
4. Forces shaping modern world, Renaissance, Exploration & discovery, War of American Independence, French revolution, Russian revolution, Impact of science & technology on society.
5. Concept of one world, United Nations (UN), Democracy, Socialism, Communism, Role of India in present world.
1. The earth, its shape & size, Latitudes & longitudes, Concept of time, International date line, Movements of earth & their effects, Origin of earth, Rocks & their classification, Weathering – mechanical & chemical.
2. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Ocean currents, Tides, Atmosphere & its composition, Temperature & atmospheric pressure, Planetary winds.
3. Cyclones, Anti-cyclones, Humidity, Condensation & precipitation, Types of climate, Major natural regions of the world.
4. Regional geography of India, Climate, Natural vegetation, Mineral & power resources in India, Location & distribution of agricultural activities, Location & distribution of industrial activities, Important sea ports in India, Main Indian land, air & sea routes, Main items of imports & exports of India.
1. Physical & chemical changes, Elements, Mixtures, Compounds, Symbols, formulae & simple chemical equations, Law of chemical combination (excluding problems), Properties of air, Properties of water.
2. Preparation & properties of hydrogen, Preparation & properties of nitrogen, Preparation & properties of oxygen, Preparation & properties of cabondioxide, Oxidation, Reduction, Acids, bases & salts.
3. Carbon – different forms, Fertilizers – natural & artificial, Material used in preparation of substances like soap, glass, ink, paper, cement, paints, safety matches & gun powder, Elementary idea of structure of atom, Elementary idea of atomic equivalent, Elementary idea of molecular weights, Elementary idea of valency.