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Syllabus : CUET-PG (Life Sciences, Biochem, Botany and Zoology)

  • English Comprehension: English Grammar, English Usage Errors, Jumbled Para, Sentence Correction, Sentence Improvement, Reading Comprehension, Paragraph Completion, One-word Substitution, Synonyms & Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases
  • हिन्दी मौखिक क्षमता : हिन्दी व्याकरण , अशुद्ध प्रयोग , परिच्छेद का उचित क्रम, वाक्य शुद्धि, वाक्य परिष्कार, पाठ बोधन, वाक्य की पूर्णता , अनेक शब्द के लिए एक शब्द, समानार्थी एवं विलोम, मुहावरे एवं कहावतें,
  • General Knowledge/Awareness : Literature, History, Indian Constitution, Personalities, Sports, National and International Economy, Economics, Science, Politics, Trade Awareness, Geography, Culture
  • Computer Basics : Fundamentals of Computer, Computer Abbreviations, Computer Shortcut Keys, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Outlook, Types of Computer, Storage Devices, Hardware and Software, Input and Output Devices, Internet, Computer Networks, Websites, Web Browsers, Computer Virus, Important Computer-related Terms
  • General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning General Aptitude : Clocks, Calendar, Average, Simplification, Problems on Ages/Numbers/Train, LCM and HCF, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Partnerships, Compound Interest, Ratio & Proportion, Simple Interest, Time & Work, Pipes & Cisterns, Time & Distance, Stock & Shares, Discount/Bankers Discount, Geometry & Mensuration, Sets & Union, Permutation & Combination, Mixture & Allegation, Area, Volume and Surface Area
  • Logical Reasoning : Ranking Tests, Linear, Arrangements, Matrix Arrangements, Sequencing, Statements Arguments, Cause and Effects, Statements Assumptions, Statements and Conclusion, Number Series, Blood Relationship Tests, Coding and Decoding, Inferences, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Analogy Test, Symbol Based Problems, Direction and Distance Test, Analytical Reasoning

Syllabus : Life Sciences (PGQP22)
  • Techniques : Principles and applications of chromatography, spectroscopy, microscopy, electrophoresis, centrifugation, blotting, PCR & radioisotope techniques
  • Chromatin structure and function : Organization of chromosomes in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, chromatin types, centromere, Telomere and concept of gene
  • Biochemistry : Structure and functions of proteins, DNA, carbohydrates, lipids & vitamins. Bioenergetics, Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Electron Transport System and ATP synthesis, oxidation and synthesis of fatty acid, membrane structure and function
  • Biotechnology : Recombinant DNA technology, principles of gene cloning, applications of biotechnology in medicine, industry and agriculture, animal & plant cell culture, environmental biotechnology
  • Microbiology : Diversity of microbes, bacterial reproduction, antimicrobial agents, significance of microbes in the industry and agriculture, antigen, antibody, complement systems, immunity, vaccines, plant virus, animal virus and environmental microbiology.
  • Molecular Genetics : Principles of inheritance, linkage & crossing over, chromosomal aberrations, extrachromosomal inheritance, replication, transcription, translation, DNA repair and population genetics
  • Plant Sciences : Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, Vascular system in plants, Economic important of plants, Photosynthesis, Photoperiodism, Vernalization, and Biogeochemical cycle
  • Animal Sciences : Characteristics of invertebrates and vertebrates, anatomy and physiology of different system of humans, nerve impulse transmission, endocrinology, human diseases Apoptosis and cancer, inherited diseases, animal cell culture.

Syllabus : Biochemistry (PGQP74)
Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Understanding of Biochemistry as a discipline.
  • Fundamental properties of elements, their role in formation of biomolecules and in chemical reactions.
  • Concepts of mole, mole fraction, molarity, etc.
  • Unique property of water as a universal solvent.
  • Fundamentals of Adsorption, Viscosity, Distribution law, Osmotic pressure, etc.
  • Fundamental laws relating to photochemistry.

Bioorganic Chemistry and Metabolites
  • Significance of organic reactions
  • Electrochemistry to conductance, voltaic, and electrolytic systems.
  • Chemical bonding
  • Aliphatic and aromatic compounds and IUPAC nomenclature.
  • Formation of polymers and their importance.
  • Stereochemistry in determining conformations of biomolecules.

Cell Biology
  • Structure of cell and various cellular events.
  • Function of various subcellular organelles.
  • Cell theory and techniques for fractionation of sub-cellular organelles.
  • Composition of cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix.
  • Cell cycle, cell division and cell death mechanisms.

Biochemical Techniques
  • Chromatographic techniques and their application
  • Centrifugation and chromatography in biological investigations.
  • Principles of Electrophoresis, Spectrophotometry and ELISA and their applications.

  • Biomolecules present in living cells.
  • Key contributions of scientists such as Hans Kreb, G. N. Ramachandran, Melvin Calvin, Louis Pasteur, Har Gobind Khorana, Watson etc.
  • Properties of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, cholesterol, DNA, RNA, glycoproteins and glycolipids.
  • Process of fermentation and manufacture of Biodiesel.
  • Amino acid and nucleotide sequences of proteins and DNA respectively.

  • Glycemic index, balanced diet, micronutrient deficiencies and the remedies, nutraceuticals and their importance, junk foods and their hazards.
  • Need for specialized food for people with special needs - diabetes, pregnancy, inherited genetic disorders.
  • Use of alternate crops – cereals and pulses and their importance.
  • Cattle industry and its contribution to greenhouse gases.
  • Merits and demerits of vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods.

  • Importance of lipids as storage molecules and as structural component of biomembranes.
  • Importance of high energy compounds, electron transport chain, synthesis of ATP under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
  • Role of TCA cycle in central carbon metabolism, importance of anaplerotic reactions and redox balance.
  • Properties of metabolic enzymes of the host and pathogens.
  • Metabolic engineering for the production of useful biomolecules.

Bioenergetics and Membrane Biology
  • Basic concepts of Bioenergetics, mechanisms of oxidative phosphorylation and photophosphorylation.
  • Composition and structure of biomembranes, transport mechanisms across biological membranes.
  • Concept and mechanism of ATP synthesis.

Human Physiology
  • Mechanism of signal transduction by steroid and polypeptide hormones.
  • Process of gaseous exchange in tissues and lungs, respiratory adaption to high altitude.
  • Difference between hemoglobin and myoglobin.
  • Muscular dystrophies, the role of steroids in muscle building.
  • Nitrogen metabolism.

Clinical Biochemistry
  • Constituents of urine, blood and their significance.
  • Causation of diseases of liver, kidney, mechanism of Cancer.
  • Trigycerides and lipoproteins and their relationship with various diseases.
  • Role of enzymes in diagnosis of various diseases.

  • Contributions of Louis Pasteur, Edward Jenner and Robert Koch in microbiology and immunology.
  • Discovery of antibiotics and their targets, drug/antibiotic resistance, preventive and therapeutic approaches of infectious diseases.
  • Microorganisms as model systems in genetics and biochemistry.
  • Contribution of gut microbiome in human health.
  • Basic concepts of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology.

  • Immune system including cells, organs and receptors.
  • Structure and functions of different classes of immunoglobulins, the genetic basis of antibody diversity and the importance of humoral, cell-mediated and innate immune responses in combating pathogens.
  • Different types of hypersensitivity, and the importance of conventional vs. recombinant vaccines.
  • Importance of antigen-antibody interaction in disease diagnosis.
  • Principles of tolerance, autoimmunity and the role of immunity in protection against pathogens.

  • Enzymes and their importance in biological reactions.
  • Difference between a chemical catalyst and biocatalyst.
  • Activation energy and its importance in biological reactions.

Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
  • DNA as genetic material, DNA replication, transcription, DNA repair and translation.
  • Coding and non-coding regions of eukaryotic genome.
  • Exposure of E. coli lac operon, PCR, expression vectors and their importance in Biotechnology.
  • Merits and Demerits of transgenic crops.
  • Genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and their importance in human health

Syllabus : Zoology (PGQP75)
  • Cell Biology
  • Bio chemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Biodiversity & Environment Conservation
  • Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Bio techniques
  • Vertebrates and Invertebrates
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Animal Physiology
  • Recombinant DNA technology

Syllabus : Botany (PGQP76)
  • Phycology and Microbiology
  • Biomolecules and Cell Biology
  • Mycology and Phytopathology
  • Archegoniate
  • Anatomy and Angiosperms
  • Economic Botany
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Ecology and Phytogeography
  • Plant Semantics
  • Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Metabolism
  • Plant Biotechnology