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Since NET, SLET, Entrance Tests for Higher Studies are becoming unavoidable, the Academy of Sciences wishes to take steps to enable the P.G. students to face these challenges with ease by conducting Training Programs.

Physics / Chemistry Olympiad for Post-graduate students

Olympiad for Post-graduate students will be conducted by the Academy of Sciences, Chennai on Saturday, 16 Feb. 2019, 10 A.M – 1 P.M. (3 hours). The Syllabus and the standard of questions is similar to UGC-CSIR NET examination.  First five rank holders in each subject will be given prizes in the form of books with a certificate of merit and those who score more than 40% will be given a certificate of merit.

Eligibility for participation: M.Sc. and M.Phil students and Research scholars in Physics/Chemistry from recognized institutions are eligible to participate and their applications should be routed through the respective Heads of the Department.

Question Paper : The Question Paper will consist of two parts – Part A and Part B. The total marks for the paper will be 150; out of which Part A will carry 50 marks and Part B will carry 100 marks.  Part A will consist of 30 multiple choice questions, out of which 25 are to be answered.  Each right answer will carry 2 marks and each wrong answer will carry a negative mark of ½.  Part B will consist of 35 multiple choice questions, out of which 25 are to be answered.  Each right answer will carry 4 marks and a wrong answer will be given a negative mark of 1.  Most of the questions will be problem-oriented. Any communication or inquiry regarding the Olympiad may also be sent to the following email address: tnasc108@gmail.com

Physics Syllabus

1. Mathematical Methods of Physics, 2. Classical Mechanics and  Relativistic Mechanics, 3. Electromagnetic Theory, 4. Quantum Mechanics,  5. Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, 6. Electronics and Experimental Methods, 7. Atomic and Molecular Physics, 8. Condensed Matter Physics,   9. Nuclear and Particle Physics.

Chemistry Syllabus

Inorganic chemistry:
1.Chemical periodicity. 2. Structure and bonding 3. Concepts of acids and bases.  4. Main group elements and their compounds.  5. Transition elements and coordination compounds.  6. Inner transition elements. 7. Organometallic compounds.  8. Cages and metal clusters.   9. Analytical chemistry- separation, spectroscopic, electro- and thermoanalytical methods.  10. Bioinorganic chemistry. 11. Characterisation of inorganic compounds by spectroscopy and microscopic techniques.  12. Nuclear chemistry.

Physical Chemistry:
1.Basic principles of quantum mechanics. 2. Approximate methods of quantum mechanics. 3. Atomic structure and spectroscopy. 4.Chemical bonding. 5. Chemical applications of group theory.6. Molecular spectroscopy. 7.Chemical thermodynamics. 8.Statistical thermodynamics.9. Electrochemistry. 10. Chemical kinetics. 11. Colloids and surfaces. 12. Solid state Chemistry.13. Polymer chemistry. 14. Data analysis

Organic Chemistry:
1.IUPAC nomenclature. 2. Principles of stereochemistry. 3. Aromaticity. 4. Organic reactive intermediates.
5. Organic reaction mechanisms and reaction pathways. 6. Name reactions and rearrangements. 7. Organic transformations and reagents. 8. Concepts in organic synthesis. 9. Asymmetric synthesis. 10. Pericyclic compounds. 11. Heterocyclic compounds.. 12. Chemistry of natural products. 13. Structure determination of organic compounds by IR, UV-Vis, 1H & 13C NMR and Mass spectroscopic techniques.

Interdisciplinary topics: Chemistry of Nanomaterials, Green chemistry, Medicinal chemistry, Supramolecular chemistry.  Environmental chemistry.