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. This is now initiated first in Physics and in later years, it may be extended to other subjects.
Physics Olympiad for Post-graduate students
Physics Olympiad for Post-graduate students was conducted by the Academy of Sciences, Chennai on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The Test was for 3 hours duration and with multiple choice questions. The Syllabus and the standard of questions is similar to UGC-CSIR NET examination in Physics.
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.
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.