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JKCET Syllabus 2018 for Phy, Chem, Maths (Subject Wise) Exam Pattern PDF

JKCET Syllabus

In order to qualify the Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination, it is must for one to have proper knowledge regarding the JKCET Syllabus. With the help of JKCET Syllabus 2018 candidates can get to know about the subject wise important topics on which the questions will be based. Candidates who are preparing for JKCET examination may go through the JKCET Syllabus 2018 for Phy, Chem, Maths and can also download it in PDF format with the help of official link available below. Along with the JKCET Exam Syllabus 2018 we have also given the JKCETExam pattern so that candidates can also understand the structure of examination.

There are three subjects on whom the Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination is based; the sections are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each section will have 60 questions. Candidates need to answer all the questions. Internal choices may be available in the examination. Those candidates who will qualify the examination conducted by The J&K Board Of Professional Entrance Examinations (JAKBOPEE) will become eligible for admission in Engineering Courses in the institutions of the Jammu and Kashmir. But firstly it is must to qualify the JKCET examination. To help candidates in preparing well for the exam we the team members of have given the JKCET Syllabus 2018 along with the exam pattern here.

JKCET Syllabus

Following are the contents of JKCET Syllabus….

JKCET Syllabus – Physics

Unit 1Physical World And Measurement02
Unit 2Kinematics03
Unit 3Laws of Motion02
Unit 4Work, Energy And Power02
Unit 5Motion of System of Particles And Rigid Body02
Unit 6Gravitation02
Unit 7Properties Of Bulk Matter02
Unit 8Thermodynamics02
Unit 9Behaviour of Perfect Gas And Kinectic Theory02
Unit 10Oscillations And Waves04
Unit 11Electrostatics04
Unit 12Current Electricity04
Unit 13Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism05
Unit 14Electromagnetic Induction And Alt. Currents04
Unit 15Electromagnetic Waves02
Unit 16Optics07
Unit 17Dual Nature Of Matter And Radiation02
Unit 18Atoms And Nuclei03
Unit 19Electronic Devices04
Unit 20Communication System02

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JKCET Syllabus – Chemistry

Unit 1Chemical Arithmetic & Atomic Structure03
Unit 2Chemical Equilibrium04
Unit 3Chemical Kinetics02
Unit 4Solutions02
Unit 5Chemical Thermodynamics04
Unit 6Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry03
Unit 7Solid State & States Of Matter04
Unit 8Surface Chemistry02
Unit 9Periodic Properties02
Unit 10Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure04
Unit 11Chemistry Of Representative Elements04
Unit 12Transition Elements Including Lanthanoides02
Unit 13Co-Ordination Chemistry04
Unit 14Nomenclature And Basic Concepts In The Organic Chemistry03
Unit 15Hydrocarbons03
Unit 16Organic Chemistry Based On Functional Group-I02
Unit 17Organic Chemistry Based On Function Group-Ii03
Unit 18Organic Chemistry Based On Functional Group-Iii03
Unit 19Molecules Of Life03
Unit 20Polymers03

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JKCET Syllabus – Mathematics

Unit 1Sets, Relations And Functions06
Unit 2Complex Number; Linear Inequation; Linear Prog06
Unit 3Sequence And Series, Permutation And Combination06
Unit 4Trigonometric And Inverse Trigonometry Functions06
Unit 5Matrices And Determinants04
Unit 6Limit, Continuity And Differentiation08
Unit 7Integration And Differential Equations07
Unit 8Straight Lines And Conic Sections05
Unit 9Statistics And Probability06
Unit 10Vectors And Three Dimensional Geometry06

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S I units, Fundamental and derived units. Accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Errors in measurement, Significant figures. Dimensions of Physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.

JKCET Syllabus 2018 – UNIT 2: KINEMATICS         (Marks: 03)

Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion. Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity. Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time graph, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion, (graphical treatment and calculus approach). Scalar and Vector quantities, addition and Subtraction of vectors, general Vector and notation, Relativen Velocity. Scalar and Vector products of two vectors with properties, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector in plane rectangular components, Motion in a plane, Projectile Motion.

JKCET Syllabus pdf- UNIT 3: LAWS OF MOTION     (Marks: 02)

Concept of force and Inertia, Newton‟s First Law of motion; Momentum and Newton‟s Second Law of motion, Impulse; Newton‟s Third Law of motion. Law of conversation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces. Friction, static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction.

Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and examples of circular motion (vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road.)

JKCET Syllabus 2018 PDF- UNIT 4: WORK, ENERGY AND POWER (Marks: 02)

Concept of scalar products of vectors, Work done by a constant force and variable force; kinetic energy, work energy theorem, power. Potential energy, Potential energy of spring, conservative forces, conservation of mechanical energy (K.E. and P.E.), non-conservative forces; Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.


Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body; Concepts of vector product of vectors: moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum with some examples. Moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of moment of inertia for simple geometric objects (no derivation), statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. Rigid body rotation and equations of rotational motion.

JKCET 2018 Syllabus-UNIT 6: GRAVITATION         (Marks: 02)

The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude, depth and shape, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. Gravitational potential; gravitational potential energy. Escape velocity. Orbital velocity of satellite. Geo-stationary satellites.

JKCET Syllabus for  2018 – UNIT 7: PROPERTIES OF BULK MATTER        (Marks: 02)

Elastic behavior, Stress-strain relationship. Hooke‟s Law, Young‟s modulus, bulk modulus, shear modulus of rigidity. Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal‟s law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes) Viscosity, Stokes‟ law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, Reynolds number. Bernoulli‟s theorem and its applications Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, applications of surface tension – ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise. Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; specific heat, calorimetry; change of state-latent heat. Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, Newton‟s law of cooling.

Syllabus for JKCET -UNIT 8: THERMODYNAMICS    (Marks: 02)

Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of thermodynamics),. Heat work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics. Second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines and refrigerators (concept only)


Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas. Kinectic theory of gases – assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinectic energy and temperature: rms speed of gas molecules; Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy (Statement only) and applications to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of Mean free path, Avagadro’s number.

JKCET Syllabus – UNIT 10: OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES    (Marks: 04)

Periodic motion – Period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring-restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. – kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum-derivation of expression for its time period; Free, forced and damped oscillations, resonance. Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect.

JKCET Syllabus – UNIT 11: ELECTROSTATICS        (Marks: 04)

Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution. Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in uniform electric field. Electric flux, Statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside). Electric potential, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges; Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric dipole in an electrostatic field. Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a capacitor. Van de Graff generator.


Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear & non-linear), Electrical energy and power, Electrical resistivity and conductivity, Carbon resistors, Colour code for carbon resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance. Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel. Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications. Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge. Potentiometer – principle and its application to measure the potential difference and for comparing e.m.f. of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.


Biot – Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop. Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids. Force on moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron. Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current- carrying conductors-definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; Moving coil galvanometer, its current sensitivity and conversion with examples. Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements. Para-, dia- and ferro-magnetic substances with examples. Electromagnets and factors affecting their strength, permanent magnets.
Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law. Eddy currents. Self and mutual inductance. Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only) & LCR circuits series, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattles current. AC generators and transformer.

JKCET Syllabus – UNIT 15: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES     (Marks: 02)

Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics. Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, Xrays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.

JKCET Syllabus – UNIT 16: OPTICS  (Marks: 07)

Ray optics-Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula, refraction of light-Total internal reflection and its applications, Refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, Lens-makers Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens. Combination of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers. Wave optics: wave front and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts. Proofs of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle. Interferences, Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes, Polarisation, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroid’s.
Dual nature of radiation. Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation; particle nature of light. Matter waves-wave nature of particle, de Broglie relation. Davission-Germer experiment.

JKCET Syllabus – UNIT 18: ATOMS AND NUCLEI     (Marks: 03)

Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr’s model of atom, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law. Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.

JKCET Syllabus – UNIT 19: ELECTRONIC DEVICES  (Marks: 04)

Quantitative ideas on Energy bands in solids, conductors, insulators and semiconductors. Semiconductors; Semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor and its action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT) concept of NAND and NOR gates. Transistor as a switch.

JKCET Syllabus – UNIT 20: COMMUNICATION SYSTEM      (Marks: 02)

Basic elements of communication system (block diagram only), Bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and digital data); Bandwidth of Transmission medium, Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere, sky and space wave propagation. Need for modulation: Production and detection of an amplitude modulated wave.

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JKCET Syllabus – Unit 1: Chemical Arithmetic & Atomic Structure       (Marks: 03)

Laws of chemical combination, Mole concept (numericals) Percentage composition, Chemical reactions, Stoichiometry and calculations based on stoichiometry. Atomic structure:-Bohr‟s model of Hydrogen atom, Quantum numbers, Pauli‟s exclusion principle, Hund‟s rule and Aufbau principle. Heisenberg‟s uncertainty principle, de-Broglie wave equation and its significance.

JKCET Syllabus – Unit 2: Chemical Equilibrium  (Marks: 04)Law of mass action, Le-Chatelier‟s principle, and its application to physical and chemical equilibria. Ionisation of weak electrolytes (Ostwald‟s dilution law) Acids and bases: Acid base equilibria. Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis concept, of acids and bases. Ionic product of water. pH and pOH scales, pKa&pKb values, Solubility product, Buffer solutions Common ion effect, Hydrolysis of salts
JKCET Syllabus 2018 – Unit 3: Chemical Kinetics      (Marks: 02)Rate of chemical reaction, Average and instantaneous rate, Factors effecting rate of reaction, Order and molecularity of reaction, Integrated rate equation and Half-life period (for zero and first order) reaction, Activation energy and Arrhenius equation.
JKCET Syllabus – Unit 4: Solutions       (Marks: 02)Vapour pressure, Raoult‟s law, Ideal and Non-ideal solutions, Colligative properties. Determination of molecular mass of non-volatile solutes through colligative properties. Abnormal molecular masses and Van‟t Hoff Factor.
JKCET Syllabus  PDF – Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics          (Marks: 04)Energy changes taking place during chemical reactions, Internal Energy and Enthalpy changes, Enthalpy of combustion, Solution and Neutralization. Hess‟s Law (Numerical problems) Laws of thermodynamics-first, second & third, Concepts of Entropy and Free energy, Spontaneity of a chemical reaction and Thermodynamic equilibrium.
JKCET Syllabus 2018 PDF- Unit 6: Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry       (Marks: 03)Dependence of electrode and cell potential on concentration (Nernst Equation), Electrode potential as a criteria for product formation in electrolysis. E.M.F. of Galvanic cell, Relationship between free energy change and E.M.F. of a cell. Definition and units of Equivalent, Molar and Specific conductivity.
JKCET Syllabus – Unit 7: Solid State & States Of Matter          (Marks: 04)Boyle‟s Law, Charle‟s law, Dalton‟s law of partial pressure, Graham‟s law of diffusion of gases. Causes of deviation from ideal behaviour, ideal gas equation and nature of „R‟, Vander Waal‟s equation, surface tension and viscosity of liquids. Crystalline and amorphous solids, Crystal lattice, Crystal types, Packing efficiency, calculation of density of unit cell, Number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic cell. Co-ordination number, Stoichiometric defects: Schottky, Frenkel and interstitial. Properties of solids: Electrical, Magnetic & Dielectric.
Unit 8: Surface Chemistry          (Marks: 02)Freundlich Adsorption isotherm, preparation of colloidal solutions by physical and chemical method.Electrical properties (cataphoresis, electroosmosis, coagulation and protective colloids) Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis.
JKCET Syllabus 2019 – Unit 9: Periodic Properties    (Marks: 02)Classification of elements as s, p, d, and f block elements. Variation of Ionization energy, Electron affinity, Electronegativity, Atomic and Ionic radii along the period and down the group in the periodic table.
Unit 10: Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure   (Marks: 04)Types of chemical bonds, Ionic & covalent bonds, Bond parameters, Quantum theory of covalent bond, pi and sigma bonds, Hybridization involving s, p and d-orbitals, Dipole moments and hydrogen bond. VSEPR: Shapes of simple molecules ( H2O, NH3, SO2, CO2, PCl3, PCl5, CIF3, BF3, SF4, XeF2, XeF4 ). Molecular orbital theory: Energy Levels and M.O. diagrams of H2, H +,He , O ,O1- ,O 2-& F . Bond order and its significance.
JKCET Syllabus For Exam- Unit 11: Chemistry Of Representative Elements          (Marks: 04)S and P Block Elements: Electron configuration, Oxidation states and trends in various properties like ionization energy, electron affinity, atomic radii, electronegativity and diagonal relationship. Alkali metals: Hydration of ions, action with ammonia, flame colouration, solubility of hydroxides, carbonates and sulphates. Alkaline Earth Metals: Solubility of carbonates, hydroxides and sulphates. Boron Family: Structure of halides, relative acid strength of trihalides of boron. Carbon family: Hydrides and oxides. Nitrogen family: Oxides of Nitrogen and Phosphorous, reducing nature, basic strength and boiling points of their halides. Oxygen family: volatility, thermal stability, acid character, reducing character and bond angles of their hydrides, oxyacids of sulphur. Halogen family: Bond energy, colour and oxidizing power, boiling point, acid strength and dipole moment, thermal stability, reducing power of hydracids, relative acidity and oxidizing power of oxyacids of halogens.
JKCET Syllabus – Unit 12: Transition Elements Including Lanthanoides  (Marks: 02)Electron configuration, Oxidation states, Colour, and Magnetic properties. Oxides of Vanadium, Chromium and Manganese Alloys of Copper, Silver and Iron. Metallurgy of Iron, Copper and Zinc.
Unit 13: Co-Ordination Chemistry      (Marks: 04)Introduction, Ligands, Co-ordination Number, IUPAC Nomenclature. Bonding theories: Werner‟s, VBT and CFT. Isomerism in Co-ordination compounds (Ionization, Linkage, Hydrate, Geometrical and Optical). Applications of Co-ordination complexes in Biology, Medicine and Analytical Chemistry.
JKCET Syllabus – Unit 14: Nomenclature And Basic Concepts In Organic Chemistry (Marks: 03)Nomenclature of organic compounds (monofunctional and polyfunctional groups), inductive,eletromeric resonance and hyperconjugation effects, reaction intermediates, carbocations, carbanions and free radicals with their general stability order, types of organic reactions (addition, substitution, elimination and redox reactions), aromaticity on the basis of Huckel rule. Ortho, meta and para directing groups.
JKCET Syllabus – Unit 15: Hydrocarbons (Marks: 03)Structural isomerism in alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and arenes, stereoisomerism: geometrical and optical isomerism, chirality, origin of chirality, specific rotation, racemisation and resolution, conformations in ethane and cyclohexane, relative configuration (D,L-Nomenclature), absolute (R and S system of nomenclature).
JKCET Syllabus – Unit 16: Organic Chemistry Based On Functional Group-I    (Marks: 02)Haloalkanes, haloarenes, alcohols and phenols: General methods of preparation and properties. Choloroform and Iodoform.
Unit 17: Organic Chemistry Based On Function Group-Ii          (Marks: 03)Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, Monocarboxylic acids:General methods of preparation and properties. Derivatives of monocarboxylic acids like acid halides, acid anhydrides acid amides and esters. Relative strength of carboxylic acids
JKCET Syllabus – Unit 18: Organic Chemistry Based On Functional Group-Iii   (Marks: 03)Cyanides, Isocyanides, Nitrocompounds and Amines: General methods of preparation and properties. Relative basic character of amines.
JKCET Syllabus – Unit 19: Molecules Of Life      (Marks: 03)Carbohydrates: Definition, Classification, Mutarotation, Structure of Animo-acids, Peptides and Proteins (Molish and ninhydrin tests). Classification and uses of vitamins. Chemicals in medicine and health care, Dyes and drugs. Chemical reactions in atmosphere, ozone depletion and its effects. Acid rain, Green House effect & Global warming.
JKCET Syllabus – Unit 20: Polymers       (Marks: 03)

Introduction, Classification, Methods of Polymerisation (Addition, Condensation, Free Radical, Cationic & Anionic). Natural & Synthetic Polymers: Polythene, Nylon, Polyster, Bakelite and Rubber. Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Polymers.

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JKCET Exam Pattern

Name of SectionNumber of questionsMaximum MarksDuration of ExamMarking Scheme
Physics60603 HoursCorrect Answer: +1 Mark

Incorrect Answer: -0.25 mark

  • There will be 180 questions in the examination
  • Questions will be asked from 03 sections that are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Each question in examination will be of 01 mark
  • Total time given to candidates to complete the examination will be 03 hours
  • Negative Marking will also be there in the examination as 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

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