## DETAILED SYLLABUS FOR THE POST OF NON-VOCATIONAL TEACHER (SENIOR &JUNIOR) IN PHYSICS

KERALA VOCATIONAL HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION, HIGHER SECONDRY SCHOOL TEACHER (JUNIOR)IN HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION

(Cat. No.: 267/2021,271/2021,741/2021)

(Total – 100 Marks)

## Main Topics

Part I – Physics – 70 Marks

Part II – Research Methodology & Teaching Aptitude – 10 Marks

Part III – Salient features of Indian Constitution and Social Welfare

Legislations & Programmes – 10 Marks

Part IV – General Knowledge ,Current Affairs & Renaissance in

Kerala– 10 Marks

Maximum Marks : 100

Duration : 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Medium of Question : English

Mode of Exam : OMR/ONLINE (Objective Multiple Choice)

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1- Classical Mechanics (7 Marks)

Constraints and Generalized coordinates, D’Alemberts principle and

Lagrange’s equation, Velocity dependent potentials, Hamilton’s Principle,

Lagrange’s equation from Hamilton’s Principle, Kepler problem, Hamilton

-Jacobi equation, Hamilton‟s principal and characteristic function, H-J

equation for the linear harmonic oscillator, Euler angles, Centrifugal and

Coriolis forces, Nonlinear oscillations, Limitcycles, Chaos – Logistic map.

2- Mathematical methods and group theory (7 Marks)

Properties of Fourier series, Fourier integral, Fourier transform, Gamma

function, Beta function, Delta function, Bessel functions of the first and

second kinds, Neumann function, Spherical Bessel function, Legendre

polynomials, Generating function, Recurrence relation, Rodrigues formula,

Orthogonality, Associated Legendre polynomials, Spherical harmonics,

Hermite polynomials, Laguerre polynomials, Cauchy-Reimann conditions,

Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Laurent expansion,

Singularities, Calculus of residues and applications.

3- Electronics and Microprocessor (7+7 = 14 Marks)

a) Electronics (7 Marks)

a) Electronics (7 Marks)

Biasing of Field effect Transister (FET), FET as VVR and its applications,

Photodetectors – Light dependent resistor- photodiode, p-n junction solar cells,

Basic o p e r a t i o n a l a m p l i f i e r c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s, differential

amplifier, OPAMP parameters, OPAMP as inverter, Analog integration and

differentiation, Electronic analog computation, Active low pass filter, High pass

Butterworth filters, Band pass filter, OPAMP based astable and monostable

multivibrators, Schmidt trigger. Amplitude modulation and demodulation

circuits, Comparison of signal to noise ratios, Pulse code modulation,

Communications receivers, FM transmitters, VHF/UHF systems, Microwave

systems , Satellite communications.

b) Microprocessor (7 Marks)

Organization of microcomputers, microprocessor as CPU, Addition,

Subtraction of two 8 bit & 16 bit numbers, Organization and internal

architecture of the Intel 8085,Timings of Intel 8085, Data transfer schemes of

Intel 8085, Applications of Microprocessors, Analog to Digital converter,

Clock for A/D conversion, Sample and Hold circuit, Analog multiplexer and

Overview of 8051 microcontroller.

4- Quantum Mechanics (7 Marks)

Vector spaces, The Hilbert space, Operators and its properties, Angular

momentum operators, Matrix representation of angular momentum operators,

Pauli spin matrices, Orbital angular momentum, differential and total crosssection, optical theorem, Harmonic perturbation, Interaction of an atom with

the electromagnetic field, Induced emission and absorption, Anharmonic

oscillator, stark and Zeeman effects in hydrogen, Hole theory, The Weyl

equation. The Klein-Gordon equation, Charge and current densities.

5- Statistical mechanics (7 Marks)

The entropy of mixing and Gibbs paradox – Phase space of a classical system –

Liouville‟s theorem and its consequences, Equipartition theorem – Virial

theorem – The density matrix, Thermodynamic behaviour of an ideal Bose gas,

Thermodynamic behaviour of an ideal Fermi gas- Magnetic behaviour of an

ideal Fermi Gas : (1) Pauli paramagnetism, (2) Landau diamagnetism.

6- Nuclear and particle Physics (7 Marks)

Nuclear size, shape, mass and binding energy, semi empirical mass formula

Characteristics of nuclear forces, s p i n -orbit potential, e l e c t r i c quadruple

moments, parity violation in beta decay, internal conversion. Conservation

laws and symmetries, Quark model, The eightfold way, quantum

chromodynamics and gluons. , Fick‟s law and its validity, Shell structure and

magic numbers, Single crystal and Powder diffraction, Scherrer equation,

Debye-Scherrer Camera, Applications of XRD.

7-Solid State Physics (7 Marks)

Miller indices, Reciprocal lattice, Brillouin zones, Einstein and Debye models

of specific heat, Nearly free electron model and formation of energy bands,

Bloch functions, Kronig Penny model, Dielectric constant, Local Electric

field, Ferroelectric domain, Antiferroelectricity, Piezoelectricity, Langevin‟s

theory of diamagnetism, Weiss theory of ferromagnetism, Neel Model of

Antiferromagnetism, Type I and Type II superconductors, energy gap Isotope

effect, London equation, Cooper pairs, High Tc Superconductors, Cuprates.

8-Atomic and molecular Spectroscopy (7 Marks)

The spectrum of non rigid rotator, Born –Oppenheimer approximation,

Normal modes and vibration of H2O and CO2, Rotational Raman Spectrum of

Symmetric top molecules, stimulated Raman effect and Inverse Raman Effect.

Vibrational Analysis of band systems, Deslander‟s table, Interaction of nuclear

spin and magnetic field, Larmour precession, Mossbauer Spectroscopy,

Resonance fluroscence of γ-rays.

9- Lasers and fibre Optics (7 Marks)

Einstein coefficients, Line-broadening mechanisms, Q-Switching, Mode

locking, Four level solid state lasers, CO2 lasers, Dye lasers, Semiconductor

lasers, Spatial frequency filtering and holography, Second Harmonic

Generation. Acceptance angle of Optical Fibre, Numerical aperture of optical

fibre, Step-index fibers, Graded index fibers. Attenuation in optical fibers,

Absorption losses, Leaky modes, Radiation induced losses, Inherent defect

losses.

PART II (10 Marks)

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/TEACHING APTITUDE

I. TEACHING APTITUDE

Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;

Learner’s characteristics;

Factors affecting teaching;

Methods of teaching;

Teaching aids;

Evaluation systems.

II. RESEARCH APTITUDE

Research: Meaning, Characteristics and types;

Steps of research;

Methods of research;

Research Ethics;

Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;

Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.

PART III (10 Marks)

Salient Features of Indian Constitution

Salient features of the Constitution – Preamble- Its significance and its

place in the interpretation of the Constitution.

Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Relation between

Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles – Fundamental Duties.

Executive – Legislature – Judiciary – Both at Union and State Level. – Other

Constitutional Authorities.

Centre-State Relations – Legislative – Administrative and Financial.

Services under the Union and the States.

Emergency Provisions.

Amendment Provisions of the Constitution.

Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes

Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities

against Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social

Welfare Programmes like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood

Donation etc.

PART IV (10 Marks)

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, CURRENT AFFAIRS AND RENAISSANCE IN KERALA

**RENAISSANCE IN KERALA TOWARDS A NEW SOCIETY**

Introduction to English education – various missionary organisations and their functioning funding of educational institutions, factories, printing press etc.

EFFORTS TO REFORM THE SOCIETY**(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements**

SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala

Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham,

Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc.

(**B) Struggles and Social Revolts**

Upper cloth revolts.**Channar agitation**, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam

Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act. **MalayaleeMemorial, Ezhava Memorial** etc.

Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention movement etc.

**ROLE OF PRESS IN RENAISSANCE**

Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama,

Bhashaposhini, Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham,

Yukthivadi, etc

**AWAKENING THROUGH LITERATURE**

Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement

etc

**WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE**

**Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma**

Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanamand others

Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam

**LEADERS OF RENAISSANCE**

**Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar,**Sree Narayana Guru,

**Ayyan Kali**.Chattampi Swamikal,

**Brahmananda**

Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham

Sivayogi

Malpan, Mampuram Thangal,

**Sahodaran Ayyappan**,

**Pandit K P Karuppan**, Pampadi John Joseph,

Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal,

Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C.

Krishnan, K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan

Namboothiripad, Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna

Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swami Ananda Theerthan, M C Joseph,

Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others

LITERARY FIGURES

Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghese

Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara

Kurup, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev,

Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others

**GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS**

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