NEST 2019 Syllabus for Physics

NEST 2019 – In Basic Sciences such biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, for candidates seeking admission into 5-year integrated M.Sc. program NEST is a national level entrance exam serving as a gateway. In the month of June 2019, NEST 2019 is expected to take place.

Important Dates to Remember for NEST 2019

  • The release of official notification for NEST 2019: 4th week of December 2018
  • Commencement of online form filling: 1st week of January 2019
  • Last date to fill the NEST 2019 application form: 1st week of March 2019
  • Availability of NEST 2019 Admit Card: 4th week of April 2019
  • NEST 2019 exam date: 1st week of June 2019
  • NEST 2019 declaration of result: 3rd week of June 2019

Exam Pattern for NEST 2019        

  • The medium of instruction: English
  • The total duration of exam: 3 hours
  • Total marks: 230
  • Total sections: 5
  • Marks for every correct answer: 1
  • Marks deducted for every wrong answer : 0

Syllabus of Physics for NEST 2019


Least count, measurement of length, time, mass, temperature, potential difference, Methods of measurement (Direct, Indirect, Null), Dimensional analysis, Units and dimensions, significant figures, current and resistance;


Inertial and uniformly accelerated (linear only) frames of reference, Kinetic and potential energy, Impulse, Systems of particles, Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only); Projectiles; Uniform circular motion; Relative velocity; Newton’s laws of motion;


Pressure in a fluid, Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation, Pascal’s law, capillary rise; Rigid body, Stoke’s and Poiseuille’s law, Reynolds number, Buoyancy, Surface energy and surface tension;  Viscosity –Terminal velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem, Qualitative understanding of turbulence, Streamline flow, equation of continuity;

Rotational Dynamics

Angular momentum, Torque, Equilibrium of rigid bodies, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, Young’s modulus; Moment of inertia, the moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes;


Progressive and stationary waves, Plane wave motion; Longitudinal and transverse waves, Resonance (qualitative understanding), superposition of waves; Beats, Vibration of strings and air columns, Speed of sound in gases, Doppler Effect;

Thermal physics

Calorimetric Problems, Stefan’s law, latent heat; Blackbody radiation – absorptive and emissive powers, liquids and gases; Heat conduction in one dimension, Newton’s law of cooling;

Reference books for Physics – NEST 2019

  • Problems in Physics by A.A Pinsky
  • Practice Problems in Physics for Engineering and Medical Entrance Exams by S. Mishra
  • An Objective Approach to Organic Chemistry by R.K. Gupta
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

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