PESSAT 2021 Syllabus - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2024

The syllabus for PESSAT 2021 will be similar to the CBSE Board official syllabus for classes XI and XII. Thus, candidates are advised to refer to the official CBSE syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics sections. For the English section, candidates must read the English grammar basics carefully. The article here will cover the PESSAT 2021 syllabus as per the CBSE curriculum.

PESSAT 2021 Syllabus -

The topics provided here are as per the CBSE syllabus for the respective subjects. The topics of class XI and XII are provided separately.

Chemistry Syllabus

Class XI Topics

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Structure of Atom, States of Matter: Gases and Liquid, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Hydrogen, Redox Reactions, s-block elements, p-block elements, Hydrocarbons, Organics Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques, and Environmental Chemistry.

Class XII Topics

Solutions, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-block elements, d- and f-block elements, Coordination compounds, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Polymers, Biomolecules, Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen, Chemistry in Everyday Life.

Complete Chemistry Syllabus as per CBSE (for both Class XI and XII)

Physics Syllabus

Class XI Topics

Physical World and Measurement, Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases, Oscillations and Waves.

Class XII Topics

Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices.

Complete Physics Syllabus as per CBSE (for both Class XI and XII)

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Mathematics Syllabus

Class XI Topics

Sets, Relations & Functions, Trigonometric Functions, Principles of Mathematical Induction, Linear Inequalities, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Sequence and Series, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Limits and Derivatives, Introduction to Three-dimensional Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics, Probability.

Class XII Topics

Relations and Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Matrices, Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Applications of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of the Integrals, Differential Equations, Vectors, Three-Dimensional Geometry, Linear Programming, Probability.

Complete Mathematics Syllabus as per CBSE (for both Class XI and XII)

English Syllabus

For the English section, candidates are required to keep their grammar basics clear. Practice English grammar-based questions from a good book.

PESSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

A total of 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked from the following sections. The distribution of questions is also provided below:


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There will be negative marking in the exam to the extent of 0.25 marks deduction for every incorrect response. The total duration of the exam will be 180 minutes.