PESSAT 2020 Syllabus - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English
Published on : 27th October 2019 Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
The syllabus for PESSAT 2020 exam 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 2020 syllabus as per the CBSE curriculum.
PESSAT Syllabus 2020 -
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)
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:
Subjects |
Number of Questions |
Physics |
60 |
Mathematics |
60 |
Chemistry |
40 |
English |
20 |
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.