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UP PGT Physics syllabus in English PDF
UP PGT Physics Syllabus in English PDF

UP PGT Physics Syllabus in English pdf

  1. Mechanics:

Units and Dimension

  • Calculation of vectors with reference to the international unit method(Addition,  subtraction, multiplication)
  • Gradient
  •  divergence and curl
  •  centre of mass
  •  linear momentum
  •  Torque
  •  angular momentum
  •  Conservation laws
  •  centripetal force and acceleration
  •  Central forces
  •  conservative forces
  •  potential energy 
  • Gravitational potential and field due to a uniform spherical shell and solid sphere
  •  motion under Inverse Square Law
  •  Kepler’s law
  •  Projectile
  •  motion of satellites
  •  rotatory motion
  •  angular acceleration
  •  definition of inertia with physical significance


  • Stress and strain
  •  Hooke’s law
  •  elastic  constants and their relations 
  • Bending of beams
  •  Torsion of cylinders

 Surface tension

  •  molecular theory of surface tension
  •  adhesive and Cohesive force
  •  surface energy
  •  capillary action
  •  angle of  contact
  •  excess pressure
  •  shape of meniscus 


  •  ideal fluids
  •  equation of continuity
  •  streamline flow
  •  Bernoulli’s theorem 
  • Viscous fluids
  •  coefficient of viscosity
  •  poiseuille’s equation
  • Stoke’s law

 Thermal physics

Thermodynamics –

  • Thermodynamics system
  •  Thermodynamic Equilibrium
  •  thermodynamics state
  •  isothermal and adiabatic process
  •  concept of temperature
  •  heat and work
  •  thermal process
  •  first law of Thermodynamics and internal energy
  •  Joule’s law
  •  application of law
  • Carnot cycle
  •  carnot engine and refrigerator 
  • Absolute scale of temperature and carnot’s theorem
  • Second law of thermodynamics

 kinetic theory of gas

  • Maxwell-Boltzmann  law of distribution of molecular velocity
  •  evaluation of r.m.s  velocity
  •  average velocity and most probable velocity and pressure exerted by gas
  •  law of equipartition of energy
  •  mean free path transport phenomena
  •  van der waals equation

 conduction of heat

  •  steady state
  •  thermal conductivity
  •  fourier equation for one dimensional heat flow
  • Conductivity of bad conductors


  •   radiation as electromagnetic waves
  •   emissive and  absorptive powers
  •  radiation in hollow enclosure
  •  black body radiation
  •  kirchoff’s Law
  •  intensity and energy density
  •  pressure and energy density
  •  Newton’s law of cooling
  •  stefan’s constant
  • Stefan-Boltzmann;s Law
  • Solar constant and temperature of sun
  •  distribution of energy in the spectrum of blackbody radiation
  • wien’s distribution law
  • Wein’s displacement law
  • Rayleigh-Jeans Law
  • Planck’s Law

Geometrical Optics:

  • fermat’s principle and its application
  • Cardinal Points of coaxial optical systems and Combination of their lenses
  •  lens aberration
  •  achromatism of prism and lenses
  •  Eye places
  • Aplantism 
  •  field of view and depth of field
  •  magnifying power of telescope and microscope
  •  R. power of eye
  •  dispersive power of prism

 physical optics

  •  interference: condition for observing interference
  •  temporal and spatial coherence
  •  young’s double slit experiment
  • Determination of wavelength by measuring fringe width
  • Spontaneous and stimulated emission basic ideas about laser emission
  •  Ruby andHe-Ne lasers as example


  •  fresnel and fraunhofer classes
  • Simple applications of diffraction phenomena observed in nature
  •  resolving power of prism
  •  Rayleigh criteria


  •  unpolarized, polarized and partially polarized light
  •  linearly  polarised light – its production and detection
  • Polarisation of reflection
  • Brewster’s Law
  •  law of malus
  •  double refraction of uniaxial crystals
  •  nicol prism
  •  Polaroids
  • Huygen’s  theory of double refraction
  • Fresnel’s  theory of optical rotation
  • specific rotation and optical activity
  • Polarimeter


  • Flux measurement of intensity of light
  • L-B Photometer, Lambert’s sunshine law

Wave Motion-

  • Wave Motion and its characteristics
  •  phase and phase difference
  • S.H.M its characteristics and applications( Simple Pendulum, spring L-C circuit)
  •  Damped motion
  •  Resonance 
  • progressive wave
  • Partide velocity and wave velocity
  • principle of super position
  •  Beats
  •  stationary waves
  •  reflection of plane wave at a discontinuity
  •  motion on a string
  •  melde’s experiment
  • Organ pipes
  •  Ultrasonic waves
  •  Doppler’s Effect
  •  velocity of sound


  •  electrostatic induction
  •  Coulamb’s Law
  • Gauss’s Law
  • Electric field and potential
  • Potential field due to a dipole
  • Elementary idea of multipoles
  • Displacement and polarization vectors
  • Lorentz  electrical field
  •  different kinds of Polarizability
  • Parallel plate and spherical condensers
  •  parallel and series combination of condensers
  •  energy of condenser


  • Ampere’s law
  • Biot and Savort’s Law
  • Magnetic field due to circular loop and solenoid
  • Helmholtz’s Coil
  • Magnetic momenty
  • Magnetic materials and magnetisation
  • Model of magnetism
  • Magnetic susceptibility

Electrical Currents

  • Drift velocity
  • Ohm’s law
  • Conduction of a current in a wire
  • Kirchoff’s law
  • Series and parallel combination of resistances
  • Specific resistance
  • Wheatstone bridge
  • Meter bridge E.M.F. Carey-Foster Bridge
  • Potentiometer
  • Primary and secondary cell
  • Heating effect of current 
  • Conversion of Galvanometer into voltmeter and Ammeter


  • Faraday’s Law of electromagnetic Induction
  • Displacement current 
  • Self and mutual inductance Doubled circuits
  • Transformer
  • Methods of Network Analysis
  • Anderson Bridge
  • Eddy Current


  • Lorentz’s Force
  • Motion of a charge in a magnetic field
  • Magnetic Field due to a moving charge
  • Force in between two carrying straight wires
  • Force on a current carrying wire in a magnetic field

Alternative Current 

  • Behaviour of L.C. and R. in A.C. circuits L.C.R. circuits
  • Resonance
  • Quality factor
  • Power factor
  • Choke coil
  • Wattless current

Thermionic Tubes

  • Thermionic emission
  • Richardson’s equation
  • Diode
  • space charge limited current child’s law
  • Half and full wave rectifier and filters
  • Triode and its characteristic curves
  • Triode constants
  • Amplifier
  • Oscillator principle of image transmission
  • Television
  • CRO
  • Solid State Electronics
  • Modulator and Detector

Photoelectric Effect

  • Einstein’s Photo electric equation
  • Work function and Threshold  Frequency
  • Photon
  • Photovoltaic cell

Modern Physics

  • Bohr’s theory of Hydrogen Atom
  • Energy levels
  • Ionisation Potential
  • Absorption and Emission Solar Spectrum
  • Luminescence
  • X-Ray spectra
  • Radioactivity
  • Half time
  • Mass defect and Binding energy
  • Artificial Transmutation
  • Fission and Fusion
  • Elementary particles
  • Nuclear Reactors

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