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    What is the syllabus of M.Sc (Biochemistry) entrance exam of AIIMS?

    syllabus of msc.biochemistry entrance exam of AIIMS
    I want to know the syllabus of msc.biochemistry entrance exam of AIIMS after completing my Bsc.MLT

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    Re: What is the syllabus of M.Sc (Biochemistry) entrance exam of AIIMS?

    The syllabus for M Sc. Biochemist :

    The syllabus for aiims exam can categorized into 15 units.
    Each unit carries a weightage of four marks. Paper setters are required to set four multiple choice
    type questions with only one correct or most appropriate answer separately for each unit,
    giving uniform representation to the whole syllabus contained therein.

    UNIT 1:

    Laws of thermodynamics
    Concepts of heat of reaction, enthalpy, entropy

    Unit 2:

    Acid base equilibria
    Essential and trace elements in biological system

    Unit 3:

    Concepts of chemical bonding
    Electron displacements
    Dipole-dipole interactions: hydrogen bond, Vander-waals forces, hydrophobic and
    hydrophilic interactions

    Unit 4:

    Soaps and Detergents

    Unit 5::

    Photosynthesis and its mechanism
    Significance and mechanism of respiration
    Importance of water to plant life.
    Transpiration mechanism.
    Methods of study of macro and micro nutrients availability, uptake and role

    Unit 6:

    Ecology and environmental conservation
    Air, water pollution and their control, renewable and non renewable recourses,
    protection, conservation and management.
    Toxicity of metals and the reasons of toxicity
    Use of radioisotopes as a tracer in chemical reactions, in agriculture, industry and
    Concepts of Evolution, ecosystem, nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon dioxide cycle

    Unit 7:

    Structure, transmission and role of viruses
    Bacterial morphology and their growth
    Host Parasite relationship
    Applications of microbiology

    Unit 8:

    Structure, Classification, Properties and importance of Proteins, Enzymes, lipids, nucleic
    acids and carbohydrates
    Chromosome Structure, hereditary, linkage & recombination

    Unit 9:

    Variation in chromosome number
    DNA as genetic material, replication, transcription, Genetic Code, mechanism of protein
    synthesis and regulation
    Various structural levels of nucleic acids

    Unit 10:

    Restriction and modification system
    Transformation, Transduction
    Cell, tissue and organ culture, methods and practical applications
    Unit 11:

    Introduction, Scope and significance of biotechnology
    Elementary idea of Genetic Engineering

    Unit 12:

    Historical Perspective, Scope and significance of developmental biology
    Cell Cycle and its different stages
    Morphology of cell Prokaryotic and eukaryotic
    Structure, composition and function of cell wall, plasma membrane, mitochondria,
    plastids, endoplasmic reticulum nucleus, nucleoli, lysosomes and ribosomes

    Unit 13:

    Blood components and their functions
    Composition and functions of lymphatic system
    Overall anatomy and function of various components of human circulatory, respiratory,
    excretory, nervous, digestive and endocrine system

    Unit 14:

    Glycolsis , TCA cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, Gluconeogenesis, Glycogen
    synthesis and breakdown,
    β-oxidation of fatty acids, metabolism of fatty acid, triacylglycerol and cholesterol
    Electron transport chain and oxidative phosphorylation
    Transamination and deamination reactions, urea cycle, metabolism of phenylalanine,
    tyrosine, tryptophan.

    Unit 15:

    Metabolism of purines and pyrimidines.
    Basic concepts of immunology
    Basic concepts of nutrition
    Definition and scope of clinical biochemistry in diagnosis
    Enzyme patterns in health and disease states with reference to plasma lipase, amylase,
    cholinesterase, alkaline and acid phosphatase, SGOT, SGPT, LDH and CPK, kidney
    function and liver function tests.

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    Re: What is the syllabus of M.Sc (Biochemistry) entrance exam of AIIMS?

    hi. i have completed my graduation in biochemistry. i want to join PG in central universites in south india but couldn't get test papers with answers so that i can prepare easily.please help me?

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