# NET PHYSICAL SCIENCE Paper Analysis

Candidates are provided here the NET questions papers for Physical Science. Check detailed previous year question paper analysis for NET physical Science (PS). You will get an idea for the pattern and type of questions of Physical Science

QUESTION PAPER ANALYSIS LAST 10 YEARS

MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS

TOPIC NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Dimensional analysis 1
Vector algebra and vector calculus 10
Matrices 7
Cayley-Hamilton Theorem 1
Eigenvalues and eigenvectors 14
Linear ordinary differential equations of first & second order 15
Special functions (Hermite, Bessel, Laguerre and Legendre functions) 9
Fourier series 2
Fourier Transform 7
Inverse Laplace Transform 1
Laplace Transform 4
Complex Analysis 7
Taylor & Laurent series 7
Poles, Residues and evaluation of integrals 17
Probability theory 10
Binomial, Poisson and Normal distributions 5
Random Variables and Random Walk 13
Green's function 5
Partial differential equations 6
Computational techniques: interpolation, extrapolation and Finite difference methods 5
Integration by Trapezoid and Simpson's rule 7
RungeKutta method 0
Tensors 3
Introductory group theory: SU(2), O(3) 7
Miscellaneous 10

ELECTRONICS

TOPIC NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Semiconductor devices (diodes, junctions, transistors, field effect devices) 14
Decoder and Encoder circuit 2
Operational amplifiers 18
Counters 8
Registers 2
Truth table and Basic gates, circuit analysis 15
Zener Diode and it's applications 4
Frequency dependent Circuit analysis 7
A/D and D/A converters 3
Data interpretation and analysis 6
Precision and accuracy 2
Error analysis 7
Least squares fitting 1
Transducers (temperature, pressure/vacuum, magnetic fields, vibration, optical, and particle detectors) 2
Impedance matching 2
Lock-in detector, Box-car integrator, Modulation techniques 1
High frequency devices 1
Miscellaneous 9

SOLID STATES PHYSICS

TOPIC NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Crystal structure 7
Reciprocal lattice 1
Reciprocal lattice -
Diffraction 5
Lattice vibration 2
Band theory of solid 7
Thermal properties 1
Electrical properties 1
Magnetic properties -
Superconductivity 6
Hall effect 2
Fermi level 3
Density of state 8
Semiconductor 4
Lattice defects 2
Tight binding approximation 8
Specific heat 1

NUCLEAR PHYSICS

TOPIC NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Basic properties of nucleaus 1
Relativistic behaviour 3
Be, mass defect 0
Cross section 1
Mirror nuclei 1
Liquid drop model 6
Shell model 7
Particle physics
Elementary particles 0
Nuclear reaction 10
Quark model 4
Conservation laws 1
Deep inelastic scattering 1

QUANTUM MECHAQNICS

TOPIC NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Time evolution of wavefunction 6
Commutator 9
Operators 5
Unitary transformation 1
Ehrnfest theorum 2
Probability of finding a particle in a given region 4
Schrodinger equation 3
Expectation value of energy 5
Step potential 1
1-D BOX 5
2-D BOX 1
3-D BOX 2
Finite potential well 2
Uncertainity in position or momentum 6
Eigen vnalue and eigen function 3
1D linear harmonic oscilator 3
2D harmonic oscillator 1
3D harmonic oscillator 1
Orbital angular momentum 13
Spin angular momentum 4
Pauli matrices 4
Identical particles 2
Hydrogen atom 6
Expectation value of position or momentum 4
Time independent non degenerate pertubation 15
Time independent degenerate pertubaton 2
Time dependent pertubation 2
First born approximation 6
Partial wave analysis 4
Wkb approximation method 7
Wavefunction for a given potential 1
Variational Principle 5
Scattering Theory 1

CLASSICAL MECHANICS

TOPIC NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Kinemetics 4
Simple Harmonic Motion 7
Gravitation 3
Collision and Impulse 4
Moment of inertia 4
Rigid body dynamics 2
Centrifugal and coriolis force 4
Lagrangian dynamics 18
Hamiltonian dynamics 12
Canonical Transformation 6
Poisson Brackets 5
Phase space trajectory 7
Stability Analysis 7
Action angle variable 4
Virial Theorem 2
Small Oscillations 3
Central force Motion 8
Relativistic collisions and decay 4
Length Contraction , Time dilation and Simultaniety 4
Lorentz Transformation and velocity addition 11
Relativistic energy momentum relation 3
Relativistic Kinematics 1

THERMODYNAMICS & STATISTICAL METHODS

TOPIC NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
THERMODYNAMICS
Calorimetry Principle 4
Kinetic Theory of Gases 2
Zeoth law of thermodynamics 3
1st law of thermodynamics 2
Reversible & Irreversible Process 2
Work done by the gas/system 2
2nd law of thermodynamics 3
Entropy 9
Thermodynamic processes 2
Carnot Theorem 3
Thermodynamic Potentials 3
Vander waal's equation of state 3
Clausius-Clayperon Equation 1
Maxwell Relations 1
STATISTICAL METHODS
Probability 5
Random Walk 4
Phase Space 1
Density of states 2
Micro - and Macro - states 2
Micro-canonical ensemble 1
Canonical ensemble and their partition function 9
Grand-Canonical ensemble and their partition function 2
Free energy and its connection with thermodynamic quantities 9
Equipartition Theorem 2
Maxwell's Velocity Distributive Law 2
Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics 5
Classical Ideal Gas 2
Bose-Einstein Statistics 3
Ideal Bose Gas 3
Fermi-Dirac Statistics 3
Ideal Fermi Gas 3
Diamagnetism -
Paramagnetism 3
Ferromagnetism 1
Ising Model 10
Bose-Einstein Condensation 1
Brownian Motion 1

ELECTROMAGNETICS THEORY

TOPIC NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Coulomb Law 11
Coulomb Law 8
Laplace and poisson's equation 4
Boundary value problems 1
Bio-Savart's Law 7
Ampere's Law 7
Electromagnetic Induction 7
Maxwell's Equation in Free Space 1
Maxwell's Equation in Linear Isotropic Media 2
Continuity equation 1
Boundary Conditions on the fields at interface 4
Scalar and vector potentials 8
Gauge Invariance 4
Dielectrics and conductors 6
Reflection and Refraction 2
Polarization 6
Fresnel's Law -
Interferance 11
Coherance 1
Diffraction -
Dynamic of charged particles in static and uniform electromagnetic field 2
Poynting Vector 6
Dispersion relation in plasma -
Lorentz invariance of Maxwell's equation 8
Transmission lines and wave guide 4
Radiations from moving charges, dipoles and retarded potentials 2
skin depth 2

ATOMIC MOLACULAR PHYSICS

TOPIC NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Positronium atom 1
Muonic atom 1
Normal zeeman effect 4
Anomalous zeeman effect 1
G factor 2
Hunds rule 3
Intensity ratio 1
Ls coupling 7
Jj coupling 1
Stern gerlach experiment 1
Lande interval rule 3
Fine structure 3
Rotational specta 2
Vibrational spectra 1
Absorption spectra 2
Raman spectra 2
Laser 17