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AIIMS MBBS Physics Section

Last Updated - March 03, 2017

AIIMS (All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences) conducts computer-based test (CBT) every year. The AIIMS MBBS 2017 will be conducted on May 27, 2017 for admission to the MBBS course in different institutes of AIIMS. The test is of 3 hours 30 minutes and will contain 200 multiple choice objective type questions. The questions are divided into 4 sections viz. Chemistry, Biology, Physics and General awareness.

1 mark is awarded for each correct answer and 1/3rd marks are deducted for each wrong answer. This test covers the syllabus of class 11th/12th as prescribed by NCERT.

AIIMS MBBS Physics Paper Weightage

The AIIMS Medical Entrance Exam will consist of 4 sections and except General Knowledge section each section will contain 60 questions based on the respective subject. Candidates generally assume Physics as the toughest section of the paper, but if this section is prepared well with the strong concept it gets very easy to solve the questions. Out of 200 marks, Physics alone holds 60 marks and hence, it is important to prepare it very attentively. The weightage of marks in AIIMS MBBS is tabulated below.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsNo. of Marks
General Knowledge2020

AIIMS MBBS Physics Syllabus

AIIMS MBBS Physics syllabus is similar to 11th /12th standard NCERT Physics syllabus. Here we have detailed the syllabus of AIIMS MBBS Physics section.

ElectrostaticsCoulomb’s law-force between two point charges, Electric charges, and their conservation, forces between multiple charges; Electric field, superposition principle and continuous charge distribution, electric field due to a point charge, electric dipole, electric field lines; electric field due to a dipole;. Electric flux, torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, Electric potential, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside), potential difference, a dipole and system of charges: equipotential surfaces, electric potential due to a point charge, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric diploes in an electrostatic field, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, the combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitors and capacitance, the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Van de Graaff generator, energy stored in a capacitor.
Current ElectricityDrift velocity and mobility, and their relation to electric current; Electric current, Ohm’s law, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), electrical resistance, electrical energy and power, Carbon resistors, electrical resistivity and conductivity, color code for carbon resistors; temperature dependence of resistance, series and parallel combinations of resistors; Internal resistance of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel, potential difference and emf of a cell, Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications. Meter Bridge, Wheatstone bridge, measurement of internal resistance of a cell, Potentiometer-principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of two cells
Magnetic Effects of Current and MagnetismOersted’s experiment, Concept of the magnetic field. Biot-Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids. Cyclotron, Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of the ampere. Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field, Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field; and moving coil galvanometer-its current sensitivity, conversion to ammeter and voltmeter, the Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron. Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis.; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field , magnetic field lines; Para-, dia-and Ferromagnetic substances, Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements, Permanent magnets, Electromagnetic and factors affecting their strength.
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentsFaraday’s law, Electromagnetic induction; induced emf and current; Eddy currents, Lenz’s Law, Self and mutual inductance, reactance and impedance; Alternating currents, peak and RMS value of alternating current/ voltage; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), resonance; LCR series circuit, power in AC circuits, AC generator and transformer, wattles current.
Electromagnetic WavesElectromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only), Need for displacement current, Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, infrared, microwaves, visible, x-rays, ultraviolet, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses. Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.
OpticsMirror formula, spherical mirrors, Reflection of light, Refraction of light, refraction at spherical surfaces, total internal reflection, and its applications optical fibers, lenses, lens-maker’s formula. thin lens formula, Magnification, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror power of a lens, , Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism, Optical instruments: Human eye, Scattering of light- blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset, image formation and accommodation, Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers, correction of eye defects (myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts, Wave optics: Wave front and Huygens’ Principle, Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ Principle, Young’s double hole experiment and expression for fringe , Interference, coherent sources and sustained interference of light, of central maximum, Diffraction due to a single slit, Polarization, Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. plane polarized light; uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids, Brewster’s law,
Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationHertz and Lenard’s observations; the Photoelectric effect, Einstein’s photoelectric equation- particle nature of light, Davisson-Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained), de Broglie relation. Matter waves- wave nature of particles.
Atoms and NucleiRutherford’s model of atom; Alpha- particle scattering experiments; Bohr model, hydrogen spectrum, energy levels, Composition and size of nucleus, isotopes, atomic masses, isotones, isobars; beta and gamma particles/ rays and their properties decay law, Radioactivity- alpha, Mass-energy relation, binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, mass defect; nuclear fission and fusion.
Electronic DevicesConductors, Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), insulators and semiconductors; diode as a rectifier; semiconductor diode- I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, I-V characteristics of LED, solar cell, photodiode, and Zener diode; Junction transistor, Zener diode as a voltage regulator, transistor action, transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Characteristics of a transistor; Transistor as a switch, Logic gates (AND, OR, NAND, NOT, and NOR).

AIIMS MBBS Important Topics in Physics

AIIMS MBBS Physics syllabus has IX units in total and these units have many topics to cover. But every section of the question paper has some topics that contribute as a major portion of questions and are of higher weightage in comparison to the other topics. Below is the list of the important topics.

  • Heat and Thermodynamics,
  • Ray Optics, Wave Motion, 
  • Solids and Semiconductor Devices, 
  • Magnetic effect of Current and Magnetism, 
  • Laws of Motion,
  • X-Rays, 
  • Gravitation, 
  • Modern Physics: (Atomic Models) & Current Electricity,
  • Electrostatics.

AIIMS MBBS Physics Important Books

Here is a list of most recommended preparation books for Physics, referred by the toppers and experts. These books are a must to refer and will help understand the paper pattern.

Concept of Competition Physics for CBSE PMTAggarwals
NCERT Physics Part 1 & 2-
Fundamental of Physics by HallidayResnik, and Walker
PhysicsHC Verma
Objective Physics for Medical Entrances Examination (Volume 1 &2)-
Problems in General Physics (Latest Edition)I.E. Irodov
Objective PhysicsDr. Pramod Aggarwal
Pradeep’s a textbook of Physics with Value Based Questions-

AIIMS MBBS Physics Online Resources

There are multiple websites that provide a proper platform to aspirants who prepare for AIIMS MBBS. There are study materials, video tutorials, online lectures, and mock tests available online for the candidates. There are various web portals that provide online coaching classes to the candidates and provide the assistance of experts. The lectures are taken by highly experienced professionals. It is a very good option to prepare for the examination sitting at home. Few helpful online portals for AIIMS MBBS are listed below.

  • Dr.Mentors

AIIMS MBBS Preparation Tips

Aspirants are suggested to keep the following tips in mind while preparing for AIIMS MBBS entrance examination.

  • First, analyze the syllabus thoroughly and mark the most important topics out of it.
  • Start from the difficult one and practice daily.
  • Give proper attention to diagrams, numerical, formulae, and laws & principles.
  • Practice mock test paper regularly, as it will give the idea about the pattern of question paper and type of questions.
  • Make a note of all the important formulae, so that it will help eventually while appearing for the examination.
  • Avoid to start preparing any new topic a month before the commencement of the examination.
  • Keep the last month for revision, do not skip the revision part of the preparation routine.



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