Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT) is the state level entrance test for the aspirants who wish to pursue medical courses like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, Pharmacy, etc. Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT examination conduct by the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) for admission to the private and government medical colleges of the state.
Rajasthan Pre Medical Test (RPMT) Syllabus
Unit and dimension - units of measurement systems of unit’s dimensional analysis.
Motion in one and two dimensions - Motion in one and two dimensions uniform and non-uniform motion circular motion (horizontal and vertical)
Dynamics of rigid bodies - center of mass ( two particle system and rigid body) translantory and roratory motion of rigid body; moment of inertia radius of gyration
kinetic energy of relation,torque, angular acceleration ,angular momentum parallel and particular axes theorems inertia of ring disc and sphere .
conservation laws- work energy and power, work energy and theorem conservation of liner momentum, energy and angular momentum
elastic collusion in one and two dimension.
Gradation - Newton’s law of gravitation, gravitation constant acceleration due to gravity g and its variation with height and depth latitude and rotation of earth satellite motion
Indian satellite escape velocity.
Surface tension and viscosity; cohesive and advice forces surface energy and surface tension angle of contact access pressure in side in soap bubble and soap capillarity rise method, application of surface tension viscosity, Bernoulli principle and its applications.
Unit - 3
Kinetic theory of gases - ideal gas and its paper root mean square velocity and its
Interpretation degrees of freedom specific heats of monatomic and diatomic gases
(Cp and Cv).
Thermodynamics - Zeroth law and concept of temperature ,first law of; Thermodynamics ,isothermal, isobaric, and adiabatic processes second law of thermo dynamics carnot heat engines and its efficiency .
Radiation - Thermal radiation krichoff’law ,Stefan’s law Newton’s law of cooling
Spectral distribution of black body radiation wein’s displacement law solar constant surface surface of sun
Oscillation - periodic motion, simple harmonic motion and its equation displacement velocity acceleration Kinetic and potential energy in SHM spring mass system and compound pendulum
Waves - sound waves and its characteristic progressive waves interference beats stationary in air columns strings effect of medium and temperature on velocity of sound waves Doppler Effect in sound and light waves .
Rays optic - Reflection and reflection of light , total internal reflection spherical mirrors lenses lens formula refraction and dispersion of light in a prism scatting of light in atmosphere microscope telescope and Raman effect ,contributions of Indian scientists in astronomical sciences.
Wave optics - Huygen’s wave theory plane spherical waves fonts content sources young’s double slit experiment Fresnel’s bi- prism Fresnel’s half period jones differaction due to a circular obsatacle and aperture Fraunohofar diffractions due to a single slit.
Electric field - Coulomb’s law superposition principal electric field, electric flux
Guass law and its applications.
Electric potential - Potential, relation between electric potential and field, potential due to a point charge and equipotential surfaces, electric dipole, dipole moment, electric potential due to a dipole along its axis and equatorial plane, work done in rotating a dipole in an electric field, potential energy of an electric dipole.
Capacitors - Capacitance, parallel plate capacitor, combination of capacitors, energy of a capacitor, uses of capacitors.
Current electricity - Electric current, Ohm’s law, resistance, electrical resistivity and its dependence on temperature, principle of Wheatstone bridge and its applications to meter bridge, principle of potentiometer and its applications.
Thermoelectricity - Thermal effects of current, Joule’s Law, Seebeck effecgt, thermocouple and thermo emf.
Magnetic effects of current - Biot-Savart law, magnetic field due to a current carrying straight wire and circular loop, small current loop as a magnetic dipole, force on a moving charge and current carrying conductor in an uniform magnetic field, rectangular current loop in uniform magnetic field, moving coil galvanometer, Ampere’s Circular law and its application to straight and torodial solenoids.
Magnetism - Magnetic permeability, susceptibility, intensity of magnetization and relations amongst them, para-, dia-, and ferro - magnetic substances and their behavior in magnetic field.
Electromagnetic induction - Magnetic flux, Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, induced EMF and current, self and mutual inductance, transformers, eddy currents.
Alternating current- Rotating coil in a magnetic field, instantaneous, average, rms, and peak value of current and voltage, phase difference between applied voltage and current flowing in the circuits containing R, L, C, RC, RL, and series LCR, impedance and reactance, power in ac circuit, power factor, wattles current, choke coil.
Atomic structure-discharge of electricity through gases, cathode rays, determination of ‘e’ by Milikan’s oil drop method and ‘e/m’ by Thomson method; Bohr model, hydrogen spectrum, Sommerfeld's model Production , properties and uses of x-rays, Moseley's law.
Photoelectric effect and matter waves- Photoelectric effect, Einstein’s photoelectric equation, dual nature of light, de-Broglie hypothesis , Davisson and Germer experiment ,explanation of Bohr’s orbits.
Nuclear physics and radioactivity- Nuclear structure, binding energy, fission and fusion, laws of radioactive disintegration , half and mean lives and decay, radioisotopes and their uses.
Semiconductor devices- Classification of conductor, insulator and semi-conductors on the basis of energy bands , semiconductors , P-N junctions and its characteristics curves ,dipole as a rectifier ,transistor-its operation in CB and CE configurations, transistor as an amplifier binary number system, logic gates.
Space communications- Electromagnetic wave and its properties, electromagnetic spectrum, Space communication, remote sensing, introduction to Indian satellites, elementary idea of analog and digital communication, modulation and demodulation(quantitative discussion), data transmission and reception.
Atomic Structure - Constituents of the atom, Rutherford model of an atom, Bohr model of an atom, calculation of radius, energy of electron in Bohr’s orbit, concepts of shells and sub shells. Quantum numbers. Aufbau principle, Pauli’s exclusion principle, Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of atoms, Dual nature of matter and radiation, de- Broglie’s relation. Uncertainty principle, atomic orbitals and shapes.
Periodic Law - Present form of the periodic table. Types of elements (s, p, d and f block elements), Periodicity of properties, atomic and ionic radii, ionization potential, electron affinity, electronegativity and valency.
Chemical Bonding - The ionic bond, characteristic properties of ionic compounds, the covalent bond, characteristic properties of covalent compounds, coordinate bond, polarisation of ions and Fajan’s rule. Polarity in covalent bond. Dipole moment, structure of molecules and percentage ionic character, overlapping of rbitals (s & p orbitals). and bonds. Hybridisation involving s, p and d orbitals. Shape of molecules (VSEPR theory). Hydrogen bond, resonance, molecular orbital theory, bond order, bond length and molecular orbital diagram of homonuclear diatomic molecues of 1st and 2nd period elements H2 , Li2, Be2, B2, C2, N2, O2, F2, Maganetic properties.
Solid State - Unit cell, space lattice, structure of AX type crystals, imperfection in solids, amorphous solids.
Metals - Nature of metallic bond, occurrence of metals in nature. General principles used for the extraction of Iron, Copper, Aluminium and Silver from various types of Ores.
Hydrogen - Isotopes of hydrogen, uses of hydrogen gas as fuel, water, association of water molecules, Structure of hydrogen peroxide, heavy water. Hard and soft water.
s-block elements - General characteristics, trends in variation of properties in periodic table of alkali and alkaline earth metals, atomic radii, ionic radii, ionization potential, electron affinity, electronegativity. Diagonal relationship.
Chemical Equilibrium - Reversible and irreversible changes. Equilibrium involving chemical systems (the law of equilibrium), factors affecting equilibrium and equilibrium constant. Generalised expression of Law of mass action, relation between Kp and Kc. Applications of Law of mass action to homogeneous equilibria. Effect of changing conditions of systems at equilibrium (change of concentration, pressure and temperature, effect of catalyst).
Lechatelier’s principle and its applications to chemical and physical equilibria.
Ionic Equilibria - Arrhenius theory, strong and weak electrolytes, degree of ionization, ionic product of water. Hydrolysis of salts, relation between hydrolysis constant, ionic product of water and dissociation constant, solubility product, common ion effect.
Acid and Bases - Arrhenius, Bronsted - Lowry and Lewis concepts of acids and bases, dissociation of acids and bases, pH scale, buffers, theory of indicators
Chemical Energetic and Thermodynamics - Energy change during a chemical reaction, exothermic and endothermic reaction, internal energy and enthalpy changes. System, surroundings, types of systems. Thermo chemical equation, Heat of reaction (heat of formation, heat of neutralisation, heat of combustion, heat of fusion, heat of vaporization). Hess’s law of constant heat summation. Bond enthalpy.
Sources of energy. The sun as the primary source of energy, alternate source of energy. First law of thermodynamics, relation between internal energy and enthalpy. Second law of thermodynamics. Entropy, Gibbs energy. pontaneity of a chemical reaction. Gibbs energy change and chemical equilibrium, criterion of spontaneity.
Chemical Kinetics - Rates of reaction, factors affecting the rate of reaction, rate constant, units of rate and rate constant, order of reaction and molecularity, rate expression for zero, first and second order reactions, half life period, effect of temperature on the reaction rate, concept of activation energy, Arrhenius equation, order and mechanism of reactions. Photochemical reactions.
Surface Chemistry - Adsorption, Catalysis, types of catalysis. Colloids: preparation, general proprieties and applications of colloids, Emulsions
Solutions - Modes of expression of concentrations of solution, types of solutions, solutions of gases, Henry’s law. Vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult’s law. Colligative properties, lowering of vapour pressure, elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmosis and osmotic pressure. Ideal and nonideal solutions. Van’t Hoff factor, abnormal molecular masses.
Redox Reactions - Electron transfer and oxidation number concept of redox reactions, oxidising and reducing agents, balancing of redox equations by ion electron method.
Electro Chemistry, Electro chemical - cells, emf of a galvanic cell, electrode potential, dependence of emf on concentration and temperature, Nerns’t equation. (Numercals based on it). Electrolytic conduction, conductivity, molar conductivity, Kohlrauch’s law and its applications. Primary and secondary cells, fuel cells, corrision and its prevention.
p-block Elements - General study of periodicity of properties- ionic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity, electro negativity and oxidation states of the following-
Group 13 elements - Boron family
Group 14 elements - Carbon family
Group 15 elements - Nitrogen family
Group 16 elements - Oxygen family
Group 17 elements - Halogen family
Group 18 elements - Noble gases.
d and f - block elements :
d - block -Electronic configuration, General characteristic properties of transition elements. General nature of Chemistry of first transition
series of elements (metallic, ionization potential, oxidation states, ionic radii, catalytic properties, coloured ions, formation of complex
compounds, magnetic properties, alloys formation.)
f - block - Inner transition metals, General discussion with reference to oxidation states, ionic radii, and lanthanide contraction.
Coordination Chemistry and Organo metallic - Coordination compounds, Nomenclature, Isomerism in coordination compounds, Bonding in
coordination compounds. Application of coordination compounds. Organometallic compounds, nature of metal carbon bond.
Purification and Characterisation of organic compounds. Detection of elements, N, S, P and halogens, calculations of empirical and
Classification of Organic Compounds - Nomenclature, Isomerism, Structural and stereoisomerism (Geometrical and Optical). Inductive and
mesomeric effects. Resonance, hyper conjugation. Covalent bond, bond fission, homolytic and heterolytic, free radicals, carbocations,
carbanions. Types of reagents, Types of organic reactions.
Alkanes - General methods of preparation, properties (physical and chemical), free radical mechanism of halogenations, cracking and
Alkenes - General methods of preparation, physical properties and chemical reactions, mechanism of electrophilic addition reaction.
free radical addition, peroxide effect, polymerisation.
Alkynes - General methods of preperation, acidic nature and chemical properties, polymerisation.
Arenes -Benzene and its homologues. Aromaticity General Methods of preperation of benzene, electrophillic substitution reaction, Directive
influence (activating and deactivating groups).
Haloalkane and Haloarenes - Classification, Nature of C-X bond and reactivity, preparation properties and uses of mono, di and tri halo
alkanes and haloarenes.
Alcohols and Phenols - Classification, General methods of preparation of alcohols and phenols, acidic properties of alcohols and phenols.
General properties of alcohols and phenols, rectified spirit, absolute alcohol and power alcohol.
Ethers - Classification, General methods of preparation and properties of ethers.
Aldehydes and Ketones - Structure of carbonyl group, general method of preparation of aldehyde and ketones. Reactivity of aldehyde and
ketones, acidity of - Hydrogen. Aldolcondensation, Cannizaro’s reaction, mechanism of nucleophilic addition reaction of carbonyl
Carboxylic Acids - Structure of carboxylic group, general methods of preparation, acidic character and effect of substituents on acidic
strength, mechanism of esterification.
Acid Derivatives - General methods of preparation and properties of acid chloride, ester, anhydride and acid amide, Comparative reactivity
of acid drivatives.
Urea - Preparation, properties and uses of urea.
Amines - Classification, General methods of preparation, basic character of amines, chemical properties, separation of primary, secondary
and tertiary amines.
Aniline - General method of preparation and properties, comparison of basic character of amine and aniline. Benzene diazonium salt.
Nitro compounds - Structure of nitro group. General methods of preparation, properties and reaction of nitro alkanes and nitro benzene.
Cyanide and Isocyanides - Structure of Cyanide and isocyanide group, general methods of preperation, chemical reactions of cyanide and
Polymers - Natural and synthetic polymers, addition and condensation polymerisation, co-polymerisation, Structure and uses of natural
Teflon, Nylon, PVC, Bakelite
Chemistry in every day life - Drugs -Examples of analgesics, antiseptic and antibiotics.
Dyes - Example of azo dyes.
Detergents - Classification and important example.
Rocket Propellents - Classification and example of some used rocket propellents.
Classification of Plant Kingdom and Plant Studies
Branches of Botany. Brief history of classification of Plant Kingdom. Artificial, natural and phylogenetic types of classifications. Binomial
nomenclature (guidelines, merits and demerits). Systems of classification: Two Kingdoms (brief description with emphasis on criteria and
demerits). Five Kingdoms (brief description with emphasis on criteria, merits and demerits. Three Domains classification. Descriptive
features of each kingdom (Monera including Archaebacteria, Cyanobacteria, Protista, Fungi, Lichens, Plantae Viruses, Prions, Viroids).
Salient features of Algae, Fungi, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Distribution, general features, systematic
position and life history of the following taxa:- Algae: Ulothrix; Fungi: Albugo; Bryophyta: Riccia; Pteridophyta: Pteridium; Gymnosperm:
Cycas; Angiosperm: Capsella
Morphological structures of root, stem and leaf and their structural and functional modifications. Inflorescence: Racemose, Cymose
(different sub-types), Special types (Cyathium, Verticillaster, Hypanthodium). Morphological characters of flower. Different types of fruits and
seeds. Defense mechanism in plants.
Classification of angiosperms up to series level (Benthem and Hooker’s System), merits and demerits. Taxonomical description of the
following families: Brassicaceae. Malvaceae, Leguminoceae, Rubiaceae, Asteraceae (Compositae), Liliaceae, Poaceae, Botanical gardens
Tissue and tissue systems: Meristematic tissues (classification based on origin, position and plane of division, Permanent tissues (Simple
and complex types). Tissue systems (epidermal, ground and vascular). Anatomy of monocot and dicot root, stem and leaf. Normal and
abnormal secondary growth of stem and root.
Embryology of Angiosperms
Methods of reproduction, Development of male and female gametophytes. Ovule (types and development). Pollination (types and agents).
Incompatibility. Development of embryo, endosperm, seed and fruit. Parthenogenesis, parthenocarpy and apomixis.
Water relations (imbibition, diffusion, osmosis, plasmolysis, permeability, water potential), absorption and movement – active (osmotic and
non-osmotic) and passive. Theories of water absorption . Mechanism and factors affecting transpiration. Mechanism of opening and closing
of stomata. Guttation. Macro and micro nutrients (role and deficiency symptoms). Mechanism of minerals absorption. Nitrogen cycle.
Biological nitrogen fixation. Photosynthesis: Plastids, Photosynthetic pigments, Light reaction, cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation.
C3, C4 and CAM pathways, Photorespiration. Factors affecting photosynthesis. Respiration: Glycolysis, Kreb’s cycle, Electron transport
system and oxidative phosphorylation, Pentose Phosphate Pathway, Respiratory quotient, Compensation point, Anaerobic respiration,
Fermentation, Factors affecting respiration. Plant growth regulators (phytohormones). Seed dormancy. Senescence, Fruit ripening,
Abscission. Plant movements. Photoperiodism and vernalisation.
Cell theory. Ultra structure of Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell. Cell wall and cell membrane. Membrane transport. Cellular movements
(endocytosis and exocytosis), Discoveries of cell organelles. Ultra structure of cell organelles and their functions. Cell cycle and its
regulation, Cytoskeleton. Cell division: Amitosis, Mitosis and Meiosis – their significance. Differences between animal and plant cell
structure and division. Organization of nucleus: Nuclear membrane, Nucleoplasm, Nucleolus, ultra-structure of chromosomes. Karyotype
Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
Biological, chemical and physical nature of hereditary materials. Characteristics, molecular structure and types of genetic materials (DNA
and RNA). Nature and function of extra nuclear DNA. DNA replication. Genetic code. Regulation of Gene expression in prokaryotes.
Biosynthesis of Protein. PCR technology. Molecular markers. Applications of molecular techniques (RFLP, RAPD, AFLP, Southern,
Northern and Western blotting). Bioinformatics: Biological data bases (DNA and Protein), Sequence formats. Applications of Bioinformatics
in medical sciences with special reference to drug designing.
Plant tissue culture and applications, Protoplast and somatic hybridization. Cybrid. Virus free plants. Haploid culture. Scope of plant tissue
culture in production of secondary metabolites. Methods of gene transfer in plants. Reporter and Marker genes. Genetically Modified Plants
(GMPs), their ecological implications and ethical issues. Applications of Microbial biotechnology in medical sciences.
Plants and Human Welfare
Potential uses of medicinal plants for human welfare (Curcuma longa, Ferula asafoetida, Rauwolfia serpentina, Cinchona officinalis,
Papaver somniferum, Withania somnifera, Commiphora wightii, Centella asiatica, Momordica charantia, Chlorophytum spp, Ephedra spp.
Economic importance of Bacteria, Cyanobacteria, Algae, Fungi, and Mycorrhiza. Causal organism, symptoms and control of plant diseases
caused by Bacteria, Fungi, Viruses and Mycoplasma with special reference to Rajasthan. Applications of Plant secondary metabolites
(Alkaloids, Flavonoids). Plant breeding: Objectives, Hybridization, Polyploidy, Mutations, Heterosis, Germplasm conservation
Unit - I
Evolution and Systematic:
Origin of life (Oparin-Haldane theory, Muller-Urey experiment), Concept of evolution, Pre Darwinian theories of evolution including theory of
special creation, Greek theories, theory of spontaneous generation or abiogenesis, hypothesis of panspermia or cosmozoic theory and
theory of catastrophism, Modern theory of evolution, Evidences in Favor of Organic Evolution, Process of Evolution (Variation, Isolation,
Natural selection, Origin of species), Evolution of Man.
Systematic: Basis of Classification, symmetry, grades of organization, germ layers, coelom, segmentation, embryogenesis, phylogenetic
relationship. Modern concept of species, taxonomic hierarchy, Nomenclature (Binomial and Trinomial), Two, three and fine kingdom
systems of classification.
Unit - II
Diversity of Life - Non Chordates:-
Characters and classification of Non-Chordata up to classes and brief idea of the habit, habitat, structure and physiology of the common
representative examples wherever indicated:-
Protozoa : Euglene, Amoeba, Entamoeba, Paramecium, Plasmodium
Porifera : Sycon
Coelenterata : Hydra
Platyhelminthes : Fasciola, Taenia
Aschelminthes : Ascaries
Annelida : Pheretima
Arthropoda : Periplanata
Mollusca : General account
Echinodermata : General account
Hemichordata : General account
Unit - III
Diversity of Life - Chordates:-
Characters and classification of Chordata up to classes and brief idea of the habit, habitat, structure and physiology of the common
representative examples herever indicated:-
Protochordata : General account
Pisces : General account
Amphibia : Frog
Reptilia : Lizard, Snakes
Aves : Flightless and flying Birds
Mammal : General account.
Unit - IV
Ecology and Environment:-
Concept, meaning and scope of Ecology, Biotic and abiotic components of environmental, Interactions between the organism and the
environment, Ecological adaptations, Inter and intra-specific relationships, Concept of species and population, Community, Ecosystem and
biosphere, Structure and functions of an ecosystem: energy flow, productivity, biogeochemical cycles, food chain, food web, ecological
pyramids, Natural resources and their over-exploitation. Succession- General process, Hydrocere, Lithocere, concept of climax.
Environmental Pollution: Source, types (Air, Water, Soil, Noise, Radiation), Consequences and mitigation measures, Acid Rain, Global
Warming, Green house effect and Ozone layer depletion.
Natural Resource: Their uses and conservation.
Cell Energetics: Laws of thermodynamics, Entropy and Enthalpy, Concept of free energy, Redox Reactions, Redox Potential, Electron
transport pathway in living cell, oxidative phosphorylation, high energy compounds and energy coin of cell.
Biochemistry of proteins: Amino acids, structure of Protein. Enzyme- active sites, substrate specificity, enzyme classification, coenzymes,
prosthetic groups, enzyme kinetics, inhibition, regulation of enzyme activity (Feed back control, Allosteric inhibitors and activators,
Biochemistry of Carbohydrates: Aldoses and ketoses, sterioismerism, Fischer’s projection, Haworth projection or ring structures. Mono, Di
and Polysaccharides, Glycogen, Starch, Cellulose. Glycolysis and Kreb’s cycle. Glyconeogenesis, Hexose monophosphate pathway.
Biochemistry of Lipids: Structure, nomenclature and properties. Role of lipids in biological system. Cholesterol.
Heredity, Mendel’s laws of inheritance. Recent advances in Mendelism. Chromosomal basis of inheritance, Mendelian factors versus
genes, Interaction of genes, Linkage, crossing over, sx linked inheritance, human ideogram, variations in chromosome number and form,
mutation, Chromosomal aberrations, Genetic Disorder, Eugenics, Human Genome Project (brief introduction and significance).
Anatomy and Physiology:
Anatomy and Physiology of digestive system (Including glands i.e. liver, pancreas, gall bladder), respiratory, circulatory , excretory, nervous
and musculo- skeletal system, sense organs, integumentary system. Endocrine glands and their hormones (Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid,
Pancreas, Adrenal, Ovary, Testes, Placenta). Mechanism of Hormone Action.
Anatomy and physiology of reproductive system and Developmental Biology:
Structure and physiology of human male and female reproductive systems, reproductive cycles in human and non-human females, puberty,
menarche and enopause; hormonal status of these life stages, implantation, pregnancy, parturition, lactation and its control. Growth rate
and growth curves, Hormonal control of growth.
Introduction and history of developmental biology, types of reproduction (asxual and sxual), concept of blastogenesis and embryogenesis,
gametogenesis, types of eggs and egg membrane, fertilization - Cellular, physical and chemical events, parthenogenesis, cleavage and
blastulation, fate-maps, gastrulation, development up to three germinal layers, differentiation and organogenesis, fate of germ layers, extra-embryonic membranes, placenta and its functions.
Aging and growth, regeneration, advance techniques in developmental biology - amniocentesis, IVF, ET, GIFT, ZIFT, ultrasound etc.
Animal Cell biology and biotechnology:
Discovery of cell, microscopy in cell biology, ultra structure of typical animal cell, protoplasm and its significance, Recombinant-DNA
technology, cloning vectors, Gene library, C-DNA library, Stem cell technique, animal cloning techniques and application, Transgenic
Animals, Interferon, Hybridoma technique, Monoclonal Antibody formation, DNA fingerprinting. Bio-patent.
Applied Zoology and Immunology:
Apiculture, Sericulture, Pisciculture, Pearl culture, Poultry, Wool, Lac culture, Dairy industry. Human disease with reference to viral, bacterial, parasitic protozoan and helminthes. Insect affecting human health and crop insect pest management. Snake venom, AIDS (its prevention and possible cure), Hepatitis, Cancer and Oncogene.
Immunology: Definition, type, general defense against pathogens, Antigen, Antibody, Vaccination, Immune disorders, tissue/organ transplantation, Human population growth and population explosion, age and sx ratio, Human reproductive health, population as a resource,
Addiction and addictive disorders, mental health. Biomedical tools and techniques in diagnosis and treatment