PhD CUCET Syllabus 2020

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CUCET Syllabus for MPhil/PhD programs will be the same as that prescribed for UGC- CSIR or NET-JRF.

Subject-Wise Syllabus

Syllabus for Part A


  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Syllogisms

  • Analogies

  • Directions

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Classification

  • Alphabet Series

  • Symbols and Notations

  • Similarities and Differences

  • Number Series

  • Blood Relationships

  • Arrangements

  • Statements

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Non-verbal Reasoning

  • Visual Ability

  • Graphical Analysis

  • Data Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability

  • Simplifications

  • Number System

  • Average

  • Algebra

  • Percentage Time & Work

  • Simple & Compound Interest

  • Time & Speed

  • HCF, LCM Problems

  • Area

Syllabus for Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

a. Chemical periodicity

b. Structure and Bonding in Homo- and Heteronuclear Molecules

c. Concepts of Acids and Bases

d. Main Group Elements and their Compounds

e. Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds

f. Inner Transition Elements

g. Organometallic Compounds

h. Cages and Metal Clusters

i. Analytical Chemistry

j. Bioinorganic Chemistry

k. Characterisation of Inorganic Compounds

l. Nuclear Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

a. Basic Principles of Quantum Mechanics

b. Approximate Methods of Quantum Mechanics

c. Atomic Structure and Spectroscopy

d. Chemical Bonding in Diatomics

e. Chemical Applications of Group Theory

f. Molecular Spectroscopy

g. Chemical Thermodynamics

h. Statistical Thermodynamics

i. Electrochemistry

j. Chemical Kinetics

k. Colloids and Surfaces

l. Solid State

m. Polymer Chemistry

n. Data Analysis

Organic Chemistry

a. IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Molecules

b. Principles of Stereochemistry

c. Aromaticity

d. Organic Reactive Intermediates

e. Organic Reaction Mechanisms

f. Common Named Reactions and Rearrangements

g. Organic Transformations and Reagents

h. Concepts in Organic Synthesis

i. Asymmetric Synthesis

j. Pericyclic Reactions

k. Synthesis and Reactivity of Common Heterocyclic Compounds Containing One or Two Heteroatoms (O, N, S)

l. Chemistry of Natural Products

m. Structure Determination of Organic Compounds

Interdisciplinary Topics

a. Chemistry in Nanoscience and Technology

b. Catalysis and Green Chemistry

c. Medicinal Chemistry

d. Supramolecular Chemistry

e. Environmental Chemistry.

Syllabus for Earth Sciences


The Earth and the Solar System

Interior of the Earth, Deformation, and Tectonics

Earth Materials, Surface Feature, and Processes

Environmental Earth Sciences

Oceans and Atmosphere



a. Mineralogy and Petrology

b. Structural Geology And Geo tectonics

c. Paleontology And its Applications

d. Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

e. Marine Geology And Paleoceanography

f. Sedimentology And Stratigraphy

g. Economic Geology

h. Geochemistry

i. Precambrian Geology And Crustal Evolution

j. Quaternary Geology

k. Applied Geology

– Remote Sensing and GIS

– Engineering Geology

– Mineral Exploration

– Hydrogeology

Physical Geography

a. Geomorphology

b. Climatology

c. Bio-geography

d. Environmental Geography

e. Geography of India


a. Signal Processing

b. Field Theory

c. Numerical Analysis and Inversion

d. Gravity and Magnetic Fields of the Earth

e. Plate Tectonics and Geodynamics

f. Seismology Elastic Theory

g. Gravity and Magnetic Methods

h. Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods

i. Seismic Methods

j. Well logging


a. Climatology

b. Physical Meteorology

c. Atmospheric Electricity

d. Cloud Physics

e. Dynamic Meteorology

f. Numerical Weather Prediction

g. General Circulation and Climate Modelling

h. Synoptic Meteorology

i. Aviation Meteorology

j. Satellite Meteorology

Ocean Sciences

a. Physical Oceanography

b. Chemical Oceanography

c. Geological Oceanography

d. Biological Oceanography

Syllabus for Life Science

  • Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology

  • Cell Communication and Cell Signaling

  • Cellular Organization

  • Fundamental Processes

  • System Physiology – Animal

  • Developmental Biology

  • Inheritance Biology

  • System Physiology – Plant

  • Diversity of Life Forms

  • Applied Biology

  • Ecological Principles

  • Evolution and Behavior

  • Methods in Biology

Syllabus for Mathematics

  • Analysis

  • Complex Analysis

  • Linear Algebra

  • Algebra

  • Topology

  • Ordinary Differential Equations

  • Partial Differential Equations

  • Numerical Analysis

  • Linear Integral Equations

  • Calculus of Variations

  • Classical Mechanics

  • Exploratory Data Analysis

  • Descriptive Statistics

Syllabus for Physical Sciences


  • Mathematical Methods of Physics

  • Classical Mechanics

  • Quantum Mechanics

  • Electromagnetic Theory

  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

  • Electronics and Experimental Methods


  • Mathematical Methods of Physics

  • Classical Mechanics

  • Electromagnetic Theory

  • Quantum Mechanics

  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

  • Atomic & Molecular Physics

  • Electronics and Experimental Methods

  • Condensed Matter Physics

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics