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Test No. 113 - Microbiology

Test No. & Name

113 - Microbiology

Course Name

M.Sc. Microbiology


B.Sc. with a combination of any two of the following subjects: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Human Genetics, Environmental Sciences, Home Science, Dairy Sciences, Fisheries, App. Nutrition, Nutrition & Dietetics, Biotechnology, Medical Lab. Technology, Public Health, Nursing, Plant Protection, Agriculture and Horticulture/ Forestry, B.Sc. Agriculture, B.Sc. Home Science.

Syllabus for the Entrance Test

Test A

Bacterial Infections-Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Corynebacteria, Phnemococcus. Major viral infections-Polio, Measles, influenza, Hepatitis, Rabis and AIDS. Bactericidal and Bacteriostatic agents. Mendelian Genetics, Basics of Molecular Genetics, Genetic Engineering and recombinant DNA technology, Microbes in industry- Screening, Strain development, raw material for production, media, types of production media, Microbial production of Industrial alcohol, Amino acids, Vitamins. Fermented foods, food spoilage and food preservation, nitrogen fixation, nitrification and denitrification. Microbial examination of Milk and water. Pasteurization, Biofertilizers, Single cell proteins.

Test B

Structure and function of cell organelles. Enzymes and factors affecting enzymatic reactions. Fundamentals of bioenergetics, glycolysis, Krebs cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, Anaerobic respiration, fermentation. Structure and functions of DNA and RNA. Genetic code, protein synthesis, mutations. Genetic recombination methods in bacteria-transformation transduction and conjugation. General account of immunity, antigens and antibodies, classification of immunoglobulins. Types of antigen and antibody reactions. Active and passive immunity. Vaccines and their applications.

Test C

History of Microbiology, microbial groups and their taxonomic position, in relation to other living organisms. Microscopy light microscope UV, Fluorecent & phase contrast, Electron Microscopes, prokayotes & eukaryotes. Classification & nomenclature of bacteria, structure, morphology and reproduction of bacteria, fungi, yeast, algae, protozoa, mycoplasma, rickettsiae. Viruses structure & life cycle of bacteriophage. Microbial growth-physical conditions required for becterial growth. Ecosystems concepts, structure & function of major ecosystems. Types terrestrial, aquatic, marine. Nutrient cycles, General organisation of invertabrate phyla & chordate classes.

Test D


The syllabus prescribed hereunder for the tests is generally the same as the one followed for the B.Sc./ B.Com. / B.A. Degree under the Common Core Sheme 1995-98, unless otherwise specified.


B.Sc. Applied Science candidates are also eligible to seek admission into all the courses* for which the B.Sc. Graduates of the following combinations of optional subjects are eligible to appear for AUCET-2006 tests: 1. Mathematics - Physics - Chemistry; 2. Mathematics - Physics - Statistics; 3. Mathematics - Physics - Electronics; **4. Mathematics - Physics - Computer Science.

* except the following chemistry courses, viz., Analytical, Bio-inorganic, Environmental, Inorganic, Foods, Drugs & Water Analysis, Organic, Physical, Nuclear, Marine Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry.

** If the specialization in B.Sc. Applied Science course is Computer Science.


Note: The University has the right to offer or not to offer any of the courses notified.

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