Structure of the Question Paper of Physics
according to Syllabus of MDCAT 2019

Total Questions40
Marks per correct question01
Marks per wrong question00

Table of Contents
1. Measurement
2. Motion and Force
3. Work, Energy and Power
4. Circular Motion
5. Oscillation
6. Waves
7. Light
8. Heat & Thermodynamics
9. Electrostatics
10. Current Electricity
11. Electromagnetism
12. Electromagnetic Induction
13. Deformation of Solids
14. Electronics
15. Modern Physics
16. Nuclear Physics

Topics of Physics included in ERA OTS
according to Syllabus of MDCAT 2019

  • ERA UNIT: 01                      MEASUREMENTS

· Physical quantities, numerical magnitude and a proper unit.
· International System of Units, SI base units of physical quantities, and their derived
· Prefixes and symbols to indicate decimal, submultiples or multiples of both base and
derived units:
· Errors and uncertainties
® Systematic error and random error.
® Fractional uncertainty and percentage uncertainty.
® Assessment of total uncertainty in the final results (Understanding of total assessment
about addition and subtraction, multiplication and division & power factor).

  • ERA UNIT: 02                      MOTION AND FORCE

· Displacement, Distance, Speed, Velocity and Acceleration.
· Velocity – Time Graph.
· Equations of motion.
· Newton’s Laws of Motion.
· Momentum and law of conservation of momentum.
· Force and rate of change of momentum.
· Impulse and I = F ´ t = mvf – mvi
· Elastic and in-elastic collisions
· Projectile Motion and its applications.
· Moment of force or torque and use of torque
· Equilibrium.

  • ERA UNIT: 03                      WORK, ENERGY AND POWER | CIRCULAR MOTION

· Work in terms of the product of a force and displacement in the direction of the force.
· Kinetic energy K.E = ½ mv2
· Potential energy P.E = mgh
· Inter-conversion of kinetic energy and potential energy in gravitational field.
· Power in terms of work done per unit time and use power as product of force and velocity

· Angular motion, angular displacement & angular velocity
· Centripetal Force and centripetal acceleration
· Geostationary orbits.
· Radian

  • ERA UNIT: 04                      OSCILLATIONS  |  WAVES

· Simple harmonic motion
· Amplitude, Frequency, Angular Frequency, Phase Difference. Express the time period in
terms of both frequency and angular frequency.
· SHM and uniform Circular Motion
· Motion of simple pendulum and relation.
· Kinetic energy and potential energy during Simple harmonic motion.
· Free, Forced and Damped Oscillations
· Resonance

· Progressive waves
· Transverse and longitudinal waves.
· Principle of superposition.
· Stationary waves and wavelength of sound waves in air columns and stretched strings
· Doppler’s Effect
· Electromagnetic Spectrum.

  • ERA UNIT: 05                      LIGHT  |  HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS

· Basic postulates of kinetic theory of gases
· Pressure exerted by a gas
· Equation of state for an ideal gas as PV = nRT
· Prove that K.E µT for a single molecule.
· Internal Energy.
· Specific Heat capacity.

  • ERA UNIT: 06                      ELECTROSTATICS

· Coulomb’s Law
· Electric field strength
· Electric field lines.
· Calculate the field strength.
· Gravitational force and electric force.
· Electric potential
· Capacitance of a capacitor
· Energy stored in capacitor

  • ERA UNIT: 07                      CURRENT ELECTRICITY

· Current
· Ohm’s Law
· Series and parallel Combination of resistors
· Resistance and resistivity
· Potential difference and e.m.f
· Power dissipation in resistors.
· Kirchhoff’s First Law as conservation of charge.
· Kirchhoff’s Second Law as conservation of energy.
· Potentiometer

  • ERA UNIT: 08                      ELECTROMAGNETISM   |   EM-INDUCTION   |    A.C

· Magnetic field
· Force on current carrying conductor in uniform magnetic field
· Force on a moving charge in magnetic field
· Motion of charge particle in uniform electric and magnetic field.
· e/m for an electron.

· Magnetic flux
· Faraday’s Law and Lenz’s Law.
· Induced e.m.f and factors
· Alternating current and use V = Vo sinwt.

  • ERA UNIT: 09                      DEFORMATION OF SOLIDS   |   ELECTRONICS

· Stress, strain and Young’s Modulus.
· Tensile stress and strain.
· Hook’s Law.
· Elastic and plastic deformation of a material.
· Strain energy.
· Band Theory, valence band, conduction band and forbidden band.

· Half and Full wave rectification
· Single diode for half wave rectification of an alternating current
· Four diodes for full wave rectification of an alternating current
· Operational amplifier and its characteristics

  • ERA UNIT: 10                      MODERN PHYSICS    |    NUCLEAR PHYSICS

· Energy of photon E = hf
· Photoelectric Effect, Threshold Frequency and Work Function Energy.
· Maximum photoelectric energy is independent of intensity whereas photoelectric
current is proportional to intensity
· Einstein’s Photoelectric equation
· de Broglie wavelength
· Discrete energy levels of hydrogen atom and spectral lines.
· Relation hf = (E2-E1)

· Production of X-rays and features of X-rays tube.

· Nucleus, nucleon number and charge number.
· Radioactivity and emission of radiation.
· Activity, Decay constant and relation Activity = Nl.
· Half-life of radioactive substance
· Nuclear transmutation and conservation of mass, energy, momentum and charge
during nuclear changes.
· Mass-defect, binding energy and relation E = mc2
· Nuclear fission and fusion.
· Hadrons, Leptons and Quarks.