For National / State Level
Medical Entrance Exam & JEE (Main)
Marvel Physics -Vol- 2 XII
Physics Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
For National / State Level Medical Entrance and JEE (Main) Exam
The Salient Features Of The Book Are
- Publisher: Marvel Prakashan
- Language: English
- Writer: A. J. Bapat (Ex. Head Dept. of Physics)
- Book Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
- Exam: Medical Entrance Exam and JEE (Main)
- Subject: Physics
- ISBN: 9788185240725
- Edition: 2nd Revised - January 2014
- Price: Rs. 550/- (Pages 910)
- As per Common Core Syllabus For NEET (UG) and JEE (MAIN
- About 4900 MCQ's
- Hints and Solutions For Most Of The MCQs
- Travel Kit Giving Important Hints and Information
- Graphical and Assertion & Reason Type Questions are added in relevant chapters
- Separate Model Test Papers for NEET (UG) and JEE (Main)
- JEE (MAIN) HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) Questions at the end of each chapter
- Window For JEE Advance
- MCQs- Assertion & Reason Type
- MCQs- Experimental Skills
- Comprehension Type
- Matrix Matching
- MCQs given in this book is as per guidelines given by the CBSE and NCDERT.
- 6 Model Test Papers (STD.XII) as per the standard and pattern of NEET (UG) and JEE (MAIN) Examinations
- Journey to NEET (UG) and JEE (Main)
- Circular Motion
- Rotational Motion
- Surface Tension
- Wave Motion
- Stationary Waves
- Kinetic Theory of Gases, Thermodynamics and Radiation
- Wave Theory of Light and Polarisation
- Interference and Diffraction
- Current Electricity
- Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
- Electomagnetic Induction
- Electrons and Photons
- Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei
- Communication Systems
- Experimental Skills
- Window for Jee Advance
- Model Test Papers For JEE (MAIN)
- Model Test Papers For NEET (UG) / State Level Medical Entrance
CONTENTS OF CLASS XII SYLLABUS
UNIT - I : Electrostatics
UNIT - II : Current Electricity
- Electric charges and their conservation. Coulomb’s law-force between two point charges, forces between multiple
charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.
- Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole;
torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.
- Electric flux, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire,
uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside).
- Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges :
equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric diploes in an
- Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarization,
capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate
capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor, Van de Graaff
UNIT - III : Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
- Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their relation with
electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), electrical energy and
power, electrical resistivity and conductivity.
- Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature
dependence of resistance.
- Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.
- Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge.
- Potentiometer-principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of two cells;
measurement of internal resistance of a cell.
UNIT - IV : Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
- Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment. Biot-Savart law and its application to current carrying circular
- Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids. Force on a
moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.
- Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying
conductors-definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer-
its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.
- Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving
electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its
axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid,
magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.
- Para-, dia-and ferro-magnetic substances, with examples.
- Electromagnetic and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.
UNIT - V : Electromagnetic Waves
- Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual
- Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LC oscillations
(qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattles current.
- AC generator and transformer.
UNIT - VI : Optics
- Need for displacement current.
- Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only). Transverse nature of electromagnetic
- Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays) including
elementary facts about their uses.
UNIT - VII : Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
- Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications
optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens-maker’s formula. Magnification,
power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror. Refraction and dispersion
of light through a prism.
- Scattering of light- blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset.
- Optical Instruments : Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia and
hypermetropia) using lenses.
- Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
- Wave Optics : Wavefront and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using
- Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ principle.
- Interference, Young’s double hole experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained
interference of light.
- Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.
- Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarisation, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law,
uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.
UNIT - VIII : Atoms and Nuclei
- Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation- particle nature of light.
- Matter waves - wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment (experimental details
should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained).
UNIT - IX : Electronic Devices
- Alpha-particle scattering experiments; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum.
Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones.
- Radioactivity- alpha, beta and gamma particles/ rays and their properties decay law. Mass-energy relation, mass
defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.
- Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors; semiconductor diode
- I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar
cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of
a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT,
NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.
Syllabus For JEE (Main)
The syllabus contains two Sections - A and B. Section - A pertains to the Theory Part having 80% weightage, while
Section - B contains Practical Component (Experimental Skills) having 20% weightage.
SECTION – A
UNIT 1 : PHYSICS AND MEASUREMENT
Physics, technology and society, S I units, Fundamental and derived units. Least count, accuracy and precision of
measuring instruments, Errors in measurement, Dimensions of Physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its
UNIT 2 : KINEMATICS
Frame of reference. Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and non-uniform motion,
average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations
for uniformly accelerated motion. Scalars and Vectors, Vector addition and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector
products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector. Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane, Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular
UNIT 3 : LAWS OF MOTION
Force and Inertia, Newton’s First Law of motion; Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion; Impulse; Newton’s Third
Law of motion. Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.
Static and Kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction.
Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its applications.
UNIT 4 : WORK, ENERGY AND POWER
Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic and potential energies, work energy theorem, power.
Potential energy of a spring, conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and nonconservative forces; Elastic
and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
UNIT 5 : ROTATIONAL MOTION
Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body; Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications; moment of inertia,
radius of gyration. Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems
and their applications. Rigid body rotation, equations of rotational motion.
UNIT 6 : GRAVITATION
The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth. Kepler’s laws of
planetary motion. Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity. Orbital velocity of a satellite.
UNIT 7 : PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS
Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s Law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity. Pressure
due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications. Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, streamline and
turbulent flow, Reynolds number. Bernoulli’s principle and its applications. Surface energy and surface tension, angle
application of surface tension - drops, bubbles and capillary rise. Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; specific heat
capacity, calorimetry; change of state, latent heat. Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, Newton’s law of
UNIT 8 : THERMODYNAMICS
Thermal equilibrium, zeroth law of thermodynamics, concept of temperature. Heat, work and internal energy. First law
of thermodynamics. Second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes. Carnot engine and its
UNIT 9 : KINETIC THEORY OF GASES
Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas. Kinetic theory of gases - assumptions, concept
of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature: rms speed of gas molecules; Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of
energy, applications to specific heat capacities of gases; Mean free path, Avogadro’s number.
UNIT 10 : OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES
Periodic motion - period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion
(S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring -restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. - kinetic
and potential energies; Simple pendulum - derivation of expression for its time period; Free, forced and damped
Wave motion - Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave. Displacement relation for a progressive wave.
Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode
and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound.
UNIT 11: ELECTROSTATICS
Electric charges : Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple
charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.
Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole,
Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.
Electric flux, Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly
charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell. Electric potential and its calculation for a point
charge, electric dipole and system of charges; Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two
point charges in an electrostatic field.
Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, combination of capacitors in series and in
parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored
in a capacitor.
UNIT 12 : CURRENT ELECTRICITY
Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, Resistances of different materials,
V-I characteristics of Ohmic and nonohmic conductors, Electrical energy and power, Electrical resistivity, Colour code
for resistors; Series and parallel combinations of resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance.
Electric Cell and its Internal resistance, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in
parallel. Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications. Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge. Potentiometer - principle and its
UNIT 13 : MAGNETIC EFFECTS OF CURRENT AND MAGNETISM
Biot - Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop. Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long
current carrying straight wire and solenoid. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.
Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-
definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; Moving coil galvanometer, its
current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.
Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic
field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements. Para-, dia- and ferro- magnetic substances.
Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets.
UNIT 14 : ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND ALTERNATING CURRENTS
Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual
inductance. Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LCR
series circuit, resonance; Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current. AC generator and transformer.
UNIT 15 : ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics. Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.
Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays). Applications
of e.m. waves.
UNIT 16 : OPTICS
Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its
applications, Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination
of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying
Wave optics : wavefront and Huygens’ principle, Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle. Interference,
Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.
Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes, Polarisation, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law, uses
of plane polarized light and Polaroids.
UNIT 17 : DUAL NATURE OF MATTER AND RADIATION
Dual nature of radiation. Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation;
particle nature of light. Matter waves-wave nature of particle, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment.
UNIT 18 : ATOMS AND NUCLEI
Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum.
Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma
particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law. Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per
nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.
UNIT 19 : ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Semiconductors; semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diode as a rectifier; I-V
characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor,
transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator.
Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.
UNIT 20 : COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere; Sky and space wave propagation, Need for modulation,
Amplitude and Frequency Modulation, Bandwidth of signals, Bandwidth of Transmission medium, Basic Elements of a
Communication System (Block Diagram only).
SECTION - B
UNIT 21 : EXPERIMENTAL SKILLS
Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiments and activities:
- Vernier callipers-its use to measure internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.
- Screw gauge-its use to determine thickness/diameter of thin sheet/wire.
- Simple Pendulum-dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.
- Metre Scale - mass of a given object by principle of moments.
- Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire.
- Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.
- Co-efficient of Viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.
- Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time.
- Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube.
- Specific heat capacity of a given (i) solid and (ii) liquid by method of mixtures.
- Resistivity of the material of a given wire using metre bridge.
- Resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law.
- Potentiometer -
(i) Comparison of emf of two primary cells.
(ii) Determination of internal resistance of a cell.
- Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method.
- Focal length of:
(i) Convex mirror
(ii) Concave mirror, and
(iii) Convex lens
using parallax method.
- Plot of angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.
- Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.
- Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias.
- Characteristic curves of a Zener diode and finding reverse break down voltage.
- Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding current gain and voltage gain.
- Identification of Diode, LED, Transistor, IC, Resistor, Capacitor from mixed collection of such items.
- Using multimeter to:
(i) Identify base of a transistor
(ii) Distinguish between npn and pnp type transistor
(iii) See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED.
(iv) Check the correctness or otherwise of a given electronic component (diode, transistor or IC).
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