SYLLABUS FOR COMPUTER BASED RECRUITMENT TEST (CBRT)
FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT PROFESSORS IN GOVERNMENT COLLEGE
I. General English including Grammar – 10 marks
II. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability – 10 marks
III. General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Events of National and
International Importance – 10 marks
IV. Core: – 30 marks
Nitrogen metabolism: Nitrogen nutrition, organic nitrogen, nitrogen fixation in legumes, nitrate and ammonia assimilation: Sulfur metabolism and amino acid synthesis. Inter relationship between photosynthesis, respiration and nitrogen metabolism.
Photosynthesis: Light reaction: Radiant energy, photosynthetic apparatus, pigments and their biosynthesis; light harvesting complex; light absorption and composition and characteristics of two photosystems, photosynthetic electron transport, Mehler reaction,
Dark reaction: Carbon dioxide fixation in C3, C4 and CAM plants
Respiration: Aerobic and anaerobic respiration;
Enzymes: Structure and classification; mechanism of action; allosteric enzymes, isozymes, co-enzymes and vitamins;
Phytohormones: their synthesis, distribution; and physiological effects. Molecular mechanism of action.
Plant Molecular Biology Syllabus:
DNA: Structure of nucleotides, Bonding, double helix and other helices. Factors affecting DNA structure.
Molecular Biology of DNA Replication: Enzymes involved in replication, DNA replication is semi-conservative, Meselson-Stahl expt., a Primosome complex,
- Transcriptions: Enzymes in transcriptions; Basic features of transcription, Initiation elongation and termination, promotors and enhancers;
Regulation of Gene Expression: I, expression of lac operon,
RNA Molecules and RNA Processing: Processing of messenger RNA, transfer RNA, ribosomal RNA,The Genetic Code and Translation: Molecular relation between Genotype & Phenotype,The Genetic Code, Factors involved in initiation, elongations and termination of