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NEW BATCH ON : 01st/Aug/2022


350 Hours

  • Venkanna Sir/Manpreet Sir
  • Course Fee:
    12 Months 50000 50000/-
    Course Features
  • Course Validity for 12 Months From the date of joining
  • Live Interactive Classes every day (6:00PM - 9:00PM)
  • Access to recorded videos of the live class till the course expires(5 views per video)
  • Hard copy of the Notes will be provided along with the course covering the complete syllabus and direct to point as per the UPSC Syllabus
  • After the completion of every topic, there will be a grand topic test covering all models
  • 14 Mock Tests and 13 Topic Test will be conducted starting from Feb - Oct Every year
  • There will be a mobile group(Telegram) to continiously guide the students
  • All the mock tests will be evaluated and individual performance will be given
  • Comprahensive coverage of 100% syllabus, without leaving any sub-topic including statics/dynamics/Mechanic/Fluid Dynamics
  • 15 years of strong experience in teaching PHYSICS optional For Both The Faculty
  • Contact For any further queries regarding the course, contact
    Phone: +91 9000018827
    Course Content
    Topic NameFaculty NameTotal Hours
    Paper - I Syllabus
    1.Mechanics Venkanna Sir
    Manpreet Sir
    40 hours
    2.Waves and Optics Venkanna Sir
    Manpreet Sir
    40 hours
    3.Electricity and Magnetism Venkanna Sir 30 hours
    4.. Electromagnetic Waves and Blackbody Radiation Venkanna Sir 20 hours
    5.. Thermal and Statistical PhysicsManpreet Sir 30 hours
    Paper - II Syllabus
    6.Quantum Mechanics Manpreet Sir 30 hours
    7.Atomic and Molecular Physics Manpreet Sir 40 hours
    8.Nuclear and Particle Physics Manpreet Sir 30 hours
    9.Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics Venkanna Sir 40 hours
    1Mechanics UPSC Questions 2015 - 2019
    2Waves and Optics UPSC Questions 2015 - 2019
    3Electricity and Magnetism UPSC Questions 2015 - 2019
    4Electromagnetic Waves and Blackbody Radiation UPSC Questions 2015 - 2019
    5Thermal and Statistical Physics UPSC Questions 2015 - 2019
    6Quantum Mechanics UPSC Questions 2015 - 2019
    7Atomic and Molecular Physics UPSC Questions 2015 - 2019
    8Nuclear and Particle Physics UPSC Questions 2015 - 2019
    9Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics UPSC Questions 2015 - 2019
    Sample Videos of Live Class




    Topicwise marks weightage of Physics optional for UPSC

    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2019(Paper-I)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    2.Waves and Optics20050350000105
    3.Electricity and Magnetism1000020500080
    4.Electromagnetic Waves and Blackbody Radiation00001000010
    5.Thermal and Statistical Physics00002005050120
    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2019(Paper-II)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    6.Quantum Mechanics302015350000100
    7.Atomic and Molecular Physics203035150000100
    8.Nuclear and Particle Physics0000205002090
    9.Solid State Physics , Devices and Electronics00003005030110
    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2018(Paper-I)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    2.Waves and Optics200503510000115
    3.Electricity and Magnetism10000201003070
    4.Electromagnetic Waves and Blackbody Radiation00000400040
    5.Thermal and Statistical Physics0000200502090
    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2018(Paper-II)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    6.Quantum Mechanics3030300000090
    7.Atomic and Molecular Physics202020500000110
    8.Nuclear and Particle Physics00003050200100
    9.Solid State Physics , Devices and Electronics00002003050100
    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2017(Paper-I)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    2.Waves and Optics400502507.500122.5
    3.Electricity and Magnetism00003042.5400112.5
    4.Electromagnetic Waves and Blackbody Radiation000000000
    5.Thermal and Statistical Physics0000200105080
    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2017(Paper-II)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    6.Quantum Mechanics2050015000085
    7.Atomic and Molecular Physics30050350000115
    8.Nuclear and Particle Physics000030500080
    9.Solid State Physics , Devices and Electronics00002005050120
    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2016(Paper-I)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    2.Waves and Optics20050300000100
    3.Electricity and Magnetism0000105020080
    4.Electromagnetic Waves and Blackbody Radiation000020020040
    5.Thermal and Statistical Physics0000200105080
    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2016(Paper-II)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    6.Quantum Mechanics400050000090
    7.Atomic and Molecular Physics10505000000110
    8.Nuclear and Particle Physics00002050500120
    9.Solid State Physics , Devices and Electronics000030005080
    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2015(Paper-I)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    2.Waves and Optics203015100002095
    3.Electricity and Magnetism00003015151575
    4.Electromagnetic Waves and Blackbody Radiation000002035055
    5.Thermal and Statistical Physics00020201501570
    UPSC - PHYSICS - 2015(Paper-II)Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8TOTAL
    6.Quantum Mechanics3050010000090
    7.Atomic and Molecular Physics20050400000110
    8.Nuclear and Particle Physics000020500070
    9.Solid State Physics , Devices and Electronics00003005050130

    The Physics course is handled by Venkanna Sir and Mr. Manpreet Sir .

    Physics Optional Syllabus

    The following is the syllabus for Physics - Main Examination - Paper I and Paper II .

    Physics SYLLABUS for PAPER - 1

    1. MechanicsVenkanna Sir/Manpreet Sir
      • (a) Mechanics of Particles : Laws of motion; conservation of energy and momentum, applications to rotating frames, centripetal and Coriolis accelerations; Motion under a central force; Conservation of angular momentum, Kepler’s laws; Fields and potentials; Gravitational field and potential due to spherical bodies, Gauss and Poisson equations, gravitational self-energy; Two-body problem; Reduced mass; Rutherford scattering; Centre of mass and laboratory reference frames.
      • (b) Mechanics of Rigid Bodies : System of particles; Centre of mass, angular momentum, equations of motion; Conservation theorems for energy, momentum and angular momentum; Elastic and inelastic collisions; Rigid Body; Degrees of freedom, Euler’s theorem, angular velocity, angular momentum, moments of inertia, theorems of parallel and perpendicular axes, equation of motion for rotation; Molecular rotations (as rigid bodies); Di and tri-atomic molecules; Precessional motion; top, gyroscope.
      • (c) Mechanics of Continuous Media : Elasticity, Hooke’s law and elastic constants of isotropic solids and their inter-relation; Streamline (Laminar) flow, viscosity, Poiseuille’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation, Stokes’ law and applications.
      • (d) Special Relativity : Michelson-Morely experiment and its implications; Lorentz transformations length contraction, time dilation, addition of relativistic velocities, aberration and Doppler effect, mass-energy relation, simple applications to a decay process. Four dimensional momentum vector; Covariance of equations of physics. .
    2. Waves and OpticsVenkanna Sir/Manpreet Sir
      • (a) Waves : Simple harmonic motion, damped oscillation, forced oscillation and resonance; Beats; Stationary waves in a string; Pulses and wave packets; Phase and group velocities; Reflection and refraction from Huygens’ principle.
      • (b) Geometrial Optics : Laws of reflection and refraction from Fermat’s principle; Matrix method in paraxial optic-thin lens formula, nodal planes, system of two thin lenses, chromatic and spherical aberrations.
      • (c) Interference : Interference of light -Young’s experiment, Newton’s rings, interference by thin films, Michelson interferometer; Multiple beam interference and Fabry Perot interferometer.
      • (d) Diffraction : Fraunhofer diffraction - single slit, double slit, diffraction grating, resolving power; Diffraction by a circular aperture and the Airy pattern; Fresnel diffraction: half-period zones and zone plates, circular aperture.
      • (e) Polarisation and Modern Optics : Production and detection of linearly and circularly polarized light; Double refraction, quarter wave plate; Optical activity; Principles of fibre optics, attenuation; Pulse dispersion in step index and parabolic index fibres; Material dispersion, single mode fibers; Lasers-Einstein A and B coefficients. Ruby and He-Ne lasers. Characteristics of laser light-spatial and temporal coherence; Focusing of laser beams. Three-level scheme for laser operation; Holography and simple applications
    3. Electricity and MagnetismVenkanna Sir
      • (a) Electrostatics and Magnetostatics : Laplace and Poisson equations in electrostatics and their applications; Energy of a system of charges, multipole expansion of scalar potential; Method of images and its applications. Potential and field due to a dipole, force and torque on a dipole in an external field; Dielectrics, polarisation. Solutions to boundary-value problems-conducting and dielectric spheres in a uniform electric field; Magnetic shell, uniformly magnetised sphere; Ferromagnetic materials, hysteresis, energy loss.
      • (b) Current Electricity : Kirchhoff's laws and their applications. Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law, Lenz’ law. Self-and mutual- inductances; Mean and rms values in AC circuits; DC and AC circuits with R, L and C components; Series and parallel resonance; Quality factor; Principle of transformer.
    4. Electromagnetic Waves and Blackbody RadiationVenkanna Sir
      • Displacement current and Maxwell’s equations; Wave equations in vacuum, Poynting theorem; Vector and scalar potentials; Electromagnetic field tensor, covariance of Maxwell’s equations; Wave equations in isotropic dielectrics, reflection and refraction at the boundary of two dielectrics; Fresnel’s relations; Total internal reflection; Normal and anomalous dispersion; Rayleigh scattering; Blackbody radiation and Planck ’s radiation law- StefanBoltzmann law, Wien’s displacement law and Rayleigh-Jeans law.
    5. Thermal and Statistical PhysicsManpreet Sir
      • (a) Thermodynamics : Laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy; Isothermal, adiabatic, isobaric, isochoric processes and entropy changes; Otto and Diesel engines, Gibbs’ phase rule and chemical potential; Van der Waals equation of state of a real gas, critical constants; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution of molecular velocities, transport phenomena, equipartition and virial theorems; Dulong-Petit, Einstein, and Debye’s theories of specific heat of solids; Maxwell relations and application; Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Adiabatic demagnetisation, Joule-Kelvin effect and liquefaction of gases.
      • (b) Statistical Physics : Macro and micro states, statistical distributions, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac Distributions, applications to specific heat of gases and blackbody radiation; Concept of negative temperatures.


    1. Quantum MechanicsManpreet Sir
      • Wave-particle duality; Schroedinger equation and expectation values; Uncertainty principle; Solutions of the one-dimensional Schroedinger equation for free particle (Gaussian wave-packet), particle in a box, particle in a finite well, linear harmonic oscillator; Reflection and transmission by a step potential and by a rectangular barrier; Particle in a three dimensional box, density of states, free electron theory of metals; Angular momentum; Hydrogen atom; Spin half particles, properties of Pauli spin matrices.
    2. Atomic and Molecular Physics Manpreet Sir
      • Stern-Gerlach experiment, electron spin, fine structure of hydrozen atom; L-S coupling, J-J coupling; Spectroscopic notation of atomic states; Zeeman effect; FranckCondon principle and applications; Elementary theory of rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra of diatomic molecules; Raman effect and molecular structure; Laser Raman spectroscopy; Importance of neutral hydrogen atom, molecular hydrogen and molecular hydrogen ion in astronomy. Fluorescence and Phosphorescence; Elementary theory and applications of NMR and EPR; Elementary ideas about Lamb shift and its significance.
    3. Nuclear and Particle PhysicsManpreet Sir
      • Basic nuclear properties-size, binding energy, angular momentum, parity, magnetic moment; Semi-empirical mass formula and applications. Mass parabolas; Ground state of a deuteron, magnetic moment and non-central forces; Meson theory of nuclear forces; Salient features of nuclear forces; Shell model of the nucleus - success and limitations; Violation of parity in beta decay; Gamma decay and internal conversion; Elementary ideas about Mossbauer spectroscopy; Q-value of nuclear reactions; Nuclear fission and fusion, energy production in stars. Nuclear reactors. Classification of elementary particles and their interactions; Conservation laws; Quark structure of hadrons : Field quanta of electroweak and strong interactions; Elementary ideas about unification of forces; Physics of neutrinos.
    4. Solid State Physics, Devices and ElectronicsVenkanna Sir
      • Crystalline and amorphous structure of matter; Different crystal systems, space groups; Methods of determination of crystal structure; X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopies; Band theory of solids—conductors, insulators and semi-conductors; Thermal properties of solids, specific heat, Debye theory; Magnetism: dia, para and ferromagnetism; Elements of super-conductivity, Meissner effect, Josephson junctions and applications; Elementary ideas about high temperature superconductivity. Intrinsic and extrinsic semi-conductors- p-n-p and n-p-n transistors; Amplifiers and oscillators. Op-amps; FET, JFET and MOSFET; Digital electronics-Boolean identities, De Morgan’s laws, Logic gates and truth tables. Simple logic circuits; Thermistors, solar cells; Fundamentals of microprocessors and digital computers.

    Online Classroom Sessions

    • The course comprises of online classroom sessions for a duration of 300 hours.
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    PHYSICS Optional Suggested Books for Reference

    The following are the suggested books / references that the students can consult while preparing for PHYSICS - Mains Examination - Paper I and Paper II.

    • Mechanics of Particals (JC Upadhyaya/Kleppner and Kolenkow)
    • Waves and Optics – ( Ajoy Ghatak)
    • Electricity and Magnetism (D.J. Griffiths)
    • Thermal and Statistical Physics – (Garg, Bansal and Ghosh/ Blundell & Blundell)
    • Quantum Mechanics ( D.J. Griffiths)
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics (Banwell/ Raj Kumar)
    • Nuclear and Particle Physics (S.N. Ghoshal/ Ashok Das & T. Ferbel)
    • Solid State Physics and Electronics (JP Srivastava/Puri and Babbar)

    Popularity of PHYSICS as an optional subject

    The following are the suggested books / references that the students can consult while preparing for PHYSICS - Main Examination - Paper I and Paper II.

    • PHYSICS is best fit as an optional for students who are passionate about the subject.
    • Since this is logical subject, scoring is quite straightforward and rote-learning is not required.
    • Engineering/PHYSICS Students can score very well in this subject as only standard models of sums are asked in the question papers.

    Suggestions for Preparation of PHYSICS Optional Subject

    The following are simple preparation tips to score well in the PHYSICS - Main Examination - Paper I and Paper II .

    • Prepare selective topics and be thorough in these problems.
    • If you ask me the top 3 topics to prepare,
      1. Solid state Physics and Electronics ( Usaully 120 marks weightage)
      2. Waves and Optics ( Usually 110 Marks weightage)
      3. Mechanics of Particles (Usually 100 marks weightage)
    • Solve problems from previous years questions papers as the same models of the sums normally repeat every year.
    • Solve each problem highlighting each step while arriving at the solution. Do not skip any step thinking it is trivial.
    • Concentrated on the solved examples from B S Grewal Reference book suggested for the UPSC exam.
    • Monitor your speed during practice and try to improve it. Lack of time is the main challenge in this paper.

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      • Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) .
      • Gain access to the of the registered courses for 12 Months.
    • Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids . Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.



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