UPDATED Entrance Exam Question Pattern of BSc Agriculture in Mid-Western University, MWU

Currently, there are various 7 Universities offering BSc Agriculture courses in Nepal among which 3 of them also offer BVSc & AH (Veterinary Science) and BSc Forestry Program and 1 of them offers a BSc Fisheries Program too.

In these 7 Universities, there are in total of 32 Colleges for the BSc Ag program, 4 Colleges for BVSc & AH (Veterinary Science) program, 7 Colleges for the BSc Forestry program and 1 College for the BSc fisheries program.

Among the 32 Colleges of the BSc Ag Program16 are government colleges whereas 16 colleges are private.

The Universities offering these Programs in Nepal are:
  • Agriculture & Forestry University, AFU (BSc Ag, Vet, Forestry & BSc Fisheries)
  • IAAS, TU (BSc Ag, Vet & Forestry)
  • Purbanchal University (BSc Ag, Vet & Forestry)
  • Far-Western University (BSc Ag)
  • Mid-Western University (BSc Ag)
  • Kathmandu University (BSc Ag)
  • Madhesh Agriculture University, MAU (BSc Ag)

Entrance Exam question Pattern of BSc Ag in Mid-Western University, MU

Physics: 15
Chemistry: 15
Maths: 15
English: 15
Botany: 15
Zoology: 15
Ag with GK: 10
Full Marks: 100
Time: 2 Hours

Subject Wise Syllabus for BSc Ag Entrance Exams:

1. Subject: English

Full marks: 15
Communicational English practices on a variety of topics and styles with special references to (i) General and (ii) Technical English.
Grammar-Familiarity with the following aspects:
Parts of speech, Basic Grammatical Patterns/Structures, Tense and Aspects, Conditional Sentences, Verbal: infinitives, Participles and Gerunds, Direct and Indirect Speech, Active and Passive voice, Kinds of Sentences, Transformation of sentences, Concord/Agreement, Vocabulary, Use of Prepositions, Idiomatic expressions, Punctuation, Phonemes and phonetic symbols, Word Stress.

2. Subject: Chemistry
Full marks: 15
A. Language of Chemistry & Physical Chemistry
Symbol, formulate valency and chemical questions, Problems based on chemical equations (relation with weight and weight, and weight and volume).

B. Atomic Structure
Study of Cathode rays and discovery of electrons, Rutherford’s X-ray scattering experiment and discovery of the nucleus, Rutherford model of the atom, Elementary concept of quantum numbers, Electron configuration of the elements.

C. Electronics Theory of Valency
Octet rule, electro and coordinate valency, covalency and coordinate valency, General characteristics ionic and covalent compounds.

D. Oxidation and Reduction
Classical definitions, electronic interpretations of oxidation and reduction, Balancing of redox equations by oxidation number method.

E. Periodic Classification of Elements
Mendeleev’s periodic law. Concept of equivalent weight and valency,

F. Molecular Weight and Mole
Faraday’s laws of electrolysis, Solubility product principle, and its application in qualitative analysis. Principles of acidimetry and alkalimetry, pH and pH scale. 

G. Water:
Hard water and soft water, Causes and removal of hardness of the water.

H. Compound of Metals: 
General methods of Preparation and Properties of oxides, hydroxides, chlorides, nitrates, sulfates, and carbonates of metals.

I. 0rganic Chemistry
Sources and Purification of Organic Compounds: Sources of organic compounds, Purification of organic compounds, Classification and nomenclature of Organic Compounds: 

3. Subject: Physics 
Full marks: 15
A. Mechanics
Laws of motion, addition, and subtraction of vectors, Relative velocity, Equilibrium of forces, Moment Center of mass, Centre gravity, Solid frictions, Work power and energy, Conservation of energy, Angular speed, Centripetal force, Moment of inertia, Torque on a body, Laws of gravitation, modulus of elasticity.

B. Heat and Optics
Definition of Heat and temperature, Temperature scale, Measurement of the energy, Specific heat capacity, Latent heat, Saturated Unsaturated vapor, Relative humidity and point, First law of thermodynamic and Second Law of thermodynamic. Formation of images by plane and curved mirrors. Wave theory of light, introduction to Huygens’ principle and application interference diffraction and polarization of light.

C. Sound and Electricity 
Damped vibration, Forced oscillation, Resonance, Progressive waves, Principle of superposition, Velocity of sound in solid, liquid, and gas: Laplace’s correction, Characteristics of sound, wave, best phenomenon, Doppler effect, Stationary waves, Waves in pipes, Waves in String.

Charging by induction Faraday’s ice pail experiment, Coulomb’s law, permittivity, Electric field, Gauss’s law its application, electric potential, Capacitors, Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s law and its application. Thermoelectricity, Chemical effect of current, Potentiometer, Magnetic Field, Earth’s magnetism, Magnetic Flux, Force on a current-carrying conductor, Ampere’s law, Biot-Savart’s law, and their applications. 

4. Subject: Mathematics 
Full marks: 15 

A. Set and Function
Set and relations, functions and graphs, Algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and hyperbolic functions and their inverses. 

B. Algebra 
Determinates, matrices, Inverse of a matrix, use of complex numbers, Polynomial equations sequence and series permutation and combination, Binomial theorem, exponential logarithmic series. 

C. Trigonometry
Trigonometric equations and general values, Inverse trigonometric function, Principle value, Properties of triangles, Centroid, incentre, Orthocenter, and circumcenter, and their properties.

D. Coordinate Geometry 
Limit and continuity of functions, Derivatives, and application of derivative-Tangent and normal, Rate of change, differentials by and actual change, Maximum of a function; Antiderivatives (Integrations): rules of Integration, Standard Integrals, Definite integral as the limit of a sum, Application to areas under a curve and area between two curves. 

5. Subject: Zoology 
Full marks: 15 

Evolutionary Biology (Life and its Origin, Evidence of evolution, Theories of evolution, Human Evolution, Faunal Diversity (Protista, Animalia, Earthworm, Frog), Biota and Environment (Animal adaptation, Animal behavior, Environmental Pollution), Conservation Biology (Introduction, Wildlife), Introduction on Animal Tissues, Developmental Biology (Gametogenesis, Development of frog), Applied Biology (Application of Zoology, Microbial diseases, and application of microbiology)

6. Subject: Botany
Full marks: 15 

Bio-molecules and Cell Biology (Cell, Cell division), Floral Diversity (Introduction, Fungi, Lichen, Algae, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperm, Angiosperm), Ecology (Ecosystem ecology, Ecological Adaptation, Ecological Imbalance), Plant Anatomy and Plant tissues, Plant Physiology(Water relation, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Plant Hormone, Plant growth and movements), Embryology (Asexual and sexual reproductions in angiosperms, pollination, fertilization, development of male and female gametophytes, development of dicot and monocot embryos, concept of endosperm), Biotechnology (Introduction, tissue culture, Plant breeding, disease resistance plants, green manure and bio-fertilizer, bio-pesticide, genetic engineering and GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and application, bio-engineering, food safety, and food security)

7. Subject: Agriculture and General Knowledge 
Full marks: 10 

Statical information on Nepalese Agriculture, Production practices as well as Insect and disease control of major cereal crops, cash crop, pulse crop, vegetable, spices and fruits, Agriculture related Policy, Act, Regulation, Guidelines, and directives. Livestock Production and management, Livestock Statistics, Biodiversity of livestock and their genetic conservation in Nepal, Livestock feeding practices, Milk production, processing, and product production technology in Nepal. 

Physical, Socio-cultural and economic geography and demography of Nepal. Major events and current affairs of national and international importance, The Constitution 20 of Nepal, Information on sustainable development, environment, pollution, climate change, biodiversity, science, and technology. Current periodic plan of Nepal.

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