AFMC Nursing Syllabus

Exam Date

Jan 20, 2021

Result Date

Feb 10, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Paramedical, Science


The exam authorities determine the syllabus for the AFMC 2021 exam. It is very important for the candidates to go through the AFMC Nursing syllabus 2021 before starting the preparation, as it helps them to understand the different topics and concepts in all the chapters. It also provides an insight into the type of questions that can be expected in the exam. This section discusses the syllabus for AFMC Nursing Exam. Candidates can read through this page completely for detailed information about the syllabus.

The AFMC BSc. Nursing entrance exam syllabus 2021 is based on class 10 and 12 subjects of Science Branches, English Language Capabilities, and Logical Reasoning. The subjects falling under the syllabus are:

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • General English
  • Logical Understanding and Reasoning

The AFMC Nursing syllabus 2021 is elaborated in terms of the subjects below. Candidates can check them out for reference. 

AFMC Nursing 2021 Syllabus for Physics

The AFMC Nursing 2021 syllabus for physics subject widely comprises topics from the class 10 and 12. The syllabus ranges from prominent physics topics such as motion and its laws, gravitational forces, aspects of electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, electrons and photons. The candidates have to go through the entire physics syllabus, topic by topic, for understanding their distribution, and to learn them better. 

Introduction and Measurement

This chapter comprises topics like Physics in relation to Science, Society and Technology; Need for Measurement of Physical Quantities, Units for Measurement, Fundamental and Derived Units, Dimensions of Physical Quantities, Dimensional Analysis and its Applications, Orders of Magnitude, Accuracy and Errors in Measurement–Random and Instrumental Errors, Rounding Off the Numbers and their Significant Features, Graphical Representation, Functions of Trigonometry, Integration and Differentiation.

Description of Motion in One Dimension

The topics of this chapter are Objects in Motion in One Dimension, Motion in a Straight Line, Motion - Uniform and Non Uniform,  Speed and Velocity, Velocity in Relative Terms,  Uniformly Accelerated Motion, Average Speed and Instantaneous Velocity, Graphical Representation and Formulae, Velocity-Time Graph, Relations for Uniformly Accelerated Motion with Examples, Acceleration in One-Dimensional Motion, Position-Time Graph and their Formulae.

Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

The important topics are Vectors and Scalars Quantities, Vectors in Two and Three Dimensions, Resolution of a Vector in a Plane, Vector Addition and Multiplication by a Real Number, Null-Vector and its Properties, Scalar and Vector Products, Rectangular Components, Motion in Two Dimensions,  General Relation Among Position-Velocity-Acceleration for Motion in a Plane and Uniform Circular Motion, Cases of Uniform Velocity and Uniform Acceleration-Projectile Motion, The Motion of Objects in Three-Dimensional Space (Elementary Ideas).

Laws of Motion

This chapter comprises topics like Force and Inertia, the First Law of Motion, Momentum, the Second Law of Motion, Impulse, Examples of Different Forces in Nature, Third Law of Motion, Conservation of Momentum, Rocket Propulsion, Laws of Friction, Equilibrium of Concurrent Forces, Rolling Friction, Inertial and Non-Inertial Frames (Elementary Ideas), Static and Kinetic Frictions, Lubrication.

Work, Energy and Power

The topics of this chapter are work done by a Constant Force and by a Variable Force, Unit of Work, Energy and Power, Work-Energy Theorem, Elastic and Inelastic Collisions in One and Two Dimensions, Notions of Potential Energy, Conservation of Mechanical Energy: Gravitational Potential Energy, and its Conversion to Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy of a Spring, Conservative Forces, Different Forms of Energy, Mass-Energy Equivalence, and Conservation of Energy.

Rotational Motion

The important topics are Centre of the Mass of a Two-Particle Systems, Momentum Conservation, and Centre of Mass Motion. Angular Momentum and its Geometrical and Physical Meaning, General Motion of a Rigid Body, Nature of Rotational Motion, Comparison Between Translatory (Linear) and Rotational Motion, Torque, Centre of Mass of Rigid Body, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Moment of Inertia of Uniform Bodies with Simple Geometrical Shapes, Examples of Circular Motion (Car on a Level Circular Road, Car on Banked Road,  Moment of Inertia, its Physical Significance, Pendulum Swinging in a Vertical Plane), Parallel Axis and Perpendicular Axis Theorem (statements only), Rotational Motion of a Single Particle in Two Dimensions Only.


This chapter comprises topics like Acceleration due to Gravity, One and Two-Dimensional Motion under Gravity, The Universal Law of Gravitation, Inertial and Gravitational Mass, Variations in the Acceleration due to the Gravity of Earth, Statement of Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion, Orbital Velocity, Geostationary Satellites, Gravitational Potential, Gravitational Potential Energy near the Surface of the Earth, Escape Velocity, Weightlessness.

Heat and Thermodynamics

The topics of this chapter are Thermal Equilibrium and Temperature (Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics), Heat, Work, and Internal Energy, Specific Heat, Specific Heat at Constant Volume, and the Constant Pressure of Ideal Gas and its Relation, The First Law of Thermodynamics, Thermodynamic State, Equation of State and Isothermals, Pressure-Temperature Phase Diagram, Thermodynamic Processes (Reversible, Irreversible, Isothermal, Adiabatic), Carnot Cycle, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Efficiency of Heat Engines, Entropy, Transfer of heat: Conduction, Convection and Radiation, Newton’s Law of Cooling, Thermal Conductivity, Black Body Radiation, Wien’s Law, Solar Constant and Surface Temperature of the Sun, and Stefan’s Law.


The important topics are Periodic and Oscillatory Motions, Simple Harmonic Motion (S.H.M.) and its Equation of Motion, Oscillations due to a Spring, Simple Pendulum, Resonance and Damped Oscillations; Simple Examples, Physical Concepts of Forced Oscillations, Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy in S.H.M.


This chapter comprises topics like Longitudinal and Transverse Waves and Wave Motion, Speed of the Progressive Wave, Principle of Superposition of Waves; the Reflection of Waves, Harmonic Waves (Qualitative Treatment Only), Standing Waves, Normal Modes and its Graphical Representation, Beats, and Doppler Effect.


The topics of this chapter are Frictional Electricity, Charges and their Conservation, Unit of Charge, Coulomb’s Law, Dielectric Constant, Electric Field, Electric Field due to a Point Charge, Electric Potential–its Physical Meaning, Potential due to a Dipole, Dipole Field and Behaviour of Dipole in a Uniform (2- Dimensional) Electric Field, Flux, Statement of Gauss’s Theorem and its Applications to find the Electric Field, due to Uniformly Charged Simple Systems, Capacitance (Parallel Plate), Presence of Free Charges and Bound Charges Inside a Conductor, Dielectric Material and its Effect on Capacitance (Concept Only), Conductors and Insulators, Capacitances in Series and Parallel, the Energy of a Capacitor, and Van de Graff Generator.

Current Electricity

The important topics are, Introduction (Flow of Current), Sources of EMF, Cells: Simple, Secondary, Chargeable, Combinations of Cells in Series and Parallel. Electric Current, the Resistance of Different Materials, Temperature Dependence, Wheatstone’s Bridge, Thermistor, Specific Resistivity, Colour Code for Carbon Resistors. Superconductors (Elementary Ideas). Kirchoff’s Laws, Measurement of Resistance, Resistances in Series and Parallel, Ohm’s Law and its Limitation. Potentiometer–the Measurement of EMF and Internal Resistance of a Cell.

Thermal and Chemical Effects of Currents

This chapter comprises topics like Electric Power, Chemical Effects, Heating Effects of Current and Joule’s Law. Thermoelectricity: Seebeck Effect, Measurement of Temperature using a Thermocouple. Faraday’s Laws of Electrolysis. 

Magnetic Effect of Currents

The topics of this chapter are Ersted’s Observation, Biot-Savart’s Law (Magnetic Field due to an Element of Current), Circular Loop, Magnetic Field due to a Straight Wire and Solenoid. Force on a Moving Charge in a Uniform Magnetic Field (Lorentz Force), Cyclotron (Simple Idea), Forces and Torques on Currents in a Magnetic Field, Forces between Two Currents, the Definition of Ampere, Moving Coil Galvanometer, Ammeter and Voltmeter. Conversion of Galvanometer to Voltmeter and Ammeter. 


The important topics are Bar Magnet (Comparison with a Solenoid), Magnetic Lines of Force, Torque on a Bar Magnet in a Magnetic Field, Earth’s Magnetic Field as a Bar Magnet, Vibration Magnetometer, Electromagnets, Dia, Para and Ferromagnetic Substances, Permanent Magnets, Tangent Galvanometer.

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

This chapter comprises topics like Faraday’s Law of Electromagnetic Induction, Lenz’s Law, Induced EMF, Self and Mutual Inductance. Alternating Voltage and Current; Capacitance and Resistance; Phase Relationships and Power in Alternating-Current Circuits, L.C Oscillations, Eddy Current, Alternating-Current Circuits containing Inductance, Electrical Machines and Devices (Transformer, Induction Coil, Generator, Simple Motors, Choke and Starter),  Reactance and Impedance.

Electromagnetic Waves

The topics of this chapter are, Electromagnetic Oscillations, a Brief History of Electromagnetic Waves (Maxwell, Hertz, Bose, Marconi) Electromagnetic Spectrum (Radio, Microwaves, Infra-Red, Optical, Ultraviolet, Xray, Gamma Rays) including Elementary Facts about their Uses, Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in the Atmosphere.

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Absorption and Emission Spectra. Phenomena of Reflection. Optical Fibre.  Curved Mirrors. Scattering and Formation of the Rainbow. Microscope and their Magnifications and Resolving Powers.  Refraction, Mirror and Lens Formulae, Dispersion by a Prism. Limiting Case of Wave Optics. Spectrometer, Total Internal Reflection. Lenses. Telescope (Astronomical), Ray Optics.

Electrons and Photons

This chapter comprises topics like Discovery of the Electron, E/M for an Electron, Electrical Conduction in Gases, Photocells,  Particle Nature of Light, Matter Waves-Wave Nature of Particles, Davison and Germer Experiment. Photoelectric Effect,  Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation.


The topics of this chapter are Molecules and Nuclei, Rutherford's Model of the Atom, Bohr Model, Energy Quantization. Nuclear Fusion and Fission. Hydrogen Spectrum. Composition of the Nucleus, Atomic Masses, the Binding Energy per Nucleon of a Nucleus, its Variation with Mass Number, Isotopes, Size of the Nucleus. Radioactivity: Properties of Rays. Mass-Energy Relation.

Solids and Semiconductor Devices

The important topics are Crystal Structure-Unit Cell; Single, Poly and Liquid Crystals (Concepts Only). Energy Bands in Solids, the Difference between Conductors, Combination of Gates. Insulators and Semiconductors using Band Theory. Transistor as an Amplifier and Oscillator, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors, P-N Junction, Semiconductor Diodes, Junction Transistor, Diode as Rectifier, Solar Cell, Photodiode, LED, Zener Diode as a Voltage Regulator, Elementary Ideas about IC.

AFMC Nursing Syllabus 2021 for Chemistry 

The Chemistry Syllabus is also based on topics and concepts from class 10 and 12 Science. Some major topics in AFMC Nursing 2021 Syllabus for Chemistry are Matter and its States, Bonding, Solutions, Various Block Elements, the Different Types of Compounds, Kinetics, etc. The detailed syllabus is elaborated below as a table. Candidates are advised to go through the table fully. 

AFMC BSc. Nursing Syllabus 2021 for Chemistry
S. Number



Some basic concepts in Chemistry


States of matter


Atomic structure


Classification of elements and periodicity in properties


Chemical energetics


Chemical bonding




 Chemical kinetics


Solid state Chemistry




General principles and processes of isolation of elements


 The d-and f-Block elements


The s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) 


Surface chemistry


Chemical thermodynamics 


The p-Block Elements






Redox reactions


Coordination compounds


Some basic principles of Organic Chemistry




Purification and characterization of carbon compounds


Organic compounds with functional groups containing halogens (X) 


Organic compounds with functional groups containing oxygen


Organic Compounds with a functional group containing nitrogen




Environmental Chemistry


Chemistry in Daily life



AFMC Nursing 2021 Syllabus for Biology

This syllabus section is also based on the class 10 and 12 subjects of Science Streams. The important topics associated with the AFMC Nursing Syllabus 2021 for Biology are Cells, Genetics, Reproduction, Aspects of the Environment and Ecology, etc. The complete syllabus for the Biology Subject is given below as a table for the reference of the candidates. 

AFMC BSc. Nursery Syllabus 2021 for Biology

S. Number



Genetics and Evolution


Biology and Human Welfare


Structure and Function–Plants


Diversity in Living World


Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and Function


Reproduction and Development in Humans


Biotechnology and its Applications


Ecology and Environment


5 Structure and Function–Animals


 Reproduction, Growth, and Movement in Plants

AFMC BSc. Nursing Entrance Exam Syllabus for General English

This subject tests the candidates' knowledge in the English language and how they would comprehend written material. It prominently tests the candidates' reading skills and abilities. The AFMC Nursery Syllabus 2021 for General English subject comprises the following topics:

  • Comprehension of a Written Passage.

  • Correction of Sentences.

  • Concepts like Word Definitions, Antonyms, Synonyms, Analogies, Parallel Relationships, etc, will be covered in this section.

  • The candidates' abilities in logically and systematically completing a sentence will also be tested in this section. 

AFMC Nursing 2021 Syllabus for Logical Intelligence Syllabus

In the Logical Intelligence Section, the candidates will be tested for their abilities in Reasoning, Logical Thinking, and Decision Making. Some of the most important topics under the AFMC BSc. Nursing Entrance Exam Syllabus for Logical Intelligence is given below for the reference of the candidates:

  • Concepts like Series, Coding, Arranging, Numbering and Family Tree.

  • Concepts such as Syllogisms, Critical Reasoning, and Conclusion Statements. These topics are meant for testing the candidates' abilities in Verbal Reasoning. 

AFMC Nursing 2021 Exam Pattern

Along with going through the AFMC Nursing Syllabus 2021 candidates are also advised going through the exam pattern throughly. Knowing the question paper pattern helpS the candidates understand the distribution and weighting of marks in the exam. This way, candidates can prepare well for the exam. The exam pattern is depicted below in the form of a table:

AFMC Nursing 2021 Exam Pattern
Subjects Marks
Physics 45
Chemistry 45
Biology 45
English 45
Total Marks: 180
  • Mode of the exam - online mode
  • Question paper type - objective type questions
  • The total time allotted for the exam is 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes).
  • Each question for the exam carries 1 mark. Every right answer will be awarded a mark.
  • There is no negative marking in the AFMC Nursing 2021 Entrance Exam.


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