Syllabus and Reference Books for ISAT Exam


Undergraduate courses like B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering, B.Tech in Avionics, and B.Tech in Physical Sciences are offered at IIST. Selection of eligible candidates in to these courses is done through an entrance test, namely ISAT (IIST Admission Test). Topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of 12th class form the syllabus of ISAT exam. One can refer NCERT books, Books of H.C Verma, Arihant, etc for exam preparation.

Detailed Syllabus of ISAT

Syllabus - Physics


  • Units and Measurements
  • Motion in a straight line
  • Motion in a plane
  • Laws of motion
  • Work, Power and Energy
  • System of particles and rotational motion
  • Gravitation


  • Electrostatic Potential and capacitance
  • Electric charges and Fields
  • Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Moving charges and Magnetism
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetism and Matter

Optics and Waves

  • Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
  • Wave Optics
  • Waves

Properties of Matter, Thermodynamics

  • Kinetic theory
  • Thermal properties of matter
  • Mechanical properties of solids
  • Thermodynamics

Syllabus - Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • d and f Block Elements
  • S-Block Elements (Group 1 and Group 2 elements
  • P-Block Elements
  • Actinides
  • Hydrogen
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Lanthanides

Physical Chemistry

  • States of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry

Organic Chemistry

  • Hydrocarbons
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Haloalkanes and haloarenes
  • Aldehydes, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Syllabus - Mathematics

  • Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications
  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  • Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Co-Ordinate Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Vector Algebra

Reference Books for ISAT

Books for Chemistry

  • NCERT Chemistry XI & XII
  • Chemistry Principles & Applications by Sienko & Plane
  • Concept of Organic Chemistry by M. S. Chauhan
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
  • General Chemistry by Ebbing
  • Numerical Chemistry by R.C. Mukherjee
  • Organic Chemistry by Arihant Prakashan
  • Organic Chemistry by Francis Carey
  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis
  • Organic Chemistry by R.T. Morrison, R.N. Boyd
  • Physical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • University Chemistry by Bruce H. Mahan

Books for Physics

  • NCERT Physics XI & XII
  • Advanced Level Physics by Nelkon and Parker
  • Aptitude Test Problems in Physics by S.S Krotov
  • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma
  • Dynamics of a Particle & of Rigid Bodies by S.L. Loney
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
  • Physics Problems w/solutions by Chen, Min
  • Problem in Physics by V.Zubov & V.Shalnov
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
  • Problems in Physics by A.A Pinsky

Books for Mathematics

  • Maths XI & XII by R. S. Agarwal
  • Maths XI & XII by R.D. Sharma
  • Algebra by Arihant
  • Algebra Made Easy by K.P. Basu
  • Calculus by J. Edward
  • Co-ordinate Geometry by S.L. Loni
  • Differential Calculus by Arihant
  • Higher Algebra by Hall Knight
  • Integral Calculus by Arihant
  • Introduction Probability & Its Applications by W. Feller
  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron
  • Plane Co-ordinate Geometry by S. L. Loni
  • Trigonometry by S. L. Loney
  • Vector and 3D Geometry by Arihant Prakshan

Apart from reference books, guides containing solved questions and answers can also be used as study material.


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