Syllabus

ISO SYLLABUS 2019-20

Round One ( Date of Exam 2020 January 4th & 5th)

ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY

STELLAR PHYSICS

  • Star formation
  • Nuclear reactions inside stars
  • Life cycle of stars
  • Stellar classification
  • Different types of stars
  • HR diagram

STELLAR EVOLUTION

  • Main sequence stars
  • Heavy mass stars
  • Black holes and neutron stars
  • Chandrashekhar limit
  • Gravitational waves

PLANETS AND GALAXIES

  • Solar system
  • Mars and our moon
  • Earth (Geography, Plate Tectonics, etc)
  • Gas Giants
  • Types of Galaxies
  • Dark Matter

ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSE, ETC. 

  • Big Bang theory
  • Dark energy
  • Hubble’s Law
  • Einstein’s findings on Universe

Round Two ( Date of Exam April 2020)

SPACE TECHNOLOGIES AND ASTRONOMY

OBSERVATORIES ACROSS THE GLOBE

  • In India
  • Biggest and first ever Observatories
  • Radio Observatories
  • Gravitational wave observatories

DIFFERENT TYPES OF TELESCOPES

  • Earth based (optical, Radio, etc)
  • Space based (Hubble etc)
  • Satellites for space observations
  • Major discoveries using Telescopes
  • CMBR observation

ROCKETS USED AND ITS WORKING

  • Saturn Series
  • SLV Indian rockets
  • PSLV and GSLV
  • GSLV mark III
  • Fuels used in rockets
  • Materials used to build
  • Basic Physics
  • Rockets used for Apollo Missions

MAJOR SATELLITES AND ITS USES

  • Communication
  • Weather
  • GPS
  • India’s major satellites
  • First ever Satellites

Round Three ( Date of Exam July 2020)

SPACE AGENCIES AND PEOPLE

MAJOR SPACE AGENCIES

  • NASA (Origin, People behind, Founders, etc)
  • ISRO (Origin, People behind, Founders, etc)
  • JAXA (Origin, People behind, Founders, etc)
  • ESA (Origin, People behind, Founders, etc)

PEOPLE WORKING IN THE FIELD

  • Astronauts (from different countries)
  • Man on Moon (People who went to Moon)
  • Cosmonauts
  • India’s manned mission
  • Scientists behind rocket making
  • Head of NASA, ISRO, JAXA, etc since their origin

SPACE MISSIONS

  • Apollo Missions
  • Chandrayaan I & II
  • MOM
  • Mission to Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn
  • Major missions to study Sun
  • Major failures in the history

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