UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam has Chemistry as one of the Optional Subjects with 2 papers (Optional Paper I and Paper II). This article brings you the UPSC Chemistry syllabus for Optionals.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
Chemistry for UPSC is highly specialised and the syllabus is suitable for candidates who have studied Chemistry at the graduate level. The syllabus of the IAS exam for this subject focuses on the atomic structure and atomic structure, states of matter, different kinds of reactions etc.
IAS Chemistry Syllabus for Optionals
Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks.These two optional papers are part of nine subjective/essay papers of UPSC Mains exam. There is a small overlap in topics with the physics syllabus for UPSC. Candidates who work as chemists, chemical engineers, doctors and allied medical professionals and HAZMAT specialists can take up this optional.
UPSC Chemistry Syllabus for Optionals (Paper I)
IAS aspirants targeting UPSC 2021, may check the linked article to know the pattern, syllabus and exam preparation for civil services examination.
UPSC Chemistry Syllabus for Optionals (Paper II)
Check below the Chemistry syllabus for IAS exam:
Chemistry for IAS requires a high level of proficiency, hence preparation should start early. Candidates should solve questions from previous years’ UPSC question papers as well as participate in mock tests for preparation. Aspirants should also keep in mind UPSC Chemistry Preparation Strategy and for that, they can check the linked article. This would enable them to score well and be successful in the UPSC exam.
To read more on UPSC Chemistry Optional and IAS exam preparation please check the table below: