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.
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. 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 Optional Syllabus
Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks.
UPSC Chemistry Optional Syllabus for Paper I:
UPSC Chemistry Optional Syllabus for Paper II:
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. This would enable them to score well and be successful in the UPSC exam.
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