Here we are sharing Chemistry Optional Subject Strategy and Books for IAS Exam. This article will help you to prepare Chemistry Optional Subject in the easiest way.
As you all aware that a lot of toppers have chosen Chemistry as an Optional Subject and also they scored very well. If you also want to score decent marks in mains exam with chemistry optional, you have to read some quality material and books.
So here we will discuss some best study material for Optional Paper-1 and Optional Paper-2.
Chemistry Optional Subject Strategy and Books for IAS Exam
Chemistry Optional Paper-1 & Paper-2, Booklist
- DIAS Coaching IAS Chemistry Optional-Class Notes. (Must Have Notes- Bookmark)
- Advanced Physical Chemistry by Gurdeep Raj. (for chemical kinetics)
- A Text Book of Physical Chemistry (Volume IV) by K.L. Kapoor. (for photochemistry)
- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
- Chemical Periodicity, Chemical bonding, Coordination compound- Maden, Malik, and Tuli
- Theoretical Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by G.S. Manku
- A Guide to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry by Peter Sykes
- A Text-Book of Organic Chemistry by Bahl & Bahl
- Bonding and shape of organic molecules, Stereochemistry of carbon compound – Reactions and reagents – O.P. Agarwal.
Note:– First, Read DIAS Coaching IAS Chemistry Optional-Class Note because these notes cover approx 100% syllabus. After reading notes, if you think something is missing then read any other book because it is not possible to read all 8 books (mentioned over here) completely for only Chemistry Optional Paper-1 and Paper-2.
How much time does Chemistry Optional take to prepare?
It depends on you. If you give 2 hours daily then it will take hardly 4 or 5 months but if you can give more time, you will finish your optional in lesser time.
Key points for Chemistry Optional
- Read the syllabus 2 or 3 times because you must have exhaustive knowledge about the syllabus of Chemistry optional
- Go through previous year question papers so that you can know the nature of questions are being asked.
- You should prepare short notes with diagrams, and flowchart because eventually, these notes will save your time during revision.
- Follow current affairs as much as you can.
- Know the importance of topics for current society and for developing India.
- For Paper-2 you will have to keenly understand the basic concepts of chemistry.
Who should choose Chemistry as an optional subject?
- Chemistry is core science so if you studied chemistry in your graduation (UG/PG), it will work for you.
- It can be a negative point if you are preparing in Hindi medium because of study material availability.
- Those who have art background should not even think of Chemistry as an Optional subject.
Also Check: Optional Subjects for IAS Exam