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    Download Civil Services Main Chemistry Exam Previous Years Question Papers

    The Civil Service is a premiere job and a job of high prestige. Recruitment is done by a three tier structured test of which Civil Services Main Exam is the mid way hurdle. Candidates clearing the preliminary stage sit for the Main exam. On clearing the Main exam, candidates are called for an Interview by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).

    Exam Pattern:

    This exam consists of nine papers. This exam is held over a span of one month and it becomes sometimes tedious for the candidates. Chemistry is an optional paper in this exam, and it is chosen be many as one of their optional subjects.

    Syllabus for Chemistry in Civil Services Main Exam:

    Chemistry is divided into Paper I and Paper II.

    Paper I of Chemistry focuses on the following topics:-

    • Atomic Structure
    • Chemical Bonding
    • Solid State
    • The Gaseous State and Transport Phenomenon
    • Liquid State
    • Thermodynamics
    • Phase Equilibria and Solutions
    • Electrochemistry
    • Chemical Kinetics
    • Photochemistry
    • Surface Phenomena and Catalysis
    • Bio-inorganic Chemistry
    • Coordination Compounds
    • Main Group Chemistry
    • General Chemistry of f block elements

    Paper II encompasses the following:-

    • Delocalised Covalent Bonding
    • Pericyclic Reactions
    • Synthetic uses of Reagents
    • Photochemistry
    • Spectroscopy

    Duration of Chemistry paper in Civil Services Main Exam:

    Each paper of Chemistry in this examination is of three hours in duration. Answers are to be written in a descriptive manner and the total marks of each paper are 300.

    Scoring pattern:

    Marking is done based on the quality and information provided in the answers. There is no negative marking in these papers though.

    Previous years question papers of Chemistry:

    Aspiring candidates can download the previous years question papers of Chemistry from the attachment.





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