Chemistry Optional Best Books for UPSC Civil Services IAS IFoS Mains Exam

Book for Chemistry IAS | Chemistry Optional Book List | IFoS Optional Chemistry Book

Although there is a lot of time for the examination, candidates should be confident while choosing an optional subject.  Chemistry is one of the favourite subjects for many people who are attempting either for first or second time. For those doing self-preparation without taking anyone help and are looking for the Best chemistry books to prepare for IAS exam 2018, we have got a handy list in this article. Are you searching for searching for best chemistry books for UPSC optionals or for the materials which cover all topics in mains chemistry paper, just go through the below-given books which are written by experts?

Other than main subjects all the applicants have the right to select one optional for IAS 2018 exam. Chemistry is an optional subject; the syllabus got drastically changed since the amendment of new rules. We have added the best chemistry books for UPSC civil services exam that match with the latest syllabus. It is divided into two papers; hence candidates need to update themselves to do well in the examination. If you are a science student, no doubt that chemistry is the best option.

         Book Name     Author Description
A guide to mechanism in organic chemistry Peter Sykes To make an easy-to-understand approach to the subject, this book has been segregated into different chapters including those on structure, reactivity and mechanism, radicals and their reaction, elimination reactions and linear free-energy relationships
A textbook of physical chemistry K.L. Kapoor Get to know the basics of physical chemistry in this edition.
A textbook of organic chemistry Bahl & Ba The book authored by him is considered to be the best text-books of Organic Chemistry in the country. He has earned a name as the author of Chemistry Books which are recommended in almost all the Universities of India and even in some of the Asian Countries
Selected topics in inorganic chemistry Madden, Malik, Tuli A thorough understanding of the principles and basic concepts of physical chemistry is essential for a good grasp of the subject. It provides an extensive coverage of the topics discussed focusing on the applications of the principles involve
Principles of Physical Chemistry  Puri, Sharma & Pathway The Content of the book is very great. All the topics are oversimplified, which is good for the first-time applicants. Every topic has been divided into a number of chapters for better understanding
Principle of physical chemistry Puri, Sharma & Pathway Perfect one for civil aspirants. It is good for short and easy understanding!
Organic Chemistry Reactions and reagents –O.P. Agarwal


It is good but it has a lot of additional information .Go for this book only if you are preparing for civils.
Extradition of metals, Principle of inorganic chemistry Puri, Sharma, Jauhar.  It is the Best book for UPSC aspirants with good examples.
An advanced inorganic chemistry  J.D. Lee The book is aimed at senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students; this book offers a principles-based approach to inorganic chemistry.

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