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SUNDAY,MARCH11,2012

ABOUTME

NewadditionofNotes&BooksofPhysicsandChemistry

AbhijeetAgrawal
Satna,MadhyaPradesh,India

Hiall...
Asrequestedbyyouall,ihaveaddedrestofthenotesofphysicswhichincludesMechanics,Optics(little
bit)andThermodynamics....IhadmadelittlenotesofOpticssoitiscombinedwithMechanicsNotes....
IhavealsoaddedthefollowingbooksinPhysics:
1.LotofbooksforOptics:likeAjoyGhatak,Hecht,JenkinsandWhite,etc...
2.IhaveaddedQuantumMechanics:ConceptsandApplicationsbyNouredineZettili
3.IhaveaddedSolutionmanualtotheElectrodynamicsbyGriffiths...
4.SpecialTheoryofRelativitybyResnick
5.SolutionmanualforCivilServicesmainsexaminationofPhysicsfortheyears(2000and2004)
IhaveaddedfollowingbooksinChemistrysection:
1.ProblemsandtheirsolutiontoAdvanceOrganicChemistrybyCareyandSundberg(PartAandPart
B)
Ihavealsoaddedthepreviousyear'squestionpapersofIndianForestServiceExaminationfortheyears
20002011(bothforPhysicsandChemistry)

Hiall..IgotAIR24inCivilService
Examination2009.Myoptionalsubjects
werePhysicsandChemistry.Thiswas
mythird
attempt(2006,2007,2009).CurrentlyI
postedasChiefExecutiveOfficerZila
PanchayatatSatnadistrictofMadhya
Pradesh.IcompletedB.TechinMaterials
andMetallurgicalEngineeringfromIIT
Kanpurin2005.
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TUESDAY,OCTOBER4,2011

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1.QuantumMechanics:

MONTHWISEPOSTS

Syllabus: Waveparticle duality Schrdinger equation and expectation values Uncertainty Principle
Solutions of the onedimensional, Schrdinger equation for a free particle (Gaussian wavepacket),
particle in a box, particle in a finite well, linear harmonic oscillator Reflection and transmission by a
step potential and by a rectangular barrier Particle in a three dimensional box, density of states, free
electrontheoryofmetalsAngularmomentumHydrogenatomSpinhalfparticles,propertiesofPauli
spinmatrices.

March2012(1)

ReferenceBooksare:

September2010(1)

October2011(1)
September2011(4)
August2011(1)
May2011(2)
February2011(2)
August2010(1)

1.QuantumPhysicsbyH.C.Verma(LatestEdition)

July2010(2)

2.QuantumMechanics:ConceptsandApplicationsbyNouredineZettili

June2010(4)
April2008(1)

3.IntroductiontoQuantumMechanics(2ndEdition)byDavidJ.Griffiths
4.Schaum'sOutlineofQuantumMechanics,SecondEdition

WEBSITESFORDOWNLOADINGE
BOOKSOFPHYSICSANDCHEMISTRY

5.QuantumMechanicsbyGhatakandLoganathan

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6.QuantumMechanicsbySatyaPrakash
7.ProblemsinGeneralPhysics:I.E.Irodov(dochapterofQuantumMechanics)
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Schrdingerequationforafreeparticle(Gaussianwavepacket)isatopicfromwhereveryfewquestions
havebeenaskedsoprepareitthoroughly.dothederivationfromQuantumMechanicsbyGriffiths
Reflection and transmission by a step potential and by a rectangular barrier: Try and prepare it for 30
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FreeElectronTheoryofMetals:inthistopicpreparetheelectricalConductivity,Paramagnetismoffree
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Hydrogen Atom: do proper derivation and practice it at least 50 times otherwise u will not be able to
reproduceitintheexam.
PreparethederivationofSpinHalfParticlesInIAS2008exama10marksquestionwasaskedfromthis
topic.

2.AtomicandMolecularPhysics:
SternGerlach experiment, electron spin, fine structure of hydrogen atom LS coupling, JJ coupling
Spectroscopic notation of atomic states Zeeman effect Frank Condon principle and applications
Elementarytheoryofrotational,VibrationalandelectronicspectraofdiatomicmoleculesRamaneffect
and molecular structure Laser Raman spectroscopy Importance of neutral hydrogen atom, molecular
hydrogen and molecular hydrogen ion in astronomy Fluorescence and Phosphorescence Elementary
theoryandapplicationsofNMRandEPRElementaryideasaboutLambshiftanditssignificance.
ReferenceBooksare:
1.AtomicandMolecularPhysics:RajKumar(amustread)
2.QuantumPhysicsofAtoms,Molecules,Solids,Nuclei,andParticles:ResnickandEisberg(amustread)
3.FundamentalsofMolecularSpectroscopy:Banwell(amustread)
4.ConceptsofModernPhysics:ArthurBeiser
5.ProblemsinGeneralPhysics:I.E.Irodov
6.Schaum'sOutlineofModernPhysics
RajKumarandBanwellbotharegoodforAtomicandMolecularPhysicsandaremustread.
DoreadthechapterofAtomicPhysicsfromResnickandEisberg
ThereisonegoodchapteronAtomicPhysicsinBeisersoreadthat.
DosolvealltheendofthechapterproblemsofBanwellmanyofthemwereaskedinprevious
examinations
PreparetheSternGerlarchExperimentfromResnickandEisberg
Electronspin:PrepareagoodwriteupfromResnickandEisberg
LaserRamanSpectroscopy:donotwasteyourtimeonsearchingthistopicashardlyanymaterial
isavailableoninternet.
Prepare good derivation for fine structure of Hydrogen Atom, by combining the concepts of
EisbergandalsofromQuantumMechanicsGriffiths
PreparetheexperimentalsetupforZeemanEffect
ElementarytheoryandapplicationsofNMRcanbereadfromNuclearPhysicsbookbyS.B.Patel
SomegoodproblemsofAtomicPhysicsarementionedinIrodovsodosolvethem
Prepare the role of 21cm line in Astronomydo not waste much time on finding the role of
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molecularhydrogenandmolecularhydrogenioninastronomyhardlyanymaterialisavailable
oninternetalso.
DosolvesomeoftheexamplesfromSchaum'sOutlineofModernPhysics
DoSolvepreviouslyaskedquestionsofMolecularPhysicsasmanyofthemarerepeatedlyasked.
Infactitwouldbegoodifonepreparemodelanswersofthesequestions.Thishelpsalotduring
theexamincompressingtheanswersinthegivenmarksformat.

3.NuclearandParticlePhysics:
Basic nuclear propertiessize, binding energy, angular momentum, parity, magnetic moment Semi
empiricalmassformulaandapplications,massparabolasGroundstateofdeuteron,magneticmoment
andnoncentralforcesMesontheoryofnuclearforcesSalientfeaturesofnuclearforcesShellmodel
ofthenucleussuccessesandlimitationsViolationofparityinbetadecayGammadecayandinternal
conversion Elementary ideas about Mossbauer spectroscopy Qvalue of nuclear reactions Nuclear
fission and fusion, energy production in stars Nuclear reactors. Classification of elementary particles
andtheirinteractionsConservationlawsQuarkstructureofhadronsFieldquantaofelectroweakand
stronginteractionsElementaryideasaboutunificationofforcesPhysicsofneutrinos.
ReferenceBooks: Innuclearphysicsnobookcoversthewholesyllabussoonewillhavetorefer

all the books that I have mentioned.although I have tried to cover almost everything in my
handwrittennotessoucanreadfromthere
1.NuclearPhysicsbyS.B.Patel
2.NuclearPhysicsbyD.C.Tayal
3.NuclearPhysicsbyS.N.Ghoshal
4.NuclearPhysicsbyPandya&Yadav
5.ConceptsofModernPhysics:ArtherBeiser
6.QuantumPhysicsofAtoms,Molecules,Solids,Nuclei,andParticles:ResnickandEisberg
7.UGCNetGuideonPhysics
Note: To start with read all the chapters related to Nuclear Physics from both Arthur Beiser and
Resnick&Eisberg...S.N.GhoshalisoneofthebestbookforNuclearPhysics
NuclearSize:Preparetheconceptofnuclearsizeandalsotheexperimentstojudgenuclearsize.Do
itfromS.B.Patel,S.N.Ghoshal.
BindingEnergy:doitfromallthebooksasithasalotofconceptslikebindingfraction,propertiesof
bindingenergycurve
Parity:mainlytheconceptofparityistobeprepared
Magnetic Moment : basically the concept of magnetic moment is to prepared from Resnick &
EisbergandalsofromD.C.Tayal&S.N.Ghoshal.alsopreparethemeasurementofthemagnetic
momentofneutronfromS.B.Patel
Semiempiricalmassformulaandapplications,MassParabolas:PreparethederivationofSemimass
formula from Beiser and also from S.N.Ghoshal.Prepare the application of Semimass formula
(liketheuseofSemimassformulaforAlphadecay,MassParabola,
disintegrationofmirrornuclei)fromD.C.TayalandS.N.Ghoshal.
Ground state of deuteron, magnetic moment and noncentral forces: Prepare the properties of the
deuteronfromD.C.Tayalandpreparethederivationthatdeuteronhasonestate,fromS.N.Ghoshal
andfromS.B.PatelseeIAS3003&IFS2007questiononthistopic
MesonTheoryofNuclearForces:prepareitfromS.B.Patel
NuclearForces:prepareitfromS.N.GhoshalandfromD.C.Tayal(preparea20markeronthistopic)
ShellModeloftheNucleus:PreparetheShellmodeltheoryfromResnick&Eisberg...forothertopics
pleaserefertoS.H.Ghoshal,Pandya&YadavandD.C.Tayal....DosolveIFS2008questionasked
onthistopic....itisimportantthatweshouldnotleaveanysubtopicinthistopiclist...
Violationofparityinbetadecay:PrepareIAS2005questiononthistopic....readthebetadecayfrom
Resnick & Eisberg and also prepare it from D.C.Tayal and also from S.N.Ghoshal....properties of
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betadecayspectrumcanbereadfromD.C.Tayal....SelectionRulesforbetadecayfrompage155of
Ghoshal....prepareFermitheoryofbetadecayandalsoKurieplot....A20markermaybeaskedon
explainingthefunctioningofbetaraySpectrometersopreparethat....Riens&Kowansexperiment
todetectneutrinocanbepreparedfromS.B.Patel
Gammadecayandinternalconversion:PrepareitfromS.B.Patel,selectionrulesforGammadecay,
methodtoestimateenergyofgammadecay,processesbywhichgammaraylosesitsenergy(CSE
2006question)fromArthurBeiser.Prepareinternalconversion&experimentaldeterminationof
internalconversioncoefficientfromS.B.PatelandD.C.Tayal.
Mossbauer Spectroscopy: prepare it from S.N.Ghoshal, S.B.Patel, Resnick & Eisberg and
D.C.Tayal.preparetheoryofMossbauerSpectroscopyandalsoitsapplicationindetail.allthe
previousyearquestionsofCSEandIFSonthistopicmustbesolved..
Prepare Qvalue of Nuclear Reactions from S.B.Patel and Arthur Beiserprepare problems on Q
valuefromallthebookssothatdifferentkindsofproblemsarecovered.
Nuclear fission should be prepared from S.N.Ghoshal, D.C.Tayal and S.B.PatelPrepare Bohr
Wheeler Theory of Nuclear Fission from Pandya and YadavPrepare the Quantum effects in
nuclearfissionfromD.C.Tayal
Energyproductioninstars:readitfromBeiserandalsofromResnick&Eisberg...
PrepareNuclearReactorsfromPandyaandYadav,D.C.TayalandS.N.Ghoshal....PrepareIFS2011
question on this topic....very few questions have been asked from this topic so it is still not clear
whatisthesyllabusofthistopic...sopreparewhatuthinktobesufficient
Classification of Elementary Particles: it is one the most frequently asked question from particle
physicssoprepareitfromBeiser,Resnick&EisbergandPandya&Yadav
For other topics of Particle physics refer Beiser, Resnick & Eisberg, D.C.Tayal, Pandya & Yadav
etc....someofconceptsregardingGrandUnifiedTheoryiscoveredwellinS.N.Ghoshal
DoalltheendoftheParticlePhysicschapterquestionsfromD.C.Tayal,Pandya&Yadav,Beiser,
Resnick&Eisberg,ModernPhysicsSchaumSeries
DoallthepreviouslyaskedquestionsofIFSandIASonParticlePhysics...
PreparethreegenerationofleptonsandquarksandtheirimportancefromBeiser
Physicsofneutrinos:prepareitfromS.B.Patel,S.N.Ghoshal,Resnick&Eisberg

4.SolidStatePhysics,DevicesandElectronics:
Crystalline and amorphous structure of matter Different crystal systems, space groups Methods of
determination of crystal structure Xray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopes
Bandtheoryofsolidsconductors,insulatorsandsemiconductorsThermalpropertiesofsolids,specific
heat,DebyetheoryMagnetism:dia,paraandferromagnetismElementsofsuperconductivity,Meissner
effect, Josephson junctions and applications Elementary ideas about high temperature
superconductivity. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors pnp and npn transistors Amplifiers and
oscillators Opamps FET, JFET and MOSFET Digital electronicsBoolean identities,De Morgans
laws, logic gates and truth tables Simple logic circuits Thermistors, solar cells Fundamentals of
microprocessorsanddigitalcomputers.
ReferenceBooks:
1.SolidStatePhysics:AJDekker
2.SolidStatePhysics:S.O.Pillai
3.IntroductiontoSolidStatePhysics(8thEd):KittelCharles(mainbook)
4.SolidStatePhysics:WNeilAshcroft,DavidN.Mermin
5.SolidStatePhysics:RKPuriandVKBabbar(mainbook)
6.SolidStatePhysics:SatyaPrakash
7.ConceptsofModernPhysics:ArtherBeiser
8.QuantumPhysicsofAtoms,Molecules,Solids,Nuclei,andParticles:ResnickandEisberg

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9.UGCNetGuideonPhysics
Crystalline and amorphous structure of matter Different crystal systems, space groups Methods of
determination of crystal structure, Xray diffraction: Prepare it from Puri and Babbar, Kittel and also
fromAshcroft&Mermin
Scanningandtransmissionelectronmicroscopes:Prepareitfrominternet
Bandtheoryofsolidsconductors,insulatorsandsemiconductors:PrepareitfromPuri&Babbar,Beiser,
Kittel....PrepareonedimensionalmotionofelectronfromResnick&Eisberg
Thermalpropertiesofsolids,specificheat,Debyetheory:PrepareitfromPuri&Babbar,S.O.Pillai
Magnetism:dia,paraandferromagnetism:PrepareitfromPuri&BabbarandalsofromS.O.Pillai,Kittel
Elementsofsuperconductivity,Meissnereffect,JosephsonjunctionsandapplicationsElementaryideas
about high temperature superconductivity : Prepare it from Kittel, S.O.Pillai and also from Puri &
Babbar...do prepare all the derivations of Josephson junction, Meissner Effect, SQUID etc from
Kittel...Prepareanswerto2007questionofIFSonCuprates&fullerenes....
Electronics: i did not prepare much this portion except some digital electronics, intrinsic and Extrinsic
Electronics...soitisurchoicetoprepareitthoroughly.....
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WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER21,2011

ChemistryPaper2revealed
Some of you have been asking about how to prepare for Chemistry Paper2...well the only method to
prepare is to practice, practice and practice....if you think that paper2 can be prepared in a short time
framethenitisnotpossible....onlymethodistopracticequestionsofpaper2atleastfor1.5hrseveryday
(keepthesolutionmanualwithyousothatincaseofanydifficultiesthatcanbeconsulted)....startwithone
book, finish in 20 days and then move to next book...In this way you will develop a problem solving
aptitude and will cover a lot of questions so in exam you will find some of the questions from these
books....
Thefollowingbooksareveryusefulforpractice(asalotofquestionshavebeenaskedfromthesebooks
inpreviousyearexamsofIASandIFS):thelististentative,itmayvaryaccordingtoyourchoice....
(Clickonthelinktoopenthebookdescriptionandtobuyitonline)
1.OrganicChemistrybyS.H.Pine
2.OrganicChemistrybyMcMurry
3.OrganicChemistrybyP.Y.Bruice
4.OrganicChemistrybyClaydenanditssolutionmanual
5.OrganicChemistrybyHornback
6.OrganicChemistrybyMorrison&Boyedanditssolutionmanual
7.Schaum'sOutlineofTheoryandProblemsinOrganicChemistry
8.OrganicChemistrybySolomonsanditssolutionmanual
9.MechanismandTheoryInOrganicChemistrybyLowry&Richardson
10.OrganicChemistryPart1byI.L.Finar
11.OrganicChemistryPart2byI.L.Finar
12.PrincipleofOrganicSynthesisbyNormanandCoxonanditssolutionmanual
13.OrganicChemistrybyL.G.WadeandMayankShankarSingh
Wellifsomeoneasksthatfromwherewilligetthesebooks....someofthemareavailableoninternetat
http://www.flipkart.com (just type organic chemistry in flipkart.com, you will get almost all the books
mentioned above and also more than that, in fact there is no defined book for Chemistry paper2 and
questioncancomefromanybook,soitdependsontheaspirantthathowmanybookshe/shecancover
forchemistrypaper2)..
Mostoftheabovebookscanbeboughtinhardcopiesfromthefollowingplaces
UniversalBooksHouse,1697,NaiSarak,NewDelhi,Delhi06,ContactNo:01123261903
AgrawalBookDepot,NaiSarak,NewDelhi
JawaharBookDepot,BerSarai,NearIITDelhi,Delhi.
ManyofthebooksofPhysicsandChemistryarealsoavailableonvariousecommercesites
like http://www.flipkart.com/ and http://www.infibeam.com/Books/ so one can order them

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onlinealsoandthesewebsitesdeliverthebooksatyourdoorstep....

Ihavealsouploadedsomeoftheabovebooksonaserversoucandownloadthem,takeprintoutand
readthem(noneedtobuythemifitiscostlyintheshops)....Hereisthelinkfortheserver
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=dee9c27c9bd84af5&id=DEE9C27C9BD84AF5%21102
Note:ThereisnoshortcutforChemistrypaper2soyouwillhavetogivemoretimetoit....ifuhesitatein
buyingandreadingthebooksthenicannothelp.....Ihadaprinterandlaptop(soiusedtotakeprintoutof
therelevantchaptersandreaditaccordingly)
P.S: My idea of completeness of preparation of Chemistry paper2 is that if some one is able to solve
Chemistry paper2 of CSE 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 and IFS 2007 and IFS 2011 Chemistry
paper2 then he/she is in having good level in paper2....and he/she may expect a good score in the
paper2ofChemistry
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MONDAY,SEPTEMBER19,2011

MyHandwrittennotesofChemistryPaper1andPaper2
HiFriends,
Inthelinkprovidedbelow,Iamprovidingmyhandwrittennotesofall15chaptersofChemistrypaperIandallthe
chapter of Chemistry Paper 2 (except Photochemistry, which i read from the book only) ...I have covered very
little on chapter14 i.e. Main Group Chemistry) in Paper1 so please consult more books on that.......You will find
some of the notes not in my own handwriting, i got them from some teachers and friends....Some of these
photocopiesofbooksareforreferenceandfurtherreadingsoutilizethemaccordingtoyourneed&requirements...
Notes of Chemistry Paper2 may not be sufficient so please go through the books...please do not ask me which
bookshouldireadornot....ihavealreadyenumeratedthelistofbooksinmyearlierblogs....
IhavealsouploadedanoofbooksofChemistrywhichwerewithmeinsoftcopyformatsoucandownloadand
usethem.....

Ihavealsoscannedsynopsisofmychemistrynotesthatimadeandalsotestpapers
ofDIAS,selfmadetestpapers..
Note:Whateveristhequalityofnotespleasebearwithit....iwillnotbeabletoscanthenotesagainevenif
ithasnotcomeproperlyintheearlierscan....sopleasepleasedonotrequestforthesame....
HereisthelinktodownloadallthenotesofChemistryPaper1andPaper2&forTestpapers
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=dee9c27c9bd84af5&resid=DEE9C27C9BD84AF5!102

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SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER17,2011

FAQsonScienceSubjectsforCivilServicesExamination
WhethertotakeupaScienceoptionalornot?
Wellthechoiceisontheindividualtodecide...butonethingisclearthatascienceoptionalismuchmore
demandingthananartsorhumanityoptional....Sothemostimportantfactorregardingchoosingascience
optionalshouldbetheshearinterest(notthehighestscore)becauseeveryyearsomebodyorotherwill
getveryhighmarksinalmostalltheoptional...Inscienceoptionaleventhoughverypeopleappearbut
stillthecompetitionisverytoughbecauseinPhysics,Chemistry,MathsorEngineeringsubjectsonehas
tocompetewithpeoplefromIITs....Oneshouldbeveryclearregardingtherequirementofascience
optionalvisavisanartsoptional.....Alsoittakesatleasttwoyearsofhardworktoprepareascience
optionalsooneshouldkeepthisinmindalso....
PleasegothroughwhatMr.SupreetSinghGulati,IASRank2,2008hadsaid(onchoosingtheScience
optional)...clickonthelinktoopen
http://piedhornbill.blogspot.com/2009/06/choosingscienceoptionals.html
WhethertotakeupbothSciencesubjectsornot?
Thisisadifficultquestiontoanswerbecauseoneshouldtakeupboththesciencesubjectoronescience
andoneengineeringsubjectonlywhenheisconfidentenoughofhandlingbothofthem...topreparetwo
sciencesubjectsbecomesareallydifficulttask,giventhevastnessofthesubjects....thatiswhyittakeslot
totimeforpeoplewithboththesciencesubjectstocleartheCivilServicesExamination....Onetwo
exceptionswillalwaysbetherewhomighthavegotintoIASinfirstorsecondattemptwithboththe

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sciencesubjects....buttheyarereallyintelligentpeople(generallyIITJEEtop100rankers)soOne
shouldrealizehis/hercapacityanddecideaccordingly....
Butonethingisclearthatifyouaretakingboththesciencesubjectsthenyoumusthavelotof
perseveranceasitgenerallytakes34attemptstocleartheCivilservicesExamination...Sciencesubjects
shouldnotbetakenasastopgapmeasure...
WhetherIshouldtakeacoachingforScienceoptionalornot?
Itisnotimportantthatutakecoachingornot..whatismostimportantisthatwhetheruhavecommand
overthesubjectornot....Ifucanmasterthewholesyllabusbyyourownthenthereisnoneedforany
coaching.....Coachingisjusttofacilitatetheprocessandtoinculcateadiscipline.....
WhethercoachingisnecessarytoclearCivilServiceExamination?
Notatall...evenpeoplewhopreparebytheirownalsocleartheexamination...
WhichisthebestcoachingforPhysicsandChemistry?
ItisverydifficulttotalkaboutbestwhenthereishardlyanycoachinginstituteforSciencesubjects...Ihad
joinedDIASatJiaSarai(nearIITDelhi)forPhysics(in2005)andChemistry(in2006)..hereisthelinkfor
DIAShttp://www.diasindia.com/
Thebenefitthatigotherewasthatalmostallthesincerestudentsofsciencesubjectscomeherefor
coachingortestseries@DIAS...soitkeepsyouontowsregardingthepreparation....Idonotknowany
othercoachingevenworthmentioning,forgetaboutjoiningthem...sopleasebecarefulbeforejoiningany
coaching,attendatleast15daysofclassesbeforepayingthemanymoney....becausetherearelotof
fraudcoachinginstituteswhichhardlyteachanything....justdonotgobyADs...inquireproperlybefore
joiningthem...
Whetherineedtogothroughallthebooksmentionedinyourblog?Whatarethebasicbooks
forthePhysicsandChemistry?
Wellthechoiceisyours,thatwhetheryouwanttogothroughornot...butthefactthatinUPSC,ascience
optionalscannotbepreparedfrom34books...syllabusissoscattered&vastthatonerequiresatleast3
4booksforeachofthetopic...hadtherebeen12bookseveniwouldhavereadandpassedthe
examinationratherthantakingsomuchpainofgoingthroughallthebooksmentionedinmyblog....
Theremorenumberofbooksyouwillcover,betterandcomprehensivepreparationyourpreparationwill
be(wellitdependsonthetimeavailablealso!!)....Thereisalwaysaroomforimprovementinthequality
ofanswersthatcomesfromreadingmorenoofbooks,ratherthangoingthroughonebookmanytimes...
Thestrategyofpreparinganartsoptionalismuchdifferentthanascienceoptional....anotherfactoristhat
thereishardlyanygoodcoachinginstituteavailableforscienceandengineeringoptionalsoonehasto
takemorepainandpreparethewholesyllabusbyitsown....
AnotherfactoristhatinacompetitiveexamlikeUPSCifonethinksthathehasgotcommandoverthe
syllabusbyreading12bookoneverytopic,thenyouwillalwaysfindsomeothercandidatewhomight
havereadmorenoofbooksthanyou&willhaveamorecomprehensiveideaoverthesubject....
Anotherfactoristhattoprepare70%ofsyllabustakes5055%oftimewhereastopreparegreyareaof
30%ittakes4550%ofourtime....
Anotherfactoristhatisscienceoptional,youcannotwriteanswersonurintuitionasthequestionsare
moreofderivations,problemsolvingortheoryofaphenomenon......ifyoudonotknowanyquestionthen
youcannotwriteevenasinglewordonthat....sothisdemandsmorecomprehensivepreparationto
attemptthewholepaper....
WhatisthescalingformulainScienceoptional?
PleasedonotwasteyourtimeondiscussingthisasthisisofnousebecausenobodyknowstheUPSC's
scalingformula....oneshouldratherfocusonpreparingthesubjectwellthanthinkingonthere
issues...becauseicouldneverguesshowscalingisbeingdone...
InCivilServicesExamination,2006ihadonly200markscorrectinPhysicspaper1andigot179marks,
thenin2007exam,ihadmorethan240correctthenigotonly165marks...andin2009examinationihad
220markscorrectandigot174marks...socananybodycorrelate...
FromwhereOnecangetpreviousyears'solvedpapersofPhysicsandChemistryforCivil
ServicesMainsExamination?
Previousyears'solvedpapersarenotprovidedbyanycoachinginstituteinDelhi...OnlyBrilliantTutorials
sendpreviousyears'solvedpaperssoonemayjointheircorrespondence...hereisthelink:
http://www.brillianttutorials.com/distanceeducation/ias/iascoursedetails.html
SomeofthesolvedpapersfphysicsandchemistrymaybeavailableatBharatBookDepotatBerSarai,
nearIITDelhi...
RegardingtheunsolvedpapersofSciencesubjects,onecangetitfromUPSCwebsite(foryear2008,
2009and2010)butnotforearlieryears...hereisthelinkforpapers
http://upsc.gov.in/questionpaper/index.htm#PageTop

OtherwiseonemaygetunsolvedpapersofanysubjectatJawaharBookDepotatBerSarai,nearIIT

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Delhi...
Youwillnotfindthepapersoninternetsopleasedonotwasteyourtimeoninternet...
WhetherMyhandwrittennotesofPhysicsandChemistryaresufficientornot?

Itisnotformetodecideaboutwhatissufficientforyou...youpeoplearebetterjudgefor
yourselves...whatissufficientornot,dependsonurlevelofpreparation,urstrategyandur
comfortlevelonthesubjectmatter...asfarasiamconcerned,iusedtoreadfromthesenotes
only,andafterthatineverusedtogetreadthebooks....ifuaskmethesenotesaretoomuch,
fromthecurrentlevelofUPSC...Ifyoumasterthemthenithinkyoumaygetveryhighmarks....
RegardingChemistrypaper2,iwouldliketosaythatiusedtoreferalotofbooksapartfromthenotes....
FromwherewilligetthenotesofMr.R.K.Singh'snotesofChemistrythatihavementionedin
myblog?
Wellidonothaveideaaboutitbecausethatpersonnolongerteachesanywhere...butyoumayfindhis
notesinJiaSarai,nearIITDelhi...Ihaveincorporatedalmostallthethingsthatwerethereinhisnotesso
onecandownloadmynotesandutilizethem.....
Wherecanigettheperformanceofsciencesubjectsinlastfewyears?
refertoanearlierpostinmyblogwithtitle"Performanceofsciencesubjects"
http://abhijeetagrawal.blogspot.com/2011/05/performanceofsciencesubjects_06.html
ForotheroptionalsubjectsonemayrefertotheannualreportsofUPSCtoknowabouttheir
performance....hereisthelink:
http://upsc.gov.in/general/rti/slno1.htm#PageTop
Wherewilligetmarksheetofcandidateswhoappearedwithsciencesubjects?
wellthisisnotavailableforcurrentyeari.e.2010CivilServicesExaminationbutyoumaygetmarksheets
ofpreviousyears(2007,2008exam)insomeofthesocialnetworkingsitesorininternet...
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SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER3,2011

MyPhysicsNotes..
HereisthelinkfordownloadingmyhandwrittennotesofPhysics...Tilltodayihaveuploadedfivetopics
i.e.
1.ElectricityandMagnetism,ElectromagneticTheoryandBlackbodyRadiation
2.QuantumMechanics
3.AtomicandMolecularPhysics
4.NuclearPhysics
5.SolidStatePhysics&Electronics
Notesofother3topicsarenotwithmerightnowanditwilltakeanother2030daystogetthemsoplease
donotsendrequestforuploadingthesamerightnow...Iwilldoitwheneveritgetthosenotes...
hereisthelinkfordownloadingthese5topics...
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=dee9c27c9bd84af5&resid=DEE9C27C9BD84AF5!102
Pleaseclickontheabovelinktoopenit....Notethatitisnothttp://butitishttps://
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WEDNESDAY,AUGUST31,2011

PhysicsBooksandSolutionManuals
Hiall
hereisthelinkfordownloadingthesolutionmanualfor
1.IntroductiontoElectrodynamics(3rdEdition)byD.J.Griffiths
2.IntroductiontoQuantumMechanics(2ndEdition)byD.J.Griffiths
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=7fa4dcfb05d5eb75&sc=documents&id=7FA4DCFB05D5EB75%21102
ThesolutionmanualforElectrodynamicsishaving.djvuextention,sodownloadthe.djvuviewer....or
otherwisehereisthelinkforPDFfileofthesamesolutionmanualhttp://www.4shared.com/

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document/RwZ5GBdW/Introduction_to_Electrodynamic.htm
3. There are some Questions in the book (pertaining to Civil Services mains examination)
Problems inGeneralPhysics by I.E.Irodov so one can try them...here is the link for downloading
ProblemsinGeneralPhysicsbyI.E.Irodovbook:
http://www.4shared.com/document/I70fOwWF/_Ed_Mir_Irodov__Problems_In_G.htm
Note:dosolveproblemsofrelativity,Thermodynamics,Quantummechanics,AtomicandMolecular
Physics,andParticlePhysics....somequestionsareextremelygoodandimportant...
4.Thedownloadlinkforthesolutionmanualforthebook:ProblemsinGeneralPhysicsbyI.E.Irodov
is
http://www.4shared.com/document/TXTB3ULJ/Fsica_EdMIR_Irodov__Solutions.htm
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WEDNESDAY,MAY11,2011

CivilServices2010FinalResults
PerformanceofChemistryinCivilServices2010Finalresults...intotaltherewere7personswhogot
selectedwithaChemistryasanoptional.......
RankRollNo.NameOptionalIOptionalII
147206812PRIYADARSHIALOKCHEMISTRYLIT.OFMAITHILILANG
2366444ABHISHEKGUPTACHEMISTRYMECHANICALENG.
265123761SARENJOSECHEMISTRYPUBLICADMIN.
54779644ANUJSINGHCHEMISTRYPSYCHOLOGY
648235624GURJEETKAURCHEMISTRYPUBLICADMIN.
7044336SUDEEPSINGHCHEMISTRYGEOGRAPHY
73026546BANOTHJUGALKISHOREKUMARCHEMISTRYPHYSICS
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FRIDAY,MAY6,2011

PerformanceofSciencesubjects...
Hi all, I have complied the result of science subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) in last 7 years, from
annual reports of UPSC (http://upsc.gov.in/general/rti/slno1.htm#PageTop)

Optional
Subject

Numberof
candidates

Numberof
candidates

Appeared

Recommended

Percentage
ofsuccessful
candidates

Maths(2002)

238

20

8.4

Maths(2003)

341

21

6.2

Maths(2004)

216

11

5.1

Maths(2005)

164

19

11.6

Maths(2006)

202

20

9.9

Maths(2007)

198

3.53

Maths(2008)

277

2.9

OptionalSubject

Chemistry(2002)

Numberof
candidates

Numberof
candidates

Appeared

Recommended

75

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Percentageof
successful
candidates
2.6
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Chemistry(2003)

133

5.3

Chemistry(2004)

109

Chemistry(2005)

84

4.8

Chemistry(2006)

89

5.6

Chemistry(2007)

110

8.18

Chemistry(2008)

124

5.6

Optional Subject

Number of
candidates

Number of
candidates

Appeared

Recommended

Percentage
of
successful
candidates

Physics(2002)

164

13

7.9

Physics(2003)

237

22

9.3

Physics(2004)

185

24

13.0

Physics(2005)

154

21

13.6

Physics(2006)

210

11

5.20

Physics(2007)

229

12

Physics(2008)

239

16

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5.24
6.70

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