Important Chemistry Books for Competitive Exams

There are a number of reasons behind students getting stressed easily during a competitive exam. One of them is choosing the right preparation books for the examination. Most students keep asking about the books they should follow to get success in the exam. Chemistry is a scoring subject in any competitive exam such as NEET, JEE, etc. But choosing the right book to prepare for chemistry becomes a tough job for aspiring candidates. The market is flooded with millions of books for chemistry but students must choose the right book for them to boost their preparation in the right direction.Here is a list of Chemistry books for competitive exam for Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry to help aspirants prepare for their exam.

Physical Chemistry

Sl. No. Name of the Book Name of Author
1 Principles of Physical Chemistry Puri, Sharma &Pathawa
2 Advance physical chemistry Gurdeep Raj
3 Photo chemistry – A textbook of physical chemistry (Vol. – IV) K.L. Kapoor
4 Chemical kinetics – Advance physical chemistry Gurdeep Raj


Inorganic Chemistry

Sl. No. Name of the Book Name of Author
1 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry J.D. Lee
2 Atomic Structure – Principle of physical chemistry Puri, Sharma &Pathwa
3 Chemical Periodicity, Chemical bonding, Coordination compound Maden, Malik, Tuli
4 Extradition of metals, Principle of inorganic chemistry Puri, Sharma, Jauhar.
5 An advanced inorganic chemistry J.D. Lee
6 Theoretical principles of inorganic chemistry G.S. Manku
7 Pollution and its control – A textbook of environmental chemistry and pollution S.S. Dara.


Organic Chemistry

Sl. No. Name of the Book Name of Author
1 A textbook of organic chemistry Bahl& Ba Buy Now
2 A guide to mechanism in organic chemistry Peter Sykes
3 Bonding and shape of organic molecules, Stereochemistry of carbon compound – Reactions and reagents O.P. Agarwal

Aspirants preparing for various competitive exams should be thorough with the exam syllabus and the exam pattern. They should dedicate more time on important chapters of Chemistry like periodic table, thermodynamics, organic chemistry, etc. Candidates preparing for competitive exams like JEE and NEET can follow the following books to prepare for their examination.

Sl. No. Name of the Book Type of Book Name of Author
1 Organic Chemistry Reference book Morrison & Boyd
2 Reaction mechanism in Organic Chemistry Reference Book Parmar and Chawla
3 NCERT Chemistry Text Book for Basics  NCERT Publication
4 Organic Chemistry Reference Book Francis Carey (TMH)
5 Arihant Chemistry Reference Book Arihant Publication
6 Concise Inorganic Chemistry Reference Book J.D. Lee
7 Numerical Chemistry Reference Book R. C. Mukerjee
8 IIT Chemistry Reference Book O.P. Agarwal
9 Physical Chemistry Reference Book P.W.Atkins
10 General Chemistry Reference Book Ebbing
11 Numerical Chemistry Reference Book P.Bahadur


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5 Myths JEE Aspirants Must Know

“Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression”. –Barbra Streisand

Hailed as one of the prestigious exams, JEE is a tough nut to crack. To reserve a seat in one of the most respected institutes – IIT, more than a million aspirants appear for the exam every year.They work hard, day and night to fulfil their dream and reach a step closer to what they have been aspiring since years.

With results, every year, there are many stories that start making rounds on the internet. Stories about the hard work, preparation plan and ones that inspire us become the top searches. While many aspirants take cues from them, others simply give up on the idea of being in one of the IIT’s. The reason is the myths and speculations that surround the minds of the aspirants, making it look unachievable.

To win the battle of JEE, let’s have a look at 5 Myths that all aspirants must know and abstain from.

1.        JEE is Extremely Hard to Crack

Believe it or not, to achieve anything big in life, one must go that extra mile while putting in the best efforts. And when it’s about the toughest examination, you surely need to work hard round the clock. Many young aspirants gave up on their dream merely by listening to the hard work tales of people who cracked JEE in the past. However, everyone has the same 24 hours, so it all depends on how well these 24 hours are managed to back the preparation. Nothing is tough if you have the right approach and dedication. Talking about thestrategy, don’t try mugging up concepts, work hard to understand them, and you will easily score good grades in JEE.

2.      If You Have Joined a Coaching Institute, you are Sorted!

It’s true that coaching institutes help channelise the preparation in the right direction and back it well. The guidance offered by coaching institutes makes the preparation phase fruitful. However, not just any coaching institute can do that. To back your preparation well, be sure of checking the success rate, faculty onboard and reviews as well. Talking about reviews, check Aakash Institute review and you will be stunned to know the success rate and on point study material that the institute offers.It’s high time you know that joining just any coaching institute will not help but choosing the bestone will.

3.      Studying at Night is the Right Strategy

A general misconception that surrounds the minds of aspirants is that staying up till late and burning the night oil will help them score better. However, the fact is that taking too much pressure by staying up all night may do nothing good. Proper sleep is essential for both the body and mind. Improper sleep can affect your preparation and in future the grades as well. Therefore, spreading the preparation plan effectively throughout the day and giving the body proper rest at night should be the strategy.

4.      Focusing on Stronger Subjects Compensates the Weaker Ones

Almost every aspirant has a habit of ignoring the weaker subjects and focusing on the stronger ones. This practice is useful to an extent, however, may not help in getting the best possible rank. The key is to take thepain to tackle weak points in a way that they become your strength. Leaving any part of the syllabus untouched may land you in trouble on the day of the examination. Consult and take guidance from expert faculty at the coaching you have joined. They will be able to guide you well about how to tackle such situations.

5.      Life Will Be a Cake Walk After Cracking JEE

It’s true that a significant amount of sacrifices will be over after you crack JEE, but to prove your real potential, you will have to become the best among the rest. The competition will get tough each passing day,and as the graduation time approaches close, you will have to fight harder to get the best company as your future employer. So, make sure you work hard while working smart.                   

No quota for national school shooting champs at Stephen’s

Shooting champions in school national games, organised by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI), will not make it to St Stephen’s College under sports quota. However, certificates from the same body for other sports such as basketball are being considered by the college. The college has said it will only accept certificates from the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), and added that only those who have scores of over 90% in air rifle and 85% in air pistol, out of 400, will be considered for certificate verification.

For admission under sports quota, the college first verifies the certificates as per the DU policy. The DU policy for certificate verification states that marks will be awarded for securing position and participation in national school games. The authority which issues certificates for these games is the SGFI. Only those candidates shortlisted on the basis of certificate marks are called for trials, after which they are called for interviews. There are 30% marks for academic merit (15% for interview and 15% for Class XII score). The remaining 70% is divided into 28% for certificates and 42% for sports trial.

St Stephen’s College, St Stephen’s College cut offs, delhi college cut offs, delhi news, education newsBeing a religious minority college, St Stephen’s follows its own admission policy. The president of the Action Committee — an umbrella body of public schools in the city — has written to the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Vijay Goel, seeking his intervention, as SGFI is a ministry-recognised body. “Many students are facing problems on account of the discriminatory policy… The policy adopted by the college is in contravention with DU’s policy. It is our request to you to kindly take up the matter urgently so that we can save the students from gross injustice…” said the letter from S K Bhattacharya, president of the committee.

However, college authorities said, “The college has been following this rule for several years. To get quality shooters, we have a cut-off. We have no problem in considering the SGFI certificate if they give a score, like the ISSF. We have been conveying this to them for four years but to no avail,” said S K Chakravortty, chairman of the sports admission committee. About 30-35 students have been affected by this policy.

The shooting trials are scheduled for June 24. “It is so surprising. Certificates by the same body apply for basketball, but not for shooting. The college told us they have an autonomy for their admission process. Why can’t they have same rules for all? This is serious misuse of autonomy,” said Jyoti Arora, a parent whose daughter has certificates from SGFI. She has also written a letter to the principal of the college and DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi regarding the matter.

200th anniversary of Kerala’s ‘Magna Carta of education’ marked in Delhi

The Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), a Delhi-based private research institute, on Saturday marked the 200th anniversary of Kerala’s “Magna Carta of education”, the rescript then 15-year-old Travancore regent, Uthrittathi Thirunal Gowri Parvathi Bayi, had issued on June 17, 1817. The rescript had pledged that the state “shall defray the entire cost of education of its people in order that there might be no backwardness in the spread of enlightenment among them’’. This was the first ever attempt in the world to provide state funding for education.

Travancore royal family’s Aswathy Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi, who attended the event, expressed disappointment over the lack of interest regarding the anniversary in Kerala. “Delhi has remembered it. Maybe Travancore or Thiruvananthapuram will also remember it. I do not know.” She noted that there was no event taking place in Kerala to commemorate the rescript and called it “really sad’’.

Malayalam playwright Omchery N N Pillai, who was among the participants at the event, blamed “sheer ignorance of history” for the lack of any official commemoration of the occasion in Kerala. “…But for (ISS Chairman) George (Mathew) finding it out, nobody would have known. In Kerala nobody knows…,” he said. “I do not think it is intentional. It shows ignorance. The present government would have been happy to claim for themselves the credit of celebrating this, but for ignorance they ignored it. They came to know this only when George told them or something like that.”

Magna Carta of education, kerala Magna Carta of education, Aswathy Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi,Magna Carta of education anniversary, kerala news, india newsMathew sought to defend the Kerala government. “This programme is happening with the support of the Kerala government,’’ he said. “Kerala is sponsoring this. It was organised here only to get a national impact.’’

Earlier, Vice President Hamid Ansari, who was the chief guest at the event, lauded Kerala’s achievements in education. “Education played an important part in Kerala’s transition from a caste-ridden society into one of our more egalitarian states. The initiative was taken two centuries earlier and forms the backdrop to this conference,’’ he said. “As a result and over time, literacy rates in the state have historically been high since early 1900s. It paved the way for mass mobilisation for education and the creation of active citizenry that is a defining aspect of modern Kerala.”

Sources in Kerala education minister’s office told The Sunday Express that no official programme was held in the state to celebrate the proclamation.

Annual convocation: College of Military Engineering to offer doctorate courses soon

PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday handed over awards and degrees to officers passing out from the College of Military Engineering (CME), during the convocation ceremony of the oldest technical institute of armed forces.

Mukherjee handed over special awards to officers who did exceptionally well in their respective courses. A total of five officers of Master of Technology, 35 officers of Engineer Officers Degree Engineering Course and 29 officers of Technical Entry Scheme Course were awarded degrees in Civil Engineering under the aegis of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

At the function, Michael Mathews, Commandant, CME, said the institute was in the process of obtaining approval for offering doctorate programmes for conducting research in the field of military engineering.

JNU Vice Chancellor Jagdish Kumar said the proposal “is in active consideration and will soon be approved”. “CME is on the verge of becoming a research institute that will offer PhD programmes. The proposal for the same is presently undertaken by the JNU. We are very proud to be associated with the CME,” said Kumar.

President Mukherjee handed over scrolls and awards to the officers. C Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra, Lieutenant General D R Soni, Lieutenant General Suresh Sharma, Dr M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNU, were also present on the occasion.

In his speech, the President emphasised on importance of technological innovation in the field of defence.

“You live in an era where the pace of technology transition is taking place at such a mind-boggling pace that even as I speak, new concepts are being introduced, established paradigms are being refined and research is opening new vistas. The change being driven by path-breaking research is both exhilarating and mesmerising. As young technocrats, it will be your challenge, to imbibe the latest developments in the field of technology for defence forces,” said Mukherjee. As the technical intellect of armed forces, he said, the nation looks up to the young officers with expertise in technology to define and modify the way defence forces operate by exploiting these technological advancement.

“As engineers in uniform, you have to perform the dual role of being good engineers and equally good soldiers. You face the formidable task of providing the Indian Armed Forces with the technical know-how and skills required by them to fulfill their assigned task of ensuring the security of the nation and millions of our people,” said Mukherjee.

The prestigious Gold Medals in Civil Engineering Discipline were awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Rohit Oberoi of M Tech – 04, Captain Vijay Kumar Yadav of EODE-114 and Lieutenant Manish Kumar of TES-27 for standing first in the order of merit in their respective courses.

UPSC Civil Services prelims 2017: Paper difficult than last year, fewer questions from current affairs

UPSC Civil Services preliminary examination was held today. Since the past few years UPSC has been moving towards factual instead of conceptual questions and towards more and more current affairs than static portion in the preliminary examination. Although that trend is there to stay, but unlike last year, there were no more disproportionately large number of current affairs and factual questions.

UPSC has renewed its focus on conceptual and applied questions this year. Also, the questions were such that they tested one’s knowledge across varied dimensions and asked one to dig in one’s memory to cull out relevant information. As per Atul Roy of Gradeup (online tutorials), the paper was significantly more difficult than last year and that is going to affect the cut-off too.

As usual the UPSC preliminary threw many surprises and many people who went in the exam hall expecting a set pattern were in for a shock. The paper seemed very easy at first glance, but options were very close plus in some questions and in some questions very specific details were asked. As usual UPSC asked tricky questions which not only tested conceptual understanding but also factual information.

And that makes prelims a roll of dice for many. Many students who had mugged up current affairs modules were stumped as there were far fewer questions from current affairs as compared to last year. It also highlights the fact that clearing the UPSC CSE prelims requires not only extensive reading, but also an eye for detail.

UPSC also gave a cold shoulder to some of the sections like General Science.

Section-wise analysis:

Environment: The focus on environment is still there with 15 questions in total. Most of the questions revolved around current affairs especially those which have potential public health and environmental impact. So, environmental news becomes an important source of reference for aspirants.

History & Art & Culture: History was more on the usual lines. There were 6 questions from Modern History and 6 from Ancient History & Art & Culture. The history portion (ancient and modern) was largely factual and less of conceptual. In comparison to Modern History the ancient portion was not so difficult in general since they were mostly factual, however, art and culture was covered largely which has always been very diverse. Also, UPSC has a penchant for picking anything from anywhere in art and culture and that makes this section very difficult to prepare. The best bet is to read NCERTs well and understanding art and culture with an eye for facts.

upsc, upsc answer keys 2017, upsc prelims analysis, In Geography, around 70 per cent of the questions revolve around maps. Hence, it is pretty easy for anyone who is well-cognisant with the world and India map. However, some of these questions are tricky and can fool aspirants if not thought out properly. The other miniscule number of questions from this section are from predictable and traditional geography topics like monsoon and irrigation in agriculture. Very little of physical geography was asked this time.

Economy: The questions on economy were mostly factual and related to current affairs. In all there were around 7-8 questions from economy. Also, the weightage has not changed from last year. Economics questions were not easy. Unlike previous years questions, this year’s questions were not conceptual but factual too. As expected, UPSC asked current affairs of 2012-2016 in economics.

Science & Technology: There were only 4 questions from General Science and they were application based. The questions from tech were mostly Current Affairs based and overlapped with Environment & Biodiversity. Overall this section has lost its favour with UPSC and we believe that there is no need to prepare for General Science separately anymore. For Technology, thorough grip on Current Affairs would save the day.

Polity: 22 Questions were asked from Polity. And this as the most scoring section because most of the questions were direct. Some of the questions which were conceptual were not that difficult if one understands the basics of Polity well. So here the NCERTs become important to understand the basic philosophy of the Indian Polity and Constitutional Structure. For anyone to have a decent chance at clearing this year’s prelims, this was the section to bank upon.

Current Affairs: Govt schemes, laws and policies have become a section in themselves, carrying at least 14 questions. If you combine CA questions this no goes up to 27. But this paper was a lot more balanced than last year in which CA dominated the whole paper.  With this focus on govt schemes, PIB becomes an important source of preparation. The question on National Nutrition Mission was lifted straight from a press release of PIB.

Above and beyond the limit: How Gujarat’s schools have devised ways to justify their fee structures

Many self-financed schools in Gujarat have found ways to get around the fee regulation Act, even as the state BJP government projected the newly enacted law as one of its major “pro-people” decisions.

As things fall in place with the academic session having started on June 5, the Gujarat government claimed to have issued notices to over 2,350 schools on June 14, covering all those which failed to comply with the Gujarat Self Financed Schools (Regulation of Fees) Act 2017 by submitting affidavits or proposals. The government, however, appeared to have completely “overlooked” a majority of self-financed schools still charging exorbitant fee from parents.

The biggest loophole in the Act appeared to be a clause that if schools “justify” their fee structure, they could be allowed to charge above the stipulated limit — Rs 15,000 (primary), 25,000 (secondary and higher secondary offering general stream) and Rs 27,000 (secondary and higher secondary offering science stream).

Some well-known private schools in Ahmedabad have devised ways to justify their fee structures way beyond the limit stipulated in the Act — the rules of which were notified on April 12 and April 25.

A popular school in Ahmedabad, it has been learnt, raised salaries of teachers by more than 100 per cent for this academic session. However, the hike was only on paper and the teachers continued on their old salaries. In another instance, a school running from a rented property showed a spike in rent from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh in one year.

Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama told The Indian Express, “Drastic jump in expenses shown in records within a year will be certainly verified by the Fee Regulatory Committees (FRCs). Also, apart from verification of records, there will be a systematic inquiry into the complaints received against schools and no institute will be spared.”

In an unusual practice adopted by the schools already charging fee higher than the stipulated limit, they collected the entire annual school fee in the form of post-dated cheques. This was not practiced before this Act came into force.

While almost all schools have encashed the first quarter fee — much higher than the limit, several parents have even deposited the second installment. Many such schools have asked parents to deposit Rs 15,000 (the limit) by cheque and the the rest amount in cash to avoid detection.

Several parents said they have no hope in the state government’s assurances on reports that those schools charging either the annual or half-yearly fee instead of just the first quarter in violation of the Act would face suo motu action. “Who knows what will happen after the Assembly elections. Securing their sides, the schools have adopted this tactics. There is no rule of collecting post dated cheques. It is entirely illegal,” said Amit Panchal, who heads the parents’ association in Ahmedabad.

gujarat, fees regulation act, gujarat schools, gujarat government, BJPParents predominantly have not registered complaints in this regard as they fear that they would be identified and their children will be targeted by school authorities. “Recently, a similar thing happened to one of my relatives where the mother protested the high fee. The school openly challenged the parent to take action and threatened to throw her daughter out of the school. Now when the parent stepped back, the school started to harass her daughter in one way or the other. So, we do not want his to happen to our children,” a parent said, requesting anonymity.As per a complaint filed to the Education Minister on June 16 by a group of parents against Tripada International School in Ghatlodia, the school management was accused of creating ambiguity towards fee.

As per a complaint filed to the Education Minister on June 16 by a group of parents against Tripada International School in Ghatlodia, the school management was accused of creating ambiguity towards fee.

“We received a message on our phones from the school on June 9 to submit the fee before June 15, but not disclosing the amount to be deposited. When we reached the school and asked for the fee circular, we were denied the same. When we tried to pay quarterly fee of Rs 3,750 as per the Act, amounting to an annual total of Rs 15,000, it was not accepted by the school’s administration. This is clearly creating an environment of ambiguity where the school does not want to come on record on the high fee they are charging, but at the same time not accepting the fee stipulated under the Act,” the complaint stated. Archit Bhatt, a trustee of the school, on the other, hand blamed the parents “who want to settle their personal scores”.

Meanwhile, the FRCs have been requested to complete hearing and take a decision at the earliest on the fee structures of those schools which have filed applications for charging above the fee cap.

Parents in Ahmedabad under the banner of ‘Parents Ekta Manch (PEM)’ had also staged a day-long fast and dharna outside Gandhi Ashram last week against the “anomalies” the fee regulation Act. They demanded a review of this Act as well as raised the issue of non-implementation of the rules by self-financed schools which continue to charge higher fee than the limit.

JAC 12th result 2017 declared: Arts stream result at and jharresults.nic

The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) announced the result of Intermediate Class 12 Arts stream result 2017 on June 20 at 2.30 pm. This year’s overall pass percentage is 71.95. The pass percentage of boys is 69.19 per cent and for girls it is 74.02 per cent. A total of 3, 26,107 students have appeared for the Intermediate examination out of which a total of 90,871 were from science stream, 47,622 from commerce while 1, 87,610 from arts.

Once announced, the students can check their grades on the official websites –, jharresults.nic and The JAC Class 12 Intermediate Arts examination were conducted from February 18 to March 7 this year. The results of commerce and science streams were announced on May 30.

The pass percentage this year for the class 12 science stream is 52.35 per cent while it is 60.09 per cent for the commerce stream.

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JAC 12th result 2017, here’s how to check
Step 1: Log on to the official result websites
Step 2: On the homepage, click on the links ‘Intermediate Examination Result 2017’ for Arts stream. A new page will open
Step 3: Enter your roll number and security code
Step 4: Click ‘submit’ to check your detailed grades.
Step 5: Download the result and take a printout for future reference.

The Board will announce the revaluation/ compartment exam dates soon after the publication of the result.

Last year, the arts stream result had gone low with 74.19 per cent students passed the exam. The Jharkhand Academic Council was established with the aim of conducting examinations such as intermediate education, secondary education, Sanskrit education, madrasa education, higher secondary examination.

VHSE Kerala 2017: Plus 1 admission forms released at

VHSE Kerala 2017: Vocational Higher Secondary Education (VHSE) Kerala has released the forms for first year admission to state universities, colleges and education institutions from the academic term of 2017-18. Candidates who have cleared the first allotment should confirm their admission to their chosen college by 3 pm today.

The state had released the first allotment list on June 16 this year and the names of those who have cleared the exam are available on the official website. The allotments were based on the students’ class 10 board exam results.

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– Go to the official website of VHSE Kerala (

– Click on the flashing notification that reads as “First Year VHSE Admission Started”.

– A new page will open. Click on “FIRST ALLOTMENT RESULTS” in the left hand corner.

– Enter your application number and date of birth in the fields provided and submit the data.

– Download the allotment and keep a copy for further reference.

– Click on the link for the admission form and fill in the details. Submit this at your chosen college.

The result for Kerala plus one allotment 2017 has also been announced recently, for which a total of 4,96,347 aspirants had applied. HSE Kerala received about 4,93,584 applications for plus one admission this year. HSCAP last week released the trial allotment result for 1,56,874 seats.

Calicut University second allotment 2017 released, check at and Ugcap.Uoc.Ac

The second degree allotment 2017 of the Calicut University’s (CU) is out on the official websites – and Ugcap.Uoc.Ac. Last week the first allotment was announced. To make admission process and information regarding the allotment easier for students, the University has come up with a mobile app for UG CAP 2017. The students can also check Calicut University allotment 2017 result from the mobile app. The online registrations for Centralised Admission Process (CAP) were submitted from May 20 to June 2.

The University offers nearly 33,000 seats for various undergraduate programmes.

Ugcap.Uoc.Ac.In, calicut university,, cu onlineCU second allotment 2017, here’s how to check
Step 1: Log on to the official website mentioned above
Step 2: Go to the ‘UG CAP 2017’ link
Step 3: You will be required to enter your roll number and CAPTCHA ID
Step 4: The result will be displayed when you click on ‘Submit’
Step 5: Check and save the result

Things to take while heading for admission

Original and photocopies of age certificate, mark sheet of qualifying exam, transfer certificate, print out of the application form on a white A-4 size sheet, E-challan or payment slip among others.

All candidates who have passed the HSE examination are eligible for admission. Also, those students who have qualified the HSE and VHSE under ‘SAY’ scheme or the CBSE’s compartmental examination are also eligible for admission to first year degree courses in the same academic year.