Syllabus for M.Sc Chemistry Entrance Exam


Universities like Thapar University, Kashmir University, etc carry out entrance test for admission to M.Sc Chemistry course. Atomic Structure, Electrochemistry, Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Spectroscopy, etc are the main areas covered in M.Sc Chemistry entrance tests.

Main Areas covered in M.Sc Chemistry Entrance Exam

  • Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, & Periodic Properties
  • Bio-molecules
  • Chemical Kinetics and Photochemistry
  • Coordination & Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Functional Groups
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons and their Halogen Derivatives
  • Laws of Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium
  • Nitrogen and Oxygen bearing
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses
  • Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
  • S & P - Block Elements
  • Spectroscopy
  • States of Matter
  • Transition & Inner Transition

Detailed Syllabus of M.Sc Chemistry Entrance Exam

Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, & Periodic Properties

  • Wave Mechanical Concept of Atomic Structure
  • Heisenberg’s Uncertainty principle
  • Schrödinger wave equation
  • Quantum numbers
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Ionic Solids
  • Metallic bond
  • Valence bond theory
  • Week interactions
  • Periodic properties

S & P - Block Elements

  • Boron Hydrides
  • Carbides
  • Clathrates
  • Fluorides and Oxides of Xenon
  • Halogens
  • Hydrides
  • Lithium and Beryllium
  • Nitrogen Compounds
  • Noble gases
  • P – Block Elements
  • S – Block Elements

Transition & Inner Transition Elements

  • Transition Elements
  • Physico-chemical properties
  • Variable oxidation states
  • Spectral and Magnetic properties
  • Inner Transition Elements
  • Lanthanoids
  • Ionic radii and Lanthanide contraction
  • Separation of lanthanoids
  • Actinoids

Coordination & Bioinorganic Chemistry

  • Effective atomic number
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry

Qualitative & Quantitative Analyses

  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Types of Qualitative Analysis
  • Analysis of Inorganic Mixtures
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Titrimetry

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry & Isomerism

  • Carbocations
  • Concept of stereo isomerism
  • Electrometric Effects
  • Huckel’s rule and its significance
  • Hybridization
  • Inductive Effects
  • Requirements of aromaticity
  • Resonance

Hydrocarbons and their Halogen Derivatives

  • Acidity of alkynes
  • Aromatic Electrophilic substitutions
  • Hoffman rule
  • Mechanism of electrophilic and nucleophilic addition
  • Methods of formation of Alkenes
  • Saytzeff rule

Nitrogen and Oxygen bearing Functional Groups

  • Condensation with Ammonia and amines
  • Mechanism of Electrophilic aromatic substitution in arylamines
  • Methods of formation of ethers and epoxides
  • Nucleophilic substitution in nitroarenes
  • Preparation, properties and factors affecting basicity of amines
  • Reactions of arenediazonium salts
  • Reaction of aryl amines with nitrous acid
  • Reduction of nitro compounds


  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy


  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Lipids

States of Matter

  • Gaseous State
  • Liquid State
  • Solid State
  • Liquid crystals

Chemical Kinetics and Photochemistry

  • Isolation methods
  • Techniques for kinetic investigation
  • Conductometry
  • Potentiometry
  • Polarimetry
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Effect of temperature on rate of reaction
  • Arrhenius equation
  • Theories of chemical kinetics
  • Photochemical decomposition of hydrogen iodide
  • Photochemistry

Laws of Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium

  • First Law of thermodynamics
  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • Third law of thermodynamics


  • Migration of ions and Kohlrausch law
  • Debye-Huckel-Onsager’s equation
  • Hittorf’s method and moving boundary method
  • Application of conductivity measurements
  • Types of reversible electrodes
  • Electrode reactions
  • Nernst equation
  • Electrolytic and Galvanic cells
  • Measurement of EMF of a cell

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

  • Black-body radiation
  • De Broglie hypothesis
  • Hamiltonian operator
  • Heisenberg’s Uncertainty principle
  • Hermitian operator
  • Photoelectric effect
  • Planck’s radiation law
  • Quantum numbers and their importance
  • Schrodinger wave equation


  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • Rotational Spectroscopy
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy

One can find enough information on these topics from prescribed reference books and web portals. Thorough preparation on these topics mentioned above is necessary to clear the test.



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