Some of you have been asking about how to prepare for Chemistry Paper-2...well the only method to prepare is to practice, practice and practice....if you think that paper-2 can be prepared in a short time frame then it is not possible....only method is to practice questions of paper-2 at least for 1.5 hrs everyday (keep the solution manual with you so that in case of any difficulties that can be consulted)....start with one 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....
The following books are very useful for practice (as a lot of questions have been asked from these books in previous year exams of IAS and IFS): the list is tentative, it may vary according to your choice....
(Click on the link to open the book description and to buy it online)
2. Organic Chemistry by McMurry
Well if some one asks that from where will i get these books....some of them are available on internet at 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 paper-2 and question can come from any book, so it depends on the aspirant that how many books he/she can cover for chemistry paper-2 )..
Most of the above books can be bought in hard copies from the following places
- Universal Books House, 1697, Nai Sarak, New Delhi, Delhi-06 ,Contact No:
- Agrawal Book Depot, Nai Sarak, New Delhi
- Jawahar Book Depot, Ber Sarai, Near IIT Delhi, Delhi.
- Many of the books of Physics and Chemistry are also available on various e-commerce sites like http://www.flipkart.com/ and http://www.infibeam.com/Books/ so one can order them online also and these websites deliver the books at your doorstep....
I have also uploaded some of the above books on a server so u can download them, take printout and read them (no need to buy them if it is costly in the shops) ....Here is the link for the server
Note : There is no shortcut for Chemistry paper-2 so you will have to give more time to it....if u hesitate in buying and reading the books then i can not help.....I had a printer and laptop (so i used to take printout of the relevant chapters and read it accordingly)
P.S: My idea of completeness of preparation of Chemistry paper-2 is that if some one is able to solve Chemistry paper-2 of CSE 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 and IFS 2007 and IFS 2011 Chemistry paper-2 then he/she is in having good level in paper-2....and he/she may expect a good score in the paper-2 of Chemistry