Detailed Exam Syllabus of Kerala PSC Lecturer in Chemistry Examination with Category no. 586/2012 on August 2014 published by Kerala public service commission.

Post Name: Lecturer in Chemistry.
Category Number: 586/2012.
Department: Collegiate Education.
Examination Date: 08/08/2014 Friday 07.30 AM* to 09.15 AM.

Mode of Examination:
An Objective Type Test (OMR Valuation) based on the qualification prescribed for the post.

Exam Syllabus


Module –I
Formulation of Quantum Mechanics - Approximation Methods - Hydrogen like Atoms -Multi Electron Systems - Angular Momentum – Applications. Chemical Bonding in Diatomic and Polyatomic Molecules-Electronic Spectroscopy of Atoms – Basic principles of Molecular Spectroscopy: Microwave, Infrared, Electronic, NMR, ESR, Raman and Mossbaur. Basic principles of Group Theory - Character Tables - Chemical .and Spectral Applications. Introduction to Computational Chemistry - Computational methods : ab initio, Semi Empirical methods -Molecular Mechanics.

Kerala PSC Lecturer in Chemistry Exam Syllabus

Module –II
Laws of Thermodynamics - Thermodynamics of Solutions - Thermodynamics of irreversible process – Phase Equilibria - Two and Three Component Systems. Statistical Mechanics - Fundamentals - Partition Function - Quantum Statistics - Heat capacities of Solids and Gases. Electrodes and Electrochemical Cells - Nernst, Debye-Huckel, Omsager Equations - Electro kinetic Phenomena, Electrolytic Polarization. Electro Analytical Methods : Potentiometry, Polarography , Coulometry, Conductometry, Voltametry and Amperometry. Electronic Structure of Solids - Crystal Symmetry - Theories of Solids - Properties of Solids : Electrical, Magnetical and Optical - Crystal defects. Structure and Theories of Liquids - Liquid Crystals and their applications. Basic principles of Kinetics - Kinetics of Complex reactions - steady state approximation -Theories of Reaction Rates - Arrhenius equation - fast reactions. Homogenous and Heterogeneous Catalysis - Enzyme Catalysis. Monolayer and multilayer adsorption - Adsorption Isotherms - Principles of SEM, TEM, ECSA and Augur Spectroscopy. Colloids - Zeta Potential - Electrokinetic Phenomena.

Module-III
Basic concepts of Organic reactions - Electron displacement effects – Aromaticity. Organic Reactions : Substitution, Addition, Elimination, Rearrangements – Mechanism. Concept of Molecular Chirality - Carbon and Nitrogen Compounds - Chiral reagents and Chiral Catalysts. Stereo chemistry of biphenyl and allenes . Topicity and prostereo isomerism -asymmetric synthesis. Geometrical isomerism, Conformational analysis in acyclic and cyclic systems, Reactivity in substitution and elimination reactions. Reaction intermediates - reactions related to substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangements - mechanism and application. Esterification and ester hydrolysis reactions - structure and reactivity: Linear Free Energy relationship.

Module-IV
Photoreactions of Carbonyl compounds - enes, dienes, arenes – applications. Pericyclic reactions: Electrolytic, cycloaddition, Sigmatropic - Selection rules and stereochemistry – applications. Chromatographic techniques. Column, TLC, Paper, GC, HPLC and ion exchange Applications of UV, IR, HNMR, CNMR and Mass Spectroscopy - D NMR techniques -Structural Analysis using Spectral Data ORD and CD - theory and applications Organic, Inorganic and organo metallic reagents in organic synthesis. Protecting groups in peptide synthesis Natural Products : Terpenes, steroids, alakaloids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins, prostoglandins, hormones and enzymes. Fundamentals of polymerization - structure - property relationship of polymers - biopolymers.

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Kerala PSC Lecturer in Chemistry Exam Syllabus


Maximum Marks: 100
Exam Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Medium of Questions: English.

Candidates can download the Admission Tickets through their One Time Registration Profile in the Website www.keralapsc.gov.in from 18/07/2014.







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