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Typically 5-6 months are required, but some students need a longer time frame based on other commitments. College students start preparation 12-18 months before GATE to have more time to practise questions as they may have semester exams as well.

We suggest about 800 to 1200 hours of preparation time overall. This can be divided into 3-4 months or 12-18 months, based on your schedule.

A good score For GATE Chemistry (CY) is considered To Be: 55

Steps And Strategy To Prepare For GATE Chemistry (CY) Exam

  1. Take a diagnostic test – best diagnostic test is a GATE paper of any of the previous 3 years.
  2. Note down what you have scored and what was the actual GATE qualifying score cut-off. Note that qualification does not help you much. What you need is a good score. So note the good score mentioned above and measure the gap between your score and a good score.
  3. Note the GATE syllabus and mark your topics that you are good at. First try to master subjects that you are good at.
  4. However, some subjects like Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry have a high weightage. So you should definitely prepare these.
  5. General Aptitude does not require preparation. It requires practice. So just practice solving Aptitude questions every day for 30 minutes.
  6. Take lots of section tests and Mocks. Career Avenues provides an excellent test series for GATE Chemistry (CY).
  7. In case you require focused GATE study material and books, you should take Career Avenues GATE Chemistry (CY) study material which has been made by IIT alumni and is focused towards GATE. 
  • Being a GATE aspirant, it is very important that you first know what is the syllabus for GATE Chemistry (CY) Examination before you start preparation.
  • Keep handy the updated copy of GATE Chemistry (CY) Examination syllabus.
  • Go through the complete and updated syllabus, highlight important subjects and topics based on Past GATE Chemistry (CY) Papers and Weightage plus your understanding of particular subject or topic.
  • Keep tracking and prioritizing your preparation-to-do list and the syllabus for the GATE Chemistry (CY) examination.

The syllabus for the GATE Chemistry exam is as follows:

  1. Physical Chemistry:

    • Basic principles and applications of quantum mechanics.
    • Spectroscopy: Electronic, vibrational, rotational, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
    • Chemical thermodynamics: Laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibria, and statistical thermodynamics.
    • Chemical kinetics: Rate equations, reaction mechanisms, and enzyme kinetics.
    • Electrochemistry: Nernst equation, electrode potential, and electrolysis.
  2. Inorganic Chemistry:

    • Periodic table and periodic properties.
    • Chemical bonding and shapes of compounds.
    • Main group elements and their compounds.
    • Transition elements and coordination compounds.
    • Organometallic compounds and their applications.
    • Bioinorganic chemistry and analytical chemistry.
  3. Organic Chemistry:

    • Structure and bonding in organic compounds.
    • Stereochemistry and conformational analysis.
    • Organic reactions and reaction mechanisms.
    • Organic synthesis and reagents.
    • Pericyclic reactions and photochemistry.
    • Heterocyclic compounds and natural products.
  4. Analytical Chemistry:

    • Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis.
    • Spectroscopic methods of analysis.
    • Chromatographic methods of analysis.
    • Electrochemical methods of analysis.
    • Thermal methods of analysis.
    • Radiochemical methods of analysis.
  5. Environmental Chemistry:

    • Atmospheric chemistry and air pollution.
    • Water and soil pollution.
    • Environmental impact assessment and management.
    • Green chemistry and sustainable development.

Note: The syllabus provided here is a general overview. It is advisable to refer to the official GATE website or the information brochure for the most up-to-date and detailed syllabus for the GATE Chemistry exam.

Here are the recommended books for GATE Chemistry (CY) exam preparation:

  • Physical Chemistry:
  1. Physical Chemistry: Thomas Engel & Philip Reid
  2. Principles of Physical Chemistry: Puri, Sharma & Pathania
  3. A textbook of Physical Chemistry (Vol-II): K. L. Kapoor
  • Chemical Kinetics & Catalysis:
  1. Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis: Richard Mishel
  2. Chemical Kinetics: Keith J Laidler
  3. A textbook of Physical Chemistry (Vol-V): K. L. Kapoor
  • Electrochemistry:
  1. An Introduction to Electrochemistry: Samuel Glasstone
  2. Electrochemistry: Philip H. Rieger
  3. A book of Physical Chemistry (Vol-III): K. L. Kapoor
  • Quantum Chemistry:
  1. Quantum Chemistry through Problems and Solutions: R.K. Prasad
  2. Quantum Chemistry: Donald A. McQuarrie
  • Molecular Spectroscopy:
  1. Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy: Colin N. Banwell
  2. Physical Methods: Russel S. Drago
  • Group Theory:
  1. Chemical Applications of Group Theory: F. Albert Cotton
  • Organic Chemistry:
  1. Principles of Stereochemistry:

    • Stereochemistry Conformation and Mechanism: P.S. Kalsi
    • Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds: E. L. Eliel
  2. Organic Reaction Mechanism:

    • A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry: Peter Sykes
    • Organic Chemistry: Clayden, Greeves, Warren, and Wothers
  3. Advanced Organic Chemistry:

    • Structure and Mechanism: Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    • Reactions and Synthesis: Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
  4. Reagents in Organic Synthesis:

    • Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis: William Carruthers, Iain Coldham
  5. Organic Synthesis:

    • Organic Synthesis the Disconnection Approach: Stuart Warren
  6. Spectroscopy:

    • Spectrometric Identification of Org. Compounds: R. M. Silverstein, F. X. Webster
    • Organic Spectroscopy: William Kemp
  • Inorganic Chemistry:
  1. Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds:

    • Inorganic Chemistry: J. E. Huheey
    • Inorganic Chemistry: Meissler & Tarr
  2. Main Group Elements (s and p blocks):

    • Concise Inorganic Chemistry: J. D. Lee
  3. Transition Metal & Coordination Compounds (d block):

    • Concise Inorganic Chemistry: J. D. Lee
    • Inorganic Chemistry: Meissler & Tarr
  4. Organometallic Compounds:

    • Concept and Models of Inorganic Chemistry: Bodie Douglas, Darl McDaniel, John Alexander
    • Inorganic Chemistry: Catherine E. Housecraft, Alan G. Sharpe
  5. Bioinorganic Chemistry:

    • Inorganic Chemistry: Shriver & Atkins
  • Analytical Chemistry:
  1. Instrumental Method: Skoog, Holler & Crouch

Please note that the above list provides a concise version of the recommended books for GATE Chemistry (CY) exam preparation.