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CUET-UG Chemistry 2023-24 Entrance Exam Preparation Notes, MCQ Books, Practice Paper Sets & Other Study Materials by Target Publications

Welcome to the ultimate hub for CUET (UG) Chemistry preparation materials. Here, you can access a comprehensive array of resources to equip yourself for the Chemistry section of the Central University Entrance Test (UG), starting with insights into what to anticipate in the examination.

Understanding the CUET Chemistry 2023–2024 Exam

1. CUET Chemistry Mode of Exam

The CUET (UG) Chemistry exam is conducted in Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode.

2. CUET Chemistry Paper Pattern

Chemistry (Code: 306) is one of the Domain subjects in CUET. It falls under Section - II of the CUET (UG) examination. The CUET Chemistry paper consists of 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates are required to answer 40 of them.

3. CUET Chemistry Syllabus

The curriculum for CUET (UG) Chemistry is structured around the content covered in Class 12 Chemistry. The latest CUET (UG) Chemistry syllabus posted on the official website is outlined as follows:

 

Unit Topics
Solid State Classification of solids based on different binding forces: molecular, ionic covalent, and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids(elementary idea), unit cell in two-dimensional and three-dimensional lattices, calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, packing efficiency, voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties, Band theory of metals, conductors, semiconductors and insulators and n and p-type semiconductors.
Solutions Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, the solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties – the relative lowering of vapour pressure, Raoult’s law, elevation of B.P., depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties, abnormal molecular mass, Vant Hoff factor.
Electrochemistry Redox reactions; conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity variations of conductivity with concentration, Kohlrausch’s Law, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary idea), dry cell – electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells; lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells. Relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, fuel cells; corrosion.
Chemical Kinetics Rate of a reaction (average and instantaneous), factors affecting rates of reaction: concentration, temperature, catalyst; order and molecularity of a reaction; rate law and specific rate constant, integrated rate equations, and half-life (only for zero and first-order reactions); concept of collision theory (elementary idea, no mathematical treatment). Activation energy, Arrhenius equation.
Surface Chemistry Adsorption – physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids; catalysis: homogenous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: enzyme catalysis; colloidal state: the distinction between true solutions, colloids, and suspensions; lyophilic, lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsions – types of emulsions.
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements Principles and methods of extraction – concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method, and refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminium, copper, zinc, and iron.
p-Block Elements

Group 15 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, trends in physical and chemical properties; nitrogen – preparation, properties, and uses; compounds of nitrogen: preparation and properties of ammonia and nitric acid, oxides of nitrogen (structure only); Phosphorous-allotropic forms; compounds of phosphorous: preparation and properties of phosphine, halides (PCl3, PCl5) and oxoacids (elementary idea only).

 

Group 16 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; dioxygen: preparation, properties, and uses; classification of oxides; ozone. Sulphur – allotropic forms; compounds of sulphur: preparation, properties, and uses of sulphur dioxide; sulphuric acid: industrial process of manufacture, properties and uses, oxoacids of sulphur (structures only).

 

Group 17 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; compounds of halogens: preparation, properties and uses of chlorine and hydrochloric acid, interhalogen compounds, oxoacids of halogens (structures only).

 

Group 18 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, uses.

d and f Block Elements

General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics of transition metals, general trends in properties of the first-row transition metals – metallic character, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, ionic radii, colour, catalytic property, magnetic properties, interstitial compounds, alloy formation. Preparation and properties of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4

 

Lanthanoids – Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity, and lanthanoid contraction and its consequences.

 

Actinoids –Electronic configuration, oxidation states, and comparison with lanthanoids.

Coordination Compounds Coordination compounds: Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, bonding, Werner’s theory VBT, CFT; isomerism (structural and stereo) importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, extraction of metals and biological systems).
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions. Optical rotation.

 

Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (directive influence of halogen for monosubstituted compounds only).

 

Uses and environmental effects of–dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT.

Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary alcohols only); identification of primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration, uses with special reference to methanol and ethanol.

 

Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol, electrophilic substitution reactions, uses of phenols.

 

Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses.

Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids

Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of nucleophilic addition, the reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; uses.

 

Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses.

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses, identification of primary secondary, and tertiary amines.

 

Cyanides and Isocyanides – will be mentioned at relevant places in context. Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions, and importance in synthetic organic chemistry.

Biomolecules

Carbohydrates: Classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccharide (glucose and fructose), D-L configuration, oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen): importance.

 

Proteins: Elementary idea of a-amino acids, peptide bonds, polypeptides, proteins, primary structure, secondary structure, tertiary structure and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins; enzymes.

 

Hormones: Elementary idea (excluding structure).

 

Vitamins: Classification and functions.

 

Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA.

Polymers Classification – Natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization. Some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polythene, nylon, polyesters, bakelite, rubber. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers.
Chemistry in Everyday Life

1. Chemicals in medicines – analgesics, tranquillizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines.

 

2. Chemicals in food– preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary idea of antioxidants.

 

3. Cleansing agents – soaps and detergents, cleansing action.

 

4. Level of Competition

An astounding 19.2 lakh students participated in the CUET (UG) exam in 2023. Compared to the previous year, the exam saw a significant rise in the number of candidates—almost double to be more precise. And as more esteemed institutions incorporate CUET scores into their admission criteria, the competition is only going to get more intense. So if you aspire to secure a spot in your dream institute, you’re going to need nothing less than the best CUET Chemistry books to gear up for the CUET 2023–2024 examination.

The Journey to Excellence Starts with Target—Your Trusted Partner for CUET (UG) Books

Over the course of 17 years, we have built a vast network of experienced educators, industry experts and exceptional students. This network helps us create excellent entrance exam books for MHT-CET, NEET-UG, JEE-Main and CUET-UG. We consistently provide academic resources that give students results. And our CUET (UG) books are no exception. It’s why millions of students look to Target Publications for their academic books every year.

 

The perfect technique to acing CUET (UG) includes two main steps: understanding concepts thoroughly and practising. So we came out with CUET (UG) Chemistry Notes and CUET (UG) Chemistry 10 Practice Paper Set for you.

CUET (UG) Chemistry Notes by Target Publications

These CUET (UG) Chemistry Notes are designed to enhance your understanding, aid in revision, provide practice, and ultimately supercharge your performance in the exam. They include concise notes for quick review, over 1300 CUET Chemistry MCQs with answers, topic tests and smart keys. Additionally, we've incorporated solved CUET chemistry previous year’s question paper (PYQ), making these CUET notes for Chemistry the complete package.

 

CUET (UG) Chemistry 10 Practice Paper Set by Target Publications

Kiss text anxiety goodbye when you practise with Target’s CUET (UG) Chemistry 10 Practice Paper Set. It has 10 CUET Chemistry sample papers prepared according to the latest CUET (UG) entrance exam. It also features the solved 2022 CUET (UG) exam paper with smart keys and detailed solutions to tough questions.

 

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FAQs About CUET Chemistry 2023-2024

The exam format for the CUET Chemistry entrance test is multiple-choice questions (MCQ). It’s conducted in CBT (Computer Based Test) mode.
Follow the syllabus outlined by the NTA. You can find it above or on the official NTA website: (samarth.ac.in).

A correct answer is given 5 marks, an incorrect answer -1 mark and an unanswered question 0 marks.

If any anomaly is found after the Answer Key Challenge, it will be addressed as follows:

  • If more than one option is correct, then 5 marks will be awarded to those who marked any of the correct options.
  • If all options are correct, then 5 marks will be awarded to everyone who attempted the question.
  • If none of the options is found correct or a question is found to be wrong or a question is dropped, then all candidates who have attempted the dropped question will be given 5 marks.
In addition to the CBSE (NCERT) textbooks, Target’s CUET (UG) Chemistry Notes are highly recommended study materials for the CUET Chemistry entrance exam. They contain simple explanations, ample practice questions, PYQs, detailed solutions, topic tests along with tips and tricks.

To prepare for the CUET Chemistry entrance exam, you can follow these steps:

 

Understand the syllabus: The CUET Chemistry syllabus is based on the NCERT Class 12 Chemistry textbook. Make sure you understand all the topics covered in the syllabus. You can find the syllabus on the official CUET website.

Make a study plan: Once you know the syllabus, create a study plan that works for you. Break down the syllabus into smaller chunks and allocate time to study each chunk. Be sure to schedule in time for revision and mock tests.

Study the textbook and other resources: The NCERT Class 12 Chemistry textbook is the most important resource for your CUET Chemistry preparation. However, you may also want to use other resources, such as reference books, online courses, and video tutorials.

Solve practice problems: Once you have studied a topic, solve practice problems to test your understanding.

Solve previous years’ papers: Previous years’ papers help you understand the difficulty level, pattern of questions asked as well as valuable insights into important topics. You can download CUET previous years; papers for free here.

Take mock tests: Mock tests are a great way to practise for the CUET Chemistry exam. They will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and get used to the exam format. You can find mock tests online and in reference books.