GPSC Scientific Officer (Chemistry), (FSL), Class-II syllabus

GPSC Scientific Officer (Chemistry), (FSL), Class-II, Syllabus, Advt No. 123/2018-19) Scientific Officer  Part 1 and Part 2 Exam Pattern & Syllabus Notification. Preliminary Test and Mains Exam Syllabus.


Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) has published the syllabus for the written exam to be conducted for the Post of Scientific Officer.

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Post Details:

  • Designation: Scientific Officer
  • Advt. No: (123/2018-19)


Part 1 Syllabus (Total Marks- 100):

  • Geography of Gujarat-Physical, Economic, Social, Natural Resources and population-related topics
  • The cultural heritage of Gujarat -Literature, Art, Religion, and Architecture
  • History of India with special reference to Gujarat
  • Indian Economy and Planning
  • Indian Polity and the Constitution of India:
    • Preamble
    • Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties
    • Directive Principles of State Policy
    • Composition of Parliament
    • Powers of the President of India
    • Powers of Governors
    • Judiciary
    • Election Commission of India
    • Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward classes of the
      society
    • Attorney General
    • Comptroller and Editor General (CAG)
    • Panchayati Raj Institutions
    • Finance Commission
    • Constitutional and Statutory Bodies: Election Commission of India, Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General; Central Vigilance Commission, Lokpal, and Lokayukta, Central Information Commission
  • General Mental Ability
  • General Science, Environment and Information & Communication Technology
  • Daily events of Regional, National and International Importance including Sports

Part 2 Syllabus (English, Total Marks- 200):

  • Fundamentals of Forensic Chemistry
  • Introduction to forensic chemistry, Types of cases/exhibits received for
    analysis, Overview of forensic chemical analysis.
  • Narcotic drugs & psychotropic substances
  • Introduction to Controlled Substances, Classification of controlled
    substances, Precursor chemicals, Narcotic raids, and clandestine drug
    laboratories evidence and forensic examination. Mandatory provisions
    of NDPS Act, 1985. NDPS Drugs, Classification of Drugs. Commonly
    abused drugs, Drug dependence, and Drug Tolerance. Designer Drugs,
    Analysis of Drug of abuse by various chemical and instrumental
    methods
  • Explosives Chemistry
  • Introduction, assessment, classification and chemistry of explosives.
    Various types of IEDs and their reconstruction. Mechanism of explosion
    and their effects. Oxygen balance, Explosive Power, Index, Heat and
    The temperature of the Explosion, Pressure of explosion, Mechanism of Ignition
    and hot spot formation. Thermal decomposition, physical and chemical
    aspects of combustion, Deflagration, and Detonation, Kinetics of
    Explosive Reactions, Analysis of low and high explosives by different
    instrumental techniques, Quality control, Proficiency Testing,
    Interpretation and Significance of Results.
  • Processing of explosion scene of the crime – Role of Forensic scientist in
    Post-blast investigation-Documentation of bomb scene and Collection of
    post blast residues-Evaluation and assessment of explosion site and
    reconstruction of the sequence of events-Famous case studies in an explosion
    and court testimony. Clandestine explosive manufacturing. Analysis of
    Post-blast residues by chemical methods, microscopic method and
    various instrumental techniques including chromatographic,
    spectroscopic and electrophoresis methods.
  • Forensic nuclear chemistry
  • Introduction to nuclear forensics, nuclear threats, Nuclear explosive
    devices, Radioactivity, Radioactive decay rates and Half-lives, Methods
    of detection and measurement of radio actives (G.M and Scintillation
    Counter). Applications of Radioisotopes.
    Activation analysis: Neutron activation analysis, principle, technique,
    applications and steps involved in neutron activation analysis.
    Isotope dilution analysis: Principle, types of isotope dilution analysis,
    typical applications of isotope dilution analysis.
  • Chemical Warfare Agents
  • Classification, physical and biochemical properties, toxic effects
    detection by Biosensors and various instrumental Techniques.
  • Forensic Drug Chemistry
  • Introduction to Drugs, Controlled Substance Act, Forensic examination
    of drugs/Narcotics (Cannabis), Phenethylamines (Amphetamine,
    Methamphetamine), Hydroxyl derivative (Ephedrine) Ketone Derivative
    (Cathinone), Methoxy Derivative (Mescaline) Tertiary Amines (Cocaine
    and Opiates) Tryptamines (Psilocin and Psilocybin) Anabolic Steroids,
    Miscellaneous Controlled Substances (Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines,
    GHB, Ketamine and LSD). Sample Preparation, Extraction Techniques- Chemical-color test, Microcrystal techniques and other instrumental
    techniques involved in the analysis.
  • Petroleum Chemistry
  • Paraffins, Iso-olefins, Olefin Hydrocarbons, Naphthenes,
    Cycloparaffins or Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Sulphur Compounds,
    Nitrogen Compounds, Oxygen Compounds, Organo-Metallic
    Hydrocarbons; H/C Ratio of Hydrocarbons;
    Physical Properties of Petroleum Products: Density, Viscosity, Surface
    Tension, Color, Fluorescence, Cloud Point, Pour Point, Aniline Point,
    smoke point, boiling point, Optical Properties, Flash Point, Refractive
    Index and Calorific Value, Determination of Cetane and Octane number,
    Analytical Techniques: Quantitative and Qualitative Steps in Analysis
    of Petroleum.
  • Fire Chemistry
  • Fire and energy, basic chemistry, chemistry and behavior of fire. State of
    matter and behavior of gases, liquids and solids, stereochemistry and
    Flammable limits.
  • Analysis of ignitable residues and evaluation of ignition sources
  • Introduction, Evolution of separation and analytical techniques and
    standard methods. Isolation of the residue, Analysis of ILR (ignitable
    liquid residue). Criteria for identification 1) Identification of gasoline 2)
    distillates and other classifiable products. Evaluation of ignition sources:
    Introduction 1) Joint examination of physical evidence appliances and
    electrical components 2) Testing of ignition scenario, spontaneous
    ignition tests, Conclusion.
  • Food Chemistry
    Analysis of Lipids and fats: Physical examination of lipids, Chemical
    examination of lipids (Acid value, Saponification value, Ester value,
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    Acetyl value, Iodine value), Test for hydrogenated oils and fats,
    Detection and Determination of rancidity, Analysis of butter and butter
    fats, Analysis of adulterated and non-adulterated oils. Analysis of dairy
    products: Milk and its products
  • Basic Biochemistry
    Amino acids – structure and functional group properties. Proteins and
    peptides – Composition of proteins – Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary
    structure of the protein. Definition, biological importance, classification and
    chemistry of Carbohydrates and Lipids
  • .Forensic Toxicological Examination.
    Law relating to poisons. Introduction to Poisons, the form of poisons,
    classification, and methods of administration of poison. Mode of action
    of poison, Diagnosis, and management of poisoning cases. Factors
    affecting the effect of poison and medico-legal aspects in poisoning
    cases. Collection and preservation of biological evidence (viscera and
    /or body fluids) and circumstantial evidence in fatal and survival cases.
    Submission of samples to the laboratory, postmortem examination,
    specific analysis plan/approach to toxicological examinations of
    poisoning samples. Isolation and Extraction of poison/ drug by various
    classical and modern methods using instrumental techniques.
  • Basic Principles of Pharmacology and Forensic pharmacology
    Pharmacopoeias IP, USP, EP. Drug & Drug Receptor mechanisms.
    Pharmacodynamics. Factor affecting the effects of Drug. Post mortem
    redistribution. Forensic pharmacological studies, absorption,
    distribution, pharmacokinetics and metabolism, pathways of drug
    metabolism, drug toxicity, excretion of drugs and poisons. Detection of
    poison on the basis of their metabolic studies.
  • Nanotechnology
    Introduction, history, and development in nanotechnology. Physical
    synthesis of nanoparticles. Properties and characteristic of nanomaterials.
    Tool for the characterization of nanomaterial: Optical microscopy,
    Electron microscopy (TEM and SEM), scanning probe microscopy,
    atomic force microscopy, fluorescence microscopy. DNA based
    nanostructure, DNA-protein nanostructure. Carbon nanotubes, nanorods
    , and fullerenes. Application of nanoparticles as molecular imaging probes
    (Quantum dots). Application of nanoparticles as therapeutic drug
    carriers, gene delivery and diagnostics. Application of nanomaterials in
    forensic and life science. Nanoparticles as a tool for cleaning
    Forensic Science and Criminology
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  • Biomolecules
  •  Energetics and Kinetics
  • Aromatics, Carbonyls and Alkenes Spectroscopy
  •  Forensic Genetics and Molecular Biology
  •  Lasers, Photochemistry, and Spectroscopy
  •  Organometallic Chemistry
  •  Chemicals used in Forensic Science, Nanotechnology products
  • Regulatory affairs and IPR
    Basic principles of quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA).
    Guidelines for QA and QC: raw materials, products and validation.
    Introduction to pharmacopoeia. Intellectual Property Rights. Importance
    of protecting scientific discoveries. IPR policy of Government of India.
    Patent: Qualification (novel, commercial and non-obvious), jurisdiction
    of patent laws, Indian and international patent laws, filing procedures.
  •  Current Trends and Recent Advancements in Forensic Chemistry
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