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UPSC Geologist Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2016

The Union Public Service Commission has released the Syllabus and the Exam pattern for the UPSC Geologist Exam. Candidates who have applied for the exam can visit the official Website to download the Syllabus for the Exam.

UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern 2016

S.No Paper Subject Marks Duration
1. I General English 100 3 Hours
2. II Geology I 200 3 Hours
3. III Geology II 200 3 Hours
4. IV Geology III 200 3 Hours

 Geophysicist 

S.No Paper Subject Marks Duration
1. I General English 100 3 Hours
2. II  Geophysics I 200 3 Hours
3. III  Geophysics II 200 3 Hours
4. IV  Geophysics III 200 3 Hours

Chemist

S.No Paper Subject Marks Duration
1. I General English 100 3 Hours
2. II Chemistry I 200 3 Hours
3. III Chemistry II 200 3 Hours
4. IV Chemistry III 200 3 Hours

Hydrogeologist

S.No Paper Subject Marks Duration
1. I General English 100 3 Hours
2. II Geology I 200 3 Hours
3. III Geology II 200 3 Hours
4. IV Hydrogeology 200 3 Hours

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam Syllabus 2016

Geology

Paper I

  • Geomorphology and Remote Sensing.
  • Structural Geology.
  • Geodynamics.
  • Stratigraphy.
  • Palaeontology.

Paper II

  • Mineralogy and Geochemistry & Isotope Geology.
  • Igneous Petrology.
  • Metamorphic Petrology & Processes.
  • Sedimentology.
  • Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards.

Paper III

  • Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics.
  • Ore genesis and Geophysics.
  • Mineral exploration.
  • Geology of fuels.
  • Engineering Geology.

GeoPhysics

Paper I

Part A

  • Solid Earth Geophysics.
  • Earthquake and Engineering Seismology.
  • Mathematical methods in Geophysics.
  • Geophysical Inversion.

Part B

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics.
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics.
  • Electrodynamics.
  • Introductory Atmospheric and Space Physics.

Paper II 

Part A

  • Geophysical Potential Fields.
  • Electrical and Electromagnetic methods.
  • Seismic Prospecting.
  • Borehole Geophysics.

Part B

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Properties and Characterization of materials.
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics.
  • Electromagnetic Theory.
  • Classical Mechanics.

Paper III

Part A

  • Radiometric Exploration / Airborne Geophysical surveys for Geological Mapping.
  • Marine Geophysics.
  • Geophysical Signal Processing.
  • Remote Sensing and GIS applications.

Part B

  • Solid State Physics.
  • Laser systems.
  • Laser cavity modes.
  • Electronics and devices.
  • Digital electronics, Radar systems, Satellite communications.
  • Quantum Mechanics.

Chemistry

Paper I

  • Chemical periodicity.
  • Chemical Bonding and structure.
  • Chemistry of coordination compounds.
  • Acid-Base reactions.
  • Precipitation and Redox Reactions.
  • Organo-metallic compounds.
  • Nuclear chemistry.
  • s-Block Elements.
  • p-Block Elements.
  • Chemistry of d- and f- block elements etc.

Paper II

  • Kinetic theory and the gaseous state.
  • Collision of gas molecules, Real gases.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Application of Second law of thermodynamics.
  • Thermodynamics and Equilibrium.
  • Acids-bases and solvents.
  • Solutions of non-electrolytes.
  • Chemical kinetics and catalysis.
  • Adsorption and Surface Chemistry.
  • Electrochemistry.
  • Photochemistry.
  • Quantum Chemistry.
  • Basic principles and application of spectroscopy.
  • UV Spectra.
  • PMR Spectra.

Paper III

  • The theoretical basis of Quantitative inorganic analysis.
  • Gravimetric Analysis.
  • Sampling and treatment of samples for chemical analysis.
  • Volumetric Analysis.
  • Acid-base titrations.
  • Redox Titrations.
  • Potentiometry.
  • Complexometric titrations.
  • Chromatographic methods of analysis.
  • UV-Visible Spectroscopy.
  • Flame photometry and Atomic absorption spectrometry.
  • X-ray methods of Analysis.
  • Inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy.
  • Analysis of Minerals, Ores and Alloys.
  • Organometallic compounds.
  • Bonding and physical properties.
  • Aldol and related reactions.
  • Mechanism of some reactions.
  • Electrocyclic Reactions.
  • Organic Reaction Mechanisms.
  • Organic Spectroscopy etc.

 Hydrogeology

  • Origin, Occurrence and Distribution of water.
  • Groundwater Hydraulics.
  • Groundwater Exploration and Water Well Construction.
  • Groundwater Quality etc.

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