UPSC Geologist Exam syllabus 2018

UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus 2018

UPSC Geologist Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018

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Geologist Prelims Exam Pattern
S.N Subject Exam Duration Marks
1 General English 3 Hours 100 Marks

UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2018 – General English (Language) :-
  • Verb.
  • Tenses.
  • Adverb.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Word Formation.
  • Articles.
  • Theme detection.
  • Synonyms & Antonyms.
  • Conclusion.
  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • Unseen Passages.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement.
  • Sentence Completion.
  • Idioms & Phrases.
  • Error Correction.
  • Passage Completion.
  • Grammar.
  • Comprehension.
  • Sentence Rearrangement.

Mains exam Pattern

UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2018 – Geology :-
Geologists Post Pattern
S.N Subject Exam Duration Marks
1 Geologist Paper 1 3 hours 200
2 Geologist Paper 2 3 hours 200
3 Geologist Paper 3 3 hours 200

For Geology Paper I :

  • Geo morphology and Remote Sensing.
  • Structural Geology.
  • Geodynamics.
  • Stratigraphy.
  • Paleontology.

For Geology Paper II :

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

For Geology Paper III :

  • Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics.
  • Ore genesis and Geophysics.
  • Mineral exploration.
  • Geology of fuels.
  • Engineering Geology.
UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2018 – Geo Physics :-
                                                                                    Geophysicist post pattern
S.N Subject Exam Duration Marks
1 Geophysicist Paper 1 3 hours 200
2 Geophysicist Paper 2 3 hours 200
3 Geophysicist Paper 3 3 hours 200

For Geo Physics Paper I :

  • Solid Earth Geophysics.
  • Earthquake and Engineering Seismology.
  • Mathematical methods in Geophysics.
  • Geophysical Inversion.
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics.
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics.
  • Electrodynamics.
  • Introductory Atmospheric and Space Physics.

For Geo Physics Paper II :

  • Geophysical Potential Fields.
  • Electrical and Electromagnetic methods.
  • Seismic Prospecting.
  • Borehole Geophysics.
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Properties and Characterization of materials.
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics.
  • Electromagnetic Theory.
  • Classical Mechanics.

For Geo Physics Paper III :

  • Radiometric Exploration / Airborne Geophysical surveys for Geological Mapping.
  • Marine Geophysics.
  • Geophysical Signal Processing.
  • Remote Sensing and GIS applications.
  • Solid State Physics.
  • Laser systems.
  • Laser cavity modes.
  • Electronics and devices.
  • Digital electronics, Radar systems, Satellite communications.
  • Quantum Mechanics
UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2018 – Chemistry :-
S.N Subject Exam Duration Marks
1 Chemistry Paper 1 3 hours 200
2 Chemistry Paper 2 3 hours 200
3 Chemistry Paper 3 3 hours 200

For 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.

For Chemistry Paper II :

  • Kinetic theory and the gaseous state.
  • The 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.

For Chemistry Paper III :

  • 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.
UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2018 – Hydro Geology :-
S.N Subject Exam Duration Marks
1 Geologist Paper 1 3 hours 200
2 Geologist Paper 2 3 hours 200
3 Hydro-geology 3 3 hours 200
  • Origin, Occurrence, and Distribution of water.
  • Groundwater Hydraulics.
  • Groundwater Exploration and Water Well Construction.
  • Groundwater Quality etc.

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