UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2016 - 2017 Exam Pattern Study Material Books PDF Online

UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2014-15 Exam Pattern Study Material Books PDF Online

UPSC takes Geologists’ examination for selecting the candidates under various government departments. Get more update on .Candidates are selected as per their performance in the written test and personality test conducted by UPSC. Look at the names of the posts and departments that are included in Geologists Category. 

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Posts in Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines: Geologist Group ‘A’ and Assistant Geologist Grade I, Group ‘B’.

Posts in Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources: Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientists B), Group ‘A’ and Assistant Hydrogeologists, Group ‘B’

Paper Structure of UPSC Geologist:

The paper includes the following sections and corresponding marks.

I. 1. General English: 100 Marks
2. Geology Paper 1: 200 Marks
3. Geology Paper 2: 200 Marks
4. Geology Paper 3: 200 Marks
5. Hydrogeology: 200 Marks

The duration of paper is 180 minutes.

II. Personality Test/ Interview

UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2014-15:

General English: In this section, candidate has to write the Short Essay and rests of the questions revolve around the general concepts of English Grammar.

Geology Paper 1

Section A: Geomorphology and Remote Sensing
Section B: Structural Geology
Section C: Geotectonics
Section D: Stratigraphy
Section E: Palaentology

Geology Paper 2

Section A: Mineralogy
Section B: Igneous and metamorphic Petrology
Section C: Sedimentology
Section D: Geochemistry
Section E: Environmental Geology

Geology Paper 3

Section A: Indian Mineral Deposits and Mineral Economics
Section B: Ore Genesis
Section C: Mineral Exploration
Section D: Geology of Fuels
Section E: Engineering Geology


Section A: Origin, Occurrence and Distribution of Water
Section B: Well Hydraulies and Well Design
Section C: Groundwater Chemistry
Section D: Groundwater Exploration
Section E: Groundwater Problems and Management

The detailed topics included in each section can be referred from the PDF provided here. Candidates should study each and every topics and standard of questions will be up to M.Sc level. So they should refer the authentic books or course material so as to have complete knowledge of each section.

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