UPSC Geoscientist, Geophysicist Syllabus 2019 PDF – Chemist, Jr.  Hydrogeologists Exam Pattern

UPSC Geoscientist, Geophysicist Syllabus 2019: The Union Public Service Commission released the recruitment for the Geoscientist, Geophysicist, Chemist, Jr.  Hydrogeologists posts. And the candidates who are applied for this post should their regarding UPSC syllabus which is given below. There will a three-tier examination pattern i.e. (i) Stage-I: Preliminary Examination (ii) Stage-II: Main Examination (iii) Stage-III: Personality Test. The Preliminary Examination will be of an objective type having two Papers. Marks secured in this Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit. The Main Examination will have three Papers for each Stream and all Papers will be of the descriptive type. Marks secured in this Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit list. The Revised Scheme, UPSC Pattern and Syllabi of the Examination will be made effective from the 2020 Examination to give sufficient preparation time to the

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UPSC Geoscientist, Geophysicist Syllabus 2019

Organization NameUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameUPSC Recruitment 2019
Number of Vacancies 106 Vacancies
Name of the Post Geoscientist, Geophysicist, Chemist, Jr.  Hydrogeologists
Job LocationAll Over India
Application Starting Date  March 20th, 2019
Application Ending DateApril 16th, 2019
Exam DateUpdated soon
Syllabus & Exam Pattern PDFAvailable Here

UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern 2019

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-II: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-III: Geology3 Hours200 Marks

UPSC Geophysicist Exam Pattern 2019

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Geophysics3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-II: Geophysics3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-III: Geophysics3 Hours200 Marks

UPSC Chemist Exam Pattern 2019

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-II: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-III: Hydrogeology3 Hours200 Marks

UPSC Jr. Hydrogeologist Exam Pattern 2019

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-II: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-III: Hydrogeology3 Hours200 Marks

Note*Stage-III: Personality Test –   200 Marks

UPSC Geo-Scientist Syllabus 2019 – General Studies 

  • Current events of national and international
  • History of India and Indian National
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues,
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives,
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science

Physical Geology-The principle of uniformitarianism; origin, differentiation and internal structure of the Earth; origin of the atmosphere; earthquakes and volcanoes; continental drift, sea-floor spreading, isostasy, orogeny, and plate tectonics; geological action of rivers, wind, glaciers, waves; erosional and depositional landforms; weathering processes and products.

Structural Geology-Stress, strain and rheological properties of rocks; planar and linear structures; classification of folds and faults; Mohr’s circle and criteria for failure of rocks; ductile and brittle shear in rocks; study of toposheets, V-rules and outcrop patterns; stereographic projections of structural elements.

Mineralogy-Elements of symmetry, notations, and indices; Bravais lattices; chemical classification of minerals; isomorphism, polymorphism, solid solution and exsolution; silicate structures; physical and optical properties of common rock-forming minerals- olivine, garnet, pyroxene, amphibole, mica, feldspar, and quartz.

Igneous Petrology-Magma types and their evolution; IUGS classification of igneous rocks; forms, structures, and textures of igneous rocks; applications of binary and ternary phase diagrams in petrogenesis; magmatic differentiation and assimilation; petrogenesis of granites, basalts, komatiites and alkaline rocks (carbonatite, kimberlite, lamprophyre and nepheline syenite).

Metamorphic Petrology-Limits, types and controls of metamorphism; metamorphic structures- slate, schist, and gneiss; metamorphic textures- pre, syn and post-tectonic porphyroblasts; the concept of a metamorphic zone, isograd, and facies; geothermal gradients, facies series, and plate tectonics.

Sedimentology-Origin of sediments; sedimentary textures, grain-size scale; primary sedimentary structures; classification of sandstone and carbonate rocks; siliciclastic depositional environments and sedimentary facies; diagenesis of carbonate sediments.

Paleontology-Fossils and processes of fossilization; the concept of species and binomial nomenclature; morphology and classification of invertebrates (Trilobites, Brachiopods, Lamellibranchs, Gastropods, and Cephalopods); evolution in Equidae and Hominidae; microfossils-Foraminifera, Ostracoda; Gondwana flora.  +

Stratigraphy-Law of superposition; stratigraphic nomenclature- lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy; Archaean cratonic nuclei of  Peninsular India (Dharwar, Singhbhum, and Aravalli cratons); Proterozoic mobile belts (Central Indian Tectonic Zone, Aravalli-Delhi and Eastern Ghats); Purana sedimentary basins (Cuddapah and Vindhyan); Phanerozoic  stratigraphy of India- Spiti, Kashmir, Damodar valley, Kutch, Trichinopoly, Siwaliks and Indo-Gangetic alluvium.

Economic Geology-Properties of mineral deposits- form, mineral assemblage, texture, rock- ore association, and relationship; magmatic, sedimentary, metamorphic, hydrothermal, supergene and weathering-related processes of ore formation; processes of formation of coal and petroleum; distribution and geological characteristics of major mineral and hydrocarbon deposits of India.

Hydrogeology-Groundwater occurrence and aquifer characteristics, porosity, permeability, hydraulic conductivity, transmissivity; Darcy’s Law in homogenous and heterogeneous media; Bernoulli equation, Reynold’s number; composition of groundwater; application of H and O isotopes in groundwater studies; artificial recharge of groundwater.

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