Exam Syllabus

UPSC Recruitment 2018 – 70 CGS & Geologist Exam Syllabus

UPSC Geologist Syllabus for 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.

UPSC Geophysicist Syllabus for 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.

          UPSC Chemist Syllabus 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.

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.

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.

Hydro-geologist Syllabus for Hydrogeology

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

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