UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2020 & Geo Scientist Exam Pattern, Previous Question Papers

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UPSC Geo Scientist & Geologist 2019 -20 Written Examination Syllabus

Union PSC Geologist Exam Pattern is given here. Eligible aspirants can find separate UPSC Exam Pattern 2019 -20 for Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Jr Hydrogeologist posts. So applicants can go through UPSC Geoscientist Test Pattern to know details of the paper, exam type, maximum marks, no. of questions, subject names and exam period. With these details, you can also analyses weightage of exam and structure of the written test. Therefore, Note down Union Public Service Commission Test Pattern 2019 – 20 and UPSC Exam Syllabus.
UPSC Geologist Syllabus

Exam Dates – 27 & 28 June 2020

UPSC Geo Scientist and Geologist 2020 Combined Exam Selection Process

As per the decision taken by the Government for increasing the access of unemployed to job opportunities, the Commission will publically disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test) through the public portals. The disclosure will be made in respect of only those candidates who will appear in the Interview/Personality Test for the Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination and are not finally recommended for appointment.
Candidates will be required to give their options at the time of Interview/ Personality Test, while acknowledging the e-summon letter mailed to them for interview. A candidate may opt out of the scheme also and in that case his/her details will not be published by the Commission.

  • Written Examination
  • Personal Interview
  • Personality Test
  • Document verification

UPSC Geo Scientist and Geologist 2019 – 20 Recruitment Summary

Name of Examination – Combined Geo Scientist and Geologist CGSG Examination 2019
Name of Organization – Union Public Service Commission UPSC
No of Vacancy – 102 Posts
Date of Examination – 27 & 28 June 2019
Official Websitehttps://www.upsc.gov.in/
Category – Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2020

Note: Candidates will be able prepare for the exam with extra detail on the topics deciding the level of priority for each and accordingly designing a preparation plan for the same. Candidates should also know the detailed paper pattern along with the Geologist 2019 syllabus as it will help them to understand the structure of the question paper.
Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances they will be allowed the help of scribe to write answers for them. However, blind candidates and the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant ( writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) will be allowed to write Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination with the help of a scribe, Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the Blind candidates and the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) will also be allowed in the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination.

UPSC Geo Scientist and Geologist 2020 Written Examination Details

Exam Pattern for UPSC Geo Scientist and Geologist 

  • All the questions in the paper are conventional (Essay) type.
  • The question paper is given in only English language.
  • Written exam contains 4 papers. English is common for all the posts.
  • Each paper has 200 marks and 3 hrs time for the test.
  • All Question papers must be answered in English. The Question Papers will be set in English only.
  • The standard and syllabus of the examination will be as shown in the Schedule.

UPSC Combined Geologist Paper Pattern 2020

S. No Paper Subject Marks Time Period
1. I General English 100 3 Hrs
2. II Geology I 200 3 Hrs
3. III Geology II 200 3 Hrs
4. IV Geology III 200 3 Hrs

Combined Geologist & Geophysicist Exam Pattern of UPSC

S. No Paper name Subject Name Total Marks Time Duration
1. I General English 100 3 Hrs
2. II Geophysics I 200 3 Hrs
3. III Geophysics II 200 3 Hrs
4. IV Geophysics III 200 3 Hrs

UPSC Chemist Test Pattern 

S. No Paper Name of the Subject Maximum Marks Total Time
1. I General English 100 3 Hrs
2. II Chemistry I 200 3 Hrs
3. III Chemistry II 200 3 Hrs
4. IV Chemistry III 200 3 Hrs

Union Public Service Commission Jr Hydrogeologist Pattern 

S. No Paper Subject Name Total No. of Marks Exam Period
1. I General English 100 3 Hrs
2. II Geology I 200 3 Hrs
3. III Geology II 200 3 Hrs
4. IV Hydrogeology 200 3 Hrs

Syllabus for UPSC Geo Scientist and Geologist  2020

  • General English
  • Geologist
  • Geo physicist
  • Chemist
  • Hydrologist

General English (common for all category)

Candidates will have to write a short essay for the paper on general English. Other questions in the paper will be set to test the knowledge along with understanding of language and usage of words by the candidates.

UPSC Geologist Syllabus for Geologist

Category 1: Geologist Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3
Geomorphology and remote sensing

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  • Basic principles
  • Whether and soils
  • Mass wasting
  • Concept of erosion cycles
  • Slope analysis
  • Geomorphic mapping
  • Applications of geomorphology
  • Drainage basin
  • Topographical maps
  • Digital image processing
  • Remote sensing in the landforms
  • Geographic information system
  • Concepts and principles of aerial photography

Structural geology

  • Projection diagrams
  • Stress strain relationships
  • Measurement of strain in deformed rocks
  • Behavior of minerals and rocks
  • Structural analysis of the folds and cleavages
  • Superposed deformation
  • Mechanism of folding and faulting
  • Structural behavior of igneous rocks
  • Introduction to petro fabrics
  • Time relationship between crystallization and deformation

Geodynamics

  • Earth and solar system
  • Major tectonic features
  • Continental drift
  • Gravity and magnetic anomalies
  • Palaeomagnetism
  • Island arcs
  • Seismicity and plate movements
  • Geodynamics of the Indian plate
  • Orogeny and epirogeny

Stratigraphy

  • Principles of Statigraphy
  • Precambrian stratigraphy of India
  • Palaeozoic stratigraphy
  • Mesozoic stratigraphy
  • Cenozoic stratigraphy
  • Stratigraphic boundaries

Palaeontology

  • Evolution of the fossil record and the geological time scale
  • Invertebrate Palaeontology
  • Techniques in Palaeontology mega fossils
  • Vertebrate Palaeontology
  • Palaeontological perspective
Mineralogy and Geochemistry & Isotope Geology

  • Mineralogy
  • Physical, chemical and optical characteristics of common salt
  • Structural classification of the silicates
  • Common minerals of igneous and metamorphic rocks
  • Extinction angle

Igneous Petrology

  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology
  • Sedimentology
  • Geochemistry
  • Environmental geology

Metamorphic Petrology & Processes

  • Concepts and Theory
  • Metamorphism in space and time
  • Effects of Metamorphism

Sedimentology

  • Provenance and diagenesis of sediments.
  • Sedimentary textures
  • Framework, matrix and cement of terrigenous sediments
  • Primary structures, palaeocurrent analysis
  • Sedimentary environment and facies
  • Cyclic sediments
  • classification and definition of sedimentary basins

Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards

  • Fundamental concepts of Environmental Geology
  • Concepts of ecosystem
  • Ozone depletion
  • Global warming
  • Green house effect
  • Meteorology as environmental science
  • Elements of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics
  • Ore genesis
  • Ore deposits and ore minerals
  • Fluid inclusion studies
  • Ores and metamorphism
  • Magma related mineralization

UPSC Geologist Syllabus for Geophysicists

Category 2: Geophysicists Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3
Part A

  • Solid Earth Geophysics
  • Earthquake and seismic logy
  • Mathematical method in geophysics
  • Geophysical Inversion

Part B

  • Mathematical method of Physics
  • Thermodynamics and statistical physics
  • Electro dynamics
  • Introductory Atmospheric and space physics
Part A

  • Geophysical potential field
  • Electric and electromagnetic method
  • Seismic Prospecting
  • Borehole Geophysics

Part B

  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Classical Mechanics
Part A

  • Radiometric exploration
  • Marine geophysics
  • Geophysical signal processing
  • Remote sensing and GIS application

Part B

  • Solid state physics
  • Laser system
  • Laser cavity modes
  • Electrical devices
  • Digital electronics
  • Quantum mechanics

UPSC Geologist Syllabus for Chemists

Category 2: Geophysicists Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3
  • Chemical periodicity
  • Chemical bonding and structure
  • Chemistry of coordination compounds
  • Acid base reactions
  • Precipitation and redox reaction
  • Organo metallic compounds
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • S block and p block elements and their chemistry
  • Kinetic theory and gaseous state
  • Collision of gas molecules
  • Solid and liquid state
  • Thermodynamics
  • Photochemistry
  • Electro chemistry
  • Basic principles of electro scopy
  • UV and PMR spectra
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2019 for Jr. Hydro Geologists

Category 2: Geophysicists Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3
  • Chemical periodicity
  • Chemical bonding and structure
  • Chemistry of coordination compounds
  • Acid base reactions
  • Precipitation and redox reaction
  • Organo metallic compounds
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • S block and p block elements and their chemistry
  • Kinetic theory and gaseous state
  • Collision of gas molecules
  • Solid and liquid state
  • Thermodynamics
  • Photochemistry
  • Electro chemistry
  • Basic principles of electro scopy
  • UV and PMR spectra
  • Geology of fuels
  • Origin and occurrence of distribution of water
  • Groundwater chemistry
  • Groundwater quality
  • Quality criteria for different uses
  • Graphical representation of the water quality
  • Saline water intrusion in coastal and its prevention
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Radio isotopes of hydro geological studies
  • Groundwater Exploration
  • Fracture trace analysis
  • Lineament mapping
  • Surface geophysical method
  • Subsurface geophysical
  • Shallow groundwater potential mapping
  • Groundwater problems and management

UPSC Combined Geo Scientist and Geologist 2019 20 Exam Interview and Personality Test

Interview/Personality Test: The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/ her career. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the posts for which he/she has competed. Special attention will be paid in the Personality Test to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application, integrity of character and aptitude for adapting themselves to the field life.
Part I. – Written examination in the subjects as set out in para 2 Above.
Part II. – Interview/ Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks

Tips for preparation of written examination

  • All candidates should give maximum time to their study regularly.
  • Candidates should make their study time or schedule of the day and accordingly start to preparing i.e. make sure to divide your entire time between all related subjects and prepare accordingly daily.
  • Candidates requires to maximum use of flow charts and diagram to understand deeply the concern topic.
  • Candidates must regular practice to solve old year examination papers; with this you will be able to increase your knowledge as well as time accuracy.
  • Group study is very useful to crack any written examination so we therefore advise to all concern contenders to make a group of eligible and suitable friends and study combindly one or two hour in a day and arise your question before them and explain your answer to others too.
  • Time breaks is also essential while preparing hard for any written examination so after 2-3 hours study candidates should take a break of 15-20 minutes for mind fresh.

UPSC Geo Scientist and Geologist Verification Details

Document Verification

  1. SSC (Standard 10th) or its equivalent mark sheet.
  2. Certificate of proof of date of birth (Standard 10th or its equivalent certificate or mark sheet indicating a date of birth or school leaving certificate indicating a date of birth).
  3. Consolidated mark sheet for all semesters of the trade in which applied / Provisional National Trade Certificate indicating marks.
  4. Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates, wherever applicable.
  5. Disability certificate, in case of PWD candidate.
  6. Discharge certificate / Serving certificate, in case of candidates, applied against Ex-Servicemen Quota.

Previous Papers & Model papers Download

Download UPSC Combined Geologist & GEO Scientist Previous Papers pdf 
 General English – Check Here Chemistry Paper – 1 – Check Here  Chemistry Paper – 2 – Check Here Chemistry Paper – 3 – Check Here
Hydrogeology – Check Here Geophysics Paper – 1- Check Here Geophysics Paper – 2 – Check Here Geophysics Paper – 3 – Check Here
Geology Paper 1 – Check Here Geology Paper 2 – Check Here Geology paper 3 – Check Here  –