UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists Exam Syllabus 2016

As the exam date for Geo Scientists & Geologists is nearing, candidates would be anxious to know about the scope of syllabus. Though most of the questions will come from the area which the candidates have already studied in their Bachelor’s / Master’s curriculum, it is important to know the exact purview of the syllabus to score some good marks. Here is an exhaustive discussion on the syllabus of Geo Scientists & Geologists Exam 2016

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Syllabus for English (Common for all)

Essay Writing Adjectives Noun Verb
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Geology- Paper I

Structural Geology Palaeontology Geomorphology & Remote Sensing Geotectonics

Geology- Paper II

Environmental Geology Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Mineralogy Geochemistry

Geology- Paper III

Geology of fuels Ore genesis Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics Mineral exploration
Engineering Geology

Geophysics- Paper I (Part A)

Earthquake and Engineering Seismology Mathematical methods in Geophysics Solid Earth Geophysics Geophysical inversion

Geophysics- Paper I (Part B)

Mathematical Methods of Physics Electrodynamics Introductory Atmospheric and Space Physics Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Geophysics- Paper II (Part A)

Seismic Prospecting Geophysical Potential Fields Borehole Geophysics Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods

Geophysics- Paper II (Part B)

Nuclear and Particle Physics Classical Mechanics Atomics and Molecular Physics Electromagnetic Theory

Geophysics- Paper III (Part A)

Marine Geophysics Remote Sensing and GIS applications Radiometric Exploration Geophysical Signal Processing

Geophysics- Paper III (Part B)

Quantum Mechanics Laser systems Electronics and devices Solid State Physics
Laser cavity modes Digital electronics

Chemistry- Paper I

Acid-Base reactions Nuclear chemistry Precipitation and Redox reactions Chemistry and coordination compounds
Chemical periodicity Organo metallic compounds s- Block elements Chemistry of d- and f- block elements

Chemistry- Paper II

Collision of gas molecules, Real gases Thermodynamics and Equilibrium Kinetic Theory Solids
Acids-bases and solvents Liquid state Electrochemistry Chemical kinetics and catalysis
UV spectra Quantum Chemistry PMR Spectra photochemistry

 Chemistry- Paper III (Part A)

Volumetric Analysis Gravimetric Analysis Potentiometry Gravimetric Analysis
Redox Titrations Sampling and Treatment of samples X-Ray methods of Analysis Analysis of coal and coke

Chemistry- Paper III (Part B)

Mechanism of some name reactions Gravimetric Analysis Potentiometry Gravimetric Analysis
Redox Titrations Sampling and Treatment of samples X-Ray methods of Analysis Analysis of coal and coke

Though the syllabus for UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists is large and encompassing, candidates can improve their preparation by going over some of the preparation tips which are listed below:

  • Planning your approach towards the paper. You are free to begin the paper from either Part A or Part B. If you are more confident in Part- B, then commence with the same and gather as many marks as possible in the first one and half hours.
  • There is no negative marking in the exam, hence, feel free to attempt a question even if you are not sure about it.
  • Choose your questions wisely. You are not required to answer all the questions. Choose only those where you can offer a good explanation and have confidence in the chapter.

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