UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus 2018-19 Geo-Scientist New Paper Pattern pdf

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UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus 2018-19

Download New UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus 2018-19 from here!!! Candidates who have applied for UPSC Geologist, Geo-physicist, Geo-Scientist, and Jr. Hydrologist jobs must check latest Exam Syllabi PDF for better preparation.

Organization is going to conduct UPSC Geologist exam on 26-06-2018, 29-06-2018. Those who are planning to appear in the following exam must download UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2018-19 and you can also take help from UPSC Geologist Study Material that is giving below to prepare well for exam.

Applicants will also get UPSC Geologist exam pattern and all other details related to UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus 2018-19 through this page which is well prepared by the team members of


UPSC Geologist Important Dates

Events Dates
UPSC Geologist Application Form 2018 Registration Starts 21-03-2018
UPSC Geologist exam Registration Close 16-04-2018 (18:00)
Application Fee (Online) Starts from 16-03-2018
Application Fee (Online) Ends on 21-04-2018
Application Fee (Offline) Starts from 16-03-2018
Application Fee (Offline) Ends on 20-04-2018
Admit card release date written exam May 2018
UPSC Geologist exam date 26-06-2018, 29-06-2018


UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus 2018-19

UPSC geologist syllabus PDF will surely help you to prepare best for the examination. In order to grab jobs candidates have to perform best for this go below and get complete UPSC Geologist syllabus – Have a look!!!


UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus 2018-19 for English

  • Verb
  • Tenses
  • Adverb
  • Vocabulary
  • Word Formation
  • Articles
  • Theme Detection
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Conclusion
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Unseen Passage
  • Subject- Verb Agreement
  • Sentences Completion
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Error Correction
  • Passages Completion
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence Rearrangements


UPSC Geology Syllabus

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 Geo –Physics exam Syllabus

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 Mechanic


UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus 2018-19 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


UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus 2018-19 for Hydrogeology

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


UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern 2018-19

Paper Subject Marks Duration
I General English 100 3 Hours
II Geology I 200 3 Hours
III Geology II 200 3 Hours
IV Geology III 200 3 Hours


UPSC Geophysicist Exam Pattern 2018-19

Paper Subject Marks Duration
I General English 100 3 Hours
II  Geophysics I 200 3 Hours
III  Geophysics II 200 3 Hours
IV  Geophysics III 200 3 Hours


UPSC Chemist Exam Pattern 2018-19

Paper Subject Marks Duration
I General English 100 3 Hours
II Chemistry I 200 3 Hours
III Chemistry II 200 3 Hours
IV Chemistry III 200 3 Hours


UPSC Jr. Hydrogeologist Exam Pattern 2018-19

Paper Subject Marks Duration
I General English 100 3 Hours
II Geology I 200 3 Hours
III Geology II 200 3 Hours
IV Hydrogeology 200 3 Hours


UPSC GSI & CGWB Selection Process

In order to fill up the Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Jr. Hydrologist vacancies commission is going to conduct the Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) and Personal Interview in different stages.

Candidates who have applied for the posts falling under Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), if declared eligible need to go into the selection rounds.

Applicants firstly need to participate in the examination. When candidates are able to qualify written examination then only they are capable to appear in the interview round. Final selection of the candidate will be based on their performance in UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam & Personal Interview.

Get Here : UPSC Geologist Exam Books

Best Books for UPSC Geologist Exam

Name of Book Author
Samanya Gyan 2018 for Competitive Exams (Hindi) Paperback Disha Experts (Author)
A Dictionary of Geology Morrison
Underground Hydrology David Keith Toad
Mineral Exploration: Recent Strategies S. Rajendran
Geology and Evolution of the Indian Plate Naqvi
Mineral Exploration: Recent Strategies S. Rajendran
Geography Guide Narmadeshwar Prasad
Simple Geological Structure Plate and Charlincr
Mineral and Crystal Science V.C. Jesh
Text Book of Geology P.K. Mukherjee
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Writings on Geology and Mineralogy: Scientific Papers and Comments – Ranganthan, A. & Rao, K. Srinivasa
General Studies – 2018 for UPSC, SSC, Railways, PSUs and Bank PO Paperback– May 2017 B. Singh (Author), A.P. Singh (Author)
UPSC New Syllabus Preliminary and Mains Exam (Old Edition) (Hindi)Paperback – 3 Jul 2014 Disha Experts (Author)
Concise Glossary of Geology Mathur
Vajiram and Ravi MAINS 2016 latest IAS UPSC civil services study materials for Mains (Latest edition 2016) Paperback – 2016 Vajiram and ravi (Author), 2016 (Editor)


Igneous Rocks and Metromorphic Petrology Turner
Principles of Petrology G.W. Turrel
Petrography Williams
Geomorphology Woolridge or Tharnbury
Physical Geography Savindra Singh
Soil Minerology I. E. Grim
Ocean Squaredrop, Johnson and Bliming

Use of UPSC Geologist Study Material

  • With the help of UPSC Geologist Exam Study Material applicants will surely get help in preparations for their exam.
  • Candidates can get an idea about the whole exam with the help of UPSC Geologist previous year papers.
  • Applicants will know about the topic and it worth to give more intention to scoring topics.
  • Mock test and online tests will help the participants to improve the efficiency skill and knowledge of the candidates.
  • Study material will help the candidates in time management also.
  • You may get complete info about the UPSC Geo-Scientist Syllabus so, that each & every topic will be covered.
  • It will also make you understand about the UPSC Geo-Scientist paper pattern to know the exactly marks of the each subject.


UPSC Geologist Recruitment 2018-19

Numerous candidates have applied for Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist posts falling under Geological Survey of India (GSI) Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B) specified under Central Ground Water Board (CGWB).

If you have also applied for said vacancies and going to participate in the examination, must download UPSC Geo-Scientist Exam Syllabus, UPSC Geo-Scientist Paper Pattern and study material via online.


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Tips to Prepare for UPSC Geologist Exam 2018-19

  • If you want to prepare well for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018, first thing you need to do is prepare schedule of study.
  • While preparing Schedule, manage your timing properly and keep proper time to rest.
  • Collect complete syllabus and study material as provided above.
  • Start preparation of all topics one by one give more time to difficult topic and less to easier.
  • Prepare same type of topics together by this you will take less time to prepare all.
  • If you have any confusion in any topic, take help of your teacher and friends to solve it.

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