UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2019- UPSC will release the complete syllabus of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2019 along with the official notification. UPSC Geologist 2019 syllabus includes the important chapters and topics that are mandatory to prepare to qualify the examination. The competitive examination for recruitment to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Junior Hydrogeologists will be conducted on 28 June 2019. General English is the mandatory paper for all the candidates. The question paper of all the subjects will be of the conventional or subjective type. Also the papers will be set and answered in English language only.

Here is the UPSC geologist 2019 syllabus for the ease of candidates. Refer the official notification for in-depth syllabus topics.

UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2019

Check the name of the major topics that students need to prepare for the examination-

Geology Paper-I (200 Marks)

  • Geomorphology and Remote Sensing
  • Structural Geology
  • Geodynamics
  • Stratigraphy
  • Palaeontology

Geology Paper-II (200 Marks)

  • Mineralogy and Geochemistry & Isotope Geology
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology & Processes
  • Sedimentology
  • Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards

Geology Paper-III (200 Marks)

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

Geophysics Paper I (200 Marks)

Part A (100 Marks) Part B (100 Marks)
Solid Earth Geophysics Mathematical Methods of Physics
Earthquake and Engineering Seismology Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Mathematical methods in Geophysics Electrodynamics
Geophysical Inversion Introductory Atmospheric and Space Physics

Geophysics Paper II (200 Marks)

Part A (100 Marks) Part B (100 Marks)
Geophysical Potential Fields (Gravity and Magnetic) Atomic and Molecular Physics and Properties and Characterization of materials
Electrical and Electromagnetic methods Nuclear and Particle Physics
Seismic Prospecting Electromagnetic Theory
Borehole Geophysics (Principles of Well logging) Classical Mechanics
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Geophysics Paper III (200 Marks)

Part A (100 Marks) Part B (100 Marks)
Radiometric Exploration / Airborne Geophysical surveys for Geological Mapping Solid State Physics
Marine Geophysics Laser systems
Geophysical Signal Processing Laser cavity modes
Remote Sensing and GIS applications Electronics and devices
  Digital electronics, Radar systems, Satellite communications
  Quantum Mechanics

Chemistry Paper I (200 Marks)

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

Chemistry Paper II (200 Marks)

Kinetic theory and the gaseous state Application of Second law of thermodynamics
Collision of gas molecules, Real gases Thermodynamics and Equilibrium
Thermodynamics Acids-bases and solvents
Liquid State Solutions of non-electrolytes
Solids Chemical kinetics and catalysis
Adsorption and Surface Chemistry Electrochemistry
Photochemistry Quantum Chemistry
Basic principles and application of spectroscopy UV Spectra
PMR Spectra  
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Chemistry Paper III (200 Marks)

Part A- Analytical Chemistry (100 Marks) Part B- Organic Chemistry (100 Marks)
Theoretical basis of Quantitative inorganic analysis Basic organic chemistry
Gravimetric Analysis Organometallic compounds
Sampling and treatment of samples for chemical analysis Bonding and physical properties
Acid base titrations Aldol and related reactions
Redox Titrations Mechanism of some name reactions
Potentiometry Electrocyclic Reactions
Complexometric titrations Organic Reaction Mechanisms
Chromatographic methods of analysis Organic Spectroscopy
UV-Visible Spectroscopy  
Flame photometry and Atomic absorption spectrometry  
X-ray methods of Analysis  
Inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy  
Analysis of Minerals, Ores and Alloys  
Analysis of petroleum and petroleum products  
Analysis of coal and coke  

Hydrogeology- 200 Marks

  • Origin, occurrence and distribution of water
  • Groundwater Hydraulics
  • Groundwater Exploration and Water Well Construction
  • Groundwater Quality
  • Groundwater Management

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