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UPSC Geologists Exam Syllabus

UPSC Geologists’ Exam is among the competitive entrance examinations, which is conducted to recruit deserving candidates, at posts under two categories- Geological Survey of India and Central Ground Water Board. The category I include Geologist Group A post while category II comprises of Jr. Hydro geologists (Scientist B), Group A and Assistant Hydro geologists Group B posts. The test assesses candidate’s knowledge, skills and capabilities for aforementioned posts. It is compulsory for each aspirant to appear in UPSC Geologists’ Exam in order to get employed at mentioned posts in government sector. The exam is conducted once in a year in the month of November/December. Final selection of the candidate depends on his/her performance in written test, followed by interview for personality test.
Geologists' Entrance Examination Syllabus 
Union Public Service Commission Geologists' Exam, popularly referred to as, UPSC Geologists’ Exam has a fix exam pattern. The written exam is divided into following five sections: General English,Geology - Paper I, Geology - Paper II, Geology - Paper III, and Hydrogeology. Detail syllabus of which has been mentioned below section-wise:
General English
This section comprises of short Essays in English. The section tests the candidates understanding of English and vocabulary. This section is compulsory for all the posts.
Geology - Paper I
The section comprises of question from following topics: Geomorphology and Remote Sensing, Structural Geology, Geotectonics, Stratigraphy, and Palaeontology.
Geology - Paper II
The candidate’s knowledge on following topics is tested: Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentology, Geochemistry, and Environmental Geology.
Geology - Paper III
The candidates appearing for Geologist Group A post are only required to appear for this section. Questions on Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics, Ore genesis, Mineral exploration, Geology of fuels, and Engineering geology are asked in this section.
The candidates, who desire to appear for Jr. Hydro geologists (Scientist B), Group A and Assistant Hydro geologists Group B posts, are required to appear in this section, which comprises of questions from following topics: Origin, occurrence and distribution of water, Well hydraulies and well design, Groundwater chemistry, Groundwater exploration, and Groundwater problems and management.

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