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UPSC Geologist Exam 2018

Are you wants to appear in UPSC Geologist Exam 2018? If yes then you are on right place from where can obtain all details about UPSC Geologist Exam 2018. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released a latest notification for Combined Geo Scientist or Geologist exam. Application forms are inviting from eligible candidates who are interested to participate in Geologist exam. Every year UPSC is conducts Geologist exam to examine the candidates after that recruit candidates on Geologist (Geo Scientist) Post. A geologist is also known as a scientist, it work is to studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth as well as the processes that shape it. Candidates, who want to apply for UPSC Geologist exam 2018, firstly should ensure about their eligibility. Before apply for this exam, check out you are eligible or not for Geologist exam as per the requirement of UPSC. If you not fulfill the eligibility conditions then there is no benefit of applying. So firstly ensure about your edibility.

Eligible candidates can submit UPSC Geologist online application forms only in online mode. Application forms must be accepted on or before last date which is 16th April 2018. UPSC Geologist exam notification and application forms registration is going to available from 21st March 2018. After successfully submission of application forms, candidates will be shortlisted and after that UPSC Geologist exam will be held on 29th June 2018.

Candidates must remember application forms must be accepted on or before last date only in online mode. When you fill UPSC Geologist online application forms then you have to provide only accurate information such as name, age, qualification, address etc. If the organization finds any wrong information in application forms, forms should be rejected without any intimation. Before participate in UPSC Geologist exam 2018 candidates have to prepare themselves in good way because competition in this exam will be very high.

UPSC Geologist Exam

For more information of UPSC Geologist Exam 2018 like UPSC Geologist Notification, UPSC Geologist Dates, UPSC Geologist Application Forms, UPSC Geologist Eligibility Criteria, UPSC Geologist application fee etc please see this page till the end.

UPSC Geologist 2018 Eligibility Criteria


Applicants should be citizen of India/ Nepal/ Bhutan/ Tibetan Refugee.

Required Educational Qualifications

For UPSC Geologists Gr. ‘A’ – Applicants should have Master’s Degree in Geological Science / Geology / Geo-Exploration / Mineral Exploration / Engineering Geology / Marine Geology / Earth Science and Resource management / Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies / Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration / Geochemistry / Geological Technology from any recognized university.

For UPSC Geophysicists – Applicants should possess M.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or Geophysics or Integrated Exploration Geophysics or Applied Geophysics or Marine Geophysics or Tech. or Applied Geophysics with good academic records.

For UPSC Chemists – Applicants should possess M. Sc. Degree in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from recognized institution.

For UPSC Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist-B): Applicants should have Master’s Degree in Geology or Applied Geology or marine Geology from reputed institute or university.

Age Limit

Applicants age should calculate as on 01/01/1996 as below –

Geologist and Geophysicist and ChemistGroup ‘A’Minimum:21 years

Maximum:32 years

Jr. Hydro Geologist (Scientist B)Group ‘A’Minimum:21 years

Maximum:35 years

Age Relaxation – Candidates will receive relaxation in upper age by category wise for UPSC Geologist examination as follows –

CategoryUpper Age Limit
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes3 years
Domiciled Candidates in

the State of Jammu & Kashmir

5 years
Defence Services Personnel3 years
Ex-Servicemen5 years

UPSC Geologist 2018 Application Fee

Candidates are required to deposit application fee before appear in UPSC Geologist 2018 exam. Applicants have to pay Rs. 200/- as payment of application fee. Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

Mode of Application Fee Payment

Applicants should deposit application fee in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card.

Geologist 2018 Selection Criteria

Aspirants, selection for Geologist post will be made on the basis of written examination obtained marks and interview performance.

UPSC Geologist 2018 Dates (महत्वपूर्ण तिथियां):
UPSC Geologist Exam Notification Release Date21st March 2018
UPSC Geologist Application Forms Online Registration Last Date16th April 2018
UPSC Geologist 2018 Exam Date29th June 2018
Way to Fill UPSC Geologist 2018 Form
  • First of all applicants will log on to Union Public Service Commission online official website which is
  • Then go in “Examination” Section which is available on the top bar of site.
  • Then you have to see various exams notifications, go on “UPSC Geologist 2018 Exam” notification.
  • Read all details carefully and then go to apply online.
  • Applicants have to fill all required information accurately like candidates name, age, academic qualification etc.
  • Upload educational documents/ certificates/ photograph and signature in the form if required.
  • Deposit application fee by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.
  • Finally submit UPSC Geologist application form after double check and also take a hard copy print out of online application form for further use in future.

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How to Prepare for UPSC Geologist Exam?

Candidates who are going to participate in UPSC Geologist or Combined Geo-Scientist/GEOL examination they must prepare to themselves by UPSC Geologist Syllabus and UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern. Through exam syllabus and exam pattern candidates can get all information of their exam like how your UPSC Geologist paper will be held and which type of questions will be asked in exam other.

UPSC Geologist 2018 Exam Pattern
Part I: Written Examination
General English Common Exam100
For the post of Geologist
Geology Paper-I200
Geology Paper-II200
Geology Paper-III200
For the post of Geophysicist
Geophysics Paper I200
Geophysics Paper II200
Geophysics Paper III200
For the post of Chemist
Chemistry Paper I200
Chemistry Paper II200
Chemistry Paper III200
For the Post of Jr. Hydrogeologist
Geology Paper I200
Geology Paper II200
Hydrogeology Paper III200
Part II:
Interview / Personality Test200
UPSC Geologist Syllabus 2018

In UPSC Geologist exam, there will be held three papers. Each paper syllabus is given under as follows –

UPSC Geology – Paper I Syllabus

Section A: Geomorphology and Remote Sensing

Basic principles
Weathering and soil, Mass wasting
Influence of climate on processes
Concept of erosion cycles
Geomorphology of fluvial tracts, arid zones, coastal regions, ‘Karst’ landscapes and glaciated ranges
Geomorphic mapping, slope analysis and drainage basin analysis
Applications of geomorphology in mineral prospecting, civil engineering, hydrology and environmental studies
Topographical maps
Geomorphology of India
Concepts and principles of aerial photography and photogrammetry, satellite remote sensing – data products and their interpretation
Digital image processing
Remote sensing in landform and land use mapping, structural mapping, hydrogeological studies and mineral exploration
Global and Indian Space Missions
Geographic Information System (GIS) – principles and applications.

Section B: Structural Geology

Principles of geological mapping and map reading, projection diagrams
Stress-strain relationships of elastic, plastic and viscous materials
Measurement of strain in deformed rocks
Behaviour of minerals and rocks under deformation conditions
Structural analysis of folds, cleavages, lineations, joints and faults Superposed deformation
Mechanism of folding and faulting
Time-relationship between crystallization and deformation
Unconformities and basement-cover relations
Structural behaviour of igneous rocks, diapirs and salt domes
Introduction to petrofabrics

Section C: Geotectonics

Earth and the solar system, Meteorites and other extra-terrestrial materials, Planetary evolution of the earth and its internal structure
Heterogeneity of the earth’s crust
Major tectonic features of the Oceanic and Continental crust
Continental drift – geological and geophysical evidence, mechanics, objections, present status
Gravity and magnetic anomalies at Mid-ocean ridges, deep sea trenches, continental shield areas and mountain chains
Palaeomagnetism. Seafloor spreading and Plate Tectonics. Island arcs, Oceanic islands and volcanic arcs
Isostasy, orogeny and epeirogeny. Seismic belts of the earth
Seismicity and plate movements
Geodynamics of the Indian plate

Section D: Stratigraphy

Nomenclature and the modern stratigraphic code
Radioisotopes and measuring geological time
Geological time-scale
Stratigraphic procedures of correlation of unfossiliferous rocks
Precambrian stratigraphy of India
Stratigraphy of the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic formations of India
Gondwana system and Gondwanaland
Rise of the Himalaya and evolution of Siwalik basin
Deccan Volcanics
Quaternary Stratigraphy
Rock record, palaeoclimates and palaeogeography

Section E: Palaeontology

Fossil record and geological time-scale
Morphology and time-ranges of fossil groups
Evolutionary changes in molluscs and mammals in geological time
Principles of evolution
Use of species and genera of foraminifera and echinodermata in biostratigraphic correlation
Siwalik vertebrate fauna and Gondwana flora, evidence of life in Precambrian times, different microfossil groups and their distribution in India.

UPSC Geology – Paper II Syllabus

Section A: Mineralogy

Physical, chemical and crystallographic characteristics of common rock forming silicate mineral groups
Structural classification of silicates
Common minerals of igneous and metamorphic rocks
Minerals of the carbonate, phosphate, sulphide and halide groups
Optical properties of common rock forming silicate minerals, uniaxial and biaxial minerals
Extinction angles, pleochroism, birefringenece of minerals and their relation with mineral composition
Twinned crystals. Dispersion
The U-stage

Section B: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Forms, textures and structures of igneous rocks
Silicate melt equilibria, binary and pernery phase diagrams
Petrology and geotectonic evolution of granites, basalts, andesites and alkaline rocks
Petrology of gabbros, kimberlites, anorthosites and carbonatites
Origin of primary basic magmas
Textures and structures of metamorphic rocks
Regional and contact metamorphism of pelitic and impure calcareous rocks
Mineral assemblages and P/T conditions
Experimental and thermodynamic appraisal of metamorphic reactions
Characteristics of different grades and facies of metamorphism
Metasomatism and granitization, migmatites
Plate tectonics and metamorphic zones
Paired metamorphic belts

Section C: Sedimentology

Provenance and diagenesis of sediments
Sedimentary textures
Framework matrix and cement of terrigenous sediments
Definition, measurement and interpretation of grain size
Elements of hydraulics
Primary structures, palaeocurrent analysis
Biogenic and chemical sedimentary structures
Sedimentary environment and facies.
Facies modelling for marine, non-marine and mixed sediments
Tectonics and sedimentation
Classification and definition of sedimentary basins, Sedimentary basins of India
Cyclic sediments
Seismic and sequence stratigraphy
Purpose and scope of basin analysis
Structure contours and isopach maps

Section D: Geochemistry

Earth in relation to the solar system and universe, cosmic abundance of elements
Composition of the planets and meteorites
Structure and composition of earth and distribution of elements
Trace elements
Elementary crystal chemistry and thermodynamics
Introduction to isotope geochemistry
Geochemistry of hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere
Geochemical cycle and principles of geochemical prospecting.

Section E: Environmental Geology

Concepts and principles
Natural hazards – preventive/precautionary measures – floods, landslides, earthquakes, river and coastal erosion.
Impact assessment of anthropogenic activities such as urbanization, open cast mining and quarrying, river-valley projects, disposal of industrial and radio-active waste, excess withdrawal of ground water, use of fertilizers, dumping of ores, mine waste and fly-ash
Organic and inorganic contamination of ground water and their remedial measures
Soil degradation and remedial measures. Environment protection – legislative measures in India

UPSC Geology – Paper III Syllabus

Section A: Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics

Occurrence and distribution in India of metalliferous deposits – base metals, iron, manganese, aluminium, chromium, nickel, gold, silver, molybdenum
Indian deposits of non-metals – mica, asbestos, barytes, gypsum, graphite, apatite and beryl
Gemstones, refractory minerals, abrasives and minerals used in glass, fertilizer, paint, ceramic and cement industries
Building stones. Phosphorite deposits
Placer deposits, rare earth minerals.
Strategic, critical and essential minerals
India’s status in mineral production
Changing patterns of mineral consumption
National Mineral Policy
Mineral Concession Rules
Marine mineral resources and Law of Sea

Section B: Ore genesis

Ore deposits and ore minerals
Magmatic processes of mineralization
Porphyry, skarn and hydrothermal mineralization
Fluid inclusion studies
Mineralisation associated with – (i) ultramafic, mafic and acidic rocks, (ii) greenstone belts, (iii) komatiites, anorthosites and kimberlites and (iv) submarine volcanism
Magma-related mineralisation through geological time
Stratiform and stratabound ores
Ores and metamorphism – cause and effect relations.

Section C: Mineral exploration

Methods of surface and subsurface exploration, prospecting for economic minerals – drilling, sampling and assaying
Geophysical techniques – gravity, electrical, magnetic, airborne and seismic
Geomorphological and remote sensing techniques
Geobotanical and geochemical methods
Borehole logging and surveys for deviation

Section D: Geology of fuels

Definition, origin of coal
Stratigraphy of coal measures
Fundamentals of coal petrology, peat, lignite, bituminous and anthracite coal
Microscopic constituents of coal
Industrial application of coal petrology
Indian coal deposits
Diagenesis of organic materials
Origin, migration and entrapment of natural hydrocarbons
Characters of source and reservoir rocks
Structural, stratigraphic and mixed traps
Techniques of exploration
Geographical and geological distributions of onshore and offshore petroliferous basins of India
Mineralogy and geochemistry of radioactive minerals
Instrumental techniques of detection and measurement of radioactivity
Radioactive methods for prospecting and assaying of mineral deposits
Distribution of radioactive minerals in India
Radioactive methods in petroleum exploration – well logging techniques
Nuclear waste disposal – geological constraints.

Section E: Engineering geology

Mechanical properties of rocks and soils
Geological investigations for river valley projects – Dams and reservoirs; tunnels – types, methods and problems
Bridges – types and foundation problems
Shoreline engineering
Landslides – classification, causes, prevention and rehabilitation
Concrete aggregates – sources, alkali-aggregate reaction
Aseismic designing – seismicity in India and earthquake-resistant structures
Problems of groundwater in engineering projects
Geotechnical case studies of major projects in India


Section A: Origin, occurrence and distribution of water
Section B : Well hydraulies and well design
Section C : Groundwater chemistry
Section D : Groundwater exploration
Section E : Groundwater problems and management
UPSC Geologist Admit Card 2018

As per details UPSC Geologist exam will be held on 29th June 2018. Applicant UPSC Geologist Admit Card 2018 will dispatch online at Union Public Service Commission Official website just 15 – 20 days before held the examination.

UPSC Geologist Answer Key 2018

Applicants UPSC Geologist Answer Key 2018 will release just held the examination after 1-2 days. You can check out your exam questions answer one by one from UPSC Geologist Answer Sheet and can take an idea about your exam result.

UPSC Geologist Result & Cut Off 2018

After held the UPSC Geologist 2018 exam, candidates UPSC Geologist Result and UPSC Geologist Cut off Marks List will release online at UPSC official website. Candidates can check their result and cut off marks just entered their roll number or name or date of birth or other details.

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