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UPSC Syllabus 2016 – UPSC Geologist and Chemist Exam Pattern

UPSC Syllabus

UPSC Syllabus is available here for download. Contenders who have applied for UPSC Geologist, Geophysicist, Hydrogeologist and chemist posts can check UPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern. In this article, we are providing the entire details of UPSC Syllabus for contenders reference. Union Public Service Commission has released the recruitment notification for 208 available vacancies.

Aspirants who are waiting for latest Central Government Jobs can utilize this opportunity. Candidates who wish to attend for the UPSC Written Test can go through the UPSC Syllabus for the respective posts given on this document. Visit our website www.govrecruitment.com for latest updates related to Union Public Service Commission.

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Union Public Service Commission

Union Public Service Commission is also known as UPSC. Union Public Service Commission was formed in 1st October 1926. UPSC has India’s Central Agency Authority to conduct various exams. UPSC will provide employment for so many job seekers. Union Public Service Commission has established under the article 315 of the constitution of India. Deepak Gupta is the chairman of UPSC. The main function of the UPSC is to fill the vacancies of the central government by conducting exams and interviews. Examinations conducted by the UPSC are Civil Services Examinations, Technical and Medical Services, Defence Services, Railways, Navy and Non-Technical Examinations.

UPSC Syllabus 2016   UPSC Geologist and Chemist Exam Pattern

Union Public Service Commission Recruitment Details

Name of the Organization: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Name of the Post: Various Posts.

No of Posts: 208 posts.

Official Website: www.upsc.gov.in

Apply Mode: Online.

Job Category: Central Government Job.

Job Location: All Over India.

UPSC Exam Pattern For Geologist & Various Posts

UPSC Syllabus and Exam pattern of Scientist recruitment were enclosed by Union Public Service Commission. Please go through the following information to be aware of exam pattern of UPSC Recruitment 2016. The Exam pattern of UPSC Geologist recruitment is mentioned here. UPSC will conduct written test and viva voice to recruit applicants for various posts. For complete details refer below mentioned table.

Exam Pattern For Scientist B (Hydrogeologist)

Test Subject Marks Time duration
Written Test English 100  3 hours
Geology  1 200 3 hours
Geology  2 200 3 hours
Hydrology 200 3 hours

 Exam Pattern For Chemist Post

Test Paper Subject Marks Time duration
Written Test 1  General English 100  3 hours
2 Chemistry 1 200 3 hours
3 Chemistry 2 200 3 hours
4 Chemistry 3 200 3 hours

UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern

Test Paper Subject Marks Time duration
Written Test 1 English 100  3 hours
2 Geology 1 200 3 hours
3 Geology 2 200 3 hours
4 Geology 3 200 3 hours

 Geophysicist Exam Pattern

Test Subject Marks Time duration
Written Test English 100  3 hours
Geophysics  1 200 3 hours
Geophysics  2 200 3 hours
Geophysics  3 200 3 hours

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UPSC Various Posts Syllabus

Syllabus of Union Public Service Commission recruitment for Geologist, Geophysicist & various posts was released by UPSC. Detailed information about the Union Public Service Commission Syllabus  recruitment is given below.

Syllabus For Hydrogeologist Post

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

Syllabus For Chemist Post

Paper I

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

Paper II

  • Adsorption and Surface Chemistry.
  • Chemical kinetics and catalysis.
  • Solutions of non-electrolytes.
  • Acids-bases and solvents.
  • Thermodynamics and Equilibrium.
  • Application of Second law of thermodynamics.
  • The collision of gas molecules, Real gasses.
  • Kinetic theory and the gaseous state.
  • PMR Spectra.
  • UV Spectra.
  • Quantum Chemistry.
  • Photochemistry.
  • Electrochemistry.
  • Basic principles and application of spectroscopy.

Paper III

  • Gravimetric Analysis.
  • Volumetric Analysis.
  • Acid-base titrations.
  • Redox Titrations.
  • Complexometric titrations.
  • Chromatographic methods of analysis.
  • UV-Visible Spectroscopy.
  • Organometallic compounds.
  • Bonding and physical properties.
  • Organic and related reactions.
  • Mechanism of some reactions.
  • Electrocyclic Reactions.
  • Organic Reaction Mechanisms.
  • Organic Spectroscopy.
  • X-Ray methods of Analysis etc.

Syllabus For Geologist Post


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


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


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

Syllabus For Geophysicist Post


                 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.


              Part – A

  • Geophysical Potential Fields (Gravity and Magnetic).
  • Electrical and Electromagnetic methods.
  • Seismic Prospecting.
  • Borehole Geophysics (Principles of Well logging).

           Part – B

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Properties and Characterization of materials.
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics.
  • Electromagnetic Theory.
  • Classical Mechanics.


             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 Mechanics.

English Syllabus

  • Short Essay writing.
  • Grammar.
  • Sentence Translation.

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UPSC Geologist Syllabus

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UPSC Exam Syllabus

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