APPSC Assistant Geologist Syllabus
APPSC Assistant Geologist Syllabus

Title: Detailed APPSC Assistant Geologist Examination Syllabus

Name of OrganisationAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Name of PostsAssistant Geologist
Official Websitehttps://psc.ap.gov.in
Recruitment DetailsAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Assistant Geologist
Type of TestObjective Type
Test ModeOnline (Computer Based Test – CBT)

Detailed APPSC Assistant Geologist Examination Exam Pattern

PART-A: Written (Competitive) Examination (Objective Type) – P.G. Degree Standard 
  i) General Studies & Mental ability 150 Marks 150 Qns 150 Minutes
  ii) Geology Subject:
Paper-I
Paper-II
 150 Marks 150 Qns 150 Minutes
 PART-B: Interview (Oral Test)  50 Marks

Detailed APPSC Assistant Geologist Examination Syllabus

GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY

1. General Science – Contemporary developments in Science and Technology and their implications including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.

2. Current events of national and international importance.

3. History of India – emphasis will be on a broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, cultural, and political aspects with a focus on AP Indian National Movement.

4. World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on AP.

5. Indian polity and Economy – including the country’s political system- rural development – Planning and economic reforms in India.

6. Mental ability – reasoning and inferences

GEOLOGY (PAPER-I)

1. Earth as a planet of the Solar System; Origin and Age of Earth; lsostasy, Tectonic movements, Earthquakes, Mountain building; Continental Drift, Seafloor spreading, Plate-tectonics; Endegenous and Exogenous dynamic processes; Land forms and drainage patters; Geomorphic Cycle; Geomorphology of Folded and Faulted regions; Application of Geomorphology in Engineering Projects.

2. Crystals, Symmetry elements, Classification of Crystals; Principles of Crystal Chemistry; Optical characters of Minerals; Universal stage; Structure, Physical and Optical characters, and paragenisis of the following groups of silicates; Felspars, Felspathoids, Pyroxenes, Amphiboles, Garnets, Micas and Zeolites.

GEOLOGY (PAPER-II)

1. Structural Geology Objectives stress and strain; primary and secondary structures; folds and fold systems, Mechanism of folding; Recognizing the top of a bed; faults, description, recognition of faults in the field; joints, joint systems and their origin; foliation and lineation – types, origin, their importance in the study of structures; structures and tectonics of India.

2. Economic Geology, its scope; factors that define Economic worthiness of mineral deposits; Mineral resources and their peculiarities; Stratiform and stratabound deposits; Geothermometry and Geobarometry; Ore-bearing fluids and their migration; Common forms and structures of ore deposits; ore textures; classification of Mineral deposits; processes of formation of Mineral deposits – Magmatic Segregation, Contact Metasomatism, Hydrothermal processes, Sedimentation, Residual and Mechanical concentration, Submarine volcanic and Exhalative processes, Bacterial processes, Oxidation and Supergene enrichment and Metamorphism; Metallogenie epochs and provinces of India.

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