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 Website
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:
 150 Marks 150 Qns 150 Minutes
 PART-B: Interview (Oral Test)  50 Marks

Detailed APPSC Assistant Geologist Examination Syllabus


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


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.


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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