Rajasthan Public Service Commission - Geology Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 19, 2013
The syllabus of Geology for  Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) is given below:

Unit - I

Physical Geology; Geomorphology; Aerial Photography and land sat imageries. Use of Remote Sensing in Geology; Structural Geology . Landscape and sea floor morphology . Our Solar system . Major processes of weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition and structure resulted out of them. Evolution of major land form features in arid zones.

Use of Remote sensing in geological studies. Concept of strain analysis in rocks, planar & linear structures; classification of folds, faults and joints . Outcrop patterns and geometry of superposed folding. Shear zones and thrust tectonics.

Unit - II

Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Igneous and metamorphic petrology and Sedimentology. Physical, optical and chemical characteristics of important rock forming silicate minerals . Trace and rare earth element distribution pattern. Concept depletion and enrichment of element Isotope geology and radiometric dating of rocks . Plate tectonic model of evolution of important igneous rocks . Interrelationship between deformation and metamorphism.  Anatexis and formation of migmatitic gneisses . Sedimentation and tectonics and basin analysis. Classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and their textures & structures.

Unit - III

Stratigraphic principles, Applied Palaeontology; Precambrian and Phenarozoic geology of India . Litho-bio and chronostraitigraphic units and their interrelationships, Approaches to palaeogegraphy. palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology. Oxygen and carbon isotope studies in fossils . Analysis of palaeontological records for tracing plate tectonic processes . Origin and evolution of continental crust in Precambrian. Precambrian crustal evolution in Rajasthan and neighbourhood .

Unit - IV

Geodynamic evolution of India through Phanerozoic; Earth'scrustal features and Plate Tectonics. Concept of break up of super continents and event stratigraphy during Phenarozoic in reference to the Indian Shield. Earth's crustal features . Geological and geophysical characteristics of plate boundaries . Rifting processes and sea floor spreading. Concept of ophiolite obduction. Collision tectonics and evolution of the Himalaya.

Unit - V

Mineral Resources including energy resources; Groundwater Geology; Engineering and Environmental Geology . Principles of Mineral Exploration. Geological setting, characteristic features and genesis of important ferrous and non-ferrous deposits of India. Energy resources of India; present and future prospects. The pattern of ground water condition in northwest India. Fresh and salt water relationship in arid zones. Concepts of management of surface & ground water resources. Ecology, Ecosystem and biotic communities, mining and human impact on air, land, soil, water, climate and forest resources. Application of engineering geology to development without destruction. Energy alternatives. Preliminary ideas of various methods of geophysical exploration of minerals, fuels and ground water.
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