Details About Geology Exams

Geology Exam Details

GATE – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven IITs. GATE is held for PG admissions to Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and Science programmes offered across IITs, NITs and other leading centrally funded institutes in addition to many state universities as well as private institutions. Some PSUs like ONGC, OIL etc also recruit students based on their GATE score.

GATE Geology (GG) is becoming more and more competitive every year and requires very focused approach. The syllabus of Geology GATE exam can be downloaded from the following link: GATE Geology Syllabus



NET – National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted in order to select candidates for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges.

EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, OCEAN AND PLANETARY SCIENCES paper of NET is very extensive in its coverage and requires very smart approach towards various topics. The syllabus can be downloaded from the following link: NET Geology Syllabus




Indian Institute of technology — Joint Admission Test (IIT-JAM) for is basically a entrance test to check the eligibility of the candidate to peruse their masters’ degree at Various IITs, IIS and NITs.

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. These postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life. Syllabus – IIT-JAM Geology




GSI – Geologist Post – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a competitive examination for recruitment and selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist Group ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist ‘B’), Group ‘A’ for Central Ground Water Board.

Geologist post of GSI is a highly respected central govt Job and exam conducted for the same by UPSC is subjective in nature and requires lot of answer writing practice. The syllabus for the Geologist exam can be downloaded from the following link: GSI Geologist exam syallabus




UPSC Geology – Many UPSC aspirants opt for geology as their optional subject in UPSC Mains and Indian Forest Officer Mains exam. Since it is the most competitive exam for prestigious and highly decorated civil service job, its preparation requires lot of answer writing practice and in-depth knowledge.

The syllabus of UPSC geology exams can be downloaded from the following link: UPSC geology Syllabus

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