UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam has Geology as one of the Optional Subjects with 2 papers (Optional Paper I and Paper II). The Mains Examination of IAS Exam has nine papers including two papers of optionals. This article provides you with the UPSC Geology syllabus for Optionals.
For detailed information about the recruitment process of the CSE, refer to the latest UPSC Notification 2021, PDF of which is given in the linked article.
In this article, we provide you with the detailed IAS Geology Syllabus and its PDF.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
Geology Syllabus For UPSC
Geology Optional Subject has 2 papers (paper I and Paper II) in UPSC Mains. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks.
The Geology syllabus for UPSC focuses on the candidates’ understanding of the basic concepts and application of knowledge to problems of sustainable development and disaster management. The topics included in this subject are related to general geology, remote sensing, India’s geomorphology and stratigraphy, mining, economic geology and their application to sustainable development and disaster management.
Find below the IAS Geology syllabus:
Geology Syllabus For IAS (Paper-I)
Candidates targeting UPSC 2021, may check the linked article.
Geology Syllabus For IAS (Paper-II)
Aspirants can go through the UPSC Mains article to understand civil services exam better.
Geology optional is one of the few papers in UPSC Mains which is heavily related to developmental challenges faced by India. Preparation can be done by studying the previous years’ papers and also going through relevant books on Geology for UPSC. IAS aspirants should develop knowledge on every area of the Geology syllabus to ensure success.
Find Booklist for Geology Optional Syllabus in the linked article.
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