RAJASTHAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISION
SYLLABUS FOR SCREENING TEST FOR THE POST OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANT- HYDROGEOLOGY
GROUND WATER DEPARTMENT
1. IntroductionWater as a natural resource; concept, scope and significance of Hydrogeology.
Global water cycle and budget, sources and origin of water. Surface and subsurface
distribution of water.
2. Rock Properties affecting Sub-surface Movement of WaterAquifers: confined and unconfined aquifers, artesian wells, groundwater in igneous,
metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, and geological formations as aquifers. Water
Table and its types. Water Table contour maps. Porosity and Permeability, Specific
Yield and Specific Retention, Transmissibility, Storage Coefficient.
3. Groundwater MovementGroundwater movement in confined and unconfined aquifers, steady, unsteady and
radial flow of groundwater. Factors affecting groundwater flow. Darcy’s Law and
its application. Coefficient of permeability and measurement of permeability.
4. Groundwater ExplorationSurface and sub-surface methods of groundwater exploration. Application of
remote sensing in groundwater exploration. Electric and seismic methods of
groundwater exploration; Test drilling and methods of drilling deep wells.
Hydrogeological maps and their significance.
5. Water Wells and Groundwater DevelopmentConcept of groundwater development. Types of wells, collector wells and
infiltration galleries. Performance of wells; pumping test and safe yield.
Groundwater draft and recharge. Groundwater level and its fluctuation.
6. Water QualityPhysical, chemical and microbiological parameters of groundwater. Water quality
standards for drinking, irrigation & industrial purposes. Hydrochemical data
presentation and interpretation. Water pollution, effect of microbiological and
chemical impurities on human health. Impact of solid and liquid waste disposal on
7. Water Resource ManagementGroundwater overexploitation and groundwater resource monitoring. Management
of groundwater pollution in urban, semi-urban and rural areas. Conjunctive use of
surface and groundwater. Artificial recharge; methods of artificial recharge:
induced recharge, recharge well method, recharge through pits and shafts.
8. Groundwater ScenarioGroundwater provinces of India with special reference to Rajasthan. Groundwater
potential of Rajasthan. Water salinity, fluoride and water-logging issues in
Pattern of Question Papers:
1. Objective Type Paper
2. Maximum Marks : 150
3. Number of Questions : 150
4. Duration of Paper : 2:30 Hours
5. All Questions carry equal marks
6. Medium of Screening Test: Bilingual in English & Hindi
6. There will be Negative Marking
(For every wrong answer, one-third of marks prescribed for that particular
question will be deducted).
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