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SYLLABUS FOR SCREENING TEST FOR THE POST OF
TECHNICAL ASSISTANT- CHEMISTRY
GROUND WATER DEPARTMENT

1. Schrodinger wave equation, Quantum numbers, Aufbau Principle, Pauli’s exclusion
Principle, Hund’s multiplicity rule, (n+l) rule, electronic configuration of elements,
atomic and ionic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity and electronegativity.

2. Chemical bonding:- Valence Bond Theory and its limitations, various types of
hybridization and shapes of simple inorganic molecules and ions, VSEPR Theory
of NH3, H3O
+
, SF4, H2O, SnCl2, ClF3, XeO4. Molecular Orbital Theory of
Homonuclear and Heteronuclear diatomic molecules, multicentered bonding in
electron deficient compounds, Ionic, Covalent, Coordinate, Hydrogen bonding and
vander Waals forces.

3. Chemistry of Transition & Inner Transition elements:- Electronic configuration,
variable oxidation states, magnetic properties of transition elements, charge
transfer spectra, metal atom clusters, Stereochemistry of Coordination Compounds,
their IUPAC names, metal ligand bonding, Ligand field theory of complexes,
CFSE, Jahn Teller effect, Spectral and magnetic properties of complexes.
Lanthanides and Actinides- magnetic and spectral properties and their applications
in industry, super heavy elements.
4. Inorganic Materials:- Composition, manufacturing methods and applications of
Glass, Ceramics, Superconductors, cement and fullerene. Chemistry of setting and
hardening of cement and role of gypsum, annealing of glass.

5. IUPAC Nomenclature of organic compounds, Stereochemistry and conformational
analysis, D-L notation, R-S notation, E-Z notation, conformations of alkanes and
cycloalkanes, Enantiotropic and diastereotopic atoms, groups and faces,
Racemisation, Resolution, retention and Walden Inversion, Stereospecific and
Stereoselective synsthesis, Asymmetric synthesis.
6. Electronic Displacements and Aromaticity:- Inductive, electromeric, mesomeric
and hyperconjugative effects, electrophiles, nucleophiles, free radicals, Resonance
and its applications to organic compounds. Effect of structure on the dissociation
constants of organic acids and bases. Aromaticity, Huckels Rule and its
applications. Annulenes and Heteroannulenes.
7. Reaction Mechanism:- Addition, substitution, elimination and rearrangements
reactions (Carbon to carbon, carbon to nitrogen) Reactive intermediate like
benzynes, carbenes and nitrenes. Non-classical carbonium ion, neighbouring group
participation. Name reaction- Aldol, Perkin, Stobbe, Dieckmann condensations,
Hofmann, Schmidt, Curtius, Reformatsky, Wittig, Diels-elder, friedel crafts and
Baeyer-villiger reaction, Beckmann and Fries rearrangement, Micheal addition.

8. Spectroscopy-I:- Principles of UV/Visible, IR, NMR and Mass spectroscopy and
their applications for structural elucidation of organic compounds.
Spectroscopy-II:- Principles and applications of ESR, Raman, Mossbauer and
photoelectron spectroscopy.
9. Chemical Kinetics:- Rates of chemical reactions, methods of determining rate laws,
Arrhenius equation, Collision theory of reaction rates, Steric factor, Theory of
absolute reaction rates, Salt effect, Kinetics of photo chemical and unimolecular
reaction, Half life.
10.Thermodynamics:- First law, relation between Cp and Cv, enthalpies of physical
and chemical changes, temperature dependence of enthalpies, second law, entropy,
Gibbs and Helmoltz functions, evaluation of entropy and Gibbs function. Third
Law of Thermodynamics, Gibbs-Helmoltz equation.
11.Electrochemistry and Ionic Equilibria:- Theory of strong electrolytes, DebyeHuckel theory of activity co-efficient, equilibria in electrochemical cells, cell
reactions, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells, E.M.F.
measurements, relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell,
concentration cells. Fuel cells, Kohlrausch’s law, electrolysis.
12.Water and Water Analysis:- Requisite of drinking water, purification of water by
sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. Water quality standards and their
analysis- pH, hardness, alkalinity, turbidity, TDS, DO, BOD, COD, Nitrates,
Flourides and residual chlorine. Water pollution, causes, its impact and mitigation
of pollution, waste water management, Softening of water by lime soda and ion
exchange process, rain water harvesting.

13.Sources, detrimental effects and control of soil and air pollution, fertility
management of soils, physical and chemical analysis of soil pollution. Green
House Effect, Global warming, acid rain, ozone hole phenomenon.
Green Chemistry- Environment acts and regulations, Renewable and non
renewable natural resources, use of alternative biofuels, green solvents, green
polymer chemistry, Biomass conversion, ecofriendly pesticides.
14.Definition of Terms:- Mean, Median, precision, standard deviation, relative
standard deviation. Accuracy, absolute error, relative error, types of errors,
statistical evaluation of data, indeterminate errors.
Principle and process of solvent extraction, the distribution law and the partition
coefficient, batch extraction, continuous extraction and counter current extraction,
applications of solvent extraction.
15. Principle, instrumentation and applications of:-
(i) Gas Chromatography (ii) Ion exchange chromatography
(iii) Thin layer chromatography (iv) Paper chromatography (v) HPLC

16.Corrosion:- Mechanism of chemical and electrochemical corrosion, galvanic,
concentration and pitting corrosion, protection methods from corrosion.
Lubricants – Classification, properties and applications of lubricants, viscosity and
viscosity index, steam emulsion number.
Polymers- Preparation, properties & uses of polyethylene, polyethylene
terephthalate (PET), nylon 6 and Bakelite.
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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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SYLLABUS FOR SCREENING TEST FOR THE POST OF
JUNIOR GEOPHYSICIST- ELECTRONICS
GROUND WATER DEPARTMENT

1. Engineering PhysicsQuantum Mechanics: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Wave-particle duality,
Matter waves, Wave function and basic postulates, Time dependent and time
independent Schrodinger’s Wave Equation, Physical interpretation of wave function
and its properties, Applications of the Schrodinger’s Equation: Particle in one
dimensional and three dimensional boxes.
Coherence and Optical Fibers: Spatial and temporal coherence: Coherence length;
Coherence time and ‘Q’ factor for light, Visibility as a measure of Coherence and
spectral purity, Optical fiber as optical wave guide, Numerical aperture; Maximum
angle of acceptance and applications of optical fiber.
Laser: Einstein’s Theory of laser action; Einstein’s coefficients; Properties of Laser
beam, Amplification of light by population inversion, Components of laser,
Construction and working of He-Ne and semiconductor lasers, Applications of Lasers
in Science, engineering and medicine.

2. Basic Electrical & Electronics EngineeringDC Circuits: Electrical circuit elements (R, L and C), voltage and current sources,
Kirchhoff current and voltage laws, Series-Parallel circuits, Node voltage method,
Mesh current method, Superposition, Thevenin’s, Norton’s and Maximum power
transfer theorems.
AC Circuits: Representation of sinusoidal waveforms, peak and r.m.s values, phasor
representation, real power, reactive power, apparent power, power factor. Analysis of
single-phase AC circuits consisting of R, L, C, RL, RC and RLC combinations (series
and parallel), resonance. Three phase balanced circuits, voltage and current relations
in star and delta connections.
Material Science & Semiconductor Physics: Bonding in solids: covalent and metallic
bonding, Energy bands in solids: Classification of solids as Insulators,
Semiconductors and Conductors, Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, Fermi dirac
distribution function and Fermi energy, Conductivity in semiconductors, Hall Effect:
Theory, Hall coefficient and applications.
3. Electronic Measurement and InstrumentationMeasuring Instruments: Moving coil, moving iron, electrodynamic and induction
instruments- construction, operation, torque equation and errors. Applications of
instruments for measurement of current, voltage, single-phase power and single-phase
energy. Errors in wattmeter and energy meter and their compensation and adjustment.
Testing and calibration of single-phase energy meter by phantom loading.

Polyphase Metering: Blondel’s Theorem for n-phase, p-wire system. Measurement of
power and reactive kVA in 3-phase balanced and unbalanced systems: One-wattmeter,
two- wattmeter and three-wattmeter methods. 3-phase induction type energy meter.
Instrument Transformers: Construction and operation of current and potential
transformers. Ratio and phase angle errors and their minimization. Effect of variation
of power factor, secondary burden and frequency on errors. Testing of CTs and PTs.
Applications of CTs and PTs for the measurement of current, voltage, power and
energy.
Measurement of Resistances: Classification of resistance. Measurement of medium
resistances – ammeter and voltmeter method, substitution method, Wheatstone bridge
method. Measurement of low resistances – Potentiometer method and Kelvin’s double
bridge method. Measurement of high resistance: Price’s Guardwire method.
Measurement of earth resistance.

4. Digital ElectronicsDecimal, binary, octal and hexadecimal number systems, Interconversion of decimal,
binary and hexadecimal numbers, BCD numbers, BCD addition and subtraction.
AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, and exclusive OR gates, NAND and NOR gates as
universal gates. TTL logic circuits, comparison of TTL, ECL and CMOS. De
Morgan’s theorems, standard POS and SOP forms, min-term and max-term
representation of Boolean functions, simplification of Boolean functions using Kmaps. Half and full adders, half and full subtractors, multiplexer, demultiplexer,
encoder, decoder, BCD-to-seven segment decoder. R-S, J-K, master-slave and edge
triggered J-K, T and D Flip-flops. Shift registers, ring counters, ripple and
synchronous counter, modulo- N counter, decade counter, digital-to-analog converter,
analog -to- digital converter.

 

5. MicroprocessorsEvolution of microprocessors, organisation, architecture and pin description of 8085
microprocessor, addressing modes and instruction set, input / output interfacing
devices (8255, 8251), simple programs for addition / subtraction. Microprocessor
based data acquisition, frequency, temperature and voltage measurements using
microprocessors.
6. Electromagnetic TheoryMaxwell’s equations, electromagnetic potential and wave equations, boundary
conditions, long wavelength approximation, depth of penetration, electromagnetic
field due to straight wire, rectangular and circular loops, elliptical polarisation,
amplitude and phase relations, real (in phase) and imaginary components. Bieler
Watson method, Dip angle methods- fixed vertical loop transmitter, broadside and
shoot back methods, two frame method, compensator method, Turam method,
Moving source- receiver methods- horizontal loop method, AFMAG and VLF
methods, airborne EM systems- rotary field method, INPUT method, EM profiling
and sounding. Principles of EM similitude and modelling, response of conducting
sphere to uniform alternating magnetic field and infinitely long horizontal cylinder

to line source, response of sheet conductors to dip angle, Turam and horizontal loop
EM systems, dip angle characteristic curves and phasor diagrams for horizontal loop
EM system for sheets, effect of overburden on EM anomalies.
7. Advanced MaterialsSmart materials, exhibiting ferroelectric, piezo-electric, opto-electric, semiconducting
behavior, lasers and optical fibers, photoconductivity and superconductivity, nanomaterials, synthesis, properties and applications, biomaterials, super alloys, shape
memory alloys. Materials characterization techniques such as, scanning electron
microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning
tunneling microscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, differential scanning
calorimetry.

8. Remote Sensing and GISEnergy sources, principles of solar and terrestrial radiation, Laws of radiation, energy
interactions, spectral patterns and signatures. Characteristics of aerial photographic
imagery, photogrammetry, air photo interpretation for terrain evaluation. Application
in geological mapping and mineral resource evaluation, concepts of GIS and
applications: theory and principles, structural concepts, geological interpretation and
its ambiguity, geological guides, characteristics for mineral resource. Watershed
parameters, physiographic measurements, surface water, flood plain delineation,
precipitation, ice and snow monitoring, evaporation and evapotranspiration,
subsurface water information system and analysis. Developments of satellites and
remote sensing developments in India. Development in remote sensing platforms,
constant level and tethered balloons, aircrafts, rockets and satellites. Kepler’s Laws of
planetary motion, circular and elliptical orbits of satellites, polar, geosynchronous and
geostationary satellites. Types of sensors, photographic and TV cameras, visible and
infrared sensing, radiometer, side looking radar. Historical development, various
meteorological satellite system, INSAT system, data acquisition system, Automatic
Picture Transmission (APT). Remote sensing application in meteorology, visible and
infrared pictures of clouds, recognition of various clouds and weather systems,
estimation of surface temperature and cloud tops, vertical profiles of temperature and
water vapour, wind estimation, role of weather satellites in global coverage of
observation in synoptic and climatological studies.
9. Digital Signal ProcessingVarious types of signals, sampling theorem, aliasing effect, Fourier series and periodic
waveforms, Fourier transform and its properties, Discrete Fourier transform and FFT,
Auto and cross correlations, Power spectrum, Delta function, unit step function. Time
domain windows. Z transform and properties, Inverse Z transform.
Principles of digital filters, types of filters, moving average and recursive and non
recursive filters Amplitude and phase response filters low pass, band pass and high
pass filters, Processing of Random signals.

10.Geophysical EquipmentsGravitymeters: Principles of gravitymeters, stable and unstable gravitymeters, Zero
length spring, Calibration of gravitymeter, Magnetometers: Principles and operations
of fluxgate, proton precession and optical pumping magnetometers. D.C. and A.C.
resistivity meters. Time domain and frequency domain IP and EM equipments,
Seismographs: Principle of electromagnetic seismograph, Short period, long period
and Broad band sensors, Engineering seismograph. Principle and operation of GPR
and antennae. Principle of geophone and hydrophone. Ionisation chamber, G-M
counter, Scintillation meter, Gamma ray spectrometer.
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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: English
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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SYLLABUS FOR SCREENING TEST FOR THE POST OF JUNIOR HYDROGEOLOGIST GROUND WATER DEPARTMENT

 

1. Occurrence and Distribution of Water-
Origin of water, surface and subsurface distribution of water and residence time
concept. Global water cycle. Vertical distribution of subsurface water and concept of
groundwater. Groundwater basins and springs.
2. Groundwater and Hydrological Properties of Rocks-
Aquifers and their types; groundwater in igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic
rocks, and rock formations. Porosity, Permeability, Specific yield, Specific Retention,
Hydraulic conductivity, Transmissivity, Storage co-efficient. Unidirectional and
radial, and laminar and turbulent groundwater flow. Darcy’s Law and its validity.
Application of Darcy’s Law in movement of groundwater through homogenous and
heterogeneous media. Bernoulli Equation and determination of hydraulic conductivity.
3. Well Water Levels-
Groundwater under confined and unconfined conditions. Water Table and phreatic
surface. Significance of Water Table and Water Level in hydrogeology. Water level
fluctuations. Water Table contour maps. Concept of barometric and tidal efficiency.
Types of water wells and their construction. Well logging methods. Performance of
wells; pumping test, sludge test, piezometric test. Water level fluctuations, stream
flow and groundwater level.

4. Water Quality-
Physical properties of water: turbidity, colour, taste, odour, temperature, specific
conductivity. Chemical characteristics of water: Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), pH and
Eh, Hardness, Heavy metals and dissolved gases. Hydrochemical classification and
graphical representation of hydrochemical data. Microbiological composition of water
and impact on human health. Impact of urbanization and climate change on
groundwater. Fresh and saline water relationship in coastal areas and impact on
aquifer. National and international water quality standards for drinking water and
suitability of water for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes. Fluoride, nitrate,
arsenic and heavy metal contamination of water. Methods of water treatment for
various uses.
5. Groundwater Exploration and Development-
Surface and subsurface geophysical and geological methods of groundwater
exploration. Hydrogeomorphic mapping and application of remote sensing in
groundwater exploration. Groundwater basins of India. Application of H-, C-, O- and

Sr-isotopes in hydrogeology. Groundwater exploration drilling and its application.
Groundwater development and over-exploitation. Water resource evaluation and
National Groundwater Resource Estimation Methodology.
6. Water Resource Management-
Groundwater recharge and problems of draft – recharge imbalance. Watershed
management and development of micro-watersheds. National Aquifer Mapping
Project, Water conservation awareness programmes, and groundwater regulations and
management in India. Concept of artificial recharge and rainwater harvesting
practices. Conjunctive use of surface and groundwater. Solid and liquid waste disposal
and impact on water quality. Management of groundwater in mining areas.
7. Hydrogeological Scenario of Rajasthan-
Hydrogeological provinces of Rajasthan and potential groundwater zones. Status of
groundwater development in Rajasthan and categorization into safe, semi-critical,
critical and over-exploited zones. Canal irrigation in Rajasthan and impact on
groundwater regime. Water quality deterioration due to industrialization and
urbanization in different parts of Rajasthan. Problem of fluorosis in Rajasthan and
remedial measures. Conventional practices of water conservation and rainwater
harvesting in Rajasthan and their relevance in sustainable development.
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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).

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLS VISIT  RPSC OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 

RAJASTHAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AJMER

SYLLABUS FOR SCREENING TEST FOR THE POST OF JUNIOR GEOPHYSICIST- GEOPHYSICS
GROUND WATER DEPARTMENT

 

1. Solid Earth Geophysics:
Introduction to Geophysics, Different branches of Geophysics and relationship with other
sciences. Formation of solar system, its origin, characteristics of planetary members, Earth; its
rotation and figure of earth. Age of earth various methods of determination. Tectonics and
Geodynamics, Thermal history and its characteristics. Gravity field of earth and Isostasy.
Geomagnetism, elements of earth’s magnetism: Internal, External fields and their causes,
Paleomagnetism, Polar wandering paths, Seafloor spreading, geophysical evidences. Elastic
waves, internal structure of earth, variation of physical properties in the interior of earth.
2. Earthquake and Engineering Seismology:
Introduction to Seismology, Phenomena of earthquakes, Concept of focus, focal depth, epicenter,
great Indian earthquakes, Intensity and Magnitude scales, Energy of earthquakes, foreshocks,
aftershocks, Elastic Rebound Theory, Fault plane solutions, Seismicity and Seismotectonics of
India, Frequency-Magnitude relation (b values), Velocity structure, Vp/Vs studies. Different types
of elastic waves, their propagation characteristics. Seismic ray theory for spherically and
horizontally stratified earth, basic principles of Seismic Tomography and receiver function
analysis, Seismic network and arrays, telemetry systems, Earthquake prediction; dilatancy theory,
short-term, middle-term and long- term predictions, Seismic microzonation studies, application
for engineering problems, Seismometry, Principle of electromagnetic seismograph, displacement
meters, velocity meter, accelerometer, WWSSN stations, seismic arrays for detection of nuclear
explosions.

3. Remote Sensing and GIS Applications:
Fundamental concepts of remote sensing, electromagnetic radiation spectrum, energy frequencywavelength relationship, Boltzman Law, Wien Law, electromagnetic energy and its interactions in
the atmosphere and with terrain features; elements of photographic systems, reflectance and
emittance, false color composites, remote sensing platforms, flight planning, geosynchronous and
sun synchronous orbits, sensors, resolution, parallax and vertical exaggeration, relief
displacement, mosaic, aerial photo interpretation and geological application. Fundamentals of
photogrammetry, satellite remote sensing, multispectral scanners, thermal scanners, microwave
remote sensing, fundamental of image processing and interpretation for geological applications.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial data structures, visualization and
querying, spatial data analysis.

4. Borehole Geophysics (Principles of Well logging):
Objectives of well logging, fundamental concepts in borehole geophysics, borehole conditions,
properties of reservoir rock formations, formation parameters and their relationships- formation
factor, porosity, permeability, formation water resistivity, water saturation, irreducible water
saturation, hydrocarbon saturation, residual hydrocarbon saturation; Arhcie’s and Humble’s
equations; principles, instrumentations, operational procedures and interpretations of various
geophysical logs, SP log, resistivity and micro resistivity logs, nuclear/radioactive logs, acoustic
impedance and propagation logs, temperature log, caliper log and directional logs; production
logging; clean sand and shaly sand interpretations; overlay and cross-plots of well-log data,
determination of formation lithology, sub-surface correlation and mapping, delineation of
fractures; application of well-logging in groundwater.

5. Geophysical Potential Fields (Gravity and Magnetic):
Geophysical potential fields, Inverse Square Law of field, Principles of Gravity and Magnetic
methods, Geoid, Spheroid, Nature of gravity and its variation, Properties of Newtonian potential,
Laplace’s and Poisons equations, Green’s theorem, Gauss law, Concept of Bouguer gravity
anomaly, Rock densities, factors controlling rock densities, determination of density, Theory of
Isostacy, Earth’s main magnetic field, origin, temporal variations, Geomagnetic elements,
Coulmb’s Law of magnetic force and fields, intensity of magnetization and induction, magnetic
potential and its relation to field, units of measurement, origin of magnetic anomalies,
interrelationship between different components of anomalies, Poison’s relation, Magnetic
susceptibility, factors controlling susceptibility (Bulk chemistry, cooling history, metamorphism),
magnetic minerals, rock classification, Natural and remnant magnetism, demagnetization effects.
Plan of conducting GM surveys, reduction of gravity and magnetic data, magnetic gradient
surveys, Shipborne surveys, Gravity and Magnetic data reduction, IGSN Gravity bases,
International Gravity formula, IGRF corrections for magnetic field. Separation of regional and
residual anomalies, ambiguity in interpretation, Data processing and interpretation of anomalies,
modeling of anomalies.

6. Electrical Methods :
Electrical properties of rocks and their measurement, concepts and assumptions of horizontally
stratified earth, anisotropy and its effects on electrical fields, the geo electric section and
geological section, D.C Resistivity method, fundamental Laws, concept on natural electric field,
electrode configuration, choice of methods, Profiling, Vertical Electrical Sounding. SP Method,
Origin of SP, application of SP surveys, Origin of Induced Polarization, Membrane and Electrode
potential, time and frequency domains of measurement, IP, chargeability, percent frequency effect
and metal factor, Dipole Theory of IP.
7. Electromagnetic Methods:
Electromagnetic methods/ Telluric/Magneto Telluric methods, Passive and Active source
methods, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic potential and wave equations, boundary
conditions, long wave length approximation, depth of penetration, amplitude and phase relations,
real and imaginary components, Principles of EM prospecting, various EM methods, Dip angle
method, Turam method, moving source-receiver methods-horizontal loop (Slingram) method,
AFMAG and VLF methods, Airborne EM systems – rotary field method, INPUT method, EM
Profiling and sounding, Interpretation of EM anomalies, Origin and characteristics of MT fields,
Field methods and interpretation of MT data and applications.

8. Seismic Prospecting:
Basic principles of seismic methods, Fermat’s principle, Snell’s Law, Reflection, refraction and
diffraction from multilayered medium, Reflection and transmission coefficients, propagation
model for exploration seismology, Seismic resolution, Seismic absorption and anisotropy, Seismic
data acquisition, sources of energy, Geophones, geometry of arrays, digital recording, Seismic
Surveys: Principle for multilayer refraction, Travel time curves, corrections, Interpretation of data,
Reflection principles, CDP, data processing, corrections, NMO correction, Interpretation of data,
Fundamental of VSP method, Seismic Tomography.
9. Radiometric Exploration / Airborne Geophysical Surveys for Geological Mapping:
Principles of radioactivity, radioactivity decay processes, units, radioactivity of rocks and
minerals, Radiometric prospecting for mineral exploration (Direct/Indirect applications),
Radiometric prospecting. Airborne geophysical surveys, planning of surveys, sensors, data
corrections, flight path recovery methods, applications in geological mapping, interpretation of
maps, identification of structural features, altered zones.

 

10.Digital Signal Processing:
Various types of signals, sampling theorem, aliasing effect, Fourier series and periodic
waveforms, Fourier transform and its properties, Discrete Fourier transform and FFT, Auto and
cross correlations, Power spectrum, Delta function, unit step function. Time domain windows, Z
transform and properties, Inverse Z transform, Principles of digital filters, types of filters, moving
average and recursive and non recursive filters Amplitude and phase response filters low pass,
band pass and high pass filters, Processing of Random signals.
11.Mathematical Methods in Geophysics:
Properties of scalars, vectors and tensors, Elements of vector analysis, Gradient, Divergence and
Curl, Gauss’s Divergence Theorem, Stokes theorem, Definition of fields, Gravitational field,
Newton’s Law of gravitation, Gravitation potential and fields due to bodies of different geometric
shapes, Electrostatic field, Coulomb’s Law, Electrical permittivity and dielectric constant, Basic
guiding equations, Magnetostatic field, Origin of Magnetic field, Ampere’s Law, Biot and
Savart’s Law, Geomagnetic fields, Magnetic fields due to different type of structures, Solution of
Laplace equation in Cartesian Coordinate, Cylindrical Polar Coordinate and Spherical Polar
Cordinate, Complex Variables in Potential theory, Green’s theorem in Potential Theory. Concept
of Image in Potential Theory, Analytical continuation in Potential fields, Numerical Methods in
Potential Theory. Electrical fields in geophysics, point source, continuous distribution and double
layers, equipotential and line of force. Current and potential in the earth, basic concept and
equations of electromagnetic, Maxwell’s equations, boundary conditions, elliptic polarization,
electromagnetic potential and waves, radiation from dipoles, retarded potential, near and far
fields, radiation resistance, EM field of a loops of wire on half space, multi-layered media,
impedance and its application.

12.Geophysical Inversion:
Fundamental concepts of inverse theory, Basic definition of inversions with application to
Geophysics. Probability, Inverses with discrete and continuous models. Forward problems versus
Inverse problems. Formulation of inverse problems and their relation to a matrix problem, linear
inverse problems, classification of inverse problems, least square solutions and minimum norm
solution, concept of norms, concept of ‘a priori’ information, constrained linear least square
inversion, review of Matrix Theory, Introduction to finite difference method, forward, backward
and central difference method. Application of finite difference method for solving Helmholtz
equation. Introduction to finite element method, various steps, simple examples showing
application of finite element method. Models and data spaces, householder transformation, data
resolution matrix, model resolution matrix, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Singular Value
Decomposition (SVD), generalized inverses, Non-linear inverse problems, Gauss Newton
method, Steepest Descent (gradient) method, Marquardt-Levenberg method, Earthquake location
problem, tomography problem, Probabilistic approach of inverse problems, Maximum Likelihood
and Stochastic Inverse methods, Backus-Gilbert method, Global optimization techniques, genetic
algorithm, Simulated Annealing methods, examples of inverting geophysical data.

13.Geophysical Equipments:
Gravitymeters: Principles of gravitymeters, stable and unstable gravitymeters, Zero length spring,
Calibration of gravitymeter, Magnetometers: Principles and operations of fluxgate, proton
precession and optical pumping magnetometers. D.C. and A.C. resistivity meters. Time domain
and frequency domain IP and EM equipments, Seismographs: Principle of electromagnetic
seismograph, Short period, long period and Broad band sensors, Accelerometer Engineering
seismograph. Principle and operation of GPR and antennae. Principle of geophone and
hydrophone, G-M counter, Scintillation meter, Gamma ray spectrometer.
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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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