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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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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

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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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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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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).

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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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