Geology syllabus for IAS

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1. General Geology: The Solar System, Meteorites, Origin and interior of the earth and age of earth; Volcanoes- causes and products, Volcanic belts ; Earth quakes - causes ,effects , Seismic zones of India ; Island arcs , trenches and mid - ocean ridges; Continental drifts; Seafloor spreading, Plate tectonics; Isostasy

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GeologyPaper-11. General Geology:The Solar System, Meteorites, Origin and interior of the earth and age of earth; Volcanoes- causes and products, Volcanic belts ; Earth quakes - causes ,effects , Seismic zones of India ; Island arcs , trenches and mid - ocean ridges; Continental drifts; Seafloor spreading, Plate tectonics; Isostasy2. Geomorphology and Remote Sensing:Basic concepts of geomorphology; Weathering and soil formations; Landforms, slopes and drainage; Geomorphic cycles and their interpretation; Morphology and its relation to structures and lithology; Coastal geomorphology; Applications of geomorphology in mineral prospecting, civil engineering; Hydrology and environmental studies; Geomorphology of Indian subcontinent.Aerial photographs and their interpretation-merits and limitations; The Electromagnetic spectrum; Orbiting satellites and sensor systems; Indian Remote Se

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