UPSC Geologist Exam Question Papers | Previous Year Solutions for 2016

UPSC Geologist Exam:

UPSC Geologist published an exam question paper for candidates who want to appear in this examination for preparation they must download the previous year solutions for 2016. For those applicants who are applying for these examinations. Candidates who desire to achieve their set target are required to download exam pattern/syllabus from official website or through the link given below. Contenders those want to crush this exam are required to give their 100% for this exam.

Only then they will achieve their set goal. Candidates those worked hard can get the key of success in their hand. Previous year question paper will help the candidates to get the idea about the form of the questions.  These questions paper will help the candidates to prepare for exam to give better performance. To clear the exam candidates are required to go through to the previous year question paper. For more information applicants may go through the official website which is given below on this page.

Geologist Exam question paper:

In UPSC geologist exam the question paper given below:


  • Section A: Geomorphology and Remote Sensing
  • Section B: Structural Geology
  • Section C: Geotectonics
  • Section D: Stratigraphy


  • Section A: Mineralogy
  • Section B: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Section C: Sedimentology
  • Section D: Geochemistry
  • Section E: Environmental Geology


  • Section A: Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics
  • Section B: Ore genesis
  • Section C: Mineral exploration
  • Section D: Geology of fuels
  • Section E: Engineering geology


  • Section A: Origin, occurrence and distribution of water
  • Section B: Well hydraulies and well design
  • Section C: Groundwater chemistry
  • Section D: Groundwater exploration
  • Section E: Groundwater problems and management

UPSC previous year question with solution for 2016:

Q.1) the approximate density of the earth is

  • 5
  • 8
  • 1
  • 2

Ans) 1

Q.3. which of the following is a fresh water lake?

  • Wuler
  • Chilka
  • Pulicat
  • Sambher

Ans) 1

Q.4. the clinometers compass can be used to find the structural trend of rocks containing the minerals

  • Magnetite, Pyrite, Sphalerite
  • Chromite, Magnetite, Galena
  • Galena, Sphalerite, Gold
  • None of the above

Ans) 2

Q.5. the specific gravity of a powdered mineral can be determined with the help of

  • Chemical balance
  • Pycnometer
  • Jolly’s  spring balance
  • Walker’s Steel Yard

Ans) 3

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