IIT JAM 2015 Geology Syllabus - Geology (GG) - JAM 2015 Cut Off Marks

The Planet Earth: Origin of the Solar System and the Earth; Geosphere and the composition of the Earth; Shape and size of earth; Earth-moon system; Formation of continents and oceans; Dating rocks and age of the earth; Energy of the system; Volcanism and volcanic landforms; Interior of the earth; Earthquakes; Earth's magnetism the gravity, lsostasy;  Elements of  plate tectonics; Orogenic cycles.

Geomorphology: Weathering and erosion; Transportation and deposition due to wind,ice,river,sea, and resulting landforms, Structurally controlled landforms.
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Structural Geology: Concept of stratum; Contour; Outcrop patterns; Maps and cross sections; Dip and strike; Classification and of folds, faults, joints; foliation and lineation uniconformities; Shear and zones.

Palaeontology: Major steps in the evolution of the life forms; Fossils; their mode of preservation and utility; Morphological characters, major evolutionary trends and ages of important groups of animals - Brachiopoda, Mollusca, Trilobita, Graptolitoidea, Anthozoa, Echoinaodermata; Gondwana plant fossils; elemenatry verterbrate  fossils in india.

Stratigraphy: Principal of stratigraphy; Litho-,chrono- and biostratigraphy classification, distribution and classification of the stretigraphy horizon of India form Archaean to Recent.

Mineralogy: Symmetry and forms in common crystal classes; Physical properties of minerals;
Isomorphism and polymorphism, classification of minerals; Structure of silicates; Mineralogy of common rock-forming minerals; mode of occurrence of minerals in rocks. Transmitted polarized light microscopy and optical properties of uniaxial and biaxial minerals

Petrology: Definition and classification of rocks; lgneous rocks form of igneous bodies; Crystallization form magma; classification; association, and genesis of igneous rocks; Sedimentary rocks- classification, texture and structure; size and shape of sedimentary bodies. Metamorphic rocks- classification, facies, texture and properties.

Economic Geology: Properties of economic minerals; General processes of formation of mineral deposits; Physical characters; mode of occurrences and distribution in India both of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits; Coal and Petroleum occurrences in India. 

Applied Geology: Group Water, Mineral exploration, elements of Mining Geology and Environmental Geology; Principles of Engineering Geology.


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