GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Syllabus 2021 – GG Topics, Latest Changes


GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Syllabus 2021 : Check out the latest GATE Syllabus for Geology and Geophysics Engineering(GG). Geology and Geophysics subject is the one of the papers in GATE 2021 Exam. Earlier we’ve provided GATE Exam pattern 2021, Now we are providing GATE Syllabus 2021 of Geology and Geophysics Paper. GG is the subject code of GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Exam. Below we’ve provided GATE Geology and Geophysics Syllabus and weight-age for GATE 2021 Exam. Here you can see Geology and Geophysics Engineering applicable chapters and topics for GATE exam 2021. Download the GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Syllabus 2021 PDF is also available here.

GATE Paper Pattern & Marks Weightage

GATE paper questions are divided into three sections.  As given below GATE marks are distributed for each section. 70% of the marks covers the core subject of the GATE Exam. i.e here Core Subject is Geology and Geophysics Engineering.

GATE 2018 – 2019
Paper Pattern for Geology and Geophysics Engineering (GG)

GATE Paper SectionsGATE Marks Distribution
Subject Questions (Core Subject)70% of the total marks.
Engineering Mathematics15% of the total marks.
General Aptitude (GA)15% of the total marks.

GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Syllabus 2019

GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Syllabus: The GATE exam will also have General Aptitude section. General Aptitude section is common for all papers. You can download the GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA) in PDF or you can check

GATE General Aptitude (GA) Syllabus (Full Details)

GATE 2019 Syllabus pdf

GATE Syllabus for Geology and Geophysics Engineering

General Aptitude Syllabus (Common to all papers)Download
GATE Syllabus for Geology and Geophysics Engineering (GG)Download


GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Syllabus (GG)

Under Geology section, there are several basic topics to be studied for the exam.

These will include-

Igneous rocks (classification, forms, textures, magmatic differentiation), Metamorphism, role of fluids in metamorphism, metamorphic provinces of India, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, Stress, strain, primary and secondary structures, methods of projection, GIS, Crystalsymmetry, crystal chemistry, optical mineralogy, folding, Morphology, microfossils and palaeoflora, Geomorphic processes and agents; development and evolution of landforms, Oremineralogy and optical properties of ore minerals, sampling, ore reserve estimation, geostatistics, mining methods, marine geology and ocean resources, Engineering properties of rocks and soils, role of geology in the construction of engineering structures including dams, tunnels and excavation sites, principles of remote sensing, interaction of energy with earth’s surface, air-photo interpretation, multispectral remote sensing in visible

Under Geophysics section, the topics to be covered are-

GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Syllabus: The earth as a planet (motion, gravity field shape, size) Clairaut’s theorem, velocity, pressure, temperature, electrical & magnetic properties of the earth, earthquakes (causes, measurements, magnitude, intensity, focal mechanisms, earthquake quantification, geomagnetic field), Scalar and vector potential fields, Laplace, Maxwell, Green’s theorem, Basic concepts of forward and inverse problems of geophysics, ‘G’ and ‘g’ units of measurement, absolute and relative gravity measurements; Land, airborne, shipborne and bore-hole gravity surveys, density estimates of rocks, regional & residual gravity separation, depth rules, calculation of mass, concepts of D.C. resistivity measurement, Dar-Zarrouck parameters, reduction of layers, equivalence and suppression, Basic concept of EM induction, Seismic methods of prospecting, Geophysical signal processing

There are some topics which are common to both geology & Geophysics which are- atmosphere and greenhouse effect, interior of the earth, paleomagnetism, soil formation, Basic structural geology, mineralogy, stratigraphic principles, Earth and Planetary system, properties of rocks and soils, coal and petroleum resources of India, adiometric prospecting for oil, mineral and ground water, introductory well logging, Introduction to remote sensing

We have been mentioned almost all Syllabus of GATE Geology and Geophysics Engineering Syllabus 2021. And, also the candidates can subscribe to our blog. For, any doubts contact us. So, that we can clear all those doubts.

1 Comment
  1. satyam kumar says

    please provide weightage of marks(i.e marks distribution) from each subject for geology in gate

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: