CSIR UGC NET Exam Syllabus for Earth Science


General Science, Computer Programming Instructions, Computational Methods etc forms the syllabus for Paper I of CSIR UGC NET exam for earth science. For Paper II, questions will be asked from topics like Geology, Geophysics, Meteorology and Ocean Sciences.

Syllabus for Paper I

Paper I is common for all subjects, which is divided in to two parts, Part A and Part B.

Syllabus for Part A

General Science

Syllabus for Part B

Fundamental Knowledge in Computers

  • Programming Instructions
  • Simple Algorithms
  • Computational Methods

Syllabus for Paper II

Paper II also includes two parts, syllabus of which is depicted below.

Syllabus for Part A

  • Deformation of Earth
  • Earth Materials
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Internal structure of the Earth
  • Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Physiography of the Earth
  • Seismology
  • Tectonics
  • The Earth and the Solar System

Syllabus for Part B


  • Applied Geology
  • Clastic Sediments
  • Crustal Evolution
  • Diagenesis of Siliciclastic and Carbonate Rocks
  • Economic Geology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Evolution of Sedimentary Basins
  • Fossil Preservation Modes
  • Geo Chemistry
  • Geometry and Analyses Of Brittle-Ductile And Ductile Shear Zones
  • Geotectonics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Invertebrate Fossils
  • Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS)
  • Marine Geology
  • Metamorphic Structures and Textures
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Mineralogical Spectroscopy
  • Mineralogy
  • Oceanic Sediments
  • Paleobiogeography
  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleontology and its Applications
  • Paleostress Analyses
  • Petrology
  • Plant Fossils
  • Precambrian Geology
  • Properties of Minerals
  • Quaternary Climates
  • Quaternary Stratigraphy
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Rock Deformation Mechanisms
  • Sedimentary Textures and Structures
  • Sedimentology
  • Steady-State Geotherms
  • Stratigraphy
  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonic Evolution of Ocean Basins
  • Tectonic Geomorphology
  • Transformation of Minerals
  • Vertebrate Fossils

Physical Geography

  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Koppen’s And Thornthwaite’s Scheme of Climate Classification
  • Climate Change
  • Bio-Geography
  • Environmental Geography
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Climatology
  • Agricultural Geography of India
  • Ecological Balance
  • Environmental Pollution and Deterioration


  • Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
  • Field Theory
  • Gravity and Magnetic fields of the earth
  • Gravity and Magnetic Methods
  • Numerical Analysis and Inversion
  • Plate Tectonics and Geodynamics
  • Seismic Methods
  • Seismology & Tomography
  • Signal Processing
  • Well logging methods


  • Climatology
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Electricity
  • Cloud Physics
  • Dynamic Meteorology
  • Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Climate Modelling
  • Synoptic Meteorology
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Tropical Meteorology
  • Trade Wind Inversion
  • Satellite Meteorology
  • Cyclones
  • Weather Observations and Transmission

Ocean Sciences

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Shallow and Deep Water Waves
  • Estuaries
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Tide-producing forces
  • Geological Oceanography
  • Biological Oceanography

Master’s degree in geography, geology or any other related stream is the basic qualification required to attend this exam. Therefore reference books prescribed under these courses can be used for exam preparation. E-books and search engines also help students in collecting the materials required for exam preparation.



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