Kurukshetra University Ph.D in Geophysics Entrance Test 2012


Kurukshetra University organizes Ph.D in Geophysics Entrance Test every year with an objective of screening candidates for admission into Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics course offered at the University. This University also offers various other courses and organizes separate entrance exams for admission into these courses.

Structure of Kurukshetra University Ph.D in Geophysics Entrance Test

This Entrance Test comprises of two papers. Paper 1 consists of 50 objective type questions. The time allotted for this section will be 100 minutes and the total score one could obtain for this paper will be 100.Paper 2 will comprise of subjective type questions. This section consists of 20 questions. There will be five questions from each of the topics which are given in the syllabus. Each of these questions will carry five marks and the total time allotted for this section will be 2 hours.

Syllabus of Kurukshetra University Ph.D in Geophysics Entrance Test

  • Special Functions
  • Complex Variables
  • Integral Transforms
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Himalayan, Economic and Petroleum Geology
  • Geophysical Signal Processing
  • Geophysical Fields and Waves
  • Seismology
  • Gravity & Magnetic Prospecting
  • Groundwater Geophysics
  • Electrical Prospecting
  • Petrophysics and Well Logging
  • Physical Oceanography and Marine Geophysics
  • Seismic Prospecting
  • Geophysical Inversion
  • Near Surface Geophysics
  • Non Linear Geophysics
  • Computational Seismology
  • Seismic Data Analysis and Reservoir Geophysics

Eligibility Criteria

Students with a Master’s degree in Geophysics with a minimum aggregate of 55% from any recognized Universities are eligible to attend this Entrance Test. A relaxation of 5% will be given to the handicapped students and also for those who belong to the backward categories such as SC/ST.

How to Apply?

Application forms for this Entrance Test will be available on the official website of the University. Candidates can collect the application forms by logging into the official website of the University. An application fees of Rs.40/- has to be paid by the general category students. The blind students of Haryana and those students who belong to the backward categories will have to pay only Rs.10/-. The completely filled application forms must be sent to “The Director/Chairperson, Institute/Department of Geophysics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136119”.

How to fill the Form?

The students should correctly enter their name, father’s name and also guardian’s name in the specified places. The date of birth as well as the category name should be entered correctly as it can be used as password for future reference. Photographs of the students must be correctly affixed in the mentioned places. Signature of the students should be put in the respective places. The application form should be send such that it reaches the correct destination on or before the last date mentioned in the exam brochure.

Important Dates (Tentative)

[Please note that we only provide tentative dates based on previous years dates. For exact dates related information it is always best to check official websites only.]

Last date of applying without fine – End of December, 2011

Last date of applying with a fine of Rs. 2000/- End of February, 2012

Last date of applying with a fine of Rs. 5000/- End of February, 2012

Date of entrance exam - Second week of November, 2012

List of Kurukshetra University Ph.D in Geophysics Entrance Test Centers

Kurukshetra University

Contact Address for Kurukshetra University Ph.D in Geophysics Entrance Test

  • Address: Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana - 136119, India
  • Telephone no: 01744-238169
  • Website: http://www.kuk.ac.in

Colleges Accepting the Kurukshetra University Ph.D in Geophysics Entrance Test Score

Kurukshetra University

Reference Books for Kurukshetra University Ph.D in Geophysics Entrance Test

  • Applied Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists by L .Pipes & L.R. Horwell
  • Mathematical Methods for Physicists by G. Arfken
  • Mathematical Physics by B.S. Rajput
  • The Solid Earth by C.M.R. Fowler
  • Understanding the Earth by I.G. Guass, P.S. Smith and R.G.L. Wilson
  • The dynamic Earth by P.J. Wyllie
  • Fundamentals of computers by V. Rajaraman
  • Object oriented programming with C++ by E. Balagurusamy
  • Advanced UNIX- A Programmers guide by Stephen Prata
  • Rutley’s Elements of Mineralogy by H.H. Read
  • Structural Geology by M.P. Billings
  • Principles of Physical Geology by A.H. Holmes
  • Principles of GIS by P. A. Burrough
  • Economic Geology by Bateman
  • India’s Mineral Resources by Krishna Swami
  • Geodynamics applications of continuum Physics to geological problems by Turcotte & Schubert
  • Interpretation theory in Applied Geophysics by F.S. Grant & G.F. West
  • Electromagnetic theory by J. Stratton
  • Elementary Seismology by C.F. Richter
  • Introduction to theory of seismology by K.E. Bullen
  • Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting by Dobrin & Saviet
  • Geophysical prospecting for oil by Nettleton
  • A textbook of geomorphology by P.G. Worcester
  • Groundwater hydrology (John Wiley and Sons), David K. Todd
  • Principles of Hydrology by Ward
  • Electrical method of geophysical prospecting by Keller, G.V. and Frish Knecht
  • Geosounding principles by Koefoed
  • Standard Metods of Geophysical Formation Evaluation by James K. Hallenburg
  • Practical Formation Evaluation by Robert C. Ransom
  • The geological Interpratation of Well Logs by Malcolm Rider
  • Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting by Dobrin
  • New technologies in Exploration Geophysics by Nelson
  • Geophysical data analysis: Discrete inverse theory by William Menke
  • Deconvolution & Inversion by V.P. Dimri
  • Experiments in Engineering Geology by KVGK Gokhale and D M Rao
  • Geotechnical and Environmental Geophysics Edited by Stanley H.Ward
  • Environmental and Engineering Geophysics by P.V.Sharma
  • Quantity Seismology by Aki and Richards
  • Introduction to seismology by Peter M. shearer

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Study Plan

The students should set up a good plan at least 3 to 4 months prior to the exam. The plan should be such that it covers all the areas included in the test. The entire portions should be divided into several units and separate time should be allotted for each unit. Maximum time should be allotted to tough portions. Standard text books should be referred to get relevant data. Previous question papers will be available in the bookshops. One should buy these question papers and must refer them so as to get good idea regarding the pattern of the questions and also the repeated as well as important questions.

How and Where To Get the Results?

The result of this Entrance Test can be obtained from the official website of the University.

Score Validity

The score validity of this Entrance Test will be for 1 single year.



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