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Typically 5-6 months are required, but some students need a longer time frame based on other commitments. College students start preparation 12-18 months before GATE to have more time to practise questions as they may have semester exams as well.

We suggest about 800 to 1200 hours of preparation time overall. This can be divided into 3-4 months or 12-18 months, based on your schedule.

A good score for GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG) is considered To Be: 55

Steps And Strategy To Prepare For GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG) Exam

  1. Take a diagnostic test – best diagnostic test is a GATE paper of any of the previous 3 years.
  2. Note down what you have scored and what was the actual GATE qualifying score cut-off. Note that qualification does not help you much. What you need is a good score. So note the good score mentioned above and measure the gap between your score and a good score.
  3. Note the GATE syllabus and mark your topics that you are good at. First try to master subjects that you are good at.
  4. However, some subjects like REMOTE SENSING & HYDROGEOLOGY, and STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY have a high weightage. So you should definitely prepare these.
  5. General Aptitude does not require preparation. It requires practice. So just practice solving Aptitude questions every day for 30 minutes.
  6. Take lots of section tests and Mocks. Career Avenues provides an excellent test series for GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG). 
  7. In case you require focused GATE study material and books, you should take Career Avenues GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG) study material which has been made by IIT alumni and is focused towards GATE. 
  1. Being a GATE aspirant, it is very important that you first know what is the syllabus for GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG) Examination before you start preparation.
  2. Keep handy the updated copy of GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG) Examination syllabus.
  3. Go through the complete and updated syllabus, highlight important subjects and topics based on Past GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG) Papers and Weightage plus your understanding of particular subject or topic.
  4. Keep tracking and prioritizing your preparation-to-do list and the syllabus for the GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG) examination

Part A: Common Section (Geology and Geophysics)

  1. Earth and Planetary system – Earth’s size, shape, internal structure, composition, isostasy, seismology, gravitational field, geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, continental drift, plate tectonics, crust composition.
  2. Weathering, soil formation, landforms created by various processes, structural geology, folds, faults, crystallography, mineralogy, petrology, geological time scale, stratigraphy, distribution of mineral resources.
  3. Introduction to remote sensing, engineering properties of rocks and soils, groundwater geology.
  4. Prospecting methods: gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, seismic, radiometric; well logging.

Part B (Section-1): Geology

  1. Geomorphic processes and landforms, slope, drainage, oceanic processes, applied geomorphology.
  2. Rock deformation, structures, folds, faults, joints, unconformities, cleavage, schistosity, lineation, shear zones.
  3. Crystallography, mineral classification, optical mineralogy, rock-forming minerals.
  4. Geochemical cycles, elements distribution, geochemical thermodynamics, isotope geochemistry, water-rock interaction.
  5. Igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic rocks, magmatic differentiation, sedimentary processes, metamorphic conditions, tectonic associations.
  6. Fossils, stratigraphy, correlation, Indian stratigraphy, Himalayan geology.
  7. Ore mineralogy, ore-forming processes, coal and petroleum geology, mineral deposits in India.

Part B (Section-2): Geophysics

  1. Earth as a planet, motions of the Earth, gravity field, geomagnetic field, geothermic, seismology, earthquakes.
  2. Potential fields, equations for boundary value problems, gravity surveys, magnetic surveys, interpretation.
  3. Electrical conductivity, resistivity measurement, IP measurements, EM induction, electromagnetic methods, applications.
  4. Seismic methods, elastic properties, reflection, refraction, CDP surveys, seismic data acquisition, processing, interpretation.
  5. Signal processing, Fourier transform, wavelet transform, digital filters.
  6. Well-logging, geophysical measurements, formation evaluation, borehole geophysics.
  7. Radioactive methods, prospecting, assaying of mineral deposits.
  8. Inverse problems, regularization methods, non-linear methods.

Here are some recommended books for preparing for the GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG) examination:

  1. Engineering Geology: R. Nagarajan, A. Parthasarathy, V. Panchapakesan
  2. Principals of Engineering Geology: K M Bangar
  3. A text book of Geology: G. B. Mahapatra
  4. Engineering and General Geology: Parbin Singh
  5. Structural Geology: Marland P Billings
  6. Economic Geology: Umeshwar Prasad
  7. Textbook of Physical Geology: G B Mahapatra
  8. Principles of Geomorphology: W.D. Thornbury
  9. Principles of Petrology: G W Tyrrell
  10. Fundamentals of Geophysics: William Lowrie
  11. Dana’s Textbook of Mineralogy: William E. Ford
  12. Quantitative Geophysics and Geology: Louis Lliboutry

In addition to these books, it is recommended to refer to course material specifically designed for GATE Geology & Geophysics (GG) preparation. These materials cover all the necessary concepts and practice questions for the exam.