APPSC-Syllabus for Inspector in A.P. Mining Subordinate Dept Paper 1@2

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APPSC-Syllabus for Inspector in A.P. Mining Subordinate Dept Paper 1@2:


  1. Events of national and international importance. 
  2. Current affairs- international, national and regional. 
  3. General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology 
  4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement. 
  5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e- governance initiatives.
  6. Economic development in India since independence. 
  7. Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh. 
  8.  Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster 
  9. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection 
  10. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.  
  11. Data Analysis: Tabulation of data Visual representation of data  Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of variation etc.,) and Interpretation  
  12. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including
  • Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it‟s financial implications.
  • Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
  • Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues. 
  • Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs. 
  • Implications to financial resources of state government.
  • Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.
  • Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation. 
  • Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.
  • AP REORGANIZATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of Certain provisions.   

PAPER-2: GEOLOGY  Part – I  

a) General Geology: Solar System. The Earth: its origin, age and internal constitution. Volcanoes-types, distribution geological effects and products. Earth-quakes-intensity, magnitude, distribution, causes and effects. Elementary ideas about isostasy, geosynclines, mountain building, continental drift, sea floor spreading and plate tectonics.

b) Geo morphology: Basic concepts. External and internal processes. Rock weathering. Cycle of erosion. Fluvial land forms and drainage patterns. Land-forms of A eolian, marine, glacial and „Karst‟ lands-apes. Elements of Remote Sensing. 

 c)Structural and field Geology: Primary and secondary structures. Dip and strike of beds. Nonconformist. Study of folds, joints, faults, defoliation and delineations. Over thrusts and nappe structures. Stages of rock deformation. Construction of block diagrams, Stereo graphic and equal-area nets. Solutions of simple problems by stereo graphic net. Topographic maps and their interpretation. Use of chronometer compass in the field Measurements of bed, foliation, folds joints, faults and inclinations in the field. Principles of geological mapping. Effects of topography on outcrops. Drawing of sections. 

Part – II  

a) Crystallography: Elements of crystal structure. Laws of crystallography, Symmetry elements of normal classes of seven crystal systems. Properties and interaction of light and crystalline matter. Petrological microscope and accessories. Construction and use of Nicole prism. Pleochroism, double refraction, extinction angle, birefringence and twinning in crystals, Isotropic, uniaxial and biaxial minerals.  
b) Mineralogy: Physical, chemical and optical properties of the following common rock  forming minerals: quartz, feldspar, mica, pyroxene, amphibole, olivine, garnet, chlorite, carbonates, aluminosilicates. Structure of silicates and crystal chemistry of minerals. Gemstones. 
c) Economic Geology: Ore, ore mineral and gangue. Classification of ore deposits. Important processes of their formation. Occurrence, origin and distribution in India of the ores of aluminium, chromium, copper, gold, lead, zinc, iron, manganese and radioactive elements. Deposits of minerals use as abrasives, refractories and in ceramics, deposits of coal and petroleum. Elements of prospective of mineral deposits.  

Part – III  

a)Igneous Petrology: Origin of magma and formation of igneous rocks. Bowen‟s reaction principle. Crystallization of binary systems. Classification of igneous rocks. Textures and structures of igneous rocks. Composition, origin and mode of occurrence of granite, syenite diorite, mafia and ultramarine groups, anchorites and alkaline rocks. 
 b) Sedimentary Petrology: Sedimentary process and products. Classification of sedimentary rocks. Sedimentary structures. Residual deposits – their mode of formation, chacteristics and types, Clastic deposits – their classification, mineral composition and texture. Elementary ideas about the origin and characteristics of quartz arenites, arkoses and greywackes. Siliceous and calcareous deposits of chemical and organic origin.
 c)Metamorphic Petrology: Types and factors of metamorphism. Zones, grades and facies of metamorphism. Regional and contact metamorphism. Textures and structures of metamorphic rocks. Metamorphism of argillaceous, carbonaceous, calcareous and basic rocks. Metasomatism.

  Part – IV  
a) Paleontology: Habits and habitats of animals. Fossils and fossilization. Modes of preservation. Application of fossils, Study of morphology and geological history of Foraminiferida, Brachipoda, Bivalvia, Gastropoda, Cephalopoda, Trilobita, Echinoidea and Anthozoa. Mammals of Siwalik Group. A brief study of Gondwana flora. 
b) Stratigraphy and Geology of India: Fundamental laws of stratigraphy. Stratigraphic classification lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic and chronostratigraphic. Geological time scale. Physiographic divisions and outline of stratigraphy of India. Brief study of Dharma, Vindhyan and Gondwana Supergroups and Siwalik Group with reference to their major subdivisions, lithology, fossils, aerial distribution and economic importance

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