Organisation : Indian Statistical Institute
Announcement : Syllabus
Name of Examination : ISI Admission Test
Degree : JRF Junior Research Fellowship
Subject : Geology
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JRF Geology Syllabus :
Part – 1 :
Algebra : Properties of real numbers. Geometry of complex variables. DeMoiver’s theorem. Algebra of matrices. Rank & inverse of a matrix. Determinants. Solution of linear equations. Orthogonal & unitiary matrices. Eigenvalues & eigenvectors of a matrix.
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Calculus : Sequence & series. Taylor series. Limit & continuity. Derivatives. Integration of functions of one variable. Definite integrals. Functions of several variables. Partial derivatives.
Maxima & minima. Ordinary linear differential equations. Elementary linear partial differential equations. Heat conduction equations.
Co-ordinate Geometry : Straight line. Conic sections. Elementary 3-D co-ordinate geometry.
Part – II :
Geomathematics and Geostatistics : Analysis of orientation and time-series data, Mohr’s Circle of stress and strain, Geological Strain Analysis, Rheology of materials, Heat flow within the Earth, Flow through porous media, Thermodynamic Principles, Stereographic Projection of geological data.
Applications of elementary probability theory, Measures of central tendency, Dispersion, Binomial-Poisson-Normal distributions, Student’s T test, ANOVA models, Snedecor’s F test, Correlation & regression.
GEB Syllabus :
Structural Geology and tectonics Interpretation of geological maps. Concepts of stress and strain, plastic and viscous flow; theory of brittle fracture. Fold and fault – their geometry, classification and mechanics. Superposed folds and their recognition.
Classification and genesis of foliation, lineation and joints. Outline of the structure of the Himalayas. Isostasy and gravity anomalies. Plate tectonics and mobile belts, seismisity and seismic zones. Ophiolites and their tectonic significance, Epirogeny, Rifts, Mantle Plumes.
Principles of mineral optics, methods of mineral identification and properties of common rock forming minerals.
Phase equilibria studies of various silicate systems with reference to petrogenesis. Various types of magmas, magmatic differentiation and assimilation. Petrogenetic study of important igneous or groups of igneous rocks – granites, alkaline rocks, andesite, basalt.
Processes of generation of magmas in the crust and upper mantle – correlation with plate tectonics. Controls of metamorphism, nature of metamorphic reactions, chemical equilibrium.
Metamorphic facies concept: mineral assembalges and important reactions in different metamorphic facies. Relationship between metamorphism, ultrametamorphism and granitization.
Petrogenetic problems of Khondalite, Charnockite and other metamorphic rocks of India.
Geochemistry and Geochronology :
Radioactivity : Radioactive decay, age and event dating, nuclear clocks. Geochemical classification and distribution of elements in the earth. Law of ionic substitution, concept of solid solution and controlling factors.
Classification of sedimentary rocks. Transport of sediments by fluids. Sedimentary structures. Texture of sedimentary rocks. Environments of deposition and resulting succession of sedimentary structures and lithologies.
Processes and products of continental, transitional to marine and marine depositional environments. Sedimentary facies analysis. Lithification and diagenesis of sediments. Statistical analysis of grain size and shape. Palaeocurrents and basin analysis. Major controls of sedimentation.