UPSC Geology Books 2023 - Best optional books with Author name

UPSC Geology Books 2023 - The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the UPSC Civil Services Exam to recruit candidates for various gazetted posts as class 1 officers in India. As part of the UPSC IAS syllabus, the Geology subject is an optional subject in the mains stage of the UPSC CSE exam. The UPSC Geology subject has two papers and a lot of candidates who have their graduation or masters in Geology opt for the Geology subject as optional.

The Geology subject has the lowest success ratio among candidates who have qualified for the UPSC Civil Services. In Geology, only 2.5% to 2% of candidates qualify, making it one of the toughest. In this article on UPSC Geology books 2023, we will provide the list of best books for this subject.

What will be the topics in Geology?

The questions in the Geology optional subject will be based on General Geology, Geomorphology & Remote Sensing, Structural Geology, Palaeontology, Indian Stratigraphy, Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentary Petrology, Economic Geology, Mining Geology and Geochemistry and Environmental Geology.

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UPSC 2023 Geology Books

From the following table, candidates can check the UPSC Geology books for UPSC Civil Services Geology optional subject. In the UPSC Geology Books table, we have also shared the name of the authors, so candidates can find it easy to purchase the books.

IAS Geology Optional Books -

UPSC Geology Books

UPSC Geology Books Authors

Advancing Frontiers in Geology and Geophysics

A Volume in Honour of M.S. Krishnan- A P Subramaniam & S. Balakrishnan

Delta Sedimentation: East Coast of India

I.B. Singh & A.S.R. Swamy

The Ice Age in the Indian Subcontinent and Associated Human Culture

H. De. Terra & T.T. Paterson

Remote Sensing in Geomorphology

S.M. Ramasamy

Soil Chemistry: Basic Concepts

G. Bujy

The Evolution and Classification of Soils-Ramanan

E. & Whittles, C.L. (Tr.)

Poisonous Snakes

F. Wall

Mineral Exploration: Recent Strategies

S. Rajendran

Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Resource Management

Bir Abhimanyu Kumar

Mine Closure

Naresh Chandra Saxena

Metallogenesis of Manganese Ores of Visakhapatnam BeltSrikakulam

F.N. Siddiquie

Inland Fisheries: Ecology and Management

R. L Welcomme

Hydrocarbon Potential and Exploration Strategy of Cauvery Basin, India

J.N. Sahu

Marine Geology: A Scenario Around Indian Coasts

T.K. Mallik

Himalaya: Geological Aspects, Vol. 1 & 2

P.S. Saklani

Himalaya: Geological Aspects, Vol. 3

P.S. Saklani (Ed.)

Himalaya: Geological Aspects, Vol. 4

P.S. Saklani (Ed.)

Himalaya: Geological Aspect, Vol. 5

P.S. Saklani (Ed.)

History and Culture of the Himalaya Volume 3

K.S. Gulia

Wild India: The wildlife and landscapes of India

Guy Mountfort & Hashim Tyabji

Glossary of Structural Geology and Tectonics

P.S. Saklani

Geological Maps

D.K. Awasthi

Geologic Settings and Petroleum Systems of India’s East Coast Offshore Basins: Concepts and Applications

Ravi, Bastia

Foreland Sedimentation in Himalayan Tectonic Regime: A Relook at the Orogenic Process

V. Raiverman

Geology and Evolution of the Indian Plate (from Hadean to Holocene – 4Ga to 4 Ka)

S.M. Naqvi

Encyclopaedia of Paleontology

Vivek Sharma

Encyclopaedia of Geology

Washali Yadgiri

Encyclopaedia of Geo-Informatics: Incorporating GIS and Remote Sensing, 5 Vols.

Priya Ranjan Trivedi

Encyclopaedia of Fish and Fisheries

Anand, Vishal

Earthquake Disaster Reduction: Masonry Buildings, Design and Construction

Anand S. Arya

Early Man in Eastern Himalayas: North-East India and Nepal

A. K. Sharma

Dimensions of Himalayan Geology

A.K. Biyani

Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore’s Terrain

Anuradha Mathur & Dilip Da Cunha

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Writings on Geology and Mineralogy: Scientific Papers and Comments

A. Ranganathan, & K. Srinivasa Rao (Eds.)

Concise Glossary of Geology

S.M. Mathur

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UPSC IAS Geology Preparations Tips 2023

  • Go through the detailed UPSC IAS syllabus for Geology optional subjects.

  • Cover all the topics mentioned in the UPSC Geology syllabus.

  • Refer to the UPSC IAS exam pattern 2023 to know about the stages, marking scheme, the time duration of the exam.

  • Take the best books of UPSC IAS to study the preliminary and mains exam and the Geology books to study for the optional subject.

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UPSC IAS syllabus is divided into two parts - Prelims and Mains. A major portion of the IAS syllabus is from the General Studies section. The questions in GS are Geography, History, International Relations, Polity, Hindi, English, Regional language, Economics, Ethics, Logical Reasoning etc. There are two papers in prelims - General Studies Paper 1 and Paper 2. The IAS mains exam is conducted for 9 papers.

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The exam pattern of UPSC IAS 2023 consists of a number of questions, stages of exam, exam time duration and total marks. The exam is conducted in 3 stages - preliminary, mains and personality test/interview. The exam pattern of prelims consists of 2 papers that will be MCQ-based, there is a negative marking in the UPSC IAS prelims exam. The mains consists of 9 papers that are in descriptive mode. Candidates qualifying in the preliminary and mains stage will be qualified to appear in the personality test which is the final stage of UPSC IAS.

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UPSC releases IAS question papers after the conclusion of the exam. Along with the question papers, the IAS answer keys are also released for the preliminary stage. With the help of IAS question papers, candidates can check important topics and chapters asked in the exam. They can practice using the UPSC IAS and qualify the exam.

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