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Question 1
In a remotely sensed data of a planet, the presence of hydrous species can be inferred using _________region of the electromagnetic spectrum? 
A
Radiowave
B
Gamma
C
Infrared
D
Visible
Question 2
Amongst the following, which one will have the highest P-wave velocity ? 
A
Granite
B
Diamond
C
Shale
D
Talc
Question 3
Both strength and plasticity of a rock increase with the 
A
increase in temperature
B
decrease in strain rate
C
increase in confining pressure
D
increase in pore fluid pressure
Question 4
Amongst the following options, the acceptable value of the Poisson’s ratio of a rock is 
A
0.55
B
1.00
C
0.25
D
-1.00
Question 5
The acceleration due to gravity, ‘g’ is maximum at 
A
equator
B
poles
C
mid-latitudes
D
sub-tropical regions
Question 6
The most abundant mineral in the Earth’s crust is 
A
quartz
B
K-feldspar
C
biotite
D
garnet
Question 7
Acoustic impedance is the _____________ of density and velocity. 
A
sum
B
difference
C
product
D
ratio
Question 8
Choose the diamagnetic mineral from the following. 
A
Calcite
B
Enstatite
C
Pyrite
D
Ilmenite
Question 9
Two bodies made up of same material with different dimensions have 
A
same resistances and resistivities
B
same resistivities but different resistances
C
same resistances but different resistivities
D
different resistances and resistivities
Question 10
The type of wave that arrives first at a station from an earthquake hypocenter is 
A
P-wave
B
S-wave
C
Rayleigh wave
D
Love wave
Question 11
Which one of the following is the correct statement? 
A
Accretionary wedge is part of the foreland basin
B
Spreading ridge is a major zone of metamorphism
C
Dehydration of subducting slab induces mantle melting
D
All of These.
Question 12
Match the following items of Group I with those of Group II.Group I                       Group IIP) Electrical Method    1) DensityQ) Magnetic Method    2) VelocityR) Gravity Method       3) ResistivityS) Seismic Method       4) Susceptibility5) Dielectric Permittivity 
A
P – 3 ; Q – 2 ; R – 5 ; S – 1
B
P – 3 ; Q – 4 ; R – 1 ; S – 2
C
P – 3 ; Q – 4 ; R – 2 ; S – 1
D
P – 5 ; Q – 4 ; R – 3 ; S – 2
Question 13
Which of the following physical properties of rocks has the widest range of variation? 
A
Magnetic permeability
B
Dielectric permittivity
C
Seismic velocity
D
Electrical resistivity
Question 14
Which of the following is NOT an inverse square law? 
A
Newton’s law of gravitation
B
Coulomb’s law of electrostatics
C
Coulomb’s law of magnetostatics
D
Hooke’s law
Question 15
A type of unconformity characterized by the occurrence of sedimentary rocks on igneous/metamorphic rocks is known as 
A
angular unconformity
B
nonconformity
C
paraconformity
D
disconformity
Question 16
An active trench is present in the vicinity of 
A
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
B
Gulf of Cambay
C
Lakshadweep
D
Krishna-Godavari delta
Question 17
In a homogeneous anisotropic medium, the physical property varies 
A
with position but not with direction
B
with both position and direction
C
with direction but not with position
D
neither with position nor with direction
Question 18
Match the items of Group I with those of Group II.Group I                       Group IIP. Coal                                     1. GandharQ. Copper                    2. SingareniR. Oil                           3. KhetriS. Uranium                  4. Jadugoda5. Degana 
A
P-4, Q-3, R-1, S-2
B
P-2, Q-3, R-5, S-4
C
P-1, Q-3, R-2, S-5
D
P-2, Q-3, R-1, S-4
Question 19
Which of the following logging techniques is best suited to estimate the shaliness of hydrocarbon reservoirs? 
A
Resistivity
B
Sonic
C
Induction
D
Gamma ray
Question 20
Which of the following statements is correct? 
A
Eolian sands do not exhibit cross bedding.
B
Deep marine sands are well sorted.
C
Glacier deposit may contain faceted pebble.
D
Wave ripples do not form on shallow marine sands.
Question 21
The test of organic-walled foraminifera is termed as 
A
Microgranular
B
Hyaline
C
Porcellaneous
D
Tectinous
Question 22
In high-grade metamorphism, biotite melting indicates 
A
rock cooling
B
rock hydration
C
rock uplifting
D
rock dehydration
Question 23
Match the dentition type in Group I with the bivalves in Group II.Group I                       Group IIP. Desmodont              1. MytilusQ. Dysodont                2. CerastodermaR. Isodont                    3. MyaS. Heterodont               4. Spondylus5. Nucula6. Arca 
A
P – 3, Q –1, R – 4, S – 2
B
P – 1, Q –2, R – 6, S – 5
C
P – 3, Q – 1, R – 5, S – 2
D
P – 2, Q - 1, R – 4, S – 6
Question 24
Which one of the following is the correct statement regarding hydrocarbon generation? 
A
H/C content of organic matter increases as it matures.
B
O/C content of organic matter increases as it matures.
C
Lignite does not form any hydrocarbon during maturation.
D
Oil source rock is most abundant in Mesozoic.
Question 25
Which of the following is a type of dam? 
A
Anchor
B
Shotcrete
C
Geogrid
D
Buttress
Question 26
A chondrite-normalized REE pattern of quartzo-feldspathic gneiss shows a sharp positive Eu anomaly. This indicates presence of 
A
plagioclase in the sample.
B
quartz in the sample.
C
clinopyroxene in the sample.
D
sillimanite in the sample.
Question 27
Choose the correct expression from the following that explains the changing vertical position of a point on the land surface at any time (Surface Uplift – SU, Bedrock Uplift – BU, Deposition – D, Compaction – C, Erosion – E). 
A
SU = BU – D – C – E
B
SU = BU – D + C – E
C
SU = BU + D – C + E
D
SU = BU + D – C – E
Question 28
Mantle xenoliths are observed in 
A
Kimberlite
B
Granite
C
Pegmatite
D
Granulite
Question 29
Select the correct the statement from the following. 
A
Incised channels form an account of aeolin action.
B
Mesa structures are observed only in steeply dipping beds.
C
Crevasse splay is commonly associated with meandering river.
D
Coral reefs are abundant in Gulf of Cambay.
Question 30
Select the appropriate metamorphic reaction from the following options. 
A
A + B = C + D
B
A + C = D + G
C
A + D = B + C
D
E + D = C + A
Question 31
Based on the micro-texture, select the oldest assemblage from the following. 
A
A-D
B
E-F
C
B-C
D
A-G
Question 32
The point P represents 
A
uniaxial tensile strength.
B
uniaxial compressive strength.
C
indirect tensile strength.
D
shear strength.
Question 33
For a condition represented by the circle 1, if pore water pressure increases, the circle will change to 
A
circle 2.
B
circle 3.
C
circle 4.
D
circle 5.
Question 34
Which of the following ways of measuring the size of an earthquake does not require instrumentalrecording? 
A
Richter magnitude
B
Moment
C
Mw
D
Intensity
Question 35
In what circumstances, the migrated reflection seismic section will be same as the unmigrated one? 
A
Inclined interfaces
B
Undulating interfaces
C
Horizontal interfaces
D
Vertical interfaces
Question 36
Which of the following methods is best suited to estimate the resistivity variations in the upper mantle?  
A
Deep electrical resistivity
B
Ground Penetrating Radar
C
Controlled Source Electromagnetics
D
Magnetotellurics
Question 37
Amongst the following 4-electrode configurations of the electrical resistivity method, which is best suited for archeological investigations? 
A
Schlumberger
B
Pole-Pole
C
Wenner
D
Dipole-Dipole
Question 38
In an ill-posed geophysical inverse problem, stated as non-singular matrix equation, the magnitude of determinant of the coefficient matrix is 
A
large
B
zero
C
near zero
D
very large
Question 39
In a 4-layer subsurface model, which combination of A-, H-, K- and Q- type electrical resistivity sounding curves is NOT possible? 
A
HA
B
AK
C
KQ
D
HQ
Question 40
Which of the following characteristics of a Self Potential (SP) anomaly gives the approximate position of centre of the buried ore body? 
A
Position of maximum of the anomaly
B
Position of minimum of the anomaly
C
Position of zero crossing
D
Position midpoint between maximum and minimum of the anomaly
Question 41
Which of the following is NOT correct? 
A
In VLF-EM technique, the tilt-angle mode is best suited to locate conductive bodies
B
Fraser filter is a difference filter
C
Static shift affects MT impedance phase
D
Tipper vector is derived from the three magnetic field components, Hx, Hy and Hz.
Question 42
If L, B, F and T respectively stand for Latitude correction, Bouguer correction, Free-air correction and Terrain correction, then the order in which they will have to be applied for gravity data analysis is 
A
LFBT
B
LBTF
C
FLBT
D
TBLF
Question 43
Geomagnetic secular variations originate from the 
A
inner core
B
outer core
C
crust
D
mantle
Question 44
Removal of regional component from magnetic data is similar to 
A
band-pass filtering
B
low-pass filtering
C
high-pass filtering
D
band-reject filtering
Question 45
Which of the following is useful to estimate the depth to the centre of a spherical body from a gravity anomaly curve? 
A
Surface integration
B
Volume integration
C
Twice the absolute maximum
D
Half-width of the anomaly
Question 46
Application of reduction-to-pole technique to a magnetic anomaly results in 
A
flattening the anomaly curve.
B
transforming the asymmetry in the anomaly to symmetry.
C
halving the amplitude.
D
doubling the amplitude.
Question 47
The Fourier transform of a comb function is 
A
delta function
B
comb function
C
sync function
D
rectangular function
Question 48
In Cartesian coordinate system, if the geological strike of a two-dimensional body is oriented along the x-direction, then the electromagnetic field components associated with TM mode of magnetotelluric method are 
A
Hx, Ey and Ez
B
Ex, Hy and Ez
C
Hx, Hy and Ez
D
Ex, Hy and Hz
Question 49
The most common hydrocarbon indicator is 
A
flat spot
B
dim spot
C
bright spot
D
velocity sag
Question 50
Match the items of Group I with those of Group IIGroup I                       Group IIP) Caliper log               1) PermeabilityQ) NMR log                 2) ResistivityR) Neutron log                         3) DiameterS) SP log                      4) Velocity5) Porosity 
A
P – 3, Q – 4, R – 2, S – 5
B
P – 3, Q – 1, R – 5, S – 2
C
P – 4, Q – 2, R – 4, S – 3
D
P – 1, Q – 3, R – 2, S – 4
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Question 1
In Mohs’ scale of hardness, how many minerals are of silicate composition?     
A
4
B
5
C
6
D
7
Question 2
‘Which one of the following river systems forms the largest fluvio-deltaic system in the world?     
A
Mississippi—Ohio
B
Red—Mekong
C
Ganga—Brahrnaputra
D
Yellow—Ba Hoi
Question 3
Which one amongst the following rocks commonly has highest unconfined compressive strength?     
A
Coarse-grained sandstone
B
Mica schist
C
Fossiliferous limestone
D
Massive basalt
Question 4
Eparchean unconformity separates geological units of     
A
early Archaean from late Archaean
B
Archaean froni Proterozoic
C
Proterozoic from Palaeozoic
D
Archaean froni Phanerozoic
Question 5
Polymetallic nodules on the ocean floor contain significant amounts of:     
A
Cu-Ni-Co
B
Pb-Zn-Ti
C
Hg-Mo-Pt
D
U-Th-Nb
Question 6
If the rake of net slip of an inclined fault is 90°, the fault is      
A
strike-slip fault
B
dip—slip fault
C
oblique—slip fault
D
transcurrent fault
Question 7
On a photo-scale of 1:40000, a square shaped open cast coal mine of 1 km2 area would have an area of (in cm2)        
A
2.50
B
4.00
C
6.25
D
12.00
Question 8
Bouguer correction is applied to correct for the gravity anomaly due to mass between station location and     
A
mean sea level
B
local datum plane
C
base of upper crust
D
Mohorovicic discontinuity
Question 9
Which one of the following can be estimated from SP log against a saline-water saturated sandstone formation encountered in a well?     
A
Resistivity of formation water
B
Degree of water saturation
C
Depth of invasion
D
Penneability
Question 10
Durin2 its orbital motion around the Sun. the Earth is nearest to the Sun on     
A
Mardi 21
B
July 4
C
September 23
D
January 3
Question 11
Which one of the following can be best explored using electromagnetic method?     
A
Oil-bearin2 strata
B
Coal-bearing strata
C
Disseminated sulphide deposit
D
Massive sulphide deposit
Question 12
Name the planet in the solar system which has its “day” longer than its ‘year”.     
A
Mercury
B
Venus
C
Mars
D
Neptune
E
All of these
Question 13
The Most sensitive instrument for magnetic survey is     
A
magnetic field balance
B
fluxgate magnetometer
C
proton precession magnetometer
D
optically pumped magnetometer
Question 14
Which physical property of the niedium governs the response of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)?     
A
Electrical conductivity
B
Electromagnetic conductivity
C
Seismic wave velocity
D
Electrical permeability (dielectric permittivity)
Question 15
Depth range of the ‘transition zones associated with phase changes in the Earths s mantle is (in km)     
A
35 to 150
B
150 to 410
C
410 to 660
D
660 to 800
E
All of these
Question 16
Choose the correct pair of plutonic rock and its volcanic eqiiva1ent.     
A
Gabbro—Trachyte
B
Syenite—Andesite
C
Gramte—Rliyolite
D
Granodiorite—Basalt
Question 17
Which of the following is NOT a variety of silica (Si02)?     
A
Jasper
B
Coesite
C
Stishovite
D
Flinkite
Question 18
XVhich one of these is NOT a source of sufficient water supply but can transmit certain quantity of water on a reaional scale due to 1eakae?     
A
Aquifer
B
Aquitard
C
Aquiclude
D
Aquiflige
Question 19
The Jurassic stratigraphic succession of Kutch is characterized by which one of the following?     
A
Cephalopods
B
Trilobites
C
Brachiopods
D
Graptolites
Question 20
‘Which one of the following mineral constituents exhibits strong absorption in the TJV-blue band of the EM spectnun due to charge transfer effect leading to colouration?      
A
Fe-O
B
Si-O
C
Al-OH
D
Mg-OH
Question 21
When did the supercontinent Pangaea begin to break up?     
A
Cenozoic
B
Mesozoic
C
Palaeozoic
D
Proterozoic
Question 22
In which of the following localities does coal deposit occur?     
A
Daiiba
B
Kudremukli
C
Wardha
D
Rudrasaga
Question 23
Specific discharge of 1 cm per day is observed in a porous medium where hydraulic head difference is 0.5 in and flow length is 20 in. Calculate the hydraulic conductivity (in m/day).     
A
0.4
B
0.8
C
1.2
D
1.6
Question 24
A sandstone bed dipping 300 has an outcrop width of 20 m in  a flat terrain. What is the true thickness (in m) of the bed’?      
A
5
B
10
C
20
D
30
Question 25
Calculate the concentration (in ppm) of Ni in olivine that crystallizes from a basaltic magma containing 20 ppm Ni. The partition coefficient (solid/melt) of nickel is 5.      
A
4
B
20
C
100
D
500
Question 26
An analysis of augite yields 3 silicon atoms calculated on the basis of 12 oxygen atoms. If only Al replaces Si, calculate the number of tetrahedral—Al in the mineral.      
A
1
B
2
C
3
D
4
Question 27
Calculate the degree(s) of freedom of the assemblage ortliopyroxene + clinopyroxene + plagioclase + homblende + quartz + thud in the chemical system CaO—FeO—MgO—A1203—Si02—H20 with pressure and temperature as physical variables.     
A
0
B
1
C
2
D
3
Question 28
Ca-montmorillonite is formed by the chemical weathering of     
A
calcite
B
augite
C
orthoclase
D
forsterite
Question 29
In which of the following crystal systems, the characteristic symmetry elements a two-fold axis of rotation and at least two planes of synunetry” are possible?     
A
Tetragonal
B
Hexagonal
C
Orthorhombic
D
Monoclinic
Question 30
The correct sequence of metamorphic facies with increasing depth in a subcluction zone is     
A
greenschist, blueschist, eclogite
B
greenschist, eclogite, bhteschist
C
blueschist, reenschist, ec1oite
D
bhieschist, eclogite, eenschist
Question 31
Which one of the following basins is producing petroleum from the coal-rich reservoir rocks?      
A
Rajasthan Basin
B
Cambay Basin
C
Cauvely Basin
D
Krislrna—Godavari Basin
Question 32
A major thrust in the Himalayas has resulted in intense shearing of a zone about 0.5 km wide on either side of the thrust leading to landslides. Which GIS function can be used to display the shear zone?    
A
Contiguity (adjacency)
B
Spread
C
Proximity (buffer)
D
Search
Question 33
Vertical exaggeration commonly occurs during stereo-viewing of aerial photographs. Where does it occur?    
A
In the photographs
B
In the terrain
C
In the stereoscope
D
In the perceptor’s mind
Question 34
A potassic ultrabasic hybrid igneous rock containing macroclysts of olivine. Cr-rich diopside. phlogopite and pyrope in a groundmass of serpentine, carbonate and perovskite can be named as    
A
kimberlite
B
ijolite
C
melilitolite
D
harzburgite
Question 35
Herringbone structure is generally formed in which of the following environments?    
A
Fluvial
B
Aeolian
C
Lacustrine
D
Tidal
Question 36
In a typical coal mine area affected by acid mine drainage, which one of the following acids will be dominant?    
A
Nitric acid
B
Sulphuric acid
C
Hydrochloric acid
D
Hydrofluoric acid
Question 37
Match the items iii Group I with those in Group II. Group I                          Group II P. Theca                    1. Trilobite Q. Midrib                 2. Brachiopod R. Deltiditm               3. Glossopteris S. Pygidium               4. Graptolite                                       5. Diatoms
A
P-3. Q-4. R-5. S-1
B
P-4. Q-3. R-2. S-1
C
P-S. Q-3. R-2. S-1
D
P-2. Q-4. R-5. S-1
Question 38
Arrange the following formations sequentially from older to younger: P. Sargur Schist Q. Kajrahat Limestone R. Cuddalore Sandstone S. Umia A.mrnonite Bed
A
P,S,Q,R
B
P,Q,R,S
C
P, Q, S, R
D
Q, S, P, R
Question 39
Which of the following statements is true?    
A
Transposition foliation is an indication of superposed folding
B
Stratigraphic information is retained in transposition structures
C
Transposition foliation develops parallel to axial plane of tight folds
D
Fold closures can be well identified in transposition structures
Question 40
Match the items in Group I with those in Group II. Group I                        Group II P. Churching                1. Concrete gravity dam Q. Curtain grouting      2. Tunnelling R. Piping                       3. Cement S. Pozzolan                   4. Earth dam
A
P-2 Q-l. R-4. s-3
B
P-4. Q-l. R-2. 5-3
C
P-2. Q-3. R-l. S-4
D
P-1. Q-2. R-3. S-4
Question 41
Which of the followin2 statements is true?      
A
P shows eutectic relation and Q shows high temperature limited solid solution
B
Both P and Q show high temperature limited solid solution
C
Both P and Q show eutectic relation
D
P shows high temperature limited solid solution and Q shows eutectic relation
Question 42
Choose the correct statement?   
A
Solvus occurs in both P and Q
B
Solvus is absent in both P and Q
C
Solvus occurs in P but not in Q
D
Solvus occurs in Q but not in P
Question 43
Copper ore deposit with significant content of molybdenum occurs in  
A
thin layers of shale
B
basic-ultrabasic rocks
C
volcanogenic (rhyolitic) sedimentary rocks
D
andesite porphyiy
Question 44
An example of the above type of copper deposit is       
A
Kupfersciefer. Gemiany
B
Chuquicamata. Chile
C
Kurroko. Japan
D
Sudbtuy. Canada
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