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GPSC Assistant Director Syllabus 2021:

Name of Organization

Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC)

Name of Post

Assistant Director, Class-I
Name of Exam

Preliminary Exam

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Exam Date

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GPSC Exam Pattern 2021:


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GPSC Exam Syllabus – Prelims 2021:


  1. Geography of India-Physical, Economic, Social, Natural Resources and population related topics- with special reference to Gujarat
  2. Cultural heritage of India-Literature, Art, Religion and Architecture- with special reference to Gujarat
  3. History of India with special reference to Gujarat
  4. Indian Economy and Planning

5. Indian Polity and the Constitution of India:

  1. Preamble
  2. Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. Composition of Parliament
  5. Powers of the President of India
  6. Powers of Governor
  7. Judiciary
  8. Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward classes of the society
  9. Attorney General
  10.  NITI Aayog
  11. Panchayati Raj Institutions
  12. Finance Commission
  13. Constitutional and Statutory Bodies: Election Commission of India, Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General; Central Vigilance Commission, Lokpal and Lokayukta, Central Information Commission

6. General Mental Ability

7. General Science, Environment and Information & Communication Technology

8. Daily events of Regional, National and International Importance including

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Mine Development:

Methods of access to deposits; Underground drivages; Drilling methods and machines; Explosives, blasting devices and practices.

Mine Surveying:

Levels and leveling, theodolite, tacheometry, triangulation; Contouring; Errors and adjustments; Correlation; Underground surveying; Curves; Photogrammetry; Field astronomy; EDM and Total Station; Introductory GPS .

Geomechanics and Ground Control:

Engineering Mechanics: Equivalent force systems; Equations of equilibrium; two dimensional frames and trusses; free body diagrams; Friction forces; Particle kinematics and dynamics; Beam analysis. Geomechanics: Geo-technical properties of rocks; Rock mass classification; Instrumentation and stress measurement techniques; Theories of rock failure; Ground vibrations; Stress distribution around mine openings; Subsidence; Rock bursts and coal bumps; Slope stability. Ground Control: Design of pillars; Roof supporting systems; Mine filling. Rock Mechanics.

Mining Methods:

Surface mining: layout, development, loading, transportation and mechanization, continuous surface mining systems; Underground coal mining: bord and pillar systems, room and pillar mining, longwall mining, thick seam mining methods; highwall mining; Underground metal mining: open, supported and caved stopping methods, stope mechanization, ore handling systems.

Mining Machinery:

Generation and transmission of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic power; Materials handling: haulages, conveyors, face and development machinery, hoisting systems, pumps, crushers. Load Hard Bimper.

Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards:

Surface Environment: Air, water and soil pollution: Standards of quality, causes and dispersion of contamination, and control; Noise; Land reclamation.

Mine Ventilation: Underground atmosphere; Heat load sources and thermal environment, air cooling; Mechanics of air flow, distribution, natural and mechanical ventilation; Mine fans and their usage; Auxiliary ventilation; Ventilation planning; Ventilation networks.

Subsurface Hazards: Mine Gases. Underground hazards from fires, explosions, dust and inundation; Rescue apparatus and practices; Safety in mines; Accident data analysis; Mine lighting; Mine legislation; Occupational safety.

Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering:

Mine Economics:  Mineral resource classification; discounted cash flow analysis; Mine valuation; Mine investment analysis; Mineral taxation.

Mine Planning: Sampling methods, practices and interpretation; Reserve estimation techniques: Basics of geostatistics and quality control; Optimization of facility location; Work-study.

Systems Engineering: Concepts of reliability; Reliability of simple systems; Maintainability and availability; Linear programming, transportation and assignment problems; Network analysis; Inventory models; Queueing theory; Basics of simulation.

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Physical Geology and Remote Sensing:

Evolution of Earth; Earth’s internal structure; earthquakes and volcanoes; principles of geodesy, isostasy; weathering- processes and products; geomorphic landforms formed by action of rivers, wind, glaciers, waves and groundwater; features of ocean floor; continental shelf, slope and rise; concepts of landscape evolution; major geomorphic features of India coastal, peninsular and extra peninsular. Electromagnetic spectrum; electromagnetic bands in remote sensing; spectral signatures of soil, rock, water and vegetation; thermal, near infrared and microwave remote sensing; digital image processing; LANDSAT, IRS and SPOT characteristics and use; aerial photos- types, scale, parallax, relief displacement; elements of image interpretation.

Mineral Exploration:

Stages of exploration; scope, objectives and methods of prospecting, regional exploration and detailed exploration; geological, geochemical and geobotanical methods; litho-, bio-, soil geochemical surveys, mobility and dispersion of elements, geochemical anomalies; ore controls and guides; pitting, trenching, drilling; sampling, assaying, ore reserve estimation; categorization of ore reserves; geophysical methods- ground and airborne surveys; gravity, magnetic, electrical and seismic methods of mineral exploration.

Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics:

Distribution of mineral deposits in Indian shield; geological characteristics of important industrial mineral and ore deposits in India- chromite, diamond, muscovite, Cu-Pb-Zn, Sn-W, Au, Fe-Mn, bauxite; minerals used in refractory, fertilizer, ceramic, cement, glass, paint industries; minerals used as abrasive, filler; building stones. Strategic, critical and essential minerals; India’s status in mineral production; co-products and by-products; consumption, substitution and conservation of minerals; National Mineral Policy; marine mineral resources and laws of the sea.

Gujarat Mineral Deposits and Mineral Economics:

Value addition, UNFC classification and latest method of classification, existing mineral policy of Gujarat State, Geology of Gujarat.

Various Acts and Rules related to Mining:

The Mines Act, 1952. The Mines Rules, 1955. Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 1988. The Mines & Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 1957. Mineral Conservation Rules, 1960. Gujarat Minor Mineral Conservations Rules, 2017. Gujarat Mineral (Prevention of illegal mining, Transportation and Storage), Rules, 2017. Marble Development and Conservation Rules, 2002. Granite Conservation and Development Rules, 1999. The Metalliferous Mines Regulations, 1961. The Coal Mines (Nationalization) Act, 1973. Minerals (Other than atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Rules, 2016. National Mineral Exploration Trust Rules, 2015. Mines & Minerals (Contribution to District Mineral Foundation) Rules, 2015. Minerals (Evidence of Mineral Contents) Rules, 2015. Mineral (Auction) Rules, 2015. 13. Current trends and recent advancements in the relevant fields.

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