Geology CSS Paper I 2004

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2004.

GEOLOGY, PAPER – I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including question No. 8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks.

1. What methods are available to determine the age of the Earth? Describe its internal structure.

2. Discuss the origin of MAGMA in relation to plate tectonics. How different types of igneous rocks are formed from a single magma?

3. What is the significance of physical properties of mineral? Describe the PYROXENE group of minerals.

4. Define Formation. Describe the Tertiary sequence of strata in Sindh.

5. How do you classify Faults? Discuss the importance of CHAMAN FAULT in the geology of Pakistan.

6. How do you locate the epicenter of an earthquake? What measures are necessary for those areas of Pakistan which are seismically active?

7. Describe the morphology of CEPHALOPODS. What is their significance in the stratigraphy of Pakistan?

COMPULSORY QUESTION

8. Write very short answers on the following:

  1. Turbidites
  2. Asthenosphere
  3. Pillow lawa
  4. Cross bedding
  5. Continental slope
  6. Index fossil
  7. Arkose
  8. Enfoliation
  9. Submarine fan
  10. Kaolinite
  11. Braided river
  12. Main mantle thrust
  13. Eclogite
  14. Centre of symmetry
  15. Marker bed
  16. Syenite
  17. Bireferengence
  18. Globogerina
  19. Phyllosilicate
  20. Chert
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