Geology Optional Online Courses

For IFoS 2021

This course is part of the UPSC 2021 IFoS Geology Optional Online Course. To enrol in the GATE course, please visit: https://planet-geology.com or send an email to support@planet-geology.com

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  • Comprehensive coverage of syllabus

  • Includes difficult topics which can not be found in standard text books.

  • Access to lecture slides provided

  • Write Better Answers that Others

Video lectures and study material in one place

Learn at your own pace with pre-recorded video lectures.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Geology Paper-1 Section-A Syllabus

  2. 2
    • Syllabus

    • Notes: Solar System

    • Slides: Interior of the Earth

    • Slides: Geochemical evolution of Earth, Solar System and Meteorites

    • Intro Video: Plate Tectonics - a brief historical overview

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    • Slides: Plate Tectonics, History and Evidences

    • Slides: Types of Plate Boundaries

    • Read: Aseismic Ridges

    • Slides: Continental Drift Theory & Paleomagnetism

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    • Slides: Plate Tectonics Framework, Driving Mechanisms and Supercontinent cycle

    • Major Tectonic Boundaries and Plates of the Earth

    • Read: Spreading Rate and Ridge Types

    • Read: Differences Between Fast and Slow Spreading Ridges

    • Slides: Volcanoes and Igneous Structures

    • Slides: Earthquakes-causes, effects, earthquake belts, seismicity of India, intensity and magnitude, seismographs.

    • Major Volcanic Belts of the World

    • Slides: Radioactive Dating

    • Slides: Dating Geological Events (Relative v/s Absolute Dating)

    • Read: How is the age of earth determined?

    • Slides: Isostacy

    • Slides: Orogeny, Epeirogeny, Continents and Oceans

    • Video Lecture: Isostasy

    • Video Lecture: Interior of Earth and Other Misc. Topics

  3. 3
    • Syllabus: Geomorphology

    • Slides: Introduction

    • Slides: Aolian Landforms

    • Slides: Coastal landforms

    • Slides: Fluvial landforms

    • Slides: Gacial Landforms

    • Slides: Groundwater hydrology & Landforms

    • Slides: Geomorphic Cycles

    • Video Lecture: Lithology Landforms Relation

    • Slides : Geomorphology of Indian Sub-continent

    • Slides: GIS and its Applications

    • Slides: Role of Lithology and Structures in Development of Landforms

      FREE PREVIEW
  4. 4
    • Syllabus: Remote Sensing

    • Video Lecture: Introduction to Remote Sensing

    • Video Lecture: Electromagnetic Spectrum

    • Lecture Slides: Introduction

    • NCERT Chapter: Aerial Photography

    • Video Lecture: Absorption and atmospheric windows

    • Video Lecture: Absorption and atmospheric windows

    • Video Lecture: Scattering

    • Video Lecture: Satellites and orbits

    • Video Lecture: Sensors

    • Lecture Slides: Satellites and Sensors

    • Video Lecture: Photography and Imaging Part 1

    • Video Lecture: Photography and Imaging Part 2

    • Lecture Slides: Photography and Imaging

    • Video Lecture: Elements of Photo Interpretation (Photo-elements)

    • Video Lecture: Element of Photo Interpretation (Geotechnical elements)

    • Lecture Slides: Elements of Photo Interpretation

    • Video Lecture: IRS Characteristics

    • PDF: Earth Resource Satellites

    • NCERT: Remote Sensing

    • Slides: Global Positioning System

    • Slides: Global Positioning System (GPS)

    • Read: Indian Remote Sensing Satellites and Applications

    • Slides : Applications of GIS

  5. 5
  6. 6
    • Syllabus: Structural Geology (Part 2)

    • Lecture Slides: Stress (ANNOTATED)

    • Lecture Slides: Deformation and Strain

    • Lecture Slides: Brittle Failure Criterion

    • Lecture Slides: Stress Strain Relation

    • Video Lecture: Stress

    • Video Lecture: Mohr's Circle - Part1

    • Video Lecture: Brittle Fracture Criterion (Coulomb's Failure Envelope)

    • Video Lecture: Stress and Mohr's Circle Final

    • Video Lecture: Deformation and Strain

    • Video Lecture: Brittle Failure Criterion

    • Video Lecture: Stress Strain Relation

  7. 7
    • Syllabus: Structural Geology (Part 3)

    • Lecture Slides: LS Tectonites

    • Lecture Slides: Folds

    • Lecture Slides: Mechanics of Folding

    • Video Lectures: Folds Classification Part 1

    • Video Lecture: Fold Classification Part 2 (Folds on Stereonets)

    • Video Lecture: Ramsay's Classification of Folds, Part 1 of 3

    • Video Lecture: Ramsay's Classification of Folds, Part 2 of 3

    • Video Lecture: Ramsay's Classification of Folds, Part 3 of 3

    • Video Lecture: Folds Surface Expression

    • Video Lecture: Folds Pi Plots

    • Video Lecture: Mechanics of Folding

    • Video Lecture: Superposed Folding

    • Video Lecture: Anderson's Theory of Faulting and Stereonets

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    • Lecture Slides: Superposed Folding

    • Video Lecture: Slip of Folds and Surface Expression

    • Video Lecture: Outcrop Pattern of Faults

    • Video Lectures: Fault Related Folding

    • Lecture Slides: Faults

    • Lecture Slides: Criteria For Faulting

    • Video Lecture: LS Tectonites Part 1

    • Video Lecture: LS Tectonites Part 2

    • Slides: Crystallisation, Deformation and Petrofabrics

    • Read: Pi-Plots and Folds on Stereonets

Instructor

Our experts are here to support your preparation

Lawrence Kanyan

I am teaching this course as a part of an overall series on geology courses for competitive examinations. I secured AIR-1 in 2017 Geology and Geophysics GATE examination. I am an IIT Roorkee Graduate. I have previously worked for Shell, ONGC and the University of Texas at Austin. I have performed in exceptionally well in other standardised examinations such as GMAT (780/800), GRE (330/340), TOEFL (117/120), IIT-JEE and Medical examinations. I know what it takes to learn subjects in a manner that you do not forget those ever.

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KAHKASHAN PERWEEN

You have excellent teaching skill , sir. You clarify the concepts through real geological example which enhance the understanding in a most efficient way....

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You have excellent teaching skill , sir. You clarify the concepts through real geological example which enhance the understanding in a most efficient way. Structural geology was the toughest subject i used to find , now it seems to be understandable because of you. Thanks a lot for giving your time and effort . Hoping for more courses in upcoming days .

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Dinesh Mallick

The way of explanation is very good. Kanyan sir completely teaches from ground level concepts. Now I have enrolled for the free preview classes. Its very he...

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The way of explanation is very good. Kanyan sir completely teaches from ground level concepts. Now I have enrolled for the free preview classes. Its very helpful. During live video classes sir clears every small doubts. Thank you Planet Geology for providing this platform.

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Best learning experience ever had.

Shubham Kumar Behera

Lawrence sir is truly great at concepts of structural geology.I got many fundamental concepts and tricks through the courses. everybody should go through it.

Lawrence sir is truly great at concepts of structural geology.I got many fundamental concepts and tricks through the courses. everybody should go through it.

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Awesome

Suvendu Mandal

I m a undergraduate students facing lot of trouble in this topic after watching this one my all doubts are cleared. Thank u very much sir🙏

I m a undergraduate students facing lot of trouble in this topic after watching this one my all doubts are cleared. Thank u very much sir🙏

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Excellent

Debarati Saha

For someone like myself, who is not so good in structural geology, this course is very effective & fruitful !!! I think it is the best possible way to l...

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For someone like myself, who is not so good in structural geology, this course is very effective & fruitful !!! I think it is the best possible way to learn structural geology from scratch. Sir has put a lot of effort and ensured that various option are available to suit different learning style. He has shared every bit of his knowledge selflessly. He also showed examples from Google earth pro, which helped me visualize the problem. The live lecture session are extremely helpful and interactive. He makes sure every topic is covered and asks us qs afterwards. He also is very responsive to every qs & clears out every little doubt of us. He pays attention to each and every one of us. Thank you

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Satisfied with the materials and it's quality.

Anurag Pritam Borbora

Very well designed and a high quality content suitable for preparing for competitive examinations

Very well designed and a high quality content suitable for preparing for competitive examinations

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Awesome

Debasish Borah

Amazing

Amazing

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nicely explained

sarmistha bhagawati

good one

good one

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Chapter 1: Maps

MAINAK GHOSH

Very relevant and informative.

Very relevant and informative.

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Very helpful

PRIYAM SAHA

It helps me to improve

It helps me to improve

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Well framed course

Ashok Kumar

Brilliantly designed course for competition

Brilliantly designed course for competition

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Amazing Course

Lawrence Kanyan

Amazing Lectures

Amazing Lectures

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Course bonuses

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  • Lectures plus slides

    Over 200 Lecture Videos and Accompanying Slides

  • Online community access

    Join other aspirants in our closed group to discuss problems from the lectures and solve difficultly assignments

  • Regular online webinars

    Join online webinars to ask questions and clear your doubts.

What other people are saying

Great Content!

by Bhargav

Lawrence sir is the best teacher I have ever had. He explains difficult subjects is a very simple language and with real-world examples. The course content is just excellent and comprehensive, you need not study from any other source if you complete this course.

Excellent Teaching Methodology

by Paladugu Hari

Thanks to Lawrence sir for helping me understand the most difficult topics in Geology.