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What is the eligibility criteria to be a Geologist?

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RE: What is the eligibility criteria to be a Geologist?

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A geologist is a person who who studies the earth's composition, different kinds of rock formation sect. They play a crucial role in exploring and discovering natural resources and minerals. Their job also involves observing natural calamities and their various effects on the environment and to explore mineral, oil and natural gas fields and underwater resources. Geologists are involved in exploring deep sea natural resources. They analyse the quality of soil by conducting Geo physical and chemical test. Based on their analysis and report submission , decisions related to construction of roads, reservoirs, underground tunnels and bridges are taken.. Geologists play a vital role in preservation and cleaning up of the environment. They advise government and construction companies on construction sites, highway planning etc. There are various specializations in this field. One can work as hydro geologists, petroleum geologists, economics geologists, environmental geologist, mining geologist paleontologist, marine geologist etc. Mining companies, oil and gas exploration companies , consulting companies, civil engineering firms, government institutes such as the council for Geo science , department of water affairs, oil and natural gas exploration corporation , municipal agencies etc are some of the major employers in this field. After 12th with science a student can do an undergraduate course in Geology.

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