About UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists exam every year for the recruitment of Group A Geologist, Chemist, Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist - B) and Geophysicist. The notification of UPSC Geo-Scientists and Geologists is released online along with the application form. To appear for the UPSC Geo- Scientists/Geologists exam, candidates must be 21 to 35 years of age. The selection process is done on the basis of written exam followed by the interview. UPSC Geo-Scientists and Geologists written exam is conducted on different dates. Candidates who qualify the written exam are called for interview and the final selected candidates are recruited to their preferred posts on the basis of marks secured by them.

Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Union Public Service Commission

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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

19 Jan, 2020

Exam - Prelims | Mode: Offline

27 Jun, 2020 - 28 Jun, 2020

Exam - Mains | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

22 Oct, 2019 - 28 Oct, 2019

Withdrawal facility | Mode: Online

25 Sep, 2019 - 15 Oct, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

25 Sep, 2019

Advertisement | Mode: Online

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants must check the eligibility criteria like age limit, educational qualification to be eligible for UPSC Geo- Scientists/Geologists.

Nationality

Candidates applying for CDS must be an Indian citizen, or a Tibetan refugee ( before January 1962), or a subject to Nepal or Bhutan, or  Migrants from Burma, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Pakistan, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit 

Posts

Specification

Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Government of India

21 to 32 years 

For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground water

Board, Ministry of Water Resources

21 to 35 years 


Age Relaxation 

Category

Relaxation

ST/SC

5 years

Disabled Defence Services Personnel in

operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence 

3 years

OBC

3 years

Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir (January 1, 1980 to December 31,1989)


5 years

Physically handicapped 

10 years

Ex-Servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSC

5 years

ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Services

5 years


Educational Qualification - For Geologists Group 'A' in Geological Survey of India

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Qualification

Group - A Geologists in Geological Survey of India


Master's degree in Geology or Engineering  Geology or Geological Science or Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral  Exploration or Marine Geology or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Geosciences or Geochemistry or Petroleum Exploration or Geological Technology or Earth Science and Resource  Management or Geophysical Technology from a recognised University.


Educational Qualification - For Geophysicists Group 'A' in Geological Survey of India

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Qualification

Group - A Geophysicists in Geological Survey of India


M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. (Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics) or Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or Applied Physics or M.Sc (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics) from a recognised University.

 

Educational Qualification - For Chemists Group 'A' in Geological Survey of India

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Qualification

Group - A Chemists  in Geological Survey of India

M. Sc. in Applied Chemistry or Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from a University


Educational Qualification - For Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group 'A' in Central Ground Water Board

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Qualification

Group - A Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B) in Central Ground Water Board

Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology or Hydrogeology from recognised University.


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

The application form of UPSC combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists will be filled online. Candidates have to fill the application form in two parts. In Part 1 of UPSC Geo-Scientists and Geologists application form, candidates have to fill the basic details like name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date of birth etc. In Part 2, candidates have to pay the requisite fee, select the exam centre, upload scanned photograph and signature. General and OBC candidates will have to pay Rs. 200 for the application form while female of all categories, SC/PwBD/ST will be exempted from fee payment.

Steps to fill the application form

Registration Part - 1

  • Click on link available to fill the application form of UPSC Geo-Scientists and Geologists.

  • Click on part 1 registration.

  • Read the important instruction and click on ‘Yes’ button to proceed further.

  • Enter details like name, gender, date of birth, mother’s name, father’s name etc and click on ‘Continue’ button.

Registration Part - 2

  • Enter the registration id and password to login in to Part 2 registration.

  • Select the mode of payment. The specification about payment is given below.

Payment Method

Payment Gateway

Online

Net banking or Visa//RuPay/Master/ Credit/Debit Card

Offline

Bank challan

  • Select the exam centres.

  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature. The dimension about image and photograph is given below.

Documents

File Format

File size

Photograph

JPG

3 to 40 KB

Signature

JPG

1 to 40 KB


  • Click on submit button to submit the application form.

Detailed Application Form (DAF) - UPSC combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists 

Candidates who qualify the written exam have to fill detailed application form to appear in interview/personality test. To fill UPSC combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists detailed application form, candidates will have to login through ID/roll number, password and enter captcha code. Candidates will have to fill details like parental, educational, employment, personal information and upload the documents.

Documents required to be uploaded along with Detailed Application Form (DAF)

  • Educational qualification

  • Community certificate

  • Age proof certificate

  • PH certificate etc.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Offline, Online Male ₹ 200

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Syllabus

Prelims - General studies
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian national movement
Indian and World Geography -Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
Indian polity and Governance -Constitution, Political system, Panchayati raj, Public policy, Rights issues, etc
Economic and Social development – Sustainable development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social sector initiatives, etc
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate change - that do not require subject specialisation
General science
Prelims - Geology/hydroGeology
Physical Geology
Structural geology
Mineralogy
Igneous petrology
Metamorphic petrology
Sedimentology
Paleontology
Stratigraphy
Economic geology
Hydrogeology
Prelims - Geophysics
Solid Earth Geophysics
Mathematical methods in Geophysics
Electromagnetism
Geophysical Prospecting
Remote sensing and Thermodynamics
Nuclear Physics and Radiometry
Prelims - Chemistry
Chemical periodicity
Chemical bonding and Structure
Acids and bases
Theoretical basis of Quantitative inorganic Analysis
Kinetic theory and the gaseous state
Chemical thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium
Solutions of non-electrolytes
Electrochemistry
Basic Organic Chemistry
Stereochemistry
Types of Organic reactions
Molecular Rearrangements
Mains - Paper-I - Geology
Physical Geology and Remote sensing
Structural geology
Sedimentology
Paleontology
Stratigraphy
Mains - Paper-II - Geology
Mineralogy
Geochemistry and isotope Geology
Igneous petrology
Metamorphic petrology
Geodynamics
Mains - Paper-III - Geology
Economic geology
Indian Mineral deposits and Mineral Economics
Mineral exploration
Fuel Geology and Engineering Geology
Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards
Mains - Paper-III - HydroGeology
Occurrence and Distribution of Groundwater
Groundwater Movement and well Hydraulics
Water wells and Groundwater levels
Groundwater exploration
Groundwater quality and management
Mains - Paper-I - Geophysics
Solid Earth Geophysics
Earthquake Seismology
Mathematical methods in Geophysics
Geophysical Inversion
Mathematical methods of physics
Electrodynamics
Electromagnetic theory
Introductory Atmospheric and Space Physics
Mains - Paper-II - Geophysics
Potential field (Gravity and Magnetic) methods
Electrical and electromagnetic methods
Seismic Prospecting
Borehole Geophysics
Classical mechanics
Thermodynamics and statistical physics
Atomic and molecular Physics and Characterization of materials
Nuclear and particle physics
Mains - Paper-III - Geophysics
Radiometric and Airborne Geophysics
Marine Geophysics
Geophysical signal processing
Remote sensing and Geohydrology
Solid state physics and basic Electronics
Laser systems
Digital electronics, Radar systems, Satellite communications
Quantum mechanics
Mains - Paper-I-Inorganic Chemistry - Chemistry
Inorganic solids
Chemistry of coordination Compounds
Acid Base titrations
Gravimetric Analysis
Redox titrations
Complexometric titrations
Organometallic compounds
Nuclear chemistry
Chemistry of D- and F-block elements
Mains - Paper-II-Physical Chemistry - Chemistry
Kinetic theory and the gaseous state
Solids
Chemical thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium
Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
Electrochemistry
Quantum chemistry
Basic principles and applications of Spectroscopy
Photochemistry
Errors in Quantitative Analysis
Mains - Paper-III-Analytical and Organic - Chemistry
Separation Methods
Spectroscopic methods of Analysis
Thermal methods of Analysis
X-ray methods of Analysis
Inductively coupled Plasma Spectroscopy
Analysis of geological materials
Unstable, uncharged intermediates
Addition reactions
Reactions at the Carbonyl group
Oxidation and Reduction
Electrocyclic Reactions

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has prescribed the exam pattern of UPSC combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists. Candidates appearing for the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, Junior Hydrogeologist must check the subjects of the preferred posts. The questions asked in the UPSC combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists exam will be subjective in nature.

Exam Pattern for Geologist

S.No

Papers

Maximum Marks

Duration 

1.

General English

100

3 hours

2.

Geology Paper I

200

3 hours

3.

Geology Paper II

200

3 hours

4.

 Geology Paper III

200

3 hours


Exam Pattern for Geophysicist

S.No

Papers

Maximum Marks

Duration 

1.

General English

100

3 hours

2.

Geophysics Paper I

200

3 hours

3.

Geophysics Paper II

200

3 hours

4.

Geophysics Paper III

200

3 hours


Exam Pattern for Chemist

S.No

Papers

Maximum Marks

Duration 

1.

General English

100

3 hours

2.

Chemistry Paper I

200

3 hours

3.

Chemistry Paper II

200

3 hours

4.

Chemistry Paper III

200

3 hours


Exam Pattern for Junior Hydrogeologist

S.No

Papers

Maximum Marks

Duration 

1.

General English

100

3 hours

2.

Geology Paper I

200

3 hours

3.

Geology Paper II

200

3 hours

4.

Hydrogeology

200

3 hours


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Admit Card

The admit card of UPSC combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists written exam has released in online mode. To download the admit card online, candidates have to enter registration ID and password/date of birth. The admit card have details like name, date of birth, venue and exam centre, exam timing etc. Candidates have to carry at least one photo - identity proof along with the admit card. The candidates who do not receive the admit card will have inform commission three weeks before the commencement of the written exam. The admit card for personality test/ interview will be only issued to the candidates who qualify the written exam.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Lucknow
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Odisha Cuttack
Delhi Delhi
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Bihar Patna
Meghalaya Shillong
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Driving license
  • Voter id card
  • Aadhar card
  • Any other photo identity proof issued by state or central government

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Result

UPSC will release the result of UPSC combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists separately for written exam and final. UPSC will release the list of qualified candidates of written exam posts. The result will be available in pdf format with the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Candidates who qualify the written exam will be eligible to appear for Personality test/ Interview.The final result of qualified candidates will be released by UPSC on the basis of marks obtained in written exam and interview.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Cutoff

The cutoff of written exam and final will be released by UPSC. Candidates will have to score above or equal to the cutoff released by UPSC.  UPSC combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists will be released separately posts wise and category wise. The written exam cutoff of UPSC combined Geo-Scientists and Geologists will be calculated out of 700 marks whereas the final cutoff of the qualified candidates will be calculated out of 900 marks.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Date of Birth Certificate or high school mark sheet with date of birth
  • Mark Sheet/Certificate of Class 10 and 12 examination
  • Certificate regarding degree/post-graduate/other examinations passed
  • SC/ST/OBC categories must bring the caste/community certificate issued by the competent authority
  • Aadhaar Card/Passport/Pan Card/Voter Id Card /Driving License /any other photo id card issued by the statutory authorities with affixed photograph

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