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.
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
Aspirants must check the eligibility criteria like age limit, educational qualification to be eligible for UPSC Geo- Scientists/Geologists.
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.
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
Disabled Defence Services Personnel in
operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir (January 1, 1980 to December 31,1989)
Ex-Servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSC
ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Services
Educational Qualification - For Geologists Group 'A' in Geological Survey of India
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
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
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
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.
Mode of Application : Online
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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.
Net banking or Visa//RuPay/Master/ Credit/Debit Card
Select the exam centres.
Upload the scanned photograph and signature. The dimension about image and photograph is given below.
3 to 40 KB
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)
Age proof certificate
PH certificate etc.
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
Geology Paper I
Geology Paper II
Geology Paper III
Exam Pattern for Geophysicist
Geophysics Paper I
Geophysics Paper II
Geophysics Paper III
Exam Pattern for Chemist
Chemistry Paper I
Chemistry Paper II
Chemistry Paper III
Exam Pattern for Junior Hydrogeologist
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 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.
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.
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