UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020-21: Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam

The Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit suitable candidates for the GSI (Geological Survey of India) and Central Water Board. The candidates are selected for Group ‘A’ posts in Geologist, Geophysicist, and Chemist and Group ‘B’ post of Junior Hydrologists. There are two stages of the exam – Written Exam and Interview. Let’s check out the complete details related to the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, the application process, admit card, result, etc in the article ahead.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Recent Update

UPSC has released the schedule for the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Main exam 2020. The exam will be conducted on 17th and 18th October 2020. The Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2020 application process has started on the official website from 25th September 2019 and continued till 15th October 2019 (06:00 PM). The preliminary examination was held on 19th January 2020.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 - Quick Overview

Exam Name

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam

Exam conducting authority

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official website

https://upsc.gov.in

Exam level

National level

Exam occurrence

Once in a year

Application mode

Online

Examination mode

Online

Selection Procedure

Preliminary, Main, and Interview

Negative Marking

Applicable in Objective type papers

UPSC Geo-Scientist 2020-21 Notification (Out) -

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued a notification for Combined Geo-Scientist Prelims Exam 2021, on its official website upsc.gov.in, for recruitment to the post of Scientist B and Chemist in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines and in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources. Interested and eligible can apply for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Recruitment 2020 through online mode by using the official website i.e. upsconline.nic.in. The last date for UPSC Geo Scientist Registration is 27th October 2020.


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020-21 Important Dates

Here are the important dates for the exam as published in the official notification:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Notification Date

25th September 2019

Application process starts

25th September 2019

Last date to submit the application form

15th October 2019 (till 6:00 PM)

Withdrawal of applications

22nd to 28th October 2019

UPSC Geoscientist 2020 Preliminary Exam

19th January 2020

Result declaration

20th February 2020

Combined Geo-Scientist (Main Exam)

17th and 18th October 2020

Interview

Not announced

Final Result

Not announced

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist (Main) Exam Schedule

Subject

Date and Day

Time

Code Number

Geology Paper-I

17th October 2020 (Saturday)

9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

12

Geophysics Paper-I

32

Chemistry Paper-I

42

Geology Paper-II

17th October 2020 (Saturday)

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

13

Geophysics Paper-II

33

Chemistry Paper-II

43

Geology Paper-III

18th October 2020 (Sunday)

9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

14

Geophysics Paper-III

34

Chemistry Paper-III

44

Hydrogeology

18th October 2020 (Sunday)

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

15

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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2021 Important Dates

Events

Important Dates

Commencement of submission of online application

07th October 2020

Last date to apply

27th October 2020

Last date for online withdrawn

From 04th to 10th October 2020

UPSC Geo-Scientist Admit Card

2 weeks before the exam

UPSC Geo-Scientist Pre-Exam date

21st February 2021

UPSC Geo-Scientist Mains

17th to 18th July 2021

 


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020-21 Pattern & Syllabus

The examination will be conducted in the following phases:

  • Stage-I - Preliminary exam (Computer Based Test - Objective Type Questions)
  • Stage-II - Main exam (Descriptive Type papers)
  • Stage-III - Personality Test

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist Post

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I: General Studies

2 hours

100 marks

Paper-II: Geology/ Hydrology

2 hours

300 marks

Geophysicist Post

Paper-I: General Studies

2 hours

100 marks

Paper-II: Geophysics

2 hours

300 marks

Chemist Post

Paper-I: General Studies

2 hours

100 marks

Paper-II: Chemistry

2 hours

300 marks

Main Exam Pattern

Candidates who qualify the preliminary phase examination are eligible to appear for the Main examination. The Main examination is of conventional type and the answers can be given only in the English language.

Geologist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

Paper-II: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

Paper-III: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

Geophysicist

Paper-I: Geophysics

3 hours

200 marks

Paper-II: Geophysics

3 hours

200 marks

Paper-III: Geophysics

3 hours

200 marks

Chemist

Paper-I: Chemistry

3 hours

200 marks

Paper-II: Chemistry

3 hours

200 marks

Paper-III: Chemistry

3 hours

200 marks

Jr. Hydrogeologist

Paper-I: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

Paper-II: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

Paper-III: Hydrogeology

3 hours

200 marks

Interview/ Personality Test is conducted for those who qualify the Main exam. The test comprises of 200 marks and candidates are accessed on their leadership capacity, tact, initiative and intellectual curiosity, integrity, aptitude, etc.


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for all the papers is available in the official notification. Paper-I i.e. General Paper is common for all the posts. So, here is the syllabus for the paper.

Paper-I: General Studies

  • General Science
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • Indian and World Geography - Social, Physical, Economic Geography of India and the World
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • Indian Polity and Governance - Political System, Constitution, Public Policy, Panchayati Raj, Right Issues, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020-21 Eligibility

Before applying for the exam, candidates should check their eligibility conditions –

Nationality -

  • The applicant should be an Indian Citizen.
  • Subjects of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan Refugees who have migrated to India before 1st January 1962 are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • People of Indian Origin from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam or East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zaire) can apply for the exam.

Age Limit -

The candidate should be between 21 years to 32 years of age.

There is an age-relaxation for the following category of candidates –

  • OBC – 3 Years 
  • SC/ ST – 5 Years
  • PWD – Candidates who are physically challenged get age–relaxation of 10 years.
  • Jammu & Kashmir candidates – Students belonging to the Jammu & Kashmir get age–relaxation of 5 years.
  • Defence Service Personnel – Candidates of Defence Service get an age relaxation of 3 years.

ECOS/ SSCOs – Candidates who have served as ECOs/ SSCOs get an age –relaxation of 5 years.

Educational Qualifications -

The educational qualification for the different post is different. Check below -

For Geologist (Group ‘A, Geological Survey of India) -

The applicant should have done Masters in any one of the subjects -

  • Mineral Exploration
  • Geo- Exploration
  • Geological Science
  • Geology

For Chemist (Group ‘A, Geological Survey of India) -

The applicant should have done Masters in any one of the subjects from a UGC recognised college/ university -

  • M. Sc. in Applied Chemistry
  • M. Sc. in Analytical Chemistry
  • M. Sc. in Applied Chemistry

For Geo – Physicist (Group ‘A, Geological Survey of India) -

The applicant should have done M. Sc. in any one of the subjects from a UGC recognised college/ university -

  • M. Sc. in Geophysics
  • M. Sc. in Applied Geophysics
  • M. Sc. in Exploration Geophysics
  • M. Sc. in Physics
  • M. Sc. in Applied Physics
  • M. Sc. in Marine Geophysics
  • M. Sc. in Exploration Geophysics
  • M. Sc. (Technology)

For Junior Hydrogeologist (Group ‘B’, Central Ground Water Board) -

The applicant should have done M. Sc. in any one of the subjects from a UGC recognised college/ university -

  • M. Sc. in Geology
  • M. Sc. in Applied Geology
  • M. Sc. in Marine Geology

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020-21 Application Process

The application window for the combined geo-scientist and geologist exam 2021 is open now. Candidates can apply for the exam and fill the form from 07th October 2020 to 27th October 2020. Candidates can apply for the exam online using www.upsconline.nic.in link.

  • They should read all instructions to fill the application form in detail.
  • The application can be filled in two parts – Part 1 and Part 2.
  • The Part- 1 of the application is ‘Registration’.
  • Candidates should provide his/ her basic details like Name, Age, Address, Phone Number, and Email ID to get registered.
  • Upon registration, a login id and password are sent to candidates email id.
  • By using the login credentials, candidates can get an access to the Part 2 of the application form.
  • Candidates should fill all the requisite details in the application form correctly.
  • They should upload the scanned copies of their Photograph and Signature.
  • Thereafter, they should pay the application fee.

Check detailed steps below:

UPSC CGGE Application Process – Steps To Apply

The application process for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam (CGGE) is divided into two stages – Part 1 Registration and Part 2 Registration.

Follow these steps to start the registration process for UPSC CGEE Exam 2021:

  • Go to the official website: upsconline.nic.in.
  • Click on “ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC”. A list of applications will open
  • Click on “Click Here for PART I” against “COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST (Preliminary) EXAMINATION”.
  • Read the instructions and click on “Yes” to continue.

Part 1 - Registration Process

  1. After you click on ‘Part 1 Registration’, you will be prompted to read important instructions to fill the online application form. Click on “Yes” to proceed.
  2. Fill in some personal information like Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Nationality, etc. Fill all those details with correct information and proceed to the next step.
  3. You will be asked if you want to claim age relaxation. If you are a reserved candidate eligible for age relaxation, select ‘Yes’ and proceed to the next step. Else, select ‘No’ and proceed.
  4. Select a photo ID card from the list. Enter the ID card number and then confirm again. Select the category of service you want to apply for and select the examination center, then click on ‘Continue’.
  5. A preview of your application form will appear. You have to click on ‘Update’ to make any changes if required. After that, enter the security code given in the image and click on the ‘I Agree’ button.
  6. Now that Part 1 Registration is complete, you can click on ‘Print Slip’ to take a print out of the current page. Now, click on ‘Print Application Part – I’ and take a printout of the application. You can proceed to the next stage of the application process by clicking on ‘Click here for Part – II Registration’.

Part 2 - Registration Process

  1. Log in to your account using the newly generated Registration ID and Date of Birth. You will also need to fill in the security code.
  2. Select your preferred examination center and click on ‘Submit’ to proceed.
  3. You need to scan your photo, signature, and ID card. After you scan and upload all those documents, click on the ‘Upload Image’ option.
  4. Preview the documents and if required, change or re-upload the documents. Then click on ‘Continue’.
  5. Enter your photo ID number and read the declaration. Click on the “I have read Declaration & Agree/ Finally Submit” button. After you click on that button, your application will be successfully submitted.

Application Fee -

  • The application fee for General and OBC candidates is ₹ 200.
  • The female and SC/ST candidates are exempted from paying any application fee.

Mode of Payment -

The application fee should be paid either in Cash at the SBI or by using internet banking to pay through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Rupay/ Visa/ Master Card.

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020: Distribution of seats for various posts

Name of the Post

Number of vacancies

Category-I : (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines)

Chemist (Group A)

15

Junior Hydrogeologists (Group A)

03

Geologist (Group A)

79

Geophysicist (Group A)

05

Category-II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources)

Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology), Group ‘A’

16

Scientist ‘B’(Chemical ) Group ‘A’

03

Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’

06


Other Details

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020: Admit Card

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card for the 2020 Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination on 21st September. The hall tickets can be accessed on the official website, upsc.gov.in.

The Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination is scheduled to be conducted on 17th and 18th October 2020 for candidates who have cleared the preliminary examination which was conducted in January. Candidates can download their Admit Card online from the official website of the UPSC. To download the admit card, candidates should enter their Name and Registration Number. The admit card mentions candidate’s Name, Roll Number, and details about the examination centre. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination centres. Without admit card, no candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance exam.

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 – Check the Exam Centres

For The Preliminary Exam

S. No

Exam Center

1.

Ahmedabad

2.

Bangaluru

3.

Bhopal

4.

Chandigarh

5.

Chennai

6.

Cuttack

7.

Delhi

8.

Dispur

9.

Hyderabad

10.

Jaipur

11.

Jammu

12.

Kolkata

13.

Lucknow

14.

Mumbai

15.

Patna

16.

Prayagraj

17.

Shillong

18.

Shimla

19.

Thiruvanthapuram

For The Main Exam

1.

Bhopal

2.

Chennai

3.

Delhi

4.

Dispur (Guwahati)

5.

Hyderabad

6.

Kolkata

7.

Lucknow

8.

Mumbai

9.

Shimla

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 – Process of Selection

The selection process for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2020 will be completed via 2 stages of exams and a personal interview. The final merit is prepared based on the candidate’s performance in the preliminary, mains, and personal interviews.

Preliminary Exam: The preliminary exam is divided into 2 papers of 2 hours each. All the questions of the preliminary exam are of objective type only. The candidates who qualify the preliminary exam are eligible to appear in the main exam. Candidates almost equal to 6 to 7 times of the total vacancies are selected from the preliminary exam.

Main Exam: The main exam consists of 3 papers of 3 hours and 200 marks each. There is no negative marking in the main exam as there are only descriptive type questions. The candidates can answer the questions in English only. Candidates must clear the cut-off marks decided by the commission to clear the main exam.

Personal Interview: The candidates who clear the preliminary and main exam appear in the personal interview. The personal interview carries 200 marks. It is conducted by the interview board to check the eligibility of the candidate to be recruited for the post.

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020: Result

The result of the Preliminary phase, Main phase, and Interview will be declared separately at the official website. The merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks of the candidate in the written exams and interview.

 The results for the preliminary phase have already been announced by the officials, while mains will be announced probably in the month of November 2020. The candidates who clear the main exam are eligible to appear in the personal interview. The candidates must have all the required documents for the personal interview. The final merit list is prepared based on the candidate’s marks scored in all the stages and the total number of vacancies notified by the government.

 

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