UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2018: Important Dates, Syllabus, Result

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam

The combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam are 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.

UPSC Geo-Scientist & Geologist Admit Card 2018

Read below, to know about the exam in detail -



Available Application Forms

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2018 Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Exam Notification Date

31st March 2018

The application starts

31st March 2018

Last date to submit the application form

16th April 2018

Exam date

29th June 2018

Duration of Exam

3 days


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

There are two stages of the exam. The first stage is the Written Exam and the second stage is the Interview/ Personality Test.

Written Exam

  • There are 4 papers in each subject (Geophysics, Geologist, Chemistry and Hydrogeology).  One of the Papers is the English language which is common to all subjects and rest of the 3 question papers are subject-specific.
  • Each paper carries Conventional or Essay Type questions. There are no Objective Type questions.  Such questions evaluate candidate’s grasp of his/ her subjects.
  • There are two sections of every question paper, Part A and Part B.
  • The questions are based on the Master’s level course.

Geology Paper

Marks

Duration

Geology Paper 1

200

3 Hours

Geology Paper 2

200

3 Hours

Geology Paper 3

200

3 Hours

English Language

100

3 Hours

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Geophysics Paper

Marks

Duration

Geophysics Paper 1

200

3 Hours

Geophysics  Paper 2

200

3 Hours

Geophysics Paper 3

200

3 Hours

English Language

100

3 Hours

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Chemistry Paper

Marks

Duration

Chemistry Paper 1

200

3 Hours

Chemistry Paper 2

200

3 Hours

Chemistry Paper 3

200

3 Hours

English Language

100

3 Hours

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Hydrogeologists Paper

Marks

Duration

Geophysics Paper 1

200

3 Hours

Geophysics Paper 2

200

3 Hours

Hydrogeologists Paper 3

200

3 Hours

English Language

100

3 Hours

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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2018 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 2018 Application Process

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.

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 2018: Distribution of seats for various posts

Name of the Post

Number of vacancies

Chemist

06

Junior Hydro Geologist

23

Geologist

24

Geophysicist

17

Total

70


Other Details

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2018: Admit Card

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 2018: Result

The result of the ‘Written Exam’ is scheduled to be declared in August 2018. Thereafter, an Interview/ Personality Test will be conducted. The merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks of the candidate in the Written Exam and Interview.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: What is the examination date for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2018 Exam?

A: The exam is scheduled to be held on 29th June 2018.

Q: Which organisation conducts this exam?

A: This exam is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).

Q: How many question papers are there in this exam?

A: There are 4 question papers in this exam. One paper of English Language is common to all subject exams. Every subject-specific question paper carries 200 marks and the English Language question paper carries 100 marks. 

Q: How to apply for the exam?

A: Interested candidates can apply for the exam online through the official website of the UPSC.

Q: What is the nature of questions?

A: The questions are subjective in nature and not objective type.

Q:  Is there any scheme of negative marking?

A: There is no scheme of negative marking in the exam.

Q:  What is the examination fee for the exam?

A: The examination fee is ₹

Q: If examination fee is same for all category candidates?

A: No, the examination fee for the General/ OBC Candidates is ₹ 200. No examination fee is charged from the SC/ST and female candidates.

Q: How many stages are there in this exam?

A: There are 2 stages in this exam – Written Exam and Personality Test.


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