UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020: 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 Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2020 application process has started on the official website from 25th September 2019 and will continue till 15th October 2019 (06:00 PM). The preliminary examination is scheduled to be 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 Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 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

Not announced

Combined Geo-Scientist (Main Exam)

27th and 28th June 2020

Interview

Not announced

Final Result

Not announced


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


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 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 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 Application Process

The application window for the combined geo-scientist and geologist exam will remain open from 25th September to 15th October 2019. 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 (Group A)

15

Junior Hydrogeologists (Group A)

03

Geologist (Group A)

79

Geophysicist (Group A)

05


Other Details

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020: 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 2020: Result

The result of the Preliminary phase, Main phase, and Interview will be declared at the official website. The dates of the result are not announced yet. The merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks of the candidate in the written exams and interview.

 

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