UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on : 27/09/2019

The Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam 2020 is to be conducted on 19th January 2020. The application link will remain active till 15th October 2019. Check out the frequently asked questions here.

Question 1: How to apply for the exam?

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


Question 2: When will the application form release?

The application forms are available on the official website from 25th September 2019.


Question 3: What is the examination date for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2020 Exam?

The preliminary exam is scheduled to be held on 19th January 2020.


Question 4: What is the examination fee for the exam?

The examination fee is Rs 200


Question 5: Which organization conducts this exam?

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


Question 6: How many question papers are there in this exam?

There are two papers in the Preliminary phase exam and three papers in the Main exam. Check out the exam pattern section on the main page for complete details.


Question 7: What is the nature of questions?

Questions in the Preliminary phase exam will be of objective type and questions in the Main phase exam will be of descriptive type.


Question 8: Is there any scheme of negative marking?

There is a negative marking scheme for the preliminary exam. One-third of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted for the wrong answer.


Question 9: If the examination fee is same for all category candidates?

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


Question 10: How many stages are there in this exam?

There are 3 stages in this exam – Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Personality Test.