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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds a competitive Examination named Geologists Exam  for recruitment to the posts of two categories viz. Category I (Posts in Geological Survery of India) and Category II (Posts in Central Ground Water Board).

UPSC Geologists 2020 Eligibility Criteria:-
 

Age Limits -

 
a) For Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Government of India: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first day of the month of January of the year in which the Examination is to be held (i.e. as on 1st January, 2020] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January 1999.
 
b) For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground water Board, Ministry of Water Resources:- Must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of 35 years on 1st January, 2020 i.e. he/she must have been born not later than 2nd January 1985 and not later than 1s t January 1999. 
 
The upper age limit prescribed above will be further relaxable as follows:
 
i) Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
ii) Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidate belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates. 
 

Educational Qualification:-
 

Minimum Educational Qualification -
 
i) For Geologists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India -  a) Master's degree in Geological Science or Geology or Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine Geology or Earth Science and Resources Management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Geophysical Technology from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or an educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956).
 
 
b) For Geophysicists Gr ' A ' in Geological Survey of India - M.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or M.Sc. (Geophysics) or Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics) from a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature in India or other educational institutes established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed universities under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
 
c) For Chemists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India - M.Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or other educational Institutes established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed Universities under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 i.e. recognized University. 
 
ii) For Junior Hydrgeologists (Scientist B), Group 'A' in Central Ground Water Board -
 
(a) Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational Institutes established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or
(b) Master's degree in Hydrogeology from a recognized University. 

UPSC Geologists Registration / Application Form

UPSC Geologists Exam 2020 Online Application Form/ Registration:-

 

Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in
 
Notice Date - 25-09-2019
 
Closing Date - 15-10-2019 till 6.00 p.m.
 
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 200/- alongwith the submission of On-line Application Form, either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Payin-slip during Part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 11:59 p.m. of 14.10.2019 i.e. one day before the closing date of submission of application; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e. during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 6:00 p.m. of 15.10.2019. 
 
Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB in size for the photograph and signature. 
 

UPSC Geologists Exam Dates

UPSC Geologists Exam 2020 Date:-

 
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam 2020 -
 
Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in
 
Notice Date - 25-09-2019
 
Closing Date - 15-10-2019 till 6.00 p.m.
 
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam 2020 Date  (Computer Based Test)  - 19th January 2020, Sunday
 
 
Click here for more details.
 
 
 
 
 
Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 2020 -
 
Date of commencement of Exam - 08.08.2020, Saturday
 
Duration of Exam - 2 Days
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

UPSC Exam 2020 Dates
 


UPSC Geologists Syllabus

UPSC Geologist Exam 2020 Syllabus:-



Click Here to download  Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam. (Refer Page No 15-31).

Paper Pattern

UPSC Geologists Exam 2020 Pattern:-
 

The Examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:—
 
(i) Stage-I : Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination (Computer Based Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates for the Stage-II - 400 Marks
 
(ii) Stage-II : Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Descriptive Type Papers) - 600 Marks
 
(iii) Stage-III : Personality Test- 200 Marks 
 
Stage-I: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination -
 
Stream I - Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks 
 
Paper I  - General Studies - 2 Hours - 100 Marks
Paper II - Geology/Hydrogeology - 2 Hours - 300 Marks
 
Total - 400 Marks 
 
Stream II - Geophysicist -
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks
 
Paper-I - General Studies - 2 Hours - 100 Marks
Paper-II - Geophysics - 2 Hours - 300 Marks
 
Total - 400 Marks
 
Stream III - Chemist
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks
 
Paper I : General Studies - 2 Hours - 100 Marks
Paper II : Chemistry - 2 Hours - 300 Marks
 
Total - 400 Marks
 
There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
 
There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
 
If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question. 
 
Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary/Stage-I Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main/Stage-II Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main/Stage-II Examination. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main/Stage-II Examination will be about six to seven times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this Examination.
 
The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks in General Studies Paper (Paper-I) and Geo-Scientist Stream specific paper (Paper-II) of Preliminary Examination.
 
The Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination will consist of three conventional type papers for each stream. Conventional Type papers must be answered in English only. Question paper will be set in English only. The detailed scheme of Stage-II is as follows:- 
 
Stage-II : Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination:-
 
Stream I - 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
 
Total 600 Marks
 
Stream II - Geophysicist -
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks
 
Paper I  - Geophysics - 3 Hours - 200 Marks
Paper II - Geophysics - 3 Hours - 200 Marks
Paper III - Geophysics - 3 Hours - 200 Marks
 
Total 600 Marks
 
Stream III - Chemist -
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks
 
Paper I - Chemistry - 3 Hours - 200 Marks
Paper II - Chemistry - 3 Hours - 200 Marks
Paper III - Chemistry - 3 Hours - 200 Marks
 
Total 600 Marks
 
Stream IV - Jr. Hydrogeologist
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks
 
Paper I - Geology - 3 Hours - 200 Marks
Paper II - Geology - 3 Hours - 200 Marks
Paper III - Hydrogeology - 3 Hours - 200 Marks
 
Total - 600 Marks.

UPSC Geologists Preparation

UPSC Geologists Notification

UPSC Geologist Exam 2020 Notification:-
 

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam 2020 -
 
Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in
 
Notice Date - 25-09-2019
 
Closing Date - 15-10-2019 till 6.00 p.m.
 
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam 2020 Date  (Computer Based Test)  - 19th January 2020, Sunday
 
 
Click here for more details.
 
 
 
 
 
Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 2020 -
 
Date of commencement of Exam - 08.08.2020, Saturday
 
Duration of Exam - 2 Days
 
 
 

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