Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts examination for the post of Geoscientist & Geologist through written examination. UPSC Geoscientist & Geologist Selection Procedure consists of: (i) Written Examination (ii) Interview/ Personality Test and (iii) Document Verification.

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UPSC Geoscientist & Geologist Exam

Exam Dates

UPSC Geoscientist & Geologist Exam are given below.

Event Dates
UPSC Geoscientist & Geologist 2018 29 Jun 2018
UPSC Geoscientist & Geologist 2019 May / Jun 2019

UPSC Geoscientist & Geologist Eligibility Criteria

For Geologists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India : 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 Resource Management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Geophysical Technology.

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).

For Chemists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India: M. Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry.

For Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group ‘A’ in Central Ground Water Board: Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology.

Age Limits

A candidate for this examination must have attained the age criteria as prescribed below.

(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.

(b) For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources: Must have attained The age 01 21 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years on 01 Jan of the year in which the Examination is to be held.

UPSC Combined Geoscientist & Geologist Exam Pattern

The examination shall be conducted according to the following Plan :

Part I – Written examination in the subjects as set out in para below.
Part II – Interview/ Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

The following will be the subjects for the written examination, for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist Group ‘A’ in GSI and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist ‘B’), Group ‘A’ for Central Ground Water Board.

UPSC Geoscientist & Geologist Exam: Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Papers

All Question papers must be answered in English. The Question Papers will be set in English only.

UPSC Combined Geoscientist & Geologist Selection Process

Written Examination: Written examination in the subjects as set out in above.

Interview/ Personality Test: The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/ her career. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the posts for which he/she has competed. Special attention will be paid in the Personality Test to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application, integrity of character and aptitude for adapting themselves to the field life.

Document Verification: Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate is qualified for Interview/ Personality Test.

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