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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released notification of UPSC Geoscientist & Geolist 2017 for the post of Geoscientist & Geologist through written examination held by UPSC. Candidates who have checked their eligibility criteria from here and satisfy with the eligibility criteria are eligible to apply. UPSC Geoscientist & Geologist 2017 Application form is released online. Eligible candidates can read all the necessary information regarding UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Examination 2017 such as online application form, eligibility, fee details & exam schedule on this page.
UPSC Combined Geoscientist & Geologist 2017
Total No. of Vacancies – 138
- Category I
- Geologist, Group A : 40
- Geophysicist, Group A : 40
- Chemist. Group A : 25
- Category II
- Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A : 33
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Age Limit – Between 21 years to 32 years
Educational Qualification – Master’s degree in respective discipline.
Selection Process – Selection will be made on the basis of Written Examination held by UPSC followed by Personal Interview / Personality Test.
Application Fee – Rs. 200/- for all excepting Female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee.
How to Apply – Application Form for UPSC Combined Geoscientist & Geologist 2017 is available online at official website of UPSC.
|Online submission of Application starts from||08 Feb 2017|
|Last date for submission of Online application form||03 Mar 2017|
|Date of UPSC Exam||12, 13, 14 May 2017|
|Declaration of Result||Jul / Aug 2017|
UPSC Geoscientist & Geologist 2017 Question Papers
Question papers of UPSC Exam has been released on 18 May 2017. The exam was held on 12 to 14 May 2017. Candidates who have appeared in the exam can check the question papers from the links given below.
|Geology Paper-II||Chemistry Paper-I|
|Geology Paper-III||Chemistry Paper-II|
|Geo-Physics Paper I|
UPSC Combined Geoscientist & Geologist 2017 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 Geo sciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Geophysical Technology fro m 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).
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.
F or Chemists Gr ‘A’ in Geol ogical 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.
For Junior Hydrgeologists (Scientist B), Group ‘A’ in Central Ground Water Board : 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 Master’s degree in Hydrogeology from a recognized University.
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 (i.e. as on 01 Jan 2017)i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02 January, 1985 and no later than 01 January 1996.
(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 2017 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02 January 1982 and not later than 1st January, 1996.
UPSC Combined Geoscientist & Geologist 2017 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.
- Candidates competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Junior Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against respective category above.
- Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against Categories 1 and 4 above.
- If any candidate failed to appear in any one or more of above papers, meant for written examination for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, their candidature shall stand rejected and part of written examination appeared by him/her shall not be evaluated and counted for any purpose.
All Question papers must be answered in English. The Question Papers will be set in English only.
The standard and syllabus of the examination will be as shown in the Schedule.
The centres and the dates of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the Centre, except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Allotment of Centres will be on the “first-apply-first-allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained , the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a Centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.
UPSC Selection Procedure consists of:
- Written Examination
- Interview/ Personality Test
- Document Verification
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.