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Exam Full Name:: COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST AND GEOLOGIST EXAM
Category: UPSC Exams
Website: www.upsc.gov.in
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Description

The Union Public Service Commission, shortly called as UPSC conducts a Competitive Examination Named Geologists Examination for Recruitment to the various positions in the Government sector. The examination is held for two categories namely:-

Category I - Posts in Geological Survey of India.

Category II - Posts in Central Ground Water Board.

Exam Level

State level exam

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Education

  • Master's degree in Geology / Applied Geology or Marine Geology from a recognized university or a Diploma of Associateship in Applied Geology of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
  • Master's degree in Mineral Exploration from a recognized university (for posts in Geological Survey of India)
  •  Master's degree in Hydrogeology from a recognized university (for posts in Central Ground Water Board).

 

Nationality

  • A candidate must be either a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for exam.

 

The written examination of the Geologists' Examination is conducted according to the following scheme.

 

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PART-I

 There are four papers in each category. General English is common for all categories. The examination in all the subjects is of conventional type.

S.No.

Paper / Subject

Duration

Marks

Syllabus 

1.

General English

3 Hours

100

 

Category - I: Geologists

2.

Geology Paper I

3 Hours

200

Geology Paper I Syllabus

3.

Geology Paper II

3 Hours

200

Geology Paper II Syllabus 

4.

Geology Paper III

3 Hours

200

Geology Paper III Syllabus 

Category - II: Geophysicists

2.

Geophysics Paper I

3 Hours

200

Geophysics Paper I Syllabus 

3.

Geophysics Paper II

3 Hours

200

Geophysics Paper II Syllabus 

4.

Geophysics Paper III

3 Hours

200

Geophysics Paper III Syllabus 

Category - III: Chemists

2.

Chemistry Paper I

3 Hours

200

Chemistry Paper I Syllabus 

3.

Chemistry Paper II

3 Hours

200

Chemistry Paper II Syllabus 

4.

Chemistry Paper III

3 Hours

200

Chemistry Paper III Syllabus 

Category - IV: Jr. Hydrogeologists   

2.

Geology Paper I

3 Hours

200

Geology Paper I Syllabus 

3.

Geology Paper II

3 Hours

200

Geology Paper II Syllabus

4.

Hydrogeology

3 Hours

200

Hydrogeology Syllabus 

  1. Candidates competing for posts under both the categories I and II have to appear in all the five subjects mentioned above.
  2. Candidates competing for posts under Category I only need to appear in subjects at (A) to (D) above.
  3. Candidates competing for posts under Category II only will be required to appear in subject (A),(C) and (E) above.
  4. The Examination in all the subjects will be of descriptive (essay) type in English only expected up to the level of Science Undergraduate Degree.
  5. The papers on geological subjects will be approximately of the MSc degree standard of an Indian University and questions will generally be set to test the candidate's grasp of the fundamentals in each subject.

 

PART-II

  1. Interview for personality test-200 marks.

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