UPSC Geo-Scientist Exam 2020 | 40 Posts | Last Date: 27 October 2020

UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 – Union Public Service Commission has released the notification for Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020 for the post of Geologists, Geophysicists, Chemists and Junior Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) for 40 vacancies. Candidates with the qualification of M.Sc in the respective disciplines can apply for this examination. The selection process is based on the Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Personality Test for the applied candidates. Eligible candidates can apply for this post online on or before 27 October 2020. The detailed eligibility and application process are given below

UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam

UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020:

Exam Name Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam
Qualification M.Sc
Total Vacancies 40
Experience Freshers
Job Location Across India
Last Date 27 October 2020

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

Geological Survey of India:

For Geologists:

  • 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 from a recognized University

For Geophysicists:



  • 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 recognized University

For Chemists:

  • M.Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry/ Analytical Chemistry from a recognized University

Central Ground Water Board:

For Junior Hydrogeologist (Scientist B):

  • Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology from a recognized University or
  • Master’s degree in Hydrogeology from a recognized University.

Age Limit (as on 1st January 2020):

For Geologist/ Geophysicist/ Chemist:

  • Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years

For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B):



  • Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years

Relaxations in upper age limit:

  • For SC/ST candidates: 5 years
  • For OBC candidates: 3 years
  • For PWD candidates: 10 years
  • Others as per government policy

Post-Wise Vacancies:

Geological Survey of India:

  • For Chemists(Group A): 15 posts

Central Ground Water Board:

  • For Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology), Group ‘A’: 16 Posts
  • For Scientist ‘B’(Chemical ) Group ‘A’: 03 Posts
  • For Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’: 06 Posts
UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020- Selection Process:

The Combined Geo-Scientist Examination will consist of three stages

  • Stage-I: Preliminary Examination (Objective type)
  • Stage-II: Main Examination (Descriptive Type)
  • Stage-III: Personality Test/Interview

Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:

  • Preliminary Examination is based on Computer Based Objective Type
  • It consists of two Objective Type (multiple choices) questions papers for each stream
  • The Question Papers will be set in English only
  • The Preliminary exam consists of Paper I & Paper II for 400 Marks
Subjects Time Marks
Paper-I: General Studies 2 Hrs 100
Paper-II: Stream Subject/ Category chosen by candidates 2 Hrs 300

Main Examination:

  • Main Examination will consist of three conventional type papers for each stream
  • The Question Papers will be set in English only
  • The Main exam consists of Paper I, Paper-II & Paper-III for 600 Marks
Subjects Time Marks
Paper-I: Relevant stream questions 3 Hrs 200
Paper-II: Relevant stream questions 3 Hrs 200
Paper-III: Relevant stream questions 3 Hrs 200

Note:

  • 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.

Exam Fees:

  • Rs. 200/-

Note: Excepting Female/ SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of a fee

Payment Mode: Candidates can pay the fees in any branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI.

How to Apply for UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for this post online by the following link on or before 27 October 2020.

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Important Dates for UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2020:

  • Last date for online application: 27.10.2020 till 6:00 PM
  • Online applications can be withdrawn from 07.10.2020 to 27.10.2020 till 06:00 P.M.
  • Online Applications can be withdrawn from 04.11.2020 to 10.11.2020 till 18.00 Hours
  • Date of Preliminary Examination: 21.02.2021
  • Date of Main Examination: 17th & 18th June 2020