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UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2021 – Union Public Service Commission has released the notification for Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2021 for the post of Geologists, Geophysicists, Chemists and Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) for 192 vacancies. Candidates with the qualification of Master Degree 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 12 October 2021. The detailed eligibility and application process are given below

UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam

UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2021:

UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2021 for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam:

Exam Name Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam
Qualification Master’s degree
Total Vacancies 192
Experience Freshers
Job Location Across India
Last Date 12 October 2021

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:



Geologist Group ‘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 Geochemistry 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) i.e. recognized University.

Geophysicist Group ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India and Scientist ‘B’ (Geophysics) Group ‘A’ in C.G.W.B. :

  • 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

Chemist Group ‘A’ in Geological Survey  India and Scientist ‘B’ (Chemical) under C.G.W.B.:

  • 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.

Scientist ‘B’ (Hydrogeology) Group ‘A’ in C.G.W.B. :

  • Master’s degree in Geology or applied Geology or Marine Geology or Hydrogeology 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

Age Limit (as on 1st January 2021):

For Geologist/ Geophysicist/ Chemist:

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

For 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:

Category-I : (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines)

  • Geologist, Group A : 100 Posts
  • Geophysicist, Group A : 50 Posts
  • Chemist. Group A : 20 Posts

Category-II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources)

  • Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology), Group ‘A’ – 20 Posts
  • Scientist ‘B’(Chemical ) Group ‘A’ – 1 Post
  • Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’ -1 Post
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 2021?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for this post online by the following link on or before 12 October 2021.

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Important Dates for UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2021:

  • Commencement of submission of online application: 12 October 2021
  • Last date for submission of online application: 20 October 2021
  • UPSC Geo-Scientist Pre-Exam Date: 20 February 2022

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