Combined Geo-Scientist Examination (Preliminary and Mains)

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India administers Combined Geo-Scientist Examination. On the basis of performance in this examination, the commission recommends name of selected candidates to government for recruitment as Geologist, Geophysicist, Hydrologist and Chemist etc.
The examination is held in two phases; Preliminary and Mains. The candidates shortlisted in the Preliminary Test are notified by the UPSC to apply for Main Examination.
Application process is completely online. The commission publishes detailed notification about conduct of Geo-Scientist examination on its official website, Employment News and Other National Newspapers.
If the mysteries hidden beneath the ground makes you sleepless or Bernoulli’s Theorem was your favorite the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination could make preferred job choice for you. You are going to meet your passion with profession. Here are details about UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination (Preliminary and Mains).

Job Categories Offered

The categories for which recruitment shall be made on the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination are given here:
Category I : Under this category following Posts are offered in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines)
(i) Geologist, Group A
(ii) Geophysicist, Group A
(iii) Chemist. Group A
Category II: Under this category following Posts are offered in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources)
(i) Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A

Important Dates: Combined Geo-Scientist

  • Date of Notification: March
  • Date of Commencement of Examination : June
  • Last Date for Receipt of Applications: April
  • Duration of Examination: Held in two phases: Preliminary and Main
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Eligibility: Combined Geo-Scientist Examination

Nationality: All Indian Nationals and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) 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 are eligible to write this examination. In addition, subjects of neighboring Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan refugees are also equally welcome.

Age Limit:
  • For Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India: Minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years
  • For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground water Board, Ministry of Water Resources: Minimum 21 years and maximum 35 years
Educational Qualification
  • 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 Sciences and Resource Management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies Or Petroleum Geoscience or Petroleum Exploration or Geo Chemistry or Geological Technology
  • For Geophysicist 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

Examination Fees: Combined Geo-Scientist Examination

To write Combined Geo-Scientist Examination prospective candidates need to pay an examination fee of Rs. 200. Fees can be paid using Netbanking facility or Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card of any bank. Candidates can also chose to Pay by Cash at the Counter of SBI Branch. However, this facility will be closed one day prior to last date for submission of application form.
Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates are exempted from fee submission.

Exam Pattern: Combined Geo-Scientist 

The Combined Geo-Scientist Examination is administered by UPSC in two stages: 1.  Combined Geo-Scientist Preliminary Examination and 2. Combined Geo-Scientist Main Examination. The candidates qualified in the fist round of testing are notified by the UPSC to apply for Main examination. The Combined Geo-Scientist Main Examination makes the basis for final selection.

Mode of Examination: Combined Geo-Scientist Examination

The Combined Geo-Scientist Preliminary Examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT). All questions asked in the Preliminary Test are objective type / Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The candidates qualified in the Preliminary Test write Main examination. The Combined Geo-Scientist Main Examination is descriptive test.

How to apply for Combined Geo-Scientist Examination

Application process for Combined Geo-Scientist Examination is completely online. Candidates are advised to read detailed form filling instructions on application portal and follow very-2 carefully. Incomplete application form will lead to cancellation / rejection.
Register here for Combined Geo-Scientist Examination

Admit Card: Combined Geo-Scientist Examination

The admit card for Combined Geo-scientist Examination will be uploaded by the UPSC on official website 2/3 week before the exam date. Candidates need to download and print admit card. Information  about availability of admit card is sent to candidates through email and SMS. Also UPSC publishes detailed press release for the same on official website.

Result: Combined Geo-Scientist Examination

On the basis of performance in written test and interview UPSC recommends names of selected candidates to Government for services of Geologists and Geo-Scientists. Merit list is published on the commission's website. Check Combined Geo-Scientist Examination Result

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