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Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India administers Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018. 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 over three days. Application process is completely online. The commission publishes detailed notification about conduct of Geologist and 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 and Geologist Examination could make preferred job choice for you. You are going to meet your passion with profession. Here are details about Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018

Job Categories & No. of Seats Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018

The categories for which recruitment shall be made in the Post of Geologist and Geo-Scientist and approximate number of available seats 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 : 24
(ii) Geophysicist, Group A : 17
(iii) Chemist. Group A : 06
 
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 : 23

Important Dates: Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018

  • Date of Notification: 21/03/2018
  • Date of Commencement of Examination : 29/06/2018
  • Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 16/04/2018 - 6:00pm
  • Duration of Examination: Three Days

Exam Centres: Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India administers Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018 across following cities:
(1) Ahmedabad (2) Allahabad (3) Bangalore (4) Bhopal (5) Chandigarh (6) Chennai (7) Cuttack (8) Delhi (9) Dispur (10) Hyderabad (11) Jaipur (12) Jammu (13) Kolkata (14) Lucknow (15) Mumbai (16) Patna (17) Shillong (18) Shimla (19) Thiruvananthapuram

Eligibility: Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018

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 and Geologist Examination, 2018

To write Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018 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 and Geologist Examination 2018

The Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018 is a two stage examination i.e. Written Examination and Interview / Personality Test. Only candidates qualified in the written test are called for second stage of testing by the commission.

Subjects for Written Test, Maximum Marks and Duration

1. General English (Compulsory for all Categories)
  • Duration: 180 Minutes
  • Maximum Marks: 100
Category - 1 For the post of Geologist
2. Geology Paper I
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
3. Geology Paper II: 3 hrs 200
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
4. Geology Paper III
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
Category - 2 For the post of Geophysicist
2. Geophysics Paper I:
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
3. Geophysics Paper II
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
4. Geophysics Paper III
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
Category - 3 For the post of Chemist
2. Chemistry Paper I
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
3. Chemistry Paper II
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
4. Chemistry Paper III
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
Category - 4 For the Post of Jr. Hydrogeologist
2. Geology Paper I
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
3. Geology Paper II
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
4. Hydrogeology
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Maximum Marks: 200
Important:
  • Candidates competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Junior Hydrogeologist need to appear for all the subjects mentioned against respective category above.
  • Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist need to appear for all the subjects mentioned against respective Categories above

Mode of Examination: Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018

The Question Papers for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018 are provided in English only. Questions will be subjective type and candidates require writing descriptive answers.

How to apply for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018.

Application process for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018 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.
 
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Admit Card: Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018

The admit card for Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist 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 and Geologist Examination 2018

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 and Geologist Examination 2018 Result

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