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UPSC Geologist Exam 2021 Notification, Eligibility, Application, Dates

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UPSC announces Geologist and Geo-Scientist Exam 2021 Notification

UPSC Geologist Exam 2021 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued exam notification of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2021. Online applications are invited from the eligible candidates for UPSC Geologist Exam 2021 and Geo-Scientist Exam 2021

The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam 2021 (Computer Based Test) on January 2021 for selection to the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 2021, in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India.

Also see : UPSC Geo-Scientist Prelims Result 2021 declared

 

UPSC Geologist Exam 2021

  • Name of the Board - Union Public Service Commission
  • Post Name - Combined Geo-Scientist Examination, 2021
  • Vacancy - 40 Posts
  • Status - Notification Released

UPSC Geologist Exam 2021 Important Dates

  • Application Form Release Date - 07th October 2020
  • Last date to apply online - 27th October 2020 till 06:00 PM
  • Online Applications can be withdrawn from - 04th to 10th November 2020
  • UPSC Geo Scientist Pre Exam Date - 21st February 2021
  • Pre Admit Card Available - January 2021
  • UPSC Geo Scientist Main Exam Date - 17th & 18th July 2021
  • Duration of Examination - Three Days

Vacancy Details

  • The categories of post to which recruitment is to be made on the results of this exam and the approximate number of vacancies in the various posts are given below:

Category I (Post in the Geological Survey of India Ministry of Mines)

  • Geologist, Group A - 15 Posts

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

  • Scientist ‘B’ (Hydrogeology), Group ‘A’ - 16
  • Scientist ‘B’ (Chemical) Group ‘A’- 03
  • Scientist ‘B’ (Geophysics) Group ‘A’ - 06

Reservation

  • Reservations will be made for candidates belonging to SC/ST Other Backward Classes, Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark disability categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Govt.

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Geologist Exam 2021

  • Nationality: A candidate must be either (a) a Citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 01st Jan 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (e) 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.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India.

Age Limits

  • A candidate for this examination must have attained the age criteria as prescribed below:
  • For Geologist/Geophysicist & Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of the Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India.
  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first day of the month of January of the year in which the Exam is to be held (i.e. as on 01st Jan. 2021] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd January 1989 and not later than 01st January 2000.
  • For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in the Central Ground water Board, Ministry of Water Resources.
  • Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of 35 years on 01st January 2021 he/she must have been born not later than 02nd January 1989 and not later than 01st January 2000.
  • The upper age limit will be relaxable upto a maximum of 7 years in the case of Govt. Servants; if they are employed in dept. mentioned Age Relaxation:
  • 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates
  • 3 years for OBC candidates
  • Age is additionally relaxable by 5 years for those applicants who had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01st January 1989 to 31st December 1989.
  • 3 years for Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof)
  • 5 years in case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically Handicapped persons

Educational Qualifications

  • For Geologists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India: Masters Degree in Geological Science or 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 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 u/s 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956
  • For Geophysicists 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) 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.
  • For Chemists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India: 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 (3 of 1956) i.e. recognized University.
  • For Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist-B) Group ‘A’ in Central Ground Water Board: Masters Degree in Geology or Applied Geology or marine Geology from a 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 or Masters Degree in Hydrogeology from a recognised University.

Physical Standards

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to the Exam 2020 as per Regulations given in Appendix-II of the rules for the Combined Geo-scientist Exam 2020 in Gazette of India dated

Duration of the Exam: 3 Days

How to Apply for UPSC Geologist Exam 2021  - Application Process

  • Candidates are required to apply Online using the link https://www.upsconline.nic.in
  • Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.
  • Candidates should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government
  • The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form.
  • The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/ Personality Test
  • All the applicants are required to provide valid active E-Mail I.D. while filling up Online Application Form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them at different stages of examination process

Application Fees

  • Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card
  • Applicants who opt for "Pay by cash" mode should print the system generated Pay In-Slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only

Selection Process

The Combined Geo-Scientist Examination will consist of three successive stages (vide Appendix I Section-I below)

  • Stage-I - Computer Based Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam (Objective type) having two papers for selection of the candidates for the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Exam. Marks secured in the Preliminary Exam will be counted for deciding the final merit;
  • Stage-II - Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Exam (Descriptive Type) having three papers for selection of candidates for the Personality Test (Stage-III). Marks secured in the Main Exam will be counted for deciding the final merit; and
  • Stage-III - Personality Test/Interview

UPSC Geologist 2021 Exam Pattern

Prelims Examination (Objective Type)

 

Stream – I: Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper – I: General Studies

2 hours

100 Marks

Paper – II: Geology/ Hydrogeology

2 hours

300 Marks

 

Total

400 Marks

Stream – II: Geophysicist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper – I: General Studies

2 hours

100 Marks

Paper – II: Geophysics

2 hours

300 Marks

 

Total

400 Marks

 Stream – III: Chemist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper – I: General Studies

2 hours

100 Marks

Paper – II: Chemistry

2 hours

300 Marks

 

Total

400 Marks

Main Examination (Descriptive Type)

Stream – I: Geologist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper – I: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

Paper – II: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

Paper – III: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

 

Total

600 marks

Stream – II: Geophysicist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper – I: Geophysics

3 hours

200 marks

Paper – II: Geophysics

3 hours

200 marks

Paper – III: Geophysics

3 hours

200 marks

 

Total

600 marks

 Stream – III: Chemist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper – I: Chemistry

3 hours

200 marks

Paper – II: Chemistry

3 hours

200 marks

Paper – III: Chemistry

3 hours

200 marks

 

Total

600 marks

 Stream – IV: Jr. Hydrogeologist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper – I: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

Paper – II: Geology

3 hours

200 marks

Paper – III: Hydrogeology

3 hours

200 marks

 

Total

600 marks

 

Exam Centres

The Preliminary Examination will be held at the following Centers

Ahmedabad

Allahabad

Bhopal

Chandigarh

Cuttack

Delhi

Hyderabad

Jaipur

Kolkata

Lucknow

Patna

Shillong

Thiruvananthapuram

Bangalore

Chennai

Dispur

Jammu

Mumbai

Shimla

 
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