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UPSC Geologist 2019 Exam Notification, Eligibility, Application, Dates

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UPSC Geologist and Geo-Scientist Exam 2019 Notification and Dates

UPSC Geologist Exam 2019 Notification - Applications are invited for UPSC Geologist 2019 and Geo-Scientist Exam 2019 and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued exam notification of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2019.

A Combined Competitive Examination for recruitment to posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing from 28th June 2019 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India.

 

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UPSC Geologist Exam 2019 Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: 20th March 2019
  • Date of Upload: 22nd March 2019
  • Last Date to Apply Online: 16th April 2019 (06.00 pm)
  • Date of Competitive Examination: 28th June 2019
  • Duration of Examination: Three Days

 

See: UPSC Exam Notification

 

UPSC Recruitment 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:

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

  • Geologist, Group A: 50 Posts
  • Geophysicist, Group A: 14 Posts
  • Chemistry Group A: 15 Posts

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

  • Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A: 27 Posts

Note:

  • One vacancy of Geophysicist (for Partially Blind)
  • Two Vacancies of Chemists (for Hearing Impairment (Partially Deaf))
  • Two Vacancies of Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B) Group A (one for Hearing Impairment and one for Locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy)

 

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Eligibility for UPSC Geologist Exam 2019

  • 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:
  • a) For Geologist/Geophysicist & Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of 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. 2019] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd January 985 and not later than 01st January 1998.
  • b) For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in 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 2019 he/she must have been born not later than 02nd January 1984 and not later than 01st January 1998.
  • c) 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 1980 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

 

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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 Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam 2019
  • Duration of the Exam: 3 Days

 

See: Geologists Exam Pattern

 

UPSC Geologist Exam 2019 Selection Process

  • UPSC Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam 2019
  • Stage I: Written Examination
  • Stage II: Interview/Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks
  • Note:
  • Candidates competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Junior Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against respective category above
  • Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against Categories 1 and 4 above
  • If any candidate failed to appear in any one or more of above papers, meant for written examination for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, their candidature shall stand rejected and part of written examination appeared by him/her shall not be evaluated and counted for any purpose

 

UPSC Geologist 2019 Exam Centres

  • The Exam will be held at the following centres: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dispur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Shillong, Shimla, and Thiruvananthapuram

 

UPSC Geologist 2019 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/- (rupees two hundred only) 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 Payin-Slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only
  • "Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 15th April 2019 i.e. one day before the closing date; however, applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date.
  • All Female Candidates and Candidates belonging to SC/ST are not required to pay any fee. No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the prescribed full fee

 

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UPSC Geologist Exam 2019 Application Process

  • Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in; brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in Appendix-II.
  • The online applications can be filled upto 16th April 2019 till 11.59 PM, after which the link will be disabled.
  • The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate two weeks before the commencement of the exam. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post
  • All the applicants are required to provide valid active E-mail ID while filling up Online Application Form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them at different stages of exam process.
  • Note 1 Candidates should note that payment of examination fee can be made only through the modes prescribed above. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee/mode (unless remission of fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.
  • Note 2 Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.