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UPSC Geologist Exam 2020 Notification, Eligibility, Application, Dates

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UPSC Geologist and Geo-Scientist Exam 2020 Notification and Dates

UPSC Geologist Exam 2020 - Applications are invited for UPSC Geologist 2020 and Geo-Scientist Exam 2020 and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued exam notification of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2020.

 

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The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 (Computer Based Test) on 19th January 2020 for selection to the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 2020, in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India dated 25th September 2019

 

UPSC Geologist Exam 2020 Important Dates

  1. Application Form Release Date: 25th September 2019
  2. The Online Applications can be filled up to 15th October 2019 till 06:00 P.M.
  3. The Online Applications can be withdrawn from 22nd to 28th October 2019 till 06:00 PM
  4. Pre Exam Date: 19th January 2020
  5. Pre Admit Card Available: January 2020
  6. The Main Examination will be held on 27th & 28th June 2020
  7. Duration of Examination: Three Days

 

See: UPSC Exam Notification

 

UPSC Recruitment Details

  1. 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)

  1. Geologist, Group A: 79 Posts
  2. Geophysicist, Group A: 05 Posts
  3. Chemistry Group A: 15 Posts

 

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

  1. Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A: 03 Posts

 

Note:

  1. 05 vacancies of Geologist {03 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing (PD) and 02 vacancies for Locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy etc.(OH(OA/OL)}
  2. 01 vacancy of Chemist (Deaf or Hard of Hearing)

 

Reservation

  1. 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.

 

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UPSC Geologist Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  1. 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.
  2. 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

  1. A candidate for this examination must have attained the age criteria as prescribed below:
  2. a) For Geologist/Geophysicist & Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India.
  3. 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. 2020] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd January 1988 and not later than 01st January 1999.
  4. b) For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground water Board, Ministry of Water Resources.
  5. Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of 35 years on 01st January 2020 he/she must have been born not later than 02nd January 1985 and not later than 01st January 1999.
  6. 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:
  7. 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates
  8. 3 years for OBC candidates
  9. 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.
  10. 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)
  11. 5 years in case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs
  12. 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically Handicapped persons

 

Educational Qualifications

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. 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 25th September 2019
  2. Duration of the Exam: 3 Days

 

UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern 2020

  1. Here candidates check the details UPSC Combined GEO-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2020 Exam Pattern. Before preparation for this exam just read the below steps::
  2. The question paper will be a subjective or Written Exam.
  3. For the Geologist post the question paper’s total marks will be 200. there will be three question papers. Geophysicist has been 3 question papers, the every question paper will be 200 Marks.
  4. In the post of Chemistry, there will be also three question papers.
  5. For the Jr. Hydrogeologist candidates required the qualify the 2 Question papers of Geology and 1 paper of Hydrogeology.
  6. For the Interview/ Personality Test candidates must qualify the written exam.
  7. Total marks will 200 for the Interview/ Personality Test.
  8. Below candidates can see the details of the written exam schedule for the Geophysicist, Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist ‘B’) and Geologist and Chemist Group ‘A’ in GSI, Group ‘A’ for Central Ground Water Board.

 

See: Geologists Exam Pattern

 

Paper Pattern

Prelims Examination

  1. Stream I: Geologist and Junior Hydrogeologist
  2. Paper I: General Studies (100 marks)
  3. Paper II: Geology/ Hydrogeology (300 marks)

 

Stream-II: Geophysicist

  1. Paper I: General Studies (100 marks)
  2. Paper II: Geophysics (300 marks)

 

Stream-III: Chemist

  1. Paper-I: General Studies (100 marks)
  2. Paper-II: Chemistry (300 marks)
  3. The examination will be of two hours.

 

Main Examination

Stream-I: Geologist

  1. Paper-I: Geology (200 marks)
  2. Paper-II: Geology (200 marks)
  3. Paper-III: Geology (200 marks

 

Stream-II: Geophysicist

  1. Paper-I: Geophysics (200 marks)
  2. Paper-II: Geophysics (200 marks)
  3. Paper-III: Geophysics (200 marks)

 

Stream-III: Chemist

  1. Paper-I: Chemistry (200 marks)
  2. Paper-II: Chemistry (200 marks)
  3. Paper-III: Chemistry (200 marks)

 

Stream-IV: Junior Hydrogeologist

  1. Paper-I: Geology (200 marks)
  2. Paper-II: Geology (200 marks)
  3. Paper-III: Hydrogeology (200 marks)
  4. The examination will be of three hours.
  5. Stage-III: Personality Test (200 marks)

 

Exam Centres

  1. The Preliminary Examination will be held at the following Centers: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dispur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Shillong, Shimla, and Thiruvananthapuram

 

Application Fees

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. "Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 14th October 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.
  4. All Female Candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes are not required to pay any fee. No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC/EWS candidates and they are required to pay the prescribed full fee.

 

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UPSC Geologist Exam 2020 Application Procedure

  • 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.
  • Candidate 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
  • The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the Examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website [https://upsconline.nic.in] for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post
  • 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