The Union Public Service Commission in consultation with the Government (Ministry of Mines, the Nodal Ministry) has decided to revise the Scheme, Pattern and Syllabi of the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination. The nomenclature of this Examination has been changed to “Combined Geo-Scientist Examination” in place of “Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination”. There will a three tier examination pattern i.e. Stage-I : Preliminary Examination Stage-II : Main Examination Stage-III : Personality Test. Preliminary Examination will screen the candidates for taking the Main Examination (Stage–II). The Preliminary Examination will be of objective type having two Papers. Marks secured in this Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit. The Preliminary Examination will be a Computer Based Examination. The Main Examination will have three Papers for each Stream and all Papers will be of descriptive type. Marks secured in this Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit. Existing General English Paper has been discontinued. The Revised Scheme, Pattern and Syllabi of the Examination will be made effective from the 2020 Examination to give sufficient preparation time to the aspirants. The details of this revised Scheme, Pattern and Syllabi can be found on the links below.