Geologists Exam Pattern | Exam Scheme of UPSC Geologists Exam


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds a competitive Examination named Geologists Exam for recruitment to the posts of two categories

  • Posts in Geological Survey of India and
  • Posts in Central Ground Water Board

This article is an effort to compile all the necessary information on the exam pattern and syllabus for Geologist Examination to help in rectifying all the queries regarding UPSC Geologist Examination

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Exam Scheme of UPSC Geologist Examination

The UPSC Geologist exam comprises of a Written Examination followed by and Intelligence and Personality Test. In UPSC Geologist Examination there are four papers. The first paper comprises of General English remaining three papers are based on various subjects associated to Geology


Paper / Subject





General English

3 Hours




Geology Paper I

3 Hours


Geology Paper I Syllabus


Geology Paper II

3 Hours


Geology Paper II Syllabus 


Geology Paper III

3 Hours


Geology Paper III Syllabus 

Total marks = 700


Interview for Personality Test of selected candidates will carry a maximum of 200 marks.

Things you must know about UPSC Geologist Examination

  • The papers in all the subjects will be of Conventional (essay) type only.
  • All question papers must be answered in English. The questions papers will be set in English only.
  • Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.


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About Geology

Geology and its allied disciplines are concerned with the structure, dynamics and evolution of the earth and its natural mineral and energy resources

Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. It includes the study of organisms that have inhabited our planet. An important part of geology is the study of how Earth’s materials, structures, processes and organisms have changed over time.

What Does a Geologist Do?

Geologists work to understand the history of our planet. The better they can understand Earth’s history the better they can foresee how events and processes of the past might influence the future.

Now when you have complete knowledge regarding subjects, syllabus details, topics covered, examination pattern and marks distribution of UPSC Geologists Examination you can start preparing your study plan to successfully crack this examination

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