: Union Public
Service Commission (UPSC) - GEOLOGISTS' EXAMINATION, 2008
of Issue: Saturday, June 14, 2008
The Union Public Service
Commission (UPSC) holds a competitive Examination named Geologists Examination
for recruitment to the posts of Category
I (i) Geologist (Junior), Group A (ii) Assistant Geologist, Group B in the
Geological Survey of India. Category
II (i) Jr. Hydrogeologist, Group A (ii) Assistant Hydrogeologist, Group B in
the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) at selected centres in India.
Candidates selected under category I are
appointed on probation for two years. During this period they have to undergo
training and pass test or examination prescribed by the competent authority.
Candidates under category II are also appointed on probation for two years.
is a lucrative opening for geology and hydrology graduates in the Government
Union Public Service Commission will hold the Geologists` Examination,
2008 commencing from 6th December, 2008 for recruitment to the post of
Geologist (Junior), Group `A` in the Geological Survey of India, Jr.
Hydro-geologists (Scientist B`) Group `A` and Assistant Hydro-geologist, Group
`B` in the Central Ground Water Board. The examination will be held at
various centres across the country.
Salient features of the examination are published herein for general
information of candidates. For details regarding eligibility conditions,
syllabus and scheme of the examination, centres of examination, guidelines for
filling up the application form etc. aspirants must consult the Detailed Notice
of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 14th,
a) Age Limits:
Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the
age of 32 years on 1st January, 2008.
The upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other
Backward Classes/ Physically Handicapped and certain other categories of
candidates to the extent specified in the Notice published in the Employment
News on 14th June, 2008.
b) Educational Qualifications:
A candidate must hold (i) Master`s Degree in Geology or Applied Geology or
Marine Geology; or (ii) Master`s Degree in Mineral Exploration (for posts in
Geological Survey of India only), or (iii) Master`s Degree in Hydrogeology (for
posts in Central Ground Water Board only) from a recognised University; or (iv)
Diploma of Associateship in Applied Geology of the Indian School of Mines,
c) Physical Standards:
Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in
Appendix-ll of Rules for the Geologist`s Examination, 2008 published by Ministry
of Mines in the Gazette of India dated 14th June, 2008.
3. Application Form:
Candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission
for its examinations which can be purchased from the designated Head Post
Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-III of the Notice published in the
Employment News on 14th June, 2008) throughout the country against cash payment
of Rs.20/- (Rupees twenty) only. Each such Form can be used only once and only
for one examination.
In case of any difficulty in obtaining the Application Forms from the
designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned
Post Master or UPSC "Form Supply Monitoring Cell" over Telephone
No. 011-23389366/FAX No. 011-23387310.
Rs. 100/- (Rupees One hundred only) through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp only.
SC/ST/PH candidates are exempted from payment of Fees. (OBC candidates are
required to pay full fee).
5. Address and Last Date for Receipt of Applications:
All applications must reach the "Secretary, Union Public Service
Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069" either by
hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 14th July,
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote areas
specified in the Notice published in the Employment News on 14th June, 2008, the
last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed Post only (Not by Hand or by
Courier) is 21st July, 2008.
6. Facilitation Counter and Website for Guidance of Candidates:
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications,
candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC`s Facilitation Counter near `C Gate
of its campus in person or over Telephone No.
011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs.
and 17.00 hrs.
The Commission also has a Website at address: http://www.upsc.gov.in over
which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as
information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination
and results etc.
Union Public Service
Secretary, Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,