(Notification) UPSC Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination, 2022



(Notification) UPSC Combined Geo-scientist Examination, 2022



(A) No.4/1/2021-E.l(B) : The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Screening Test for selection to Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2022 through Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 which will be held on 20th February, 2022, in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India dated the 22nd September, 2021.

Post Details:

Category I : (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines).

(i) Geologist, Group A : 100
(ii) Geophysicist, Group A : 50
(iii) Chemist. Group A : 20

Category-II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation.)

(i) Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology), Group ‘A’ : 20
(ii) Scientist ‘B’(Chemical ) Group ‘A’ : 01
(iii)Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’ : 01

Minimum Educational Qualification

(i) For Geologists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India

Master’s degree in Geological Science or Geology or Applied 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 Geochemistry 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 (3 of 1956) i.e. recognized University. 

(b) For Geophysicist Group ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India and Scientist ‘B’ (Geophysics) Group ‘A’ in C.G.W.B.

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.

(iii) For Chemist Group ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India and Scientist ‘B’ (Chemical) under C.G.W.B.

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 i.e. recognized University. 

(iv) For Scientist ‘B’ (Hydrogeology) Group ‘A’ in C.G.W.B.

Master’s degree in Geology or applied Geology or Marine Geology or Hydrogeology from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational Institutes established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. 

PHYSICAL STANDARDS:

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to the Examination as per Regulations given in Appendix-II of the rules for the Combined Geo-scientist Examination, 2022 in Gazette of India dated 22nd September, 2021.

Age Limits:

(a) For Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Government 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 Examination is to be held (i.e. as on 1st January, 2022] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January 2001. 

(b) For Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology) Group ‘A’, Scientist ‘B’(Chemical) Group ‘A’ and Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’ in Central Ground water Board, Ministry of Water Resources:-

  • Must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of 32 years on 1st January, 2022 i.e. he/she must have been born not later than 2nd January 1990 and not later than 1s t January 2001. 

NB: Candidates should ensure that they meet the age eligibility criteria for each post mentioned above for which they are applying.

Fee :

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only), alongwith the submission of On-line Application Form, either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. 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 11:59 p.m. of 14.10.2019 

Plan of Examination :

1. The Examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:—
(i) Stage-I: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates for the Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination;
(ii) Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Descriptive Type Papers) and
(iii) Stage-III: Personality Test
2. The detailed scheme and syllabi of Combined Geo-Scientist Examination is as under:
A. Stage-I : Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination [Objective-type]:-
The Examination shall comprise of two papers.

Stream-I : Geologist  & Jr. Hydrogeologist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I : General Studies

2 Hours

100 Marks

Paper-II : Geology/Hydrogeology

2 Hours

300 Marks

Total

400 Marks

Stream-II  : Geophysicist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I : General Studies

2 Hours

100 Marks

Paper-II : Geophysics

2 Hours

300 Marks

Total

400 Marks

Stream-III : Chemist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I : General Studies

2 Hours

100 Marks

Paper-II : Chemistry

2 Hours

300 Marks

Total

400 Marks

B. Stage-II : Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination [Descriptive-type]:-

The Examination shall comprise of three papers in each stream.

Stream-I : Geologist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I : Geology

3 Hours

200 Marks

Paper-II : Geology

3 Hours

200 Marks

Paper-III : Geology

3 Hours

200 Marks

Total

600 Marks

Stream-II  : Geophysicist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I : Geophysics

3 Hours

200 Marks

Paper-II : Geophysics

3 Hours

200 Marks

Paper-III : Geophysics

3 Hours

200 Marks

Total

600 Marks

Stream-III : Chemist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I : Chemistry

3 Hours

200 Marks

Paper-II : Chemistry

3 Hours

200 Marks

Paper-III : Chemistry

3 Hours

200 Marks

Total

600 Marks

Stream-IV  : Jr. Hydrogeologist

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Paper-I : Geology

3 Hours

200 Marks

Paper-II : Geology

3 Hours

200 Marks

Paper-III : Hydrogeology

3 Hours

200 Marks

Total

600 Marks

C. Stage-III : Personality Test - 200 Marks

How to Apply:

Candidates are required to apply online only by using the official website  Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in Appendix-II. Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website.

Important Dates:

(I) The Online Applications can be filled up to 12th October, 2021 till 18.00 Hours
(II) The online Applications can be withdrawn from  20.10.2021 to 26.10.2021 till 18.00 Hours

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Courtesy: UPSC

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