(Notification) UPSC Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination, 2020



(Notification) UPSC Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination, 2020



No.4/2/2019-E.l(B) : 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.  

Post Details:

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

(i) Geologist, Group A : 79
(ii) Geophysicist, Group A : 05
(iii) Chemist. Group A : 15

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

(i) Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A : 03

Minimum Educational Qualification

(i) For Geologists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India
(a) 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 Resources Management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum   Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Geophysical 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 under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956).

(b) For Geophysicist 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.

(c) 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 i.e. recognized University.   

PHYSICAL STANDARDS:

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to the Examination, 2020 as per Regulations given in Appendix-II of the rules for the Combined Geo-scientist Examination, 2020 in Gazette of India dated 25th September, 2019. 

Age Limits:

A candidate for this examination must have attained the age criteria as prescribed below:-

(a) For Geologist and 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, 2020] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January 1999. 

(b) For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (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 35 years on 1st January, 2020 i.e. he/she must have been born not later than 2nd January 1985 and not later than 1s t January 1999. NB: Candidates should ensure that they meet the age eligibility criteria for each post mentioned above for which they are applying.

(C) The upper age limit will be relaxable upto a maximum of 7 years in the case of Government servants, if they are employed in a Department mentioned in Column I below and apply for the corresponding post mentioned in column II. 

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 15th October, 2019 till 06:00 P.M.
(II) The online Applications can be withdrawn from 22.10.2019 to 28.10.2019 till 06:00 P.M. 

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Courtesy: UPSC

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