2019 Revised Scheme and Pattern of the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination (Previously Known as Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination)

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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 salient features of the same areas under:

(I) The nomenclature of this Examination has been changed to “Combined Geo-Scientist Examination” in place of “Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination” .

(ii) There will a three-tier examination pattern i.e.. (i) Stage-I: Preliminary Examination (ii) Stage-II: Main Examination (iii) Stage-III: Personality Test.

(iii) Preliminary Examination will screen the candidates for taking the Main Examination (Stage – II) .

(iv) The Preliminary Examination will be of objective type having two Papers. Marks secured in this Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit.

(v) The Preliminary Examination will be a Computer Based Examination.

(vi) 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.

(vii) Existing General English Paper has been discontinued.

(viii) 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.

2. The details of this revised Scheme, Pattern and Syllabi are attached

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.

Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist
Stream-I: Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: General Studies2 Hours100 Marks
Paper-II: Geology/Hydrogeology2 Hours300 Marks
Total400 Marks
Geophysicist
Stream-II: Geophysicist
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: General Studies2 Hours100 Marks
Paper-II: Geophysics2 Hours300 Marks
Total400 Marks
Chemist
Stream-III: Chemist
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: General Studies2 Hours100 Marks
Paper-II: Chemistry2 Hours300 Marks
Total400 Marks

B. Stage-II

Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination [Descriptive-type] :- The Examination shall comprise of three papers in each stream.

Geologist
Stream-I: Geologist
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-II: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-III: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Total600 Marks
Geophysicist
Stream-II: Geophysicist
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Geophysicist3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-II: Geophysicist3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-III: Geophysicist3 Hours200 Marks
Total600 Marks
Jr. Hydrogeologist
Stream-IV: Jr. Hydrogeologist
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-II: Geology3 Hours200 Marks
Paper-III: Hydrogeology3 Hours200 Marks
Total600 Marks

C. Stage-III

Personality Test - 200 Marks

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