Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2019 to be Held on 28<Sup>th</Sup> June 2019 (Download PDF)

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issued a recruitment notification for 70 well-skilled candidates for post of Geologist, Chemist, Geophysicist & Junior Hydrogeologist in Geological Survey of India & Central Ground Water Board through UPSC Geologist & UPSC Geo-Scientist Exam 2019.

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Important Exam Dates

Table Showing Important Exam Dates
EventsExam Dates
Offline & online Application form release date20th March 2019
Last date of online Application form16th April 2019
Admit CardNot Updated
Date of Exam28th June 2019


For Geologists Gr ‘A’ :

Candidates should have Masters Degree in Geological Science/Geology/Geo Exploration/Mineral Exploration/Engineering Geology/Marine Geology/Earth Science & Resource management/Oceanography & Coastal Areas Studies/Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration/Geochemistry/Geological Technology from recognized university.

For Geophysicists:

Candidates should possess M. Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or Geophysics or Integrated Exploration Geophysics or Applied Geophysics or Marine Geophysics or Tech. or Applied Geophysics with good academic records.

For Chemists:

Applicants are required to possess M. Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from recognized institution for participating in UPSC Geologist Exam 2019.

For Junior Hydro geologists (Scientist-B) :

Candidates should have Masters Degree in Geology or Applied Geology or marine Geology from reputed institute.

Age Limit (as on 01 - 01 - 2019) :

Table Showing Age Limit (as on 01 - 01 - 2019)
Name of PostAge Limit (Years)
Geologist, Group A21 to 32
Geophysicist, Group A
Chemist. Group A =
Junior Hydro Geologists (Scientist B) , Group A21 to 35

Age Relaxation

Table Showing Age Relaxation
CategoryUpper Age Limit
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes3 years
Domiciled Candidates in J&K5 years
Defence Services Personnel3 years
Ex-Servicemen5 years

UPSC Geologist Exam 2019 Fee

  • Candidates belong to General & OBC category has to pay application fee of ₹ 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) .
  • Fee should be paid either by depositing money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/state bank of Patiala/state bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
  • All Female Candidates & candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes are not required to pay any fee.

UPSC Geologist Selection Process 2019:

  • Stage-I: Combined Geo-Scientist (Pre.) Test (Objective Type Papers) for selection of candidates for Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Exam;
  • Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Descriptive Type Papers)
  • Stage-III: Personality Test

Method to fill Application Form:

  • Visit official website www.upsc. gov. in which is from UPSC
  • Once site is visited, move onto “what՚s New” section available on homepage.
  • Press link comprises of UPSC Geologist Exam Notification.
  • Choose option ‘Press here’ . Now, fill important details mentioned in Part 1 registration.
  • Ensure to upload scanned passport size photo along with digital signature within space available in form.
  • Press “Continue” button so that details that you have filled will get saved
  • Next, make sure to fill part 2 Registration form
  • Fill all crucial details which are relevant formality to appear in exam.
  • Lastly, press “Submit” .

Exam Pattern:

  • Question paper will be a subjective or Written exam.
  • For Geologist post question paper total marks will be 200. There will be 3 question papers.
  • Geophysicist has been 3 question papers; every question paper will be 200 Marks.
  • In post of Chemistry, there will be 3 question papers.
  • For Jr. Hydrogeologist candidates required qualify 2 Question papers of Geology & 1 paper of Hydrogeology.
  • For Interview/Personality Test candidates must qualify written exam.
  • Total marks will 200 for Interview/Personality Test.

Schedule for mains

Table Showing Exam Pattern
For all categoriesGeneral English100180 Minutes
For the post of GeologistGeology Paper I200180 Minutes
Geology Paper II200180 Minutes
Geology Paper III200180 Minutes
GeophysicistGeophysics Paper I200180 Minutes
Geophysics Paper II200180 Minutes
Geophysics Paper III200180 Minutes
ChemistChemistry Paper I200180 Minutes
Chemistry Paper II200180 Minutes
Chemistry Paper III200180 Minutes
Jr. HydrogeologistGeology Paper I200180 Minutes
Geology Paper II200180 Minutes
Hydrogeology200180 Minutes

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- Published/Last Modified on: March 7, 2019

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