Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination

UPSC Combined Geologist & Geo-Scientist Exam pattern: – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conduct exam for the recruitment of Combined Geologist & Geo-Scientist. Exam details are given below…

Exam Pattern: – The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:

Part-I: – Written examination in the subjects as set out in below table.

Part-II: – Interview/ Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.


Part-I: – The following will be the subjects for the written examination, for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist Group ‘A’ in GSI and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist ‘B’), Group ‘A’ for Central Ground Water Board.

S. No.SubjectDurationMarks
1.General English (common for all category)3 Hrs100
I.Category-I for the post of Geologist 200
1.Geology Paper-I3 Hrs200
2.Geology Paper-II3 Hrs200
3.Geology Paper-III3 Hrs200
IICategory-II for the post of Geophysicist  
1.Geophysics Paper-I3 Hrs200
2.Geophysics Paper-II3 Hrs200
3.Geophysics Paper-III3 Hrs200
IIICategory-III for the post of Chemist  
1.Chemistry  Paper-I3 Hrs200
2.Chemistry  Paper-II3 Hrs200
3.Chemistry  Paper-III3 Hrs200
IVCategory-III for the post of Junior Hydro-geologist  
1.Geology Paper-I3 Hrs200
2.Geology Paper-II3 Hrs200
3.Hydrology3 Hrs200


Note: – Candidates are competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Junior Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against respective category above.

Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against Categories 1 and 4 above.

If any candidate failed to appear in any one or more of above papers, meant for written examination for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, and Chemist. Their candidature shall stand rejected and part of written examination appeared by them shall not be evaluated and counted for any purpose.

Part-II: –

Interview/ Personality Test: – The Test carries 200 marks. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of their career. The object of the interview is to assess their suitability for the posts for which they has competed. Special attention will be paid in the Personality Test to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application, integrity of character and aptitude for adapting themselves to the field life.

Document Verification: – Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate is qualified for Interview/ Personality Test.

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