Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination

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

Selection Procedure consists of:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Interview/ Personality Test
  3. Document Verification


  1. Written Examination: – Written examination in the subjects as set out in below table.
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


  1. 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.
  2. 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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