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Dates for Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2016 Out

February 08, 2016 05:19 PM 3 minute read , Sciences

Dates for Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2016 Out

The Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam for the session 2016 is going to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The interested and eligible candidates can apply by March 4, 11:59 pm.

Post details:

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

Geologist, Group A: 121

Geophysicist, Group A: 56

Chemist, Group A: 29

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

Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A: 2

Eligibility criteria:

For Geologists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India:

Master's degree in:

  • Geological Science
  • Geology
  • Applied Geology
  • Geo-Exploration
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Engineering Geology
  • Marine Geology
  • Earth Science Management
  • Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies
  • Petroleum Coastal Areas Studies
  • Petroleum Geosciences
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological Technology
  • 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 a deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956).

For Geophysicists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India:

M.Sc. in:

  • Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • M.Sc. (Geophysics)
  • Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics)
  • M.Sc (Applied Geophysics)
  • M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics)
  • 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.

For Chemists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India:

M. Sc. in:

  • Chemistry
  • Applied Chemistry
  • 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. recognised University.

For Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group 'A' in Central Ground Water Board:

Master's degree in:

  • Geology
  • Applied Geology
  • Marine Geology

from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational Institutes established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or Master's degree in Hydrogeology from a recognised university.

Age limit:

21- 32 years

For candidates applying for Junior hydrologist post, upper age limit of 35 years is applicable.

Application process:

Application forms are available on UPSC’s official website.

Note- The applicants are advised to submit only single application. However, if due to any unavoidable situation, he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc.

Application fee:

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs 200 (rupees two hundred only) either by depositing the 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.

Selection process:

  1. Written exam
  2. Interview/personality test

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