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UPSC Geologist and Geo-Scientist Exam 2020 Notification Announced

UPSC Geologist Exam 2020: Applications are invited for UPSC Geologist 2020 and Geo-Scientist Exam 2020 and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued exam notification of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2020.

Highlights

  • Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 15th October 2019

The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 (Computer Based Test) on 19th January 2020 for selection to the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 2020, in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India dated 25th September 2019. Interested candidates can apply online through the official website.

Important Dates

Application Form Release Date: 25th September 2019

The Online Applications can be filled up to 15th October 2019 till 06:00 P.M.

The Online Applications can be withdrawn from 22nd to 28th October 2019 till 06:00 PM

Preliminary Exam Date: 19th January 2020

Preliminary Admit Card Available: January 2020

The Main Examination will be held on 27th & 28th June 2020

Vacancy Details

The categories of post to which recruitment is to be made on the results of this exam and the approximate number of vacancies in the various posts are given below:

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

  • Geologist, Group A: 79 Posts
  • Geophysicist, Group A: 05 Posts
  • Chemistry Group A: 15 Posts

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

  • Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A: 03 Posts

Note:

  • 05 vacancies of Geologist {03 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing (PD) and 02 vacancies for Locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy etc.(OH(OA/OL)}
  • 01 vacancy of Chemist (Deaf or Hard of Hearing)

 Reservation

Reservations will be made for candidates belonging to SC/ST Other Backward Classes, Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark disability categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Govt.

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

  1. A candidate for this examination must have attained the age criteria as prescribed below:

a)For Geologist/Geophysicist & Chemist (Group ‘A’) in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India.

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first day of the month of January of the year in which the Exam is to be held (i.e. as on 01st Jan. 2020] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd January 1988 and not later than 01st January 1999.
  • b) For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground water Board, Ministry of Water Resources.
  • Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of 35 years on 01st January 2020 he/she must have been born not later than 02nd January 1985 and not later than 01st January 1999.
  • c) The upper age limit will be relaxable upto a maximum of 7 years in the case of Govt. servants, if they are employed in dept. mentioned Age Relaxation:
  • 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates
  • 3 years for OBC candidates
  • Age is additionally relaxable by 5 years for those applicants who had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.
  • 3 years for Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof)
  • 5 years in case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs
  • 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically Handicapped persons

Educational Qualifications

  1. For Geologists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India: Masters Degree in Geological Science or Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine Geology or Earth Science and Resource management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological 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 deemed university u/s 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956
  2. For Geophysicists Gr. ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India: M.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or M.Sc (Geophysics) or Integrated M.Sc (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc (Marine Geophysics) or 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.
  3. For Chemists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India: M.Sc in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or 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 (3 of 1956) i.e. recognized University.
  4. For Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist-B) Group ‘A’ in Central Ground Water Board: Masters Degree in Geology or Applied Geology or marine Geology from a 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 deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or Masters Degree in Hydrogeology from a recognised University.

Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to the Exam 2020 as per Regulations given in Appendix-II of the rules for the Combined Geo-scientist Exam 2020 in Gazette of India dated 25th September 2019

How to Apply

  • Candidates are required to apply Online using the link upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available in the website.
  • Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government
  • The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form.
  • The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/ Personality Test
  • The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the Examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website [https://upsconline.nic.in] for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post
  • All the applicants are required to provide valid active E-Mail I.D. while filling up Online Application Form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them at different stages of examination process

For detailed instructions and for checking eligibility please refer the UPSC Notification [EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.02/2020-GEOL Dated 25.09.2019]

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