Geo-Scientist and Geologist Combined Exam 2019 | UPSC Jobs

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released notification for UPSC Jobs recruitment of Geologist, chemist, geophysicist and Junior Hydrogeologist in Geological Survey of India and Central Ground Water Board through UPSC Geologist and UPSC Geo-Scientist Exam 2019. There are 70- vacancies available for this recruitment process. All the interested candidates are hereby informed to apply for the Geo-Scientist and Geologist posts before the last date of submission.

UPSC Jobs Exam: Important Dates

UPSC GE exam tentatively to be conducted in the month of June 2019. The last date to submit the application is on 16 April 2019.

Application Start Date 20/03/2019
Last date of Application 16/04/2019
Exam Date 28/06/2019


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UPSC Jobs 2019: Eligibility Criteria

To attend UPSC Combined Geologist and Geo-Scientist Exam, the candidate should be eligible in terms of Education, Age limit and Nationality. The eligibility details is given below:


  1. Geologists (Geological Survey of India)

Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Geo-Exploration or Marine Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Petroleum Geosciences orGeophysical Technology.

2. Chemists (Geological Survey of India)

M. Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry.

3. Geophysicists (Geological Survey of India)

M.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or Integrated M. Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or M. Sc. (Geophysics) or M. Sc (Applied Geophysics) or  Or M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics).

4. Junior Hydrogeologists ( Central Ground Water Board)

Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Master’s degree in Hydrogeology or Marine Geology from a recognized University.

Age Limits:

The candidate age should be within the prescribed Age Limit. The Age limit is as given below:

  • For Geophysicist, Geologist and Chemist (Geological Survey of India) – The Candidate must be more than 21 years of age and must not be more than 32 years of age.
  • For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Central Groundwater Board)  The candidates must be more than 21 years of age and must not be more than 35 years of age.


The candidate must be Citizen of India or From Nepal or From Bhutan or Tibetian refugee who came to India before Jan 1962 and permanently settled, Person of India origin migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Uganda, and Ethiopia with intention of permanently settling in India.

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UPSC Jobs 2019: Application Process 

The Application Process for UPSC GE post is the same as that of any UPSC jobs exams. Candidates need to apply by the official website.

The candidates who are eligible will get e-Admit Card for the exam before the commencement of exam.

The documents that should be kept ready for submitting to the Commission after the result declaration are as follows:

  1. The Certificate in support of the claim for age/fee concession, where applicable.
  2. Certificate of Age.
  3. The Certificate of Educational Qualification.
  4. Certificate in support of being Person with Benchmark Disability (where applicable).
  5. The Certificate in support of the claim to belong to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes where applicable.

Application Fee:

The candidates need to pay the fee of Rs.200/-  except SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates who are exempted from payment of the fee. By depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by net banking of State Bank of India or by card.

UPSC Jobs 2019: Admit Card

Eligible candidates will get an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the exam. The e-Admit Card will be available on the UPSC official website. The candidates can download admit card from the official website itself. No Admit Card will be sent by post. The candidate has to give necessary details like Reg No, D.O.B to download the e-Admit Card. If the candidate is not able to download Admit Card even after giving all necessary credentials, then need to contact Commission regarding it.

UPSC Jobs: GE Exam Pattern

The Examination consists of 2 sections. They are:

  • Written examination
  • Interview/ Personality Test
Subjects according to the category Time Duration Marks Allotted
General English 3 hrs 100 marks
Category – 1 For the post of Geologist
Geology Paper I 3 hrs 200 marks
Geology Paper II 3 hrs 200 marks
Geology Paper III 3 hrs 200 marks
Category – 2 For the post of Chemist
Chemistry Paper I 3 hrs 200 marks
Chemistry Paper II 3 hrs 200 marks
Chemistry Paper III 3 hrs 200 marks
Category – 3 For the post of Geophysicist
Geophysics Paper I 3 hrs 200 marks
Geophysics Paper II 3 hrs 200 marks
Geophysics Paper III 3 hrs 200 marks
Category – 4 For the Post of Jr. Hydrogeologist
Geology Paper I 3 hrs 200 marks
Geology Paper II 3 hrs 200 marks
Hydrogeology 3 hrs 200 marks


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UPSC Jobs 2019: GE Result

The candidates can expect the result of UPSC Exam for GE post tentatively in the month of August 2019. After which Interview call letters would be made available to the candidates who have cleared the written exam. The date of preparation of the final merit list has not been decided yet.

UPSC Jobs: GE Salary Structure

After the 7th Pay Commission, all the categories candidates under the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Examination pay scale details are given below:

  1. Pay-Scale: ₹15,600/- to ₹39,100/-,
  2. Grade Pay: ₹5,400/-

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) issued a notification for the recruitment of 70 posts vacancies under the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2019.

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