Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a competitive examination for recruitment and 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.

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2016

Important Dates

  • Notification Date: 6 February, 2016
  • Last Date to Apply: 4 March, 2016
  • Date of Exam: From 13 May, 2016 (3 Days)

Exam Pattern

There are four papers in each category. General English is common for all categories. The examination in all the subjects is of conventional type.

S.No. Paper / Subject Duration Marks Syllabus 
1. General English 3 Hours 100  
Category - I: Geologists
2. Geology Paper I 3 Hours 200 Geology Paper I Syllabus
3. Geology Paper II 3 Hours 200 Geology Paper II Syllabus 
4. Geology Paper III 3 Hours 200 Geology Paper III Syllabus 
Category - II: Geophysicists
2. Geophysics Paper I 3 Hours 200 Geophysics Paper I Syllabus 
3. Geophysics Paper II 3 Hours 200 Geophysics Paper II Syllabus 
4. Geophysics Paper III 3 Hours 200 Geophysics Paper III Syllabus 
Category - III: Chemists
2. Chemistry Paper I 3 Hours 200 Chemistry Paper I Syllabus 
3. Chemistry Paper II 3 Hours 200 Chemistry Paper II Syllabus 
4. Chemistry Paper III 3 Hours 200 Chemistry Paper III Syllabus 
Category - IV: Jr. Hydrogeologists   
2. Geology Paper I 3 Hours 200 Geology Paper I Syllabus 
3. Geology Paper II 3 Hours 200 Geology Paper II Syllabus
4. Hydrogeology 3 Hours 200 Hydrogeology Syllabus 

Interview for personality test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carry a maximum of 200 marks.

If you are competing for posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist, then you are required to appear in all the subjects mentioned under category I and category IV.

About Geology

Geology and its allied disciplines are concerned with the structure, dynamics and evolution of the earth and its natural mineral and energy resources. Hydrogeologists focus on the relation of waters on or below the surface of the earth.