UPSC Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam Pattern: Check UPSC Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam Pattern From Here

UPSC Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam Pattern:

 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Examination Pattern details.

Scheme of Examination:

The examination shall be conducted according to the following Plan :
Part I.—Written examination in the subjects as set out in para 2 below.
Part II.—Interview for personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

2. The following will be the subjects for the written examination :

S.No.SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
1General English (Common for All Category)3 hrs100
I.Category-I For the Post of Geologists  
1Geology Paper I3 hrs 200
2Geology Paper II3 hrs 200
3Geology Paper III3 hrs 200
II.Category-II For the Post of Geophysicists  
1Geophysics Paper I3 hrs 200
2Geophysics Paper II3 hrs 200
3Geophysics Paper III3 hrs 200
III.Category-III For the Post of Chemists  
1Chemistry Paper I3 hrs200
2Chemistry Paper II3 hrs200
3Chemistry Paper III3 hrs200
IV.Category-IV For the Post of Junior Hydrogeologist
1Geology Paper I3 hrs200
2Geology Paper II3 hrs200
3Hydrogeology3 hrs200

i. Candidates competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, and Junior Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against the respective category above.
ii. Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against Categories 1 and 4 above.
iii. If any candidate failed to appear in any one or more of the above papers, meant for written examination for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, their candidature shall stand rejected and part of written examination appeared by them shall not be evaluated and counted for any purpose.

2) 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 have 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, the integrity of character, and aptitude for adapting themselves to the field life.

3) Document Verification: Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate is qualified for the Interview/ Personality Test

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