UPSC Geologist Exam conducted to recruit Geologists in Central Government organization. This examination is conducted by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India. (The examination is held for two categories viz. Category I (Posts in Geological Survery of India) and Category II (Posts in Central Ground Water Board)
Notification of Examination - June
Conduct of Examination - November
21-32 years on 1st January of the year of examination.
Certain categories of persons including departmental candidates are eligible for age relaxation.
(i) Master's degree in Geology/Applied Geology or Marine Geology from a recognized university; or
(ii) Diploma of Associateship in Applied Geology of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad; or
(iii) Master's degree in Mineral exploration from a recognized university (for posts in GSI); or
(iv) Master's degree in Hydrogeology from a recgonized university (for posts in CGWB)
Candidates appearing in the requisite qualification can also apply for the examination but are required to submit proof of passing along with detailed application form.
Scheme of Examination
Paper I : Written Exam
(i) General English - 100 Marks
(ii) Geology Paper-I - 200 Marks
(iii) Geology Paper-II - 200 Marks
(iv) Geology Paper-III - 200 Marks
(v) Hydrogeology - 200 Marks
For Category I candidates have to appear in Papers (i) to (iv) above only and for Category II in Papers (i) to (iii) and (v) above only.
Part II : Interview for Personality Test 200 Marks