UPSC Geologist & Scientist Syllabus 2019 : Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) combined geo-scientist and geologist exam pattern and syllabus is given in this article along with Selection Process 2019. The official notification for the same has been released and the application process begin from 20th March 2019. The written exam will be conducted in a span of three days starting from 28th June 2019.
The UPSC set the pattern/scheme of the exam, the syllabus as well as the entire selection procedure for combined geo-scientist and geologist exam as follows.
UPSC Geologist & Scientist : Exam Pattern/Scheme Of Examination
The Combined Geoscientist and Geologist exam 2019 will be conducted in the following two stages.
Part A -Written exam (category wise) of 700 marks
Part B – Interview cum Personality test of 200 marks
Candidates have to clear both the stages to be considered eligible for the final recruitment.
UPSC Geologist & Scientist : Pattern Of The Written Exam
|Subject||Total duration||Maximum marks|
|General English (compulsory for all categories)||3 hrs||100 marks|
|Cat 1: Geologist|
|Geology paper 1||3 hrs||200|
|Geology paper 2||3 hrs||200|
|Geology paper 3||3 hrs||200|
|Cat 2: Geophysicist|
|Geophysicist paper 1||3 hrs||200|
|Geophysicist paper 2||3 hrs||200|
|Geophysicist paper 3||3 hrs||200|
|Cat 3: Chemist|
|Chemistry paper 1||3 hrs||200|
|Chemistry paper 2||3 hrs||200|
|Chemistry paper 3||3 hrs||200|
|Cat 4: Jr. Hydrogeologist|
|Geology paper 1||3 hrs||200|
|Geology paper 2||3 hrs||200|
- Candidates applying for a particular post/ category will have to appear for and clear all the papers in that particular category.
- Candidates wishing to apply for the posts of both Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will have to appear in all the papers of both the categories.
- Candidates who fail to appear in even in any one of the papers in the category he/she has applied for, their candidature shall be rejected and their marks shall not be evaluated.
- 20 minutes extra time will be given to blind candidates, candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy.
Standard Of Questions
- The standard of the questions asked in the compulsory General English paper will be such that it matches the level of a Science Graduate.
- The questions asked in the other categories however would be of the M.Sc. level.
UPSC Geologist & Scientist Syllabus 2019
The Combined Geoscientist and Geologist examination syllabus is mentioned below.
- General English: It is a compulsory paper that has to be attempted by all candidates and will be of 100 marks. Candidates will be tested on their English language understanding and the workmanlike usage of words.
- Other subjects: Depending on the category that candidates choose, they will be tested on a range of subjects to test their knowledge and skills pertaining to that subject on a professional and more technical level.
The detailed syllabus is listed in the official notification. Click here to download the syllabus of Combined Geoscientist and Geologist examination 2019.
The combined geoscientist and geologist exam 2019 selection procedure will be carried out in two separate stages namely the written examination followed by the interview cum personality test. Candidates will first have to undergo the 700 marks written exam which will test them on different subjects and topics under the category that they have chosen.
Once the written exam is successfully conducted, the UPSC will release the list of all those candidates who have qualified for the exam. Candidates who are able to secure the minimum qualifying marks and can locate their roll numbers in the written exam result list, will then have to submit the DAF (Detailed Application Form). Candidates will have to attach and upload the proof of their academic qualification details and submit it online within a specified date and time. The UPSC will scrutinize and verify all the details submitted by the candidate along with their DAF.
Shortlisted candidates will then be invited for the interview. The UPSC will release the interview schedule mentioning the day, date and time of the interview along with the roll numbers of all those who have been selected for the interview round.
The interview cum personality test will be of 200 marks and will be conducted by a Board of highly competent and just observers who will test the skills and abilities of the candidates. The candidate will be tested to analyze his/her knowledge and skill in the particular subjects relevant to their post. The personality test aims to test the candidate’s leadership skills, initiative and intellectual curiosity, social qualities, mental and physical strength, practical application powers, character and aptitude to adjust in the field life, etc.
Once the round is successfully conducted, the commission will release the cut off score mentioning the marks obtained by the last qualifying candidate and will also list of all those candidates who have been finally recommended for appointment. Candidates whose roll numbers are mentioned in the list have all been recommended by the commission for final appointment.
UPSC Geologist & Scientist FAQs
Q. For How Long Is The Offer Of Appointment Valid?
A. All those candidates who have been selected for final appointment will have to submit certain important documents in original after they are recommended for appointment. The offer will be valid for a period of three months from the date of result declaration. Candidates will have to submit their original documents within that time or else their offer of appointment will be cancelled.
Q. When Will The Commission Release The Statement Of Marks Of The Selected Candidates?
A. The commission will release the detailed statement of marks of all the candidates of have been recommended for appointment after few days from final result. Candidates can look into their marks and can also download it.
Q. How Can The Commission Be Reached In Case Of Any Emergency?
A. The UPSC has ‘facilitation counter’ near the Gate C of UPSC Campus wherein candidates can clear any query/obtain any information. Candidates can also reach out to the commission over the telephone through the following numbers – 011 -23385271/23381125 from 10 am – 5 pm on all working days