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UPSC Notification For Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2021


UPSC Notification 2021.Union Public Service Commission inviting applications for the positions of Combined Geo-Scientist Examination, 2021.Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on October 27th, 2020.

Post and Vacancies:

Combined Geo-Scientist Examination, 2021 - 40

Job Location - Across India

Qualification Details:

All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Combined Geo-Scientist Examination notified by the Government (Ministry of Mines) and the Notice of Examination derived from these Rules. Candidates applying for the Examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the Examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

1. The categories of post to which recruitment is to be made on the results of this examination and the approximate number of vacancies in the various posts are given below:

a. Category-I : (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines). Chemist, Group A : 15

b. Category-II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources)

(i) Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology), Group ‘A’ : 16

(ii) Scientist ‘B’(Chemical ) Group ‘A’ : 03

(iii)Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’ : 06

2. Eligibility Conditions: candidate must be either: a Citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

3. Minimum Educational Qualification: 

a. For Chemist Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India and Scientist ‘B’(Chemical) Group ‘A’ in C.G.W.B. M. Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or other educational Institutes established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed Universities under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 i.e. recognized University.

b. For Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology) Group ‘A’ in C.G.W.B. Master’s degree in Geology or applied Geology or Marine Geology or Hydrogeology from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational Institutes established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

c. For Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’ in C.G.W. B. Master of Science degree in Physics or Applied Physics or Geophysics or Applied Geophysics or Marine Geophysics or Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc (Technology) (Applied Geophysics) from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational Institutes established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Age: A candidate for this examination must have attained the age criteria as prescribed below:- (a) For Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Government of India: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first day of the month of January of the year in which the Examination is to be held (i.e. as on 1st January, 2021] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January,

Application Fee: Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only)

Important Instructions:

1. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions carefully before filling up the request for withdrawal of application.

2. The Commission has provided the withdrawal facility from 04.11.2020 to 10.11.2020 (till 18:00 Hrs) to those candidates who do not want to appear at this Examination.

3. Candidates are advised to provide the details of registered application with registration-id which was completed and submitted finally. There is no provision for withdrawing of incomplete applications.

4. Before making the request for withdrawal, candidate must ensure that they have access to the registered mobile number and email-id which were provided by them at the time of submission of application. Separate OTPs will be sent by the Commission on the registered mobile number and email-id. Request for withdrawal will be accepted only after it is confirmed by validating the OTP details sent on candidate’s mobile and email-id. Such OTPs will be valid for 30 Minutes only.

5. Request for generating OTP for withdrawal of application will be accepted only till 17:30 Hrs on 10.11.2020.

6. If a candidate has submitted more than one application form then the higher registration-id of Application (latest) will be considered for withdrawal and all earlier applications will be treated as cancelled automatically.

7. After the final acceptance of the request for online withdrawal of application, the candidate must print the authenticated receipt. Once application has been withdrawn by the candidate, it cannot be revived in future.

8. UPSC has no provision to refund any fee amount paid by candidates, so in case of successful withdrawal of application the fees will not be refunded.

9. On successful completion of withdrawal of application, an auto-generated email and SMS will be sent on candidate’s registered email-id and mobile. In case any candidate has not submitted the request for withdrawal of application he/she may contact UPSC on email-id: upscsoap@nic.in immediately.

10. Candidates are advised not to share the OTPs received on email and SMS to anybody.

Selection Procedure :

1. The Examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:

(i) Stage-I : Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination (Computer Based ObjectiveType Papers) for the selection of candidates for the Stage-II: 400 Marks

(ii) Stage-II : Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Conventional Type Papers); and 600 Marks

(iii) Stage-III : Personality Test/Interview, 200 Marks 

2. The candidates will first take the Computer Based Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination which consists of two Objective Type (multiple choices) Questions Papers for each stream. The Question Papers will be set in English only. The detailed Scheme of Stage-I: is as follow Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination

How to Apply :

(a) Candidates are required to apply Online using the link https://www. upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.

(b) The applicants are advised to submit only single application. However, if due to any unavoidable situation, he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, Photo I.D., signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

(c) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission. Persons already in Government service, whether in permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are, however, required to inform in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the Examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled. 

(d) Last Date For Submission Of Applications: 27.10.2020. EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.01/2021-GEOL

Official Notification


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