The Union Public Service Commission will conduct the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 in order to recruit the candidates for the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, and chemist. The selected candidates will be posted under the Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Water under the Government of India. It is a three-tier examination containing preliminary exam, main exam, and personality test. It is notified that the application form for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 will release on 22nd September 2021.
The candidates looking to appear for this exam need to fill and submit the application form before the last date. In this article, we will discuss all the necessary details regarding the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 including exam pattern, eligibility criteria, application form, syllabus etc.
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 application form is releasing on 22nd September 2021.
Important Dates for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022
The official dates for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 are mentioned in the table given below.
|Release of official notification and application form||22nd September 2021|
|Last date to submit the application form||12th October 2021|
|Availability of Admit Card||To be available|
|Mains exam||Preliminary- 20th February 2022Mains- 25th June 2022|
|Result||To be available|
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022
The candidates must check the eligibility criteria given below before applying for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022.
The candidates with the following nationality can apply
- A citizen of India
- A subject of Nepal
- A subject of Bhutan
- A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with an intention of permanently settling here.
- An Indian origin person migrated to India from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or east African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania or Vietnam with an intention of permanently settling here.
The age limit will depend upon the post as given below:
For Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist in ministry of Mines: 21 to 32 years
For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) in ministry of water resources: 21 to 35 years
Note: Relaxations in the upper age will be given the candidates from the reserved categories.
The candidates must have following educational qualification in order to appear for the exam.
For Geologists: The candidates must have a master’s degree in Geological science/ Geology/ Applied Geology/ Geo-Exploration/ Mineral Exploration/ Engineering Geology/ Marine Geology/ Earth Science and Resource Management/ Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or any other relevant subject.
For Geophysicists: The candidates must have an M.Sc degree in Physics/ Applied Physics/ Exploration Geophysics/ Applied Geophysics/ Marine Geophysics/ or any other relevant subject
For Chemist: The aspirant must have an M.Sc degree in Chemistry/ Applied Chemistry/ Analytical Chemistry.
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Application Form 2022
The application form for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 will be released in online mode through the official website of UPSC. In order to apply for the exam, the candidates need to enter all the required information such as educational details, contact details, personal details etc. While filling the application form, the candidates have to select the examination center. In addition to the details, the candidates have to upload the scanned images of passport size photograph and signature in the application form.
After submitting the application form, the candidates have to pay the prescribed application fee. The candidates should keep a printout of submitted application form along with fee receipt for future requirement. However, there is no need to send the printout of application form to the UPSC office.
The application for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 will be as follows:
For General/ OBC candidates (Male candidates only): Rs. 200/-
For SC/ST/PwBD/Female candidates: Nil (Exempted from the application fee)
Mode of payment
- The application fee can be online by using net banking or Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.
- The interest can also pay the application fee by cash at any branch of SBI using bank challan.
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 will be different for Prelims and Main exam as given below:
For Preliminary Exam
Mode of Exam: Online (Computer Based Test)
Number of Papers: 2 (Paper I and Paper II)
Duration of Exam: 2 Hours for each paper
Type of Questions: Objective type MCQ
|Paper-I : General Studies||100|
|Paper-II : (Geology/Hydrogeology)/ Geophysics/ Chemistry||300|
Candidates looking for different post need to attempt the exam for different subjects as mentioned below:
- Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist – Geology/Hydrogeology
- Geophysicist – Geophysics
- Chemist – Chemistry
For Main Exam
Mode of Exam: Offline (Pen and Paper Based exam)
Number of Paper: 3 (Paper I, Paper II and Paper III)
Type of Question: Descriptive.
Duration of Exam: 3 Hours for Each paper.
|Paper-I : Geology/ Geophysics/ Chemistry||200|
|Paper- II : Geology/ Geophysics/ Chemistry||200|
|Paper- III : Geology/ Geophysics/ Chemistry||200|
After the Main exam there will be a Personality Test carrying 200 Marks
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination Syllabus 2022
The syllabus for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 is quite vast. However, candidates can check the subject wise important topics for Pre exam as given below:
General Studies: Current affairs of national and international importance, Indian and World Geography, History of India and Indian National Movement, Economic and Social Development, Indian Polity and Governance, General issues on Environmental Ecology and General Science
Geology/Hydrogeology: Structural Geology, Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous Petrology, Paleontology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Economic Geology, Hydrogeology.
Geophysics: Mathematical Methods in Geophysics, Solid Earth Geophysics, Electromagnetism, Geophysical Prospecting, Nuclear Physics and Radiometry, Remote Sensing and Thermodynamics etc.
Chemistry: Chemical periodicity, Chemical bonding and structure, Acids and bases, Theoretical basis of quantitative inorganic analysis, Kinetic theory and the gaseous state, Chemical thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium, Solutions of non-electrolytes, Electrochemistry etc.
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 Preparation Strategy
Here are some helpful tips for the candidates preparing for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022.
- First of all, the candidate should be aware of the exam pattern and syllabus so that he/she can plan the studies in a smart way.
- The aspirants should not clutter themselves with a lot of books. Instead, they should study less number of books covering the syllabus completely.
- Preparing short notes of all the important topics can be very helpful at the time of revision. So, the candidates should keep preparing short notes while studying.
- Regular studies are the key to success; candidates should study on a regular basis after making a proper timetable.
- Aspirant should solve previous year question papers and mock tests to analyze their mistakes.
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Admit Card 2022
The UPSC will release the admit card on the official website three weeks prior to the exam date. In order to download the admit card, the candidates have to provide some basic details like RID, date of birth etc. If a candidate cannot find his/her admit card online then he/she should contact the UPSC authorities immediately. No candidates will be allowed to appear for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist examination 2022 without a valid admit card.
Result and Selection
The result of UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2022 will be announced on the official website of UPSC. The authorities will issue the separate merit lists for all the categories. The candidates who will get their name in the merit list will be required to fill and submit the DAF (Detailed Application Form). The printout of DAF along with the attested copies of relevant documents needs to be sent to the UPSC office.
After declaration of written exam result, the successful candidates have to carry the original documents for verification purpose while appearing for the interview/ personality Test.