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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist 2022 Exam, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Preparation Tip

UPSC Combined Geo Scientist 2022 Exam, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Preparation Tips

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist exam to find qualified candidates for the GSI (Geographical Survey of India) and the Central Water Board. Candidates will be chosen for Group 'A' positions such as geologist, geophysicist, and chemist, as well as Group 'B' positions such as junior hydrologists.

Age 

Minimum 21 Years, Maximum 32 Years

Educational Qualification

Mentioned below for various posts

Nationality

Must be a citizen of India or other nationalities as stated below in the article

Number of Attempts

Until Crossing the Maximum Eligible Age

Experience

No prior experience is required

The minimum limit to the age of candidates applying for these posts of UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist is 21 years, while the maximum age limit for the same is 32 years. The maximum age limit may change for various candidates because of the provided relaxations under various reservations.

 

Educational Qualifications

Post Name Educational Qualification Criteria
For Geologist Group ‘A’  Master’s degree in Geological Science or Geology or Applied Geology or Geo- Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Geosciences or Geochemistry from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India.
For Geophysicist Group ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India and Scientist ‘B’ (Geophysics) M.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or M.Sc. (Geophysics) or Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics) from a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature in India
For Chemist Group ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India and Scientist ‘B’ (Chemical) 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.
For Scientist ‘B’ (Hydrogeology) 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

 

Nationality

The candidates from the following categories can apply for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist post:

  • a Citizen of India, or
  • 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 that has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or the East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia, or
  • from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

UPSC Geo scientist syllabus: The UPSC has changed the title of this examination from "Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination" to "Combined Geo-Scientist Examination."

The Exam's Revised Scheme, Pattern, and Syllabus will be implemented beginning with the 2020 Exam to provide aspirants with adequate preparation time.

For their preparation and to land their dream job, candidates can refer to the UPSC GEO-Scientist Syllabus and Geologist Exam Pattern.

It is hard to pass the UPSC GEO-Scientist Syllabus  test without knowing the syllabus. The UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination has the following weightage and syllabus:

Before applying online, candidates should review the UPSC GEO-Scientist Syllabus as well as the Geologist Exam Pattern.

 

The Examination shall be conducted in the following Stages:-
  • Stage-I: Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  • Stage-II: Mains Examination (Descriptive Type)
  • Stage-III: Personality Test

 

UPSC Geo-Scientist Pre Exam Pattern

Stream-I: Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist
Paper Code Subject Exam Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I General Studies 2 Hours 100 Marks
Paper-II Geology/Hydrogeology 2 Hours 300 Marks
 Total       400 Marks
Stream-II: Geophysicist
Paper Code Subject Exam Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I General Studies 2 Hours 100 Marks
Paper-II Geophysics 2 Hours 300 Marks
 Total       400 Marks
Stream-III: Chemist
Paper Code Subject Exam Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I General Studies 2 Hours 100 Marks
Paper-II Chemistry 2 Hours 300 Marks
 Total       400 Marks

 

Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination [Descriptive-type]:-

The Examination will be of the following Type:-

Stream-I: Geologist
Paper Code Subject Exam Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I Geology 3 Hours 200 Marks
Paper-II Geology 3 Hours 200 Marks
Paper-III Geology 3 Hours 200 Marks
Total     600 Marks
Stream-II: Geophysicist
Paper Code Subject Exam Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I Geophysics 3 Hours 200 Marks
Paper-II Geophysics 3 Hours 200 Marks
Paper-III Geophysics 3 Hours 200 Marks
Total     600 Marks
Stream-III: Chemist
Paper Code Subject Exam Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I Chemistry 3 Hours 200 Marks
Paper-II Chemistry 3 Hours 200 Marks
Paper-III Chemistry 3 Hours 200 Marks
Total     600 Marks
Stream-IV: Jr. Hydrogeologist
Paper Code Subject Exam Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I Geology 3 Hours 200 Marks
Paper-II Geology 3 Hours 200 Marks
Paper-III Hydrogeology 3 Hours 200 Marks
Total     600 Marks

 

Stage-III: Personality Test – 200 Mark

Events UPSC Geo-Scientist Exam Date
Release of Official Notification and application form September 22, 2022
Last Date for Applying Online October 12, 2022.
Admit Card (Prelims Exam) February 2022 (Tentative)
Exam Date February 20, 2022.
UPSC Geo-Scientist Mains Admit Card June 2022 (Tentative)
UPSC Geo-Scientist Mains Exam From June 25, 2022 (2 days)
UPSC Geo-Scientist Results Announcement June 2022
Date of UPSC Geo-Scientist Interview To be Notified
UPSC Geo-Scientist Final Result Announcement To be Notified

It won't matter if you have the right books or exam knowledge if you don't understand the exam tactics. Competitive tests are about studying strategically and intelligently, not about studying the most of the most extensively. As a result, for each subject and paper, here is a list of all the subjects and tactics mentioned

Hydrogeology
  • This paper contains questions from groundwater and hydraulics.
  • Key topics of this paper are- water wells, water tables, purifying processes, and conservation techniques, groundwater quality techniques, and aquifer parameters.
  • Make sure to go through each topic and also delve on a deeper level if you have time.
Geology
  • Paper 1 covers the introductory topics such as the formation, evolution, and history of Earth which includes geomorphic concepts and natural phenomenons like withering, erosion, etc.
  • Since this paper is only about introductory portion study about techniques of paleontology, fossil studies- its components and features on earth and other basic topics of paleontology and geodynamics.
  • Paper 2 drives you deeper into the subjects of composition and conservation of Earth.
  • The important topics of this paper are magmas, minerals, metamorphism, sedimentary textures, and natural hazards caused by pollution.
  • Paper 3 tests the overall knowledge of geography, its components (minerals), and its features.
  • It gives importance to ores, metals, and other precious elements of the Earth, their usages, locations and areas of distributions, properties, and engineering involved in the conversion of ores into metals.
Geophysics
  • Paper 1 is all about the physics of the Earth.
  • Seismology, solar system, arithmetic calculations, Ampere’s Law, complex variables in potential theory, vector algebra, and analytical equations have to be covered for this paper.
  • Paper 2 contains more about definitions and laws.
  • Topics include Magnetic Fields, laws, and formulas of geophysics, some parts of Chemistry like nuclear particles and collisions.
  • Paper 3 includes questions from ocean and radar systems.
  • This needs the knowledge of the geography of oceans (locations, sediments, minerals, etc.), radioactive processes, features of seafloor, and signal processing topics like Fourier transformation, satellite remote sensing, and their theories.
Chemistry
  • Paper 1 mostly contains basic Chemistry.
  • Learn about all the elements from the periodic table, their properties, presence, atomic structure, and basic reactions, and some theories like Arrhenius Concept, redox reactions, metal clusters nucleus models.
  • Paper 2 is easier than physical chemistry and contains mostly theories.
  • Gas Laws, Electrochemistry, and Catalysis Concepts are very important to ace this paper.
  • Paper 3 is all about organic and inorganic chemistry.
  • Inorganic Chemistry is all about chemical reactions and includes inference of experiments, types of solutions, and titrations.
  • For organic chemistry, study spectroscopy and bonding of chemicals.