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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam 2016 Syllabus& Exam Pattern

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2016

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducting Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Examination for the recruitment of Geologists, Geophysicist, Chemist, Jr. Hydro Geologists through a combined competitive examination.

Selection Process:

1) Written Examination: 700 Marks

2) Interview/ Personality Test: 200 Marks

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam Syllabus 2016

Written Examination Syllabus& Pattern: The examination in all the subjects will be of conventional (essay) type. All Question Papers must be answered in English only. The following will be the subjects for the written examination, for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist Group ‘A’ in GSI and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist ‘B’), Group ‘A’ for Central Ground Water Board.

Revised Syllabi-Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam. (to be effective from 2016)

GEOLOGY – PAPER I : 200 Marks

Section A : Geomorphology and Remote Sensing.

Section B: Structural Geology

Section C: Geodynamics

Section D: Stratigraphy

Section E : Palaeontology

GEOLOGY – PAPER II : 200 Marks

Section A : Mineralogy and Geochemistry & Isotope Geology

Section B : Igneous Petrology

Section C : Metamorphic Petrology & Processes

Section D : Sedimentology

Section E : Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards

GEOLOGY – PAPER III : 200 MARKS

Section A: Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics

Section B: Ore genesis and Geophysics

Section C: Mineral exploration

Section D: Geology of fuels

Section E : Engineering Geology

HYDROGEOLOGY: 200 Marks

Section A: Origin, occurrence and distribution of water.

Section B: Groundwater Hydraulics

Section C: Groundwater Exploration and Water Well Construction

Section D: Groundwater Quality

Section E: Groundwater Management

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam Pattern

S.No. Paper / Subject Duration Marks
1. General English 3 Hours 100
Category – I: Geologist
2. Geology Paper I 3 Hours 200
3. Geology Paper II 3 Hours 200
4. Geology Paper III 3 Hours 200
Category – II: Geophysicist
2. Geophysics Paper I 3 Hours 200
3. Geophysics Paper II 3 Hours 200
4. Geophysics Paper III 3 Hours 200
Category – III: Chemist
2. Chemistry Paper I 3 Hours 200
3. Chemistry Paper II 3 Hours 200
4. Chemistry Paper III 3 Hours 200
Category – IV: Jr. Hydrogeologist
2. Geology Paper I 3 Hours 200
3. Geology Paper II 3 Hours 200
4. Hydrogeology 3 Hours 200

Interview/ Personality Test: The object of the interview is to assess his/ her suitability for the posts for which he/ she has competed. Special attention will be paid in the Personality Test to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application, integrity of character and aptitude for adapting themselves to the field life.

For more details regarding UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam Syllabus& Exam Pattern, refer detailed notification link given below.

http://www.upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2016/Geol_2016/GEOL_Final_English_2016_N.pdf

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