UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2019 Exam Pattern – Written exam, Interview/ Personality Test Syllabus

The UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2019  shall be conducted according to the following Exam Pattern/ Scheme Of Studies / Plan.

Part 1 – Written examination in the subjects as set out below.

Part 2 – Interview/ Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2019 Exam Pattern – Written exam, Interview/ Personality Test Syllabus

Part 1: Written examination for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2019 Exam

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.

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
1.General English  (common for all category)3 hrs100

Category – 1 For the post of Geologist

2.Geology Paper I3 hrs200
3.Geology Paper II:3 hrs200
4.Geology Paper III:3 hrs200
Category – 2 For the post of Geophysicist
2.Geophysics Paper I:3 hrs200
3.Geophysics Paper II:3 hrs200
4.Geophysics Paper III:3 hrs200

Category – 3 For the post of Chemist

2Chemistry Paper I:3 hrs200
3Chemistry Paper II:3 hrs200
4Chemistry Paper III:3 hrs

Category – 4 For the Post of Jr. Hydrogeologist

2 .Geology Paper I3 hrs200
3 .Geology Paper II3 hrs200
4.Hydrogeology3 hrs200

 

Note:

  1. Candidates competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist,
  2. Chemist and Junior Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against respective category above.
  3. Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against Categories 1 and 4 above.
  4. If any candidate failed to appear in any one or more of above papers, meant for written examination for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, their candidature shall stand rejected and part of written examination appeared by him/her shall not be evaluated and counted for any purpose.
  5. THE EXAMINATION IN ALL THE SUBJECTS WILL BE OF CONVENTIONAL (ESSAY) TYPE.
  6. All Question papers must be answered in English. The Question Papers will be set in English only.
  7. The standard and syllabus of the examination will be as shown in the Schedule.

 

Part 2: Interview/ Personality Test for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2019 Exam

The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/ her career. 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.

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