UPSC Geologist/Geoscientist Recruitment 2023: Aspiring geologists of the country, it is time to realize your dreams because UPSC presents with 285 new vacancies. The filling of the form has already started on 21st September and will remain open until 6 p.m. on October 11, 2022. This post is articulated in an attempt to explain the application form process and criteria in a simplified way. So, be sure to browse it till the end.
UPSC Geologist/Geoscientist Recruitment 2023
The Union Civil Service Commission has recently published the opening of various vacancies in the Department of Geology and Water. The first step candidates must take is the Preliminary examination which will take place on February 19, 2023. Only candidates who pass this exam will be able to register and present themselves at the Sector review. It is therefore very important to perform well from the start.
Overview: UPSC Geologist/Geoscientist Recruitment 2023
|Recruiting Authority||UPSC: Union Civil Service Commission|
|Participating Agencies||1. Geological Survey of India
2. Central Office of Groundwater
|Recruitment Title||Combined Geoscientist Recruitment, 2023|
|Position title(s)||1. Geologist
|Selection procedure||1. Preliminary examination
2. Main examination
|Application availability||21/09/22 to 11/10/22 (until 6 p.m.)|
|Application withdrawal option||19/10/22 to 25/10/22 (until 6 p.m.)|
|Sector review||6/24/23, 6/25/23|
All Positions Combined Geoscience Positions UPSC 2023
The total distribution of posts against the agencies filling the vacancies is shown in the table below:
(at the Ministry of Mines)
|Vacant jobs||Article title
(at the Central Ground Water Board)
|Geologist (Group – A)||216||Scientist B: Hydrogeology (Group – A)||26|
|Geophysicist (Group – A)||21||Scientist B: Chemistry (Group – A)||1|
|Chemist (Group – A)||19||Scientist B: Geophysics (Group – A)||2|
Eligibility Criteria for Combined UPSC Geoscientist Recruitment 2023
The eligibility criteria for the National Recruitment Program are divided into different categories such as Nationality, Education, Age and more. All of these eligibility parameters will be highlighted in this section. Be sure to read them carefully before applying online.
Eligibility for nationality
Apart from Indian citizens, subjects from the countries of Bhutan and Nepal are also suitable to apply. Tibetan refugees and migrants from Tanzania, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Eastern Ethiopia, Pakistan, Malawi, Zaire, Vietnam, Burma who wish to settle in the Indian subcontinent can also apply to this recruitment.
The minimum qualifications that each individual must have to apply for the many vacancies in geology are as follows:
|Article title||Academic parameter|
|Master (Geology/ Applied Geology/ Geo-Exploration/ Earth Sciences/ Oceanography/ Coastal Zones/ Geochemistry/ Petroleum Geosciences)|
|Geophysicist (Group – A)||M.Sc (Physics/ Applied Physics/ Geophysics/ Applied Geophysics/ Marine Geophysics/ Technology/ Geophysical Exploration)|
|M.Sc (Chemistry/ Applied Chemistry/ Analytical Chemistry)|
|Scientist B: Hydrogeology
|Master (Geology/ Applied Geology/ Hydrogeology/ Marine Geology)|
The basic age range to be eligible for recruitment is between 21 and 32 years old. However, specific categories will benefit from an advantageous relaxation of the upper age limit:
|Candidate category||Age group (at 01.01.23)|
|General||21 – 32 years old|
|SC/ST||21 – Up to 37 years old|
|MY||21 – Up to 37 years old|
|OBD||21 – Up to 34 years old|
|PWD||21 – Up to 42 years old|
|ECO / SSCO||21 – Up to 37 tears|
|GSI/CGWB Department Govt. Employees||21 – Up to 39 years old|
How to complete the UPSC Combined Geoscientist Application Form?
Application forms will only be accepted in online mode by the Union Civil Service Commission. The steps to apply online are:
- Open a new tab on your web browser and visit the official UPSC webpage, https://upsc.gov.in/
- Under the What’s new Panel, click the Review Notification link to Combined geoscientist exam (preliminary) 2023.
- Click on the Click here hyperlink under the link Tongue.
- Before heading to the application form link, you will be asked to complete a A Time Registration. This registration will result in the generation of login credentials, which will allow you to log in to the portal.
- Now you can select the Publish you want to apply and start filling out this application form.
- Carefully complete all obligatory details.
- Pay it on line costs.
- Your application form will be considered submitted once it appears under ‘My application finally submitted’ tab on your UPSC dashboard.
- Print the submitted application form for future reference.
UPSC Geoscientist Recruitment Application Fee
The UPSC Exam Application Fee can be paid through the Internet Banking, Credit/ Debit map, E chalanetc
|Candidate category||Registration fees|
|Unreserved/Other Backward Classes||₹200|
|Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / Physically Disabled||Exempt|
Examination centers for the preliminary examination
The examination centers that can be chosen by candidates for the UPSC Geologist Combined Preliminary Examination 2023 are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dispur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Prayagraj, Shillong, Shimla and Thiruvananthapuram.
Requirements when checking documents
Candidates who pass both the Preliminary as good as Sector Exam will be requested Download their scanned documents online during the month of July Where August during this year 2023. The list of these documents is as follows:
- DAF: detailed application form
- Age certificate
- Academic score sheets and certificates
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- EWS certificate (if applicable)
- Disability certificate (if applicable)
2023 UPSC Combined Geoscientist Examination Pattern
|Total exam steps||3|
|Stage titles||1. Preliminary examination
2. Main examination
3. Interview / Personality test
|Preliminary examination||1. Objective type examination
2. 2 papers
3. Each exam lasts 2 hours
4. Negative marking present
5. Total points for this section is 400
|Sector review||1. Conventional type pen and paper review
2. Includes 3 papers
3. The duration of each exam is 3 hours
4. The total points for this section is 600 (200 for each paper)
To note: More details about the exam scheme and geoscientist vacancies syllabus can be downloaded from the following section.
Important Links: Combined UPSC Geoscientist Recruitment 2023
No, you do not need any work experience before applying for the UPSC Geoscientist vacancy 2023.
The deadline for submitting fees for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Vacancies 2023 is the same as the application form, i.e. October 11, 2022.
UPSC is offering 26 Hydrogeology Scientist B positions. This recruitment is for the Central Ground Water Board.