UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2014
1. A competitive examination for recruitment to the UPSC Geologists posts mentioned in para 2 below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing from the 24.05.2014 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India dated the 01.03.2014 at the following centres.
|Centre Name||Centre Code||Centre Name||Centre Code|
The centres and the dates of holding the UPSC Geologists examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission. Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centre, except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Allotment of centres will be on the “first apply first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a centre form the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a centre of their choice.
NB : Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision, Union Public Service Commission reserve the right to change the centres at their discertion if the situation demands. Candidates admitted to the Geologists examination 2014 will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination. Candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be granted.
2. a. The categories of post to which recruitment is to be made on the results of Geologists examination 2014 and the approximate number of vacancies in the various posts are given below :
|Category I : ( Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines ).|
|(i) Geologist||Group A||100|
|(ii) Geophysicist||Group A||80|
|(iii) Chemist||Group A||80|
|Category II : ( Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources )|
|(i) Junior Hydrogeologists ( Scientist B )||Group A||05|
10 vacancies of Geologists are reserved for Physically Challenged candidates belonging to the Hearing Impairment ( Partially deaf ) / Orthopaedically Handicapped ( One Arm ( OA ) & One Leg ( OL ).
4 vacancies each of UPSC Geophysicist and Chemist are reserved for Physically Challenged candidates belonging to the Hearing Impairment ( Partially Deaf ). No vacancies reserved for Physcially Challenged candidates have been reported by Central Ground Water Board for the post of Junior Hydrogeologists. The above number of vacancies are liable to alteration.
Appointments will be made on a temporary basis in the first instance. Reservations will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.
A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belongs is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his / her application form for UPSC Geologist examination that he / she belongs to General Category but subsequently writes to the Union Public Service Commission to change his / her category, to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Union Public Service Commission.
While the above principle will be followed in general, there may be few cases where there was a little gap ( say 2 – 3 months ) between the issuance of a Government notification enlisting a particular community in the list of any of the reserved communities and the date of submission of the application by the candidates. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the Union Public Service Commission on merit.
Candidates seeking reservation / relaxation benefits available for SC / ST / OBC / PH / Ex-servicemen must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules / Notice. They should be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules / Notice for such benefits, and these certificates should be dated earlier than the due date ( closing date ) of the application.
2. b. A candidate may apply for admission to the examination in respect of any one or both the categories, mentioned in para 2(a) above. Once an application has been made, no change will be allowed.
If a candidates wishes to be admitted for both the categories, he / she need fill in only one application. He / she will be required to pay the fee mentioned in para 4 below once only and will not be be required to pay separate fee each of the categories for which he / she applies.
A candidate may compete for any one or both the categories of UPSC Posts for which he / she is eligible in terms of Rules. A candidate who qualifies for both the categories of Geologists Posts on the result of written part of UPSC Geologist examination will be required to indicate clearly in the Detailed Application Form the categories of UPSC Posts for which he / she wishes to be considered in the order of preference so that having regard to his / her rank in order of merit, due consideration can be given to his / her preference when making appointment.
N.B. (i) : No request for addition / alteration in the preference indicated by a candidate in his / her detailed Geologist application form will be entertained by the Union Public Service Commission.
N.B.(ii) : The candidates competing for both the categories of the UPSC Geologists Posts will be allotted to Posts strictly in accordance with their merit position, preference exercised by them and number of UPSC Geologists vacancies.