UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2017

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2017

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam Time Table 2017

Date & DayTimePaper NumbersSubject
12th May, 2017 ( Friday )9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
General English
Geology Paper I
Geophysics Paper I
Chemistry Paper I
9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon

Geology Paper II
Geophysics Paper II
Chemistry Paper II
2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.4
Geology Paper III
Geophysics Paper III
Chemistry Paper III
9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon5Hydrogeology

Note 1 : Candidates competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in the common General English paper on 12th May, 2017.

Note 2 : Candidates appearing for Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist will be required to appear for examination.

Note 3 : Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in the Examination.

Note 4 : Candidates competing for selection for the post of Jr. Hydrologists only will be required to appear in the examination.

Note 5 : If any Candidate fails to appear in any one or more of above papers, meant for written examination for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Hydrogeologist, his / her candidature shall stand rejected and part of written examination appeared by him / her shall not be evaluated and counted for any purpose.

1. A competitive examination for recruitment to the posts mentioned in para 2 below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing from the 12th May, 2017 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India dated the 8th February, 2017 at the following centres.

UPSC GEO Exam Centres 2017

Centre NameCentre CodeCentre NameCentre Code

The centres and the dates of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the 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-firstallot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will befrozen. Applicants, who cannot get a Centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from 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, Commission reserves the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands. Candidates admitted to the examination 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 this
examination 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).

Category I : ( Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines ).
(i) GeologistGroup A40
(ii) GeophysicistGroup A40
(iii) ChemistGroup A25

Category II : ( Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources )
(i) Junior Hydrogeologists ( Scientist B )Group A33

Note :

1 vacancy of Geophysicist ( for Partially Blind)

2 Vacancies of Chemists ( for Hearing Impairement (Partially Deaf)).

2 Vacancies of Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B) Group A (one for Hearing Impairement and one for Locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy).

The above numbers of UPSC Geologists vacancies 2017 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 Back ward 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 candidate belongs is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his/her Application Form for the Examination tha the/she belongs to General Category but subsequently writes to the Commission to change his/her category, to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Commission.

While the above principle will be followed in general, there may be a 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 candidate. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the 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 also 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 candidate 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 required to pay separate fee for each of the categories for which he/she applies.

A candidate may compete for any one or both the categories of Posts for which he/she is eligible in terms of Rules. A candidate who qualifies for both the categories of Posts on the result of written part of examination will be required to indicate clearly in the Detailed Application Form the categories of 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.


  1. No request for addition/alteration in the preferences indicated by a candidate in his/her detailed application form will be entertained by the Commission.
  2. The candidates competing for both the categories of the Posts will be allotted to Posts strictly in accordance with their merit position, preference exercised by them and number of UPSC Geologists vacancies 2017.

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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2017


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