UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018

A competitive examination for recruitment to the posts mentioned will be held by the Union Public Service Commission c ommencing from the 29th June,2018 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India dated the 21st March , 2018 at the following centres

UPSC GEO Exam Centres 2018

Centre NameCentre Name

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.

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 A24
(ii) GeophysicistGroup A17
(iii) ChemistGroup A06

Category II : ( Posts in the Central Ground Water Board , Ministry of Water Resources )

Category II : ( Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources )
(i) Junior Hydrogeologists ( Scientist B )Group A23

Note :

03 vacancies of Geophysicist ( 02 for Hearing Impairement ( HH ) and 01 for Locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy { OH [ OA ]} )

01 Vacancy of Chemist ( for Locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy { OH [ OA ]}). 

03 Vacancies of Junior Hydrogeologists ( Scientist B ) Group A (01 for Blind or Low Vision, and 01 for Locomotor disability including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy and 01 for autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness, multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clause (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness ), The above numbers 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 persons with bench mark disability 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 that he / 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 gap not more than 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. In case of a candidate unfortunately becoming person with benchmark disability during the course of the examination process, the candidate should produce valid documents showing him / her acquiring a disability to the extent of 40% or more as defined under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to enable him / her to get the benefits of reservation earmarked for persons with benchmark disability provided he / she otherwise remains eligible for Geologist, Group A, Geophysicist, Group A, Chemist. Group A and Junior Hydrogeologist posts as per Rule 21 of the Rules of the Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018.

Candidates seeking reservation / relaxation benefits available for SC / ST / OBC / PwBD / Exservicemen 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

As per the decision taken by the Government for increasing the access of unemployed to job opportunities, the Commission will publically disclose the scores of the candidates ( obtained in the Written Examination and Interview / Personality Test ) through the public portals. The disclosure will be made in respect of only those candidates who will appear in the Interview / Personality Test for the Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination and are not finally recommended for appointment. The information shared through this disclosure scheme about the non recommended candidates may be used by other public and private recruitment agencies to appoint suitable candidates from the information made available in the public portal.

Candidates will be required to give their options at the time of Interview / Personality Test, while acknowledging the e-summon letter mailed to them for interview. A candidate may opt out of the scheme also and in that case his / her details will not be published by the Commission.

Besides sharing of the information of the non-recommended candidates for the examinations conducted by the Commission, the Commission will not assume any responsibility of liability for the method and manner in which information related to candidates who appear at the Commission’s Examinations / Selections is utilized by other private of public organizations.

A candidate may apply for admission to the examination in respect of any one or both the categories. 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 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.

N.B. 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.

N.B. 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 vacancies.


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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018


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