Geologist Exam
The Geologists Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India, an autonomous entity established in 1950 under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. The Geologists Examination is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment of candidates to the Geological Survey of India and the Central Ground Water Board for posts like Geologist (Junior), Assistant Geologist, Junior Hydrogeologist and Assistant Hydrogeologist. Notifications for the Geologists Examination are published every year in the month of June and the written examinations are conducted in the month of November.

Geologists Examination Application Details

Notifications regarding the Geologists Examination are published every year in the month of June in the Employment News and other leading newspapers of India. Candidates are required to fill in the application forms as per the given proforma and mail the same to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission.

Eligibility

  1. Educational Qualifications
    • Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational Institutes established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or
    • Diploma of Associateship in Applied Geology of the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad; or
    • Master’s degree in Mineral Exploration from a recognised University (for posts in the Geological Survery of India only);
    • Master’s degree in Hydrogeology from a recognised University (for posts in the Central Ground Water Board only).
  2. Nationality
    • A Citizen of India, or
    • A subject of Nepal, or
    • A subject of Bhutan, or
    • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  3. A candidate must be either :

    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

    A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

  4. Geologist Exam Age Limits** :
    • a. A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st January, 2011, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1978 and not later than 1st January. 1989.
    • The upper age limit will be relaxable upto a maximum of 7 years in the case of Government servants, if they are employed in the Department mentioned in Column I below and apply for the corresponding post mentioned in column II.
Column I Column II
Geological Survey of India
Geologist Group A
Central Ground Water Board
(i) Jr. Hydrogeologists(Scientist B), Group A
(ii) Assistant Hydrogeologists Group B

** For more details please visit http://upsc.gov.in