UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam 2020

The UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam 2020 is to be held on 19th January 2020, and the application process is slated to begin on 25th September 2019. The application process is completely online, and interested candidates can apply online at the UPSC official website. Follow the link for more information regarding the examination and to apply for the examination. Once the application process is completed, eligible candidates can download the admit card from the website from December this year.

How to apply

The application process for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and UPSC Geologist exam 2020 is expected to begin from 25th September 2020 online. The procedure for application is easy and can be done online. This is how to apply for the exam:

  1. Go to the official UPSC website or follow this link to be directed to the website
  2. The link for the application for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam 2020 will be active from the 25th of September 2019.
  3. Clicking on the link will allow you to fill in all your details and submit your application.
  4. As with any UPSC examination, you will have to upload your photograph and signature. So ensure that you have them ready.

Eligibility criteria

  1. The candidates must not be below 21 years of age and above 32 years of age to be eligible for the examination.
  2. Age relaxation of 5 years for ex-servicemen and SC/ST candidates, 3 years for OBC candidates and 10 years for orthopedically disabled are provided.
  3. Candidates should have a master’s degree in the following streams to be eligible for the exam:
    1. Geological science
    2. Geology
    3. Applied Geology
    4. Geo-exploration or mineral exploration
    5. Engineering geology
    6. Earth science and resource management
    7. Marine Geology
    8. Oceanography and geochemistry
    9. Geological Technology
    10. Coastal area studies
    11. Petroleum Geosciences, etc.

The exam pattern

The UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam 2020 is divided into three phases both of which are written tests. The first phase is the preliminary examination which is an objective type examination. It is a computer-based examination with two papers and will have to be completed in two hours. The second phase of examination is the mains which is a written test and not objective type. The exam has three papers for each stream and should be completed in three hours. Finally, eligible candidates are sent into the third phase, which is the personality test round. Candidates who pass all the three rounds will get the job.

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