The Union Public Service Commission in consultation with the government (Ministry of Mines, the Nodal Ministry) has decided to revise the scheme, pattern, and syllabi for the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination from the year 2020. The examination will also be renamed as Combined Geo-Scientist Examination in place of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination.
The examination will now be conducted in three tiers - (i) Stage-I : Preliminary Examination (ii) Stage-II : Main Examination (iii) Stage-III : Personality Test. It is important to note that the preliminary examination will screen the candidates for taking the main examination (stage-II). The preliminary examination will be objective type and will have two papers. Also, the marks secured in this examination will be counted for deciding the final merit.
The preliminary examination will be a computer-based examination. The main examination will have three papers for each stream and all papers will be descriptive type. Marks secured in this examination will be counted for deciding the final merit.
UPSC has also decided that the existing general English paper will be discontinued. The revised scheme, pattern and syllabi for the examination will be made effective from the 2020 examination to give sufficient preparation time to the aspirants.
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