UPSC Geo-Scientist And Geologist Exams 2018: Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus And More

By Malavikka

The Union Public Service Commission has scheduled the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018 on June 29, 2018. The following are the vacancy availability:

Geological Survey of India1. Geologist, Group A
2. Geophysicist, Group A
3. Chemist, Group A
Central Ground Water BoardJunior Hydro-geologist, Group A

UPSC Geo-Scientist And Geologist Exams

Entry Requirements For Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018

For all the above posts, a master's degree in relevant field is the basic educational requirement. In order to get selected, candidates must write a test and then attend an inteview. The results are likely to be declared in the first week of August. Click here  to know how to apply.

Know The UPSC Exam Pattern

The following are the exams that would be held as screening test for the posts:

General EnglishShort essay and comprehension questions100 marks3 hours
Geology Paper IGeomorphology and remote sensing, structural geology, geodynamics, stratigraphy and paleontology200 marks 3 hours 
Geology Paper IIMineralogy, geochemistry and isotope geology; igneous petrology; metamorphic petrology and processes; sedimentology; environment geology and natural hazards 200 marks3 hours 
Geology Paper III Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics; ore genesis and geophysics; mineral exploration; geology of fuels; engineering geology200 marks 3 hours 
Geophysics Paper ISolid earth geophysics; earthquake and engineering seismology; mathematical methods in geophysics; mathematical methods of physics; thermodynamics and statistical physics; electrodynamics; introductory atmospheric and space physics  200 marks3 hours 
Geophysics Paper II Geophysical potential fields; electrical and electromagnetic methods; seismic prospecting; borehole geophysics; atomic and molecular physics; nuclear and particle physics; electromagnetic theory; classical mechanics200 marks3 hours 
Geophysics Paper IIIRadiometric exploration; marine geophysics; geophysical signal processing; remote sensing and GIS applications; solid state physics; laser systems; laser cavity modes; electronics and devices; digital electronics and quantum mechanics200 marks3 hours
Chemistry Paper IChemical periodicity; chemical bonding and structure; chemistry of coordination compounds; acid-base reactions; precipitation and redox reactions; organo metallic compounds; nuclear chemistry; s-block elements; p-block elements; chemisty of f and d block elements Chemical periodicity; chemical bonding and structure; chemistry of coordination compounds; acid-base reactions; precipitation and redox reactions; organo metallic compounds; nuclear chemistry; s-block elements; p-block elements; chemisty of f and d block elements200 marks 3 hours 
Chemistry Paper IIKinetic theory and gaseous state; collision of gas molecules, real gases; liquid state; solids; thermodynamics; acids, bases and solvents; electrolytes; electrochemistry; photochemistry; quantum chemistry; spectroscopy; UV spectra; PMR spectra200 marks3 hours 
Chemistry Paper IIIElectrochemistry; gravimetric analysis; sampling and treatment of samples for chemical analysis; titrations; chromatographic method of analysis; UV visible spectroscopy; flame photometry; x-ray methods; analysis of minerals, ores and alloys; analysis of petroleum and its products; basic organic chemistry, organometallic compounds; bonding and physical properties; aldol and related reactions; mechanics of some name reactions; electrolytic reactions; organic reaction mechanisms; organic spectroscopy200 marks 3 hours 
HydrogeologyOrigin, occurrence and distribution of water; groundwater hydraulics; geoundwater exploration and water well construction; groundwater quality and groundwater management  200 marks 3 hours 

Also Read: UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Various Posts: Earn Up To INR 2087000

UPSC Exam Centres

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dispur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Shillong, Shimla and Thiruvananthapuram.

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