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UPSC Revised the Examination Scheme, Pattern & Syllabus For the Combined Geo Scientist & Geologist Exam

Union Public Service Commission has revised the examination scheme, examination pattern and examination syllabus for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam. The Commission has also released an official notification for the same on the official website. In consultation with the Government
(Ministry of Mines, the Nodal Ministry), Union Public Service Commission has decided to revised the scheme, pattern and Syllabi of the Examination. Here are the complete details.

New Examination Scheme, Pattern & Syllabus For the Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam 

According to the official notification, the name of the exam is changed to “Combined Geo-Scientist Examination instead of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination. Union Public Service Commission will conduct the examination in three Tiers i.e Stage 1 – Preliminary Examination, Stage 2 – Main Examination and Stage 3 – Personality Test.

The candidates who will clear the Prelims Exam will go for the Mains Exam The first stage that is the Prelims exam will be of objective type and will have two papers. The prelims exam of the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination will be a computer-based examination. The Mains exam will have three papers for each stream. The General English paper will be discontinued and the main thing is that this Revised Scheme, Exam Pattern and Syllabus of the examination will be effective from 2020 Examination.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist – Plan of Examination

Union Public Service Commission will conduct the examination in the following plan –
Stage 1: This stage will include Combined Geo-Scientist Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) and candidates will be selected from this paper for the stage 2 i.e Mains Exam
Stage 2: This will be a descriptive paper (Mains Exam)
Stage 3: This will be a personality test

Stage 1 Prelims Exam Details: For Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist, there will be two papers i.e Paper 1 of General Studies and Paper 2 of Geology or Hydrogeology. The first paper will be of 100 marks and the second paper will be of 300 marks. The total duration will be 4 hours.

For Geophysicist, there will be two papers i.e General Studies (100 Marks) and Geophysics (300 marks). For Chemist stream, there will two papers i.e General Studies (100 marks) and Chemistry (300 marks). For more details, candidates are advised to check the official notification below.

UPSC Official Notification Regarding the 2020 Examination for the Combined Geo-Scientist Exam

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