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UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern

Union Public Service Commission has revealed the UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern for the Geologist Selection Process. Applicants who are planning to prepare for the UPSC Geologist Exam; first they should know the UPSC Geologist Paper Pattern. The knowledge of UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern 2018 will help the applicants to know the paper of exam, number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme, topics for the exam etc. So, here on this page, we are providing the Union Public Service Commission Geologist Exam Pattern for Paper 1, 2 or you can also download the UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern PDF from official site.

This Page Includes:

  • Language Paper (General English) Paper Pattern
  • UPSC Geologist Written Exam Pattern Post Wise
  • Personal Interview / Personality Test Details
  • Important Note

This organization conducts the Geologist Exam every year to select capable and deserving applicants for Group ‘A’ Posts of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist in Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines and Junior Hydro-geologist in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources. For more details regarding Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam Pattern, you need to go through the below section of this page which is prepared by the team members of Must have a look below!!!

UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern

Selection of candidates will be done on basis of their performance in Language Paper, Written examination and Personal Interview/Personality Test. The candidates who qualify the written examination with qualifying marks will be eligible for Personal Interview/Personality Test.

  • Language Paper (General English): 100 Marks
  • Written examination (Main Papers for Each Post): 600 Marks
  • Personal Interview/Personality Test: 200 Marks

Language Paper (General English)

Candidates first of all, need to appear General English Paper which will be common for all applicants across all posts. The total marks for language paper will be 100. Applicants will also have to appear for 3 more papers with respect to the post applied. The duration of General English Exam is 3 Hours.

General English3 Hours100

Check Here: UPSC Geologist Exam Books

Written Examination Pattern

Mode of Paper: Union Public Service Commission Geologist Exam will be conducted in pen and Paper Based Mode.

Time Duration: The duration of Union Public Service Commission Geologist Exam is 03 hours.

Marks Distribution: The written exam is of a total 600 marks.

Medium of Paper: All Question papers must be answered in English. The Question Papers will be set in English only.

Marking Scheme: There will be negative marking with a penalty of one third marks allotted to question for which wrong answers is marked by aspirants.

For Category – I: Geologists

Geology Paper I3 Hours200
Geology Paper II3 Hours200
Geology Paper III3 Hours200

Get Complete Detailed: UPSC Geologist Exam Syllabus

For Category – II: Geophysicists

Geophysics Paper I3 Hours200
Geophysics Paper II3 Hours200
Geophysics Paper III3 Hours200

For Category – III: Chemists

Chemistry Paper I3 Hours200
Chemistry Paper II3 Hours200
Chemistry Paper III3 Hours200

Also Check: UPSC Geologist Question Papers

For Category – IV: Jr. Hydro-Geologists

Geology Paper I3 Hours200
Geology Paper II3 Hours200
Hydro-geology3 Hours200

Personal Interview / Personality Test

The last and final stage is Personal Interview / Personality Test. Applicants who will qualify in written examination will be eligible for Personal Interview/Personality Test. The total marks for interview round will be 200 for all the candidates and those who qualify will be shortlisted for final appointment at the mentioned posts. The Final Merit List will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by applicants in the Written Examination and Personal Interview / Personality Test.

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Extraordinary attention will be paid in Personality Test to evaluating the applicant’s capacity for leadership, initiative and academic inquisitiveness, diplomacy and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application, integrity of character and aptitude for adapting themselves to the field life.


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