UPSC Geologists Eligibility Criteria 2017 – Latest UpToDate

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UPSC Geologist Eligibility Criteria 2017

The eligibility criteria have been divided into three broad sections, namely- Nationality Criteria, Age Criteria and Educational Qualification criteria. An exhaustive discussion on them follows below:

1) Nationality Criteria

This criteria takes into account the nationality of the applicant. Only those candidates are allowed who are of Indian origin. For a candidate to qualify under this criteria, one of the below should be satisfied:

  • A person of Indian Origin, who was previously residing in Indian sub-continent or in East Africa and has now shifted to Indian and intends to stay here permanently;
  • A descendant of a refugee from Tibet, who took shelter in India before 1. 1. 1962;
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal

If a candidate satisfies any of the given conditions, then he/ she has qualified the first criteria.

2) Age Criteria

Since the notification intends to recruit people for different posts, there will be different age limits.

  • Age limit for Geologists & Geophysicist and Chemist – 21 years to 32 years (as on Jan 1, 2017)
  • Age limit for Junior Hydrogeologist – 21 years to 35 years (as on Jan 1, 2017)

However, candidates belonging to certain categories would enjoy certain age relaxation. The following is an illustration of the same-

Category Age Relaxation
Government Servant 7 years (upper limit)
OBC 3 years
Schedule Caste / Tribe 5 years
Disabled Defence Personnel 3 years

3) Educational Qualification Criteria

The required qualification of the candidates would depend upon the posts for which they have applied. Here is an analysis of the same-

  1. a) Geologists Grade A – A candidate is required to possess a Master’s degree in Geological Science/ Mineral Exploration / Geology Exploration / Applied Geology / Geology / related degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  2. b) Geophysicists Grade A – A candidate needs to possess an M.Sc degree in Physics/ Applied Physics/ Geophysicist or a related degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  3. c) Chemists Grade A- A candidate should have an M.Sc degree in Chemistry/ Analytical Chemistry
    / Applied Chemistry from a recognized University or Institute.
  4. d) Junior Hydrogeologist – A candidate needs to have a Master’s degree in Geology/ Marine geology/ Applied Geology recognized University or Institute.

If a candidate satisfies all of the above mentioned criteria, then he/ she is eligible to apply for the desired post. Another eligibility criteria which comes after the written examination phase is the test of fitness.

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