UPSC Geologist Exam Pattern 2018

Candidates who have enrolled themselves for the UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists Exam 2018 must have gone through the eligibility criteria and the application process. Another important part of this examination is the knowledge about the exam pattern. Having the right knowledge about the exam pattern will allow the candidate to plan their preparation and indulge themselves into smart study campaigns, after all competitive exams is all about quick thinking. The exam pattern for UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists is divided into two sections-

1) Written Exam

2) Personality Test

UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists 2018 Exam Pattern

Written Exam

The first barrier is in form of a written exam. This time, the UPSC Department has ensured that the exam adheres to literal meaning. Candidates would be required to give this exam under conventional type. There will be a question paper printed on a sheet of paper and the candidate would be required to answer in answer sheets. It is similar to the exams which the candidates had given in their Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree examination.

Since, there are various positions, the exam will based on the following:

Subject Marks Duration
Geology Paper I 200 3 hours
Geology Paper II 200 3 hours
Geology Paper III 200 3 hours
Geophysics Paper I 200 3 hours
Geophysics Paper II 200 3 hours
Geophysics Paper III 200 3 hours
Chemistry Paper I 200 3 hours
Chemistry Paper II 200 3 hours
Chemistry Paper III 200 3 hours
Junior Hydrogeologist
Geology Paper I 200 3 hours
Geology Paper II 200 3 hours
Hydrogeology 200 3 hours

Candidates who qualify in the written exam move on to the next level, that is, personality test.

Personality Test

This examination is more about the test of a candidate’s character. Factors such as the ability to handle under pressure, factors to be a team player, ability to handle challenges, etc., are tested in this round. A candidate is marked out of 200 in this round and it adds to the overall score by the candidate.

Final Selection

Final Selection is made on the basis of computing the scores obtained by a candidate in the written test as well as a personality test. Both the scores are accumulated and the overall score is measured by a group of professionals, who take into account various factors.

However, there may be a situation where a candidate whose overall score is lower than others, but still gets a chance to serve the post. This mainly happens when a candidate belongs to one of the reserved quotas. It is the duty of the selectors to reserve some post for categories such as SC, ST, OBC, etc., and these candidates get access to the posts with a lower cut offs.

The Geo Scientists & Geologists Exam will be attended by thousands of candidates and each one will try his/ her level best to make it to the top of the list. The selection decision is made in an unbiased manner and the same cannot be challenged under any circumstances. The decision made by the UPSC authority is final and shall hold value under any given condition.

UPSC Geologist Exam 2018 Dates

Events Dates
UPSC Geologist Application Form 2018 Registration Starts 21-03-2018
Registration Close 16-04-2018 (18:00)
Application Fee (Online) Starts from 16-03-2018
Application Fee (Online) Ends on 21-04-2018
Application Fee (Offline) Starts from 16-03-2018
Application Fee (Offline) Ends on 20-04-2018
Admit card release date written exam May 2018
Written exam date 26-06-2018, 29-06-2018

UPSC Geologist (Notification Links & Apply Online Links)

The following official links are for 2017 exam. We will update you here when UPSC will announce 2018 Geologist exam dates.

UPSC Geologist 2017 Exam Visit Here
Recruitment Notification (English) View Here
Recruitment Notification (Hindi) View Here
Apply Online (Direct Link) Apply Online
Instructions View Here
FAQ View Here

UPSC Geologist 2017 Important Pages

UPSC Geologist Exam 2017 Detail Visit here
UPSC Geologist 2017 (Main Page) Visit Here
Results Visit Here
Syllabus Visit Here
Admit Card Download Here
Application Form Apply Online
Eligibility Criteria Visit Here



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