Through UPSC Examination Notification No. 05/2017-GEOL, UPSC is inviting Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) from eligible candidates to join in the Central Government by competent selection through Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2017. The details of the vacancies and criteria for eligibility are as under:
Details of Positions to be Filled In:
Category I: (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines): Geologist, Group A: 40 Posts, Geophysicist, Group A: 40 Posts, Chemist, Group A: 25 Posts
Category II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources): Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A: 33 Posts
Important Dates to reckon for:
Date of Publication of Notification and Starting date of Online Submission of Application: 08-February-2017
Last Date of Submission of Online Application: 03-March-2017 till 23:59 Hours
Date of Written Examination: 12-May-2017
Declaration of Written Exam Results: July/August, 2017
Geologist, Group A: The candidates must possess Masters Degree in Geological Science or Geology or Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Geo-sciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Geo physical Technology.
Geophysicist, Group A: The candidates must possess Masters Degree in Physics/ Applied Physics/ M.Sc. In Geophysics/ Integrated M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics/ M.Sc. in Marine Geophysics/ M.Sc. (Tech.) in Applied Geophysics.
Chemist, Group A: The candidates should have obtained M.Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry
Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A: The candidates must possess Masters Degree in Geology/ Applied Geology/ Marine Geology along with Masters Degree in Hydrogeology.
Age Requirement (As on 01-January-2017):
Category I: (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines such as Geologist (Group A), Geophysicist (Group A) & Chemist (Group A): Minimum 21 years and Maximum 32 years.
Category II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources such as Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B): Minimum 21 years and Maximum 35 years.
Relaxation in upper age limit will be applicable as per prevailing norms.
Application Fee: All Applicants (except Female/ SC/ ST/ PH Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or any of its associate banks by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card.
How to Apply: Candidates must apply online through the ORA only available at the website of UPSC at upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php
The applicants are advised to submit a single application only. The candidates are advised to read through the detailed notification available at UPSC GEOL 2017 Notification English | UPSC GEOL 2017 Notification Hindi, prior to applying online. After submitting the Online Recruitment Application, the candidates are required to take out a print out of the finally submitted Online Recruitment Application and keep that with them for future reference. Candidates should also note down their RID number for future reference.
The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate two weeks before the commencement of the examination. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.