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UPSC Geologists Examination 2013 – An Opportunity

It is a well established fact in India that the exams conducted by UPSC or Union Public Service Commission are highly revered by the students. For most of the exams, huge turnout is seen among the eligible candidates, but the number of vacancies is quite less, in comparison to the turnout. This makes these exams more coveted and aspired for. Another factor, which has made the UPSC held exams so much sought after is the high ranking positions in the central government departments, which are possible to be achieved through the clearing of these exams.

UPSC, a centralised exam conducting body

Union Public Service Commission has been established by a decree of the Constitution of India, according to the Article 320 and 321. It has been vested with the power to carry out various recruitment procedures in filling up high profile posts in different departments. These posts are not only having high status but the pay scales are also good along with the huge respect that the officers command from their staff and sub ordinates. It requires real talent to score through the exams because of the stringent questions and the high competition.

UPSC overseeing Geologists examination 2013

For the upcoming examination for the posts of geologists in the government of India in 2013, the UPSC is carrying out the recruitment process through written and interview rounds. The vacancies which would be filled up by the Geologists examination 2013 are:

Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines

  • Geologist Group-A
  • Assistant Geologist Grade-I Group-B

Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources:

  • Jr. Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A
  • Assistant Hydrogeologists, Group B

Exam and its pattern

The Geologists examination 2013 is supposed to be held in December.

There are age limits (Minimum 21 years and Maximum 32 years as on January 01, 2013), educational qualifications and other features which need to be satisfied to make a candidate eligible to sit in this examination.

  • For the Geological Survey of India postings, the candidates have to be qualified in specific subjects such as Geology, applied geology or marine geology or masters’ degree in mineral exploration or hydrogeology.
  • For all posts, the exam pattern in the written round has questions of objective type from papers of general English, which carries 100 marks while the three papers of geology and one on hydrogeology carry 200 marks each. The English and geology papers are to be appeared by geology candidates while the hydrogeology and two papers of geology along with English have to be appeared by category II candidates, interested for hydrogeologist positions.
  • After the successful clearing of the written papers, candidates will have to sit for the interview or personality test, which carries 200 marks, after which the total weighted score, would be published for the merit list.

For candidates who have a serious interest in the field of geology and mineral exploration, and wish to work in various mines and exploration units in the country, contributing directly towards the growth and development of India, the Geologists examination 2013, to be conducted by UPSC is the best possible exam to appear. It will not only catapult them into higher positions in the governance and management level, but also bestows upon them higher pay packets and credibility of their knowledge. This is because the exam conducted by UPSC has a high worth in the country.

Important Dates:  (Tentative)

Date of Notification – August 24, 2013
Last Date for Receipt of Applications – September 23, 2013
Date of Commencement of Exam – December 07, 2013

We shall be updating you guys on Geologists Examination 2013 updates once UPSC has advertised the exam notification…

All candidates whether in Government Service or in Government owned undertaking or other similar organizations/ Corporations/ Boards/ Bodies or in private employments should forward his/ her application through his/ her Controlling Officer/ Employer.

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