UPSC Combined GEO-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2021: Exam Date (Released), Online Apply, Eligibility, Pattern

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists 2021UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists 2021: For competitive Combined Geo-Scientist And Geologists 2021, UPSC takes responsibility for carrying out the recruitment and selection process for the posts like  Geophysicist, Geologist, and Chemist Group ‘A’ in GSI and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist ‘B’), and Group ‘A’ meant for Central Ground Water Board. Many aspirants are looking forward to being part of this examination, so the interested candidates should know about certain dates such as:

  • Feb-2021 marked as the Notification date
  • March-2021 marked as the last date for applying for the exam
  • From May-2021 until 3 days mark as exam date

Make sure for keeping the above-mentioned dates in mind if there is inclination or desperation for attending the exam.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists 2021 Exam Dates:

In the table below are listed the provisional dates of the UPSC Combined Geophysical Examination 2021.

Events  Exam Dates (Announced)
Official notification and application form 7th October 2020
Deadline to submit an online Application form 27th October 2020
Availability of Admit Card
UPSC GEO-SCIENTIST Exam Date 2021 (Prelims) 21st February 2020 (1 Day)
Result Date announced
UPSC GEO-SCIENTIST Exam Date 2021 (Mains) 17th July 2021 (2 Days)
Interview Dates

Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

Before applying for the UPSC Geologists 2021 Examination 2021, the candidates should check the eligibility criteria below.


  • candidate should be the citizen of India
  • subject of Nepal
  • subject of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who arrived in India with the intention of a resident there forever before 1 January 1962.
  • The Indian origin person migrated to India from Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania, or Vietnam from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or the Eastern African countries in order to settle there permanently.

Age limit:

  • For Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist in the ministry of Mines: 21 to 32 years
  • For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) in the ministry of water resources: 21 to 35 years

Note: The candidates from the reserved categories will receive relaxations in the upper age.

Educational Qualification:

To appear for the exam, the candidates must have an educational qualification is given below:

Geologists Group A: Master’s 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 Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Geophysical Technology.
Geophysicists Group A: M.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or M.Sc. (Geophysics) or Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics) Or M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics).
Chemist Group A: M. Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry.
Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B)  Group A: Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology or Master’s degree in Hydrogeology from a recognized University.

UPSC Geologists 2021 Application Form:

The UPSC Geologists application form is published online via the official UPSC website. Applying for the exam, candidates must enter all the required information, such as educational information, contact information, personal data, etc. The candidates must choose the examination center when filling out the application form. The scanned passport images and signatures must be uploaded in the application form, in addition to details.

  • Only through the the website are applicants required to apply online.
  • Two weeks before the start of the examination the eligible candidates must be issued an e-Admission Certificate. The Certificate for e-admission will be available for download from the candidates on the UPSC website There will be no postal entry certificate.
  • All applicants must submit a valid active e-mail ID during the online application form since the Commission can use e-mail to contact them in the various steps of the examination process.
  • Note 1: It should be noted that examination fee payment can only be made in an above-mentioned manner. Payment by any other mode of payment is neither acceptable nor valid. Requests filed without a prescription of a fee/mode shall be summarily rejected (unless remittal of the fee is claimed).
  • Note 2: Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

Application Fee:

The application for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2021 will be as follows:

For General/ OBC candidates (Male candidates only): Rs. 200/-

For SC/ST/PwBD/Female candidates: Nil (Exempted from the application fee)

Mode of payment

  • Candidates (excepting 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 depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
  • Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay in-Slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only
  • “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours i.e. one day before the closing date; however, applicants who have generated their Pay-in-Slip before it is de-activated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date.
  • All Female Candidates and Candidates belonging to SC/ST are not required to pay any fee. No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the prescribed full fee.
  • The interest can also pay the application fee by cash at any branch of SBI using bank challan.

UPSC Geologists 2021 Exam Pattern:

Each category comprises of four papers. In all these categories, General English is a common category. In all the subjects, the exam is a conventional type.

General English exam will be for 100 marks take place for 3 hours duration


  • I paper will be for Geology which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks
  • II paper will be for Geology which will be for 3 hours.  The complete paper will be 200 marks
  • III paper will be for Geology which will be for 3 hours.  The complete paper will be 200 marks


  • I paper will be for Geophysics which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks
  • II paper will be for Geophysics which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks
  • III paper will be for Geophysics which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks


  • I paper will be for Chemists which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks
  • II paper will be for Chemists which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks
  • III paper will be for Chemists which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks


  • I paper will be for Geology which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks
  • II paper will be for Geology which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks
  • The next paper will be for Hydrogeology which will be for 3 hours. The complete paper will be 200 marks

Note: After conducting the written test, selected candidates will be called for Interview as a personality test. This interview will be for 200 marks. If applying for the post of Jr. Hydrogeologist and Geologist then-candidate need applying in the subjects mentioned above under the category I and category IV.

Examination Syllabus 2021:

The syllabus of the UPSC Combined Geoscientist Examination 2021. Students can prepare for pre-examination by the subject’s important topics as outlined below.

General Studies History of India and Indian National Movement, Economic and Social    Development, Current affairs of national and international importance, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity, and Governance, General issues on Environmental Ecology and General Science.
Geology/HydrogeologyGeology/Hydrogeology Economic Geology, Paleontology, Structural Geology, Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous Petrology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Hydrogeology.
Geophysics Nuclear Physics and Radiometry, Electromagnetism, Mathematical Methods in Geophysics, Solid Earth Geophysics, Geophysical Prospecting, Remote Sensing and Thermodynamics, etc.
Chemistry Kinetic theory and the gaseous state, Chemical thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium,  Chemical periodicity, Chemical bonding and structure, Acids and bases, Theoretical basis of quantitative inorganic analysis, Solutions of non-electrolytes, Electrochemistry, etc.

Exam Centres:

The Exam will be held at the following centers:

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dispur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Shillong, Shimla, and Thiruvananthapuram.

UPSC Geologists 2021 Selection Process:

  • UPSC Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam 2021
  • Stage I: Written Examination
  • Stage II: Interview/Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks


  •  In all subjects mentioned above against respective categories, the candidates competing for the position of geologist, geophysicalist, chemical, and young hydrogeologist shall be required to appear.
  • Selection candidates competing in the Geologist and Jr positions. In all topics cited under Categories 1 and 4 above, hydrogeologists shall be required to appear.
  • Should a candidate fail to appear in any of the above documents, for the purpose of a written examination in which the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist is selected, his application shall be rejected and part of his or her written examination shall not be evaluated and counted for any purposes whatsoever.

How to prepare for UPSC Geologists 2021:

Some useful tips for candidates who are preparing for the 2021 UPSC Combined Geoscientist Examination.

  1. First and foremost, the candidate should know the exam pattern and syllabus, in order to plan the studies intelligently.
  2. Candidate should not be clutter up by many books. Rather, fewer books covering the entire curriculum should be studied.
  3. At revision, it can be very helpful to prepare short notes on all important topics. The candidates should, therefore, continue to prepare short notes during their study.
  4. Regular studies are the key to success; after making an appropriate schedule, candidates should regularly study.
  5. Candidate must solve questions and mock tests last year in order to analyze their errors.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists 2021-22 Admit Card:

The Admit Card: Three weeks before the exam, the UPSC will publish its admits card on the official website. The candidates must provide some basic information, such as RID, date of birth, etc, to download the admit card. If the candidate’s unable to find the admit card online, contact the authorities of the UPSC immediately. Without a valid admit card, no candidates are allowed for the UPSC Geoscientist Combined exam 2021.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists 2021 Result:

The UPSC Combined Geoscientist Examination 2021 results will be published on the UPSC’s official website. The authorities will announce separate lists of merits for all categories. Candidates who are listed on the merit list shall fill in the DAF (Detailed Request Form) and submit it. The DAF printout and the certified copies of relevant papers must be forwarded to the office of the UPSC.

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