UPSC GEO SCIENTIST 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

UPSC GEOSCIENTIST 2024UPSC GEO SCIENTIST 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)  conducts the Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist exam for recruitment of  Category I – (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines) and Central Water Board. It is a National Level Competitive Examination. The Notification for Combined GEO-Scientist and Geologists Examination 2024 will be released soon. In this article, Candidates can check the details about Combined GEO-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2024 Notification, Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, etc

UPSC Geo-Scientist 2024 Notification:

  • UPSC Geo Scientist 2024 No Notification released right now:


UPSC Geo-Scientist 2024: Highlights

Exam Name Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Exam
Exam conducting authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Level National Level
Exam occurrence Once in a year
Application Mode Online
Examination mode Online
Application release Date September
Last Date October
Exam Date February 2024 (Prelims)
June 2024 (Mains)
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UPSC Geo-Scientist 2024 Exam Date:

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Events  Exam Dates
Notification Release September
Online Application form release date September
Last date to apply for the online Application form October
Online Applications withdrawn October
Admit Card (Prelims Exam) February 2024
UPSC GEOSCIENTIST 2024 Exam Date (Prelims) February 2024
Admit Card (Mains Exam) To be announced
UPSC GEOSCIENTIST 2024 Exam Date (Mains Exam) June 2024
Result Date announced To be announced
Interview Dates To be announced
Final Result To be announced

UPSC Geo-Scientist Exam 2024 Application Form:

The Application Form for the Combined Geo-Scientist 2024 has been available from September. Candidates can apply for the application through online mode from the official website. Candidates can follow the given below steps to fill the Application Form:

  • Visit the official website which is from UPSC
  • Once the site is visited, move onto the “What’s New” section available on the homepage.
  • Press the link comprised of Combined GEO-Scientist And Geologist Examination Notification.
  • Choose the option ‘Press here’. Now, fill in important details mentioned in the Part 1 registration.
  • Ensure to upload a scanned passport-size photo along with a digital signature within the space available in the form.
  • Press the “Continue” button so that details that you have filled in will get saved.
  • Next, make sure to fill the part 2 Registration form.
  • Fill in all the crucial details which are the relevant formality to appear in the exam.
  • Lastly, press “Submit

Exam Centers:

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The Preliminary Examination will be held at the following Centers:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cuttack
  • Delhi
  • Dispur
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Patna
  • Prayagraj
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Thiruvananthapuram

The Main Examination will be held on the following Centres :

  • Delhi
  • Dispur (Guwahati)
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Bhopal
  • Chennai
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Shimla

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Eligibility Criteria:

It is essential to check the eligibility conditions before applying for the UPSC Geoscientist recruitment examination. Here are the details:

  • Applicant must be the citizen of India. If applicant is a refugee from Bhutan or Nepal or Tibet and arrived in India prior 1st January 1962 may apply for the exam. Or an Indian Origin applicant migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or East African countries may also apply.
  • Candidate must have completed post graduation from the recognized institution or University may also apply.
  • The age criteria will be as per the UPSC norms.
  • It is mandatory to submit the non-refundable application fee via cash or challan.


The number of vacancies for the various posts is given below:

Category Post Name Vacancies
Category-I : (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines).

Chemist, Group A 20
Geologist, Group A 100
Geophysicist, Group A 50
Category-II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources)

Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology), Group ‘A’ 20
Scientist ‘B’(Chemical ) Group ‘A’ 01
Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’ 01
Total 192

Reserved vacancies:

  • 06 vacancies of Geologist {03 vacancies for Hard of Hearing (HH)
  • 03 vacancies for Locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy {OH(OA/OL)}
  • 06 vacancies of Geophysicist {03 vacancies for Hard of Hearing (HH)
  • 3 vacancies for Locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy [OH(OA/OL)].
  • 01 vacancy of Chemist for Hard of Hearing (HH)

UPSC Geo-Scientist 2024 Exam Pattern:

Here candidates check the details of the UPSC Combined GEO-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2024 Exam Pattern. Before preparation for this exam just read the below steps:

  • Stage 1: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination (Computer Based Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates for Stage-II. The  Prelims exam will be of 400 Marks.
  • Stage 2: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Descriptive Type Papers); and it will be 600 Marks.
  • Stage 3: The 3rd stage will be Personality Test & it will be of 200 Marks

Preliminary Exam Pattern:

  • The Preliminary exam is conducted by online mode i.e,  (Computer Based Test).
  • The prelims exam consists of MCQ types of questions.
  • There will be negative marking in the exam
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Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination:-

Category Subject Marks Durations
Stream-I: Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist Paper-I: General Studies 100 2 Hours
Paper-II: Geology/Hydrogeology 300 2 Hours
Stream-II: Geophysicist Paper-I: General Studies 100 2 Hours
Paper-II: Geophysics 300 2 Hours
Stream-III: Chemist Paper-I: General Studies 100 2 Hours
Paper-II: Chemistry 300 2 Hours

Main Exam Pattern:

Below candidates can see the details of the written exam schedule for the Geophysicist,  Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist ‘B’) and Geologist and Chemist Group ‘A’ in GSI, Group ‘A’ for Central Ground Water Board.

Category Subject Marks Durations
For all categories General English 100 180 Minutes
For the post of Geologist Geology Paper I 200 180 Minutes
Geology Paper II 200 180 Minutes
Geology Paper III 200 180 Minutes
Geophysicist Geophysics Paper I 200 180 Minutes
Geophysics Paper II 200 180 Minutes
Geophysics Paper III 200 180 Minutes
Chemist Chemistry Paper I 200 180 Minutes
Chemistry Paper II 200 180 Minutes
Chemistry Paper III 200 180 Minutes
Jr. Hydrogeologist Geology Paper I 200 180 Minutes
Geology Paper II 200 180 Minutes
Hydrogeology 200 180 Minutes


General Studies (Common for all streams)

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography -Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science


For Geology Paper I:-

  • Stratigraphy
  • Paleontology
  • Geomorphology and Remote Sensing
  • Structural Geology
  • Geodynamics

For Geology Paper II:-

  • Sedimentology
  • Mineralogy and Geochemistry & Isotope Geology
  • Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology & Processes

For Geology Paper III:-

  • Engineering Geology
  • Geology of fuels
  • Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics
  • Ore genesis and Geophysics
  • Mineral exploration

Geo Physics

For Geo Physics Paper I:

  • Mathematical methods in Geophysics
  • Geophysical Inversion
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Introductory Atmospheric and Space Physics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Solid Earth Geophysics
  • Earthquake and Engineering Seismology

For Geo Physics Paper II:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Properties and Characterization of materials
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Geophysical Potential Fields
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Electrical and Electromagnetic methods
  • Seismic Prospecting.Borehole Geophysics

For Geo Physics Paper III:

  • Geophysical Signal Processing
  • Remote Sensing and GIS applications
  • Digital electronics, Radar systems, Satellite communications
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Laser systems
  • Laser cavity modes
  • Electronics and devices
  • Radiometric Exploration / Airborne Geophysical surveys for Geological Mapping.
  • Marine Geophysics
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For Chemistry Paper I:

  • Chemistry of coordination compoundsAcid-Base reactions
  • Precipitation and Redox Reactions
  • Organo-metallic compounds
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • S-Block Elements
  • Chemical periodicity
  • Chemical Bonding and structure
  • p-Block Elements
  • Chemistry of d- and f- block elements

For Chemistry Paper II:

  • UV Spectra
  • PMR Spectra
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Basic principles and application of spectroscopy

For Chemistry Paper III:

  • Thermodynamics and Equilibrium
  • Acids-bases and solvents
  • Solutions of non-electrolytes
  • Chemical kinetics and catalysis
  • Adsorption and Surface Chemistry
  • Sampling and treatment of samples for chemical analysis
  • Volumetric Analysis
  • The theoretical basis of Quantitative inorganic analysis
  • Gravimetric Analysis
  • Kinetic theory and the gaseous state
  • The Collision of gas molecules, Real gases
  • Application of the Second law of thermodynamics
  • Acid-base titrations
  • Redox Titrations
  • PotentiometeryComplex metric titrations
  • Chromatographic methods of analysis
  • UV-Visible Spectroscopy
  • Flame photometry and Atomic absorption spectrometry
  • X-ray methods of Analysis
  • Inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy
  • Analysis of Minerals, Ores, and Alloys
  • Organ metallic compounds
  • Bonding and physical properties
  • Aldol and related reactions
  • Mechanism of some reactions
  • Electrocyclic Reactions
  • Organic Reaction Mechanisms
  • Organic Spectroscopy

Hydro Geology

  • Groundwater Exploration and Water Well Construction
  • Groundwater Hydraulics
  • Origin, Occurrence, and Distribution of water
  • Groundwater Quality


The UPSC Geo-Scientist 2024 Admit Card has been released separately for the Prelims & Mains exam. The prelims Admit card has been released in December & the Mains Exam Admit Card has been released in September. Candidates have to download the Admit card & take the printout of it.

Steps To Download UPSC Geo-Scientist Admit Card 2024:

  • Visit the official site of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) @
  • Then, on the homepage check the section ‘What’s New’
  • Then click on the link of UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2024 Admit Card.
  • A new page will open and click on ‘Download e-Admit Card’
  • Then an instructions page will open & read the instructions
  • Click on ‘Yes’
  • Then log in by registration Id 0r by roll number.
  • Then fill the details & click on the Submit button
  • Download the Admit card & Take out the printed copy of it for further usage.


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2024 Result will be released separately on the official website of UPSC. The candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible for the main exam. The candidates who clear the main exam are eligible to appear in the personal interview.

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