Through UPSC Examination Notification No. 4/2016-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 2016. 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: 121 Posts, Geophysicist, Group A: 56 Posts, Chemist, Group A: 29 Posts
Category II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources): Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A: 02 Posts
NOTE: 25 Posts will be reserved for Physically Challenged candidates. For SC/ ST/ OBC, the reservation will be applicable as per the central government norms.
Important Dates to reckon for:
Date of Publication of Notification and Starting date of Online Submission of Application: 06-February-2016
Last Date of Submission of Online Application: 04-March-2016 till 23:59 Hours
Last Date for Payment of Fee by Cash: 03-March-2016
Last Date for Payment of Fee through Online Mode: 04-March-2016
Date of Written Examination: 13-May-2016
Declaration of Written Exam Results: July/August, 2016
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-2016):
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 http://upsconline.nic.in
The applicants are advised to submit a single application only. The candidates are advised to read through the detailed notification available at www.upsc.gov.in/Geol_2016.pdf, 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.