UPSC Geologist Eligibility Criteria 2018-19 Age, Relaxation, Qualification

By upsc March 12, 2018 15:45

UPSC Geologist Eligibility Criteria 2018-19

Those applicants, who are planning to apply for UPSC Geologist Exam 2018-19, must check the UPSC Geologist Eligibility Criteria 2018-19 from this page. The UPSC eligibility criteria have been divided into three sections such as Nationality Criteria, Age Criteria, and Educational Qualification criteria.

Check the Age Limitations, Relaxation, Educational Qualification, and No of Attempts by scrolling down this page. Get complete Geologist Exam Eligibility Details from here and apply for UPSC Geologist Exam before the last date 16-04-2018 only if match with the required conditions.

You may also check the UPSC Geologist Exam Eligibility Criteria 2018-19 from official site of Union public service commission through online mode. Candidates may get the complete details regarding UPSC Geologist Eligibility Criteria 2018-19 and UPSC Geologist Recruitment from the below of this page which is written by the team members of


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UPSC Geologist Important Dates

Events Dates
UPSC Geologist Application Form 2018 Registration Starts 21-03-2018
UPSC Geologist exam Registration Close 16-04-2018 (18:00)
Application Fee (Online) Starts from 16-03-2018
Application Fee (Online) Ends on 21-04-2018
Application Fee (Offline) Starts from 16-03-2018
Application Fee (Offline) Ends on 20-04-2018
Admit card release date written exam May 2018
UPSC Geologist exam date 26-06-2018, 29-06-2018

UPSC Geologist Vacancy

Category I
Geologist, Group A
Chemist, Group A
Geophysicist, Group A
Category II
Junior Hydrogeologist (Scientist B), Group A


  • Applicants must be either; a Citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who has migrated to Indian with the intention to permanently settling in India.
  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.


Qualification Required for UPSC Geologist Notification

For Grade ‘A’ Geologists Post in Geological Survey of India

Candidate should hold Masters Degree in Geological Science / Geology / Geo-Exploration/ Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology / Marine Geology / Earth Science and Resource management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration / Geochemistry or Geological Technology from a recognized university / institute.

For the post of Grade ‘A’ Geophysicists

Aspirant should possess M.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or M.Sc. (Geophysics)/Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics)/Master of Science (Applied Geophysics)/M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics)/M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics) from a recognized university/institute.

For Grade ‘A’ Chemists Post

According Geological Survey of India candidates should be holder of master degree of Science (M.SC.) in Chemistry/Applied Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry from recognized University/Institute.

For Group ‘A’ Junior Hydro-Geologists (Scientist-B) Post

For the post in Central Ground Water Board aspirant should possess Masters Degree in Geology/Applied Geology/ marine Geology from a recognized University/Institute.

Age Limit for UPSC Geologist exam

Candidates who are going to apply for Geologist, Group A and Geophysicist, Group A and Chemist Group A Post will be between 21-32 years in age and candidates who want to apply for Junior Hydro Geologists (Scientist B), Group A Post will be between 21-35 years in age. Age limitation and relaxation will be according to rules of Government of India.


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Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST category candidates will get relaxation of 05 years and persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989 will also get 05 years relaxation and ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs also get 05 years relaxation in age.
  • Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof) will get 03 years relaxation in age and candidates belongs to OBC Category will also be liable of 03 years relaxation in age.
  • Physically Handicapped candidates will get relaxation of 10 years


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No. of Attempts and Physical Standards

  • General category candidates will attempt for this exam four times whereas SC/ST Category candidates will attempt for these exam seven times.
  • Candidates who want to apply for Geologist Exam must ensure his/her eligibility. He/she must be physically and mentally fit to get recruited as mentioned in Appendix-II of the rules for the Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination, 2018 in Gazette of India.

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