upsc geologist exam pattern

Candidates who have enrolled themselves for the UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists Exam 2016 must have gone through the eligibility criteria and the application process. Another important part of this examination is the knowledge about the exam pattern. Having the right knowledge about the exam pattern will allow the candidate to plan their preparation and indulge themselves into smart study campaigns, after all competitive exams is all about quick thinking. The exam pattern for UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists is divided into two sections-

1) Written Exam

2) Personality Test

Written Exam

The first barrier is in form of a written exam. This time, the UPSC Department has ensured that the exam adheres to literal meaning. Candidates would be required to give this exam under conventional type. There will be a question paper printed on a sheet of paper and the candidate would be required to answer in answer sheets. It is similar to the exams which the candidates had given in their Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree examination.

Since, there are various positions, the exam will based on the following:

Subject Marks Duration
Geologists
Geology Paper I 200 3 hours
Geology Paper II 200 3 hours
Geology Paper III 200 3 hours
Geophysicists
Geophysics Paper I 200 3 hours
Geophysics Paper II 200 3 hours
Geophysics Paper III 200 3 hours
Chemists
Chemistry Paper I 200 3 hours
Chemistry Paper II 200 3 hours
Chemistry Paper III 200 3 hours
Junior Hydrogeologist
Geology Paper I 200 3 hours
Geology Paper II 200 3 hours
Hydrogeology 200 3 hours

Candidates who qualify in the written exam move on to the next level, that is, personality test.

Personality Test

This examination is more about the test of a candidate’s character. Factors such as the ability to handle under pressure, factors to be a team player, ability to handle challenges, etc., are tested in this round. A candidate is marked out of 200 in this round and it adds to the overall score by the candidate.

Final Selection

Final Selection is made on the basis of computing the scores obtained by a candidate in the written test as well as a personality test. Both the scores are accumulated and the overall score is measured by a group of professionals, who take into account various factors.

However, there may be a situation where a candidate whose overall score is lower than others, but still gets a chance to serve the post. This mainly happens when a candidate belongs to one of the reserved quotas. It is the duty of the selectors to reserve some post for categories such as SC, ST, OBC, etc., and these candidates get access to the posts with a lower cut offs.

The Geo Scientists & Geologists Exam will be attended by thousands of candidates and each one will try his/ her level best to make it to the top of the list. The selection decision is made in an unbiased manner and the same cannot be challenged under any circumstances. The decision made by the UPSC authority is final and shall hold value under any given condition.

Other UPSC Geologist Exam Important Pages

UPSC Geologist 2016 Exam – Complete Detail

UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists Exam Pattern 2016

UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists Exam Results 2016

UPSC Geo Scientists & Geologists Exam Syllabus 2016

UPSC Geologists Admit Card 2016 – Download Here

UPSC Geologists Application Form 2016 – Apply Online

UPSC Geologists Exam Eligibility 2016 – Latest UpToDate