Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

1.The examination shall be conducted according to the following Plan :
Part I. – Written examination in the subjects as set out in para 2 below.
Part II. – Interview/ Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

2. The following will be the subjects for the written examination, for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist Group ‘A’ in GSI and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist ‘B’), Group ‘A’ for Central Ground Water Board.

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
1. General English (common for all category) 3 hrs 100
Category – 1 For the post of Geologist
2. Geology Paper I 3 hrs 200
3. Geology Paper II 3 hrs 200
4. Geology Paper III 3 hrs 200
Category – 2 For the post of Geophysicist
2. Geophysics Paper I 3 hrs 200
3. Geophysics Paper II 3 hrs 200
4. Geophysics Paper III 3 hrs 200
Category – 3 For the post of Chemist
2. Chemistry Paper I 3 hrs 200
3. Chemistry Paper II 3 hrs 200
4. Chemistry Paper III 3 hrs 200
Category – 4 For the Post of Jr. Hydrogeologist
2. Geology Paper I 3 hrs 200
3. Geology Paper II 3 hrs 200
4. Hydrogeology 3 hrs 200

Note I: Candidates competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Junior Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against respective category above.
Note II: Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against Categories 1 and 4 above.
Note III : If any candidate failed to appear in any one or more of above papers, meant for written examination for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, their candidature shall stand rejected and part of written examination appeared by him/her shall not be evaluated and counted for any purpose.
3. THE EXAMINATION IN ALL THE SUBJECTS WILL BE OF CONVENTIONAL (ESSAY) TYPE.
4. All Question papers must be answered in English. The Question Papers will be set in English only.

STANDARD AND SYLLABUS

A paper in General English is compulsory and common for all the four categories and its standard will be such as may be expected of a science graduate. 3 compulsory papers each on Geology Geophysics, Chemistry and Hydrogeology subjects will be approximately of the M.Sc. degree standard of an Indian University and questions will generally be set to test the candidate’s grasp of the fundamentals in each subject.
There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects.

Subject Syllabus
1. GENERAL ENGLISH : 100 Marks
Candidate will be required to write a short Essay in English. Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and workmanlike use of words
Category – 1 For the post of Geologist
2. Geology Paper I Syllabus
3. Geology Paper II Syllabus
4. Geology Paper III Syllabus
Category – 2 For the post of Geophysicist
2. Geophysics Paper I Syllabus
3. Geophysics Paper II Syllabus
4. Geophysics Paper III Syllabus
Category – 3 For the post of Chemist
2. Chemistry Paper I Syllabus
3. Chemistry Paper II Syllabus
4. Chemistry Paper III Syllabus
Category – 4 For the Post of Jr. Hydrogeologist
2. Geology Paper I Syllabus
3. Geology Paper II Syllabus
4. Hydrogeology Syllabus

gg