Eligibility Criteria - UPSC Geologists UPSC Exam

Eligibility Conditions 

Nationality: A candidate must be either
(a) a Citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 01st Jan 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India 

Age Limits 

A candidate for this examination must have attained the age criteria as prescribed below: 

a) For Geologist/Geophysicist & Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India 
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first day of the month of January of the year in which the Exam is to be held (i.e. as on 01st Jan. 2017] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd January 985 and not later than 01st January 1996 

b) For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground water Board, Ministry of Water Resources must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of 35 years on 01s t January 2017 he/she must have been born not later than 02nd January 1982 and not later than 01s t January 1996 

c) The upper age limit will be relaxable upto a maximum of 7 years in the case of Govt. servants, if they are employed in dept. mentioned Age Relaxation: 
i) 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates 
ii) 3 years for OBC candidates 
iii) Age is additionally relaxable by 5 years for those applicants who had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 
iv) 3 years for Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof) 
v) 5 years in case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs 
vi) 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopedically Handicapped persons 

Educational Qualifications 

a) For Geologists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India: Masters Degree in Geological Science or 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 Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological Technology from a university incorporated by an Act of the central or State Legislature in India or an Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament  or declared to be deemed universities under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 

b) For Geophysicists Gr. ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India: M.Sc in Physics or Applied Physics or M.Sc (Geophysics) or Integrated M.Sc (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc (Marine Geophysics) or M.Sc (Tech) (Applied Geophysics) from a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature in India or other educational institutes established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed universities under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 

c) For Chemists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India: M.Sc in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or other educational Institutes established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed Universities under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956) i.e. recognized University 

d) For Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist-B) Group ‘A’ in Central Ground Water Board:Masters Degree in Geology or Applied Geology or marine Geology from a university incorporated by an Act of the central or State Legislature in India or an Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or Masters Degree in Hydrogeology from a recognised University 

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