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Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 or Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 is the entrance examination for admission to Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary). Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 is conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I for the year 2023 has been announced by Union Public Service Commission and will be held on 19/02/2023. The application forms will be available from 21/09/2022 till 11/10/2022. The exam is in written mode. It is being conducted in English language. The result date will be announced later.

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Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Eligibility Criteria


A candidate must be either:

  • A Citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of  permanently settling in India. or 
  • 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. 

Master’s 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 Geosciences or Geochemistry 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 (3 of 1956) i.e. recognized University. 

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 Government of 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.

NB: Candidates should ensure that they meet the age eligibility criteria for each post mentioned above for which they are applying.

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 21/09/2022 11/10/2022
Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 19/02/2023
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    Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Prospectus

    Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 is coming up and being held from 19/02/2023 till 19/02/2023. By clicking on the download link you will be directed to the official site.

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    Date and DayTimeSubject
    February, 2023 Sunday 
    09:30 am to
    11:30 am 
    Paper-I (Code No.1)
    General Studies [Common for all
    --Paper-II [Code No.2]
    Stream specific subject Paper
    -02:00 pm to
    04:00 pm
    Geologist & Scientist B
    Geology /Hydrogeology
    Geophysicist & Scientist
    B (Geophysics )
    Chemist & Scientist B

    Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only), alongwith the submission of On-line Application Form, either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Payin-slip during Part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Candidates are required to apply Online Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website. 

    • The applicants are advised to submit only single application. However, if due to any unavoidable situation, he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, Photo I.D., signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID. 
    • All candidates, whether already in Government Service, in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission. Persons already in Government service, whether in permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are, however, required to inform in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the Examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled. 

    NOTE 1

    • While filling in his/her On-line Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice for the Centre for the Examination. If any candidate appears at a Centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her eadmission certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be valued and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation. 

    NOTE 2

    • Suitable provisions for information regarding use of scribes by the blind candidates, candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment), candidates with both arms affected and such PwBD candidates who produces a certificate to the effect that he/she has physical limitation to write have been made in the online application

    NOTE 3

    Incomplete or defective applications shall be summarily rejected. No representation or correspondence regarding such rejection shall be entertained under any circumstances.

    • Candidates are not required to submit hard copy/print out of their application to the Commission at this stage. The candidates applying for the Examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of Examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Personality Test/Interview will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary. Examination, Main Examination or Personality Test/Interview, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions; their candidature for the Examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

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    The online Applications can be withdrawn from 19.10.2022 to 25.10.2022 till 18.00 Hours.

    Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Syllabus


    • General Studies
    • Geology / Hydrogeology
    • Geophysics
    • Chemistry

    Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Admit Card

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    Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination I 2023 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 19/02/2023

    Examination Day Instructions

    Mobile Phones Banned:
    • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the Examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future Examinations. 
    • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones or any valuable/costly items to the venue of the Examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be.
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