UPSC syllabus for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination has undergone some important changes to be implemented from recruitment year 2020 onwards.
The commission had released an important notification for the candidates mentioning about its decision to revise the Scheme, Pattern and Syllabus of the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination (Now Will Be Renamed As Combined Geo-Scientist Examination) in consultation with the Government (Ministry of Mines, the Nodal Ministry).
As per the commission, the Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 will be conducted on January 19, 2020, whereas the exam notification is likely to be released on September 25, 2019.
The salient features of the same are as under:
(a) The nomenclature of this Examination has been changed to “Combined Geo-Scientist Examination” in place of “Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination”.
(b) There will a three tier examination pattern i.e. (i) Stage-I : Preliminary Examination (ii) Stage-II : Main Examination (iii) Stage-III : Personality Test.
(c) Preliminary Examination will screen the candidates for taking the Main Examination (Stage–II).
(d) The Preliminary Examination will be of objective type having two Papers. Marks secured in this Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit.
(e) The Preliminary Examination will be a Computer Based Examination.
(f) The Main Examination will have three Papers for each Stream and all Papers will be of descriptive type. Marks secured in this Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit.
(g) Existing General English Paper has been discontinued.
(h) The Revised Scheme, Pattern and Syllabus of the Examination will be made effective from the 2020 Examination to give sufficient preparation time to the aspirants.
Plan of Examination:
1. The Examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:
(i) Stage-I: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates for the Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination;
(ii) Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Descriptive Type Papers) and (iii) Stage-III: Personality Test
2. The detailed scheme and syllabi of Combined Geo-Scientist Examination is as under:
A. Stage-I : Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination [Objective-type]:- The Examination shall comprise of two papers of 100 marks each and conduced for two hours. All the candidates will be accessed on General science and Geology/Hydrogeology/Geophysics/ Chemistry depending on their stream
The Stage II of the examination will comprise of three papers of same stream/subject, each of 200 marks.
Syllabus for General Studies (Common for all streams) comprises of current events of national and international importance, history of India and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change.