UPSC – Combined Geo Scientist Exam 2022 – 192 Vacancies, Overview, Important Dates, Latest Jobs 2021

From September 22 onwards, the Union Public Service Commission will begin accepting applications for the UPSC Combined Geo Scientist Exam 2022. Candidates who wish to apply for the examination can do so online at or

Important Dates

  • Commencement Dates – 22 Sep. 2021
  • Last date form submission Date – 12th October 2021
  • Admit card – Notified soon
  • Examination  Dates – 20th February 2022,

Educational qualification:

For Geologist Group ‘A’, they must have a master’s degree in either Geological Science, Geology, Applied Geology, Geo- Exploration, Mineral Exploration, Engineering Geology, Marine Geology, Earth Science and Resource Management, Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies, Petroleum Geosciences or Geochemistry from a UGC recognised University.

Application Fee:

  • General – Rs. 200/-
  • Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates – No Fee

Examination scheme:

  • The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:
  • Stage-I: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates for the Stage-II – 400 Marks.
  • Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) — 600 Marks.
  • Stage-III: Personality Test/Interview — 200 Marks.
  • For Geophysicist Group ‘A’ and Scientist ‘B’ (Geophysics) Group ‘A’, the must have either MSc in Physics, Applied Physics or MSc in Geophysics, Integrated MSc Exploration Geophysics, MSc in Applied Geophysics, MSc in Marine Geophysics, or MSc (Tech) in Applied Geophysics from a recognised university.
  • For Chemist Group ‘A’ and Scientist ‘B’ (Chemical), they must have MSc in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from a UGC recognised university.
  • For Scientist ‘B’ (Hydrogeology) Group ‘A’, they must have a master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology or Hydrogeology.

Age limit:

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years as of January 1, 2022. The upper age limit will be relaxable up to a maximum of 7 years in the case of Government servants, 5 years for SC and ST, and 3 years for OBC.

Detailed Notification 

Official Notification