Go through the article to know about the exam pattern/test paper pattern of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Geologists exam.

UPSC Geologists Exam Pattern

UPSC Geologists examination is conducted for selecting candidates for employment at various posts under two categories. The category I include Geologist Group A post in Geological Survey of India, while the category II comprises of Jr. Hydro geologists (Scientist B), Group A and Assistant Hydro geologists Group B posts in Central Ground Water Board. The Union Public Service Commission Geologists’ Exam, which is prominently referred to as UPSC Geologists’ Exam, examines aspirant’s skills for recruitment at aforementioned posts in Government sector. Final selection of the candidates is done on the basis of their performance in the written test, followed by interview (personality test). Usually, UPSC Geologists exam is conducted every year in the month of November or December.  
Geologists Entrance Examination Paper Pattern   
UPSC Geologists exam comprises of the following two sections for final selection of the candidates:
Part I includes written exam, which is further divided into various sections.
Part II includes interview for personality test.
The written examination comprises of the following five sections, of three hours of duration each:
  • The first section is of General English, which is of total 100 marks.
  • The second section is Geology Paper I of 200 marks in total.
  • Section three comprises of Geology Paper II, which in total fetches 200 marks.
  • Section IV is of Geology Paper III comprising 200 marks in total.
  • Section V is Hydrogeology; it also fetches 200 total marks.
The candidates, who desire to appear for both the posts under Category I and Category II, are required to appear for all the five subjects mentioned above, while the candidates desirous to appear under Category I only, will have to appear in sections I to IV. The candidates competing for posts under Category II only, are required to appear in section from I to III & V mentioned above.
The written exam comprises of conventional (Essay) type questions for each subjects. Under any circumstances, the candidates are required to write the papers in their own handwriting only. All Question papers will be set in English only and the candidates are required to answer them in English only. In case, the candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, deduction will be made on this basis from the total marks. The answer will be judged on following basis: accuracy, precise, systematic and organized information. The Commission holds the prudence to fix qualifying marks in all the subjects of the examination. The candidates are advised to use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc) while answering question papers.
Interview or Personality Test: The candidates, who perform well in written examination, are called for the next procedure of the entrance examination i.e. interview or personality test. This section comprises of total 200 marks. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent people who will assess his/her abilities for the post.

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