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    Geologists’ Examination
Exam Date :  Saturday, December 6, 2008
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Geologist Examination 2008

A competitive examination for recruitment to the posts mentioned in para 2 below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing from the 6th December, 2008 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India dated the 14th June, 2008 at the following centres.

Centre Name Centre Code Centre Name Centre Code Centre Name Centre Code Centre Name Centre Code
Ahmedabad 01 Jaipur 11 Allahabad 02 Jammu 34
Bangalore 03 Kolkata 06 Bhopal 04 Lucknow 26
Chandigarh 35 Mumbai 05 Chennai 12 Patna 15
Cuttack 07 Shillong 16 Delhi 08 Shimla 17
Dispur 09 Thiruvananthapuram 19 Hyderabad 10    

The centres and the dates of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the commission. While every effort will be made to allot the candidates to the centre of their choice for the examination, the commission may, at their discretion allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warrant.

candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination.

Candidates should Note that no request for change of centre will normally be granted. When a candidate, however, desires a change in centre from the one he had indicated in his application form for the Examination, he must send a letter addressed to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, giving full justification as to why he desires a change in centre.

Such requests will be considered on merits but requests received after the 13th August, 2008 will not be entertained under any circumstances nor will such communications be replied to.


2. The category of post to which recruitment is to be made on the results of this examination and the approximate number of vacancies in the various posts are given below :-

Category I: (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines).
(i) Geologist (Junior) Group A 212
Category II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources)
(i) Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B) Group A 02
(ii) Assistant Hydrogeologists Group B 08

The above number of vacancies are liable to alteration.

Appointments will be made on a temporary basis in the first instance.

Reservations will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

2(b). A candidate may apply for admission to the examination in respect of any one or both the categories, mentioned in Para 2(a) above. Once an application has been made, no change will be allowed.

If a candidate wishes to be admitted for both the categories, he need send in only one application. He will be required to pay the fee mentioned in para 4 below once only and will not be required to pay separate fee for each of the categories for which he applies.

A candidate may compete for any one or both the categories of Posts for which he is eligible in terms of Rules.

A candidate who qualifies for both the categories of Posts on the result of written part of examination will be required to indicate clearly in the Detailed Application Form the categories of Posts for which he wishes to be considered in the order of preference so that having regard to his rank in order of merit, due consideration can be given to his preference when making appointment.

N.B. (i): No request for addition/alteration in the preference indicated by a candidate in his detailed application form will be entertained by the Commission.

N.B.(ii) The candidates competing for both the categories of the Posts will be allotted to Posts strictly in accordance with their merit position, preference exercised by them and number of vacancies.

Geologist Examination 2008