Geologist and geophysicist posts have been removed from UPSC exams this year. "Due to no vacancy in the posts of Geologist and Geophysicist, these posts have been removed from the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination, 2021," the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has notified. The UPSC has released the official notification of the exam today. Application forms have also been released. Candidates can fill and submit the forms within October 27.
After removing the two posts, UPSC has added two new posts in this exam: Scientist-B (Geophysics) and Scientist-B (Chemical).
The post of Junior Hydrogeologist has been renamed as Scientist B (Hydrogeology).
"Besides, two new Services have been added in this examination viz. Scientist-B (Geophysics), Group A and Scientist-B (Chemical), Group A and the post of Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) has been renamed as Scientist-B (Hydrogeology)," it has added in the notification.
This year, the exam will be held to fill 15 Chemist posts in Geological Survey of India, 16 Scientist B (Hydrogeology) posts, 3 Scientist B (Chemical) posts and 6 Scientist B (Geophysics) posts in Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources.
Selection to these posts will be through a preliminary exam, a main exam and an interview. The preliminary exam will be a computer based test and will have two papers. Candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be shortlisted for the main exam. Marks secured in the preliminary examination will also be counted for deciding the final merit along with the marks obtained in the main exam and the interview.
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