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Candidates selected for appointment to the Geological Survey of India are appointed on probation for two years. During this period, the candidates may be instructed to undergo training and pass examination or tests prescribed by the competent authority. 

The officers of Geological Survey of India can be posted in any part of India or abroad. Candidates selected for appointment in the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) are also appointed on probation for 2 years. 

However, no training is administered and candidates do not have to pass any examination or test. Employees of CGWB may be posted anywhere in India or outside India.


Master's degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology or Diploma of Associate ship in Applied Geology of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad or Master's degree in Mineral Exploration or Master's degree in Hydrogeology.


21-30 years but below 30 years on January 1 of the year of examination. Relax able for SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, etc.

Pay Scales:
Geological Survey of India

Asst. Geologist/Hydrogeologist   Rs. 6,500 -  10,500 
Junior Geologist/Hydrogeologist  Rs.  8,000 - 13,500 
Senior Geologist/Hydrogeologist  Rs. 10,000 - 15,200 
Director (Geology/Hydrogeology) Rs. 14,300 - 18,300 
Dy Director General (Geology)/Chief 
Hydrogeologist Rs. 18,400 - 22,400 
Senior Dy Director General
(Operations)/ Director General Rs. 22,400 - 24,500 

Subjects for Examination

· General English
· Geology Paper I
· Geology Paper II 
· Geology Paper III
· Hydrogeology.

The written examination is followed by a Personality Test for the successful candidates.

Apply to

Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi 110011

Examination Fee

Rs. 60/-


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