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GEO CHEMIST EXAMINATION CONDUCTED BY UPSC IN THE MONTH OF MAY EVERY YEAR. ADVERTISEMENT FOR THIS APPEAR IN THE MONTH OF FEB.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION

Fo r Ch emi sts G r ' A' in G eo lo gi ca l Survey of India M. Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or other educational Institutes established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed Universities under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 i.e. recognized University. N o t e I: M a s t e r ' s d e gr e e i n r e sp e c t i v e d i s c i p l i n e m e a n s t h e p o s t g r a d u a t e d e g r e e o r p o s t g r a d u a t e d i p l o m a o f m i n i m u m t w o y e a r s d u r a t i o n a f t e r graduation from aforesaid University or I n st i tu te in th e r esp ec t i ve d i sc i p li n e, wh et h er b e it a n i n t e gr at ed c ou r se or otherwise. Note II :Candidates who have appeared at the f i n a l e x a m i n a t i o n s o f t h e m i n i m u m ed u ca ti on al q u al i f i ca t ion sp e ci f i ed i n clause (a)to (c)of this paragraph, passing of which shall render them eligible to appear at the relevant year Examination, but have not been informed of the result, may also apply for admission to th e Examin ation and in such case his or her admission to the relev ant ye ar Examination sh all be p r ov i si o n al a n d su b j e c t t o o b t a i n i n g m i n i m u m e d u c a t i o n a l q u a l i f i c a t i o n specified in clause (a) to (c) of this paragraph. Note Ill :A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who possesse s the Master's degree specified in clause (a) to (c) of this paragraph from a foreign University approved by the Government may also be admitted .


SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

THE EXAMINATION IN ALL THE SUBJECTS WILL BE OF CONVENTIONAL (ESSAY) TYPE. 4.All Question papers must be answered in English. The Question Papers will be set in English only. 5.The standard and syllabus of the examination will be as shown in the Schedule. 6. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances they will be allowed the help of scribe to write answers for them. However, blind candidates and the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant ( writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) will be allowed to write Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination with the help of a scribe Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the Blind candidates and the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) will also be allowed in the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination. 7. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination. 8. If a candidate's handwriting is not easily legible, deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him/her. 9. Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge. 10. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination. 11. In the question papers wherever necessary, questions involving the Metric System of Weights and Measures only will be set. 12. Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc) while answering question papers. 13. Candidates are permitted to bring and use battery operated pocket calculators for answering papers in this examination. Loaning or inter-changing of calculators in the Examination Hall is not permitted. Interview/Personality Test : The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/ her career. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the posts for which he/she has competed. Special attention will be paid in the Personality Test to assessing the candidate's capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application, integrity of character and aptitude for adapting themselves to the field life.