The eligibility conditions for appearing in the Geologists Examination conducted by the UPSC, India are as mentioned here under:
21-32 years on 1st January of the year of examination for the open category, while age relaxation for certain categories such as SC / ST candidates, Departmental candidates etc are feasible as prescribed by the Commission.
Geologists Group ‘A’: Master’s degree in Geological Science / Geology / Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration / Mineral Exploration / Engineering Geology / Marine Geology / Earth Science and Resource Management / Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies / Petroleum Geosciences / Petroleum Exploration / Geochemistry / Geological Technology from a University incorporated by an act of Central or State Legislature in India or an educational institution established by an act of Parliament or declared deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
Geophysicists Group ‘A’: M.Sc in Physics / Applied Physics / M.Sc (Geophysics) / Integrated M.Sc (Exploration Geophysics) / M.Sc (Applied Geophysics) from a University incorporated by an act of Parliament or State Legislature in India or other educational institutes established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed universities under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
Chemists Group ‘A’: M. Sc. in Chemistry / Applied Chemistry / 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.
Junior Hydrologists (Scientist B), Group ‘A’:
Candidates appearing in their final examination can also apply for the examination but are required to submit proof of passing along with detailed application form prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission before joining the Government of India Service as geologists.
A candidate must be either a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Geologists Examination as per the regulations specified in the examination notification.