UPSC Introduces New Syllabus & Exam Pattern, Tough Challenge For Aspirants Now
New Delhi: In what could pose a major challenge for the candidates, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in a notification stated that it has decided to revise the Scheme, Pattern and Syllabus of the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination in consultation with the Government (Ministry of Mines, the Nodal Ministry). The exam notification might be out on September 25, 2019 while the exam is scheduled to held next year on January 19.
For those who are not aware of the changes, here are the salient features:
(i) The nomenclature of this Examination has been changed to “Combined Geo-Scientist Examination” in place of “Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination”.
(ii) There will a three tier examination pattern i.e. (i) Stage-I : Preliminary Examination (ii) Stage-II : Main Examination (iii) Stage-III : Personality Test.
(iii) Preliminary Examination will screen the candidates for taking the Main Examination (Stage–II).
(iv) The Preliminary Examination will be of objective type having two Papers. Marks secured in this Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit.
(v) The Preliminary Examination will be a Computer Based Examination.
(vi) The Main Examination will have three Papers for each Stream and all Papers will be of descriptive type. Marks secured in this Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit.
(vii) Existing General English Paper has been discontinued.
(viii) The Revised Scheme, Pattern and Syllabus of the Examination will be made effective from the 2020 Examination to give sufficient preparation time to the aspirants.
Plan of Examination
1. The Examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:—
(i) Stage-I: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates for the Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination;
(ii) Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Descriptive Type Papers) and (iii) Stage-III: Personality Test
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