The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card for the Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2024. Eligible candidates can download their hall tickets from the official website or

The exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 18 in two shifts — Paper I from 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM and Paper II from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM. The exam is likely to be held in 19 states across the country.

The Main exam is tentatively scheduled for June 22, 2044, in 9 city centres nation-wide.

Direct link to the Combined Geo-Scientist Prelims 2024 schedule.

The recruitment drive aims to fill up a total of 56 vacancies Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines and Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources through nation-wide examinations.

Vacancy Details

  • Geologist, ‘Group A’ (Geological Survey of India) - 34 vacancies
  • Geophysicist, ‘Group A’ (Geological Survey of India) - 1 vacancy
  • Chemist, ‘Group A’ (Geological Survey of India) - 13 vacancies
  • Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology), Group ‘A’ (GWD) - 4 vacancies
  • Scientist ‘B’(Chemical), Group ‘A’ (GWD) - 2 vacancies
  • Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics), Group ‘A’ (GWD) - 2 vacancies

Steps to download the admit card

  1. Visit the official website
  2. On the homepage, go to the e-Admit Cards for VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC link
  3. Click on the Combined Geo-Scientist Prelims 2024 admit card link
  4. Key in your login details and submit
  5. Download the admit card take a printout for future reference

Direct link to Combined Geo-Scientist Prelims 2024 admit card.

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected on the basis of a Preliminary examination, a Main examination and a final document verification/interview stage.

For more details, candidates are advised to visit the official website here.