The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds a competitive Examination named Geologists Examination for recruitment to the posts of
- Category I
- Geologist (Junior), Group A
- Assistant Geologist, Group B in the Geological Survey of India.
- Category II
- Jr. Hydrogeologist, Group A
- Assistant Hydrogeologist, Group B in the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) at selected centres in India.
Candidates selected under category I are appointed on probation for two years. During this period they have to undergo training and pass test or examination prescribed by the competent authority. Candidates under category II are also appointed on probation for two years.
It is a lucrative opening for geology and hydrology graduates in the Government sector.