Akash Chhagani

Hi, I'm a B.Sc. Geology student from Ahmedabad, I want to join ARMED FORCES. Please guide me.

I had Physics and Maths as subjects at 10+2. Currently, I am pursuing first year Of B.Sc. Geology from M.G. SCIENCE INSTITUTE, Ahmedabad affiliated to Gujarat University. The Institute is NAAC accredited and also the course is UGC approved. I want to join Armed Forces but don't know how and when to prepare for various exams. I also don't know my preferences as to join which of the three wings of millitary. I request you to please help me or guide me.

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RE: Hi, I'm a B.Sc. Geology student from Ahmedabad, I want to join ARMED FORCES. Please guide me.

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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Hello Akash,
Hope you are doing well. You have come to the right place to solve your query.
Geology is one field with minimal competition and higher number of jobs.
How do mountains rise?How rocks are created and destroyed? These questions can be answered if one studies Geology,a field oriented,Scinetific discipline,which investigates the properties of earth,its substances,shapes,processes and history.Geology is a multi-disciplinary subject which includes study of minerals(mineralogy),rocks(petrology),the structure of Earth(Structural geology),volcanic phenomena(volcanology),landforms and the processes that produce them (geomorphology and glaciology),study of fossils(paleontology),the development of sedimentary strata(startigraphy) and the evolution of planetary bodies and their satellites (astrogeology). By studying the history,composition,changes that occur on the earth,geologists foresee how events,processes of the past influence the future.

Geology prepares one to be part of varied areas,right from resource management and environmental protection to minerial and oil exploration. One can specialize in innumerable fields. A geologist can work in engineering and consulting firms,government agencies,mining companies,petroleum companies,museums. The UPSC conducts exams for placement in GSI,Central Ground Water Board etc. They also have an option to take up IAS/Forestry Service.

One can get hired with:
1.Geological Survey of India(GSI)
2.Central Ground Water Board(CGWB)
3.Directorate of Geology and Mining(DGM)
4.Indian Bureau of Mines(IBM)
5.Defense Research and Development Organisation(DRDO)
6.Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)
7.National Geophysical Institute(NGRI)
8.Bhaba Atomic Research Centre(BARC)

So considering your query as you wish to apply in defense you can apply to DRDO exam conducted by UPSC(Union Public Service Commission) to get into defense. Here are the further details:
UPSC conducts every year a combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination.Its a competitive exam organised by UPSC.

There are two category posts for which exams are conducted:-
1. Post I- Posts in Geological Survey of India,Ministry of Mines.
2.Post II- Posts in the Central Ground Water Board,Ministry of Mines)

Age Limit:
Category I Post- Age 21 to 32 years on the first day of the month of August of the year in which the examination is held and for Category II Post- Age 21 to 35 years on the first day of the month of August of the year in which the examination is held.

Age Relaxation:
5 years for SC/ST,7 years for Government Servants,3 years for OBC,5 years for Jammu and Kashmir candidates.

Educational Qualification:
A masters degree in geological science or geology.

Application Fee:
Rs.200 either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI cash or by using net banking facility.

How to Apply:
Candidate is required to apply online : http://upsconline.nic.in
Officail website for more details:www.upsc.gov.in

while you can also apply to para-military force examinations also.

Hope you find the information helpful.

Wish you Good Luck

feel free to get in touch.

Warm regards,
Prathamesh K


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