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Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2023, Paper -I General Studies

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination every year for recruitment to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, and Junior Hydrogeologist in various government departments and organizations.

The examination is conducted in two stages - Preliminary and Main. The Preliminary examination is an objective type examination consisting of two papers - Paper I (General Studies) and Paper II (Geology/Geophysics/Chemistry/Hydrogeology). Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary examination are eligible to appear for the Main examination.

The Main examination is a written examination consisting of six papers - two papers each in Geology, Geophysics, and Chemistry. Candidates who qualify in the Main examination are called for an interview/personality test.

The final selection of candidates is based on the combined marks obtained in the Main examination and the interview/personality test. The UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination is a highly competitive examination, and candidates are advised to prepare thoroughly and stay updated with the latest developments in their respective fields.

1 Deserts are generally located at

  1. Equatorial Region
  2. Polar region
  3. About 30 deg. Latitude
  4. About 65 deg. Latitude

2 Which one of the following has the adaptation 'echolocation' to detect the prey

  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Barn owl
  3. Grasshopper
  4. Bat

3 Which one of the following is the most important stage in the process of ecological succession?

  1. Claim
  2. Acceptance by community
  3. Reaction
  4. Settlement

4 In which one of the following tropic structures of ecosystems, both fungi and bacteria occur?

  1. Decomposer
  2. Autotroph
  3. Heterotroph
  4. Food web

5 The uplift mechanism that takes place when lighter warm moist air mass rises after encountering a colder and denser air mass causes

  1. Conventional precipitation
  2. Frontal precipitation
  3. Cyclonic precipitation
  4. Oroganic Precipitation