UPSC Recruitment 2021 23 Assistant Geologist Posts

UPSC Recruitment 2021 | Posts: 23 Assistant Director Jobs | Apply Online @ – UPSC invites Online applications for recruitment of 23 Assistant Director (Plant Pathology), Agricultural Engineer (Instrumentation), Assistant Geologist Posts. This online facility will be available in the Official website @ from 28.08.2021 to 16.09.2021. Interested candidates are requested to peruse the advertisement regarding the process of Examinations and Interview, Eligibility Criteria, Application Fee, How to Apply, Pattern of Examination, Syllabus, Question Paper, Admit Date, Exam Date, Result Date etc,. Refer thoroughly before applying.


UPSC Recruitment 2021  [Quick Summary]

Organization Name:

Union Public Service Commission

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Job Category:

Central Govt Jobs 

Employment Type:

Direct Recruitment Basis

Total No of Vacancies: 

23 Assistant Director (Plant Pathology), Agricultural Engineer (Instrumentation), Assistant Geologist Posts

Job Location: 

Anywhere in India 

Starting Date: 


Last Date: 


Apply Mode:


Official Website 

Latest UPSC Assistant Director & Assistant Geologist Vacancy Details:

Name of the Post & No of Vacancies:

UPSC Invites Applications for the Following Posts


Name of Post

No. of Post


Assistant Director (Plant Pathology)



Agricultural Engineer (Instrumentation)



Assistant Geologist





UPSC Assistant Director & Assistant Geologist Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification:

1. Assistant Director (Plant Pathology) –

Educational Qualification: M.Sc. Degree in Plant Pathology or M.Sc. Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Plant Pathology or M.Sc. Degree in Botany with specialization in Plant Pathology from a recognized University or Institution.

Experience: Three years’ practical experience in the field of study of domestic and or foreign plant diseases related to plant virus and plant bacteria.

Desirable: Doctorate degree in Plant Pathology from a recognized University or Institution.

2. Agricultural Engineer (Instrumentation) –

Educational Qualification: Degree in Electronics Engineering or Instrumentation Technology from a recognized University or Institute.

Experience: Two years’ experience in the installation, calibration and maintenance of electronics and electrical instruments for automatic measurement and controls, experience in handling strain gauge, sound and vibration equipment etc. from any government or private (listed) organizations. NOTE: Qualifications are relaxable at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission, for reasons to be recorded in writing, in the case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

3. Assistant Geologist –

Educational Qualification: Master’s Degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Geo-exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Geo-chemistry or Marine Geology or Earth Science & Resource Management or Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies (Coastal Geology) or Environmental Geology or Geo-informatics from a recognized University or Institution.

Age Limit: (As on 16.09.2021)


Name of Post

Age Limit


Assistant Director (Plant Pathology)

35 years


Agricultural Engineer (Instrumentation)

33 years


Assistant Geologist

30 years

The Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST; 3 years for OBC, 10 Years for Persons with Disabilities (15 years for SC/ST PWD’s & 13 years for OBC PWD’s) and for Ex-S as per Govt. of India rules. Candidates Relaxation in Upper Age limit will be provided as per Govt. Rules. Go through UPSC official Notification 2021 for more reference


Salary Details:

1. Assistant Director (Plant Pathology) -Level- 10 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC, General Central Services Group-“A” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial).

2. Agricultural Engineer (Instrumentation) - Level- 07 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC, General Central Services Group-“B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial).

3. Assistant Geologist - Level- 08 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC, General Central Services Group-“B” Gazetted Non-Ministerial.


UPSC Assistant Director Selection Process 2021:

UPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates.


Recruitment Test




Application Fee/Exam Fee for UPSC Assistant Director & Assistant Geologist: 

(a) Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty five) only either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of the SBI or by using visa/master credit/debit card.

(b) No fee for SC/ST/PwBD/Women candidates of any community. No "fee exemption" is available to Gen/OBC/EWS male candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee.

(c) Applications without the prescribed fee would not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection would be entertained.

(d) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.


How to apply for UPSC Assistant Director & Assistant Geologist Post:  

Candidates must apply online through the website Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected.


Important Dates for UPSC Assistant Director & Assistant GeologistPost: 

Starting Date for Submission of Application


Last date for Submission of Application



UPSC Assistant Director & Assistant Geologist Official Notification & Application Link:

UPSC Official Website Career Page

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UPSC Official Notification PDF 

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UPSC Online Application Form 

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