Aspiring Scientists and Zoologists Rejoice! UPSC Announces Recruitment for 121 Specialist Posts


Calling all science enthusiasts and animal lovers! The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has opened its doors for talented individuals to join the government ranks through its latest recruitment drive. A total of 121 vacancies have been announced across various Specialist Gr III, Scientist B, and Assistant Zoologist positions, offering exciting opportunities to contribute to diverse scientific fields and wildlife conservation efforts.

Here’s a breakdown of the available posts:

  • Specialist Gr III: 112 positions spread across various ministries and departments, including the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy, and National Museum. Specific specializations range from Geology and Hydrology to Museology and Archaeology.
  • Scientist B: 1 coveted position awaits a qualified candidate in the Department of Space.
  • Assistant Zoologist: 7 openings are available in the Zoological Survey of India, beckoning passionate individuals to delve into the fascinating world of animal research and conservation.

Eligibility Criteria:

The educational qualifications and experience requirements vary depending on the chosen post. However, some general eligibility criteria include:

  • Being a citizen of India.
  • Possessing a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field for Specialist Gr III and Assistant Zoologist positions.
  • Holding a Master’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field for the Scientist B post.
  • Meeting the specific experience requirements as outlined in the official notification.

Application Process:

Interested candidates can apply online through the UPSC website ( from January 13, 2024, until February 1, 2024. The application fee ranges from INR 25 to INR 125 depending on the category of the applicant.

Selection Process:

The selection process for these posts typically involves a written examination followed by an interview. The written exam may consist of General Studies, relevant subject-specific papers, and an optional paper depending on the post.

Why Apply?

Joining the UPSC as a Specialist, Scientist, or Assistant Zoologist presents a unique opportunity to serve the nation while pursuing your passion in science or animal conservation. You can expect a challenging and rewarding career with competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and the chance to contribute to important national projects.

Don’t miss this chance to embark on a fulfilling career journey! Apply now and seize the opportunity to make a difference in the scientific and environmental landscape of India.

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