UPSC CGGE Exam Important Dates

The UPSC has released the dates of CGGE 2020. The exact dates will be updated subsequently. According to the UPSC calendar, the CGGE Preliminary Exam will take place from January 19, 2020.

CGGE 2020 Exam Dates 

CGGE 2020 Exam

Sl.No Name of Examination Date of Exam Duration
1 CGGE (Preliminary) 2020 January 19, 2020 1 Day
2 CGGE (Main) 2020 Postponed August 8, 2020 2 Days
CGGE Interview/ Personality Test September/October 2020  

Note: The dates of notification, commencement, and duration of examinations may be changed if there is a need to be changed.

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 Time Table

Date and Day Time Subject
January 19, 2020 09.30 AM to 11.30 AM

Paper-I (Code No.1)

General Studies (Common for all Streams)

02.00 PM to 04.00 PM 

Paper-II (Code No.2)

Stream specific subject Paper 

Stream  Subject
Geologist and Hydrogeologist  Geologist/ Hydrogeology 
Geophysicist   Geophysics 
Chemist  Chemistry 

Proposed Time Line Activity For CGGE (Preliminary) 2020 Examination

Activity Description  Time Paper-I Time Paper-II
Candidates reporting at the Centre venue 8.00 AM 12.30 PM
Authenticating the Admit Card and Registering the candidate  8.00 AM onwards  12.30 PM Onwards
Candidates will be allowed inside the Lab  8.00 AM onwards  12.30 PM Onwards
Candidates entry will close at main entrance  8.45 AM onwards  01.15 PM Onwards
Password Announcement  9.20 AM  01.50 PM
Candidates will open the secure browser & read instructions  09.20 AM – 09.30 AM  01.50 PM - 2.00 PM 
Test Start Time  09.30 AM 02.00 PM 
Test End Time  11.30 AM 04.00 PM

 CGGE 2020 (Main) Time Table 

Date Time Paper No. Subject Subject Code
08-08-2020 (Saturday) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3 Geology Paper II 03
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3 Geophysics Paper II 07
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3 Chemistry Paper II 10
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 4 Geology Paper III 04
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 4 Geophysics Paper III 08
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 4 Chemistry Paper III 11
09-08-2020 (Sunday) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 5 Hydrogeology 05


  • Candidates competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in the common General English paper on 19th January 2020.
  • Candidates appearing for Geologist, Geophysicist, and Chemist will be required to appear for the examination on 27th & 28th June 2020.
  • Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in the Examination on 19th January (Preliminary Exam), 27th & 28th June 2020 (Main Exam).
  • Candidates competing for selection for the post of Jr. Hydrologists only will be required to appear in the examination on 19th January (Preliminary Exam), 27th June (Forenoon) and on 28 Jun 2020 (Main Exam).
  • If any candidate fails to appear in any one or more of above papers, meant for written examination for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, and Hydrogeologist, his/her candidature shall stand rejected and part of written examination appeared by him/her shall not be evaluated and counted for any purpose

Take a look at the below to know more about the important dates and exam time table details

Title Date
CGGE (Preliminary Exam) Date of Notification 25-09-2019
Last Date for Receipt of Applications (6:00 PM) 15-10-2019
Date of Commencement of Examination 19-01-2020
CGGE Main Exam Date (Postponed) 08-08-2020 To 09-08-2020
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