Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination for recruitment and selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist Group 'A' in GSI and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist 'B'), Group 'A' for Central Ground Water Board.
The Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2019 notification will be released on March 20, 2019, by the Union Public Service Commission.
A competitive examination for recruitment to the total 70 posts is going to be conducted on June 28 to 30, 2019. The last date for the online applications can be filled up to April 16, 2019, up to 6:00 PM.
Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
Candidates who want to apply online for this entrance exam will have to check all the required details available on our website and the notification released by the official website.
The examination shall be conducted according to the norms and conditions of the UPSC. Candidates competing for selection to the particular posts of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against respective category. To know more take a look at the exam pattern on our website.
|Exam name||Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination|
|Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Number of vacancies||Approximately 107|
|No of test centres||19|
|Expected registrations||Approximately 2 lakh|
|Duration of the examination||3 days|
The UPSC has released the tentative dates of CGGE 2019. The exact dates will be updated subsequently. According to the UPSC calendar, the CGGE will take place from June 28 to 30, 2019.
CGGE 2019 Dates
|Sl.No||Name of Examination||Date of Notification||Last Date For Receipt Of Applications||Date of Exam||Duration|
|1||CGGE 2019||March 20, 2019||April 16, 2019||June 28, 2019, to June 30, 2019||3 Days|
The UPSC has released the Combined Geo-Scientist And Geologist Exam (CGGE) notification on March 20, 2019. Candidates who are aiming for the CGGE can register online until April 16, 2019. Aspirants should explore the official notification to check the total number of vacancies.
Annually, the UPSC releases the CGGE notification for shortlisting the candidates to the posts in the Geological Survey of India under the Ministry of Mines and the Central Ground Water Board under the Ministry of Water Resources. The total number of vacancies released for CGGE 2019 are given below.
Category I: (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines)
1. Geologist, Group A: 50
2. Geophysicist, Group A: 14
3. Chemist, Group A: 15
Category II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources)
1. Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group A: 27
Candidates have to note that the above vacancies also include the reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disability. The above numbers of vacancies are liable to alteration. Reservation will be provided to candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, EBC and PWD based on the vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.
The UPSC has announced the nomenclature of this examination which is going to be changed as Combined Geo-Scientist Examination in place of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination from 2020.
1. Stage I: Preliminary Examination
2. Stage II: Main Examination
3. Stage III: Personality Test
The Preliminary examination will screen the aspirants for taking the Main examination. It will be a Computer Based Examination and consists of objective type questions having two papers. Marks secured in this examination will be counted for deciding the final merit. General English Paper will be discontinued. Click here to know more about the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2020 revised scheme, pattern and syllabus.
A candidate must be either:
(a) a Citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
1. For Geologists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India: Candidates should have obtained Master’s degree in Geological Science or Geology or Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Marine Geology or Oceanography and Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Coastal Area Studies or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geophysical Technology from a recognized university.
2. For Geophysicists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India: Candidates should have obtained M.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or M.Sc. (Geophysics) or Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics) Or M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics) from a recognized university.
3. For Chemists Group ‘A‘: in Geological Survey of India: Candidates should hold M.Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from a recognized university.
4. For Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B), Group 'A' in Central Ground Water Board: Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology from a recognized university.
The candidates for this examination must have attained the age criteria as prescribed below:
(a) For Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Government of India: The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years as on January 1, 2019, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1987, and not later than January 1, 1997.
(b) For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources: The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of 35 years as on January 1, 2018, i.e. he/she must have been born not later than January 2, 1983, and not later than January 1, 1997.
There is age relaxation of five years for ex-servicemen category candidates and Scheduled Caste/Scheduled tribal. For OBC category, it is three years while for deaf-mute, blind and orthopedically disabled category applicants, it is 10 years.
Geo-Scientists and Geologists typically do the following:
The competitive examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment to the posts for a total of three days. The examination will be held at 19 test centres across the country. Aspirants have to note that test centres and the dates of holding the examination are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be closing the application window for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam (CGGE) examination. Candidates who are aiming for the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Junior Hydro-geologist can apply online till 6:00 PM.
The CGGE notification was released for a total of 106 vacancies that include posts in the Geological Survey of India and Central Ground Water Board. The educational requirement varies from one post to another.
The CGGE examination will be held for 3 days from June 28 to 30, 2019. The admit cards will be available 3 weeks before the exam date. The results will be declared in the month of August.16 April 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2019. Candidates who are aiming for posts such as Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Junior Hydrogeologist can apply online till April 16, 2019.
The recruitment to the posts will be made in the Geological Survey of India under the Ministry of Mines and Central Ground Water Board under the Ministry of Water Resources. The Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination will be held for three days from June 28, 2019.
Candidates who have successfully submitted their applications should appear for the written examination, which consists of four papers. General English will be common for all the categories. Candidates who qualify and stand above the cutoff score in the written examination will be called for the personality test.20 March 2019
UPSC Released Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2018 Result
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the final result for Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam 2018. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination and personality test can check their results on the official site of UPSC. The written examination for CGGE was conducted from June 29 to July 01, 2018.
A total of 68 candidates passed with flying colours in the examinations and recommended for appointment. The shortlisted candidates will be appointed for Group ‘A’ posts of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist in the Geological Survey of India; and Group ‘A’ post of Jr. Hydrogeologists (Scientist B) in the Central Ground Water Board.
Aspirants have to note that whose result has been kept provisional will not be issued the offer letter till the Commission verifies the original documents. For any queries, candidates can call over telephone numbers 011-23385271 / 23381125.1 February 2019
UPSC has released the results of the written part of the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination-2018 held in June & July 2018. The result has been published in PDF format and the selected candidates Roll Numbers who have qualified for Interview/Personality Test have been published.
In accordance with the Rules of examination, all these candidates are required to fill up the Detailed Application Form (DAF) which will be available on the Commission’s Website
http://www.upsc.gov.in and submit the same online along with the scanned copies of certificates. The DAF will be available on the website of the Commission from 12.10.2018 to 26.10.2018 till 6.00 P.M.
Click here to know your results.27 September 2018
The UPSC has announced that the exam pattern for the year 2019 remains same whereas, from 2020 the nomenclature of this examination is going to be changed as Combined Geo-Scientist Examination in place of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination.
The Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2020 will be conducted in three stages and they are: