CGGE Exam

Combined Geo-Scientist Exam

What is CGGE Exam?

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination (CGGE) 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.

Every year, the Commission releases the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination notification in September to shortlist the candidates for the posts. The selection will be based on a competitive examination. 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 the respective category.

Aspirants should note that UPSC has revised scheme, pattern and syllabus of the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination from 2020, onwards. The CGGE examination will be held in three stages - Preliminary, Main and Personality Test. To know more take a look at the exam pattern on our website.

Combined Geo-Scientist And Geologist Exam Highlights 

Exam name  Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination
Conducted by  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Frequency Once a year
Application mode  Online 
Exam mode  Offline
Preliminary  Objective-type
Main exam  Descriptive-type
Number of vacancies  102
No of test centres  19
Expected registrations  Approximately 2 lakh 
Duration of the examination  3 days 
Official website  www.upsc.gov.in 

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Result 2020 

The Commission has released the Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) examination 2020 result. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam held on January 19 can visit the official website to check the result. Candidates who stand out in the Preliminary are required to appear for the Combined Geo-Scientist Main Exam scheduled on June 27 and 28, 2020. Aspirants can check their result on pdf through roll number and/or name. 

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 - Roll Number

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 - Name List

UPSC CGGE 2020

The UPSC has released the dates of CGGE 2020. According to the UPSC calendar 2020, the CGGE Stage-I will take place on January 19, 2020. The Stage-II will be held from August 8, 2020. 

CGGE 2020 (Preliminary Exam) Dates

Sl.No Name of Examination Date of Notification Last Date For Receipt Of Applications Date of Exam Duration
1 CGGE 2020 September 25, 2019 October 15, 2019 January 19, 2020 1 Day

Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Exam Time-table 2020 

Date Time Subject
October 17, 2020 (Saturday)




9 am to 12 noon Geology Paper-I
9 am to 12 noon Geophysics Paper-I
9 am to 12 noon Chemistry Paper-I
2 pm to 5 pm Geology Paper-II
2 pm to 5 pm Geophysics Paper-II
2 pm to 5 pm Chemistry Paper-II
October 18, 2020 (Sunday)

9 am to 12 noon Geology Paper-III
9 am to 12 noon Geophysics Paper-III
9 am to 12 noon Chemistry Paper-III
2 pm to 5 pm Hydrogeology 

Combined Geo-Scientist And Geologist Notification 2020

The UPSC has released the Combined Geo-Scientist And Geologist Exam (CGGE) notification on September 25, 2019. Candidates who are aiming for the CGGE can register online until October 15, 2019. Aspirants should explore the official notification to check the total number of vacancies.

Click here to download CGGE notification 2020

Combined Geo-Scientist And Geologist Number Of Vacancies 2020

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 2020 are given below. 

Posts Vacancies
Category I: (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines)
Geologist, Group A 79
Geophysicist, Group A 05
Chemist, Group A 15
Category II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources)
Junior Hydrogeologists (Scientist B) 03
Total 102

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. 

Combined Geo-Scientist And Geologist Examination Application Form 2020

Interested candidates can register online for the UPSC CGGE exam through the official website. The online application window will be activated from September 25 to October 15, 2019. Candidates are advised to refer the CGGE application form page for complete information. 

  • Visit the UPSC's website – www.upsc.gov.in 
  • Go to online applications for various examinations of UPSC
  • Find the CGGE application link
  • Start filling-up all the application details
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Submit the application details 
  • Download the CGGE application form and take a printout of the same for future reference. 

Combined Geo-Scientist Application Fee 

Candidates should pay the prescribed application fee to complete the application process. The application form is not successful without payment. However, the fee is relaxed for certain categories. 

  • No application fee for Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability candidates 
  • Rs 200 for all others

Combined Geo-Scientist And Geologist Exam Pattern 

The CGGE exam pattern along with syllabus got changed for the examination from this year. The selection of the candidates will be based on three stages. We have described the detailed CGGE exam pattern for Preliminary and Main in this page. 

Combined Geo-Scientist Examination will be conducted in three stages as follows:

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. Candidates can know more about the Combined Geo-Scientist exam pattern and revised scheme here. 


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nationality:

    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.

    Note:

    • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India
    • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India
  2. Educational Qualification:

    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.

    Note:

    • The candidates possessing common qualifications in (i) (a) & (ii) (a) can apply for both the categories
    • The candidates who will be eligible but who has taken a degree from a foreign university recognized by the government may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the examination
  3. Age Limit :

    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, 2020, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1988, and not later than January 1, 1998.

    (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, 2019, i.e. he/she must have been born not later than January 2, 1984, and not later than January 1, 1999.

    Note:

    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.

Roles and Responsibilities

Geo-Scientists and Geologists typically do the following:

  • Geoscientists often supervise the work of technicians and coordinate work with other scientists, both in the field and in the lab
  • Their main aims are to plan and conduct the field studies, in which they visit locations to collect samples and conduct surveys
  • Analyze aerial photographs, detailed records of geologic formations found during drilling, rock samples, and other data sources to locate natural resource deposits and estimate their size
  • Make geologic maps and charts
  • Prepare written scientific reports
  • Present their findings to clients, colleagues, and other interested parties
  • Review reports and research are done by other scientists
  • Geologists study the materials, processes, and history of the Earth. They investigate how rocks were formed and what has happened to them since their formation. There are sub-groups of geologists as well, such as stratigraphers, who study stratified rock, and mineralogists, who study the structure and composition of minerals
CGGE Main 2020: UPSC Reopens Window To Revise Choice of Centre

The UPSC has opened the window to revise the choice of centre for Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 2020. Candidates can change the exam centre from September 8 to 13, 2020. The CGGE Main exam will be conducted on October 18, 2020. 

The official notice reads, "The window of submitting the revised choice of Centre by the candidates will be operational from 8th -13th September, 2020 (06.00 PM) on the Commission’s website https://upsconline.nic.in for aforesaid Examination. The candidates are advised to visit the website and submit their revised choices of Centre of the above Examination, where they are facing difficulty in taking the Examination from the Centre already chose, because of Covid-19 related difficulties. where they are facing difficulty in taking the Examination from the Centre already chose, because of COVID-19 related difficulties." 

It also reads, "The candidates, who are not interested to change their Centre, are not required to log into the online system of Centre change." 

8 September 2020
Combined Geo-Scientist 2021 Exam Dates Announced

The Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2021 exam dates were announced. The Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2021 will be conducted on February 21. The notification will be released on October 7, 2020, and the last date to receive the application is October 27, 2020. The Combined Geo-Scientist Main Examination 2021 will be conducted from July 17, 2021, for two days.  

Earlier, the UPSC has released the annual calendar for 2021. It has released the exam dates, notification date and the last date to receive the applications.

29 August 2020
Combined Geo-Scientist 2020 Main Exam Scheduled On October 17

The UPSC has rescheduled the Combined Geo-Scientist 2020 (Main) examination. The CGGE Main exam 2020 will be conducted from October 17 to 18, 2020 (2 days). Earlier, the exam was scheduled on June 27. Aspirants can download the admit card at least two weeks prior to the exam date. 

According to the UPSC revised exam calendar, the Commission has rescheduled the exam dates of Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) and Engineering Service Main (Main) exam 2020. Earlier, the UPSC has deferred the exam dates of several exams due to COVID outbreak. 

18 July 2020
Combined Geo-Scientist 2020 Main Exam Postponed

The UPSC has postponed the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) exam 2020. The Commission has deferred the examination and Mains exam date not announced yet. Candidates who have qualified in the Geo-Scientist exam are advised to visit the official website to check the revised exam date. 

The official website reads, "Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2020 scheduled on August 8, 2020 stand deferred till further notice." 

Earlier, the UPSC has postponed the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) examination 2020 scheduled on June 27 and 28 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The admit card and other dates will be announced soon. 

2 July 2020
Combined Geo-Scientist 2020 Main Exam On August 8

The UPSC has announced that the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 2020 will be conducted on August 8, 2020. The Commission had announced the exam date after holding a special meeting on June 5. 

The sources suggest that the Combined Geo-Scientist Mains result will be announced in September and the interview will be held in October/November 2020. 

The Commission has also released the revised exam calendar 2020. The new exam dates were also announced for Civil Services (Prelims) 2020 and other exams. The recruitment exams were postponed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. 

6 June 2020
Combined Ge-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 Result Declared
UPSC Discloses Marks Of Non-recommended Candidates In CGGE 2019
UPSC CGGE 2019 Marks Of Recommended Candidates
UPSC CGGE 2019 Final Result Released
UPSC Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam 2020 Admit Card Released
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