CGGE Exam

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam

What is CGGE Exam?

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.

UPSC CGGE 2019:

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 Tentative 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

CGGE 2020:

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.

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. Click here to know more about the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2020 revised scheme, pattern and syllabus.


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, 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.

    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
UPSC Released Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2018 Result

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.

Click here to check CGGE 2018 result

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
Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2018 Result

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
CGGE 2019 & 2020 Exam Pattern:

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:

  • Stage I: Preliminary Examination
  • Stage II: Main Examination
  • Stage III: Personality Test

Click here to know more about the details of exam pattern and syllabus for the year 2019 & 2020.

10 September 2018
CGGE 2019 Exam Important Dates

According to the UPSC calendar, the CGGE will take place from June 28, 2019, to June 30, 2019. The exam is conducted 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 CGGE comprises two parts, i.e. Part I and Part II. Selection will be made through Written Examination, Personality Test, Document Verification and Medical Examination.

The examination will be held in accordance with the rules for the examination published by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Gazette of India. Click here to know more about the tentative dates CGGE 2019 Examination.

7 September 2018

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