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.
|Exam name||Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination|
|Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Number of vacancies||102|
|No of test centres||19|
|Expected registrations||Approximately 2 lakh|
|Duration of the examination||3 days|
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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
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
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
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
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