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 UPSC has released the dates of CGGE 2021. According to the UPSC calendar 2021, the CGGE Stage-I will take place on February 21, 2021. The Stage-II will be held from July 17th & 18th, 2021.
CGGE 2021 (Preliminary Exam) Dates
|Sl.No||Name of Examination||Date of Notification||Last Date For Receipt Of Applications||Date of Exam||Duration|
|1||CGGE 2021||October 07, 2020||October 10, 2020||Fbruary 21, 2021||1 Day|
|July 17, 2021 (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|
|July 18, 2021 (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 October 07, 2020. Candidates who are aiming for the CGGE can register online until October 10, 2020. 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 October 07 to October 10, 2020. 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, 2021, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1989, and not later than January 1, 2000.
(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 32 years as on January 1, 2021, i.e. he/she must have been born not later than January 2, 1989, and not later than January 1, 2000.
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 declared the Combined Geo-Scientist Main exam 2020 on its official website. Candidates who have appeared in the Mains exam will be eligible for the interview.
The UPSC Geo-Scientist Mains exam result 2020 declared on the official website. The qualified candidates have to submit a detailed application form (DAF) which will be available from December 14 to December 24. The Commission will soon release the interview schedule of UPSC Geo-Scientist Main exam 2020.27 November 2020
The UPSC has removed Geologist and Geophysicist posts from this year. The Commission has released Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2021 notification and not described Geologist and Geophysicist posts. It later added two posts Scientist-B (Geophysics) and Scientist-B (Chemical). The post of Junior Hydrogeologist has been renamed as Scientist B (Hydrogeology).
The notice reads, "Due to no vacancy in the posts of Geologist and Geophysicist, these posts have been removed from the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination, 2021."
"Besides, two new Services have been added in this examination viz. Scientist-B (Geophysics), Group A and Scientist-B (Chemical), Group A and the post of Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) has been renamed as Scientist-B (Hydrogeology)," it has added in the notification.
Earlier, the UPSC has released the CGGE 2021 official notification and invited applications for a total of 40 vacancies.8 October 2020
The UPSC has released Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2021 notification. The Commission has released the notification for filling Forty (40) vacancies to the post of Geo-Scientist in various capacities comprising Chemist - Group A (Cat-I) and Scientist-B Group 'A' (Cat-II).
Candidates who satisfy the eligibility conditions can register online towards the same from October 7 to 27, 2020. One should pay Rs 200 as application fee to submit the application form.
The Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam 2021 will be held on January 21. The Main exam will be held for two days in July.7 October 2020
The UPSC has released the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) exam 2020 admit card. Candidates who have qualified in the examination and obtained the cutoff score are only eligible for the Main exam.
Candidates can download the admit card from the official site. One should enter their Name, Roll Number, Registration ID and year of the exam to download the Geo-Scientist admit card 2020.
The admit card will be available on the Commission's website until exam date, i.e., October 18. One should carry the hard copy of the admit card to the exam centre.22 September 2020
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