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 June 27 to 28, 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 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
Combined Ge-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 Result Declared

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Combined Geo-scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 result. Candidates who have appeared for the written test held on January 19 can visit the Commission's official site to check their result. 

Aspirants can check their result through roll number or name. It is advised to download the result pdf for future reference. The qualified candidates have to appear for the Combined Geo-scientist Main Exam which will be conducted on June 27 and 28, 2020. 

Download Combined Geo-scientist (Prelims) result 2020

The admit card for the Main exam will be available on the Commission's website at least three weeks before the exam date. The final result will be declared in September 2020. 

20 February 2020
UPSC Discloses Marks Of Non-recommended Candidates In CGGE 2019

The UPSC has released marks of non-recommended candidates in the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2019. The Commission has released the marks of those candidates who have opted for the public disclosure of their marks. 

The CGGE 2019 final result was released on January 17, 2020. A total of 83 candidates have qualified in the exam. The scores of non-recommended candidates have been released and available on official site for one year. 

Click here for CGGE 2019 marks of non-recommended candidates

A total of 90 candidates have opted for the non-disclosure of marks in CGGE 2019 exam. 

12 February 2020
UPSC CGGE 2019 Marks Of Recommended Candidates

The UPSC has released the marks of recommended candidates in Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2019. Candidates who have qualified in the written examination can visit the official website to access the marks. 

Click here for CGGE 2019 marks of recommended candidates 

https://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/MksRcdCndts-Geol-2019.pdf

The Combined Geo-Scientist 2020 Preliminary examination was held on January 19. The Main examination will be held on June 27 and 28, 2020.

24 January 2020
UPSC CGGE 2019 Final Result Released

The UPSC has released the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2019 final result. Candidates who have appeared for the Personality Test/ Interview between December 16, 2019, and January 10, 2020, can visit the official site to check their result. 

A total of 83 candidates have been recommended for the appointment to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist in Geological Survey of India and Jr. Hydrogeologists in Central Ground Water Board. 

Click here for CGGE final result 2019

The result of 27 recommended candidates is provisional. Candidates can contact the Commission's Facilitation Counter in case of any issue. 

18 January 2020
UPSC Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam 2020 Admit Card Released

The UPSC has released the Geo-Scientist Preliminary admit card 2020. The UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Prelims admit card was released today, i.e., December 26, 2019. Candidates who have registered online for the CGGE 2020 exam can visit the official website to download the admit card. 

Candidates can download Combined Geo-Scientist admit card 2020 by entering their registration id or roll number. One should download Geo-Scientist admit card 2020 and take a printout of the same. They should preserve the admit card until the end of the selection process. 

The Commission will conduct the Combined Geo-Scientist exam on January 19, 2020. The Main exam will be conducted on June 27, 2020. 

26 December 2019
UPSC Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 Time Table Released
Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2019 Interview Schedule Released
UPSC Activated Link For CGGE 2019 DAF
CGGE 2020: Registration Window To Close On October 15
UPSC CGGE 2019 Written Exam Result Announced
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2020 Notification Released
UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist 2020 Notification To Release On September 25
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