CGGE Exam

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam

CGGE Examination Pattern

1. Part I:

Written examination in the subjects as set out as mentioned below:

Category Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Common Subject 1. General English (Common for all categories) 3 Hrs 100
Category - 1 For the post of Geologist


2. Geology Paper I 3 Hrs 200
3. Geology Paper II 3 Hrs 200
4. Geology Paper III 3 Hrs 200
Category - 2 For the post of Geophysicist 2. Geophysics Paper I 3 Hrs 200
3. Geophysics Paper II 3 Hrs 200
4. Geophysics Paper III 3 Hrs 200
Category - 3 For the post of Chemist 2. Chemistry Paper I 3 Hrs 200
3. Chemistry Paper II 3 Hrs 200
4. Chemistry Paper III 3 Hrs 200
Category - 4 For the post of Jr. Hydrogeologist
2. Geology Paper I 3 Hrs 200
3. Geology Paper II 3 Hrs 200
4. Hydrogeology 3 Hrs 200

 2. Part II:

Interview/ Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of their career. The object of the interview is to assess their suitability for the posts for which they have competed. Special attention will be paid in the Personality Test to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application, the integrity of character and aptitude for adapting themselves to the field life.

Document Verification: Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate is qualified for Interview/ Personality Test.

Note:

(a) The following will be the subjects for the written examination, for 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.

(b) Candidates competing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist Group 'A' and Junior Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against respective category above.

(c) Candidates competing for selection for both the posts of Geologist and Jr. Hydrogeologist will be required to appear in all the subjects mentioned against Categories 1 and 4 above.

(d) If any candidate failed to appear in any one or more of above papers, meant for written examination for selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, their candidature shall stand rejected and part of written examination appeared by them shall not be evaluated and counted for any purpose.

(e) The examination in all the subjects will be of essay type and all question papers must be answered in English. The question papers will be set only in English only. The Standard and syllabus of the examination will be as shown on the website. To know more about the syllabus click here.

Scheme of Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2020:

The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:

Stage I: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination consists of Objective questions for the selection of candidates for the Stage II.

Stage II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination shall be a Descriptive Type Paper.

Stage III: Personality Test

1. Stage I: The examination shall comprise of two papers.

Stream I: Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: General Studies 2 Hours 100
Paper II: Geology/Hydrogeology 2 Hours 300
Total 400

 

Stream II: Geophysicist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: General Studies 2 Hours 100
Paper II: Geophysics 2 Hours 300
Total 400

 

Stream III: Chemist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: General Studies 2 Hours 100
Paper II: Chemistry 2 Hours 300
Total 400

2. Stage II: The examination shall be Descriptive type paper and comprise of three papers in each stream:

Stream I: Geologist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: Geology 3 Hours 200
Paper II: Geology 3 Hours 200
Paper III: Geology 3 Hours 200
Total 600

 

Stream II: Geophysicist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: Geophysics 3 Hours 200
Paper II: Geophysics 3 Hours 200
Paper III: Geophysics 3 Hours 200
Total 600

 

Stream III: Chemist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: Chemistry 3 Hours 200
Paper II: Chemistry 3 Hours 200
Paper III: Chemistry 3 Hours 200
Total 600

 

Stream IV: Jr. Hydrogeologist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: Geology 3 Hours 200
Paper II: Geology 3 Hours 200
Paper III: Geology 3 Hours 200
Total 600

3. Stage III: Personality Test - 200 Marks

Click to know more about the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2020 syllabus:

Centres of Examination in India:

The examination will be held at the following centres:

City Names City Names City Names
Ahmedabad Allahabad Bengaluru
Bhopal Chandigarh Chennai
Cuttack Delhi Dispur
Hyderabad Jaipur Jammu
Kolkata Lucknow Mumbai
Patna Shillong Shimla
Thiruvananthapuram - -

Note:

The centres and dates of holding the examination as mentioned are liable to be changed at the discretion of the commission.

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