CGGE Exam

Combined Geo-Scientist Exam

CGGE Examination Pattern

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

Combined Geo-Scientist Examination: Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Combined Geo-Scientist Examination (Preliminary) comprises of two papers. The General Studies paper is common to all the streams. 

Stream I: Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist

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 

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

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

Combined Geo-Scientist Examination: Main Exam Pattern 

The Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination comprises of three papers. All the papers are focused on a specific subject. The Main Exam will be conducted in a descriptive-type. 

Stream I: Geologist

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

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

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

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

Combined Geo-Scientist Examination: Personality Test

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. 

Centres of Examination in India

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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