CGSE Exam

Combined Geo-Scientist Exam

CGSE Examination Pattern

Scheme of Combined Geo-Scientist Examination 2023

The examination shall be conducted accoording to the following plan:

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

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

3. Stage - III: Personality Test / Interview.

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 & Scientist B Hydrogeologist

Stream I: Geologist & Scientist B (Hydrogeology)
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: General Studies 2 Hours 100
Paper II: Geology/Hydrogeology 2 Hours 300
Total 400

Stream II: Geophysicist & Scientist 'B' Geophysics

Stream II: Geophysicist & Scientist 'B' (Geophysics)
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: General Studies 2 Hours 100
Paper II: Geophysics 2 Hours 300
Total 400

Stream III: Chemist & Scientist 'B' Chemical

Stream III: Chemist & Scientist 'B' (Chemical)
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 & Scientist 'B' Geophysics

Stream II: Geophysicist & Scientist 'B' (Geophysics)
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 & Scientist 'B' Chemical

Stream III: Chemist & Scientist 'B' (Chemical)
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: Scientist 'B' (Hydrogeology)

Stream IV: Scientist 'B' (Hyderogeology)
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I: Geology 3 Hours 200
Paper II: Geology 3 Hours 200
Paper III: Geology 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) Candidates completing for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist and Scientist 'B' (Hydrogeology), Scientist 'B' (Chemical) and Scientist 'B' (Geophysics) will be required to appear in all the subject mentioned against respective category above.

(b) If any candidates failed to appear in any one or more of the above papers, meant for Stage-II/ Main Examination for selection to the posts of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist and Scientist 'B' (Hydrogeology), Scientist 'B' (Chemical) and Scientist 'B' (Geophysics), their candidature shall stand rejected and part of the Main Examination attempted by him / her shall not be evaluated and counted by any purpose.

(c) Credits will be given for orderly effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of Examination.

(d) Candidates should use only international form of Indian numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc) While answering question papers.

(e) Candidates will be allowed the use of Non-programmable type Pocket Calculators in Descriptive / Conventional Type Papers of the Examination. Programmable type calculators will not be allowed and the use of such calculators shall tantamount to resorting to unfair means by the candidates. Loaning or interchanging of calculators in the Examination Hall is not permitted.

(f) Candidates should not that if any irrelevant matters / signages / marks etc. are found written in the answer scripts, which would not be related to any question / answer and / or would be having the potential to disclose the candidate's identify, the Commission will impose a penalty of deduction of marks from the total otherwise accruing to the candidate or will not be evaluate the said scripts on this account.

Preliminary Examination will be held at the following centres in India.

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

Main Examination will be held at the following centres in India.

Bhopal Chennai Delhi
Dispur (Guwahati) Hyderabad Kolkata
Lucknow Mumbai Shimla

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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