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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2021- Eligibility, Application Process, Admit card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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The Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist exam is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit suitable candidates for the GSI (Geographical Survey of India) and Central Water Board.

The candidates are selected for Group ‘A’ posts in Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist and Group ‘B’ post of Junior Hydrologists. The selection is done based on a competitive examination. Their admission at all stages of the examination will be purely based on merit and after satisfying all the eligibility conditions.

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Latest Updates

  • UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist 2021 Question Papers are available in PDF format. Click here to download 
  • February 2, 2021- The Admit card for UPSC GEo-Scientist 2021 Prelims is out. Read more here
  • The UPSC Geo-Scientist Prelims exam 2021 is coming up on February 21, 2021.
  • The Mains exam is scheduled for July 17-18, 2021.
CGGE Highlights

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE) 2021: Highlights

Exam Name Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Exam
Exam conducting authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Official Website http://upsc.gov.in
Exam Level National Level
Exam occurrence Once in a year
Application Mode Online
Examination mode Online
Selection Procedure Preliminary, Main, Interview
Negative Marking Applicable in Objective type papers
CGGE Important Dates

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE) 2021: Important Dates

Exam events Important dates
Notification date October 7, 2020
Application Process starts October 7, 2020
Last date to submit the application form October 27, 2020, 6PM
Withdrawal of application November 4-11, 2020
Application Mode Online
Examination mode Online
UPSC Geo-Scientist Admit card Prelims February 2, 2021 onwards
UPSC Geo-Scientist 2020 Preliminary Exam February 21, 2021
Result Declaration to be notified
Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam July 17-18, 2021
Interview To be announced
Final Result To be announced
CGGE Eligibility

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE) Eligibility

Nationality

  • The applicant should be an Indian Citizen
  • Subjects of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan Refugees who have relocated to India before first January 1962 are qualified to apply for the test
  • Individuals of Indian Origin from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam or East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zaire) can apply for the test.

Age-Limit

The age of the candidate should vary between 21 to 32 years

There is age relaxation for the following category of candidates Categories:

Age relaxation

  • OBC- 3 years
  • SC/ST- 5 years
  • PWD- 10 years
  • Jammu & Kashmir- 5 years
  • Defence Service Personnel- 5 years
  • ECOS/SSCOs- 5 years

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification for different posts is different.

  1. For Geologist (Group ‘A’, Geological Survey of India)-The applicant should have done Masters in any one of the subjects:
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Geo- Exploration
  • Geological Science
  • Geology
  1. For Chemist (Group ‘A’, Geological Survey of India)-

The applicant should have done Masters in any one of the subjects from a UGC recognised college/ university –

  • M. Sc. in Applied Chemistry
  • M. Sc. in Analytical Chemistry
  • M. Sc. in Applied Chemistry
  1. For Geo –Physicist (Group ‘A’, Geological Survey of India)-

The applicant should have done M. Sc. in any one of the subjects from a UGC recognised college/ university:

  • M. Sc. in Geophysics
  • M. Sc. in Applied Geophysics
  • M. Sc. in Exploration Geophysics 
  • M. Sc. in Physics
  • M. Sc. in Applied Physics
  • M. Sc. in Marine Geophysics 
  • M. Sc. in Exploration Geophysics
  • M. Sc. (Technology)
  1. For Junior Hydrogeologist (Group ‘B’, Central Ground Water Board)-

The applicant should have done M. Sc. in any one of the subjects from a UGC recognised college/ university:

  • M. Sc. in Geology
  • M. Sc. in Applied Geology
  • M. Sc. in Marine Geology
CGGE Application Process

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE): Application Process

The application window for the joined geo-researcher and geologist test will stay open from 25th September to fifteenth October 2019. Applicants can apply for the test internet utilizing www.upsconline.nic.in interface.

  • They should pursue all guidelines to fill the application structure in detail.
  • The application can be filled in two sections – Part 1 and Part 2.
  • The Part-1 of the application is 'Enlistment'.
  • Applicants ought to give his/her fundamental subtleties like Name, Age, Address, Phone Number, and Email ID to get enrolled.
  • Upon enrolment, a login id and secret phrase are sent to the applicant's email id. 
  • By utilizing the login details, up-and-comers can get admittance to Part 2 of the application structure.
  • Up-and-comers should fill all the essential subtleties in the application structure accurately.
  • They ought to transfer the checked duplicates of their Photograph and Signature.
  • From that point, they should pay the application expense.

Application Fee, 2021: 

  • General- INR 200
  • OBC- INR 200
  • SC/ST- No application fee required

Mode of payment

The application expense ought to be paid either in Cash at the SBI or by utilizing web banking to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Rupay/Visa/Master Card.

CGGE Exam Pattern

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE): Exam Pattern

The assessment will be led in the accompanying stages:

  • Stage-I - Preliminary test (Computer Based Test - Objective Type Questions)
  • Stage-II - Main test (Descriptive Type papers)
  • Stage-III - Personality Test

1. Preliminary Exam Pattern

Post Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist Paper I- General Studies 2 hours 100 marks
Paper II- Geology/ Hydrology 2 hours 300 marks
Geophysicist Paper I- General Studies 2 hours 100 marks
Paper II- Geophysics 2 hours 300 marks
Chemist Paper I- General Studies 2 hours 100 marks
Paper II- Chemistry 2 hours 300 marks

2. Main Exam Pattern:

Applicants who qualify the primer stage assessment are qualified to show up for the Main assessment. The Main assessment is of traditional kind and the appropriate responses can be given uniquely in the English language.

Geologist

Subject Duration Maximum marks
Paper I Geology 3 hours 200 marks
Paper II- Geology 3 hours 200 marks
Paper III- Geology 3 hours 200 marks

Geophysicist

Subject Duration Maximum marks
Paper I Geophysics 3 hours 200 marks
Paper II- Geophysics 3 hours 200 marks
Paper III- Geophysics 3 hours 200 marks

Chemist

Subject Duration Maximum marks
Paper I Chemistry 3 hours 200 marks
Paper II- Chemistry 3 hours 200 marks
Paper III- Chemistry 3 hours 200 marks

Jr. Hydrogeologist

Subject Duration Maximum marks
Paper I Chemistry 3 hours 200 marks
Paper II- Chemistry 3 hours 200 marks
Paper III- Chemistry 3 hours 200 marks

Interview/Personality Test

The Interview round is the final step for selection. Candidates with minimum qualifying marks in the CGGE Mains will be called for the interview and it carries 200 marks. 

CGGE Syllabus

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE): Syllabus

The syllabus for all the papers is available on the official website. Visit the link for the same - https://upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notice-Geol-20-Engl.pdfThe General Studies Paper is common for all and the syllabus is mentioned below-

  • General Science
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • Indian and World Geography - Social, Physical, Economic Geography of India and the World
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc. 
  • Indian Polity and Governance - Political System, Constitution, Public Policy, Panchayati Raj, Right Issues, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change.
CGGE AdmiCard

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE) Admit Card

Up-and-comers can download their Admit Card online from the official site of the UPSC. To download the admit card, applicants ought to enter their Name and Registration Number. The concede card makes reference to up-and-comer's Name, Roll Number, and insights regarding the assessment place. It is required to convey the concede card to the assessment places. Without admit cards, no competitors will be permitted to show up in the placement test.

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE) Examination Centres

The exam centres notified for the preliminary exam are as follows:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh 
  • Chennai
  • Cuttack
  • Delhi
  • Dispur
  • Hyderabad 
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Patna
  • Prayagraj
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Thiruvananthapuram

The exam centre for the main exam has been notified by the commission which is as follows:

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

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE) Vacancies

Name of the post Number of vacancies
Chemist (Group A) 15
Junior Hydrogeologists ( Group A) 03
Geologist ( Group A) 79
Geophysicist (Group A) 05

Note- Applicants need to take note of that the above opportunities additionally incorporate the booking for Persons with Benchmark Disability. The above quantities of opening are at risk to change. Reservation will be given to applicants having a place with SC, ST, OBC, EBC and PWD dependent on the opportunities as might be fixed by the Government.

Combined Geo-Scientist (CGGE) Result

The results of the Preliminary stage, Main stage, and Interview will be proclaimed at the official site. The dates of the outcome are not declared at this point. The legitimacy list is set up based on the signs of the competitor in the composed tests and meeting.

CGGE FAQs

FAQs

Ques. What number of vacancies are there in the enlistment of UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2020?

Ans. There are 102 openings in the enrollment of UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2020.

Ques. What is the determination method for the UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist for the year 2020?

Ans. The selection procedure consists of the preliminary exam, main exam and personal interview.

Ques. What is the determination proportion for choosing the up-and-comers in the fundamental test?

Ans. In preliminary tests, the up-and-comers are enrolled in a proportion of 6 or multiple times of absolute no. of opportunities for the posts.

Ques. What is the application fee required for different categories?

Ans. The application expense for filling the application structure is Rs. 200. Additionally, the up-and-comers of SC, ST, PwD and Women class are excluded from paying the application charge.

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Comments


7 Comments
S
sandesh kumar
What is the educational qualification for geologist post, I have completed my masters, can I apply?
K
kavita rani

For Geologist (Group ‘A’, Geological Survey of India), candidates must have done Masters in any one of the subjects including Mineral Exploration, Geo- Exploration, Geological Science, and Geology.

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muheshraaj
What is the mode of payment?
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kavita rani

Hi Muheshraaj. Candidates can pay the application fees either in Cash at the SBI or by utilizing web banking to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Rupay/Visa/Master Card.

D
divakar sharma
What is Geo-Scientist (CGGE) latest Exam Pattern?
K
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. The assessment will be led in the accompanying stages including Stage-I - Preliminary test (Computer Based Test - Objective Type Questions), Stage-II - Main test (Descriptive Type papers), and Stage-III - Personality Test. Further details are here.

D
divakar sharma
What is the age limit to apply? I was born on 15 July 1999, can I apply?
K
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. The age of the candidates must be between 21 to 32 years. However, certain age relaxation is provided to the candidates based on their categories. For instance OBC category candidates get age relaxation by 3 years, while SC/ST category candidates get age relaxation by 5 years.

K
koyena biswas
For which posts the candidates are selected?
K
kavita rani

Candidates are selected for Group ‘A’ posts in Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist and Group ‘B’ post of Junior Hydrologists. The selection is done based on a competitive examination. Their admission at all stages of the examination will be purely based on merit and after meeting all the eligibility terms.

P
prahasti
What is the weightage of Interview/Personality Test?
K
kavita rani

Hi Prahasti. The Interview round is the last step for selection. Candidates with at least qualifying marks in the CGGE Mains will be asked to attend the interview, the weightage of this test is 200 marks.

S
sameer
Who takes the Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist exam?
K
kavita rani

The Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist exam is taken by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to appoint eligible candidates for the GSI (Geographical Survey of India) and Central Water Board.