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

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Oct 14, 2020

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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.

Every year, the Commission releases the Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist exam notification in September to shortlist the candidates for the posts. The selection shall be based pertaining to 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 exam notification is released and the application process has started. Check Details here
  • PSC has delivered the timetable for the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Main test 2020. The test will be directed on seventeenth and eighteenth October 2020.
  • The Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist 2020 application measure has begun the official site from 25th September 2019 and proceeded till fifteenth October 2019 (06:00 PM).
  • The starter assessment was hung on nineteenth January 2020.
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CGGE Highlights

CGGE 2020 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

CGGE 2020 Important Dates

Exam events Important dates
Notification date September 25, 2019
Application Process starts September 25, 2019
Last date to submit the application form October 15, 2019, 6PM
Withdrawal of application October 22-28, 2019
Application Mode Online
Examination mode Online
UPSC Geoscientist 2020 Preliminary Exam January 19, 2020
Result Declaration October 20, 2020
Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist exam October 17-18, 2020
Interview To be announced
Final Result To be announced
UPSC CGGE 2021 notification October 7, 2020
UPSC CGGE 2021 application process October 7- 27, 2020
UPSC CGGE 2021 prelims exam February 21, 2021
UPSC CGGE 2021 Mains exam July 17-18, 2021
CGGE Eligibility

CGGE 2020 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 an 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

2. 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

3. 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)

4. 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

CGGE 2020 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 qualifications, up-and-comers can get an admittance to the 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,2020
    • Category- Application fee
    • 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

CGGE 2020 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

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

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

Meeting/Personality Test is led for the individuals who qualify the Main test. The test contains 200 stamps and competitors are gotten to on their administration limit, propriety, activity and scholarly interest, honesty, fitness, and so forth.

CGGE Syllabus

CGGE 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for all the papers is available on the official website.

The 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 Admit Card

CGGE 2020 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.

CGGE Exam Centres

CGGE 2020 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
CGGE Vacancies

CGGE 2020 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.

CGGE 2020 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 are 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.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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