UPSC CGGE Preliminary

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination

Computer Based Test

UPSC CGGE PRELIMINARY Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 200
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 : Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

Updated On - February 22 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 is also known as the Combined Geo-Scientist Examination which is organized by the Union Public Service Commission. The exam will be conducted once a year at the National level for those who are seeking to get selected for the post of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist Group 'A' in GSI and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist 'B'), Group 'A' for Central Ground Water Board. The exam will be held in three successive stages - Preliminary, Main, and  Personality Test/Interview. Interested candidates can go through the complete article below to know more about the CGGE exam like Application Form, Admit Card, Eligibility, etc.
Latest Update:
  • CGGE Preliminary 2021 entrance exam has held on 21 February 2021.
  • UPSC has released the CGGE Preliminary 2021 Hall Ticket on 01 February 2021.

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Important Dates

Given below are important dates for UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021:

Important eventsImportant Dates 
Start date of application07 October 2020
Last date to apply27 October 2020
Issuance of admit card01 February 2021
Preliminary Exam date21 February 2021

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Admit Card

The candidates must download the UPSC CGGE 2021 Admit Card from the official website. The authority will release the Hall Ticket on the official website of UPSC. 

  • Before going to the examination hall aspirants must download their admit card as it is a mandatory document.
  • Enter the following details (RID and Date of Birth or Roll No. (if received) & date of birth or name, father’s name & Date of Birth) to download the e-Admission Certificate.
  • Must carry the printout of the e-Admit Card to the test hall as entry would not be possible without it.
  • In case of any problem in downloading the e-admit card for the Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2020 or discrepancy noticed in the e-admit card contact on e-mail: - [email protected]
  • Must carry the original Id proof along with the Admission Ticket to the examination hall for verification purposes.
  • Authority will not send the Hall Ticket via post.

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidates must know the exam scheme for better practice to fetch a good score in the exam. Hence, can check the UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Exam Pattern below:

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Exam Scheme
Exam ModeComputer-Based 
Exam MediumEnglish
Question TypeMultiple Objective Type Questions
SubjectsGeologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist,  Geophysicist and Chemist 
Marking Scheme

1 mark for each correct answer

0.3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

Total Marks1200

Subject wise details of the UPSC CGGE Preliminary examination:

Subject-Wise division of Marks and Timing
Stream-I: Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist 
SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
Paper 1 - General Studies 100120 Minutes
Paper 2 - Geology/Hydrogeology 300120 Minutes
Total400240 Minutes
Stream-II: Geophysicist 
Paper 1 - General Studies 100120 Minutes
Paper 2 - Geophysics 300120 Minutes
Total400240 Minutes
Stream-III: Chemist
Paper 1 - General Studies 100120 Minutes
Paper 2 - Chemistry 300120 Minutes
Total400240 Minutes

There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects.

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Syllabus

The candidates can get the detailed information about the UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 syllabus below:

  1.  UPSC CGGE Preliminary General Studies syllabus
    • General Science  
    • Current events of National and International importance.
    • History of India and Indian National Movement.
    • Indian and World Geography
    • Indian Polity and Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
    • Economic and Social Development 
    • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  2. UPSC CGGE Preliminary Geology/Hydrogeology syllabus
    • Physical Geology
    • Structural Geology
    • Mineralogy 
    • Igneous Petrology
    • Sedimentology
    • Palaeontology 
    • Hydrogeology
    • Economic Geology 
  3. UPSC CGGE Preliminary Geophysics syllabus
    • Solid Earth Geophysics
    • Mathematical Methods in Geophysics
    • Electromagnetism
    • Remote Sensing and Thermodynamics
    • Nuclear Physics and Radiometry
  4. UPSC CGGE Preliminary  Chemistry syllabus
    • Chemical periodicity
    • Chemical bonding and structure
    • Acids and bases
    • The theoretical basis of quantitative inorganic analysis
    • Chemical thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium
    • Basic organic chemistry
    • Types of organic reactions
    • Molecular Rearrangements

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Result

The Union Public Service Commission will disclose the UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Result on the official website after the exam will be over.

  • The candidates who will clear the preliminary exam will only appear for the main exam.
  • To clear the written exams, the candidates must clear the minimum cut-off of the exam as prescribed by the commission.
  • In the preliminary exam, the candidates are selected in a ratio of 6 or 7 times of the total vacancies.

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Application Form

The candidates must know the eligibility criteria of the exam before filling the form. The UPSC CGGE 2021 Application Form will be released in December 2020(tentative). Other information relating to the form is as follows:

  • The form was available on the official website of the authority.
  • Now form filling process is over for CGGE 2021 exam.
  • The facility of withdrawal of Application will also be given for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination.
  • Those who have filled the form must keep the printout of it for all other relevant uses.

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Application Fee

The aspirants can check the UPSC CGGE 2021 examination fees details below in the given points:

  • The application fee for all the candidates is Rs. 200/-.
  • The SC, ST, PwD, and Women category candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.
  • The fee can be paid in online and offline mode.
  • Below are the modes of payment:
    1. Challan through Branch of SBI bank
    2. Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the UPSC CGGE 2021 Eligibility Criteria below in the given points:

  • General Eligibility
    • An applicant must be an Indian citizen

or

    • A subject of Nepal, 

or

    • A subject of Bhutan

or

    • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of
      permanently settling in India.

or 

    •  A person of Indian origin who has migrated from  Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or East African
      Countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 
  • Educational Qualification
For Geologists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India Should have a Master's degree in Geological Science or Geology or Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine Geology or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Earth Science and Resources Management or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geophysical Technology or Geochemistry or Geological Technology or from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or an educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act.
For Geophysicists Grade ' A ' in Geological Survey of IndiaM.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or Geophysics or Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc (Applied Geophysics)  or M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics) from a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature in India or other educational institutes established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed universities under the UGC. 
For Chemists Gr 'A' in Geological Survey of India

M.Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry from a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or other educational Institutes established by an Act
of the Parliament or declared to be deemed Universities under UGC.
  • Age Criteria
For Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Government of IndiaHe/She must have been born not earlier than 02 January 1988 and not later than 01 January 1999. i.e the Minimum age required is 21 years and the maximum age is 32 Years.
For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Groundwater Board, Ministry of Water ResourcesHe/She must have been born not later than 01
January 1985 and not later than 01 January 1999 i.e. Minimum age is 21 years and maximum age is 35 years.

Candidates should ensure that they meet the age eligibility criteria for each post mentioned above.

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Highlights

The candidates can check the UPSC CGGE Preliminary exam short summary in the below-given table:

Exam NameUPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Examination
AcronymUPSC CGGE Preliminary
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Level of ExamNational Level
FrequencyOnce
Official Websitehttps://www.upsc.gov.in/
Exam PurposeFor the post of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist Group 'A' in GSI and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist 'B'), Group 'A' for Central Ground Water Board

About UPSC

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) appoints and conducts examinations for all India services and group A and B posts of central services. Earlier UPSC was known as Federal Public Service Commission which was renamed into today’s Union Public Service Commission after independence. UPSC is consulted by the government of India in matters relating to the methods of recruitment to civil services and for civil posts, transfer, promotion, and disciplinary matters. Being a constitutional body it is autonomous and free, along with the Election commission and the country’s higher judiciary. UPSC is headquartered at Dholpur, New Delhi, India. UPSC's current chairman is Mr. Arvind Saxena.

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UPSC CGGE PRELIMINARY Important Dates

TitleDates
Admit card01 Feb - 21 Feb 2021
Exam Date21 Feb 2021
Form Date07 Oct - 27 Oct 2020

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination Exam Pattern

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Form Start Date:

07 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

27 Oct 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 27 Oct 2020
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