UPSC CGGE Preliminary - Exam Pattern

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination

Computer Based Test

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2023 Exam pattern: Paper Patten, Subject wise marking scheme, Sample Paper

Updated On - April 06 2023 by Divyansh K

UPSC CGGE 2023 entrance exam is conducted on 219 February 2023. UPSC announced the CGGE exam pattern on the official website. UPSC conduct the CGGE exam for the candidates who want 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. Go through the given below article UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 Exam Pattern.
Latest Updates:
  • CGGE 2023 entrance exam is conducted on 219 February 2023.

UPSC CGGE 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must have an idea of the exam paper structure for better preparation. Given below is complete information on UPSC CGGE Preliminary Exam Pattern 2023:

  • UPSC will conduct the CGGE entrance exam in Computer Based Mode(CBT).
  • The question paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), where candidates have to select the right answer.
  • Questions will be asked in English only, questions are not available in any other language.
  • Candidates reward with a +1 mark for each correct answer and there is a penalty of 0.3 marks for each wrong answer.
  • The question paper has different subjects such as Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist,  Geophysicist and Chemist.
  • The preliminary exam has two papers i.e., one is general studies and the other is any subject.
  • Candidates have 2 hours to complete each paper.

Scientist B (Hydrogeology) Exam Pattern

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
General Studies120 Minutes100 Marks
Geology/Hydrogeology120 Minutes300 Marks
Total  400 Marks

Scientist B (Geophysics) Exam Pattern

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
General Studies 120 Minutes100
Geophysics120 Minutes300
Total 400

 Chemist and Scientist B (Chemical) Exam Pattern

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
General Studies120 Minutes100
Chemistry120 Minutes300

Candidates can also check: UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2021 and CGGE Preliminary Syllabus 2023

UPSC CGGE Preliminary 2023 Preparation Tips

The Preparation Tips are listed below by the experts and are targeted for the Candidates planning to look for some guidance and moral support for their preparation which might help them in scoring than what they are planning to score:

  • Candidates are advised to go through the whole syllabus first and then prepare for the exam according to the syllabus.
  • Make notes of everything, put tags and sticky notes.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as what the candidate studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.
  • Works more on your weaker section along with strong points.
  • Must practice sample paper or previous year's paper, it will help you in time

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