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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022: Notification, Exam Dates (Out), Application Form (Closed), Eligibility, Admit Card, Pattern, Cut Off

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022: UPSC has released various dates for all its Exams for the Recruitment Year 2022 i.e. Notification, Last Date of Application, Exam Date, etc.

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The UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist exam, also known as UPSC CGSG exam and it is organized by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Every year UPSC conducts this exam to recruit no. of eligible applicants as Geologist, Geophysicist, Chemist, Junior Hydrologist, etc under the central government. The purpose of this exam is to recruit applicants under the service of GSI (Geological Survey of India) and CWB (Central Water Board) for Grade ‘A’ and Grade ‘B’ posts. The posts such as Geologist, Geophysicist, and Chemist come under the Grade ‘A’ and the post of Junior Hydrologist comes under the Grade ‘B’.

This recruitment will be based on three stages (Preliminary, Mains, and Interview). All the detailed information about this recruitment has been discussed below in this article below. Readers are advised to do not to skip any single line because all the information are important and updated.


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Overview

Name of ExaminationCombined Geo-scientist and Geologist Exam
Conducting byUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
FrequencyOnce in a year
Exam LevelNational Level
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Selection Criteria
  • Written Exam
  • Interview
Negative MarkingYes, only applicable in Objective type papers
Official Websitehttp://upsc.gov.in

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Important Dates

The notification of UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 is yet to release. All the information about important events and their related dates will commence in the official notification. So applicants are instructed to visit the official website to get the latest details. You will find all the latest details and updates about this UPSC CGG exam here also.

Important EventsDates
Notification releases on22 September 2022
Application/ Registration starts from22 September 2022
Last date to apply12 October 2022
Withdrawal of application20 October to 16 October 2021
Admit card releasing date for Pre-exam4 February 2022 (tentative)
Preliminary Exam date20 February 2022
Declaration date of Pre resultTo be announced
Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Mains examTo be announced
Declaration of Mains ResultTo be announced
InterviewTo be announced
Final ResultTo be announced

Mains Exam Schedule

Code NumberSubjectDate 
12Geology Paper-ITo be announced
32Geophysics Paper-ITo be announced
42Chemistry Paper-ITo be announced
13Geology Paper-IITo be announced
33Geophysics Paper-IITo be announced
43Chemistry Paper-IITo be announced
14Geology Paper-IIITo be announced
34Geophysics Paper-IIITo be announced
44Chemistry Paper-IIITo be announced
15HydrogeologyTo be announced

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Vacancy Detail

The name of the posts and the total no. of vacancies will be revealed after the release of the official notification. Here we will provide the vacancy details after the official announcement by UPSC.

Name of the PostNumber of vacancies
Category-I : (Posts in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines) 
Geophysicist (Group A)100
Geologist (Group A)50
Chemist (Group A)20
Junior Hydrogeologists (Group A)
Category-II: (Posts in the Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources) 
Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology), Group ‘A’20
Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’01
Scientist ‘B’(Chemical ) Group ‘A’01

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Application Process

The application form has now been closed for the Year 2022.

The application window will open and the application will be accepted from the commencement date of the application process. Applicants can apply for this recruitment exam in online mode on the official website www.upsconline.nic.in. once after the application window will start. The application procedure will consist of two parts, Part-1: Enlistment or Registration, and Part 2: Application Form Filling Process.

In the first part, applicants have to enroll/register themselves on the official website of UPSC. After the successful registration, they will get a Login ID and Password for further login. Now in the second part, they have to fill the application form with all the required details correctly. In the last, they have to upload the scanned copy of required documents in the same format as described in the official notification.

Steps To Apply

First of all, open the webpage upsconline.nic.in. Now find the link and click on it named, “ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC” after clicking on this link a list will appear for various exams. Now select the desired examination i.e UPSC CGSG exam 2022 link. Now proceed as described in the following stages.

  • Click on the link named,  “Click Here for PART I” against “COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST (Preliminary) EXAMINATION 2022”.
  • Now read all the provided instructions and then click on the “Yes” button to proceed next.

Part-I Registration Process

  1. Here you have to fill in all the required details such as Applicant’s full name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Mobile no. Email Id, Nationality, etc.
  2. Next, you have to fill the age relaxation section here you have to fill that you want to claim for age relaxation according to your category or not, fill the section accordingly.
  3. Now select an ID card from options to fill in the ID card number that you have. After filling in the ID detail, choose the category of the service that you are going to apply for, select the desired examination center.
  4. After filling in the above details, applicants have to preview the registration form. Applicants can make changes here if they want to do so by clicking on the ‘Update’ button.
  5. Now enter the captcha code and click on ‘I Agree’.
  6. After this, your first part of the registration process will complete. Now print a hard copy of the current registration page.
  7. Once the registration process becomes complete, a registration no. and password will be sent on your registered mail ID or Mobile no.
  8. For the second part of registration, click on the link named “Click Here for II Part Registration” and then you will move to the next stage to complete the registration process.

Part – II Registration Process

  1. Now you have to Log in to your account by using the Registration ID and Password that have been provided earlier to you.
  2. Now enter the same Captcha code as shown in the image there.
  3. Now fill the preferred exam center nearby to you and then ‘Submit’ the form to proceed next.
  4. After completing the above process, you have to upload a scanned soft copy of your photo, handwritten signature, and ID card by clicking on the ‘Upload Image’ option.
  5. After uploading the documents, Preview them and make changes if required, and click on ‘Continue’ to proceed next.
  6. Now enter the number of your photo ID card and carefully read the given declaration. Then click on the ‘Final Submit’ button.
  7. Once you will complete the above procedure your second part of registration will be completed.

Application Fee

  • After completing both the steps of registration, applicants have to pay the required application/registration fee. Only after the fee payment, your registration will be accepted.
  • Applicants will have an option to choose the mode of payment because the application fee will be paid in both the modes i.e. Online and Offline.
  • The online fee will be debited through Credit card/ Debit Card/ Master Card/ Visa/ Rupay.
  • The offline fee will be paid through SBI banking service at your nearest branch via Cash.
Category Application Fee
GeneralINR 200/-
OBCINR 200/-
SC/STNil

The Required Documents:

  • Age Certificate (If required).
  • Educational Marksheets/ Scorecards
  •  Category certificates for SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS candidates (If required).
  • PWD (Persons with Benchmark Disability) Certificate (If required).
  • Certificate of being employed in GSI & CGWB under 8©, for age relaxation (If required).
  • Other certificates as per Annexure A required for age relaxation and reservation depending upon the candidate’s service, and Disability (if any).

Note: For all the other details related to the application process, and document requirements, read the notification brochure carefully.


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Age-Limit

  • The minimum age limit of the applicants should be 21 while the maximum will be 32 (vary as per the applicant’s category).
  • The age relaxation will be provided to the applicants depending on their category:
CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ ST5 years
PWD10 years
OBC3 years
Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir5 years
Defense Service Personnel5 years
ECOS/ SSCOs5 years

Nationality

  • The nationality of applicants should be Indian.
  • The refugees of Nepal/ Bhutan /Tibetan who have come to India before January 1, 1962 shall be eligible to write this test.
  • Applicants of Indian Origin from Pakistan/Vietnam /Burma/Sri Lanka/or East Africa ( Zambia, Malawi, Uganda Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zaire) shall be eligible to write this test.

Educational Qualification

The educational requirements shall be different for different posts, depending on the requirement of the post.

Geologist (Group ‘A’, Geological Survey of India):

The applicants must have acquired a Masters Degree in any one of the following subjects:

  • Geological Science
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Geology
  • Geo- Exploration

 Geo –Physicist (Group ‘A’, Geological Survey of India):

The applicants must have acquired a Masters’s Degree in any one of the following subjects from any college/ university-recognized by UGC.

  • M. Sc. in Geophysics
  • M. Sc. (Technology)
  • M. Sc. in Exploration Geophysics
  • M. Sc. in Applied Physics
  • M. Sc. in Physics
  • M. Sc. in Applied Geophysics
  • M. Sc. in Exploration Geophysics
  • M. Sc. in Marine Geophysics

Chemist (Group ‘A’, Geological Survey of India):

The applicants must have acquired a Masters’s Degree in any one of the following subjects from any college/ university-recognized by UGC.

  • M. Sc. in Applied Chemistry
  • M. Sc. in Analytical Chemistry

Junior Hydrogeologist (Group ‘B’, Central Ground Water Board):

The applicants must have acquired a Masters’s Degree in any one of the following subjects from any college/ university-recognized by UGC.

  • M. Sc. in Marine Geology
  • M. Sc. in Applied Geology
  • M. Sc. in Geology

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Exam Pattern

The UPSC CGSG exam will consist of three stages:

  • Stage-I – Preliminary exam (CBT – Objective Type Questions)
  • Stage-II – Mains exam (Descriptive Type papers)
  • Stage-III – Personality Test/ Interview

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Geophysicist Post

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: General Studies2 hours100 marks
Paper-II: Geophysics2 hours300 marks

Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist Post

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: General Studies2 hours100 marks
Paper-II: Geology/ Hydrology2 hours300 marks

Chemist Post

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: General Studies2 hours100 marks
Paper-II: Chemistry2 hours300 marks

Note: The nature of the Preliminary exam is only qualifying.

Mains Exam Pattern

Geologist

Subject
Maximum Marks
Paper-I: Geology3 hours200 marks
Paper-II: Geology3 hours200 marks
Paper-III: Geology3 hours200 marks

Jr. Hydrogeologist

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Geology3 hours200 marks
Paper-II: Geology3 hours200 marks
Paper-III: Hydrogeology3 hours200 marks

Geophysicist

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Geophysics3 hours200 marks
Paper-II: Geophysics3 hours200 marks
Paper-III: Geophysics3 hours200 marks

Chemist

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I: Chemistry3 hours200 marks
Paper-II: Chemistry3 hours200 marks
Paper-III: Chemistry3 hours200 marks

Note: Those applicants will be able to appear for the mains exam who have cleared the preliminary stage. The mains paper will be descriptive type.

Interview/Personality Test

Only those applicants will call for interviews who have qualified for the mains exam. The interview will be of 200 marks. In the interview, the personality, aptitude, intellectual, leadership quality, tact, initiative, integrity, etc will be tested.


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Exam Syllabus

The detailed syllabus of each paper will be available on the official website of UPSC. Applicants are advised to download the syllabus of their respective subjects. The GS (General Studies) Paper will be common for all the applicants, the syllabus for the GS paper is mentioned below-

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

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Admit Card

The hall ticket/ admit card of the UPSC CGSG exam for both the stages i.e. Pre and Mains will be released separately. The hall ticket/ admit card will be available online on the official website of UPSC upsc.gov.in.

In order to download the hall ticket/ admit card, applicants will be asked to enter their Name and Registration Number. It is compulsory for all the applicants to carry their hall ticket along with them at the examination center otherwise the entry will be exempted. The hall ticket/admit card contains informations such as the Name of Candidates, Exam Center, Roll no., Candidate’s photo, etc.


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Exam Center

Preliminary Exam CenterMains Exam Center
AhmedabadBhopal
BangaluruChennai
BhopalDelhi
ChandigarhDispur (Guwahati)
ChennaiHyderabad
CuttackKolkata
DelhiLucknow
DispurMumbai
HyderabadShimla
Jaipur 
Jammu 
Kolkata 
Lucknow 
Mumbai 
Patna 
Prayagraj 
Shillong 
Shimla 
Thiruvanthapuram 

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Result

The result of all the three stages (Pre, Mains, and Interview) will be published on the official website of UPSC. The final merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained in the Mains exam and Interview. The procedure to download the result of the UPSC CGSG exam is mentioned below.

How to Download?

  1. Go to the official website of UPSC. i.e. upsc.gov.in.
  2. Now click on UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologists Pre/Mains result option appearing on the homepage.
  3. After clicking on the link, a new page will appear and the result will be there in PDF format will.
  4. Applicants can check their result by pressing Ctrl+F and their Roll Number.
  5. The pass-out applicants will have to download the UPSC Geo-Scientist and Geologists exam result along with its hard copy for future references.

Note: All the shortlisted applicants will have to fill the required UPSC Geo-Scientist 2022 DAF (Detailed Application Form). All the details and important instructions regarding this DAF will be available on the official website of UPSC i.e. upsc.gov.in. Applicants have to visit the website for the same if they clear the mains exam.


UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 Selection Procedure

The selection for the posts of Geo-Scientist and Geologist will be based on three stages namely, Pre Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview. The final merit list will be made on behalf of marks obtained in the Mains exam and Interview.

Preliminary Exam: This exam will be held in 2 papers. Paper 1 is the same for all which carries 100 marks and Paper 2 is post-preference-based (subject-based) and carries 300 marks. The question type will be Objective. Those applicants who clear the minimum cut-off marks in the Pre exam shall be eligible for the next round of exams i.e. Mains. Almost 7 to 8 times of applicants shall have the chance to write the mains paper.

Main Exam: The main exam will be held in 3 papers of 200 marks each. The question type will be descriptive. Those applicants who clear the minimum cut-off marks in the Mains exam shall be eligible for the next round of exam i.e. Interview.

Personal Interview: The applicants who will clear both the above stages will call for the interview. The personality test/interview will carry 200 marks. Applicants who will clear this round will be posted according to their overall rank.


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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam 2022 FAQs

You can apply for this exam on the official website of UPSC i.e. http://upsc.gov.in.

The selection procedure of recruitment for the desired post is based on marks obtained in the mains exam and interview.

There will be three stages in this exam :

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC CGSG exam.

The recruitment will be held for Grade ‘A’ and Garde ‘B’ posts under the department of GSI and CWB.

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