UPSC Geo-Scientist 2022 Notification PDF, 192 CGS (Preliminary) Application, Dates, Exam Pattern

UPSC Geo-Scientist CGSE 2022 Application Online – Union Public Service Commission [UPSC] has Released Notification for Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 on its official Website at upsc.gov.in. Here are the Complete Details of the Recruitment Notification.

Every Year UPSC conducts a Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination (CGGE) for recruitment and selection to 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 Union Public Service Commission will hold a Screening Test for selection to Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2022 through Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 which will be held on  20th  February 2022,  in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Mines in the Gazette of India dated the 22nd September 2021.

Important Dates for UPSC Geo-Scientist 2022 Exam

Starting Date to Apply Online 22-09-2021
Last Date for Receipt of Applications 12-10-2021 till 1800 hrs / 1800 बजे तक
Online Applications can be Withdrawn 20.10.2021 to 26.10.2021 till 18.00 Hours
Date for Preliminary Exam 20th  February 2022
Date for Main Exam 25th & 26th June, 2022

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2022

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination @ www.upsc.gov.in: Union Public Service Commission UPSC released a notification for the recruitment of the posts of 192 Combined Geo-Scientist CGS, Geologist under UPSC CGS 2022. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply Online mode before the Last Date i.e., 12-10-2021. other Details Like education qualification, age limit, selection process, application fee & how to apply, important links, syllabus, admit cards, results, previous papers are given Below on schools360.in.

UPSC CGS 2022 – PLAN OF EXAMINATION

The Combined Geo-Scientist Examination will consist of three successive stages:-

  • Stage-I: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) having two papers for selection of the candidates for the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination. Marks secured in the Preliminary Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit;
  • Stage-II: Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Descriptive Type) having three papers for selection of candidates for the Personality Test  (Stage-III).  Marks  secured  in  the  Main  Examination  will  be counted for deciding the final merit; and
  • Stage-III: Personality Test/Interview

UPSC CGS 2022 Examination Schedule

CGGE 2022 (Preliminary Exam) Dates

Name of Examination Date of Notification Last Date For Receipt Of Applications Date of Exam Duration
CGGE 2022 22-09-2021 12-10-2021
till 1800 hrs / 1800 बजे तक
20th  February 2022 1 Day

Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Exam Time-table 2022

Date Time Subject
25th June, 2022 9 am to 12 noon Geology Paper-I
9 am to 12 noon Geophysics Paper-I
9 am to 12 noon Chemistry Paper-I
2 pm to 5 pm Geology Paper-II
2 pm to 5 pm Geophysics Paper-II
2 pm to 5 pm Chemistry Paper-II
26th June, 2022 9 am to 12 noon Geology Paper-III
9 am to 12 noon Geophysics Paper-III
9 am to 12 noon Chemistry Paper-III
2 pm to 5 pm Hydrogeology

UPSC CGS 2022: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination

Name of The Organization Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
No. of Posts 192
Name of the Posts Combined Geo-Scientist CGS, Geologist
Job Category Central Govt Jobs
Educational Qualifications Master’s degree in Geological Science
Job Location All India
Application Mode Online Process
Last Date 12-10-2021
Official Website www.upsc.gov.in

Vacancy Details of UPSC CGS 2022 Prelims Examination

Name of the Post  Number of vacancies 
Geologist 100 Posts
Geophysicist 50 Posts
Chemist 20 Posts
Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology) 20 Posts
Scientist ‘B’(Chemical) 1 Post
Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) 1 Post

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC CGS 2022

Essential Qualification

Chemist Gr ‘A’ 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 section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 i.e. recognized University.
Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology) Group ‘A’ Master’s degree in Geology or applied Geology or Marine Geology or Hydrogeology from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational Institutes established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act.
Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group ‘A’ Master of Science degree in Physics or Applied Physics or Geophysics or Applied Geophysics or Marine Geophysics or Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc (Technology) (Applied Geophysics) from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational Institutes established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Age Limit (as on 01-01-2022)

A candidate for this examination must have attained the age criteria as prescribed below:-

For Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist (Group ‘A’) in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, Government of India: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first day of the month of January of the year in which the Examination is to be held (i.e. as on 1st January, 2022] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January 2001.

For Scientist ‘B’(Hydrogeology) Group ‘A’, Scientist ‘B’(Chemical) Group ‘A’ and Scientist ‘B’(Geophysics) Group  ‘A’  in  Central Groundwater  Board,  Ministry of  Water Resources:-

Must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of  32 years on 1st January, 2022  i.e. he/she must have been born not later than  2nd January 1990 and not later than 1st January 2001.

NB: Candidates should ensure that they meet the age eligibility criteria for each post mentioned above for which they are applying.

Pay Scale

Refer Official Notification

Selection Process

The Combined Geo-Scientist Examination will consist of three successive stages (vide Appendix I Section-I below):-

  • Stage-I (Prelims) : Computer Based Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) having two papers for selection of the candidates for the Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination. Marks secured in the Preliminary Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit;
  • Stage-II (Main) : Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination (Descriptive Type) having three papers for the selection of candidates for the Personality Test (Stage-III). Marks secured in the Main Examination will be counted for deciding the final merit; and
  • Stage-III: Personality Test/Interview

The Preliminary Examination will be held at the following Centers:

(1) AHMEDABAD (2) BANGALURU (3) BHOPAL (4) CHANDIGARH (5) CHENNAI (6) CUTTACK
(7) DELHI (8) DISPUR (9) HYDERABAD ( 10 ) JAIPUR (11) JAMMU (12) KOLKATA (13) LUCKNOW (14) MUMBAI (15) PATNA (16) PRAYAGRAJ (ALLAHABAD) (17) SHILLONG (18) SHIMLA ( 19 ) THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
.

Application Fee

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only), alongwith the submission of On-line Application Form, either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay- in-slip during Part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 11:59 p.m. of 11.10.2021 i.e. one day before the closing date of submission of application; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e. during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 6:00 p.m. of 12.10.2021.

How to Apply for UPSC CGS 2020 (Prelims) Exam

Candidates are required to apply Online using the link https://www. upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.

Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website upsconline.nic.in. Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in Appendix-II. Detailed instructions are available on the above-mentioned website.

  • First of all visit official website
  • Click on career section.
  • Look around for UPSC Recruitment 2020 for Geologist posts
  • Fill application form.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Click on submit button for final submission.
  • Save and take print out for future use.

Important Links for UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist CGS 2022

Download UPSC CGS, Geologist Recruitment Notification pdf

UPSC CGS Online Application link

UPSC CGS 2022: Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Stage-I: Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination

Stream-I: Geologist & Jr. Hydrogeologist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I: General Studies 2 Hours 100 Marks
Paper-II: Geology/Hydrogeology 2 Hours 300 Marks
Total 400 Marks
Stream-II: Geophysicist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I: General Studies 2 Hours 100 Marks
Paper-II: Geophysics 2 Hours 300 Marks
Total 400 Marks

 

Stream-III: Chemist
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I: General Studies 2 Hours 100 Marks
Paper-II: Chemistry 2 Hours 300 Marks
Total 400 Marks

Note-1: There will be a penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Note-2: The candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering Objective Type Papers. They should therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
Note-3: Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary/Stage-I Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main/Stage-II Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main/Stage-II Examination. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main/Stage-II Examination will be about six to seven times the total an approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this Examination.
Note-4: The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks in General Studies Paper (Paper-I) and Geo-Scientist Stream specific paper (Paper-II) of Preliminary Examination.

UPSC CGS Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination  will  consist  of  three  conventional  type papers for each stream. Conventional Type papers must be answered in English only. Question paper will be set in English only. The detailed scheme of Stage-II is as follows:-

Subject Marks Time
Paper 1 – Geology/ Geophysics/Chemistry 200 3 hours
Paper 2 – Geology/ Geophysics/Chemistry 200 3 hours
Paper 3 – Geology/ Geophysics/Hydrogeology 200 3 hours
Total 600

UPSC CGS Mains 2022 Syllabus

The Details of the syllabi for Stage-I: (Preliminary Examination) and Stage-II: (Main Examination) of Combined Geo-Scientist Examination are as under:

Paper-I in General Studies of Stage-I is common for all streams and its standard will be such as may be expected of a science graduate. Paper-II of Stage-I (Stream specific) and 3 compulsory papers of Stage-II each on Geology, Geophysics, Chemistry and Hydrogeology subjects will be approximately of the M.Sc. degree standard of an Indian University and questions will generally be set to test the candidate’s grasp of the fundamentals in each subject.

There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects

Stage-I (Objective Type)

Paper-I: General Studies (Common for all streams)
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography -Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and    Social    Development  –  Sustainable    Development,    Poverty,  Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science

 


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