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UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist

Updated On : 11 Mar, 2022

COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST OVERVIEW

As  Union Public Service Commission is a highly reputed commission and conducts a number of vital recruitment exams, one of which is the Combined Geo-Scientist Exam (CGSE). The UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Notification 2022 has been issued for 192 posts under the Geological Survey of India and Central Ground Water Board categories. So we are providing you with details of the same, if you are interested in filling the form then you must go through this notification.

Important Dates

Event

Date

Notification Released

22nd September 2021

Application Begin

22nd September 2021

Last Date To Apply

12th October 2021

Exam Date (Tentative)

Prelims: to be notified soon

Mains: 25th June 2022

COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST APPLICATION

How To Apply

Candidates had applied online for the post of UPSC CGSE Exam from 22nd September 2021 to 12th October 2021.

 If you are facing any trouble in filling out this application form then you can follow the below-mentioned steps: 

1. Firstly, candidates have to visit the official website of Click Here

2. Homepage will appear on the screen. Now, fill your required details in the UPSC CGSE Exam application form to register yourself.

3. After registration, your registration details will be sent to your registered email address or contact no.

4. Now, log in with your registered details to fill in the application form.

5. Now, upload your required documents in the required format and size.

6. At last, pay your Application Fee through net banking/UPI/debit card.

Application fee

Category

Application Fees

SC/ST/PwBD/Female Candidates

Rs. 0/-

Others

Rs. 200/-

Admit Card or Hall Ticket

Candidates can download their Admit Card before 10 to 15 days of the examination through the Official Website of Click Here. In case you are facing any trouble in downloading the Admit card then you can follow the below-mentioned instructions.

  1. Go to the official website i.e. Click Here

  2. Now, click the exam admit card.

  3. Now, enter your registration details such as your registration ID or password.

  4. Your admit card appears on the screen.

  5. Now, download your admit card and take the printout of the same for further process.

(Note: Admit card or Hall Ticket is the most important document for your examination in which all required details such as your name, date of birth, photo, registration details, name of your centre, date of your examination and reporting time of your examination are mentioned.)

COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

(a) Nationality

The Candidate must be a citizen of India, a subject of Nepal or Bhutan. Refugees of Tibetan origin can also apply. (In case an aspirant is migrated here to become a permanent citizen of India can also apply).

(b) Age Limit

To be eligible to apply for this post, candidates must be between the age of 21 to 32 years. 

Relaxation in age for the different categories are tabulated below:

Category

Age Of Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC/Defence Services Personnel/ Disabled in Operations during hostilities

3 years

Ex-servicemen

5 years

ECOs/SSCOs

5 years

PwBD

10 years

(c) Educational Qualification

Post

Qualification

Geologist Group A

Candidates must hold a Master's degree in Geological Science or Geology or Applied for Geology or Geo- Exploration.

Geophysicist Group A

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Science/ Physics/ Geophysics/ Marine Geophysics.

Chemist Group A

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in M.Sc Chemistry/ Applied Chemistry/ Analytical Chemistry from any recognized University.

Scientist B (Hydrogeology, Chemical, Geophysics)

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Geology/ Applied Geology/ Marine Geology from any recognized university.

COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST EXAM PATTERN

1. Preliminary Examination 

It will be an Online (Computer Based Test) test of 400 marks, consisting of objective-type questions.

Subject

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

General Studies

100

120 minutes (2 Hours)

Specific Discipline Subject

Geology/ Hydrogeology

Geophysics

Chemistry

300

120 minutes (2 Hours)

Note: Paper 2 will be conducted of a particular subject of your stream that is Geology/Hydrogeology for the post of Geologist & Scientist, Geophysics for the post of Geophysicist & Scientist and Chemistry for the post of Chemist & Scientist.

  • There will be a Negative Marking of one-third of the marks for each wrong answer marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.

  • If no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question. 

2. Mains Examination

The main exam will be descriptive in nature and consists of three papers.

Stream 1 - Geologist

Subject

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Paper I - Geology

200

3 hours

Paper II - Geology

200

3 hours

Paper III - Geology

200

3 hours

Total

600

-

Stream 2 - Geophysicist and Scientist ‘B’ (Geophysics)

Subject

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Paper 1 - Geophysics

200

3 hours

Paper 2 - Geophysics

200

3 hours

Paper 3 - Geophysics

200

3 hours

Total

600

-

Stream 3 - Chemist and Scientist ‘B’ (Chemical)

Subject

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Paper 1 - Chemistry

200 

3 hours

Paper 2 - Chemistry

200 

3 hours

Paper 3 - Chemistry

200 

3 hours

Total

600

-

Stream 4 - Scientist ‘B’ (Hydrogeology)

Subject

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Paper 1 - Geology

200

3 hours

Paper 2 - Geology

200

3 hours

Paper 3 - Hydrogeology

200

3 hours

Total

600

-

3. Personality Test/ Interview 

This round will be of 200 marks.

COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST SYLLABUS

Paper 1 (Common for all streams)

Subject

Topics

General Studies

Current Events, History of India and Indian National Movement, 

Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development,

General Issues of Environment, General Science.

Paper - 2 Geology and Hydrogeology

Subjects

Topics

Geology and Hydrogeology

Physical Geology, Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Igneous Petrology, Metamorphic Petrology

Sedimentology, Paleontology, Stratigraphy, Economic Geology, Hydrogeology

Paper - 2 Geophysics

Subject

Topics

Geophysics

Solid Earth Geophysics, Mathematical Methods in Geophysics, Electromagnetism

Geophysical Prospecting, Remote Sensing and Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics and Radiometry.

Paper - 2 Chemistry

Subject

Topics

Chemistry

Chemical Periodicity, Chemical Bonding and Structure, Acids and bases

Theoretical basis of quantitative inorganic analysis, Kinetic Theory and the gaseous state

Chemical thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium, Solutions of non-electrolytes

Electrochemistry, Basic organic chemistry, Stereochemistry, Types of Organic reactions

Molecular Rearrangements.

                                                  Paper - 1 Geology 

Subject

Topics

Geology 

Physical Geology and remote sensing, Structural Geology

Sedimentology, Paleontology, Stratigraphy

                                                    Paper - 2 Geology

Subject

Topics

Geology

Mineralogy, Geochemistry and isotope geology, Igneous petrology

Metamorphic petrology, Geodynamics

                                                    Paper - 3 Geology

Subject

Topics

Geology

Economic geology, Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics

Mineral exploration, Fuel geology and engineering geology

Environmental geology and natural hazards

                                                 Stage - 2 Hydrogeology

Subject

Topics

Hydrogeology



Occurrence and distribution of groundwater, Groundwater movement and well hydraulics

Water wells and groundwater levels, Groundwater exploration, Groundwater quality and management

                                        Stage 2 Paper - 1 Geophysics

Subject

Topics

Geophysics (Part A)

Solid earth geophysics, Earthquake Seismology, Mathematical methods in geophysics

Geophysical Inversion  

Geophysics (Part B)

Mathematical methods and Physics, Electrodynamics, Electromagnetic Theory

Introductory atmospheric and space physics

                                        Stage 2 Paper - 2 Geophysics

Subject

Topics

Geophysics  Part-A

Potential field (Gravity and Magnetic) Methods, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods

Seismic Prospecting

Borehole Geophysics

Geophysics Part-B

Classical Mechanics

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Atomic and Molecular Physics and Characterization of materials

Nuclear and Particle Physics

                                        Stage 2 Paper - 3 Geophysics

Subject

Topics

Geophysics  Part-A

Radiometric and Airborne Geophysics

Marine Geophysics

Geophysical Signal Processing

Remote Sensing and Geohydrology

Geophysics  Part-B

Solid State Physics and Basic Electronics

Digital electronics

Laser Systems

Rader systems

Satellite communications

Quantum Mechanics

                                               Paper 1 Chemistry

Subject

Topics

Chemistry Paper-1

Inorganic solids

Chemistry of coordination compounds

Acid-base titrations

Gravimetric Analysis

Redox Titrations

Complexometric Titrations

Organometallic compounds

Nuclear chemistry

Chemistry of d- and f- block elements

Chemistry Paper-2

Kinetic theory and the gaseous state

Solids

Chemical Thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium

Chemical Kinetics and catalysis Electrochemistry

Quantum chemistry

Basic principles and applications of spectroscopy

Photochemistry

Chemistry Paper-3

Errors in Quantitative analysis

Separation methods

Spectroscopic methods of analysis

Thermal methods of analysis

X-ray methods of analysis

Inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy

Analysis of geological materials

Chemistry Part B-

Unstable, unchanged intermediates

Addition reactions

Reactions at the carbonyl group

Oxidation and reduction

Electrocyclic reactions

Spectroscopic methods of analysis

COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST SELECTION

Selection process is divided into the following 3 stages:

  • Prelims

  • Mains

  • Personality Test/Interview

COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST POST

Vacancy details are tabulated below according to the Posts:

Post

Category

Vacancy

Geologist, Group A

1

100

Geophysicist, Group A

1

50

Chemist, Group A

1

20

Scientist ‘B’ (Hydrogeology) Group ‘A’

2

20

Scientist ‘B’ (Chemical) Group ‘A’

2

01

Scientist ‘B’ (Geophysics) Group ‘A’

2

01

Reservation of posts for PwBD in Category 1 is tabulated below:

Post

Category

Vacancy For PwBD

Geologist, Group A

1

6

Geophysicist, Group A

1

6

Chemist, Group A

1

1

COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST EXAMINATION CENTRE

 Ahmedabad

 Bangalore

 Bhopal

Chennai

 Chandigarh

Cuttack

 Jammu

 PATNA

 Delhi

Dispur

 Kolkata

 Lucknow

Shillong

 Shimla

Thiruvananthapuram

Prayagraj

 Hyderabad

Jaipur

Mumbai


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