Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today concluded the mains examination of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination 2021. The mains exam was held over two days, on July 17 and 18, 2021. Around 410 candidates had been selected to appear for this exam, on the basis of prelims result that was announced in March.
This is the second time that UPSC held the CGGE mains exam. Until two years ago, the selection process comprised of single exam followed by interview. However, in the year 2020, the commission introduced the third phase in the examination i.e. Mains exam. This round comprises a descriptive paper and only those candidates who successfully score high marks in this phase are called for the Interview stage.
Last year, UPSC held the Combined Geoscientist Mains exam on October 17, and announced its result on November 26, i.e. 40 days after exam. If a similar timeline is followed this year, the commission will most likely announce the CGGE mains result 30-40 days after exam.
Thus, the expected date for result of UPSC CGGE 2021 mains is August 18-26, 2021.
For this exam, UPSC held the preliminary exam on February 21, 2021, and announced its result on March 25, 2021. Interestingly, the result of the preliminary exam was also announced within 30 days.
The candidates who successfully clear the Mains exam will be eligible to attend the Interview round of the selection process. Only those candidates who successfully clear all the rounds of UPSC Combined Geoscientist are eligible to get an appointment within the commission.
However, the Mains exam is not an easy task to qualify. It takes a lot of effort and sheer dedication to ace it. At the same time, cut-off marks also play a very important role in the selection of the students.
Last time, the cut off marks were as follows.
Based on the usual rising trends of UPSC cut offs, it can be ruled that the cut-off marks will be slightly higher than last year’s examination. The candidate’s appointment is completely based on their performance in the mains exam and interview.
The candidates who are finally appointed as a Geo-Scientist will get appointments in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mine or Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources. The commission has reported a total of 40 posts for the aforesaid recruitment process out of which 15 posts are for Chemists while the remaining 25 posts are for the post of Scientist.