The SSC (Staff Selection Commission) released the SSC GD Notification 2018-19. Therefore, the following article has entire details of SSC GD Eligibility. The total vacancies are 54,953 for SSC GD Constable posts. Most noteworthy, the SSC GD Recruitment exam will take place between February 11, 2019 – March 13, 2019.
- The SSC held out the Notification on July 20, 2018
- Applicants have to clear a medical test as a part of eligibility criteria
- Only those candidates can apply who have any degree/diploma or who are 10th/12th pass from a recognized board
- Candidates who are 18-23 years old are, only, eligible to apply
- The last date to apply for SSC GD is August 20, 2018
|Name of the Exam||SSC GD Constable 2018-19|
|Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Name of Post||GD Constable|
|Number of Vacancies||54,953|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Age-Limit||Males – 18-21 years, Females – 18-25 years|
Eligibility for SSC GD Constable
Lakhs of candidates appear in the SSC GD Constable exam, every year. Certainly, the SSC authorities have set the SSC GD Eligibility. Therefore, every candidate has to satisfy the eligibility criteria in order to get hired. The following information elaborates the SSC GD Eligibility.
SSC GD Eligibility: Age Limit
The aspirants of all categories sitting in the SSC GD exam has to meet the SSC GD Eligibility. Furthermore, the male candidates have to be in between 18-21 years of age. On the contrary, the female candidates’ ages have to be ranging in between 18-25 years.
Note: Only the age mentioned on 10th/12th certificates will be considered.
Age Relaxation: SSC Eligibility
SSC has given an advantage of age-relaxation to different categories. Hence, the following table shows which category got what age-relaxation.
|Scheduled Castes (SC)||05 Years|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||05 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved/General)||03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.|
|Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date|
|Ex-Servicemen (SC)||08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.|
|Ex-Servicemen (ST)||08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.|
|Departmental Male/ Female Candidates for open vacancies in Delhi Police Only Departmental Candidates (Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date||Up to 30 years of age.|
|Departmental Candidates (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3years of regular and continuous service as on closing date||Up to 33 years of age.|
|Departmental Candidates (SC) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date||Up to 35 years of age|
|Departmental Candidates (ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date||Up to 35 years of age|
|Sportsmen and women (unreserved)||Up too 5 years|
|Sportsmen and women (OBC)||Up to 5 years|
|Sportsmen and women (SC)||Up to 10 (5+5) years|
|Sportsmen and women (ST)||Up to 10 (5+5) years|
|Sons/daughters of serving, deceased, retired police personnel/ Multi-Tasking Staff (Formerly group ‘D’ employees) of Delhi Police||Up to 25 years of age|
|Widow/divorced women/ judicially separated women||Up to 30 years of age|
SSC GD Eligibility: Education Qualification
A candidate’s education qualification plays a huge role in the selection of SSC GD (constable). Therefore, candidates should know the qualifications which enable you to apply for SSC GD. It is mandatory as well as a very important part of SSC GD Eligibility.
Candidates who have completed their 10th/12th/graduation from a renowned university or board are eligible to apply for SSC GD. The aspirants who do not have any level of educational record, are not allowed to apply for the Constable post of SSC GD.
Nationality: SSC GD Eligibility
SSC has certainly set certain criteria in regard to the Nationality of the candidates. So, only those aspirants coming from the pre-decided places will be considered eligible to apply for SSC GD. The aspirants must belong from the areas mentioned below:
- Indian Citizen
- A subject of Bhutan
- A subject of Nepal
- Refugees from Tibet (settled permanently in India before January 1st, 1962)
- People from Indian origin migrated from East African countries of Kenya, Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the plan to permanently stay in India
SSC Physical Eligibility
The physical test is a very crucial and the last part of SSC GD Eligibility. Candidates who will clear this, only, will get their confirmation call. Also, this exam arrives followed by the online exam of SSC GD. The standard for physical test set are as follows:
- First of all, you must qualify in the race event in order to appear in Long jump and High jump events
- So, only 3 chances are given to clear the Long & High jump events
- Once banned in the race, no candidate can request for the long and high jump.
- Candidates can appeal if their height and chest measurements are on the same day of PE and MT
- Moreover, female aspirants shall not undergo any chest measurements.
- Also, if any female applicant is pregnant during PE and MT, she will be immediately rejected because they cannot take any tests
- Furthermore, the candidates who take drugs will be disqualified during Physical Endurance Test right away
SSC GD Physical Endurance Test: Males
|Age||Race 1600 meters||Long Jump||High Jump|
|Up to 31 years||6 Minutes||14 Feet||3’9”|
|From the age above 31 to 40 years||7 Minutes||13 Feet||3’6”|
|Above 40 years||8 Minutes||12 Feet||3’3”|
Females SSC GD Physical Test
|Age||Race 1600 meters||Long Jump||High Jump|
|Up to 31 years||08 Minutes||10 Feet||3’|
|From the age above 31 to 35 years||09 Minutes||09 Feet||2’9”|
SSC Constable: Vacancy Eligibility
There is total 54,953 number of vacant seats available for SSC GD Constable placements. Moreover, the SSC states that there are 47,307 vacancies for males and 7647 vacancies for female candidates applying for the exam.
Consequently, SSC will hire immediately if the candidate clears all the rounds of SSC GD Eligibility.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding SSC GD Eligibility criteria
Q. How many attempts one can make for SSC GD Exam?
A. There is no limit or restriction over the number of times one can appear for the exam. So, if you fail once, you can appear again.
Q. Does SSC hire women?
A. Yes, definitely. The vacancies for women are lower than men but women are equally welcome to apply. So, they also undergo the different exam phases but there will be lesser rounds for women in Physical Endurance test.
|Category||No. of Vacancy|
Q. I am 17 years 8 months. So, can I apply for SSC GD Exam?
A. No. You are certainly not. Most importantly, one has to be exactly 18 years old to be eligible for SSC GD Exam. The rules of SSC are strictly followed.
Q. What are the posts in SSC GD Constable?
A. SSC (Staff Selection Commission) GD Constable is hiring for various posts as follows:
GD (General Duty) for CISF, Rifleman, BSF, ITBP etc.