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SSC GD Eligibility 2018-19 | Age Limit and Qualification

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
Official Website ssc.nic.in

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.

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Castes (SC) 05 Years
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 05 Years
OBC 03 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
 Male 47307
 Female  7646

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.

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SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern & Selection Process

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern & Selection Process

Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC GD Constable notification on 21st July 2018, according to the revised annual exam calendar. The online application process will start soon after. And it’s time you start preparing for the exam now, if you haven’t started already. It’s advisable to go through the latest exam pattern and format before venturing into preparation mode. Here, we will be discussing the complete selection process and SSC GD Constable in detail. Scroll down to read more.

SSC GD Constable Selection Process

  1. Written Test
  2. Physical Standard Test
  3. Physical Efficiency Test
  4. Medical Test

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern

Let us have a look at the exam pattern for all the phases.

Written Test

The questions (objective type) will be of Matriculation level.

Section No. of Qs Marks Time
Reasoning Ability 25 25 2 hours
General Awareness 25 25
Numerical Ability 25 25
English/Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100

Physical Standard Test

Standard Male Female
Height 170 cm 157 cm
Weight Proportionate to height and medical standards Proportionate to height and medical standards
Chest Unexpanded: 80 cm

Expanded: 85 cm

Physical Efficiency Test

Race Male Female
Ladakh 1.6 km in 6 min 800 m in 4 min
Other Regions 5 km in 24 min 1.6 km in 8 min

Medical Test

Visual Acuity Unaided (Near Vision) Uncorrected Visual Acuity (Distant Vision) Refraction Color Vision
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses CP-III by ISIHARA
N6 N9 6/6 6/9
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SSC Constable GD (CAPFs) Examination 2016

SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2016

SSC(Staff Selection Commission) 2016 ha released notification for the recruitment of Constable GD (CAPFs). Eligible candidates may apply online before 09th December 2016.

Vacancy Details:

Name of the Post : Constable

Total No. of Vacancies: To be notified later

Examination Date: 15th July to 17th July 2017(Tentatively)

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum Educational Qualification: 10+2 pass from a recognized Board/University. 

Age Limits : 18 to 25 years

Application Fee: 


Mode of Selection: Online Test + Physical endurance Test(PET)

Important Timelines : 

• Opening Date of Online Registration of Application: 12th November 2016

• Closing Date of Online Registration of  Application: 09 December 2016

Salary(per month): 

Rs. 5200-20200/- + Grade Pay Rs. 2000/- 

Job Location: All India

How to Apply:  www.ssconline.nic.in

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Recruitment for Constables (Exe.) in Delhi Police Exam-2016

SSC(Staff Selection Commission) 2016 ha released notification for the recruitment of Constables (Exe.) in Delhi  Police Exam-2016. Eligible candidates may apply online before 21st October 2016.

Vacancy Details:

Name of the Post: Constables

Total No. of Vacancies: 4669 (Male-3115 and Female-1554)

Online Examination Date: 04th March 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum Educational Qualification:  10+2 (Senior secondary) pass from a recognized Board/University. 

Age Limits : 

Male-21 to 23 years

Female- 21 to 25 years

Application Fee: 


Mode of Selection: WAT (Written Ability Test) - Online + Physical Endurance Test(PET)

Exam Pattern:

Name of the Section

No. Of Questions  

Maximum Marks

  Time Duration





90 minutes

General Knowledge/Current Affairs



Numerical Ability






Important Timelines : 

• Opening Date of Online Registration of Application: 10th September 2016

• Closing Date of Online Registration of  Application: 21st October 2016

Salary(per month):  Rs. 5,200-20,200 + Grade Pay(Rs. 2000)

Job Location: Delhi

How to Apply:  www.ssconline.nic.in

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SSC Constable GD 2016: Latest notification and Online Application

“Do not allow anything to be an obstacle, see everything as a stepping stone to victory”. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts exams for the post of constable (General duty). It has now become one of the most prominent examinations of SSC which releases about of hundreds of opportunities for employment in public sector. So, gear up and try your level best to get ultimate success in the examination.

SSC GD Constable 2016: Important highlights:

Name of the organization

Staff Selection Commission

Name of the vacancy

General duty constable (GD)

Available posts

Not announced (officially)

Mode of Application

Offline as well as Online

GD Constable Post 2016: Location

Across all over the country

Departments names

BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF, NIA and SSF and Rifleman

Job Category

Public sector job

Posts (For male candidates)

Not declared

Posts (For female candidates)

Not declared

Post article category

SSC GD recruitment 2016

Status of application

Online forms available

Last date of application

Will be updated soon

SSC GD Constable 2016: Criteria for eligibility:

  • The candidates must have completed their matriculation (i.e. must have passed 10th class)
  • The minimum age should be 18 years and the maximum age should be not more than 23 years.

SSC GD Constable 2016: Important dates:



Staff Selection Commission General Duty Constable Recruitment Notification Date

May - June 2016

Opening Date to apply this Post

May - June 2016

Last Date to apply this Post

June - July 2016

Staff Selection Commission General Duty Exam Date

October 2016

SSC GD Constable 2016: Instructions for online application:

  • Visit the official page of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) i.e. http://ssconline.nic.in/
  • You can find an advertisement saying “General Duty Constable Advt.”. Download the pdf and read all the instructions carefully
  • After this, click on the button “Apply online” and on the online application form.
  • Fill in all the details carefully
  • Do attach valid requisites like photo copy, all the valid documents asked for and put your signature.
  • Make the payment of application fee through banking system
  • Click on the button which displays “Submit”
  • Take a print out of the application form which you can store with you for future reference

SSC GD Constable 2016: Syllabus:

With the SSC GD Constable 2016 examination approaching, you need to prepare the ground to hit a home run. The SSC GD Constable 2016 syllabus consists of the following:

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  • Visual Memory
  • Observation
  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non Verbal Series
  • Visual Memory
  • Arithmetical Reasoning and figural Classification
  • Coding and Decoding etc.

General Knowledge and General Awareness:

In this section, questions are asked from current affairs and significant events which will prove as a tool to check the candidate’s level of awareness about the current happenings.

There are possibilities of questions from subjects like History, Sports, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution and Scientific Research etc.

Elementary Mathematics:

  • Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions and Relationship between Numbers
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest and Profit
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance.

English/Hindi: The candidates should have basic knowledge of English and Hindi in order to attempt this section.

SSC GD Constable 2016: Pattern of the examination:

  • The entire test will have objective questions (multiple choice based questions)
  • The candidates need to make a choice out of the four options given
  • There will be all total of 100 questions carrying 1 mark each
  • The total time allocation will be of 2 hours (120 minutes) to solve the paper
  • The questions asked will be of matriculation level for the convenience of the candidates

SSC GD Constable 2016: Mode of selection:

The mode of selection for SSC GD Constable will consist of three phases. Those phases will be:

  • Written test
  • Physical test
  • Medical test
  • PET and PST exam

We hope that this article will help you to get almost all the relevant information about SSC GD Constable 2016 examination. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you loads of good luck!

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SSC Examination Calendar 2016-17

Staff Selection Commission conducts various examinations every year for the recruitment of different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. This autonomous body supplements thousands of qualified candidates for filling required vacant posts and sets a secured career base for the young talent in the government sector.

It is a mandatory practice by the SSC to publish an official recruitment advertisement for the candidates; later arranges the written exam and personal interview. After this, it publishes necessary results based on the performance of applicants. Later, a merit list is published deciding about the students/ candidates who all have been selected for the vacant posts/positions.

The official website of SSC is http://ssc.nic.in/ through which you can get all the latest updates and calendar events for the SSC Examinations 2016-2017 however, for your ease we have given the complete SSC Examination Calendar 2016-17 in this article.

The given below details in the table are all about the schedule of SSC exams between January 2016 to January 2017.

SSC Examination Calendar 2016-17

Name of exam

Date of exam

Special Recruitment Drive for MTS Examination 2015

January 10

Recruitment of SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police Examination-2016

Paper I- March 20, Paper II- June 5

Combined Graduate Level Examination-2016 (Tier-I)

May 8 and May 22

Jr. Hindi Translator in Subordinate Office Examination-2016:

June 19

Stenographer Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination-2016

July 31

Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination-2016

August 13, August 14

Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination 2016

September 25, October 9, October 16

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical) Examination-2016

December 11

Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination-2016

January 8, 2017 to January 22, 2017


This given below table will guide you about the SSC Departmental Examinations Calendar 2016-2017.

Name of exam

Date of exam

Clerks' Grade (for Multi Tasking Staff only) Exam, 2016

March 27

Grade 'C' Steno. Ltd. Depttl. Comp. Exam 2016

July 3

Upper Div. Clerk Ltd. Depttl. Comp. Exam 2016

November 27

The detailed advertisement for each exam will be notified later. To keep a check on the exam notifications, the candidates can visit our website regularly.

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SSC Constable GD Application Form 2016

It is great news for all those candidates who are waiting for the SSC Constable GD 2016 Exam notification. SSC (Staff Selection Commission) has recently announced that it will soon conduct an open examination for the recruitment to the posts of Constable (GD) in mentioned 8 (Eight) departments and forces:

  • BSF (Border Security Forces)

  • CRPF (Central Reserve Police Forces)

  • CISF (Central Industrial Security Forces)

  • ITBP (Indo Tibet Border Police)

  • SSB (Shashtra Seema Bal)

  • NIA (National Investigation Agency)

  • SSF and Rifleman in Assam Rifles

All the posts through the shall be filled through SSC Constable GD Application Form 2016 as per the Recruitment Scheme formulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs and as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Staff Selection Commission.

A very rigid recruitment or selection pattern shall be followed that will consist of:

  • Physical Standards Test,

  • Physical Efficiency Test,

  • Written Examination and

  • Medical Examination.

If you have passed matriculation or Xth/10th class from a recognized board/university, then you shall be considered eligible to apply for this post through SSC Constable GD Application Form 2016.

Here, we have jotted down the tentative calendar of SSC Constable GD 2016 on the basis of the last year’s Exam dates. This will help you to set your time table and required routine before time so that you qualify SSC Constable GD 2016 exam with flying colors.

SSC Important  Event

Important Dates

 SSC constable GD recruitment 2016 notification Date

 Expected months: June- July 2016

 Starting Date of SSC constable GD recruitment 2016 application form

Expected months:  July- August 2016

 The last date for SSC GD application forms 2016

Expected Months: Aug- Sep 2016

 SSC GD 2016 Exam Date

Expected Months:  October- November 2016

 Download Date of Exam Admit card

Expected dates:  20 Days before exam by Region wise

*Exact Exam dates and months will be soon released by SSC on its official website*

**You can subscribe to our website to get auto notifications about the SSC constable GD recruitment 2016 latest news and updates**

SSC Constable GD Application Form 2016

The Application Form of SSC GD 2016 will be available on the official website of SSC in the month of July (Tentative Month) 2016. SSC has given two choices to the candidates which are; offline and online that mean they can choose any one mode to fill the Application Form of SSC GD 2016 out of these. The tentative date for submission of SSC GD Application Form 2016 is August/September however; actual dates and month shall be released by the SSC soon.

It is must that only eligible candidates must apply for the said posts as candidature can be cancelled at any stage of the recruitment by the SSC. If you opt for filling an application Form of SSC GD 2016 through online mode, then you must pay the requisite fee only through State Bank of India either in the form of challan or online payment through SBI Challan/Net Banking/Credit and Debit cards.

An utmost care should be taken while filling an application Form of SSC GD 2016 that each and every detail should be correct and consistent. Your registration E-mail ID, personal and educational details must be precise as documents/certificates/proofs shall be asked at later stages of verification in case you qualify all the stages of the SSC GD 2016 Examination.

It is recommended that you must keep updated with every latest news and notifications based on the SSC GD 2016 Examination by going through the official website of SSC at: http://www.ssc.nic.in/ or by subscribing to our website an articles.

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SSC Constable GD Exam Pattern 2016

The Staff Selection Commission is an organization of the Central Government of India which conducts examinations for recruitment in the various Ministries and Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices to promote the development of the nation. The notifications regarding the vacancies in various government agencies and departments are released by the Commission. The candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria can apply for them to compete for lucrative posts. Every year, a huge number of applications are received for these examinations and given their competitive nature; they are definitely a tough nut to crack.

The SSC Constable GD Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of constables (GD) in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Special Security Forces (SSF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Riflemen in Assam rifles etc. Every year, the commission releases a notification regarding the vacant posts on its official website. A large number of candidates appear for this examination to fill the posts and join these forces as Constables (General Duty) with the zeal to serve the nation.

This recruitment process is conducted in various stages and given the amount of competition, the candidates must be well aware of all the related proceedings in this competitive examination. With the correct know how regarding the exam, the preparation becomes focused and more efficient and the chances of clearing the exam are increased significantly. This article will provide the aspiring candidates with the necessary information regarding SSC Constable GD Exam Pattern 2016. The aspirants who are preparing for this examination this year must read this in order to get familiar with the latest syllabus and scheme of examination.

Scheme of Examination

The SSC Constable GD Exam is conducted in several stages including written examinations, physical examinations and medical examinations to test the candidate’s mental and physical strengths. The candidates are required to perform up to the minimum set standards of each stage so as to become eligible for the final recruitment. Essentially, the examination is conducted in three phases as follows:

1.Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

2.Written Examination

3.Medical Examination

The candidates must be well aware of the details of all of these phases of examination so as to start their preparation for the same. The necessary information is provided in the following sections.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

The Physical Standard Test constitutes one of the preliminary phases of the SSC Constable GD Exam. The candidates have to fulfill the physical standards laid down by the Commission for the post of Constable which are as follows:

  • Height: For male candidates, 170 cm is the minimum required height while it is set to 157 cm for the female aspirants.

  • Chest: The minimum standard set by the commission is unexpanded 80 cm and 5 cm minimum expansion. It is a prerequisite only for the male candidates.

  • Weight: For both male and female candidates, the weight must be proportionate to their height and age as per medical standards.

Only those candidates who meet the minimum set standards of height, chest and weight are eligible for the further stages of examination.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

The Physical Efficiency Test (PET) constitutes a race in which male candidates will be required to run 5 Km in 24 minutes and female candidates have to cover 1.6 Km in 8 ½ minutes. For Ladakh region, the male candidates will be required to run 1 mile in 6 ½  minutes and female candidates have to cover 800 meters in 4 minutes.

The Staff Selection Commission will conduct written examination of the candidates who qualify in both the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). Read further to get the details of the written examination.

Written Examination

The written examination is the second phase of examination of the SSC Constable GD Exam. It is conducted after the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and the salient features of this phase are as follows:

  • The exam is objective type and consists of multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • The total marks for the written examination are 100
  • The total number of questions in the written examination are 100
  • The exam is conducted for a duration of 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • The written exam consists of four sections (A, B, C & D) including General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, and Hindi/ English.
  • The questions will be of matriculation level
  • Each section consists of 25 questions
  • There will be negative marking for every wrong answer

The written exam will consist of an objective type paper with the following pattern:



No. of questions

No. of Marks

Part A

General Intelligence and Reasoning



Part B

General Knowledge and Awareness



Part C

Elementary Mathematics



Part D

Hindi/ English






The questions will be either set bilingually in Hindi and English or in accordance with the prominent regional languages such as Urdu script for J&K, Kannada for Karnataka, Marathi for Maharashtra, Gujarati for Gujarat, Bengali for West Bengal and Tripura Malayalam for Kerala, Telegu for Andhra Pradesh, Tamil for Tamil Nadu, Oriya for Orissa, Punjabi (Gurmukhi script) for Punjab, Mizo for Mizoram, Assamese for Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and Manipuri for Manipur.

The syllabus of the four sections of the written examination mentioned above is as follows:

Part A- General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The non verbal type of questions in this section will test the analytical aptitude and the ability to differentiate between patterns by observation. The important topics include Visual Memory, Observation, Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualization, Spatial orientation, discrimination, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetic Number Series, Non Verbal Series, Visual Memory, Arithmetical Reasoning and figural Classification, Coding and Decoding etc. The candidates should practice all of these kinds of questions to score well in this section.

Part B- General Knowledge and Awareness:

The General Knowledge and Awareness section will consist of questions which will be aimed at testing the candidate’s knowledge regarding his/her surrounding. The questions will be framed so as to test the knowledge of current events and of the matters of every day observations and experience of the candidates. It will include questions relating to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scenario, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc regarding India and its neighboring countries. These questions will be general and do not require a detailed study of any discipline.

General Knowledge cannot be improved within a short span of time. So, the candidates should read newspapers daily so as to remain aware of the current happenings in their surrounding environment and tackle this section effectively.

Part C- Elementary Mathematics:

This section will include questions on the topics such as Number Systems, Relationship between Numbers, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, Mensuration etc.

The candidates must practice this section efficiently for mathematics is not a skill which can be acquired in a short duration of time. One has to practice all kinds of questions regularly to develop mathematical skills and efficiency.

Part D- Hindi/ English:

This section will test the candidate’s knowledge and ability to understand basic English and Hindi. The comprehension skills will also be tested.

English: It will include questions from the topics such as- Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms,  Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, , Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage etc.

All the questions of every component shall be of the matriculation level. The detailed instructions for the written exam and the specimen OMR sheet can be viewed on the commission’s official website.

Medical Examination

The Staff Selection Commission shall fix different qualifying standards for candidates belonging to different categories in different states/UTs, taking into consideration vacancies and shall have the sole discretion to do so. The candidates will have to score above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission in Written Examination to qualify for the final level of selection. The candidates who have cleared the minimum cut off of the written examination have to appear for a medical examination.

Medical boards constituted by the CAPF will medically examine the selected candidates to assess their physical and medical fitness in accordance with the standards set by the Commission. Medical Tests including X-Ray and other laboratory tests shall be conducted for such candidates who are found fit after passing through all the levels of examination. The physical well being of the candidates will be checked through medical tests.The following are some of medical standards that the candidates must abide by for recruitment through this examination:

  • The candidates must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein and squint in eyes. They must have good physical and mental health for performing duties in all regions including high altitudes.
  • Also, the candidates must be fit to serve in the border areas having extreme climatic conditions and must be free from any physical or mental defect which might interfere with the performance of their duties.
  • Eye Sight:

Visual Acuity Unaided
(Near Vision)

Uncorrected Visual Acuity
(Distant Vision)



Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Visual Correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses.

– In right handed person, the right eye is better eye and vice-versa.
– Binocular vision is required.





Temporary unfitness will not be allowed In case of medical examination. However, in case of any female candidate who is found to be pregnant (twelve weeks or above) during the medical examination, she shall be declared temporarily unfit. The medical examination of such a candidate will be held in abeyance until the confinement is over.

Also, the candidates who have been declared unfit may file an appeal to the designated authority in the CAPFs within 15 days of being declared unfit by the medical board.

All the candidates seeking recruitment to the CAPFs as Constables must go through all the stages of examination, with no exception. There will be three stages of recruitment and the movement to the subsequent levels is subject to the performance in the previous level. The initial stages of examination will include the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET) which will test the physical strength of the candidates. Only those candidates who satisfy the minimum standards set by the Commission are eligible for the subsequent Objective type Written Examination. The Written Examination will comprise of four sections with a total of 25 marks each. The Commission shall set up the minimum cut off marks for qualifying this examination. Those candidates who clear this cut off will further have to undergo a medical examination. The medical examination will be the final step of selection and the candidates who clear this round will be eligible for the final recruitment.

Every year, lakhs of candidates apply for the SSC Constable GD Exam. Most of the candidates are often not able to comprehend how to begin their preparation. It thus leads to unwanted stresses and pressures which in turn affects their overall performance. When you are appearing for an examination with this level of competition, it is important to be well aware of the examination pattern. It not only gives you a glimpse of what is necessary to be done but also helps you in preparing your plan of action.

This article was aimed at providing you with the necessary details of the examination scheme and syllabus of the SSC Constable GD Exam so as to help you in preparing effectively. Read it carefully and decide your course of action.

For more details and updates, stay tuned to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission - http://www.ssc.nic.in

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