SSC GD Exam Job Alert

Conducted annually, The SSC GD exam is the General Duty Constable examination for the recruitment in various Government departments and Ministries of the country. You will find here SSC GD Exam Job Alert .

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SSC General Duty Constable Examination

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC GD exam. every year to recruit candidates for the posts of Constable ( General Duty ) in Border Security Force ( BSF ) , Secretariat Security Force ( SSF ) , Central Industrial Security Force ( CISF ) , National Investigation Agency ( NIA ) , Indo Tibetan Border Police ( ITBP ) , Sashastra Seema Bal ( SSB ) , Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF ) and Rifleman ( General Duty ) in Assam Rifles.

SSC GD Exam Job Alert
SSC GD Exam Job Alert

SSC GD Eligibility Criteria

  1. Educational Qualifications: Candidates must hold the essential educational qualification as on 1st August, 2018 i.e, Matriculation or 10th class pass from a recognized Board/ University before applying for the GD post.
  2. Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen. For migrated candidates, they must submit domicile/ PRC against his/ her state/ UT.
  3. Age Limit: The candidates who took the SSC GD exam 2023-24 should fulfil the age requirement of 18-23 years.
  4. Age Relaxation: There is an age relaxation in the upper age limit for SC, ST, OBC, Ex-Servicemen and other categories of persons based on the Government’s orders.

The age relaxation codes for the different categories of candidates are listed below:

SSC GD Age Relaxation
Code NumberCategoryPermissible Age Relaxation
01SC/ ST5 years
02OBC3 years
03Ex-Servicemen3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning.
04Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved)5 years
05Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC)8 years
06Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ ST)10 years
07Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989.5 years

Candidates appearing for SSC Constable (GD) Exam must meet the specified SSC GD requirements or else their application would stand cancelled.

SSC GD Apply Online

The SSC GD 2020 online apply procedure will commence after the release of 2020 recruitment notification. The last recruitment process was for SSC GD 2018. The online application procedure for the same is discussed for reference.

The SSC GD apply online process commenced from August 17, 2018, and continued up to September 30, 2018 (until 5.00 P.M.). Candidates willing to take the SSC GS exam are required to apply for SSC GD online from through the SSC official website ( or ‘Click here to apply’ link provided at>Apply>GD-Constable. It is imperative for candidates to read the instructions thoroughly before proceeding with the SSC GD online one time ‘Registration Form’/ Application Form.

Applicants should provide all the requisite details while filling up the SSC GD Online Application Form. The Registration ID and password will be provided once the SSC GD Online Form is submitted. Candidates should mandatorily note down the Registration ID and password and retain it safely for future reference. This would be the permanent Registration ID and Password which is required to apply for this exam as well as any other recruitment examination of the Commission.

After submission of the Registration Form, an applicant is required to follow the below guidelines:

  • Upload his/ her latest color photograph and signature as part of the recruitment process.
  • The signature and photograph should be uploaded in JPG format.
  • The digital size of the photo should be more than 4 KB and less than 20 KB.
  • The digital size of the signature should be more than 1 KB and less than 12 KB.

In case of any discrepancy in ‘One-time registration’ data that has been filled by a candidate, the Commission allows editing/ modifying the information furnished such as:

  1. Candidate’s Name
  2. Father’s/ Mother’s Name
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Gender
  5. Matriculation details like Roll Number, Enrollment Number, etc.

Note: Applications that carry a blurred/ hazy picture or signature are liable to be rejected.

SSC GD Application Fee

The application fee details for SSC GD Exam are given below:

SSC GD Exam Application Fee Details
CategoryApplication Fee
General (Male)Rs 100/- ( as per Govt. advice)
Women CandidatesExempted
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled TribeExempted

SSC GD Exam Pattern

The SSC GD examination is conducted in four stages :

  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

A detailed account of each  stages is given below :

  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE): This is an online test which consists of objective-type questions and multiple-choice questions which has four sections:
    • General Intelligence and Reasoning
    • General Knowledge and General Awareness
    • Elementary Mathematics
    • English/ Hindi
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET): This test assesses the candidate’s physical fitness on the basis of height parameters and he/ she needs to undergo PET (race) which is followed by biometric/ technology-aided identification test.
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST): This test evaluates the physical standards of the candidates on the basis of three factors – height, chest and weight.
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME): Shortlisted candidates who pass the PET and PST are required to go through a detailed medical examination and are medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs to assess their physical and medical fitness.

SSC GD Syllabus

     Parts                                                               Sections Total No. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
Part AGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning252590 minutes
Part BGeneral Knowledge and General Awareness2525
Part CElementary Mathematics2525
Part DEnglish/ Hindi2525

The main topics under each section is given as under :

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It mainly consists of basic topics like arithmetical reasoning, problem-solving, number series, analogies, coding-decoding and figures classification, etc.
  2. General Awareness: Under this section, the topics consists of Scientific Research, Geography, General Polity, Culture, History, etc. Candidates can check various Static GK topics for their preparation.
  3. Elementary Mathematics: In this section, it includes topics like averages, decimals and fractions, mensuration, ratio and proportion, time and distance, etc.
  4. English/Hindi: This includes specific topics pertaining to a language and tests the grammatical and comprehension skills of the candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the full form of SSC GD?

Staff Selection Commission General Duty Constable.

What are the eligibility criteria for the SSC GD Exam?

To be eligible for the SSC GD Exam, you must be:
·         An Indian citizen by birth or descent.
·         Between the ages of 18 and 23 years as on January 1 of the year of examination.
·         Have passed Class 10 from a recognized board.
·         Meet the physical and medical standards prescribed for the CAPFs.

What is the pattern for the SSC GD Exam?

The SSC GD Exam is a computer-based test (CBT). It consists of four sections:
·         General Intelligence and Reasoning (50 marks)
·         General Knowledge and Current Affairs (50 marks)
·         Elementary Mathematics (50 marks)
·         English/Hindi (50 marks)

Is there any negative marking in the SSC GD Exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer.

What is the selection process for the SSC GD Exam?

The SSC GD Exam consists of the following three stages:
·         Computer-Based Test (CBT)
·         Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/Physical Standard Test (PST), and
·         Medical Examination

What are the important topics for the SSC GD Exam?

The following are the topics:
·         General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analogies, Arithmetic Number Series, Arithmetical Reasoning, Coding-Decoding, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Blood Relations, Puzzles, etc.
·         General Knowledge and Current Affairs: Current events, Indian history, Indian geography, Indian polity, Indian economy, etc.
·         Elementary Mathematics: Number system, Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Mensuration, etc.
·         English/Hindi: Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, etc.

Success Mantra

To easily crack SSC GD exam, you should follow the following tips:

  • Start your preparation at least six months before the exam date.
  • Make a study plan and stick to it.
  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly.
  • Focus on your weak areas.
  • Practice regularly.
  • Stay calm and confident on the day of the exam.


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