SSC GD 2021 notification will be released in the month of December 2020 and will be open till January 2021. The application fees are INR 100/- for general category while female and SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen candidates are exempted from any application fee.
The admit card will be released in the month of February 2021 for which the candidates can apply on https://ssc.nic.in/
An SSC GD constable gets a salary of INR 21,700 - 69,100/- along with many other perks and allowances.
The SSC GD exam offers entry-level job designation as Constable (General Duty) and Rifleman (General Duty). If one wants to serve the nation through security forces, this is a good option to begin your career. The table below illustrates different factors about the exam that you should know :
|Name of Exam||SSC GD|
|Organization Name||Staff Selection Committee|
|Post||Constable and Rifleman (General Duty)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fees||General: INR 100/- Female/SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen : NIL|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Language||English and Hindi|
|Job Location||Across nation|
|Availability of Application Form||December 2020|
|Last Date to Apply||January 2021|
|Admit Card release date for CBE||February 2021|
|CBE Exam Date||March 2021|
|CBE Result Date||April 2021|
|PST/PET Admit Card||May 2021|
|PST/PET Exam Date||July 2021|
|PST/PET Result Date||August 2021|
|Medical Exam Admit Card||September 2021|
|Medical Exam Exam Date||October 2021|
|Medical Exam Result Date||November 2021|
For the post of general duty constable, the basic eligibility criteria include educational qualification and age limit. The detailed eligibility criteria have been mentioned below :
|SC / ST||10 years|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||3 years|
|Person with Disabilities (General)||5 years|
|Person with Disabilities (OBC)||8 years|
|Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1981||5 years|
|UR / OBC||INR 100/-|
|Female / SC / ST / PwD||NIL|
A few documents are to be uploaded for completing the application process. The list of documents along with specified format is as follows :
|Photograph||20 kb - 50 kb||JPG / JPEG|
|Signature||10 kb - 20 kb||JPG / JPEG|
|Left Thumb Impression||10 kb - 30 kb||JPG / JPEG|
|Disability Certificate (If any)||20 kb - 50 kb||PDF / JPEG|
It is advisable to download the admit card within a few days after it is released which will save you from the last-minute hustle. Candidates won’t be allowed inside the exam centre without a hard copy of their admit card. The stepwise procedure to download the admit card is as follows :
At the time of filling the application form, candidates have to enter three exam centres as per their preference. The exam is conducted in almost every major city across the nation.
Candidates will be given the exam centre as per their preference in the application and the same will reflect in the admit card. The list of exam centres is displayed while filling the application form and candidates can choose from the same.
It is an objective type paper conducted in online mode with no negative marking. It is conducted only in two languages: English and Hindi.
|Section||Section Name||No. of Questions||Max Marks||Time Allotted|
|Section A||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||25||1.5 Hours (Cumulative)|
|Section B||General Knowledge and General Awareness||25||25|
|Section C||Elementary Maths||25||25|
|Section D||English / Hindi||25||25|
Candidates who have cleared CBE can appear for PET. In order to test the physical efficiency of candidates, they have to complete a race as per the norms. The criteria followed is :
For candidates of Ladakh Region :
Under this test, the physical standards of the candidates are tested on the basis of three factors:
|Height (in cms)||170||157|
|Weight||Proportionate to and age as per medical standards||Proportionate to and age as per medical standards|
Candidates who qualify the PET / PST examination, are further shortlisted for a Medical Examination. The candidates are examined by Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs on the basis of two points :
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||
|General Knowledge and General awareness||
A key criterion of SSC GD is that the candidates have to acquire the minimum marks in CBE in order to be qualified for further tests and final merit. After the results are out, candidates can check them using the following steps :
Though the number of vacancies for the year 2021 has not been released, the vacancies for the year 2020 are as follows :
|Constable (Executive) - Male||1681||343||662||590||157|
|Constable (Ex-Servicemen (Others))||94||19||37||52||24|
|Constable (Ex-Servicemen (Commando))||93||19||37||67||27|
|Constable (Executive) - Female||933||202||387||328||94|
The basic salary of a SSC GD constable is INR 21,700 - 69,100. The salary depends upon the post the candidate is selected for. The allowances given for basic salary of INR 21,700 is as follows :
|Basic Salary||INR 21,700|
|House Rent Allowance||2538|
|Total Earnings||INR 25,896|
Other than this, the allowances and benefits provided by SSC GD are :
Initially, a candidate is appointed as a guard or escort. A constable can further be promoted to the post of :
Ques. What is the starting salary of a SSC GD constable?
Ans. The minimum basic salary of a SSC GD constable is INR 21,700. Various other payments are added to this salary in the form of allowances and perks which are to be paid to the constable.
Ques. When will be the SSC GD 2021 CBE conducted?
Ans. The Computer Based Examination for the year 2021 will be conducted tentatively in the month of March 2021. However, the date is not fixed and may change with prior notice.
Ques. What is the selection criteria for SSC GD?
Ans. The selection criteria for SSC GD consists of four steps :
Ques. What are the further career options after clearing the SSC GD exam?
Ans. After clearing the SSC GD exam, one is posted as constable or escort and can further be promoted to a senior constable, head constable, assistant sub-inspector, sub-inspector or an Inspector.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.