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SSC GD 2021 - Application Process, Eligibility, Admit Card and Career

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Oct 21, 2020

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

An SSC GD constable gets a salary of INR 21,700 - 69,100/- along with many other perks and allowances.

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Latest Updates

  • SSC GD Constable final merit list to be released soon. Check details here
  • The advertisement to apply for the exam will be released in the month of December 2020
  • The PST/PET examination will be held in the month of March 2021 and the admit card for the same will be released in February 2021

SSC GD 2021 Highlights

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
Selection process
  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) / Physical Standard Test (PST)
  3. Medical Exam
Job Location Across nation
Official Website
SSC GD Important Dates

SSC GD 2021 Important Dates

Event Dates
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
SSC GD Eligibility

SSC GD 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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 :

  • Nationality: Candidate should be a citizen of India
  • Age Limit: Candidate must be of the age between 18 and 23
  • Educational Qualification: Candidate must have cleared Class 10th from a recognised board. Candidates appearing for Class 10th exam are not eligible

Age Limit of SSC GD 2021

  • The maximum age of candidates allowed is 23.
  • However, certain age relaxations are provided for the reserved categories as per the government norms which are discussed in the table below :
Category Age Relaxation
SC / ST 10 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Person with Disabilities (General) 5 years
Person with Disabilities (OBC) 8 years
Ex-Servicemen 3 years
Domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1981 5 years
SSC GD Application Process

SSC GD 2021 Application Process

Step 1: Registration

  • The registration process is only for candidates registering for the first time. Candidates need to visit the official webpage and click on the ‘Register Now’ button.
  • Fill in the basic details such as name, date of birth and contact details.
  • All the details should be filled as per the details in matriculation certificate
  • Next, fill the Aadhaar Card Number, Identity Card and its number
  • The candidates have to fill their matriculation details such as: Education Board, Roll Number and Year of Passing
  • Enter gender, highest educational qualification, mobile number and email ID
  • Next, the candidates have to confirm their mobile number and email ID
  • A Registration ID and password will be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID
  • Proceed towards filling other details by clicking on the ‘Next’ button
  • Fill the nationality, category, identification mark, permanent and temporary address.
  • Upload photograph, signature and left thumb impression
  • After clicking ‘Final Submit’ button, different OTPs are sent on mobile number as well as email ID
  • Candidates are required to enter both the OTPs to successfully complete the registration process


  1. After submission, if the registration process is not completed in 7 days, the data will be deleted from the system
  2. The basic details can be changed only once after the completion of the registration process

Step 2: Application Form

  • To fill in the application form, candidates have to login into their account using registered ID and password
  • Under the ‘Latest Notifications’ tab, click on the ‘Apply’ button in the SSC GD Constable section
  • Information filled during the registration process will be auto-filled and can’t be edited
  • Choose up to three exam centres in order of preference.
  • Select Domicile State / UT and District of Domicile
  • Give preference of CAPFs / Organizations
  • Pay the application fee through online mode of payment or through SBI Challan

SSC GD Application Fees 2021

  • The payment can be made by using Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking / Mobile Wallets or through SBI Challan
  • Mode of paying the application fee is online as well as offline
  • For online payment mode, an e-receipt will be generated after successful payment
  • Application fees vary from candidate to candidate as per the categories :
Category Application Fee
UR / OBC INR 100/-
Female / SC / ST / PwD NIL

Required Documents to Apply

A few documents are to be uploaded for completing the application process. The list of documents along with specified format is as follows :

Document Size Format
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
SSC GD Admit Card

SSC GD 2021 Admit Card

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 :

  • Visit the official website of SSC i.e.
  • Click on the ‘Admit Card’ tab on the homepage
  • Select your region (e.g, Eastern, Northern, etc)
  • The link to download the admit card will be displayed
  • Click on the link and enter the required credentials (Username and Password)
  • The admit card will open up in a separate window
  • Download and save the admit card. A print out of the admit card should be taken out as the hard copy of the admit card is necessary.
SSC GD Exam Centres

SSC GD 2021 Exam Centres

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.

SSC GD Exam Pattern

SSC GD 2021 Exam Pattern

  • The selection criteria of SSC GD consists of following steps: Computer-based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
  • The computer-based examination is carried out in an online mode
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers in CBE
  • Candidates who clear CBE are eligible to appear for PET and PST
  • As a final, a detailed medical examination is carried out by a senior official.

SSC GD 2021 CBE Exam Pattern

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

Physical Efficiency Test

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 :

  • Male Candidates: 5 km in 24 minutes
  • Female Candidates: 1.6 km in 8 ½ minutes

For candidates of Ladakh Region :

  • Male Candidates: 1 mile in 6 ½ minutes
  • Female Candidates: 800 metres in 4 minutes

Physical Standard Test

Under this test, the physical standards of the candidates are tested on the basis of three factors:

Physical Standard Male Female
Height (in cms) 170 157
Chest 80/5 -
Weight Proportionate to and age as per medical standards Proportionate to and age as per medical standards

Detailed Medical Examination

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 :

  • Eyesight
  • Medical Fitness
SSC GD Syllabus

SSC GD 2021 CBE Syllabus

Section Topics
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  1. Reasoning Analogies
  2. Arithmetic Number Series
  3. Arithmetical Reasoning
  4. Coding-Decoding
  5. Discrimination
  6. Figural Classification
  7. Non-verbal Series
  8. Observation
  9. Relationship Concepts – Blood Relations
  10. Similarities and Differences
  11. Spatial Orientation
  12. Spatial Visualization
  13. Visual Memory
General Knowledge and General awareness
  1. Culture
  2. Economic Scene
  3. General Polity
  4. Geography
  5. History
  6. Indian Constitution
  7. Scientific Research
  8. Sports
Elementary Maths
  1. Averages
  2. Computation of Whole Numbers
  3. Decimals and Fractions
  4. Discount
  5. Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  6. Interest
  7. Mensuration
  8. Number Systems
  9. Percentages
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Ratio and Proportion
  12. Ratio and Time
  13. Relationship between Numbers
  14. Time and Distance
  15. Time and Work

SSC GD 2021 Previous Years’ Cutoff Trend

Category Male Female
SC 84.05 70.18
ST 81.19 74.34
OBC 88.97 77.02
UR 89.07 78.66
SSC GD Result

SSC GD Result

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 :

  1. Visit the official website of SSC :
  2. Click on the ‘Results’ button at the top of the homepage
  3. Click on the GD tab
  4. Enter the details such as roll number, username and password
  5. View, download and save the result in the form of PDF

SSC GD Vacancies

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

SSC GD Salary Structure

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
Transport Allowance 1224
House Rent Allowance 2538
Dearness Allowance 434
Total Earnings INR 25,896

Other than this, the allowances and benefits provided by SSC GD are :

  • Transportation Allowance
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pension Facilities
  • Annual Paid Leaves
  • Security Allowances
  • Field Allowances

SSC GD Career Prospects

Initially, a candidate is appointed as a guard or escort. A constable can further be promoted to the post of :

  1. Senior Constable
  2. Head Constable
  3. Assistant Sub Inspector
  4. Sub Inspector
  5. Inspector


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 :

  1. Computer-Based Examination
  2. Physical Efficiency Test
  3. Physical Standard Test
  4. Detailed Medical Examination

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.


fauzia shahid
what is gd in ssc?
kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. The Staff Selection Commission General Duty (GD) exam comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs and is taken for several posts including Constable GD in Border Security Force – BSF. Highlights about SSC GD 2021 Highlights is mentioned here.

koyena biswas
how to fill ssc gd constable form 2020?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. For one time SSC GD Constable registration, candidates are supposed to tap on 'Register Now' link in the home page. During SSC GD Constable registration, it is mandatory to fill accurate details.
Further information related to SSC GD is mentioned here.

bhagyashri kene
how to apply ssc gd constable?
kavita rani

HI Bhagyashri. Refer to the official website and after that click on the relevant SSC GD link.
The first and foremost step of the recruitment process is filling SSC GD Constable application form. Further information is accessible here.

ramu ram
Result Kab ayega sir
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, The Staff Selection Commission declares SSC GD result. The commission releases a notification on its official website at the time of declaration of SSC GD result. You can check SSC GD result on the official website of Staff Selection Commission. 

ramu ram
Final result
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, The Staff Selection Commission declares SSC GD result. The commission releases a notification on its official website at the time of declaration of SSC GD result. You can check SSC GD result on the official website of Staff Selection Commission.