SSC GD 2021 Eligibility

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Jun 10, 2021

SSC GD which is known as Staff Selection Commission will conduct GD Constables Exam 2021 to fill up the vacant posts of (General Duty) in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Secretariat Security Force (SSF) and Rifleman. It is a national level exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission. Every year SSC conducts exams to fill up thousands of vacancies in the Government Department and Ministries. Staff Selection Commission is the authority who conducts the exam. The mode of application is online. Also, Check the Upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

The Eligibility criteria of SSC GD 2021 comprises of parameters like Age limit, Educational qualification, Nationality, and Physical Standard. The recruitment process for SSC GD will consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). Candidates need to apply for the post of SSG GD on its official website Eligible candidates can fill online application for the post of SSC GD. This article provides the details of Eligibility for the post of SSC GD exam.

SSC GD Highlights

SSC GD Highlights 2021

Name of the Exam SSC GD ( Staff Selection Commission General Duty) 
Conducted by Staff Selection Commission
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Level National
Exam Language Hindu and English
Official Website
Frequency of Exam Once in a Year
SSC GD Eligibility

SSC GD 2021 Eligibility

To apply for the post of SSC GD Exam, Candidates have to fulfil the following eligibility requirements. The eligibility for the post of SSC GD exam is based on the below factors:

  • Academic Qualification
  • Nationality
  • Age limit
  • Age relaxation
  • Physical standard

Academic Qualification: Academic Qualification is one of the important eligibility criteria to apply for the post of SSC GD. The minimum qualification to apply for the post of SSC GD, 2021 is to qualify10th standard or Matriculation from a recognized board. Candidates who have not acquired the essential qualification are not eligible to apply for the post.

Age limit: To apply for the post of SSC GD, Candidates should be in between 18- 23 years. The upper or minimum age limit should be 18 years and the maximum or upper age limit should be 23 years.

Nationality: Nationality is another important Eligibility Criteria to apply for this post. Only Indian Candidates can apply for the post. For migrated candidates, they must submit domicile/ PRC against his/ her state/ UT.

Age relaxation: Age relaxation is there for the candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC, Ex-serviceman, and other categories of person. There is age relaxation in the upper age limit. In the below table, the details of age relaxation are given:

Category Age Relaxation Age Limit
SC/ ST 5 years 28 years
OBC 3 years 26 years
Ex-serviceman 3 years 26 years
Children and dependent on victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved) 5 years 28 years
Children and dependent on victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC) 8 years 31 years
Children and dependent on victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ ST) 10 years 33 years

Physical Standard

Physical Standard is another important eligibility for the post of SSC GD. Candidates who will qualify for the Computer Based Test will be shortlisted for the Physical Eligibility Test/ Physical Standard Test which is conducted by the commission. Physical Eligibility Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) will be conducted at various centres which will be finalized by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). Candidates who found themselves to be eligible on height parameters will have to undergo Physical Eligibility Test (PET) which will be followed by biometric/ technology aided identification. The details of the Physical standard of both men and women are mentioned in the below table.

Physical Efficiency Test

SSC GD 2021 Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Male and Female Candidates

Type For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Race 5 km in 24 Minutes 1.6 km in 8 and a half minutes
Race qualification for Ladakh Region 1 Mile in 6 and half Minutes 800 meters in 4 minutes
Physical Standard Test

SSC GD 2021 Physical Standard Test

Category Height (Male)  Height (Female)
Candidates belonging to General, SC, and OBC Categories 170 157
Candidates belonging to ST Categories 162.2 150
Candidates belonging to the ST category having domicile of North- Eastern States.  160 147.5
Candidates belonging to a resident of hilly areas 165 155

The eligibility criteria include different categories which are very important to appear for the exam. If any candidates do not fulfil any of the criteria, then the candidates will not be eligible or will be disqualified to appear in the exam. So, in the conclusion, we can say that to apply for the post of SSC GD, candidates have to fulfil the above eligibility criteria.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


rakesh singha
Hello my Dob is 15/1/2003 and height 162 CM, I'm from North East, caste(OBC) Am I eligible to fill the form for Ssc Gd?
priya negi

For the male candidates, 160cm height is the minimum height for all Schedule Tribe candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura, and Naxal/ Left Wing Extremism affected districts. The age for apply to SSC gd is between 18 to 23 years. 

jinde santhosh kumar
How many vacancies of ssc gd constable for obc
mizna harmain
How many times is SSC GD conducted in a year?
jaya garg

Hi Mizna. There is no limit of total numbers when SSC GD exam is conducted. The SSC GD notification is usually released based on the vacancies intimated by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to the commission. Further details are here. 

koyena biswas
How many vacancies are released for recruitment through SSC GD exam?
jaya garg

SSC GD Constable 2021 vacancies are not released yet. In 2020, the Commission had released a total of 1681 vacancies just for the constable post (UR category). Further details are here.

bhagyashri kene
how to fill identification marks in ssc gd?
jaya garg

Hi Bhagyashri. Any visible identification mark like a black mole, a cut mark or something, needs to be mentioned while applying online.