SSC GD exams are the Staff Selection Committee General Duty Constable exams. The SSC conducts these exams every year to recruit constable for various government departments and ministries. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has developed and sanctioned the scheme to recruit the constables for general duty through these exams. More than 25,000 students across the country take these exams every year. The authorities test the candidates for the posts in the following offices:
- Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
- Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
- Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)
- Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
- Border Security Force (BSF)
- Secretariat Security Force (SSF)
- Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
- National Investigation Agency (NIA)
- Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles
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SSC GD Important Dates
SSC GD 2021 Important Dates
SSC has not yet released any notification for the 2021 SSC GD exams, but based on previous years, a compilation of tentative dates is following:
|Beginning of SSC GD 2021 application
|End of SSC GD 2021 application
|Admit Card for PET/PST
|PET/PST Exam Date
|Admit Card for SSC GD Written Exam
|SSC GD 2021 Written Exam Date
|SSC GD 2021 Written Exam Result
|Admit Card for SSC GD 2021 Medical Test
|SSC GD 2021 Medical Test Date
|SSC GD 2021Medical Test Result
SSC GD Eligibility
SSC GD 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The students eager for SSC GD 2021 exams shall go through the eligibility criteria present below carefully.
- The candidate must have a citizenship of India.
- For the students who have migrated must submit a certificate of domicile or permanent residence.
- The candidate must have passed their matriculation (class 10th) or similar from a recognized board or institute.
- Candidates from the General category must be between the age of 18-23 years.
- Candidates from the SC/ST category must be between the age of 18-28 years.
- OBC candidates have to be between the age of 18-26 years.
- The candidates who are ex-servicemen can apply within three years after the end of military service.
- General candidates who are either children or dependents of victims of the 1984 Riots or the 2002 Gujarat Communal Riots can be between the age of 18-28 years
- OBC candidates who are either children or dependents of victims of the 1984 Riots or the 2002 Gujarat Communal Riots can be between the age of 18-31 years.
- SC/ST candidates who are either children or dependents of victims of the 1984 Riots or the 2002 Gujarat Communal Riots can be between the age of 18- 33 years.
- The candidates who had a domicile in the State of Jammu and Kashmir between the period 1st January 1980 and 31st December 1989 can be between the age of 18-28 years.
- The candidates appearing through reservation must have proper documents supporting the claim.
SSC GD Exam Pattern
SSC GD 2021 Exam Pattern
The SSC GD Exam, commissioned by SSC, has four parts:
- Written Exam
- Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
- Physical Standard Test (PST)
- Detailed Medical Examination
- SSC conducts the written exam for General Duty Constable Exams both in online and offline modes.
- The question papers for online exams are in Hindi and English.
- The question papers for offline exams are in Hindi, English, and the regional language based on the location of the exam centre.
- The papers are MCQ based and consist of 100 questions.
- The total time duration of the SSC GD exam is 90 minutes.
- The paper has four sections- General Awareness, English/Hindi, Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude.
- The first section of General Awareness contains scientific research, general polity, geography, history, culture, and others.
- This section contains topics that test the comprehensive and grammatical abilities of the students through the questions about the language.
- General Intelligence and Reasoning consists of topics like problem-solving, number series, analogies, coding-decoding and figures classification, and others.
- The section of Quantitative Aptitude consists of topics like decimals, fractions, average, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and proportion, and others.
- The questions consist of 1 mark for every correct answer.
- There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
- Each of the four sections contains 25 questions with a maximum mark of 25.
- The candidates of the General category have to score a minimum of 35% to qualify for the next round.
- The candidates of SC/ST/OBC have to score a minimum of 33% to qualify for the next round.
Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
This test assesses the physical fitness parameters of the candidates.
- For the Physical Efficiency Test, the candidates have to race through to pass.
- The male candidates have to run 5km in 24 minutes.
- The female candidates have to run 1.6km in 8 and a half minutes.
Physical Standard Test (PST)
This test evaluates the candidates based on their physical features such as height, chest, and weight.
|Height for General/SC/OBC
|Height for ST
|Chest Expansion for General/SC/OBC
|Chest Expansion for ST
This test determines if the candidates are medically fit for the post and job they are applying.
The interested and eligible candidates must check the complete syllabus for the exam on the official website. To apply for the exams, the students must look out for the application notifications. The complete details regarding the online submission of the application are present in the Annexure-III of SSC GD Notification on the official website. The application fee for General Male candidates is INR 100. The women candidates, ex-servicemen, and SC/ST/OBC candidates don’t have to pay any application fees.
SSC GD Syllabus
SSC GD Syllabus
|General Intelligence & Reasoning
- Distance and direction
- Number series completion
- Counting figures
|General Knowledge & General Awareness
- Current affairs
- Indian polity
- International affairs
- Books and author
- Time and distance
- Boat and stream
- Profit and loss
- Ratio and proportion
- Time and work
||Questions related to language comprehension
Before the aspirants appear for the SSC GD exam, they should have detailed knowledge about the exam pattern and syllabus. It will help to make them confident.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.