What is SSC GD Constable?


SSC GD Constable is matriculate level exam which is conducted by Staff Selection Commission every year for the recruitment to the posts of Constable (General Duty) in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Secretariat Security Force (SSF) and Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles as per the Recruitment Scheme formulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).


Students who have completed their matriculation or Class 10 and are between 18 to 23 years are able to apply for SSC GD constable exam. The selection process consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME).


In this article, we are going to share all the relevant information related to SSC GD like important dates, eligibility criteria, the application process, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, Various Posts in SSC GD, Post wise salary etc.


SSC GD Important Details


Name of recruitment examConstables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA & SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles (AR) Examination
Conducting authoritySSC
Post nameGeneral Duty
Exam levelNational
Exam categoryMatriculation
Selection stagesCBE, PET, PST and Medical Examination
Exam frequencyOnce in a year
Mode of examOnline
Exam languageEnglish and Hindi


SSC GD Eligibility Criteria


Education Qualifying:


To apply for GD Constable you must have a graduation degree or diploma or 10th Pass from a recognized board or government authorized educational institute.


Age Eligibility :


The minimum age to apply for GD Constable should be 18 years and maximum age should be 23 years. Candidates fulfilling the age limit can apply for GD Constable.


Age Relaxation:


CategoryUpper Age Relaxation
ST/SC/ Children and dependents of victims died in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (GEN)/ Domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 (GEN)28
OBC/Ex-Servicemen (GEN)26
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)29
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)/ Domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (OBC)/ Children and dependents of victims died in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC)31
Domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 (SC/ST)/ Children and dependents of victims died in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ST)33


Physical Standard for SSC GD


Physical StandardHeightChest
Male170 cmsExpanded 80 cms
Female157 cmsNA


SSC GD Syllabus


English/HindiGeneral AwarenessElementary MathematicsGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning
Comprehension Writing
Sentence Formation
Para Jumbles
Scientific Inventions Sports
Awards and Honours
Important Dates
Indian/World History
General Polity
Number System
Ratio and Proportions
Profit and Loss
Time and Distance
Time and Work
Fundamental Arithmetic Operations
Spatial Visualization
Spatial Orientation
Visual Memory
Arithmetical Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning
Similarities and Differences
Recent Studies and Theories


SSC GD Exam Pattern


SSC GD Exam will be held in three main phases:


  • Written examination (Computer Based)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)


The test will be having multiple choice questions with four sections with 25 questions in each section. Each question will carry 1 mark. Wrong answers will be given a negative marking with as much as 0.25 marks for every error committed.


The detailed Exam Pattern for SSC GD Exam is given below:


For Written Examination


PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksExam Duration
AGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning252590 Minutes
BGeneral Knowledge & General Awareness2525 
CElementary Mathematics2525 
DEnglish/ Hindi2525 


For Physical Efficiency Test (PET)


Physical Standard Required for SSC GD


TypeFor Male CandidatesFor Female Candidates
Race5 Km in 24 minutes1.6 Km in 8(1/2) minutes


For Physical Standard Test (PST)


TypeFor Male CandidatesFor Female Candidates
Height ( General ,SC & OBC)170157
Height ( ST )162.5150
TypeFor Male CandidatesFor Female Candidates
Chest Expansion (General , SC & OBC)80/ 5N/A
Chest Expansion ( ST )76 / 5N/A


Height and medical standards will be according to the gender they belong to.


Visual Acuity UnaidedUncorrected Visual Acuity
Near VisionDistant Vision
Better EyeWorse EyeBetter EyeWorse Eye
Better EyeWorse EyeBetter EyeWorse EyeWorse Eye
N6N96 / 66 / 9




  • Candidates selected for appointment are liable to serve anywhere in India.
  • 10% vacancies are earmarked for Ex-Servicemen (ExS). If suitable Ex-servicemen candidates are not available, vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen will be filled by non-Ex servicemen candidates of respective categories.
  • Vacancies are state/ UT wise hence a candidate must submit domicile/ Permanent Residential Certificate against his/ her state/ UT.
  • The appointment of candidates after selection is subject to availability of seats in training facilities of various CAPFs. As such, candidates may be appointed in phases in accordance with availability of training space.
  • There is no interview procedure for SSC GD Constable Exam.


SSC GD Post Wise Salary


SSC GD post of Constable will have a pay scale of Rs.21700 to 69100 under 7th Pay Commission.


Name of the Designation at CAPF DepartmentsPay Scale OfferedGrade Pay Offered
GD Constable/ Rifleman GD21700- 69100 (PB – 1)Rs. 2000


SSC GD Selection Procedure


SSC GD constable selection process is based on below mentioned 3 major factors:


  • Written Examination: It is an Objective Type paper which carrying 100 Marks.
  • Physical Standards Test & Physical Efficiency Test
  • Medical Test


SSC GD Application Process & Fee


The application fee for SSC GD Exam is Rs. 100/- for General category candidates and those who belong to SC/ST/PWD category are not required to pay any application fee.


How to apply: Applications must be submitted only in online mode at http://ssconline.nic.in only. The process of submitting applications for the said recruitment examination consists of two parts: (i) One-Time Registration and (ii) Filling of online Application Form.


Male (General/ OBC)Rs. 100
Female (All Category)No Fees
SC/ST/Ex-ServicemenNo Fees


  • Mode of payment: Fee can be paid through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking.