SSC GD Constable

SSC GD Constable

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The Staff Selection Commission is an authorized organization, working under the Government of India. The SSC does all the required procedures for recruitment of candidates into various posts in Departments & Ministries in Government of India. The SSC releases notifications every year for recruitment for various posts. Candidates are selected, based upon their performance in the exams, conducted by SSC.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts an open examination for recruitment to the posts of Constable (GD) in, BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NIA and SSF and Rifleman in Assam Rifles, as per the Recruitment Scheme formulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs and as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Staff Selection Commission. 

Selection Procedure : A candidate has to go through the following tests for Final Selection:
I.   Written Examination (CBE)
II.  Physical Standards Test
III. Physical Efficiency Test
IV.  Medical Examination

Exam Pattern

Total Marks : 100
Total Time : 90 Min
-ve marking : N/A
Subject Qns. Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25
General knowledge and General awareness 25 25
Elementary Mathematics 25 25
English (Optional) 25 25
Hindi (Optional) 25 25
Total 100 100


The Staff Selection Commission will conduct an open examination for 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) and as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Home Affairs and the Staff Selection Commission. The recruitment process will consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and Medical Examination.

Eligibility Criteria

Essential Educational Qualifications (as on 01-08-2021): 

The candidates must have passed Matriculation or 10th Class Examination from a recognized Board/ University.

**Candidates who have not acquired the essential educational qualification as on 01.08.2018 will not be eligible and need not apply.**


Age limit (As on 01-08-2021):

Age limit for the posts is 18-23 years as on 01-01-2021

(i.e. Candidates born not before 02-08-1998 and not later than 01-08-2003).


Permissible relaxation in upper age limit and category-codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:

Code No Category Age-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning.
04 Children and dependent of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved) 5 years
05 Children and dependent of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC) 8 years
06 Children and dependent of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ ST) 10 years
07 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. 5 years


Physical Standards Test (PST):

Category Male Female
Height Chest Height Chest
Gen / OBC /SC  170 CMS 81-85 CMS 157 CMS NA
ST 162.5 CMS 76-81 CMS 150 CMS NA
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 160 CMS 77-82 CMS 147.5 CMS NA
The Minimum height for the candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir 165 CMS 78-83 CMS 155 CMS NA
The minimum height for the candidates hailing from North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura 162.5 CMS 77-82 CMS 152.5 CMS NA
The minimum height for the candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Division of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub-Divisions of these Districts: (1) Lohargarh Tea Garden (2) Lohagarh Forest (3) Rangmohan (4) Barachenga (5) Panighata (6) Chota Adalpur (7) Paharu (8) Sukna Forest (9) Sukna Part-I (10) Pantapati Forest-1 (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) Salbari Chhatpart-II (14) Sitong Forest (15) Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) Chhota Chenga (18) Nipania. 157 CMS 77-82 CMS 152.5 CMS NA


Physical Efficiency Test (PET):

Gender Category Race Time Long Jump High Jump
Male All Category 1600 Meter 6 Min 14 Feet 3 Feet 09 Inch
Female All Category 1600 Meter 8 Min 10 Feet 03 Feet


Medical Examination:

Visual Acuity unaided (NEAR VISION) Uncorrected Visual Acuity (DISTANT VISION) Refraction Color Vision Remarks
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
N6 N9 6/6 6/9 Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses. CP-III BY ISIHARA For right handed person, the Right eye is better eye and vice versa. -Binocular vision is required.

Vacancy Details

Details of the Posts: Followings are the likely posts that will be filled up through this Examination:

BSF MALE 2690 641 1453 1026 603 6413
FEMALE 478 113 255 176 110 7545
CISF MALE 3217 760 1714 1133 786 7610
FEMALE 359 88 193 128 86 854
CRPF MALE -- -- -- -- -- --
FEMALE -- -- -- -- -- --
SSB MALE 1616 380 892 604 314 3806
FEMALE -- -- -- -- -- --
ITBP MALE 563 95 250 177 131 1216
FEMALE 117 08 42 28 20 215
AR MALE 1354 317 615 391 508 3185
FEMALE 255 60 115 71 99 600
NIA MALE -- -- -- -- -- --
FEMALE -- -- -- -- -- --
SSF MALE 84 19 49 28 14 194
FEMALE 46 04 11 07 03 46



Syllabus Computer Based Examinations:

→ General Intelligence & Reasoning:

Analytical aptitude and ability to observe and distinguish patterns will be tested through questions principally of non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non- verbal series, coding and decoding, etc.


→ General Knowledge and General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.


→ Elementary Mathematics:

This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.


→ English/ Hindi:

Candidates' ability to understand basic English/ Hindi and his basic comprehension would be tested.



Application Fee

Application Fee:

Fee payable: Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.


Mode of Payment:

Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.

How to Apply

The applications must be submitted through online mode only. For detailed instructions on filling online application Form.

The process of filling online application for the examination consists of two parts:

I. One Time Registration

II. Filling of online Application for the Examination


Part-I (One-Time Registration)

1. Please read the instructions given in the Notice of Examination carefully before filling up the online 'Registration Form' and Application Form.

2. Before proceeding with One-Time Registration, keep the following information/ documents ready: a. Mobile Number (to be verified through OTP)

b. Email ID (to be verified through OTP).

c. Aadhaar Number. If Aadhaar Number is not available, please give one of the following ID Numbers. (You will be required to show the original document at a later stage):

i. Voter ID Card

ii. PAN

iii. Passport

iv. Driving License

v. School/ College ID

vi. Employer ID (Govt./ PSU/ Private)

d. Information about the Board, Roll Number and Year of Passing the Matriculation (10th) Examination.

e. Scanned color passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). Applications with blurred photograph will be rejected.

f. Scanned signature in JPEG format (10 to 20 KB). Image dimension of the signature should be about 4.0 cm (width) x 3.0 cm (height). Applications with blurred signature will be rejected.

g. Disability Certificate Number, if you are a person with benchmark disability.


Part-II (Online Application Form)

1. Login to online system through your Registration Number and password.

2. Click Apply link in ‘Combined Graduate Level Examination 2019’ section under Latest Notifications tab.

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