SSC GD Constable Exam

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SSC GD

SSC GD, which is one of the popular SSC exams amongst students, is conducted to fill the vacant constable positions in CRPF, BSF, BSF, SSB, NIA, SSF, etc. The exam is divided into four stages and only after qualifying each stage, a candidate is recruited by the authority. The four stages of SSC GD examination are- PST(Physical Standard Test, PET(Physical Efficiency Test), Computer Based Test, and Medical exam. To make things easier, here is a blog that will highlight the key details of this coveted exam. 

SSC GD Exam Key Details Highlights
Conducted By Staff Selection Commission
Mode Online
Frequency Yearly Exam
Post Name Constable
Selection Procedure 4 Stages 

Vacancies and Benefits

In 2018, there were a total of 60210. However, It is important to note that these numbers are can vary according to requirements every year. When it comes to the benefits one can avail upon completing the SSC GD exam and being appointed as a constable, other than the general pay, an individual can reap the following benefits: 

  • Medical facilities
  • Dearness allowance
  • House rent allowance
  • Pension Facilities
  • Paid leaves
  • Gratuity
  • Transport allowance.

Moreover, after a few years of service, the recruited candidates will be promoted to higher levels. While some times, these promotions are based on inter-departmental examinations, the experience and number of years of service are enough in some cases. 

SSC GD: Eligibility Criteria

The educational qualification required to apply for the SSC GD exam is that the candidate should have passed at least class 10th from a recognised board. The candidate can study further after 12th but to apply, the educational qualification should not be less than matriculation. Also, the age limit to appear for the examination is between 18-23 years. However, there are some relaxations for SC/ST, OBC, and other categories. They are given below:

Categories in SSC GD Exam Age
OBC 26 years
SC/ST 28 years
Ex-servicemen (General) 26 years
Ex-servicemen (OBC) 29 years
Ex-servicemen (SC/ST) 31 years
Domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir since 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (General) 28 years
Domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir since 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (OBC) 31 years
Domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir since 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (SC/ST) 33 years
Children and dependant of victims killed in the 1984 riots or 2002 communal riots in Gujarat (General) 28 years
Children and dependant of victims killed in the 1984 riots or 2002 communal riots in Gujarat (OBC) 31 years 
Children and dependant of victims killed in the 1984 riots or 2002 communal riots in Gujarat (SC/ST) 33 years

SSC GD Exam Pattern

As discussed, the SSC GD exam is held in 3 phases namely, Written examination, PST (Physical Standard Test), and PET (Physical Efficiency Test). The written test consists of four parts and each has 25 questions. Furthermore, each question carries 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. The duration of the whole examination is 90 minutes. The number of questions, marks, and topics covered in the written part of the SSC GD exam have been tabulated below: 

Sections No. of Questions Marks
Elementary Mathematics 25 25
General Knowledge 25 25
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
English/ Hindi 25 25
Total   100

Physical Standard Test

Conditions Male Female
Height (General, SC, OBC) 170 157
Height (ST) 162.5 150

Physical Efficiency Test

Type Male Female
Race 5 km in 24 minutes 1.6 km in 8.5 minutes

Syllabus of SSC GD Exam

Be it RRB NTPC, RBI Grade B, UPSC exams, or NABARD Grade B, to qualify any exam with flying colours, it is very important for the candidate to know the syllabus comprehensively. Below is the detailed syllabus of SSC GD exam:

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Subject Syllabus
Elementary Mathematics Number System
Percentage
Average
Ratio and Proportion
Profit and Loss
Interest
Discount
Mensuration
Time and Distance
Time and Work
Fundamental Arithmetic Operations
English/ Hindi Comprehension Writing
Para Jumbles
Sentence Formation
Synonyms and Antonyms
Basic General Knowledge Awards and Honours
Scientific Inventions
Geography
Economics
Important Dates
Indian History
World History
Culture
General Polity
General Intelligence and Reasoning Observation and Visual Memory
Coding Decoding
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
Similarities and Differences
Analogies
Arithmetic Reasoning
Recent studies and theories
Spatial Orientation
Spatial Visualisation

We hope this blog on SSC GD has equipped you with the key details pertaining to the exam. Confused about which stream to pursue after 10th? Don’t worry! Reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu through an e-meeting and 

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