SSC GD Exam

The recruitment process SSC GD 2021 exam started with the release of GD Exam notification on July 17th 2021. The SSC GD exam is the General Duty Constable examination conducted annually by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of eligible personnel in various Government departments and Ministries of the country.

The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC General Duty Constable exam 2021 notice to recruit 25271 candidates. The last date to fill the application form for GD 2021 is August 31st 2021. Go through the detailed notice and vacancies on the given PDF.

SSC GD Notification 2021 PDF:-Download PDF Here

Previously, the notification for SSC GD Constable 2021 was scheduled to release on March 25th 2021 but was postponed due to a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. Details regarding the SSC General Duty Constable 2021 dates are given in the article. Candidates can check the SSC Exam Calendar 2021 to check the dates of other exams as well.

** Candidates must note that notice of recruitment for SSC GD 2020 exam has not been released. The last recruitment conducted by the Commission was for SSC GD 2018 after which the SSC Constable 2021 exam notification has been released.   

For detailed information on other SSC Exams conducted by the commission, check the linked page.

Table of Contents:

  1. SSC GD Recruitment
  2. SSC GD Exam Dates
  3. SSC GD Notification
  4. SSC GD Vacancy
  5. SSC GD Apply Online & Application Fee
  6. SSC GD Exam Pattern
  7. SSC GD Syllabus
  8. SSC GD Eligibility Criteria
  9. SSC GD Admit Card
  10. SSC GD Result

SSC General Duty Constable Exam 2021

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) administers the SSC GD exam every calendar year to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Constable (General Duty) in-

  1. Border Security Force (BSF),
  2. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),
  3. Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP),
  4. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB),
  5. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
  6. Secretariat Security Force (SSF),
  7. National Investigation Agency (NIA), and
  8. Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles.

The SSC GD full form is Staff Selection Commission, General Duty. The recruitment scheme is developed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between SSC and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

SSC GD 2021 Exam Recruitment

Every year the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) offers a golden opportunity to millions of aspirants across India by conducting an SSC GD recruitment drive for hiring new entrants for the posts of Constables (General Duty) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA & SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles (AR) from various States/ Union Territories across India.

The recruitment process for the SSC GD Constable exam consists of Computer-Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). To know more about the recruitment process of other SSC Exams, visit our SSC Recruitment page

Candidates who are interested to apply for the SSC Constable (GD) exam 2021 are required to visit the SSC official website of SSC (ssc.nic.in) for online registration of the competitive exam. Or, candidates should ‘click here to apply’ link provided at (www.ssc.nic.in>Apply>GD-Constable).

The entire procedure for online submission of applications is updated in the Annexure-III section of the SSC GD Notification.

SSC GD Notification 2021 PDF:-Download PDF Here

Detailed information can be checked on the SSC GD notification page.

The SSC GD salary for this post is Rs. 21700- 69100/-. You can download the official SSC GD Notification for easy reference. Candidates can go through the detailed SSC GD Salary Structure on the linked page.

An independent body, NRA, has been approved by the Union Cabinet to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for recruitment of candidates to various Non-Technical and Non-Gazetted (Group B & C) posts under IBPS, RRB and SSC. Aspirants for Government exams can check the National Recruitment Agency page for more details.

SSC GD Exam 2018

Staff Selection Commission officially released the SSC GD Notification for the 2018-19 exam on 24th July 2018, to recruit fresh entrants for the post of Constables (General Duty) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA & SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles (AR).

  • The Staff Selection Commission has announced the final result of the SSC GD 2018 examination. the result was announced on January 21st 2021. Candidates who appeared for the examination process can check the SSC GD Result 2018 on the linked page. 

SSC GD Constable Notification 2018:-Download PDF Here

SSC GD Exam - Staff Selection Commission General Duty Exam, Eligibility, Notification, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Apply Online

SSC GD Constable Exam Notification

The Notification of SSC GD 2021 released by SSC in July 2021. The commission has given the General Duty 2021 exam dates on the official calendar. Candidates can bookmark this article in order to stay updated about the latest information regarding the SSC Constable (GD) Exam.

Check the information related to the latest recruitment of the SSC GD exam i.e SSC GD 2021. To get more information about other SSC Exams, visit the SSC Notification page.

SSC GD Constable Exam Dates

The official SSC GD 2021 Notification release on July 17th 2021 which was originally scheduled to be out on March 25th 2021. Here’s a table comprising SSC GD Exam 2021 details and important dates (tentative).

SSC GD Exam 2021
Name of Recruitment Exam SSC GD Constable Exam 2021
Conducted by Staff Selection Commission
SSC GD Notification 2021 March 25th 2021 (Postponed)

July 17th 2021 (released)

SSC GD Vacancy 25271 tentative
Start Date for Receipt of Online Application July 17th 2021
Last Date of Receipt of Application August 31st 2021
SSC GD Admit Card on the official website (ssc.nic.in)  2 weeks before the exam
SSC GD Exam Date To be notified
SSC GD Result To be notified

SSC GD Constable 2018 Exam Dates

SSC conducted the last SSC GD exam for 2018, information related to the same is discussed. The important SSC GD exam dates of the year 2018 are listed as below:

SSC GD 2018 Exam Dates
Name of Event Date
Release of SSC GD Notification 2018-19 July 24, 2018
Start Date of SSC GD Online Registration August 17, 2018
Closure Date of SSC GD Registration September 30, 2018 (5.00 P.M.)
Closure Date of Online Fee Payment October 3, 2018 (5.00 P.M.)
Download of SSC GD Admit Card February 4, 2019
SSC GD (Computer-Based Exam) Exam Date 11 February 2019 – 11 March 2019
SSC GD Result (CBE) declared on June 20, 2019
SSC GD Medical Exam 2018 August 24th 2020 to September 10th 2020
SSC GD Exam 2018 Final Result January 21st 2021

Further details can be checked on the SSC GD Exam Date page linked here.

SSC GD Vacancy

SSC has announced the tentative vacancy for SSC GD Constable 2021 exam. As per the notification 25271 vacancies are released for the General Duty Constable exam.  Given below is the total number of vacancies released for male and female candidates –

SSC GD Constable 2021 Vacancy
Male (all categories and posts) 22424
Female (all categories and posts) 2847
Total 25271

SSC GD 2018 Exam Vacancy

The SSC announced a total number of 54,953 tentative vacancies for the SSC GD post through the initial official notification.

Interested candidates can go through the detailed vacancy for the SSC Constable exam 2021 and 2018 on the notification page.

SSC GD Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are willing to appear for the SSC Constable (GD) exam 2021 are required to check the SSC GD eligibility criteria prior to filling up the Application Form. There are certain SSC GD requirements that a candidate has to fulfil before applying for SSC GD Post.

The Key SSC GD Eligibility Criteria that candidates must adhere to are as follows:

  1. Educational Qualifications: Candidates must hold the essential educational qualification as on 1st August 2021 i.e, Matriculation or 10th class pass from a recognized Board/ University before applying for the GD post.
  2. Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen. For migrated candidates, they must submit domicile/ PRC against his/ her state/ UT.
  3. Age Limit: The candidates for SSC GD exam 2021 should fulfil the age requirement of 18-23 years as on 1st August 2021, which implies that they should not have been born earlier than 2nd August 1998 and later than 1st August 2003.
  4. Age Relaxation: There is an age relaxation in the upper age limit for SC, ST, OBC, Ex-Servicemen and other categories of persons based on the Government’s orders.

The age relaxation codes for the different categories of candidates are listed below:

SSC GD Age Relaxation
Code Number Category Permissible Age Relaxation
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 Ex-Servicemen 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning.
04 Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved) 5 years
05 Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC) 8 years
06 Children and dependents 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
Candidates appearing for SSC Constable (GD) Exam must meet the specified SSC GD requirements or else their application would stand cancelled. Candidates can check SSC Eligibility to know the requirements of other exams conducted by the commission.

SSC GD Apply Online

The SSC GD 2021 online apply procedure commenced with the release of 2021 exam notification. The online application procedure is given in detail on the notification PDF.

Candidates willing to take the SSC GD exam are required to apply for SSC GD online from the SSC official website (ssconline.nic.in) or ‘Click here to apply’ link provided at ssc.nic.in>Apply>GD-Constable.

It is imperative for candidates to read the instructions thoroughly before proceeding with the SSC GD online one time ‘Registration Form’/ Application Form.

Applicants should provide all the requisite details while filling up the SSC GD Online Application Form. The Registration ID and password will be provided once the SSC GD Online Form is submitted. This would be the permanent Registration ID and Password which is required to apply for this exam.

SSC GD Application Fee

The application fee details for SSC GD Exam are given below:

SSC GD Exam Application Fee Details
Category Application Fee
General (Male) Rs 100/-
Women Candidates Exempted
Ex-Servicemen Exempted
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe Exempted

Further information on the SSC GD Online Application process is given in detail in the linked page.

Candidates willing to apply for SSC GD Constable 2021 exam must check the following links for preparation.

SSC GD Exam Pattern

The SSC GD Exam pattern is decided by the commission itself. Candidates willing to appear for SSC GD 2021 must be thorough with the exam pattern of SSC GD Constable exam. SSC follows a fixed pattern for SSC GD exam and mentions it in detail in the official notification. Any changes in the exam pattern of SSC GD 2021 will also be notified by the commission.

The exam pattern of SSC GD is divided into four stages:

  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

Given below is a detailed look into each of these stages:

  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE): This is an online test that consists of objective-type questions and multiple-choice questions which has four sections:
    • General Intelligence and Reasoning
    • General Knowledge and General Awareness
    • Elementary Mathematics
    • English/ Hindi
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET): This test assesses the candidate’s physical fitness on the basis of height parameters and he/ she needs to undergo PET (race) which is followed by a biometric/ technology-aided identification test.
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST): This test evaluates the physical standards of the candidates on the basis of three factors – height, chest and weight.
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME): Shortlisted candidates who pass the PET and PST are required to go through a detailed medical examination and are medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs to assess their physical and medical fitness.

SSC GD Syllabus

The syllabus of SSC General Duty Constable exam majorly remains the same every year and the commission mentions the detailed syllabus on the notification of GD exam.

The SSC GD syllabus 2021 comprises a Computer-Based Examination (CBE) which includes an objective-type paper of 100 marks, which needs to be answered in a duration of 90 minutes.

The SSC GD Syllabus is given below:

SSC GD 2021 Syllabus
Parts Section Name Total No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Part A General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25 90 minutes
Part B General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 25
Part C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
Part D English/ Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100

Given below are the topics under each section:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It mainly consists of basic topics like arithmetical reasoning, problem-solving, number series, analogies, coding-decoding and figures classification, etc.
  2. General Awareness: Under this section, the topics consist of Scientific Research, Geography, General Polity, Culture, History, etc. Candidates can check various Static GK topics for their preparation.
  3. Elementary Mathematics: In this section, it includes topics like averages, decimals and fractions, mensuration, ratio and proportion, time and distance, etc.
  4. English/Hindi: This includes specific topics pertaining to a language and tests the grammatical and comprehension skills of the candidates.

Aspirants of SSC GD 2021 should check the following pages for comprehensive preparation:

SSC GD 2021 Exam Syllabus :-Download PDF Here

Also, check SSC Syllabus for a detailed syllabus of all examinations.

SSC GD Preparation

SSC GD Constable exam 2021 is one of the most sought-after exams for aspirants whose dream is to get recruited into the various organizations, Ministries, departments under the Government of India.

The SSC GD Preparation online in a proper way is very crucial as there are a lot of concepts across core subjects like General Intelligence & reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge, English language. Check out important SSC GD Books for reference.  

Candidates aspiring to appear for SSC GD 2021 exam must go through the following simple yet effective tips for SSC GD exam preparation:

  1. By heart the SSC GD Syllabus. It is important to have a clear idea about the syllabus and the exam pattern before starting the preparation
  2. Prepare a proper study plan and collect the best study materials for GD exam preparation. A systematic study plan will ensure that equal time is spent on the preparation of each topic. The syllabus for all SSC exams are almost similar, so you can pick some helpful study material from the SSC preparation page.  
  3. Refer to the previous year question papers and apprehend the type of questions asked in the exam. It will also help in understanding the standard and difficulty level of the exam.
  4. Similarly, solving Free online mock tests will also be very helpful. Practising mock tests regularly will enable aspirants to attempt more questions in the exam with more confidence. 
  5. If not sure of being able to prepare for the SSC GD exam all by yourself, look for some help such as coaching centres, online portals, etc.
  6. Candidates who are willing to prepare for the SSC GD 2021 exam, can check the Tips to prepare for SSC exams without Coaching at the linked article.

Also, check how to start SSC Exam Preparation?

SSC GD Admit Card

Applicants who take the SSC GD exam need to download the SSC GD Admit Card from the SSC official website (ssc.nic.in) after satisfying all the SSC GD requirements in terms of eligibility.

While downloading the Call Letter, they need to check the website and click on the SSC GD Admit Card link and enter the relevant credentials such as Registration Number and Date of Birth (DoB). It is recommended for applicants to retain a copy of the document which they should carry to the exam centre without fail, along with a Passport-size photo affixed on it on the exam day.

To know more about the admit cards of other SSC Exams, visit the SSC Admit Card page

SSC GD Result

Generally, the Staff Selection Commission announces the SSC GD Exam result on the SSC official website (ssc.nic.in) which is declared once the exam is over. Details regarding SSC GD Constable Exam result will be updated once the exam is conducted.

The SSC declared SSC GD Constable Result 2018 for CBE on 20th June 2019. More than 5 Lakh candidates were shortlisted for PST/PET Round out of which 4,65,632 are male candidates and 68,420 are female candidates. Candidates can check the detailed information on SSC GD Result on the linked page.

For details on the result of other exams by the commission, check SSC Results page.

SSC GD Cut Off

SSC GD Cut Off marks are fixed by the commission based on some factors and candidates are required to score equal to or above the fixed SSC GD Cut Off marks.

As SSC GD 2021 is yet to be conducted candidates for reference can check the expected cut off, year-wise and category-wise cut off marks for SSC GD Constable exam on the cut off link provided above.

Important points for GD Exam Cut Off

  • Candidates are usually shortlisted in an approximate ratio of 1:10 (vacancy: candidates) for PET/ PST.
  • SC/ST/OBC candidates securing less than 33% marks and Ex-Servicemen and General candidates securing less than 35% marks are considered eligible for short-listing to the PET/ PST.
  • Candidates are shortlisted for PET/PST based on normalised marks scored by candidates in CBE.
  • Similarly, the Final merit list and candidate selection is also be made on the basis of normalized marks.

Also, check SSC Cut Off to know the cut off trends of various SSC exams.

Have you been wondering how to start your SSC Constable Exam preparation effectively? Check out BYJU’S study materials, which are comprehensive and well-structured in nature and designed according to the latest exam pattern set by SSC. Keep an eye on this space for more such useful content on SSC exams and Government exams.

Candidates aspiring to appear for IAS Exam can check the linked page for relevant information.

Frequently Asked Question – SSC GD Constable Exam 2021

Q.1. What is the minimum qualification that a candidate must have before applying for SSC GD 2021 exam?

Ans. Aspirants of SSC GD exam 2021 must hold a Matriculation certificate from a recognized Board or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT.

Q.2. What is the pay scale offered to candidates who clear the SSC GD exam 2021?

Ans. The SSC GD Constable Exam salary offered is around 21700 to 69100 rupees.

Q.3. Is the Medical Exam of SSC GD expected to be cancelled?

Ans. No, the SSC GD Medical Exam 2018 will not be cancelled, However, as per the latest notice released by the commission, the SSC GD Constable Medical Exam is postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak.

Q.4. What are the total SSC GD 2021 vacancies?

Ans. The tentative vacancy for SSC GD exam 2021 is 25271.

Q.5. Is there a negative marking for wrong attempts in SSC GD Constable exam 2021?

Ans. No, candidates will not be penalised for any wrong answers in the SSC GD 2021 examination.

Q 6. What is the expected Cut-off for SSC GD 2021 exam?

Ans. The expected Cut-off for SSC GD Constable 2021 examination is as mentioned below:

  • Schedule Tribe – 55 – 65 Marks.
  • Schedule Caste – 60 – 70 Marks.
  • OBC – 70 – 75 Marks
  • General – 75- 80- Marks.

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