The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Constable (General Duty) Examination every year for the recruitment of candidates 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 (AR).
SSC GD Constable exam is one of the most popular government job exams in India. Every year lakhs of 10th pass candidates apply for the various Constable vacancies notified under SSC GD Exam. The exam offers an excellent opportunity for matriculates to get recruited in the prestigious Central Armed Police Forces and serve the nation.
In October 2023, SSC is expected to release the official notification for SSC GD Constable Exam 2024. As per reports, there will be over 50,000 vacancies this time for the Constable (GD) post. Once the notification is out, candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can fill the online application form at ssc.nic.in.
SSC GD Constable Exam 2024 Schedule
- SSC GD Notification 2024: October 2023 (Expected)
- Start date of online registration – After notification release
- Last date to apply online – November 2023 (Expected)
- SSC GD Exam Date 2024 – January/February 2024 (Tentative)
- Must Be a 10th class pass from a recognized board
- Have qualified Hindi as a subject till 10th standard
- Fall within the prescribed age limit of 18-23 years as on 1st January 2024.
Age relaxation SSC GD Constable Exam
Vacancies: As per sources, SSC GD Notification 2024 will release over 50,000 Constable vacancies in various forces like BSF, CISF, ITBP, CRPF, SSB, AR, SSF and NIA. The highest numbers of vacancies are expected in BSF, CRPF and CISF.
SSC GD selection process
- Computer Based Examination (CBE)
- Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
- Physical Standard Test (PST)
- Medical Examination
Computer Based Exam: The CBE will have 100 multiple choice objective type questions divided into 4 sections – General Intelligence & Reasoning (25 questions), General Knowledge & General Awareness (25), Elementary Mathematics (25) and English/Hindi (25 questions). The exam will be of 90 minutes duration.
PET/PST: Those who qualify the CBE will be called for PET/PST which involves tasks like race, long/high jump, shot put etc. The PST measures the height, chest and weight parameters.
Medical Exam: After qualifying PET/PST, shortlisted candidates undergo a detailed medical examination done by CAPFs.
Final selection is done on basis of merit and performance in the computer based exam.
How to Apply for SSC GD Constable Exam?
Once SSC GD notification 2024 is released, follow these steps to apply online:
- Go to SSC’s website ssc.nic.in
- Click on the link “Apply Online”
- Select the GD Constable post and proceed to fill the application form
- Enter all details like name, DOB, education, address etc accurately
- Upload scanned photo and signature as per specifications
- Pay application fee if applicable
- Submit the SSC GD online application form and take a printout.
The application fee for SSC GD is Rs 100. Women, SC, ST, Ex-servicemen and PH candidates are exempted from fee payment.
Candidates should fill the application carefully and submit before the last date. Preliminary preparation for the exam can be started by going through previous year papers, analysis and books recommended for SSC GD exam.
The SSC GD salary ranges from Rs 18,000 to 56,900 for Sepoy and Rs 21,700 to 69,100 for the other posts. Selected candidates get allowances, pension benefits and career growth opportunities.
SSC GD Constable exam offers a great chance for 10th pass youth to get recruited in the police forces and serve the nation. By regularly visiting ssc.nic.in, candidates can get the latest updates on SSC GD Exam 2024 notification, vacancy, dates, application form and selection process.