SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2021

SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2021

What is SSC GD?

Staff Selection Commission General Duty (SSC GD) (popularly known as SSC GD Constable exam) is a national-level exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission to recruit candidates for the posts of Constable (General Duty) and Rifleman (General Duty) in the following forces:

Latest Updates:

  • December 29: The final SSC GD result 2018 will be announced on January 20, 2021. Read More
  • September 22: SSC GD 2021 notification will be released on March 25. SSC GD 2021 exam will be held from August 2-25. Read More

SSC GD Exam Highlights 2021

Forces for Recruitment of Constables (General Duty)
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)
Secretariat Security Force (SSF) -
Forces for Recruitment of Rifleman (General Duty)
Assam Rifles -

Name of recruitment exam

SSC GD (Staff Selection Commission General Duty) 2021

Conducting body

Staff Selection Commission

Post name

Constable Executive (Males and Females)

Exam level


Selection stages

Computer-Based Test (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), Medical Exam [(Detailed Medical Exam (DME), Review Medical Exam)] 

Exam frequency

Not fixed [based on the number of vacancies intimated by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) or Delhi Police to SSC] 

Mode of exam


Exam language

English and Hindi

SSC GD Eligibility 2021

Various parameters that candidates need to fulfill in order to meet SSC GD Constable eligibility are:

  • Nationality – Candidates must be citizens of India
  • Age Limit – Candidates should be aged between 18 and 23 years
  • Educational Qualification – Candidates must have passed Class 10 from a recognised board. Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination (Class 10) are not eligible for the exam

SSC GD Constable Exam Dates 2021

SSC GD Constable dates 2020 have not been released yet. 

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SSC GD notification 2021 will be released on March 25.

Application process

25-Mar-2021 to 10-May-2021

SSC GD Constable 2021 application process will begin on the official website of the commission on March 25 and end on May 10. 

Computer-Based Exam

02-Aug-2021 to 25-Aug-2021

SSC GD Constable 2021 exam will be held from August 2-25. 

SSC GD Constable Selection Process 2021

SSC GD selection process consists of Computer-Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and medical examination. The complete steps of the selection process are as explained below:

Step 1: SSC GD application form

The first and foremost step of the recruitment process is filling SSC GD Constable application form. Candidates need to fill the application form online on the official website of SSC. The application fee for all candidates is Rs 100 (women/SC/ST/ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from fee payment). 

Step 2: SSC GD admit card

SSC GD Constable admit card is issued atleast two to three weeks before the exam. The admit card is made available online. Candidates need to download the SSC GD Constable admit card 2020 from the official regional websites of the commission by entering the required login credentials. The admit cards for PET/PST and DME/RME are uploaded by CRPF. 

Step 3: SSC GD exam

All candidates whose online applications are accepted are called to appear in the CBE. The test carries 100 objective-type questions of 100 marks. The question paper is divided into four parts - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and English/Hindi. The difficulty level of questions are of matriculation level.


Based on the performance of CBE, candidates are shortlisted for physical tests such as PET and PST. The tests are conducted at various centres finalised by the recruiting body such as CAPFs.

Step 5: SSC GD medical exam

Candidates qualifying the PET/PST exam then finally need to appear for DME and RME (if applicable), conducted by CAPFs.

Step 6: Final SSC GD result

Final SSC GD result along with force allocation is released by Staff Selection Commission on its official website. The final result released by the commission is based on the performance of candidates in CBE. PET, PST, DME, RME are only qualifying in nature.

SSC GD Constable 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

Some of the important exam day guidelines that candidaes must keep in mind are:

  • Candidates must bring their SSC GD Constable admit card to the exam centre
  • Candidates must carry a photo-identity proof like Driving Licence, Voter Card, Aadhaar Card, Identity Card issued by University/College, Income Tax Pan Card, etc. in original
  • Electronic gadgets are not allowed inside the examination centre
  • Candidates must reach the exam centre on time
  • Candidates reaching the exam centre late are not allowed to appear in the exam

SSC GD Constable 2021 FAQs

Q: How many stages does SSC GD Constable exam contain?

A: The SSC GD exam contains four stages - Computer-Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and medical examination.

Q: Is there any age limit to appear for SSC GD exam?

A: Yes, candidates should be 18-25 years of age in order to be eligible for the exam.

Q: How many times is SSC GD conducted in a year?

A: There is no fixed number of times for the conduct of SSC GD exam. The SSC GD notification is usually released based on the vacancies intimated by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to the commission. 

Q: How many vacancies are released for recruitment through SSC GD exam?

A: SSC GD Constable 2021 vacancies have not been released yet. In 2018, the Commission had released total 60,210 SSC GD vacancies for constable and rifleman posts in different forces. 

Q: What is the application fee for SSC GD exam?

A: Candidates need to pay Rs 100 as application fee for the exam. Women of all categories and SC/ST/ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from application fee payment.

Q: What is the minimum eligibility criteria for the exam?

A: Candidates should be Class 10 pass in order to be eligible for SSC GD 2020 exam. 

Q. What is the salary of SSC GD Constable?

A.Candidates after selection are entitled to a salary of Rs 21,700-69,100.

Q. What is the qualification for SSC GD Constable recruitment?

A.Candidates must have completed Class 10.

Q. What is the qualifying cut off for CBE?

A.The cut off marks of CBE is 35 per cent for General, 30 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/EWS and 25 per cent for ESM categories.

Q. How many candidates are shortlisted for PE&MT/PET/PST?

A.The number of candidates shortlisted for PET/PST on the basis of merit in CBE is uaually 10 times the number of vacancies.

Q. How the final allocation of candidates is done?

A.The final allocation of candidates is done based on the performance of candidates in the CBE. PST/PET and medical examination (if applicable) are qualifying in nature.

Vacancy Added By: Anushka Emitra Services Kagal

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