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SSC GD 2021 : Know All About Age Limit, Educational Qualification and Eligibility Criteria 

Safalta Expert Published by: suzan poudel Updated Fri, 07 May 2021 11:35 AM IST



The candidate must be between the ages of 18 and 23 years old.

Staff Selection Commission General Duty (SSC GD 2021), is a national-level exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruiting candidates for the posts of Constable (General Duty) and Rifleman (General Duty). The forces in which they ( constables ) shall be recruited for general duty are as follows:

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• 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)

And recruitment for rifleman ( general duty ) will be for Assam Rifles.


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The basic qualifying requirements for the role of general duty constable include educational qualifications and an age limit. The following are the detailed eligibility criteria for SSC GD Exam:

The candidate  must hold an  Indian Citizenship

Nationality :
  • The candidate  must hold an  Indian Citizenship
  • He / She can be a Subject of  Nepal or  Bhutan. 
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.
  • A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

Please Note: Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, and 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in their favour.
  • Candidate must have completed Class 10th from a recognized board of education. Candidates who are taking the tenth-grade exam are not qualified.
  • Since SSC GD vacancies are released state/UT-wise  therefore, a candidate must submit domicile/PRC against his/her state/UT.

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Age Limit for SSC GD Exam 2021:

The candidate must be between the ages of 18 and 23 years old.

The age relaxation codes for the different categories of candidates are listed below:
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-Servicemen 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning.
Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved) 5 years
Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC) 8 years
Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ ST) 10 years
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


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