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SSC GD Exam: Frequently Asked Questions

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Sun, 13 Feb 2022 09:57 PM IST

SSC General Duty exam is conducted to recruit suitable candidates in paramilitary forces like BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, and other organizations under Home Ministry like: NIA, SSF and Rifleman in Assam Rifles. This is an all-India Level Exam and with lacks of candidates appearing for the exam. The eligibility criteria and exam pattern is given in the official notification. The SSC GD Exam as per the job role and organization is described below.

SSC General Duty Constables

  1. Border Security Force (BSF)
  2. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  3. Secretariat Security Force (SSF)
  4. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  5. Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  6. National Investigation Agency (NIA)

SSC GD Exam Rifleman

  1. Assam Rifles

SSC GD 2022 Exam Highlights

Name Of Exam

SSC Constable (General Duty) Exam 

Conducted by

Staff Selection Commission

Conducted For

Constable (Males and Females)

Exam level

All India

Vacancies

To be announced

Selection stages

  1. Computer-Based Exam (CBE)
  1. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/Physical Standard Test (PST)
  2. Medical Exam (Detailed Medical Exam)

Mode of exam

Online

Exam language

English and Hindi

 

SSC GD Exam Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the exam is mentioned in the official notification. Candidates must ensure they meet all the criteria before they apply for the exam. The SSC GD Exam Eligibility criteria is as follows:

Parameter

Details

Nationality

Indian

Age Limit

Should be aged between 18 and 23 years.

Educational Qualification

Must have passed Class 10 from a recognised board. Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination (Class 10) are not eligible for the exam.

 

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SSC GD Exam Selection Process

There are three satages in SSC GD selection process:

SSC GD Computer Based Test

All the candidates with valid admit cards can appear for this Stage. This is a computer-based exam, where 5 sections are tested for 100 marks in total. The candidates who are successful in this stage are called for the Physical Round.

SSC GD Physical Efficiency Test

The physical test is mandatory and there are no marks awarded for this exam. The candidates who meet the criteria are considered for the medical examination. Otherwise, candidates are rejected.

SSC CD Medical Examination

Before the final selection candidates who have made it through the written round and physical efficiency test are made to go through a medical examination.

 

SSC GD Exam Pattern

There are three phases to the exam, only candidates who clear the three stages and are found medically suitable are selected for various posts under BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP,NIA, SSF and Rifleman in Assam Rifles.

These phases are mentioned below:

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Stage 1: – Written Exam (Objective type)
Stage 2: – Physical Standard Test/ Physical Efficiency Test
Stage 3: – Medical Test
Candidates willing to appear for SSC Exam 2021 for the General Duty Constable post can check the following links for relevant information:

 

SSC GD Written Exam Pattern 

The first phase of the SSC GD exam is the online exam. Where candidates will have to secure marks more than a certain cutoff, in order to be eligible for other phases of the exam. Questions in Stage 1 are objective type carry 1 mark each, stipulated time for completion of stage one is 2 hours. SSC GD Stage one is a bilingual exam, conducted in Hindi and English.

The exam pattern is illustrated below:

Section

Number of questions

Maximum marks

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

25

General Knowledge and General Awareness

25

25

Elementary Mathematics

25

25

English/Hindi

25

25

Total

100

100

 

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Physical Standard Test/ Physical Efficiency Test Pattern

All candidates will have to undergo a physical endurance & measurement test. They should meet fixed criteria. Candidates not found medically fit are rejected.
Though there are no marks allotted for this test, it is mandatory to be physically fit is one is to serve in posts under BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP,NIA, SSF and Rifleman in Assam Rifles. Following are the physical parameters set for males and females.

 

SSC GD Physical Standard for Male Candidates

Height

170 cm (minimum)

Chest

81 (Unexpanded), 85 (Expanded)

Race  

5 km in 24 minutes

Long Jump

14 feet , candidates will get three chances
 

High Jump

3’9’’ (In three chances)
 

 

SSC GD Physical Standards for Female Candidates

Height

157 cm (minimum)

Race  

1600 meters in 8.30 minutes

Long Jump

1o feet , candidates will get three chances
 

High Jump

3’ (In three chances)
 

 

SSC GD Syllabus

 
The SSC GD Exam Syllabus is mentioned below:
 

Section

Topics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding and Decoding

General Knowledge and General Awareness

  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research
  • Current Events

Elementary Mathematics

  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Time
  • Time and Work

English/Hindi

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension Passage


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SSC GD Exam: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the posts under SSC GD Exam?

SSC GD includes the following posts:

SSC General Duty Constables

  1. Border Security Force (BSF)
  2. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  3. Secretariat Security Force (SSF)
  4. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  5. Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  6. National Investigation Agency (NIA)

SSC GD Exam Rifleman

  1. Assam Rifles

What is the age limit to be eligible for SSC GD Exam?

The age limit to be eligible for SSC GD Exam is 18 to 23 years.

What is the required educational qualification to be eligible for SSC GD Exam?

Candidates must have passed Class 10 from a recognised board. Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination (Class 10) are not eligible for the exam.

How many attempts are allowed for SSC GD Exam?

There is no restriction on the number of attempts for SSC GD Exam. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they want provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria.

How many stages are there in SSC GD Exam?

There are three stages in SSC GD Exam: 
  1. Computer-Based Exam (CBE)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/Physical Standard Test (PST)
  3. Medical Exam (Detailed Medical Exam)

What is the language in which SSC GD Exam is conducted?

SSC GD Exam is conducted in Hindi and English.

What is the duration of SSC GD Exam?

The duration of SSC GD Exam is 2 hours.

What are the subjects from which questions are asked in SSC GD Exam?

Subjects from which questions are asked in SSC GD Exam are:
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • English/Hindi

Is there negative marking in SSC GD Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in SSC GD Exam. 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Can a girl apply for SSC GD Exam?

Yes, a girl can apply for SSC GD Exam. There is gender based eligibility criteria in SSC GD Exam.

What are the minimum qualifying marks for general category candidates in SSC GD Exam?

The minimum qualifying marks for General category candidates in SSC GD Exam are 35%.

Is there any sectional cut off in SSC GD Exam?

No, there is no sectional cut off in SSC GD Exam.

Is there any medical test in SSC GD Exam?

Yes, there is a medical test in SSC GD Exam.

What are the criterias of physical efficiency in SSC GD Exam?

There will be a Race of 5 Km which males candidates have to finish in 24 minutes. While for female candidates, the criteria is different.

Is there any age relaxation for candidates belonging to reserved categories in SSC GD Exam?

Yes, there is relaxation in upper limit for candidates belonging to reserved categories applying for SSC GD Exam.

What is SSC GD application fees for General category candidates?

The application fees for general category candidates applying for SSC GD Exam is Rs. 50.

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