On July 17 2021 Staff Services Commission released notification for 25271 vacancies of Constables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles. The exam is more commonly known as SSC GD Exam. This year there are 22,424 vacancies for males and 2847 vacancies for females. The application process for the SSC GD exam is open till 31st August and the last date for the payment of the fee is 2nd September.2021. The exam date is yet to be released by SCC.


What is SSC GD Examination?

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 Latest Updates

17 th July, 2021 : Notice of Constables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2021
22 July 2021:Facility of filling online applications of Constable (GD) in CAPFs, NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2021 through UMANG Platform of MeitY
10 th August 2021:Important notice for the aspiring candidates of Constable (GD) in CAPFs, NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2021

SSC GD 2021 Exam Highlights

Name Of Exam

SSC Constable (General Duty) Exam 2021

Conducted by

Staff Selection Commission

Conducted For

Constable (Males and Females)

Exam level

All India



Selection stages

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

Exam frequency

Varies as per the need in organizations.
Last SSC GD (Constables) 2018-19 official notification was released on 21st July 2018, SSC. 

Mode of exam


Exam language

English and Hindi


SSC GD Notification

  1. No. 3-1/2020-P&P-I The Staff Selection Commission will conduct an open competitive examination for recruitment to the posts of Constable (General Duty) in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Secretariat Security Force (SSF) and Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles (AR) as per the Recruitment Scheme formulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Home Affairs and the Staff Selection Commission. The recruitment process will consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), Medical Examination and Document Verification. The salient features of the recruitment are as under:
    1.1 The Examination will be advertised by SSC based on vacancies intimated by MHA.

1.2 Applications will be accepted through on-line mode only.
Candidates can go through the official notification for details.


SSC GD Exam Important Dates



Release of Notification


Application Process Begins


Dates for submission of online applications

17/07/2021 to 31/08/2021

Last date and time for making online fee payment

02/09/2021 (23:30)

Last date and time for generation of offline Challan

04/09/2021 (23:30)

Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank)


Schedule of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)

To be informed later


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:





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.

Also read – Detailed SSC GD Eligibility Criteria.


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:
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 2021

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:


Number of questions

Maximum marks

General Intelligence and Reasoning



General Knowledge and General Awareness



Elementary Mathematics










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


170 cm (minimum)


81 (Unexpanded), 85 (Expanded)


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


157 cm (minimum)


1600 meters in 8.30 minutes

Long Jump

1o feet , candidates will get three chances

High Jump

3’ (In three chances)


SSC GD Exam Syllabus 2021 for Written Exam

The SSC GD Exam Syllabus is mentioned below:



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


  • 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

Know SSC GD- Syllabus & Other Details 


SSC GD Exam Selection Process 2021

SSC GD selection process starts with the release of notification. The official SSC GD notification contains information about the number of vacancies, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and other important information. This time it was released on 17 th July , 2021.

SSC GD Exam Application

Interested candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria are required to apply online for the examination. The application process is open for a specific time.  The application fee for all candidates is Rs 100 and women/SC/ST/ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from payment of the fee.

SSC GD Admit Card

Admit card for SSC GD exam is released a month or so before the Stage one exam.  Candidates who are considered eligible by SSC are given admit card for the 1 ST stage of examination. The admit cards are available online and can be downloaded from the official website of SSC.

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 Final Result

After all the process the candidates who are left are considered for the merit list by SSC. The marks of all the leftover candidates are compiled and released in form of a merit list by SSC on the official website along with marks of all the candidates.

To know more read here.
SSC GD Constable 2021 Exam Centres
SSC GD Constable  Vacancies 
SSC GD Constable  Classes



Q: What is the number of vacancies released for SSC GD exam?

A: The number of vacancies in the SSC GD 2021 exam is 25,271.

Q. What is the exam date for SSC GD Exam?

  1. The exam date for SSC GD Exam is yet to be released.

Q, Can I apply for SSC GD after Class 12?

  1. Yes, you can apply for SSC GD after Class 12.

Q What is the application fee for SSC GD exam?

  1. The application fee for SSC GD Exam is Rs. 100 at the same time women of all categories and SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen candidates are exempted from the application fee.

Q. What is the age limit for SSC GD Constable recruitment?

A. Candidates must be 18 years old and should not exceed 23 years.