SSC GD constable: Examination scheme and selection procedure

In this article, we are going to discuss about the examination scheme, eligibility criteria and selection process in detail. check out the complete detail here..

Sep 19, 2018 11:02 IST
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ssc constable selection process
ssc constable selection process

SSC had announced its notification for SSC GD Constable in the end of July dated 21st July, 2018 for 2018-19 and the last date of accepting online applications was 20th August, 2018. Staff selection commission conducts this exam every year to recruit the constables in CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, NIA, SSF (Special Security Forces), and Rifleman in Assam Rifles. SSC plans to appoint nearly 54,953 vacancies under this category.

In this article, we will discuss about the examination scheme & selection procedure in detail. Let us first talk about the laid eligibility criteria to fill up this form.

SSC GD Constable 2018: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have necessary eligibility criteria that include educational qualification, age limit, and physical standards to apply for SSC Constable (GD) Examination 2018. Candidates applying for this post must have graduation degree/diploma/10th Pass from a recognized board or educational institute.

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The age limit should be between 18 to 23 years of age at the time of filling online application form. Age relaxation is application as per the government rules for reserved category.

SSC GD Constable 2018: Selection procedure

SSC will adopt the following phase in the selection process-

  • Written examination (Objective type) - Merit is prepared based on written exam.
  • Physical standard test/ Physical eligibility test- Qualifying in nature
  • Medical test- Qualifying in nature

 I. Written test (Computer based examination)

It is the very first step in the recruitment process and candidates will be called to attend the online written examination. Besides this, commission will endeavor to accommodate the candidates in centers opted by him / her, it may combine the centers or divert the candidates to other centers, depending on administrative convenience.



Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration/ Time Allowed


Part A

General Intelligence and Reasoning




2 Hours

Part B

General Knowledge and General Awareness



Part C

Elementary Mathematics



Part D




Remember the following things in the context of written examination.

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  • Question paper will be based on objective type questions.
  • Matriculation level questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Online examination will be in Hindi and English only while offline examination will be in Hindi, English and regional languages.
  • Candidate need to choose offline and online mode at the time of filling the form.

II. Physical Standard Test/ Physical Efficiency Test

The candidates, who have qualified in the written exam, are eligible to appear in PET/PST exams. The physical standard for SSC Constable (GD) Examination 2018 is as follows.




  • For Males: 170 cms
  • For Females: 157 cms
  • For Male: Expanded 80 cms and minimum expansion 5 cms
  • No criteria for women

Proportionate as per the height and medical standard for male and female.

Whereas in physical efficiency test, you have to take part in a race which is also qualifying in nature and will not carry any marks. Find the criteria for this test below.

For Male candidates

For Female candidates


5 Kms in 24 minutes

1.6 Kms in 8.5 minutes

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For Male candidates

For Female candidates


1.6 Kms or 1 Mile in 6.5 minutes

800 meters in 4 minutes

III. Medical Test

This test is also qualifying in nature and candidates who are shortlisted after PST/PET and written examination will be called for medical test. In this phase, generally following test are conducted-

Eye sight

Visual Acuity Unaided

Near Vision

Better Eye- N6 and Worse eye-N9

Uncorrected Visual Acuity

Distant Vision

Better Eye- 6/6 and Worse eye-6/9


Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses

Color Vision


A candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein and squint eyes. After passing in the above medical test, X-Ray and Blood test will be conducted.

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