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SSC GD Gov. Exam | Application Form, Syllabus & Eligibility - Easy Shiksha

SSC GD Exam: Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

Updated On - Oct 2, 2024



SSC GD Constable Exam is being conducted by the Staff Selection Commission of India to recruit candidates for the General Duty post of Constables (GD) in BSF, CISF, ITBP, CRPF and Rifleman in AR.

Latest updates:

September 8, 2024:

  • SSC has released the revised SSC Calendar 2024 for various upcoming exams.
  • SSC has released the GD Constable Exam Date 2024 on its official website.
  • SSC has released the SSC CGL and other SSC exam result dates on its website.

SSC GD highlights

Post Name Constable
Exam Type National Level Exam
Job Category Defence
Exam Mode Online
Official Website www.ssc.nic.in

SSC GD Important Dates

16th November to 15th December 2024

SSC GD Vacancies

SSC has announced 25271 vacancies for the post of constables, in which 22424 posts are available for male candidates and 2847 female candidates.

SSC GD Eligibility Criteria

SSC GD Age Limit (As of 01-08-2024)

SSC GD 2024 Upper Age Relaxation

Category Age Limit
OBC 26 years
ST/SC 28 years
Ex-Servicemen (GEN) 26 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 29 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 31 years
Children and dependent of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (GEN) 28 years
Children and dependent of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC) 31 years
Children and dependent of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ST) 33 years
Educational Qualification (As of 01-08-2024)

Candidates applying for GD Constable (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSF, SSB, NIA and riflemen) must have passed 10th class or equivalent from a recognized board.

2024 Online Application

The online application process for SSC GD 2024 exam was started on 17th July 2024 and closed on 31st August 2024.

General Male Rs. 100
Female/SC/ST/Ex-serviceman No Fee

SSC GD Exam Pattern

The stages

  • Written examination (Computer Based)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)
  • Medical Test
Computer-Based Examination
Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25 90 mins
General Knowledge & General Awareness 25 25
Elementary Mathematics 25 25
English/ Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100
Physical Efficiency Test (PET)


Type For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Candidates other than Ladakh Region 5 km in 24 minutes 1.6 Km in 8(1/2) minutes
For Ladakh Region 1.6 Km in 6(1/2) minutes 800 metres in 4 minutes

SSC GD Exam Syllabus

English/Hindi General Awareness Elementary Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Comprehension Writing,
  • Sentence Formation,
  • Para Jumbles,
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Scientific Inventions Sports,
  • Awards and Honors,
  • Important Dates,
  • Culture,
  • Geography,
  • Economy,
  • Indian/World History,
  • General Polity,
  • Current Affairs
  • Number System,
  • Percentages,
  • Averages,
  • Ratio and Proportions,
  • Interests,
  • Profit and Loss,
  • Discount,
  • Mensuration,
  • Time and Distance,
  • Time and Work,
  • Fundamental Arithmetic Operations
  • Spatial Visualization,
  • Spatial Orientation,
  • Observation,
  • Visual Memory,
  • Arithmetical Reasoning,
  • Verbal Reasoning,
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning,
  • Analogies,
  • Coding-Decoding,
  • Similarities and Differences,
  • Recent Studies and Theories

SSC GD Job profile

GD Constable in Assam Rifles
  • They are recruited to provide internal security under the control of the army through the conduct of counter insurgency and border security operations,
  • GD Constable in Assam Rifles provides aid to the civil power in an emergency, communications, medical assistance, and education in remote areas.
  • GD Constable in Assam Rifles works as a combat force to secure rear areas if needed in times of war.
GD Constable in BSF
  • They are required to protect the Indo- Pakistan, and Indo- Bangladesh Border.
  • SSC GD Constables are recruited to promote a sense of security among the people living in the border areas.
  • Their role is to prevent trans-border crimes, unauthorized entry into or exit from the territory of India.
  • They are responsible for preventing smuggling or any other illegal activities on the Border.
  • They have to collect trans-border intelligence and have to carry anti-infiltration duties.

SSC GD Salary

The initial salary of a General Duty Constable is Rs. 23,527 per month and the starting basic pay of Constable is Rs. 21,700. The maximum basic pay for SSC GD Constable can reach up to Rs. 69,100.

SSC GD Cutoff

Female candidates qualified against All-India vacancies (for SSF only):

Force Category SSC GD Cutoff for Females
SSF SC 70.18818
SSF ST 74.34293
SSF OBC 77.02308
SSF General 78.66274

Male candidates qualified against All-India vacancies (for NIA and SSF):

Force Category SSC GD Cutoff for Males
NIA ST 92.89068
NIA ESM 75.62184
NIA OBC 96.60053
NIA General 96.9804
SSF SC 83.33368
SSF ST 80.52188
SSF ESM 35.05948
SSF OBC 88.34214
SSF General 88.42838

SSC GD Admit Card

Admit Card for SSC GD 2024 will be released at the official website of SSC i.e. www.ssc.nic.in


  • Do not try to ignore any topic of the written examination.
  • For the physical standards, always try to be physically fit and practice running and other physical activities regularly.
  • Make a timetable at your convenience.
  • Practice enough SSC GD Constable mock tests and test series available to you. You can also get the mock tests on our page.
  • Along with different SSC GD Constable Books and Preparation tips, candidates are also advised to refer to SSC GD Constable Previous Year papers for their practice as well as clear understanding.

SSC GD Results

The result will be declared separately for Physical Test/Medical test, Written Test and the Computer Proficiency Test.

SSC GD Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. What should I study for SSC GD?

Ans. The SSC GD examination consists of four sections including General Intelligence and reasoning, General Awareness and General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics, and English/Hindi. So candidates have to prepare for all these sections to get a good score in the exam.

Ques. How can I prepare for the SSC GD exam?

Ans. Make a detailed study schedule, understand the SSC GD exam pattern and syllabus, do more last year's test papers, etc. to get a good score in the exam.

Ques. Is SSC GD tough?

Ans. The difficulty level of the SSC GD CBT exam is usually easy to moderate. But along with qualifying for the written exam, candidates are supposed to pass the medical and fitness tests as well.

Ques. What type of job is SSC GD?

Ans. SSC GD Constables are appointed to promote a sense of security among the people living in the border areas. Their role and responsibility include preventing trans-border crimes, unauthorized entry into or exit from the territory of India.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in SSC GD 2024?

Ans. The papers asked in the SSC GD exam are MCQ-based and consist of 100 questions. Each question carries a weightage of 1 mark and for every incorrect answer, candidates will lose 0.25 marks.

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