The Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) organised an India Reserve Battalion General Constable Competitive Examination 2017 (IRBGCCE-2017). It is for the recruitment of eligible candidates for the post of General Constable. Total 2,810 vacancies for the post has been advertised through an official notice dated-08/ 2017 by the commission. All the details have been uploaded through the prospectus. The prospectus is available on the official website at and The applications were accepted in Online Mode. Candidates must have seen the eligibility criteria which forms part of recruitment. Only after satisfying yourself in all respects, you should have proceed further. Candidates interested in applying for the India Reserve Battalion General Constable Competitive Examination 2017 applied from August 05 to September 04, 2017, till 05:00 pm. The website at which the forms were being accepted is and There was a requirement of paying a certain amount to complete the application process. The amount depending on the category and medium that are available to pay the fees have been discussed below. Get all details regarding eligibility criteria, application form and admit card from the article below.

Latest: The Final Answer Key of IRBGCCE-2017 has been issued, check it through the “Answer Key” page link given below.

India Reserve Battalion General Constable Competitive Examination 2017

India Reserve Battalion General Constable Competitive Examination 2017

Important Dates

Event Dates
Online Registration commencement date 05 Aug 2017- 11:00 AM
Online Registration Last date 04 Sep 2017-5:00 PM
Last date of depositing examination fee 08 Sep 2017- 5:00 PM
Last date to upload Photograph and Signature 10 Sep 2017- 5:00 PM
Admit Card 21 Nov 2017-12:00 PM
Date of Exam 03, 10 & 17 Dec 2017
Answer Key 19 Dec 2017
Final Answer Key 15 Mar 2018


  • Click here for list of Rejected Candidates due to incomplete Application
  • Click here for list of Rejected Candidates due to Non-Uploading of Photo And Signature

Post Description

Organizer– Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission
Exam Name– India Reserve Battalion General Constable Competitive Examination 2017 (IRBGCCE-2017)
Post Name- General Constable
Vacancy– Total 2,810

Unreserved Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Backward Class Extreme Backward Class
Male 955 183 484 100 161
Female 471 90 238 49 79
Total 1426 273 722 149 240

Out of total seats for Scheduled Tribe i.e. 722, 02% of seats meaning 14 seats are reserved for Primitive Tribe.

Age Limit

The minimum age requirement for the candidates to apply is 18 years and maximum age limit is as follows:-

  • Unreserved/ General- 25 years
  • Extreme Backward class (Schedule-1) and Backward Class (Schedule-2)- male- 27 years
  • Local female residents of Jharkhand- {Extreme Backward Class (Unreserved, (Schedule-1) and Backward class (Schedule-2) }- 28 years
  • Schedule Tribe/ Scheduled Caste ( Male and female)- 30 years

Pay Band– Rs. 5200/- Rs. 20,200 with Grade pay of- Rs. 2000/-

Selection Process- Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in Written Examination followed by Physical and Medical Examination.

India Reserve Battalion General Constable Competitive Examination 2017 – Eligibility Criteria

Physical Eligibility

Carefully note down the criteria we are mentioning here. Candidature is liable to be rejected, if the conditions are not lived up to.

Category Height (cm) Chest (cm)
Unreserved Category Minimum 160 Minimum 81
Scheduled Tribe MInimum 155 Minimum 79
Scheduled Caste Minimum 155 Minimum 79
Extreme Backward Class Minimum 160 Minimum 81
Backward Class Minimum 160 Minimum 81
Female candidates Minimum 148

Note-Candidates must ensure that they fulfil these conditions and carefully note down the criteria. The applicants suffering from Bended knee, Flat feet, Eye defect, Varicocele, Stuttering, Piles, any infectious disease, mental disease, are not eligible for the post.

Physical Standard Test Eligibility

Candidates might have to appear for a Physical Test that will include running. The requirement is as follows:-

  1. For male candidates– 10 km in 60 minutes.
  2. For female candidates- 05 km in 40 minutes.

Note– There will be no marks assigned for this test. This will be a qualifying test but it is mandatory to pass it. Unsuccessful candidates will not be considered for recruitment.

Exam Pattern for India Reserve Battalion General Constable Competitive Examination 2017

The paper held in Offline mode i.e Pen and Paper based. There were 2 papers of 120 questions each. The written paper had multiple choice questions based on General Awareness of the candidate, Mathematics, Passages, General Science etc. There will be 3 marks for every correct response. For every incorrect response, there will be a penalty of 1 mark. Let us see the pattern in a more simpler form:-

Paper- I General Awareness

In Paper-I there was 40 questions based on General Ability, 50 questions related to Jharkhand State, 20 questions from General Science and finally 10 questions from Basic Mathematics. In total there will be 120 question of worth 360 marks.

Topic Number of questions Marks per question
General Ability 40 questions 3 x 40= 120
Questions related to Jharkhand State 50 questions 3 x 50= 150
General Science 20 questions 3 x 20= 60
Mathematics 10 questions 3 x 10=30
Total 120 questions 360 marks

Paper-II Language

There were two sections in Paper-II. Part-1 had 40 questions based on Hindi Comprehension and Hindi Grammar. In this part, is also included 20 questions based on English General awareness and Grammar.

In Part-2, candidates will first of all select one language out of- English, Urdu, Bangla, Mundari, Ho, Khariya, Kurmali, Khortha, Nagpuri, Panch Pargania, Oriya, Sanskrit etc. The language selection can depend on the preference of the candidates. The test will be in the language that the candidate selects. In this part, 60 questions will be based on the history of that language and 20 questions on general knowledge and grammar. Let us see it in detail.

Part-A Total questions Marks per question
HIndi Passage and grammar 40 questions 40 x 3= 120
English passage and grammar based questions 20 questions 20 x 3=60
Total 60 questions 180 marks
Part-B Total questions Marks per question
State/ tribal and other language/ history based questions 40 questions 40 x 3= 120
State/ tribal and other language/ grammar of that language 20 questions 20 x 3=60
Total 60 questions 180 marks
Grand Total 120 questions 360 marks

Application Forms

The applications are to be submitted in Online Mode at and Here the candidates had seen the link for “Online Application for IRBGCCE-2017”. There should not be any mistake on the submitted form. Make sure that Personal Details, Educational Details, Communication Details. Digital Image Uploading is as mentioned. You are required to preview the application form before submitting it finally. Take special note of spellings in the form wherever required. You can take help of the metric certificate or mark sheet obtained from the board.  The first step was to get registered. You must have got the essential credentials after registration. You must have proceed to click the “Save and Next” button at every stage or else the data will be lost. Candidates can apply through the “Application form” link given in the quick links above.

Application Fee

Amount to be paid by the candidates as part of the application process is Rs. 300/-. However, candidates from Jharkhand state who belong to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe will require submitting Rs. 75/-. The examination fee is non-refundable.

Fee Payment Method

Candidates can pay the fee using Net banking, Debit/ Credit Card. There will be extra bank charges depending on the mode that the candidate chooses to pay the amount.

  • extra charge applicable to using Net Banking/ Debit Card of SBI- Rs. 11.40/-
  • extra charge applicable to using any other bank’s Net Banking other than SBI to pay the amount- Rs. 17.10/-
  • extra charge applicable to using any other banks debit card to pay the amount- Rs. 12.54/-
  • extra charge applicable to using challan of SBI’s any branch to pay the amount- Rs. 57.00/-

Admit Card:

The admit cards for the (IRBGCCE-2017) had been uploaded on the official website. Candidates had to download the hall ticket themselves. It will NOT be sent through registered post or any other medium. If the photograph is not visible on the admit card, then the candidate can carry the identical picture to the centre and appear for the exam.

Other than this, the candidate also needs to carry a valid photo id for verification purpose. The Photo id proof can be your voter id or Aadhar card. You have to keep the id proof with you at all times during the exam.

IRB GCCE Answer Key 2017

IRB has released the answer key for General Constable Competitive Examination 2017 held on December 03, 10 And 17, 2017. The Answer key is released after the successful conduction of the exams. The direct link to access the answer key is being provided here on this page. Candidates can check the link to check the answer key as well as the link to submit the objection regarding the answer key.


In case of two or more candidates receiving equal marks, the tie will be resolve using age factor. Candidates older in age will be placed higher. If the age factor cannot resolve the tie, then their Height will be considered next. Candidates taller will be placed higher.

Selection Process

Candidates looking for selection will undergo a 3 tiered process:-

  • OMR based Written Examination
  • Physical Standard Test
  • Medical Examination

Based on minimum marks obtained in OMR written test examination, a merit list will be prepared accordingly. The Minimum marks required for each category is as follows:-

  • Unreserved/General Category – 40%
  • SC/ ST – 32%
  • EBC- (Schedule-1) – 34%
  • BC (Schedule- 2) – 36.5 %
  • Local residents of Jharkhand state – 32%

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