Staff Selection Commission will conduct recruitment for the post of Constable (GD) in CAPFs, NIA & SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, in 2018. SSC will release notification for conducting SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 on July 21, 2018. Initially, this recruitment is officially named as SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2017 but SSC is conducting the exam in the year 2018. Thus, we will refer this examination as SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 for candidate’s ease. Recruitment shall be done on the basis of PST, PET, Written examination, and medical examination. The CAPF shall conduct Physical Standards Test (PST) / Physical Endurance Test (PET) and Medical Examination, as scheduled by organizing CAPF that is CRPF. Dates for written examination which is conducted by Staff Selection Commission has been released. Get here complete details of SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018.

SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018

Candidates who are interested will be able to fill the application form by visiting the official website. Interested candidates must ensure their eligibility before filling the application form. The application form must be filled on or before its last date. Schedule for SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 is given below.

SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 Dates
Notification will Release on 21 Jul 2018
Start date for applications 21 Jul 2018
Last date for applications 20 Aug 2018
Date of Exam To be announced
Call Letters for PST/ PET will be dispatched by post for offline applicants from
SSC GD Constable Result for Written Examination
Call Letters for Medical Exam
Date of medical examination

Eligibility Criteria for SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018

Make sure that you fulfil the eligibility conditions. Candidates are advised to go through the requirements of educational qualification, age, physical standards, etc. and satisfy themselves that they are eligible for the posts, before applying.

Education Qualification: Matriculation or 10th class pass is the minimum educational qualification.

Age Limit: The permissible age for the candidate is 18 to 23 years on August 01.

Physical Standards

Physical standards laid down for the post of Constable are as follows

Parameter Male Female
Height 170 cms 157 cms
Weight Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards. Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.
Chest Unexpanded: 80 cms, min expansion 5 cms.

Note: A Pregnant woman is not eligible for the SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018.

Relaxation in Age, Height, Weight in SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018

The relaxation in Age, Height & weight, Permissible by the commission for SSC GD Constable exam is provided here. Read more to know about the relaxation.

Age Relaxation 

Category Upper Age Relaxation in years
SC/ST 05
OBC 03
Ex-Servicemen

  • Unreserved / General
  • OBC
  • SC /ST
03
06
08
Candidates with the nativity of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01 Jan 1980 to 31 Dec 1989.

  • Unreserved / General
  • OBC
  • SC /ST
05
08
10
Children and dependent of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat.

  • Unreserved / General
  • OBC
  • SC / ST
05
08
10

Height & Weight Relaxation

Description Male Female
Height for Scheduled Tribe candidates hailing from the North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura and Left Wing Extremism affected districts 160 cms 147.5 cms
Height for candidates hailing from the North Eastern States and candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Divisions of Darjeeling District. 162.5 152.5
Height for candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir 165 cm (162.5 cms – STs) 155 cms (150 cms – STs)

The pattern of examination for SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018

Step 1 – Physical Standard Test(PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 

The candidates who will found physically eligible in PST will undergo the PET. The scheme of PST is

Parameter Male Female
Race 5 Kms in 24 minutes 1.6 Kms in 8 ½ minutes
Race (candidates of Ladakh region) 1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes 800 meters in 4 minutes

Step 2 – Written Examination

Candidates who qualify in the PST / PET shall have to appear in the online or offline mode of written examination, conducted by SSC.

  • On-Line Examination will be in English, and Hindi only.
  • The test will contain 100 questions of total 100 marks.
  • Each question would be multiple choice question (MCQ).
Part Section Number of questions Marks
Part A General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
Part B General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 25
Part C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
Part D English/Hindi 25 25

Step -3 Medical Examination 

Only those candidates who will obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination have to appear for the Medical Examination. The candidates will be medically examined by the medical boards constituted by the CAPFs. The purpose of the medical examination is to assess their physical and medical fitness.

  • Eyesight Requirements is the first step of the medical examination.
Visual Acuity unaided(Near Vision) Uncorrected Visual Acuity (Distant Vision) Refraction Color Vision Remarks
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
N6 N9 6/6 6/9 Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses. CP-III BY ISIHARA -In right-handed person, the Right eye is better eye and vice versa.
-Binocular vision is required
  • The candidates must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein and squint in eyes.
  • They must be in good mental and physical health for duties.

Syllabus for SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018

The candidates who are appearing for the SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 can download the Syllabus form here.

How to Prepare for SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018?

SSC GD Exam needs determined preparation. The candidate needs to be physically and mentally strong for the examination. We have summarized some points that can help you to prepare for SSC GD. But first of all go through the eligibility deeply.

  • First of try to find out your week points. Here you have to work on the physical strength as well.
  • So firstly we shall talk about the physical fitness. Check your weight and stamina. Then exercise daily. Set some milestone and run with a stopwatch.
  • Prepare your Diet plan. Eat healthily, sleep tight and Don’t eat junk food.
  • Or Avoid any kind of food that can spoil your system.
  • Now let’s talk about your study plan.
  • Prepare a timetable and divide your day accordingly for study and exercise.
  • Here you need to be more conscious about both factors because both are essential for the test.
  • Now again analyze your week points. and Plan accordingly.
  • Know examination Pattern, grab Syllabus from this page.
  • The best books are in the below section.
  • Read newspapers and watch news channels to grab the current knowledge for SSC GD Preparation.
  • Reasoning questions are less time consuming than that of quantitative aptitude.
  • Learn Short Tricks for solving these questions in less time.
  • You should learn formula & short tricks while solving Mathematics.
  • you should read English newspapers, watch English channels or movies with subtitles to improve your reading, speaking, and understanding skills.

Best Books for SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 Preparations

When you are Preparing for any competitive exams then good books help a lot. Some best books are here for your help.

Application Form of SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018

SSC will release the application form for the SSC GD Constable Recruitment very soon. The mode for filling the application was online last year. The commission can repeat same procedure this year as well. SSC will release the application form on ssc.nic.in. Last year the application fee for the SSC GD Constable Recruitment was Rs. 100/-. And the candidates falling  SC, ST, and Ex-Servicemen were exempted from paying the fee. So again the procedure could be same for the latest update please visit this page regularly.

Admit Card of SSC GD Constable Recruitment

The commission will release the Admit card for SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 on SSC’s website. As the application process overs. SSC will issue the Admit Card region wise. The candidate can download the admit card form this page. SSC releases the admit card in three stages. Firstly the SSC will release the Admit Card for  PET/ PST, then for Written test and lastly for the medical test. The shortlisted candidates of each stage will able to download the Admit Card.

Results for SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018

Those who clear the PST, PET and written examination shall be shortlisted for Detailed Medical Examination (DME), list of which will be given to MHA, CRPF. Thereafter, MHA / CRPF will issue call letters and conduct the DME and Review Medical Examination (RME).

The candidates whose roll numbers figure in the list would be called for Medical Examination subject to their fulfilling all the eligibility conditions/requirements as prescribed for the post in the Notice of Examination and also subject to thorough verification of their identity with reference to their photographs, signatures, handwriting, etc., on the application forms, admission certificates, etc. If on verification from the application form, it is found that any candidate does not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, he will not be eligible to appear for the Medical Examination.

Last year the following candidates were qualifying in each of the four Lists

List of Female Male
State Wise 11751 91138
Additional for Naxal/Militancy affected Districts) 1549 19480
Additional for Border Districts 1186 5157
Candidates qualified for NIA & SSF 127 1233

Cut Offs for SSC GD Constable Recruitment

The Commission will prepare the final merit list of candidates category-wise and state-wise without making any force allocation. Force allocation will be done by Nodal CRPF / MHA and the final result is also be declared by them. The minimum cut off percentage of marks for selection will normally be as under.

  • General and Ex-servicemen: 35%
  • SC/ST/OBC : 33%
  • Click Here to view exact cutoffs of previous recruitment.

Last year Vacancies and Pay Scale of SSC GD Constable Recruitment

The number of vacancies will be announced along with the notification. Last year the total number of vacancies of Constable (GD) filled through Constable (GD) Exam was as follows:

Total vacancies: 62390; Pay Scale – Pay Band – I, Rs 5200-20200 + Grade Pay Rs 2000.

SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018   Dates, Notification, Application, Eligibility

Contact Details of SSC Regional Helplines

Candidates may contact following Regional Help Lines for clarifications, if any, in respect of filling/submitting applications and written examination:-

  • Northen Region SSC (NR), New Delhi – 01164715222, 01165570666,
  • Central Region SSC (CR), Allahabad – 05322460511, 05326541021,
  • Southern Region SSC (SR), Chennai – 09445195946, 04428251139,
  • Western Region SSC (WR), Mumbai – 09869730700, 07738422705,
  • east Region SSC (ER), Kolkata – 09477461228, 09477461229,
  • Madhya Pradesh Region SSC (MPR) Raipur – 09407921504, 09407921505,
  • Karnataka Region SSC (KKR), Bangalore – 08025502520, 09483862020,
  • North West Region SSC (NWR), Chandigarh – 01722749378, 01722742144,
  • SSC (NER), Guwahati, – 09085073593, 09085015252,
  • CRPF: – 011-24364884, Extn. 436 and 317.

Official website: www.ssc.nic.in

Insofar, official notice of SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018. Information on this page is according to last year’s brochure and is for reference purpose only. As soon as the official notification is released, Information will be updated here.

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