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SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2023: Check Exam Pattern, Job Profile, How to Apply Online etc..

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SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2023:-

The Staff Selection Commission of India holds the SSC GD Constable Exam annually as a national level examination to choose candidates for the General Duty position of Constables (GD) in the BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB, ITBP, AR, SSF, and NIA.

SSC has released SSC GD notification 2023 on 18 November 2023 on its official website for recruiting 75768 candidates for the post of constables.

Staff Selection Commission of India (SSC) conducts SSC GD Exam for recruiting candidates for the posts of General Duty Constables (GD) in CISF, ITBP, BSF, CRPF and Rifleman.
SSC GD Constable 2023: Overview:-
Exam Conducting AuthorityStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Name of the PostGeneral Duty (GD) Constable
Total SSC GD Vacancy 202375768
Official NotificationClick Here
Selection ProcessComputer-Based Exam, PST/PET & DME/RME
Exam ModeOnline
Admit Card Release DateTo be announced Soon
Exam Date20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th February and 1st, 5th, 7th, 11th, 12th March 2024
Exam CentrePan India
Exam Name Official
Exam Pattern

SSC GD ConstableExam Pattern 2023

The Computer Based Examination will consist of single objective type test having 100 questions, carrying a total of 100 marks. All questions will be Objective in nature.

Computer Based Examination Pattern

Subject/TopicTotal QuestionsMarksExam Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning204060 mins
General Knowledge & General Awareness2040
Elementary Mathematics2040

Note:There would be a negative marking of 0.50 mark for every wrong answer attempted by the candidates

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Activity NameMaleFemaleRemarks
Race5 Kms in 24 minutes.1.6 Kms in 8 ½ minutesFor candidates other than those belonging to Ladakh Region.
1.6 Kms in 6 ½ minutes800 metres in 4 minutesFor candidates of Ladakh

Physical Standard Test (PST)

For Male CandidatesFor Female Candidates
Height (General, SC & OBC)170157
Height (ST)162.5150

For Male CandidatesFor Female Candidates
Chest Expansion (General, SC & OBC)80/ 5N/A
Chest Expansion (ST)76 / 5N/A

For Physical Standard Test (PST)

Physical Standards for SSC GD 2023
HEIGHT (in cm)
General, SC & OBC170 cm157 cm
All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST)162.5 cm150 cm
All Scheduled Tribe candidates of North Eastern States (NE States)157 cm147.5 cm
All Scheduled Tribe candidates of Left Wing Extremism affected districts160 cm147.5 cm
Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States/ UTs of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh165 cm155 cm
Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura162.5 cm152.5 cm
Candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Divisions of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub-Division of these Districts : (1)Lohagarh Tea Garden (2) Lohagarh Forest (3) Rangmohan (4) Barachenga (5) Panighata (6) ChotaAdalpur (7) Paharu (8) Sukna Forest (9) Sukna Part-I (10) Pantapati Forest-I (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) SalbariChhatpart-II (14) Sitong Forest (15) Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) ChhotaChenga (18) Nipania.157 cm152.5 cm
CHEST (in cm) [Minimum Expansion- 5 cm]
General, SC & OBC80 cmN/A
All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes76 cmN/A
Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States/ UTs of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh78 cmN/A
Candidates hailing from North-Eastern Sates of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA)77 cmN/A

For both men and women, weight should be appropriate to height and medical standards.

Visual Standards
Visual Acuity Unaided

Visual Acuity Unaided

RefractionColor Vision
Near VisionDistant VisionVisual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glassesCP-2

Exam Date

SSC GD Constable Exam Date 2023

The SSC GD Constable Exam 2023 will be held in 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th February and 1st, 5th, 7th, 11th, 12th March 2024. Candidates must check the Important dates from below & submit their online application before the last date of application submission as soon as the SSC GD Recruitment 2023 process starts.SSC GD Constable Important Dates:
Event NameExam Dates
SSC GD Constable 2023 Notification Released On18-11-2023
Online Application Start Date24-11-2023
Last Date to Apply Online28-12-2023
Last Date & Time for Online Fee Payment29-12-2023(23:00)
Last Date & Time for Offline Challan generation29-12-2023(23:00)
Last date for payment through Challan (During Bank Working Hours)29-12-2023
SSC GD Exam Date 2023February, 2024
SSC GD Constable PST/PET DateTo be announced soon
SSC GD Constable Medical Exam DateTo be announced soon
SSC GD Constable Results DateTo be announced soon
Click Here to Check SSC Calendar Here

Force Male Female Grand Total
BSF 3600 2015 4050 1785 13356 24806 510 256 609 258 1436 3069 27875
CISF 1925 412 1236 759 3545 7877 103 63 147 89 319 721 8598
CRPF 6700 548 5689 1564 7695 22196 409 288 568 269 1697 3231 25427
SSB 1259 365 1190 280 1745 4839 99 15 100 11 214 439 5278
ITBP 612 209 594 104 1045 2564 70 66 99 8 199 442 3006
AR 885 401 808 621 1909 4624 27 9 30 20 66 152 4776
SSF 105 18 97 29 209 458 32 4 22 9 58 125 583
TOTAL 15086 3968 13664 5142 29295 67364 1250 701 1575 664 3989 8179 75543
Force                Grand Total
NIA 45 19 34 29 98 225 225
Grand Total of Part-I and   Part-II 75768

  • The vacancies are Tentative. Any change in the number of vacancies will be intimated through the website of the Commission.
  • 10% vacancies are earmarked for Ex-servicemen (ESM). If suitable ESM candidates are not available, vacancies reserved for ESM will be filled by non-ESM candidates of respective categories
  • As the vacancies in CAPFs have been earmarked States/ UT-wise, candidates are required to submit Domicile/ Permanent Residential Certificate of the State/ UT indicated by them in the online Application Form at the time of DME/ Documents Verification failing which his/her candidature will be cancelled forthwith and the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the Detailed Medical Examination. If a candidate produces Domicile/ Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) issued by a State other than the State mentioned in his/ her application, he/ she shall not be allowed to change the State at the time of Document Verification and his/her candidature shall be cancelled straightaway. Therefore Candidates should fill the Application Form very carefully.
  • Candidates selected for appointment are liable to serve anywhere in India.
  • The appointment of candidates after selection is subject to availability of seats in training facilities of various CAPFs. As such, candidates may be appointed in phases in accordance with availability of training space. The Joining and in-service issues, seniority, training, etc will be regulated in accordance with the rules and regulations of various Organizations.
Online Application Fee:

The Fee payable for Online Application is Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only).

  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee. 
  • Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking, by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or through cash in SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
  •  Online fee can be paid by the candidates up to . However, candidates who wish to make the cash payment through Challan of SBI, may make the payment in cash at the Branches of SBI within the working hours of the bank up to provided the Challan has been generated by them before 
  •  Candidates who are not exempted from fee payment must ensure that their fee has been deposited with SSC. If the fee is not received by SSC, status of Application Form is shown as ‘Incomplete’ and this information is printed on the top of the Application Form printout. Further, status of fee payment can be verified at the ‘Payment Status” link provided in the candidate’s login screen. Such applications which remain incomplete due to non-receipt of fee will be SUMMARILY REJECTED and no request for consideration of such applications and fee payment after the period specified in the Notice of Examination shall be entertained. 
  • Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor will it be adjusted against any other examination or selection.

SSC GD Constable Job Profile 2023

The major responsibility of SSC GD Constable is the safety and security of the country and its citizens.

Let’s discuss about the Force wise Job Profile of SSC GD Constable employees:

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

• Major responsibility includes providing safety & security to PSUs and other important government infrastructure projects, industrial units etc.

• Also, in most cases, CISF Constables are made in-charge for security at all commercial airports throughout India.

• The Special Security Group (SSG) is responsible for providing security to the members nominated by the Home Ministry of India.

Sahastra Seema Bal (SSB)

The responsibilities of SSB are mentioned below:

• To continuously monitor and prevent any kind of cross-border terrorism, and other illegal encroachments/activities.

• Responsible for protecting Borders such as Indo – Nepal, and Indo – Bhutan borders.

Border Security Force (BSF)

The nature of duties of a BSF personnel are mentioned below:

• Responsible for protecting Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh Border.

• Need to perform Anti-infiltration duties.

• To prevent any unauthorized entry and exit from the territory of India.

• Responsible for preventing illegal activities such as smuggling etc. across the Border.

• Also, BSF personnel are required to gather trans-border intelligence.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

The nature of duties of a ITBP personnel includes:

• Protecting the border area between India & China (from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh) region.

• To check illegal immigration and trans-border smuggling.

• To restore and maintain peace, law and order in the area of disturbance.

• Monitoring the northern area borders, detection & prevention of any kind of border violations.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

• It is responsible for looking after the internal security matters of India and it also operates in foreign nations as a part of Indian Peace Keeping.

• Their responsibility varies from VIP security to election duties, handling of counter-Naxal operations etc.

Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles

It works under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) & offers services such as,

• In-charge of all activities/tasks in the absence of Assistant Sub-Inspector and Sub-Inspector.

• They have the right to investigate a case if the SI asks them to do so.

• They might be needed to patrol the urban areas as per requirement.

Eligibility Criteria

SSC GD Constable 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • SSC GD Constable Nationality:
  • The candidate must be either:
  • A Citizen of India,
  • Applications for SSC GD 2023 for Constable vacancies in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSF, SSB, NIA, and riflemen are only open to those who meet the commission's specified qualifying requirements. The following lists the requirements for age, education, and other factors:
  • SSC General Education Requirements (as of January 1, 2023)
  • Applicants for the positions of GD Constable (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSF, SSB, NIA, and riflemen) must have completed their 10th class education or its equivalent from an accredited board.
SSC GD age limit:-

18-23 years as on 01-08-2023. Candidates should not have been born earlier than 02-08-2000 and later than 01-08-2005 in normal course. However, after relaxation of three (03) years in upper age.


Candidates belonging to reserved categories shall be given certain Age Relaxations as per the government rules:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)5 years
Other Backward Class (OBC)3 years
Ex-Servicemen (ExS)3 (after deduction of the military service renderedfrom the actual age as on the date of reckoning)
Children and dependents of victims killed in the1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved)5 years
Children and dependents of victims killed in the1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC)8 years
Children and dependents of victims killed in the1,984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ST)10 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in theState of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, toDecember 31, 19895 years

SSC GD Constable Syllabus 2023

The SSC GD syllabus 2023 consists of following sections/Topics which are detailed below:

English/Hindi Language:

In this section, Ability of candidates in understanding English/Hindi Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. and writing ability shall be tested.

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

Analytical aptitude and ability to observe and distinguish patterns will be tested through questions principally of non-verbal type. This component may include questions on 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, etc.

Elementary Mathematics:

This paper will include questions on problems relating to 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, use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.

General Knowledge and General Awareness:

Questions in this component shall be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of environment around him. Questions shall also be designed in such a way that would test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated & Knowledgeable person. The test shall also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, especially events pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

SSC GD Constable 2022 Cut-Off

SSC GD Constable Cut Off 2022 (Candidates qualified against All India vacancies of Sepoy in NCB)
CategoryCut Off Details
Cut Off MarksPart A MarksPart B MarksDOB
SSC GD Constable Cut Off 2022 (Female candidates qualified against All-India vacancies of SSF)
CategoryCut Off Details
Cut Off MarksPart A MarksPart B MarksDOB
SSC GD Constable Cut Off 2022 (Male candidates qualified against All-India vacancies of SSF)
CategoryCut Off Details
Cut Off MarksPart A MarksPart B MarksDOB

SSC GD Constable Salary 2023:-

Sepoy in NIAPay Level-1 (Rs Rs.18,000 to 56,900)
BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSF, SSB, NIA and RiflemenPay Level-3 (Rs 21,700-69,100)

The following table lists the benefits and pay scale for SSC GD Constable positions in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSF, SSB, NIA, and Riflemen.

SSC GD Constable Salary Structure
Basic SSC GD SalaryRs. 21,700
Transport Allowance1224
House Rent Allowance2538
Dearness Allowance434
Total SalaryRs. 25,896
Net SalaryRs. 23,527


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