Course Description


Every year the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) offers a golden opportunity to millions of aspirants across India by conducting an SSC GD recruitment drive for hiring new entrants for the posts of Constables (General Duty) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA & SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles (AR) from various States/ Union Territories across India.

The recruitment process for the SSC GD Constable exam consists of Computer-Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME).

Candidates who are interested to apply for the SSC Constable (GD) exam 2023 are required to visit the SSC official website of SSC ( for online registration of the competitive exam. Or, candidates should ‘click here to apply’ link provided at (>Apply>GD-Constable).

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are willing to appear for the SSC Constable (GD) exam are required to check the SSC GD eligibility criteria prior to filling up the Application Form. There are certain SSC GD requirements that a candidate has to fulfil before applying for SSC GD Post.

The Key SSC GD Eligibility Criteria that candidates must adhere to are as follows:

  1. Educational Qualifications: Candidates must hold the essential educational qualification as on 1st August. i.e, Matriculation or 10th class pass from a recognized Board/ University before applying for the GD post.
  2. Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen. For migrated candidates, they must submit domicile/ PRC against his/ her state/ UT.
  3. Age Limit: The candidates for SSC GD exam 2022 should fulfil the age requirement of 18-23 years as on 1st August ,
  4. Age Relaxation: There is an age relaxation in the upper age limit for SC, ST, OBC, Ex-Servicemen and other categories of persons based on the Government’s orders.

The age relaxation codes for the different categories of candidates are listed below:

SSC GD Age Relaxation
Code NumberCategoryPermissible Age Relaxation
01SC/ ST5 years
02OBC3 years
03Ex-Servicemen3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning.
04Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved)5 years
05Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC)8 years
06Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ ST)10 years
07Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989.5 years

Exam Pattern

The SSC GD Exam pattern is decided by the commission itself. Candidates willing to appear for SSC GD 2023 must be thorough with the exam pattern of SSC GD Constable exam. SSC follows a fixed pattern for SSC GD exam and mentions it in detail in the official notification. Any changes in the exam pattern of SSC GD 2023 will also be notified by the commission.

The exam pattern of SSC GD is divided into four stages:

  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

Given below is a detailed look into each of these stages:

  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE): This is an online test that consists of objective-type questions and multiple-choice questions which has four sections:
  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  2. General Knowledge and General Awareness
  3. Elementary Mathematics
  4. English/ Hindi
  5. Physical Efficiency Test (PET): This test assesses the candidate’s physical fitness on the basis of height parameters and he/ she needs to undergo PET (race) which is followed by a biometric/ technology-aided identification test.
  6. Physical Standard Test (PST): This test evaluates the physical standards of the candidates on the basis of three factors – height, chest and weight.
  7. Detailed Medical Examination (DME): Shortlisted candidates who pass the PET and PST are required to go through a detailed medical examination and are medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs to assess their physical and medical fitness.


The syllabus of SSC General Duty Constable exam majorly remains the same every year and the commission mentions the detailed syllabus on the notification of GD exam.

The SSC GD syllabus comprises a Computer-Based Examination (CBE) which includes an objective-type paper of 100 marks, which needs to be answered in a duration of 90 minutes.

The SSC GD Syllabus is given below:

SSC GD Syllabus
PartsSection NameTotal No. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
Part AGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning252590 minutes
Part BGeneral Knowledge and General Awareness2525
Part CElementary Mathematics2525
Part DEnglish/ Hindi2525

Given below are the topics under each section:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It mainly consists of basic topics like arithmetical reasoning, problem-solving, number series, analogies, coding-decoding and figures classification, etc.
  2. General Awareness: Under this section, the topics consist of Scientific Research, Geography, General Polity, Culture, History, etc. Candidates can check various Static GK topics for their preparation.
  3. Elementary Mathematics: In this section, it includes topics like averages, decimals and fractions, mensuration, ratio and proportion, time and distance, etc.
  4. English/Hindi: This includes specific topics pertaining to a language and tests the grammatical and comprehension skills of the candidates.

Aspirants of SSC GD should check the following pages for comprehensive preparation:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability

Application Fee

  • The application fee details for SSC GD Exam are given below:
SSC GD Exam Application Fee Details
CategoryApplication Fee
General (Male)Rs 100/-
Women CandidatesExempted
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled TribeExempted

How to apply

Here are the steps to apply for the SSC GD (General Duty) exam:

1. Visit the official website of SSC:

2. Click on the “Apply” tab and then select “GD” from the drop-down menu.

3. Register yourself by providing basic details such as name, email ID, mobile number, etc.

4. After registration, login with your registered email ID and password.

5. Fill the SSC GD application form with the required details such as personal information, educational qualifications, etc.

6. Upload your scanned photograph and signature in the specified format.

7. Pay the application fee online through debit card/credit card/net banking or through SBI Challan.

8. Verify all the details filled in the application form and submit the application.

9. Take a printout of the application form for future reference.


  • What is the age limit for SSC GD exam?
    The age limit for SSC GD exam is between 18 to 23 years. Age relaxations are applicable as per government rules.
  • What is the educational qualification required for SSC GD exam?
    Candidates must have passed Matriculation (Class 10th) or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • What is the selection process for SSC GD exam?
    The selection process for SSC GD exam consists of four stages: Computer-Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), and Medical Examination.
  • Is there any negative marking in SSC GD exam?
    Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the Computer-Based Examination (CBE).
  • How can I apply for SSC GD exam?
    Candidates can apply for SSC GD exam through the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) by filling the online application form and paying the application fee.
  • What is the application fee for SSC GD exam?
    The application fee for SSC GD exam is Rs. 100. However, candidates belonging to certain categories such as SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen/Women are exempted from paying the application fee.