SSC GD Constable 2023

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SSC GD Constable 2023 Exam


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

SSC (Staff Selection Commission of India) is soon going to declare the SSC GD notification2023 recruitment in upcoming days.

SSC has released SSC GD notification 2023 on 18th November 2023 on its official website for recruiting 26146 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 Authority Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Name of the Post General Duty (GD) Constable
Total SSC GD Vacancy 2023 726146
Official Notification Click Here
Selection Process Computer-Based Exam, PST/PET & DME/RME
Exam Mode Online
Admit Card Release Date Before Exam
Exam Date February-March, 2024
Exam Centre Pan India
Exam Name Official Website

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/Topic Total Questions Marks Exam Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 20 40 60 mins
General Knowledge & General Awareness 20 40
Elementary Mathematics 20 40
English/Hindi 20 40
Total 80 160

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

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
Activity Name Male Female Remarks
Race 5 Kms in 24 minutes. 1.6 Kms in 8 ½ minutes For candidates other than those belonging to Ladakh Region.
1.6 Kms in 6 ½ minutes 800 metres in 4 minutes For candidates of Ladakh

Physical Standard Test (PST)

For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Height (General, SC & OBC) 170 157
Height (ST) 162.5 150
For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Chest Expansion (General, SC & OBC) 80/ 5 N/A
Chest Expansion (ST) 76 / 5 N/A

Exam Date

SSC GD Constable Exam Date 2023

The SSC GD Constable Exam 2023 will be held in February, 2024. Candidates must check the Important dates from below & submit their online application before the last date of application submissionas soon as the SSC GD Recruitment 2023 process starts.

SSC GD Constable Important Dates:
Event Name Exam Dates
SSC GD Constable 2023 Notification Released On 18-11-2023
Online Application Start Date 24-11-2023
Last Date to Apply Online 31-12-2023 (23:00)
Last Date & Time for Online Fee Payment 01-01-2024 (23:00)
Last Date & Time for Offline Challan generation 01-01-2024 (23:00)
Last date for payment through Challan (During Bank Working Hours) 01-01-2024 (23:00)
SSC GD Exam Date 2023 February-March, 2024
SSC GD Constable PST/PET Date To be announced soon
SSC GD Constable Medical Exam Date To be announced soon
SSC GD Constable Results Date To be announced soon
Click Here to Check SSC Calendar Here

How To Apply

SSC GD Constable 2023 Apply Online

a. Applications should be submitted in online mode only through the official website,

b. Applicants need to upload the scanned & colour passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50KB).

Note: Applications without such date printed on the photograph might get rejected.

Image dimension of the photograph must be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). The photograph should be without cap, spectacles and both ears should be visible.

c. The Last date and time for submission of online applications for SSC MTS will be announced in the upcoming Notification.

d. Before final submission of the online application, applicants must cross check that they have filled correct details in every field of the form as after submission of the application form, no further changes/ correction/ modification shall be entertained under any circumstances.

Online Application Fee:

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

a. Female candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) are eligible for reservation and exempted from payment of fee.


SSSC 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 Previous Year Cut Offs

The Force wise cut offs of SSC GD Constable for the year 2018-19 are tabulated below:
SSC GD Cut Off List Category Name
(Force Name) SC ST OBC UR
BSF (Border Security Force) 52 46 56 62
CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) 62 56 69 73
CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) 54 49 58 63
SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) 59 50 66 72
ITPB(Indo-Tibetan Border Police) 55 49 59 64
AR(Assam Rifles) 68 62 75 80
NIA (National Investigation Agency) 79 72 84 88
SSF(Secretariat Security Force) 72 68 77 84
The State wise SSC CD constable cut off for the Year 2018-19
State Name SC ST OBC UR Ex.S
Bihar 58 63 66 69 35
Gujarat 38 40 39 45 35
Himachal Pradesh 45 48 46 50 35
Jammu & Kashmir 37 35 33 41 35
Manipur 33 34 37 41 35
Nagaland * 33 * 42 35
Punjab 45 * 44 48 35
Rajasthan 64 65 71 73 35
Tripura 37 33 40 41 35
Uttar Pradesh 64 64 70 73 35
Uttarakhand 50 54 55 58 35
West Bengal 43 45 42 51 35


SSC GD Constable Vacancy 2023

Staff Selection Commission of India is soon going to declare the notification for SSC GD Constable 2023 recruitmentprocess in which the Vacancies will be announced for the session 2023-24.

Last year, SSC had announced a total of 26146 vacancies for the post of constables as per various forces like Border Security Force or BSF, Central Industrial Security Force or CISF, etc. having 67364 vacancies for male candidates and 8179 vacancies for 46260 candidates.


Force Name Vacancies for Male Candidates Vacancies for Female Candidates Grand Total
BSF 6174 1813 3920 1957 7379 17883 490 325 698 347 1309 3169 21052
CISF 11025 518 1199 652 2257 5447 92 51 129 78 263 613 6060
CRPF 3337 678 2474 1094 4645 10589 87 53 125 53 262 580 11169
SSB 635 154 450 230 845 2031 61 6 69 0 107 243 2274
ITBP 3189 569 972 453 2142 4796 115 95 170 66 400 846 5642
AR 1490 607 608 428 1509 3533 6 1 10 25 26 68 3601
NIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SSF 290 7 21 18 79 160 12 2 7 6 27 54 214
TOTAL 26146 4346 9644 4832 18874 44439 863 533 1208 575 2394 5573 50012


NCB 27 12 40 23 73 175 175
Grand Total Part-I and Part-II

Salary & Job Profile:

SSC GD Constable Salary 2022

The Salary of SSC GD Constable comes under Pay band Level-3 (Rs 21700-69100). The SSC GD Salary structure of a Constable is tabulated below:

Salary Structure Gross Amount

(in Rs.)
Deductions Amount (in Rs.)
Basic 21700 CGHS 125
Transportation Allowance

(City – A1)

(1200 + 24)
House Rent Allowance

(City – X)
2538 Pension Contribution 2214
Dearness Allowance 434
Total Earnings 25896 Total Deductions 2369
Net Earnings 23527

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,
• Vacancies in CAPFs & AR are state/UT/area wise hence a candidate must submit domicile/PRC against his state/ UT.

SSC GD age limit

18-23 years as on 01-01-2023. Candidates should not have been born earlier than 02-01-2000 and later than 01-01-2005 in normal course. However, after relaxation of three (03) years in upper age, the candidate should not have been born earlier than 02-01-1997

Note: Due to unprecedented ‘Covid Pandemic’, it has been decided by the Government to grant three (03) years age relaxation beyond respective prescribed upper age limit for all categories of the candidates as one-time measure for this recruitment.

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

Category Age 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, 1989 5 years
SSC GD Educational Qualifications (As on 01-01-2023):

Candidates applying for SSC GD Constable posts (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSF, SSB, NIA and riflemen) should have cleared 10th standard or equivalent from a recognized board/University.

Note: Applicants not acquiring the essential qualifications will not be eligible for appearing in the exam.