SSC GD Constable Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Criteria 2021

SSC GD Constable Eligibility Criteria

To apply for SSC GD Constable recruitment you should meet various eligibility criteria wrt the education qualification, age, nationality, no. of attempts permissible. To avoid any future disqualification, make sure that you are eligible for the post of SSC GD Constable on all fronts. The detailed eligibility criteria for SSC GD is mentioned below.

Education Qualification

To be eligible to apply for the SSC GD Constable exam you need to possess a matriculation degree or must be a 10th class pass from a recognized Board/ University. You need to possess this essential educational qualification as on Aug 01, 2021. Besides this, you must be a citizen of India. Further details are mentioned in the table below.

PostEducational Qualification (As on August 01, 2021)
Constable (GD) Matriculation or must be a 10th class pass from a recognized Board/ University

Age Criteria

Apart from the educational qualification that you need to possess for the SSC GD Constable exam, you also need to be within the prescribed age bracket in order to apply for the exam. You must not be younger than 18 years and older than 23 years as on Aug 01, 2021. Ensure that you fulfill the age criteria before applying for the recruitment. Further details can be read from the table below.

PostAge Criteria (As on August 01, 2021)
Constable (GD) 18-23 years (Candidates should not have been born earlier than August 02, 1998 and later than August 01, 2003.)

Age relaxation

SSC provides relaxation in age to certain categories in order to provide an additional advantage to some of the candidates belonging to a particular category. Categories included are SC/ST/OBC along with some other categories as mentioned below. The period of relaxation may vary in all categories. Refer to the table below for detailed insight on SSC GD Constable age relaxation.

Code NoCategoryAge Relaxation (Permissible Beyond the Upper Age Limit)
01 SC / ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 Ex-Servicemen 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning.
04 Children and dependent of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved) 5 years
05 Children and dependent of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC) 8 years
06 Children and dependent of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ ST) 10 years

Incentive to NCC Certificate Holders

SSC has also mentioned in the official notification that it will be providing certain incentives to the candidates who will be possessing NCC certificates. The details are as follows:

  • Such candidates will be given bonus marks based on the type of certificate (A/B/C).  
  • This will be given only if the candidates produce original certificates for verification. 
  • This process can only be completed until the last date of receipt of online applications.
  • This facility is not available for Ex-Servicemen.

Certificate CategoryIncentive/ Bonus Marks
NCC ‘C’ Certificate 5% of the maximum marks of the examination
NCC ‘B’ Certificate 3% of the maximum marks of the examination
NCC ‘A’ Certificate 2% of the maximum marks of the examination

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

All the candidates (male/female) need to go through the Physical Efficiency Test (PET). The candidates will be assessed based on certain parameters and will have to undergo certain tasks which will test their physical fitness. On the basis of these standards, a candidate (male/female) will be deemed eligible or ineligible for further medical examination.Weight for both male and female candidates weight needs to be proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.The details of which are given below:

 For Male CandidatesFor Female CandidatesState
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 6.30 minutes 800 metres in 4 minutes For candidates of Ladakh Region

  • Pregnancy at the time of PET will be considered a disqualification and pregnant female candidates shall be rejected at this stage.
  • The ex-serviceman shortlisted in SSC GD Constable online exam will have to appear in PET/PST stage for recording measurement of height, chest and weight only. PET will not be held for such candidates but you need to qualify for the medical exam.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

The next phase after the Physical Efficiency Test is the Physical Standard Test. A candidate's eligibility will be determined based on the following standards. On the basis of these standards, a candidate (male/female) will be deemed eligible or ineligible for further medical examination.Weight for both male and female candidates needs to be proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.

Note: The candidates who will be declared unfit in the Physical Standard Test (PST) can appeal on the same day to the Appellate Authority if desired.

Physical Height Standards

Physical height standards laid down for the post of SSC GD Constable (male/female) are mentioned below.

HeightHeight (in cms)
MaleFemale
General, SC & OBC candidates (except those mentioned below) 170 157
Height Relaxations
All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 150.0
All Scheduled Tribe candidates of North Eastern States (NE States) 157.0 147.5
All Scheduled Tribe candidates of Left Wing Extremism affected districts 160.0 147.5
Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States/ UTs of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh 165.0 155.0
Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura 162.5 152.5
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. 157.0 152.5

Physical Chest Standards

Physical chest standards laid down for the post of SSC GD Constable (male) are mentioned below.

ChestMale
Unexpanded (cms)Minimum Expansion (cms)
All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 80 5
Chest Relaxations
Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States/ UTs of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh will be 78 5
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. 77 5

Eye Sight

Visual Acuity Unaided
(Near Vision)
Uncorrected Visual Acuity
(Distant Vision)
RefractionColour VisionRemarks
Better eyeWorse eyeBetter eyeWorse eye
N6 N9 6/6 6/9 Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses. CP.III by ISIHARA For the right handed person, the right eye is a better eye and vice versa. Binocular vision is required

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