SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern 2021

The SSC GD Constable recruitment 2021 is a nationwide competitive examination which is conducted in the following Phases

  • Online Test
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Physical Standard Test ( PST)
  • Medical Examination

SSC conducts the SSC GD Constable exam every year. SSC Constable exam 2021 is one of the most sought-after jobs which not only gives job security but also provides a handsome salary along with other allowances. You should have complete information about the SSC GD Constable exam pattern before applying to the exam.

SSC GD Constable Online Exam

SSC GD Constable exam is a computer based online exam. The SSC GD Constable exam consists of one objective type paper of 100 marks. The different section included in the SSC Constable exam with the composition of marks and questions is mentioned below. Detailed SSC GD Constable exam pattern is mentioned below.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration/Time Allowed
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25 90 minutes
General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 25
Elementary Mathematics 25 25
English/ Hindi 25 25

SSC GD Constable Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Based on the performance in the SSC Constable exam, you will be shortlisted for PET/PST by Commission. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) will be conducted at various centres finalized by the CAPFs. Detailed scrutiny of eligibility/ documents will be undertaken so you are advised to verify your SSC GD eligibility as prescribed in the official SSC GD Notification before appearing for CBE/PST/PET. The parameters for SSC GD Constable PET are mentioned below.

Physical Efficiency Test(PET)

 For Male CandidatesFor Female Candidates
Race 5 Kms in 24 minutes. 1.6 Kms in 8 ½ minutes

For candidates of Ladakh Region

 For Male CandidatesFor Female Candidates
Race 1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes 800 metres in 4 minutes

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 the medical exam.

SSC GD Constable Physical Standard Test (PST)

Physical standards laid down for the post of SSC GD Constable / Rifleman is mentioned below.

HeightHeight (in cms)
MaleFemale
General, SC & OBC candidates (except those mentioned below) 170 157
Height Relaxations    
The minimum height for all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 162.5 150
The minimum height for all Schedule Tribe candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura and Naxal/ Left Wing Extremism affected Districts 160 147.5
The Minimum height for the candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir 165 155
The minimum height for the candidates hailing from North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura 162.5 152.5
The minimum height for the candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Division of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub-Divisions of these Districts: (1) Lohargarh Tea Garden (2) Lohagarh Forest (3) Rangmohan (4) Barachenga (5) Panighata (6)Chota Adalpur (7) Paharu (8) Sukna Forest (9) Sukna Part-I (10) Pantapati Forest-1 (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) Salbari Chhatpart-II (14) Sitong Forest (13) Salbari Chhatpart- II (14) Sitong Forest (15) Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) Chhota Chenga (18) Nipania.   157 152.5

Physical chest standards laid down for the post of SSC GD Constable / Rifleman are mentioned below.

ChestChest (in cms: Unexpanded / Minimum expansion)
MaleFemale
General, SC & OBC male candidates (except those mentioned below) 80/5 N/A
Chest Relaxations    
The minimum chest for all male candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir 78/5 N/A
The minimum chest for the candidates hailing from North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura and candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) comprising of three Sub-Division of Darjeeling Districts; (1) Lohargarh Tea Garden (2) Lohagarh Forest (3) Rangmohan (4) Barachega (5) Panighata (6) Chota Adalpur (7) Paharu (8) Sukna Forest (9) Sukna Part-I (10) Pantapati Forest-1 (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) Salbari Chhatpart-II (14) Sitong Forest (15) Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) Chhota Chenga (18) Nipania. 77/5 N/A

Weight: For male and Female candidates. Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.

SSC GD Constable Medical Examination

After qualifying SSC GD Constable online exam, you will be shortlisted for PET/PST. If you clear SSC GD Constable PET/PST, you need to undergo a detailed medical examination (DME). You need to carry with you the following documents mentioned below for  verification:

  • Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate to prove age, name and educational qualification.
  • Domicile Certificate/ Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) issued by the competent authority.
  • Certificate from serving defense personnel 
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates regarding completion of engagement in Armed Forces.
  • Caste-Certificate
  • Certificate from candidates who wish to avail relaxation in height/ chest measurement
  • Nativity/ Identity Certificate by West Pakistani Refugee 

Also, you must not have Knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein and squint in the eyes. Refusal to undergo a medical examination at any stage or absenting/ deserting from the same will render you unfit for SSC GD Constable recruitment. The final decision of fitness/ unfitness in weight will be decided by the medical board at the time of medical examination based on the height and age chart on the day of medical examination and as per the height measured by the PST/PET Board and as per guidelines for the same. You will be medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs to assess your physical and medical fitness as prescribed below. 

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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