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Staff Selection Commission - General Duty
Staff Selection Commission - General Duty

SSC GD Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit, Education Qualification, PET/PST Criteria and Medical Details

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) releases the SSC GD Eligibility Criteria on the official website. Candidates must check their eligibility before applying for the SSC Ground Duty Examination.
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SSC GD Eligibility Criteria: The Staff Service Commission (SSC) released the detailed SSC GD Constable Notification 2023 on its official website on November 18, 2023. The registration process is to start from November 24, 2023. Candidates aspiring to appear for the SSC GD exam are advised to read the notification carefully to know the post-wise eligibility criteria. 

The Staff Selection Commission conducts an examination for recruitment to the posts of Constable (General Duty) for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), SSF, Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles and Sepoy in Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

The selected candidates will be recruited in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Secretariat Security Force (SSF), Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles (AR) and Sepoy in NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau).

The recruitment examination is conducted by the SSC as per the Recruitment Scheme formulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) . The SSC GD Constable recruitment process will consist of Computer Based examination, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), Medical Examination & Document Verification. 

SSC GD Constable Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply for the SSC GD Exam. In order to qualify for the SSC GD exam, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Nationality
  • Age limit
  • Physical Efficiency Test/Physical standard Test
  • Incentive to NCC Certificate Holders

SSC GD Constable Eligibility: Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for the SSC GD Constable must have a minimum qualification of 10th standard or Matriculation from a recognized board. Candidates without the required qualifications cannot apply for the position. Apart from this candidates with 12th, UG and PG degrees from a recognised institution are also eligible to apply for the SSC GD recruitment process provided that they meet the age limit for application.

SSC GD Constable Eligibility: Nationality Status

As per the SSC official notification, aspirants applying for the SSC GD posts must be an Indian citizen only. Vacancies in CAPFs & AR are state/UT/area wise hence a candidate must submit domicile/ PRC (Permanent Residence Certificate) against his state/ UT.

SSC GD Constable Eligibility: Age limit 

Candidates applying for the SSC constable post should be between 18- 23 years as on 01-01-2023. This year, SSC has availed an age relaxation of 3 years for all the candidates because of the unprecedented covid situation. However, in the normal course, candidates cannot be less than should not have been born earlier than 02-01-2000 and later than 01-01-2005.

In the normal course of events, candidates cannot have been born earlier than 02-01-2000 and later than 01-01-2005. Nevertheless, the candidate should not have been born earlier than 02-01-1997 after a relaxation of three (03) years in upper age. The age relaxation provided by the commission is a one-time measure for aspiring candidates affected by the pandemic.

Therefore, the reserved candidates will receive 3 years of age relaxation apart from the relaxation already available to them as per their category.

SSC GD Constable Eligibility: Age relaxation

The SSC GD constable eligibility also provides age relaxation to the candidates as per the criteria prescribed by the Commission. Candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC, Ex-serviceman, and other categories of persons are eligible to avail of the age relaxation. The details of age relaxation for SSC GD candidates are given in the table below:

Category

Age Relaxation

Age Limit

SC/ ST

5 years

28 years

OBC

3 years

26 years

Ex-serviceman

3 years

26 years

Children and dependent on victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved)

5 years

28 years

Children and dependent on victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC)

8 years

31 years

Children and dependent on victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ ST)

10 years

33 years

SSC GD Constable Eligibility: Physical Standard Test

Candidates applying for the SSC GD must qualify the Physical Standard Test conducted by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). Those who qualify the Computer Based Test will be shortlisted for the Physical Eligibility Test/Physical Standard Test. The Physical Eligibility Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) will be conducted at various centres across India.

Candidates who pass the height requirements must take a physical eligibility test (PET), which is followed by fingerprint or technology-assisted identity. The table below includes information on the physical requirements for males and females.

SSC GD 2022 Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Male and Female Candidates

Type

Male Candidates

Female Candidates

Race

5 km in 24 Minutes

1.6 km in 8 and a half minutes

Race qualification for Ladakh Region

1.6 Km in 6 and half Minutes

800 metres in 4 minutes

SSC GD 2022 Physical Standard Test (PST)

Height:

The minimum height for candidates shortlisted for the Physical Standard Test(PST) will be 170 cm for males and 157 cm for females.

Applicants from reserved categories are permitted a height relaxation. For these applicants, the relaxed height requirement is as follows:

Relaxation Category

Male (Cms)

Female (Cms)

All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

162.5

150

All Scheduled Tribe candidates of Left Wing Extremism affected districts

160

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

155

Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura

162.5

152.5

All Scheduled Tribe candidates of North Eastern States (NE States)

157

147.5

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

152.5

CHEST:

Male applicants who have been selected for the Physical Standard Test (PST) must have a minimum chest measurement of 80 cms un-expanded with a minimum growth of 5 cm. Meanwhile, the chest measurement for female applicants will not be kept track of. 

Relaxation Category

Male (Cms)

Female (Cms)

All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes

76

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

78

5

Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA)

77

5

 

According to the SSC GD notification, applicants who requested a height and chest measurement relaxation will be subject to inspection after passing the PET (race) and before the PST by the CAPFs PET/ PST Boards.

Detailed Medical Examination (DME) for SSC GD Constable 2023

The following levels of medical evaluation will be included in the Detailed Medical Examination (DME). A candidate shall be deemed ineligible for qualification for the General Duty Constable jobs if he or she fails to pass any one or all of these tests:

The candidates must have visual acuity in the poorer eye of no less than 6/9. Any type of visual correction is not allowed.

  • Hearing Standards: This medical check will involve hearing tests and an eardrum examination. Additionally, any degree of deafness, discharge, hearing loss, or other conditions will be examined.
  • Dental Exam: Candidates will have their teeth checked for decay and loss to determine if they have enough teeth to chew food. Additionally, the gums will be carefully examined.
  • Exam on Standing: During this test, the panel will determine whether the candidate's head, neck, chest wall, and upper extremities, from the fingers to the shoulder joints, are all functioning normally.
  • Examination of Lower Extremities: From the toes up, both lower limbs are inspected for flat feet, bow legs, hammer toes, and other abnormalities.
  • In addition, the SSC GD Medical test will also screen candidates for skin conditions and leprosy, as well as their inguinal region and genital, heart and vascular system, and abdomen.

Incentive to ‘NCC Certificate’ holders

The incentive to ‘NCC Certificate’ holders will be granted at the following scales:

Certificate Category 

Incentive/ 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

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For which all posts SSC GD exam is taken?

The SSC GD exam is conducted to recruit candidates for Constable posts in CAPF, SSC, Rifleman in Assam Rifles, and Sepoy in Narcotics Control Bureau.

What is the minimum and maximum age limit to apply to SSC GD posts?

The minimum age to apply for the SSC GD exam is 18 years while the maximum age to apply is 23 years. However, candidates from reserve categories are given age relaxation.

What is the minimum educational qualification needed to apply to the SSC GD Exam?

Candidates wishing to apply for the SSC GD exam must have passed class 10th from a recognized board.

What if I don’t meet any of the prescribed eligibility criteria?

If any candidate fails to meet the SSC GD eligibility criteria, he/she will be disqualified by the commission at any stage of the selection process.

What is the minimum height for SSC GD?

Male applicants must be 170 cm in height and female candidates must be 157 cm in height in order to pass the Physical Standard Test (PST).

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