SSC GD Notification is Announced.

Introduction to SSC GD

  • Staff Selection Commission General Deputy Constable exam is a national level test conducted by SSC for recruiting candidates into the Central Police Organisation.  The exam is conducted annually and conducted as Computer Based Examination (CBT). SSC GD Constables are recruited to promote a sense of security among the people living in the border areas. Their role is to prevent trans-border crimes, unauthorized entry into or exit from the territory of India. They are responsible for preventing smuggling or any other illegal activities on the Border.

Eligibility - Nationality/Citizenship:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India. Vacancies in CAPFs & AR are state/UT/area wise hence a candidate must submit domicile/ PRC against his state/ UT.

Age limit

  • 18-23 years .

Essential Educational Qualifications

  • The candidates must have passed Matriculation or 10th Class Examination from a recognized Board/ University.
  • Note: Incentive to NCC Certificate Holders- The incentive to ‘NCC Certificate’ holders will be granted as per the mentioned scales in official website.

How to Apply Online

  • Applications must be submitted in online mode at the official website of the Commission i.e. For detailed instructions, please refer to Annexure-I and Annexure-II of this Notice. Sample Performa of One-time Registration and online Application Form are attached as Annexure-IA and Annexure-IIA respectively.
  • In the online Application Form, candidates are required to upload the scanned color passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). The photograph should not be more than three months old from the date of publication of the Notice of Examination. Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). The photograph should be without cap, spectacles and frontal view of the face should be visible.
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.
  • The Commission will not be responsible for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the Commission.
  • Before submission of the online application, candidates must check that they have filled correct details in each field of the form. After submission of the online application form, no change/ correction/ modification will be allowed under any circumstances. Requests received in this regard in any form like Post, Fax, Email, by hand, etc. shall not be entertained.

Centres of Examination:

  • A candidate must indicate the Centre(s) in the online Application Form in which he/ she desires to take the examination.
  • Details about the Examination Centres and Regional Offices for Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR) jurisdiction are as follows:
SL No Examination Centres and Centre Code SSC Region and States/ UTs under the jurisdiction of the Region Address of the Regional Offices and their websites
Kavaratti (9401), Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012). Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206), Thrissur (9212), Thiruvananthapuram (9211)
Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala
Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034 (
  • Note: A candidate has to give option for three centres, in the order of priority, within the same Region. No request for change of centre will be considered later under any circumstances. Hence, the candidates should select the centres carefully and indicate the same correctly in their applications.

Scheme of Examination:

  • Computer Based Examination: The Computer based examination will consist of one objective type paper containing 80 questions carrying 2 marks each, with the following composition: 
Part Subject No. of questions Max marks Duration/ Time allowed
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Part-BGeneral Knowledge and General Awareness
Part-CElementary Mathematics
Part-DEnglish/ Hindi

60 minutes

  • All questions will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The computer based examination will be conducted in English and Hindi only.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  • Tentative Answer Keys of the Computer Based Examination will be placed on the website of the Commission after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit online representations, if any, within the stipulated time limit on payment of Rs 100/- per question. Representations received through any other mode e.g. letter, application, email, etc. will not be entertained. Representations regarding the Answer Keys will be scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final.
  • The questions in the Computer Based Examination will be of Page 13 of 55 Matriculation level.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST):

  • Based on the performance in CBE, candidates will be shortlisted for PET/ PST by the Commission. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) will be conducted at various centres finalized by the CAPFs. Detailed scrutiny of candidates’ eligibility/ documents will be undertaken at the time of DME. Therefore, it will be the responsibility of the candidates to verify their eligibility as prescribed in this notice before appearing for CBE/ PET/ PST. Candidates shortlisted for PET/PST will be asked to go through biometric verification followed by PET&PST. The PST shall include measurement of height, weight & Chest (as applicable).
  • Medical Examination: Candidates will be shortlisted for Detailed Medical Examination (DME) from the pool of candidates who qualify PET/ PST.
  • Note: visit official website for more details on PET and PST and Medical Examination.
  • Mode of selection:
    The recruitment process will consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), Medical Examination (DME/ RME) and Document Verification.
    Candidates scoring following cut-off marks (without adding bonus marks to NCC certificate holders) will be considered eligible for short-listing to the next stage i.e. PET/ PST:
    UR : 30%
    OBC/EWS : 25%
    All other categories : 20%
    NCC Certificate holders will be granted following incentive marks provisionally which will be added to the normalized scores of the candidates:
    NCC ‘C’ Certificate : 5% of total marks
    NCC ‘B’ Certificate : 3% of total marks
    NCC ‘A’ Certificate : 2% of total marks
  • Male and female candidates will be shortlisted State/ Area-wise and category-wise on the basis of their merit in the Computer Based Examination (including NCC bonus marks, if applicable) for appearing in the PET/ PST. The number of candidates shortlisted for PET/ PST on the basis of their merit in the Computer Based examination will be about 8 (Eight) times of the number of vacancies. More number of candidates can be shortlisted against the vacancies of SSF.
  • The candidates who are successful in the PET/ PST will be considered eligible for short-listing to the next stage i.e. Detailed Medical Examination (DME) and Document Verification (DV).
  • Document verification (i.e. collection of required eligibility certificates/ documents from the candidates and their verification with original documents) will be conducted by the CAPFs along with the Detailed Medical Examination.


  • 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.
  • General Knowledge and General Awareness:
    Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him. Questions will also be designed to 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 person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially 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.
  • 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, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.
  • English/ Hindi:
    Candidates’ ability to understand basic English/ Hindi and his basic comprehension would be tested.


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