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How to Prepare Yourself for SSC GD Constable Examinations

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is a recruitment body under control of Government of India which conducts examinations to recruit for various posts for central government offices. And once such coveted exam conducted by SSC is GD(General Duty) constable examination. Candidates, after clearing SSC’s General Duty constable examination, are recruited into CAPF(Central Armed Police Force). CAPF covers paramilitary bodies like: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) BSF (Border Security Force) CISF(Central Industrial Security Force) NIA (National Intelligence Agency) ITBP( Indo-Tibet Border Police), etc.

SSC released a notification in 2018 which had a vacancy for 54,953 GD constables, making it a much awaited and revered competitive examination for 2019 too. But the question is, what is


the nature and procedure of examination carried under this tag? So let us have a look upon how SSC conducts the above-mentioned examination, and how you could seize this chance to serve your nation.

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern Last year, i.e.2018, the mode of examination was online, which was conducted in the month of February, and was concluded in the month of March of the same year. The mode of application too was kept online. The whole process was divided into three stages, which were: 1. Stage I – Physical Standard Test (PST) / Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 2. Stage II – Written Examination (Computer Based Test) 3. Stage III – Medical Test.

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

1. PST While it’s best to confirm the parameters for this test by looking at the most recent official advertisement, the parameters for the last year for PST test were:


1. Height: For male candidates, it was 170 cm. And for female candidates it was 157 cm. 2. Chest ( required for male candidates only): Unexpanded- 80 cm Expended- 85 cm 3. Weight: To be in proportion with height as per medical standards.

2. PET To be tested for physical efficiency, candidates are required to participate in a race. And in order to get through (in 2018), male candidates had to clear a distance of 5 km in 24 min. While female candidates were asked to clear a distance of 1.6 km in 8 mins.

The parameters of the race for candidates of Ladakh region were different than candidates of other states.

Stage II – Written Examination (Computer Based Test) The the written test is a computer-based examination, with a total of 100 questions, each carrying 1 marks. The topics are:    

General Intelligence and reasoning Elementary Mathematics General Awareness English / Hindi Language

Each section consisted of 25 marks.

Stage III – Medical Test This round is completely based on the good judgment off doctors that are appointed directly by SSC. But some faults for which candidates are generally rejected include:    

Knock knee Varicose vein Flat foot Squint in eyes

Other than the above tests, candidates would also be tested for their eyes and blood. The norms for eye test are best understood only after reading the official advertisement by SSC.


Conclusion SSC GD constable examination is much like other paramilitary and military examinations. So if you want to crack this particular exam, it’s best that you try your hands at other armed forces entrance examinations too. This practice is likely to help you see your name in the list of SSC Constable GD Result 2019.

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How to Prepare Yourself for SSC GD Constable Examinations  

SSC GD constable examination is much like other paramilitary and military examinations. So if you want to crack this particular exam, it’s b...

How to Prepare Yourself for SSC GD Constable Examinations  

SSC GD constable examination is much like other paramilitary and military examinations. So if you want to crack this particular exam, it’s b...

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