SSC GD Constable is a national-level competitive exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission of India that recruits eligible candidates for the general duty post of constables in various armed forces. The lists include Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Investigation Agency (NIA), and Secretariat Security Force (SSF).  

The selection for the SSC GD Constable is conducted in three stages- written exam, followed by a standard physical and medical test. The candidate must qualify for every round and secure the minimum required marks to ace the examination. Here we have discussed about the eligibility criteria for the SSC Constable examination. 

SSC GD Constable Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants who wish to crack the SSC GD exam must meet the eligibility criteria. It is essential to know the requirements beforehand to prepare a strategy and be eligible for the exam. The requirements are divided into four categories, described as follows. 

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit
  • Physical Standards
  • Nationality

The candidates who fulfil the eligibility norms will be required to appear for the written exam. The  SSC GD Syllabus must be known by every candidate to qualify the exam and be appointed to the post of Constable. 

Educational Qualification for SSC GD Constable 

If you are applying for the SSC GD post, you must have qualified your class 10th from a recognized state board. Preparing for the SSC GD exam may seem a daunting task, but by understanding the right skill to prepare, students can excel in the exam. BYJU’S Exam Prep brings a digital platform and makes competitive exam preparation a hassle-free process. A comprehensive course structure with online classes can help you ace your SSC GD exam. 

Age Limit

The SSC GD constable exam is for various forces; however, age requirements are the same for all. The applicant must be aged between 18 to 23 years while filling out the form. As per the order from MHA, certain relaxations are also given. 

SSC GD Constable Age Relaxation

  • Scheduled Castes (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST): 5 years
  • Other Backward Class (OBC): 3years
  • Ex-Servicemen: 3 (after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age)
  • Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved): 5 years
  • Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1,984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC): 8 years
  • Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1,984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ST) : Ten years
  • Domiciled candidates of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989: Five years

Physical Eligibility for SSC GD Constable 

Physical exam is equally important, and if any candidate fails to clear this exam, they get disqualified from the selection process. 

For male candidates, the standard physical requirement is 

Height

  • For Applicants from hilly areas (Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, and candidates belonging to states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K)-  165 cm 
  • From the rest of the country (for general, SC, and OBC applicants): 170 cm
  • For ST applicants: 162.5 cm 

Chest

  • With expansion– 80 cm 
  • Expansion upto– 5 cm 

For ST candidates

  • With expansion- 76 cm 
  • Expansion upto- 5 cm 

Weight 

It should be in proportion with height and age. 

For females, the only standard physical requirement listed is height.

  • For Applicants from hilly areas (Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, and candidates belonging to states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K)-  155 cm 
  • From the rest of the country (for general, SC and OBC applicants ): 157 cm
  • For ST applicants: 150 cm

Nationality

Applicants must submit their domicile/PRC against their State/UT. The candidate must be- 

  • A citizen of India 
  • A citizen of Nepal or Bhutan 
  • Tibetan refugees who have permanently settled in India before January 1, 1962, or 
  • Indian origin applicants who have migrated from Sri Lanka, East African Pakistan, Burma, S countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, and Vietnam and have settled in India permanently. 

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