The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the notification to for SSC GD constable recruitment 2021 today, at ssc.nic.in. Before this, the notification was published in employment newspaper, and some apparent confusion was created when an unverified twitter account by the name of SSC tweeted that the notification was fake. However now SSC has published the GD constable notification on the official website, and hence there is no scope for any further confusion; candidates can check the notification, and apply.
SSC shall conduct a competitive examination for recruiting the various Constable (General Duty) posts. This recruitment drive will fill the vacancies in the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Secretariat Security Force (SSF) and Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles (AR).
The process of submitting the online application has begun from July 17, 2021 and will continue till August 31, 2021. Candidates can make online payment till September 2, 2021. The last date for paying via challan is September 7, 2021 adhering to the working hours of the bank. As of now, the schedule of the Tier-I Computer Based Examination (CBE) is yet to be informed.
The Force-wise vacancies for the male candidates are: BSF – 6413, CISF – 7610, SSB – 3806, ITBP – 1216, AR – 3185, SSF – 194. Similarly, the vacancies for the female candidates stand at: BSF – 1132, CISF – 854, ITBP – 215, AR – 600, SSF – 46. Note that the vacancies in SSF will be filled on the national basis, while all other posts in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will be filled depending on the availability in the States and Union Territories.
In terms of the eligibility criteria, candidates who have passed Matriculation or the 10th standard examination as on August 1, 2021 from a recognized Board or University can apply. The age limit of the candidate should be between 18-23 years as on August 1, 2021. Candidates belonging to the SC/ST and OBC categories will get 5 years’ relaxation in the upper age limit.
The recruitment process comprises of four stages. Candidates will have to sit for a Computer based examination (CBE) that will have 100 MCQs of 100 marks (1 mark each question) covering the subjects on General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and an optional language (English or Hindi). Shortlisted candidates from the CBE will have to undergo a Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST). Lastly, there will be a medical examination followed by the document verification of the shortlisted candidates.
The application process is completely online. Candidates must visit sssc.nic.in and fill up the application form before going through the Annexure-I and Annexure-II of the official notification. They must possess a valid ID proof like Voter ID, PAN, Passport, Driving License, etc. for filling the application form. After filling the form, candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of their recent passport size photograph. The application fees is Rs 100 which can be paid by both online and offline mode.
Before applying, candidates are advised to go through the eligibility requirements and check the various physical standards. This is because candidature may get cancelled if any claim in the application is found misfit.
To get an idea of the competition, note that the SSC GD cut-off for 2018-19 for females in the SSF forces were: General – 78.66, OBC – 77.02, ST – 74.34 and SC – 70.18. Similarly, the cut-off for males in the SSF forces are: General – 89.07, OBC – 88.87, ESM – 36.06, ST – 81.19 and SC – 84.05. The cut-off usually depends on factors like the number of appearing candidates, difficulty level of the questions, number of vacancies, etc.