SSC Constable Selection Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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SSC Constable Recruitment - Selection Process

Selection Procedure of the SSC Constable Recruitment will consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and Medical Examination.

SSC Constable - Exam Pattern

All candidates whose online applications are found to be in order will be called to appear in the Computer Based Examination (CBE). The Computer-based examination will consist of one objective type paper containing 100 questions carrying 100 marks, with the following composition.

PARTSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
Part AGeneral Knowledge/ Current
Affairs
505090 Minutes
Part BReasoning2525
Part CNumerical Ability1515
Part DComputer Fundamentals, MS
Excel, MS Word,
Communication, Internet,
WWW and Web Browsers etc
1010

All questions will be of Objective Multiple-Choice Type. The computer-based examination will be conducted in English and Hindi only.

SSC Constable Recruitment - Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the SSC Constable GD Recruitment Examination will be as follows: General Intelligence & 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 everyday 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. Computer Fundamentals, MS Excel, MS Word, Communication, Internet, WWW and Web Browsers etc:

Elements of Word Processing (Word Processing Basics, Opening and closing Documents, Text Creation, Formatting the Text and its presentation features). MS Excel (Elements of Spread Sheet, Editing of Cells, Function and Formulas), Communication (Basics of E-mail, Sending/ receiving of Emails and its related functions). Internet, WWW and Web Browsers (Internet, Services on Internet, URL, HTTP, FTP, Web sites, Blogs, Web Browsing Software, Search Engines, Chat, Video conferencing, e-Banking).

PET / PST - SSC Constable Recruitment

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 centers 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/ PST/ PET.

During PET/ PST, candidates who are found eligible on height parameters will undergo PET (race) followed by biometric/ technology aided identification.

Scrutiny of eligibility of candidates for any relaxation i.e. age, height and chest measurement will be carried out after qualifying PET (race) before PST by CAPFs PET/ PST Boards.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET) - SSC Constable Recruitment

For Male

 Age

Race: 1600 metre

Long jump

High Jump

Up to 30 years

6 Minutes

14 Feet

3’9”

Above 30 to 40 years

7 Minutes

13 Feet

3’6”

Above 40 years

8 Minutes

12 Feet

3’3”

For Female

 Age

Race: 1600 metre

Long jump

High Jump

Up to 30 years

8 Minutes

10 Feet

3’

Above 30 to 40 years

9 Minutes

9 Feet

2’9”

Above 40 years

10 Minutes

8 Feet

2’6”

Pregnancy at the time of PET will be considered a disqualification and pregnant female candidates shall be rejected at this stage.

The Ex-servicemen who will be shortlisted in Computer Based Examination will have to appear in PET/PST stage for recording measurement of height, chest, and weight only. PET will not be held for these Ex-servicemen candidates. Further, they will have to qualify medical Examination (DME)

Physical Standard Test (PST) - SSC Constable Recruitment

Physical standards laid down for the post of Constable/Rifleman are:

Height:Height (in cms)
MaleFemale
General, SC & OBC candidates (except those mentioned below)170157
Relaxations:
The minimum height for all candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes162.5150
The minimum height for all Schedule Tribe candidates hailing from the North-Eastern  States  of  Arunachal  Pradesh,  Manipur,  Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura and Naxal/ Left Wing Extremism affected Districts160147.5
The Minimum height for the candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis,  Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir165155
The minimum height for the candidates hailing from North Eastern States  of  Arunachal  Pradesh,  Manipur,  Meghalaya,  Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura162.5152.5
    The minimum height for the candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Division of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub-Divisions of these Districts: (1) Lohargarh Tea Garden (2) Lohagarh Forest (3) Rangmohan (4) Barachenga (5) Panighata (6) Chota Adalpur (7) Paharu (8) Sukna Forest (9) Sukna Part-I (10) Pantapati Forest-1 (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) Salbari Chhatpart-II (14) Sitong Forest (15) Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) Chhota Chenga (18) Nipania.157152.5

Chest:

Chest (in cms: Unexpanded / Minimum expansion)MaleFemale
General, SC & OBC male candidates (except those mentioned below)80/5N/A
Relaxations:
The minimum chest for all male candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes76/5N/A
The minimum chest for male candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir78/5N/A
The minimum chest for the candidates hailing from North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura and candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Division of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub-Divisions of these Districts: (1) Lohargarh Tea Garden (2) Lohagarh Forest (3) Rangmohan (4) Barachenga (5) Panighata (6) Chota Adalpur (7) Paharu (8) Sukna Forest (9) Sukna Part-I (10) Pantapati Forest-1 (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) Salbari Chhatpart-II (14) Sitong Forest (15) Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) Chhota Chenga (18) Nipania.77/5N/A

Weight:

For male and female candidates: Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.

Medical Examination - SSC Constable Recruitment

Candidates will be shortlisted for Detailed Medical Examination (DME) from the pool of candidates who qualify PET/ PST. At the time of DME, the following documents will be verified:

1. Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate to prove age, name and educational qualification.

2. Domicile Certificate/ Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) issued by the competent authority.

3. Certificate from serving defense personnel in the format prescribed at Annexure-IV of the notice.

4. Undertaking in the format prescribed in Annexure-V from Ex-Servicemen candidates regarding completion of engagement in Armed Forces.

5. Caste Certificate in the format prescribed at Annexure-VI and VII of the notice from the candidates seeking reservation/ age relaxation.

6. Certificate from candidates who wish to avail relaxation in height/ chest measurement as prescribed in Annexure-VIII of the notice.

7. Certificate from District Collector/ District Magistrate in respect of dependent applicants of riot victims as mentioned in category 04/ 05/ 06 under Para-4 (B) of the Notice.

8. Nativity/ Identity Certificate by West Pakistani Refugee in the format prescribed at Annexure-XIV of the notice.

The selected candidates will be medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs to assess their physical and medical fitness as prescribed hereinafter:

Eye Sight:

Visual Acuity unaided (NEAR VISION)Uncorrected Visual Acuity (DISTANT VISION)RefractionColor VisionRemarks
Better EyeWorst EyeBetter EyeWorst Eye   
N6N96/66/9Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses.CP-III BY ISIHARAFor right-handed person, the Right eye is better eye and vice versa. -Binocular vision is required.

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