What is SSC Constable (GD) Exam

SSC Constable (GD) ExamStaff Selection Commission conducts SSC Constable (GD) Exam every year for recruitment of a huge number of Police Constables. If you are a matriculate (i.e. passed Class-10), you too can appear in this exam to join the prestigious police organisations. But before that, you must know what is SSC Constable (GD) Exam. This blog post has therefore been posted to introduce you to the exam so that you can prepare for it with a solid background. It tells you what are the job roles of a constable, salary of a constable, how many vacancies are there in which police organisations and how competitive this exam is.

What is SSC Constable (GD) Exam:

SSC conducts this exam for recruitment of Constable in the following five Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF):
1). Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
2). Border Security Force (BSF).
3). Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
4). Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
5). Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

Along with the CAPFs, the constables are also recruited through this exam for major central police organisations such as:
1). National Investigation Agency (NIA).
2). Secretariat Security Force (SSF).
3). Assam Rifles (AR).

SSC Constable (GD) Exam Vacancy

SSC Constable (GD) Exam Vacancy
You must be wanting to know how many constables are recruited through this exam. I have analysed the number of vacancies from the SSC exam notifications for last 4 years and the year-wise, police force-wise number of vacancies are found to be as given in the table. There was no exam in the year 2014.

As you can see in the table, CRPF & BSF vacancies constitutes the bulk of the recruitment. These two forces together account for more than 50% of the constable recruitment done every year through SSC Constable (GD) Exam.

Also, you can see how huge is the number of recruitment – on an average it is more than forty thousand every year. This should help you know that if you try seriously for this constable job, you can get it!

Salary of Constable (GD):

The salary offered by these central government police organisations to a Constable is in Pay Scale:Pay Band–I, Rs 5200-20200 + Grade Pay Rs 2000/-.
With this pay-scale, the Gross monthly salary would be around Rs. 19,000/= and net salary would be about Rs. 16,000/=.

Job roles of a Constable:

What kinds of work are you expected to do after joining as a constable in police organisations? You can find it in my blog post: Job roles of a Constable in Indian Police Organisations.

Number of candidates in SSC Constable (GD) Exam:

Is SSC Constable (GD) Exam difficult to crack? What is your chance to clear this exam? This is the obvious question which comes to your mind, when you decide to appear in it
Well, let me tell you that if you prepare well for this exam, you can crack it very easily. The marks you need to scored in this exam is not so high as you can find in my article: Cut off marks in SSC Constable (GD) Exam. So if you study properly, you can get it. But together with your exam preparation, you should also prepare for the PST/PET Test, as this is the first hurdle you would face, even before the written exam, as only after clearing PST/PET you are called for the written exam.

Number of candidates in SSC Constable (GD) Exam

From above, you can find how many candidates had applied for SSC Constable (GD) Exam, how many appeared in it and ultimately how many were selected. This data has been taken from the SSC Annual Reports. As you can see, in 2012, only about 48% of those who applied, actually appeared in the exam. Similarly, in 2011, only about 10% of those who applied, appeared. So more than 50% of the competition is removed even before the written exam. But once if you decide to appear in the exam, the chances of getting selected is very bright – 10% of those who appeared got selected in 2012. In 2011, the figure was as high as 27%!

So once if you apply for the exam, do appear in it. You should not be afraid of the competition. This is also because the cut-off mark required for SSC Constable (GD) Exam is very low!

Hope above introduction on SSC Constable (GD) Exam helps you to know about the exam in more depth. For the prep materials on this exam, pick them from the left side bar.

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