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The SSC Constable Syllabus details are released for the exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission which is an open competitive examination for recruitment of the following posts  of Constable (General Duty) in

        • 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 recruitment process is a five-stage process and it consists of the following exams.

          1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE),
          2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET),
          3. Physical Standard Test (PST),
          4. Medical Examination, and
          5. Document Verification.

The detailed exam pattern for the SSC Constable Recruitment exam and the SSC Constable Syllabus of the exam is given below.

SSC Constable SyllabusSSC Constable Exam pattern:

Computer-Based Examination – Tier 1:



   Part                Subject   Number  of  Questions Maximum Marks  Duration
    A General Intelligence and
Reasoning
                25              25         90

MINUTES (For all 4 parts)

    B General Knowledge and
General Awareness
                25              25
    C Elementary Mathematics                 25              25
    D English/ Hindi                 25              25

Physical Efficiency Test (PET):

For the physical efficiency test the candidates have to clear the RACE within the following time limits:

Male Female Remarks
5 Kilometers in 24 Minutes. 1.6 km in 8 1⁄2 Minutes For candidates other than those
belonging to Ladak h Region.
1.6 Kilometers in  6 1⁄2 minutes 800 meters in 4 minutes For candidates of Ladakh Region.

Physical Standard Test (PST):

For the candidates to qualify for this test they must meet the requirements mentioned below . The heights mentioned below are in the Centimeters (cms) format.

Height:

Male: 170 cms
Female: 157 cms

Few categories of candidates are allowed relaxation in heights. Relaxed standards of height for such candidates are as follows:

  • All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes – Male – 162.5, Female – 150.0
  • All Scheduled Tribe candidates of North Eastern States – Male – 157.0, Female – 147.5
  • All Scheduled Tribe candidates of Left Wing Extremism affected districts  – Male – 160.0, Female – 147.5
  • Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States/ UTs of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh –  Male – 165.0, Female – 155.0
  • Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura – Male – 162.5, Female – 152.5
  • Candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Divisions of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub-Division of these Districts : (1) Lohagarh 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-I (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) Salbari Chhat part-II (14) Sitong Forest (15)Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) Chhota Chenga (18) Nipania. – Male – 157.0, Female – 152.5

Chest:

Chest measurement is a criterion done only for Male candidates. Chest measurement for female candidates will not be taken. However, it will be ascertained that the chest is well developed. The male candidates must fulfill the below-mentioned standards of chest measurement to be eligible for the next rounds of selection.

Un-expanded: 80 cms
Minimum expansion: 5 cms

Few categories of candidates are allowed relaxation in chest measurement. Relaxed standards of chest measurement for such candidates are as follows:

  • All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes – Un-expanded: 76 cms, Minimum expansion: 5 cms
  • Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas, and candidates belonging to the States/ UTs of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh – Un-expanded: 78 cms, Minimum expansion: 5 cms
  • Candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Divisions of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub-Division of these Districts : (1) Lohagarh 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-I (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) Salbari Chhat part-II (14) Sitong Forest (15)Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) Chhota Chenga (18) Nipania. –  Un-expanded: 77 cms, Minimum expansion: 5 cms

Weight:

Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.

Detailed Medical Examination (DME):

Candidates who have qualified for the Physical Efficiency Test and Physical Standard Test are only eligible for taking up the Medical Examination. At the time of DME, the following documents will be verified:

  • Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate to prove age, name, and educational qualification.
  • Domicile Certificate/ Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) issued by the competent authority.
  • Valid NCC Certificate, if applicable.
  • Certificate from serving defense personnel in the format prescribed at Annexure-III of the notice.
  • Undertaking in the format prescribed in Annexure-IV from Ex-Servicemen candidates.
  • Caste Certificate (as applicable) in the format prescribed at Annexure-V, Annexure-VI, and Annexure-VII of the notice from the candidates seeking reservation/ age relaxation.
  • Certificate from candidates who wish to avail relaxation in height/ chest measurement as prescribed in Annexure-VIII of the notice.
  • Certificate from District Collector/ District Magistrate in respect of dependent applicants of riot victims as mentioned in category 04/ 05/ 06 under Para-5.1 of the Notice.
  • Nativity/ Identity Certificate by West Pakistani Refugee in the format prescribed at Annexure-XII of the notice.

The shortlisted candidates will be medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs to assess their physical and medical fitness. The medical examination of the candidates will be conducted as per the guidelines given by the government.  These guidelines and instructions are accessible at the following link: Instructions for Medical Examination.

Document Verification (DV):

Document Verification is the last stage of the selection process. All the candidates who have received the call for Document Verification will be required to produce the relevant ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificates, etc. for completion of Matriculation. These documents are asked as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before the cut-off date. The candidates who fail to provide the required certificates or who have failed to fulfill the requirement will be declared by the Commission as Not Qualified. The candidates who can prove, by documentary evidence, that they have fulfilled all the required criteria will be declared passed and will be considered for the final merit list.

If the candidates qualify in the PET/ PST and DV/ Medical Examination will be considered for inclusion in the final merit list.

SSC CONSTABLE SYLLABUS FOR THE COMPUTER-BASED EXAM:

The SSC constable syllabus for the tier – 1 examination which is also referred to as Computer-based Exam is given below.

General Intelligence and 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 the following topics.



            • 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:  This section contains questions that are mainly designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him. Questions that test the knowledge on the topics of current events and such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspects that all the candidates who have the minimum qualification possess will also be tested. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially of sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research, etc. The Questions will be framed in such a way that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Elementary Mathematics: This paper contains questions on problems relating to the below-listed topics.

          • Number Systems,
          • Computation of Whole Numbers,
          • Decimals and Fractions,
          • 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.

English/ Hindi: Candidates’ capacity to understand the basic knowledge about the English/ Hindi language and their basic comprehension would be tested.

The above-said details cover almost most of the details of the SSC Constable Syllabus for the Staff Selection Commission constable recruitment exam. For more details regarding the exam, please visit – SSC Constable Recruitment.

SSC Exam Pattern & Syllabus-FAQ:

1. Where should I apply for the SSC Constable Recruitment examination?

Applications must be submitted in online mode at the official website of the Commission - https://ssc.nic.in. Read the instructions carefully before applying for the exam.

2. When is the Tier 1 exam of the SSC Constable Recruitment examination?

The date of the Tier 1 exam is yet to be notified. Keep checking the official website for updates regarding the exam date.

3. What is the minimum qualification to apply for the SSC Constable Recruitment examination?

The minimum educational qualifications (As of 01.08.2021) for the candidates for appearing to the exam is that they must have passed Matriculation or 10th Class Examination from a recognized Board/ University. Candidates who have not acquired the essential educational qualification as of the stipulated date will not be eligible and need not apply.

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