How To Start Preparing For The SSC GD Constable

By Sashikanth

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has recently released a recruitment notification for the posts of Constable (General Duty). The notification was released to fill 54,953 vacancies. According to the official sources, the online registrations have been postponed again and candidates can apply from August 17, 2018.


Every year, the SSC GD constable examination is conducted for selecting candidates in 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) and Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles.

How To Start SSC GD Constable Preparation

The SSC GD recruitment exam is the most important exam for candidates who are aspiring to secure a government job in the general duty force. Compared to other examinations conducted by the SSC, the GD constable exam is not difficult. With proper practice and preparation strategy, one can crack this examination easily. Here are some of the tips to start the SSC GD constable exam preparation.

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern

Candidates have to appear for the Computer Based Examination (CBE), which consists of 100 objective type questions. Each carries one mark. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

Part Subject No of Questions Maximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
B General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 25
C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
D English/ Hindi 25 25

Explore The Syllabus

It is always good to start with assessing the exam syllabus prior to the preparations. SSC has published the detailed syllabus for every subject in the official notification. We suggest candidates to go through the syllabus meticulously.

Gather The Best Study Materials

Once assessing the syllabus is completed, aspirants should start gathering all the study materials including the previous years' question papers. Almost all the major publications who cover the exam are a good choice to study and one has to keep in mind that the preparations should be focused only on the books that have been chosen. It is pertinent to mention that the temptation to refer any new books after a course of time should be kept at bay as they can be confusing.

Prepare A Timetable

Once you gather all the reference books start preparing a study schedule. Aspirants are suggested to use the time equally for preparing each subject. We hope the examination will be conducted in the month of September because the SSC has not yet notified any exam dates.

You should also keep in mind that apart from exam preparation physical fitness needs to be given equal importance.

Never Keep Practising At Bay

Both the general intelligence & reasoning and elementary mathematics sections require a lot of practice. Aspirants should increase their speed along with the accuracy while practicing for the exam. Try to solve as many practice papers as possible, which will make aspirants adapt to these conditions.

Opt For Subject-wise Preparation

Aspirants should understand that each section has to be given equal weightage in the exam. Hence, we suggest that the aspirants opt for the subject-wise preparation. While preparing for the exam, one should also take the mock tests at regular intervals.

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