(Notification) SSC Constables (GD) in CAPFs, NIA & SSF & Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2018


Staff Selection Commission

(Notification) Constables (GD) in CAPFs, NIA & SSF & Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2018

F. No.3/2/2017–P&P-I. The Staff Selection Commission will conduct an open examination for recruitment to the posts of Constable (Genral Duty) in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Secretariat Security Force (SSF) and Rifleman (Genral Duty) in Assam Rifles as per the Recruitment Scheme formulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Staff Selection Commission The recruitment process will consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Standards Test (PST), Physical Efficiency Test(PET) and Medical Examination.

The salient features of the recruitment are as under:

  1. The Examination will be advertised by SSC based on vacancies intimated by MHA.
  2. Applications will be accepted through on-line mode only from the candidates from all over the country
  3. Computer Based Examination (CBE) will be conducted by the Commission in English & Hindi only
  4. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) Physical Standard Test (PST) Detailed Medical Examination (DME) Review Medical Examination (RME) will be scheduled and conducted by the CAPFS.
  5. Collection of required eligibility certificates/documents from the candidates and their verification will be carried out at the time of Detailed Medical Examination (DME) by the CAPFs.
  6. Vacancies of Constable (GD) in NIA and SSF will be filled on All India basis whereas vacancies in all other CAPFs will be filled as per the vacancies available in various States/UTs. In addition, vacancies are earmarked for the Border Guarding Districts and Militancy/ Naxal affected Districts which are reserved for the candidates of these districts only.
  7. The list containing names of Border Guarding Districts and Militancyl Naxal affected Districts are available at Annexure-XII & XIII.
  8. Final result along with force allocation will be declared by the Commission based on the performance of candidates in the Computer Based Examination. Physical Standard Test, Physical Efficiency Test and Detailed Medical Examination will be of qualifying nature
  9. Court cases/RTVPublic Grievances relating to Notice of Examination, conduct of Computer Based Examination, preparation of merit list and force allocation of selected candidates will be handled by SSC and those relating to all other issues i.e, Scheme of examination, vacancies, conduct of PET/ PST, DME/ RME, Document Verification etc. will be handled by coordinating CAPFS/ MHA.
  10. Admit Card for any stage of examination will not be sent by Post. Facility for download of Admit Cards will be provided at the websites of Regional Sub-Regional Offices of the Commission as well as on the website of CRPF i.e. http://www.crpf.gov.in. Candidates are advised to regularly visit the websites of the Commission i.e. http://www.ssc.nic.in, concerned Regional Sub-Regional Office and the Nodal CAPF i.e. CRPF for the updates on examination process and download of Admit Cards for each stage of examination.

Pay Scale: Rs 21700- 69100.

2. Vacancies & Reservation are as follows:

The total number of 54,953 vacancies for constable (GD) Examination in CAPFs, Force wise as intimated by the Nodal Force i.e CRPF are as under:-


Candidate must be a citizen of India. Vacancies are state/ UT wise hence a candidate must submit domicile/ PRC against his/ her state/UT.


18-23 years as on 01.08.2018 . Candidates should not have been born earlier than 02.08.1995 and not later than 01.08.2000.

Note-I: The uper age limit relax able  for SC, ST, OBC, Ex-Serviceman and other categories of persons in accordance with the Governance orders on the subject.

Note-II: Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth and Name as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate will be accepted by the commission for determining the age and name No subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.


Matriculation or 10th class pass from a recognized Board/ University.

(i) Candidates who have not acquired the essential educational qualification as on 01.08.2018 will not be eligible and need not apply.

(ii) The candidates must bring all relevant documents/ certificates in original with self attested copies pertaining to age, education, caste, domicile, hill area, any category for relaxation, No Objection Certificate (NOC) discharge certificate (in case of ex-servicemen), which will be checked/verified at the time of DME by CAPF Board .

(iii) The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cutoff date le. 01.08.2018 and he/she has been declared passed, will be considered to have the requisite Educational Qualification.

6. How to Apply:

Candidate must apply online through the website http://www.ssconline.nic.in or 'Click here to apply ' Link provided at http://www.ssconline.nic.in>Apply>GD-Constable. Procedure for online submission of applications is given at Annexure-III.


  1. Fee payable: Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).
  2. Fee can be paid through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard or Maestro Credit or Debit card
  3. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
  4. Applications received without the prescribed fee shall not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection will be entertained Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor will it be adjusted against any other examination or selection.

Note-l: Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Note-ll: The facility for submission of online application including payment of fee will be available from 21.07.2018 to 20.08.2018 (5.00PM). However, candidates who wish to make the payment through challan of SBI, may make the payment at designated branches of SBI within the working hours of bank up to 23.08.2018 provided the challan has been generated by them before closing date and time for receipt of applications ie 20.08.2018 (5.00 P.M.).


1. Computer Based Examination ( Dates of examination will be intimated in due course).

All candidate whose online application 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:

  Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration/Time Allowed
Part - A General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25 90 mintues
Part - B General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 25
Part - C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
Part - D English/ Hindi 25 25

II. Physical Standard Test(PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test (PET) :

Based on the performance in CBE, candidates will be short listed for PET/PST by the Commission. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) will be conducted at various centres 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 CAPES PETI PST Boards.


For Male candidates

For Female candidates


 5 Kms in 24 minutes.

1.6 Kms in 8 ½ minutes

For candidates of Ladakh Region:


Race 1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes

800 meters in 4 minutes

I. Physical Standards Test : (Female candidates are eligible only for posts earmarked for them).

All candidates applying for the recruitment and prima-facie eligible will be called to appear in Physical Standards Test and Physical Efficiency Test at places finalized by the Commission in consultation with the CAPFs. Detailed scrutiny of their eligibility will not be undertaken before PET/ PST. Therefore, it will be the responsibility of the candidate to verify their eligibility as prescribed in this notice before appearing for PST/ PET.

(ii) Physical standards laid down for the post of Constable are –

a) Height:

  • For Males : 170 cms.
  • For Females : 157 cms.

b) Chest:

  • For males only – Unexpanded : 80 cms.
  • Expanded : Min expansion 5 cms.

Important Dates:

  • Online Registration Opening Date : 21.07.2018 (up to 5:00 P.M.)
  • Online Registration Closing Date: 20.08.2018 (up to 5:00 P.M.)

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