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SSC Constable GD Exam Pattern 2016

The Staff Selection Commission is an organization of the Central Government of India which conducts examinations for recruitment in the various Ministries and Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices to promote the development of the nation. The notifications regarding the vacancies in various government agencies and departments are released by the Commission. The candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria can apply for them to compete for lucrative posts. Every year, a huge number of applications are received for these examinations and given their competitive nature; they are definitely a tough nut to crack.

The SSC Constable GD Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of constables (GD) in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Special Security Forces (SSF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Riflemen in Assam rifles etc. Every year, the commission releases a notification regarding the vacant posts on its official website. A large number of candidates appear for this examination to fill the posts and join these forces as Constables (General Duty) with the zeal to serve the nation.

This recruitment process is conducted in various stages and given the amount of competition, the candidates must be well aware of all the related proceedings in this competitive examination. With the correct know how regarding the exam, the preparation becomes focused and more efficient and the chances of clearing the exam are increased significantly. This article will provide the aspiring candidates with the necessary information regarding SSC Constable GD Exam Pattern 2016. The aspirants who are preparing for this examination this year must read this in order to get familiar with the latest syllabus and scheme of examination.

Scheme of Examination

The SSC Constable GD Exam is conducted in several stages including written examinations, physical examinations and medical examinations to test the candidate’s mental and physical strengths. The candidates are required to perform up to the minimum set standards of each stage so as to become eligible for the final recruitment. Essentially, the examination is conducted in three phases as follows:

1.Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

2.Written Examination

3.Medical Examination

The candidates must be well aware of the details of all of these phases of examination so as to start their preparation for the same. The necessary information is provided in the following sections.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

The Physical Standard Test constitutes one of the preliminary phases of the SSC Constable GD Exam. The candidates have to fulfill the physical standards laid down by the Commission for the post of Constable which are as follows:

  • Height: For male candidates, 170 cm is the minimum required height while it is set to 157 cm for the female aspirants.

  • Chest: The minimum standard set by the commission is unexpanded 80 cm and 5 cm minimum expansion. It is a prerequisite only for the male candidates.

  • Weight: For both male and female candidates, the weight must be proportionate to their height and age as per medical standards.

Only those candidates who meet the minimum set standards of height, chest and weight are eligible for the further stages of examination.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

The Physical Efficiency Test (PET) constitutes a race in which male candidates will be required to run 5 Km in 24 minutes and female candidates have to cover 1.6 Km in 8 ½ minutes. For Ladakh region, the male candidates will be required to run 1 mile in 6 ½  minutes and female candidates have to cover 800 meters in 4 minutes.

The Staff Selection Commission will conduct written examination of the candidates who qualify in both the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). Read further to get the details of the written examination.

Written Examination

The written examination is the second phase of examination of the SSC Constable GD Exam. It is conducted after the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and the salient features of this phase are as follows:

  • The exam is objective type and consists of multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • The total marks for the written examination are 100
  • The total number of questions in the written examination are 100
  • The exam is conducted for a duration of 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • The written exam consists of four sections (A, B, C & D) including General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, and Hindi/ English.
  • The questions will be of matriculation level
  • Each section consists of 25 questions
  • There will be negative marking for every wrong answer

The written exam will consist of an objective type paper with the following pattern:



No. of questions

No. of Marks

Part A

General Intelligence and Reasoning



Part B

General Knowledge and Awareness



Part C

Elementary Mathematics



Part D

Hindi/ English






The questions will be either set bilingually in Hindi and English or in accordance with the prominent regional languages such as Urdu script for J&K, Kannada for Karnataka, Marathi for Maharashtra, Gujarati for Gujarat, Bengali for West Bengal and Tripura Malayalam for Kerala, Telegu for Andhra Pradesh, Tamil for Tamil Nadu, Oriya for Orissa, Punjabi (Gurmukhi script) for Punjab, Mizo for Mizoram, Assamese for Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and Manipuri for Manipur.

The syllabus of the four sections of the written examination mentioned above is as follows:

Part A- General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The non verbal type of questions in this section will test the analytical aptitude and the ability to differentiate between patterns by observation. The important topics include Visual Memory, Observation, Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualization, Spatial orientation, discrimination, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetic Number Series, Non Verbal Series, Visual Memory, Arithmetical Reasoning and figural Classification, Coding and Decoding etc. The candidates should practice all of these kinds of questions to score well in this section.

Part B- General Knowledge and Awareness:

The General Knowledge and Awareness section will consist of questions which will be aimed at testing the candidate’s knowledge regarding his/her surrounding. The questions will be framed so as to test the knowledge of current events and of the matters of every day observations and experience of the candidates. It will include questions relating to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scenario, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc regarding India and its neighboring countries. These questions will be general and do not require a detailed study of any discipline.

General Knowledge cannot be improved within a short span of time. So, the candidates should read newspapers daily so as to remain aware of the current happenings in their surrounding environment and tackle this section effectively.

Part C- Elementary Mathematics:

This section will include questions on the topics such as Number Systems, Relationship between Numbers, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, Mensuration etc.

The candidates must practice this section efficiently for mathematics is not a skill which can be acquired in a short duration of time. One has to practice all kinds of questions regularly to develop mathematical skills and efficiency.

Part D- Hindi/ English:

This section will test the candidate’s knowledge and ability to understand basic English and Hindi. The comprehension skills will also be tested.

English: It will include questions from the topics such as- Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms,  Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, , Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage etc.

All the questions of every component shall be of the matriculation level. The detailed instructions for the written exam and the specimen OMR sheet can be viewed on the commission’s official website.

Medical Examination

The Staff Selection Commission shall fix different qualifying standards for candidates belonging to different categories in different states/UTs, taking into consideration vacancies and shall have the sole discretion to do so. The candidates will have to score above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission in Written Examination to qualify for the final level of selection. The candidates who have cleared the minimum cut off of the written examination have to appear for a medical examination.

Medical boards constituted by the CAPF will medically examine the selected candidates to assess their physical and medical fitness in accordance with the standards set by the Commission. Medical Tests including X-Ray and other laboratory tests shall be conducted for such candidates who are found fit after passing through all the levels of examination. The physical well being of the candidates will be checked through medical tests.The following are some of medical standards that the candidates must abide by for recruitment through this examination:

  • The candidates must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein and squint in eyes. They must have good physical and mental health for performing duties in all regions including high altitudes.
  • Also, the candidates must be fit to serve in the border areas having extreme climatic conditions and must be free from any physical or mental defect which might interfere with the performance of their duties.
  • Eye Sight:

Visual Acuity Unaided
(Near Vision)

Uncorrected Visual Acuity
(Distant Vision)



Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Visual Correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses.

– In right handed person, the right eye is better eye and vice-versa.
– Binocular vision is required.





Temporary unfitness will not be allowed In case of medical examination. However, in case of any female candidate who is found to be pregnant (twelve weeks or above) during the medical examination, she shall be declared temporarily unfit. The medical examination of such a candidate will be held in abeyance until the confinement is over.

Also, the candidates who have been declared unfit may file an appeal to the designated authority in the CAPFs within 15 days of being declared unfit by the medical board.

All the candidates seeking recruitment to the CAPFs as Constables must go through all the stages of examination, with no exception. There will be three stages of recruitment and the movement to the subsequent levels is subject to the performance in the previous level. The initial stages of examination will include the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET) which will test the physical strength of the candidates. Only those candidates who satisfy the minimum standards set by the Commission are eligible for the subsequent Objective type Written Examination. The Written Examination will comprise of four sections with a total of 25 marks each. The Commission shall set up the minimum cut off marks for qualifying this examination. Those candidates who clear this cut off will further have to undergo a medical examination. The medical examination will be the final step of selection and the candidates who clear this round will be eligible for the final recruitment.

Every year, lakhs of candidates apply for the SSC Constable GD Exam. Most of the candidates are often not able to comprehend how to begin their preparation. It thus leads to unwanted stresses and pressures which in turn affects their overall performance. When you are appearing for an examination with this level of competition, it is important to be well aware of the examination pattern. It not only gives you a glimpse of what is necessary to be done but also helps you in preparing your plan of action.

This article was aimed at providing you with the necessary details of the examination scheme and syllabus of the SSC Constable GD Exam so as to help you in preparing effectively. Read it carefully and decide your course of action.

For more details and updates, stay tuned to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission - http://www.ssc.nic.in

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SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016

SSC (Staff Selection Board) is a highly renowned government body in India which is known for conducting various kinds of examination every year to fill thousands of different profile jobs for various government offices, departments and ministries. The jobs which are generated under SSC are purely on the basis of educational backgrounds.

Every year, aspiring candidates eagerly wait for the SSC examinations to achieve their career dream and aim. If you are willing to take a challenging role after your 12th standard, then SSC CHSL examination 2016 is the best way to set a perfect government job career.

One needs to be very well aware of examination pattern 2016, eligibility, syllabus, topics covered, marking scheme and SSC CHSL selection procedure so that preparation is done in the best possible way which ultimately will make you qualify in the SSC CHSL Exam 2016.  

You need to set a steady time table and focus on answering maximum questions correctly within an allotted time period to get selected in SSC CHSL Examination 2016.

You do not have to take stress as this article is to acquaint you well about the complete SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016 but before that we are going to discuss a little about SSC CHSL examination 2016 so that you are aware of it inside out.

What is covered under the SSC CHSL examination?

SSC (Staff Selection Board) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination for the post of Lower Division Clerk/Data Entry Operator every year. It is mandatory for all the candidates who are applying for the examination to pass 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized board or university. 

It is important to know about the complete pattern of the SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016 as better idea about the selection procedure will provide you adequate chances to crack this examination in your first shot.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016

SSC follows a very strict examination pattern to fill in vacant positions with the potential candidates. Candidates need to know these patterns from stating to the beginnings so that qualifying SSC examinations becomes effortless.

SSC CHSL examination 2016 is also based on a particular selection pattern having two major phases/steps and candidates are supposed to pass both the steps in order to get paced successfully.

 If the first phase of SSC CHSL examination 2016 is qualified with the minimum marks or cut off marks, then candidates are called for the next phase of SSC CHSL examination 2016 and after passing it, they are finally placed in the organizations as per the seats availability.

The given below table show highlights about the SSC CHSL examination 2016 for your better clarity and understanding.

Entry Officers (DEO) and Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

Total Phases/Steps



1. SSC CHSL Written Examination

2. SSC CHSL Skill/Typing Test

Now, let us see both the steps/phases followed under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination in more details.

Phase-I: SSC CHSL Examination 2016

This is the first step under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination that need to be qualified in order to be called for the next phase which is, Skill test. Every candidate is allotted a rank on the basis of the marks obtained in the SSC CHSL Written Examination 2016 and selection  for the Skill Test is made on the basis of the merit list released by the SSC.

You must make sure that you score higher in the SSC CHSL Written Examination so that you have a higher chance of getting a call for the Skill Test phase.

The table shows complete details about the Phase I of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination Selection Procedure so that you equip yourself well for this phase and come out with flying colors.

Total Questions


Total Sections


Each section carried how much marks?


Major Sections

1. General Intelligence &Reasoning,

2. English Language,

3. Quantitative Aptitude and

4.  General Awareness.

Marking Scheme

Negative marking is applicable.

For every right answer candidate is awarded one mark and

For every wrong answer, deduction of 1 mark is done.

In case, you have not answered any question then there is no negative marking for that question.

Total Time Allotted

2 Hours

Exam Pattern

Multiple choice questions

Phase-II: SSC CHSL Skill Test 2016

This is the second phase under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination that needs to be qualified for the final placement call. Those who qualify SSC CHSL Written Examination have to go through the skill test/typing test for the LDC (Lower Division Clerk) /DEO (Data Entry Operator) posts.

SSC CHSL Skill Test for the position of DEO or Data Entry Operators

It is mandatory for every candidate (who has applied for the post of Data Entry Operator) to go through the CHSL Skill test after he/she has qualified the written exam.

About SSC CHSL Skill Test, there are various things that must be remembered in order to qualify it. The major pointers have been jotted down here for your assistance:

The candidates need to maintain a data entry speed of 8000 key depressions on a computer per hour.

The speed would be calculated only based on the correct/right spelled words typed in an hour by the candidates as per the given passage/Comprehension.

Candidates would get a total of 15 minutes typing time in this examination.

*Printed matter for typing is given to the candidates in advance so that they can type from seeing into the paper*

**The printed matter in English language which would contain about 2000- 2200 strokes/key-depressions would be provided to each candidate**

If you want to qualify this level/phase of SSC CHSL examinations 2016, then you must practice typing a lot that too correctly and within 15 minutes of time period.

You must set 15 minutes on a timer and then practice typing everyday as this will help you in recognizing your capabilities and weak spots.

SSC CHSL Typing Test for the position of LDC or Lower Division Clerk

All those who have applied for the Lower Division Clerk (LDC) posts need to go through SSC CHSL typing test after passing the written test.

The candidates can choose either Hindi or English as their language for giving the typing test.

The test would be taken on a computer and need to specify which language they are interested to give the typing test while filling the application form.

Candidates who will opt for English would have to achieve typing speed of 35 words per minute in order to qualify.

Candidates who will opt for the Hindi language as the option need to achieve typing speed of 30 words per minute to qualify.

Practice is the key to qualify in the typing test so ensure that you are practicing as per the required criterion.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016- Final Selection

After the Skill/Typing test is qualified, then candidates will be recommended by SSC on the basis of the marks obtained in the SSC CHSL Written Exam 2016. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.

It must be noted that qualifying in both the phases of SSC CHSL Exam 2016 does not mean that you obtain any right to get appointed as commission ensures that necessary background check is carried out done thoroughly before making any final appointments.

The decision of the Commission in all matters relating to age/educational eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications, penalty for false information, conduct of examination(s), mode of selection, allotment of examination centers, selection and allotment of posts/organizations to selected candidates will be final and no enquiry/correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016- Category Wise

Here is the complete information about the selection procedure that shall be followed for the special category candidates.

  1. If you fall under any one of the categories like Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes, Other Backward Classes, and Physically Handicapped candidates and selection is made on the basis of the own merit without relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, then there will not be any adjustment against the reserved share of vacancies
  2. An Ex-Serviceman or Physically Handicapped (OH/VH/HH) category candidate who qualifies on the basis of relaxed standards such as age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies.

What will happen to the tie cases under SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016?

SSC has made sure that all the tie cases, which mean that if two different candidates scores same marks in the CHSL examination 2016 are sorted on a very fair terms.

The following scenarios shall be applied till such cases are sorted:

  • Total marks scored in the written examination.
  • Date of Birth, with older candidate placed higher
  • Alphabetical order in which the first names of the candidates appear.

You can check all the latest updates related to the SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016 through the given link: http://www.ssc.nic.in/

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317 Vacancy in U.P. Co-operative Institutional Service Board 2016: Online Submission is 16 july 2016

U.P. Co-operative Institutional Service Board 2016 invites applications for 317 vacancies. Online Registration ends on 16th july 2016. 

Vacancy Details:

      Name of the Post                         Co-operative Superviser
         No. of Posts                                      317
            Salary      Rs. 5200/- to 20200 + Grade Pay Rs. 2000/-

Date of Examination: Shall be intimated shortly

Educational Qualification: Graduation in any discipline

Age: 21 to 30 years

Important Dates:

Opening Date For Submission Of Online Application 17 june 2016
Closing Date For Submission Of Online Application  16 july 2016
End Date for receipt of Application Fee 19 july 2016

Application Fee:

General Rs. 500/-
OBC Rs. 500/-
SC/ST Rs. 200/-
PWD Rs. 200/-

Mode of Application: Online

Mode of Examination: Offline

Process of Selection:  Written Examination and Personal Interview

How to Apply: go though- www.upsevamandal.org

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RRB NTPC 2016 Result Notification - Result under Process

Recently RRB conducted online examination for a total of 18272 vacancies for Non-technical vacancy  for the recruitment of Goods Guard, Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist, Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk, Traffic Apprentice, Clerk-cum-Typist, Commercial Apprentice, Assistant Station Master, Traffic Assistant & Senior Time Keeper posts. 

The advertisement (CEN 03/2015) regarding the exam was published in December 2015. Nearly 1 crore candidates appeared in the examination. They are eagerly waiting for the result of RRB NTPC 2016. 

In an important update regarding the result, RRB has informed that the final results are being processed and further update regarding the result date of RRB NTPC 2016 will be issued within 15 days. Since the details are confidential in nature, it can't be revealed at the moment as per RRB notice. So, you may have to wait for another fortnight for a clear picture.

Steps to check RRB NTPC Result 2016:
1. Select your railway zone and visit their website. For Example – RRB Allahabad , RRB Thiruvanathapuram etc.
2. Go to the result section.
3. Check for CEN 03/15 Notification
4. Login with your registration no. & password.
5. Take a printout of the result for further reference.

RRB Merit List 2016:

After the declaration of result, merit list will be drawn based on the post. The candidates in the merit list are eligible for the interview. Certain posts need further skill test( typing test etc.).

The selection of the candidates for the posts of CA, ECRC, Goods Guard & TA will be done through Single stage computer based test followed by document verification

The selection of the candidates for the posts of Sr. Clerk cum typist, Junior Account Assistant, and St. Time Keeper will be done through Single stage computer based test, Typing skill test followed by document verification.

The selection of the candidates for the posts of ASM and traffic assistant will be done through Single stage computer based test, Aptitude test followed by document verification.
All the candidates are advised to keep the documents ready for the verification process.

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UPSC Announces 257 vacancies for Enforcement Officers

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released an official notification that invites eligible and interested candidates to apply for the posts of Enforcement Officers/Accounts Officers in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour & Employment.

It is recommended that you must go through the complete advertisement before applying for the UPSC Enforcement Officer post. Here is the link for you: http://upsconline.nic.in/oraepfo/advt5316.pdf

UPSC Enforcement Officers 257 Vacancies Details

The table given below shall clarify your basic doubts about the news on UPSC Announces 257 vacancies for Enforcement Officers.

Name of the post



Accounts Officer

Total Vacancies Available


Category_wise Vacancies offered by UPSC

Scheduled Castes: 30

Scheduled Tribes: 6

Other Backward Classes: 84

Upper Reserved: 137

Pay Scale

Pay Scale: Rs. 9,300- 34,800 (PB-2) + Rs. 4,600 (Grade Pay) (T.E.

Rs.30,441/- Approx.) + TA and HRA as admissible.

Age Limit

Applicant/Candidate should not exceed 30 years of age.

Desired Educational requirements as UPSC Announces 257 vacancies for Enforcement Officers

The essential educational qualification required is the Bachelor’s Degree in any Subject.

Desirable Qualifications are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law/Integrated five (05) years’ Degree in Law/Masters in Business Administration/Post Graduate Diploma in Management/Company Secretary/Chartered Accountant/Cost & Management Accountant.

  • Two years experience in Administration/Accounts/Legal Matters in any government or Listed-Private Organization.

Here is another table that will clarify the role and duties of UPSC Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer

Duties of UPSC Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer are:

  • Looking after of various things such as:

  • Enforcement,

  • Recovery,

  • Accounts,

  • Administration Cash,

  • Legal Pension

  • Looking after of Computer which includes the statutory and administrative functions like conducting inquiry, settlement of claims and general administration.

  • Maintenance of Cash Book/Administration.

  • Maintenance of Cash Book/Reconciliation of Bank statement.

  • MIS returns

Important dates to keep in mind after UPSC Announces 257 vacancies for Enforcement Officers

Important Dates



Important Registration links for the UPSC Enforcement Officer position.

Part-I registration Link: http://upsconline.nic.in/oraepfo/oraauth/candidate/RegistrationFinal.php?postcode=1191&caseid=1113&%20log=pub

Part-II Registration link: http://upsconline.nic.in/oraepfo/oraauth/candidate/Loginsecond.php?postcode=1191&caseid=1113&%20log=pub

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Chhattisgarh PSC 2016 Requires Assistant Engineer

Chhattisgarh PSC 2016 Requires Assistant Engineer   
No. of vacancies: 107
Name of the Post: Assistant Engineer
Registration starts: 29-06-2016
Last date of registration : 23-07-2016
Mode of Registration: Online
Educational Qualifications: Graduation
Date of Examination: 11-09-2016(Sunday) 
Age: 21 to 38 years
Apply Online: http://www.psc.cg.gov.in/
Applications Fee:  Rs. 400/ for General and Rs. 300/- for SC/ST/PWD
SALARY : – Rs. 15600-39100/- + Grade Pay Rs. 5,400/

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UPSC NDA & NA Recruitment 2016

UPSC NDA & NA Recruitment 2016  
No. of vacancies: 410
Registration starts: 18-06-2016
Last date of registration : 15-07-2016
Mode of Registration: Both Online/Offline
Educational Qualifications: 10+2 (Physics & Maths)
Date of Examination: 18-09-2016 
Age: The eligible candidates should be born between 02-01-1998 and not later than 01-01-2001. 
Apply Online:  www.upsconline.nic.in.

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