SSC GD Age Limit – SSC GD Eligibility 2019

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SSC GD 2019 is a nationwide exam that is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission SSC to recruit candidates for various police services like the BSF, ITBP, CISF and certain other forces. If you are interested in applying for SSC GD 2019, then the most important question that you need to ask yourself is are you eligible to apply? There are a specific SSC GD Eligibility criteria that you need to meet before you apply for SSC GD exam. In the following article, we would be taking a look at the SSC GD Age Limit, educational requirements, and other requirements that you need to fulfil to apply for the SSC GD exam.

SSC GD Age Limit and Other Eligibility Criteria

So, without wasting any time, let us get straight into the SSC GD Eligibility Criteria. The first thing that we would look at SSC GD Age Limit

SSC Age Limit

You need to be within a specific SSC GD Age to apply for the exam. Candidate should be between 18 to 23 years to apply for SSC GD 2019 Exam. However, candidates belonging to the reserve category would get relaxation in SSC GD Age Limit according to the following table:

S. No. Category Age Limit
1 OBC 26 years
2 ST/SC 28 years
3 Ex-Servicemen (GEN) 26 years
4 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 29 years
5 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 31 years
6 Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 (GEN) 28 Years
7 Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 (OBC) 31 Years
8 Domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 (SC/ST) 33 Years
9 Children and dependent of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (GEN) 28 years
10 Children and dependent of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC) 31 years
11 Children and dependent of victims KILLED in the 1984 riots OR communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ST) 33 years

SSC GD Eligibility Criteria – Educational Qualification

Educational qualification is compulsory norm set under SSC GD eligibility standards for appearing in the SSC GD 2018. Education qualification for SSC GD Constable for all posts are given below:

  • You should have passed your 10th standard examination from any recognized Board/ University to eligible for SSC GD Exam 2019.
  • You have not acquired the educational qualification at the time of filling of application form then, the Delhi Police will cancel your candidature.
  • If you possess a higher qualification (like 12th/Graduation/Post Graduation etc.), you would be able to apply for the exam.

SSC GD Eligibility Criteria – Physical Requirements

You would have to meet set physical requirements to be selected by SSC GD 2019. These standards would be tested in the PET/PST test, which is the first stage of the examination. The following table gives the details of the SSC GD Physical Eligibility.

SSC GD Physical Eligibility (Male Candidates)

Category of Candidates Height (in cms) Chest (in cms)
Unexpended Expended (Min of 4 cms)
Only GENERAL/ OBC 170 81 85
Scheduled Castes (SC) 170 81 85
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 165 76 80
Residents of hill areas i.e. Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K. 165 76 80
Sons of serving, deceased, retired police personnel/ Multi-Tasking Staff (Formerly group ‘D’ employees) of Delhi Police. 165 76 80

SSC GD Physical Eligibility (Female Candidates)

Only GENERAL/ OBC 157
Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) 155
Residents of hill areas i.e. Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to states of Sikkim, 155 – – 11 Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K. 155
Daughters of serving, deceased, retired police personnel/ Multi-Tasking Staff (Formerly group ‘D’ employees) of Delhi Police. 152

So, these were the details about SSC GD Age Limit. We have also talked about other aspects of SSC GD Eligibility. Hope that you found the article to be useful. To apply for SSC GD 2019 and to know more about the SSC GD Application Process, click on the button below

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