Constables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA, SSF and
Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2021
F. No. 3-1/2020-P&P-I
The Staff Selection Commission will conduct an opencompetitive examination for recruitment to the 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) 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 and the Staff Selection Commission. The recruitment process will consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), Medical Examination and Document Verification. The salient features of the recruitment are
1.1 The Examination will be advertised by SSC based on vacancies intimated by MHA.
1.2 Applications will be accepted through on-line mode only.
1.3 Computer Based Examination (CBE) will be conducted by the Commission only in English and Hindi.
1.4 Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Detailed Medical Examination (DME)/ Review Medical Examination (RME) will be scheduled and conducted by the CAPFs.
1.5 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.
1.6 Vacancies of Constable (GD) in 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.
1.7 The list containing names of Border Guarding Districts and Militancy/ Naxal affected Districts are available at Annexure-X and Annexure-XI.
1.8 Final result along with force allocation will be declared by the Commission based on the performance of candidates in the Computer Based Examination subject to their qualifying the Physical Standard Test,
Physical Efficiency Test, Medical Examination and other conditions stipulated in the Notice of Examination.
1.9 Court cases/ RTI/ Public 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 namely scheme of examination, vacancies, conduct of PET/ PST, DME/ RME, Document Verification etc. will be handled by coordinating CAPFs/ MHA.
1.10 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 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. https://www.ssc.nic.in, Regional Office concerned 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: Pay Level-3 (Rs 21700-69100).
Nationality/ Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India. Vacancies are state/ UT wise hence a candidate must submit domicile/ PRC against his state/ UT.
Age Limit: 18-23 years as on 01.08.2021. Candidates should not have been born earlier than 02.08.1998 and later than 01.08.2003.
Educational Qualifications (As on 01.08.2021):
7.1 The candidates must have passed Matriculation or 10th Class Examination from a recognized Board/ University.
7.2 Candidates who have not acquired the essential educational qualification as on the stipulated date will not be eligible and need not apply.
7.3 As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10-06-2015 published in the Gazette of India all the degrees/ diplomas/ certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the
Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission. Accordingly, unless such degrees are recognized for the relevant period when the candidates
acquired the qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.
7.4 All the candidates who are called for Document Verification will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificates etc. for completion of Matriculation in original as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before the cut-off date, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the Commission. The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut-off date and he has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the educational qualification. It is reiterated that the result of requisite educational qualification must have been declared by the Board/ Institute/ University by the specified date. Mere processing of the result by the Board/ University/ Institute by the cut-off date does not fulfill the EQ
7.5 Incentive to NCC Certificate Holders: The incentive to ‘NCC Certificate’ holders will be granted at the following scales:
The benefit to NCC Certificate Holder will only be given on production of the original certificate supporting their claims at the time of document verification. However, till the verification of NCC Certificate, bonus marks will be awarded provisionally as per the claim of candidate in the online application form.
7.5.2. The crucial date for this purpose will be the closing date of receipt of online applications.
7.5.3. This benefit is not available for Ex-servicemen.
How to apply:
8.1 Applications must be submitted in online mode at the official website of the Commission i.e. https://ssc.nic.in. For detailed instructions, please refer to Annexure-I and Annexure-II of this Notice. Sample Performa of One-time
Registration and online Application Form are attached as Annexure-IA and Annexure-IIA respectively.
8.2 In the online Application Form, candidates are required to upload the scanned colour passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). The photograph should not be more than three months old from the date of publication of the Notice of Examination, and, the date on which the photograph has been taken should be clearly printed on the photograph. Applications without such date printed on the photograph will be rejected. Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). The photograph should be without cap, spectacles and both ears should be visible.
8.3 Last date and time for submission of online applications is 31-08-2021 (23:30).
8.4 Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.
8.5 The Commission will not be responsible for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the Commission.
8.6 Before submission of the online application, candidates must check that they have filled correct details in each field of the form. After submission of the online application form, no change/ correction/ modification will be allowed under any circumstances. Requests received in this regard in any form like Post, Fax, Email, by hand, etc. shall not be entertained.
9.1 Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only).
9.2 Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
9.3 Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking, by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or through cash in SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
9.4 Online fee can be paid by the candidates up to 02.09.2021 (23:30 hours). However, candidates who wish to make the cash payment through Challan of SBI, may make the payment in cash at the Branches of SBI within the
working hours of the bank up to 07.09.2021 provided the Challan has been generated by them before 04.09.2021 (23:30 hours).
9.5 Candidates who are not exempted from fee payment must ensure that their fee has been deposited with SSC. If the fee is not received by SSC, status of Application Form is shown as ‘Incomplete’ and this information is printed
on the top of the Application Form printout. Further, status of fee payment can be verified at the ‘Payment Status” link provided in the candidate’s login screen. Such applications which remain incomplete due to non-receipt of fee
will be SUMMARILY REJECTED and no request for consideration of such applications and fee payment after the period specified in the Notice of Examination shall be entertained.
9.6 Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor will it be adjusted against any other examination or selection.
Centres of Examination: below the Notification.
Scheme of Examination:
11.1 Computer Based Examination: The Computer based examination will consist of one objective type paper containing 100 questions carrying 100 marks, with the following composition:
Part-A: General Intelligence and Reasoning- 25 25- 90 minutes
Part-B: General Knowledge- and General Awareness- 25 25- 90 minutes
Part -C: Elementary- Mathematics- 25 25- 90 minutes
Part-D: English/ Hindi 25 25- 90 minutes
All questions will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The computer based examination will be conducted in English and Hindi only.
11.1.2 There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
11.1.3 The dates of examinations will be informed to candidates only through the website of the Commission.
11.1.4 There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking of the scores. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
11.1.5 Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Examination will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019
and such normalized scores along with the bonus marks for NCC Certificate holders will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
11.1.6 Tentative Answer Keys of the Computer Based Examination will be placed on the website of the Commission after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit online representations, if any, within the stipulated time limit on payment of Rs 100/- per question. Representations received through any other
mode e.g. letter, application, email, etc. will not be entertained. Representations regarding the Answer Keys will be scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys and the decision of the
Commission in this regard will be final.
11.1.7 The questions in the Computer Based Examination will be of Matriculation level.
11.1.8 Walk-through video/ Mock Test on the Computer Based Examination has been provided on the website of the Commission in the ‘Candidate’s Corner’ Section.
11.1.9 Candidates are not permitted to use calculators and other electronic gadgets. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall/ Lab.
11.1.10 The syllabus for the Examination will be as follows:
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 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: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
Elementary Mathematics: This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and 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’ ability to understand basic English/ Hindi and his basic comprehension would be tested.
Physical Standard Test (PST): Physical Standards for the posts are as follows:
Male: 170 cms
Female: 157 cms
Full details are below the notification.
Dates for submission of online applications:- 17.07.2021 to 31.08.2021
Last date and time for receipt of online applications: 31.08.2021 (23:30)
Last date and time for making online fee payment: 02.09.2021 (23:30)
Last date and time for generation of offline Challan: 04.09.2021 (23:30)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): 07.09.2021
Schedule of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): To be informed later.
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