SSC GD Constable Physical Test: Everything You Need to Know

by Dhrubajyoti Haloi
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SSC Constable GD Physical Test Details for PET and PST: If you’re looking to join the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), SSF, Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles, or Sepoy in the Narcotics Control Bureau, then the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has a golden opportunity for you. The SSC GD Constable exam notification was released on 27th October 2023, and the application process will continue until 30th November 2023. Aspiring candidates who have completed their 10th or Matriculation from a recognized university can apply for this exam.

The SSC GD Constable exam has two stages: a computer-based test and a physical test. The latter, the SSC GD Constable Physical Test 2023, will test a candidate’s physical efficiency and standard fitness. If you want to succeed in this exam, then it’s imperative that you understand the eligibility criteria and requirements of the physical test. Let’s dive into the details:

Age Limit for SSC GD Constable Physical Test 2023

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Candidates must be between 18 to 23 years of age as of January 2023. It’s crucial to meet this criterion to be eligible to appear in the physical test.

Height Criteria for SSC GD Constable Physical Test 2023

As per the SSC GD Constable physical test details, male candidates must have a height of 170 cm, while female candidates must be 157 cm tall. Meeting these criteria is mandatory for candidates to qualify for the physical test.

Chest Size for Male Candidates

Male candidates must have a chest size of 80 cm to qualify for the physical test. Female candidates do not have to meet this criterion.

SSC GD Constable Physical Standard Test 2023

After clearing the computer-based test, candidates will move on to the next round of the recruitment process, which is the SSC GD Constable Physical Standard Test. This test is designed to evaluate a candidate’s physical fitness through various tests and will be conducted for both male and female candidates. The following criteria need to be met by candidates to pass the SSC GD Constable Physical Test:

1. Race: Male candidates must complete a 5 km race in 24 minutes, while female candidates must complete a 1.6 km race in 8.5 minutes.

2. Long Jump: Male candidates must clear a long jump of 14 feet, while female candidates must clear a long jump of 10 feet.

3. High Jump: Male candidates must clear a high jump of 3’9”, while female candidates must clear a high jump of 3 feet.

It’s important to note that candidates must meet all three criteria mentioned above to pass the SSC GD Constable Physical Test. Candidates who fail to meet any of these criteria will not qualify for the next round of the recruitment process. Therefore, it’s crucial for candidates to prepare well and maintain their physical fitness to clear this round of the SSC GD Constable recruitment process.

SSC GD Constable PST Height Standards

Candidates who clear the Computer Based Test will have to appear for the SSC GD Constable Physical Standards Test, which includes checking their height. If candidates meet the criteria for height, they will be shortlisted for the next stage of the SSC GD Constable selection process. The table below shows the height criteria that candidates must meet to clear this round, along with the relaxations provided:

Category Height Criteria Relaxation
Male Candidates 170 cm Relaxable by 5 cm for candidates belonging to Hill areas, ST, and Adivasis.
Female Candidates 157 cm Relaxable by 2 cm for candidates belonging to Hill areas, ST, and Adivasis.

SSC GD Constable PST Chest Specifications

Apart from height, SSC GD Constable physical test will also check the chest size of male candidates. Candidates must fulfil the criteria for both height and chest size to move on to the next round. If a candidate fulfils the height criteria but not the chest size criteria, or vice versa, they will not be eligible to move on to the next round of the SSC GD Constable selection process.

The table below shows the eligibility criteria for chest size for male candidates, along with some relaxations:

Category Chest Size Criteria Relaxation
Male Candidates 80 cm (Minimum expansion of 5 cm) Relaxable by 5 cm for candidates belonging to Hill areas, ST, and Adivasis.

It’s important to note that these criteria and relaxations are only for male candidates. There are no chest criteria applicable for female candidates. Candidates belonging to different categories may have different chest size criteria and relaxations, which can be checked in the official notification released by SSC. Therefore, candidates are advised to carefully go through the notification and understand the criteria and relaxations for their respective categories to avoid any confusion during the SSC GD Constable selection process.

SSC GD Constable PST Weight Standards

Apart from height and chest size, the candidate’s overall weight will also be considered for the SSC GD Constable Physical Standards Test. The CAPFs PET/PST Boards will examine the eligibility of candidates for relaxations, including height and chest measurement, after qualifying PET (race) and prior to PST.

For candidates other than those in the ST category, relaxation in height and chest (where applicable) as specified above will be allowed only upon the provision of a certificate at the time of PST/PET. In case a candidate is considered unqualified based on their height and chest measurements, they may appeal to the Appellate Authority appointed for the center through the Presiding Officer (PO) on the same day. However, the decision of the Appellate Authority will be final, and no more appeals or petitions in this matter will be considered going forward.

It’s important for candidates to maintain a healthy weight and overall physical fitness to clear the SSC GD Constable Physical Standards Test. Candidates are advised to adhere to a proper diet and exercise regularly to ensure they meet the weight criteria and perform well in all physical tests.

SSC GD Constable Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 2023

The SSC GD Constable Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is the next round in the selection process after clearing the Physical Standards Test (PST). In this stage, candidates will be assessed on their physical fitness and strength through a series of prescribed physical tests. Both male and female candidates will have to run a race of a certain distance within a set duration of time to clear the round.

The table below provides details about the SSC GD Constable Physical Efficiency Test 2023, including the required distance and duration for male and female candidates. Candidates should review these details carefully to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria for the test.

Note: Candidates who qualify for the PET will be eligible to appear for the Document Verification and Detailed Medical Examination stages.

SSC GD Constable Physical Efficiency Test Details:

Category Race Distance Time Duration
Male Candidates 5 Kms 24 Minutes
Female Candidates 1.6 Kms 8.5 Minutes

Required Documents for SSC GD Constable PET/PST Verification

When it comes to SSC GD Constable recruitment, clearing the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) is just the first step. Candidates who pass the PET/PST will then have to undergo document verification. It is essential that candidates have all the necessary documents with them during this stage, as failing to provide any document might result in disqualification or rejection of the candidate.

To ensure a smooth and hassle-free document verification process, candidates must be aware of the required documents. Below is a list of essential documents that candidates need to carry with them for the SSC GD Constable PET/PST verification:

Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate to prove age, name, and educational qualification.
Domicile Certificate/ Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) issued by the competent authority
Valid NCC Certificate, if applicable.
Certificate from serving defence personnel
Undertaking from Ex-Servicemen candidates
Caste Certificate (as applicable) from the candidates seeking reservation/ age relaxation.
Certificate from candidates who wish to avail relaxation in height/ chest measurement.
Certificate from District Collector/ District Magistrate in respect of dependent applicants of riot victims as mentioned in category
Nativity/ Identity Certificate by West Pakistani Refugee

Candidates must ensure that they carry all the above-mentioned documents in original as well as a photocopy. Additionally, candidates must keep in mind that any discrepancies found in the documents provided may lead to disqualification or rejection.

Reasons for Rejection in SSC GD Constable Medical Examination

The Medical Examination round is a crucial stage in the SSC GD Constable recruitment process. Candidates must meet the medical standards set by the board to be eligible for selection. The board can reject candidates based on various medical grounds. It is essential for candidates to be aware of these grounds to avoid any confusion or disqualification. Below are the reasons that can lead to the rejection of a candidate in the SSC GD Constable Medical Examination:

Disease/ Deformity:
  • Indication of any chronic disease like tuberculosis, syphilis, or other venereal disease, rheumatoid/ any type of arthritis, hypertension etc.
  • Bronchial or laryngeal disease like Asthma, chronic Tonsillitis & Adenoids etc.
  • Indication of valvular or other disease of heart.
  • Generally impaired constitution, so as to impede efficient discharge of training/ duties.
  • Low standard vision.
  • Any degree of squint.
  • Otitis media.
  • Deafness, any degree of impaired hearing.
  • Stammering, as specified later.
  • Loss of/ decay of teeth resulting in reduction of dental points below.
  • Wearing of half or complete artificial denture.
  • Contraction or deformity of chest and deformity of joints.
  • Abnormal curvature of spine (exact nature, e.g., kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis, etc. to be specified).
  • Abnormal Gait.
  • Wax (Ears)
  • Deviated Nasal Septum.
  • Undersized chest.
  • Piles
  • Tonsillitis.
  • Abnormal Blood Pressure.
  • Overweight/ underweight.
  • Endocrine disorders.
  • Mental or nervous instability- evidence of nervous instability.
  • Defective intelligence.
  • Any type of hernia.
  • ‘Chronic skin disease like vitiligo, Leprosy, SLE, Eczema, Chronic extensive, Fungal dermatitis, etc.
  • Any congenital abnormality, so as to impede efficient discharge of training/ duties.
  • Anal fistula, hemorrhoids, and other anorectal diseases as specified later.
  • Deformity of feet like Flat foot, Club foot, plantar warts, etc.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Nystagmus/ Progressive Pterygium.
  • Hydrocele/ Phimosis.
  • Cubitus Varus/ Valgus.
  • Polydactyly of hands/ feet.
  • Undescended testis, atrophic testis, marked varicocele, testicular swellings.
  • Varicose veins. Cases of Varicose veins, even if operated, are not to be accepted because the basic defect remains unchanged.
  • Any evidence of implants in situ anywhere in the body will lead to rejection.
  • In females, the carrying angle of more than 20º will lead to rejection on the ground of cubitus valgus.
  • Gynaecomastia.
  • Per speculum and Per Vaginal examination are not to be performed in an unmarried candidate; however, inspection of genitalia is to be done to rule out any obvious pathology.
  • Evidence of major abnormalities or defects of the genitalia such as change of sex, hermaphroditism, pseudohermaphroditism, or gonadal dysgenesis or dysfunctional residuals even after surgical correction of these conditions is disqualifying.
  • If urine test for pregnancy is positive the candidate will be declared temporary unfit and will be re-examined 6 weeks after the pregnancy is over, either naturally or artificially, subject to the production of a medical certificate of fitness from a registered medical practitioner.
  • Evidence of ovarian cyst or fibroid uterus or any other lump is disqualifying.
  • Evidence of pelvic inflammatory disease is disqualifying.
  • Congenital absence of uterus or enlargement due to any cause is disqualifying.
  • Past medical history of diseases or injury of the spine or sacroiliac joints, either with or without objective signs which have prevented the candidate from following a physically active life.
  • History of spinal fracture/ prolapsed intervertebral disc and surgical treatment.
Conditions detected radiologically during the medical exam
  • The granulomatous disease of the spine.
  • Arthritidies/ spondylosis.
  • Spondylolisthesis/ spondylolysis.
  • Compression fracture of vertebrae.
  • Scheuerman’s disease (Adolescent kyphosis).
  • Loss of cervical when associated with clinically restricted movements of the cervical spine.
  • Unilateral/ Bilateral cervical ribs with the demonstrable neurological or circulatory deficit.
  • Scoliosis more than 15 degrees as measure by Cobb’s method.
  • Presence of school’s nodes at more than one level.
  • Atlanto-occipital and atlantoaxial anomalies.
  • Hemi vertebrae and/ or incomplete block (fused) vertebrae at any level in cervical, dorsal or lumbar spine and complete block (fused) vertebrae and more than one level in cervical or dorsal spine.
  • Unilateral Sacralisation or lumbarisation (Complete or incomplete) at all levels and bilateral incomplete sacralisation or lumbarisation.
  • Any other abnormality if so considered by the specialist.
  • Mild Kyphosis or Lordosis where deformity is barely noticeable and there is no pain or restriction of movement will not preclude acceptance.
  • In case of noticeable Scoliosis or suspicion of any other abnormality or spinal deformity, more than mild, appropriate X-rays of the spine are to be taken and the Examinee referred for specialist’s advice.
  • A candidate should have no past history of mental breakdown or fits.
  • The hearing should be normal. A candidate should be able to hear a forced whisper with each ear at a distance of 610 cms. in a quiet room. There should be no evidence of present or past disease of the ear, nose and throat. Audiometric test will be done for AF. Audiometric loss should not exceed +20 dB in frequencies between 250 Hz and 4000 Hz. There is no impediment of speech.
  • There should be no signs of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessels. Blood pressure should be normal.
  • There should be no enlargement of liver or spleen. Any evidence of disease of internal organs of the abdomen will be a cause for rejection.
  • Un-operated hernias will make a candidate unfit. In case of Hernia which will be operated, a minimum of 6 months must have passed prior to final medical examination before commencement of the course.
  • There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles.
  • Wear contact lenses or undergone LASIK or any kind of other eye surgery.
  • Urine examination will be done and any abnormality if detected will be a cause for rejection.
  • Any disease of skin which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement will also be a cause for rejection.
Conditions detected on X-ray examination
  • Granulomatius disease of spine.
  • Arthritidies/ spondylosis.
  • Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s method.
  • More than mild Kyphosis/ lordosis.
  • Spondylolisthesis/ Spondylosis.
  • Herniated nucleus pulposes.
  • Compression fracture of Vertebra.
  • Sacaralisation Disease.
  • Cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or Circulatory deficit.
  • Presence of Schmorl’s node at more than one level.
  • Atlanto-occipital, and atlantoaxial anomalies.
  • Incomplete Sacaralisation Unilateral or Bilateral.
  • Spinabifida other than SV1 and LV5 if completely sacralised.
  • Any other abnormality, if so considered by specialist.

Final Selection Process for SSC GD Constable Recruitment in CAPFs

The SSC GD Constable recruitment process involves several rounds of selection, including the Physical Test, Efficiency Test, Medical Test/ Document Verification, and Computer Based Test (CBT). Candidates who clear all these rounds will be considered for recruitment and placed on the final merit list of eligible candidates.

Once the final merit list is prepared, candidates will be allotted CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces) and organizations based on their merit in the CBT and the preference given by them for desirable CAPFs and organizations. It is essential for candidates to carefully select their preferred CAPFs and organizations to increase their chances of being allotted to their preferred choice.

After the final selection process, candidates will be appointed as GD Constables in the CAPFs and organizations allotted to them. They will undergo a rigorous training program before being deployed to their respective posts.

It is crucial for candidates to maintain their fitness levels and stay updated with the latest information regarding the recruitment process to ensure their success. Candidates must also adhere to the guidelines and instructions provided by the SSC board throughout the recruitment process.

In conclusion, the final selection process for SSC GD Constable recruitment in CAPFs involves the preparation of a merit list based on the CBT and candidate preferences. Candidates must carefully select their preferred CAPFs and organizations and maintain their fitness levels to increase their chances of being selected. By following the guidelines and instructions provided by the board, candidates can ensure a successful recruitment process and a promising career in the CAPFs.

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