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SSC Constables (GD) in CASFs & Rifleman Exam Preparation Plan

Staff Selection Commission Recruitment of Constables (GD) In Armed Forces Preparation Plan

Staff selection Commission (SSC) is conducting written examinations every year and recruiting posts of Constables (GD) for Armed forces. Those who pass this examination will not only receive Central government job but also get a chance to serve the nation. Furthermore it is a good offer to get a job at an early age with just matriculation qualification. Let’s learn how to prepare for this examination to get success.

SSC Constables 9GD) Written Examination

Written examination of SSC Recruitment 2013 for Constables (GD) in CAPFs and Rifleman is done for 100 marks and exam duration is 2 hours. It consists of 4 parts General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and English / Hindi each part for 25 marks, total 100 marks.

SSC Constables (GD) Exam can be answered in Regional Languages also

SSC is conducting this written examination in Regional languages too, so the candidates can easily prepare for the examination. There will not be any ambiguity in preparation for this examination.

SSC Constables (GD) Exam Syllabus and Preparation

This examination conducted by SSC is the most important one. Candidates need not to worry about the Language, as the SSC has provided the opportunity to appear the Examination Regional Languages. Candidate has to prepare himself to attain good marks, by acquiring proper information about the syllabus. He/ she will get succeed by using the most effective and disciplined approach for preparation of the Examination.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

The main objective of this section is to identify the Problem solving ability of the candidate, how he reacts to the situation and how he prepares himself to solve it properly. This section contains Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Special Visualization, Orientation visual memory, discrimination, observation, Relationship concepts, Arithmetic Reasoning, Figural Classification, Arithmetic Number series, Non verbal series, Coding, Decoding etc. More number of questions will come from Non verbal reasoning.


For Matriculates subject of Reasoning is an untouched concept, there may not be questions related to it in their 10th class, so they have to practice daily in order to get good marks. Candidate has to practice Square roots from 1 to 35, Cube roots from 1 to 15 and Prime Numbers up to 100. The answers can be done easily by through practice of reasoning. To get more accuracy in Letter series, identification of the position of English alphabets should be practiced from ascending and descending orders. The identification of pictures and their differences given in Analogy, classification, Coding and Decoding and directions must be practiced to achieve good marks in the written examination.

General Knowledge and General Awareness

The main aim of this subject is to test the candidate’s knowledge in social and scientific events happening around him. This contains Current affairs, Indian History, Geographical events, Economic development, Indian Constitution, Political Conditions, Relationship of India with neighboring countries Etc.


Current affairs are the compilation of important daily events happening around us. The main contents covered in this subject are Regional, National and International events. Awards, Sports, Important persons and places in News, seminars and meetings, Census, Surveys, economic conditions, Science and Technology, appointments, committees- Commissions, Literature, Writers, authors, Death of important persons. Practice of reading News papers (English and Regional Language) should be developed by the candidate to get a grip on current affairs. Lot of books available in the market on current affairs, but it is the best method to pick the important points and make a note of them. Important events found while reading newspapers should be written somewhere for easy reference, and this will improve the subject knowledge of the candidate. This method will develop skills in the candidate to attend some complicated questions with correct answers.

The questions related to general science will be of 10th class level. The fundamentals of general science and its application in day to day life must be read thoroughly.
Topics related to Regional, National and International Geographical positions covered from 8th Class to 10th Class must be studied. Important points related economic, social and geographical events must be collected for reference.
Indian History covered in 8th 9th and 10th Class must be studied from the text books of the respective classes for good marks in this subject.
Candidate should gain idea of Indian Politics and Indian constitution. Various important Articles of Constitution and their Repeals if any done in recent past are to be kept in mind.
Candidate should gain knowledge on Indian Economic conditions and Five year plans. Most important are the 11th and 12th Five year plans.

Elementary Mathematics

The main object of this Section is to test the candidate’s fundamental level on mathematics. This contains topics like Natural Numbers, Whole Numbers, Percentages, Ratios, Interests, Profit and loss, Discounts, time and Distance, Time and speed, time and work, Relation between numbers Etc.


To achieve success in Elementary Mathematics, the candidate should have good knowledge on the following four topics:--


The questions of Elementary mathematics will be related to the above mentioned four topics. So the candidate must practice fundamentals of Mathematics to receive good marks in the written examination.
The job aspirant must know tables up to 20.

The fundamental of all elementary mathematics must be practiced properly. He/she must practice model papers, sample papers, Exercises to get good grip on the subject.

Time and Work- There will be similar type of questions like “time taken to fill a water tank by a pump “or “time taken by a train to reach a certain destination” etc. If the fundamentals of Time and Work are practiced properly then the candidate can attend questions belong to this sections easily.
Ratio-Proportion will contain several questions.
Area, Formulas of Square, Rectangle, Rhombus and Circle are to be practiced thoroughly.
Formulas related to Simple interest, compound Interest and their difference must be kept in mind from the examination point of view.


This section tests the candidate’s command over English language. This contains topics like comprehension, verbs, prepositions, synonyms, antonyms, sentence correction etc.


To achieve good marks in English the candidate should be well versed with English grammar. So the standard grammar books available in the market should be bought for and practiced. All the model question paper should be practiced thoroughly. English vocabulary should be strong enough to get good marks in comprehension. With the regular practice of comprehension the candidate can improve the vocabulary and the ability to understand subject also. More number of model papers are to be solved. During practice, if any doubt arises, the concerned grammar section is to be referred.

SSC Constables (GD) Points to Remember

Written Examination can be attended in Regional Language also.
The best practice is to start practicing from fundamentals so the candidate is thorough.
The formulas, Rules of reasoning and elementary mathematics are to be read. At least 40 questions from each chapter should be practiced. Thereafter grand tests should be conducted for quantifying the accuracy level.
While practicing Model papers and grand Tests the easy questions should be attended first and the tricky questions later. This practice should be adopted while in Examination Hall also.

Hope this will help you a little bit in your preparation for Staff Selection Commission’s Constables (GD) recruitment in Armed Forces.

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