7 Ways To Boost Success Rate in SSC GD Exam


The SSC GD exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Constable (General Duty) in-

  1. Border Security Force (BSF),
  2. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),
  3. Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP),
  4. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB),
  5. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
  6. Secretariat Security Force (SSF),
  7. National Investigation Agency (NIA), and
  8. Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles.

The exam of SSC General duty Constable offers a golden opportunity to millions of aspirants across India to work in the departments and offices of the Government of India. 

The Staff Selection Commission was supposed to release SSC General Duty Exam notification by March 25th 2021 but due to a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country the commission has postponed the release of GD notification. Aspiring candidates can keep track of SSC GD related dates and details on the given link. 

Candidates need a 10th standard pass certificate in order to apply for various posts under the GD exam. Being a government job, it offers lucrative salary, perks and benefits and encounters intense competition as well. Only the candidates who are able to obtain the minimum cut off marks as decided by SSC, get selected for further rounds.

The major goal of every aspirant must be cracking the exam in the first attempt. To achieve this, it is imperative to have a strategic approach for preparation.  Hence through this article, we provide the list of important tips to boost the success rate of aspirants in General Duty Constable exam.

Important tips to boost the success in SSC GD

  1. Being thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus is the foremost thing to do for the preparation. This helps to strategize better as candidates get a clear cut idea about the exam, important topics, marking schemes, number of questions in each section etc.
  2. Not having a proper study schedule for exam preparation will be a waste of time as each subject will not get adequate time of preparation. Having a study routine based on subjects with proper time allotment reduces wastage of time and energy during preparation.
  3. Mugging up and cramming won’t come for rescue in any exam, be it SSC GD. Aspirants should be ready with strong conceptual knowledge and have a clear understanding of the basics of various topics mentioned in the syllabus.
  4. Proper time management  is important while preparing for the SSC General duty Constable exam. Management of time improves the question solving speed and boosts the score in the respective section of the exam.
  5. It is really important for candidates to pen down notes while going through each topic and subjects. Hand written notes help to retain things in memory for longer. Remember, your notes must cover only important facts, information, dates, etc. Do not just keep adding all details while making notes. Notes are prepared to recall the whole lot of things by reading just one or two words or liners.  
  6. Taking online quizzes, mock tests and regularly practising previous year question papers help enhance subject knowledge and candidates tend to gain accuracy. All these prepare candidates well to face the intricacies of the exam beforehand. Mock tests are a simulation of the exam environment, thus helping candidates to have an exam-like feel in advance.
  7. One-time study won’t help to achieve success in the first attempt. Aspirants must start preparing early for the exam and give some time to revise all that is learnt. They should have clarity regarding numerous practices required for the exam and all this comes naturally once the aspirant is regular in the preparation.

To put it simply, it is not very difficult to attain success in the GD exam in one single go. Just that candidates need to strategize well for their preparation. With a planned approach anyone can achieve success step by step otherwise all will be hodge-podge and will affect the performance in the exam. So, to attain good results, put your best foot forward and leave no stone unturned to get through the competition. Candidates willing to apply for any other exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission can check the SSC Online page for further information.