41.74 percent candidates skip SSC GD Constable exam 2018; vacancies increased by 3420

41.74 percent candidates skip SSC GD Constable exam 2018; vacancies increased by 3420
Bachan Thakur | Mar 12, 2019 - 1:11 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, MARCH 12: 41.74 percent of the registered candidates have not appeared in the SSC GD Constable exam 2018, reflects the official data. According to the official data released by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), 58.26 percent of the total registered candidates have taken the test. In other words, the overall attendance of SSC GD Constable online exam 2018 (held in 18 days between February 11 to March 11, 2019) remained a little over 58 percent.

52,20,335 candidates had registered for the examination, while 30,41,284 finally took the examination. This means that 21,79,051 candidates decided not to appear in the examination. This number – 21,79,051 translates into 41.74 percent of the candidates who had registered for the exam but did not take it.

It must be noted that the latest official notice by the SSC reflects that the total number of vacancies are 58,373, whereas the official notification of SSC GD Constable 2018 released earlier had notified 54,953 vacancies with a clause that the vacancies are tentative and can be increased. This means that SSC has increased the number of vacancies for SSC GD Constable by 3420.

The examination was held for 18 days wherein it was held in 3 shifts each day. This makes it a total of 54 shifts in 18 days between February 11 to March 11, 2019. SSC GD Constable exam for 2018 was conducted across 125 exam cities, out of which the exact exam venues were 297.

SSC GD Constable result 2018 will be declared on May 31, 2019. SSC GD Constable exam is held in three stages – Computer Based test, Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST), and Medical Examination.


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